11.30.2011

Randomness on a Holiday Wednesday

*I love my work. I love what I am doing. But lately work really stressed me a lot.

*I know it is not good for me especially at this moment that there’s someone inside me who is also affected.

*But no matter how I tried to be cool and take it easy, my work always bothers me.

*There were times when I woke up in the wee hours of the night just thinking how to proceed, what to do first for everything seems to be on rush.

*Deadlines are just few days away. Holiday break is soon to come. And not making it to the deadlines will definitely not make me happy as well as my boss.

*Soon, I am also going to file my maternity leave. Time really flies so fast. And I just can’t leave unfinished assignments.

*So, despite me wanting to stay home and be with my little darling KA this holiday, I decided to report to work. Hoping that being alone at my workstation and that no distractions to expect today, I am going to finish at least 1/3 or ½ of my current pending workload.

*Just wish me luck guys!

November 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
~Norman Borlaug ~

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel ~

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
~ Chuang Tzu ~

Success is ultimately about connection, not perfection.
~ Whitney Johnson ~

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures.
~Bob Kerrey ~

Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest, which co-mingle their roots in the darkness underground.
~ William James ~

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
~Confucius ~

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
~Alan Alda ~

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
~Arthur Golden ~

I wouldn't give a nickel for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.
~Albert Einstein ~

The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal.
~Seth Godin ~

We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
~ Robert Frost ~

Shine one corner of the world -- just one corner.
~ Shunryu Suzuki ~

You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
~Ruth Smeltzer ~

Life where you're always doing something you love is art.
~ Leo Babauta ~

When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
~ Maya Angelou ~

True change isn't willful. It's so fluent and intuitive that we don't even realize it happened.
~ Garrett Kramer ~

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
~Vincent Van Gogh ~

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
~ Marge Piercy ~

Gross National Product measures everything, except that which makes life worthwhile.
~Robert Kennedy ~

Art consists in limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
~ G. K. Chesterton ~

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgements and let your kindness rain down on all.
- Buddha -

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will be worthwhile.
~Deepak Chopra ~

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~

When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things.
~Armand Dimele ~

Being 'spiritual' simply means being willing to look into the nature of life, to ask questions and to wonder, and to listen. It also means seeing art everywhere.
~Quang Ho ~

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
~William Arthur Ward ~

If you want to be a rebel, be kind.
~Pancho Ramos Stierle~

When I am happy, I see the happiness in others. When I am depressed, I notice that people's eyes look sad. When I am weary, I see the world as boring and unattractive.
~Steve Chandler ~

11.24.2011

Dear Santa I’ve Been Good: Bloggers Christmas Exchange Gift 2

Weeh! Christmas time is here and I am so excited about it. I love cold mornings, I love gifts and I love Christmas. Yahoooo….

Anyway, for this year blogger PM is again hosting a bloggers exchange gift and I am joining. Hindi ako nakasali last year but this time hindi ko na palalagpasin to.

And here’s my wishlist:

Something small: silver butterfly earrings
Something big: backpack
Something cute: pillow for my baby
Something soft: pillow for me
Something techie: ipod?
Something fancy: anything red
Something red: jacket
Something wearable: wrist watch
Something you need: red wallet
Something you can use for work: planner
Something sweet: chocolates, chocolates, chocolates…kahit hindi pa ako pwede kumain ng madami nyan!
Dear Santa I’ve Been Good and I really, really, really want: to have a laptop or netbook before the year ends. Hehehe……try lang! malay mo may magdonate.

So, what are you waiting for? Hop at PM’s blog to see the mechanics and let’s all have fun.

11.21.2011

Trying to get back to regular blogging again!

I must admit that after a very long absence in blogging world, it is very hard to go back to blogging once again. For the past months, my mind was pre-occupied with a lot of work and personal concerns. Although, there were many times that I attempted to write my feelings and concerns, I always ended up hitting the delete button after composing few sentences.

Anyway, I think randomness will save my day.

1. Work still keeps me busy. Everything is always on “RUSH”.
2. Despite having a hard time with this pregnancy, I was able to travel twice to Baguio City as my work required me to do so. But let go those other official travels especially in Ifugao, Mountain Province and Visayas Region for safety reasons. Sana nga lang next year meron ulit ganung opportunity para makapagtravel na ako!
3. I’m on my 7th month already. 2 more months to go and I am going to see how this little baby inside my tummy looks like.
4. My precious KA surprised me for making it on top 2 during the 1st quarter. She really made me a proud mama. Love you so much ate!
5. I’ve got hard time finding a new nanny for KA too. That made me realized na mahirap pala talaga maging working mom. And made wish na sana I can afford to be an stay-at-home-mom nalang. Pero malabong mangyari unless manalo ako sa lotto.

Happy Monday Everyone! I did miss you friends a lot.

11.17.2011

October 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

There are four things a child needs: plenty of love, nourishing food, regular sleep, and lots of soap and water.
~Ivy Baker Priest ~

Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Start with what they know; build with what they have. But with the best of leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say, we have done this ourselves.
~Lao Tzu ~

To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.
~Terry Tempest Williams ~

Kindness and compassion toward all living things is the mark of a civilized society.
~Cesar Chavez ~

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
~Alexander Graham Bell ~

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
~Steve Jobs ~

Simplicity of living means meeting life face to face. It means confronting life clearly, without unnecessary distractions. It means being direct and honest in relationships of all kinds. It means taking life as it is.
~Duane Elgin ~

Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.
~Maori Proverb ~

When you talk about seeing what is real, to me, there is an invisible reality behind the visible reality. What I think it's supposed to look like, I have to let go of, in order to see what it is.
~Jane Rosen ~

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~JK Rowling ~

If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth ... This is the real message of love.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

Don't be a leader -- be a ladder.
~Jayesh Patel ~

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
~John Jakes ~

There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.
~Barry Lopez ~

In our sheer preoccupation with technology, we do not realize the inherent artistic choices when creating technology ... and the questioning and reflection that the process of creating art implies.
~Tapan Parikh ~

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
~Mary Oliver ~

Every man dies - not every man really lives.
~William Wallace ~

The dream was always running ahead of one. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was a miracle.
~Anais Nin ~

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
~Samuel Beckett ~

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
~Leonard Nemoy ~

The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free. Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, stay smiling and keep running.
~Fauja Singh, 100-yr-old Marathoner ~

Empathy is the greatest thing. There's an expression I love: 'Let people live in your heart.'
~Toshiro Kanamori, 4th grade teacher ~

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
~Lewis Carroll ~

We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.
~Anais Nin ~

But thou, doing kindness, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth.
~Matthew 6:3 ~

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
~Lao Tzu ~

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
~James Baldwin ~

Not all who wander are lost.
~J. R. R. Tolkien ~

We seek not rest but transformation. We are dancing through each other as doorways.
~Marge Piercy ~

The lines of giving are complicated, you never know how it will come back. But you have to give because you can't let the cord break with you.
~Maria Diarra Keita ~

Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence.
~Robert Green Ingersoll ~

11.03.2011

Quick hello and a collection of inspirational quotes for the month of September!

Hey friends! It’s been more than a month since I last visited this blog of mine as well as your blogs. Work keeps me very busy.

Friends, I miss you all. I’ll make some kwento nalang for some happenings next time. For the meantime, I’ll want to share with you my collection of inspirational quotes for the month of September. ( super late na to!)




It is not the road ahead that wears you out -- it is the grain of sand in your
shoe.
~Arabian proverb ~

We never know which of us will start the
chain reaction. But one of us will.
~ Colin Beavan ~

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
~Saint Augustine~

If we just shook and rattled the old chains, nothing would move. One must add one's own link to the chain. The more original the link, the greater the step forward.
~Frederic Chopin ~

I accept relationship as my primary teacher about myself, other people,
and the mysteries of the universe.
~ Gay Hendricks ~

Be yourself. The world worships the original.
~ Ingrid Bergman ~

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
~Helen Keller ~

Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in
words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
~ Gloria Naylor ~

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us
what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt ~

If you judge people you
have no time to love them.
~Mother Teresa ~

Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness - both the ones you have received and the ones you have given - you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.
~Dawna Markova ~

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
~Leo Tolstoy~

If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood
hunger.
~Buzz Aldrin ~

In a painting you create beauty with the addition of each brush stroke. In a company you create it with the addition of each talented, engaged person and with each thoughtful act.
~Bill Witherspoon ~

This is the urgency: Live! and have your blooming in the
noise of the whirlwind.
~Gwendolyn Brooks ~

We build too many walls
and not enough bridges.
~ Isaac Newton ~

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.
~ Denis Waitley ~

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
~Anais Nin ~

Do not suppress it - that would hurt you inside.
Do not express it - this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples
in your surroundings. What you do is transform it.
~ Peace Pilgrim ~

The integrity of beauty is that inner straining towards goodness and
completion.
~ John O'Donohue ~

Abundance doesn't follow giving until
giving becomes its own reward.
~ Jan Denise ~

Be kind whenever
possible. It is always possible.
~ Dalai Lama ~

The only competition
worthy of a wise man is with himself.
~Washington Allston ~

The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.
~ Theo Jansen ~

We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support.
Strength needs it far more.
~Anne Sophie Swetchine ~

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

There are two ways
of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
~Edith Wharton~

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
~Henry David Thoreau ~

There comes a time when humanity is called to
shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time
when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.
~Wangari Maathai ~

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me
and the moral law within me.
~Immanuel Kant ~


HAVE AN INSPIRING THURSDAY EVERYONE!