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Sweet Lie or Bitter Truth

If you're given a chance to choose in a situation which involves knowing a lie and truth, would you be happy to hear the sweetness of a lie or choose to get hurt as long as you're hearing the truth?

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) a.k.a Traitor In Action

TIA or Transient Ischemic Attack is a sudden onset of a focal neurologic symptom and/or sign lasting less than 24 hours.

When You Played The Music

Your music is very nice, very nice. However, I don't know when will it stay nice.I don't know when will it stay as a music to my ears.

Zabadani Cafe In Layers and More

Zabadani Cafe offers Layered Coffee, Soda and Milk Tea and whole lot more. Great place, great food.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just Passed My Resignation Letter: Sure Did!

I've been reflecting lately and I was able to find out that something has to be changed with what I'm doing. Something is not right and I guess I should solve it immediately. I haven't seen any growth with myself lately (obviously I'm not referring to my height because I've already accepted the fact that I can't grow any inch higher). Anyway, so much for the "emo" mode and let's get straight to the point. In a span of15 minutes, I was able to formulate my resignation letter. Obviously, I'm resigning from my job for real.

Maybe for others out there who has been dying to get a job, a resignation could be a mad thing to do. However, I want you all to know that it's a case to case basis. If you're not happy anymore with your current job and it seems that getting into the office everyday couldn't give you the satisfaction that you're looking for, then it's a different story. If your principles and beliefs in life is no longer inclined with the company's then something has to be stopped. Continuing with your work could either ruin you or the company per se.
I'm writing this post not just because I want to share what I'm feeling right now but might as well be giving idea to others out there what does a resignation letter might look like. Below is a snapshot of my very own resignation letter, in which I'll be giving later to my boss.

In writing a resignation letter you should take note of the following:

1. Get straight to the point in your resignation letter.
2. State your intention of resigning.
3. Mention your acceptance of another job offer if any.
4. Depending on your company's protocol, state the number of minimum days of notice before the effectiveness of your resignation.
5. If #3 exists, don't forget to mention that the new position you have accepted fits better with your personal preferences or career goals.
6. It should contain thanks to your employer for the opportunity to work for his/her organization.

I hope you've learned something from this post.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Diversely United

I went to one of the major malls in our city a while ago looking for something to eat. I was just bored staying in my apartment and facing the laptop at the same time glancing at the television. The mall is just few blocks away so getting there and stroll for a awhile is not that time consuming.
It has been my hobby lately to take a picture of every food that I'm eating because I do believe that I can relate a story to it and somehow share it here. The picture on the left is a chocolate marble sundae in Fiorgelato, an Italian ice cream stall in the mall. It looks so yummy and it comes in different colors due to its toppings.

I'm wondering how come these combination of different colors adds up the beauty of the ice cream. Diversely united as what the title says. They are diverse yet they are united that made the ice cream a head turner. If this sundae is just being served without the colorful toppings, then it will just be an ordinary ice cream out there. Same as if these toppings would be sold alone without the ice cream, surely it won't attract eaters.

Relating it to my group of friends now. We all came from a different world or society. Our field of expertise are diverse. We have different principles in life yet we are united with a certain friendship that we ourselves can't explain why. We come to know each other in one company though but sooner or later we would be all be parting ways and have our own lives. Whatever happens, I know that someday or somewhere, we would see each other again and by that time still united within our hearts.

I really don't know why I'm discussing such topic in here right now. Maybe because I can already foresee that one by one has been saying goodbye from the office and I know sooner or later, I would say goodbye too. To all my beloved friends in that particular office that I keep on talking in here, you know who you are, I hope we'll stay friends until we grow old and our children would also be building the same friendship that we have. Same also to my friends outside the office wherein some are outside the country already. I'm just thankful to the Lord that I was able to know you guys. You're all adding that color in my life.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Celebrating Chuseok Holiday

Chuseok holiday is a 3-day special event in South Korea. This year, the holiday falls on September 21-23. I'm writing something about this one now because we are enjoying this event by not having work. My part time job is being an English teacher to Koreans online that's why I'm affected by such event. Sad to say that we won't be having a pay for those days because primarily we are following Philippine holidays. I will not elaborate on that issue anymore because it has been fought and a lot of matters has been creating gap among members already just because of that issue.

Anyway, going back to the event. Chuseok is similar to our All Souls/Saints day celebration. During this time, Koreans pay tribute to their dead love ones and families would gather in their hometown for a somewhat reunion.
If you happen to observe the sumptuous food on the left then that would exactly be the food that they are serving during the event. It would be first offered and then prayed and then everyone would enjoy eating it afterwards.
The picture above is the Chuseok Rice Cake. It has been the traditional food that they are serving during the event. It is similar to our very own Puto but I think it is more sticky. According to one my students who happens to have a rice cake business, it comes in different flavors and the most expensive one is the Chestnut Flavor and the cheapest is the Rice Kernel. I'm not sure if he was able to translate the terms correctly though. Anyway, their table won't be complete if this food is not present.

Koreans highly honor this event and even those who are in different countries would really see to it that they can go home during this time. Even my Korean boss went to Korea just to celebrate it with his parents. Kids won't have classes in their schools and academies during this time but sad to say that this year, they attended a 25 minute class with our company because our boss told us to have a class on the 21st.

Last year, me and my friends was able to have a trip to Cebu City because the holiday started Friday until Sunday. However this year, the event fell on Tuesday until Thursday so we need to go back to work Friday which is very annoying.

So much for this pre Chuseok Holiday post because I primarily discussed what is the event all about. On my next post, I would be sharing to you what we did during our 2 days without work, without pay Chuseok Holiday. We gathered somewhere and we ate a very delicious dinner at a friend's place and a real chef cooked our food. More details would be on the next post along with the food's pictures.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Telephoniac and Cellphoniac

You're reading it right, it is not TELEPHONIC but it's TELEPHONIAC. It is yet another word that comes into my mind after my last post about being HALF MINDED. 

As usual, I would be giving my personal meaning to this out this world word again. Well, by merely looking at the picture on the left, you might probably know already what does it mean.  As what I have learned from my reviewer on my licensure review 3 years ago, if you happen to encounter a difficult English word (difficult in the sense that you don't know the meaning and not because you don't know how to read it) try to look for its root word. From then on, you will have a hint on its definition. 

As to the case of the word TELEPHONIAC, it is pretty obvious that the root word is TELEPHONE and suffix NIAC from the word MANIAC. I know exactly what comes into your mind upon reading the last italicized word I've written. Well, according to WordWeb, MANIAC is a noun pertaining to a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something. Relating it to the word TELEPHONE, then TELEPHONIAC would mean a noun pertaining to a person who has an obsession with TELEPHONE.

A busy secretary answering several phone calls inside a very busy office can be described as TELEPHONIAC or if a person happens to collect different designs of telephones and even makes a separate room for it in his/her house can also called TELEPHONIAC

Technology has emerged nowadays and obviously you can't carry along TELEPHONE wherever you go because of the cord of course, might as well have the word CELLPHONIAC. Almost everyone owns a cellphone and with all the brands competing in the market presenting upgrades one after the other, there is this person who has been changing cellphones almost every week. Then that person can be called CELLPHONIAC

Makers of Webster and Oxford dictionaries might as well include these words in their list from now on so that I can use it whenever I play scrabble or Word Factory. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sad To Say GoodBye

Everything has its end as they say. It could have been the saddest thing that could ever happen in one's life. If  someone's saying goodbye, you can really can't help yourself from crying especially if you're saying it to someone or something very special. 

Look at the picture on the left, he's crying because he's leaving the company. The company wherein he was able to know a lot amazing friends. The poster on his left is a compilation of messages from his friends in the company printed in a small tarpaulin for him to bring along. 

It is such a sad picture though, but it happens in reality. Sooner or later, someone's gonna say goodbye. Although it is not yet sure when, but definitely that person is saying goodbye. It could be me or a person close to me. However, saying goodbye doesn't always mean it is already the end of everything. Surely, in time, somewhere down the road we'll see each other again. 

Just like the person in the picture, although we don't see him ever night in the office anymore just like before, there are times that he could make it to our petty gatherings after work. I'm hoping that this person is doing well now, especially that he's going to be a great dad in the world. 

I don't know how to end this post it's just that deep inside my heart, I know someone's gonna say goodbye and it hurts.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Half Minded

You might be wondering why I used such title. It simply means that right now I'm half minded. The picture on the left is just an illustration of something half. That picture was captured yesterday while I'm having my afternoon snack. It is a chocolate filled biscuit dipped into my self-made hot chocolate. 

Going back to being half minded, as to my personal interpretation of this statement, I would associate it to having second thoughts. However, I'm not sure about it. I searched over Google to know if this particular statement really exists and if I can use it appropriately when I'm thinking twice. 

As I click and click my mouse for its meaning, boredom just caught me because no site could tell me its meaning. Maybe because this statement doesn't really exist in the world of statements, still I'm not sure. Dictionary.com listed only "to have HALF A MIND" but not really HALF MINDED. 

Well, I just can't stay long to look for its meaning. The statement doesn't sound grammatically wrong after all not unless a critical grammarian would be hearing it from me and will say it doesn't exist. If you happen to hear me saying "I'm half minded right now", then it would mean I'm not sure on what to decide yet. 

If a great grammarian would happen to stumble in my lowly blog and read this, I badly need a word from you. Just feel free to give your comments about this statement.

Don't Waste Your Time Staring, Do Something! Start Blogging

Have you felt lately that you've wasted so much time? Well, you're not alone. I myself felt it too. I've been doing a lot of nonsense things lately which I know, won't do me any good. 

One perfect example is oversleeping. I just don't know why I can't control myself from oversleeping. It's not that I'm super tired from work but maybe because I keep on staring the television for nonsense shows. I can't even update this blog because of it.

Lately I realized that I should change my daily schedule and make the most of my time. I should be allotting time for exercise, proper eating time, prayer and most of all blogging. The latter just allow me to express myself better and at the same time I know it would lead me to something good. 

Aside from having a channel of emotions, blogging is also one way of having extra income online. I've been inspired by one of my friends who was able to buy numerous expensive gadgets just because of blogging. Now, I've a got something to waste my time with and it is figuring out how to make money by just blogging.

First thing that you should do is to have a blog. I can recommend blogspot.com for free blogs as a start. Then beautify your blog by discovering the blogging tools. If you're having a hard time figuring things out, you can always Google everything. There has been a lot of tutorials published for newbie bloggers nowadays. I tell you, it feels so great if you can figure it out yourself. As to what topic are you going to put in your blog, learn to know what you want first so that you can relate to it as much as possible.

So what are you waiting for? Don't just waste your time staring, do something, start blogging.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Awesome Monthsary Gifts

Isn't it nice? This has been the monthsary gift of my friend's boyfriend to her when they celebrated their 6th monthsary as lovers. My friend is such a footwear addict and she just can't resist not to buy a pair every payday. Her boyfriend just gave her 6 pairs of footwear and this would simply mean that she could spare herself from buying herself a new pair for 3 months. 

Every pair of lovers has their own way of celebrating their relationship. Some prefer to celebrate it every year while others every month. They often spoil themselves by giving each other special gifts and just spend the day together in a special date.

Here are some of the anniversary and monthsary gift ideas that you could have:

1. Flowers (Every lady just love it)
2. Clothes (Just make sure you know each others sizes)
3. Shoes (Let your GF choose and fit it then surprise her that you're buying it before leaving the store)
4. Jewelry (A ring symbolizes unending love)
5. Greeting Card (make it personalized as possible)
6. Gadget (For the ladies, just make sure it won't replace you in your boyfriend's life)
7. All expense-paid trip (out of the country would be awesome)
8. Dinner (You do the cooking of course)
9. Amusement Park Getaway (Try to win a stuff toy for your girl)
10. Adventure Trips (Ziplining, Diving, Wakeboarding and Zorbs are just awesome)
11. Date under the stars (Spend a quality time talking with each other while lying in a open ground watching the twinkling stars)

Celebrating anniversaries and monthsaries are just ways of giving thanks that up to that particular time they are still together. The relationship just lasted and a lot of challenges has been surpassed. Aside from having those material gifts, couples should be giving their lasting love and respect with each other as they face life.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Way I Share My Pictures

It's pretty obvious that I haven't posted anything for quite some time. It's not that I haven't captured any nice pictures lately but I've been hooked to a newly discovered photo sharing site called Piclyf. Most of my recently captured pictures were uploaded in my Piclyf profile.
The photo sharing site allows you to link your uploaded pictures to your social networking sites such Facebook, Twitter as well as Flickr and Plurk. Badges are being given too and users are being ranked. Taking pictures nowadays has become a hobby to a lot of people especially that fine cameras already exists. Capturing moments in your life could be very rewarding in the future. You can never turn back time as they say but you can always look back through your nicely captured pictures.