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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Caught in Quotes #10: Sunset at the Quay


“In the sky, there is no distinction of the east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”  ≈ Lord Buddha

His Promise

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From far away I pray

May God guide you in every way

And at night I beg to Him

To bring you home  safely…

“Now sleep my child”, He whispered

“The one you love is safe in bed”

Biblical Finds: Overcome Loneliness

There are times when we suddenly feel lonely in the middle of a busy crowd and even in a smashing party. When we turn around we only see emptiness; no help when we need one. When this time happens, I just grab a book and go to a secluded place, read and enjoy the calmness. That private moment gives me a fraction of the peace I long for and even if I don’t find it completely, I feel I’ve breathed out what keeps my heart heavy; I feel relieved. Such moment alone also make me think of God, of what I’ve done and of my future plans. It scares me, but it also give me a chance to speak to my inner self and to God. Loneliness is a blessing in disguise so I can find a time to recollect and reassess my faith. Hence to overcome loneliness is to be with self in a quiet place and think then good feelings will follow. Believe me, I’ve been there!

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John 16:32-33

“A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.”

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Daily Prompt: Secret of Success

If you ask me this: What would it take for you to consider yourself a “successful blogger”? Is that something you strive for?

My answer would be: first, maybe if I could influence thousands of lives through my blog. Second, if I can maintain what I promised to blog about. But since I’ve already written random and no particular subject to write about, I don’t think I can be called successful blogger at something. And third, no I don’t attempt to be a successful blogger. My aim is only to make myself busy and express my thoughts through writing.

I know I have so much to improve to even consider myself an influential blogger. I need to improve my writing style, grammar, photography and delivery in my articles so that readers find them artistic and interesting enough. I think I need to enroll a formal journalism or writing course before I could make a quality write-up. That way I would feel confident engaging in creative writing. I need more time learning and reading from other brilliant writers as well. Or focus on blogging and writing only but I couldn’t do that because I have a day job to do.  There are many ideas in my head but I need to drive out procrastination first and start organizing them just like great bloggers I admire most.

How can I be a ‘successful blogger’ if ..? Smiley face yawning

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Daily prompt

What would it take for you to consider yourself a “successful blogger”? Is that something you strive for?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us EFFORT

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

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— vb
tr ) to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage

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Banana blossom – here shows the buds ready to grow as bananas rich in potassium and phosphorus… 

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Fresh Unharvested Rice Grains – indicate readiness to feed thousands of people… 

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Thick and Dark Clouds – gathering strength for a heavy rain and storm…  

Stranger in a Strange Land

What always amazes me in new places is its architecture or design of anything. It’s common knowledge that every place or country has different culture and tradition from another therefore I think they construct buildings or design roads, bridges and shopping centers in a unique way or according to their culture or style. I believe the architectures, crafts or clothing designs of the people demonstrate the beauty of the place even without speaking a language that I don’t understand.

My least favorites in a strange land include food, language, and traffic. When I’m in a new place I cannot make myself appreciate the food instantly. It will take time to accustom myself to the taste and odor especially if such country I’m in is fond of spices and herbs that I don’t eat. The same with language , no matter how I try to understand and speak with them to the extent of making signs and gestures just so they understand what I meant, I have zero tolerance learning it right away.

My answer to “What’s your favorite part about visiting a new place — the food? The architecture? The people watching?” — Daily Prompt

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