Monday, October 30, 2017

FASHION FOR MEN

One of my frustration really is I am bad in making my self look good. I always wanted to look good and fabulously amazing. Because who doesnt want to be an inspiration to others to make them selves look good and be happy with it. My biggest problem actually is finding the right clothes to wear on a daily bases. So I came up with the lists and pictures of what i think would look good on me and I hope you guys would love it.

What a better way to kick it off with bags. I love bags. There are times that I simply wanted to have those big bags going to work. And I love bags with so many pockets in it... I dont know why.


And the next on my list again is another set of bags... a different kind of bags hahaha I told you I love bags...

Messenger bags could definitely be my almost everyday bag. I want it in many variation. Messenger bags are for those times for me when I dont want to bring anything with me. The days where I wanna be casual and light handed. But still I wanted my messenger bags to have tons of pockets of it hahaha I wish I can find that bag though.


While I was searching for what I wanted in my fashion wish list or must haves aside from the bags are the jackets. Its definitely humid here in Manila so I wanted to have a jacket still since I work at night but I want also my jackets to be comfortable when I travel back home from work. 

So, I have come up with these amazingly gorgeous jackets that can rock the catwalk and definitely still comfortable to weat when I get home from work.


The good thing about mens fashion is to have a very minimal selection of bottoms. So its definitely easier to do the mix and match.


I am a person who loves tight skinny bottoms and straight cut type of jeans and or any other type of bottoms for that matter. The fitter it gets the sexier I woul feel. I dont know why but I am in love with it.

And of course the shoes. Everybody loves shoes. But when it comes to style and tastes thats where we would be different but one thing is for sure. We all love to have shoes.



Everyday, we go out and do some mix and match with what we wanted to wear and the final touch is to decide what shoes to wear. It adds up to your self confidence. I believe that when you feel good about what you wear then definitely you'll feel more confident all through out the day.


The slippers are spot on. I love these slippers for my everyday casual wear.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Person Who Inspires Me

I am sure that there will always be someone who would inspire you in many ways. These people will always be someone who are close to you. Your parents would inspire you to do good things; your siblings and other family members will inspire you to be better in whatever you do.

However, there's also that someone that you will meet along the way that is not totally related to you and yet brings a greater impact to you. Over the years, I have crossed path with these totally strangers and brings a light to my life and inspires me either at work or in my personal life.

In my entire career life, I have been always and almost focused in whatever ways I could accomplish. The things that I wanted to achieve. I always ask myself, what are the things I can get out from working in this company. By saying that, I would always think of what awards I will be getting or promotions and then tries so hard to work in achieving those things. Determined and passionate of doing things just making sure I get it before I will end my career with them.

Just recently, about 5 months ago, through the help of social media I came across a person who is totally stranger. Had a few cups of coffee in few unique occasions and would have our normal hi and hello's just like in many occasions. I never thought, I will be more interested in what he does. Until one day, I realized I am more than fascinated in how this person do things. The staggering positivity and humbleness despite the achievements he has under his belt.

Then I ask myself, can I do what he is doing? I continued talking to him having a mindset of achieving at least half of what he has achieved by far. I know it will be a different ball game. A different field. A field I never imagined I will be entering. It is the field of network marketing. I signed up and had a concrete plan. As my nature kicks in, I laid down my plan and ready to kick off. My drive, eagerness, passion of doing and learning the business. I wanted to achieve it in a timely manner.

I see his passion towards the business. I see his determination to succeed. I see how much he cares about the people he invites and joins him in the business, he wanted everyone to be successful. His leadership is infectious.

And so, my journey in the Multi-Level Marketing business has started. The fear is there and the rejection is evident. But as I go through it all, my mentor, the stranger who became a friend is always there too. Constantly reminding me of my goal in the business and above all reminding me to commit with the Lord as well.

I learned that as a leader of the pact, you are not only there to direct people but rather you are also there to cater not only their personal problem but to also bring them closer to their own creator. Yes, you are there to ensure everyone is performing well but you are also there to console and comfort them when they are being fired and stormed with the difficulties and challenges of the business and their life in general. To be sensitive enough to cater for their needs so they can function well in their chosen endeavor. A leader who has the ear and the heart for people.

Yes, it may have been just a few months since I met my business partner turned confidante but it doesn’t discount the fact that he compliments me.

When I joined Max in NWORLD, I am clouded with so many what if’s. The risk that I should go through. It is hard to start something that you wouldn’t know how to end it. That is when a mentor mentee relationship has started. Being a mentee to someone who is so successful in the field and I am learning so much.

What have I learned so far from him?

1.  Listen. It is the only way when you learn to listen not to words your mentor is saying but deciphering what he wanted you to do. After talking to Max about anything, I always asked myself what should I do with what was talked about today? Either we talk about family and politics or business-related situation there will always be something that I can get towards that long hours of talking over a cup of coffee.

2.  Consistency. In life and in whatever we do, I am learning that consistency is the key. “Just keep doing what you need to do and do it every day.” It is something that I am consistently practicing, to be consistent because I know it is my only way to master the art in the field of business I have signed up for.

3.  Passion. Have that burning desire to do what you are doing. I am passionate by nature and I believe on that but the level of passion I do is definitely not on the level if I compare it to Max. I can sense how much he wanted us (his business partners) to be successful. He shares his experience with compelling intense emotion. I wanted to have that level of passion.

I wasn’t hesitant when I was asked by Max to join him in the business venture I was excited because I know I can never go wrong with someone mentoring me as I sail through it. Taking risk in life is definitely a win-win situation for me. If I win then I can lead my future team but if I lose I can guide someone else through experience.


(Wrote this in my Samsung J7 phone)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

My Undelivered Speech

I had an activity recently where I will share my journey of the activity I've joined that started around February of this year. So the usual me, I've prepared for it and wanted to do it not the usual "my way" of presentation. It was a monologue so I could pu emphasis on emotion and get my audience the feel of how I had prepared for it. But things gone so wrong and forgot everything. Here's the unedited of my suppose to be JOURNEY SPEECH.


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Good Morning leaders and I welcome to the S--P Journey presentation.

Today, please allow me to tell you a story. A story of a gentleman, who once dream to become a six sigma professional. A dream that was about to come true but was cut short. In his pursuit to his dream career, he started to look for a company who could provide him the free training to six sigma and be a certified SIX SIGMA Professional. In his quest to his most coveted dream career he did not notice that he emptied all his resources and so he has to set it aside and look for a company that can bring him closer to his dream.

As he conducts his research he learned that S------ny F-------l is offering a robust training about project management though it was not six sigma he wanted to take advantage of the said program. He applied and is willing to take any position the company has to offer so he could pursue his dream and run a project of his own that he can use to learn more about project management.

As months progresses, he continued investigating about how he could be part of the program. He was informed that he needs to be a role model. Someone who could lead a team, a public speaker, run a project within the team or portfolio and the list goes own.


And so he laid down his plan. He gave 100% of all his effort preparing for it. He made sure that he will be known within the portfolio. He joined a companywide short story writing and landed third amongst all those who submitted and the only winner in his portfolio. It opened a door for him to become the editor in chief of TJX newsletter which further made him to lead a POC role in his team and later in his portfolio. In his day off, he visited his friends outside the company and trained himself to a robust interview.


All these are part of his plan towards becoming a S--P participant. He was so happy that in his 10th month in the company he got a confirmation that he will be part of the S--P 2017 program. He continued with his game plan and his purpose to represent and give hope to those dreamers like himself who is just so new in the company. A clear example that anyone can achieve their dreams despite being a neophyte in the company.


However, there is one thing this gentleman has forgotten. He had forgotten those pressing financial issues that he put aside. In the middle of his S--P JOURNEY, this problem has sprouted and showed up hidden beneath the rugs. His house endangered and a higher chance to be taken a way from him. He got ill and was so sick at the end of level 2 until towards the later part of level 3. Then he look back, he had nothing to lean on to. He had forgotten those people who adored and look up to him. He found himself in the middle of a battle ground without someone to lean on to. He felt empty and he felt alone.

Then soon after he felt tired and wary. All he wanted is to do is just go home and sleep. He was shattered. One day, he stumbled upon a movie, The Pursuit of Happiness. This movie made him realize that it wasn’t the end of it all. Chris Gardner played by Will Smith was able to rise from the darkest of his life.

He gathered up all his remaining might and have to make a stand. He knew he can make it through just like the lead in the movie. He needs to act now!

He told himself, if there would be someone who could help him realized it must be someone who had a wide range of understanding, he needed a leader, a mother, a sister. He found all these in the presence of Miss Celine Paloma and so he shared his thoughts. His experience. During their meeting, he then learned his biggest lesson. To have a true meaning of work life balance.

Success is a combination of a goal and a plan working together that defines who you are. Success is combination of all your goals in life working together to keep you going, that when one goal is falling the others would be able to support you to keep you going.

That gentleman in the story was me. S--P has thought me a life lesson. A lesson without modules and training. A lesson I will value until my creator will finally turn off my lights. It has thought me how to focus on my chosen career without sacrificing the other life goals that will complete me. As I conclude my S--P, my outlook in life has changed. I am a changed man now. As I chase my dream, I shall no longer wear this clothes, a representation of who I was before but I shall pick up the pieces of me and wear a totally different one that would represent who I am in the future.

And that my leaders, is my S--P Journey, Thank you for sailing with me. This is Charlton, a ST--PER and a proud TITAN!

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THANK YOU KARSTEN TANIEGRA and GRACE VILLARAMA for always supporting and checking on my project.

THANK YOU FAYE ABARICIA for being such a beautiful comrade and confidante.

THANK YOU PING TERMULO for being a brother, for the understanding, moral support and continued encouragement and for believing in me.

THANK YOU Queng Britos for being the leader I look up to.

THANK YOU to all the STEP LEADS for giving me this chance. I did not only learn from the trainings and modules but above all this whole journey has open up a new demographic on my personal perspective about life and career.

And to all the CSM's who have been truly supporting me all through out my journey THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Maureen Wroblewitz is Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5

Maureen from Philippines wins Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5.


In my opinnion, competitions like AsNTM doesnt require you to be so strong at the start. People here will be looking for how mutch you grow while you are in the competition. I must agree, of course I will be rooting for a Filipina to win the cycle but I am also looking at those who has that edge to be develop with good working attitute, has great listenning skills to take criticism to her advantage and use that to wow judges. That is how you'd  wow them.

Maureen however was my second option, however if she would be able to pass the fourth elemination then she would be the girl who would be on the Top 3 and potentially win the competition.

Maureen was able to rock it and get pass that fourth elemination and from then on she was the only one who won 3 best photos. That's it I knew then she will be the Next Top Model as it turn out so well.

The shortest, least experienced, youngest and her ability to listen and execute feedback given to her was I think her asset to win the competition.

Good Job Maureen and Good Luck! You deserve the win!

These are my favorite photos of Maureen!













All photos are taken from Asia's Next Top Model Facebook Page. No copyright infringement is intended.

Monday, June 26, 2017

NLIGHTEN CC CUSHION REVIEW


Good Day Beauties! Few days ago, I published a review for NLighten Eye Gel. It was one of the bestselling product. Today, let me share to you yet another revolutionary product review of NWORLD’s NLighten CC Cushion. NLighten CC (Color Control) Cushion is a revolutionary air cushion technology. It is a light weight base makeup helps achieve a flawless coverage and is specially formulated to perform several functions, from skin lightening, protection against the harmful UVA and UVP rays of the sun through its broad spectrum SPF 50+/PA+++. One advantage of NLIGHTEN CC CUSHION is designed for all skin types. NET WT. 15g


NLIGHTEN CC CUSHION helps obtain a nourished skin with its superior anti-oxidant and hydration contents and ensures a luminous finish by filling the micro lines efficiently.

Formulated without Paraben, Phenoxy Ethanol, Benzophenone, Triethanolamine, Talc, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Pigment, Synthetic Fragrance and SLS.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE


Apply by pressing the puff into an essence sponge and gently pat it onto your face. For touch ups, re-apply as desired.

PRECAUTIONS

For external use only.
Do not swallow.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rashes appear.
Keep out of reach of children.
In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Store at room temperature not exceeding 30°C.
Do not expose product to direct sunlight.

It is also important to note that NLIGHTEN CC CUSHION is water and plant base.

Here are the 5 Botanical Ingredients
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS "POT MARIGOLD"

Calendula oil is highly regarded for dry and damaged skin due to its restorative properties that infuses the skin with a youthful glow. It is also used to protect the skin from premature aging and thinning of the skin. Calendula is also very good on delicate skin under the eyes to help prevent crow’s feet. Also, Calendula are used to treat diaper rush too. Through the years, calendula has been considered as beneficial in reducing inflammation, heals wounds and a variety of skin diseases like skin ulcerations, eczema, juvenile acne and dry phthiriasis.

Historically, and still today, one of the most popular uses of calendula has been applying it to irritated skin (or to the eyelids and elsewhere) to reduce itchiness, redness, sensitivity, dryness and swelling. It’s been found that calendula has the ability to promote the growth of healthy new tissue, increase blood flow to the affected area, boost collagen production, which firms and strengthens skin, hydrate dry skin and speed up the process of skin repair following surgery or damage.

The antibacterial properties in this herb helps in clearing the bacteria in the skin pores which may lead to acne outbreak.

PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA

Peaunia Suffruticosa featured as the “Queen of Flowers” surely will leave your skin glowing and beautiful because of the many benefits this flower provides. Peaony extract has an antioxidant effect like that of Vitamin E. It has an anti-inflammatory benefit soothing your skin, it has anti free radical action offering an anti-aging benefit. The Peony powder can be infused in water and can be used as calming lotion. Also, Peonies contains high concentration of tannins. Tannins are potent skin-illuminating concentrate making it a perfect ingredient as a skin-brightener. Peonia’s major purpose in skin care is to serve as skin conditioning agent.

White Peony Root is prized for its anti-inflammatory, toning and anti-aging properties. Peonies help ward off wrinkles by activating the natural defense mechanisms of skin and reducing the look of discoloration often caused by environmental pollutants. Also, it is known for boosting the production of collagen and repairing damaged skin cells, peonies hydrate the skin while reinforcing its moisture barrier.

BEES WAX

Beeswax has long-standing applications in human food and flavoring. Beeswax is a natural emulsifier which means can help bind oil and water together in a solution without an emulsifier, these ingredients would separate or turn cloudy. Beeswax is widely known as a base for a variety of skincare products because it prevents further damage and allows the skin to heal, seals in moisture, and soften skin without synthetic chemical additives.

This quality makes beeswax an ideal natural base for moisturizers, lip balms and skin salves with both oil- and water-based ingredients.

Known mostly for its conditioning properties, beeswax also has a number of other benefits for the skin, including an action that helps to calm and soothe.

Beeswax also a great help for people suffering from dry skin itching or sensitive skin because it has anti-allergenic and easily tolerated by those with reactive skin.

We always say there’s no reason to use harsh chemicals to make products smell good. Natural ingredients work so much better! Beeswax has a natural honey fragrance, and is a favorite in soaps and perfumes because of its pleasant, light aroma.

A good source of this vitamin, beeswax helps exfoliation and can rejuvenate your look. Beeswax has been used in creams for centuries to soften skin, remove wrinkles and heal eczema and dermatitis. It has many scientifically validated benefits for skin health because it contains a number of very special 'fatty acids.'

MURUS ALBA "WHITE MULBERRY BARK"
Mulberry extracts are great components of skin-whitening products due to its active compound in lightening skin called arbutin. Arbutin is a form of hydroquinone that inhibits melanin release by suppressing the tyrosinase enzyme.

It also contains Morus alba extracts with antioxidizing and whitening properties. The present invention relates to cosmetic products, comprising extracts of Morus alba, which have a whitening effect. Powdered Morus alba twig with aqueous ethanol provides an extract comprising oxyresveratrol and mulberroside.

The extracts or purified compounds may be added to conventional skin care cosmetics to give whitening cosmetics.

This formulation of cream containing 4% concentrated extract of mulberry can be used for skin whitening as it can decrease skin melanin content. Furthermore, the decrease in erythema showed that the cream will be safe to use and will not cause any irritation.

SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS

These antioxidant properties appear to provide significant protection from sun damage. Skullcap is increasingly included in skin care products for the benefits offered by its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and skin-brightening properties.

Skullcap extract is also a very potent tyrosinase inhibitor with great potential to down regulate production of melanin. It can protect against sun damage.

Skullcap’s three most important antioxidants are flavonoids baicalein, oroxylin A, and wogonin.

Here are some of the CC Cushion users





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Thursday, June 22, 2017

NLIGHTEN UNDERARM CREAM REVIEW

Good Day gorgeous!

We all want to have a fairer skin. We wanted to have that beautiful radiant skin and of course we all have our fair share of dark secrets. Even beauty queens have their dark secrets, mostly found in arm pits, knees, groin areas and nape.

That’s the reason why, beauty companies keeps formulating different products to solve these skin problems.

This past few months I found a product that I highly recommend both for men and women.

Nlighten Underarm Cream is one of the most quick selling products of the Nworld and here’s why I recommend the product:



It gives instant whitening effect giving immediate confidence level to wear those sleeveless.The cream is very easy to apply. All you need is squeeze an ample amount enough to cover the area where you want to lighten.It is organic. NLIGHTEN UNDERARM CREAM is water and plant base product making it safer and non-greasy feelingIt’s worth the price.You can see the result in just 3 weeks.The fragrance is not too harsh. With the fragrance not overrated, it will give you the freedom to use your deodorant and or your perfume.

  And the main reason why I recommend it is because it is plant based and water base too.

Ingredients of the product contains:


STAR LILY – Is best known for its wonders in treating skin ailments. Its oil also has moisturizing and soothing properties of the skin, softening and preventing skin cracks, stains and preventing the attenuation of their appearance. Also, Lily Oil can easily be used with other oils and when mixed with calendula it works well for sensitive skin.



SHEA BUTTER – Shea Butter is considered as one of Nature’s Wonder because of its wide array of usage from skin care, baby care to food. Shea Butter is also one of Queen Nefertiti’s beauty secret as Shea butter is so powerful to renew, repair and protect the skin against aging and harsh climate.



POMEGRANATE – Pomegranate oil derived from its seed makes a great dry skin treatment. It’s oil penetrates easily into the skin; it has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, antioxidant protection, the punicic acid (which is called also trichosanic acid) and omega-5 fatty acids is very helpful as it quickly rejuvenate, soothe, moisturize and breath a new life to dry and cracked skin.



MULBERRY – Mulberry is known for its skin whitening properties, white mulberry extract has tyrosinase, an enzyme that triggers production of melanin in the skin. Mulberry also contains Vitamin B3 and has been shown to reduce the production of melanin and acts as an effective skin-lightening agent when added to skin creams. Vitamin B helps the skin retain its moisture and making it smoother while reducing fine lines.



FIG – Fig contains high amount of Vitamin C which helps lighten and even out skin tone. The peels contains active enzymes acting as am exfoliator to clear dead cell debris from the skin. Fig also helps tighten the pores and control excess sebum secretion. The enzymes and sugar present in figs aside from removing the dead skin cells it also mildly polish the skin.



GINKGO – In several studies proves that the hydrating effect of Ginkgo extracts extends to the deeper layers of the skin. Ginkgo helps epidermal thickening, higher elasticity. It has been found that ginkgo improves the skin’s protection from UVB rays and improve the production of collagen which helps the skin firm and youthful. Its main promise in skin care is its antioxidant compounds helping skin from aging and damages caused by free radicals helping protect skin from signs of aging like wrinkles, sagging and age spots.



BLACK RICE – The antioxidant nature of black rice is effective in safeguarding the skin. Black rice helps prevent skin damages caused by pollutants and sun, skin aging, dark spots and fine lines. It provides antioxidants along with other proteins to skin which will help in restoring skin elasticity and maintain firmness. The anthocyanin present prevents free radical damage in the body and protects against UV damage.

 BLUEBERRY – Blueberries are considered as “super food” as it contain the most antioxidants than any other fruit as it has content of anthocyanin. These berries also contains vitamins A, B complex, C and E, potassium, zinc, copper, iron and magnesium. This super fruit is helps smoothen the skin, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate scars, increase elasticity, fight against blemishes and acne, balance levels of oil in the skin, and help even out skin tone. Blueberry cultivars and blueberry fruits revealed antimicrobial properties.


GREEN TEA – Green tea contains catechins, which are anti-bacterial agents that suppress acne-causing bacteria and help regulate hormonal imbalances. It also possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the redness and inflammation brought about by zits, thereby helping them heal the scars. Green tea also contains antioxidants which helps ward off premature aging by fighting free radicals and healing damaged cells. Green Tea helps soothes and calms the skin, reduces itching and inflammation, while simultaneously tackling cuts, scrapes and other blemishes.



HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA – Houttuynia Cordata can be used for detoxifying the body systems due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties. It can be used for treating infectious diseases due to its anti-viral and antibacterial properties.



Formulated without Paraben, Phenoxy Ethanol, Benzophenone, Triethanolamine, Talc, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Pigment and SLS.



How to use it?

After taking a bath , dry your underarm using towel.

Get a small amount of product on your fingertips and gently put it on your underarm.

Wait for 10 seconds and let your underarm absorb the product.

For better result, use it overnight.

Here are some of the testimonials from users:







Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Network Marketting Business

The Network Marketing Business

Am sure everyone of you may have been invited to a network marketing business. Some may have considered joining some thinks it’s a scam or otherwise not a feasible business. The negativities surrounding the said kind of business has boiled down from few years ago when there are illegitimate companies claiming they are into MLM type of business or some are due to a bad experience.

I have coined some of the benefits in joining a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) Business and some tips to consider before joining an MLM so as you will not be a victim of SCAM.

Why Join the Multi-Level Marketing Business?

1. EXTRA INCOME – if you are a regular employee be it in a rank and file positon or in a managerial position we somehow still need some sort of an extra income to support the growing expenses that we incur every month. In a Philippine setting, our culture somehow revolves around the family. We support our kids go to school and all the other needs that they may have, however due to close family ties, we also support our brothers and sister go to college, our nephews and nieces, our parents and sometimes even our uncles. Joining the MLM company will augment the ballooning income deficiency or an extra income that you can save up towards your retirement fund or your emergency fund.

2. Business at your Convenience – The MLM business is also a perfect avenue where you could make extra income at your own convenient time. Making use of your day off to sell your products to your neighbor, friends or even to social media platform. A mother for example after doing her household chores she can roam around the neighborhood selling her stuff from the MLM industry. Or while chatting in through Facebook messenger you can also offer your products through your social media account.

3. Expansion of Network – We are all doing networking in one way or the other. We network with our colleagues and our boss at work for job growth or with the right professional network, it would be easier for us to run and implement a certain project at work. With your engagement to the MLM business you will be exposed outside your normal personal or professional network thus leveraging you to expand your network as you meet other people through your peers/downline in the business.

The networking or direct selling business provides a wide array of potential residual income that you can take advantage to fill the gap of your income deficit. The potential in growing in these type of business is limitless; it is a matter of tapping your network (people around you) either selling the product with them or inviting them to join you in the business. The opportunity to earn is limitless but it was never a get rich quick scheme, you still must do the work.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

When I Remember You


By: Charlton D. Kis-ing

I was lying in bed alone one rainy afternoon. I hear the rain drops splattering in the rooftop. I hear the wind blew softly from my window pane. I decided to wake up and open my window enough to watch the rain drops and feel the cool wind. Ah! It gives me chills as it soothes my withered body. I hear the children laughing and screaming at the top of their lungs enjoying and playing under the comfort of the summer rain.

I feel the joy of these children running around and playing, throwing muds at each other. The innocents in them transcends. These kids are worry free and so I thought they’re free and they’re enjoying every minute that they have playing.

I remember the vulnerability and freedom of being a kid. I remember the time when I cherished the mud fish given by my childhood friend before he left me with no playmates left. I remember the times when I playing under the avocado tree, playing wet soils wet by my own urine, crying over a pet and laughing with my dog.

I imagine I was playing with them. I imagine laughing with them. Then I remember I was alone in my house so dark and so quiet. Then I remember I am now at 40. I checked my watch and its almost sunset. I know someone would come. I remember I was waiting for someone to come. I know someone so special and yet so dear to me would come. I smell the aroma of the coffee coming from my neighbor’s house. “Ahhh smells so good! Smells so refreshing.” That aroma. I remember a place. My favorite since I was 25 years old. I remember the coziness of the place. I smiled. I know that place is special. I know I made it so special and so dear.

“Uncle!” I heard someone, a child’s voice. So, angelic and so sweet. I saw the child waiving so I waived back to the child then I saw him running away playing with the other kids. That kids face looks so familiar. I remember someone with that face.

Then I felt cold that I shiver down my bones. I felt my muscles are shaking. I felt my back is aching. I felt I was in a roller coaster ride. I felt I was spinning. I felt I was falling. Then I heard a scream, “Daddy, uncle fell!”, screamed the child. I can’t see anything. It was dark. I just felt cold and numb. I was shivering. I can’t move anything.

BLAGGG! I heard. I think it was the door opening. I hear footstep. I hear someone’s talking. I listened attentively. 

“Rey… hey buddy! Rey wake up.”

“Can someone help. Please call an ambulance.”

I feel him shaking me. I feel him hugging me. I feel the warmth of his embrace. It feels familiar. I tried to open my eyes wide. I touched his face. I touched his nape, his nose and his lips. “I know it’s you. I remember you”, I said.

“Shhhhh. I am happy you remember me my friend,” he replied.

“It was you I had been waiting for all these time. I haven’t seen you in a while, I will be waiting for you even in the after life till we will have more time to spend," I said

Then the numbness is growing fast, everything is fading away, and I felt I am freezing cold. I can’t understand what their saying. Everything is fading away. I no longer can’t hear anything, I can’t see anything, I can’t feel anything.

Monday, April 24, 2017

When It Rains It Pours

Everyone of us may probably know what my title is all about. Its actually very simple and very straight forward. "If things go wrong everything seems wrong but when opportunity knocks then there'd be a lot as well.

Many times in my life I somehow could atest to the moments where everything seems to be falling and or everything seems to be workin in my favor. We all have this moments in our life. The thing here is when everything is falling into the cracks the best is just to keep on sailing on, it shall pass like many other moments in our life. A storm can only stay and shatter you in a given amount of time just indure it and before we know it... it has passed its time.

There will also be moments in our life when we enjoy the bright and sunny days of our life. At this point in time, we shouldnt be relaxing we should enjoy that moment as we prepare when another storm should pass. The choice we make in these beautiful side of our life is our shield when another storm will pass...

In everything, I trust in God. I pray to Him when I am happy. I PRAY when I am sad. Trusting him in any way makes me delighted and at ease. In search for a new job or starting up a business its definitely about HIM... I knew I can never go wrong when I trust in Him.

Oportunities come in many forms and in many ways. So its up to you when you grab those opportunities and make the most of it because those opportunities do come to help you prepare for the days where everything seems to be falling apart.

We have summer time to prepare and we have spring to harvest and we have rainy days to enjoy what we have harvested. Thats the season of life and thats what I shall do moving forward.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Leader In Me

Finding the Leader in Me
By: Charlton Domoguen Kis-ing


Miranda Priestly of Devils Wears Prada is always the kind of character that I perceive to be a great leader when I am starting my career. She has that character and personality so strong that would make you prioritize what she wants. She has a very good command and power that when she barges into the office, she already conveys message easily understood by everyone even without her saying any words.

As years go by, I then reassess myself and the kind of leadership I want to employ. I started asking myself, would I want to be a leader so stiff that no one dares to commit a mistake. Do I want to become someone else’s Miranda Priestly in their career life so afraid to commit a mistake because they’d know they’ll be eaten by the mighty lion ready to snap his jaw around their neck because they can’t deliver the expectation that I have in place?

Then I realized, being a Miranda Priestly is not someone I am made up for. I never wanted to be that dreadful person who makes everyone pee when I arrive. A leader who is like Miranda Priestly makes shiver and a leader who employs fear to get ths job done.

As I mature, my perception about effective leader has changed. A leader is a mother so tender to understand his children no matter what happen. A leader is a father who has that ample amount toughness to sail the team towards the goal. A leader influences his people to do what is right. Above all, a leader is someone who can work tirelessly with his people towards achieving the goal, sailing together towards one mission and sharing one vision.

I wanted to be like Moana who leads her people by example. Who defy norms to save her people. That one leader who is willing to sacrifices herself for her people. Thats the leader who I want to become. The leader who operates for and by the people.

Take the leap and take the courage to take off.