Life’s Tips

22 May

I just want to share this with y’all 🙂

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Advice from Somewhere

ONE.
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO.
Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE.
Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR.
When you say, “I love you,” mean it.

FIVE.
When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.

SIX.
Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN.
Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT.
Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.

NINE.
Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.

TEN.
In disagreements, fight fairly. Please No name calling.

ELEVEN.
Don’t judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE.
Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN.
When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”

FOURTEEN.
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN.
Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneezes.

SIXTEEN.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN.
Remember the three R’s:
Respect for self;
Respect for others;
Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN.
When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY.
Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE.
Spend some time alone.

This came around anonamously, identified as from a “Chinese Tantra Totem” – One definition of a tantra being a statement of principle or religious practice and collections of such principles and practices. It’s origins are probably from south Asia such as India and may have followed Hinduism and Buddhism and other related belief and practice systems into East Asia including China.
I haven’t verified any origins for these sayings. I don’t think most of them are unique to China or Asia. Certainly some have existed in western culture for a long time. (They are even older than me) Some are probably ancient. Some, such as the ‘smile when answering the phone’ are at least modern variations if not actually recent. But they sound good. If you live this way life will seem happy.

Bum No More! :)

15 May

Oh yes, I am a bum-no-more-gal! 🙂 Last Thursday, I started my employment with the no. 1 strongest bank worldwide (makes me proud.. ^^.). The first two days were reserved for the New-hires induction. We had a meet-and-greet with the big bosses and learned tons of things about the bank. I met new people who are very nice and all excited to learn and work.

I’ve been working for more than four years now and with all honesty, with this Company, I see myself setting my mid-term and long-term goals. I know I have a very looooong way to go, but I want to get somewhere this time. I want to prove that with hard-work, and faith in Him- everything is possible! For now, I want to concentrate on the tasks I am assigned with, I want to learn different things, nail ’em and BE HAPPY at the same time! (please cross your fingers for me) ^^.

What’s MOST interesting with this new job? hmmmmm it’s very far from home… haha! 🙂 Before, I could just drive from home to work for just 30 minutes but now, Quezon City (home) to Taguig (my new office) is a big “WHAT!?” for some but not for me. Yes, I find it very challenging especially when taking our Public Transportation system to get to work and back home. I’m the worst person on Earth when it comes to directions and places and I thank my Ate Mavic for being my how-to-get-there mentor. 🙂 I will probably bring our car at times but not everyday… with high oil prices, and heavy traffic along C5, bringing a car is not a smart idea. (I need to find some ways to save money.. wow!) haha! 🙂

I can do this! ^^.

Lord, thank you for all the blessings! Please continue to guide and guard me. I’ll see You later!:)

Have a fab Sunday people! 🙂

La Union is LOVE :)

1 May

Just got back from my 4-day vacay in La Union. It was fun, real fun! I was able to discern about a lot of things and realized that there are things to be grateful and thankful for.Yes, some things happen unexpectedly, and they may bring us pains but in the end, we would have realizations that God really has better plans for all of us.

When I was in La Union, everyday was a blissful one for me, realizations and acceptance were filling me in. There was a day when I realized how lucky and blessed I am for having a loving family and relatives, and TRUE friends who will never ever leave my side (through joys and sorrows).

I know God has better plans for me. He gives me a lot of wonderful people who never stop believing and caring for me. So I really have tons of reasons to be thankful and grateful everyday.

I remember the text message I got from TL Lisette (one of my true friends who never stops caring for me) “Be strong Jam, it may not make any sense today, but in the future you’d know why things had to end…” well I guess She’s right!

Lord, thank You for guiding and guarding me. I have failed you for soooo many times but you never leave my side. I’m leaving everything up to You… 🙂 I love you! :-*

La Union, you became a refuge to me… 🙂 Thank YOU LU! ^^.

I captured over 540 photos during the trip and uploaded them via Multiply. Sorry, but the albums are set to “Contacts” only, so feel free to add me up (I will only accept invites from the people I personally know though..) Here are some of the photos 🙂

La Union Beach and Moi 🙂

the beach 🙂

anak ni Manong Fisherman 🙂

Next stop: Sagada!! I need to save up this year for Sagada, Vigan, and many more! Sana matupad ko lahat! weeeee! ^^.

God Came In Last Night and Re-arranged My Life

19 Apr

Most of my blog posts these past few months were about my love life, about Jon and about how happy my life WAS when I met Jon. The relationship we HAD was real, it was different from the previous relationship I had. It began unexpectedly and suddenly ended.

We shared 10 months together, 10 months of happiness, challenges, learning, and experiences. It was not a bed-full-of-roses love story, but I should say- that it was real and worth-remembering.

Last night, we decided to let go. It was hard and painful. It was something I thought would never happen to us. I believed in “us”, I believed that we would surpass all trials and we would have a happy-ending story. I believed- but that was it. I’d rather keep the reasons of our break-up, I respect and will always respect him and what we had. We talked for more than one hour, we were crying and we were both in pain. And, everything reached its finale.

When I decided to commit myself to him, I was happy to let my dad and family know about it. That same scene happened again last night, but I was crying- that was the only difference. I picked up our Magicjack and shared the sad news with my Dad. I was crying while telling him what happened. My Dad-who never ever fails to understand everything was with me last night (he always is). I wanted to keep everything to myself but I was dying in pain, I was crying- tears I couldn’t hide. I knew that telling my family about what happened was part of the challenge and to start off, I faced it and informed my sisters. They were good in hiding their emotions (not like me), they comforted me and became my walls, I knew they were in pain too.

Another chapter has ended. I know I have long way to go, I need to pick myself up, one by one. I know myself well, I’m sure there will be lonely times, but I’ll get by. God is with me, and He will never leave my side. He came in last night to re-arrange my life. He has better plans for me, for Jon, and for all of us. I know, in time, I will be happy again. I don’t want to dwell in the past and let hatred win over me. God has given me many blessings to be thankful and grateful for all the time. They say moving-on is a process, and yes it is, a long one indeed but I God will never fail to guide and guard our hearts, we just have to have faith in Him.

To Jon: I don’t have regrets and I will always keep all the good times we had. Wishing you happiness and more blessings to come. Never lose your faith in Him. Thank you for being part of my life. Take care of yourself!

To my family, friends: thank you for everything! I am blessed because I have you all with me. Through joys and sorrows.

To myself: be strong, move forward, and be happy! 🙂

Our first picture together


our last picture together

This will be my last blog about this matter.

It Could Have Been Better If You Were With Us.. :)

18 Apr

Last weekend, we went to Pina Colina, Tagaytay to celebrate our 27th birthday (I have a twin sister fyi.. ^^.). My Dad reserved a place for us as his birthday present for us. It could have been better if you were with us Daddy! We love you! 🙂

Here are some of the photos 🙂

Hun and Moi 🙂

moi 🙂

Sam, Jon, Moi 🙂

semi wacky! 🙂

moi

What Happens in Heaven When We Pray?

15 Apr

Prayer is my refuge, whenever I feel weary, happy, thankful, and grateful.. I pray!


This morning, I checked my e-mail and saw this message. My Dad sent this and I realized that indeed- Billions of people around the globe pray for God’s guidance, blessings, etc. and when our generous Father grants our wishes, and shower us with blessings.. some of us forget to “acknowledge”, we tend to ask and ask and ask without even saying “thank you”. Sad but true.

Let me share the e-mail.

Let’s count our blessings, our joys, and ACKNOWLEDGE God’s generosity!

~Repost starts here~


WHAT HAPPENS IN HEAVEN WHEN WE PRAY?

This is one of the nicest e-mails I have seen and is so true:
I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, “This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.”
I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.
The angel then said to me, “This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.” I noticed again how busy it was there.  There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. “This is the Acknowledgment Section,” my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed.  “How is it that there is no work going on here?” I asked.
“So sad,” the angel sighed.  “After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments”
“How does one acknowledge God’s blessings?” I asked..
“Simple,” the angel answered. Just say, “Thank you, Lord.”
“What blessings should they acknowledge?”  I asked.

“If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. “

“And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity.”

“If you woke up this morning with more health than illness  … You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.”

“If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation … You are ahead of 700 million people in the world.”

“If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death, you are envied by, and more blessed than three billion people in the world.”

“If your parents are still alive and still married  ….you are very rare.”

“If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you’re unique to all those in doubt and despair…….”
Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you care to, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

50 Ways to Cope with Stress :)

11 Apr

This was shared to me via Facebook by my good friend- Mel! 🙂 My favorites are Nos. 21, 46, and 50 🙂 Go read ’em and learn em’ by heart 🙂

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1. Get up 15 minutes earlier.
2. Prepare for the morning the night before.
3. Don’t rely on your memory. Write things down.
4. Repair things that don’t work properly.
5. Make duplicate keys.
6. Say “No” more often.
7. Set priorities in your life.
8. Avoid negative people.
9. Always make copies of important papers.
10. Ask for help with jobs you dislike.
11. Break large tasks into bite-sized portions.
12. Look at problems as challenges.
13. Smile more.
14. Be prepared for rain.
15. Schedule a play time into every day.
16. Avoid tight-fitting clothes.
17. Take a bubble bath.
18. Believe in you.
19. Visualize yourself winning.
20. Develop a sense of humor.
21. Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better day.
22. Have goals for yourself.
23. Say hello to a stranger.
24. Look up at the stars.
25. Practice breathing slowly.
26. Do brand new things.
27. Stop a bad habit.
28. Take stock of your achievements.
29. Do it today.
30. Strive for excellence, NOT perfection.
31. Look at a work of art.
32. Maintain your weight.
33. Plant a tree.
34. Stand up and stretch.
35. Always have a plan B.
36. Learn a new doodle.
37. Learn to meet your own needs.
38. Become a better listener.
39. Know your limitations and let others know them, too.
40. Throw a paper airplane.
41. Exercise everyday.
42. Get to work early.
43. Clean out one closet.
44. Take a different route to work.
45. Leave work early (with permission).
46. Remember you always have options.
47. Quit trying to “fix” other people.
48. Get enough sleep.
49. Praise other people.
50. Relax, take each day at a time . . . you have the rest of your life to live.

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*Reposting from @Ria Santos-Natividad