Sunday, April 29, 2012

from RHETI Sampler Test

oh my goodness! I really belong to twin sign.  even this Rheti test can't decide which type i am. 
Your highest score was a tie between Type 3, and Type 9.
Type Three 
The Achiever The adaptable, success-oriented type. Threes are self-assured, attractive, and charming. Ambitious, competent, and energetic, they can also be status-conscious and highly driven for advancement. They are diplomatic and poised, but can also be overly concerned with their image and what others think of them. They typically have problems with workaholism and competitiveness. At their Best:: self-accepting, authentic, everything they seem to be—role models who inspire others.
Type Nine The Peacemaker 
The easy-going, self-effacing type. Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually grounded, supportive, and often creative, but can also be too willing to go along with others to keep the peace. They want everything to go smoothly and be without conflict, but they can also tend to be complacent and emotionally distant, simplifying problems and ignoring anything upsetting. They typically have problems with inertia and stubbornness. At their Best: indomitable and all- embracing, they are able to bring people together and heal conflicts.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

jake and marra

they're getting married this April. i'm honoured to be part of their pre-nuptial photoshoot. i had a great time! despite only having 3hrs of sleep as i worked at night shift the day before (indeed, nothing is impossible if you love and excited on something you're about to do). we did the photoshoot at Botanic Garden Singapore last 26 February with the couple Jake and Marra, other photographers Joanna, George and Aries, Fran - who is in charged for the AVP and Dave as the make up artist. Here are the photos i took:

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. - Maria Robinson

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

GOTHAM, filter is

this is another tamad post, Lol! simply because i realized i dont have a blog post for February yet hehehe.. oh well kidding aside, i love these photos. i took all the photos and do the enhancement. and you can conclude my favourite color is green, Lol! hahaha! yeah its true, and also yellow! but then, another truth is that most of my things/clothes are in shades of black, white, and gray - very basic.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Welcome the Year of the Water Dragon

As we leave behind the Rabbit Year and start a new one with resolutions and promises, what has the past year done for you? Did it benefit you financially, emotionally and kept you in good health? If it did, wouldn’t you want to continue the winning streak and if it had been a stinker, wouldn’t you want to turn your fortunes around?
We are starting to count down to the Lunar New Year on 23rd January 2012 (农历新年). This is followed by the Arrival of Spring (立春)on 4th February 2012 which marks the official arrival of the Dragon year.
It is the year of the Dragon and for the Chinese, as well as anyone who believes in the mystical qualities of this flying leviathan, 2012 is the perfect year to get married, give birth to a kid or if they’re feeling particularly productive, achieve both at the same time.
I personally remember this as they say "dragon baby". I was born on 11 June 1982 and that makes me a Dog baby.
People born in the Dog years are said to be in direct conflict against the year. Changes and challenges are likely and they are likely to experience movements such as shifting homes and changing of jobs. Dragons on the other hand, suffer from a self-penalty which creates disharmony, worries and a tendency to make silly mistakes. The exposure to poisoning, contagious diseases, mountainous accidents and water disasters all make up for a year of uncertainty. Ox and Goat are also not spared from the risks of ill health.
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Positive traits: Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, has a sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, sensitive, easy going.
Negative traits: Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, a worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
Forecast: 2012 is a cosmic clash between Dogs and the Year of the Dragon because of the presence of the Grand Duke. Disputes from love and relationships to progress in work will be constant throughout the year.
Cosmic advice: Dogs must be extra sensitive to their surroundings and keep a low profile so they can prevent further disputes. It’s not a time for indulgence so Dogs should be more selective on their expenditures.
All signs should avoid wearing pure black or pure white as those colors refer to the dead. Zodiac signs that should avoid burials are the Yin Fire Ox, Yin Earth Goat, Metal Ox, Earth Dragon, Golden Dog and Fire Dog.
- To attract more wealth, homes should have the following charms (available at Feng Shui stores): Treasure Bowl, Vivacious Prince of Wealth and a Flying Golden Pei Yau.
- To have luck in your career, display a Jade Dragonhead Fish charm in your place of work.
- To be safe at all times, carry a Safety Medallion or a Jade Master Protection Pendant.
- For health protection, wear a Health Medallion at all times.
- To be lucky in romance and relationships, display the Romance Bucket, Brass Happy Couple and Mandarin Duck charms.
- In order to improve overall luck, carry the Benefactor Jade.

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Welcome the Year of the Water Dragon

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

do yourself a favor

thank you marc and angel :) you can read full article of 10 Things To Stop Caring About Today at

Stop caring about what everyone else has.
When you catch yourself comparing yourself to a colleague, neighbor, friend, or someone famous, stop! Realize that you are different, with different strengths – strengths these other people don’t possess. Take a moment to reflect on all the awesome abilities you have and to be grateful for all the good things in your life.
The problem with many of us is that we think we’ll be happy when we reach a certain level in life — a level we see others operating at – your boss with her corner office, that friend of a friend who owns a mansion on the beach, etc. Unfortunately, it takes awhile before you get there, and when you get there you might have a new destination in mind.
Instead, appreciate where you are and what you have right now. Try comparing yourself to those who have less, those who are dealing with tragedy, and those who are struggling to survive. Hopefully it opens your eyes to all the things you should be grateful for.

Choose Philippines

Department of Tourism (DOT) started the year 2012 with new slogan Its More Fun In The Philippines. It has been trending on twitter in the Philippines and also worlwide. Even I, had been hashtagging #itsmorefuninthephilippines simply because IT IS! my facebook status was actually: tweets about #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines today is actually almost everday kwentuhan topic ng mga #TFC for many years now.. i miss Pinas more. kudos to this new slogan, i truly agree - Its More Fun In The Philippines, Its More Fun With Filipinos! this video (which is different pa from the other TARA NA BYAHE TAYO video which i posted last Nov 2011) also gives me goosebumps everytime i watch it. it makes me want to go home and travel around the Philippines. ang ganda ng Pinas! and there were a lot of interesting, not to mention relateable, memes eversince. below are some of the examples

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Productive Living

i am hooked to this blog site of Marc and Angel on Practical Tips for Productive Living. it is true, simple, funny, moving, indeed great work! i have a lot of favourite articles. to name a few, here are some of it:

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind:

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
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30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Their 30th Birthday: The 30 books listed here are of unparalleled prose, packed with wisdom capable of igniting a new understanding of the world. Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to approaching an understanding of reality and attaining enlightenment.
1984 by George Orwell – 1984 still holds chief significance nearly 60 years after it was written in 1949. It is widely acclaimed for its haunting vision of an all-knowing government which uses pervasive, 24/7 surveillance tactics to manipulate all citizens of the populace.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – The story surveys the controversial issues of race and economic class in the 1930’s Deep South via a court case of a black man charged with the rape and abuse of a young white girl. It’s a moving tale that delivers a profound message about fighting for justice and against prejudice.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess – A nightmarish vision of insane youth culture that depicts heart wrenching insight into the life of a disturbed adolescent. This novel will blow you away… leaving you breathless, livid, thrilled, and concerned.
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway – A short, powerful contemplation on death, ideology and the incredible brutality of war. continue reading

101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking: Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.” MMT
Today, at the age of 70, my grandfather graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in business studies. He’s been a successful business owner most of his life, but he told me he earned his degree to fulfill a promise he made to his mother before she lost her battle with cancer 50 years ago. MMT
Today, my mom is a healthy 54 year old who successfully owns and operates a popular bakery downtown – a goal she had all her life. 15 years ago she was diagnosed with cancer. In the face of death, she quit her store clerk job, opened the bakery, started chemo therapy, and succeeded on all fronts. MMT
Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face. MMT
Today, as a young ‘up and coming’ lawyer, everyone in the firm was congratulating me for winning my first big case this morning. And all day long all I could think about is how I used a technicality in the law to help a murderer walk away a free man. MMT
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AND A LOT MORE. Visit their website and fall in love and prepare to be moved. Thank you Marc and Angel.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

tour around BALI

* we were thankful to pull off a short getaway before 2011 wraps up. gener, grace, my sister kathrine and i went to Bali Indonesia for 3D2N escape - a good deal we bought from last 16-18 November 2011. Bali is one of many places i want to visit in my bucket list. so imagine how overwhelming it felt! it is a dream come true to me. it was so surreal, Julia Roberts was once here man! its a beautiful place. locals are very hospitable. somehow, it actually felt like home.
* we stayed at Quest Hotel Kuta Central, which i highly recommend for very clean premises and friendly and english speaking staff. not to mention our efficient tour guide Gusti. this guy had my respect, you wouldn't believe how much he is earning a month as a tourist guide. u probably just spending it for one day. it is really not surprising though, but then when we asked him why not consider going abroad to work and earn more, he just bluntly said in very simple english "no, my family is here" and we were like.. dead air. by the way, he has not been to any other place aside from Bali, not even Jakarta. im telling this not because i am too proud but rather i am amazingly loving and respecting his simplicity. i guess it is already rare to come across with someone like Gusti.
* i will definitely go back to Bali. our vacation was not enough. we were not able to kiss Bali beach's sand and see how's the night life.
* here are some photos taken by yours truely (mostly). sorry im so tamad to put captions, Lol! anyway, photos indeed speak a thousand words. and i realized this is my first blog post for 2012. Happy new year everyone!

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