Saturday, February 25, 2012

Remembering my Grandparents

It will be my late grandpa's 77th birthday this coming March 3 and we're all planning to celebrate it in a simple yet very special way. My mom used to cook my Lolo 's (Grandpa in Tagalog) favorite Pancit Beehon and Lumpia ( notable Filipino dishes). My lolo died when i was 12 but i grew up with my grandparents so I am, somehow, very close to both of them. He died because of a respiratory disease and I witnessed a lot on how much he struggle from the pain brought by his illness. Unfortunately, my late grandma, don't have enough money to shoulder the rest of his medical expenses but i know the fact that we should have availed a nursing care service on the first place to monitor his condition that time. However, i was told that my grandma was afraid that time to avail another medical service because she wasn't fully paid yet to my grandpa's previous hospital bills which is quite unfair because as far as i know, hospitals (especially the public ones) , should not force their patients to pay their bills or at least they should have settled an agreement on how are they going to pay it. My grandma should have get a medical service for my Lolo. After all, this nursing care home fees are very much affordable and I know my grandma would have considered it if she's only aware of that. But then, i guess it's too late for us to think about it and what we can do is to pray for their souls.
Well, as for that hospital bills, i find it really intriguing and it must have been some act of greediness from those health care professionals and maybe they charged my grandparents inappropriately. Oh well, i know i just can't jump on a certain conclusion yet so i must take some action and investigate. I'm sure there are respectable and trustworthy lawyers out there who can help me.

Friday, February 10, 2012

It's Time For us To Move

Do you believe in Feng Shui? If you do, then what's your fortune for this year? Does it says, you're gonna be very lucky or the other way around? I was not really into Feng Shui actually but my mom used to believe about these Feng Shui readings by her friend who happens to be a Feng Shui expert. She told us that our house is somehow unlucky this year in terms of the furniture's position inside and even the location of the house itself. It's funny but if you're going to listen to her, you can feel that she's speaking of something with sense. Anyway, I think there's nothing wrong of taking Feng Shui seriously as long as it doesn't greatly affect your personal life and the people around you.
Since we're talking about the house, let me open the topic about our future plan to migrate somewhere outside Cavite (my hometown). Well, we thought that it would be great to start a new life in a new location and new people around. I know that it might take time for us to leave Cavite because we might need a big budget to prepare for it. But i think it's better to plan it ahead right? I might look for some houses for sale online and see if it's gonna meet my budget. Of course , i will consider the location as well. It don't have to be so far from Cavite so it would be easy for my relatives to visit us from time to time.
Anyway, i know it's too early for me to think about that but it's nice to look over those homes for sale over the web.

Achieving Success

Have you read Earl Nightingale's "Miracle of Mind"? It was actually a very inspiring and motivating book about success and how to achieve your goals in life. According to him, the best way to achieve your goals is to have a perfect plan ahead. You have to set your goals and achieve it accordingly by taking the right path and by making right decisions. Success cannot be achieved in an instant and you have to work for it. As what Nightingale said, you have to pay the price of the person that you wanted to be so if you want to succeed in life then you have to bear with all the possible sacrifices and hard work to attain it.
Of course, you cannot have your desired goal all by yourself, you might need the help of the others as well. You need the guidance of those people who share the same goal and objective as yours. If you're into business and aiming for more improvement and achievements to make it grow, then you might want to join those marketing mastermind groups to help your business grow.
Mastermind group are the group of two or more individuals who dedicate themselves into a specific goal. Here, you can learn more about different perspective , ideas and tips to success through group brainstorming and more.

Knowing More About Mastermind Group

When you say Mastermind, what is the first thing that comes up in your mind? Well, i am not referring to that highly complicated "Mastermind" boardgame, nor those highly intelligent individual who initially plan or directs a complex or a difficult project. Have you ever heard of the Mastermind Group and how it works? Mastermind Group is actually more of an alliance of two or more individuals who dedicate themselves into a specific goal.
So how does it work and what are the benefits you can get from it in return in case you become a member?
Well first, you are not alone in this kind of business, because there are group of people who will help you to succeed and attain your desired goal. You can participate with their brainstorming and learn several perspective or ideas from them . As a member you can also take the ownership or accountability and so as inspiration from the group.
To create a mastermind group , you can simply reach out to people in your network and explain to them that you are seeking their help as an advisor and part of your mastermind team or better yet join an exisiting group that share the same interest and perceptive as yours like those existing mastermind groups in tampa who have been in the industry for quite a long time.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Exploring Dublin

Have you ever been to Dublin? The place is well known for it's very historical places. It is very notable for having some old structures who now served as the country's main attraction. To give you a short history about Dublin, it is actually being conquered by the Vikings in the 19th century. One of their main tourist destination is the Dublin Castle who still stood up beautifully. There's the historical Father Mathew bridge and the wonderful St Stephen's Green. There's also the Grafton Street which serves as the main and principal shopping street in Dublin. Dublin is indeed a lovely place and has many wonderful sites to visit and not to mention their native dishes and specialties. If i am to list down those countries that i am dying to visit someday, i might have to include Dublin in my list.

I really want to travel someday though i just don't know how and where to start. Traveling is simply so stressful because you have to think of everything , from booking your flights, from finding a nice hotel to stay in and even in finding a driver or a car to help you exploring the country much faster. Though i know that there are car hire dublin airport services being offered in the country so i don't have to worry that much about the car. But for the meantime, let me just satisfy myself by simple staring at some wonderful Dublin photos online hehehe.

Infrared Sauna To Ease Your Stress

I was really upset last Monday because our superiors changed our schedule from the regular 9-5 to a 6 to 3 working shift. This has been very stressful because I now had to wake up around 2 am to get myself ready to go to work. It is very stressing indeed, and I come home tired, stressed out, and in a bad mood. It is quite unbearable.

Aside from the early schedule that we have, the shift covered the entire queuing hours in which most of the clients I speak with are irate customers who do nothing but blame a call center agent like me on a problem that we didn't do or we are not responsible for. But then again, as a contractual employee and as someone who is willing to stay in this company for good, i have to deal with with those irate customers in the most professional manner and try not to get angry or upset. I guess this is really hard, but it is what it is.

After all, i just have to work 8 hours a day which is not that bad because i still have a chance to enjoy the rest of the day and the weekends as well. Well, speaking of weekends, i usually stay at home during my day offs but if there's a chance, I also get together with my friends from time to time. This is actually my way to ease out all the stress brought to me by my work. I used to visit a spa where they had a sauna to go to pamper myself and relax.

I found out that these commercial infrared sauna(s) are more effective and the heat is more comfortable so one can stay in longer. These saunas come as kits and can be installed in your home. The great thing about them is that if you move, you can take the sauna with you. It gets expensive to go and pay to use the sauna each time at the spa, and so it would be very ideal to have these infrared sauna(s) at home. They are convenient, energy efficient and highly affordable as well. You can check for more information.

Ceramic and Granite Tiles

We used to have ceramic tiles for almost all finishing that we have in our house. From the bathroom, Kitchen floor, bathroom walls , and even the kitchen countertops and lavatory. Ceramic tiles are indeed very appealing and has a wide variety of designs and colors. The design that we have in our living room is different from what we have in the kitchen and same thing goes with our bathroom and terrace. Another thing that makes ceramic our main choice is the price. Ceramic is quite expensive than the laminated floors but way much cheaper than other materials. However, the durability of ceramic tiles are quite questionable and doubtful not unless that you are ensured that the tiles and properly installed by a highly professional worker. If you are looking for a good quality finishing and if you have good budget, then you should rather get a granite or a marble rather than ceramic. Granite, most especially, is highly durable and may last for a long time. It is resistant to scratch and stain though a proper maintenance should be regularly maintained. If you really want to maintain the beauty of the materials like granite Burlingame then you must exert a little effort to clean it using some special cleaning agents as often as you can for a better and more satisfying result. You may not have the same beauty for a lifetime but at least you can extend or expand the lifespan right?

I Always Admire Nurses

Being in a graveyard is simply so tiring that's why i really admire those nurses , doctors and other healthcare professionals because they can manage to keep themselves up even in the sleepy hours. I have through that point when i was in an international call center and since we are an outsource company, most of our clients are from the US and we have to work in a graveyard shift to cater them. Anyway, what makes nurses so special is their dedication to serve those patients who needed their help.
Actually , i once dreamed to become a nurse but i failed to have that course because i decided to take Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education instead. I was greatly influenced by mu uncle to pursue a teaching career but my admiration to those in medical profession is still there. If i will be given another chance to get into college then i might take a nursing course an be in a good school like that nursing school san francisco in California which is well known for producing high quality nursing professionals.
Well, we can never tell what will happen to our future and who knows, i might succeed in this kind of profession and be nurse someday! That's pretty exciting huh!

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