Music I'm relaxing to — Game of Thrones Main Theme Acoustic (Boyce Avenue). I listened to this while having a drink at my hotel in Makati.
Best podcast episode I found this week — I'm on vacation!
|Having a drink at my hotel. On the right is the rum and coke welcome drink.|
What I’m watching — Fawlty Towers. Finished the last two episodes (11 and 12) in my hotel room with room service. I ordered buffalo wings and enjoyed them with my San Miguel beer. Written by Rob Hartill: Inept and manic English hotel owner and manager, Basil Fawlty, isn't cut out for his job. He's intolerant, rude and paranoid. All hell frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel, constantly under verbal (and sometime physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel; their Spanish waiter.
Something saving me time — In this case it is someone saving me time. I have a driver who takes me to places and waits for me, so that's convenient. But this is only for one day as I familiarize myself with the place. Daniel the driver is the same person who picked me up from the airport and will also be the same person to send me there when I leave Manila. He's a jolly good guy!
Quote that has influenced my mindset — "Challenge is not taking people so far out of their comfort zone that they are terrified. It can actually be just doing something you already know well, but doing it in a completely different way." —Mike Finch, Artistic Director and Joint-CEO, Circus Oz (quoted in The Innovation Formula by Dr Amantha Imber, p.8)