You had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don’t lie
You’re coming back down and you really don’t mind
You had a bad day
not all days are in your favor.. some days just sux. beating the odds require a greater luck. move on. everything happens for a reason.
How crazy can you be when you’re all alone?
Today’s a usual day until i went to the grocery and did something that i uncommonly do. I went to the mall earlier to buy a new grip and a set of shuttlecock but i only got the grip because they ran out of “good-quality” shuttlecocks. They only have those soft-based ones. Well, not the one I’m looking for. Before i forget, my mom gave me a list, so i went to the grocery and pick them up. It was just a short list so i didn’t bother to get a basket.
At the grocery store, i don’t know if people read those tags/boards whatever you call it hang above each counter. As if the word “counter” is the only thing that exist. Okay, in the first place, those are tags that should be understood.
If the tag goes like “Counter 01 - hand carry/basket only” do not fall in line if you’re with push cart! Chances are, you’ll gonna piss off the cashier for packing bulky items or you’ll be directed to fall in line at the right counter and it sux to be corrected in public btw.
If the tag goes like “Counter 01 - basket/push cart” do not fall in line if you only have 1 to 3 items with you! You’ll be waiting like forever only because you didn’t read a simple tag.
These are just simple directives yet we failed to follow. We don’t want to wait for hours in line,right? it pays to read!
oh wait, there is this called express counter. all hand carries are catered. As i said, i only got a few items with me so i fall in line in the express counter. The line was too long but i expected a faster accommodation since it’s an express counter. forget the expectation! reality sux, as we were moving towards the counter some of the people who were in front were carrying baskets with them. i was like. “hell no” okay, calm down. just let them cheat their way to the counter as i thought the cashier would educate them the meaning of the word “express” forget expectation! not a single piece of advice was given that time. I’m not really pissed off. I just tried to observe them while the whole process is going on.
While i continue to observe them, i thought of a not so bright idea. haha >:) evil plan. I thought of pretending to be a mute. hahahaha okay, that was crazy. Absolutely crazy but i did it anyway. As i approach the cashier, i handover all my items. She asked me for a reward card and i just nod my head. She asked me again and i wave my hand do a mute gesture that i invented myself consecutively nod my head. hahaha then she gave up. I can hear some of the people at the back giggling and talking about me but i just pretended i couldn’t hear them. hahaha i got my change and whispered “Thank you!” before i left. They were all laughing at me. i was like “fck yeah i can act!”. hahaha that was the craziest thing I’ve done so far. it was fun! i caught the attention of the two other cashier near us. They were making a box sign in the air as they ask for my card. hahaha
what is your greatest childhood memory?
back then i used to play a lot in streets. haha almost all of the kids my age knew me. yea, i used to be the famous laagan. i grew up with a lot of childhood memories. we used to play famous street games like hide and seek, game of tag, langit lupa, patintero, sopbol, pogs, lastiko, jolen name it! lol these kind of games just never grow old. they don’t even lost in time. i’m so lucky to live in a good neighborhood with a lot of kids. the best thing is we never ran out of games to play. *sigh*.. those were the days.
so, what’s in store for new gen. today?
well, like i said, games never grow old. they still play what we used to play in old days with a twist. earlier this afternoon, i saw two kids outside our house playing cards. at first, i want to throw them away because.. idk. i don’t really have a reason so it didn’t happen. haha. one of our neighbors (where they really used to play) scolded these kids because they are nuisance, so they transfered near our gate. before i get back in, i can’t help but notice how they play with the cards and so i stood up and watched them. those were pokemon cards by the way. i also got the chance to collect those and yu gi-oh before but i lost all of them or i might have bin them already. anyway, it looks kinda odd because of its size. it’s much larger than usual and the way they play it… well, yea i don’t understand it! hahaha loser.
they made a whole new twist, invented their own game and set their own rules with it. hahaha
i’ll try to explain how it goes.
normally, pokemon cards contain the pokemon’s picture, it’s name, pokemon level, elemental property, attack power, defense and the description of course.
→ say, you have x number of cards.
→ each of the player takes turn in puting their attack.
→ once the elemental property of the next attacker changes, the game goes on.
→ once the elemental property of the next attacker is the same with what’s on the field, a winner is determined.
→ when someone draws a trainer he/she automatically wins.
→ when someone lose all cards in hand but there is still no winner at time the game resets and by reset, they return the cards to owners using the “one for you one for me” method. lol.
ahaha.. i think that is how the way it is. i just merely observed them, it made my day tho. happy childhood memories should always be cherished.
you want to ask how the game ends?
it still ends like the old days. losers go home with broken hearts and winners brag their victorious battle over pokemon cards. hahaha iiyak na yan! iiyak na yaaan!
what’s with the title anyway?
it is the name of the game. ELEMENTS.
A story caught my eye while i was reading at some blog, I remembered this story my dad used to tell it to me back when i was a kid. Being a spoiled brat in the family, my dad read a couple of life changing stories that resulted me to be someone better than i was before in the future. This stories can change someone to help them realize about what they have and how to appreciate everything that we got. This story inspired me, and somewhat change a part of my world.
This is a story about a wealth family man who took his son on a trip to the country and show his son how poor country people could be. One day they stayed overnight at a farmhouse of a humble farm. After their stay, they went back home and the father asked his son what did he think of the trip. his son thought that the trip was surprisingly nice and his dad added that “Did you notice how poor they were.” his son agreed and his dad asked again what did he learn from their trip. Silence stood there while his son was thinking deeply, then his son said. “I learned that we have one dog in the house and they have four. We have a fountain in the garden and they have a stream that has no end.
“We have fancy lanterns in our garden, while they have the stars. Our garden goes to the edge of our yard, but for their back yard, they have the entire horizon!”
This made the father speechless, and the son added “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we really are.”
This story reminded me on how to appreciate little things that we have. Real happiness can’t be bought, they are just right there in the corner hoping to get our attention. God already made us the things that could make us happy, and its for us to appreciate that little things that can be a very big thing to make our life worth living. Let us be happy on what we have, and that would make us realize that happiness is just right there in the corner, its for us to decide on what to do with it.
This is a story about a philosophy professor who was lecturing his class with some items on the table in front of him. As the class began, He picked up a large and empty mayonnaise jar and filled it with rocks about 2 inches in diameter. He asked the students if the jar was fill and they agreed it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it on the jar, he then asked the students if the jar was full and they agreed it was. He then took out a box of sand and poured it on the jar, the sand filled up everything else and he then asked if it was full. The students answered a very sure yes.
His point from everything he did was that the jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – family, partner, health, children – things that if everything else will be lost, they are the only once who will remains and still your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like – job, house and car. While the sand is everything else meaning all the small stuff.
If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles and rocks. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important. Always pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Know your priorities because this will only result everything that will happen in your life. Take care of the rocks first – the rest is just sand.
Everything that we do in life always end up in choosing which should we prioritize first and which we should treat as an option. We might not end up as successful or just living plainly, but we should know who will be there when everything goes down in your life and who will be there to stand up for you when life is a bit hard. Don’t ignore the important things, because these important things are the only one who can help you stand up and make everything go up.
His Internet alias was “Mafiaboy,” but in real life he’s called Michael Demon Calce. He was known as the Quebec teenager who successfully carried out several denial of service attacks against multiple websites. His interest in computers began at a very young age.
His parents divorced, so his dad bought him a computer so they could stay in touch. He instantly became fascinated with the computer, namely how he was in charge of its every function, and the sense of control it gave him. On February 7, 2000, Calce targeted Yahoo! by overloading their servers until they shut down.
According to Calce, his goal was to establish dominance for him and his cybergroup. The website buy.com was shut down in response, so Calce brought down multiple other sites over the following week. The US FBI and Royal Canadian Mounted Police caught onto him when he started claiming in IRC chatrooms that he was responsible.
He was caught and sentenced on September 12, 2001 to eight months of “open custody,” one year of probation, restricted use of the Internet, and a small fine. While back then, charges for such actions were considerably lighter, in today’s world doing something similar could result in pretty serious jail time- and if you’re good enough, being hired by a corporation or government branch after.
Next Autumn, when you see geese heading south for the winter, flying in a “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily, because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.
If we have the sense of a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are heading the same way we are.
When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.
It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying south.
Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
What message do we give when we honk from behind?
Finally – and this is important – when a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of the formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies; and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their own group.
If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.
We should have the sense of a goose when it comes to team work. We should help one another even if it will affect the whole group or probably our whole life. Remember that there is no ‘I’ in ‘Team’, all it takes is to help each other and never give up. Because in life, we always need someone to help us along the way, and for that to happen. We should also do the same thing to others, and that is not just helping, but also do good things to others especially to the people you care about.
Patient: I do not want to live, I cannot live without my husband, I love him so much
Psychologist: You are mistaken; you do not love your husband
Patient: (angrily) What do you mean!?
Patient: I just told you I can’t live without him
Psychologist: What you describe is parasitism, not love. When you require another individual for your survival, you are a parasite on that individual. there is no choice, no freedom involved in your relationship. It is a matter of necessity rather than love. Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without eachother but choose to live with each other.
The new bottles, which are still in the testing phase, are made of grass, bark, and corn husks, and in the future they plan on using orange peels, potato scraps, and other leftover food. The amazing part is that the bottles still look the same and work the same. This puts Pepsi way ahead of Coke on the race to reduce their carbon footprints;
Coke’s new plastic is only 30% plant material.
By David DiSalvo | Forbes – Fri, Aug 3, 2012 2:54 AM PHT
I grew up in an extended family of folks who for the most part didn’t attend college. Many of them were working full time before they left high school, and a few (like my father) went to night school after they’d already been working for a long time. From an early age my perspective was steeped in wisdom from those who never went to college, but managed to live fulfilling lives just the same. Here are ten things they and others I’ve encountered along the way have taught me.
1. You can learn something useful from anyone.
Whenever we find ourselves ignoring someone because we’ve already determined that they aren’t “smart” enough to say something meaningful, we’ve made a big mistake. Besides being presumptuous and arrogant, this mindset blocks out every useful thing the other person might pass along. Instead of just listening and mining the conversation for nuggets of wisdom, we allow our pre-existing bias to brand everything as “not smart enough for me.” Incredibly bad idea. I’ve yet to meet someone who couldn’t teach me something.
2. If quality slips, it really doesn’t matter how good your ideas were.
This one I learned from a couple of my uncles who worked as quality control specialists on assembly lines. The most ingenious design plans, no matter how many brains contributed to them, can fatally falter in the execution phase if quality slips. This is equally true for intangible plans. Imparting greatness requires a continuum of effort and attention, not just an initial brain-fueled flurry to get exemplary ideas on paper.
3. Don’t ever let a bully intimidate you – not even once.
Now, some might say this one is too dogmatic because it’s possible to allow a bully to intimidate you in the short term so you can get the upper hand in the long term. But the best advice I ever received about this came from a retired truck driver who said, paraphrasing, “When you let a bully intimidate you, the bully doesn’t necessarily win, but you definitely lose.” What he meant was, you lose upstairs where the loss takes a progressively worse toll on your psyche. Yes you can recover from that, but it’s going to take a lot more effort to bring your self-esteem up to par again than if you’d stood your ground to begin with. Reasonable people can differ on this, of course, but I think it’s sound advice.
4. Reciprocity is the name of the relationship game and always will be.
If you can’t find it in yourself to return a favor, or give back more than you got when someone helped you out of a bind, then you are relationship handicapped. While this may seem like basic intuitive logic (and it is), it’s amazing how often it’s ignored. While relationships shouldn’t be tit for tat arrangements, the underlying willingness to reciprocate—even if it’s really hard to do—must be there for the relationship to grow and flourish. None of us are one-way streets.
5. Learning is good; Doing is better.
Well, ok, this one is a little bit on the nose. Learning is more than good – it’s essential. Learning is the elixir that makes the human brain the most powerful organic decision-making and problem-solving tool on the planet. The main point here (passed on to me by a former co-worker) is that there’s a certain magic in doing that many people simply miss out on. You can learn a lot about car engines, but until you get under the hood and work on one, you can’t see just how remarkable an invention these machines we take for granted truly are. That’s one example of thousands, but the same principle applies.
6. Kindness isn’t optional.
Kurt Vonnegut famously said, “There’s only one rule that I know of… you’ve got to be kind.” Why do some people just “get” this while others find being kind a chore? Personally, I think it has a lot to do with our need to feel right, and an attendant unwillingness to consider that maybe we really aren’t right, and it’s not worth treating another person unkindly to prove whatever point is on the table. Besides that, being unkind is illogical because it only incites unkindness aimed at you, and who wants that?
7. You can survive anything (assuming it doesn’t physically kill you).
More than one person has said something like this to me, and I think it’s dead on right. Often it’s rumination about how we won’t survive this or that calamity that really gets us. But usually we can find the inner reserves to overcome just about anything, and will probably surprise ourselves that we pulled it off. I’m not saying it won’t hurt like hell, or bring us to our very brink, but we usually give ourselves far too little credit for being able to overcome difficulty. I won’t quote Nietzsche here, but you get the point.
8. Get a dog.
I suppose this one could also be “get a cat” or a fish for that matter, but as someone once told me, there’s something about a dog that brings out the best in its owners. Companionship with a beast brimming with unconditional love does a body good – especially when hard times hit.
9. Money is important, but experience is invaluable.
I honestly can’t recall where I first heard this but I’m putting it on this list anyway because I think it’s really important. When you buy something, you’ll enjoy that thing for awhile, but our in-built tendency toward habituation will eventually assert itself and the thing will become yet another thing we own. When we invest in experience, however, we are buying memories, and new learning, and new ways of thinking, and a whole lot more. Those are things that become part of who we are, and no physical item can touch that dollar for dollar.
10. Just be ready.
We’ll end with a nice bit of simple logic. Just be ready…for anything. Quoting that inestimable philosopher, Mike Tyson, “Everyone has a plan - until they get punched in the face.” Exactly. So be ready to get punched in the face, and then refer back to #7 on this list.
LONDON: Google’s interactive doodle has lead to thousand of lost working hours as people get busy exploring them during the office hours.
The latest doodle being the 110m hurdle race, one of the many Olympic themed doodles to come up on its search engine’s homepage after the games started.
The addictive mini-game, which offers 1980s-style nostalgia for video game fans, gets people to frantically hit the arrow keys on their keyboard in order to pick up speed, and then timing their jumps across the hurdles with a tap on the space bar.
It is the latest in a long line of Olympic-themed doodles, but the first game - and is likely to lead to thousands of lost office-hours as workers compete for their personal best.
Google is well-known for making work a lot of fun - employees famously are given 20 percent of the office time to explore their own pet projects, and out of that, staple Google services such as Gmail and Google News were born.
However, every time the company places an interactive doodle on its simply homepage, bosses across the world see their employee’s productivity drop, the Daily Mail reported.
This time last year, Google had created a guitar-themed doodle to mark the late musician Les Paul’s 96th birthday party.
According to website Extreme Tech, this doodle ended up costing a staggering 166 million pounds in the UK, as office workers took time off to play the interactive “guitar” - with workers spending a total of 10.7 million hours on the mini-game.