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top 5 reasons why Christmas Rocks! December 25, 2009

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#5 – all the pretty Christmas lights and decors…perfect for joyrides with friends or that special someone.

#4 – the suspense of finding out who your ‘manita’ or ‘manito’ is during kris kringle and the excitement of what you will gonna get!

#3 – its the season where getting fat is acceptable! Oh so delicious Noche Buena! its a fiesta!

#2 – perfect bonding time with family, long lost cousins, titas and titos.

#1 – It’s one big birthday bash where everyone knows the celebrant – JESUS CHRIST!

Earned Success December 13, 2009

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“Try and try until you succeed.”

This has always been part of my life inspiring quotes. Try. One word, very simple to do yet it takes time to earn. Try and success play on the same field, hmm not quite but most likely relevant to each other. I remember the day when I earned one of my triumph in college, I was flabbergasted. From that day I knew it would be a sturdy time for my senior year.

But before I claimed the top spot on student government, I had my fair share of downfalls. I experience alot of rejections before. I felt like I was a cast off, superfluous, redundant, spare and I just surrendered at one point. I put my self on the shelf waiting for someone to notice me. I don’t want to array that I’m hungry of any position, and I don’t even want to play the biggest role for a neophyte like me. not just yet. I don’t want to stir any issues and make any negative impressions to the most high people. But I believe in my capabilities, that I can make a difference. I may not be the artist of a significant painting but at least I am part of a bigger picture.

The dramas, the excitement, rumors, gossip, failures, and achievements I had while Im on the position taught me 3 important values. Have the sense of Humility, even if you are wrong by someone and even you’re the reason of that disappointment. Being Reflective, is when you think first then react. And to be Contemplative, is when you contemplate on the situation that just happened, pray to be guided by God’s blessing, and then you retort. And most often than not, you succeed in doing the best thing to be done.

I never thought that after I gained my bachelor’s degree, student government would be part of my resume. But I tell you, involving yourself in student organizations in college, it is certainly a big plus. All you have is to have the sense of balance between your “student status” and your “student-leader vocation.” Remember, student first then a leader. Being labeled as a student-leader, it does make a difference between of who you are before and who you are now. And I always remained as Donhey.

Selfless-giving December 12, 2009

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“The Spirit of Christmas is in giving and not receiving…”

Ever wondered why this is often the slogan during Christmas season? Because it is the day where we Christians commemorate the celebration of birth of Jesus Christ, whereby God gave his Son to be bore on earth to take the punishment of the sins of mankind. Little wonder why many attribute the Christmas Spirit as the Spirit of Giving, because it started when God gave of his beloved Son to mankind.

Now that you understand the origin of Christmas, it should no longer baffle your mind in understanding why Christmas is associated with giving. Hence today, Christmas Gifts are often exchanged, displaying the spirit of giving. Although it is belittling if one were to equate Christmas to a mere exchange of gifts, yet it is undeniable that Christmas is all about giving.

Take some time off to reflect on your lives. Have we been so busy with celebrating each year’s Christmas that we forget the true spirit of Christmas? When was the last time you gave selflessly to another person? When was the last time you gave without doing a barter trade, expecting nothing in return? When was the last time you gave to people around you, despite knowing that they have no ability to return you the favor?

The Christmas Spirit- the Spirit of Giving is perhaps contrary to what our modern society teaches us. Hence, can I encourage you to make this Christmas a special one? Take some time off your hectic schedule to think of how you can surprise your spouse, appreciate your colleagues and honor your parents.

Let your appreciation be one that is not just in words but prove it in deeds. Whatever method you choose, remember to do it in the right spirit, in that selfless spirit of giving, without expecting any forms of return.

Don’t let this Christmas slip by without making it an opportunity to brighten up someone’s mundane life. More importantly, don’t let this year’s Christmas pass you by without learning the lesson on selfless giving.

just for a pencil and notebook, you’ll make this boy Christmas more merrier

i know your Christmas will be full of enormous food, would you mind giving this boy a plate of what you have?

if you want to be a selfless giver, please dont hesitate to contact this number
: 09228573236

look for GEM GEM TERO or add him in fb.

He is no fool who gives that which he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Jim Elliot

GOD BLESS US

birthday twist December 4, 2009

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its been a happy yet sad birthday for me. i spent it with incomplete family but two of my friends were there to replenish the emptiness i felt on my birthday. no dad no sisters. only my mom was there to greet me personally and hugged and kissed me. i was emotional deep inside because i was thinking in the long run that, what if this incomplete celebration is the queue of getting preparation of future loneliness? i mean the whole family is not getting any younger and us for ourselves, the children of my parents are not on our teens anymore. we are now oblige to flock on our own to serve ourselves without depending too much on our parents even though it petrifies me to be independent but i have to do it, this is also for my own good.

okey, enough about the melancholic drama on my birthday. lets go where my birthday celebrated with a little bit of confusion. when i arrived home from manila last november 21, my friend otep texted me:

otep: don diba mag 23 naka?

don: oo tep, mag 23 nako.

otep: okies :)

if you could see the text, otep asked me if I’m turning 23? and yes, he’s right. but what made him wrong is his question. if you tried to reiterate the query, he used the suffix word “MAG” which connotes to future tense but that doesn’t mean that i am a year of what he asked.  right?

well there’s nothing we can do, the cake and the 23 candle light is already presented to me as ‘surprised!’ and it was indeed a surprised! cheers for 23 years next year! LOL 🙂

im still 22 ayt

with mommy

with otep and jen

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Is this what I’m waiting for? November 13, 2009

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I’ve been waiting for this to come. It’s been 6 months I waited for my dream company to call me back. Now, they did. No they didn’t call, they texted me about a vacancy of the position I am applying for and commanded to call them ASAP! With the “ASAP!” quotation, i undoubtedly rushed out from my field work and looked for Biz Depot so that I can call them. The first dial was, “toot toot toot toot” busy. After 5 minutes redialed again but it became worse, the telephone operator said, “sorry the number you dial is currently not available.” Shoot! did i miss a once in a lifetime opportunity? Did I just broke my dreams apart? Or did they make a joke on me?  I was trembling. And I asked the lady attendant in Biz Depot to dial this number to another phone unit because it always say not available, the attendant then asked me, “sir local or international?” I said, local, in manila.” Then she responded, “that’s why not available eh long distance pala sir.” I really thought that the term “local” was implying to Philippine local numbers and international calls in abroad, which for the fact, I am correct but for their term in Biz Depot, local is local numbers such as in the city alone, and calling a number outside the city meant already a long distance local call. now I understood fair and square. No questions ask.

So now after dialing the number, it rang.. riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing 4x! and someone answered and the conversation goes on. My schedule for interview is on November 17. I am now uber excited for this. is this my reward after patiently waiting or should I say almost forgot about it? Did Lord God just made a new career path for me? Is this goodbye Unilever? Is this truly makes me happy?

One thing is for sure, that I am ready to take the challenge. and if this is my calling (and i hope and pray that it is) I would definitely more be happier to take it whole heartedly!

Lord, be my guide and savior for this new career. 🙂

PAL

Salvacion Lim- Higgins SLIM November 12, 2009

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Preview Magazine pay homage to the Icon of Philippine Haute Couture in their November 2009 issue.

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Slim’s is an acronym for the late Salvacion Lim Higgins, the icon of Philippine haute couture from the fifties onwards. The petite designer was a fashion giant when it came to her cutting–edge style. Her trademarks included her considerable skill on draping; her innovative approach to Filipiniana; and her silhouettes, stunning enough to rival fashion houses abroad.

For Slim’s, fashion was art. You could define her clothes by the yardsticks of art—line, color, and form. Gowns were sculpted on the body and took untraditional shapes, which could appear strange, yet strangely enough flattered the feminine form in ways never seen before. Unusual colors and color combinations enhanced morena, mestiza, and the occasional redhead complexions.

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The Cover

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The Cover that didn’t make it.

the cver that didnt make it

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Best Dress Femme of the Month

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Graying Moments November 5, 2009

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Working for about five months now for a job that has warranted or coerced me to get up at 3:00 in the morning has set my body to just wake up yet so early. Mornings can be less inimical to me, befriending at that. It is still my most comforting part of the day. But at certain times, it can even in time reinforce some forgotten emotions. It can be temporal for thinking. It can evoke subconscious emotions. And now, I am giving shades to it, especially when supposed brightening ones aren’t.

I have since then felt loneliness way back when I thought there was no one else to depend upon, when there was no one to trust any longer, when there was no one to care for, when I felt I was merely done with things and was moving elsewhere. These times came alongside my nihilist thoughts of having an end to whatever is me, to whatever is my life. But, I have often seen faces of people, and so I still live, still writing this.

Just recently, this emotion, fluctuating often times, has come to my senses when just recently some office colleagues, with whom I have built some personal connection with, are yet to leave out of compulsory company instruction or simply choice. They have been the people I have routinely talked to. They have kept me my needed company at times when I felt that I was just alone. And now, they are yet to traverse their own paths in their own lives, I will yet be left by myself. What’s amusing is that they are leaving all at once. I said to myself back then that I need not be attached to any relationship so as to move on, so as to fulfill what I have set as my aspirations. But yet again, I need people; I need friends. I need them. I have made them my friends.

Adding to this evoked emotion is a departing of good friend, with whom I have shared so much. We may think alike, or not. We may agree on something, or simply dispute on so many. And having known that he had plans to continue his studies, it dawned on me that again it’d be some days of being alone.

Most would deal with people most often than not to fill that void, that gap that makes one feel the misery of being sole. It is perfectly normative that each would seek for company for the sake of lessening the said burden. But this seeking and even finding worsens such predicament as it affirms the thought within that this predicament truly exists.

There are simply two means to living: to live with or without someone. To live with someone is the most conspicuous option there is. It is the very reason why people live and interact. Everyone knows, loves, understands, acts, commits mistakes and even corrects them. It is the fundamental reason for people’s survival in everyday. But even if with this context, the idea of loneliness is still augmented. Because of the constant interaction and encounter in everyday, people will have the idea of being with a company or not, being pressured by peers can be factorial herewith. The point is people will not have a precept of loneliness unless the counter or the opposite is introduced. Thus after being with a group of friends, perhaps after some beach escapade, some would frustrate themselves for feeling void of people around.

Another alternative is by having no company at all. The exact opposite can be some antidote to such feeling of abandonment. It is true that by living by oneself, without attachments to anywho will simply be a purification of thoughts of being alone. And this will knowingly be the best option there is. But, NO! It is even the reason for such predicament, the feeling of loneliness. Having without or without the thought is even worse. The assumption of such antithesis to company held and bound lifestyles doesn’t necessarily put into place the best there is. It is even the ground of such problem.

Waking up in the morning without a thought of someone to live for, and to love, is simply a routine without a life. It can be exhaustive at times, having goals attained at the end of shifts, doing the same activity everyday. This is not about love. This is simply being human, a being with the purpose of living. This is about understanding the feeling of loneliness, not in the very depths of being with just one, but in the wisdom of relationships and processes therein.

I just thought that mornings can really be a good time to think about certain complexities in the everyday life of someone in continuous flow of some cosmic entirety. I just thought that on the idea of having merely two extremes branching as cures to loneliness, there can inconspicuously be one option, not a middle ground, but some pragmatic and personal alternative.

Dealing with people can still be done. There may be variations in personalities that need not be embraced or let be penetrated within one’s person. It’s merely to be guarded or walled within setting aside vulnerabilities. Having professional relationships in the workplace is a good illustration. There may still be healthy chit-chats alongside smiles and reactions, but attachments may as well be not intended. It’s like urbanizing principles of interaction. By this, options for the alternative and cure for being alone can be laid down fair and objectified. This may create some internal difficulties, but it’s one option that can never be forsaken or that may not have the propensity to failure, both in the boundaries of the said extremes earlier.

I am fully aware that this will breed syntheses and discussions. But this is the better thought especially in a diverse and dynamic environment like what is today.

Loneliness can actually be felt in the cold of mornings. The silence makes the lone tunes dwindle. Heating up breakfast at an early, 3:00 am routine, going through set clothes for the day, thinking of what means of transportation to take, over-thinking of life’s paradoxes and probably self compromises bloat this idea and make it even worse. In the blue shading of mornings, in the wait for the set of the sun, there can be thoughts that linger, thoughts that come from within. I feel lonely, but I still feel like going. My thoughts have lingered for quite a time now, but yet again, I continue. I write. I think. I live. I wake up in the blends and shades of my mornings.

STREET

 

–  Uzziel Nicolai

Lady Gaga fever pitches in Manila August 13, 2009

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STATUS magazine

STATUS magazine

autographed by Gaga herself

autographed by Gaga herself

anonymous: Hey gaga do you have a dick?

gaga: YES! and its bigger than yours!

crowd: LOL!!!!

See where Flight Attendants rest August 11, 2009

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I found this one in  multiply while i was browsing  for any job hiring in any airline because one of my dream job is to become a flight attendant, even that they are very meticulous on their qualifications to become one. At the end, even though I ended not the flight attendant, my dream still remains the same until i become one. But if i will, i hope i deserve my rest as this and not the last one. hahahahaha c”)

Boeing 747-400

Boeing 747-400

Boeing 747-400

Boeing 747-400

KLM Airline

KLM Airline

KLM Airline

KLM Airline

Airbus A340

Airbus A340

Boeing 777

Boeing 777

SQ

SQ

SQ - with inflight TV and Telecommunications

SQ - with inflight TV and Telecommunications

Canada Airline

Canada Airline

PAL!!?

PAL!!?

I pity her at the same time its HILARIOUS!.

I dont agree that this is pal because pal’s uniform isnt red.

Behind every great man there’s a great woman August 8, 2009

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ninoy/cory

ninoy/cory

Cory Aquino died August 1, 2009 at 3:18 in the morning. That’s 08-01-2009 3:18 Remove the 0’s and put the numbers together..result is to 8129318…Rearrange the numbers..Results to 8-21-1983..That’s August 21, 1983..The day Ninoy died… Coincidence? I say True Love. 🙂