Identify your Destination “Begin with the end in mind.” Know your outcome. If you know where you are heading, it’s easier to […]Read more
They gather in sidewalks and even dare make busy streets their playground – these kids atop strange skateboard-looking thingamajigs that go whoosh, whoosh, and then whirl. Such contraptions look like skateboards with a twist. Yes folks, I am talking about the waveboard.
This plaything has two stepping pads with a pivot at the middle. Underneath the pads are wheels much like a skateboard’s except that these could rotate 360 degrees for added flexibility. The design requires the user to step onto the pads and make alternate horizontal wavelike motions with his feet to make the board go (or at least that is what I know theoretically). Kids just love the waveboard, even teens and the young-at-heart too.Read more
“Bayawan is the top farm tourism city in the Philippines by 2020.”
This is the strategic vision of our city resulting from a series of multi-stakeholder workshops facilitated by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia. This will serve as the economic driver that will propel our city toward local economic development, with the ultimate goal of quality of life for all.Read more
I dreamed a dream.
I started to open my eyes. I couldn’t move. I felt stiff as if all my joints were ridden with rust. My vision was hazy as I scanned my environs but the shutters of my eyes eventually adjusted focus. It was an unusually small living room with random household objects scattered about, not too tidy and not too messy. The walls and the ceiling were white with filtered sunlight coming from the tiny glass windows to illumine the room. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until I noticed the object a few feet beside me. It was a robot, not an android but a grey metal robot typically depicted in cartoons and children’s toys – a life-sized one. It seemed dead, with bolts and wires dangling from various hinges, and a cord on its back connected to the electrical outlet. It was being recharged, I assumed.
I tried to take a closer inspection but was held back by something that tied me to the wall. I labored to move an inch and slowly seemed to break loose from what restrained me. My whole body felt heavy as if gravity was pulling unusually strong. Closer, I approached. I was starting to master the weight of my body and the ache in my joints. Now inches away and still fighting the heaviness that weighed me down, I tentatively held out my arm to touch the odd thing. My fingertips finally made contact with cold metal shoulders, then all life – if any – drained out of me. I realized with dread that my arms and fingers were made of iron. I was very much like the thing beside me. I was a robot.Read more
We stepped out of the portal into a strange world. We intended to come home to earth for we had been from […]Read more
This country is at the brink of societal decay – this does not refer to the constant clamor on graft and corruption by politicians, or the ever-growing economic crisis. Judicial lingo and economic jargon has never been my area of expertise. Although such should be of great concern to every Juan and Maria, it seems to me a circumstance beyond control.Read more
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personal favorite perhaps because of its “repeatability”. Other personality tests have given me different results each time I took the tests.Read more
Perhaps one of the more complex typologies out there is the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI), or simply Enneagram. The Enneagram outlines 9 basic personality types, one of which will be your dominant type. Aside from the dominant type, you will have a wing type which is another aspect of your personality that could possibly complement or contradict your dominant type.Read more
When it comes to setting the direction and vision for your life, whether it be for the next 3, 10 or 20 years, the best place to start is within.
The key here is knowing who you are – your 1) personality, 2) character, 3) talents, 4) passion, and 5) limitations.Read more