Monthly Archives: June 2017

29 June 2017

Words to Live by….

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Today will be great if…

  1. I will clean my slate once again.
  2. I would rub off good vibes when I get in front of my audience and be in my alert and flowing ideas mode during my presentation.
  3. We would be able to elicit positive response from the participants of the seminar.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)Fancy me
    Thought I had my degree
    In life and how love
    Ought to be a run
    I had a one step plan to prove it
    Guide in my pocket for fools
    Folly and fun
    Love had to show me one thingMusical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) The Boss by Diana Ross
  2. Connecting with my audience
  3. Tired

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Self Indulgence

Yesterday’s morning’s commute is one for the books.

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It was one of those days when the only money left in my wallet was enough for a one-way van or P2P ride.  I did not withdraw money the night before because I decided I’d just do it when I get to work the following day.  I’ve done it before and I guess there wouldn’t be a hitch…..

After I parked my car, I checked both van terminals if vans are readily available and seeing a line in one and the other empty of passengers and vans, I decided to flag a bus to go to the P2P bus terminal.

I was thinking I still have P32 credit in my Beep card based on the last time I rode a P2P bus and so I have enough.  So I went to the loading booth and paid P50.  When the lady gave the receipt to me showing P52 balance, she told me that fare increased to P80.  I was perplexed.  I mentally pictured the content of my beautiful wallet and it is not good.  There is P20 in bill and two P10 coins and some other coins.  I know that P50 is the minimum load but I asked just the same if less than P50 can be loaded and the lady just looked at me.

I can actually withdraw money but I was too lazy to go to the mall which is around 20 meters away.  I also didn’t want to be left by the bus which is filling up fast.  If I am left, the next one will leave after 30 minutes and I do not want to be late for work.

I was uncomfortable feeling other passengers staring from my back as I emptied and counted my coins which included several P0.25 coins.  I was relieved when I managed to come up with another P50.  The lady didn’t even count my payment and processed my Beep card again.

I went inside the bus and took a seat irked with myself and feeling so ‘poor’.  How could I have barely P100 on my way to work when others have enough to buy a car or condo in their purse!  I also scolded myself silently for my poor choice in commuting when I could have just waited for a van to be sure I have enough fare money.

I was being hard on myself until I read a FB post I saved for later reading in my phone about Geoselle Dela Cruz, who graduated cum laude from UP recently after so much trials.  Her story is so inspiring.  Geoselle is an amazing young lady who would make any parent proud.

I went from being petty to reexamining my beliefs, my values and I wanted to slap myself for even thinking  of comparing myself with those who have more.  This incredible lady make do with what whatever she has or doesn’t have and still thank God for making her the better for it.  I am always grateful for stories like this which put my feet back on the ground whenever I am feeling entitled or self-indulgent.  I don’t like others when they are that way.  I certainly dislike me when the spoiled me manifests itself.

Make sure you read  Geoselle’s FB post on her struggles to finish her studies.  You’ll thank God for your many blessings.  From now on, I will strive hard to be thankful even when my pockets are empty.

28 June 2017

Words to Live by….

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Today will be great if…

  1. Slate remains clean.
  2. The investigator indeed is available…. can’t help but doubt this assurance after a number of times he or she didn’t materialize.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)No more runnin’ down the wrong road
    Dancin’ to a diff’rent drum
    Can’t you see what’s goin’ on
    Deep inside your heartMusical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) Sweet Freedom by Michael McDonald
  2. Moral Courage
  3. Dilemma

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27 June 2017

Words to Live by….

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Today will be great if…

  1. I can be in the office early for the FR.
  2. We’ll hear something positive from those contacted for our last-ditch effort to make up for lost targets.
  3. There will be some concrete action from the concerned on my concern.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)You made my soul a burning fire
    You’re getting to be my one desire
    You’re getting to be all that matters to me
    And let me tell you boy
    I hope and pray each day I live
    A little more love I’ll have to give
    A little more love that’s devoted and true
    ‘Cause all I do is think about youMusical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) All I Do, a Tammi Terrell cover of a Stevie Wonder classic
  2. Resetting targets
  3. Anxious

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26 June 2017

Words to Live by….

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Today will be great if…

  1. The get together with good friends from college will turn out great.
  2. ED would be back home.
  3. MD would still be home when I get back.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)….So we meet again, my long lost friend
    Once again, we get to start anew,
    And it feels like a thousand years,
    I’ve been loving you….Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) Sweet Reunion by Kenny Loggins
  2. Homecoming
  3. Food Trip 

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25 June 2017

Words to Live by….

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Today will be great if…

  1. I can linger in bed just a little bit longer.
  2. I can do more chores.
  3. M and R will do their tasks even when no one’s looking.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)Oh that’s why I’m easy
    I’m easy like Sunday morning yeah
    That’s why I’m easy
    I’m easy like Sunday morningMusical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) Easy, a Faith No More cover of a Lionel Ritchie classic
  2. My kind of day 
  3. Complete

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24 June 2017

Words to Live by….

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Today will be great if…

  1. I can go to my cardiologist for my blood chem analysis and health management.
  2. The dermatologist’s clinic would be open today.
  3. Chores would be pleasantly done throughout the day  …
  4. OS would come with me to the hospital so he can be checked too.

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)You’ve got that look again
    The one I hoped I had when I was a lad
    Your face is just beaming
    Your smile got me boasting, my pulse rollercoastering
    Anyway the four winds that blow
    They’re gonna send me sailing home to you
    Or I’ll fly with the force of a rainbow
    The dream of gold will be waiting in your eyes
    You know I’d do most anything you want
    Hey I, I try to give you everything you need
    I can see that it gets to you Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) For Your Babies by Simply Red
  2. More hospital tasks ..
  3. Long weekend 

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