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Priceless

March 9, 2012

Some things in life are priceless. These are just some things that make it to my list of the best things in life.

1. Nature. Whether it’s a sunset, day break, a morning dew, or the consistent crashing sound of the sea, everything about nature is absolutely unequaled in beauty. Thank GOD for it.

2. Laughter. This is probably the only thing that should be done as loud as you possible can.

3. Intelligent Conversations. Never take for granted the power of smart and interesting conversations. Moreover, never take for granted the people you usually have intelligent conversations with.

4. Love. Sometimes, it is overrated, but it is never out of style, never out of place. There is always room for love in every corner of your world.

5. Passion. How else does one person get what he wants, to where he wants if he does not want it bad enough?

6. Music. Yes. In an instant, you can go from broken to healed, put down to lifted up just by listening to music.

7. Mornings. Waking up should never be difficult. No matter how early it is, the fact that you’ve awaken should be reason enough to celebrate the day.

8. Birthdays and birthday greetings. There’s always something about the fact that people reach out to you and wish you the best on your birthday. Plus, birthdays mean you can get away with anything because it’s your “special day”.

9. Kisses. There are different kinds of kisses, but all of them give the same remedy.

10. Your first day on a new place. The possibilities are always limitless when you first step foot on a particular place.

What about you? What’s priceless for you?

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Rewind

November 18, 2010

It's not just a moment. If I had a choice, I would love to live my life over again. I won't do it to right the wrong decisions I made. I won't do it because I want to change some moments out of it. I will live my life only to savor every moment in between.

When we're still young, we never realize how important it is to live every moment, to make every moment count. We always think that the future is never ending, that we'll always have enough time to do the right things. we often take for granted the people and the places that make us happy. We overlook everything that is beautiful around us.

I want to live my life again because I want to appreciate all the beauty more than I have ever done. I want to live and always be thankful for every single morning I wake up. I want to sleep and feel so blessed to have celebrated another fruitful 24 hours of my life.

It's not just a moment. It's the whole thing. I want to go through it all again because I want to be a better person. I won't change things. I won't change my decisions. I'd still go through all the mistakes. But if I had a second chance at traveling that road again, I would make sure I learned enough. I would make sure I noted all the lessons I got. I will list down everything there is to thank for. I will write down all new things I'd learn.

I would always care.

I would dance, sing, laugh, travel, study, make more friends, or even discover new things about myself.

I would fight for what's right.

I would live.

I would love, and I would be my own superhero.

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Truth, Lies, and in Between

November 17, 2010

Lies. There's only black and white, right? You lie or you don't lie. There shouldn't be any middle ground. But that's impossible. It always has a huge gray area in between. Everybody always has an excuse why they tell lies.

Personally, I try to tell the truth. I always tell the truth, even if it's inconvenient. However, I am not a tactless person who will tell the whole truth without considering whether the person who hears it will love it or not.

They always say that the truth sets us free. I don't see that sometimes. There are instances wherein, we are better off not knowing certain things. We let our children go on believing in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy so as not to take away their innocence. We let them continue with the fantasy of prince charming and sleeping beauty. We do it because we don't want to ruin the fun from childhood. We want them to stay as blissfully innocent for as long as we can protect them.

That goes the same for lies. We don't always tell the truth not only because we want to protect ourselves but also because we want to protect the people we care about. If you intend to tell the truth only because we want to clear out our darkened conscience, then we need to think again. If we have committed mistakes and want to come clean just so we can live without the guilt that haunts us every sleepless night, I don't think we even deserve the freedom we get from telling the truth.

Yes. Honesty is the best policy. However, if your honesty is due to selfish reasons, then what good does it bring? Seriously. Do they really deserve the heartache? Should we tell them the truth, even if it hurts or destroys them, just so we can go back to pretending nothing happened and live our own little lives as if we never hurt anyone? I don't think so.

I would never tell the truth, but if I deserve to carry the guilt, I'd gladly do it. I'd gladly live with the guilt than live to see myself destroy the people I love only because I want to keep myself as clean as an unused white sheet. I don't think I would ever be happy anyway.

But that's all just me, you know. If you don't agree with me, you don't have to. We all have our own ways of seeing things. What would you actually do yourself? When do you think is the right time to tell a lie? Or is there never a right time for lies? I'd love to know.

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Carrying it in my Pocket

November 16, 2010

Good Advice

I've been in this world for more than 26 years now, and I have already been offered a lot of wise words from not necessarily wise people. However, there are about a couple that really stick to me even when they don't usually apply anymore.

I had a trainer who once told me that at work, I should always know where my loyalty lies. This is so true. When you climb the ladder of success, you serve more people and more people serve you and become equals with individuals you would not really hang out with otherwise. It is easy to be deceived by a lot of people who may mean well but do not have backbones, by people who mean to discredit you and ruin your performance at work, or even by people who wish to mean well but will never be able to prove themselves at work. It is important to always know who you should be loyal to. Loyalty pays, and it never hurts to have a friend or two even when the demands of work become strenuous.

Also, my favorite boss once told me that no matter how I felt, I should always GET UP, DRESS UP, and SHOW UP. It's more difficult than it sounds because we will always have sick days, and sometimes, it is better not to show up than work and not be as productive or as effective because you weren't really feeling well. However, it does not have to be followed literally. There are many ways to interpret the advice. It's just up to you to spice it up.

I've have heard many more wise words from different people that have both inspired and encouraged me. To them, I will always be thankful for sharing their wisdom. It would be so nice to live my life and have them become proud that they once mentored me into becoming an individual to be proud of.

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Level of Maturity

November 6, 2010

I never had a normal childhood. I used to complain about that, I used to have hang ups about not having an ideal life. I used to not like myself too much when I think back and ponder about my life. I used to be dissatisfied.

Yes, my life was not a big melodrama, but it had a lot of dramatic episodes. I was a generally happy person, but I was always looking for something else. I loved myself too much, but I never really liked myself. I always convinced myself I was beautiful, but I never believe people when they say so. I have always known I was the smart type. I'd never be the prom queen or the campus crush. I was just the popular smart girl that people knew, but never really got to know.

I knew I was already an adult when my perspectives changed. There is not exact date or time when that happened. One day, I just woke up and realized that I loved my life. I would never trade it for anyone else's. I don't have everything I want, but whatever things I don't have, I still have the chance to achieve them. I knew I had matured when I already knew how to see the bigger picture. I am still not satisfied, but that does not mean things will never be better.

I never had a normal childhood, but I am not complaining at all. Not anymore. In fact, I am thankful my life was what it was. I would never be what, where, and who I am today if my life was otherwise. I am an adult now, and it's about time I start owning up to it.

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From the End, Something New is Born

June 30, 2010

The end of innocence is always the beginning of adventure, even life. I always believe that until we find out and encounter the things that hurt us, we never fully understand what life is about.

Life isn't fair, and most of the time, it almost always hurts. Life brigs pain and suffering, broken hearts and broken dreams, failure and disappointment. However, unless we all experience the bad things in life, we will never know how wonderful life can be.

We spend a good time of our lives being sheltered, being protected, being nurtured. However, it is at the moment that we learn to stand on our own that we really understand the purpose of or existence. Life is beautiful. I've always believed that. Yes, I may have had issues with life and it's circumstances. But I've always wanted to be alive. I have always basked in the fact that I live. I want to always be alive.

I wasn't always like this you know. When I was younger, my world only consisted of a very small number of people, which is just my family. But now, I want to draw a larger circle around everyone else around me. I want to experience so much. There's just an endless list of things that I want to get out of life. I am REALLY alive, and it all began when I stopped being a child.

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What I Like Most About My Job

June 29, 2010

What do I love about training? A lot. When I worked as a Language Coach, I thought that I probably had the best job for someone like me. That was until I started to work as a trainer. I then realized that there was still so much that I can learn and share to others. I love the fact that I am able to help out and support as many people as I can.

Yes, the responsibilities are not even greater, and I have to answer to so many situations. But I feel like I really am enjoying what I do now. Things are never perfect because there is still a thing or two that I would love to change if I could. But I also know that I would gladly endure the hard part because the good times that come with it are far more rewarding.

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