Saturday, August 28, 2010

Searching for The Meaning of Life? Some answers here...

Someone shared this on youtube. Another shared this on facebook. Many might see some meaning which makes sense to them.

Friday, August 27, 2010

5 Ways to Cope With Hunger

During the inception marketing forum ( at the AGSB, Jonah De Lumen, Gawad Kalinga's advocacy and marketing director, shared this video about Tuntoy, and how his family had 5 ways to cope with hunger.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Father To His Son: You Don't Have to Do This, But If You Must, Let's Do It Together

Shown during the last Claretian Father and Son recollection activity.

Learning from 4 Generations of the Worlds' Best Roast Beef Makers

Once upon a time...

Kenneth Blanchard on Achieving Personal Excellence: An Exercise on 20 Things You Love Doing

While driving 5 hours to and from Carmona, Cavite today, I was listening to an audio lecture by Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, co-author of the best-selling book: The One Minute Manager, on personal excellence. One of the things that he shared was this exercise:

Think of 20 things you love doing, more than anything in the world. Is it being with your kids? Playing tennis? Surfing the net? Date with your wife?

Put a peso mark beside each thing that costs money to do.

Then, for each of the 20 things, put a date which represents the last time you did that favorite thing.

What did you find out?

I found out a lot in the last 5 hours...

Bong De Ungria

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Father's Letter to His Son- A Recollection Assignment

Dearest Jeric,

You are God's gift and blessing. I do not know why or what I did to deserve such a wonderful gift from God. And I am forever thankful to God for his gift of you becoming my son.

I love you- no matter what you do or don't do. And this has been, is now, and will always be. Remember always what I said when I was still tutoring you- ok lang magkamali. If I, like any other parent, seem over-protective or strict at times, it is because you still benefit from that protection. There are some bad people in this world my son, who are not fair, who don't follow the rules, who hurt other people. There will come a time when you will be strong enough to face these bad people alone- but not just yet- you are 13  and Grade 7 and there is still a lot of growing and learning for you...

Jeric, my son, let's both continue to pray for God's blessings and grace, let's work and perservere as we should; let's dream, dream big and make these big dreams come true.

Son, I will not always be around. And you will not always be 13. Someday soon, I will grow old, have memory gaps and lose to you in tennis. Someday soon, you will be stronger, wiser, richer and just as awesomely handsome.

We frequently joke about you giving me a room and a butler in your own hotel. But this need not be a joke; if you pray and work hard enough, and if you study with just even half the hours you spend on the computer and your gamrs, then this is possible- if this is what you want.

Whatever good you want Jeric, suportahan ta ka (I will support). I am so proud of you and I hope that you will always see and feel the love your mom and I have for you, always.

Love you son,
Awesomely handsome papa Bong

PS. I am putting these in my personal blog because I think that the actual letter that I will give you will be strategically hidden from everyone, including you. Let's pray that this blog entry survives the test of time and strategy.