Archive | February 2009

Lake Sebu Trip

Lake Sebu

Lake Sebu

I had a wonderful weekend.

My friend Jane went to GenSan for a visit. It was our first time to see each other after our college graduation. I picked her up from the airport last Feb 15 at lunch time. The sun’s heat was scorching hot but it didn’t stop us from having our great Lake Sebu adventure.

It’s the first time for both of us to travel in that direction, and I loved the thrill (of possibly getting lost)! =) Well, as they say, if you know how to read and speak, then there’s no way you’ll get lost.

Anyway, Lake Sebu is a nice spot for reflection, relaxation and meditation – just what both of us needed at that time. The serene view of the lake inevitably gives you peace of mind and calms your spirit. And the laid-back culture of the place gives you a breather from the busy life in the metro.

And the cost?
GenSan to Marbel (aircon bus): 70
Marbel to Surallah (aircon bus): 24
Surallah to Lake Sebu (jeep): 30
to Punta Isla (habal2x) : 10

VIP Room for 2: 750
Tilapia dishes good for 4: 170

loving my new wireless mouse!

Yipee!!! I bought myself a wireless mouse (at last!). I’ve been lusting over this for almost 2 years already. And i’ve always restrained myself from buying one because i thought it was too expensive. A thousand pesos for a mouse? It sounds too impractical. Especially when i just bought and damaged two optical mice in a span of 3 months…Well, that was almost two years ago.

And today, I’ve decided to lift my punishment on myself. Besides, my right forefinger is really aching already (from using the touchpad on my laptop). I’m suffering from RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) and it hurts!
I owe this to myself. Besides, it no longer costs more than a thousand pesos…It’s now only 895 pesos…and I deserve it.

Sayang, I could have used this during our re-echo seminar yesterday…I can stand on the podium and still manage to control my slides….hmm…I’m suddenly excited to conduct seminars/trainings…This tool will be really helpful! 🙂

Finally Found Some Answers…

Lately, I’ve been spending much time reflecting and thinking about some of life’s crucial issues. Yes, that includes my so-called love life. Close friends and family know what i mean. And equally competing with my precious time are thoughts about my career. I know I have blogged about THAT numerous times already. And here I am again, writing one of those blogs…

I’d like to share a little bit about some of the books that i’ve recently read, which have really helped me find some answers…

1. he’s just NOT THAT into you by greg behrendt and liz tuccillo
i strongly recommend this to girls who are puzzled by their guy’s “puzzling” behavior so they can just stop making those lame excuses for them. it’s a funny book. i know you’ll enjoy reading it. 😉

2. The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck
this one’s an international best seller for many years. it’s a phenomenal hit.
i recommend this to anyone who seeks to better understand himself and the world around him…it will enable you to reach a higher level of self-understanding…

3. An article entitled “How To Find What You Love To Do” by Brian Kim
The article was inspired by Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University.

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do – Steve Jobs

And it is because of this article that I’ve finally made a decision. The confusion is over. I know what I want to do with my life…and more important, I know what I want to do TWO months from now. I am excited. But I’m scared too. Actually, I am really, really, scared. I have all the reasons to be scared. It’s going to be a whole new world for me. New place, new job, new people, new routine… Aside from that, I have to do this in a time of recession, economic crisis, and a season of laying offs in many companies worldwide. But then again, life is full of uncertainties. And I’ll never know unless I give it a try.

What’s in it for me? Simple. There are cases when money is not everything. Sometimes, it all boils down to passion. According to the article I’ve read, you have to ask yourself this question:

What would I love to do on a daily basis utilizing both my skills and interests that will add significant value to people?

Try to ask yourself the same question. It might be helpful for you, too.

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s a BIG risk. I know I have to learn a lot of things. I know I’ll face big mistakes and big fears. But I really, really, want to do this.