Monthly Archives: October 2016

29 October 2016

Words to Live by….

Keep good memories to go back to on those times when one is hanging on a thin rope ….

Today will be great if…

  1. My brother R and MN will be early so that we can leave for the cemetery early …
  2. Traffic will not be bad.
  3. The cemetery will still be not congested…

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o’ lang syne! Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)  Kenny G’s cover of Auld Lang Syne (The Millenium Mix)
  2. Traffic….everywhere
  3. Max’s fried chicken

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28 October 2016

Words to Live by….

Gentlemen live the role….

Today will be great if…

  1. I can leave home early so that I can get a parking slot …
  2. I will get to the office on time.
  3. I can send out that urgent memo to the bigger boss.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)Compliment what she does Send her roses just because If it’s violins she loves Let them playMusical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)  100 Ways by James Ingram and Quincy Jones
  2. Leave the car and go back to UV express…. no!
  3. Long weekend….yay

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27 October 2016

Words to Live by….

Wisdom takes years of a lot of work to be called such ….

Today will be great if…

  1. I can get to the meeting place before C does …..
  2. I will be able to contribute to the best outcome of our assessment work.
  3. Long-awaited funds would come.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)Compliment what she does Send her roses just because If it’s violins she loves Let them playMusical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)  100 Ways by James Ingram and Quincy Jones
  2. This is it!
  3. Don’t forget the gift for Doc M
  4. Over so soon ….sigh ….

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26 October 2016

Words to Live by….

Patience takes time ….

Today will be great if…

  1. I can get a parking in the usual place.
  2. I can get to the office on time.
  3. I can select my tour operator in my island destination.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)I’ve been living with a shadow overhead,
    I’ve been sleeping with a cloud above my bed,
    I’ve been lonely for so long,
    Trapped in the past,
    I just can’t seem to move on!Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)  Way Back into Love by Hugh Grant and Haley Benett
  2. Late …. all because of parking… arrgh
  3. Go back to UV…Noooo

 

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25 October 2016

Words to Live by….

Bumps are part and parcel of our journey in Life St…. coz it can’t always be paved.

Today will be great if…

  1. I can bring Harvey to the vet and things would be fine for this boy.
  2. I can get a parking slot if I get to ATC later than usual… what are the chances 😦
  3. I can still come to the office.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) ‘Cause I want to live like animals
    Careless and free like animals
    I want to live
    I want to run through the jungle
    The wind in my hair and the sand at my feet Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)  The Animal Song by Savage Garden
  2. Mood swings
  3. Hmmm

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24 October 2016

Words to Live by….

Little or too much knowledge can be dangerous.

Today will be great if…

  1. I can be in the office much earlier than usual…
  2. I traffic wouldn’t be so bad.
  3. I can catch the flag ceremony.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) Do me wrong, do me right. Tell me lies but hold me tight.
    Save your good-byes for the morning light, but don’t let me be lonely tonight. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) Hiroshima’s cover of JT’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  2. Monday blues
  3. Worried
  4. Wanderlust

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Experiencing Warmth and Hospitality in Zamboanga

I was like a tourist guide to my colleague who hasn’t travel wide and I felt the urge to  show him around even if  I had been to Zamboanga only once in the 1990s.  I don’t even have a recollection of that trip.  My companion was a bit apprehensive about this trip given the reputation of the place.  Let’s see.  There were the Basilan siege carried out by members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in 2013 and the bloody Lamitan siege when members of the Abu Sayyaf took over a church and a hospital and held priests, medical staff and patients hostage and using them as human shield to escape the government forces surrounding the rebels in 2001.   These and other skirmishes of various Muslim rebel groups would be forever etched in our minds.  I am not surprised about my colleague’s reaction.

However, we came to Zamboanga on business and there was no choice but to conduct our business.   It was a short trip, just a day.  We arrived in the evening of October 7 and would be leaving the following day.  Be that as it may, I would not let a trip pass by without creating memories.  It helped that one knows some people from the place and I do.

As soon as we arrived, I got a text message from a new friend I met in my assessment work.  I told her I am meeting her after we checked in at Garden Orchid Hotel, a stone throw away from the airport.  It’s only advantage.  More in my review in Use it or Ditch it.

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