Flashy get-ups and being a trying hard conceited show off will neither make a lasting definition of who you really are, nor will it make you more of a person you fashioned to be.
Just as I thought of it, life will always be a roller-coaster ride, a so called bitter-sweet journey. No matter what spectrum you are looking at, it will always be what it is.
I'd rather be a nobody than become a somebody I don't deserve to be. I'm bound to make my own fate and fame the way I'm capable of taking.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
All About Amore (January 26, 2004)
“Love makes the world go round.” A mere utterance of people who are simply but optimists of such a devoting and equally weakening emotion. We always hear this from these kind of people while many would plainly regard it as an overrated prominent answer when asked about the meaning of Love. But what does it really mean?
Nobody has gone close to the definition of love, simply because the best definition lies within us. I could recall somebody made mention that Love is when two people discover each other in their vast emptiness that is much of modern life and hold out their hands to one another. Another one also explained that real Love begins when two people discover the loneliness and the need of each other and realize that they can do something for the other.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
While search engine optimization is the best way to make sure that your website is being indexed properly by search engines so that it receives a lot of clicks, social networking on the other side, is about making use of social media sites not for the sole intention of connecting with friends but to market your website or your product, and knocking down the walls of that social media site so that your website's content can be found easily as well as shared with the entire community with just the click of a button.
You will never be able to reach a market that is as expansive and as active as all of the active daily users of the Internet, more specifically the daily active users of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, and the like.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The doe said to her newborn fawn, “You can stand up, come on! You can do it, I’m sure.” But the task seemed impossible. With his wobbling legs and their terrible awkwardness and the added fact of his own weakness, he couldn’t figure out how in the world he would ever negotiate the erect position. But his mother kept nudging him. She, at least, seemed to think he could do it. So he threw caution to the winds, made a desperate effort and, eyes widened with near-panic, heaved himself on his four unsteady limbs. He was standing!
Today, around 4pm.
Was scanning through some dusty old portfolios from the cabinet when out of nowhere a ''Tegenaria duellica", better known as a house spider, jumped over!
Yours truly instinctively backed off and made a disturbing 'eek'.
Fiercely looking at the spider while it crawled its way to refuge, yours truly, stiffened at the corner of his room, was only made to murmur in his head the words....
"You're nothing but a second rate trying hard.... BOOBY TRAP!"
Bwahahaha..May ra! Kuratan panagsa! :D
Monday, January 24, 2011
With the advent of and a wider access to a more advanced technology these days, spreading the good news about your business has never become breezier as ever. This is also true in terms of getting NOTICED and becoming a prospect of almost everybody else.
I'm grateful I was taught to work my way in the kitchen at such a young age. Though it sucks to admit that I'm still not a pro when it comes to cooking rice (except when done from a rice cooker), I can definitely be relied on wetting your appetite with a few dishes I know how to prep; from locally known staple foods like adobo and sinigang to the not so ordinary buttered chicken, chopsuey, lengua estofada, fine dine salads and pastas.
In my next upcoming blogs, I'd be featuring some of my home-made style dishes done with a twist.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Speaking of which, we’ve all been hearing about the adage “size does not matter.” And by the said of it, I urge that we deviate from its usual context for the time being since it will not serve the purpose of this writing.
I am taking this liberty to place in to written words what my sister and I witnessed on a ride going to Cogon, CDO one time. This was during the holiday rush when we were on board a public utility vehicle locally known as a multi-cab. A hefty guy, just before our cab hit the junction where the old Carmen bridge is, hailed on us.The vehicle was not that cram full so the driver pulled over to let the guy in. Not to sound disparaging whatsoever, but this guy's literally huge I was even worried if he could manage to fit himself in knowing the size of the multi-cab as compared to a regular jeepney. So as to somehow lessen the guy’s trouble of stepping into the cab, the rest of us concern passengers sidled up and gave way by moving ourselves further in instead of the usual Pinoy trait when inside a passenger vehicle, that is “since you came last, you go straight ahead to the nook.”
Friday, January 21, 2011
Chef Rosebud Benetiz of Quickfire has recently been touring and invading major cities all over the Philippines to showcase and feature delicacies including popular local ingredients for her 10 minute cooking show at Qtv. And just last year sometime in December, she also visited the City of Golden Friendship and shot an episode or two in Cogon Market.
One of the episodes featured her cooking a quick version of Fried Ham Sandwich ala C.D.O using a special ham as her star ingredient, a product from CDO’s pride SLERS.
When I was a kiddo then, every time we passed by the wide street of Velez, I often take notice of this store. I even mistakenly thought of it as an ice cream parlor because their signage that time, as my childish eyes see it then, is close to that of Selecta (LoL). Little did I know eventually that SLERS is just but a ham shop.
But hey! I figured it’s not just your regular ham shop next door. SLERS is popularly known to be makers of farmland hams, glazed and smoked to excellence. With its delectable chicken ham and beef pastrami, that which they are mostly identified from and two of its trademark sandwiches, Cagay-anons and visitors alike at the cafe are sure to relish their succulent meals. The world-class trademark foods will make each guest’s culinary and gastronomic sojourn to SLERS a sure hit memorable one.
Its inception was made possible by Madame Ofelia “Fely” Pelaez sometime in 1969 in Del Monte, Bukidnon as just a personal culinary venture which then shifted gears to a small time family business. Madame Fely during those times, was accustomed to prepare country style hams for the plantation employees every Yule Tide Season . This small-scale home industry soon burgeoned and now offers a wide array of meat products such as Pinoy staples tocino and longganisa, hotdog and bacon, including the classic Jamon de Cagayan de Oro.The business name SLERS is said to be a combination of initials of the sons and daughters of Madame Fely.
CDO is proud to have SLERS on its sleeves, which is distinguished to be one of the best nationwide food delis. Not only that, SLERS' country hams have recently been acclaimed as gourmet hams by ham connoisseurs.
The Slers Ham & Café is conveniently located at #30 Amparo Lim Bldg, just at the corner of Del Pilar and Velez Streets, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. At present, SLERS has two branches in Manila located at 7865 Progreso St., Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City and at Sky Garden , SM City North EDSA..
Photo Credits: Bing™
Thursday, January 20, 2011
With the success of its 10th season premiere of this much anticipated US singing talent show last night plus the 4, 153, 036 supporters and Likers (and still counting) on its Facebook fan page, it only goes to show that the AI charisma is still alive and kicking in the airwave, not only in the US but also to some parts of the world. Although speculation has it that this will be “Idol’s” final year, that is still yet to be found out until this season wraps up and with how the general viewing public and avid supporters alike will respond to critics made by new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.
So now's the provocative question: Will JLo have enough star dominance to breathe new life into "AI"?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
In anticipation of a night out, you starve yourself all day, figuring you can splurge on a high-calorie meal and mixed drinks later. But this calorie-banking trick is destined to backfire.
- Skimping on meals makes your blood-sugar level fall, so you feel famished by dinner. Once you hit the table, you can’t help then but overindulge. This behavior will slow down your metabolism and, over time, pack on the pound-age. Instead, eat small meals, starting with breakfast, every four hours so you won’t binge later on.
- If you do indulge in a gluttonfest, don’t starve yourself the next day. Beat the bloat and flush out extra waste by drinking lost of water and eating fiber-rich foods.
- Don’t overexercise the day after overeating – it will only put more strain on your body. Just track on an extra 15 minutes to your usual workout.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
Here comes another el grande and festive year of Cebu's most anticipated mardi gra, their very own and the prestigious Sinulog Festival. It calls for another one of a kind fun-filled celebration of the feast of the Senyor Santo Niño de Cebu.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
1. Travel: Boracay and many other most-talked-about beaches alike. Hot gals and lads. Need we say more? Just log on to the net and you'll find that it's filled with trips that are ideal for a single like you. If you don't want to fly, there are also day trips that you can take. Not only do you get a shot of culture as well. Log on to http://www.lakbaypilipinas.com for great package deals. Also, the Museum Foundation of the Philippines conducts regular bus trips to nearby provinces.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Rolling hills and canyons; lush terrain and verdant fields; crystal clear falls and lakes; farms and plantations harvesting exotic fruits, flowers and coffee blends; the friendliest people. Sounds like the perfect respite from the traffic and pollution in the urban jungle? If stress is taking its toll on you and you're sick of the same old tourist spots, you might want to head off to Bukidnon—found at the heart of Mindanao and just a ride away from Cagayan de Oro City. Contrary to popular belief, the province is very safe and has all the facilities that a traveler needs.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Cagayan de Oro, also better known acronymly as CDO, never fails to impress the many with its own uniqueness while on the side its people continually seek ways to develop what it can best offer to its homegrown, much more to its visiting public who are always on the look for a taste of new adventure and fun.
Other than the soon to rise first ever skyscraper of CDO’s Limketkai Sons Inc. which I wrote about in one of my recent articles, CDO, even from its humble days, has been making relevant noise on itself with the many exciting stuff it lavishly offers.
From CDO’s very own showbiz personalities like pop heartthrob Mark Bautista, one of the hottest balladeers in the Philippine music industry , the piano prodigy Rudolf Pelaez Golez, not to forget the Aegis Band who is known for the throat-wrenching high notes belted by sisters Juliet and Mercy Sunot whose family resides in Lower Balulang, government and public figures like Aquilino “Nene” Q. Pimentel and Jr., Rufus Rodriguez, and Member of the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players Isabelo “Jojo” Lastimosa, and many other homegrown talents and public icons whom I failed to recall—to the ever-getting-popular WHITE WATER RAFTING the CDO river breathtakingly provides; truly CDO is a pride of its own in Mindanao.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Please allow me to ask this, has is it ever occurred before you to religiously entertain the thought that asks how much your worth is? Has it come across your mind in an instance or two while getting a job and the employer asks the resolute question, “so what’s your pay rate?” could also mean he's asking you in a roundabout way, how much your self-worth is in monetary value?
When one thinks of the question “What is YOUR VALUE”, what would firstly come to one’s mind? If someone has to put a monetary value to oneself, how much would that be? And how would one compute it? And what does this value translate into? Power? Happiness? Security? More money?
I can’t argue more that self-worth is commonly sourced on one’s emotional perspective of value in terms of one’s skills, achievements, financial resources, status, or physical attributes. Self-worth is mostly internal and naturally comes out as one gains and feels good on something as an edge. Once these are realized and nurtured, the true source of one’s usefulness and value is then seen. As a result, one becomes more effective than the others, benefits on becoming an asset and gets ahead of anyone else in the track field.
It is never a lie that we all want to get ahead of others, more so of the competition this world silently hosts. With today's tougher world where grabbing a spot for a sustainable living, even maintaining a lifestyle, is getting to be a lot messier of a rat race, it's no doubt that everyone else is finding his or her best possible tactics of getting ahead.
"Self-worth and net worth are not the same. Your value is not determined by your valuables." I gather this quotation has become more and more obsolete these days because as most of us would see fit today, the more one furnishes oneself with anything edgy and recent (may this be in the form of owning tangible stuff or acquiring beneficial skill sets to get the most coveted edge), the more one raises the bar of his/her market value, thus merits oneself the advantage of gaining more profit in countless avenues—may it be from getting ahead in getting a job, being the top-performer as one is more skilled than the rest, and even to simply being a head-turner. On the same regard, what influences one’s worth mostly has something to do with a huge chunk of what people perceive of you and the rest of one’s worth comes from what one thinks of oneself. Thus it’s really no denying that, with today’s tougher and competitive generation, one needs to be very critical on the way how one wants to be always advancing—by working the hardest to always feel good, more so look good. Apart from reinventing one’s semblance, there’s always a need to upgrade oneself with useful, in demand skill sets to land in to something where you can gain more. Mediocrity is getting to be a mortal sin nowadays.
This is not to sound disparaging, nor to slur or torment anyone in particular but just entertaining a cruel reality that needs to be acknowledged and acted upon. The world is evolving and ever-changing; more so it’s veering and speeding up its way to the survival of the fittest arena. Unless, one has already ceased to dream on and is just waiting to be consumed by one’s self eternal delay and what not.
There’s no exact formula as to how to effectively market oneself and get the edge to almost anything—some would even consider it as a blessing given way before one is born—but, there will always be countless viable options on how to counteract things to become more favorable and a lot beneficial to oneself. It’s a matter of figuring these out apart from knowing what works best. It’s about finding one’s unique abilities and being able to communicate these to others effectively.
You may have learned about the saying "people buy people", so get a hold of the opportunity to let people know why they must promote you, employ/get you or buy from you. Get to know more of your strengths and skills and make these as your useful selling points. On the other end turn your liabilities in to something others lack –now this might be quite a challenge to do but if one is wise and creative enough, one will pull it off with finesse. Keep also in mind that every time one communicates, it’s a great opportunity to get a message across and make a real deal impact. Thus, be always on guard to show your natural best. Make an impressive first impression as most people lean to make a first feel of you within the first few minutes of knowing you. All the more and should never come the least, communicate by what you wear. Choosing your trendy, appropriate and comfortable outfit is as equally as important as how you choose your words when communicating verbally. Fact: You are at your true best self on what you do and make of yourself.
Take a notch higher difference of one’s self. re-Define one’s true value. Be at the acme.
Photo Credits: Google images
Friday, January 7, 2011
I never get tired of listening to this. Thank you Beyonce for not only bringing cool danceable music but as well as inspiring, worth replaying songs like this.
Video Credits: YouTube™
Yes, you read it right, the City of Golden Friendship will soon have its very first high-rise building to stand right in the very premise of Limketkai commercial and business space. It is reported that Limketkai Sons, Inc. is also responsible for this promising project venture and thus holds most of the funds for the construction of this building as it is going to be a major start of their venturing to the hotel business.
This hotel will encompass a 21-storey building, 250-room hotel complex in the company’s 30-hectare commercial complex in Cagayan de Oro City’s Lapasan district.
While this ambitious project was still on its way to inception 'till to its on going construction at the very moment, some well known major hotels have already been tagged along CDO’s prestige. To name a few, these are Pryce Plaza, Dynasty Court, Grand City Hotel, and the incomparable Mallberry which also homes in the Limketkai vicinity, and not to mention Koresco Hotel which was built by Korean investors in the upland area of the metropolis--all of them consistently provide quality and first class accommodations to as many as 300,000 tourists annually visiting the city.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Anyhoo, 'twas fun to once again goof around some familiar places you grew up with in spite the some complexities these places have already become. As I made my leisure walks down to the hallways, cognitive prompted me to somehow extract reminiscent thoughts of what the place used to be--from that open-air skating rink which has now become a flattering spacious atrium that held I bet quite a number of gigs and shows already. And from that old school skating rink too where I had my chance to experience that ugly crash doing my pseudo-pro skate move(LOL), to the Jollibee store branch where I'm heads up high honed some of my humble work beginnings.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Modesty aside, I guess a talent will always remain a talent. It's not by chance, or by choice, but more of a lifestyle you can always opt to pursue, may it be now or sometime later.
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