If you’re looking at your phone right now … which you are … your spine angle is equivalent to that of an 8-year-old child sitting on your neck. The average person looks at their phone for 4.7 hours/day. Can you believe there is a syndrome called “text neck”? I have to figure out a way to put my phone down (where is @erykahbadu #PHONEDOWN
when I need her). One of my personal goals for 2018 was to finish three books and I’m currently half-way through my second book... Also, I just read that cell phones gives off Dopamine, which explains why it’s hard to put my phone down and why I can't sleep. But, I will achieve my book goal… so with that being said I have a few flights planned and I need some ideas for a good book that will make me put my phone down. #citizenmlondon #philtheculture #uk #london
Remember remember the 5th of November. On this day a long time ago in London, well before America beat the mess out of England to gain its freedom. A guy named Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the House of Parliament(Behind me). He got caught, and now people in the UK celebrate his failed plan...my point is this ... if you fail at something keep your head up ... that plan maybe celebrated for over 400 years. So plan with positivity b/c you never know how far that plan may go. #5thofnovember #uk #london #philtheculture
Goodness gracious great wall of China. The Great Wall is the longest man-made structure in the world. They say it’s visible from space, which I find hard to believe, but this Great Wall that’s over 2000 years old might be the best wonder of the world, but it's definitely my favorite... Have you ever been? ...
S/out to the homie @skinnywashere
for the dope footage! #philtheculture
The second largest city in the world looks like it’s not from this world. Seeing the skyline of Shanghai is like watching a sci-fi movie. The crazy thing about this city is that it's always changing. In the span of 10 years I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Shanghai numerous times, and each time it looks like a different place. It wasn't until I visited the famous skyline called the Bund (behind me) that I recognize I’m in Shanghai. This city has everything in the world. However, what makes Shanghai so great is the people. I’ve only had a positive experience when dealing with people who live in Shanghai. Even when I got hit by a motorcycle, the guy was nice enough to ask if I was OK unlike the time in Thailand when that one guy drove away. When he comes to Shanghai nothing but positive vibes. Have you ever been? #positivity #shanghai #china
Behind me is a tree that grants good fortune. You write what you want on that red piece of paper then connect it to the tree in hopes of good fortune. I have no idea how it works ... I just know it’s culture and I’m all about positive culture.
After I ate some fortune cookies, I paid a fortune to have my fortune TOLD. Turns out it says that “I’ll be alright,” so stay tuned for what my fortune HOLDS. What do you do for good fortune? #barz #philtheculture #china
7 days ago I was living in China🇨🇳 so I guess this is a flash back Friday... Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the ‘Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests’.
It’s a big palace where the emperor held worship ceremonies to pray for good weather and abundant harvests.
With that being said, how’s the weather treating you in your part of the world?
Behind me are some of the public housing buildings in Hong Kong. They are called “Choi Hung,” which in Cantonese means “rainbow.” Basically, I’m at the rainbow projects, and I hope this dope picture brings you a light of POSITIVITY.
Storms are inevitable, so take my strong advice: (Said like Michael Jackson) "God is in the rain.” That's just a positive spin on things, but when it comes to life, GROWTH comes from the storms. Stay positive, my friends.
I went to Korea, and all it did was rain. It might not look like it from my mean mug, but I had a great time. I put a positive spin on things, and everything was all good. #korea
#🇰🇷 #positivity #philtheculture #Godisintherain #doesAnybodyGetmyMJreference
Did you know there are 56 different ethnic groups in China? My ignorant American mind wouldn’t have imagined that. I thought it was only one. Leave it to my stereotypical Milwaukee American thoughts to believe that China was filled with noodles, chopsticks, and nunchucks... well it kind of is minus the nunchucks, but you guys know what I mean. My point is this... Even though it seems that Chinese culture is everywhere in the world -- You haven’t experienced Chinese culture until you've EXPERIENCED CHINESE CULTURE. Come travel around China... and when you're here, make sure you PHIL THE CULTURE ...oh yeah, Shout out to the little lady from the “DAI tribe” rocking her traditional dress with nothing but positivity behind her. #china #positivity #philtheculture
Ancient Chinese Proverbs says, “Night time is the right time.” Wait, no! That’s Ray Charles. Let’s try this again: “Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand.” You see, I’m jumping head first into Chinese culture and getting involved in every moment, so I can understand it and show you guys. Then, you can remember that when you travel to get involved. It’s kind of like the travel circle of life. You Phil me? ¯\_😕_/¯ #china #kunming #philtheculture
People are one of my favorite things about culture. I try to connect with the people of different cultures that I encounter but sometimes it’s hard. So you gotta get in where you fit in. Thank God for dancing. All around the world dance is a powerful form of communication. Dancing is a universal language. Ps. Did you catch the switch up w/the beat? Hope I made you smile 😊 #positivity #philtheculture
#🇨🇳 #dance #shanghai #travelstoke
This picture is a metaphor for where I’ll be soon. I was always told, “be careful what you say because there's power in your words.” As a young man, I thought it only meant...Be nicer because you can hurt people’s Philings. Many moons later, I've learned it's more than that. I don't want to sound like THE SECRET but what you speak can change your reality. This is the reason I speak POSITIVITY into my life. Words are a reflection on you and your life. The tongue IS mightier than the sword. See you fools at the top! #switzerland #swissalps
#🇨🇭 #philgoodtravel #philtheculture #positivity #redchucks
Milan, the fashion capital of the world also has one of the most beautiful churches in the world, which also has the most pigeons in the world. The Milan Cathedral, a.k.a. The Duomo, is a gem among European churches. Europe is full of Cathedrals. From Iceland to Serbia. #italy #milano #milan #philgoodtravel #thelookawaypose
I’ve learned that when you have positive energy, a smile can make others smile. It's simple. The good book said something like, “Yo a cheerful heart brings a smile to your face.” It's 100 percent true. Next time your heart is happy, go smile at somebody and watch them smile back. But be careful, I was so happy the other day that now a group of tourist in Remini, Italy thinks I’m a creeper. #hugssomeone #philgoodtravel #rimini #italy
I find strength in reflection. Reflection motivates me. Ummm let me think... Reflection makes you REFLECT. With that said, I hope I said the word “reflection” enough for you to notice the reflection in the picture and also take a second to do some inward thinking. #Reflection #reflect #Vienna #austria
#🇦🇹 #philtheculture #philgoodtravel