Monthly Archives: February 2010

Colorful Week!


🙂 Started the week with GungHo seminar by Bro. Jojo Baldo. Very uplifting, enlightening and we had a great fun. It rubbed again my spirituality and made me re-think of my goals and my “hidden” talents…
🙂 Can’t help but be amazed with Jojo’s requested tomb’s epitaph ” Live Fully, Died Empty”
🙂 Have created in just 2 hours music clip “Climb” using Movie Maker.
🙂 Made new friends!
🙂 Made progress with the business research with my Kuya!
🙂 we opened two stores on the same day
🙂 Have made efforts to motivate staff and kids!
🙂 New church where we attended mass last Sunday, St Joseph the Laborer, Meycauyan
🙂 Met my SVS partners and made great plans ahead!
🙂 Prospect for adventure: March- Subic; April- Visita Iglesia at South; May- Bohol; June-Boracay; July-Coron and Mama’s Diamond Bday
😦 Haven’t written yet our adventure at “Hot Air Baloon Festival”
😦 Not getting progress with my planned housekeeping works…
🙂 Finished reading “Perfect Match” by Jodi Picoult, now reading “My Sister’s Keeper” by same author… Books by nice authors are just sitting in my bookshelf without me knowing it…
🙂 Starting reading bible again, started at Samuel 2 and found them full of drama…
😦 I’m still sick…
😦 less time with Aliya because of early schedule of training
🙂 Spent more time with staff (pizza time on Friday)
🙂 Playtime with Lean
🙂 Looking forward for long-weekend at Mama’s

T&I: Stay the Course


To be “intentional” means working with purpose making every action count. Successful leaders are intentional. They know what they are doing and why they are doing it. To become more INTENTIONAL, do the following:
1. Have a purpose worth living for: “Some men have thousands of reasons why the cannot do what they want to, when all they need is ONE reason why they can”
2. Know your strengths and weaknesses: Playing to your strengths rekindles your passions and renews your energy.
3. Prioritize your responsibilities: Once you know the “why” of your life, it becomes much easier to figure out the “what” and “when”
4. Learn to say no: You can’t accomplish much without focus.If you try to do every good thing that comes your way, you won’t excel at what you were made to do.
5. Commit yourself to long-term achievement: Most victories in life are chieved through small incremental wins sustained over time.

— The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player by John Maxwell

Moments in Peace


I wished the time stood still….
Me cradling, cuddling my baby girl Aliya in my arms
while still in bed early this morning…(February 19, 2010, 6:15am)
Both of us are awake and making only rocking movements…
Mom and child humming some unrecognizable tune…
Perfect fit…. she’s as is if so fit in my embrace…
No matter how small she is (or big she will be…)
She will be fit in my hug…
What a perfect moment…
Hope we could be in that position for long,
She, not making fuss, or getting bored, just giggling…
Me, so oblivious of time and demands of the day…
Just like that… so peaceful… so rewarding… so blissful.

T&I: The Blame Game


When things go wrong, the natural tendency is to look for someone to blame. You can go all the way back to Garden of Eden on this one…. When God asked Adam why he’d done it, he said it was Eve’s fault. Then God questioned Eve, she blamed it on the snake. The same thing happens today.

The next time you experience a failure, think about what you failed instead of who was at fault. Try to look at it objectively so that you can do better next time. Ask yourself:
• What lessons have I learned?
• How can I turn the failure into success?
• Where did I succeed as well as fail?

People who blame others for their failures never overcome them. They simply move from problem to problem. To reach your potentials, you must continually improve yourself, and you can’t do that if you don’t take responsibility for their actions and learn from your mistakes.

— Your Road Map to Success, John Maxwell

While our Audit motto (daw) is “Bawal Magkamali”…. Let us just take that as our GOAL and add this in parenthetical note: (“Pero pag nagkamali… bawal magkamaling hindi akuin ang pagkakamali kung mali talaga”)

Most importantly…. “If you fail… make sure to Fail Forward”

Lean’s 8th Bday Planning Memo


Lean’s Bday is less than a month away, and I have to plan even a small, budget-friendly getaway. March 10 is the date! and unfortunately I’ll be away on that particular day for a business conference. So, we’ll “celebrate” it on the Sunday before that and on the weekend after that. We have planned really for a Subic trip on that following weekend… So maybe it’s Beach Time!

So, I need to check further the following resorts:
Coralview, Morong Bataan
All Hands Beach, Subic
Sunset Cove Morong Bataan

Good luck to me!

* picture aged 6