Category Archives: Quotable Quotes

I’m Not Scientific


I’m not scientific.
It’s not in my demographic.
I can not easily state an event so historic,
nor solve challenging problems in Arithmetic.

I tried to be analytic,
but that wouldn’t be too humanistic.
I find it difficult to find means so economic…
Or maybe I’m getting too drastic.

Is there even any logic?
It looks like an onset of panic!
Not to sound hypochondric,
but let’s face it… I’m not bionic.

                                                        – Mitz Mercado

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Here’s to the Crazy Ones


Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

– Steve Jobs

Somehere in My Youth… or Childhood


I’m still on a high from all the festivities and celebration with my closest friends over the weekend.  Definitely my most memorable and most surprising birthday ever!  I feel lucky and blessed to have the greatest set of friends anyone could ever have!!!

Nothing comes from nothing… Nothing ever could.  So somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good.

– Something Good, The Sound of Music

Gestalt Prayer


Been running into Gestalt theories lately.  Thought I’d share this:

I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.

(Fritz Perls, “Gestalt Therapy Verbatim”, 1969)

 

Coloring Inspiration


Felt the need to look for something to brighten my little corner of the world.  Here are a few photos you can find if you google the keywords “colors quotation”.

Be inspired with colors.

Dead End


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If only people could be the same…

Past Words Of the Day


Past Words Of the Day.

Hey guys!  I came across this post and I thought it would be nice to share with you guys. 🙂

Letters To Juliet


I didn’t go to him, Juliet. I didn’t go to Lorenzo. His eyes were so full of trust I promised I’d meet him and run away together because my parents don’t approve. But, instead, I left him waiting for me below our tree – waiting and wondering where I was. I’m in Verona now. I return to London in the morning and I am so afraid. Please, Juliet tell me what I should do. My heart is breaking and I have no one else to turn to.

Love,

Claire

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Dear Claire,

“What” and “If” are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if?

I don’t know how your story ended but if what you felt then was true love, then it’s never too late. If it was true then, why wouldn’t it be true now? You need only the courage to follow your heart. I don’t know what a love like Juliet’s feels like – love to leave loved ones for, love to cross oceans for but I’d like to believe if I ever were to feel it, that I will have the courage to seize it. And, Claire, if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will.

All my love,

Juliet

– Letter Correspondence of Claire and Sophie (Juliet’s Secretary)

If you’ve seen the movie, Letters to Juliet then you’ll probably remember these lines that started the whole story.  My outward appearance doesn’t seem to resonate a “romantic” bone in my body.  But just like the next girl, I too hope that one day,I will find my dark knight in tarnished armor.  I couldn’t care less if he’s not perfect as long as I can be myself when I’m with him and him with me; we could both be strong and vulnerable with each other; and simply grow old discovering every nuance of ourselves.

Hopefully… soon… I’ll find a “love to leave loved ones for, a love to cross the oceans for.”  (Or he’ll find me!)  And that I will have the courage to seize it, own it, and be empowered by that love.

Okay, I’m getting sappy here.  Not befitting. LOL.  Forgive the momentary loss of [in]sanity.

Anyway, I’d love to hear your thoughts about this.  Or if you’ve seen the movie, care to share your thoughts? 🙂

Have a fun-filled Friday!

Change is in the Air


My seatmate/cube-mate is moving out.

For the past month from starting in my new job, It felt great having someone to chat with day-in and day-out in the HR Office.  From being accustomed to staying low and going solo, it was a breath of fresh air to have someone to confide with, learn the ropes from, and understand how each and every person interacts through the eyes of the wise.  A friend when needed the most.

Cutiepie (my seatmate) would still be part of the department but due to the constraints of our office space, she “relocated” into another area – which I know she prefers.  So now, I’m on my own until the newbie comes in for tomorrow.  Oh excuse me, not a newbie… my supervisor.

It was only last Saturday that I knew about the changes in the office – job titles got altered, job descriptions were revamped, confusion was all around.  I couldn’t complain.  After all, I’m just a worker.  But I’m really anxious what  comes next.  I was told that I could go to the different sites when I first started.  Now, I’m not so sure.  Since my supervisor will be mainly outside of the office.  Quite unfair!  I wanted to do field works.

Oh well… I’ve already met the guy.  I do hope though that he’s open to me doing field works.

Anyway, I just want to share with you one quote which seems to run through my mind at the moment:

“Because you are champions of the spirit.  You ignore the scoreboard!  Long odds are irrelevant.  In the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity, you do not waiver.  You roll, you tumble, you fly”

– Vanessa, Hellcats

An Unexpected Call


I was commuting earlier last night heading for home when I received a call from one of my “mothers” at work – Mama Nancy.  She called me up to rant about the goings-on at work with regards to one of our committees wherein she was the chairman.  She holds the position as a committee chairman of our Canteen Committee – the committee which has received it’s endless share of complaints and issues from other employees, and currently, her main topic of her rant.

Just a brief background of the issue: one employee emailed his “grievance” via email (sent to the whole plant rather than air it out to the committee).  Emailing would have been fine but proper protocol and etiquette should have been followed.  What was his point in emailing it to the whole plant?  In addition, why use capital and bold letters in his heading and body of his email?  The content of his email does not bear repeating.  What was worse was, 2 other employees of his department seconded his email.

Talk about demeaning.  As I gathered, she had been feeling hurt and insulted since Tuesday and it was only yesterday morning that we were able to talk face to face.  Our committee had an emergency meeting to address their concerns but on our part (as members of the committee), we could feel that our PM had already made up his mind on who to side on rather than listen to both sides.  By the height of our meeting, Mama Nancy was getting emotional and then walked out.  She broke down and cried and I ended up following her and consoling her.  Afterwards, we returned to the meeting.  Seeing the guilt-ridden faces of the complainants were no consolation.  It just fueled the fire of resentment towards them.  Where was their strength?  Was it just false bravado?

So, during our conversation, she kept on ranting and letting losoe her anger and frustration.  I was merely there as a sounding board and giving the necessary cues to appease her troubled mind.  It’s been a long time since we’ve talked and I was quite surprised that regardless of not talking too long with each other, she felt comfortable in sharing with me and saw me as an ally.

What was most unexpected was her statement about me.  She really admired my strength in taking on the side comments, complaints, backstabbing, etc. that I seem to get from the office.  She’s quite amazed that I can just let it not affect me.

It was quite a surprise for me that someone would observe me that way.  I have always known that I am a tough person.  But never did I expect to be admired in such a way.  Much less someone more experienced in office politics.  I always thought of myself as someone who’s awareness is heightened especially in places unwelcomed.  And for some reason, her compliment made me feel good regardless of the many pains, frustrations, confusion, and desolation that I have been feeling during the latter part of my working days.

Though I’m still contemplating on my resignation, I am glad to have known that my stay in my current work has given other people something worth remembering by.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Written by Marianne Williamson

Recited by Timo Cruz (Coach Carter 2006)

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