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March 17th, 2013 — Business Guide, General
If you landed on this page searching in Google or Yahoo on how to improve your luck, this post might help you. Many people including myself are always on the search for ways on how to improve our luck because my golly wow, I can see most of my high school and college friends having a good life and I always envy them when I saw their pictures on facebook all those materials blessings and promising careers that they are enjoying right now. I always ask myself why can’t I be like them? what is wrong with me? I’m educated and finished my degree in engineering, came from a middle class family and my father was a successful businessman but why I’m still struggling right now?
But on the contrary I’m still lucky if I compare myself to the less fortunate. Even I’m struggling I can still find ways to pay the bills and our daily needs with the help of the Almighty. Sometimes I blame myself why I chose the rocky road of an entrepreneur and did not continue a career in a company or find work abroad a few years ago to seek a greener pasture like most of the OFW today. But I know it’s God’s will so I might as well make the best of it.
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December 25th, 2010 — General
Again Christmas day is being celebrated across the globe and we are one of those who celebrate this day. But again as I’ve said time and time again that Christmas is not really what we believe in. It is commonly believed that this day is the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ but look around us, Santa Claus is more popular and there are Christmas trees, gift giving and caroling. Even the old belief on the meaning of Christmas of the birth of our Lord is changed with other things. If you will dig deeper on the meaning of Christmas, the truth is, it is meaningless. Just a commercial commodity that many merchants use so they will have more sales. But there is also a good effect on this because many workers have 13th month pay and bonuses. Sorry for being a killjoy but the reason why I’m telling this is because not all people can afford to have a lavish Christmas and not everyone can give precious gifts to their loved ones and thus they will feel disappointed. So cheer up! because this is only a tradition that have been handed to us Filipinos from our ancestors and our ancestors got it from the west.
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March 31st, 2010 — General
Hoping this Lenten season we are all reflecting the real purpose why our Lord died on the cross and to rise again to save mankind. But to those who just think that Holy week is just going to Boracay, resorts and beaches to enjoy the summer, well I hope you have a safe journey and enjoyed your vacation. And as far as I’m concerned, me and my family just climb the hill near our place to visit our version of grotto yearly.
So back to the story. Ants, bees and spiders are all insects but they differ from each other. Ants crawl, bees fly and spiders hangs all day on its web. The only common thing you might observe are their persistence to survive. When you try to destroy the ants nest, the ants will build their again. And when you try to destroy the bees honeycomb, they will build another and the spider too, when you try to destroy its web, it will make another one. Those insects we used to hate are also a source of inspiration after all. The lesson there is never give up. If someone or something destroyed our hopes and dreams, we should build another one like the ants, bees and the spider. To know more about the story and why I included this in my post, just follow this link: A lesson from the ants and the bees
December 24th, 2009 — General
Just like to take this opportunity to greet you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year on this coming 2010. Forget all those worries in a moment and thank God that we still have our being and good health. For those who are not on their best health, at least we are alive. And life is a miracle indeed. Honestly I don’t consider Dec 25 as the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ because history revealed the origin of this belief, which came from the Roman pagan religion that celebrated the birth of the son of virgin Nana named Attis. For more info you can check it out here.
Also, the Bible tells us the story when Christ was born and there are sheep outside the field and if we associated it with the month of December, it is obvious that the season is winter. Those sheep will freeze to death if the shepherds will let those sheep outside. Since we are so accustomed to this belief, I’m only telling about the reality of the true birthday of Jesus Christ just for information only and it’s up to you how will you embrace this. But as for me, I still celebrate it for tradition only and set apart religious belief. So one again just enjoy your Christmas and the coming New Year hoping it will be a prosperous one!
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June 16th, 2009 — General
I was lucky enough to have an Acer laptop (Aspire 4720z) although not the latest model, at least one of my mini business plan came to a realization. Actually it was given to me by my sister-in-law who was working in Dubai. I guess she was fed up on all my whining about how hard it is to make ends meet because me and my wife are taking care of her son and my mother-in-law. I was not expecting anything from her, just to give what is due to her son and my mother-in-law so it will not be hard for me to make ends meet. So much for that. And about the laptop, I can say that it is stylish and doesn’t look cheap even though this is cheaper compared to other laptops I’ve seen.
Not really for gamers but most of the games like Yahoo! games can run with this rig. Maybe graphic intensive games can run satisfactorily but it might be slow and can overheat. In my observation, overheating causes this laptop to hang aside from Firefox that slows down the shutdown specially if you have Zone Alarm installed in Windows Vista. The trick is to shut the Zone Alarm first before hitting the shutdown button.
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February 28th, 2009 — General
I assume that every Filipino is dreaming of winning the Philippine Lotto because this will surely change the lives on whoever the winning numbers have landed to. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m an avid Philippine Lotto fan but not to the extent that I will sacrifice everything just to place a bet. It’s just my way of escaping from the reality of hardship. Specially now that I’m drowning in debts. Not because I’m luxurious and always buying every latest gizmos in the market. In fact I only have one child but I’m not only supporting my family but also an extended family. You know what I mean. So buying a lotto ticket is like buying hope. I remember when I was with my co worker which also became my friend when we were talking about cosmetics. He said women are not buying those beauty stuffs like make-up, lipsticks or whatever women put on their skin or faces for them to become beautiful but they are buying them to have “hope” on becoming beautiful. He he, no pun intended.
So people who buy lotto tickets, specially those who think like me are just doing it to buy hope. I always think the odds are too great to win the lotto, and only “hope” that luck will smile at me. I read an interesting post on zdiaz.com regarding the odds of winning and it was computed as 49 x 48 x 47 x 46 x 45 x 44 = 10,068,347,520 for 6/49 Philippine Lotto. You can surely win if you will bet every combination on that 10 billion and by multiplying it by 20 pesos, you need 201,366,950,400 pesos. If I have that amount of money, I don’t need to bet on any lotto!
February 18th, 2009 — General
Are you always late going to work and your manager or supervisor are always scolding you and giving you disciplinary actions? When I was still working I hate to admit that I always get to the office late because of the not so very good condition of our traffic. It was also very hard to commute and even if you have your own car you can’t get through the traffic jam because of the road condition (e.g. narrow highways, undisciplined motorists and pedestrians, unending road constructions etc. etc.). Not only that, when I imagine that I’ll gonna see my boss again in the office, I wish I could freeze time.
Now I found out what is the real reason why I’m always late. Look at the picture below……
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