Are you looking for ways to stay fit and healthy in your 40s? As we age, it can become more challenging to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but there are still many options available. For me, one of the best ways to stay fit and active has been with the Kespor GRX 2.0 Gravel Bike.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have taken the digital art world by storm. However, the rapid rise of NFTs has also brought forth a dark side – toxicity within the community. Many individuals, known as “degens,” have become obsessed with buying and selling NFTs, often engaging in aggressive and competitive behavior that can be harmful to others.
Ever since Brotzeit opened at Alabang West Parade, the place has gone bonkers with foot traffic. I’ve been frequenting the strip mall as a bike stopover for the better part of the pandemic and it served more as a halfway respite for riders (Hugo Bikes used to be there but closed after a couple of months) and pocket meetings that didn’t want the crowds of Molito.
Lo and behold, in one of my rides I found the canvas to a new restaurant concept revealed — huzzah! Brotzeit was finally coming to the south. I was telling Spanky that this was the anchor establishment that West Parade needed and I was correct — days after it opened, it was almost impossible to find parking after 8PM (usually the mall is relatively empty at night).
I’m reposting a piece I wrote together with Eva Gubat from 2006. This was a time when the blue & black Linksys routers were a status symbol at home because the “next frontier” was being able to add WiFi to your home. It was the age of Apple’s iBooks and PowerBooks — of being able to flex working from a coffee shop. I remember browsing PinoyExchange or MaPalad and the forums would have a list of “friendly” establishments that had free WiFi and allowed you to plug your laptop.
Many phones didn’t have WiFi back then so getting online on a portable device meant having to use a PocketPC or something that ran Palm OS. These were the final days of Symbian S60 and Nokia, which Steve Jobs would then deliver the final blow with the launch of the first iPhone a few months later.
This piece was part of an ongoing series that featured such friendly establishments offering free WiFi. Tech magazines at the time didn’t cross into lifestyle, but publishers soon realized that it was the lifestyle sections that attracted the budgets, so we had to be fashionably geek. Oh how times have changed.