No matter how slow or fast we live, time still needs time, and designer Gabby Lichauco understands this. As he elevates Filipino artistry, he also evaluates the design industry. “[Filipinos] are starting to appreciate the value of good design compared to 10, five years ago,” he says.
Like Lichauco who seems to turn to his work as a break from life, he knows that things take time and require patience. In between the hours of the day, we hope this issue drives you to pursue less, to focus on what is important and what is your passion because giving your all to something you value is better than doing everything half-heartedly. With our present work at hand, sometimes we feel that there isn’t really that much time to do nothing. Our daily tasks take up many hours of the day that sometimes we forget that there are precious minutes, though little, we can dedicate to reclaiming those lost hours.
We advise you to keep a journal so you can keep track where most of your hours are spent on. Our intern Carlos Tabunda writes that a simple cataloguing of events has its health and lifestyle benefits—it also shows you what you need to do less of. In turn, you may realize that “[you’ve] likely exhausted the charm of living fast,” as editorial assistant Pristine L. De Leon muses.