Category: Inspiring

Why We Shout In Anger


"Why We Shout In Anger"

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled ‘n asked.

‘Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?’

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout.’

‘But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.’ asked the saint
Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.
Finally the saint explained, .

‘When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small…’

The saint continued, ‘When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper ‘n they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other ‘n that’s all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.’

He looked at his disciples ‘n said.

‘So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.’

Pretty Girl Seeking Rich Husband Gets a Response from J.P. Morgan CEO


A reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan to a pretty girl seeking a rich husband

A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:
Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?

I’m going to be honest of what I’m going to say here.

I’m 25 this year. I’m very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above.

You might say that I’m greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York.

My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married?

I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?

Among those I’ve dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit.

If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden(?), $250k annual income is not enough.

I’m here humbly to ask a few questions:

1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)

2) Which age group should I target?

3) Why most wives of the riches are only average-looking? I’ve met a few girls who don’t have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.

4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)

Ms. Pretty


A philosophical reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan:


Dear Ms. Pretty,

I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.

My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.

From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.

Put the details aside, what you’re trying to do is an exchange of “beauty” and “money” : Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square.

However, there’s a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can’t be prettier year after year.

Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It’s not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a “trading position”.

If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term – same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or “leased”.

Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income.This has better chance than finding a rich fool.

Hope this reply helps.


J.P. Morgan CEO

*There has been no concrete proof on whether or not this indeed took place…. but it’s a nice story nevertheless.

Pretty Girl Seeking Rich Husband Gets a Response from J.P. Morgan CEO

Jeremy Lin Brings Honor to his Family and other LINsane Memes for the New York Knicks

Since the NBA/ABA merger, no player has ever scored more points in his first three starts (89) as Lin has this week. We’re watching something special right now, folks.

By now, you’ve heard the stories and seen the highlights. But what I’m really lovin’ about this story of the undrafted point guard is all the Twitter and Social Media Hype, especially the Jeremy Lin Memes!


All I do is LIN LIN LIN

The Yellow Mamba



Nothing is LINpossible


The Jeremy LIN Show

LIN on me

Jeremy Lin brings great honor to his family

Jeremy Lin has been accepted into The Illuminati. Welcome Brother


Jeremy Lin stays hot, scores 38 to lead Knicks to 92-85 win at electric Madison Square Garden MSG.
Jeremy Lin career-high 38pts vs. Lakers || 2.10.12 ||


Jeremy Lin Brings Honor to his Family and other LINsane Memes for the New York Knicks Asian American Basketball Star

Unpleasant Airline Passenger Problem Solved



This happened on TAM airlines.

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her was a black man.

Visibly furious, she called the air hostess.

“What’s the problem, ma?” the hostess asked her

“Can’t you see?” the lady said – “I was given a seat next to a black man. I can’t seat here next to him. You have to change my seat”

– “Please, calm down, ma” – said the hostess

“Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but I’m still going to check if we have any.”

The hostess left and returned some minutes later.

“Madam, as I told you, there isn’t any empty seat in this class- economy class.

But I spoke to the captain and he confirmed that there isn’t any empty seats in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class.”

And before the woman said anything, the hostess continued

“Look, it is unusual for our company to allow a passenger from the economy class change to the first class.

However, given the circumstances, the commandant thinks that it would be a scandal to make a passenger travel sat next to an unpleasant person.”

And turning to the black man, the hostess said:

“Which means, Sir, if you would be so nice to pack your handbag, we have reserved you a seat in the first class…”

And all the passengers nearby, who were shocked to see the scene started applauding, some standing on their feet.”



Shake it off and Step Up: Motivational Story from a Donkey


One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.

donkey hole step up and shake it off

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!



Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hate – Forgive
2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happen
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have
4. Give more
5. Expect less from people but more from yourself


You have two choices… smile and close this page, or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson .



Shake it off and Step Up: Motivational Story from a Donkey

Five 5 Total Care Ways to Prepare for Life: Relationships, Dates, Careers and your Future

Throughout my short time in this world, I’ve come to find out a few things that has always gotten me through the tough times. Whenever I get too nervous, or too overwhelmed with the task at hand, I tend to look back at my past and try to figure out how I’ve overcome those other trials and hardships. I’ve come to a conclusion that there are five main things I do to help give me the strength and the confidence needed, let me share them with you.





One random day, in a random city, at a random building, you’ll get into an elevator with a big shot whom you really look up to but have only seen in the magazines, watched on TV or heard on radio. But now, for whatever strange coincidence, you’ll be alone in an elevator with him/her. What do you do now? Are you ready to give your elevator spiel on why you matter? Many times in life, the biggest and best opportunities come out of nowhere. You will not have any time to stop and prepare and you may miss out on these once in a lifetime occasions. Instead, you should always be preparing yourself. Figure out what you want to do in life and start preparing. You may want to be a big TV star, so start preparing your acting skills even before the audition. You may want to be a big banker, so start preparing your financial knowledge by knowing what’s going on with the economy and with the banks. You never know who you might need to impress out of the blue. Successful people are always ready whenever the time comes. Success is preparation meeting opportunity!



In many events, challenges, matches or big moments in your life, you will probably have some time to properly prepare for the situation. This is where the big players gets separated from the little boys. The real winners do their research! They research everything from the venue, the audience, the background of the event, all the way to the names of the guards at the door. Someone well prepared will be much more comfortable and confident when that said event finally takes place. Little things like showing up to the event early and checking your PowerPoint presentations on the projector or knowing where the podium is or even just meeting the organizers of the event play a big role when you finally have to give that big presentation! Do your research!



It’s an old saying that is so much more useful when you actually implement it! Usually, before a big speech, people would pace around the backstage telling everyone in sight that they are nervous. This actually hinders your confidence and ability to do well because you are setting your mind and yourself to think that you are nervous. Instead, pretend that you aren’t. Tell yourself that you are not nervous and tell everyone else that too. If you start pretending that you’re comfortable, you might start pretending to act like a confident person and next thing you know, you actually become confident. The universe has a strange way of giving you what you ask for, make sure you’re asking it to make you confident rather than telling it to make you more nervous. Fake it til’ you make it!



It’s all about the little details. I remember my college professor telling me that the little things matter! They matter because the little things are a reflection of how you will handle the bigger things. If you can’t be trusted with the little things, how can we trust you with the big ones. If you forget to email that document your boss told you to email, or if you misplace the copies of the lunch menu your colleagues asked you for, then when it comes down to assigning you bigger tasks, they might be a bit hesitant to ask for your service or to give you that promotion. So make sure you check all the small things. Mind the details!



I use this as a metaphor for everything else like combing your hair, shining your shoes and making sure your tie is sharp! Part of having the full confidence you need is having the basic tools necessary. Always dress to impress! It’s better to dress up than to be dressed down. So keep that breath fresh! It starts not just at the moment of your big event, but from months ago. Get that suit ironed out, but that nice tie you need and start using that mouthwash for that total care you need to succeed. Confidence comes from within, it comes from what you do day in and day out. So be sure you are prepared for that big day of yours but getting ready now! Total care starts NOW!



Five 5 Total Care Ways to Prepare for Life: Relationships, Dates, Careers and your Future


Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro

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I am absolutely honored to be on this list of the Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro

UniPro Editor Note

Comprised of young professionals and students, Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) is a state certified non-profit NGO that was established in 2009. Bonded by the common vision of promoting unity within the community, UniPro seeks to educate, collaborate and stimulate dialogue amongst Pilipino American organizations, programs, and institutions. UniPro also engages in various projects that promote the Pilipino community in American society.

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Their mission is to promote cohesion within the Pilipino American society–its organizations, programs, and community for the collective progress of the community.

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Certainly overwhelmed to be included on this list! Thanks so much to the people at the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro for somehow recognizing any work I’ve done. Again, truly humbled by this and still unsure of how I made this list.

UniPro feature Hannah Villasis of FlairCandy

You can see the full copy of this Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro issue at

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Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro


Fishbowl Sink Concept to Save Water

Thought this was cool:




This Fishbowl Sink concept is a unique way to get people to preserve water. The water in the fishbowl decreases as you wash your hands. The idea is to force people to shut the water off in order to save the fish. Once the faucet is off, the water refills.

Tips for Accomplishing your Goals in the New Year

Every Sunday morning, on my radio program at Mellow 94.7, I invite guests to share their knowledge with me and my listeners. I invite them over to “edumacate” us in their fields of expertise.

Today, I was fortunate to have a very driven and young achiever who came to share his advice on accomplishing your goals for the new year.

My guest was Ryan Songalia, the youngest writer ever inducted into the Boxing Writers Association of America, the organization which selected Manny Pacquiao as the Fighter of the Decade last year. Ryan’s stories have also been published in the top publications in New Jersey such as the Jersey Journal and the Star Ledger. His work has been quoted in FoxSports Yahoo Sports as well as Philippine publications like the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Star and ABS-CBN. He has also been interviewed as a boxing expert resource person by TV networks, radio shows and publications in the United States and the Philippines.

Here’s Ryan Songalia’s tips for accomplishing your goals in the new year.

1. Show your initiative – Its easy to make excuses and harder to make strides towards your goals. The worst excuse I hear from people is that they cannot achieve their dreams because they come from urban areas or didn’t go to the best schools. I always jest, “Hey, I went to the same schools as you did.”

-Nobody will care about your dreams the way that you do, so take life by the reins and don’t wait for someone else to make your life’s decisions for you.

-It’s easy to dream and never take it further. Come up with a plan of action and carry it out. I sometimes mentor children and teens in New Jersey and I always ask them what they want to do with their lives. If they say they want to be a pro basketball player, I ask them how they are striving to reach that goal right now. It’s never too early to plan for the future.

I never let the fact that I haven’t finished college yet hold me back. I finished my first year of college back in 2006 and couldn’t wait to get started as a writer. I was like a powder keg searching desperately for a match. I wasn’t going to let any deficiency in credits hold me back. Just as a boxer must box to stay sharp, a singer must sing and a guitar player must play, so too must a writer write to stay sharp.

And its not as if I was sitting in a well-equipped office with high-speed wireless internet submitting stories to different publications. I was 19 living on my own in New Jersey and my parents had moved away and I had lost my job in a supermarket so I had no money to pay for internet. What I would do was go up on my rooftop and steal wi-fi from surrounding buildings and email my stories whenever the connection was strong enough. In a sad twist, my house was burglarized and my laptop was stolen but I didn’t let that deter me. Whatever money I had, went to internet cafes so I could write my stories. I lost my cable too so I spent my time reading books on the subject of boxing to familiarize myself better with the history of chronicling boxing.

2. Fake it til you make it – This was a term that a boxer once told me while he was rising through the rankings. He wasn’t a champion yet but that didn’t stop him from looking the part. This is an adaptation of the line, “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” Confidence and the self-belief that says, “I’m a success because I desire it to be” is what separates the dreamers from the accomplished.

-Make everything about you shout confidence, from the way you dress to the way you stand and speak. Never second guess yourself, and stick by your guns. As a writer, I sometimes say things that are quite unpopular, but if I say them, I must stick by them because there was something there that made me say those things.

3. Know your strengths – Very important factor because this goes along with striving for attainable goals.

– I have a joke that I tell about my decision to follow my chosen profession. I say, from the moment I walked into the boxing gym, my trainer knew I was going to be a great writer. I knew fairly quickly that I wasn’t cut out for the life of a boxer but this was something I had a passion for. Through constant trial and error, I was able to parlay this passion into a life as a journalist, focusing mainly on boxing. And now I have other endeavors, including this month’s Rogue Magazine on shelves now. Two of my mini-pieces on American based editors are included.

-If you’re a people person, engage people on a personal basis and let this shine through. If you’re into computers, be on the front edge of technological advances in your industry. Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets are reshaping our means of communication but the next outlet is just around the corner.

4. “If you believe then you can achieve” – This was a lyric from a 2Pac song, but it applies to reality. I was 19 years old, just made the unpopular choice to take a break from school and here I was trying to make it as a writer. So few people believed in me early on, save for those who saw me climbing onto my rooftop with my laptop under my arm every morning and climbing down at night.

– I feel a lot of people judge you based on what they can do, not knowing what you are made of inside. You know yourself better than anyone else so let yourself be the ultimate authority in what you want to do.

– As children we are told to respect our elders, I feel this is of supreme significance because our elders who have come before us are fountains of experience that we should not forsake. Along the way, working alongside the much more experienced newspaper writers helped me by giving me a mold by which to grow from, then eventually become my own entity. I try to absorb as much from my elders as possible.

5. Empower yourself – Mentally, physically and spiritually, if you build yourself into a fort, you can not be defeated. The uninformed are the ones victimized by society so continuously work towards improving your acuity. I like to read constantly, and I find it keeps my sense intune and mind sharp. I like to diversify my subjects also so as not to be caught off guard in spontaneous conversation.

And those are your top tips for accomplishing your goals this new year.

You can find out more about Ryan Songalia on his website –

To hear more cool topics from the coolest and smartest guests, tune into DJ Vince G on Mellow 94.7, Sounds Good!

Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers! (cyber cuties part 1)

Ok so in doing all my internet research and stalking hotties online online work, I’ve realized that there are a lot of very beautiful bloggers in the interwebosphere! These full time, top bloggers are usually a combination of talent, beauty and smarts. Many of them have used the internet as a catapult to shoot them straight to the top of the media world.

What’s even more impressive is how these online entrepreneurs are, finding creative ways of using their talents and passions, and sharing it with the world in such a way that makes us all want to listen to them.

I’ve made this short list of top bloggers who are indeed in a league of their own and who also posses the drop dead gorgeous looks that make their geeky minions drool for every new blog post they create. I listed them in no particular order, and have split it up into two parts.

Pictures were taken from each cute bloggers respective sites and links to their blogs are listed with their description.

Here’s part 1 (again in no particular order) of the Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers!


Wendy Cheng / Xiaxue

It’s hard to talk about top bloggers in Asia without mentioning Xiaxue, she’s a Singaporean blogger who’s blog boasts 50,000 views per day! She’s also been rated as one of the top 100 blogs by Technorati, a feat that’s extremely difficult to obtain. In fact, each blog post of Xiaxue garners at least 300 comments!

Just like any rockstar has their haters, blogstars get their own share of jealousy and anger. If you’re one of the anti-Xiaxue readers then you’re probably already complaining and saying that she just photoshops all her pictures. Something that Xiaxue herself admits: “…Do not give the credit of those looks to me! Give it to Adobe Photoshop. My pictures are all enhanced (and trust me, I am good at it), so minus 40% and you get the real thing. =D” she says in her blog.  But all I have to say is that it’s her blog that’s famous. We all get to see her blog, and rarely her. So if they are photoshopped… well who cares, it’s working! You can tell by the numbers.

Wendy Cheng’s personal blog had stories of travels, parties, fashion and more! But don’t let her seemingly sweet photos fool you as this top blogger also packs a punch! Her blogs have been known to stir up controversy and quarrels. She’s been known to have defamatory and even racist posts every so often. She even had a very controversial blog-off battle with another member in this Top 10 Cutest Bloggers list.

Nowadays, you’ll find lots of endorsers and a more calm and mature writer in her posts. Perhaps signs of growth and her growing popularity, or perhaps just a calm before the storm, waiting for the next big thing to catch Xiaxue’s bad side.

Unfortunately for the guys out there, this cute blogger is already married. Xiaxua was married to American Michael Sayre, whom she allegedly met online. They wed on 13 March 2010 at Italian restaurant Forlino.

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Bloggers from Asia Wendy Cheng / Xiaxue!



Ringo Tan / Cheeserland

Ringo, Rin, Cheesillicious, Cheesie, Cheeserland or whatever you want to call this fashionista. Cheeserland is one of the top bloggers from Malaysia who mostly writes for her personal blog and thus, can have some random stuff in there. Mostly, her blogs contain fashion, travel, her dogs, hair tutorials (she loves styling her hair apparently) and her personal fashion cheats (how to look like magazine models or celebs).

Nowadays, Ringo Tan is known as a celebrity blogger from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is known as “Cheesie” to many of her readers. Sources say that Ringo Tan loves cheese so much that she named her blog as such. Her blog shares her unique personality with readers and is updated very regularly. Trying to define her blog any more than that may be difficult as Ringo herself claims that both she and her blog are very “confusing.”

“Being confused is my nature. To find out the true reason behind my confused nature, you might have to trace all the way back to what my mom ate some 20 odd years ago years ago. I’m so confused even Confucius finds me confusing. Well, in a cheeshell, i might be a confused mousie who thinks that she is a mutated bunny obsessed with cheese, or a obsessed bunny who thinks that she is a confused mousie mutated into cheese, or a confused cheese who thinks that she is a mutated mousie obsessed with bunnies. Crap. Which altercheesego just spoke?” she says.

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Bloggers from Asia Ringo Tan / Cheeserland!


Michelle Phan / RiceBunny

I can hear your blasphemous screams already… “Michelle Phan isn’t from Asia?!!? You idiot!” Well…. my very judgmental and loud readers, first of all, I didn’t call this the “Top 10 Cutest Bloggers from Asia” list, did I? No, I called it the “Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers!” Someone from Michelle Phan’s lifeline was from Asia, Vietnam to be exact, so thus, I would like to argue that this RiceBunny still does fall under the “Cutest Bloggers from Asia” title. Secondly, she’s just too damn cute to leave off this list! Seriously, Michelle Phan is a make up artist, video editor, blogger and entrepreneur, a total package of beauty and talent, so how could I leave Michelle Phan off the list?

Michelle Phan is a Vietnamese American known for creating make-up and beauty tutorials on YouTube. Knows also with her other alias of RiceBunny, her YouTube channel has been viewed over 50,000,000 times and counting! In November 2010, Michelle reached 1 million subscribers and became the #1 most subscribed female on YouTube. Showing that she is indeed the Top Female Video Blogger out there.

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Asian Blogger Michelle Phan / RiceBunny!

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Hannah Villasis / FlairCandy

Widely known as the Blogging Princess in the Philippines, Hannah Villasis is quickly making a name for herself through her blogs and media appearances. This sweet candy so full of flair was featured in Chalk Magazine’s Aug 2010 issue as one of the Top 10 Bright Young Talents to look out for.

Prior to becoming a full time blogger, Hannah Villasis worked Certified Public Accountant at an international banking company (Deutsche Bank). Showing that this beauty also has the brains to back her up.

FlairCandy is also a TV show personality, hosting the show called “Tek Tok TV” (Tech Talk TV) on the Global News Network. Furthermore, FlairCandy can be seen in numerous endorsements with companies such as Neutrogena, Pantene, Vaseline Healthy White Lotion, Axe and more.

She’s definitely one face that can launch a thousand ships and we’re predicting that she will be doing so in the very near future. Hannah Villasis / FlairCandy is definitely a blogger to look out for.

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers Hannah Villasis / FlairCandy!


Dawn Yeo / Dawn Yang / ClapBangKiss

Before moving to the hustling and bustling streets of New york, top blogger Dawn Yang was known as Dawn Yeo from Singapore.

Dawn Yang / Dawn Yeo was voted as the “hottest blogger” in 2005 on the site (not active today). Also, in The New Paper’s annual Flame Awards 2005, Dawn was voted by readers as the “Babe of the Year.” Add to that, Dawn Yang was featured on the cover of May 2007 Maxim Magazine and on the cover of the Dec 2005 FHM Singapore Magazine and later voted into 21st place on FHM Singapore’s 100 Sexiest Women!

This international model and blogger, Dawn Yang, writes about traveling the world, fashion and her own new experiences. She’s a lifestyle blogger in a league of her own!

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers Dawn Yang / Dawn Yeo!


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Who do you think should be the #1 cutest blogger?

Watch out for part 2 of this “Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers” list coming very soon!!!

Top New Year Business Resolutions: Professional Work Resolutions

Today is the start of the rest of your life. Welcome to the new year. Today is the first Monday, and for most, probably the first work day of the new decade. With the new year and new business world ahead, have you made the aptly New Year Business Resolutions?

Many, many Americans and people from all around the world make New Year Resolutions. They do this to help kick start a better year with better habits or attitudes. Though, did you know that it is equally vital to have New Years Business Resolutionsto kick start your business as well.

Well let’s start off first by naming off the top five personal New Years Resolutions:

1. Get in shape / Lose weight
2. Spend more time with Family & Friends
3. Quit Smoking or Drinking
4. Delight in life more
5. Pick up a new leisure activity

All excellent resolutions and all pushing you in the aptly direction to start off the year. So for your entrepreneurial self or for your business mind, here are some top New Year Business Resolutions for you:

1. Have less meetings – Many a times, the thoughts and ideals get lost in too much “assembly time” but not sufficient expediting and application. Make a promise to yourself to spend less time debating on the color scheme for your new website and just build the damn website!

2. Promote your business for free – There are countless ways of promoting your business for free. From Facebook Fan Pages, Chirrup Tweets, Blogs, Friends in the media and ancient flames you used to mess around with, there are bridges and applications at your disposal. USE THEM!

3. Learn a touch new – Take a new class. Learn how to write better, learn how to do your finances, learn how to draw, just learn a touch! Besides, other than feeding your mind, you’ll also feed your social self when attending classes and assembly like-minded people, which of way brings me to my next business resolution,

4. Meet new people – You can never meet sufficient incredible and fascinating people in this world. Assembly new people makes you feel alive and young. It’s also tied in very closely with learning a touch new as there’s always a touch new you can learn from a new friend.

5. Don’t do tomorrow, what you can do today – Stop procrastinating. Do it, and do it NOW! No matter what it is that you need to do… just do it! (no we are not sponsored by Nike) What you waiting for? Less talk and more DO!

So what are your New Year Business Resolutions?

Top New Year Business Resolutions

Work Resolutions / Professional Resolutions

Christmas Donation Drive: Haven for the Elderly

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Christmas is the time for giving.

Though many of us often get overwhelmed with happiness from all the gifts we receive, we must remember that giving is what this season should really be for.

Sharing your blessings with those less fortunate could be the best Christmas gift you could give yourself. Goodness has a way of coming back to you ten fold.

This Christmans, is helping out ActivAsia Inc., a Media and Channel Activation agency to give some help to those who need it the most. This year, for our annual Christmas Outreach Project: “Masayang Pasko nila Lola’t Lolo”, we have tied up with Haven for the Elderly formerly known as Golden Acres so that gift and cash donations can be solicited on their behalf.

You too can become a big part of this project and make Christmas a truly merry one for all the Lolo’s and the Lola’s who have been abandoned at the Haven for the Elderly.

Donation boxes will be placed in front of major toll plazas, toll booths and in the Skyway Customer service centers along the South Luzon Expressway to collect donations from Skyway motorists such as clothes, medicines, soap, sleeping mats, cleaning materials and other items for the residents of Haven for the Elderly.

A Giant Christmas Tree lighting event along the Sucat Southbound Exhibit Area was held to kick-off the donation drive last November 29. During the turnover of the donations, we will be holding a simple Christmas Get-Together on December 15, 2010 with the residents at the Haven for the Elderly home in Quezon City.

We encourage donations (old clothes, sleeping mats, blankets, soaps, etc.) for “Haven for the Elderly” from readers/followers of starting November 29 to December 13, 2010. Donation drop boxes can be found at the following tollbooths, toll plazas and customer service centers:

  • Nichols A and B toll plaza
  • C5 toll plaza and customer service center
  • Bicutan toll plaza
  • Sucat Northbound and Southbound Exits
  • Bicutan Northbound and Southbound Exits

Donations can also be dropped off at ActivAsia’s office located in 291 St. Joseph Street, Oranbo Drive, Pasig city.

For more details and for the complete wish list of the lolo’s and the lola’s at the Haven for the Elderly you can check out their Facebook page at

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Christmas Donation Drive: Haven for the Elderly

  • ActivAsia in cooperation with
    • Skyway
    • CMMTC
    • TRB
    • DOTC
    • DPWH
    • DSWD
  • Sponsored by
    • Nestle Koko Krunch
    • Nescafe Decaf
    • DOLE Philippines
  • With the participation of
    • The Philippine Star

Vince Golangco for Project Headshot Clinic by Niccolo Cosme for World Aids Day

It’s a brilliant concept that is quickly taking the Facebook profile pictures by storm!

Billboards can help spread the word and in today’s new digital age, your profile pictures can be seen just as many times as the top billboards out there along EDSA or New York Times Square. So why not use this knowledge and the internet to help put up an online billboard to help.

I want to thank master photographer Niccolo Cosme for spreading awareness through his lens.

Project Headshot Clinic: Saving humanity through profile pictures.

Radio DJ / Blogger – Vince Golangco for Project Headshot Clinic

Project Headshot Clinic – ACT

The Project Headshot Clinic for 3 years has given a different look at to profile pictures online, it became serving as online billboards on online social networking sites and everyone in it, who participated in Project Headshot Clinic became an instant endorser of the product being advertised, or the cause that was being advocated for whatever that is being advertised, commercial or a particular advocacy.

For over the past three years, the Headshot Clinc team has partnered with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in fighting and responding to the challenge of HIV/AIDS.

The first awareness campaign of headshot clinic and UNAIDS in 2008 was called “AWARE”, followed by in 2008, and then “MOVE” in 2009 a follow up of the first one which aimed to move people from awareness to readiness to respond and act on this specific issue. This year’s, “ACT”, a clear call to action, where voluntary HIV screening and counseling was provided on given shooting dates by Take The Test and ASP (AIDS Society Philippines).

All headshots will be released online and should be used as primary profile pic on all the participant’s social network sites on December 1, 2010 which happens to be is the global celebration of WORLD AIDS DAY.

To do my part in helping spread AWARENESS, here’s a little more info about HIV / AIDS.


AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome:

  • Acquired means you can get infected with it;
  • Immune Deficiency means a weakness in the body’s system that fights diseases.
  • Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a disease.

AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make “antibodies,” special molecules to fight HIV.

A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection. People who have the HIV antibodies are called “HIV-Positive.”

Being HIV-positive, or having HIV disease, is not the same as having AIDS. Many people are HIV-positive but don’t get sick for many years. As HIV disease continues, it slowly wears down the immune system. Viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria that usually don’t cause any problems can make you very sick if your immune system is damaged. These are called “opportunistic infections.”


You don’t actually “get” AIDS. You might get infected with HIV, and later you might develop AIDS. You can get infected with HIV from anyone who’s infected, even if they don’t look sick and even if they haven’t tested HIV-positive yet. The blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of people infected with HIV has enough of the virus in it to infect other people. Most people get the HIV virus by:

  • having sex with an infected person
  • sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone who’s infected
  • being born when their mother is infected, or drinking the breast milk of an infected woman

Getting a transfusion of infected blood used to be a way people got AIDS, but now the blood supply is screened very carefully and the risk is extremely low.

There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums.

For more information, check out or

Also, in the Philippines, you can check out the site for more information on sexual health, reproductive health and much more.

For more information about the Project Headshot, Check out Niccolo Cosme’s site here –

Happy Even After: Free Workshop for Single Moms

Happy Even After: Free Workshop for Single Moms

There are various reasons why one becomes a single parent. The most common reasons being by chance or by deliberate choice in the case of ending a bad relationship.

But there are also other reasons one becomes a solo parent. One may have lost their partner; or are raising nieces and nephews as their own as guardians (a common occurrence here in the Philippines considering our extended families) or those whose partners are OFWs.

As different as their reasons may be, solo parents all have to deal with the daunting and difficult balancing act of being both a father and mother to a child. They all need guidance on how to cope and information on how to best raise their children under such circumstances.

Sex and, a website that aims to empower women by arming them with rights-based information will hold a workshop for solo parents on November 14.

Ana Santos, founder and editorial director of Sex and and writer Karen Kunawicz, will speak about their individual experiences on single parenting and share their insights.

Knowing that the start of feeling good is looking good, The Body Shop will also give a short demo to teach the participants how to put on make-up in the least amount of time.

This is a FREE workshop and a pilot test for Sex and (SAS) who has received many inquiries and requests about holding workshops/dialogues for solo parents. If successful, SAS will roll out a workshop series that will tackle other aspects of solo parenthood: financial management and budgeting, finding the right yaya, legalities, blended families, and dating again.

“Happy Even After” will be on November 14, Sunday at 9am-11am. Venue is the 2F of Starbucks Ortigas Home Depot, J. Vargas Avenue, Ortigas. Slots are limited. Please reserve your FREE slot by messaging 0927.307.9608.

Happy Even After: Free Workshop for Single Moms

For media inquiries, please call:
Ana Santos

Sex and Sensibilities (SAS) is a non-profit website committed to improving the level of understanding of sexual reproductive health rights among young Filipinas through the dissemination of accurate, practical and factual information on positive sexuality and population and development in governance. One of the trademark products of SAS is the Triple S Sexual Health Workshop, a module done in consultation with the UNFPA that cover safer sex, sexual health rights and stigma & discrimination.

The Power of the Internet: Beginners Class to Internet Marketing & Blogging

The Power of the Internet

BUSINESS EDITION (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and how they can help your business)

This class is designed for traditional brick and mortar entrepreneurs who have yet to understand or harness the power of the internet. A beginners class for internet marketing.

From free marketing online to handling customer complaints, we tackle everything a business needs to know about the internet like: Blogs, Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter, Online Branding, Internet Marketing, Google tools, SEO and more!

Some question whether or not they can afford to send people to this class, but with the mass media power and broadcasting of the internet able to send out negative ideals about your product / service / brand / company, the real question is “Can you afford NOT to take this class?”

The class will be taught by Vince Golangco, a web enthusiast who hosts the show “Tek Tok TV” (Tech Talk TV) on the Global News Network (GNN). Vince is also the editor and creative director of, the blog that won the #1 Emerging Influential Blog Award for 2010. Vince’s experience with online marketing has made him a sought after consultant and media powerhouse.

SIGN UP NOW FOR EARLY BIRD RATES (valid until Oct 31 only).

Limited seating. Call “The One School” to save your seat:

Phone Number 817-4396

Class Dates:
November 13 & 20 (Saturdays)  9am – 6pm

The One School
CHED and TESDA accredited
55 Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Makati City
Phone: 817-4391

The Power of the Internet: Beginners Class to Internet Marketing & Blogging

Cat Hug Pics and Kitty Cuddle Cat Pictures

Ok, I randomly got inspired to make people smile today. The best way I know is to give you a hug! It’ll be hard to do that with so many of my friends all around the world…. so instead, here are some kitty hugs for you!

Warning, cat hugs guaranteed to make you smile or cringe due to absolute cheesiness…..

Cat hugs for everyone!


Kitty Hug


Kitty Cuddle type cat hug




More cat hugs and kitty cuddles




And more cat hug kitty cuddle cheesiness


Cat hugs friends



monkey hugs cat


Cat Hug Pics and Kitty Cuddle Cat Pictures

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Cute cat pics cat pictures




Cat Hug Kitty Cuddle Pics

Why Not Forum w/ Ogie Alcasid, Alex Lacson, Noel Cabangon, Rico Hizon, Reese Fernandez and Bill Luz

The WhyNot?Forum was inspired by TEDTalks, wherein leading thinkers and doers around the world share their thoughts, ideas, dreams, and experiences, which are then posted on the web for all the world to see.

We envision the WhyNot? Forum as an advocate of inspiring filipino ingenuity; It is a smorgasboard of great, brave ideas, an open-source innovation soup that will hopefully inspire other Filipinos to connect adjunct thoughts, take impactful action, and weave together new breakthrough ideas — redefining and challenging the inertia of the status quo;

All in the spirit of positive change for the Philippines.



August 22, 2010 2pm-6pm Ayala Museum, Makati CBD

Exactly a year ago, Why Not 7.0 asked : Why Not a Reimagination?
As the nation opens a new chapter, Why Not? asks NOW WHAT?

Join us as our speakers answer the question :

Bill Luz – Now What for Philippine Business?
Rico Hizon – Now What for the Global Pinoy?
Noel Cabangon – Now What para sa mga Mabubuting Pinoy?
Reese Fernandez – Now What for Social Development?
Alex Lacson – Now What for Good Citizenship?
Ogie Alcasid – Now What for the Pinoy Entertainment Industry?

Answer the question with us. See you at WhyNot? Forum 8.0
August 22, 2010. 2pm – 6pm at the Ayala Museum, Makati CBD.

Regular entrance fee : P250. Student price : P200

email for reservations.

SOCIALNOMICS: The Economics of Social Networking & Social Media

Here’s a video with some very compelling info about “Socialnomics” which is pretty much the economics of Social Networking and Social Media.

Social Media ROI: Socialnomics Data and Statistics

With Socialnomics, evangelists argue that 1 + 1 can equal 1,000,000!

300,000+ Businesses ha a presence on Facebook

Gary Vaynerchuck grew his family business from $4 million to $50 million using social media.

Vaynerchuck found that:

$15,000 in Direct Mail = 200 new customers

$7,500 spent for Billboards = 300 new customers

$0 spent on Twitter = 1,800 new customers

Wetpaint / Altimeter found companies widely engaged in social media surpass their peers in both revenues and profits.

Company Sales with highest levels of social media = +18%

Company Sales with least social activity = -6%

Lenovo = 20% reduction in call center activity as customers go to community website.

The Burger King Whopper Sacrifice Facebook Application:

Estimated investment less than $50,000

Estimated return greater than $400,000 in press / media value

32 million free media impressions

That’s like reaching the combined population of 19 states

Blendtec quintupled sales with “Will it Blend?” YouTube videos

Dell sold $3,000,000 worth of computers in Twitter

BTW, only 18% of traditional TV campaigns generate a positive ROI

You can’t just say it. You have to get the people to say it to each other.

– James Farley, CMO Ford

37% of Generation Y were aware of the Ford Fiesta via social media before its launch in the US

25% of Ford’s marketing is spent on Digital / Social Media

They are the ONLY US auto company that didn’t take a government loan

Naked Pizza set a one day sales record using social media:

– 68% of sales from Twitter

– 85% of new customers from Twitter

Volks Wagon VW goes 100% mobile for the launch of GTI

Social Media is only for B2C – FALSE!

Tweets for a Cause sent out a tweet from Atlanta to encourage support of Susan G Komen for the Cure

Retweets from @mashable, @G_man, @zaibatsu and others caused Atlanta Chapter site to receive 11,000 visitors in 24 hours

Intuit introduced “Live Community” into their TurboTax products 2 years ago – unit sales went up +30% each year

Software company reports 24% of social media leads convert to sales opportunities

Barack Obama – 5 million fans on social media

5.4 million clicked on an “I voted of Obama” Facebook button

3 million online donors = $500 million

92% of donations were in increments of less than $100

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – 9.5% increase in registrations using social media

The host provider Moonfruit – $15K social media investment,

Website Traffic = up by 300%

Sales = up by 20%

Google first page for “Free Website Builder”

Ebay found participants in online communities spend 54% more $ money

Customer support cost =

$12 via the contact center, vs

25 cents via self-service

These are some thought provoking numbers…. BUT

“Why are we trying to measure social media like a traditional channel anyway? Social Media touches every facet of business and is more an extension of good business ethics.” – Erik Qualman

“You can’t buy attention anymore. Having a huge budget doesn’t mean anything in social media… The old media paradigm was PAY to PLAY. Now you get back what you authentically put in. You’ve got to be willing to PLAY to PLAY.” – Alex Bogusky, Co-Chairman, CP&B

RT @equalman “When I’m asked about the ROI of Social Media sometimes an appropriate response is… What’s the ROI of your phone?”

“Think of Twitter as the canary in the coal mine.” – jetBlue Airways – Morgan Johnston

71%  plan to increase investments in social media by an average of 40% because:

+ Low cost marketing

+ Getting traction

+ We HAVE to do it

What is the co$t of doing nothing?

Do you really want to take that risk?

“Our head of social media is the customer.” – McDonalds

The social media tidal wave is here!

Are you swimming with the current?


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