Thursday, November 27, 2008


Intoxication makes us pure. Someone said this line but unfortunately I can’t remember. This line emphasizes the unfathomable reason why there are some people tend to use the influence of liquor just to vent out the very core of their feelings. Common experiences tell us that usually, some are very brave enough to point out their insecurities and problems in life when they suddenly feel the sensational blast caused by alcohol. During this mode of conversation, people unmask their faces and express what they really feel. They become victors in their own melancholic state and they possess the guts to dwell in some painful events. Emotional indeed but in this very unnatural state, clutters and other forms of unlocked feelings are being expelled and cast out in a seemingly natural way. The depths of our soul are being blocked by pretensions and fake identity. Nevertheless, we take some moments to somehow, ease the burden and deliver the bitterness of life.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

versions of love

Early this morning, I was looking for a piece of paper that contains my initial schedule for next week. I scanned all my folders and books on my table hoping that I had just inserted it through the pages. As I was flipping the pages in one of the books, a funny article triggered my interest instantly. It all started with the line: “Love is a matter of perspective.” It is funny in a way that it stated different versions of love.
The original version: Used to be this:
If you love something, Set it free…
If it comes back, it’s yours, if it doesn’t; it never was yours in the first place.

If you love somebody, Set her free…
If she ever comes back, she’s yours, If she doesn’t, well, as expected, she never was.

If you love somebody, Set her free…
Don’t worry, she will come back.

If you love somebody, Set her free…
If she comes back, ask her why.

If you love somebody, Set her free…
If she doesn’t come back within time limit, forget her.

If you love somebody, Set her free…
If she doesn’t come back, continue to wait until she comes back.

If you love somebody, Set her free…
If she doesn’t come back, and if you love her still, set her free again, repeat

If you love somebody, Set her free…
Clause 1a of Paragraph 13 a-1 in the second amendment of the Matrimonial Freedom Act clearly states that…

If you love somebody, Set her free…
If she loves you, the probability of her coming back is high.
If she doesn’t, your relationship was improbable anyway.

If you love somebody, set her free…instantaneously…and look for others simultaneously.

If you love somebody, set her free…
If she comes back, her super ego is dominant. If she doesn’t come back, her IO is supreme. If she doesn’t go, she must be crazy.

If you love somebody, set her free..
If she doesn’t come back, it’s time to look for fresh loans. If she doesn’t, write her off as asset gone bad.

If you love somebody, Set her free…
If she comes back, she has brand loyalty. If she doesn’t reposition the brand in new markets.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

fear vs. courage

There are some people who appear to be invulnerable and very confident. They exude an aura of immensity wherein they share their dreams and mentality in facing their life. I realized that maybe, they keep their fears to themselves and they share their courage with others. I find this act a noble one. Being positive in dealing with circumstances and helping each other unlock imprisoned potentials is a great way in nurturing relationship. In a game, for example, a coach imparts opportunities instead of infusing some fears to the team. A good teacher promotes hard work rather than centering the attention of the students to failures and frustrations. The common fear factor we possess can be eliminated by the uncommon courage we should develop. We have the power

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We don't have to survive.

Sometimes we just don’t have to survive. We are born fighters and we have the instinct to try to survive. If a fighter’s number one goal is to survive, he can no longer be free to deliver his best technique. It eats away their goal to succeed and to win the fight. The desire to survive keeps us at a mediocre level. One survival tactic I’ve ever seen is when a martial artist constantly delivers blows without proper coordination and accuracy. He never considers the timing and momentum or the weaknesses of the opponent. He has the “I want to stay alive at any cost” attitude. When he is suddenly pinned down, he struggles to get away from the holds and locks. He throws punches and elbow strikes even if it not needed. The same thing applies to the other fighter whose expertise is on ground pinning. He has the mind-set of: “I have to pin him down right away to avoid the blows.” There are a lot of techniques and the best way is to apply it to the weak spot of the opponent. I am not saying that a jiu-jitsu fighter must face a muay thai fighter in standing, blow by blow combat or a karateka fighting a judoka in a submission-type position, but the point here is that a true fighter is willing to accept the pain and the percentage that one is willing to give up during the fight.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Maintain and Develop

Maintenance and Development uphold a strategic quality management system. Eventhough a company has established already a particular management system, it is still absolutely necessary to monitor, control and develop new systems. Likewise, it is encouraged that trainings should be conducted among employees to widen their knowledge and to advance their skills. An effective way to continuous development in a certain organization is to follow the P-D-C-A approach(Plan, Do, Control, Act). In this process, the established system is being monitored by a series of audits to gather results and findings. Non-conformances are addressed by applying corrective actions to control the quality of the output and product. Both internal and external customers take part in assessing the effectivity and efficiency of the system the fact that they are all part of the whole assembly line. Thus, aquiring a management system is not enough for it has to become a culture within an organization.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Real Person Award

Thanks to Dylan: the way of the son of the sea for the Award! I am surprised and amazed for this bighearted, Marie Antoinette Award.

Here are the Rules for the Award:

1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.,

I nominate the following...
shengy's delight

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Lately I was tasked by my boss to research about JPEPA. I don't even know what this stands for, but as I read the details in the internet, it made me draw some conclusions. JPEPA- Japan-Philppine Economic Partnership Agreement encompasses the reduction of barriers to products such as bananas and it also aspires to facilitate the movement of Filipino nurses and caregivers to aging society. There are a lot of viewa from different sectors-migrant groups, NGOs, Philippine Nurse Association, etc. Since we export banana to Japan, we are affected to this ratified agreement. Most of bananas from our region are exported through an "intermediary" (Japanese companies). One party commented that these companies and their contract to growers and affiliates will benefit from the lowered tariff under JPEPA but not the farmers. There are some loopholes in this agreement wherein our country will be held into a detrimental state. Environmental Hazards are also pointed out that by removing tariffs, it would allow Japan to export here some items containing "environmentally sensitive products deemed potentially hazardous to health and environment." With this, I am grateful that I learned something this morning.

what i want..?

Appreciating little things in life usually leads us to attachments. When we ask for something, whether big or small, we need to appreciate it and love it in order for us to be in the right track. Asking for something should be well stated in our own ways. Unfortunately there are some people who don't even know what they want in life. Even in little ways we need to materialize or realize what we want really in life. If we're given a chance to have an ambush interview with somebody inside a mall,and ask them: "what do you want in life?" What would be their answer? Commonly/supposedly, a lot would answer:" uhmmm, to be happy??" That's just an odd impression of mine. My point is that we have the power to decide. It's innate within us and we have the power to reach for it. With that power, little things, little dreams, can become big in some ways.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


In this practical world of reality called life, we influence other people in many ways. We, as prime movers, we need to interact in order to nurture relationship. For all we know, the people we meet in our way up will (hopefully)be there in times when we are down. We need to surround ourselves with people who are encouragers. They bolster up our courage and lighten up the burden. Surrounding ourselves with friends who are encouragers is the best way to pull ourselves from discouragement. They provide churva and helps you forget the chaka. Also, we have to be an encourager to ourselves.


"Look at me mom...I am number one.." Sounds familiar? When was the last time that we said this line to our mom? For us teenagers,(ehem..),employees, we normally go home past 6 and sometimes, we eat our meals alone. But what makes my mother special is that, until now, she cooks our meals especially, the most important- breakfast. I realized how much she loves us. The food she prepares on the table is the highlight of her role that she silently portrays. The blissful state of having her at home, in my life is indescribable. I am a hypocrite in a sense that..I can't remember when was the time that I said those "words."
I am hungry right now and I am happy that my meal for tonight, for sure, is already cooked. Isn't that amazing to note some of the simple things that are offered especially at home?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sir yes boss!

I don't know if my usual rection towards a scrutiny from a boss is normal. Everytime he calls my name, it's just like having my turn for the 2nd time circumcision. I tend to prepare some answers that would ease the tension of interrogation. For me, there are 2 types of interrogation: Standing and sitting. It would just take 10 minutes in a standing type of interrogation, wherein I look like a soldier in a "parade rest" position. My usual remedy to this is prayer(that I may rememeber the details that has been transpired last meeting, last planning, last presentation, last....). Then, you would be hesitant to ask: "Sir, is that all?" , because there's a long pause and all you could hear is his mighty fingers touching the keyboard of his laptop. So, all I have to to wait (and be patient). The second type, the sitting position, is like having a visit to your doctor. You would be constantly asked about the update and information regarding the activities and reports submitted by different people in the organization. The technique here, is to avoid painting the stars in the sky but rather, give the negative information as possible. Relating good news (based on my experience), wouldn't really brighten up their morning. This would naturally lasts for 30 mins.... long enough to extract all the necessary information and to find out whether you're lying or not.Moral lesson: never, never, deviate information..or worst case is conceal some news-Good or Bad.)
Nevertheless, I find this experience challenging and a big thing inside my room for improvement.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Star fish

Sea stars can be considered one of the friendly creatures in the sea. In fact, when we are in the beach, we often look for starfish during low tide. Its artistic design really touches my curiosity. What kind of evolution pattern do they undergo in order to arrive in a star-like structure? Another thing which is magnificent about them, is that, they are able to regenerate lost arm. Some said that it is edible, others prefer to have it as a decoration. I don't think that there is a certain law that prohibits catching of starfish but I firmly believe that we must take actions that are beneficial to the environment. Being vigilant about the laws is not enough for we have also to take part in the preservation/ conservation of our natural resources.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Because of the strong force and bright light that engulfed my conscience, I began writing again. I got sick last week and hopefully I've got my energy recharged including my seasonal, moody brain cells. For the record, I was not able to forget all those pending reports and presentations on my table and including those in the computer. My apetite is back and I found out that I easily get hungry. I am craving for heavy meals and delightfully delicious foods, reasons unknown, whereas before I would just satisfy my cravings over a cup of coffee only. Why is this so? This is the quest that I haven't taken before. It has been 5 years that I have been maintaining my weight. Maybe, I have been doing a lot of exercise or because of the metabolic activity of my body that influences my built. I have to stick with this new routine- to eat and have enough sleep. So, balance the blog life and have a healthy lifestyle.