lawyers suck

Okay not all of them. One of my oldest (in years, not in age) and close friend, Aimee is a wonderful lawyer. And I’ve met several others, who were “fine” so to speak. But this lawyer, their lawyer…. grrr! Harsh. So Law & Order! Gosh! I was hoping for an Ally McBeal set up, where lawyers are funny, and uber attractive.

Oh, I forgot. I’m in Manila, not some cool sitcom.

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Se7en Sources of inspiration

I was tagged. A long time ago. By Chard. And I have been neglecting this particular post, because, dang it was hard. But anyway, the instructions were to pick 7 people who have inspired you. But you were supposed to keep them anonymous. It was particularly difficult because there were several people who inspired. So these are not the top 7. But rather 7 out of many.

Here goes:

i continue to complain and be stubborn, and i get annoyed when i’m told what to do. and yet, at the end of the day, i know she knows best. and i will accept and learn, in spite of the fact that i have other opinions. it’s me that will resist, but when i don’t we get along very well. i know she loves me to bits, and all her intentions are for my own betterment. through her, i learn to be more accepting.

“i don’t want to tell you what to do. but i will tell you why i do or don’t do something”. this person uses reason, and common sense with me and i think that’s why i listen when he has something to say. it’s not often that he does, so i make it a point that i do when he does. we have our special “us” moment and i’ll always treasure that.

we started of with a debate at opposite sides about something i don’t remember anymore. it may have been the regular car lifts she gave me, and up to the mentor-ship but i’ve considered her a role model, and one of my best friends. i loved and despised the fact that she got away from everything with either a smile or uncanny reasoning. might have been great to be a lawyer. i didn’t learn having a positive outlook from her, i experienced it. and in my lowest moment, she told me “in spite and despite of, things will be okay”… to this day, it had been my battlecry.

i thought that i had reason to resist this person. but when i spoke my heart did i learn the true meaning of honesty, loyalty, commitment and gratitude. i made a big decision because i was enrolled to her essence. at the end of the day, i’m a little bit stronger, a little bit more powerful and a little bit more matured because of this person.

it’s funny that i thought of him when writing this, because our *time* didn’t expand to years, but just a few months. but when i close my eyes, and think of him, i remember how he made me feel. how when others questioned my intentions and my leadership, he stood up and told me how he believed in me. he’s such a powerful person, a leader of hundreds. but his power didn’t make me feel small, quite the opposite. his power made me feel better, greater about myself. and i’m inspired to live up to it.

she’s my “soul sister”. i’ve known her for years. she’s the one in the barkada who i can have a mature conversation with. we have our a-hah moments together and kaya-mo-yan moments. from work, to family life, to relationship advices, everything, i can talk to her and she gives me perspective. she’s also very spiritual, and she fuels my faith.

my 7th inspiration, i simply cannot leave to one person. because it’s a joint effort. they have all contributed to my life. and i’m grateful. i don’t know if they knows how much i love them. how much they are important to me. how even though i’m “independent” i still rely on their advices and feedback, irregardless how much of a b!tch i tend to be :glee: . and how i enjoy our time together, because it’s so few and rare.

This is the easier part. :mrgreen: I am tagging Chie, Maeyo, Ate and Reg. 😎

UPDATE 11/21: I’m also tagging Poidy and Joan and hope that they finish faster than 2 weeks. :glee:

Goodbye Blogger!

I’ve spent loads of time in blogger, but when Richard offered to host my own domain for a very minimal fee (TY na, diba Chard?), I said, why not. And within two days, this site was up.

And not only up. This site had everything I loved up blogger, including my chatterbox! I asked Chard about it, and he said kaya daw nya. But I haven’t seen any other WP with a cbox (I even checked most of the websites under Chie’s link – WP Filipino bloggers), so I was doubtful, esp. since Maeyo said she’s tried everything as well. Oh, but lo and behold – how, I don’t know – but he did it. 🙂 – with the other widgets (which for a certain time I couldn’t manipulate for whatever reason).

Anyway, I still think I’ve been a happy blogger user, but I had to admit that I had problems with its layouting. Plus I didn’t like the fact that I didn’t have any *pages*, like how they did it here. I’m still excited to see what other things WP has to offer. I’m still learning. Chard not only hosted my site, but literally put in everything (gosh, feeling ko I have a personal web developer, hehehe! Peace :mrgreen: ) So that basically meant that I don’t know how to manipulate this blog fully yet. Any tips and tricks out there?

I surrender to the rythym of earth

While bloghopping, chanced upon this site that had me “reconnect with my inner Goddess”. Can you believe that? I have an inner Goddess! 🙂 It even has a name. Hathor.

Anyway, here’s a self-love “To Do” which I invite all my friends to join.

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It’s a Self-Love Affair!

By: Anita Ryan-Revel

When my single girlfriends wail that “there are no good men out there,” I suggest that before they think about serious relationships and marriage, they first marry themselves in order to find true love.

Difficulty: Moderate

Instructions

Things You’ll Need

* Open heart
* Self love
* A willingness to throw out old habits and self loathing

Steps

  1. Set Your Intention. Work out what you want to achieve by marrying yourself. For example, “a lifelong commitment from a partner in a relationship that exudes happiness at every turn.” Before you can expect this commitment from someone else, you must first promise that you will do everything in your power to give this to yourself, every day.

  2. Throw Out Self Loathing. Looking in the mirror and criticizing your imperfections? Laughing off compliments and dismissing nods to your brilliance? Flying under the radar so your super-stardom goes unnoticed? These are classic signs that you have a degree of self-loathing. Self-loathing only serves to block you from finding happiness within. When you radiate unhappiness, you attract unhappy people. Unhappy people are generally commitment-phobes. So get over yourself girl, and repeat after me: “Self-loathing is for suckers.”

  3. See Yourself As a Goddess. Begin to notice your perfections when you look in the mirror. Receive compliments as graciously and copiously as you give them. Say “yes, yes, YES” a lot, with revellious and delightful energy. Practice shameless acts of joy and master joyous acts of shame. Affirm yourself daily with delicious words including “magical, mystical, sparkling, juicy, ethereal, beauty, intuitive, divine.” When you see yourself as Goddess, this is the gorgeous energy you radiate and hence, you begin to attract similarly gorgeous people into your life.

  4. Be Your Own Best Friend. Tell yourself jokes. Spoil yourself rotten. Keep yourself entertained by doing what YOU want to do. Write down a promise to self that you will “never put baby in the corner.” Flick “friends” that dare to support habits of self-loathing. Become a magnet to new friends that are a reflection of your perfection.

  5. Create Your Day. Now that you are your own little solar system and the brightest little star at the center of your own cosmos, it is time to invite family and friends who love you as much as you love yourself, and to help you celebrate your rocking divinity. Picture your perfect ceremony in your head, see the smiling faces of your friends as they witness your joy, play with wedding vows until you have the perfect expression of your perfect self.

  6. Let the Party Begin. Set the date, find your venue, send out invitations, and let the party of self-love begin.

Tips and Warnings

* Go overboard with fun and self-love.

* Do not marry yourself if you hear voices in your head that serve to sabotage your intentions for true, everlasting, undying, fulfilling, rip-roaring LOVE.

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I’m excited to proceed to #6. 🙂 But one thing at a time. Let me do Step #1 first.

The Apple Love Story

Not only am I in love with the looks of the Apple MacBook Pro and the Apple iPhone, I’ve now fallen in love with the Apple Store! The one in 5th Avenue! OMG! It’s a Property Consultant’s (not to mention architects and interior designers) dream to be a part of something this grand, this monumental.

It’s the 21st century architecture at its finest.

The Apple Cube



All I can say is… Wow.

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On a side note, my friend Richard gave his review on the iPhone that I’ve been salivating over. With his and Maeyo’s comments, I must agree that this phone is not for me.

But I still can’t help go ga-ga over such beautiful things. Wonder how many more asses I need to kiss to make a sale before I can get myself a MacBook Pro.

***want, want, want***

… priorities, priorities, priorities …