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Morning Coffee

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I woke up late today and I didn't realized that its already 1PM. This is my usual routine every time I don't have a work or if its a holiday here in the Philippines. I have the pleasure in waking up late. I don't need to get worried about rush hours every time I go to work. No need to think about the bunch of emails waiting for me every time I open my computer at work. No need to think about those calls coming from my colleagues. Today, all I want to do is to hibernate, sleep, eat, rest and a get a lot of rest. 
     I got up and get a cup of coffee and as usual sit in front of the computer writing this senseless post. Lol. 
     Anyway, while I was stirring my coffee I can see the sugar, coffee and the creamer mixed and blended well which produces a very good taste; plus the aroma makes me wanna drink more coffee.
     This is exactly the same with life. When we are in a difficulty, trials and hardships all we need to do is to blend with it. Instead of complaining and …

When Nature Teaches You A Lesson

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The clock alarms at 5AM today. This pisses me every time I forgot to turn the alarm off specially if its my off from work. Instead of getting mad or angry, I kneel down and say a little prayer. I lay  my head back to bed and reminisce what happened yesterday.  I always do this almost everyday before getting out of bed. Its fun thinking and evaluating what you did and what happened yesterday and then planning on doing things differently to make it more productive. 
     As I lay my head facing the ceiling,  I thank God for the protection and the second chance He has given me. I consider every wake ups as a second chance of my life. Its my chance to do more and make my life better than what I did yesterday. It's the time for me to fulfill the dream I had when I'm still in the state of zen. 
After an hour, I decided to stand out of bed and take a few walks around the house. Waking up so early in the morning is not bad after all specially when nature teaches you valuable lesson…

Team Building Experience: A Life Changing Activity

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Our company had its General Assembly and Team Building activity last November 15-16, 2010 at Forest Club Eco Resort in Laguna,. This is the first time I participated in this kind of activity as I am a newly hired employee in the company. This is also the first team building that I've joined that I can say, changed the way I look things, my perspective in terms of dealing with different issues at work, with co-workers and with life as a whole. I always joined team buildings before in my previous company, but its more on like eating out, having fun, drinking session with my former teammates, videoke session and some others. This time, its totally different. Aside from its an overnight stay at the resort, its also the type of activity that is surely worth keeping.
    When we arrived at the place, I really didn't like the area probably because when we arrived its raining hard at that time. The feeling of getting excited was changed with hesitations and disappointment since…

Our Life Needs a Hand Plane

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In life, sometimes we experienced hardships and heartaches. We sometimes experience brokenness or maybe wounded and betrayed. Most of us experienced pain and suffering at its peak and most of the time we want to surrender or maybe worst, we hope were dead. Those pains causes so much distraction that we cannot live life to the fullest. As always, when we experienced pain and suffering we feel that a little bit of something in us has been taken away, we feel incomplete and we lack focus on the good things that life has to offer. 
But everything I feel pain or suffering, I just think of it as a wood with a hand plane on top. I just always think that we need to experience pain for us to be whole again. We need to feel pain for us to be ready and be prepared for a much greater pain. Our life needs to be shaved so that when time comes that we need to face a much greater pain, we are ready because we are crafted and created beautifully out of the pains and sufferings we experienced in the p…

A Lesson Learned From A Cocoon

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I am in a great dilemma. I do not understand why sometimes we need to struggle so hard for us to come to a point of realization that not all things always turns good. I can't accept the fact that sometimes, we need to undergo a challenge or a rocky road for us to become a strong and better person. I am struggling. I am trying my best to survive. I am undertaking a hard road. I forgot that in life its not always good, its not always happy. Sometimes we need to struggle for us to become strong. Sometimes, we need to fight for survival. Changing outside of your comfort zone is as hard as a stone. Trying to prove yourself your good is difficult. Doing it by your own strength is the weakest thing a person ever did. 
Lately, I have been bombarded with stress, pressure from work, guilt, worries and dismay which eventually took control over my life. For a while, I've been timid and lack of self-confidence until a butterfly cocoon thought me a very good lesson. 
I found a butterfly co…

Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort in Davao City

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Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort is one of the most famous resort among the locals of Davao. This is located in Samal island off the coast of Davao. This resort is good and one of the best destination for couples, family gathering and outing or even just be yourself to relax and unwind. The resort owns almost 800 meters shoreline and the only place on the part of Samal Island. If you're into a resort where every time you open your doors you will see white sand beach immediately right before your very eyes, its in this resort. Its only 7 minutes away from the traffic Metro of Davao where travelers and visitors are ferried by a fleet of ten (10) colorful boats efficiently operated by the management of the resort from 5:00 AM up to 5:00 PM. For those who wish to go to Samal Island they can still travel by a Ferry Boat which serves the public until 11PM.
     Resort owner's first priority is there guest and visitors that the reason why there safety is more important. Because …

Chain Messages

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Hindi ako motivated magsulat. Tinatamad ako at walang maisip kung ano ang ilalagay sa blog ko. But, I need to keep it going. Kahit ilang beses akong mag login sa account ko at kahit anong try ko, nothing comes up. Nangbiglang may nag text sa akin ng isang  Chain Text Messages. Bagay na kinaiinisan ko. HIndi naman sa hindi ko na-aappreciate ang chain message pero pag yung tipong nakakapikon at hindi nakakapag bigay saya at motivate sa mambabasa ng message ay hindi talaga maganda. Isang kakilala ang nagsend ng chain message na tipong "if you will not send this to 15 people, one members of your family will die" or "if you will not send this to 15 people sasara ang butas ng pwet mo". 
Naiinis ako dahil sa hindi marunong mag-isip at makikitid ang utak ng message sender. Eh kung bumalik kaya sayo ang tinext mo. Well, hindi ko din naman talaga pinoforward ang mga ganung klaseng message dahil sa alam ko hindi nakaka-inspire at hindi nakakatulong kundi takot at ligalig ang…

The Race Of The Rabbit And The Tortoise The Story Continues

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As I continue walking down memory lane, reminiscing every childhood days I've spent with my family, friends and things I did at school when I was a kid even remembering those well loved stories I've read when I was in grade school. I was searching for the famous story of all time, The Race of the Rabbit and the Tortoise, when I cam across this story. I never thought, the story continues. I thought it all ends the time the rabbit failed to reached the finish line. This story is worth sharing, so hopefully you will also learn something from this story.

The Added Value of CONTINUOUS LEARNING and Teamwork
Once upon a time a tortoise and a hare had an argument about who was faster. They decided to settle the argument with a race. They agreed on a route and started off the race. The hare shot ahead and ran briskly for some time. Then seeing that he was far ahead of the tortoise, he thought he’d sit under a tree for some time and relax before continuing the race. He sat under th…

Bata Bata Pano Ka Noon?

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Madami akong ala-ala nung bata ako. Siguro masasabi ko na masaya at buong buong ang childhood days/years ko. Hindi gaya ng mga bata ngayon na halos hindi na pwedeng maarawan o di naman kaya ay hindi pwedeng pagpawisan. Ako, o siguro tayo (sa mga ka-edad ko) masasabi kung naging masaya ang pagiging bata ko. Nakakatuwang isipin kapag bumalik ang iyong ala-ala sa pagiging bata. Nasabi ko na din sa sarili ko na sana ay naging bata na lang ako. Kasi sabi nga nila ang bata daw parang walang problema. Walang pinagdadaanang hirap. Palaging masaya. Naglalaro. Tumatakbo sa ulan na nakahubad. In short, walang masyadong iniisip. Hindi gaya ngayon, maraming responsibilidad, marmaing iniisip, kailangan mapagdaanan ang hirap para mabuhay at maging matapang. Pero panget din kung bata ka pa rin pero ang edad mo eh 100 years old. Ano ka isang bampira?
Ano nga ba ang mga alala ko nung bata ako? Heto ang ilan sa mga yon: Nung bata ako kapag walang pasok, dapat kami matulog sa tanghali. Bawal ang gising a…

The City of Davao

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Most of my foreign friends keep on asking me about Davao City, the place where I grow up and undeniably proud of it. They always asked me if its a safe place, the fact that they've heard a lot on the news about people or foreigners being kidnapped and killed in this area. They keep on asking if I am not scared or afraid about Abusayaff or not afraid being kidnapped or something. Well, here's some information about the City where I grow up. 
     The City of Davao (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Davao, Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dabaw) is the largest and de facto capital city located on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It's one of the most progressives cities in the Philippines. Davao City is one of several cities in the Philippines that are independent of any province. It serves as the regional center for Davao Region (Region XI). It has a population of 1,363,330 (2007 census) but according to data from the City Health Office Population Division (CHO-PD) Davao C…