Mar 30, 2014

My Mom was an Investor

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Every time I feel down, I always think of my accomplishments. It may not be the best that I had hoped for but it's a great milestone in pursuit of success in life - far from what I was before but not yet what I'm going to be.

Mar 14, 2014

Roadrunning

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I wouldn't be proud of this but it's worth sharing. Today I put myself to a test: run for 5km right after work from residential house to the nearest mall in town. Fortunately, my alter ego did not react and voluntarily gave in. I was happy. And it was a success to control the other side of me.

Mar 13, 2014

The Art of Naivety

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Too much worry of something kills, seriously. Poverty and death may be the most common examples but it doesn't end there. Small things that are really not bothering, can bother us in a distractive way. It is a matter of perspective.

Whether a hot gadget we desperately want, a never-ending project, unfaithful partner or a backbiter office mate, it can greatly affect us deep inside. Worst part is when we envelop ourselves with an issue for a long time. 



Sometimes it pays to be naive - ignore things and let it happen when it has to. Being passive is not really a good idea however using this tactic is the only workaround to avoid the trap. Diversion is a good strategy.

The way I see it though, at present, is that our youth tend to divert their attention by introducing a stimulus - alcohol, drugs, to name a few. To some it is effective. But remember, one wrong doesn't make the other wrong thing right.

Being naive is inherent in me. Sometimes it is working against me but in crucial situations, I appreciate my skill. It helped me a lot most of the time. Because of being naive, no hurting words were said, no self-depression (I hope not), no aggressive attacks made and no bickering with friends. Unaffected. Passive. Dormant. Here's what I think about when I get caught emotionally.

1. We will all die, enjoy while still alive.

Chameleons are everywhere and we don't know who they are. You lied and you've been lied; They're up there and you're still on the ground, but remember, nothing will be brought when you die. No one is an exemption. Material things decompose, decay and rut but our souls. Enjoy and do good things to everyone.

2. Words doesn't make you a lesser person.

Someone may have said something that hurt you. So what. True or not, it does not define your life there and then. You can always change anytime and achieve great happiness than everyone else. Bad words can be disposed easily from one ear to another. Don't keep it. Karma will always be there and yes it exists.

3. Luxury is just an illusion, it doesn't last long.

The luxury fulfillment is ephemeral. The experience may truly be one of a kind but the essential purpose is no nerve-wrecking.

4. Happiness lies within you.

Being happy is a how, not a what. It is how you see yourself, others and the world that defines how happy you are. Happiness is not defined by the things you achieve or net worth. The latter is just a result of happiness, not the cause.

Credits to www.lynnegolodner.com 


Mar 4, 2014

SM Free Movie Marathon Post Review

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I jumpstarted the first day of graduation month (in Philippines) with a bang! Together with my friends, we watched a FREE movie marathon sponsored by SM Cinema. The movie screening was available in all SM Cinemas nationwide. Five new movies were opened to public. The selected movies were really great.

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