Saturday, February 28, 2009


Start by thinking of someone important to you, and rate your trust in that person on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = lowest possible trust, 5 = highest). Then, evaluate the person by recalling your observations of his or her behavior.

Here are a few obvious questions I've found very helpful in quantifying the trustworthiness of people in my own life. The first three are the "yes" questions; if Person X is completely trustworthy, you'll answer yes to all three. The second three are the "no" questions—if Person X deserves your trust, the answer to all three will be negative.

The "yes" questions:

1. Does Person X usually show up on time?

2. When Person X says something is going to happen, does it usually happen?

3. When you hear Person X describing an event and then get more information about that event, does the new information usually match Person X's description?

The "no" questions:

4. Have you ever witnessed Person X lying to someone or assuming you'll help deceive a third person?

5. Does Person X sometimes withhold information in order to make things go more smoothly or to avoid conflict?

6. Have you ever witnessed Person X doing something (lying, cheating, being unkind) that he or she would condemn if another person did it?

Wow! Makes me glad that I've got great friendS who are trustworthy enough and definitely deserves my trust!
You can check out Oprah's site. Have fun!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

She is past it...

I think a friend of mine needs to reassess...

Look, i am ugly॥ yet one can have a feeling here that blinds a man while he loves you॥ he thinks you're beautiful and one day, for no reason at all, he sees you ugly as you really are... and he is not blind anymore...and you see yourself as ugly as he sees you and you lose your man and your feeling..then one day। the feeling, that idiotic feeling that you are beautiful grows inside you again...and another man sees you and thinks you are beautiful and it's all to do over again॥ now i'm past it but it still might come again..

By the way, she is not ugly. She just thinks she is. Sigh...I hope she can find in herself she is beautiful inside out.

Mixed Feelings...

I don't know what it is but I can relate to a friend.
It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief.
Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden;
I am ten times undone, while hope, and fear, and grief, and rage and love rise up at once, and with variety of pain distract me...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Boomerang Children

What it means? Boomerang children refers to the growing number of young adults who have moved back into their parents’ home after time out of the house, say at a four-year stint at college.

With the latest crop of college grads having gone through the pomp and circumstance of commencement, a new flood of able-bodied college grads has entered the workforce. Or not. With the “r word”—recession—on every economist’s lips and the U.S. unemployment rate ticking upward, job prospects are less than stellar for the class of 2008. So rather than light out for the big city in pursuit of entry-level positions, affordable digs, and the sort of twenty-something scraping-by that previous generations accepted as a matter of course, many in the millennial generation are bringing it all back home. Boomeranging has its supporters and its critics. The pro camp views it as a way for parents and children to forge healthy adult relationships. Those against call the trend perilous pampering that curbs motivation and paves the way for generational conflict.

Does it mean that every adult Filipino is (or was but mostly is still is) Boomerang child.  Heck, we hardly notice the recession. Even before they invented the word we already  know what it is. We are genuises.