No sweat to stress

When stress kicks in, your body is in survival mode. Chronic stress with little or no relief distresses the body that eventually leads to adverse health conditions. In fact, nine out of ten patients who visit the doctor’s office are for stress-related ailments and complaints, according to Mayo Clinic. Don’t fall prey to stress. Here are Mayo Clinic’s 4A’s of Stress Management in a nutshell to get you over stress.

  1. Avoid. Choose your battles rather than facing all potential stress sources that come your way. Take control of surroundings. Don’t jump into situations that you know will drive you nuts. Learn to say no. Say ‘no’ especially when you have too much on your plate. Delete and delegate. Learn to trust

your peers and delegate tasks.

  1. Alter.

If stress originates from an outside factor, don’t wait until it blows up in your face. Communicate feelings respectfully. Find good timing and properly communicate how you feel in certain situations. Ask for change. Open a discussion among your peers to create a better scenario in the future. Manage time better. Prioritize and organize your tasks to avoid getting overwhelmed.

  1. Adapt.

If you fail to prevent a stressor from getting to you, adapting is the next step. Be realistic. Things beyond your control will occur, so stop striving for 100 percent perfection and don’t sweat the small stuff. Stop negative thoughts. Don’t replay the stressful situation in your head, think progressively, and focus on a solution. Look at things in a better light. Consider the ‘good’ in every ‘bad’ msituation. I once talked to my friend, who is the best man in our friend’s wedding. He was preparing his best man speech but the wedding did not push through.

  1. Accept.

There are things beyond our control. Let go and accept the things the way they are. Talk to someone. You’re not alone in the struggle. You have your loved ones who would be more than willing to share the burden. Forgive. Escape from the negative energy of  holding a grudge and it will grant you peace in life. Practice positive self-talk. Pump yourself up with positive words. Who else will better encourage you than yourself? Keep the faith. The connection with your spirituality will be a good source of strength through these times.

 

My love from college

The story that you will read includes details not suitable for naïve and primitive readers. This is too private and sizzling hot to handle so if you have a plan to reproduce or share it to others, who don’t belong to this class, forget my name and I’ll forget yours. Thanks!

Do you remember the time when I asked you an undaunted question about loving two different persons at the same time? I gravely defined one as your beloved partner in a relationship while the other was a special someone who had an exceptional place in your heart. Now, it isn’t the case in my peculiar shoes any longer, I already made a move which I think one of the fairest and unlamented decisions I ever made so far in my life. I’m self-assured to say that my heart vigorously beats to someone that I truly and whole-heartedly love; she is Miss Fashionista.

Miss Fashionista is definitely not her real name. She has a rare fair skin, a unique hair strands, a quite pointed nose, thin lips, dazzling eyes, slender body, has an unpredictable weirdness, and love to dress up with all kinds of garments. She has been my consistent schoolmate since first year college in the University of the East and has also been my classmate a year ago. She belongs to the graduating class of 2012, taking up a degree related to mine. She is a key member of a pioneering organization of the university where I myself was also a prime member. She has been my friend since then but supposedly became close friends just a month ago.

During our freshmen’s years, Miss Fashionista has been my secret crush. She has been the apple of my eye inside our classroom, along the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) corridors, in the staircases of Batibot and etc. By just seeing her cheerful face and notable cute smile on a normal weekday, my worries are fading away and my body is starting to pump out. But what can I do? I want to express my feeling of likeness to her but I’m afraid of the words she’ll say in return. I’m just an innocent and arrogant young man who admires her but no guts to face her. I just think that it’s a test of persistence to what and when is the extent of my admiration to her. And so I decided to keep that feeling and have that as a secret.

Then the following year, I suddenly entered in a relationship where I found myself flat. I learned to love somebody more than a friend for the third time around. Yes! I am humble to say that I did love her with all my heart and strived to be happy with her for two years and five months. But like what other relationships have to write, ours marked period. We are now officially separated for your information. It’s exactly a month and five days since we decided to part ways. I decided to break her heart badly because I felt I’m fooling myself if we continue that stupid love. Subsequently, I came up with a decision to straightly walk forward, to face whom my heart beats, and to spill my own hush-hush.

’m in love once again!  I’m now in love with her. Sadly, she didn’t give me any chance to prove my love to her but I understand. That was the time when I got an immense “no” and heard the sentence “we’re just friends!” from her after I personally approached to her, talked about my feelings and begged for her positive response while sitting a meter away from each other. That hurts really but still I understand. I just smiled and laughed to overcome the hopelessness but really my heart almost broken into half and my body was frozen that moment. I know I’m not the right guy that he longed for. I’m not even on the level of her standards. I’m nothing at all. I’m just a friend.  I tried to be okay physically and emotionally. I didn’t look at her for a minute. I didn’t say anything. I even want to bid goodbye. My feet want to walk out but my heart and mind insist. Soon, I took a one big deep breath, realizing nothing happened and nothing was seriously conversed that night in the garden. Until she held on my arms, asked me to look at her, and boldly said “Sorry!”

There are things in life that I can’t hold on forever, no matter how much I fight for it. Meeting that someone whom I called Miss Fashionista and whom I learned to love is just a part of the game that the playful destiny created.

It made me apprehend in the end that the person I thought destined for me wasn’t really meant to stay but only destined to make me feel the love and soon leave me when I have already fallen. It’s not easy to state a reason when you decide to leave the one you love. What they don’t see is the fact that it hurts me even more to hurt someone who doesn’t deserve to be hurt. There are times when I wish that I was limited to certain emotions so that I’ll never have to experience pain, never feel disappointed, and never get my fragile heart broken. Maybe I will just continue on dreaming on and pursue my passion instead of thinking about love. I am young and free and I need to get my goal of knowing web content development. I am learning the tricks through the influence of najlepszy hosting and it makes me sane once in a while.

But I guess learning takes time, mistakes make one’s journey fun and goodbye is not an escape. Life is what we make it; love makes the world go round. So let’s live, love, and take whatever pain it brings. Even though I’ve experienced that awkward moment, still, I’m glad and thankful that we’re good friends.

 

 

 

 

When I went to see Dali

“Take a trip to Girona and Figueres before heading back home.”  It was a decision I would never regret.

 

Figueres is a small town in the province of Girona in the Catalonian region of Spain, around 140 km from Barcelona. It would take around two and a half hours to Figueres and Girona via a luxurious bus ride from central Barcelona.

The highlight of a trip to Figueres is a visit to the Dali Theatre and Museum (Teatro Museo Dali), the museum of Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí (more popularly known as Salvador Dali). Acknowledged as the modern-day symbol of surrealism and one of the most important artists of his time, he was born in Figueres in 1904.  The trip we had was made possible by a friend who lease a Juke while we were there so the trip was really smooth.

The museum opened in September 1974 and kept expanding until the mid 1980s, with Dali himself supervising additions to the complex. This popular Figueres landmark is an intoxicating brew that is bound to create a heady mix of eerie fun and euphoria, absurdity and artistry, symbolism and mysticism – in all its floors and sections. With rooms numbered 1-35, the structure displays the single largest and most diverse collection of works by Dali – his paintings, sculptures, installations, three-dimensional collages, mechanical constructions, jewellery and photographs, among others. The museum also houses the crypt which contains Dali’s remains.

Dali sufficiently entices everyone starting from the exterior of the museum – all the way to its most innermost corner or most secluded wall. The exterior alone serves as a very appropriate introduction to Dali’s universe  – as it sufficiently provokes questions and triggers instant discussions. “What are those? What do they mean?” – are commonplace remarks that visitors blurt out when walking to the Museum from the nearby parking lot.

The instant ‘noise’ that surfaces as one stands several meters away from a stoplight to cross the pedestrian lane to the museum is, quite frankly, understandable.  The façade is an interplay of giant eggs, bread and human statues.  Lined up as humongous oval structures on its roof, the eggs signify the birth or origin of ideas. The entire facade is dotted with bread-like ceramics works which adorn all sides of the museum. One will never miss the glass dome cupola as it conspicuously juts out above the entire structure. Completing the visual spectacle are statuette-like human-sized figures  that adorn the upper portion of the structure.

 

Visited by more than 4, 000 visitors everyday, the Museum is a testament to the genius and the artistry of Figueres’ most iconic son. Quite a prodigious artist,  Dali never stayed in painting alone as he comfortably dabbled in sculpture, theatre, film, fashion and photography.

The indoor spectacle starts at the entrance where one is immediately led to the courtyard. At the center, the courtyard displays an installation inside a full-sized automobile inspired by the movie Rainy Taxi (1938), which Dali himself conceptualized and supervised in his final years.

 

Picture a dizzying and awe-inspiring interplay of several elements from his life – his allegorical representations, religious allusions, sexual undertones – as Dali  blends the real and surreal, the boring usual and the extremely bizarre. The several square meters spanning the courtyard alone is an opiate to the senses. It demands visual appreciation along with the vital need to suspend disbelief and allow the master to play his artistic symphony to the cadence and  rhythm of his life.

The central part of the museum is actually the town theatre of Figueres which Dali knew as a child – where one of his first public art exhibitions  as an emerging young artist was shown. It was burned during the Spanish Civil War and remained in a state of ruin until 1960, when Dali and the mayor of Figueres decided to rebuild it as a museum to house the collections of its most famous son.

Sailing and traveling

 

I love sailing!  Before creating your sailing itinerary, be mindful of what’s waiting for you out there. Well, it’s not actually always winter, but since it is naturally covered with ice even in summer, you should set the right schedule of your trip. Of course, Antarctica in winter is much more freezing and lacking in sunlight, so it is important that you ought for the summer of the southern hemisphere—as they stated, “It’s impossible to go outside of that season.” Voyaging through tranquil and fury seas circling the Antarctica continent, an expedition ship is a must for a more intimate travel experience.

Additionally, it lifts the hassle of accommodation and secures your welfare with its facilities that provide comfort and entertainment. “Part of the excitement of traveling to Antarctica is the clear sense that you are stepping into somewhere you were never supposed to be. The environment is extremely inhospitable to humans and the extremes of temperature and the terrain could find any number of ways to hurt you. Having said that, by taking an expedition cruise, rather than any normal ‘pleasure cruise,’ you are placing yourself in the hands of experts who take care of everything and ensure your safety at all times,“ they explained. They said that before doing this, one must be prepared. For instance, they have invested in different cameras catering to their needs. They love how they always have test shots of their cameras. Like the one they bought currently. Mike just had a dashcam test shot for his new gear which he will put front of his steering wheel in his sailboat. He underscored that most people have an inner wanderlust hidden under the pile of paper on their office desk, the bills and expenses waiting in their mailbox, and the anxiety of risking the lives they have grown used to. The idea of traveling around the world is beautiful and enticing yet scary. But, countless travel bloggers have proven its possibility.

The Howes claimed that in order to live a nomadic life, you need to find some ways to sustain yourself in the long run, and begging other people for donations isn’t a great option but, rather, you have to build a good strategy.

“The best advice we can offer is to learn as many useful skills as possible and to think about what kind of skills might be useful to other people. That way, you always have something useful to offer, either in exchange for money, for accommodation, or to teach to others. As you learn more skills, you will start to develop ideas which at some stage could turn into the calling which allows you to lead a truly sustainable nomadic lifestyle,” the duo advised.

If you’re not ready for such lifestyle yet, you can always just go visit places like Antarctica, and well, you might be surprised to realize that traveling isn’t as fearful as it seems to be.

 

Digital Services Business

 

A digital service business is one of the ventures that is highly needed nowadays. It can be an online shop business, a digital marketing agency, freelance works. Online services, and many more. With the advent of social media and other digital platforms in on the internet today, it is not surprising that more and more people venture in online business like never before.

But before anything else, before jumping into that big decision if you want to pursue the same pathway of business, you must know yhw basics of having a digital business. First is you need to have an office. A physical or even a rekore one. You need to have a base camp.

And with thay base camp comes the tools needed. Basic and strong wifi signal (I highly recommend you have a wlan access point test first), office supplies, and your team. After that, plan your business structure, delegate task, manage your operrations and find sales. After which, you need to take targets and deliver them while you market your product.

Wannabe Supermodel

I love doing photoshoots. I am a model for almost three years now. Since I graduated from college with a degree in Fashion and Styling, I have always been in love being in front of the camera. I love doing pose, and making a character out of what is required. I have worked with a number of photographers already and I know what they like for a model and what is not. I am just so happy t have worked with many photographers because I learned a lot from them. Most especially Micha, a photographer whom I consider now as friend. She always supports me and makes me feel confidence about myself. The first time we worked together, we doing some fun beach photoshoots and she was using a 360 grad kamera  which is the best 360 camera ever.

It turned so great that my first portrait I hanged it in my room for my daily dose of inspiration. It also paved the way for me to land print magazine jobs and other gigs and I am very thankful of her and the opportunity she gave me. Right now, I am currently working on a coffee table book about a certain hotel and I am happy they got me as their model. I will add this to my growing works and I can’t wait to unleash other opportunities to come my way. Good vibes everyone!

Looking for a self storage company

I have important things I want to be kept safely and should be far from my house. I am so anxious of my important things, especially when I am going abroad and no one will be left at home. I have some stack of important documents as well as some materials I need to be stored in a cheap self storage space before I go to Argentina for a business trip.

I will be away for about two months where I will incorporate work and play and honestly, I cannot. trust my house to be that alone. I am hiring a house sitter but I think my important files should be kept in a self storage company so that I will be in peace to know that my things are safe even when I am away. I have already asked how much the cost would be and I think the self storage company gave me a very reasonable and quality price. I am excited for my Argentina trio and I know the company will help me in easing all my worries in life while I am away.

In love with vitamin c

I am in love with my new Vitamin c serum for face. There are very few things that have had this much impact on my development as a human, especially excited and now an adult and I’m sort of through most of the major developments in my physical appearance, and now I feel like I’ve just turned into a butterfly after being in some kind of cocoon for so long, self-imposed maybe, but I did feel so self-conscious but the previous date of my skin that I never felt like I was able to just liberally be myself. So, what else can it be said about something that has had such a positive impact on somebody? There’s seriously nothing negative I can say about this, and I’ve recommended it to a lot of friends. I’m not the kind of person who recommend something that they only feel okay about. When it comes to something like this, I will only ever say something to someone if I’m totally certain that it’s going to be a positive imitation because I don’t want to risk my reputation and I also don’t want to give people false hope about time in time in time in time in time in time and time again, you know what I mean, you know, I didn’t know what to do about it…. People just keep telling me things like oh this one will definitely work for you, or no this one is definitely the one, or wow you have this problem I can tell you that this is for sure the product to help. I used so many of these different products and took so many people’s word, and I was always his perfect really disappointed by it. But now that I have found this, I don’t know if there’s ever something that has been so impactful and meaningful for me.

A Trip to Asia

I am planning to a trip to Asia to visit my cousins next month. I have actually booked one way ticket and I will be going to Laos to visit my cousin Fienda who relocated there as she was teaching yoga in an academy. After which, I plan to go backpacking in Malaysia and in the Philippines and probably do some island hopping there. I am now packing for my trip ( I know it’s quite early) but i am a little excited. It has been three years since I left the country and I know it will be a little difficult of an adjusted. Anyway, I am currently looking up for some travel gear I need to add on my luggage.

My sister recommended i should by Zegarki wooden watches for my travels all because it is stylish. I know right! I bought one before and it really fitted my outfits. I know it will fit my dresses when i am in an island or when I am in the city of a new town while I do some tours. I am also finding out some accessories online like a neck pillow and some packing cubes to fit in my clothes. I will be bringing a few dresses with me, two shoes—one rubber shoes and one slippers, and then I will also buy a cute hand luggage and a backpack. I am really excited in doing this and I have not seen my cousins for ages. We grew up together in Vancouver and I know we have a lot of things to catch up because so many things had gone through our lives since they moved out six years ago. I am definitely excited! I will update you more once I get there!

 

Practicing photography with my new camera filter

So, what else can I say about camera filter technology? Well I can say that I support it. I can say that I think it’s very cool comment I think that the advancements being made are really great. Personally, I love photography. I know that a lot of people look down on it, compared to other Visual Arts. However, it is actually one of the most popular commercial and artistic trades. It may not be as tedious as painting, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the images are any less powerful. Especially when you use a good camera filter, even a photo from a cell phone can evoke so much emotion, enough that it probably makes painters who work their whole lives away at perfecting images with meticulous detail very upset. I think I would be upset if I Were A Painter, and I was seeing the beautiful images that were being born from basic technology such as mobile phones. In general, I don’t believe art should be an activity withheld for the privileged view, and I have begun to see the accessibility to good photography equipment, such as smartphones and  camera filter apps, as an essential and lovely tool for those who once would not be able to practice photography at a high level.