Every single day, I put the alarm at five a.m. the night before I go to bed.

Depending on my mood it varies, I set it at 5:05 if it is not busy for the day or sometimes if my body is tired on Friday nights push it back to 5:15 a.m.

The body clock is getting used to it. Trained with the alarm in my phone works wonders.

Sometimes I tend to put in two alarms and even three just to make sure that I will be awake before call time. Have you done that too?

Call time for me to go to shower, get dressed, have my breakfast and wait for my work time.

This is what I do for the past 8 years.

What have changed?

Perhaps, the renovated house which is not done yet. I am talking about our family house which I renovated without even asking permission from my father. Shhh, he is fine with it in the end.

Couple of cars that works but most of the time dealing with maintenance issues because of the wear and tear.

A motorcycle as a service to get something in the hardware to save some gas but then still needs maintenance for every two to three months maybe?

Investments after investments that didn’t worked. I am running out of budget.

I am lucky that I have my wife to divert my attention to and listen to her advice.

“Leave the things behind which doesn’t grant you fulfillment.” I suddenly take that one in for a few days and reflect on it. I think my wife is right. I put too much effort thinking of ideas and things. Those ideas are great but which one should I do first?

Then I almost break down and I choose not to. Today will be a great day, one of those another days but today will be a different day. It will be a progressive day and I don’t care if it fails. At least I have tried.

I always tell myself if I have this burden, how much more people out there having the same problem or even worst?

I write this unfinished article because life is a journey and I am not quite sure what will be the next thing to happen in my life. I am not counting the failures but I am working for the big thing.

Watch out.

P.S. For now, make sure you set your alarm right so that you won’t be late on your set schedule.

Relaxed Clearer Mind

(Drop me a message why I typed this title)

Your mind create wonders, do you believe that?

When I was younger (still at heart) I tend to think that I am not good at any thing. Well except maybe eating and sleeping.

Over the years I believe it changed my views. Growing up indeed is part of human nature.

I’m not used to talking if not being asked. I like being asked. Any thing they throw at me, I have an answer. Besides I believe that there are no right or wrong answers anyway.

I am challenged when somebody asks me questions, any questions.

I am glad that I grab the opportunity to work here. A total different environment that at least you enjoy what you do. I talked to guess and started a couple of questions. In a few minutes it is now the other way around. They asked me questions such as “Where is this place?”, some asks “What is the best options to get there?”. I am glad that I helped them out.

I never get tired answering questions. I liked it. I learned a lot too discussing and talking to them. I have this I called a Plusitive (plus [+] and positive) attitude and it creates friendship. Plus as a sign because I tend to know where they come from and share my stories. And a positive vibes where we balance the ground of having a real conversation.

I will be asking the names of these people that I talked with and give an affirmation.

Deal? Let us see what they say.

For now, pause for awhile, close your eyes. Have a deep breath and feel the essence of relaxation.

It works, I tell you.


Want to start the day right?

Do not complain.

Remember what you read in my previous post and that is it.

Wake up with a smile in your lips.

Think of the beautiful things that happened to you and the other things that you want to come.

With this attitude nothing will go wrong what ever is in front of you.

At this moment in time, I’m on duty at Blackbeard’s Hideout, Bermuda. Sipping pinacolada (virgin) while staring far at the beautiful horizon behind Achilles Bay. Shout out to those who have been here.



Weather is fine, 29 degrees celsius, a little breezy from the west. Partially cloudy and a forecast of rain tonight.

There is no reservation as of this time for the evening. Talking to colleagues for an early night again. Well, we need to be here for the lunch which we had 2 guess for the mean time.

There’s no room for negativity.

All aura is positive.

Click and see more beautiful places like this here.

Just a Random Thought


Today is another usual day.

Went to work this morning, done the inventory and make a lists of order.

Kinda tired for the past two days of sleepless nights but I am still smiling.

Breakfast shift ain’t that bad, had fun chatting with my regular guests and new guests’ too.

Now, I’m sitting here at the office observing my trainee (let him do what I taught him).

He’s doing fine. A bit more of focus and he will be there. 

Time will come I know he can run his own restaurant soon.

Keep posted. 

Talk to you soon.

Always stucked?



How are you today?

A basic question that until now, I’m not sure if the person asking is really concerned about your day or it is just a regular question that pops up every time you met.

Many of us, if not most is stuck. Stucked in a sense that you wanted to do something but you can’t. I strongly believe you have been into that situation too if not today, right now or any other day.

That is how I feel.

Weird feeling that I wanted to do more but something is shutting me off. Inside me, there is a strong force, something a vibration that I can’t resist. I don’t want to prejudge though I know that it is the right thing to do.

What is missing or holding me back? Seriously?

A question I need to answer. It has been 5 long years and it always haunts me. What is this inside me that wants to break out and explode in no time?

I knew deep inside me the answer.

How to bring it out? Still discovering… >>>

Only a Disaster



I never thought that I can hear a lot of complain in life. I heard somebody complaining, and it is not on specific thing but all things. From a friend to colleagues and I am glad that it has been awhile I haven’t heard my family, my siblings to be specific in complaining on something. They might complain on something that I don’t know or maybe I am not just around when they complain. All I can tell is they are good at it. 🙂

I wrote these questions to dissect what is the case.

– What is the complain?

People complain at least one thing out of their life every single day. For waking up early in the morning to dealing with traffic on the road going to work and to see their co-worker who is not smiling. The lists will be endless.

– Why complain?

Everybody has the right to complain, but! It is a personal choice. It boils down to restructuring the mindset. Every single time you do a task, make sure you do it with passion. I understand that you don’t believe me with this but let me tell you something. You have not even started doing it and you already formulated your doubts. STOP! I have a colleague who is like that. What I do? I walk away and let it pass.

I don’t know why, I just automatically shut it off. I don’t want to hear the reason and I know it will contain me. So, I will leave the person alone for now. We are still friends but at this point of time I know and guaranteed the person won’t listen. I’ll tell you more about this later.

– How to get over it?

Simple. Do not complain.. At all. You can have argument with a thing but there is always an answer to it. Complaining?

I hate to hear complains. My ears are not used to it and it is contagious. I will be willing to hear your successes but not your complains.

But when you are in trouble, I’m just HERE to listen and enlighten what went wrong.

When we talked, you will notice that you are changed with my positive energy.

Try it. I’m dead serious!

3 Things in 1 Shot


Hitting 3 birds with 1 stone. Remember this phrase?

How is that? I used to be a guy who finds solution to any circumstance. And honestly, I still am.

Way back 2006, I was a general assistant at one of the busiest restaurants in the island and I was assigned in the catering department. My supervisor is away for 6 weeks and I was tasked to lead the team of 6 guys. It was December by then and party every where, left and right almost every day. With regular deliveries for breakfast, lunch and dinner to our regular exempt companies I need to be ahead of time preparing schedules, calling extra staff for functions (5 functions at a time atleast). I am glad that we have 6 vans and an open bed truck as a back up. At the same time, I need to do ordering for drinks and prepare these drinks for the guys to pick up for their functions.

Are you still with me? To cut it short, here are the things I did to do 3 things on a single trip.

I prep a lists to order a day ahead ( I have 4 vendors to deal with).

1. Walk in to work at 8 a.m. and make the first call. Not all vendors were happy to deliver if you order a case of beer. I need to pick this one up. Then make another call and so on.

2. Readiing my delivery (8:30 a.m.) for lunch since other guys are loading the trucks with their own deliveries and functions afterwards.

3. Deliver (11:15 a.m.) the food to the site, pick up (11:45 a.m.) my order on the way back and start (12:15 p.m.) to load my truck with my function in the evening before having my lunch.

In total it is not only three, but more things had been done in a short period of time.

There are more of these stories. Some happen randomly and some didn’t notice the difference of doing multiple things in just doing things.

Have you had the same scenarios?

Enough for this for now. I want to share ideas with you. Besides, I don’t want to take much of your time unless you want to read more about My Stories.


Denver Balanag

Consultant | Entrepreneur


One rainy morning




Slumpy, or damp weather.

Soon the sun will shine to brighten up your day.

So wear those smiles and enjoy the day.

Will ya?

A person you can lean on


I’m glad you follow.

I would like to introduce my self before we go further. I don’t want you to think that I am only available online or should I say a virtual person.

I am a real person just like you and we can do a video chat or even meet when time permits.

I am Denver, soon you will see in my features that I came from Asia. But hold on… Not everybody agree that I am Asian. When I talked to people and asked them to guess where I came from they would say India, some would even say I am from the Middle East. Well some I would say is quite good in guessing. And yeah, I am a Filipino. It is kinda hard sometimes to convince them and the only reaction you get was this “Seriously???”.

I am not used to talking to people, well, at least when I was still in school years back then. And soon as I joined the job industry, I need to be open and start talking to people, different people with different culture and dialects. I was mesmerized that I thought it is hard to communicate but, soon as you talk to them the feeling is just amazing that you are in a conversation. The moment you exchange couple of words seems you know each other for a long time.

I have worked in the marketing and sales, have taught in the college for couple of years and worked in the hospitality industry for over 9 years.

Honestly, I don’t want to share this. When I was in high school, I got bullied. Not once but many times. I am glad it just pass through. I feel a bit irritated because I come from the province and my classmates call me “promdi”. It bothers me for a week and after that I just let it go or should I say I got immune to bullying.

Here is another thing for you, I was denied several times in my US Visa application.

How is that?

I am trying to be as honest as I could, presenting all the documents needed and paid the application fees. Few times denied overseas and once in my motherland.

I am not shy to share this with anybody and I don’t need any sympathy either.

I knew that it is part of the process or should I say experience. Process of what? I was not even given a special reason why my applications are denied. Of course I asked for the reason and the immigration officer always give me two answers. 1. You did not meet the criteria to be granted a US visa.

What is it so that I can fix it?

2. You can re-apply after 6 months or worst go to a lawyer and make your case.

Wow! Well, all I wanted is to visit my sister in Philadelphia with her family who is living there, now a citizen, for 10 years as a Professional Nurse. Plus the thing that it is more cheaper to fly home compare to my regular route. Anyhow, it is what it is.

I met different people across the globe already. I have work with Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis, Indians, Zceck people, Russian, Nepalese, Italian, British and of course Bermudian to name a few. Also have been to different countries in Asia, Europe and Middle East.

There is still something missing. I am not sure what it is.

I deliver in the job, I can tell that I am one of the guys to work with and yet every time I spend time in the day at work an inner gut is telling me a different thing.

Starting a journey


Getting tired of everyday life?

You are not alone.

Good number of people doesn’t know what to do in their lives and I have to admit that I am one of them.

It didn’t stop there. Years after years of work, same old things. Whats the result? Still living by the pay check. Is this the life I want?

When is this going to stop? I thought to myself. It would be the same until I have to do something to myself. For real, how and why?

Follow me through here.