The Boss Is Not Always Right

“There is a very thin line between confidence and arrogance.” -Adam Peaty



My neighbor Jonas asked me to help him source workers for his new food-cart business. So, I asked for a simple list of Duties and Responsibilities.

JONAS:  That’s not necessary. I just need ‘helpers’. All they need to do is follow what I say as the need arises.

ME:  But, they have the right to know your expectations.

JONAS:  Oh? They shouldn’t be so picky. I’m giving them a chance to earn money. They should be grateful. After all, they’re jobless!

ME:  Come…

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Wounded but not fallen
Ms. Debbie Sy, executive director of SMFI Foundation

SOLDIERS - many of them in their 20s to early 30s - are rushed daily to V. Luna Medical Center from Marawi, wounded from shrapnel, snipers, mortars, IEDs and even land mines but their spirits are high and they are determined to even the score with the enemies.

Some of them have battled with the Maute gang (believed to be allied with global terror group, ISIS), the Abu Sayyaf, the BIFF and even the New People’s Army in Mindanao and the Visayas.

But one thing they have that their enemies don’t have is…

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Ballet is now for everyone

THE old concept of ballet as a rich European bourgeoisie culture fit only for those with wealth and power is slowly being erased with the entry of aspiring dancers from the ranks of the poor and homeless.

That is at least for those enlisted as scholars by the Philippine Ballet Theater (PBT), which is holding its first of three shows this year at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The first show is La Bayadere (The Temple Dancer) on July 15 (at 3 and 8 p.m.) and July 16 (at 3 p.m.) CCP Main Theater. Two invitational shows would be…

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Stick To The Point

“Starve your distractions, feed your focus.” - Anon



When I went to the office pantry at lunchtime yesterday, I requested our all-around girl to heat my take-out order of adobo.  However, I could hardly recognize what was on the plate when she brought the food to me. 

The stuff looked like charcoal. Instead of chubby chunks of meat in yummy sauce, I saw black pieces of I-don’t-know-what. Apparently, she had used the wrong microwave oven settings. I expressed my dismay. I was really hungry because I failed to eat anything solid for breakfast. 


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Four Steps for Correct Action

“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” -Elbert Hubbard

Here is a formula to help you get things done correctly.

•         Plan  Do  Check  Act

 It looks simple – but do you follow these steps in your day-to-day tasks?

1.       PLAN

What do you want to do?

2.       DO

Do it.

3.       CHECK

Did you do it the way you planned it?

4.       ACT

Take corrective action. 

In anything you SAY…

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