Wednesday, February 25, 2009

World's Greatest Business Mind?

Happen to bump into this site where you can create your own video and name someone as World's Greatest Business Mind.

I personalized it (literally) by putting my name on it. lolz

Here's a sneak peak of my vid as the World's Greatest Business Mind

But wait, to make it more realistic I forwarded it to my friends and colleagues in this format. lolz


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 10:16 AM
Subject: Saw you on TV yesterday
To: gmangalo@gmail.com


Hi Girlie

I couldn't believe it when I spotted you on the news last night. Well done - it was a great story.

In case you didn't catch it you'll be pleased to know I recorded it. You can view it here:
http://www.themessagegroup.com.au/last-nights-news.php?title=20090224-Girlie-Mangalo_create.html

Congratulations again.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Friday, February 20, 2009

Solving the Rubik's cube

" If others can, why can't I?! "

Here's a motivation that drives me to find out and chronicle how to solve the famous Rubik's cube. Did you know that Erik Akkersdijk from Netherlands holds the Rubik's Cube World Record in "The best time for restoring the cube in an official championship." Held in Czech Open 2008, Erik was able to restore the cube in (drum roll please...) 7.08 seconds, wheew! that fast!... Makes me think what I can do in 7 seconds? Wink, 3 times? Well this man is really something.

I may not make it to the world record (as if) but I'm positive I can restore it, just give me ample time :D... Just to make sure I wont forget it, here's my own way of abusing my neurons and glial cells (aka Brain cells)

Easy Steps to Solve the Rubiks Cube

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield



I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

[Chorus1:]
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Repear Chorus1

[Chorus2:]
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Repeat Chorus1 and Chorus2

The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, yeah, yeah

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nick Vujicic, "No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!"


Ever grumbled that life is not fair... Why such things are happening?... Why me Lord?... Why this time?...

Wait till you meet Nicholas "Nick" Vujicic (pronounced Voy-a-chich), born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia without arms and legs. But this disability does not disable him to live a normal life, achieve his dreams and even reach out for others. With the support of his Christian parents - Dushka Vujicic, nurse and Borris Vujicic, pastor, Nick defeated emotional struggles and depression during his growing years. It was not easy though, but Nick managed to adapt to his feebleness and do greater things beyond himself.

Nick started his first motivational speaking engagement at the of age 19 . At 21, he completed double major in Accounting and Financial Planning. In 2005, he was nominated for the "Young Australian of the Year" Award. At age 25, author of his first book,"No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!" ; traveled in 19 nations; president of an international non-profit organization - Life Without Limbs; and also has his own motivational speaking company - Attitude Is Altitude.

One of God's promises which enables Nick to do the impossible is found in Jeremiah 29:11,
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

God bless you Nick!





Related articles:
http://www.attitudeisaltitude.com/aboutus-nick.php
http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Vujicic
http://www.myspace.com/lifewithoutlimbs

You First Believed by Hoku

Here's a Valentine's treat for all you guys reading my blog.
Fall in love with this vid and music... Happy Hearts day!



How many times did I pray
You'd find me
How many wishes on a star
Gazing off into the dark
Dreaming I'd see your face
Safe at home unafraid
Captured in your embrace

So many times
When my heart was broken
Visions of you
Would keep me strong
You were with me all along
Guiding my every step
You are all that I am
And I'll never forget

It was you who first believed
In all that I was made to be
It was you looking in my eyes
You held my hand
And showed me life
And I've never been the same
Since you first believed

There were times
When I'd thought I'd lost you
Fearing forever was a dream
But it wasn't what it seemed
Placing your hand in mine
You could see in the dark
You were guiding my heart

It was you who first believed
In all that I was made to be
It was you looking in my eyes
You held my hand
And you showed me life
And I've never been the same
Since you first believed

How many times did I pray
You'd find me
How many wishes on a star

[ Lyrics found at www.mp3lyrics.org/eXm ]

FALL by Hillsong

Verse 1:
E A
I love to worship You my God
C#m B
I love to worship You my Lord A E/G# F#m E
And see Your Spirit fall in power A B
Your love unfolding gifts from heaven


Verse 2:
E A
I love to worship You my God
C#m B
I love to worship You my Lord
A E/G# F#m E
And feel Your precious breath of Heaven A B
Your all consuming love


Chorus: E
Holy Spirit come in power
B/G#
Change my heart F#m A
I want to live for Your my God E
Let Your Spirit come in power
B/G#
Change my life F#m A
That I may live for You my Lord
B E
Fall on us Lord


Bridge: A E
So I yearn for You A E
Long to see You move D A/C# B
O, I lift my hands before my King and pray


F
ather in heaven, let this song be the music of our hearts that yearns for your presence.
Move us, sustain us, bless us, change us for your glory through your son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Continue to be inspired by listening to this >>SONG<<.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Good to Great: The Hedgehog concept

Yesterday 02/12/09, we had our company's "All-Hands" at Astoria Plaza . The management divided us into groups and was tasked to discuss the 6 concepts of the book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins. Our team was assigned to discuss about the 4th item which is "The Hedgehog Concept."

Just to share some of the things I've learned during our group discussion:

The Hedgehog Concept

A hedgehog concept is not a goal to be the best, a strategy to be the best, an intention to be the best, a plan to be the best. It is an understanding of what you can be the best at.


Doing what you are good at will only make you good. Focusing solely on what you can potentially do better than any other organization is the only path to greatness.


And a hedgehog concept is the intersection of three ideas - What you are passionate about, What you can be best in the world at, and What drives your economic engine.


I found this quote by D.L. Moody which I think best describes the Hedgehog concept, he said,

"Give me a man who says ‘This one thing I do,’ not ‘These fifty I dabble in.' "

Basically it teaches us to know what is the one thing that we are passionate about, for we know that is where we can be the best in the world at. Doing everything that will continue to drive our passion to it. And eventually realize we already hit our goals, by just doing what we loved to do.



Monday, February 9, 2009

Bloody weekend :S

Balitang gumimbal sa tahimik na gabi ng Kalye Apitong.

Linggo ng gabi, isang lalaki ang pasuray suray na napadaan sa Kalye ng Apitong, nakainom at wala sa kanyang matinong pagiisip nang walang habas na kumuha ng bote at ipinukol sa ulo ng lalaking nadaanan nya. Ang biktima umano ay kilalang tahimik at walang kibo sa lugar na ito. Napag alamang galing ito sa maghapong trabaho at pauwi na nang makasalubong ang salarin. Basag ang bote at nagkalat ang bubog sa kalsada. Hindi makagulapay ang biktima, habang hinihimas ang kanyang ulo.

Samantala dirediretso naglakad pauwi ang salarin na parang walang nangyari. Ang hindi batid ng lalaking ito, dali-daling umuwi sa kanilang bahay ang kanyang biktima at kumuha ng patalim. Ilang metro mula sa pinangyarihan ng unang engkwentro nagpangabot ang dalawa at muling nagkairingan. Hawak ng biktima ang patalim subalit malakas ang loob ng lalaking lasing at walang habas na nilibak ito. Pinaratangang duwag at bahagya pang iniaangat ang kanyang pang itaas na damit upang piliting saksakin siya nito. Nagdilim ang paningin ng biktima, buong lakas na iniangat ang kanang braso at ipinukol ang kutsilyo sa kaliwang bahagi ng tiyan ng lalaki. Bumagsak ang lalaki sa kalsada hawak ang kanyang tiyan, duguan at bahagya pa umanong lumabas ang bituka.

Di magkamayaw ang mga tao sa kalye, dali-daling binuhat at dinala sa ospital ang nakahandusay na lalaki subalit sa ospital na ito binawian ng buhay. May asawa ito at 3 anak. Samantala ang nakasaksak na may asawa rin at 4 anak ay kasalukuyang pinaghahanap ng mga awtoridad, habang ang bayaw nito na napagbintanggang sangkot sa patayan ay siyang dinakip at nakulong sa Camp Caringal.

Sa puntong ito, sino nga ba ang tunay na biktima at sino ang dapat usigin?