Opportunities that You Shouldn’t Miss

Have you ever heard from someone that you shouldn’t miss an opportunity? Or you were confused on weighing things and you end up considering the opportunity that you will miss? What’s the first thing that will come to your mind when you heard of opportunities? When you type the phrase “opportunities that you shouldn’t miss” on google search bar , the top 5 results will give you articles about money and business, but guess what, there are other far more important opportunities that shouldn’t miss.

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Here are some that I have in mind:

The Opportunity to Laugh. I always laugh as hard as I can whenever there’s an opportunity. You might ask me why. Think of the people who have depression. Think of the people who have too many problems. Even if they have reasons to laugh, the just CAN’T. Yes, laughter is free but the genuine happiness that you can get from it is simply PRICELESS.

Laugh as hard as you can, you may never know what will happen in your life. Make those laughing moments memorable so whenever you are sad and having a hard time, you will remember, “Life is too beautiful to focus on negative things”.

The Opportunity to Love. We are too busy running after life. We are too busy running after our goals. We are too busy running after money that we forget to love our friends, to love our family, and above all – TO LOVE OUR SELF.

The Opportunity to Share Your Life. Wouldn’t you be happy if you will leave this world and you have left a piece of you to other people? Make an impact on other people’s lives. Make your lifetime worthy by influencing others – by sharing your values – your beliefs.

Dear Readers,

Don’t miss these three valuable opportunities. Life is too short. Don’t waste your time complaining about how bad your life is. Life is too short, in just a few years, your hair will turn gray and you will probably find it difficult to laugh because you have no teeth anymore.

Laugh.Love.Share.

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Reprimand and Confront: Easier Said Than Done

Most people say that I am too kind because it’s very seldom that I reprimand or confront someone, but I don’t agree with them. I can consider myself as a coward who is afraid of giving feedback and reprimanding subordinates because I fear that others might lose their confidence if ever I will tell something bad about their work.

I have worked for a lot of clients in the internet. I am an internet marketer and SEO analyst that’s why I talk to a lot of people everyday. I’m good in saying positive things but when it comes to negative feedback, I would rather take the blow from the clients than confront my subordinates.

Why am I so afraid?

I have experience every kind of insult as a newbie in the internet marketing arena. I have worked with different people and they have different attitude. I hate to make others feel the same way.

On Finding Courage

Sometimes I ask, “Do I have the right to blame my team players if ever they fail?” The clear answer is “NO” I don’t give negative feedback that’s why most of them thought it’s just okay. Sometimes I try to “jokingly” reprimand them but who will take it seriously if I am talking as if IT’S JUST OKAY?

These past few days, I have been thinking a lot. I should stand up or else, time will come – we are going to lose our projects. Maybe, all people deserve to hear a negative feedback. Negative feedback is like a bitter medicine. Even if it tastes so bad,  you just have to take it because it will cure you and make you feel better.

The Culprit

In the end, I can say that the culprit is me. I’ve been reluctant in saying what’s on my mind. Most of the time, I fix their jobs instead of letting them do it. How will they know that it’s not the right thing to do when I seldom point out the mistakes?

The Lesson

Don’t say “It’s okay when it’s not”.Don’t be the reason why other people won’t grow.Stop being a Corporate Door Mat.

I have grown to become a good marketer because of experience and “YES” because of negative feedback. Today, I promise to have courage to say what’s on my mind 🙂

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Exploring the Underground River of Puerto Princesa, Palawan

The Philippines is considered to have the most beautiful places in the world. It plays as a host for some of the most amazing sceneries and natural wonders ever known to man. With much of it still undiscovered, this archipelago offers more than just your ordinary summer holiday and will definitely bring a smile to your face. After seeing what it has to offer, a weekend plan can turn into two, a month and sometimes, forever.

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One of the Philippines best places is found in the city of Puerto Princesa in the island of Palawan. It is an underground river system that shows beauty and magnificence in different angles and is definitely a nature lover’s paradise. Located 76 km northwest of the city, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park provides a one of a kind travelling and adventurous experience. It is truly considered one of God’s Wonders.

 

Geography

Having a limestone karast mountainscape, the park provides an “amazon like” ambiance and a superb boating theme. Perfect for snappers and camera lovers, the 24 km long river continues to amaze tourists all over the world. A unique feature of the river is it’s8 km long underground cave that flows directly to the South China Sea. It features a vast array of rock and stalagmite formations and individual rock chambers. The Italian’s Room, which is 360 meters long and has a volume of 2.5 million square meters truly amazes tourists and local travelers and is considered to be one of the largest cave rooms in the world. With its lower part influenced by the tide, the cave room emphasizes tranquility and calmness during the tour.

The Stalagmites and stalactites in the underground river is also another famous feature of the park. They are arranged in numerous unique formations and sometimes give the tourists visions of scenes like grasslands, plantations of crops and even a city.  Also, 11 aesthetically and scientifically unique minerals have been discovered inside the cave as well as a 20 million year old Serenia that is embedded in the cave walls.

Also, the underground river has a second floor, giving way to small waterfalls inside. There is also a huge dome and a cave filled with large bats. The river itself is home to various marine life.

Wildlife

With vast biodiversity to its name, the park serves as home to several flora and fauna which includes over 200 species of animals and 800 species of plants. Majority of the vertebrate population is comprised of birds and mammals and much of the flora is dominated by trees like the Ipil, Dao, Bitaog, Apitong, Alimiga and Kamagong. Of the 252 species of birds in Palawan, 165 were recorded to be residing in the park. This will give bird watchers something to spend time for.

Regarded as a member of the prestigious 7 Wonders of Nature, the Undergorund River of Puerto Princesa continues to amaze people from all over the world. We need only to take care of our natural wonders in order to make sure that the future will still have something to look for.

About the Author:

Janella Giselle Domingo is a travel ambassador and blogger from Deck Chair Cruising. They offer princess cruises and other services. Aside from blogging, she is also currently employed as a Chief Pharmacist at Wesleyan University Hospital and Cardiovascular Center.Despite of her busy schedule as a Chief Pharmacist, she never forgets to indulge in her wanderlust. Connect with her at facebook or drop a line at janellagdomingo@gmail.com.

First Two Months as A Couple

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Sorry Guys if I have been Missing in Action here at The Thrifty Senyorita. Well, to make the long story short, I got married last October 20,2012 (I will post our wedding photos soon 😀 ) and huwallllla! I got pregnant on the same month.

The First Two Ugly Stages of Pregnancy and How I am laughing at it

The first two months of pregnancy was crazy! I’ve been vomiting everything that touches my throat. It’s great to be pampered and not to mention, I can get all the food I am craving for (bwahahaha “evil laughs”) but I really didn’t enjoy it because I was always vomiting. Anyway, the emesis portion of my pregnancy has already left my day to day  life. I am now worried about the colony – oh yes! colony! haha – The colony of pimples in my forehead. It always makes me wonder, are they having a meeting on my forehead? bahahahaha. They seemed to be doing it and last time I heard, they won’t live my devastated face until I give birth.

Thanks to BB creams, and foundations – I can still go out without worrying about those ugly ducklings in my forehead. It’s already drying up. I am using Celeteque facial wash plus toner and also Panoxyl – I heard it’s safe for pregnant moms. I can’t use my old skin regimen thingy because it may harm my baby. And oh! I forgot, I also used Baking Soda and it works wonders! The inflamed areas dried up and it’s beginning to peel.

My Not So Improving Cooking Skills

So much — too much for introduction! hehe I really missed blogging my thoughts, don’t I? Here’s our topic, our first two months as a Couple – I mean a legally wed couple. Well, there’s no changes at all. Even my cooking skills are not changing. When will I ever learn to cook. Last time, when my husband left me at home for a photo and video coverage gig – I almost filled the entire home with smoke coming from the dried fish that I am cooking and I also waited for two hours before I finally ate my breakfast. :((( I feel so hopeless.

My husband cooks for us but I promise, this year – I’ll do my best to practice cooking. I’ll do whatever it takes – even if it means burning down our entire house! hahaha Just kidding :p

Lover’s Quarrel and Finding the Good at it

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I remember one of my close friends asked me, “Do you ever have quarrels?” Of course we do! I think having no quarrels in a relationship means both of you are just so good in keeping grudges to yourself. Why do you have to avoid quarrels when one day, I am sure that all those grudges will come out and it will be so big, it can break your marriage? Unsaid words are lethal – they are like slow acting poison. You won’t notice it at first but when it has already spread, you will just find out that it’s too late to fix things.

We always ask each other what’s wrong when something seems wrong. We speak what we want to say to address matters. Yes, there can be tension during those times but we always end up resolving it. WE hug each other afterwards. We fight, we learn, we grow. I must admit, I’m a nagger but my husband is a good partner to me. He cools down when I’m hot headed and allows me to calm down. I remembered from the Movie Mahatma Gandhi, he mentioned:

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If an enemy strikes your left cheek, offer him your right.

According to Gandhi, we gain the respect of others by doing that. As they hurt us, the respect turns to grow because we never fight back. We are firm that we will never hurt them. That’s what happened to me and my husband. He never says anything bad to me. He never hurts me even if I am a nagger. The sooner I realize that, I begin to give my respect and I honor my husband. Sometimes, showing that you are superior is acting like you are inferior. Patrick is successful in doing that. I do look like I am the superior because I am the one who talks a lot but in silence, there’s respect. His silence makes me feel ashamed of my values and made me give the respect that my husband truly deserves.

I guess, I still have a lot of things to learn 🙂

xoxo

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