#SeasonOfGiving

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This #SeasonOfGiving, let us remember that life is not about what we amass for ourselves but about what we bless the world with. It’s about what we give of ourselves.

Each icon you find in the four covers of the 2017 edition of The Giving Journal is a graphic representation of how The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines commits to giving back to the community through promoting goodwill and social responsibility.

The Cup That Changes Lives

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For the past 3 years, I have seen and I an proud of how Brew Your Best Year community grew to what it is now. I have seen how The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines is committed in giving back to people who are in need, and in helping its community to become the best version of themselves.

So for the fourth year in a row, I still choose The Giving Journal as I believe in the brand’s commitments in making lives better one cup at a time. Also, this edition is really special for me as I was given the chance to do the handwritten typography for the month of November.

The Giving Journal 2017 comes in 4 designs. Each icon you find in the 4 covers of the 2017 edition of The Giving Journal is a graphic representation of how The Coffer Bean & Tea Leaf commits to giving back to the community, through promoting goodwill and social responsibility.

The Giving Journal is not just your ordinary journal. It also serves as a reminder to all of us that life is not about what we amass for ourselves, but about what we bless the world with. It’s about what we give of ourselves. ☕👍

#Rowjielogy

I’ve been using “Rowjielogy” as the name of my blog since 2005. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram were not that widely used yet during that time in expressing one’s opinions. When these social media platforms became famous, they were embraced by many as sharing becomes instant and interactive. I can say that I’ve been affected by these platforms that’s why I left the blogging world. I had several attempts to go back to blogging but I failed.

Signs of the times

Who would have thought how the number sign (#) will be a very important character in social media? Putting “#” in front of the word “Rowjielogy” crossed my mind suddenly. It made me think about the signs of the times. From 2005 to present, I have seen how the internet evolved to what it is now.

It made me think about how my blog tried to adapt to the signs of the times – from joining the bandwagon to trying to find my own individuality. It doesn’t matter anymore if there are no people reading my blog, just as long as I feel accomplished and happy with what I am doing.

On a personal note, I also realized that people really change no matter what. Before, I always believe that me and my high school friends will always be together. 10 years ago, we would meet on a weekly basis. Right now, it would be fortunate if we can meet yearly during Christmas season. No hard feelings. I think it is just plain reality.

Evolution

I don’t know if I will succeed in reviving this blog but thinking about it, I can say that it has evolved through the years. Honestly, I really find it hard to go back to this. But it was just one day that there was a sudden spark and I can’t help but put these ideas into something.

On a personal note, I think it’s nicer to say that people evolve (instead of change). We always want to become better versions of ourselves and we try to find that version by going somewhere different, doing something new, and meeting new people that will inspire us and help us realize who we really are.