Showing posts from March, 2010

Commonwealth Ave. lot for sale....

Just a repost. You never know who might notice.

Anyone here interested in purchasing a plot of commercial land located along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City? It's my father's property, and it has a lot area of 2,844 sqm., with a number of residential improvements. The frontage is a bit on the small side, at 14 m., but it directly faces Commonwealth Ave.

The lot has been on the market for quite a while, but since the real estate market has been down for some time now...well you know how it is.

Just in case you're interested, or know someone who is, please feel free to leave a comment or to email me at To cut the hassle, would prefer to deal with direct buyers only. Sometimes it can be quite hard dealing with a multitude of brokers and know how that is too. :-)

You can also call 9315575 if you have any inquiries.
Siteplan of the property.

Aerial view. The road at the top of the photo is Commonwealth Avenue.

Here's a tighter aerial shot.…

Give Yourself the Best

Your life has a purpose. Your life has great value.

You deserve to more fully discover and delight in that value with each passing day. You deserve to express that purpose again and again in new ways with every dawning moment.

Of course there are problems and pains and frustrations and annoyances and inconveniences and discomforts. But all those things, even added together, cannot come close to being as powerful and compelling as the unique value of your life.

Take a moment to put everything in perspective. The possibilities and opportunities will always far outweigh the difficulties.

There is a whole big wonderful universe that's yours to explore and experience. There are ideas, relationships, feelings, achievements and joys just waiting for you to know them.

Today, give yourself what you deserve. Give yourself the best life that you can imagine living.

- Ralph Marston

Setting myself up....

I really hate this feeling, the feeling that I'm setting myself up for another fall.

It's been several years since I last felt this way, and despite the initial euphoria, I can't help but dread the bitter end that I may soon have to deal with.

I've always prided myself in my ability to distance myself from any situation which may cause me anxiety, but it's out of my hands. I never expected myself to fall down the rabbit hole this soon, but apparently, even without wanting to admit it, I have.

It's too soon, much too soon to be feeling the way I'm feeling, and common sense would dictate that I should contain whatever I have inside until the time is right, if ever that time should arrive. Unfortunately, the heart has a mind of its own, and insists on going its own way, despite my mind's protestations.

I'm too old for this. It's not as if I'm some pimple-face snot-nosed kid in high school who falls all over himself whenever he sees the object of hi…

Just because....

When is a match a match? Why do we fall in love?

I've always wondered what is it that makes some relationships click, and some relationships fail. There are those who say that a perfect match would be someone who shares your traits, the theory being that if you have a lot in common, there would be less conflict between the two parties, thus preserving the relationship. There are those on the other hand who suggest finding someone who is totally different from you, so your traits and personalities complement each other, and the two of you become more that who you were as individuals, possibly, at the risk of some conflict if your personalities don't match to begin with. Does a formula for a successful relationship even exist?

What is it that actually makes you like or even love someone? What is the trigger that turns on the switch in your head (or your heart, if you're into metaphors), and all of a sudden you like, or perhaps even love someone? Do you need a reason to like so…

Two Horses

(Author - unknown)

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.

From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.

This alone is amazing.

If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.

Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell.

It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, And that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk To where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns to the s…

Top ten signs that your job has sucked the life out of you:

10. You rush to work in the morning so you can sleep in the office;

9. You have more friends among your colleagues on Facebook than in real life;

8. Your only motivation for going to work early is to find a free parking slot;

7. You take a nap before punching out because you don't want to go home tired;

6. You can't decide what movie/TV series episode to watch on your PC;

5. When you consider printing sick leaves as an "accomplishment".

4. You start thinking of office supplies as "relief goods".

3. You're starting to think the janitor/janitress/elevator operator/security guard looks hot;

2. The highlight of your day is harvesting your crops at Farmville;

And at number 1:

1. You're reading this instead of doing your work.

Haha. Bato bato sa langit. :-)

Tired of Simvastatin....

It's been more than a month since our company physician prescribed Simvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering drug that I'm supposed to take for two months. To be honest, I really feel like quitting the drug since it's been giving me a number of annoying side-effects.

For one, it's been giving me intermittent aches and pains, similar to what one might feel like when coming down with a case of the flu. In addition, it's been making me feel tired all day long and at times I have difficulty breathing.

I know lowering one's cholesterol is important to preventing all sorts of complications later in life, but, at this juncture, I feel like the drug is doing more harm than good.

I've gained weight since I hardly exercise anymore, since I'm always feeling tired. I've been sleeping a lot though, trying to gain back my strength, but even after a full night's sleep I still wake up feeling all drained. Most days I feel sluggish and yawn all the time. I also tend to f…

On to the next level....

Years after I first thought of getting one, I finally took the plunge and bought my first DSLR, A Canon EOS 1000D (known in the US as the Digital Rebel XS and in Japan as the EOS Kiss F). It's an entry-level 10.1 megapixel DSLR, and the cheapest member of Canon's EOS line.

Despite my long-standing interest in photography, it took me several years to get one because I had to wait for prices to come down, and I had to overcome my concerns that DSLRs may be too difficult for me to use, after years of being spoiled by point-and-shoot compacts and bridge cameras.

Thankfully, the EOS 1000D brings the best of both worlds, and brings more to the table. It can be used as a simple point-and-shoot camera by simply setting everything on automatic. Yes, it kind of defeats the purpose of using a DSLR if I set everything on auto, but if I need it to do the thinking for me, it'll do so in a snap. It has better zoom capabilities than your typical bridge camera, and these capabilities can eve…