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1 02 2006

I’m supposed to be doing something as my last work assignment at DLSU but, what the heck, I still have tomorrow to cram anyway.

Anyway, I just want to share some thoughts I had a couple of months ago

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I have always wondered what good blogging does for me. Do people actually read my blog? Do they even care? I don’t know, I guess I’m at this point where I feel that I have spread myself too thin.. (Shut up! I know what you’re gonna say) Well, you know what I mean.

For the longest time, I have been trying to please everybody. Kuya Rye, please do this. Tito Rye, please help me with this.

And for the longest time, I have not complained. I simply felt that that was one of my missions in life. To help people.. To give encouragement.. To be the shoulder to cry on.. To be Dr. Love..

I’m sure people are wondering what happened. Why get cranky all of a sudden? The truth is, I don’t know. It’s just that in one of my quiet moments, those precious moments when I reflect on my life, I realized that I have always been the one reaching out to my friends. It was as if I needed to be needed. So when I stopped reaching out, none of my friends reached for me.

It was just a sad feeling, a sad realization.. To find out that you did not really make an impact on the individual’s life the way you thought you did.

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Sucks huh.. but it’s cool. I’m feeling better now, else I wouldn’t have been able to blog about this.

God bless, people..

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Fireworks @ Glorietta

19 12 2005

I was at Glorietta  the other night with my bro and while walking home (taxi line was too long), there was this huge bang. Almost panicked but luckily I noticed the reflections on the buildings. The Fireworks @ Glorietta was on. It was truly a wonderful sight. Human and vehicle traffic stopped, all heads were looking up at the wonderful show, smiling at the people next to them… Too wonderful that it got me thinking. Maybe it would be great to have such shows throughout the year. Everyone just seemed so at peace…

Then again, why can’t we just marvel at the great show that God has prepared for us. Our lives!!!

Ala lang.. feeling philosoher lang… 😛





Disappointments

16 08 2005

I was cleaning up my office mailbox and dig this one up. Now, if only the
message here will sink into me. I really need it right now…

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Disappointments are part and parcel of life. In this circus of existence, you
cannot have your way all the time. Things change; people change.  Events
and results have an unpredictable and uncontrollable way of happening.

To keep you from being utterly frustrated and dismayed, here are some things
to avoid or at least soften the pangs of great disappointment:

1. Expect the best but be ready for the worst.

When you work hard on something, it’s natural to expect the best results.
And the most glorious rewards. But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you
want them to. To keep from being dreadfully dismayed, expect the best, but at
the same time, psyche yourself up for the worst. Then you’ll be ready for any unexpected turn of events!

2. Give it your best shot.

Much of the frustration that follows a failure is the big disappointment you feel
towards yourself. When you do not try hard enough, you are overcome with
guilt and regret. In whatever you are doing, do your best, give it your best
shot. Then you’ll know you did all you can and you should be proud for trying.

3. Realize that you cannot own people.

We often expect people to act or be a certain way that would be congruous to
how we want them to be. Realize that you do not and can not own people. Each
person has his own mind and the natural right to free will. Give others the
gift of space and freedom. Remember that when you lose someone, whatever you
were expecting was not meant to be.

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gutted  down by a fire, minimize your grief by realizing that we are
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to where they were  destined to be. Besides, when you finally go, you
cannot take a single thing  with you.

 5. Never expect anything back.

 People get bitterly disappointed when they don\’t get back what they
give  to others. People always expect (some even demand!) repayment.
This is a  major cause of extreme frustration. When you help someone
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that\’s  given freely and completely with no strings attached.

 6. Don\’t pin your life on one person.

 You would be doing yourself a great injustice if you pinned your life
on one  person. No one person should take control, importance or
dominance over  your existence. People come and go in our lives. If you
depend too much on  someone, you will feel so shattered, helpless and
hopeless if you lose him.
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not other people\’s.

 7. Don\’t put all your eggs in one basket.

 To avoid disappointment from losing anything, don\’t put all your eggs
in one  basket. It\’s a good practice to have more than one project
happening so that  when one fails, you have others to look forward to.
Regarding financial  investment, it is wise to diversify. The more
things you have going, the less the  chance of losing it all.

 8. Realize that success is a combination of many factors.

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4. Realize that we are just temporary stewards of things.

When you lose material things, whether they are stolen from you or gutted down
by a fire, minimize your grief by realizing that we are just temporary keepers
of what we own. They will finally find their way to where they were destined
to be. Besides, when you finally go, you cannot take a single thing with
you.

5. Never expect anything back.

People get bitterly disappointed when they don’t get back what they give to
others. People always expect (some even demand!) repayment. This is a major
cause of extreme frustration. When you help someone (especially financially) do
not expect anything back. Think of it as a gift of love that’s given
freely and completely with no strings attached.

6. Don’t pin your life on one person.

You would be doing yourself a great injustice if you pinned your life on one person.
No one person should take control, importance or dominance over your
existence. People come and go in our lives. If you depend too much on someone,
you will feel so shattered, helpless and hopeless if you lose him. Make sure
you can stand on your own two feet. And live your own dreams, not other
people’s.

7. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

To avoid disappointment from losing anything, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
It’s a good practice to have more than one project happening so that when
one fails, you have others to look forward to. Regarding financial investment,
it is wise to diversify. The more things you have going, the less the chance
of losing it all.

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sweetness  of success. Failures make you strong and powerful. Use them
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 11. Realize that the universe has its own divine plan.

 Yes indeed, the universe has a divine design. It has its own
unchangeable,  unique plan which may be very different from yours. You
may not understand  it at all for now, but it is something you have to
force yourself to live with.
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masters preach:
 Go with the flow!

 12. When things turn out awry, it\’s not the end of the world.

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You do not have full control over the outcome of things. Even with all
the necessary preparations and precautions, things may end up differently
from how you want them to. There are many factors and variables that
determine how something or an event will turn out. And that includes the
weather!

9. Realize that you will always get another chance.

If you don’t succeed now, there will always be another time. Tell yourself that
maybe it just isn’t the right time yet for what you desire. Keep in mind that
you will always get another chance to get a crack at it. Never lose hope. Hope
springs eternal.

10. Realize that without defeat, victory won’t be as sweet.

You have to feel the bitterness of failure to be able to savor the sweetness of
success. Failures make you strong and powerful. Use them as a challenge for
more determination to go after your dreams next time. Analyze why you failed
and learn from your mistakes.

11. Realize that the universe has its own divine plan.

Yes indeed, the universe has a divine design. It has its own unchangeable,
unique plan which may be very different from yours. You may not understand it
at all for now, but it is something you have to force yourself to live with. Going against the current will just frustrate you. Do what the Zen masters preach: Go with the flow!

12. When things turn out awry, it’s not the end of the world.

The world will not end just because something did not turn out the way you expected
it to. It will keep on turning even if you cried a bathtub of tears in your own
little dark corner. So dry your eyes and erase those disappointments.

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CoMPaNY oUTiNG ’05

26 04 2005

The venue for our company outing for this year was Rosegold Resort at
Calatagan, Batangas. After traveling for more than three hours from

Manila

(we left around
545am, supposedly 430am, and got there a little after 9AM), I expected more
from the resort.

But no… The place looked great from the outside. Nice landscape, the
cottages off the shore looked really inviting and the pool was ok. What got
most of us down though was the beach. How can you expect anyone to go swimming
with that water level? After walking over 100meters off the shore, the water
was barely touching my knee caps. Even the kids couldn’t go swimming there.

The activities weren’t that great either. I was partly to blame because I
forgot to bring balls for the dodge ball game but most of the blame again goes
to the journey time that we had to take. By the time we got to there, the sun
was too hot and nobody really had enough energy to play around. We didn’t even
finish the Extra-Challenge games.

Ahhh… lunch time! Again, disappointment. Compared to last year, the
servings were larger but the quality was way down. Of course, we didn’t really
have much of a choice so we just ate anyway. Thank goodness for the Outing
Committee who brought enough junk food and tuna-egg sandwiches to fill our
tummies.

Ok, ok.. enough about my rants. There must be something worthwhile about the
trip.

Maestro, senti music please! 🙂 This sounds really mushy and cheesy but
having Alaine with me really did make a world of difference. At least we were
able to have some quality time together. Walking along the shoreline, bugging
each other, playing with my officemate’s daughter or just talking to each
other. End music!!! 🙂





First Entry

25 04 2005

To be
honest, I prefer reading other people’s blogs and sending in my
comments and/or advices, since that has always been a passion of mine.
You know, giving unsolicited advices that most people choose to ignore.
I don’t really think that it’s meddling into their personal lives since
I don’t force my opinion on anyone but simply express my opinions.
Besides, how can you call it personal when you post these stuffs on the
web for everyone else to see. If you don’t want people to comment on
your entries, then go get a diary with those cute little locks on them.

Well, enough about everyone else! So what the heck am I doing with this friendster blog… Just what got me into it.

Hmmm, I
really don’t know. I guess I’m just going with the flow right now.
Since everybody else
seems to be in it, why not give it a try. Hehe… Ok, so that’s just
one of my reasons. The truth is that so many wonderful things have been
happening in my life lately and I just feel that it is just right that
I give back to my Creator by sharing to the whole world about how
blessed I am, in the hope that some people will be able to draw
inspiration from my stories. That sounded so mushy, huh! Hehehe…

Oh well, that’s about it for now. I will be opening my life to you
bit by bit. Hopefully, through this simple technology, we will both
learn from each other and make our journey through life easier.

May God be praised…