ALAM NYO BA…sa tuwing sinasabihan ako ng our dear Jeepney Press editor na deadline for submission is on….natataranta ako lalo’t hindi ako ready o di kaya’y busy sa trabaho at personal na buhay. So lagi na lang akong nagsasabi na pass na muna o di kaya’y tanggalin na ang column ko…at di talaga tinatanggap ang mga excuses ko. So sometimes, may ghost writer ako, and guess who kung sino siya…hehehe. Oh well, it’s really nice to be a part of Jeepney Press. Mabuhay kayong lahat sa mga bumubuo ng Jeepney Press!
ALAM NYO BA…na si Ms. Isabelita T. Manalastas-Watanabe, the President and Director of SPEED Money Transfer Japan (SMTJ) ay kabilang sa 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award (FWN Global 100). According to the website of FWN, FWN recognizes women of the Philippine ancestry who are influencing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their achievement and contributions to society and legacy. Kabilang sa mga iba pang awardees ay sina Charo Santos Concio, President of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp, Cristeta Comerford, Executive Chef of The White House, Atty. Lilia B. de Lima, Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority and Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry sa kategoriyang “Builders”; sa category ng Emerging Leaders, we have MAJ Ariel Batungbacal, Group Director of Operations, US. Air Force; sa category of Founders & Pioneers, dito kasama si Ms. Manalastas-Watanabe, si Angelica Berrie, President of The Russell Berrie Foundation, Ernestina delos Santos-Mac, MD, Physician of the Philippine American Community Center of Michigan; sa Innovators & Thought Leaders, kabilang dito si Lea Salonga-Chien, Singer and Actress, si Josie Cruz Natori, Founder & CEO of the Natori Company and other categories are “Nicole”, “Policymakers & Visionaries”, under the policymakers, Vilma Santos Recto, Governor of Batangas will also be receiving an award. The FWN is a very prestigious award. To be a recipient of FWN award, you have to be recommended and you will also be interviewed to make sure that you are qualified as it is a very distinguished group.
ALAM NYO BA…na kung minsan feeling mo super busy ka at halos wala ng oras para sa pamilya o sa mga kaibigan. What is important, kahit busy kayo, try to find time para sa pamilya o mga kaibigan. Kahit email or isang tawag…di kaya’y thru Skype, Viber or Line…kahit anong pamamaraan. Ang importante is you keep in touch para alam nila that you have not forgotten, or for them to know na buhay ka pa and that you care for them. Mas mainam na yung may communication with your love ones kahit paminsan-minsan instead of regretting one of these days that you never did….yun ay pag wala na sila sa mundo natin. Make time to call, to visit your love ones and friends, to email or facebook them…a simple hi or hello, kumusta ka, genki, or simply say sorry if you need to.
ALAM NYO BA…na kahit anong depression mo sa buhay, kailangan maging ok ka. Tulungan ang sarili upang malagpasan ang depression by talking with your friends o mga mahal sa buhay. Magdasal din ng madalas para mabawasan ang inyong depression. Don’t give up, don’t let depression win over your body and mind…fight depression and have faith.
ALAM NYO BA… malaking bagay ang naitutulong sa atin yung mga ibang inpormasyon na nababasa natin sa internet. It can be about life, about love or money, etc. I want to share with you all I read from the article of Fr. Jerry Orbos, it was actually his suggestions to make Holy Week holy: RELAX. Many of us are overworked and overstressed. We need to rest our bodies and our minds so that we can “fine tune” with ourselves, with other people and with God. TAKE A BREAK. Take a walk. Commune with nature. Watch the sunset. Enjoy the moon. Close your cellular phone and your beeper and just allow yourself to be open to the Divine. LET GO. Let things be. God is in charge. Experience the resting power of sleep and rest. Smile at the sky, walk the earth, whistle a happy tune, a hum of favorite melody, and just thank God you are still alive. REFLECT. Find time to relax so you can reflect. Don’t end up just relaxing. Don’t end up tired and empty because you were too busy to relax and thus found no time to slow down and reflect. How long has it been now since you have been in this world? What have you done? You have work, but do you have a life? How is your family? Is there an area in your life that needs to be healed? Questions. Questions. Allow yourself to be questioned by life itself. RESIGN. That’s right, resign. Resign…from places and people which and who do not bring out the best in you….from vices and sins that are slowly but surely eating you up…from falsehood and pretenses. RESIGN TO GOD’S WILL AND GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU AND YOU HAVE PEACE.