As far as action is concerned, I believe that to have done something and regret, is better than, to have done nothing and regret. Of course, regret or the reaction will depend on the doer’s perspective on things. But, I hope you get the simple essence.
In numbers, 1 is always greater than 0. In practical living, it is as well.
My principle “1>0″ may have been long existing in other names or, perhaps, I’m the sole proponent. I don’t know. I just want to share this life wisdom to you.
I first talked about this in my post “Rolling Balls and Hitting Pins on a Thursday Night” (the Kaya Natin! bowling experience). I told my colleagues/friends who were not able to render a strike, hitting even a single pin is better than letting that round go without an increment to our score. ONE is greater than ZERO.
It was 2009 when it began residing in my brain. There are times I go home from the gym feeling like I didn’t go to the gym because I do not experience any muscle tension. In those times, I think I did not do my best.
However, my optimistic side will always tell me… “ONE is greater than ZERO.” T0 have done something is better than to have done nothing at all. It may not be my best session but at least I went to the gym, lifted weights, and sweat.
I missed posting a testimonial last week since I got pressed in between many deliverables at work. It’s a good thing that I have a few minutes to spare this week to catch up on my backlogs here.
Last Saturday, I got so excited in going back to photography because of Mia and her epic winning suggestion. Since I got inspired by Danny Santos’s Portraits of Strangers project, I chose this peg for the photowalk I was planning.
I called Rey right away because he’s the only one I know from our class in college who has the same passion as mine when it comes to taking pictures. Funny, he skipped his every-Sunday badminton game for that week to keep me company with my plan.
So last Sunday, we went walking from SM Manila to Luneta Park to Roxas Boulevard to CCP’s Harbor Square, taking photos of civilians that are quietly having their moments alone, or with someone, in the said locations. I will be posting the resulting photographs soon. But in the meantime, let’s talk about this Rey Joseph Modesto guy to whom I’d like to say my ‘Thank You.’
Let me greet you, first and foremost, a belated Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope that you have enjoyed last Tuesday with the one you love. It does not need to be someone you are in a relationship with. It can be friends or kins… it would still be nice, awesome.
My V-Day? Well, it was a workaholic day. I was in the office working on a video project. Also, I am not in a relationship so there was no pressure. Hahaha. I had the usual alone quality time while walking along Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard to the next jeep stop. I had a haircut. And I brought home some chocolates for my mom and sisters. (Thanks to Wendell for those.) Simple but I find that… ok, simple.
Since it was Valentine’s week, I chose to give my opinion on an issue about love.
I am in love with this guy who, as of the moment, is sort of going through a ‘quarter-life crisis.’ Since everybody around him appears to be stable, he feels the pressure of being successful. His worry is that he might be dragging me to where he is. He assumes that I need a stable boyfriend.
I have been very supportive to his every interest and gave him all the freedom he needs. I accept him whatever he is. But, people have limitations. If he will stay like that longer, I may not stand it anymore.
What do you say?
A lover who has limitations
For the first installment of the Dear Jose segment of this blog, let me answer this question:
What is your opinion about getting outside the comfort zone comfortably?
This came from a very close friend who is curious to know if there is any easier (or easy) way to get out of the square-ish or circular area we are cozily in.
Why is it important anyway?
Getting out of the comfort zone means that we need to welcome the unusual. We need to adjust to change. We need to be susceptible to something new. It is not certain, though, that it will yield the result that we are eyeing for.
Whether it hits the bull’s eye or not, this act will definitely better us in most ways. It will reveal things that we never thought we could do. It will lay down more opportunities in our path, thus, giving us more chances to succeed in life. It will make us realize that there is a world out there full of knowledge and potential, and that it isn’t small after all.
As Neale Walsh said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” You are not officially living unless you go out.
(If you don’t know what my Thank You posts are all about, please click this. )
Closer To Girls
I have two sisters, Mia and Ruth. I am very close to them. Why wouldn’t I? I grew up with them.
Compared to my dad, I am much closer to my mom. If you will call me ‘Mama’s boy,’ it would be a compliment to my ears.
Additionally, I grew up around my aunts Tita Nette, Tita Ella, and the rest of my dad’s sisters and sisters-in-law.
Most probably, this is why I am closer to girls than to boys. I am very much comfortable in their company. I feel confident, I feel I can do anything with them without being judged. As a matter of fact, I have more female friends than male. Because of this, I have so much respect to women.
Aleli Pinky Orpiano aka Lhelai is one of the many girl friends I have. She’s very close to my heart.
Imagine this — You are inside a room with someone you didn’t know before, but you sense tranquility, you don’t experience awkwardness, you feel like you can say anything without thinking it will offend anyone, you are free to goof around. — That’s how I feel when I’m with Lhelai. First time, I knew that she will be a friend, a must-keep.
Birds Of Black Feathers Flock Together
My classmates in high school used to call me negro because I have a dark complexion. That’s a pet name. I do not let acquaintances call me that. So if you hear someone calling me negro, he or she is a close friend.
Lhelai’s skin is dark as well. That is why we became friends. LOL.
Every individual on Earth tackles challenges on a daily basis. No one is an exemption to that.
A challenge can be as life-changing as contemplating whether to keep or quit your job. While others can be as simple as giving a crush a letter or not.
We live each day deciding because life is all about decisions.
There will be times when we will find difficulty in processing a judgement that we need to make. There will also be times when we will come up with a final answer but we are skeptical whether it’s the right one or not.