Excellence is rewarded- Juris Doctor- Full Scholarship Awardee

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5

Nine years ago, I started my journey in law school. I took the entrance examination in my dream school but didn’t pass. I took the MBA-JD program of DLSU-FEU and I made it. Only to find out that MBA was easier.

I’ve been a working student since college years and I thought the journey would be the same. Yes, it was, in many aspects, only tougher and more challenging. Things weren’t sustainable then, hence, I expedited my MBA and finished it in 2014. Many assumed that I finished my Juris Doctor, too but I haven’t yet. I didn’t regret that I had a detour thereafter. I danced socially, competitively and professionally wherein I felt so much alive, engaged and passionate.

Years had passed and my dream to be a lawyer was still haunting me. Thus, I decided to go back to law school. I’ve qualified for a merit-based scholarship and I’m just really the ‘happiest’. My heart is full of joy and gratefulness. I feel stronger, wiser and empowered. God moves in an amazingly mysterious way. Sometimes, He wants us to optimize what’s in our hand and use it for His glory. 2 Corinthians 2:16

The process may have been tough, but God is my best ally in this journey. He is the great provider of wisdom, provision, and guidance. I’m just so grateful how God provides for all our needs. And when He put a dream in your heart, He will provide for everything in order for you to successfully finish it.

Paolo Choelo said it best, “when a person really desires to follow his/her Personal Legend all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his/her dream”. If I would literally be paying for my tuition, miscellaneous, stipend and book allowances, I would be needing approximately Php2M for my entire law school journey.

My parents didn’t invest in my #BrighterLife Funds when I was young. If they did, ideally by now I could have just easily withdrawn from the reserved educational fund but there’s none. Thus, I have to work hard for it. I remember someone said, “Much has been given and much will be required from you.” I know indeed that much is required on this journey but I have peace that He has been with me all along.

I hope that by writing this story which I am willingly sharing to the world, there is at least one soul who will be inspired to follow his/her Personal Legend. Remember that life is generous to those people who follow their pursuits. The world may seem to be a threatening place at times but choose to see the beauty in it. And if you are living your dream, you have everything in you that you need. Follow the path laid out for you and excellence will be at hand.

We are on this journey Daddy God! Thank you! I feel so loved.

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11 Secrets of Irresistible People

Some people, regardless of what they lack—money, looks, or social connections—always radiate with energy and confidence. Even the most skeptical individuals find themselves enamored with these charming personalities.

These people are the life of every party. They’re the ones you turn to for help, advice, and companionship.

You just can’t get enough of them, and they leave you asking yourself, “What do they have that I don’t? What makes them so irresistible?”

The difference? Their sense of self-worth comes from within.

Irresistible people aren’t constantly searching for validation, because they’re confident enough to find it in themselves. There are certain habits they pursue every day to maintain this healthy perspective.

Since being irresistible isn’t the result of dumb luck, it’s time to study the habits of irresistible people so that you can use them to your benefit.

Get ready to say “hello” to a new, more irresistible you.

1. They Treat EVERYONE With Respect

Whether interacting with their biggest client or a server taking their drink order, irresistible people are unfailingly polite and respectful. They understand that—no matter how nice they are to the person they’re having lunch with—it’s all for naught if that person witnesses them behaving badly toward someone else. Irresistible people treat everyone with respect because they believe they’re no better than anyone else.

2. They Follow The Platinum Rule

The Golden Rule—treat others as you want to be treated—has a fatal flaw: it assumes that all people want to be treated the same way. It ignores that people are motivated by vastly different things. One person loves public recognition, while another loathes being the center of attention.

The Platinum Rule—treat others as they want to be treated—corrects that flaw. Irresistible people are great at reading other people, and they adjust their behavior and style to make others feel comfortable.

3. They Ditch The Small Talk

There’s no surer way to prevent an emotional connection from forming during a conversation than by sticking to small talk. When you robotically approach people with small talk this puts their brains on autopilot and prevents them from having any real affinity for you. Irresistible people create connection and find depth even in short, every day conversations. Their genuine interest in other people makes it easy for them to ask good questions and relate what they’re told to other important facets of the speaker’s life.

4. They Focus On People More Than Anything Else

Irresistible people possess an authentic interest in those around them. As a result, they don’t spend much time thinking about themselves. They don’t obsess over how well they’re liked, because they’re too busy focusing on the people they’re with. It’s what makes their irresistibility seem so effortless.

To put this habit to work for you, try putting down the smart phone and focusing on the people you’re with. Focus on what they’re saying, not what your response will be, or how what they’re saying will affect you. When people tell you something about themselves, follow up with open-ended questions to draw them out even more.

5. They Don’t Try Too Hard

Irresistible people don’t dominate the conversation with stories about how smart and successful they are. It’s not that they’re resisting the urge to brag. The thought doesn’t even occur to them because they know how unlikeable people are who try too hard to get others to like them.

6. They Recognize The Difference Between Fact And Opinion

Irresistible people handle controversial topics and touchy subjects with grace and poise. They don’t shrink from sharing their opinions, but they make it clear that they’re opinions, not facts. Whether discussing global warming, politics, vaccine schedules, or GMO foods, irresistible people recognize that many people who are just as intelligent as they are see things differently.

7. They Are Authentic

Irresistible people are who they are. Nobody has to burn up energy or brainpower trying to guess their agenda or predict what they’ll do next. They do this because they know that no one likes a fake.

People gravitate toward authentic individuals because they know they can trust them. It’s easy to resist someone when you don’t know who they really are and how they really feel.

8. They Have Integrity

People with high integrity are irresistible because they walk their talk, plain and simple. Integrity is a simple concept but a difficult thing to practice. To demonstrate integrity every day, irresistible people follow through, they avoid talking bad about other people, and they do the right thing, even when it hurts.

9. They Smile

People naturally (and unconsciously) mirror the body language of the person they’re talking to. If you want people to find you irresistible, smile at them during conversations and they will unconsciously return the favor and feel good as a result.

10. They Make An Effort To Look Their Best (Just Not Too Much Of An Effort)

There’s a massive difference between being presentable and being vain. Irresistible people understand that making an effort to look your best is comparable to cleaning your house before company comes—it’s a sign of respect for others. But once they’ve made themselves presentable, they stop thinking about it.

11. They Find Reasons To Love Life

Irresistible people are positive and passionate. They’re never bored, because they see life as an amazing adventure and approach it with a joy that other people want to be a part of.

It’s not that irresistible people don’t have problems—even big ones—but they approach problems as temporary obstacles, not inescapable fate. When things go wrong, they remind themselves that a bad day is just one day, and they keep hope that tomorrow or next week or next month will be better.

Bringing It All Together

Irresistible people did not have fairy godmothers hovering over their cribs. They’ve simply perfected certain appealing qualities and habits that anyone can adopt as their own.

They think about other people more than they think about themselves, and they make other people feel liked, respected, understood, and seen. Just remember: the more you focus on others, the more irresistible you’ll be.

Reposted from Talent Smart by Travis Bradberry, Ph.D.

Why am I still single?

In one of the trainings I attended, the trainer asked me on how am I going to turn down a suitor whom I don’t like. I simply said, “I am not yet ready”. It’s flattering to know that you’re loved and wanted but…but there’s but.

I am not yet ready to say “Yes” to the wrong person. But how would I know if He’s the One.

I’ll answer this after Holy Week…;) See you then.

Bachata and Kizomba free lessons at Dancing Queen Studio

 

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Have you been wanting to dance and yet you have no buddy, budget and big time to do it? Now set aside two hours of your time this long holiday season to learn some of the sexiest, most sensuous, hip shaking, viral dances in town.

Come and join us on November 4, 2017, 4-6pm, Saturday at Makati Cinema Square to enjoy the following:

– Learn Bachata and Kizomba for free
– No need to bring partner (free partnering in class)
– Learn the details on how you can join our GoWell Community and discover how you can live a live a healthier and brighter life.
– Free snack, make sure you pre-register by clicking “Going” in the Event Page and texting your “Full name+Yes to free bachata and Kizomba lesson on Nov.4” to 0915-515-8936. That easy! Make sure to send your confirmation by November 3 to prepare some freebies to confirmed attendees.

What is Bachata? Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world but not identically. The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat. Sample video here.

What is Kizomba? Kizomba is a dance and music genre originally from Angola. The term “kizomba” comes from the linguistic expression Kimbundo, which means “party”.It is both a dance and a music which developed in Angola in the late 1980s and 1990. Sample video with the Kizomba Queen Sara Lopez here.

What to wear:

Gym clothes
Dancing shoes (sneakers will do if no dancing shoes)

How to go to the venue:

Address:
Dancing Queen Studio
2296 Chino Roces Avenue
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines

If driving:
Ask waze or enter your location here and try to navigate using Google Map.

If commuting:
If you’re riding a bus from North/ South, get off at Magallanes, then ride a jeepney going to Makati Cinema Square. Dancing Queen Studio is at the ground floor.

If you’re riding MRT, get off at Magallanes station, then ride jeepney going to PRC then tell the driver you’re getting off at Makati Cinema Square. 🙂

This event is in partnership with Sun Life Financial #GoWell Community fitness and wellness among Filipinos who want to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

For more information, contact Lisha at 0915-515-8936 or email her at leizl.a.villapando@sunlife.com.ph. Feel free to invite friends and follow the instructions. See you!

Attend Free Bachata and Kizomba Lesson on Nov.4 at Dancing Queen Studio

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Have you been wanting to dance and yet you have no buddy, budEvent Pageget and big time to do it? Now set aside two hours of your time this long holiday season to learn some of the sexiest, most sensuous, hip shaking, viral dances in town.

Come and join us on November 4, 2017, 4-6pm, Saturday at Makati Cinema Square to enjoy the following:

– Learn Bachata and Kizomba for free
– No need to bring partner (free partnering in class)
– Learn the details on how you can join our GoWell Community and discover how you can live a live a healthier and brighter life.
– Free snack, make sure you pre-register by clicking “Going” in the Event Page and texting your “Full name+Yes to free bachata and Kizomba lesson on Nov.4” to 0915-515-8936. That easy! Make sure to send your confirmation by November 3 to prepare some freebies to confirmed attendees.

What is Bachata? Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world but not identically. The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat. Sample video here.

What is Kizomba? Kizomba is a dance and music genre originally from Angola. The term “kizomba” comes from the linguistic expression Kimbundo, which means “party”.It is both a dance and a music which developed in Angola in the late 1980s and 1990. Sample video with the Kizomba Queen Sara Lopez here.

What to wear:

Gym clothes
Dancing shoes (sneakers will do if no dancing shoes)

How to go to the venue:

Address:
Dancing Queen Studio
2296 Chino Roces Avenue
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines

If driving:
Ask waze or enter your location here and try to navigate using Google Map.

If commuting:
If you’re riding a bus from North/ South, get off at Magallanes, then ride a jeepney going to Makati Cinema Square. Dancing Queen Studio is at the ground floor.

If you’re riding MRT, get off at Magallanes station, then ride jeepney going to PRC then tell the driver you’re getting off at Makati Cinema Square. 🙂

This event is in partnership with Sun Life Financial #GoWell Community  fitness and wellness among Filipinos who want to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

For more information, contact Lisha at 0915-515-8936 or email her at leizl.a.villapando@sunlife.com.ph. Feel free to invite friends and follow the instructions. See you!