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Friday, May 29, 2009

A Return to Virtue

Ang init, iligo mo lang yan...

Courtesy of GMA News

"Now is the time for each of us to arise and unfurl a banner to the world calling for a return to virtue.-Elaine S. Dalton

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Starve the Problems, Feed the Opportunities

“Starve the Problems and Feed the Opportunities” - Peter Drucker

"Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems." - Dr. Stephen Covey

I simply love this quote that I printed it in big paper a long time ago 

and posted it in the wall of my room.



Do we focus on our problems or our opportunities in life?

Most of the time in our lives we focus too much on our problems in life, as well as focusing too much on the past. We should remember that there not much to be gained from looking backwards instead of forwards.

No, don't get me wrong, I am not trying to discount the rich lessons we can gained from our past experiences and failings but what I am trying to say is, its time to move on.

Do you feed your problems in life? 

Kung sa tagalog pa, ginagatungan pa ba natin ang naglalagabgab (now I am not sure if that word is right, lol) at to borrow the word of Hulascoop, masalimuot na buhay?

Are we too absorb by every minor and major problems that confronts us day in and day out? Are we too preoocupied by the challenges and seemingly insurmountable trials and problems that besets us? As a person, do we focus and even magnified our afflictions and infirmities in life?

WE SHOULD START TO EXAMINE OURSELVES. 

DO NOT FOCUS ON THE PROBLEMS OR YOU WILL BE MISERABLE. 

I AM NOT KIDDING. 

NO ONE SAYS, WALLOW IN SELF-PITY AND YOU'LL LIVE. 

OFTEN, when we are down, and we don't get up, we don't have the courage to stand and fight anymore. Thus, we end up losing the game. Losing is fine if we give our best, but if we lose because we did nothing, that's what we call, LOUSINESS.

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."

Life has so many issues, but focus on the most trivial and important things rather than the not worth dealing with. 

STARVE THE PROBLEMS.

(pasensiya na, gutom na ako kaya I am ranting about anything here, hehe)

DO YOU FEED OPPORTUNITIES?

Do we grab every good offers, every open opportunity for advancement, for learning, for discovering something about ourselves, about the world we live, about the work we are in?

We live in a world with stiff competition, and with tremendous outpouring of knowledge and information in the web.

Do we take advantage of every good things, of every opportunities?

I encourage all to do so. 

The largest problem with focusing on problems is the distraction from concentrating on the current opportunities.

Simply put,

Starve the problems and they die.

Feed the opportunities and they flourish and live.

©2009 THOUGHTSKOTO

Thursday, May 21, 2009

FORGET YOURSELF and GO TO WORK!

LIBRE MAGNOMINATE NG GUSTO NIYONG OFW/EXPATS BLOGS, HANGGANG SA SAMPU PWEDE NIYO INOMINATE. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO NOMINATE NOW! 

Malilink kayo, matutuwa pa ang blogerong ninominate niyo. HERE


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  “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” 

Albert Einstein

""Forget yourself and go to work."" 

— Bryant S. Hinckley to son Gordon B. Hinckley

 “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

"God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability.”

Neal A. Maxwell


I am truly overwhelmed by the warm and tremendous enthusiasm the OFWs and non-OFW's are extending to KABLOGS and PEBA and the great dedication of the men and women who serves in their own sphere.

For my triple decade years of life, if I've learned anything about life, ito ay kung papaano magkaroon ng tunay and lasting happiness, or a three letter word "J-O-Y" is 

yung wag kang umupo at magtutunganga dahil sa problema, karamdaman, afflictions, infirmities, kakulangan, at kawalan ng pag-asa. 

Ang tunay na kasiyahan at kaligayahan ay kahit ikaw ay mahirap lang, walang wala, di man sikat or walang kagandahan ngunit, bagkus, datapwat, marahil...

despite ng kahirapan at kakulangan, gagamitin mo ang hirap at kulang na ito to an advantage in EMPOWERING YOURSELF TO REACH OUT TO THOSE WITH MUCH GREATER NEED.

Napapagod ka na bang mag-aral, mag-alaga ng baby or magtrabaho? 

Several years ago, may isang Italian Engineer na nagcommission at nagpatakbo ng bago naming italian machine, 28 pa lang ako nuon, ako ang pinakabata sa planta namin na may position. Sabi niya nakapunta siya ng Pilipinas, ang gaganda ng mga views, mga beaches and the girls. Binata pa ako before kaya tinanong niya ako, what I am doing here. I should be roaming around the country meetings girls and enjoying life.

I smiled. In my mind I said, "Tiziano, you don't get it"

Bakit ka nga ba nasa ibang bansa? Bakit nga ba tayo nandito? To some nakapag-asawa ng mga foreigner na minahal sila at mahal din nila, to some naging permanenteng residente ng mga bansang dati nilang pinagsisilbihan, to some para mabayaran ang utang, to some para makaahon sa kahirapan, to some para mabigyan ng magandang kinabukasan ang mga mahal sa buhay. To some para makapagadventure sa ibang bansa, and to some para makaranas ng maginhawang pamumuhay. Regardless of where we are, there come a time na nalulungkot tayo, nahohomesick.

Now, if you are discourage, nababagot, naiinis sa amo at sa mga kasamahan sa flat, sa tindero or katrabaho... 

Think about it. We are here not just for us, but for them...yung mga nasa Pilipinas. So the next time nagrereklamo ka mainit, si boss masungit, or halos babagsak ang langit, wear a smile and think about it. Bakit ka nandito, to make you happy, and to make other's happy.

DI SILA ANG MASTER NG SARILI MO. THEY WONT DICTATE YOU TO GET MAD OR RUN WILD. KAYA WEAR YOUR SMILE, FORGET YOURSELF, and GO TO WORK!


©2009 THOUGHTSKOTO

Monday, May 11, 2009

Francis Magalona and Family Photos


The announcement of the PEBA BADGE/BANNER MAKING CONTEST will be posted here and in the PEBA site at 10:00PM 12th of May, 2009. Please note that voting will close 7pm Saudi Time, 12MN Philippine time. Thank you sa lahat ng sumali, and congratulations to all of you.


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Now this is the family photo of the Magalona Family. Click the Photo to view the larger and actual size. Yung mga katabi nila Maxene at Saab are their boyfriends na halos part na rin ng family.



 "Life is short but it can be well lived. Don’t waste your time in the world." 

- Francis D. Magalona


The couple had eight children, Unna, Nicolo, Francis Jr. (Frank), Elmo, Clara, and television personalities Maxene and Saab and Arkin, who recently entered showbiz after his father's death.

©2009 THOUGHTSKOTO

Saturday, May 09, 2009

None of Us Will Be Here - If Not Because of You

My Mom and I

By : Mr. Thoughtskoto

July, 1999, Written While Serving as a Lay Volunteer at Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental

(this poem was an official entry to the International

NEW Magazine Writing Contest, 1999)


You feed my soul

And let me grow

Tender hands

Voice that soothes my ears

Lay me down

Help me stand

Hold me up

Then let me go…


The years pass by…


I am feeding you now

Still growing

Rough hands

Words that command love and respect

Lay you down in your bed

Help you stand with your cane

Hold you up that you'll not fall


You are gone now… but


The years will never end…


for us...


Inspired ng alaala ng 16 years old pa lang ako, at nakaratay ang aking pinakamamahal na ina sa ospital, at ako ang nag-aalaga sa kanya. Ginawa ko na ngang bahay ang ospital. Stricken with breast cancer, and the lack of medicine and financial support, she was not able to recover after several chemotherapies. 

I have one biological mother, pero daan ang nakilala kong nanay at mama na nagmahal sakin ng lubos at tinuring nilang tunay na anak. A few goodness here and there from these great and kind mothers who influenced my life to be who I am now. 

Wala tayo dito sa mundong ito without the mothers. Think about it for just a moment. 

Sige nga, isipin mo nga yan kahit sandali. 

Wala ka rito kundi dahil sa nanay mo! 

In short, anak ka ng nanay mo!hehe

Happy Mothers Day po sa lahat-lahat ng mga Nanay at magiging nanay, at sa mga may nanay! I guess that covers all. :-)

At syempre happy mothers day sa pinakamamahal ko, ang nagiisang Mrs. Thoughtskoto. You have been wonderful, affable, lovely and kind...hehehe, chocolates and roses and a date...bukas sa Dharan mall. 

May pwede bang magbabysit na blogger? Haha


©2009 THOUGHTSKOTO

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