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How did I quit smoking?

It was my classic story when I quit smoking and it happen at my early age. I can hardly believe that I tried to smoke and hooked to it for about few months. The lesson I wanted to share here is about making priority and decides quickly.

Did you know that I was sentence to smoke one case of Marlboro Red at age of 5 years old? I was too curious about cigarette and why people become addicted to it. At first I know it was fun and that was the first motivation why I tried. I was caught in the act smoking the left cigar on the ash tray. I don’t know if my father was really mad that day, he bought me a case of Marlboro and ask me to smoke it all in front of him. Of course I can’t resist the smokes of the cigar and that day I hate cigarettes. I don’t hate my father for that punishment but I am more thankful to realized that smoking was not really good for a child like me. Maybe he just wants me to learn that it’s not yet time for me or he just want me to know how bad it is.

That’s not the end. I thought I’ve learned my lesson and here I was 8 years old when I used to try it again, one stick at a time. Did you know the root of the plant aroma? It looks like grass to me but it grows like a tree. It has a leave like sampaloc and  torns on its branch. The stick I am using is the root of that aroma. It is like a cigarette when you light it. I found that root with a different flavor and that flavor got me more of it every day. Every afternoon after classes I went to the beach to get some roots.

One of those days when I was smoking, I don’t really like to spit out and it happens every minutes. My tongue was burn and it’s the reason why I was producing so much saliva. I hate it. Because the root of that aroma doesn’t have filter, the heat of the smoke got directly to my tongue.

How to quit smoking? It’s time to decide now. It is fun or it is become an obsession even it’s not good to our health. I guess it is really hard to quit when you use to live with it. I can’t give enough advice for those who smoke more than a year. My experience was to quit smoking in a few days, maybe a month but not more than a year. I immediately find my dislike about smoking and too stop is my priority. I have fear to what will happen to me if I am going to smoke for 10 years or more. If did not decide quickly, I may fall to a trap being obsess to cigarettes.

Find the things that you don’t want when you smoke and think if you can live with it. Some may realize that they don’t like smoking when it’s too late or to long already that they are already addicted.

Boat Man Story

A professor went on a research to find what culture is in the island. He ride a boat to reach the island and it will journey for about an hour. The place was bored in silence when the professor ask question to the boat man.

Do you know about Philosophy? The professor asked. The boat man answered, I don’t know more about Philosophy but a little less. And the professor said that, Do you know that you miss one fourth of your life and continue to ask more questions.

Do you know about Science? The professor asked again. The boat man answered,  I don’t know more about Science but a little less.  The professor smile and said you miss again another one fourth of your life and continue to ask more questions.

Do you know more about Mathematics? The professor asked again. The boat man answered, I don’t know more about Mathematics but a little less. The professor are boastfully high to see himself that he know everything while in the middle of the ocean.

The boat man are now afraid that he already miss three fourth off his life and one more question from the professor will be a whole life to be miss.

The boat seems to be in trouble, it will sink in the middle and they have to swim on the sea shore. The boat man asked the professor. Do you know how to swim? If not, you miss your whole life here.

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We don’t know everything in this world and we must keep humble because we never know that the person you are dealing with know something that you didn’t know. - dlysen

Storm Ondoy Experience

Early morning around 10:00 am, September 26, 2009 in Bagtikan Street Makati, my office mate “Marilyn Lobo” remind me to move my car on elevated place due to her flood prediction. I prepare to move inside the basement of GMA Lou Bel Building to make may car safe, but while I’m on my way driving on the entrance my car engine stop and I couldn’t start. They try to push the car to move but I resist not going because of of the break of my car is not good. I decide not to go down even if they can push the car down to the basement. I manage to park outside the building even it is reserved parking for the Owner of the building.

I went up to the office and after a few minutes just enough for me to send an email, I went down again to check again what is going on and I found out that the basement of the building was already filled up with flood. Thank God that my car is not included in the basement filled of flood. I’m close enough to taste the most expensive shake. The car shake crush and scramble inside the basement.

In the history of Bagtikan Street and other street in San Antonio Village in Makati, once become a river.

How do I look from the back?

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Have you ever try to ask somebody to see what do you look from the back? Yes…but how often did you ask for it. Did you know the attitude of self confident is inborn within? Ever since we were a child we really don’t care how do we look from behind. This proved that you are confident. They can look your physical appearance from top to bottom or head over feet but what is inside you is more important and that is yourself confident.

We are not aware of who we are in the eyes of others. They can find us good or bad physically in their own eyes but not our thoughts, experienced or the character you have. I can never guest what is in your mind now unless you share. We need to ask this to know who we are to them, and if you feel good about it you may act the same else you change yourself the way you want them to see you.

If you live your life by somebody else standard, your life is no longer yours.  This quote from BECK Mongolian chop squad.

What make me decide to write this topic?

As I watch the movie “Love Phobia” the girl is asking her uncle "How do I look from the back?" On that part, the girl decided to disappear to the person who love her and hide her feelings as she think that they were not really meant for each other. I think she said it because she feel that even if you hid something to the person you love and loves you, that hidden feelings will show and recognize even if you were from behind, even when you’re gone too long, and even if you lost forever. So how do I look from the back?