Tag Archives: Inspiration

The Adventure is Out There

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The coming days from now and the near and far future is somewhat “new” to me as I embark on my next chapter of my life. After long years of being part of a corporate world, I am now on my own…. There are fears, yes; hesitations, definitely; worries, for sure …. But there are really moments of great anticipation and excitement. I know I have prepared myself enough for this, and I am more than ready. I Know!

Talking more about positivity, I am now beginning to embrace (and enjoying) the “freedom” I have now. It’s more of the luxury of my time to do what I think really matters now to me. To see again what I am capable of doing in different fields. To experience again the new and renewed energy and creativity. To rekindle again relationships. To enjoy the extra time spent just playing and creating and keep on learning. The possibilities are endless… so why hesitate, why worry.

The adventure… the grand adventure begins (again)…

Pillows by Pillow Me (by me actually)

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Glad to share that my pillows were featured in a blog “Baby and Breakfast.” Not expecting it really. The pillow project was done in a flash due to an ardent request of my cousin’s friend. In usual situation, we could have declined the project. But now, I’m glad we gave in to the request. The photoshots are just too cute. Particularly the babies. (My pillows are just props to them 😊😄, no big deal haha!)

Just too proud of my pillows (my new babies that keep me sane and creative for the past few months). They are actually what I’ve been doing all along (why im not blogging or doing most of my 101… #alibis)….

Anyways, you will see a lot of my pillows in the coming blog. So bear with it.

The Years of …. Let me think….

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Going back to blogging here is quite a small challenge. Well, I think I have to rake again my confidence to write even a simple note.  A courage, should I say.

Blogging I say is just my one way of having some sort of “accountability-partner” to help me commit or maybe put me in to-terms with my everyday moment, AWARE and all FIRED-UP.  That was the purpose I think why I have this blog 6 years back.

But as I reviewed my page now, and saw my stats, its quite too disappointing… to see, what? 1 blog year… haha… not even one last year (well there are 50 drafts beneath it, but that doesnt count, I know)… But here was the time gone… And where was I??

That was the question really… and lots of regrets actually…

Time passed, and I realized, that I somewhat “wasted” (oh such a strong word!) my time for the past ummm 2 years… doing practically things that just keep me by, or shall I say, just cruising and doing things “aimlessly” (ouch again)… I realized that I have not “hooked-up” myself in some grand plan or aspiration. Looking back, I wonder, what did I accomplish? or at least what did I contribute? I forgot, or I just not very interesting even to mention.

Well, bear with me, I will engage myself in lots of mind-exercise to take some memory-recall (and probably, blog it). Aside from recalling (aka doing throwbacks), I will “activate” again my passion-button and live purposefully, or what do you call that? wholeheartedly!

No excuses, no alibis.

Have to be at the moment ALWAYS.

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52Weeks Adventure/Challenge:

Week 1 Blogging… (get that courage and keep the momentum)

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52 Weekend Marbles

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Sunday must always be a SUNday, according to the wisdom of my 5-yr-old Aliya! No rain, to grumpy day, but it’s all fun in sun! Well it is supposed to be! But the past weekends were all rainy… and she was quite “disappointed ” that her theory is wrong… But you cannot put a litlle girl down… No one can rain on her parade… That’s why on that one weekend, 3 weeks ago, we played and danced under the downpour of rain, and we enjoyed the flowing ankle-deep flood outside. She invited everyone outside! So the 5 of us were all soaking wet! Anyway, it is a family SUNday! We had fun, and Aliya and I, decided no one and nothing will rain on our SUNdays!

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The weekends doesn’t have to be costly for family to enjoy… a walk to the park, a visit to Dad’s farm, or just playing on a big mat outside the garage.

We did just that yesterday, spreading a big mat on the garage, playing with Aliya and helping Kuya Jolo, designing his skatecycle and had a wonderful chat…

Looking at them, getting bigger and older, actually made me feel “grumpy” a bit…. Jolo said, “well, mum, its the way it is, us getting older…we will not get any younger, will we?” (but how about me? getting “grumpier”?)

Well, let me skip my grumpy thoughts… I have decided that I have to seize these kind of moments, while we are at it, in more vivid and vibrant ways. Weekends has to be “perfect” like this! SUNday! FUNday! Family day!

52 Weekend Marbles will represent just that… Well, 52 representing the 52 weekends in a year. I will start in this exactly 1st day of 2nd half-year. The story of “1000 marbles” I have read longtime ago always lingers in me (yes, it is supposed to be 1000 marbles, from a story of a 50-year-old man who conservatively “calculated” his life until 75… see story here).

So, I have collected just now my marbles, I happened to have a ready 52 marbles that I put in a jar — with another empty jar (for now) for “great” weekends, and a tiny glass for “wasted” ones – which I hope (or I will make sure) that it will remain empty.

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Happy Life Ahead!

Today: Take Each Moment as it Comes

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I will count this day a separate life.
I will remember that those who have fewest regrets
are those who take each moment as it comes
for all that it is worth.

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From the Book of Og Mandino: Mission Success (The Seeds of Success)

This quote from this favorite book is what I almost live by as my personal motto… (you see, it is also the tagline of this blogsite….)

This moment is all that we have, time is our companion, we are the maker of our life…

the choice on how we live it is within our power…

Today: Play it to the Fullest

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I will pause whenever I am feeling sorry for myself today,
and remember that this is the only day I have and I must play it to the fullest.
What my part may signify in the great whole,
I may not recognize,
but I am here to play it
and now is the time.

QC Circle, March 2012

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Blogger of the Week: Cancer Killing Recipe

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Cancer Killing Recipe

An inspirational blog of a gracious lady, survivor of a cancer, and loving every minute of her life, every minute of it. In fact, she celebrated her 65th birthday with glee, graciousness and full of gratitude… and she’s looking forward to celebrate her 70th (and beyond)… and the topmost of her concern is doing something good and meaningful everyday, 1825 good deeds to do… and do blogging…. Here’s an excerpt from her blog “my apology.” 🙂 🙂 funny and heart-warming!

“Blogging is great. I have so much more to say. I just wish I can do it a little faster. I’m going to learn. Blogging is the best thing what happened to me. But if I will never get sick, I will never became a Blogger, because I will have nothing to blog about. This is the way I see it.

And as long as I can inspire someone, somewhere, and as long as You are going to “click” and “like”, I’m going to keep Blogging. And Blogging keeps me so busy, that to tell You the truth, I don’t have the time to die of cancer. You see, I have nothing against dying. We all have to die some day….. It is just that I don’t want to die of cancer. And I won’t!

Because no matter what happens to me in the future, this how people in Town will talk about me in the local Diner drinking their morning coffee:

Big John: “You remember the old Lady, Limo Driver with cancer, she died yesterday”.
Old Frank: “She died of cancer?”
Big John: “No. She survived cancer. But She was talking about Blogging”.
Old Frank: “What is Blogging?”
Big John: “I don’t know. But I think this what she died of.”


(I can’t find a photo in her blog, so I took a liberty to insert this photo of another birthday girl, Aliya)