Sunday, June 29, 2008

i love cars

(smart for two:autosyahooca)

Way back in high school I do love clipping car pictures. I make it sure I have the latest models. I’m fascinated with their elegant looks inside and outside. I don’t understand why I’m interested and hooked with it. Maybe it’s an art thing to do or passion. In my clippings then Toyota Camry silver grey was the one I like the most, my pet.

Years after never had one pet in particular until I came to see before my eyes the Smart Fortwo. Though it was launched in 1998 I just have seen it this spring. It is really a lovely car and so cute! Surely it will be my pet now. It’s a smart option for those who rarely carry one or two people in their car. Ideal I think for couples who are just hanging around the city. And more to that economy wise.

With my enthusiasm however I never own one of them which is very funny. When my eldest brother got car of his own I never had interest to drive nor discover it. It’s strange and I wonder why. Maybe it’s different when it really is your own.

I certainly love cars. But still having myself unanswered, how would it feel like driving one of them?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Health myths: true or false?

My mother doesn’t allow me to read in dim light or in lying position, not to take bath during first two days of monthly period or carry heavy things and so many more beliefs. But I never listened because I have reasons too.

Pondering now on how my old folks stuck and lived their myths I want to admit that it’s a justification why they live longer. Because I still have two living grandmother proof in their 90’s who are much alive with their health myths.

Our olds tend to live on their beliefs and our generation keeps seeking for a scientific explanation to outlive those things and do live the present. But then whatever maybe our beliefs or myths if we think is good for us then I don’t find any reason to argue.

Here is some health myths listed by the British Medical Journal after their study that we often get it wrong. Our favorites from Chatelaine:

Drink at least eight glasses of water a day: INCORRECT. A 1945 article suggested that a “suitable allowance” of water for adults is 2.5 litres a day, but the next sentence in the article noted that much of it is already contained in the food we eat.

Reading in dim light ruins your eye sight: FALSE. Bad lighting makes it hard to focus, causes you to blink less and leads to dry eyes. So reading in dim light may be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t cause permanent damage.

We use only 10 percent of our brains: DEAD WRONG. “Numerous types of brain imaging studies show that no area of the brain is completely silent or inactive,” wrote the study authors.

Have a happy and blessed father’s day!

Since I’m not good in praying I copied prayer from Joanna Fuchs which I find completely inspiring. For my father and to the entire father out there as well from the deepest of me I sincerely pray;

Lord, please bless our fathers,
these men who mean so much to us,
who are greatly responsible
for who we are and who we are becoming.
Bless them for having the courage
to do what’s necessary to keep us out of trouble,
for making us do the right thing,
for helping us build our character,
even when it makes us angry;
and bless them for pushing us to do our best,
even when they just want to love us.
Bless our fathers for being our protectors,
for leading us through stormy times to safety,
for making us believe that everything will be all right
and for making it so.
Bless our fathers for quietly making a living
to provide for those they love most,
for giving us food, clothing, shelter
and the other material things that really matter,
for unselfishly investing time and money in us
that they could have spent on themselves.
Bless our fathers, Lord,
for saving some energy for fun,
for leading us on adventures
to explore the outer reaches of ourselves,
for making us laugh,
for being our playmates and our friends.
Bless them for being our secure foundation, our rock,
for holding on tight to us...until it’s time to let us go.
Lord, bless these men we look up to,
our role models, our heroes,
our fathers.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Long live! Thank you very much.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Mahigit isang siglo na ang lumipas

Mula kay Lapu-lapu, Dr. Jose Rizal, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Andres Bonifacio at iba pa ang nagbuhos ng ubod lakas at buhay

Upang matamo mo ang kalayaan mula sa mapanupil na mga dayuhan

At ika’y naging isang bansang soberanya.

Ngayon sa pagsapit ng iyong ika-110 taong KALAYAAN,

Ikaw nga ba’y ganap na MALAYA?

Patindi ang KAHIRAPAN, SAKIT AT GUTOM ang nararanasan ng mga nakakarami

At ito’y dulot ng KATIWALIAN.

Mga mamamayan naging marunong mandaya kasi ang politiko at serbisyo sa gobyerno ay nangunguna sa kalokohan, lagayan at kamangmangan sa katungkulan.

Na para bang ika’y umiiral lang sa ”KUNG WALANG KATIWALIAN ay WALANG PAMAHALAAN”.

Lumalabas na ang bagong manunupil at matindi mong kalaban ay ang iyong mamamayan.

Mula sa isa, sa kapwa Filipino, ang militar, mga politiko sa gobyerno, mga bulaang relihiyoso at mga sakim sa negosyo.

Pero mula sa malulupit na kamay ng mga Kastila at sa madugong pakikipaglaban sa mga Kano at Hapones sa huli nakamit mo ang tagumpay.

Sa mga nagtangkang ika’y angkinin o gawing alipin ipinakita mo ang iyong katatagan na ika’y hindi mabubuwang.

Ngayon samahan mo ulit kaming tahakin ang PAGBABAGO sa SARILI at ISIPAN upang sumagana at magkaroon ng tunay na KAPAYAPAAN at asenso.

Imulat mo sa amin na ika’y hindi naging makasarili at mapanupil sa kapwa.

Na ika’y naging Malaya mula sa pakikibaka dahil sa pagtutulungan, pagmamalasakit at pagmamahalan sa isa’t isa.

Na ikaw ay karapat dapat maging MALAYA

-sa paghahayag, pananampalataya, pangangailangan at kalayaan mula sa takot.

Maligayang ika-110 taong pagdiriwang ng KALAYAAN mo Bayang mahal!

Mabuhay ka Pilipinas!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


“Don’t be downhearted in the thick of battle. It is the place where all good men would wish to be.”

-Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Prize for Peace, 1957


If there’s one thing that needs to alter I think it would be from a mellow heart to being tough.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What it takes to be happy?

"Do what is good and what makes you happy. For if you are happy I too am happy."

What an admirable words from a man who tried to win one’s heart. And what a lucky lady to have a man around who humbled himself when an answer he got was sorry. He doesn’t have to win or own a heart just to be happy. Instead he remains modest, a sport one and a man who knows what love it takes.

He really is a man with a good heart but this can’t be seen nor appreciated when one premised herself in a castle where all she can see is her very own king.

Having been in struggling years of abandonment, into breaking all limits just to get one’s attention and when sour grapping is close to diminishing, I come to realize that what happened in the past wasn’t that bad at all. I now see what have come along. After all I am fortunate and loved. Aren’t those an enough reason to be happy? Considerably enough.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Changes in our job

It would be different when you started working with a boss who is definitely tight to rules; all in his mind is to end up with a high production in a day. Chatting for a while with your neighbor just to break the intense tak-tak of the keyboard when caught you will be punish. The more when he hears you talking or laughing out loud in the hallway, expect him to come in your desk and simply ask what you are working on for the day. When known that you are about to finish your duty before the deadline, you‘ll be given another enormous load until you can’t almost breathe to catch the day of submission. He never even mind had you stretch a smile of relief nor take a break to the comfort room. All he is is morosely irritable.

A year after the boss was replaced by not so strict one but fairly good at work. We can already relax our hands with a deep breathe without any hesitation. And open to frequently going to the washroom with a stop to the canteen to refresh.

Yes there is a big change in the working environment but as you were being trained/used to fast moving nature to being lax you’ll get bored most especially unproductive.

Changes come in different ways and gives distinct lessons too.

Changes in our job might be in a good package but usually comes worse. You might want considering these 6 tips for coping with change at work from Chatelaine:

Brace yourself. Like it or not, change is coming.

Get the facts. If your manager hasn’t told you everything you need to know, initiate the conversation. Ask what the changes mean for you. You need to know how you can prepare for what’s coming.

Wallow - for a minute. That’s perfectly normal. In fact, it’s the first step to coping with change. So allow yourself a little self-pity and anger.

Talk about the changes. Just try not to vent at the office. Open up to your partner, a friend or even a professional therapist.

Fake it until you make it. Put on a happy face and get a couple of quick successes under your belt to boost your confidence.

Think positive. Change can be a good thing; it can open up new opportunities for your career. But make sure you’re getting something out of it. If you think the change will be negative, break out the classified ads. Being proactive will keep you from feeling victimized.

Whether it’s a new cubicle or a new boss, today's offices are a place of constant evolution. It doesn’t have to be the end of the world. - dawn calleja