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“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be”

“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.”

“Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.”

quotes by: O.Mandino,M.Pagna,& G.Anderson

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Lost That Loving Feeling....
Posted:May 26, 2017 5:15 am
Last Updated:Jun 15, 2017 2:22 am
I tried...I really tried. He is nice, he looks just fine. He comes from a good family...But where is my heart? Who stole that loving feeling? I was cold, despite of the warm weather. I was expecting something will ignite. On the contrary, Something was telling me to move away...Just Go!...I wanted to slap myself. massage my dead heart, and try to resuscitate it after it stopped beating romantically for so many years...But you know one thing I learned? That despite my longings, despite the chances that were given me to connect with someone, the feeling is just not there anymore. God knows, deep in my heart, I wish that loving feeling will return. I have so much love to give, and I also wanted to be loved back...But I cannot force myself...It is beyond me...It just doesn't feel right...And I am sorry..

Being In Control
Posted:May 15, 2017 5:41 am
Last Updated:Jun 15, 2017 2:23 am

Fil-Americans and OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) are very prone to abuse by their family, relatives, and friends, and even by their co-nationals. Everytime a Balikbayan decides to spend holidays, vacations or even just a short visit to the Philippines, it always comes with worrying what to bring as gifts to those people. It may sound unfair for me to say that, because the truth is, NOT everyone is like that. However, it cannot be denied that most of them expect something from someone who lives or works abroad. Well, speaking from my own experiences, I learned that even by so doing, people are not satisfied anyway. They always want something different, and more. What the heck! after almost 27 years of living in the USA, I tightened my belt, and I learned to ignore those kind of people. You can never please everyone....On the other hand, loving someone is a very good feeling, but I also learned that I have to either love myself more, or leave something for me, because too much love can be toxic, specially, if it is not reciprocated, worst, not appreciated. Trust? You can never really trust anyone completely, other than yourself...At times, we even doubt our own judgement...And last, they say, it is good to listen to others, but don't let them rule your own life. Learn to speak up and stand up for yourself. If you developed enemies, that is actually GOOD!...That can only mean someone hates you because you stood up for yourself, and they don't like that....It pays to have a control of your own life in accordance to co-existence with others. Otherwise, you are doomed.
Nobody is Perfect
Posted:May 7, 2017 5:20 am
Last Updated:May 15, 2017 4:57 am

It is human nature to criticize and to judge. We often say that other people are our mirrors, but why is it that mankind is blind to their own image? The are very quick to judge others without ever looking at their own selves. Sometimes, they like to invite trouble. They think of others are gossipers, but they do worse. Whatever they think others are NOT doing RIGHT, they even do more WRONG. Ironically, and sadly...That is the way it is.
And I Am Living It!......
Posted:May 4, 2017 7:24 am
Last Updated:May 7, 2017 5:02 am

I know most people do not believe in Zodiac signs and what they say about people who were born on such and such dates, and years. I do not believe ALL of them, but, fortunately, and unfortunately, my personality just fits the description of what it is to be a VIRGO. The good things about me, I continue to do, and the NOT so good, I try to avoid doing and definitely fighting it off...However, at times, my nature just prevails. I am who I am, and most of the time, I do not want to change things about me, nor do I wish others to change me. Love me, or leave me. Take me and accept me for ME....

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Posted:Apr 24, 2017 1:35 pm
Last Updated:May 4, 2017 7:16 am

It's been a while since I last visited and posted a blog here. I had trouble accessing this site using only my small gadgets. My laptop crashed and I had to buy a new one. But here I am, I have not abandoned this place that I dearly loved....Well, last week, out of fun, I clicked on a link on FB where it says it will reveal the initial of the first name of my "future lover." And guess what?....It actually showed that! I did not post it because I know there are a lot of people who will investigate and instigate as they have been waiting for me to finally have someone I can be romantically related with.. (sigh) But, like I said, I had to keep it to myself, brushing the idea, believing that it is just a coincidence. But this guy, is the brother of a very close friend of mine. He is divorced, and I met him a couple of times, had a group date (if you can call it, that), and we are actually going to see each other again in less than a month (thanks to his sister who arranged for a weekend get-away activity). We had casual talks, and I am sure, he can sense that I am aloof, and very distanced. The sister may have given him a head's up of who I am and what kind of personality I have (conservative, and over-protective of my feelings, being that I was badly hurt in the past). I am at this point in my life that I am not getting any younger, and would like to give love another chance. It will start by getting to know him more because honestly, I know very little of him, and I did not ask his sister anything about him. That is for me to find out, and for him to be honestly telling me...If things will work out well, then it is for the best...I will gamble on this one.....It is about time...
Posted:Mar 31, 2017 5:55 am
Last Updated:Apr 21, 2017 1:42 pm
Are you a Christian? Do you believe in Lent? Do you stil practise fasting and abstinence? Are you still moved by the fact that it is the time for recollections and reflections and maybe make changes relevant to the mistakes and lessons learned from past experiences? How different is it now as compared to the practice of Lent then? Or does it even matter anymore?

I am still around.....
Posted:Mar 20, 2017 3:22 am
Last Updated:Apr 16, 2017 11:53 am

Just when you think that I left this bloglandia again, I am still very much around and will keep you company for as long as there is one single soul who feels the same way I do...That is, nostalgic of the good old days this FFF has brought friends and color into my life....See you again very soon!
Wow! Do I see Thousands of Blog Viewers?
Posted:Mar 1, 2017 5:57 pm
Last Updated:Mar 20, 2017 3:18 am

I have not been away too long, was I? When I checked the bloglandia right now, nothing much had changed, post-wise, and participants-wise, but I am truly amazed at the "number of viewers". For a website that truly needs resuscitation, I am surprised, seeing that blog viewers are now in thousands per blog post. Well, I do not know how that happens at this time. I know from before, when members of FFF were huge in numbers, thousands of viewers was not an issue, but this time? What can I say? In my settings, I know that "anyone" can view my blogs, but only FFF members can comment. Well, then, THANK YOU ALL! We will continue to keep the flame of FFF Bloglandia burning! Enjoy the month of March..
Just A Reminder: Not Everyone Deserves A Second Chance
Posted:Feb 21, 2017 5:15 pm
Last Updated:Mar 31, 2017 6:00 am

Post Valentine Blues? Your BF/GF did not spend time with you? What could be the valid reason? Was s/he with somebody else? Or maybe, you knew all along that there was a second or even a 3rd party. But then, you placed your hopes and expectations so high. And in the end, you were so disappointed, and left feeling alone...Not a very good feeling. You do have a choice. To continue to deal with it by "sharing", or quit and leave....Perhaps you may want to sing " I'd rather leave while I'm In Love"....You owe yourself a BIG favor! Have someone you can call your OWN...
Weird As It May Be....
Posted:Feb 10, 2017 4:07 am
Last Updated:Mar 1, 2017 5:47 pm

Opposite poles attract, they say. Two people totally different from each other may find something that will complement one's weakness or flaw, perhaps may bring out the best in that person. After all, sometimes, it takes someone to live up to the challenge. In the beginning, it may not look promising that a beautiful relationship may blossom out of these differences. As others may find it
"weird" that two personalities may actually unite instead of clash, it's not gonna happen if one doesn't try. This is what you call romantic prejudice, that is foretelling the outcome of two weird people choosing to fall in love. Because what is "normal" to most of us is looking at two people who share similar interests, likes, and preferences. And yet, what do we know? This same "normal" people are the first ones to break-up and refuse to fix what has been broken, while the "weirdos" continue to work on their obvious differences and use those as their strength to go on with their lives. Isn't that weird? Isn't Love Weird?...So, do not worry about weird people. We have our own weirdness undiscovered or denied. Just be yourself...Someone, will eventually fall in love with you..

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