The anger inside

What makes you angry?  What makes you explode? How do you deal with anger?

We are only human and anger is one of the many emotions that you will feel. It is normal to feel angry. What is not normal is the action you take when you want to release that anger.

ImageHonestly, at the end of the day, you will always feel sorry when you blast your anger.  I was an angry person. I felt misunderstood. I felt betrayed, disappointed and depressed. I cried. I threw and destroyed stuff. I tend to be violent at times with myself and the person who I am angry with. It was not normal..That was the old me.

Sometime to cure one’s anger, one must be able to forgive oneself and the other.

1,2,3,4,5….. Counting helps, of course. It means stepping back and looking at the situation first. Understand what made you upset. The first step is to identify what triggers your anger. Identifying them means you will be able to avoid them. Knowing what makes you angry gives you a chance to know how to react.

When you feel angry,  you begin to turn red (not green like the hulk). Red means stop. Be silent! Breathe and relax.  Take that brief moment to calm yourself. Anger makes your judgement clouded and one-sided.  Anger vs. anger won’t work. Both sides will never understand. Image When you are both calm, that’s the time to discuss. Be silent when you are angry, let it sleep for awhile.

I have learned this the hard way. I kept my anger bottled inside me for a very long time. I took tabs of the wrong doings against me. It wasn’t doing me any good. I felt upset even with only petty things. My anger was triggered easily because I kept it always in my mind and in my heart. And then I found a release, I learned to forgive others and myself for my shortcomings.  Forgiveness cures anger.

I hope this will help you deal with your anger. Prayer helps a lot too. Turn your enemies into friends. Turn your anger into love. Be forgiving and you shall be forgiven.

Smile : )

When you’re having a bad day, SMILE!

When you are stressed, SMILE!

When you made a mistake, SMILE!

When you think that there’s no hope, SMILE!

When everyone is against you, SMILE!

When people are being difficult, SMILE!

When you doubt yourself, SMILE!

When nothing seems to be working, SMILE!

When you have no money, SMILE!

Counter life’s negatives with a simple smile : )

Pass on a smile today!

Smile

Baby Bébé 赤ちゃん Bambino

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who is this angelic thing

whose skin so soft and plump

who gave reason for my being

who held my finger like a clamp

who lights up the room

who puts smiles on our faces

who removes the gloom

with his sweet embraces

who puts his trust in me

who needed my tender kiss

who opened my eyes to see

how wonderful life really is

with his sweet smile

with his soft voice

with his gentle breath

as he sleeps so peaceful

as we lay on our bed

my baby and I

ImageDedicated to all the mothers like me

Thursday Laughs

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Boss to employee: “Work harder so I can party harder”

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Boss to spider: “So you are applying as web designer..”

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Employees thinking to themselves “I wonder if the boss noticed I haven’t done anything all day”

 Boss  “I wonder if they noticed I haven’t done anything all day”

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Boss “Why are you not working?”

Employee “Coz I didn’t see you coming!”

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Bosses are like clouds, the day becomes brighter when they disappear.

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Doctor to employee: Take 2 happy pills before you’re required to laugh at your boss jokes”

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Boss writing, “A good boss never mokes mistakes!”

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Boss gives 100% at work: 10% Saturday, 15% Sunday, 5% Monday, 10% Tuesday, 15% Wednesday

and 45% Thursday (because its a weekend)

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Boss to supervisor: “Ask your staff to work harder, I’m buying a new Ferrari!”

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Secretary to boss: “My computer is down, I have to do everything manually” (playing Solitaire)

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Boss to employee on pay raise: “You are lucky to got a 50% increase. I only got 10%”

Employee’s salary 500, Boss salary 50,000. Do the math.

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Boss to employee: “I am the BOSS. Always assume that I am never wrong”

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Surviving the crazy 8

Flying Emirates

Flying non-stop with Emirates

Long and gruesome eight hour non-stop, economy flight!  I am definitely far away from home. Let me share with you some of my travelling tricks.  Here are some of my very own helpful tips in surviving an 8-hour long  journey:

Arriving early 

When the airline company advised that you come 3 hours before your flight, they are not kidding. Your stress begins when you arrive late at the airport. Begin a stress-free travel by arriving early at the airport. That extra time is what you usually need to make your last minute shopping.

Fly light

I usually sent my stuff by sea cargo before I go on my annual vacation. You will have less hassle pulling and carrying such a heavy load. Hand carry weight limit is usually 7 kilos. Picture this, hassle free duty free 7 kg shopping spree!

Choosing your seat

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Front row seats!

Aisle or window seat? It doesn’t matter, as long as you sit where you feel comfortable. As for me, I like the mid-plane, 2-seater, first row, window seat. For economy flights, you might get charged extra to choose your seat, but it’s all worth it. There is lesser noise and vibration as you go further from the rear of the plane.  First row means there’s nothing in front of you, therefore, more leg room.

Remove all clutter!

Airplanes are built with overhead compartments to store your stuff.  Economy spaces are usually small so removing most of your hand carries (except your valuables) can do wonders. You needed that “extra” space for something else and also as the flight attendant will tell you its also for your own safety.

Eat and drink moderately

Frequent bathroom trips are annoying not only to you but to other passengers as well. You cannot stay as long as you want in the lavatory since most of the time there’s a queue.

Entertain yourself

When you travel alone, you need to think of ways to keep yourself entertained during the flight. Talking with your seatmate, reading books or magazines, listen to music, playing games on your iPad, or watching movies or TV shows on the seat monitors are some of the few things you can do. I like reading the in-flight shopping magazine.

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The art of sleeping

Sleeping

You cannot keep on watching or reading for most part of your 8-hour trip. You will sleep eventually. This is the trickiest part of the trip. Some people like myself cannot just sleep easily while sitting.  I needed more pillows. One on my lower back, one on under my face or neck and one that I can embrace. There are many products available now that are light weight and can help you find that comfortable sleeping position.

Stay fit

It’s not good for your body if you keep yourself seated for 8 hours. Stretching and walking along the isle can give you the much needed body work out even while on the air.  Just make sure that you do not disturb other passengers when you do this or do your walking when the flight attendants are serving drinks and meals.

Air shots

Flying has it perks. Just look at these amazing photos that I took using my digital camera and iPod. This is an opportunity that you should not miss- seeing the world below you, those beautiful and enchanting clouds, or the dawning of the sun.

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Cloud funnel above Hong Kong

Cloud funnel above Hong Kong

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Zoom in on this amazing cloud funnel

Zoom in on this amazing cloud funnel

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Right above India

Right above India

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Passing above India.

Passing above India

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Fluffy clouds. Do you see the land below?

Fluffy clouds. Do you see the land below?

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I like looking at the clouds below

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Carpet of clouds

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Blue horizon above the clouds

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Sea of clouds

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When the day meets the night

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Twilight