A wonderful visual interpretation of Rupert Holmes’ meaningful song, Touch and Go circa 1976.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
An image by award-winning photojournalist Lennart Nilsson that is included in 100 Photographs that Changed the World by Life magazine. At first the publishers couldn’t believe what they are seeing but after they were convinced, made it on the cover with a feature spanning 16 pages. Lennart Nilsson, pioneered ground-breaking techniques on microphotography using thin endoscopes.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Another beautiful forwarded-message…
“Life is about learning that you have
You can choose to be hopeful rather than hopeless;
You can choose to act from faith rather than react from fear;
And you can choose to enjoy life rather than merely survive it.”
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Life is about mending. It is about putting things together to make a whole. It is about bits and pieces of your reality and then managing them, organizing them in order to make sense of your whole being. If you get the “whole picture” then you are on the right track towards a purposeful life.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
Life as we know it is not "perfect". There are ups and downs, twists and turns, dark days, good days. Well, imagine a life that is too “perfect”. A life with no worries, no hang-ups, no problems. One would say that life is good. Everything is right where you want it to be. All day and all night is fun, fun, fun. There's no let up, no mood swings, no gloominess. It's the perfect world, the best life, the perfect life in fact. Or is it?
A fun life isn't perfect. It is a life of solitude. It is a life without a meaningful purpose. It’s an empty life, a life that has no goal. Now imagine life on the opposite side. Everything is dull, dark, gloom, wretched. Every minute of the day is worrisome. Problem abounds. Everyday existence is an agony. Life is unfair. Life sucks!
The two scenarios, are the two extreme sides of life. Both are not fantasies, they are realities. The "better" side of life is almost always the after-sought between the two for who doesn't want to get away with misery, problems and misfortunes. But then again there are those in this side who are also unhappy, regretful and discontented for whatever they have, fame, power, or money doesn't satisfy them. Hence, life will not always be perfect.
What then makes life better, more meaningful, more worthy or near perfect? There is only one reason for life and that is love for love is the reason for our existence. Love builds families. Love binds friendships. Love creates relationships. Love gives purpose to life. And life full of love is close to perfection.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Biking is fun and so is life. The big analogy is that, when you are treading uphill you will have to exert great effort pedaling. So it is with life. If you want to reach your dream on top, you’ll have to struggle your way up. That means working hard, striving and doing your best. However if you want the easiest life, go downhill, pedaling effort is almost zero, but the problem is you’ll find yourself at the bottom.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
I never thought I could still catch a very valuable lesson from children shows these days.
One of my son's favorites is Disney's My Friends Tigger and Pooh. Disney's Playhouse is his favorite cable channel. Sometimes we have to trick him so we can watch other shows.
Anyways, one episode is about Roo's problem. It was I Love You day in Hundred Acre Woods where everyone expresses love for each other. Most everyone is giving cards, but Roo completely forgot to do anything at all, even for his mom. He wants to give her a special gift, but isn't sure what to give. His friends suggest gift ideas that suit her interests. So he gave her a pot of honey but Pooh ate it all. Second, he gave her a vase of flowers, but he sneezed at them and made a mess. Then he thought of giving her a work of art, but the wind blew it all away. Tired and exasperated, he nearly gave up. But then his friends thought of the only gift that can never be taken, or sneezed at, or blew away.
He gave her a very warm HUG....
Happy Mother’s Day!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Saturday, May 01, 2010
We may feel that some people have all the luck and we always run out of it, but the truth is, we chase and carve our own dreams. If we fail to achieve what we earnestly desire, it is not because we ran out of luck but, because we stopped pursuing at the moment of failure.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
1. Enjoy Life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.
2. Sometimes, nobody really cares if you are miserable, so you might as well be happy.
3. If you can’t solve it, it’s not a problem – it’s reality.
4. Happiness is like perfume; you can’t pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
5. If all good things must come to an end, then don’t worry, all bad things eventually would end too.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
ARGH! I am now really pissed off with GLOBE TELECOMS. After a week, they were finally able to restore my line. What pisses me off is that they assured me of better line after 1 week of maintenance and to hell with it. After less than a week, my DSL is down again. That's 3 times of four-day average downtime in less than a month. I am so very frustrated with their awful service. I really can't believe this!
Sunday, April 04, 2010
This song is over a decade old. I just want to reminisce it because its message fully encompass the the true meaning of Easter. It was composed by Trina Belamide and sung by Jamie Rivera for the World Youth Day circa 1995.
Tell the World of His Love
For God so loved the world
He gave us His only Son
Jesus Christ our Savior
His most precious one
He has sent us His message of love
And sends those who hear
To bring the message to everyone
In a voice loud and clear
Let us tell the world of His love
The greatest love the world has known
Search the world for those who have walked
Astray and lead them home
Fill the world's darkest corners
With His light from up above
Walk every step, Every mile, Every road
And tell the world, Tell the world of His love
Our Lord our savior our king
Emmanuelle prince of peace
Begotten of the Father's love
Born to set us free
Let heaven and earth sing His praises
His righteousness proclaim
Let every heart rejoice in His love
And magnify His name
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
It’s almost been a week since my broadband connection conked out. And the week before that, it was out for three days. All the support personnel can provide is that our area is under service maintenance.
Well thanks a lot GLOBE TELECOMS for maintaining our facilities very well that almost all the time our internet connection and not to mention voice line are out of service. I’m now contemplating on switching to another ISP and hope that their service is the lesser of two evils. I’ve been a Globe customer for quite sometime but their service and facilities started to dwindle and has gotten to my nerve. I was able to post this rant and my previous posts from my workplace.
Monday, March 15, 2010
It's a pile of questions upon questions upon questions each of which has a set of multiple choice for answers. These are our crossroads. The choices we make for our answers are our decisions.
The difference is that the choices are neither right nor wrong which is why we are not required to review. In fact there are no such things as reviewers in this type of quiz. And when we choose our answers we don't use our mind alone but also our heart.
Some correct answers will be vague, others will be illogical but right, most are dead sure answers but are chosen otherwise by people. Whatever answers we chose are affected by circumstances that we are experiencing. Other persons will not understand why we decided that way, others will support and provide guidance. But at any rate, we may opt not to choose any answer and get contented with what we already have.
The other difference is that we are allowed to copy from any whom you think is worth copying. That means we can copy or idolize the lives of others but may not have the same results.
And like any other quiz, one has to pass in order to be successful. But that doesn't mean getting all the answers right. Some answers will be deemed failures, others will be partially correct. Because unlike any other quiz, we will answer questions while learning from them. And these lessons will pile up as we answer more. And as we do rummage through the questions, we'll eventually learn to cope up and pass with flying colors.
Friday, March 05, 2010
Life just like the sea is not always tranquil. At times there will be storms ahead that will disrupt our peaceful voyage. There will be storms that will test our durability, storms that will ruin our sails, storms that will threaten our future. Just as the boats at sea we need to anchor ourselves. We need to secure ourselves so we won’t drift away aimlessly.
Anchors are very important tools for fishermen and sailors. They use it to secure their vessels ashore so that these won’t drift out in to the open sea. A boat without an anchor will not stand a chance against the cruel sea most specially during a storm.That is why it is a necessity for every ship to have an anchor.
We need to anchor our lives because life is not always a tranquil sea. When you let yourself drift alone in life, there's a chance you might not make it out when a storm passes. We need someone whom to secure ourselves. We need someone who will hold us and keep us at bay. We need to anchor our hearts to someone we trust and someone we love.
I feel secured because I firmly anchored my heart in my family and to God. Whenever a “storm” comes I can count on their support and guidance. And my faith in God will always reassure me that He is always there watching over. How about you? Who’s your anchor in life?
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Consider all options...
Then GO for it!
In the end, you will succeed and prove them wrong!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
There are treasures in life,
but owners are few
Of money and power
to buy things brand new.
Yet you can be wealthy
and feel regal too,
If you will just look
for the treasures in you.
These treasures in life
are not hard to find
When you look in your heart,
your soul, and your mind.
For when you are willing
to share what's within,
Your fervent search
for riches will end.
The joy and the laughter,
the smile that you bring;
The heart unafraid
to love and to sing;
The hand always willing
to help those in need;
Ones quick to reach out,
to labor and feed.
So thank you for sharing
these great gifts inside;
The caring, the cheering,
the hug when one cried.
Thanks for the energy,
And thank you for sharing
the treasures in you.
Monday, February 01, 2010
by Nikhil Parekh, Love Poet
Life in deserts was sandy,
Life in caves was lonely,
Life in ocean was salty,
Life in stars was resplendent,
Life in car was modern,
Life in mountains was exhilarating,
Life in Sun was brilliant,
Life in forests was mystical,
Life in shadows was enigmatic,
Life in battlefield was belligerent,
Life in pearls was exotic,
Life in office was monotonous,
Life in sky was breezy,
Life in submarine was voluptuous,
Life in trees was mischievous,
Life in roses was fragrant,
Life in grass was intoxicating,
Life in webs was silken,
Life in paradise was divine,
Life in temples was sacrosanct,
Life in gutter was abhorrent,
Life in dirt was deplorable,
Life in rain was seductive,
Life in beehives was vivacious,
Life in wine was sensuous,
Life in computers was brazen,
Life in nests was sequestering,
Life in statues was stationary,
Life in icebergs was freezing,
Life in anthills was irascible,
Life in lakes was placid,
Life in locks was invincible,
Life in photographs was still,
Life in gardens was pleasant,
Life in mousetrap was asphyxiating,
Life in fists was curled,
Life in prison was disdainful,
Life in whirlpool was spinning,
Life in theater was dramatic,
Life in art was enchanting,
Life in boats was undulating,
Life in diamonds was glittering,
Life in moon was milky,
Life in kitchen was appetizing,
Life in beauty was ravishing,
Life in titillation was enticing,
Life in fantasy was stupendous,
Life in motherslap was blissful,
Life in medicine was healing,
Life in corpse was standstill,
Life in lavatory was pathetic,
Life in seedlings was blossoming,
Life in horseback was gallivanting,
Life in snakeskin was slithering,
Life in oven was sizzling,
Life in greenery was sedative,
Life in rebellion was evoking,
Life in discrimination was appalling,
Life in benevolence was gratifying,
Life in humanity was God,
Life in cheese was tangy,
Life in achievement was exultating,
Life in ambition was propelling,
Life in eyelashes was flirtatious,
Life in palms was dependant,
Life in fashion was bombastic,
Life in recluse was esoteric,
Life in keyhole was inconspicuous,
Life in kites was exuberant,
Life in glass was reflecting,
Life in tea was rejuvenating,
Life in sheep was impeccable,
Life in rocks was jagged,
Life in chains was abominable,
Life in feathers was tickling,
Life in egotism was preposterous,
Life in dawn was brandnew,
Life in dewdrops was mesmerizing,
Life in intrigue was electrifying,
Life in eloquence was mystifying,
Life in clock was pragmatic,
Life in childhood was nostalgic,
Life in robots was mechanical,
Life in fabric was shielding,
Life in soul was stupefying,
Life in roots was entangling,
Life in chains was hedonistic,
Life in bareness was lascivious,
Life in haziness was romantic,
Life in knives was lethal,
Life in chili was piquant,
Life in swings was fascinating,
Life in lechery was insane,
Life in rhythm was celestial,
Life in pulse was frantic,
Life in lies was cowardice,
Life in superstitions was non-existent,
Life in revenge was pugnacious,
But life in the heart of your beloved; WAS; IS; AND
WILL ALWAYS BE LOVE; LOVE AND ONLY LOVE…
Friday, January 29, 2010
The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
- Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO Apple Inc.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind.
- Timothy Fuller
Life is just an endless chain of judgments. . . . The more imperfect our judgment, the less perfect our success.
- B. C. Forbes
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharlal Nehru
Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.
- Jose Ortega
Life is the sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
- Samuel Butler
The difficulty of life is in the choice.
- George Moore
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler
Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for the training of a mere beginner.
- Lewis Mumford
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
Life is meant for living.. I know that sounds simplistic, but how many days do you let slip by without really doing something, accomplishing something, making a life change, a lifestyle change?
- Ivana Trump
Life is full of uncertainties. Future investment earnings and interest and inflation rates are not known to anybody. However, I can guarantee you one thing.. those who put an investment program in place will have a lot more money when they come to retire than those who never get around to it.
- Noel Whittaker
People "died" all the time. ... Parts of them died when they made the wrong kinds of decisions-decisions against life. Sometimes they died bit by bit until finally they were just living corpses walking around. If you were perceptive you could see it in their eyes; the fire had gone out ... you always knew when you made a decision against life. ... The door clicked and you were safe inside- safe and dead.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Not all of your decisions will be correct. None of us is perfect. But if you get into the habit of making decisions, experience will develop your judgment to a point where more and more of your decisions will be right. After all, it is better to be right 51 percent of the time and get something done, than it is to get nothing done because you fear to reach a decision.
- H. W. Andrews
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
"The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating...
...and you finish off as an orgasm."
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Decisions! Decisions! Our life will be full of it whether we like it or not. We are traveling in paths of intersecting cross roads. And for each intersection we'll always need to choose which way to go. These will be our decisions. Decisions that will leave us no choice but to decide. Each of this decisions will affect our life and the lives of the people we will encounter. . . .
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
We were so generous and the feeling was so contagious that all of us even those who had just few, spent their hard-earned money to buy for others. It was the perfect time for presents, surprises and party galore.
That was us during Christmas, we were so hyped, so energetic... so generous. However after the season fades, so is our glorious selves. And the color, and the majesty of it all slowly transformed back to the usual setting we used to have. It's our own usual ways, it's our former selves... it was us.
So the glory days of Christmas will be missed, until the season cycles back and we'll revert back to jovial, generous mode. Sadly, that's not our norm.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
When I enter the malls, I can still hear the music of Christmas carols, I can still see those Christmas decors, the Christmas trees and all. And I just realized that Christmas has still not officially ended as far as the Philippines is concerned. The event officially ends after the feast of the Three Kings which is usually January 6. That's why the spirit of the season still lingers even though we are now again inside our enclosed cubicles, trapped in our classrooms and again brave the horrendous traffic of the city.
I had fun. Whisking away office works from my system for quite a number of days was a relief. I felt in such a way rejuvenated just to prepare myself for another round of battle.
Well, Christmas comes, Christmas goes, as my blog says - life's like that. But I hope the spirit of the season - the season of giving and the season of forgiving will also linger in us even when Christmas is over.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
The tragedy of Ondoy and Pepeng.
The massacre in Maguindanao.
Our country was engulfed by tragedies upon tragedies upon tragedies last year. Two super typhoons that brought mayhem killing hundreds, sea tragedies that shouldn't have happened during holidays, a demonic leader that massacred civilians and journalists and the imminent eruption of a devious volcano displacing tens of thousands. A gloomy year indeed that blanketed our bright outlook for a better tomorrow. But some how, we were able to celebrate the holidays with great joy and jovial merrymaking. We celebrated Christmas and welcomed the new year with great optimism. Amidst the colorful decorations, grand fireworks and blissful celebration is a bundle of hope that the new year will bring a better life.
A new year is a rainbow. A symbol of a bright new start after a great storm. Just like a rainbow, we look up to it as a sign. A sign of a brighter tomorrow, a sign of a better life, a sign of a a happier living. The new year is a rainbow of hope. Our hope, our aspiration, our dream that this year and all the years to come will be a far better year from what we previously had.