Looking Back at 2016

LOOKING BACK AT 2016 To avoid any preconceived notion about me, I resisted posting anything on Facebook except photographs. Starting today, that will change. That's one goal I have for 2017. Photographs are safe bet. It's hard to judge anyone based on their photographs compared to written posts. My goal for 2016 was to complete…

Learning to Choose Influence

It's 6:25 AM in the morning. It's been more than a year I haven't written anything this early. I used to write during the time when writing was my main focus. My focus has shifted from writing to photography since then. One thing I've realized during this transition is that influence matters a lot. When…

When You Begin A Game

WHEN YOU BEGIN A GAME… Dr. Pulsipher – “When you begin a game, you must first learn something about each of your opponents. Sometimes you will know quite a bit to begin with, but you can also ask people who know the opponent better than you do. You want to know if your opponent is…

Doing Lots of Different Things

I have been going through lots of change in my life right now. I've grown past my old self. Writing was very important goal for me some years ago. It still is, but other interests like photography and film-making is taking over it. There's always a change in perspective and interests in life. If not,…

Not Taking Strong Stands

As I was going through the front page of my blog, I came across this article that I wrote some month ago: Never Loan Money to Friends. I read it again. Realized that I should not have taken such a strong stand on it even though it's true to some extent. I like not taking…

Becoming Paper Free

The advancement in technology has enabled us to be free. Some years ago while thinking of owning as less as I can to survive, I thought of eliminating physical stuffs that weighs me down. One thing that kept occupying my mental space were the papers and notes that I wrote. I carried a notebook with…

Rough Reasons For Not Writing

Here are the list of rough reasons for not writing. Too much work: When writing feels like work, I don't tend to write. That's why always try to make it as simple as you can for writing. Right now, for me to write, I need to open my laptop, wait for it to load, open…

Stop Using Smartphone Mindlessly

I realized today how much of a negative impact gadgets like iPhone has on my life and why we need to stop using smartphone mindlessly. When I didn't have smartphone, I would wake up, freshen up, view the sunshine and enjoy the morning. But after I started using smartphone, which was way back, I started…

Just Start Again

It happens over and over again. I'm starting to see the pattern. As soon as I miss a day, I start to feel demotivated to work on my goals. Most of the time, that single day is responsible for making me skip another day, and slowly my habit starts to downfall. It was very difficult…