As another year approaches, people over the World welcomes the new start; a “reset” that apparently is present in our lives much like a video game. At the stroke of midnight January 1st, all the the things we have done in the past year, flashback. These things cover acts of which we try to justify as “doing things right”, but not necessarily “doing the right thing.” Those moments range from: what we ate; exclusive places we are at; pride for the home team and disgust for our rival’s; venting out people we don’t like or irked us; or debating politics (’nuff said); etc. But one common thing rings through, it isn’t about where we were; what exquisite meal we have consumed; what color-label we are getting wasted on; etc.—its who we are sharing those moments with.
So as the clock ticks to one of the most sought after events of the year, I wish you clarity. Clarity in choosing to do the right things; to grow stronger & wiser; to flourish with truth in your heart; and to share this contagious positive energy with those that you hold dear close, as well as will meet throughout this journey.
I was fortunate enough to attend the first-ever “Platform Talks” with jeffstaple1 here in Manila. For those that couldn’t attend, here’s a quickstrike of highlights throughout this “ordinary” Tuesday, October 30th afternoon…
Eddie Huang of Baohaus NYC, in his talk during Big Omaha 2012 (May 11) presented by Microsoft BizSpark. Pretty funny, and inspiring stuff.
Huang is a writer, chef, entrepreneur and TV personality based in New York City. He is best known as the chef and owner of BaoHaus, which has received critical acclaim and coverage from The New York Times, The New York Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, The Village Voice, Town & Country, XXL, The Source, Complex, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal and many other outlets. Eddie earned a flawless “$25 and Under” review from The New York Times, “Best Bun 2010″ from New York, “Best Fries” from TimeOut New York 2010 and Top 10 Eats The Village Voice.
I see this “Anti-Discrimination Bill” being talked about earlier in the news here in the PI, I say cool. At the same time, question: “It’s 2012? Is this just another act of politicking? Etc.”
I wondered why this isn’t already inclusive; as part of the PI’s Bill of Rights (Article 3)? A quick research of the Philippine’s Constitution (been a while since I’ve seen this as you may know), ain’t these enough common sense to abide by?
Article 3, Section 1
Article 3, Section 5
Preamble, “under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace…”
You would also think for a population that is dominantly Christian (90%+), a religion that holds “Love” as the greatest commandment (all religions and belief systems do), wouldn’t this be instilled from the start of one’s upbringing and social interactions. But I guess, that’s just part of the struggle.
We live to be our best self one day at a time. We’re just human.