Friday, May 18, 2012

These are my wishes for you

(I sent this to myself on 5/11/06. Stumbling upon it 6 years later, I still wish them.)

These Are My Wishes For You

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than its form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart. Find time in each day to see beauty and love in the world around you. Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard you may be more than compensated for in another. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future.

May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgment of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Birthday Wishes

I realize March is too early to be making a birthday wish list... but I cannot resist, especially after Oreos turned 100 this week.

1. Birthday Cake Oreos
2. the new iPad
3. $$ to defray the costs of my fitness goals: personal training, "12 races in 2012", swim lessons, new bike

And that's it so far. haha.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

facebook anonymous...

how long can i go without facebook-ing... let's see...

posts linked from blogspot do not count.


9/22/10 to 9/22/11 - hard candy

this past year has hardened me.

i'd like to think there's a soft & sweet center to me still... like a tootsie pop. but maybe it's just a hole... like a lifesaver.

how ironic.

i'm craving candy right now like no other... can you tell?!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

better luck tomorrow

i was going through my external hard drive into files i used to have in college and a word doc entitled "better luck tomorrow quotes" was there.

here's what was inside:

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde

Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble. Sidney J. Harris

Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. Edna St. Vincent Millay

When in doubt, tell the truth. Mark Twain

The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it. Al Batt

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. Anatole France

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. C. P. Snow

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. Don Marquis

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. James Gordon, M.D.

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. Lynn Hall

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. F. Scott Fitzgerald

A mind too active is no mind at all. Theodore Roethke

This file was last modified on 07/04/2003. I'm vaguely remembering checking out the BLT website and maybe these were the quotes in a flash intro? Either way... I didn't end up watching this movie until much later -- the monday after PCN 2004 actually.

The things we save... What a trip.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive” — Robert Louis Stevenson

i'm looking for adventure... and maybe i'll find myself in one of these cities by the end of the year (or have a ticket booked to one of these places...)

Single in the City:
1. Barcelona
2. Buenos Aires
3. Miami
4. NYC
5. London
6. Seoul
7. Paris
8. Melbourne
9. Bangkok
10. Las Vegas
11. Sao Paulo
12. San Sebastian
13. Tel Aviv
14. Cagliari/Sardinia
15. Berlin
16. Tangier
17. San Francisco
18. Naples/Amalfi Coast
19. Mexico City
20. Punta del Este
21. Lisbon
22. Beijing
23. Tallinn
24. Istanbul
25. Wellington
26. Montreal
27. Mumbai
28. Sydney
29. Amsterdam

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

smart. pretty. ah... you know where this is going...

ahlavat. =)

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are” — Chinese Proverb
from Smart Pretty and Awkward by Molly Ford

How to be Smarter: The quickest way to discover new music: switch iPods with someone else for a week. If you don’t want to switch for that long, just ask if you can borrow their iPod for a run.

How to be Prettier: Make it an automatic habit when you’re hand-washing to smile into the mirror to make sure nothing is stuck in your teeth.

How to be (less) Awkward: The same way you can talk yourself into feeling pressured and uncomfortable ['if this conversation-starter fails I will have ruined this potential relationship'], you can also talk yourself into being outgoing and fearless ['I can contribute interesting things to a conversation and I am not afraid to speak with someone new'].


...a crisis takes my mind off another, and before you know it, it's 1:01. an epic failure saved my day.

...early morning musings lead me to the sweet vision of a first lady doing "the dougie" which puts me in a dancing mood to "get me bodied".

...a call home to my mom to hear how her garden is coming along and about how we'll feast for pacquiao's victory on saturday puts me at ease.

...a rush of excitement courses through my veins as i design a pre-birthday fitness blitz with the help of my friends.

...i managed to score a free lunch. =) afternoon recharged by original pilipino music (OPM) and the great ballads i belted in and out of love


today has been a good day.

i'm clean (in my heart)
and clear (in the head)
and under control (of my actions)

no pain today. just pleasure.
taking things a day at a time.
getting excited about upcoming prospects.
7 years brought me here. zero regrets.

[and because another post put me in such a good mood yesterday, here's one for the 80's lover in you]

let's move

converting negative energy into positive energy.

my room is the perfect place to dance like no one is watching... because, well, no one is watching!

happy wednesday, folks!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

the pinoy catholic

stumbled upon this today.
i didn't know Pope John Paul II had been beatified.

i feel like i live under a rock sometimes...