and in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years

February 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm (life)

i have found this guide to life improvement. and, after all of the hassles that i’ve been through early this year, i have yet to find some motivational material to go through the rest of the year.

the writer wrote that there are 8 truths about life. and, i believe that i needed to know and appreciate every one of them.

  • Friends Come and Go

i know. but, the problem with me is that i am so passive that i never get to mingle with other people without my circle of friends.

i know that there are plenty of opportunities for me to meet new people but i never get to take them.

i mean, its like i fear that other people won’t accept me as i am like my friends do.

  • You Won’t Always Get What You Want

this might be the hardest thing we have got to remember. there will always, and i mean always, room for you to be frustrated with things that happen to you.

i’ve got to learnt to accept every situation and that there is always a reason for everything. a silver lining for every dark cloud, that is.

  • Many People Will Love You and Many Will Not

i’ve learned to accept this. this made me realize that not all of your efforts is always appreciated. sometimes, it may seem to be arrogant or all-knowing. but, there are also people who will love you for who you are and that is what’s important.

also, there are people who will oppose you and the best answer to their opposition is to prove them wrong. and to prove them that you are worth the things they think you are not.

  • Nobody Can Transform Your Life Like You Can

i’ve been procrastinating. i want to do things and i do not find myself doing them. i want change in my life and i want it now.

it’s like what i’ve been reading in the habits of highly effective people, do first things first. i need to have a more steady list of priorities. and, i better follow them.

  • You Are Going to Fail

this is something i’m not afraid of. i know that there can only be learning experiences and never moments of failure.

you will only fail when you cannot find the strength to continue on when you know you’ve done something wrong. i will never accept failure because i will never stop trying.

  • There May Be No Tomorrow

we can never be too sure. so, what we’ve got to do is live by Gandhi’s principle of living today as if it were our last.

i’ve always wanted to experience how this felt.

  • Someone Else Will Always Have More

great. just what i needed. we shouldn’t envy them. rather, if ever they have something we don’t, we must always work hard to achieve those things.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln


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elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody

February 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm (thoughts, up)

i had the weirdest dream last night.

well, as i do not remember most of my dreams, this one is the weirdest of all those i can remember.

in conjuncture with the university elections yesterday, it was the scenario of the said dream.

what happened was that the Engineering Representative to the USC happened to be me. and, the fact that i wasn’t even a candidate is too suspicious. however, due to the fact the people were writing my name down instead of the other candidates, i won.

which is weird. haha. in real-life elections, this wouldn’t happen, or would it?

or this might mean that there will be a greater thing that will happen. i know there will be, but it doesn’t concern me or my being an engineering representative.

there is so much going on right now and this is the only year i’ve ever felt politics do so much – good or bad. i’ve had my fair share of disappointments and satisfactions regarding our political scenario. may it be small scale like the organization elections to a much wider scale of the university elections.

i am in the middle of things, people were persuading me to vote for them and some just don’t care about me and what power i have as a voter.

what disappointed me most is that people will really do anything to gain power, to take a position they know they don’t deserve to take and to embarrass others for self-fulfillment.

what’s the use of that anyway.

by writing this blog entry, i have realized what my dream wanted to tell me. it’s like, we never know what might happen with these elections. but one thing is for sure, they never turn out the way we expect them to be.

“Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.” – Franklin Pierce Adams

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it is better to keep a friend from falling than help him up

February 24, 2009 at 11:41 pm (academic, life)

i guess that it would hurt if you’d shown a little more effort in helping make our project.

you can’t blame me for being a bit bitchy to you this afternoon. after all, i didn’t get enough sleep thinking of ways to pass our project on time.

and what did i get from you? data? that wasn’t sufficient enough. you didn’t even follow the randomized process. the data you gave wasn’t even enough. we ought to do 16 experiments as the whole run needed 32 observations.

and what were you doing? none. you didn’t even ask what to do next. you weren’t even present on our supposed waiting place. you didn’t even approach me the whole day and ask what more can you do for the project.

you clearly weren’t paying attention. there was no effort on your part. for what reasons, i do not know. i let the first time pass but, this, i don’t know how i’d remedy it.

so, i can’t help but not talk to you at all for it would ruin my mood coming into the exam. i wasn’t even able to prepare a whole lot for this exam because of this damn project.

anyway. i have to move on. i’ve got plenty of things to do than worry about this stuff. i am hoping for tomorrow to be a better day.

“It is better to keep a friend from falling than to help him up.”

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work is either fun or drudgery; it depends on your attitude

February 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm (academic)

i am on academic hell weekend.

i have a load of academic requirements needed to be done by today. oh, and i guess there won’t be sleep waiting for my by the bed. all i see on it is a massive amount of paper waiting to be read and a book needed to be solved.

but, hey, this is the work of a student.

i might as well finish and see if i can catch some sleep even for a minute or two. that would be the reason that i cannot make a decent blog entry tonight.

at least, i wrote an entry. haha. 🙂

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun. – Colleen Barrett

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let someone else acknowledge your virtues

February 22, 2009 at 11:02 pm (life)

there are many ways wherein we can be happy.

it is when you don’t know that people appreciate you for who you are is the happiest / weirdest feeling i know i want to feel.

it is like people you have been with but not necessarily talked to starts a conversation with you involving an interest you share. you may not even believe that they do know you, by face or by name. when things like this happen, i know i’ve made such an impact that they would remember me. doesn’t that make you happy?

it is like when a person you look up to believes in the skill you have and even encourages you to do it. it may be that he sees something in you that you must let the world know of. it is like, others believing in your talent. you should follow suit by playing your heart out in ever game. doesn’t that make you happy?

it is like people telling you they admire the things you do and gives you enough reinforcement for you to continue on doing it. it looks like you’ve been doing your job and it would only be fair by giving more than what you’ve given. these people support you in the things you will do and will always give you constructive criticism for your work. they want you to achieve the best of your potentials. doesn’t that make you happy?

these different situations makes you feel that you’ve done something super special for these people to act the way they did.

Let someone else acknowledge your virtues -A Maori Proverb

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