Sunday, October 19

"Husay and Malasakit" in Everything We Do

If there's one gift that you could give to the world, what would it be? If you can make other people's lives better, how would you do it? What are the things that you are willing to give up just to make other individuals smile and experience happier lives? Are you willing to offer yourself to be of service to the community? To the people surrounding you? Most importantly, can you give without expecting anything in return?

Mother Theresa, a selfless woman who has spent her life helping those who are in need, once said "At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.’ Hungry not only for bread — but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing — but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks — but homeless because of rejection." Imagine a world where everyone acts like Mother Theresa, devotes one's life to serving other people, sharing one's life with the community and giving whatever one has wholeheartedly. For sure, the world will be a better place to live in. There would be peace and happiness in our minds. Everyone will live in harmony, love and compassion.

Friday, October 10

Meet Sammy Snooze and Let's #WakeUpSammy

Sleep is one of the things I value in my life. I seldom get a chance to enjoy a good sleep due to the demands of my studies, work and personal life. There are just so many activities to do and attend to every single day. In fact, I even consider sleep as a luxury and a gift. It’s not something that I can easily get and this is the reason why I envy Sammy.

Who is Sammy? Well, he is known as the sleepiest man in the Philippines. One of my friends shared about this guy, which made me interested in him. I learned that he loves sleeping a lot to the point that he misses some important appointments, meetings and events in his life. There’s no question that his most favorite part of the day is the time when he is asleep.

In case you want to learn more about him, you can add him on facebook: Sammy Snooze. Here’s a photo of him and his dog named Snoozy. Just like his master, Snoozy also loves to sleep a lot. Yes, a lot. 

Sunday, September 28

A Single Lady's Prayer (Happiness and Love)

Lord, I thank you for everything that you have given me. Thank you for the gift of happiness and peace in my heart. It always amazes me how Your works do wonders. I once got my heart broken and never thought that I would be able to get out of it alive. I was torn into pieces but Your love helped me survive it all. You made me believe that everything was just passing and that things will get better someday. And yes, it eventually did.

Thank you for the gift of friends and loved ones who have been making my days brighter. Thank you for giving me these lovely people in my life who have never given up on me. I know that there are times when I’m not a great person to be with but they have stayed by my side no matter what. They are always there to back me up and to support me in whatever I do. For all these, I am truly grateful.


Friday, September 26

Printing your Own Barcodes

Barcodes are either linear or two dimensional representations of information that can be deciphered using a barcode reader. There are many places such as Shopify where you can get a reasonably priced printer to print your own barcodes. But why on earth would you want to print your own barcodes? The power that lies hidden behind the common barcode is complex. With a properly utilized barcode system, a company can manage to automate most of its processes, making for faster turnover time and a larger propensity to get work done. Let's examine the ways printing your own barcode can affect your company.

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The Data Entry Problem

In many businesses, there is a need for data entry to take place. This requires inputting data from previously collated information which is then further processed. Humans are notorious for encountering errors when dealing with sustained repetitive tasks. The only way you can completely remove any data entry error is to remove the process completely. By seamlessly introducing data into barcodes, you create a way of moving it from where it is to where it is most needed seamlessly. The result is a far more efficient system with less errors that require things being redone. Barcodes can provide the necessary push to drive the company into a more well-organized system capable of getting more done without problems arising. Eliminating the propensity for human error is the first step towards creating a more well-rounded industrial or commercial process.

Saturday, September 20

Worry No More and Save Yourself From a Bad Browmance

Despite my busy schedule at school and work, I still make it to a point that I allot some time for treating myself to a me-time. I believe that it's one of the secrets to living a happier and healthier life. I don't mind cancelling all my appointments for a particular day to go on a "Pamper Me Sesh" which usually includes getting my nails done, visiting the spa, enjoying a hot bath and cleaning up my eyebrows. I consider myself lucky because there are so many establishments in Davao city which specialize in offering these kinds of relaxing services. 

In today's post, I will be featuring one of the must-visit places of every Davaoeña who wants to take a day off from all her to-do's, requirements and meetings. Browhaus: The Brow Salon (located at Abreeza Ayala Mall Corporate Center) is definitely a girl's best friend. This place will make every woman feel more confident, happy and satisfied every after session. Browhaus is known as the one-stop brow and lash grooming salon which has been helping women all over the world to feel good about themselves. Check the list below to know some of the reasons why I love this place!

Tuesday, September 16

Live with Gratitude: Happiest Thank You to You

I live by gratitude. If there are two words that I would like to say and hear every single day, it is “Thank You.” These words mean a lot especially when they are spoken and delivered sincerely. In the latest advertisement by Coca-Cola Philippines, they did a great job in showing how great it is to live by gratitude in our daily lives. Allow me to share this to you:

After watching this 3-minute video, I start to remember all the people whom I am truly thankful of in my life. I am inspired to let them know that I appreciate everything they’ve done for the past few years of my existence. I believe that they deserve more than a thank you from me.

Wednesday, September 10

The Sweetest Places in Davao (Featuring Davao Desserts)

Davao isn’t just about Mount Apo and Samal Island.  It’s not just about durian and pomelo either. The city can rival Metro Manila in terms of gastronomy with its many restaurants and cafés. Life here can be just as sweet… or maybe even sweeter! Whether you’re a local or a tourist, it is never too late to explore the city one piece of cake at a time. Here are the must-tries for every dessert lover:

BROOKIE at Anniepie (Malvar Street)

Can’t decide between a brownie or a cookie? Anniepie offers the Brookie for those who want the best of both worlds. And if that’s not enough, take home a box of assorted cinnamon rolls that are just the right amount of sweetness. There are nine mouth-watering flavors to choose from: Classic, Glazed, Super Chocolate, Choco-caramel, Caramel Crunch, Choco-mocha, Cappuccino, Coffee Walnut, Nutty Cheese.

Saturday, September 6

Will Grayson, Will Grayon: What A Beautiful Book

There is always that feeling of sadness everytime I come to the last page of a good book. Most of the times, I refuse to accept the fact that the story has finally come to an end. All I could do is just move on, hold the beautiful memories of the characters and their stories in me, and probably blog about it (like what I'm currently doing). The recent novel I've finished reading was "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" written by two of the best-selling authors David Levithan and John Green.

This book is full of happy, heartbreaking, and funny moments. Everything in it was written beautifully. The story is about two different men who happen to have the same first name and last name. They both come from different worlds until one day, their paths crossed in Chicago and found their worlds completely colliding. From that moment on, both of their lives changed forever in ways they could never have guessed or imagined. Aside from the two Will Graysons, some of the characters that made this book interesting are Tiny Cooper and Jane. In fact, I even consider the novel as mostly about Tiny Cooper and his idealistic views in life and love (which amazingly are true and something I also believe into.) 

You know what made me love this book? The fact that it's all about appreciating life, love and all the great people surrounding us. Will Grayson, Will Grayson made me appreciate more all my gay friends. At the same time, it also made me put more value to the real friends surrounding me. Indeed, friendships are one of the best things in life! Most importantly, it showed me the importance of looking at life at the most positive way possible. From now on, I'm going to think like Tiny Cooper - Will Grayson's best friend / will grayson's lover.