Seeing all the anti-bullying campaign throughout all media forms brought all the miseries and the various contemplative soul-searching Isubjected myself to when I was young.
I’ve always been a survivor — it’s one thing that I am proud to tell people whenever some first-time acquaintance or stranger asks me what my strengths are. There are other strengths that I’m not going to go into detail now, but being a “survivor” tops the list.
There’s a story behind the word . . . behind that strength. It’s not just something I randomly throw around. It’s strangely funny how someone like me, who’s always been known to have such a strong personality can have a “bully story”. But I do and here it goes . . .Continue reading Bullies Everywhere→
I want to start by saying I’m sorry I’ve been neglectful.
I can blame this neglect of not posting as regularly here in my blog to the crazy … crazy schedule I’ve been keeping lately. But, I won’t.
Why? Because every crazy minute spent was well worth it. I was able to finally meet — face-to-face — and spend 4 wonderful days with two of my favorite people in the world — my bosses (not kissing ass here — just telling the truth) plus my wonderful soul sister Cher.
The bosses flew all the way from Israel to attend an event in Cebu, hosted by their friend Chris Ducker of Virtual Staff Finder, and extended their stay to spend time with me (ain’t that beat all!). And like a cherry on top of the proverbial sundae, we got to record a podcast episode for Inspiring Innovation Podcast with Meron Bareket. Check out the episode HERE.
There are so many times that I mentioned (apart from quoting Shakespeare) how life is like one big game or stage and [almost] everyone becomes involved the moment we’re born.
It’s unfair — really — to be an infant and not given a choice but to start playing the game. Getting dumped in without knowing the rules of the game is even worse since not everyone has the privilege of having wise parents and/or mentors to guide us through.
Role Models, Anyone?
There’s a growing lack of good role models lately unlike when I was younger. All I see now are twerking, trucker/potty mouthed, debauched, pedos, lying-through-their-teeth, almost naked public figures who bask in the media’s attention even if it’s in a negative context. It seems as if attaining stardom is becoming a contest on “who’s the vilest” out there. Continue reading Are You In?→
There are some people who cannot just comprehend or wrap their minds around the idea that there are others who enjoy being alone not because they have nowhere to go or lack friends for company. There are just those who prefer a solitary existence.
Is being alone bad?
If I’m going to ask that very question to select members of my family, there would be a resounding answer of “YES.” I beg to differ though.
Since I was a kid, I’ve always been an introvert — this is something so ridiculous to even contemplate by those who’ve only known me in the latter years. They would scoff it off as a lie when I’m completely being honest when I tell them there’s nary a naughty bone in my body during my formative years. Living with both disciplinarian/autocratic parents and going to private Catholic schools did me in. I always take home the “Most Silent” and “Best In GMRC (Good Morals and Right Conduct) ribbons at the end of the school year. That was the scenario until I moved on to college.
I am sick and tired of hearing people chronicling how they had their “wake up call” in an obviously insincere way. A little sob story here and a couple of anecdotes there . . . and viola! The poser gets to have the attention of many, blinding these people into following his or her footsteps in trying to make themselves a better person or veering their lives towards the right path all for the sake of fame and money.
Am I the only one who can see how fake it is? Are people really blinded when it comes to self-development that they’ll carry-on, believing some numb-nuts when — from the way I see it — self-development shouldn’t be completely reliant on money-making schemes or on a self-help book. Self-development should come from self-awareness and the drive to change (for the better) and not on making some greedy fool get more Benjamins out of a simple and logical idea that needn’t come from a book or a $500 speech. Unless the speaker or the author is a certified professional in the field of mental health, I’d rather not go down that road.
People, honestly, you can do so much reading and so much listening. Unless the will to change for the better hasn’t been knocked firmly into your head, nothing will change — you won’t change. You’ll just end up with a bunch of books and what-not that you’ll eventually donate or sell second-hand later on.