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2013 June

2013 May

  • 🔁 Repost from Maoi Arroyo:

    Hi Philippines! Stop watching the electoral results.

    Go to bed. Play with your children. See a late night movie. Drink with your friends. Catch up on work.

    Tomorrow will be exactly the same as yesterday: IT'S UP TO YOU AND ME. Who got investment grade? We did. Who keeps the country going? We do. Let's build a future worthy of our dreams!

2013 March

  • 🔁 Repost from 104.1 KRZQ:

    "Top 5 Ways to a Better Life" according to Dave Grohl

    (An interpretation of his Keynote speech at SXSW 2013 in Austin,TX)

    1. No one is you and that is your biggest power.

    “It’s YOUR VOICE. Cherish it. Respect it. Nurture it. Challenge it. Stretch it and scream until it’s f**king gone because everyone is blessed with at least that, and who knows how long it will last . . .”

    “Who’s to say what’s a good voice, and what’s not a good voice? The Voice? Imagine Bob Dylan sitting there singing ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ in front of Christina Aguilera.”

    1. Don’t be afraid of not fitting in.

    “I can truly say out loud that ‘Gangnam Style’ is one of my favorite fking songs of the past decade. Is it any better or worse than the latest Atoms for Peace album? Hmmm… paging Pitchfork! Come in, come in, Pitchfork! We need you to help us determine the value of a song! Who fking cares.” Don't be someone who designs their lives to impress others.

    1. Give a damn about yourself.

    It’s about taking care of yourself so you can be a better human being. A 2.0 version of you is way more equipped to help others in need. Take up yoga if you’re stressed. Ask for a big raise. Walk away from a relationship that is abusive or draining. Or just take a nap, for Christ’s sake.

    1. Be humble.

    No one wants to go to lunch with a supermodel who says things like, “My cheekbones, if you’ve noticed, have a similar incline to an escalator.” One thing I’ve noticed is that if you are good at something, people will acknowledge it. Appreciate the hell out of those people. Should you be blessed enough to have the fortitude to work so hard at something that people celebrate you, your first reaction should be gratitude. And know that there’s a ton of people out there from all races and socioeconomic backgrounds who can still teach you something. I don’t care if you’re Bill Clinton or Jay-Z – always be learning; always be improving.

    1. Spark a revolution.

    Always have the highest bar for yourself. Wake up everyday and no matter how crappy you feel, want to change something for the better. Do something that makes someone happy. Create something that inspires someone. Be someone’s light when they are hopeless.

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  • 🔁 Repost from Oh Malaysia Ku:

    I dont care!.

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2012 August

  • 🔁 Repost from Maoi Arroyo:

    I'm slightly irritated by some people's self-righteousness on FB especially when they share things about "how to fix the Phliippines" but do nothing of the kind...


    (1) Don't jaywalk. Find the nearest pedestrian crossing or overpass.

    (2) Pay your taxes on time and in full REGARDLESS of whether it will go to crooks because if you don't pay your taxes you are a crook. BTW, this is why you should have registered and voted.

    (3) Donate to the charity of your choice, or even better volunteer and lead projects.

    (4) Don't knowingly plagiarize anything yourself. Be sure to mention you heard about it from a friend or saw it on the internet.

    (5) When discussing sensitive issues such as politics or religion, respect the other person's view point and disagree with them intelligently.

    (6) Never be rude to people who are not "important". Everyone is important to someone.

    (7) Be grateful we live in a country where we have civil liberties, we do not cane our children in public, we have never had a major famine, and women have a right to education and to vote.

    (8) Never complain about the Philippines without doing something about it.

    (9) Be a good ambassador for the country, whether at home or abroad. Acknowledge that our country has problems but don't ever tell them it's hopeless or how much you hate it or how glad you are that you left. If that's the way you feel, please feel free to call yourself an American. A Filipino is someone who cares about the Philippines. (10) Make a difference by being the difference. In the end, it's all up to us. We can't count on "them" to make a better country. We can only count on each other.

    If you don't actually practice what you preach or what you post, then please spare me your beautiful tumblr photo or infographic. Put up or shut up.

    /end polemic

2012 July

2012 May

  • 🔁 Repost from Emman Javier:

    Emman Javier How do you plan to motivate people to change? "Well, I don't really know the old system, but in motivating people to do their work I think the most important thing is to make the direction clear to them. And, what you expect out of them in terms of this direction. The reason why people are not motivated is because they don't know what it's all about." - Col. Fermin P. Javier