Sunday, July 22, 2012

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts

It's been almost seven years since I started blogging with and it was four years ago when I purchased domain so that I can customize my blog URL (without the This is my first blog site as I have another blog ( which is for different purpose. Today I checked the number of views per post so I came up with my top 5 blog post (the list is interesting as I am not sure who viewed them and what were the reasons behind it):

1. Fitness First Branches Tour (Part Three) / July 2008 / 24,036 views
Year 2007 when I became active in my fitness and health. I managed to have 4-pack abs (for real!). It was the time when I spend my lunch break in the gym. I had two personal trainors and the result was indeed good. I was able to visit most of the Fitness First branches in the Philippines with the help of my officemates and my best buddy. After four years, here I am in UAE, trying to regain the body I used to have and of course to have more confidence.

2. Brunei Trip Day 3 / September 2009 / 23,925 views
It was my first solo trip during my years in Singapore. I actually called it "the preparation" for my Asian tour (6 countries for 10 days) haha. The trip was relaxing and Brunei is so beautiful. I wonder if this post helped someone or other travellers who also visited Brunei. The experience of solo travelling resulted to something good, the breeze of independence and the joy of exploring a place without any interruption from others and minding only myself. I am now planning my Europe Tour that is slated to be accomplished next year.

3. Team Building @ Fisher's Farm Resort / May 2007 / 23,561 views
This was the team building we had in Misys. I think it was only for the FixDev team. The place was refreshing but the activities that we had weren't that good. Uhmmm, I did enjoy it but not totally. There were times that it was so boring and the true purpose wasn't accomplished. I'm not sure why this post has this tremendous views. Maybe others are checking what to see in this resort? Or other Misys offices around the world were interested on what the Philippine branch is doing? 

4. Myanmar Trip - Yangon / December 2009 / 23,547 views
I love Myanmar, this country is so simple and I think it is very peaceful contrary to the reports before that the city was being occupied mostly by soldiers. The foods were great and I was able to meet a new friend who also served as my tour guide. This trip was a part of my Asian tour. I am planning to visit Myanmar again and I am targetting to spend most of the time in Bagan.

5. Cooking 101: Palitaw / May 2009 / 23,511 views
It was one Saturday afternoon on which I was so bored and decided to make a Filipino merienda food. I am not an expert in making delicacies but I tried my best and I can say that my palitaw was a success haha. I think I also helped others to make palitaw because of this post.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Killing Loneliness

I thought this feeling won't be visiting me again. Why do I feel so lonely? I guess this is normal to those single people who are miles away from their family and love ones. In my case, I have felt the same thing before, it was about few months when I started working in Singapore and now, after just few months of working here in Dubai its like "history repeats itself". But I am proud to say that I have developed sevaral ways (for me, or who knows you can also use it) for me to resist this kind of negative emotion. I am not trying to be expert on this subject but trust me, I have been in this roller coaster for so many times and I overcame it with great pride.

1. Stay positive. I am a very positive person and always look things on the brighter side. I don't care how others think of me, what's important is that I know myself and I don't have to please anyone. Just put into your mind that everything will come in a perfect time. The bad effects will leave us soon and the happy moments will return. Think of the positive outcome and result of what you are having now, loneliness will not bring you to higher joy and it will not even add additional hours into your life. Face the world with optimistic mind and never turn your face into ugly aspects of life. Prayers are also helpful in these times of being alone, literally, physically and emotionally.

2. Get busy. For the last few weeks, to ease the pain of loneliness, I always ensure to hit the gym to release the stress and keep myself busy. The positive result is quite impressive, I can see and feel that I am losing weight. If we are busy, we will forget about being alone and for myself, it gave me benefits. I became healthier and the sad moments were minimized. Also, you can try to get out of your comfort zone, try new other things that you don't normally do. Like for me, I am not a big fan of window shopping but since I am living right next to a huge mall, I have all the time to see those material things but be ensure that you don't bring your credit card or a lot of cash so that there will be no expenses involve. Cleaning your room will also help you or rather redecorating your crib will create an atmosphere of excitement haha.

3. Read and surf. There are lots of interesting books coming out lately and you can make a plan of reading an entire book for a week or even just for days. Reading will bring you anywhere in the part of the world and the imagination will also be enriched. Another thing you can do is surf the internet, facebook, twitter, foursquare, tumbler or any social networking site that will give you a feeling of "connection" to other people by means of internet. Chat with your family, call them free using Skype or you can even have a webcam session for the entire family. The modern technology actually made the world a smaller place.

Loneliness is just a state of mind that won't bring any positive outcome. Maybe it's enough to feel it for hours or just a day but make sure that it will not lead to depression as that is a different stage and subject. We all feel loneliness but what's important thing is to know that we are humans and everyone of us have the same fate, we have the right to feel things, to be sad from time to time. But what matters most is how we overcome it, how we became victory from it and how we claim the triump behind those times. I am sure there are other ways on killing the loneliness. There are several ways, discover it and time flies so fast that one day you will realize that those times were just a waste of what could be wonderful memories.

The Optimist

There are times that we are on top
Always dreaming all the way up
But be reminded that He can interrupt
In tests and trials we can be trapped

Life isn't always about the good times
Making mistakes isn't like committing crimes
We get the best lessons that are also sublime
To mold us into something great and prime

Just continue to hold on and keep the faith
World is full of temptations, don't take the bait
Rewrite your future, good plans aren't too late
There are thousands of opportunities like an open gate

Ask for protection and more guidance
Talk to Him, there's always a chance
Hope and then victory won't be a glance
Keep the faith and trust to be enhanced

Be positive in everything you do
He is besides you with full love that's true
Climb to triumph, continue to pursue
That life is good but full of challenges too

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