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!

This Black Cat

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Just want share with my followers some photos, which I have taken early this morning shortly when I woke up and was on my way to buy bread and beer for breakfast.

I saw this black cat on the street and thought she (okay, I assumed she’s a she) came a little late for the Halloween.  It’s a funny Sunday morning indeed as we enjoyed some moments of photo shoot, which ended as one of the featured photos of VSCO.  As most of the street cats would run when you come close to them, believe me she is picture ready.  She just threw her emotions.  Can you see?  (By now, you understand why I assumed why she’s a she!) 😛

The next thing I did, called the animal rescue team in Manila.

Don’t save it all on Christmas Day.  Find your way to bring a little love everyday.

Help save street animals, they deserve a family too!

My Sunrise⛅️

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Earlier this evening, I cried on my home.

In a middle of a very busy and crazy schedule, my Sunrise squeezed some time, and sat beside me in serenity after he pulled off from work. It’s always a wonderful feeling for me every time I spend moments with special people, and just let time go by.  We sat on the gutter beside the flower box of the church’s garden.  Over time, I’ve learned not to underestimate a peaceful togetherness-the gift of quiet knowing, of being in the moment, moments of silence in between, shoulder-to-shoulder.  It’s beautiful.

Surprisingly, he asked me a verse from the bible, which he saw inside the garden.  My heart melted.  He was like a 7-year old kid, curious, with his eyes beaming with innocence.  Time passed as we talked about God.  The difference in our beliefs and religion,  (He is Hindu, I am Christian.) while understanding that no matter how different we are, we will always bonded by our faith, and nothing can change that.

Before Sunrise, I’d not only been called things I won’t repeat here, I’d not only been hit in the face (literally), kicked in other places (literally), punched in the heart (not literally, but ouch nonetheless), I’d been taught to believe that I needed to lighten up.  Well let’s just say it took me a while, but I did one better: instead of lightening up, I saw the light, and the light is  good man.

Tonight, I did not just see the stars✨, my Sunrise painted the rainbow 🌈 in the evening sky, with him not even knowing it.

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