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Charles Schultz Philosophy08.01.14

Something worth sharing…

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just read the e-mail straight through and you’ll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” (Charles Schultz)

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Story of Appreciation02.08.11

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview, as he will make the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?”

The youth answered “none”.

The director asked, “Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”
The youth answered, “My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.”

The director asked, “Where did your mother work?”

The youth answered, “My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”

The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, “Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”

The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.”

The director said, “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.”

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tears fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered, “I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes”

The Director asked, “Please tell me your feelings.”

The youth said, “Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not be the successful me today. Number 2, by working together and helping my mother, only now I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

The director said, “This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.”

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?

You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

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100 days before Christmas09.16.09


It’s 100 days before Christmas?



I have to save some $ now…LOL…

I know it’s still 100 days before Christmas, but can I post my wish list? According to Malen and Aimz, if you blog what you wanted to receive, you will get it, right? Now why don’t I try it? This may sound materialistic but who cares! It’s my blog! Right? LOL

Here are the list of things that I could possibly get, if I have enough…LOL!

1. External USB Hard Drive. I can hear my laptop screaming at me as if choking because of all the files I have here. LOL! Love you Bedell (my laptop’s pet name)

2. Portable MP3 Player. I always feel stressed when I’m traveling from and to at work everyday and I want to kill time by listening to music. My dream is an IPOD Classic, colored black.

3. New cellphone. I’m dreaming of owning a Samsung OMNIA. Haayyzzz…dreaming…I even joined contest online to get a free one.

4. DSLR Camera. I can see myself joining photography classes using my Canon D40. Click! Click! Hahaha. And getting my pictures published in the magazine or even at National Geographic or Time Magazine. :)

5. PSP. I wanted this ever since I borrowed Toni’s. I really wanted to have one, but every time I decided to buy, something will come up that I need to prioritize first.

6. New refrigerator. I want to give it to my mom.

7. Second hand car. For my first car, I don’t want it brand new. I’ll get a brand new one once I learned how to drive well.  I’m just so tired commuting everyday.

8. Korean, Taiwanese, and Japanese Language Lessons. I’m even willing to teach English lesson in exchange of getting a lesson in return. Email me at angelofthewaters at gmai dot com if you know any institution that’s willing to trade. :)

9. New acoustic guitar.  My old one is broken.  I had it when I graduated in high school from mom.

10. Meet SS501 and Hwangbo. Since I got addicted with JOONGBO, I really want to watch a ss501 concert. If I can, I want to meet and greet all of the five members and have a photo and signature session. I’m even dreaming of going to Korea to stalk them (ss501) and of course, Hwangbo.

11. Weight Lost. Loose 50 lbs before I turn 30.  Lipo?  Tummy-tuck?

12.  And lastly, WORLD PEACE!  O ayan ha!  I’m not so selfish….LOL

Please Santa, grant me my wish.  I’ve been nice since forever.  xox, Ruthie

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i envy him…or her07.28.08

The Pregnant Man gives birth to a baby girl.

When I first heard of this news, I’m intensely happy for the couple. They just created a miracle in their lives.  I myself wanted to have one soon…actually it’s one of my dreams… If there’s a will, there’s a way…

Aja guys!  Take care of her and love her always.

It’s been three weeks since his blue-eyed baby debuted in this world, but Thomas Beatie – better known around the world as the Pregnant Man – can already say this about his daughter’s personality: “She’s easygoing and mellow and intelligent.”

On June 29 at 8:55 p.m., Beatie, 34, a former female beauty pageant contestant, made cultural history as perhaps the first legally transgender male to give birth, bringing into the world a 9 lbs., 5 oz. baby girl named Susan Juliette.

“She’s so precious, I just can’t stop staring at her,” Thomas tells PEOPLE in his first interview since he and wife Nancy returned with their bundle from Bend, Oregon’s St. Charles Medical Center. “Just holding her is the best feeling in the world.”

Susan – named after Thomas’s mother and conceived through artificial insemination with donor sperm – arrived after 40 hours of labor, with Nancy at Thomas’s side acting as his coach.

“When Susan finally came out, it was like in slow motion,” says Thomas. “I was full of wonder.” Echoes Nancy: “There were tears of joy.”

Both father and daughter came through the birth in perfect health. “I weigh two pounds less than I did before I got pregnant,” adds Thomas. “And I don’t have a single stretch mark!”

At home, the couple is adjusting to their new nightly schedule: Nancy breastfeeding (by induced lactation, a process using hormones and physical stimulation with a breast pump) and Thomas keeping company while watching TV.

Crows Thomas, “Susan is a miracle! And we’re finally the family we’ve been dreaming of.”


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the reason why i am in hiatus mode07.12.08


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am i on hiatus?03.31.08

No I’m not.

I was just busy these past few weeks mainly because of my mom. Last March 1, she had an operation. It was a modified mastectomy on her right breast. Just two weeks before that, she was complaining that her right breast was painful and when you feel it, there’s a lump just below her nipple. That really made me very worried. She has two cousins who died because of breast cancer so you can imagine the panic and worries that we felt. And the lump on her breast was big, it’s about 2cm x 5cm. I asked her to have a check up with the ob gyne so that we would know for sure. The next day, they went to Fatima, which was Wednesday and was advised by the doctor to do a frozen biopsy and mastectomy on the first day of the following week. I feel like everything was so fast, according to the doctor, if it was benign, they will just remove the lump, but if it was malignant, they will remove the whole breast. Imagine the shock that we all felt, that was less than a week when we’ve learned that her breast was aching and the next step will be removing her breast.


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