…and I think to myself, what a wonderful world

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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 skirt is the “in” thing. He!  He!😝 – Batangas City, Philippines

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Sunrise!

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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!

Surround Yourself with People Who Lifts You Up

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Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, surround yourself with people who motivates and lifts you up.

Always humbled to be standing beside one of my best bosses ever, my CEO, Mr. Rajeev Agarwal specially during some corporate responsibilities like this, which recognizes talents and dedication of people in our company.  Good man and great leader.

One of the many things that I have learned from him is not to wait for a life changing event to ignite my journey.  Be ready to jump and find my leverage and forward without fear.  Never cease finding  what I need to know in order to grow, what books, what skills, what mentors, and what circles I need to move with, and that learning is beautiful and endless.  My boss is such an inspiration!

Counting my blessings this Christmas, I hope you started counting yours.

 

 

Too Much For One Heart

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Outside there is a war,
In here the night is still.
The jasmine buds have bloomed,
The way the jasmine will.

And i have given birth to a speckle of dust,
To a sparkle of light
To a small hint of life.

Frail as a flower in the morning
Is this tiny work of art
When i see his face before me
This is too much for one heart

Here like a seedling in the garden
Is a world about to start
How i need you here to share it
This is too much for one heart

Yours, half of all of this is yours
And i swear it on the moon

Soon you will see, the best of you and me
In the smile that is shining
On the face of your son
All alone in my arms I hold such beauty

I want time to stop right here
Make perfection last forever
In which i could disappear, disappear.

Yours, half of all of this is yours
And now i feel you coming near
Here, you will see the best of you and me
For life stories combining
In this life we’ve begun

I have been living with such wonder
That my soul could burst apart,
Knowing soon well be together
And its too much for one heart.

Moments like this when sleep is million miles away, while my spirit seems to be in pain, struggling in the silence of the evening.

Currently listening to Too Much for One Heart by Lea Salonga on @AppleMusic.  https://itun.es/ph/68bneb?i=1144266761

Random Thoughts: Sundays Like This

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Can you spot the blank space in this photo?  I wish we all knew how okay it is that part of each of us, is a blank space.  That the world is filled with questions.  That there is a force out there greater than us.  That we don’t know everything.  That we never will, and it’s okay.

This David Rubenstein Show Is Habit Forming

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What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business.

Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader.

From Bill Gates to Ken Chenault, from Indra Nooyi to Warren Buffett, from Eric Schmidt to Lloyd Blankfein, David goes in search of the fundamental insights that reveal what makes a truly great leader.


Mondays like this turns my brain juice into corporate thinker.  Like my brain literally turns!  The past weekend was a little friendly to me.  I spent some “ME TIME”.

  • Painted
  • Clicked photos of a black cat
  • Had bottles of beer
  • Abused Netflix (Watched The Crown – The story of Queen Elizabeth)
  • Lazied a lot (Just belly popped and slept a lot!)
  • Enjoyed the afternoon drizzle
  • Played with my dog (Bullet the pug)

So now…it’s Monday!  It’s a drill for me to read my Flipbaord and watch the news while I am having coffee in the morning before going to work.  You know, you wouldn’t want to be left out during morning corporate conversations with your peers, right?  Anyways, as I was playing with the TV Channels  earlier, hovering from CNN to ANC, I clicked the Bloomberg Channel and came across  David Rubenstein Show.  Indeed, very interesting!

And as a treat for you my dear followers, I am sharing with you the episode where he interviewed one of my favorite leaders, Warren Buffet.  Talking about inspirational people?  Count me in!  I guess David will always be a part of my morning drill!

Just a teaser, we both didn’t  want to go to college! 😀

Please check out the link: Buffett Talks His Early Career in Finance and Advice for Investors on ‘The David Rubenstein Show’ Bloomberg Bloomberg

Happy Monday morning everyone, or happy Sunday to whichever part of the earth you are right now!

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