Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond?
I was in a client meeting with the bosses a few weeks ago. The meeting turned out very tough at the start when the VP dropped a bomb of questions that quite threw us off. The questions have clearly been raised before but the VP was insisting on it. You can taste the tension in the room. You can see the blood pumped neck of my boss while he listens. The other boss of mine, frantically tries to diffuse it by answering the question on a different tract. While, I myself, were observing, taking mental notes, and trying to gain as much experience as possible.
It was a hard meeting with a major client.
Was it justified? I think so. It was a more of a battle of protecting one’s interests. And in that part, it scenario was to haggle for a compromise, a common ground. In the end, it turned out good. Everything was made known to everyone. All is well.
How did I respond? To be honest, I was just quietly listening on my sit but my heart was pounding on my chest. What I did? I prayed to God. I prayed for peace. I prayed for Jesus to quiet my storm. I prayed for favors. I prayed a lot.
What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction ofthings not seen. – Hebrews 11:1
I took a leap of faith when I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior back in November 2009. It changed my life in one way or the other. It’s amazing how sometimes I feel the same person yet deep inside there’s new born me. By Faith, I received Christ and by faith, He lives in me. Although I am still a sinner, by faith, I am in Christ. Therefore, I am saved. Therefore, I am free.
What a way to kick start the year. Prayer and Fasting with 2 new travel buddies in a country I haven’t been to.
1) Trying out Vietnamese food for the first time – Pho, Ban Minh, Fruit Shakes, and the Vietnamese Coffee.
2) Experiencing the “United Nations” round table discussions. We met new people from Germany, Australia, Denmark, UK, Argentina, New Zealand, and of course, Vietnam.
3) Getting ripped off by an airport taxi cab who charged us initially 900,000.00 Dong (and later lowered it to 600,000.00 Dong – still overpriced though) *metered Taxi only takes about 200,000.00 Dong (tip included)
4. Seeing (in close up), a small horse getting pissed off. It kicked repeatedly the carriage (the one we’re riding on).
5. Firing AK-47 rifle. (at least pulling it’s trigger, and shooting a target from a fixed mount.. boo!).
Sleepy Sams, Singapore.
It was one hot and humid night, I was relaxing at the hostel I was staying at. There, I met some people from different countries who were travelling as well. It was a night of cultural exchanges. We had insightful conversations about life, world, and even none sense talk. It was fun and sometimes a bit annoying for me – that I was a little shy or at least reserved. Yet, it was one of the things I am grateful for.
Interesting cultures and different perspectives were the 2 main take away for me that night. Some of these guys, I still have contact with through Facebook. Awesome. Thank God for technology.
Countries represented: Australia, Switzerland, S. Korea, USA, UK, Netherlands (Holland), France, Japan, Singapore, China, Sweden, Austria, Mexico, Germany, and of course, Philippines.
(some of the people I met were not in this photo)
For the past month or so, I’ve been busy with work (my day job as an IT professional). During weekends, I was doing photography shoot for portfolio update, helping on the video shoot for the church’s single’s ministry, and working on my farming ideas.
I’ve minimized exposure (distractions) from the habitual 10 minute browsing over Facebook, which turns to an hour’s worth. I deactivated my FB profile since and it’s running for about a month now without fb and twitter.
Yet, I think I’m not really doing anything coherent and incremental. I need to work on that.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and you plans will succeed” – Proverbs 16:3
*photo grabbed from the net.