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Leaders vs Followers




Followers accept
Leaders question

Followers get along with everyone
Leaders challenge everyone

Followers give you respect
Leaders make you earn their respect

Followers take the main road
Leaders take the road less traveled

Followers are content
Leaders stay hungry

Followers are afraid to fail
Leaders know they will fail before they succeed

Followers are afraid of change
Leaders welcome change

Followers think
Leaders do

Followers make others follow
Leaders inspire other leaders

Followers follow
Leaders lead


Here’s to the Crazy Ones (Think Different campaign)

This is one of my favorite commercials of all time. It’s very inspiring and always moves me, no matter how many times I see it. I thought of it since i just talked about challenging the norms in my recent post “The Rebel Within“.

Here’s to the crazy ones.

The misfits.

The rebels.

The troublemakers.

The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules.

And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.

Because they change things.

They push the human race forward.

And while some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world…

Are the ones who do.

The Rebel Within


Often times, we are asked to conform, to fit in, to adjust ourselves, or to just go with the flow. For most of us, this would be a good idea. In fact, it would be the ideal situation that our parents had envisioned for us – to blend in. These parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or mentors raise each of us to follow orders, do as we’re told, respect elders and simply diminish our own inhibitions as not to make a scene. Little do these “grown-ups” know that they are actually asking us to give up so much more.

Our internal understanding of the world is slowly being shaped to simply do the accepted thing. Questioning the norm is found to be outlandish, crazy or even disrespectful.

The generation and culture I grew up in respected unity. They held highly the collective tranquility within the community. Don’t get me wrong, this structure is needed in many places for it to function. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this; unless of course, you’re a rebel like me.

Being a rebel has many derogatory connotations that come along with it. It suggests tattoos, piercings, weird hair cuts with even weirder colors,  a strong disregard for authority and of course, horrible fashion (yes, I had fallen victim to each of the mentioned “phases,” as my parents called it). On the other hand, I’m now telling you that we all need to listen to that rebel within us, if only for a moment!

You need to listen to your inner rebel because it’s that inner voice within us that will question the very existence of life. It’s that unbiased, unscrutinized, uninfected inner monologue that tells us all what is right and what is wrong. It’s what will make us stand up for what we believe in and turn us into a wolf amongst the sheep.

“Well behaved women rarely make history” ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

We each lose our ability to think, to dream and to live our own lives the second we stop listening to our inner rebel. When we just follow the same unremarkable routines of those who have gone before us, we lose our power, our strength, our very selves.

Don’t get me wrong, we should still respect our elders, we should still listen to advice and we still need to have limitations to what we rebel againts. All I’m saying is that we each need to question everything that is thrown at us then formulate our own conclusions.

So dear moms and dads out there, when you tell your kids to blend in and to do as they’re told – please know that you’re asking them to give up on themselves.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson.


10 Easy Ways to Know You’re Not a Leader

This is an old post that my good friend Josh Green shared with me some time ago. I find myself always looking back on this list to see what qualities I can improve on for myself or the people around me.

Tony Morgan from www.TonyMorganLive.com gives us 10 simple clues not on spotting good leaders, but spotting bad leaders.

Is there anything else you think we could add to this list?

10 Easy Ways to Know You’re Not a Leader

  1. You’re waiting on a bigger staff and more money to accomplish your vision.
  2. You think you need to be in charge to have influence.
  3. You’re content.
  4. You tend to foster division instead of generating a helpful dialogue.
  5. You think you need to say something to be heard.
  6. You find it easier to blame others for your circumstances than to take responsibility for solutions.
  7. It’s been some time since you said, “I messed up.”
  8. You’re driven by the task instead of the relationships and the vision.
  9. Your dreams are so small, people think they can be achieved.
  10. No one is following you.

The Cookie Thief

A woman was waiting at an airport one night
With several long hours before her flight
She hunted for a book in the airport shop
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop
She was engrossed in her book but happened to see
That the man beside her as bold as could be
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene
She munched cookies and watched the clock
As this gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by
Thinking “If I wasn’t so nice I’d blacken his eye”
With each cookie she took he took one too
And when only one was left she wondered what he’d do
With a smile on his face and a nervous laugh
He took the last cookie and broke it in half
He offered her half as he ate the other
She snatched it from him and thought “Oh brother
This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude
Why he didn’t even show any gratitude”
She had never known when she had been so galled
And sighed with relief when her flight was called
She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate
She boarded the plane and sank in her seat
Then sought her book which was almost complete
As she reached in her baggage she gasped with surprise
There was her bag of cookies in front of her eyes
“If mine are here” she moaned with despair
“Then the others were his and he tried to share”
“Too late to apologize she realized with grief”
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief

By: Valerie Cox

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Cocky Sonofa…

Overconfidence?

Is there such a thing? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds”
– Albert Einstein.

This quote has played a very big role in my own self esteem and can really be very positive, while being very egotistical and counter-productive at the same time.

I often reflect back to Bill Gates when he decided to drop out of Harvard in order to pursue his dreams. Imagine what his guidance councilor’s reaction to this was? I have so many different scenarios playing in my head, most of which involves the councilor calling Bill F-ing crazy, insane and absolutely idiotic, not necessarily in that order. Bill Gates, and anyone who walks the halls of Harvard, is pretty much guaranteed a six figure income right off the bat. Yet, Bill decided to take the chance, follow his own heart and do his own thing. Today, he is the most financially secure person in the world, to say the least.

But of course, we have to be realistic. We always hear about the amazing success stories but there are probably 10 (or more) failures for every victory. So how can one balance out between having our heads in the clouds but our feet on the ground?

Personally, I’ve always leaned toward taking the chance. Every mistake you make is one that you will learn from. Every mistake you make is one less mistake you will repeat.

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one”
–Elbert Hubbard.

Yes this may sound too aggressive and outlandish, and yes it is so much easier said than done, especially when you consider having to invest your life savings into your new widget. But I’m not talking about gambling when the odds are stacked in the favor of the casino, no, not gambling, but taking calculated risks in life. There are ways to plan things out, to stack the odds in your favor.

The best way to point yourself in the right direction is to do EVERYTHING you can to ensure success. There are so many other factors that are out of your hands, and those are meant to be left alone. However, aspects that you can control should be researched, planned, understood, structured, studied, debated, marinated, contemplated, practiced, innovated, re-contemplated and any other buzzword you could think of! Oh, and do come up with a plans A, B, C and D.

So far, you need to have confidence and believe in yourself then do everything you can to head towards the right direction. What’s next? *Now what?* (*refer back to previous blog post.)

“Now”, you have to listen.

Listening is a virtue. It’s so easily said, so frequently misused and too often forgotten.

Overconfidence only happens, when one forgets to listen. When one tunes out everyone else and only hears what you want to hear. You don’t have to agree or disagree with anyone, but you have to listen.

How do you listen? Well you need to be patient with the people who give you advice, but be careful whose advice you take.

There’s one more really, really important thing I need to tell you, which would pretty much make everything I said make so much more sense… it is the key to balancing your confidence….. it is something that one of my greatest mentors had taught me…. Umm it goes something like….. ummmm….. I can’t really remember it….. ahhhhh I wasn’t really listening….

Philosophy of Life

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2″ in diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He then asked once more if the jar was full. This time the students were sure and they responded with a unanimous “YES!”

The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and proceeded to pour their entire contents into the jar — effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children. Things that, if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car.

The sand is everything else. The small stuff. “If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal.

“Take care of the rocks first — the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.

The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of beers.”


RIP Whitney Houston

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In all seriousness though, Whitney Houston was a big name and beautiful singer! I hope that her inspiring songs from the 80s and 90s aren’t overshadowed by her mishaps with an abusive husband and drugs in the 2000’s.

Here’s a couple of more inspiring songs from Whitney Houston.

Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston – When You Believe

A great song of Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston one of the Soundtrack songs of “The Prince of Egypt”.

 

Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All

Music video by Whitney Houston performing Greatest Love Of All. (C) 1985 Arista Records, Inc.

 

 

In memory of Whitney Houston

August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012


Job Salary Comparison: Philippines vs the World (graphic designers, web developers etc)

This is just disturbing. Here’s a comparison of some high paying job salaries from around the world. Jobs like graphic designers, web developers, medical transcriptionists and more. As you can see, these high paying jobs aren’t so high paying in the Philippines…

We really need to do something about this if we want our economy to rise.

Job Salary Comparison: Philippines vs the World (graphic designers, web developers etc)

Unpleasant Airline Passenger Problem Solved

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This happened on TAM airlines.

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her was a black man.

Visibly furious, she called the air hostess.

“What’s the problem, ma?” the hostess asked her

“Can’t you see?” the lady said – “I was given a seat next to a black man. I can’t seat here next to him. You have to change my seat”

– “Please, calm down, ma” – said the hostess

“Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but I’m still going to check if we have any.”

The hostess left and returned some minutes later.

“Madam, as I told you, there isn’t any empty seat in this class- economy class.

But I spoke to the captain and he confirmed that there isn’t any empty seats in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class.”

And before the woman said anything, the hostess continued

“Look, it is unusual for our company to allow a passenger from the economy class change to the first class.

However, given the circumstances, the commandant thinks that it would be a scandal to make a passenger travel sat next to an unpleasant person.”

And turning to the black man, the hostess said:

“Which means, Sir, if you would be so nice to pack your handbag, we have reserved you a seat in the first class…”

And all the passengers nearby, who were shocked to see the scene started applauding, some standing on their feet.”

SHARE IF YOU ARE AGAINST RACISM!

 

Ultimate Signs you were FreindZoned

Funny topic on The Wake Up Show today! We started talking about signs you’re in the FriendZone!

It got funny when we also started talking about the local version, which we dubbed as #kuyazoned. Check out some funny responses on Twitter with that #kuyazoned hashtag.

Here are some of our favorite pics from all over the web on the Ultimate Signs you were FriendZoned!

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Jinkee Pacquiao vs Charice Pempengco: Photoshop Wars of Mega Magazine and Preview Magazine

If you’ve seen the cover of Mega Magazine and Preview Magazine lately, then you’re probably saying what everyone else is saying: “Who the f*** is that?”

This has been the initial reaction of many readers who got to check out the covers with Jinkee Pacquiao and Charice Pempengco.

The two celebrities are seen (though you might not recognize them) on the covers of Mega and Preview Magazine and are barely recognizable. With a seemingly furious mix of plastic surgery and photoshop, Jinkee and Charice are made to look like supermodels.

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It begs the question of what is too much. I mean we all know that magazines do add a little brushing up and extra make up and all, but where should we draw the line? Moreover, it also begs the question on whether or not we should indeed be adoring and idolizing women who themselves are not proud of what they look like and undergo an extensive amount of surgery and photoshopping.

Do we really want kids and teenagers to be looking at this and feeling insecure about themselves for not looking as fabulous, when these women actually looked just like them, or worse, before they got rich and started spending on excessive cosmetic surgery.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a girl going up a letter or two, or getting a little nose fix or mole removals, but to have people, whom you would not recognize at all from what they previously looked like, on the cover of magazines, that might be too much.

It reminds me of the Baz Luhrman song: “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” and the line that goes: “Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly!”

But for now, we’ll sit back and glorify these extensively photoshopped beauties as they go forth and change the way young women will look at beauty and them selves. Girl power! Go on and shake what your doctor gave you!

What do you think of these covers?

 

UPDATE: MORE Charice and Pacquiao Women Plastic Surgery and Photoshop Scandals – http://bit.ly/t6PNNE

 

Jinkee Pacquiao vs Charice Pempengco: Photoshop Wars of Mega Magazine and Preview Magazine

Best 2011 Top of the Pop Mashup Remix Hits (Rihanna Bruno Mars Taio Cruz Adele + more)

 

These are three of the best year end dance mixes for 2011.

This first mix is called the Top of the Pops 2011 (What The Fuck) Mashup by Mashup-Germany

Mashup-Germany mixing:
Taio Cruz – Hangover
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
Adele – Rolling in the deep
David Guetta feat. Usher – Without you
David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium
Snoop Dog – Sweat
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Avicii – Levels
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – We found Love
Jennifer Lopez – On the floor
Swedish House Mafia – Miami 2 Ibiza
Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette – Hello
Aura Dione – Geronimo
Sak Noel – Loca People
DJ Antoine – Welcome to St. Tropez
Britney Spears – Till the world ends
LMFAO – Sexy and I know it
Maroon 5 – Moves like Jagger
David Guetta feat. Flo Rida – Where dem Girls at
Jason Derulo – Don’t wanna go home
Enrique Iglesias – Tonight
Pitbull feat. Neyo – Give me everything (tonight)
Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat
Mono & Nikitaman – Dezibel
Black Eyed Peas – Just can’t get enough
Rihanna – S&M
Foster the People – Pumped up kicks
Coldplay – Paradise
Lady Gaga – Judas

 

 

This second pop mix is the DJ Earworm Mashup – United State of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom) – A mashup of the 25 biggest hits during 2011 in the U.S.

DJ Earworm says: “It doesn’t match Billboard’s year-end list, since I’m basing it off of the weekly lists this year. This allows me to include big hits from the last portion of the year, which have always been noticable absent. Because of the Billboard’s early cut off date and their emphasis on chart longevity, songs that are released in the last four months of the year are either split between the two years or moved to the next year, even though the song was most popular during this year. I also don’t want a track appearing two years in a row just because it happened to be peaking right at the cutoff date. From my perspective, a song belongs in the year it peaked, not the year it ended its run.”

This mix has songs from:

Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Adele – Someone Like You
Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
Cee Lo Green – F* You
Enrique Iglesias – Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor
Jeremih feat. 50 cent – Down On Me
Katy Perry – Firework
Katy Perry – E.T.
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
OneRepublic – Good Life
Pink – Raise Your Glass
Pitbull – Give Me Everything
Rihanna – S&M
Rihanna – We Found Love

 

 

And here’s another one – 2011 Pop Mashup (Pop Danthology 2011) – 50 songs!

“Pop Danthology 2011”
Music and video mashed by Daniel Kim

How I organize some of this year’s top pop songs. Ideally I don’t want to have the video in TV but it was something I had to do to bypass youtube’s copyright filters – if i did fullscreen youtube would recognize that it’s the property of the majors and they block it in nearly every country… I don’t know how the other mashup artists get away with it…

Songlist:
1. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
2. Adele – Someone Like You
3. Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat
4. Avicii – Levels
5. Bad Meets Evil – Lighters
6. Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)
7. Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough
8. Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me
9. Britney Spears – I Wanna Go
10. Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
11. Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
12. Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
13. Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
14. Cobra Starship feat. Sabi – You Make Me Feel
15. David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida – Where Them Girls At
16. David Guetta feat. Taio Cruz, Ludacris – Little Bad Girl
17. David Guetta feat. Usher – Without You
18. Dev – In The Dark
19. Drake – Headlines
20. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris – Tonight (I’m Loving’ You)
21. Flo Rida – Good Feeling
22. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
23. Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine – Stereo Hearts
24. Hot Chelle Rae – Tonight Tonight
25. Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home
26. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – On The Floor
27. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (TGIF)
28. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away
29. Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – E.T.
30. Ke$ha – Blow
31. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
32. Lady Gaga – Edge Of Glory
33. Lady Gaga – Judas
34. Lady Gaga – You And I
35. Leona Lewis / Avicii – Collide
36. LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It
37. LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem
38. Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
39. Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello
40. Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
41. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer – Give Me Everything
42. Rihanna – S&M
43. Rihanna – You Da One
44. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
45. Sak Noel – Loca People
46. Selena Gomez – Love You Like A Love Song
47. Swedish House Mafia – Save The World
48. T-Pain feat. Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen – 5 O’Clock
49. Taio Cruz feat. Kylie Minogue – Higher
50. Usher – More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix)

 

So which one do you like better?

Happy new year! Cheers to another freakin’ awesome year that was, and another one ahead!

 

BEST 2011 Top of the Pop Mashup Remix Hits (Rihanna Bruno Mars Taio Cruz Adele + more)

What Marked 2011 for You?

It’s the last Tuesday, or as we call it on our show, “Topless Tuesday,” for 2011. So we wanted to ask you: “What are some things, events, memes, etc, that marked 2011?

Here are some of our favorite responses:

Rediscovering Mellow through The Wake Up show! Thanks a lot Tracy & Papi este Vince for bringing THE cheez every morning. More cheese on 2012! Stella

4 me when i saw vince shirtless photo,.. men! those bicept uhg!! en the nipples it makes me wanna pump it.. hi vince.

the m0st mem0rable f0r me in 2011 is the s0ng “FRIDAY”, very ann0ying s0ng, haha, and of c0urse the “T0PLESS BILLB0ARD OF PAPI in EDSA”., haha, way to go buddy… Love u WAKE UP SH0W..,

for me these mark the 2011 – the teach me how to dougie dance craze, shamcey supsup, maria aragon, julie anne san jose’s super bass and the first

2011 wedding of the year of Prince William and Princess Kate hugz SarahLou

All Time Low Live in manila marked my 2011. seeing my fave band perform live & got my cd signed is just the best thing ever! hapi new year! frm: moca 🙂

AZKALS tried their best to qualify in the world cup… But i guess their best wasn’t good enough… Boo Hoooo…. Cheeers!!!

Lee Zapanta I think that mark this 2011 is Football. the interest and excitement of the Filipinos is unexpected.

CYCLOPS SHARK unbelievable yet it’s real i just saw it awhile ago

Catherine De Guia The death of Steve Jobs marks my 2011.
He died on my birthday.. How sad 🙁

Ishi Gulapa Kim Kardashian’s divorce and Breaking Dawn part 1

Christie Andas When they took down NBA then t’was brought up again just this past few weeks. >:DD

Jay Felizarte Dooms Day “kuno”

Mica Dalisay for me the inclusi0n of our very own puerto prinsesa undergr0und river to the NEW7WONDERS

Gadiel Delatado I think its…. Uh….. Kim Kardashian’s wedding ring incident thing. And btw, please check nyan.cat such an awesome site!

Cervantes Kimpot Congresswoman Arroyo and Abalos being jailed.. Awesomest movie of the year – HARRY POTTER 7!!! Request for you and me by lifehouse

Lora Angela Ward The awesome concerts like 30 secs to mars and black eyed peas, korn, lenka, all time low.

Dodjie Mandaguet SENDONG he will be unforgetable . sendong, killer of 2011.

Roy Mico Miami heat not winning the crown

Jerome Sual The launch of ipad tablets?

Anne Resel The so-called “end of the world” last may

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For me, I think it was a year off goodbyes, when we said bye to a visionary in Steve Jobs, and goodbye to our youth as the book and movie series we grew up to, Harry Potter, finally saw the last installment on the big screen this year. But it was also a year of discoveries, from music like that of Adele and Foster the People to new friends both for my personal life and professional career. Either way, it was a great year and I’m so excited to be on The Wake Up Show with you guys! We lasted the whole year and I’m looking forward to another great year with you all.

Cheers to 2011! Looking forward to 2012!

What Marked 2011 for You?

Post-Holiday Thoughts: Changes in Change

It’s December 26, the day after Xmas.

Oh real quick here are the special occasions today, Dec 26:

“National Thank You Note Day” – The presents have been unwrapped and put away. Now it’s time to write those thank you notes.

“National Whiner’s Day” – A day dedicated to whiners, especially those who return Christmas gifts and need lots of attention

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Anyway, on the show today we talked about the C word, yes, I know it’s still taboo, but we had to bring it up. Today we talked about CHANGE.

See my friends and I usually spend the holiday season reflecting on changes we saw in ourselves and changes we want to see. Of course. this all sounds professional and eloquent here, but pretty much we were just reminiscing on the year that was over some drinks and thought it would be great to ask our listeners about this.

So, it’s Post-holiday reflection time: This year, what changes have you seen in yourself? Also, what changes do you want to see for next year?

Here are some of the responses we got:

Vhan Gil Sayre Serneo: I seen myself mature this year not only mentally but also physically…. Next year I want to see myself in a stable job and ready to go abroad. I really need to help my family and be rich….

Inciong Jenny: more mature… more patience… And next year wish to travel and enjoy life more…

Val Patrick Fabregas: This year I did three jobs at the same time – two part-time college teaching while having a full-time work at a call center as a technical trainer. But I already ended my part-time work last October. Im seeing to march this March 2012, finishing my Masteral Studies. Pls greet my wife, Gie & my daughter Precious. More power to the WakeUp Show & Happy Holidays DJ Tracy/ DJ Vince

Riyao Komni: Good Morning! BECHEEz!!!
for the topic: This year I become selfish and always
inside my room alone,, but probably next year i’ll be
more spontaneous and out of the box. 😀
I just want to say hi to my colleagues Dom, Celine and Rosalie..
please play “What the hell” by avril lavigne.. thanks and more power!! 😀

Jomar Ambalan: This year i become more productive, workacholic and look older so next year i just wanna relax and celebrate life. And one more thing this year i become listener of mellow 94.7:). Hi vince and Tracy. I love you guys. Hi to my friends emcee, marlon and cams hehe i hope you’re listening.

Wilson Chan: Good Morning Beeeee CheeeZz Vince and Tracy! It was great to finally meet my famous nephew! Next mission is to meet Tracy! Hahaha! Merry Christmas man! For next year I will be more aggressive in pursuing my work and career and stop procrastinating! Please greet my lovely wife Tala a good morning… Thanks!

 

I’m  not really sure is planning to stop procrastinating next year is really the way to start that new resolution…. lol.

For me, I’m still figuring out whether or not it’s time for me to head back to the US. I’m still loving my job but just not sure if the pay here in the Philippines is really the best for starting a retirement fund. Again, need to sacrifice the $$$ for the fun right now, and I’m having lots of fun being on air and also doing the blogging thing. So let’s give myself one more year here to see what comes out of this.

But yeah, what changes did you see in yourself or what do you want to see next year?

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Deaf Baby Hears His Mom’s Voice for the First Time Caught on Camera

If this doesn’t make you smile…. then you are dead inside…. lol. Ok, just kidding, but really, this video is guaranteed to make you smile. Merry Christmas everyone!

 

8 month old deaf baby reacts to newly installed cochlear implant being activated (Video)

This 8 month old baby was born deaf, watch the moment as his cochlear implant is activated and he hears sound for the first time, and his mother’s voice.


This baby was born deaf and his reaction to hearing sound for the first time is priceless….

 

Deaf Baby Hears His Mom’s Voice for the First Time Caught on Camera

Book Review: 59 Seconds – Think a Little, Change a Lot by Richard Wiseman

Just finished reading the book “:59 Seconds – Think a little, Change a lot” by Richard Wiseman, author of Quirkology.

Highly recommended you pick this up as well.

This book pretty much summarizes all the different self-help myths and methods and explains each of them within 59 seconds, while also explaining whether or not each practice is indeed helpful or not.

 

 

Exposes self-help myths, and presents scientifically proven techniques that help you achieve your aims and ambitions in less than a minute.

59 Seconds exposes self-help myths, and presents scientifically proven techniques that help you achieve your aims and ambitions in less than a minute. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, and resilience to relationships, 59 Seconds presents the new science of rapid change.

Professor Richard Wiseman offers many quick and practical ways to improve your life gleaned from today’s cutting edge-science, and in the process gives a psychologist’s myth-busting response to the self-help movement. Whether you’re looking to be more decisive in your life, to find a new job, or simply to be happier, the chances are that this book has the answers you need. For years, the self-help industry has failed the public, often promoting exercises that destroy motivation, ruin relationships, increase anxiety and reduce creativity. Here, psychologist Richard Wiseman exposes these modern-day mind myths and presents a fresh approach to change that helps people achieve their aims and ambitions in minutes not months. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting this new science of rapid change and describes how these quirky techniques can be incorporated into everyday life. ” Find out why putting a pencil between your teeth instantly makes you feel happier ” Discover why even thinking about going to the gym can help you keep in shape ” Learn how putting just one thing in your wallet will improve the chance of it being returned if lost ” Discover why writing down your goals is more effective than visualizing them ” Find out why retail therapy doesn’t work to improve mood and what does From the Hardcover edition.

Book Review: 59 Seconds – Think a Little, Change a Lot by Richard Wiseman

 


10 Strong Music Countdown on Mellow947: Top Ten Songs in Manila Philippines

Every Friday, my station: Mellow 94.7, does a countdown of the top ten songs on our playlist. We call it the “10 Strong Countdown.”

Here’s the list for this weeks top 10 songs in Metro Manila Philippines:

 

Here’s the top 10 songs on Mellow947 this Xmas week10Strong December 23, 2011

 

10.FLY – Nicki Minaj
9.WE FOUND LOVE – Rihanna
8.MISTLETOE – Justin Bieber
7.CALLED OUT IN THE DARK – Snow Patrol
6.PUSH – Avril Lavigne
5.CRIMINAL – Britney Spears
4.DOMINO – Jessie J
3.IT WILL RAIN – Bruno Mars
2.THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY – Katy Perry
1.A THOUSAND YEARS – Christina Perri

So I guess them Twihards came out to vote this week!

 

“a thousand years” is a brand new song me + my best friend david hodges wrote for bella + edward. we wrote it after we so luckily screened the movie + i couldn’t be more proud of this song. to all my fellow twihards, thanks for hearing the e/b love 🙂


Most Affordable Way to Stay Connected 24/7: Sun BlackBerry plan 999

I’m not sure about you, but in today’s fast paced world, it seems more and more obvious that to stay in-the-know, you need to be connected 24/7!

I swear that just being away from the internet for just a few hours and I’m already feeling out of the loop. From world news, trends, funny memes to just updates between friends, you need to be able to connect with them even when on the fly.

This is especially true for both your personal and professional lives as well. There are many jobs out there that need you to know exactly what’s going in this ever so changing world.

Now, it’s more affordable than ever to stay in touch with the rest of the world!

Enter the Sun BlackBerry Package Plan 999!

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With this, you’ll get unlimited BlackBerry Services, unlimited mobile internet and unlimited call and text to the Sun network.

Emails, Facebook, Twitter, BBM and Instant Messaging (Yahoo Messenger, Gtalk, etc) and so much more of your favorite sites all available at your fingertips for just 999!

You also get faster internet browsing care of the advance data compression technology that comes with your Data Plan, meaning you can surf the web faster than on most other devices.

For a quick minute, let’s just imagine how your world would be if you aren’t connected 24/7.

 

You may have never heard of Chris Lao:

 

You may have never know all the coolest trending memes:

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You may not have heard the newest and coolest songs:

 

You may not get the funniest Tweets:

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And you may be too late before you get to fix the mess your mom made on Facebook:

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In short, When In Manila, get connected! Check out the Sun Blackberry 999 Plan today!

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More info on http://www.suncellular.com.ph/postpaid_blackberry_plans.php

 

 

Most Affordable Way to Stay Connected 24/7: Sun BlackBerry plan 999 w/ FREE BlackBerry Phones

 

Facebook FAIL: The Best, Worst and Funniest FB FAILS

Facebook can be one of many things, and when it’s at it’s FAILest Fail point that I smile. Here are some of my favorite Facebook FAIL moments I’ve collected throughout the web.

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Facebook FAIL: The Best, Worst and Funniest FB FAILS

When Superheroes Get Old

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