A Head Start on the Sun

“Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more.”
– Author unknown

Whoever said this was up to something.

I am not normally a morning person (specially on weekdays!). But when the weekend comes, there is nothing like getting a head start on the sun.

It is an hour’s drive, but it’s worth it!



(At the crack of dawn in the province of Laguna in the Philippines.)



Defying the Odds


A weekend golfer tries to hit the green over the water from 200 yards through the fog.

“No guts, no glory.”

Why do we take risks?

Apparently each one of us has a different appetite for different kinds of risk, according to some studies. Do you like to risk life and limb bungee jumping but not your life savings on a business venture? Do you like going on adventures to new places but not starting a conversation with a stranger?

We also tend to believe that risks apply to other people but not to us — that’s why we sometimes ignore warning signs and safety rules because “we are super heroes.”

Somehow we can’t resist taking risks.

Well at least there’s always golf, where the worst thing that can happen is a lost ball and a bruised ego.

Against the Odds