Showing posts from February, 2011

Guilty Pleasures I Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About


Lessons I Learned When I Left My Comfort Zone

Definition of COMFORT ZONE1: the temperature range within which one is comfortable 2: the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity
     It’s been 6 years since I left Davao for work here in Makati. I am 993.5 kilometres (617.34 miles) away from home. I know for a fact that this entails a lot of adjustment. When I decided to accept the job in Makati, I knew that I would be leaving my comfort zone. I grew up with my family around me all the time, and its something that I value for the rest of my life. Being in a place where I knew every road to take, every street to go, every twist and turns of every corner is where I have always felt comfortable with. Even simple things like knowing what kind of weather to expect is something that I am accustomed to.
     Deciding to leave your comfort zone is something that a person should think a thousand times. The time I decided and leave my hometown, I remember a lot of concerned people and friends asked me about why would make such a …

Lesson Learned From A Magazine Stand

I was inside the 711 store to buy something for brunch. My eyes started to search for the perfect aisle with great foods to fill my hungry stomach. While I was browsing each stand with breads and cookies and tunas and instant noodles, I saw this magazine stand with some latest and catchy magazine covers available for this month. I started picking some magazines, and started those that captured my being and caught my attention. I forgot that the reason why I was in that store is to buy something to eat.
     As I continue checking the covers of the magazines, I realized that I really cannot open and check what's inside. All I can do is to read and see the table of contents or titles of each pages on the front cover of those magazines and then try to think and guess if the story is good or maybe not. The only way to feed my curiosity is to buy one and read. From the very top portion of the magazine stands lined up the very known magazine in the land. There's a lot of choices…

How To Avoid Being SMished

Have you ever received a text message from someone you don't know asking for a load or your personal information? Did you received a text message telling you that you won in a lottery or a raffle from a company and that you need to call or send your own personal information? Are you a victim of these bogus attack from peoople who wants to get victimize innocent people like us?
     The world is so cruel for those people who are not vigilant enough in safeguarding our property, personal information and even our life. We need to be very watchful as there are people who will try to do anything just to get what they want.       The latest attack that a lot of us are encountering right now is what we called SMishing. This is the latest Phishing attack that uses text messages (SMS) to get personal information on cell phones and mobile devices. 
It derives from SMS + Phishing = SMishing.
     This usually happens when a text message is delivered to the "bait" (this could…

Single is Sexy, But Two Is Better than One

I received a message from a very close friend asking me about my opinion on dating and love.  She's in love and she's 18. I'm not a love guru or an expert on something that I myself failed for many years.  I really do not know how will I answer and what feedback should I give her. Her message honestly caught my attention. I can imagine that Valentines day is approaching and that this teen friend is probably will be dating someone. 
     So I'll do my best I can to give her the best answer and the best opinion I have in mind. So here's my reply to her message:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Teen Friend,
     I really appreciate you asking my opinion about dating and love but honestly I myself is also asking about it particularly about love as I do not date that much. It's not bad meeting new people and to know them but you should always be careful in meeting people. Probably the best thing I can tell you is to guard your heart. Do not give in that easy. Be vigila…

Tom & Jerry

I was watching my all time favorite cartoon movie, Tom & Jerry. Since I was a kid, I was so obsessed with this two cartoon characters. I enjoyed watching Tom chasing Jerry and always admired Jerry on how he thinks of different ways to escape Tom's ensnare. This has been one of my past times when I was a kid and up to now.

 After watching the movie, I was so struck by how Tom chased Jerry. Chasing could mean, Tom wants to eat Jerry whole or it could also be a way of revenge from Jerry's naughtiness and cleverness.

I observed that in the chase between Tom & Jerry...

Jerry mostly wins...

In real life, chasing does happened. Like a real mouse and a cat chase scenario. The mouse mostly wins. I believe this is because the cat is running for his food while the mouse is running for his life. A person who is in need will do anything just to get and satisfy his/her cravings. A person who has a purpose will surely wins.

   Purpose is more important than need.

    I've learne…

The Pencil and The Eraser

I went into a bookshop when I heard a conversation from an office supplies section. This is a conversation of two little creation (Scary! nagsasalita sila).
Excerpt from a text messages from a friend.
PENCIL: I am really sorry.
ERASER: for what?
PENCIL: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.
ERASER: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

THE MORAL LESSON Be careful of what you are doing so you won't lose someone so important to you in the end. 

It makes sense honestly, but in my own point of view; The pencil and the eraser …