Monthly Archives: May 2010

Comfort Zone vs. Courage Zone

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Don’t be afraid, I am filling your heart with courage. I will be with you, I will never forsake you.  –God

Never focus on your problems. Focus on your possibilities.  The problems will pull you down.  The possibilities will push you up.  — Brother Bo Sanchez

I have read in Brother Bo’s blog regarding stepping out of our comfort zone to venture into our courage zone to become successful and happy in our life.  On his write-up he asked the readers to get a piece of paper and a pen to write what they really want for their life or how they define success in their life.  Then they should have the proper mindset on how they will get or achieve the things they want.

When I got a pen and a paper so that I can begin to write the things that I really want in my life, that I would not be afraid to take a risk to do it, I was having a difficult time thinking on what I am going to write.  You might be wondering why on earth I am having trouble figuring out what I want for my life.  It is because the things that I want to achieve in my life are not in correlation with my core zone or core gift.  The things that I want to achieve are those things that I did not bravely do before because I chose to be practical rather than following my dream.  And I was also afraid that if I’m going to follow that path, I would fail.  Well, come to think of it, I am really circling or living on my comfort zone for my 23 years of existence here on earth.  Gosh! What a coward I have become.

I should try to be more of a risk taker rather than living a life full of regrets because I haven’t tried to follow my dream.  If I won’t try, I won’t grow to be a better person and I won’t learn so many lessons in life.

Hope I can do this.  May God Bless me and guide me always.

Powers

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I often hear it on the radio or read it on forums regarding a poll question asking that if ever they will possess a power, what would it be and why.  If I were to answer the said question, my choice would be the power to become invisible and that what I will touch will become invisible too if I want it too.

It would really be fun and helpful If I can do that.  I can come inside a room without them noticing me and if ever they will gossip about me I will know what they are saying bad towards me. hehehehe!  And if somebody is running after me or if I want to hide from someone, I’ll just go invinsible.

But of course like what the famous quote in spiderman says, “With great power, comes with a great responsibility”,  I should be very mindful that I won’t do anything bad or that I won’t take advantage with the power that I will possess.

Kame and Kichi

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I have two cute Red Eared Slider turtles which I named Kame and Kichi. I named them as such because when I bought them, I was in the hype of watching the Japanese series of Sailor Moon. And on that TV Series, one of the characters has a pet Red Eared Slider whose name was Kamekichi. I have two Red Eared Sliders so I decided to breakdown the name into two. “Kame” means turte while “Kichi” if I’m not mistaken means lucky or luck/

When I bought them they were just merely 1inch tall. But now, they have already grown big. Kame is already 3 1/4 inches while Kichi is already 4inches. Kichi is much bigger than Kame because Kichi eats a lot than Kame.

I’ve read that a Red Eared Slider could live up to ten years if they are taken cared very well. I would really love to see the pace of the growth of Kame and Kichi up to ten years. Hopefully, if God forbids, I would really love my future kids to see my pet turtles. so that I can pass to them my being a pet lover and especially my being a nature lover.

Every end of the month I usually measure Kame and Kichi, and here is the pace of their growth.

Kame:
August: 1 1/2 inches
September: 2 inches
October: 2 1/4 inches
November: 2 3/4 inches
December: 3 inches
January: 3 1/4 inches
February: 3 1/4 inches
March – April : 3 1/2 inches

Kichi:
August: 1 3/4 inches
September: 2 inches
October: 2 1/2 inches
November: 3 inches
December: 3 1/4 inches
January: 3 1/2 inches
February: 3 3/4 inches
March – April : 4 inches

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How I Became a Programmer

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I can still remember those times wherein I was sitting and listening to each representative from the different colleges in USC. While listening to them, I was also envisioning myself being an architect, an engineer, a teacher and other many professions. But after the seminar, I then ask myself if I can really take the challenge of being an architect, engineer or a teacher. I did not have enough confidence or trust on myself that I could do or achieve anything that I want to be.

I did not believe in myself that I can be a teacher. Where I will be teaching cute and innocent little kids. I know I like kids but I don’t know if I have the patience to teach them. To really make them understand the things that I will be teaching to them. I might end up shouting or calling them names or whatsoever. So I crossed-out being a teacher on my options.

I also did not believe in myself that I could be an engineer or an architect. I can’t imagine living in a world hand-in-hand with numbers, calculating whether the plan for a building or a home is right. I wasn’t also confident enough if I can draw a plan for a house or buildings. So I also crossed-out being an engineer or an architect on my options.

Becoming a psychologist was also on my option back then. But I was afraid that I could not give a great advice or can help those who will need my help. So I also crossed it out on my option.

There were so many professions that I have considered but ended up crossing all of them out. Well, not really all because If I did, I ended up a tambay now… (hehehehe!)

I was having fun solving and making computer programs on our programming class back then in high school. So I took an entrance exam in USC for Computer Science course. I already passed the entrance test and was just about to enroll. But then, my mother told me to take an entrance test in USJ-R. While filling-up the form the working student who guided me and helped me with processes and the papers told me to take BSIT instead. So I followed her advice and luckily the decision that I made wasn’t wrong. I graduated as a Cum Laude and I immediately got a job. Thanks to ate Naj. (hehehehe!)