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In the last week of February and the first week of March there will likely be a significant increase in seismic activity with the highest probability of an 8+ magnitude earthquake around 4 March.
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stress management

                                STRESS MANAGEMENT

A lecturer, while explaining stress management to an audience,
raised a glass of water and asked,
“How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8oz. to 20oz.

The lecturer replied,
“The absolute weight doesn’t matter.
It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour,
I’ll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day,
you’ll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it’s the same weight,
but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

He continued,
“And that’s the way it is with stress management.
If we carry our burdens all the time,
sooner or later,
as the burden becomes increasingly heavy,
we won’t be able to carry on.”

“As with the glass of water,
you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.”

“So, before you return home tonight,
put the burden of work down.
Don’t carry it home.
You can pick it up tomorrow.
Whatever burdens you’re carrying now,
let them down for a moment if you can.”

“Relax; pick them up later after you’ve rested.
Life is short.
Enjoy it!”

And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning
to others.

* Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world,
but you may also be the world to one person.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once

* We could learn a lot from crayons.
Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull,
Some have weird names ,
and all are different colors,
but they all have to live in the same box .

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.



President-elect of the United States
Taking office: January 20, 2009
Vice President: Joe Biden (elect)
Succeeding: George W. Bush
Junior Senator from Illinois
Assumed office: January 4, 2005
Serving with Dick Durbin
Preceded by: Peter Fitzgerald
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office: January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by: Alice Palmer
Succeeded by: Kwame Raoul
Born August 4, 1961 (1961-08-04) (age 47) Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Birth name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Political party: Democratic Party
Spouse: Michelle Obama (m. 1992)
Children: Malia Ann (b. 1998), Sasha (b. 2001)
Residence: Kenwood, Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater: Columbia University, Harvard Law School
Profession: Attorney, Politician
Religion: United Church of Christ

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States and the junior United States Senator from Illinois. Obama is the first African American to be elected President of the United States.

He is a graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.

Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, he announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate in January 2003, won a primary victory in March 2004, and was elected to the Senate in November 2004. Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004.

As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for returned U.S. military personnel.

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the ‘unexpected call’

my friend, Shirley Asprec Naumann

3:40 pm, november 11

krrrring. krrrring. krrrring, the phone rings.


can i talk to manoy doro, please?”

si manoy doro ni! (this is manoy doro!)”

this is Shirley…


your friendster friend!

ah, yes! how’s attorney … (name withheld)?”

this is Shirley…from germany…

oh, i’m sorry! i thought you are Rowena. oh, Shirley, how are you?

and from there followed a lenghty conversation between me and Shirley, a nurse, dentist, a good artist and a friend from friendster. my tagalog with visayan accent , once again, was put to use. although i have worked in manila with western advertising for almost two years, my tongue is still sticky when i use it in tagalog. i am a pure ‘bisaya’.

first i mistook her as Rowena, another friend who is also in contact with me. Shirley is a good conversationalist. we talked about our families, about teeners, her travels, the internet, and ‘life’ in general. we also talked about friendster friends. she even ask how close is Eng to me as a friend. eng is a common friend.

in the midst of our long conversation, she ask if she could put into print poems from my blog which i, without hesitation, said yes. she said she liked them. i think our conversation lasted for more than forty minutes. i thanked her for spending her precious time to call me.

actually, shirley is not the first to ask for it. there were, if i remember it right, already five of them- and i granted them all. the first and prominent one is ka ester. what is the use of posting those ‘things’ if not be given away? they should have not been there in he first place!

the significance of ‘my unexpected call’? cyber friends are not just in cyberspace; they exist as real as our friends around us!