Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy Anniversary

It was a festive spirit that embodied my being aw we celebrate the joyful Christmas and our anniversary. Unlike last year, I completed the 9 misas de gallo, but now we only attended on the 9th morning. The theme centered on the beacon of light brought by the birth of our Savior. Emmanuel. The homily was meaningfully expressed by the presider centering on our inner peace seeking for the light. For the record, it did not put me into sleep the fact that it was early morning. Instead, it established a trance that supported my faith to experience the inner peace once more. As the light portrays its magnificence in the pangs of darkness and sorrow, I decided and hoped to think outside the box and capture the deepest blessings that I am enjoying-grace. The words that healed my past, strengthened my will power and uplifted my soul have molded me to be strong in life. Grace indeed summarized my limited faculty and the incomprehensibility of the Father. The pride, diligence and hard work that have enthroned my self into the selfish side of the world have been outshone by the immense and immeasurable grace that/Who touched my heart.

This Christmas is an inevitable realization that within me, is also an access to the Light and to the Prince of Peace. With this grace, it ignited my inner peace to see the shining light and recognize my blessings.

The challenging and fruitful experiences we shared make this "remembering season" remarkable but the time we shared and moments we spent with Him this season make it special. Very special.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

i just don't want to be lonely

I don't mind when you say that you're going away
I just don't wanna be lonely,
And I don't care if you share only moments a day,
I just don't wanna be lonely,

I'd rather be loved and needed; depended
on to give a love I can't give

When you're gone, when you're gone, I just
don't want to be lonely. I'd
just rather be loved.

I don't mind when the time sets the sun to the moon,
I just don't wanna be lonely,
Let the stairs find you there, at the end of the room,
I just don't wanna be lonely,

The first line highlights the flickering ego of persona. He doesn’t care about his partner leaving because he just doesn’t want to be lonely. Immature as it may seems but this reminds me of a topic which was discussed by “Paul & Chery” in a radio program - W rock: (note: not really the exact words..but same thought)

Paul – Ang problema sa inyo mga babae , you always expect from us men things that are humanly impossible- always texting kahit may ginagawa, always keeping in touch, saying “I love you” always, ..bla-bla..
(Cherry interrupts: Paul, saying I love you is the least you could do..)
Paul (continues) – and the time you want to stop the relationship, you want to go away, you expect us to be vocal at gustong marining ang mga katagang: please don’t go, I need you, ..I don’t want this to end, I love you, I need you (again)..bla, bla….just to feel how important you are. Kailangan pa bang magpakaawa para paniwalaan?
Cherry: Xempre, gusto naming malaman kung gaano pa kami kaimportante..
Paul: eh, di nga lahat kami kayang banggitin ang mga katagang iyon..not all men are vocal.

Secluding the feeling of loneliness from other vibrant feelings within us is somehow difficult. It depends on the emotional capability of individual to handle feelings of insecurity and depression. We would definitely seek comfort and emptiness of negative thoughts to vent out these clutters.

Most often, we underestimate the power to speak out. We have been preoccupied by some opinions of others. The beauty of expression lies also in the splendid moment of saying the words like, “I just don’t wanna be lonely.”

Speaking out your feelings is a common thing that most likely would achieve uncommon results especially in a relationship. We ask it by saying it and then acknowledge when we feel it. Selfish as it may sound, the “just don’t wanna be lonely” thing, can be supplied by an unselfish act of love which straightens the crooked way of bare romance.

As others would say, that happiness is subjective, I would also say that it is also a choice. The loneliness we get rid off, doesn’t always have to be tied with the limited love that the other party could or could not give. But the power of words comes into play if we use it effectively in communicating and expressing our feelings.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

one shot

A time to play for a child is precious. It builds the force and strength within oneself not only physically but also emotionally. Be it in town or in the urban setting, the mind of a child is very free to imagine the things that he/she wants to be.

This picture shows the early form of art that is being unleashed by a child. With one's creativity and curiosity, the dream to play and to enjoy has actually been materialized.

Simple as it may seem, but this basketball ring unfolds some potential character of a child that would bring him/her towards the track of vision and keeping an eye to that vision.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Imago dei

Too many times, I encountered this evil nature within me. I know that, within this being it strongly casts the emotions that promote personal insecurity, fear and deception. Our old sinful nature which is Satan’s access, somehow, tempts us to cling on to what we call “human nature”. The weaknesses inside has become my stumbling block in every relationship I have.
Often times, I base my security on the opinion and acceptance of others. When I feel rejected and unloved, I become insecure and perceive the strengths of other people as threats to my own well being.
Sometimes, I tend to cultivate insecurity and jealousy by constantly perceiving a threat that in reality does not exist. Due to the lies I believe about others and myself, my perception towards life is distorted.

I know that I have to turn to God through His Word to remind me once again of His unfailing love and acceptance. Through prayer, reflection and active engagement with Him , I will be able to uplift myself as a being in His own image and likeness. Imago dei.

Monday, November 2, 2009

My 31st visit

Finally, I came to a standpoint where I exhaled my last breath of doubt. It was a tough thing for me to enter the dragon and meet the parents. The seemingly 50 first dates and forbidden kingdom have made me realize that amidst those long wanderings in the mountain of Black Forest, all of them were part of the long way to their highness. Indeed, it was a tough battle within and outside forces that it took me weeks to formulate the concrete decision and how to modify the traditional ways of visiting my one and only.

The traditional ways have been toppled by surprises and magnificence of proper timing. The simplicity of gift that was accompanied by angelic greetings that fit the simple ambience of close family ties. The unexpected friendliness and positive aura I have encountered inhibited my suspicious and negative mind.

Within my soul, and beneath my courage, I know that there’s this blissful state tells me to be more patient and humble in taking this path called love.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Linking Subject matters

In my attempt to prepare my report about conflict management, I came across with different matters concerning Organizational management. Going beyond the bird's eye view of conflict, I encountered the five types of interaction in dealing conflict in workplace. The importance of the interaction to goal attainment and the degree of goal compatibility are the key factors in assessing the situation. Conflict between people acting as individuals and people acting as representatives of groups can be analyzed in terms of relationship among the goals they represent. Reactions to conflict are avoidance, accommodation, compromise, competition and collaboration. Mentioning about collaboration, this is one of the pillars that is being discussed in my research study.
Because of the subtopic about collaboration, i have extended my vision on how to create my research design. It was stated that collaboration occurs when the interaction between groups is very important to goal attainment and the goals that each level in an organization represents are compatible. Collaborative relationships can lead to new and innovative ideas and solutions if properly aligned with International Standards that the company implements. I am optimistic that my research proposal is measurable and realistic since it focus on the impact of Quality Management System to the levels of organization.

Monday, June 29, 2009

At start! Graduate!

..w/ my mother and sister

Graduate at last. But this is not the last, this certainly is the beginning. I want to achieve more and study again.

My inner desire to study has been motivating me to be on the right track. I've enrolled to Graduate School, taking up MBA. Since, we have no work during Saturdays, it is an opportune time for me to shape my dream. I have little regret of not starting it earlier. I may be working on my thesis this time. Nonetheless, my work experience will be one of my recipe in dealing the subject matter in a wider speck.


Edward, Carl, Mark, Francisko...during our Christmas (costume) Party...
Well, it's delightful to note some of our hang outs during our high school days. After almost a decade, we gathered once again and "renewed" the freshness of friendship. We graduated from different uninversities, but learned one thing in common-- loyalty.

Different personalities, different principles in life..yet, able to withstand the differences we possess.

hehe, of course, to stanley and jeffrey...ever loyal to laugh at my jokes and always kid me about that "jeepney incident"(vowed not to do that again without checking my backpack.)

Good thing i kept some of our photos. It's just like having a mere glimpse during that Analytic Geometry exam, spending lunch breaks in a "pugad ng war freak" carinderia, "scavenging" during recess time, availing the P10 siopao during 9:00, playing basketball and video games, learning swimming/diving, gambling (excluding me), drinking, etc.

i don't miss u guys..


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Paid to Click

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Beachy buygallywow!

The tropical breeze around the beach brings a total getaway experience. The cozy feeling of resting along the shore allows me to enjoy the natural beauty of the scenery. The white sand and the clear water invite my delightful spirit to plunge into it. All of the splendid features are natural, enabling my tired mind undergo a natural comfort. The magnificent sea views and the corals revive my sense of childlike curiosity.

That experience allows me to question oneself, why we tend to seek a certain place just to relax and have a peace of mind? When we are in the office, we suffice our pressured minds by thinking on how we can treat ourselves, such as, outings, shopping and watching movies. Purposely, those places are created just to cater the need of enjoyment and relaxation. We need to relax. We need to unwind. But that doesn’t enclose our minds that going to beaches are the best way to enjoy and relax. Still, there are a hundred and one ways on how to seek relief and enjoyment. Learning something is the best way to accomplish the monotonous tone in our life. In my case, I considered myself a novice in cooking and that’s included in my list where I can practice and learn more.

But I would say that an experience in the beach is different and superb.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It all began with I

I was in second year college (not so long ago, hehe) when I drew this portrait. My seatmate asked for it and without any hesitation, I gave it to her. It has been 5 years since I saw this sketch. So, how did I find it? Surprisingly, she uploaded it on her “friendster” account. That time, I instantly grabbed it, and remembered the things that have had happened during my college days. I usually compile my artworks; well most of them are sketches using pencil, ball pen and charcoal, but now, they are gone. They were not stolen or bought by other classmates, but simply I gave it especially during Christmas Party and other occasions. I find it special when the gift is something artistically and patiently made. I gave one of my artworks to one of my friends during her debut and that was the cheapest yet the unique one among the gifts. I have no regrets giving my works the fact that they are just ordinary, but it is my way of extending my self to be their friend.

Now, the workload and responsibilities I carry do not provide me a space even for a single stroke. It is only when I attend retreats and recollections that I have the luxury of time to draw. Most people view drawing or painting as an expression. Indeed, it is one way of venting out anger and depression. But one thing is for sure that in every artwork, it is best illustrated when you have the passion for it. When you have the inspiration and willingness to undergo improvement you have the recipe for proactive view in life. For, inspiration and improvement………begin with “I”.

Monday, May 11, 2009

the kaveman

I won the fight. I was thirsty and sweating all through out. After receiving the vibrant greetings from my team mates, I sat on the floor and dwelled on the fight I had. The rigid training I invested has finally paid off.

In one fight, there was this one man who opened my eyes to realm of martial arts. His simplicity overshadowed the mediocrity of all players who stepped in the arena. I noticed him while he was doing his warm up exercise, wherein, the swiftness of kicks and the agile foot works show the amount of passion he portrays. His silence and humility is extraordinary. He exudes an aura of a true martial artist.
His first fight was indeed exceptional that facing a much taller opponent wouldn’t be that easy. The moment the referee signalled “fight!” my excitement brought me in euphoria, kept thinking how interesting match it would be. 5 seconds passed when the taller guy threw his kick right into the body, but it was accurately countered attack by a turning kick to the head! The crowd went wild for it was truly a “David and Goliath” scene. The slingshot was magnificent!

I was a beginner then, but I pursued my passion practicing the art. A portion of my high school years was dedicated to my life in the gym. I kept on dreaming that someday, I could do that slingshot. Years have passed, and I witnessed him again playing to higher level tournaments. His prowess continued in the arena of full contact sports that he and his elder brother even faced for the grand championship bout. The “kaveman” captured my inner passion to determine in life and to be humble.

Now, my practice of the said art has diminished. I have my work and happy about it. But the virtues that I acquired will hopefully transcend me to become the David in facing my own Goliaths in life.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Delicious Coffee in Moments without the Mess!

To prepare a brewed coffee within 40 seconds is fantastic, but to have it served without the mess is completely a satisfaction. We tend to enjoy every second of our coffee break and it completely transcends our inner joy to inner freedom. The advent of Keurig Coffee and K-Cup Brewers will definitely brighten up our morning, lighten up our work load and specialized our after-dinner experience. Keurig Coffee doesn't only hold coffee's importance but it also upholds everybody's taste and satisfaction.

try it or try it!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Morning rush

Morning rush is not unusual among employees. As an experience, I tend to wake up at 7 in the morning, since my home is not far distant from the office. But unfortunately, I tend to be complacent within that span of hour and taking too much time inside the bathroom. I realize also that once I am the last one who uses the bathroom; I take the precious time for granted. I utilize as long as I like. Whereas, if someone is waiting outside to take his/her turn, I obediently do my bathroom routine a little bit faster. This simple thing I spot brings a lot of sense. Routine becomes a habitual practice and must be perceived positively. We interact with people. We interact with time. We interact with ourselves. The simple things we cannot accomplish may become barriers in handling the big steps. I think the primary stimulus that should be set for us individuals is time. We rush because of time. We need to accomplish things early because of the time. All of us have its own line of duty and responsibility wherein it highlights our personality on the way we manage our time and the way we face the challenges that we come along. So next time, I would definitely take some steps to overcome morning rush.

The song, “ten to eight” by David Castle tells a piece of experience by common employees out there who reports at 8 in the office and are often disrupted by their morning routines.

Monday, February 16, 2009

my one..

Before anything else, i would like to express my gratitude to the Almighty for guiding me to express my feelings and for all the blessings that He has given me. This day, I want to reveal something because I found out that somtimes, I have a difficulty stating a word, a name in every post I make. It is quite unnatural to feel awkward and a little bit uneasy to drop "her" name in every vibrant experience I write. Why? I really don't know. Maybe it is just an immature state of my mind. I usually associate this person to "brands" like: "special someone", "loved one"..For me, it defeats my purpose of expressing. With her, I am happy. I enjoy witnessing the simple things in life. I want to extend the positive feeling here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Don't sabotage your relationship

"They try to distance themselves before they get dumped." According from a study, self-confidence strengthens the connectedness of a couple. Their love transcends if both persons possess the inner drive which upholds their personality as a complete being. Basically, when we are feeling down and depressed, we regain confidence through a mate's love and support. We extend ourselves and offer our time and effort to build the relationship. Unfortunately, people who suffer from low self-esteem, assume that their partners notice their glaring faults more than their positive side. Ironically, insecure people think less of their loved ones because they are afraid of rejection. They tend to believe that that their partner's love to them is conditional. Now, it all boils down to a realization that a couple with low-self esteem are at risk. Fortunately,strong and stable relationships are known to boost self-esteem. So, as the insecure person dwells onto the "love arena" with a strong partner, the less likely she is to drive him away.

Psychology Today Magazine, May/Jun 1999

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


While I was occupying myself with the thought that I am busy doing something which clearly depicts that I am not, It occurred to me that blogging now a days is a means of living(earning money) not anymore a means of sharing your personal thoughts to the world.

Or are YOU the type to visit the blog and look for the letter E?

Other blogger now will just post anything or something just for their network to know that they are still active. The phase of blogging clearly evolve from being a net thought to a net profit, but this does not hold true to some. I even knew bloggers whose sole purpose of his blog was to share his work with others, no adding of traffics whatsoever.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Living is a Privilage it is not a Right

This day and age this saying cannot be neglected because it stands through no matter what the church says so, why try to prolong the inevitable or are you saying that it is in our instinct to live? Human lives are meant to be lived fully but what if living is suffering and enduring for a certain person and he no longer wants to continue, do we have the right to say to that person that he must not end his life, wouldn't that make us hypocrites.

Humans live by the law of the fittest if you are weak you are trampled upon and if you are strong you get to do what ever you like, In short money talks in our generation.

Laws are created for the benefit of the masses but certain laws are bended for the sake of the rich. Fuck human rights and so this only works for people turning a blind eye on reality, hope is not and never given it is taken

Living is a Privilage it is not a Right
It is not up to us to live but by others...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Coffee night for a petty one.

“Don’t stir your coffee, instead, drink it little by little and savour the variety of flavourful tastes.” That, of course, comes from a fellow who owns actually a small yet cozy internet/coffee shop. I intend to drop by with my special someone to a coffee shop and spent some time talking about matters that led us to the sarcastic world of petty quarell. The coffee was affordable and indeed, well-served. They took time to explain their product and offered some tips on how to enjoy our daily cup of coffee. The traditional saying “strike while the iron is hot” applies with the coffee also that the moment you carefully sip it, you could achieve the real zest. Some coffee taste bitter and it is quite ideal instead of adding on sugar, having chocolates or brownies would be better. It was stimulating upon knowing those simple tricks. The owner added that like the coffee, life also has its own variety of flavours, be it bitter or sweet. I dwelled on the line that he said. We keep on stirring it and managing such expectations to let it appear joyous and free from pain. We stir life/coffee in a way that we expect some favourable outcomes that during our first try/ first taste on the bitterness, we withdraw our appreciation towards the whole life/coffee. Thus, we looked for substitute, sugar and another taste-the sweeter one. We failed to realize that the sweetest of life’s sweets can only be achieved by tasting the bitterest life’s bitter. So, allow petty quarrels to add bitterness oh, I mean “spice” to the relationship.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The coffee effect

In drinking your daily dose of coffee pls do in mind that moderation is a key to everything.
Caffeine is a drug that has been widely used for centuries. Its main
effect is that it is a mild stimulant of the central nervous system (CNS), helping to reduce feelings of drowsiness and fatigue. However, regular use may lead to "habituation"; that is, no net benefit from use but, rather, a negative effect if the drug is not taken.
Though there is a study conducted that Coffee may counteract alcohol’s poisonous effects on the liver and help prevent cirrhosis - Chicago, researchers say.
In a study of more than 125,000 people, one cup of coffee per day cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 20 percent. Four cups per day reduced the risk by 80 percent. The coffee effect held true for women and men of various ethnic backgrounds.

It is unclear whether it is the caffeine or some other ingredient in coffee that provides the protection, said study co-author Dr. Arthur Klatsky of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Saga of Darren Shan

Hello everyone before enjoying your morning/afternoon/evening coffee try reading the novel The Saga of Darren Shan (known as Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan in the US), its about boy becoming a vampire and his adventures. For more information visit

I found this manga lying dormant on my hardrive and I wanted to share this one with all of you. Do note that this only has 5 chapters and I don't know if they will continue translating and scanning more of this. But I am currently looking for the US novel on this on


All credits goes to the Aku-tenshi group(

here is a megaupload link

13 days in Hell

I found this game recently and I wanted to share this with everyone pls give a comment after playing Thanks

13 Days in Hell

Click here to play this game

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Delicious Coffee K-Cups

A wonderful coffee experience takes magnificence of taste and brew. That is why the role of cups and flavour is highly paramount in emphasizing the “coffee haven.” A simple moment of coffee break turns into a phenomenal one-minute vacation with the advent of Kreurig K-Cups. A cup that fuses convenience and satisfaction, shall I say, keeps the warmth of conversation with friends or a deep reflection. To ease the process, to uphold one’s imagination and to satisfy one’s craving are the goals of Kreurig K-Cups.

Friday, January 2, 2009

costume party

It was a joyous evening as we celebrate our high school batch Christmas Party. It's a sort of a reunion coupled with artisitic ideas of costumes and styles. We also had exchanging of gifts. The rule is that, the gift should be something important to you and it has been a part of you for a long time or, it has a sentimental value. But the highlight of the program really was the showcase of costumes wherein all of us experienced the "fashion walk." Some dropped a bomb by doing some daring pose while some extended their arena and did the ridiculous one. Fortunately, we captured those moments through the aid of digital cameras.(hehe)
A night of hilarious activity has become suddenly a moment of looking back. We commonly possess one thing which makes us establish our own identity, and that thing is called..bonding..