James Deakin is a man who wears many hats. Who doesn’t recognize him? He’s a TV anchor, event host, motoring advocate, blogger, and social media personality. But with his multifaceted persona and the hectic schedule that he keeps, it’s his being a family man, a loving husband and father to three kids, two boys and a girl, that he values the most. It is no wonder then that Technomarine chose to honor James, a truly exemplary dad, this Father’s Day.
“Time, it’s the most precious commodity,” Deakin relates when asked about the biggest challenge of being a father. “The harder you work, the more successful you become, the more time becomes precious. So it gets very hard to find that balance.”
His daily schedule can become as erratic as the next, starting as early as 5 am. As someone who doesn’t keep a regular office job, making time for his family is indeed a challenge, one that he doesn’t back down from. But there are compromises, he admits, especially since he has to work to earn a living for his wife and his growing brood.
Starting today, I’ll be sharing with you random thoughts that could inspire each and everyone. I hope, somehow, this could help us learn more in coping up with life and staying positive despite of all the trials that we’re facing.
So, LIFE LESSON #1:
“KEEP YOUR HEART FREE FROM HATE.”
Focus on what’s important in your life. Don’t waste your time hating people. It does no good to you emotionally and spiritually. Let God deal with these things. Don’t be consumed by hate because HATE or HATRED is a weak emotion. It’s a sign of failure.
HATRED IS SELF-PUNISHMENT. You are just letting yourself to be sad and miserable instead of being happy and enjoying life. You make yourself unproductive because HATE is your FOCUS.
Instead of hating things… hating people… DO SOMETHING positive that would benefit you. Let go of that hatred in your heart.
I can still remember nung bata pa ako na hinihintay ko buwan-buwan yung pag-uwe ni “mame” sa Lucena (Quezon Province). Laking lola kami ni kuya kasi nagtatrabaho sina mame sa Maynila, hindi naman kami maisama agad doon kasi wala naman titingin sa amin o maghahatid papasok sa school. Every end of the month or first week ng month, umuuwe sina dade at mame sa probinsya para bisitahin kami ni kuya, mag-iwan sa mga lola ng panggastos, saka magbigay sa amin ng pangbaon sa school. Two days lang sila palage, tapos aalis na. Tapos, malungkot na ulit…wala na ulit akong kasamang mommy sa loob ng isang buwan. Magbibilang na naman ng maraming araw hanggang makabalik sila.
Ang bilis ng panahon, ngayon, ako na yung nanay. May dalwang chikitings na ako na naghihintay sa akin sa pag-uwe galing sa trabaho. Sila naman yung naka-abang ngayon at naiinip sa paghihintay sa ‘kin. Minsan, sasabihan pa ako na ‘wag na akong umalis, ‘wag nang magtrabaho. Kung pwede lang sana… hehe.
The brightest gift for mom is within your reach this Mother’s Day.
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I’ve been suffering from lots and lots of different ailments these past few months. Two of my major complaints are from my head and back.
Then I came across a “to-the-rescue” product at the department store in SM City Molino. It’s Relief Hot Compress. Hmmm, interesting!
The product costs Php 199 if you have an SM Advantage Card. However, if you don’t have one, I am not sure if it’s Php 399 or Php 499…but somewhat in that price range. Price-wise, it’s pretty amazing with an SM advantage card. Alright, let’s proceed with my honest review…
I bought the colored brown hot compress. It looks like a pillow but feels and looks like a stuff toy. It’s very handy, easy to bring anywhere. It has liquid inside. I am not sure if it’s water or any other liquid. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but, it’s an electronic hot compress. So, from the word “electronic” itself, I’m sure you get an idea or first impression that it’s rechargeable. If that’s what you think, YOU GET IT RIGHT! It’s very fast and convenient than the traditional heat compress. I think you only recharge it for about 10 minutes. Just plug it and wait for the indicator light to turn off then you can readily use it. This electronic heat compress helps a lot with relaxation. To be fair, it retains the heat for 30-40 minutes. It good enough to provide short term relief to your backache, dysmenorrhea or sore muscles.
There’s no need to worry about spilling. I’ve been using this product for more than 1 month now and I never experienced spilling of the the liquid inside. I’ve only found two disadvantage of this product:
It smells a lot of burnt electric wire right after recharging. Sometimes, that bad odor lasts for 5-10 minutes.
You cannot control the temperature.
This is my short/simple review. So far, it does its job very well. I can give you an update after a few more months upon using this product.
Essilor’s Eye Can Succeed campaign through Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) won two awards at the 53rd Anvil Awards held at the Shangri-La at the Fort in BGC.
Out of over 450 entries across the country, Eye Can Succeed won the Gold Anvil Award for Public Relations Program on sustainable basis, and the Silver Anvil Award for Specialized Public Relations Program for its advocacy campaign for healthy vision.
The campaign helps Filipino public senior high school students to achieve better eye sight by providing free eye check-ups and giving free eyeglasses. EVF, the philanthropic arm of Essilor, is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences among the 2.5 billion people around the world and to provide opportunities to live a better life through better eye sight.
For more information, visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph/eyecansucceed, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Discovery Suites recognized recently loyal employees from different departments as it marked its 18th anniversary. The employees have worked at Discovery for many years, upholding the gracious brand of service the company is known for.
Among those who received their loyalty awards for 10 years of service were Guest Services Associate Melvin Lipangco, Engineering Assistant Manager El Perez, Banquet Sales Manager Kris Arciaga, Reservations Manager Alexandra Noelle Puen, and Executive Assistant to the General Manager Rowena Gulle. Celebrating their 18th year with Discovery Suites, meanwhile, are Engineering Associate Bernard Tamargo, Financial Controller Laureen Udtuhan, Purchasing Manager and Property Custodian Milette Vizcarra, and Housekeeping Associate Marlon Mendoza.
As it breathes new life to Clark, Pampanga, Filinvest Mimosa+ Leisure City has been changing and invigorating the business and leisure landscape in the north with a progressive redevelopment masterplan. Integral to this plan is its 3.6-hectare sustainable office campus—dubbed Workplus—set amidst lush greeneries that is conducive for both work and wellness.
Being at the forefront of Filinvest Mimosa+’s vision to elevate the business industry in Clark, six office buildings are set to rise in Workplus within the next six years. Currently, two office buildings—called 1 Workplus and 2 Workplus—are already complete and ready to welcome corporations that are looking to expand their business in Central Luzon. This is another proof of the dynamism that Filinvest has been injecting into the Mimosa+ estate.
“With the opening of Workplus, we aim to not only bring in more business to Clark, but to also help increase employment in Pampanga,” notes Filinvest Cyberzone’s first vice president Janette Cordero.
With a total gross floor area of over 110,000 square meters and total gross leasable area of approximately 100,000 square meters, all Workplus buildings come equipped with fibre optic facilities that are best suited for business process outsourcing (BPO), information technology (IT), and knowledge-based companies, with ample surface and podium parking areas available. Furthermore, each structure strictly follows the green building guidelines of Clark Development Corporation to promote corporate social responsibility and true green living.
Also of particular note is how the office campus is filled with full grown Acacia trees and rich flora. Cognizant of this, Filinvest Mimosa+ collaborated with renowned designer firm H1 Architecture to devise an office campus master plan that is conscious of the natural landscape, where the positioning of the buildings, for example, was carefully composed in such a way that it moves around and blends with the trees. This creates a healthy, vibrant atmosphere that seamlessly integrates the landscape with the buildings’ architectural design.
Let’s give our eyes extra loving care so that we can enjoy clear vision even as we grow old.
People ages 40 years old and above often suffer from age-related health problems like near vision blurriness. Our eyes work long hours and we should nourish them properly. Having clear vision allows us to have happy moments with the people we love.