If you were to ask me what it’s like to write for a living, I would tell you that it doesn’t feel like work at all. It’s not just because I really enjoy being a writer; it’s because there’s usually little to no physicality involved. If I’m not attending events and conducting interviews, I’m basically in front of the computer writing, thinking, and reading.
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On rare occasions, however, I do find myself doing a bit of heavy lifting. In fact, just yesterday, some members of the FN team and I were at The Peninsula Manila to shoot a series of photographs for another FN Challenge (stay tuned for that one). Unlike our first challenge, however, this required me to get physical. Leg lifts, push-ups, and crunches—you get the picture!
On board to help me with the workout is the hotel’s fitness center manager, Anthony Francis Salvador, who showed laudable patience in teaching this sedentary creature the right way to exercise.
Want to get an inside look at our shoot? Scroll through the gallery!
(All photos by Mike Dee)