OFW: Work Hard, Never Give Up!

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The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.   

Vince Lombardi

Your dreams and inspiration drive you to work hard and be dedicated especially when your guts tell you that you’re surely getting what you’re aiming for. I’ve seen many people work relentlessly in order to get what they want no matter what risks and sorts of sacrifices they may take.  I salute these kind of individuals hence I thought of a simple way I can applaud them. It is by featuring them in my blog Beats of Pieces. These people deserve to be appreciated and recognized. Therefore today I start one person…collage

One of the people I’ve mentioned is Miss Mary Louise Gersamio, an OFW (Filipino Overseas Worker) from Cebu City Philippines. She thought not to give up easily in trying times rather do her best and work her way to get hold of her dreams and ambition. Continue reading “OFW: Work Hard, Never Give Up!”

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Daily Prompt: Sad But True

“You are sarcastic!” finger_pointing_027

“My natural-born sarcasm, when it’s unimpeded, can be a bit overbearing at times and I’m the first to admit that.” This is a statement said by a certain Tom Bergeron about being sarcastic and I would say the same words to admit my guilt.

Is being sarcastic awful? If it is, I’ve been bad for a very long time. I always hear my contemporaries say I’m sarcastic. They say I am offendingly blunt or tactless and they hate me more when I tell them back I’m just being honest and direct.

In Southeast Asia, especially in Thailand, being sarcastic, a critic or direct is disliked and people keep away from you. The ‘saving faces’ attitude and overrated ‘politeness in speech’ of the Asians make you feel bad if you’re a natural sarcastic especially if you don’t use discretion with your sarcasm. As a matter of fact, a colleague accused me of being ‘extremely sarcastic and horrible person’ and she demanded the company to sack me from my job. Fortunately, I remained at work because sarcasm is not a ground for dismissal 🙂 or probably the boss was sarcastic too! 😀

I know that sarcasm must be used with vigilance or it can really cut deep and I know too that sometimes I forget being kind in words so I tried to change my strong sarcasm. It has soften nowadays because I don’t want to hurt more people’s feelings. But may I add that I realized I’ve been totally arrogant before probably because of the type of people I deal with. Sometimes our actions and speech vary in the type of people and environment we’re in. 😀

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