Monday, November 30, 2015

You Cannot Stay in the Past

There are wonderful memories. They are magical, but if they are gone like the people you work with in the past you cannot do anything but to move forward.

You cannot stay in the past, others have moved on and so must you.

Life is about moving forward and continuing the journey.

The best thing you can do is just appreciate the people that came along your way, and be excited that new set of individuals are waiting to share your journey in work and in life.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Do Good is the Starting Point of Business

Aisa Mijeno immersed herself in Kalinga and saw the need for a sustainable and accessible electricity in a place where people need to walk for six hours to buy kerosene to power their lamps.

Seeing the need, Aisa Mijeno created a lamp that is powered by mixing salt and water - a saline solution.

As of the moment, her invention is winning her awards and adulation which she did not intend to have, all she wants is to do good.

Doing good is the starting point of a business. It is not profit. Profit only follows when people feel that you intend to make their lives better.

If you make the lives of the society better, you will get their support, you will get a generous support.

So do good, create something good and feel the blessings of what you have created.

You have Aisa Mijeno as a model, now it is your turn.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


You need to because you have the power to do so.

Create because there is a need. Create because you have the gift to convert your ideas into reality.
Create because when you do, you are fulfilling your purpose.

Most importantly, create because when you do something positive comes out, that benefits you  and society that you live in.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Media Should Show Balance Presentation of APEC

Yes, there are traffic and rallies being staged, an effect of APEC - an event hosted by our country.

Traffic is not an excuse, people must not suffer because of the event, but traffic is part of our daily life in Metro Manila, we have been suffering from this problem even before APEC, only now it was heightened.

Rallies are symbols of democracy, so yes, we can tolerate that.

But what we cannot tolerate is the total disregard of the good things APEC is bringing to us. Hosting it means we can show our capabilities as a country, and we are very capable as evidence of how the event is turning into.

Add to the fact the following, the infrastructures and beautifications made in welcoming the guests, which after the event we will continue to use.

How about the positive tourism effect of the visitors that will be coming in, the last estimate is around 9,000 foreign delegates.

More so, the conferences organized to share knowledge and information. These are huge in terms of giving the Filipino attendees a deeper understanding of the Global Politics, Business and Success Stories of Entrepreneurship.

Lastly, the economic impact of the business and trade deals forged during the event.

APEC as an apple has two sides the good and the bad, can we present both sides.

From where I stand, all I hear are the rants from our traffic experiences and protest rallies.

So here is the challenge for all the media outlets covering the event,  strive to show the two sides of APEC, the yin and yang.

For all you know, the good sides farther outweighs the short moments of discomfort we have because of APEC.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Extremism Unmasked

Your belief  doesn't make you a better person, your behavior does.

The recent Paris Attack and other attacks that took place in other parts of the world to show devotion to a belief do not justify the barbaric behavior.

Why? Is the question that resides in the head of the people all over the world.

Once, somebody said at an event similar to the Paris Attack that what happened is a SENSELESS KILLING. Somebody quip, "Why is there a SENSIBLE KILLING".

Your belief  doesn't make you a better person, your behavior does.

I hope that our HUMANITY rules the world at the end of the day and that KILLINGS for the sake of forwarding our beliefs stop.

Start and Don't Look Back

If you want to do something, then go ahead.

Yes,  we praise planning and analysis, but not if it remains on paper.

Most of the times, we plan, but we do not ACT. And there is where the BIG ERROR lies.

Even if we do not plan, if we start, we are better off than we were before.

So what are you thinking right now, spill it out and make it a reality. You only need one word, and this will make the difference - START.

Start, even if others don't want you to do it. Start, even if others are laughing about your idea. Start even if the challenges are as high as Mt. Everest.

Start and don't look back. After that, I and others will be waiting for you at the finish line.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Challenge is to Care

If you don't who will.

Yes, a lot of people operate with an the intention of taking care of themselves.
But what will happen if all of us will act out of our personal interest.

Take for example, of creating a product. If we create a product that we are in love and we only want out of it is profit, what will happen to the consumers?

In the first place, will the consumers patronize our products?

So care even if it is not demanded, even if you are the only one caring.

The more you care the more people take notice, and eventually, a magical thing happens, they
start to care for what you are doing.

And going back to creating a product, if they feel that your product cares for them, they will start to bring you profits that even if you do not ask for it, they will insist.

So care because that is the needle in the haystack that will be your gateway to success.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cook Some More

There is more to cooking.

I realized it yesterday when I joined my buddy Ryan in his cooking. For starter, we woke up in the morning and went to the market to get the ingredients he needed. In the cooking time, I helped him, but more as an observer than a helper (I believe).

Along the process, we exchange stories, laughters, and cooking secrets and techniques.

I got to know him better. I learned a lot from his stories and techniques. Most of all, by hindsight, I enjoyed the process and the meal with Ryan and his wife Julie.

I ended up appreciating my buddy Ryan and his wife Julie more. I ended up being thankful that I have people like them in my circle of friends.

There is more to cooking, there are great moments that you can receive, and there are lessons of the victory of the human spirits that you can capture in the cooking process.

The magic of cooking is like the magic of life, there are a lot of diverse and different ingredients that you have to figure out and carefully merge to create a masterpiece. When you have finished creating that masterpiece, you cannot and must not keep it for yourself, but to excitedly share it with others, for in sharing that work of art, can you only feel the sweet taste of success. A mouth watering triumph that lingers permanently in the hearts of the people that you shared.

The exclamation point of the cooking process is the steaming hot, vibrant color, and to die for delicious meal waiting to be enjoyed and gobbled by your friends and loved ones.

A lovely picture that will forever resonate in your heart.

 For this Zen like experience, I thank Ryan and Julie, cheers to you guys.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Get Lost

It is easy to stay in your comfort zone. The reason why it's called such is because you never have to fear anything or expect something that is unexpected.

But getting out and getting lost is better. At first, you may feel the discomfort, fear of the unknown might make you feel shaking, like your nerves has been injected with cold water.

However, this shall pass when you begin to see that getting lost means discovering something new and beautiful.

Getting lost is getting new things that are better than your previous comfort zone.

So get lost, and discover something better.