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The Optimist Creed

Thanks to my good friend Jules for sharing this creed. Prior to knowing about this, I have strived to remain optimistic in whatever situation I face. True enough, with faith in God and faith in His plans, things always work out for the best. I still have a lot to accomplish, but hey, this is a great aid in achieving those.

The Optimist Creed

I Promise Myself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best
and to expect only the best
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improvin…

Goodbye Cool Job!

It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement (yes, an odd combination but it wouldn’t be from me if it’s not a tad peculiar) that I am bidding farewell to what I consider as the coolest job I’ve ever had.

For several months, I was hired for the position of Travel Specialist and was tasked to create adventure tours, establish contacts within the industry, test adventure sports, read travel magazines, attend press conferences, meet amazing athletes, media people and bloggers.

I did not experience the usual office set-up. Sometimes, my office for the day would be in a kayak or on a raft. Sometimes, I’d be in a zipline perched 4,700 feet above sea level or sometimes, commute to work involves river trekking. Sometimes I'm out of the office tagging along at press launches or cocktail events. Sometimes, I'd be in a meeting with people I used to see only in blogs or on the news.  I still  had to report to a normal office with tables, phones and internet access though when I'm …

Just A Thought

Today, I am thankful for all the awful things that have happened to me because it made me stronger and more appreciative of the blessings that come my way. :)

(and thanks to Figaro for the free unlimited brewed coffee at the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards). It's amazing what coffee can do to my thoughts. :P

This Is It! The Corregidor International Half Marathon

"Set against the paradox of a breathtaking landscape amidst the contrast of a serene backdrop and an unforgiving terrain,contenders will attempt to be part of a race to immortalize the heroic legacy of a glorious past. The distant bygone arena of valor belongs to the present. And the present becomes the ultimate touchstone of running athleticismin the Corregidor International Half-Marathon." - CIHM website
I've been quite busy and tired the past two weeks that I haven't had much time to digest the fact that I'm joining the Corregidor International Half Marathon (CIHM) this December 19, which I joined without thinking. When our marketing officer asked who wanted to go because we had free slots, I immediately volunteered myself because of the word "Corregidor". I completely forgot about the other part which would involve a 21 KM run. Oh why do I always get myself into situations that involve heavy breathing, intense perspiration and aching joints?It would …