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The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

Quote for the Day

“When you know who you are and what you stand for, you stand in wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey

No wonder we have very few wise politicians.

Cebu Pacific: 11th Anniversary Photo Competition

Share your travel photographs for the chance to win free flights! Cebu Pacific is celebrating their 11th anniversary in March and would love to see your photos published in their In-flight magazine, SMILE.

The closing date is 31 March 2007 and the winning photos will be published in the June/July 2007 issue of Smile. Send your photos in low resolution format jpegs (72dpi, 600 pixels in length or width) via email to cebu.ed@ink-publishing.com. Click on this link for more details.BTW, there’s an ongoing P99 domestic and P999 regional seat sale for ongoing destination. Click here more more details.

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Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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Word of the Day: Affluenza

Got this from Investopedia. Affluenza could very well apply to the Philippine culture. Warning: it is contagious!

Term Of The Day: Affluenza

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A social condition arising from the desire to be more wealthy, successful or to “Keep up with the Joneses.” Affluenza is symptomatic of a culture that prides financial success as one of the highest pursuits to be achieved. People said to be affected by affluenza typically find that the very economic success they have been so vigorously chasing ends up leaving them feeling unfulfilled, and wishing for yet more wealth – sometimes addicted to their economic pursuits.

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Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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Harry Potter at Last!

Happy Happy Joy Joy.. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, the UK book company behind the Harry Potter franchise, has announced that the seventh and final book in the series will be published word-wide in English on July 21. Bloomsbury said “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” will be released in children’s and adult hardback editions, and as an audio book. Scholastic Corp., publisher of the Harry Potter series in the U.S., said the hardcover version will sell for $34.99. Time to go to Fully Booked and make a reservation. =)

Best AI moment

People audition in American Idol for various reason… some because they really truly believe that they have the talent, some because they want to get their 15 seconds of fame, and others because they simply need to. Sherman Pore’s audition for me, is the most heartfelt and moving of them all.