Trending Over The Weekend

Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program: Fuji Maru now in the Philippines; read more about SSEAYP at http://www.sseayp.com/sis/

The New Museum in New York, USA - experience art in innovative ways: currently featuring Carsten Höller’s collection - the Untitled slide, the sense-depriving Psycho tank, the Mirror carousel, and more, among other collections. Online gallery at http://www.newmuseum.org/

Gem of an Advice

@JasonRoa about @Toastmasters through @LRDCTM - I repeated my 8th basic speech project (on using visual aids) ‘Why We Fight’ for the Nth time last Thursday evening, and this bit from the evaluation stuck: “personal experiences as examples would give more value to any speech.” It wasn’t the first time I was handed that slice of cake, but I have to admit, that instance, I swallowed it. The next time we prepare our speeches, let’s give it more substance by weaving personal experiences into the quilt. After all, experience is one of the best teachers. Thanks to my evaluator who gave me a beautiful slice of constructive feedback that tasted just right.

One Day On Earth

#OneDayOnEarth: help #document the #world’s #story on 11.11.11 with your photos and videos. Join us at www.onedayonearth.org — see the trailer: www.vimeo.com/26378195 @onedayonearth

The “If” Anthem: Live Curious
[by the National Geographic channel]

If you are, you breathe. If you breathe, you talk. If you talk, you ask. If you ask, you think. If you think, you search. If you search, you experience. If you experience, you learn. If you learn, you grow. If you grow, you wish. If you wish, you find. And if you find, you doubt. If you doubt, you question. If you question, you understand; and if you understand, you know. If you know, you want to know more. If you want to know more, you are alive.

Live curious!

These are some of the latest Doodles Google has rolled out at their homepage.

Creativity never ceases its appeal to me.

Here’s a statement from Google about their Doodles:

“Having a little bit of fun with the corporate logo by redesigning it from time to time is unheard of at many companies but at Google, it is a part of the brand. While the doodle is primarily a fun way for the company to recognize events and notable people, it also illustrates the creative and innovative personality of the company itself.” [from the Doodle History at http://www.google.com/doodle4google/history.html]

Don’t be afraid to go off-piste.

I’m guilty of having the end pages of my notepads squiggled full of ink and graphite sketches. Besides giving myself and everyone else (the connoisseurs and critics) a chance to have fun, I find these free-hand sessions a reprieve from the monotony of a day’s life.

Go ahead and let creativity meld with your singular identity; let it be a part of your being.

Have fun appreciating art and creating art yourself!

P.S.: see the gallery of Google Doodles at www.google.com/logos

These are some of the latest Doodles Google has rolled out at their homepage.

Creativity never ceases its appeal to me.

Here’s a statement from Google about their Doodles:

“Having a little bit of fun with the corporate logo by redesigning it from time to time is unheard of at many companies but at Google, it is a part of the brand. While the doodle is primarily a fun way for the company to recognize events and notable people, it also illustrates the creative and innovative personality of the company itself.” [from the Doodle History at http://www.google.com/doodle4google/history.html]

Don’t be afraid to go off-piste.

I’m guilty of having the end pages of my notepads squiggled full of ink and graphite sketches. Besides giving myself and everyone else (the connoisseurs and critics) a chance to have fun, I find these free-hand sessions a reprieve from the monotony of a day’s life.

Go ahead and let creativity meld with your singular identity; let it be a part of your being.

Have fun appreciating art and creating art yourself!

P.S.: see the gallery of Google Doodles at www.google.com/logos

[A short tale for the road]

Red knobs are attractive, aren’t they?

Yesterday I had the complusion to have a second go at the cycling group exercise at the gym; after my first attendance a couple weeks past, I thought the class’ intensity was too light and was a ‘warm-up’ of sorts that failed to drench me enough to be classified as a work-out in my book. Well, I wasn’t surprised it was SSDD that time. 

Then came my urge to do a third ‘warm-up’ today. 

Today I paid attention to the instructor shouting over the upbeat music, “level 1” or “two now” and so forth. Up ‘till now, all I ever touched on the stationary bike I had taken ever since were the foot straps and seat height control. 

So my sight-deprived self put on my connoisseur hat (glasses) and went over the the contraption in the middle of my peaceful pedalling. 

I remember enjoying the cartoon series ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ over at Cartoon Network, and felt like his obnoxious sister Deedee. “What does this knob do?”

And I twisted the attractive, colorful, bright red thing. 

Per la mente di Dio! 

It took just a fraction of the time it’d take the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from take-off sequence to lift-off for the floodgates to open. And I was like a watered garden. Literally. 

My prejudice was washed away, and I came to apprecoate the rigorous routine I had and could have in future cycling sessions. 

And I felt even more like Dexter’s annoyance of a sibling as I surprisingly found myself repeatedly adjusting the little red knob to change the bike’s resistance, and enjoyed every bit of it!

Don’t underestimate the power of a little red knob. You just may be surprised at how good thing come out of these small things. Go ahead and be adventurous. Challenge the status quo. 

"Into the arid empty spaces of my heart you came, and my life was like a watered garden." [taken from Freda Jayme’s trove of short stories - ‘Catch Me a Firefly’]

Thanks, dear little red knob, for watering me today.

[A short tale for the road]

Red knobs are attractive, aren’t they?

Yesterday I had the complusion to have a second go at the cycling group exercise at the gym; after my first attendance a couple weeks past, I thought the class’ intensity was too light and was a ‘warm-up’ of sorts that failed to drench me enough to be classified as a work-out in my book. Well, I wasn’t surprised it was SSDD that time.

Then came my urge to do a third ‘warm-up’ today.

Today I paid attention to the instructor shouting over the upbeat music, “level 1” or “two now” and so forth. Up ‘till now, all I ever touched on the stationary bike I had taken ever since were the foot straps and seat height control.

So my sight-deprived self put on my connoisseur hat (glasses) and went over the the contraption in the middle of my peaceful pedalling.

I remember enjoying the cartoon series ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ over at Cartoon Network, and felt like his obnoxious sister Deedee. “What does this knob do?”

And I twisted the attractive, colorful, bright red thing.

Per la mente di Dio!

It took just a fraction of the time it’d take the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from take-off sequence to lift-off for the floodgates to open. And I was like a watered garden. Literally.

My prejudice was washed away, and I came to apprecoate the rigorous routine I had and could have in future cycling sessions.

And I felt even more like Dexter’s annoyance of a sibling as I surprisingly found myself repeatedly adjusting the little red knob to change the bike’s resistance, and enjoyed every bit of it!

Don’t underestimate the power of a little red knob. You just may be surprised at how good thing come out of these small things. Go ahead and be adventurous. Challenge the status quo.

"Into the arid empty spaces of my heart you came, and my life was like a watered garden." [taken from Freda Jayme’s trove of short stories - ‘Catch Me a Firefly’]

Thanks, dear little red knob, for watering me today.

Lexmark Toastmasters invades Taipan Toastmasters 23rd Installation of Officers and Induction of New Members L-R Dexter Go VP-PR, RJ Tenchavez, Jason Roa President

Lexmark Toastmasters invades Taipan Toastmasters 23rd Installation of Officers and Induction of New Members L-R Dexter Go VP-PR, RJ Tenchavez, Jason Roa President

Taipan Toastmasters 23rd Installation of Officers and Induction of New Members

Taipan Toastmasters 23rd Installation of Officers and Induction of New Members

Glam Rock - Sinulog Toastmasters 31st Installation of New Officers and Induction of New Members

Lexmark TM Club
L-R TM RJ Tenchavez, TM Khen Rose Tapdasan (Secretary), CC Ethel Bitoon (VP-Ed), CC Jason Roa (President)

Glam Rock - Sinulog Toastmasters 31st Installation of New Officers and Induction of New Members

Lexmark TM Club
L-R TM RJ Tenchavez, TM Khen Rose Tapdasan (Secretary), CC Ethel Bitoon (VP-Ed), CC Jason Roa (President)

Stripes Forever: VECO Toastmasters Club 5th Installation of Officers & Induction of New Members

09.02.2011
Diamond Suites and Residences

Stripes Forever: VECO Toastmasters Club 5th Installation of Officers & Induction of New Members

09.02.2011
Diamond Suites and Residences