27 Nov

My tips

 

When you decide to buy one thing, you need to research on it first.  But even before that, you have to know your needs. Do you really need it? Is it a necessity or just a want? Decide if it will benefit you or other people. If it will be an investment for the future, or an asset to help your business or whatever you do grow. Just like in choosing internet, you need to know the reasons why you are installing it.

Where you are installing it (like your location because internet signal is vital), its costs, installation costs and fees, and other things. After which, you need to test it first and see if it really fits you and your needs. Like hjaving a hosting website.  In this regard I usually trust my inticnt with najlepszy hosting whom I have been working with for years now.  Test for it for a couple of hours, even days, and see if it really works well for you.

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If not, you might want to decided on choosing another or be open to other options in the future.  Remember, in every purchase, you do not just invest effort and money, you also invest on time which you cannot take back. Better to test its probability and its limitations than be frustrated in the future because it lacked initial research and test. Thanks and good luck! This also applies with looking for a new place. It is normal to be stressed at work. But being stressed due to a dozen of workload is different from being unhappy. One can enjoy doing work, even when deadlines, reports and meetings are being thrown at you simultaneosy without having the feeling of unhappiness. But if you are that person—who knows deep in her heart that you just let the day pass by, work on things without putting your heart into it, and probably just waiting for the next pay day, do yursef a favor and look for a place where you can find your purpose and passion. Maybe because you feel like facing a blank wall or a dead end where opportunities don’t grow. Or maybe Never fear failing. As long as you know that somewhere, there is a place where your potentials belong, go draft that letter and open your life with new opportunities.

02 Nov

Gift of God

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An artist that she is, my mother believes that using the gifts that God has given to inspire and help other people is one way to be thankful and appreciate of His blessings. “Use your gift because if you use your gifts you’ll not only make yourself happy but you also bless others,” she said.

She leads in giving people livelihood through their family business by being their suppliers from the provinces, especially some members of Kidney Friends, an organization helping people undergoing dialysis.

“One of the things that we like about our business is that we help people have their livelihood, we help them in the designing and if they are persistent and industrious, and they keep coming back, eventually they would have a lot of things that they can sell to us,” she explained. They would help them with their designs in jewelries, collages, wallets, bookmarks and other interesting pieces which they buy from them every week.

She also added that common companies would usually import materials, thus decreasing the possibility of helping our countrymen. But for her, using their God’s given gift to help others is more meaningful than merely aiming profit for the business.

They’d make designs that not only empower and uplift Filipino nationalism but also interesting craft pieces that are environment-friendly through their use of recycled paper for stationary, and anything that leaves a minimal impact with nature.

While her siblings are into designing and tech stuff like nas server test and all, have other work outside the family business, she maintains her unique brown paper stationary line  and is juggling office and ministry work with collage and crayola etching in her free time. After work, she’d also spend time in her craft room coming up with new scrapbook layouts and other interesting artworks which she share in her blog.

My mother’s creativity and diverse imagination never drained from years of hard work in the business. Having such a close knitted family of artist, Patsy continues helping and inspiring other people, and of course, crafting the next signature design.