Biyaheng Timog Silangan was an interesting backpacking trilogy of Sandra Aguinaldo in GMA’s most awarded documentary program, i-Witness. Sandra travelled Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam with a shoestring $100 budget or Php4,600 for each country. One interesting highlight is Thailand’s Loy Kratong - The Festival of Lights.
Monday, January 30, 2012
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Monday, January 23, 2012
By Julianne In Goals
Without further ado, here is a list of my ultimate dreams in life:
1. Businesses that can generate jobs with decent income.
2. Help spread awareness about the benefits of investing in the stock market or any other forms of investment.
3. A modern look for our 16-year-old house would absolutely delight my family specially my parents.
4. Two private vehicles, an exclusive car for the whole family and a 16-seater vehicle that will bring more people to the Kerygma Feast every Sunday.
5. Travel the Philippines and some part of the world.
Friday, January 20, 2012
By Julianne In Goals
2008 was a historical year for me. The preparation for the Christmas season started as early as January. I would fill more than twenty ang paos (that Chinese traditional red envelope for good luck as they say) with crispy 20 or 50 Peso bills until a target amount is reached. It was a self-imposed saving practice with an objective of giving my god children and relatives simple presence come Christmas Day. Supplemented with patience and discipline, my strategy blossomed with good fruit. And I owe it to my regular job and my measly income.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
“Kakaiba ka talaga” was a common comment by my college friends. I wasn't so sure if it was meant as a compliment or whatever. All I know is that I have always been the type of person who acts accordingly. I am who I am. I do what I want to do. I say what is running in my head. But admittedly, there are things that I enjoy doing that they are not fond of. Perhaps, I also have traits that they don’t normally encounter. Kaya siguro I was the most “kakaiba” among the group. I love blogging and they don't. Many times I tried to convince some of them but failed. But it doesn't matter to me now. Because there are a lot of bloggers out there who understand the feeling when one is able to weave emotions into words, who share the same passion as I do. May kakosa ako dito invisible nga lang. :)
I’m not really unique (in a special way). We’re not just the same at all times despite being part of one group.
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Saturday, January 14, 2012
By Julianne In Life
Do you know a person who gets so envious when friends or relatives have achieved something great in their lifetime, like a college classmate who used to cheat is now managing a popular fast food chain or a son of an ordinary mechanic is now an engineer? I bet, “Buti pa sya” is their favorite expression. I personally think it is ok to be envious but too much could be dangerous. Envy is good if it drives you to do better in what you do because you also want to succeed. Envy is good if you can be happy for others and wish them more success. On the other hand, it can also lead to self-pity, misery and a hopeless life. Worst, instead of making the achievers a source of inspiration, others tend to pull them down. Awful!!! Unfortunately, there’s quite a lot (even inside a family). :(
Photo grabbed @ maalamat.blogspot.com
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
By Julianne In Personal
My 2011 was like a roller coaster ride. In the beginning the wheels rolled in a straight direction. Suddenly, it went bullish then bearish, with wild twists and turns. That goes the same with my emotions, it was erratic. It was such an adventure that tested my faith once again. Roller coaster is obviously not my favorite ride in an amusement park so as 2011. I’m just thankful that the final destination went back to horizontal. So whoever invented this heart-pumping ride, I say he is a genius and merciful.