Filipino-ness is all about Bumbum, Baby, Boy and... →
Amusing article on BBC.com about playful Filipino names being taken seriously. It’s so true, the Philippines is probably the only country in the world that thinks it’s OK to call a 50-year old businessman “babe”, a Congressman “Joker” or even a mayor “Jejomar” (after Jesus, Mary and Joseph). It’s well written too, I might say.
Today is the end of the first quarter of the year, a.k.a. Q1. Why should you care about this commonplace term from the world of finance and business? Because an efficient way to move forward is to have a regular marker to stop and assess your progress. If you had to issue a quarterly report on You, Inc., what would it say?
Thank you! I like you too!
char liked your post: woohoo! ylevol liked your post: woohoo! smile4a1up replied to your post: woohoo! AWESOME!!!! Praise God for sure :]. Happy for ya :D! caffeine-ated liked your post: woohoo! cksaul liked your post: woohoo! Aww….thanks everyone (and Myra too)! I’m not sure if it’s even possible to remove all cancer cells, but for at least for now, my mom’s...
There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout: This is me damn it! I...– Stacey Charter (via quote-book) Damn…awesome quote! Take me as I am. Don’t make me feel less than I am, but let me grab life by the seams and be who I’m meant to be. Got it? Ok, well I haven’t. Haha
After a barrage of tests, surgeries, intermittent radiation treatments and overall lifestyle changes for the past year or so, my mom is officially cancer free for life!!!!! Woohoo!!!! Praise God forever…and ever =)
The world is not the most pleasant place. Eventually your parents leave you and...– Queen Elizabeth II (via quote-book)
2 Corinthians 4:15-18 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18...
4020vision: Blinders that keep you from comparing yourself to other people. Everyone has problems and a different version of what makes them happy. No good comes from comparing what you have or don’t have — from your job, your life or your relationship — to what others have. It will only make you question what you have. And you don’t even know if they are happy. Great reality check kind of...
80's music!!! →
I’m not too big a fan of 80s music, but I like this mix, It’s my make it a happy day, back off world kind of mix.
Do you ever...
…feel like your brain is about to explode?! Yup, that would be me these days. Not sure what this is, but I wish I had switches in my brain to calm down the chaos. Or maybe I just need to stop thinking in general. Alt+Control+Delete…..end task. If only it were that easy. (ps. Don’t worry, this isn’t as bad as it sounds. I just need a mental health break…aka a...
40:20 Vision: Gift for a 20-Something: Give... →
4020vision: Take a moment today to be present …and appreciate what you have:) “Most people aren’t dealing with catastrophic events in their 20s. But catastrophe just chooses you …you don’t choose it. If you knew that, you would appreciate every moment you have. Just appreciate. Walking, talking, driving….
40:20 Vision: Gift for a 20-Something: Nurture... →
4020vision: A lot of women feel the pressure of family expectations. Love your family, be there for them but as this woman who spent a lot of her 20’s bending to her family’s wishes, wishes for you: don’t do it at the expense of making your own life too. “You don’t always have to do… I needed this.
hope this doesn't jinx me
I might as well say this while I still have it in me, but I’m finally happy to be busy at work. The good kind of busy, I mean. Yesterday, I was assigned a project I’ve been wanting to do for so long and I’m looking forward to focusing and learning more as I go along with it. Even better that after this project is done, I can get accredited and use it as bragging rights or...
top 10 cities to date a nerd →
LOL….another funny link in my emails today. It cracks me up that 3 of these cities are in the bay area and 2 of them in my neighborhood. Also interesting that out of all the schools in the bay area (the US for that matter) UC Berkeley and Santa Clara U are mentioned, but Stanford isn’t. Could that mean that Cal and SCU is nerdier than Stanford?!? Haha…don’t answer,...
shopping for mail order brides :( →
This link came up on my gmail RSS feed and it makes me all sorts of angry, sad and disgusted. I guess google picked up “Filipino” from some of my emails and thought it was clever to link me to this site. I’ve always known about mail order brides but never saw how they were being advertised. It looks like a shopping website for people, that focuses on buying “the girl of...
We are at our sexiest when we feel the most confident. We are at our least...– Olivia Wilde (via cloud-of-loveliness)
inspiration from empowered women →
One of those kick ass articles on being the best version of yourself. Here’s a few of my favorite points: Bring passion to what you are doing everyday and set your expectations high. Greatness will forever be out of reach if you are not deeply passionate about what you do. If you don’t absolutely love, love, love your work, you’ll never have what it takes to make it to the...
…Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people...– Neale Donald Walsch (via kari-shma) Love yourself :)
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to...– Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) My mantra thus far ;) also why The Alchemist is a favorite book.
concentration killers →
good reminders to stay on track
Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to...– Sylvia Plath (via thoughtsdetained)
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.– Frank A. Clark (via thatkidthathauntsyou)
Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a...– Pedro Arrupe SJ Thought this was a good quote to start the Lenten season. Here’s to letting go of everything old and unnecessary; and waking up to newness with God’s love.
America is NOT broke →
Leave it to Michael Moore to make sense in this financial crisis. Although this article is addressed to Wisconsin, I think it applies to California quite well. Or actually…it applies to all of us. “We reject anyone tells us America is broke and broken. It’s just the opposite! We are rich with talent and ideas and hard work and, yes, love. Love and compassion toward those...
All around the world, we are gazing skyward waiting for God… Never realizing...– Dan Brown, from The Lost Symbol (via awakeinthedream)