Friday, January 29, 2010

The road of life

"The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same.
Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination."

-Don Williams Jr.

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.

No apologies or excuses.

No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.

The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible

or the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.

-Bob Moawad

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hapag ng Pag-asa

I was browsing yesterday an issue of Kerygma, one of the best-selling magazines from Bo Sanchez and got mesmerized by this meaningful painting from Joey Velasco, a miracle artist. He called it "Hapag ng Pag-asa" (Table of Hope). Behind this amazing painting is a wonderful story. Watch and be touched.

Monday, January 25, 2010

How is your week?

Friday, January 22, 2010

A wise advise from a CEO

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

- Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO Apple Inc.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Life and Decisions

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.
-David Russell

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

A funny way of describing life

American stand-up comedian, George Carlin has his own hilarious description of life.

"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

Life is like an hourglass

Myspace Life Graphics Quotes

Friday, January 15, 2010

Decisions in Life

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

A funny quip...

Funny how we depend our very existence to machines these days....

Saturday, January 09, 2010


Grab a new Myspace Layout

Friday, January 08, 2010

Dampening the Christmas spirit

Last Christmas, we've found ourselves in a jovial mode. We practically enjoyed everything that we did. Even though we emptied our pockets not for ourselves but for gifts to other people, we didn't mind.

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

Christmas comes, Christmas goes

I guess everyone still has a hangover from the holidays including me. Nobody wants to let go of that long-sought vacation. I'm practically dragging myself to wake up in the early morning and be ready for work. Everyone misses the holidays, the merry-making, the grandiose celebrations, and did I mention the very long vacation?

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.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Life is a battle

Sunday, January 03, 2010

The New Year is a Rainbow

Majestic but devious Mayon Volcano as captured by NASA's Satellite

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.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Let's reboot for 2010...

The year has just ended. Life goes on to start another cycle. Everybody gets a new fresh start. But most of us will carry on to this year whatever was left out last year. And the process starts all over again. The year is new, but for others it will be like just same ordinary day. A new year has come again, a cycle restarts. Why should we treat it just an ordinary day? We must give ourselves another chance. All of us deserves it. A reboot so to speak. This is so to get rid of our lingering thoughts that we are stuck in a cycle of failures. A new year has come. A new chance for you and for me. Happy new year to all!