Just when Karaoke is about to be banned in this city, I also has gotten this out-of-the-blue itch to cart out a set of flashy audio amplifiers I’ve been hankering at an appliance store downtown. Yes there’s this ordinance brewing up in Davao City banning Karaoke shortly before midnight - kind of statute to diminish noise pollution at holy hours of the night when people are supposed to be in bed dreaming.
When you become mentally convinced that you can make a comeback from any adversity, then all of your creative forces will come to your aid. Saturate your thought with peaceful experiences, peaceful words and ideas, and ultimately you will make a storehouse of peace-producing experiences to which you may turn for refreshment and renewal of your spirit.
Because if you have been defeated by a difficulty, it is probably because you have told yourself for weeks, months and even for years that there is nothing you can do about it.
I have quite a number of favorite songs - some classic, some pop, some rap and some mellow. As mellow and as cultured as Sandpiper’s Try to remember the kind of September. It’s a song about life. It’s a song about how we should make memories and celebrations because one day when we’ll reach our December, our end, we have something to recollect and follow, follow down the road of our reminiscences.
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
Seems like only yesterday when I had a boo-boo on Valentine’s Day. Want to read that story? Ok, around a year ago, I was on my way to paying utilities at one of the pay centers in Agdao. I was rushing like it’s the end of the world because its cut-off and it was only that time when my checks got cleared.
The lady at the counter who was also in rush, as I can tell she has a date to run to was so quick enough to finish my transaction in no time. In less than 10 minutes I was rushing out to catch a cab home. Just when I push the glass door, a somewhat rushing man got on the other side and I knocked him down seated on the floor....