…and because it is a slow Saturday evening in Manila. It’s not about Sunrise – it’s about Killing Moon tonight.
Sharing with all of you my dear and loyal followers, the photo, which I have taken earlier this evening. Saturday weekend is a bit slow for me, a little more deviated from work – so unusual, but still glad that I have found some time for myself even for just for a short time.
So here you go, the neighbor of our cat, peacefully enjoying the full moon on a starless night, and oh, so camera ready. 🙂
I woke up unusually early today. For crying out loud, it’s a Sunday, and obviously yesterday was a Saturday when most (if not all) – corporate people like me are finding time to slow down by spending time with family and friends, going out of town, catching up some series on Netflix, visiting art galleries, shopping. reading books. painting etc.
One second, I am not here today to tell you guys that I woke up unusually early today after falling asleep while watching a series on Netflix last night, leaving my TV – on till the following morning, which is today, and this was me – 30 minutes ago, after getting off my bed, (which by the way is part of my daily routine in the morning)
Okay, I am not here to talk about my daily routine either….
Well, today, I am very excited to finally share with you all, one of my favorite books of Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously…I Am Kidding. If my mind does not fail me, I have finished reading this book November last year, but failed to write, and share with you all about my thoughts about it, because I was busy at work. Okay, okay, I know you will say, it’s all about PRIORITIES. No one is too busy if one starts prioritizing, but I bet you will agree with me when I say, I was occupied building an empire, well, I still am…alright, PRIORITIES.
Anyway, I am very happy to share with you all the very first book, which I have finished this 2017. I have been tagging this book almost every where I go that I get to have a click of it, and share it on my Twitter, especially when I am stuck in traffic. See?
What I am about to share with you are some of the bits and pieces, and antics that is originally Ellen DeGeneres together with the life lessons that I found from each chapter as Ellen gracefully ended each with a wit. I actually have a lot to pick, but I will try to squeeze them the best I can in order not to bore you. My hope is that as I share with you all the things that I have learned from this book through words, you will also find time to realize that each and everyone of us is blessed with a funny bone, and that no matter what life is throwing at you right now, it’s not a bad idea to smile everyday when you wake up – in case of this book – laugh.
THE SECRET OF LIFE
WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?
AMERICAN IDOL, OR “IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY. DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL”
I AM NOT LAZY
Taking advantage of the weekend before my coming week goes really crazy. Don’t get me wrong. I love my job, but I bet you guys would agree with me that when you are passionate about what you do, it makes you forget about your phone, and that means no Social Media except when you need to pick it up for corporate reasons, which by the way is – so me at work.
I welcomed the first day of the year with a very bad cold, the next day, was swiftly knocked down. My head split in two, I think, “That’s what you get for letting your guard down”. It was raining badly during the fireworks display and I was among the very few crazy people left welcoming 2017, dancing under the rain. I thought at the time, it was an awesome experience, I mean, dancing under the rain with a beautiful fireworks display gleaming in midnight sky, I said, “Why not?” It was fun. I don’t regret it. The idea was inspired by Christopher Poindexter’s poem, “She Was the Rain”, and I was thinking of it the whole time. It’s beautiful though this cold gives me a lot of mood swings. Brrr…
Now here I am officially sick for almost a week now, enjoying a fresh cup of honey lemon tea by Steuarts seasoned with fresh honey. Yes, I made the bees all the way from San Pablo City a little busy. Makes me miss home. Hmmm…
Oh, by the way, don’t be fooled by the book. The prep isn’t Martha’s, it’s from my dear friend Kapil.
One suggestion though, for those aspiring entrepreneurs out there, this book is perfect. Maratha Inc. by Christopher Byron, you should check it. You should also try Steuart’s Tea, it’s affordable, and it’s lovely!
Happy Sunday everyone.
When the world reminds you that today is going to be a beautiful day, and this is just the beginning.⛅️
A National Geographic moment. Feeling like a combination of Paul Nicklen and Keith Ladzinski, and because pleated is the “in” thing. Nywak! Nywak!😝 – Batangas City, Philippines
2016 went down as my tumultuous, bipolar year of some sorts: with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. It was probably the kind of year Charles Dickens’ was thinking of when he wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” because yes, it sure was.
Physical wellness took a nose dive the very first quarter of the year. An omen perhaps of the things to come. That spec of dust, which changed me forever.
Then there was an emotional rollercoaster I jumped on in March.
Friendship is one of the best gifts ever. I could not elaborate more, but slowing down a little in May spent with an angel…”my angel” I should say, was beautiful enough to restore a weary soul. My family, my work, and my Sunrise as usual were my source of pride and joy. My Sunrise, always shining in many, many wonderful ways than one, always leaving me wondering the next things that this life would bring in every moment. They are always the testament of God’s love – a covenant through a rainbow. (Oh yes! I saw one during the last afternoon of 2016 and early morning of 2017! 💙)
So cheers to 2016! The year I probably cried more than any other in my life. Tears of pain, tears of joy (a crazy amount of) tears of pride…you name it! It was the year of hurting and learning. It was my year of transformation and self awareness. I met the new version of myself. And if a beautiful sunrise is a good sign, well 2017, you’ve got me!
And that rollercoaster of a ride? Well it ended with a bang! Cheers to 2016! Bring it on 2017! Sharing with you all a photo of the fireworks, which I have taken the moment the clock stroke 12. Can you see the heart in the sky? ❤