Sunday, October 04, 2009


"It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more manhood to abide by thought-outprinciples rather than blind reflex. Toughness is inthe soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind."

- Alex Karras

Sunday, October 4 , 2009

The feeling of Sunday is the same everywhere

Sometimes, when I’m having such a fun, nice, relaxing day, I can’t break out of the rhythm to blog. I definitely missed it, but it was also nice to just be in the moment and enjoy it. Since there is so much ground to cover, I will keep everything short and sweet. Friday - i decided to do some regular tourist stuff! Saturday - woke up pretty early and went for some coffee with some students, then to the seminar.

Wow, I still have a lot to catch up on and recap, so look out for another post!

Have you ever thought of things that make us the same versus the things that make us different?

Many times in our lifetime we might have heard a conversation that goes something like this : “He comes from another generation, that’s why he’s like that…”When you’ve met quite a number of people from different nationalities, more and more you will get to observe the things that make you alike than the things that make you different. No matter where you were born, there are some innate human qualities that make us the same people. And the more you realize this, the easier it will get to understand and accept the other person.Think about it. Your co-worker does not always go to work all sugar and spice, and everything nice .. We all have our bad days. We sometimes go to work with two giant eyeballs from sleeping late the night before. And we also have our “up” days, when it seems like we are the like the Energizer bunny hopping along as we walk the aisles. In short, we all are the same beings.When you work with people from other countries, as in our company, think of how Filipino they are versus how American, Mexican, Ecuadorian, or what have you. I’m quite sure that from their point of view, they are thinking of something similar, trying to understand why we are too shy to admit that we cannot do something, and why we simply say yes because we do not want to lose face….these are some of my thoughts while on this journey..