Monday, June 20, 2011

A happy camper's principles

When to say all are enough to satisfy your happiness? How to defy hindrances to reach happiness? We'll basically disclose some points with a happy camper's principles.
A happy camper has a various and wide range of cognizance. Some may come from the aspect of relationship with the ones who deserves your companionship or it may come from what you physically have (as to tangible things) that suits your satisfaction. Hindrances are inevitable and are always present, but we should always know how to convert ruinous matters into something more conducive.

Well, probably, the above mind orientations are all factual to us. It is mind satisfactions that makes us snug as a bug in a rug.

We know that we are happy when we feel such contentment in our lives. Some become happy because of their accomplishments. While some think that happiness can be gained through touching others' lives.

For me, I can say that I am happy and contented when I can use all the resources that I have the way it should be even if it is a small deal for others. I can be happy with a 50 peso bill because I can buy a nutritious meal while for others this isn't enough to have an enormous meal. I can be happy with a Nokia 1208 because I can conveniently use it as a communication device while for others it is not because they aim for higher specs and wider coverage of features of a phone.

In other limelight, we can all be happy if we can convert nothing to something. We can be happy if we done conducive things without pushing other people away. We are happy when we achieve some of our goals. We can be happy if we don't ruin other lives and if we respect them. We can be happy for the good relationships we have and give importance to it. Remember that people are our assets.

Reflections on contentment:

Why do you think some other poor families are still happy staying together? Simple, they make their tight relationship as resource of living. They can still smile even though they lack financial resources because they are rich in love and compassion. Look at the perspective I'm disclosing, they can still live without lots of vices for the reason that every single centavo they have, they can use it pertinent to their needs. They don't waste even small scale of resources they have thus making it a huge one.

On the contrary, there are these families that complain and fight because of shares in money. One party is not contented with a specific amount given to them. One person will rebel to his/her parents just to but him/her a PSP-3000. While some choose to study in a prestigious institution disregarding the quality of education just to show others how glamour it is to be entered in such one.

While others are ignoring small things for such purposes, others are so much in need of it.

See it for now, standards of living has progressed and increased already, but the standard of happiness should not. We should still be happy even though we have less vices that we usually want to have instantly. Be patient and wait for the right time.


To be a happy camper is to make life positive at all matters.

1. It is not about how many times you fall down on a race, it is about how are you going to finish the race with a heart full of contentment.

2. Never ever fear what will happens next. Don't be a coward. Take every chance and drop every fear as they said. 

3. Everything happens for a reason, seek it!

4. Always smile.

5. Be optimistic and think outside the box.

6. Make significant things easier by your own hands.

7. Take every piece of happenings of your life as part of growing. Learn from it.

8. Huge things originate from small scales.

9. Trust and believe yourself.

10. Take and get guidance from elderly and well-experienced people you closely know.

By these, I'm sure, you'll be happy and satisfied. You'll be contended and have no reason to complain anymore. Go on! Live your life the way it should be, be a happy camper! :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The law of the garbage truck

This afternoon, I was able to visit National Bookstore and found this interesting book displayed near the entrance area. Honestly, I am not a bookworm (but secretly I want to be an author of a book someday. there you are, not a secret anymore. O.o)

This costs Php599 if I'm not mistaken, and since I'm out of budget yet, I wasn't able to get one. But probably will grab a copy very soon and read what's on it.

I find this awesome, though I haven't read it yet, because I reviewed how did the author came up with this kind of piece and what are the scopes of this book and I found out that from his own experience in New York, he learned some points in life that he didn't knew before and so turning it to words.

I was surfing the facebook page of "The law of the garbage truck" and saw this shared by the author itself. This line was from the taxi driver he met in New York.

Other limelight of the book was:
So the odds are against you when a Garbage Truck comes your way. But when you follow The Law of the Garbage Truck™, you take back control of your life. You make room for the good by letting go of the bad.
The best leaders know that they have to be ready for their next meeting. The best sales people know that they have to be ready for their next client. And the best parents know that they have to be ready to greet their children with hugs and kisses, no matter how many garbage trucks they might have faced that day. All of us know that we have to be fully present, and at our best for the people we care about.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let Garbage Trucks take over their lives.
What about you? What would happen in your life, starting today, if you let more garbage trucks pass you by?
Here's my bet: You'll be happier.
Copyright 2004 - 2010 David J. Pollay
Sounds awesome right? I'm craving for this one, hoping and wishing to have it very very soon. :)
All credits goes to David J. Pollay of The law of the garbage truck.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

2 months gone

After almost 20 minutes of travel via cebupacific plane, I am here again in Manila, thanks for the good weather. Classes will start on Monday and I am still not 100% ready to be sophomore, no ballpen and yellow paper yet. -__-

And also by that, after 2 months of spending delightful and nutritious summer vacation in Mindoro, I am now again jailed here in my little room. Lots of changes happened: burst of dusts and dirts. *sneeze*

(Left image) This is my electric fan. I left it 50% clean (okay, you got me. -__-) Now see how messy it is. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Blog Changes

Since I have reviewed lots of blogging tips and I can notice that I post so random, I have decided to reformat my blog into a more comprehensive and more specific one. 

May I present to you, "I surf the world" by Emman Sualog. A blog that will connect you to the world; world of fashion, passions, people, photography, videography and everyday living.

I will also change my header photo soon, just finding enough time to refurnish the whole context of the blog.

Posted photos and videos here are all owned by me. Posts that are from other sources are acknowledged. 

For more information, please click on the "About" button found below the header photo. Thank you and stay tuned! :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A day in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

A day in San Jose from emman sualog on Vimeo.

Thursday shenanigans! Since I only have 7 days left (because I'll be in Manila on the 10th of June) to enjoy the fresh air of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro I decided to spend