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Happy: Then Officially Sick, but still happy

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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.

 

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.

 

 

Thursdays Like This

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Nothing beats breakfast in bed with the one I love beside me – my job (while watching Donald Trump running his last Presidential Campaign in Florida).  This guy cracks me up – seriously.😝

Bdw, not white bed sheets.  It’s not breakfast in bed.  It’s breakfast on couch while dreaming of my bed.  Good morning beautiful earthlings!

 

This Time I Paid The Bill

It was dreary and grey for most of the day, and then there was this…

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Well I guess I suddenly missed my dear Sunrise today.  No one served me the Veggie Soup, no one was complaining about the crazy things that happened during the day, no one was telling me to slowdown, no one was telling me to shut up – and yes, no one was arguing with me as to who will be the one to pay the bill. 😦

On this drizzling evening, I won – because this time, finally I paid the bill, because somebody is slowing down in India. 🙂

Indian By Heart, Filipino By Blood

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I have been wearing Filipiniana dress for as far as the memories captured every single detail of event it can remember. Going down memory lane…I have worn at least one of the most elegant “Mestiza” dresses that my native town can provide, and I remember, I have worn it with excitement, but I didn’t realize how cool it is to wear other national clothes, which also symbolizes our lineage as Filipino. Today, I have worn lufid, (worn by people from the northern part of the Philippines)n and I have carried it with deep sense of pride as one of the Igorots from the Cordillera ranges helped me dress up. Oh, indeed! I am an Indian by heart, but a Filipino by blood – and that’s a fact.??