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Bloody Sunday

In about 4 days time, I'll be living-like a Welsh, Scottish, Irish or English of some sort. This could be bloody hell!

One thing I've learned recently is to "just say 'yes'" when faced with challenge. Every challenge is a new opportunity for growth, and with that in mind, I'll just boldly face the test. This could either make or break me. Notwithstanding the company's trust in me. The hardest truth is that I am not just representing myself to it, the team and the Philippine branch is at stake.

Wish me luck!

Quotes to live by

"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."

— from Dune by Frank Herbert

Why Should I Vote Earth?

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks…

Till we meet again, Alien.

Thought you were an angel
Shining in the clouds
Thought you were so faithful
Now I have my doubts

Maybe you're gone
You're gone
To sleep
Maybe you're gone
You're gone
For keeps

Thought you were my best friend
At least I tried to make it true
But though I hate to be alone
I was the loneliest with you

Maybe you're love
Is gone
To sleep
Maybe my love
Is gone
To deep

I'll never know
So never mind
You're out of sight
Well at least you're out of mind

Maybe our love
Is gone
To sleep
Maybe our love
Is gone
For keeps

Final Standing Ovation to the Philippines' One and Only Master Rapper

"I guess if we just loved our country so much we would be willing to die for it. I would. But a dead me is a useless me. I am more useful alive..."

—FrancisM, from his blog

FRANCIS DURAN MAGALONA
OCTOBER 4, 1964 - MARCH 6, 2009

- also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, and The Man From Manila, was a prominent Filipino rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. Often hailed as the "King of Pinoy Rap", he was considered a legend in the Philippine music community. With the success of his earliest albums, he was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines cross over to the mainstream. He is also credited for having pioneered the merging of rap with Pinoy rock, becoming a significant influence to artists in that genre as well. He was also a popular television host, notably on MTV Asia where he served as one of the channel's first Filipino VJs, and on noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga!. Magalona died on March 6, 2009 at the age of 44 due t…

Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."

4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6. "There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again loo…