Actress Jodi Sta. Maria just came back from her vacation with son Thirdy Lacson wherein they traveled in Finland and Sweden.
She shared that it was Thirdy’s request to try husky sledding.
“First time kaming makapag-try ng husky sledding and at the same time, we were able to drive a reindeer sled. We were able to get a reindeer driver’s license.”
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Just got back from our family holiday. Ibang-iba yung experience sa Finland and Sweden dahil hindi naman nagyeyelo dito sa ‘tin sa Pilipinas. Tulad nalang ng paglalaro namin ni Muy sa snow. Super na-enjoy namin yun. Minsan parang ako pa yung bata kaysa sa anak ko. Haha! ❤️ It’s as if time stands still when you watch the snow fall. Mapapa-muni muni ka din sa lamig: Pag makapal na yung snow at hindi ka makalabas, you can either shovel, or make snow angels. Just like in life – When faced with trials, you can grumble about how hard the situation is, or you can keep a positive outlook, see the good, and make the most of the experience. Sana naging maayos at payapa ang Christmas and New Year break niyo para makabalik tayo sa mga trabaho natin ng recharged at inspired. Kayo, kamusta ang pasok ng New Year niyo? ❤️
A reindeer driver’s license is required for an individual to be able to drive a reindeer sled in Lapland. There are only two modes of transportation in the area: ski and the said sled.
Jodi will be a part of three movies. One of which is Second Coming wherein she’ll play as the wife of Marvin Agustin.
“It’s a mix of drama, thriller, and horror. Ano ba ang naghu-haunt sa pamilya ito? Totoo ba itong multo?”
She has also finished filming with Laurice Guillen for the movie Man and Wife.
The third one is Clarita, which is still in the middle of the principal photography.
But aside from that, Jodi has hinted about a Hollywood film that she’s about to be a part of.
“May gagawin tayong international film very soon. Pero wala pa ako sa posisyon to spill the beans.
“But I am really praying about it. Hollywood levels! Masyado akong kinikilig kasi parang hindi ko alam kung paano sila kakaharapin. Baka ma-tongue-tied ako. Baka manganga ako, ma-starstruck ako.”
But for now, she’s back to filming her series Mea Culupa that is set to air this 2019. She’s going to act alongside John Arcilla, Janice de Belen, Bela Padilla, Sandino Martin, Ketchup Eusebio, Kit Thompson, Ivana Alawi, and Tony Labrusca.
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Which countries gives its citizens the best that life has to offer? The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or the OECD released its annual Better Life Index of countries with the best quality of life. Check out the list.
People in Denmark are well-educated in general while enjoying a distinctly Danish casualness. This Danes usually have a calm and humorous attitude as well. Denmark ranks high due its water quality, which is higher than 81% of the OECD average.
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When Toyota Motors in Gothenburg, Sweden shifted to a six-hour work day 13 years ago, the company’s profits spiked, while turnover rates dipped. They also reported that staff became happier overall.
Now, in a move that will hopefully boost productivity and ensure that employees still have the energy to pursue personal interests, companies all over Sweden have begun to follow Toyota’s lead.
“The eight-hour work day is not as effective as one would think,” said Linus Feldt, CEO of app developer Filimundus. “To stay focused on a specific work task for eight hours is a huge challenge. In order to cope, we mix in things and pauses to make the work day more endurable. At the same time, we are having it hard to manage our private life outside of work.”
Feldt further explains that within the six hours of work, to make employees more focused on the job, distractions—such as logging on to social media—as well as staff meetings are kept to a minimum. The aim is to boost employees’ motivation and get them to work more intensely while in the office. Shorter hours also ensures that workers have enough energy after work to pursue private endeavors.
Even hospitals and medical centers are switching to shorter work shifts. A retirement home in Gothenburg is experimenting with the six-hour work day to see if shorter shifts would result in improvements in patient care and a boost in workers’ morale. They will also weigh the benefits of the shorter work day against the cost of hiring more employees to cover hours lost due to shorter shifts.