A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..
‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.
If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
Love is being in a city that you’re not familiar with. Just strolling around not knowing exactly where to go, seeing people you haven’t met in your whole life. Love is spending quality time with very special people and just listening to their stories, laughters and more laughters. Love is breathing in the cold, crisp winter air. Love is dancing the night away with awesome people. Love is everywhere.
……..my intro was a little too dreamy. I know. But that’s exactly how I felt during our visit to Wycombe and London last weekend. It almost felt like a dream. The time just definitely flew. That three night stay was not enough at all. We didn’t even get to roam around London properly since the underground just decided to close itself and made it harder for us (esp. to our poor tortured feet) to go from one place to another. But it was still a good experience. Just the four of us, goofing around and talking about the most random stuff like always, thinking about how we’re growing up and growing old and shit most of siblings who have our kind of closeness would talk about.
Thank goodness for technology that it’s easy to capture memories now. If it weren’t for videos and photos, I would probably forget most of it.
The Standard Front Camera Shot just before heading to Bucks SU.
I think this was the “Slippery Nipple” shot.
Sex On The Beach
Three girls 1 pitcher. :P
All of the lights.
Awesome crown in Bucks!
Had a lot of fun dancing with these guys! Not raunchy but not tasteless. Ha.
Time for some Japanese yumyum.
Beautiful architectural structures.
Some more Japanese yumyum before heading back to Wycombe.
Filipino lunch and breakfast at the Perez’ humble abode. Again, happy tummy!
As I was looking through all the photos and videos, I just couldn’t help and realise how much I should go back for more. Sometimes, not getting enough is a good thing. :)
A video of our London weekend since I can’t blog all about it just yet.
Life gets boring sometimes. The perks of having sisters and having a tight bond with them is that you know you’re not alone even if you feel lonely. The day will never go by without memories made, without decent/stupid/random/dirty(?)/funny conversations. Even brushing teeth, eating or sitting is fun. Even getting told off is fun (if I’m sat next to Chia). I love them all. I love them to the core! :D
PS: We miss you Twinkle. I hope you see this video and get really excited for Furriday!
- Chia *reading a tweet*: "Our only purpose here on earth is to achieve union with God." It's so true! Nothing freaking matters!
- Me: I know right? Nothing will matter in the end. It will all be about relationship so we have to build good relationship with people.
- Reen: No one will ever survive anyway.
- Chia: It wouldn't matter how nice your car is, or how great your job is. Because in the end, WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE ANYWAY!!!
- *All laughs*
- Chia: So Daddy, chill! Cos we're all gonna die anyway!!!
- Aura: Queen Elizabeth, chill! Cos we're all gonna die anyway!!!
- Obama, chill! Cos we're all gonna die anyway!!!
Two years ago, this was the best gift that I had. Simple yet it made my day. Today, a surprise message was the cherry on top of my birthday. :)
“A cute message for the cutest person from cute friend for a cute reason at a cute time from a cute mind in a cute mood in a cute style have a cute Happy Birthday! – Nakita ko lang to. Hahaha.
“Panget diba it’s a nice feeling when you know that someone likes you, someone thinks about you o kaya naman someone needs you. diba diba? but it feels much better when you know that someone never ever forgets your birthday even though he’s far or he’s not beside you, parang ako lang. bwahaha :))) “HAPPY BIRTHDAY PANGET“.
It’s been two years and months since we met, not so formal meet up but I will never forget it panget. Actually that time I just greeted you, remember? :D Subsequently, after some time we begun exchanging messages and that’s the only time we have got to know each other. Hehe. We became friends then we became more comfortable with each other. I relished and will reminisce all those times we spent chatting, kulitan at kung ano ano, and I will value the kind of friendship we have forever.
I never regret that you came to my life panget..nevertheless my only regret is that I never had a chance to hold your hand and see if you do really exist.. hahaha joke lng! :) I will also take this chance to say sorry for everything.. ayon.. alam mo na yon :D Panget..alam mo we gain and lose things every day, but trust me on one thing: YOU WILL NEVER LOSE ME! kahit lagi akong WALA :))) ano daw?? Haha joke lang! nga pala panget if you feel a little bored, little sick, little sad, or lost.. alam mo kung anong mali? You are suffering from lack of vitamin ME.. so stay in touch with ME always. hehe
May you have all the joy your heart can hold, all the smiles a day can bring, all the blessings a life can unfold, may you have Gods best in everything. Happy Birthday ulet! Magiingat ka palagi. be happy and keep that beautiful smile you have. Tsup2! :)
P.S. ung gift to follow na lang, perhaps next year :P Haha. Dinugo ilong ko dito! Haha. Reen thank you ng marami! tsup.”
With no further flowering remarks, I just highly recommend that people should take a little time and read The Shack. It is absolutely great. Credits to the author, Mr. Wm Paul Young for perfectly putting every single word down on paper in a such flawless manner. I don’t know… I can’t even put into words how great of a writer he is! Or maybe Sarayu (you’ll find out if you read the book) was with him all throughout the time when he was writing. This book just moved me. It has taken my faith in God, my understanding and relationship with Him to a higher notch. Just incredible! I could read it over and over again but it belongs to the library. That’s why, I decided that I would get my own copy sometime soon. Hihi Anyways, I’ll probably be busy(?) reading this next book, Have a little Faith by Mitch Albom for the next few days. :)
Yes! Finally! Our team made it! I’m just glad and proud and all happy that I really need to put it on my Tumblr. haha But yeah, it really is well deserved! That’s what I would call a great team work. With James, Wade, Bosh and the rest of the team playing like how they played it in Game 5, I personally think they can win a championship again. The King has finally got his ring and probably will win more! He’s the first player in NBA history with at least 650 points 200 rebounds & 100 assists in a single postseason.
“LeBron James, MVP of the Finals. Given everything you’ve been through, when the clock hit triple-zeroes, what’s the first thing that ran through your mind?” Scott asked.
James took a second, shook his head to the right, then spoke.
“It’s about damn time,” the MVP answered, smiling as the crowd roared. “It’s about damn time.”
“And last year, I tried to prove something to everybody, and I played with a lot of hate,” James continued. “And that’s not the way I play the game of basketball. I play it with a lot of love, and a lot of passion, and that’s what I got back to this year.”
Eeesh. Ang saya ko lang talaga, no? haha I will definitely miss times like this. The Playoffs and Finals have been one of the great times we spent with our Dad. Even though he doesn’t have one son, he still have his angels to watch NBA with him - to wake up and cheer with him in the wee hours of the morning. :D
It’s funny how I got “kilig” by this! haha But yeah, I didn’t even get to thank you for posting about that book so, THANK YOU!10000x! I’m glad I made you happy too. And please don’t stop blogging. I will always be one of the many people who are enthusiastic about your posts. God bless! :) x
p.s I will definitely give the suggested book a read after this one. Thanks again!
Yesterday we went to a local library nearby. I was with my sister, Chia, who is now done and happy(?) with all her exams in college and since she can have more time to waste, she decided to get back into reading. And because I have this profound passion for reading too, I decided to get a membership card as well.
I got too excited that I couldn’t even think of all the good books that my friends have suggested or books that I know of. I initially looked for some of Mitch Albom’s and the first book that I wanted was entitled “Have a little faith” cos I have already read “Tuesdays with Morrie” which is really my favourite. Unfortunately, since that library is not as big, they needed to order that book from a bigger library in town. So yeah, in short I didn’t get to borrow it.
I then thought of one person whom I know could really help me. So I got on the computer, logged on Tumblr and went to one of my favourite bloggers’ site. She’s called Elisa and she really is an inspiration. As I was roaming around her site, I saw in one of her entries the book entitled “The Shack”, which she claims to be her favourite book and without a doubt, I know that it’s definitely worth a read. So I went up to Debbie (the library assistant) and ask for that book and to my surprise, she looked up to me and pulled a somewhat confused look.
“It’s just funny cos I was just going to suggest that book to you! It felt like you read my mind!”, she blurted out.
So there, I thought, “Right! I really need to give this book a read.”
Debbie searched for the book and in good luck, they have one copy available. I felt a warm satisfaction that I will be going home with the book that I wanted. I’m just up to Chapter 4 right now, I just needed to give my eyes a little break and I couldn’t help to blog about it. It is so far so undeniably good! Chapter 3 already got my crying! I can’t wait to finish it. :D
It’s a Saturday today and since it’s a weekend, I decided to sleep in a little and the weather is just perfect for a lazy day - rain and clouds.
But since my tummy started rumbling, I just had to come downstairs and look for food. You know that frustrating moment to see an empty breakfast table in the morning? T_T It makes me so grumpy. And I don’t like being grumpy so I decided to cook us some breakfast. Or brunch rather.
First off, an egg omelette with parsley and some hash browns. I love eggs for breakfast. I think it’s one of my usual breakfast repertoire. Except from it being delicious, it’s very healthy and it helps you lose weight because of the feeling of satiety that it gives you for a longer time which then repels you from wanting a mid morning snack.
Next off is this tomato soup or sauce or whatever. I just got this off my Aunt back in the Philippines and since I got back here in UK, I’ve always wanted to cook it. It’s very easy to do and since it’s home made, I’m sure it’s 100% healthy.
And of course, cappuccino! Even though coffee isn’t really a healthy option, I still love it. Just like what they say, “Masarap ang bawal”.
It’s been a happy morning with sisters. As usual, we talked about the most random stuff ever. From love to family to studies to ghosts. See how diverse our topics can be? hehe
“You can only be as good as your taste.” - Anon
Meet my adorable younger cousins, Ria and SJ. I can really sense how hard it is to be internet deprived for a while, haha. I love both of them! We’re so lucky we had the chance to grow up together. Ate G is now teenager and SJ - from being just a little cute and harmless baby to a very cheeky, (okay, fine) still cute little boy.