Vulchy-The Evil Doer
One cannot be too generous and too trustworthy of people. “Period!” There are many sweet talkers in this world looking for people to prey on. They will do anything just to get the money from you. They do not care if you sweat blood and tears with the money you worked hard for but as long as they get that piece of cake they think they deserve; they will always find a way to get that pot of gold. They will first try to gain your trust masking as a true friend. They will compliment you with sweet words till you are totally hypnotized. They will hang around you and act like vultures. They will first try a fingernail. Then, they want your finger and your hands. After that, they will try to get every piece of your body parts till you are left hang and dry. Once it is gone, they will fly fly away……………..
Give me-Give me-Give me!
This is an epidemic not just in my culture but all throughout the western culture as well. Vultures will always prey on the weak so my advice is to learn how to say the big “NO”. Set limits and boundaries to protect you from harm-emotionally and financially. Who cares if they get mad; it is not your ______________ problem.
So here is Jenny’s rules:
1) State rules clearly
2) Use a few words as possible
3) Be firm (No No No No No No)
4) Once the decision is final,
please do not change your mind or
be fickle about it. This just creates
an opportunity for the abuser to come your way.
Always stay vigilant at all times…..
Do not loose your guard!
Source Quote & Photo: Squidoo
Source Begging Hands: Gremmie.net
Source Volchy The Evil Door: Villains Wikia
Good news, I finally found myself a rental pad. I am in the corner pad 3rd floor by the river. So love the chi, lots of wind and most of all, lots of privacy. Just moved last Saturday and this will be my third night. Had no internet for the past two days and just finally got my prepaid broadband emergency stick working. Still waiting for the internet guy but will have the set-up done in a few days. I have pretty much everything set-up except the living room area. Will leave the walls empty till I start painting again. After all this years, only now I get the urge to paint..I found some oils in the bookstore but not so many choices. However, that will do for now. Lots of space-very ideal for painting and the smell of turpentine will not affect me because of the big window space. Plus, the good side the distance from here to my family’s house is like 10-15 minute walk. No problem commuting there.
I found this place Thursday; made the deal on Friday and moved Saturday. My landlords only wanted me and nobody else. It is so meant to be. When you will it, you find it. Always true!
The sweetest type of heaven is home — nay, heaven itself is the home for whose acquisition we are to strive the most strongly. Home, in one form and another, is the great object of life. It stands at the end of every day’s labor, and beckons us to its bosom; and life would be cheerless and meaningless, did we not discern across the river that divides it from the life beyond, glimpses of the pleasant mansions prepared for us.
JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND, Gold-Foil, Hammered from Popular Proverbs
Photo Credit: Toon Pool
Quote Credit: Notable Quotes
Home Sweet Home Photo Credit: Ted Landphair’s Voice of America
Do your best. That’s all you can ask of yourself. If you did your best and things just didn’t work out, you don’t owe an apology to anyone. And you certainly don’t need to feel ‘bad’ about it — or, worse yet, guilty.
Neale Donald Walsch
Source Photo: Idea Stylist
Growing up and living abroad, I got used to the boundaries of having personal space. I find that it is different in my culture. In the Philippine culture, there is no such thing as personal space. While in the Western culture, it is way different. Westerners assume that a certain zone around our bodies is our personal space. It depends though in any social situations and social standing.
Currently, residing in the Philippines, I find it hard and difficult to make people understand on wanting to live alone. I have been living in the country for less than two years now but even voicing out you wanting to be on your own is fraught upon by relatives and friends. Why? Here in the Philippines, you often see relatives living in one house all scooped up together. I love my family and enjoy hanging out with them but when it comes the time to unwind…all I want is my personal space.
When my mother was alive, all she wants and dream off that all of us children will live in one house. Even my older sister and most of the family is the same way but I am different. When I was a kid, all I wanted was to be independent and to be on my own. I only lived with my brother for a year; then, managed to be on my own from then on. Since I came back, I have been living with relatives but am itching to be on my own.
It is difficult in this country to have that valued space but if you really want it, you really have to create it yourself. So that is what I am planning to do next, find a place I call my own sanctuary.
Source Photo #1:
Cultural Connections Blog
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Every sacrifice has a fruitful reward.
Every failure has a second chance.
We only have to be STRONG by God’s Grace
to persevere in the tests of LIFE.
Sorry if I have not been visiting your blogs. I have been busy in the home front. Taking care of my brother’s needs. He is sick and not well. It is a complete devotion and sacrifice to take responsibility for his care. It is tiring but feels good inside and out. Very rewarding!
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.- Albert Einstein
“Like anyone else, I too have the potential for violence; I too have anger in me. However, I try to recall that anger is a destructive emotion. I remind myself that scientists now say that anger is bad for our health; it eats into our immune system. So, anger destroys our peace of mind and our physical health. We shouldn’t welcome it or think of it as natural or as a friend.”
-- H.H. Dalai Lama XIV
Source Quote & Photo Credit: Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar