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Simple Truth I Always Keep in Mind

borrowed from Mr. Google.
Lately, my life has been a roller coaster. There have been instances that my faith has been blocked by the situation I was into. I learned a lot from the past experiences and overcome difficulties. As I look back on what had happened in my life for the past 6 months, I can say that I failed in certain aspect but gained victory on the other. That is life's reality, no cannot always get what you wanted.

However, life needs to move on. And as we move on we always keep the lessons we have from the past as a shield to our future. 
Let me give you a quick rundown of the things that I always keep in mind for me to stay focus.


#1 - Happiness and Success are two different things.

A friend of mine is making thousands of pesos last year and up to this day she is earning big bucks. She invested a lot of things and saved enough money in the bank. We really admired her for being so successful in terms of work and how she achieved in life. But guess what? A few weeks ago she told me that she's depressed. She feels like lonely and thought that she doesn't have enough time for herself. So I thought, "Wow!" One of the most successful friends I have is not happy. 

Another friend I know is very optimistic and lighthearted. She likes singing and even loves to join singing competitions in her barangay. You can see her smiling everyday from ear to ear. However, her debt list goes on and on and all she can do is to ask help from others by borrowing money to pay for her debt. I can't deny the fact that she seems happy while singing but can't consider her success. 

#2 - I run my own business.

I realized that no matter how much I earn every month or who I work for; I only work for one person, MYSELF.  The only question I need to find answer is: What I am selling, and to whom? Even if I am a full-time salaried employee, working in a good company holding that nice corporate position with good benefits and perks, I am still running my own business. I am still selling a part of my existence (my time) in return for a price (salary) to a customer (my employer). 

Another question that I need to answer is: How can I save time and increase my profit? 

#3 - Having too many choices interferes your decision making.

I always find myself choosing from different options in life. Like right now, I'm planning to buy a new phone but because we're on the 21st century and technology made it more difficult to chose from which one is better than the other. Sadly, by having a lot of options it often leads to indecision, confusion and inaction. 

Often times I find myself spending more time in evaluating every detail of every possible option. 
What to do?
  • Narrow down your choices, maybe up to three best brands in the market.
  • Chose something that will work and fit for your needs. 
If this doesn't work, chose something else and keep on pressing forward. 

Dear White Bond Paper With A Black Dot In The Middle

Dear White Bond Paper With A Black Dot In The Middle

Thank you for giving me a clearer view on how should I react to my current situation. At a first glance, all I can see is your black dot in the middle. I didn't notice the biggest part of the paper which is the clean and white part of it. I tend to overlook and taken for granted many wonderful things and focus my attention and energy on that small, dot-like failures and disappointments. I know realize that my so called "problems" are usually like the black dot, small and insignificant. All I need to do is widen my horizon and look at the bigger picture and the brighter side of it.

Thanks!

Regards,

X.A.N.D.E.R.

Dear Pay Day That Immediately Got Away

Dear Pay Day Who Easily Got Away, 

Well, hello there!

It's nice to see you after three months of not being together. We should catch up because we have a lot of things to settle. Because of your absence I was kinda in debt and it feels terrible. But now that you're here, things will be better again and I will make it sure that our contract will last longer than we can imagine. 

Oh by the way, I want to say thank you for always taking care of me and my payables. I will not make it without you. I know that I can always count on you. And also, thank you making me happy every time you pay a visit in my bank account because you always me make happy and satisfied. 

And lastly, I want to say thank you because at the end of the day I believe that I deserve you because I work hard for you even if you easily got away from my hands or pocket. 

Cheers! Till next time.

Regards,

X.A.N.D.E.R.

Dear Typhoon Ferdie

Dear Typhoon Ferdie,


I'm so glad to finally meet you. It was was awesome. Imagine after work you have the time to pick me up in the office even though you are so busy flooding the whole Metro Manila. I enjoy your company and because of that I went home soaking wet. I really had a blast. I appreciate your generosity in providing us too much water. At least the plants have the time to keep more water, so come summer time they won't worry about El Nino.

But what I really appreciate about you is that because I am soaking wet going home yesterday and water is knee level high, I got the chance to wash my shoes which I haven't done since I bought it. Lels.

Thanks Ferdie. I hope to see you again but please don't be too harsh. I don't wanna be late coming to work again. Please?



Regards,
 
X.A.N.D.E.R.

Dear Raindrops

Things I learned after being mugged

Di ko inakala na isang araw mararanasan ko din ang ma-holdap. Akala ko kasi sa TV Patrol o 24 Oras ko lang mapapanuod ang mga eksenang ganyan. Kaso sa kasamaang palad noong 7/11, Oo tama ang date na yan 7/11 (July 11) ay naholdap ako sa loob mismo dyep. At akalain mo ha katabi ko pa si Manong Driver na kahit nagmamakaawa na ako ng tulong eh diretso pa rin sa pagmamaneho. Sabagay, mahirap din yun kung di siya naka-focus sa pag drive baka mabangga naman kami. Kung nagkaganun eh double trouble ako. Naholdap na, nabangga pa. Saklap much lang!

Anyways, masakit man sa loob ko na makuha ang mga mahahalagang bagay na matagal kung pinagkakaingatan (at pinaghirapan din) ay nagpapasalamat pa din ako na hindi ako sinaktan kahit gustong gusto kung saktan ang mga holdaper na yun. Hindi ko makakalimutan ang mga pagmumukha niyo. Isusumbong ko kayo kay Tulfo (Chos!). Hindi ko na muna isasalaysay ang buong pangyayari baka kasi maglaslas ako sa sama ng loob.

May mga bagay akong napagtanto at nagpapaalala sa akin matapos ang insidenting yun.

UNA: Lahat ng bagay sa mundo ay may katapusan, mahalaga man ito sayo o hindi. Gaya na lamang ng mga bagay na nanakaw sa akin na sa isang iglap lang ay naghalo na parang bula. Kung di niyo pa alam ay lahat ng mga bagay na yun ay may "sentimental value" para sa akin. May separation factor pa akong nararamdaman until now. Kahit na pagkakaingatan mo o gagawin mo ang lahat wag lang mawala ang isang bagay na yan kapag panahon na at tinadhana na umalis o mawala, mawawala at mawawala din pala. 

PANGALAWA: Kahit gaano ka kabait at kabuti, may mga masasamang loob pa rin pala. I tried to be good, kasi nga diba, do not do unto others as you don't want others do unto you. Kaya do ako ng good things, ganyan! Kaso marami ang maiitim ang budhi. Pero I will continue to be good even if others are not. In fact, I will pray na sana humaba pa buhay ng mga holdaper na yun para may time pa sila magsisi sa ginawa nila at hindi yung bigla na lang sila lamunin ng empyerno (with matching elements of surprise). 

PANGATLO: Never use a headset or earphones when in public utility jeepney or bus or kahit saan man na maraming tao. Nakakawala sa focus yan na mag ingat sa mga taong nasa paligid. Aaminin ko naka-earphones ako nung na holdap ako. Masyado akong kampante sa mga oras na yun dahil na rin siguro sa saliw ng musika na aking pinakikinggan to the tune of "Call Me Maybe". Kasalanan ni Carly Rae Jepsen talaga toh! (Joke lang!). Oo na kasalanan ko talaga yun. My bad maybe. Hehehehe.

PANG-APAT: Wag masyadong maporma kapag graveyard shift ka. Maiging wag magsuot ng mga bagay na mamahalin gaya ng alahas or relo. Mas simple, mas safe, mas iwas sa holdaper. Natatawa ako kasi marami ang nagsasabi na kaya daw ako naholdap dahil mukha daw akong mayaman. Pwes! Mukha lang talaga. Ano ba kasi ang itsura ng mukhang mahirap? Syempre pumapasok ako sa "call center" (with accent) kaya naman kailangan maging malinis at maayos ang itsura. Bawal po kasi ang Taong Grasa na peg sa office baka di ako papasukin.

PANGLIMA: Ireport agad sa pulisya ang nangyaring holdapan. Isa ito sa mga dapat gawin ng isang naholdap.Ito na rin ay para malaman ng awtoridad na may mga nangyayari nakawan o holdapan sa lugar na yan. Nang sa gayun ay maari silang magbantay at magmasid (oo magmasid lang, kasi minsan pinuno sila nung mga holdaper..hehe) upang maiwasan na maulit ang ganung eksena. 

PANG-ANIM: Ask help from your support system or talk to them. Ilabas ang iyong sama ng loob. Phone a friend or tawagin mo na din ang Avengers para tulungan ka sa iyong pinagdadaanan. After nung insidente ay hindi ako makatulog ng bongga. Naiisip ko pa din yung mga nangyari. Paulit ulit lang ang tanong na, "What if nasaksak ako o may nangyari sa akin na masama?"

PANGPITO: Pray continually. This is the best lesson after that incident. Always pray for safety and protection. There is nothing more powerful in this world than the power of prayer. Pray to those who caused you hurt and pain and even to people who mugged you. May peace be unto them and always with them.

Bagay lang ang nawala sa akin, hindi ang aking buhay. Mapapalitan pa ang nawala, ngunit ang buhay na nawala ay hindi. Nagpapasalamat pa rin ako at walang masamang nangyari sa akin. Nagpapasalamat din ako sa mga taong sumusuporta sa akin at nanalangin. Thanks to my family and loved ones. Thanks to my new team mates kasi may donasyon na nagaganap sa opisina after ko ma holdap. Hahaha. I lab you guys!

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