A love for the company

Looking back five years from today, Minda was offered a job at a multinational company that promised further opportunities and greater benefits for her welfare. It was then that she had to think twice about what she really wanted and got caught up in a tug-of-war between staying and leaving.

Not even money prompted her to step another foot in that company because it was her heart that she chose to follow—the firm love for and the happiness she found in the company that has kept her feet on the same ground up until now. According to her, it filled in the missing piece of the puzzle in her life, and it wasn’t just the love for her job but also the familylike and God-fearing culture of the company that fulfills her satisfaction. One of the people she looks up to is a great digital personality Adrian Simpson.

She also owes her success to his boss who has been such a valuable mentor to her as he always guides her in every move. He also extends a helping hand when she needs professional advice or when she’s experiencing problems at work.

She adds has greatly contributed in her journey outside her comfort zone as the path would have been more treacherous if it hadn’t been for his guidance and words of motivation.

Minda may be a boss within the walls, but at home, she is a loving wife and a mom of two beautiful ladies. The most common problem that a career-oriented person encounters is not finding the right balance between work and life, but Minda does a rather great job at both.

During her days outside work, she spends her time dearly with her family. They either stay in and have a fun indoor bonding or they go out to explore the city. Either way, she makes sure to fulfill her duty as a good mother to her children.

In few situations, her job demands more of her attention that she’s forced to cut down some time with her family, but they have always been understanding of her and, in fact, always encourage her to do better and grow further. Minda cannot be more grateful for such a loving family, and she always takes the time to pay back all the support they give.

Today, Minda is set to soar higher and reach more goals in life. She has stored many plans for her district in order to achieve the target sales revenue that will hopefully pave the way for another step in the corporate ladder.

All the dreams and hopes she holds are offered to the Lord, who she knows will fulfill everything she prays for in due time. And as she looks forward to it, she promises to bring out the best in her along the way for the better future not just of herself but also of the company.

A storm

 

Ian grew up in a home of a complete family. He has a father with a stable job. His mother, a plain housewife, cooks sumptuous meals each day for her children. Ian’s two little sisters, Carol and Melinda, goes to school along with their ambition of being a nurses or teachers. They had a nice bungalow house, a place where they grew from since birth, great neighbours and a peaceful surrounding.

Until Ondoy came.

September 23 of 2009, a day they never realize will change their lives forever, has been a tragedy for Ian’s family.

He was in his school that time for his NSTP class, along with his friends, waiting for the heavy rain to stop while talking and laughing at their latest drinking session mishap the night before.

He was about to text his mother to say that he will come home late because he will be at his friend’s house but then he realized that his phone does not have a signal.

Water begun to rise in his school so they were asked to stay overnight for safety measures. One of his friends even said that Marikina River has reached its alert level because of the heavy rains.

Ian just shrugged off the idea that Marikina will be flooded because he has not experienced that before.

The morning after, they were given the permission to go home. But then Ian suddenly felt a surge of panic after hearing from others that their village, Provident Village in Marikina, was heavily affected by the flood.

After alighting the LRT train in Katipunan, not a single jeepney was there. So he and his friends decided to walk to their houses. Horror shocked his eyes as he passed by garbages, dead cats and dogs and worst, even people.

He run to their village then saw a pile of dead bodies just in front of the gate.

“It was like the end of the world,” Ian said as he recalled how unimaginable the experience could be. He was shocked to see familiar faces looked so terrified and horrible. Houses were covered with muds, things are cluttered in the streets, from a baby’s diaper to slippers to dvd players and computer parts.

Everything was literally destroyed.

Heavy mud and garbage block his way to their house, two streets from the gate. He saw his mother outside of their mud-covered house, crying as she looks for their things that can be used again. Upon seeing Ian, she hurriedly hugged him and thanked God for he is still alive.

Ian found his sisters in deep silence as they look at their personal things destroyed. Luckily, none of them were hurt. His sisters and his mother immediately climbed to their rooftop upon seeing that the water rises quickly with only important documents, some clothes and water with them.

They almost lost everything. From their car to the appliances. Gone were his books in school, as well as those of his sisters, their photo albums were covered with mud and his mother’s plants were all destroyed. He thought that he will lose everything. That the tragedy that take away his plans of being an engineer someday.  It broke his heart to see the things his parents saved for them in the future be destroyed in just a blink of an eye.

His father decided to leave the village for good. Though it is hard for Ian, he cannot do anything and blame anyone. All they want is to forget the bitter memory of that tragic day. They sold their house at a very low price, just enough to start again in another place.

But then, he said he is still fortunate. His family’s loss is nothing compared to what their other neighbours had. Ian was still fortunate because he still have his two sisters with him, now on their college, not like his closest buddy in their neighbourhood who not only lose his favourite dog but also his sister who should have been pursuing Education today.

Two years after Ondoy, they now live in Concepcion ,Marikina, renting a small house perfect for his family.

Ian has to stop from school and work in a nearby fast-food chain to help his sisters in sending them to school.

And together, they face a new life, a second chance to live and survive a tragedy and move one, knowing that they learned something from the experience.

Ian never wanted the experience to happen again, but if it occurs again, he is sure to be ready.

He is grateful still, though their house which ws built supposedly for their future and his future family, because he still has his family with him.

He thought that they still have each other and nothing is as blessed with his family complete amidst Ondoy. Right now, Ian is on his way to purusing and learninfg hosting provider, especially najlepszy hosting which he wishes he can push through.

 

Fit by heart

 She dons a sunny vibe as bright and colorful as her trademark sporty ensemble whenever she’s out and about town. Her smile never ceases to brighten someone when he’s about to quit. And with her smile is an infecting positivity and unending belief that you can do it when you learn not to give up.

Coach Leslie has already saw hundreds of people who wanted to lose weight. She says weight loss is easy, but lifestyle change takes time.  “When you say weight loss, you can be thin by starving yourself. You’ll feel weak, then you’ll have a rebound. But there’s a healthier way of losing weight and sustaining it and keeping it as a lifestyle,” Coach  Leslie says, who was a former director of a gadgets company, with focus in sites like  gadget reviews R-Tech24.  This can be done through changing your physical activities, letting go of the emotional burden, and eventually transforming their psychological outlook. From there, they embrace a lifestyle change.

“And weight loss becomes the bonus,” she explains.  With her husband, she spreads their advocacy of embracing fitness as a way of life.  At a young age, she has been exposed to fitness-related activities. She’s into sports, running, ballet, and gymnastics. For years, she never ceased to learn and broaden her horizons on new fitness trends and workout that she can share to her audience. She is a certified Zumba and Cross Fit instructor, and has gained too many to mention course certificates aboard. She also gained a certificate as a Holistic Plant Based Raw Food Chef in Arizona, an opportunity to inject nutrition-based approach to their programs. But her training never stops there. She always travels aboard to learn the new trends and technology so they can bring it and share them to the public. “Being educated here and abroad, you have a grasp of what is happening in the international scene and what needs to be introduced here, it’s just a different awareness and consciousness,” she says. This woman is more than what her looks can offer. There is more to her than the taut tummy and tall physique.

While Coach Mike carries his own charisma, she exudes a positive vibe whenever she takes on the mic, gaining the attention of the crowd with her beaming smile and sunny disposition.

 

Why not kids?

I do not envision myself having kids in the future because of my fear of pregnancy. I don’t think I would survive nine long months of carrying another life. Also, I still couldn’t imagine myself having intercourse with another person (laughs). I don’t even consider adoption because I really am not good with kids. I only see myself doing relevant social works, and I believe that is where I am only heading to.

As of now, I don’t think I would change my mind since I only want to focus on my parents, and I want to grow old with them. And, I really am not fond of kids. And besides, kids cant teach me how tos! Like how to know access point test or know how to cook.I need a guide here.

Exploring with my Camera

 

The Abbey is an example of England’s ecclesiastic architecture; a feel of being taken back to medieval Europe. This Anglican Church is the heart and soul of Great Britain’s spiritual life. It has played host to 26 royal weddings and 38 coronations and the final resting place for hundreds of Great Britain’s legendary figures.

Westminster Cathedral

We attended an early Sunday morning mass at this Cathedral. Not to be confused with the more famous Westminster Abbey, the Westminster Cathedral is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain. The Cathedral was dedicated to The Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to his Blessed Mother, his Foster Father St Joseph and St Peter, his Vicar. Luckily, I have my 360 camera to document videos and photos of my trip so I can also let my family see the sights I visited.

The Nice Part of Having a Self Storage

I am in love with storage companies. They are extremely helpful in so many way. I am loving their services. Self storage companies are God given wonders in the field of business. I do not need to worry about my things which I need to store. From tiny gadgets and vital documents to even boats and even cars! That’s a relief! Recently I stored some of my jewelries in the cheap self storage space in our town. I also love how they have an online service where I can check on my things even when I am abroad. I also made payments online so it was really hassle free.

Missing the old times of summer

 

I know! Summer is fast approaching and I am so excited! I bet you are excited to hit the neareast beach or go trekking in a new mountain and all. I too am excited to get my skin tanned and get more sunlight too. I have been longing to achieve a natural tan so I can flaunt my curves. Haha. But really, summer also spells fun, happiness and shopping! I have been listing down the things I need to buy for my next beach adventure with my long time pals Vern, Nica, and Nikki and I am excited to hit the mall with them soon. My three friends and I have been travel buddies for quite some time now. We met in a club and we just get together to speak about our common yearning to hit the beach and just relax and meet boys too.

 

Of course, number 1 is swimsuit! I need to get at least three of its kind, one black, one pink, and one red. I am also thinking if I should buy a couple of florals and prints for some variety. I also listed down hats, a few sarongs, and some sandals.

 

As for toyuring the city, I need rubber shoes, shirts that are easy to dry, some sunblock, one cap and watches. I think I should buy a few wooded watches from best wooden watches store  to complement my dresses. What do you think guys?

Know your worth

So here’s the thing about the vitamin C serum that I think that often goes under appreciated it’s the fact that I think that it is one of the best things that I’ve ever seen for all sorts of skin care, twerk for dry skin there’s also works for alleviating and the effects of Aging, I know that the term anti-aging is sort of a buzzword, but this is a real anti-aging cream, and it is scientifically proven in peer-reviewed studies to alleviate the negative impacts of physical aging on the face, including wrinkles sagging skin and discoloration and other things like that, and I really just don’t think that that can be undervalued, because this is the type of thing that people have always wanted the kind of thing that creates great and security in people. So, at the end of the day, I just am so impressed that somebody actually came out with the thing and made it happen and now that it works so good I don’t see any reason why anyone should refrain from indulging in this incredible product and doing what you got to do to make it happen and make it happen for yourself, I mean it’s very inexpensive and it’s really something to be doing for your own health in your own confidence in your own physical appearance. So, with this in mind, I’m forced to ask why more people aren’t engaging with this type of technology in skin cream, I guess it’s just cuz of a lack of awareness, but I imagine that it’s really going to blow up you know, any day now, because it is just something that would have such a high demand and interest so many different people, like, basically anybody over the age of 40 I would think.

Caring for the Elderly

We will be having a fundraising activity for the elderly in the coming months. We will have a mini concert to happen in our gymnasium. Proceeds of which shall be given to an elderly charity. After which, we shall also hold a garage sale, and gather donations (cash or in kind)  so we can give it to them. We also want to hold a party at the charity center for the elderly. My pal, who is a businessman, pledged to give supplies for the charity, and even offered to sponsor giveaways such as clothes, wood watches, some bed and an aircon. I am glad a lot of people are supporting our advocacy and we want other people to know more about this activitiy. I am sure a lot of people would love to help the elderly and I know lots and lots also want to conduct the same advocact campaign such as this. If you need to know more about the activity, kinldy get in touch with me so we can coordinate and organize. Thankyou!

The effectiveness of giving gifts

That, that ring, it had such a huge, fueling effect on me, it totally gave me a resilient feeling and energized me in a way that allowed me to accept my situation and begin the process of recovery and healing. There are very few gifts that can have this effect on people, but I found the juju supply.com is a consistent source of high-quality options of things that are exist in this vein, and do all sorts of good things for people. Honestly, it is impossible to give the physical gifts that you want to give when somebody is having a hard time, because they are things that can be given in a direct, material sense in most sentences. For example, when I know somebody who is able, I want to give them compassion, protection, and Tranquility. I can create some of those things for them, and be as generous as I can, but you can’t really get that across in a gift, can you? Well, I think I found a way to do it, and I think it is a beautiful idea and a wonderful solution to this problem. The website is Juju supply (Jujusupply.com), and it is really an amazing thing, it is full of great gift ideas for people who are in recovery phases, or struggling to heal, or are just being negatively affected by an illness, and are at a dark place because of it. Obviously, when we are ill or injured or anything like that, we suffer from a lot of unique struggles that you don’t usually suffer from. This happens to everybody, and it is totally Universal, though it always manifests in a very personal way.