A Weekend of Silence

I spent more than 48 hours of complete silence last weekend. I participated at a silent retreat — a time for recollection, prayer, reflection, and thanksgiving. Together with 14 other gentlemen, I didn’t engage in conversation, did a lot of ...

[Chapter 5] Walkin’ with Joaquin: Coffee and (French) Conversation with ...

This conversation had me both anxious and excited. I met this week’s guest through the Bumble Bizz app – Bumble’s new feature for networking with professionals. I “swiped right” to this week’s guest because I learned through her profile that ...

Dana Iskoldski (Waterloo, ON)

[Original Recommendation can be found on LinkedIn] Joaquin is fearless in building his blog and personal brand, and getting to know people in his industry. He seems to always be trying something new, and making friends along the way. Also, ...

[Chapter 4] Walkin’ with Joaquin: Revisiting My Alma Mater wit ...

Ah, to be back home. I spent one Tuesday afternoon at my university alma mater, York University. Since graduating in 2013, I haven’t had a reason to return other than to watch the Roger’s Cup in the summer. I finally ...

[PART 2] Michigan Week + Family Time!

For part 1 of the “Michigan Week” post, click here. My original plan was just to spend a weekend in Michigan for the half-marathon and leave on Monday. I changed my plans for 2 reasons — my nephew’s birthday is ...

[PART 1] Michigan Week and Detroit Half-Marathon!

Last Friday, October 13 at around 1:00 pm, I boarded a Greyhound bus to Detroit, Michigan. This is not a “finding myself” story nor a result of a travel roulette. I ran my 3rd half marathon! I was excited for ...

#Thanksgiving2017: The Leaves Will Keep On Falling

Some facts about writing this post: The long weekend has passed. Hence, #latepost It took several moments of procrastination before finally writing down this post. Some activities included: brushing up on French, checking my Instagram, and watching a couple of episodes ...

[Chapter 3] Walkin’ with Joaquin: Consulting Life with Julia Toadere

Welcome to the third chapter of “Walkin with Joaquin” — a space where I deconstruct normal conversations into insights, lessons and advice that you could apply in your life! My guest works as a Consulting Associate at a Business Management ...

[Chapter 2] Walkin’ with Joaquin: Startup Talk with Natalie Koay

Startups seem to be the fashion nowadays. With technological advancements and the easy access to information, no wonder there is an abundance of go-getters who want to bring their ideas to life. It’s a breather from the traditional employment where ...

Chocolate Chip Cookies by #ChefJoaquinPaolo

Ingredients: 1 cup of butter, softened 1 cup granulated white sugar 4 egg whites, beaten — I used “GoldEgg Just Egg Whites”. I do not want to waste 2 eggyolks 2 tbsps. milk 2 tsps. vanilla essence 2 cups whole ...