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August 14, 2014

10 Life Lessons on Living Awesomely in Your 30's!

Favor: For those who are 47+ years old and above, hope you can answer this survey on Life Lessons on Living Awesomely in Your 40's

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When I turned 30 in 2004, I had married my hottie college crush, worked for the biggest multinational company in the Philippines, and lived the life I envisioned after graduating from university.

But something was missing. My life was not fulfilling. There was a nagging feeling that I was being called for a higher purpose.

At the same time, I felt a baton was being passed on to our generation. The battle of the generation before us was the fight for Freedom from Dictatorship. In a sense, that generation succeeded in winning independence but failed in making a lasting difference during the transition.

It was our generation's responsibility to make things happen for the Philippines. We felt that we had to jump start the journey to becoming a First World nation. We took the baton, accepted the responsibility, and met the challenge head-on.

After 10 years, I can't help but reflect on the life lessons I've learned along the way. From quitting my day job and deciding to do full-time blogging for Our Awesome Planet, to conceptualizing the Ultimate Taste Test event, to creating the Mercato Centrale Night Markets with my partner RJ, to Coaching and Mentoring Entrepreneurs in the Maven Secrets Program, and to becoming one of the top food & travel blogs not only in the Philippines and Southeast Asia but in the world--it's been quite a journey so far.

Here are my 10 Life Lessons on Living Awesomely in Your 30's... 

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July 21, 2014

The Birth of YSRAEL GABRIEL "Baby Yugi" (A Photo Essay) @AsianHospital

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Happy Birthday to our 4th son, Ysrael Gabriel Uy Diaz! He was born on July 15, 2014, 4.09am, a day before typhoon Glenda arrived in Manila. We're happy that our family is now complete, after waiting for Baby Yugi for 39 weeks. :)

Rache woke up at 1.50am with strong contractions every 3 minutes, so we hurriedly went to Asian Hospital. Here's a photo essay of Baby Ysrael's birth... 

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January 02, 2014

Our Awesome Adventures 2013: ♪ Because I Knew You ♩ I Have Been Changed For Good!

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2013 was an awesome year of travel for the family! Here's a tribute to the good memories and to the awesome friends we've met during our travels. 

This photo essay is set to the words of our favorite Wicked song, "For Good" -- the finale duet by Elphaba and Glinda about making a difference in other people's lives.

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September 19, 2012

[FAMEALY MATTERS] The Secret to Success: Eating Intimately with the Family

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Finally, it's out! I'm excited to be part of the FaMEALy Matters Book (50-Plus Stories of Everyday Intimacy at the Family Dining Table) compiled by Francis Kong

It was indeed a worthwhile effort to compile the inspirational family dining stories of successful Filipinos of our generation. You have to read this book :)

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June 14, 2012

FAVOR: Can you Vote for Our Awesome Planet in the 2012 Tatt Awards?

THE ONE. Nothing says "best blogger" like the recipient of this award. One of the most respected, the best of the best—and simply, the awesomest of them all.

It is an honor to be one of the finalists for "The One" and "The Explorer" in the 2012 T@tt Awards, one of the most prestigious Social Media Awards in the Philippines!

Thank you to OAP friends for nominating Our Awesome Planet! 

Favor: Can you please visit the T@tt Awards 2012 site to Vote for Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet in "The One" Category.

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