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10 golden rules

1. Do Not Interfere In Others’ Business Unless Asked.

Most of us create our own problems by interfering too often in others’ affairs. We do so because somehow we have convinced ourselves that our way is the best way, our logic is the perfect logic and those who do not conform to our thinking must be criticized and steered to the right direction, our direction. This thinking denies the existence of individuality and consequently the existence of God.

God has created each one of us in a unique way. No two human beings can think or act in exactly the same way. All men or women act the way they do because God within them prompts them that way. There is God to look after everything. Why are you bothered? Mind your own
business and you will keep your peace.


2. Forgive And Forget.

This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind. We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. We nurture grievances. This in turn results in loss of sleep, development of stomach ulcers, and high blood pressure. This insult or injury was done once, but nourishing of grievance goes on forever by constantly remembering it. Get over this bad habit. Believe in the justice of God and the doctrine of destiny. Let Him judge the act of the one who insulted you. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive, Forget, and march on. Love
flourishes in giving and forgiving.


3. Do Not Crave For Recognition.

This world is full of selfish people. They seldom praise anybody without selfish motives. They may praise you today because you are in power, but no sooner than you are powerless, they will forget your achievement and will start finding faults in you. Why do you wish to kill yourself in striving for their recognition? Their recognition is not worth the aggravation. Do your duties ethically and sincerely and leave the rest to God.


4. Do Not Be Jealous.

We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace of mind. You know that you work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promotions; you do not. You started a business several years ago, but you are not as successful as your neighbor whose business is only one year old. There are several examples like these in everyday life. Should you be jealous? No. Remember everybody’s life is shaped by his/her destiny, which has now become his/her reality. If you are destined to be rich, nothing in the world can stop you. If you are not so destined, no one can help you either. Nothing will be gained by blaming others for your misfortune. Jealousy will not get you anywhere; it
will only take away your peace of mind.



5. Change Yourself According To The Environment.

If you try to change the environment single-handedly, the chances are you will fail. Instead, change yourself to suit your environment. As you do this, even the environment, which has been unfriendly to you, will mysteriously change and seem congenial and harmonious.

6. Endure What Cannot Be Cured.

This is the best way to turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Every day we face numerous inconveniences, ailments, irritations, and accidents that are beyond our control. If we cannot control them or change them, we must learn to put up with these things. We must learn to endure them cheerfully thinking, “God wills it so, so be it.” God’s plan is beyond our comprehension. Believe in it and you will gain in terms of patience, inner strength and will power.


7. Do Not Bite Off More Than You Can Chew.

This maxim needs to be remembered constantly. We often tend to take more responsibilities than we are capable of carrying out. This is done to satisfy our ego. Know your limitations. Why take on additional loads that may create more worries? You cannot gain peace of mind by expanding your external activities. Reduce your material engagements and spend time in prayer, introspection and meditation. This will reduce those thoughts in your mind that make you rest less. Uncluttered mind will produce greater peace of mind.


8. Meditate Regularly.

Meditation calms the mind and gets rid of disturbing thoughts. This is the highest state of peace of mind. Try and experience it yourself. If you meditate earnestly for half an hour everyday, your mind will tend to become peaceful during the remaining twenty-three and half-hours. Your mind will not be easily disturbed as it was before. You would benefit by gradually increasing the period of daily meditation. You may think that this will interfere with your daily work. On the contrary, this will increase your efficiency and you will be able to produce better results in less time.


9. Never Leave The Mind Vacant.

An empty mind is the devil’s workshop. All evil actions start in the vacant mind. Keep your mind occupied in something positive, something worthwhile. Actively follow a hobby. Do something that holds your interest. You must decide what you value more: money or peace of mind. Your hobby, like social work or religious work, may not always earn you more money, but you will have a sense of fulfillment and achievement. Even when you are resting physically, occupy yourself in healthy reading or mental chanting of God’s name.

10. Do not waste time in protracted wondering ” Should I or shouldn’t I?”

Days, weeks, months, and years may be wasted in that futile mental debating. You can never plan enough because you can never anticipate all future happenings. Always remember, God has His own plan, too for you. Value your time and do the things that need to be done. It does not matter if you fail the first time. You can learn from your mistakes and succeed the next time. Sitting back and worrying will lead to nothing. Learn from your mistakes, but do not brood over the
past. DO NOT REGRET. Whatever happened was destined to happen only that way. Take it as the Will of God. You do not have the power to alter the course of God’s Will. Why cry over spilt milk?

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Five lessons to make you think about the way we treat people

1. First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the School?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know Her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello". I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

2. Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain

One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, She decided to flag down the nextcar. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a Giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then

you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others," Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.

3. Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year-old Boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.."Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. "Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies. You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

4. Fourth Important Lesson - The Obstacles in Our Path.

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he Hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king'swealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply Walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the

boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand! Every obstacle presents an

opportunity to improve our condition.

5. Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts.

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to Know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor And asked with a trembling voice, Will I start to die right away?". Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was Going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

 

Treating People Appropriately

We all have ways on how to deal with people. Other people also do. Some are polite. Some are frank. Some are not appropriate as others say. But the question is, Is there really a standard on this?. As old folks say, we should respect all people whether who they are and what they are. Sounds right. As always, there are still things that you see in the house, office, markets and other public places that sometimes makes you ask is this proper or not?

For me, I have been working for the past 8 years and have met people and learned from them. I worked in a private company before and now Im working as a government employee. I met people who belong to the so called “big-bosses” and have met some who don’t even looked like a manager. Maybe because how they treat people. I’ve met a manager who is the “favorite” of almost all of the employees. Why? because he is humble, can get along with all the people in the office in all levels and of course he treats people appropriately. He is a good example for me. Although, I havent got his qualities, I always put in mind that you must always be courteous and polite to others. Sad thing is, others looked at themselves so high. They always want to be called “Sir” or “Mam”. If someone has mistakenly called them they get mad. In other words “mataas ang tingin nila sa kanilang sarili”. And sometimes, it even comes to a point that they tell other people that “Im a manager here.. FYI”… Sarcastic as it seems, but its true. I really want to put a blind item here but Im afraid of getting into trouble, baka ma “Lolit Solis” pa ako.hehehehe

Well I guess, people are really different. But sometimes, we get disappointed.

Hanggang dito nalang muna…. I ran out of words, hehehe…..

Maybe i’ll just solicit some inputs from the readers… and then from there we’ll interact…..

 

Hostile Take-Over, What do you think?

source : http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/infotech/view/20080407-128942/Yahoo-rejects-Microsoft-deadline-as-tech-battle-intensifies

Yahoo rejects Microsoft deadline as tech battle intensifies
Agence France-Presse
First Posted 19:23:00 04/07/2008

SAN FRANCISCO – (UPDATE) Yahoo on Monday rejected a three-week deadline from Microsoft to accept a $44.6-billion takeover, as the battle between the two technology titans heated up.

Yahoo however said it was open to a sweetened bid from the software giant or another bidder.

“We continue to believe that your proposal is not in the best interests of Yahoo and our stockholders,” Yahoo’s board chairman Roy Bostock and chief executive Jerry Yang said in a letter to CEO of Microsoft Corporation Steve Ballmer.

“We are open to all alternatives that maximize stockholder value. To be clear, this includes a transaction with Microsoft if it represents a price that fully recognizes the value of Yahoo on a standalone basis,” the Yahoo letter said.

The letter came in response to an ultimatum issued by Microsoft on Saturday for the Internet giant to accept its $44.6-billion takeover offer in three weeks or face a shareholder proxy fight.

Analysts said the battle of the technology giants appeared to be intensifying.

“These dueling quasi-legal missives may not reflect what’s going on actually behind the scenes with the two companies but it appears to show increasing entrenchment and inflexibility on the surface,” said Greg Sterling, analyst at Search Engine Land.

Henry Blodget, an analyst with Silicon Valley Insider, said: “It is imperative to read between the lines. More important than what Yahoo said in its Microsoft response this morning was what it did not say.”

Blodget said the wording “suggests that Yahoo’s institutional shareholders may support Microsoft, not Yahoo.”

In an open letter to the Yahoo board of directors released over the weekend, Microsoft’s Ballmer accused the company of avoiding serious negotiations over its unsolicited February 1 bid and warned that any further delays could result in a less attractive offer for Yahoo.

“We believe now is the time for our respective companies to authorize teams to sit down and negotiate a definitive agreement,” Ballmer said in the letter, which was posted on the Redmond, Washington-based company’s website.

“If we have not concluded an agreement within the next three weeks, we will be compelled to take our case directly to your shareholders, including the initiation of a proxy contest to elect an alternative slate of directors for the Yahoo board.”

Microsoft is betting that by combining with Yahoo, it can gain ground on Google’s overwhelming dominance of the lucrative Internet advertising sector.

Yahoo has steadily lost market share in online advertising, leaving it vulnerable to cash-rich Microsoft’s takeover effort.

On March 18 Yahoo said the company was worth at least $40 share, compared with Microsoft’s original offer of $31 a share. The higher figure would add some $10 billion to the cost of the deal to the buyer.

But Ballmer said in his letter Saturday that the US economic slump and sagging stock market, if anything, had hurt Yahoo’s value.

In addition, he said, “public indicators suggest that Yahoo’s search and page view shares have declined.”

“By any fair measure, the large premium we offered in January is even more significant today. We believe that the majority of your shareholders share this assessment,” he said.

“If we are forced to take an offer directly to your shareholders, that action will have an undesirable impact on the value of your company from our perspective which will be reflected in the terms of our proposal,” the letter said.

Shares in Microsoft fell 0.03 percent to close at $29.16, while Yahoo tumbled 2.4 percent to $27.68.

 

Pinoy Facts :-)

PINOY FACTS

People from different countries have their general traits which make them unique. Whether they like it or not, they share something in common. This page tackles some of the characteristics and behavior of the Filipinos or Pinoys which may surprise and amuse the non-Pinoys and may serve as an eye opener to our Filipinism. A true-blooded Pinoy

· likes to drink his life’s sorrows over jukebox songs.

· loves to overdecorate his house.

· votes movie stars into public office.

· prefers to ride a jeepney or a tricycle than just walk to a short distance destination.

· goes for an idle talk with neighbors first thing in the morning.

· is so conscious when it comes to body odor.

· scrubs the floor with a coconut husk.

· uses kanin or rice as instant paste when there isn’t any.

· melts red candles on hot kerosene as floorwax.

· idea of the classic contrabida is Bella Flores.

· idea of Wonderwoman is either Darna or Super Gee.

· has electric flames on his prayer altars.

· loves to celebrate just about any anniversary.

· loves to dedicate mellow love songs on the radio.

· idea of to salvage is to kill, not to save.

· idea of beauty and handsomeness is being a mestizo.

· raises pigs and chicken in his small backyard.

· goes for sour foods such as sinigang, pinaksiw, daeng, atsara, kinilaw.

· expression of vomiting is planting rice.

· puts capiz shells in his window.

· eats balut or duck’s embryo and intestines.

· idea of spicy food is one with lots of chili peppers in it.

· closes the street during wakes for a dead realtive, put a tent and convert it into a Mahjong hall.

· takes a bath in the rain particularly in May because it’s good for the health.

· is a sabong freak. Sabong means two fighting cocks.

· writes smile before you open notes on penpal envelopes and letters.

· likes to crack watermelon/squash seeds and corniks (fried corn seeds) during light conversations.

· has an arinola handy at bedtime. Arinola is a metal bowl for the sole purppose of urination.

· decorates his house with seashells, figurines, oversized potteries and ornamental, plastic flowers.

· washes the dishes and glasses lublob or soaking style.

· has Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary pictures hanging in the gates and doors.

· has dried Palm Sunday palms known as palaspas on his altar.

· has a grotto in his lawn.

· has stone dwarfs and mushrooms in his lawn.

· has showbiz gossip magazines in his liivng room.

· his lawn is carpeted with Bermuda grass and planted with Araucaria Cypress.

· recycles spoiled food as kaning baboy or food for the pigs in his backyard.

· eats fish heads with a sucking-slurping relish.

· thinks that food accidentally dropped on the floor is still safe to eat so long as it hasn’t been there a minute.

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2008 in Anything Under the Sun, Humor

 

Headlines!

(Mas masaya kung binabasa to ala-Mike Enriquez)

Lalaki kumain ng boneless bangus, natinik!!!

Paco binaha, kinalawang!!!

Tahanang Walang Hagdan, inakyat!!!

Capt. Hook dumaan sa Quiapo, pinirata!!!

Bakla sumali sa away, napasubo!!!

Unanong madre, napagkamalang penguin!!!

bulag, nagdilim ang paningin, nanaksak!!!

Tindera ng suka, tinoyo!!!

bastos na teacher, tinuruan ng leksyon!!!

Eroplano nag-crash, lahat ng pasahero namatay sabi ng mga survivor!!!

Basurero nagsampa ng kaso, binasura!!!

Dahil sa taas ng tuition, eskwelahan ng mga bingi, nagnoise barage!!!

Lalaki natagpuang pugot ang ulo, inaalam pa kung buhay!!!

Barbero tumestigo sa krimen, ayaw paniwalaan!!!

Misis ng photographer, nakunan!!!

Tindera ng tubig, namatay sa uhaw!!!

Kaso ng pilay, nilalakad!!!

Invisible man, nakita na!!!

Labandera nagkamali, sinabon!!!

Janitor sumali sa basketball, nilampaso!!!

Dahil lagi raw tulog, guwardiya binantayan!!!

Plantsadora, nadawiit sa gusot!!!!!

Runner na inutangan….. tinakbuhan!!!!

Tindera ng karne, nasagasaan…. naging gulay!!!!

Nandaya sa baraha, binalasa!!!!

Buntis, nasagasaan…….. anak nakailag!

Tindera ng mais, nagpatawa… corny!

 
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PHP and MySQL Presentation

I just finished my final presentation in my PHP and MySQL training at UP ITTC. I started working on it last midnight and finished it just this morning. Although I had lack of sleep, I was satisfied with the outcome of the project.

The project is expected to be deployed for the Transcript of Records Section for them to monitor applications of transcript, COG and CAV. Hopefully, it will help the efficiency of the processing of applications.

I am still awaiting for the grades I got from 2nd Semester. I hope I can get a favorable average and take the comprehensive exams next sem.

Time to Go! Til next post!