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End of Service Computation

How to compute your of END of Service Benefits?

This is one of the most common question of Filipino OFW’s going for vacation or those that are going for exit and not coming back. There is a tool to make this easy.

https://www.laboreducation.gov.sa/en/Pages/Calculator.aspx .

FUBAR???

After a long idle and restful weekend, here we are back again on the grindstone, I might not sound so positive, when I know a lot of people out there would kill for an 8-5 job just right now. Finally we were left to our own devices.

Lets back track 6 months ago or a year even, the most popular search on the net and the list includes finding meaning with our lives, how to be happy at work, and how to ignite your passion for work. Then boom we are here most of us locked up in self quarantine and finally having to set through a lot of things with our lives. The work life we have learned to live with was finally snatch. It’s like a genie swept us under a rug of our own wishes.

Maybe it was like a mind on the internet was feed up with our whining and nihilism that we got served what we asked for. So you don’t like your job, hate the work life balance and the list of rantings goes on. The computer server or AI just decided, alright wish granted.Now we have all the time in the world and yet we are still holding on to our drugs or dopamine dose in watching movies (Netflix and Youtube), trolling or arguing on the web and finally the latest viral activity Tiktok.

Now it seems everything is FUBAR (Fucked/Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition/Any Repair/All Reason)

Also found this list of other terms-SNAFU/Situation Normal: All Fucked Up, as a well-known example of military acronym slang, SUSFU (Situation Unchanged: Still Fucked Up) is closely related to SNAFU and finally TARFU (Totally And Royally Fucked Up or Things Are Really Fucked Up) was also used during World War II.

Sorry for the foul words but this clearly paints our current situation and markets are projecting that we are about to face a financial crisis Tsunami afterwards.

For the positive side, manufucturers are signalling that we are about to run out of condoms. Yes, since we have all the time for ourselves, people are doing the deed more often now. This is a remedy for population problem in Europe and Japan probably.

On the top of my head I would like to spend more time writing and absorbing more content.

For the guys like and commenting so far, thanks for the positive feedback loop. I really need something to look forward to everyday.

I guess this time we must trust that everything will not be so bleak and we can survive this pandemic.

Most Famous Rich Guy (Or not)

When we talked about rich guys, what comes to our minds are these names- Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma,Warren Buffet and Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or the rivalry of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Their lives are inspiring and their speech gives us the ecstatic feeling inspiration that someday we can make it big.

One thing most common of the guys mentioned though either they screw their employees for pay or some of them are really just so smart to introduce to the world neat stuff that we are willing to buy like phones or cars.

I just read an article of one a rich businessman from Thailand. He’s name is Sirivat Voravetvuthikun or the Sandwich guy. One may ask why am I bringing up this not so popular guy and how relevant is he going to be on my life? Well my friend after all the dust well settle from this corona apocalypse, massive shifts and changes will be made. Our current lifestyle and status of living will be abruptly halted to its knees.

This economic fall out will leave people out of the streets and hungry. This guy Sirivat Voravetvuthikun just survived and thrived such event. He went from a high flyer and big shot businessman to the point of selling sandwiches, yes the story is so inspiring that I just can’t help and try to share his story. Others raised an eyebrow on how could a rich guy resort to selling lowly sandwiches.

Most of us would react the same way but this guy hold on to his guns and now from selling on the streets, he’s managing his restaurants and shops. His drive to pay his debtors and credit paid off.

He’s really one of a kind and which reminds me to encourage myself that sometimes financial freedom could be earned by doing simple things.

Chose to be Positive

The worst case scenario has come, this virus have revealed our greatest weakness in society. That is selfishness and lacking of purpose, now people are experiencing first hand what it’s like to be isolated alone and trapped on a cage.

The worst and ugly head of society is about to come out our entertainment and our now give it to me lifestyle, now we have to face our greatest fear that is being alone with ourselves- no TV, no entertainment in basketball and just our own selves. Others are already becoming bored, meanwhile its a great chance to be with our families and rekindle our lost relationships with them.

Let’s chose a different path.

Finite and Infinite Games: Two Ways to Play the Game of Life

source:https://fs.blog/2020/02/finite-and-infinite-games-two-ways-to-play-the-game-of-life/

READING TIME: 2 MINUTES

If life is a game, how do you play it? The answer will have a huge impact on your choices, your satisfaction, and how you achieve success.

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James Carse, the Director of Religious Studies at New York University, wrote a book, Finite and Infinite Games, that explores the difference between approaching life as a game with an end, or a game that goes on forever. According to Carse, playing to win isn’t nearly as satisfying as playing to keep the game going.

For starters, what do you do after you win a finite game? You have to sign yourself up for another one, and you must find a way to showcase your past winnings. Finite players have to parade around their wealth and status. They need to display the markers of winning they have accumulated so that other players know whom they are dealing with. Carse argues that these players spend their time in the past, because that’s where their winning is.

Infinite players, in contrast, look to the future. Because their goal is to keep the game going, they focus less on what happened, and put more effort into figuring out what’s possible. By playing a single, non-repeatable game, they are unconcerned with the maintenance and display of past status. They are more concerned with positioning themselves to deal effectively with whatever challenges come up.

Thus, how you play the game of life will define the learning you pursue. Finite players need training. Infinite players need education. Why? According to Carse, “to be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.” If you play life as a finite game, you train for the rules. If life is instead an infinite game, you focus on being educated to adapt to unknowns.

“What will undo any boundary is the awareness that it is our vision, and not what we are viewing, that is limited.”

Whether you choose the finite or infinite game will also determine how you define success, and what you need to achieve it. Finite players need power. Power gives them the best chance to win in each successive contest. Infinite players need endurance. They need attributes to keep them going. Carse explains, “let us say that where the finite player plays to be powerful, the infinite player plays with strength.”

Ultimately, approaching life as a finite game or infinite game impacts your daily attitude. Carse asserts that “the finite play for life is serious; the infinite play of life joyous.” Considering your life through this frame helps you determine if you are making the right choices to be successful at the kind of game you want to play.

NCOV19 VIRUS Unstoppable according to WHO

Sorry for the click baity title. Since we have an epidemic in our midst, I have some questions about my existence in this life. After some search on the web I found the following questions we need to ask in our lives.

Happiness, life satisfaction and the daily habits of the most successful people are topics which researchers love to study. And what they consistently find is that individuals who reach the end of their lives feeling fulfilled, grateful and devoid of regrets do so by being intentional with how they handled themselves and their relationships with others. Here are a handful of simple questions which can help you be honest with yourself about the directions you’re taking in this world.

1. How will your life be different in a year?

Think about what’s not perfect in your world, whether it’s a self-destructive habit, burdensome debt, loneliness or anything else. Considering that it takes 28 days to change an ingrained behavior, resolve now to invest one month in doing things differently.

2. What are you grateful for?

Researchers have found that gratitude correlates with better mood and sleep, higher confidence, and lower fatigue and inflammation. Don’t have anything to be thankful for? Start with electricity, running water and roof over your head.

3. What nice thing can you do for someone else today?

Give someone your spot in line, buy a co-worker his favorite morning drink, or call your mother and mindfully listen to her tell you about her week. Even little things can make a big difference in someone’s day. Plus, researchers have found that performing acts of kindness make people feel happier.

4. How much do you worry about what others think?

You can’t be present and your best self if you’re constantly asking yourself questions such as:  Did they think that I was smart? Did they think that I was successful? Did they think what I said was stupid? In truth, you can never really know what someone else thinks of you. So, instead of worrying about it, be your most confident self and concentrate on what you want to communicate, ask good questions and look people in the eyes.

5. What are you doing to invest in your relationships?

After following the lives of 268 Harvard undergraduate males from the classes of 1938 to 1940 for decades, psychiatrist George Vaillant concluded something you probably already know: Love is the key to happiness. Even if a man succeeded in work, amassed piles of money, and experienced good health, without loving relationships he wouldn’t be happy. The longitudinal study showed happiness depends on two things: “One is love,” he wrote. “The other is finding a way of coping with life that does not push love away.”

6. What do you do for fun?

If you have to think about this one, your work-life balance is probably askew. On your deathbed you will never say “I wish I would have worked more.” If working too much isn’t your problem you also will never say “I wish I would have watched more TV.”

7. Are you comfortable in your own skin?

Blogging for Tiny Buddha Melissa Dinwiddie tells the great story of having a miserable time during her high school class’s senior trip to the beach, all because of she forgot a T-shirt, was worried her stomach wasn’t flat enough and sweated all day under a sweatshirt. Meanwhile, a friend laughingly discovered she had forgotten to shave one of her legs and announced it to the entire bus. Her friend–who had a fantastic day in spite of her one hairy leg–proved that the people who have the most fun are comfortable in their own skin.  

8. Is anxiety something that dampens most of your days?

Nearly one in five people has some kind of anxiety disorder, which is the most common mental illness in the U.S. If this is you, be honest and admit that 90 percent of what you worry about never comes to fruition. The other benefit to removing fear and anxiety from your life: You’ll appear more confident, a character trait that breeds success.

9. What have been your biggest mistakes?

Chances are, your mistakes taught you valuable lessons which strengthened your character. Take some inspiration from J.K. Rowling, who said “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

10. What will people say about you at your funeral?

Think about the people you miss the most on this planet. Chances are, they were interested in other people’s lives, generous and set a good example. Work now to be someone who makes a positive impression.

Travelling from Point A to B

The title of this one looks bad, can this even qualify as a good title? Oh wait lets make a quick google search. Then seconds later. The following results came- Kim and om are travelling from points A to B,Ram and Shyam are travelling from point A to B and Travelling point a to b. The results came as about 382,000,000 results (0.44 seconds). This guys are quite popular eh?

Before my mind starts to wander all over the place again. I would like to congratulate myself that it has been 28 days since I’m back from the Philippines for a vacation. Further, to wrap my head around this milestone. I realized I had spent 2 years and 3 months on this desert country and a couple of years in Manila to get to where I am

now, the feeling is quite surreal. Here I am back again to the place I had once wished I will not go back.

The subject I’m referring to here is as the title mentioned, that is about travelling from point A to point B. It would also mean from one state of emotion to another or just simply from one place to a desired destination. But I always have this question at the back of my mind is this where I want to go?

Alright take me back to 2011 I was in Zamboanga, I had fortunately caught wind and get to know this mysterious guy. Lets name him Manong Boy, he’s intelligent, strict and a father figure for me ( I just lost my father way back late 2009). Maybe I was still grieving and bleeding inside I had not told anyone about this.

One of the most enigmatic memory I could muster from this guy is when he asked me. What do want? How do you see your self after 10 years? Now I have been thru a lot of interviews before this encounter. I used to wing it and bullshit around, saying things like I wanna be this and that; and I will be an asset to my community. Total BS right?

Sadly, after my stint in college I had been half assessing my way around the place, until then that I worked for the guy. He possess this father figure and leader like aura in him. had tried so hard to please the guy, like a child to his father would. I tried to revisit my writing skills, presentation and public speaking. All of this not for the money, mind you.

I was like a child seeking for his approval and thumbs up. At the beginning everything was okay, but I started to do some errors; some here and there. I lacked the organization skills and everything was beginning to take its toll, until finally I gave up.

That was 2011 and now its 2020 a good decade had passed and I still like a rudder less boat.

Okay so since that is over and done, hey its already 2020. This might be the decade for me, to pick up the pieces of myself and again have this vision. ” So what do I want”?

All about consistency

I think that’s it . I finish, to borrow the famous Morris Herman from http://www.youtube.com/user/108morris108″.

Writer’s Block

The Ncov 2019 virus has occupied my thoughts lately and can’t think of anything besides the topic, since I’m not feeling so well I’m taking some form of Vit C to boost my immune system. Thus, I took this Redoxon, loaded with 1000 mg of Vit C, then upon reading the back of the label. It said, has artificial sweetener aspartame, alas a quick search would result to the following:

News reports over the last few decades have claimed that aspartame causes or increases the risk of:

  • headaches.
  • dizziness.
  • seizures.
  • depression.
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • multiple sclerosis.
  • cancer.

Like really? Oh well, think of those later. I have to kill this cold first.

The Curse of Pushing People Too Hard

Lately I’m just trying to understand why I absolutely hate people that corrects me all the time and why I hated people in authority.

This might be the reason why: A reading from “The Inner Game of Tennis

There are numerous instances outside of sports when we can see how trying too hard can backfire. Consider a manager who feels the need to constantly micromanage their employees and direct every detail of their work, not allowing any autonomy or flexibility. As a result, the employees lose interest in ever taking initiative or directing their own work. Instead of getting the perfect work they want, the manager receives lackluster efforts.

Or consider a parent who wants their child to do well at school, so they control their studying schedule, limit their non-academic activities, and offer enticing rewards for good grades. It may work in the short term, but in the long run, the child doesn’t learn to motivate themselves or develop an intrinsic desire to study. Once their parent is no longer breathing down their neck, they don’t know how to learn.

Reminder to self to stop myself from controlling or micromanaging my kids, thus I will apply this to heart.

Coronavirsu 2019-NCov

The super bug is out and the Chinese government in Wuhan is overwhelmed.The authorities have issued a lock-down of 14 Million people on a single city. I’m just monitoring this and hoping for the best that I would not reach our province back home, too bad that in today’s jet setting lifestyle and cheap travels. Everyone is now vulnerable, I’m looking at cases in Malaysia and Hongkong those are the nearest countries next to my home country. As I was deep diving for some articles on the web both conspiratorial and totally unhinged. I fortunately came across this link. A monitoring website for the current location of the countries affected by the contagion.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

January 2020: What a way to start the year

Just came back from vacation  3 days ago, prior to that I’ve have a month long detox of staying of the computer screen and just logging in my social media accounts to check the latest in my immediate environment. My family and I have a month long quality time spent with each other and some small misunderstanding happened but eventually everything was patched up well.

Now I’m back in the Kingdom events like rumors of war between US and Iran, Taal volcano eruption, Novel corona virus ” Wuhan” and the latest which is the primary thing that people seem so caught up right now is death of Kobe Bryan. That’s a lot for the start of the year and you wonder why people are still so engrossed with celebrities compared to an impending doom of  a virus pandemic.

This year I’m trying to allocate my focus on a few topics and to see if I will have good results in my life.

So I choose the novel corona virus as a top priority, there are a lot of rumors going on right now but there are a few things that are certain, its highly contagious and whats worse infected patient are asymptomatic and keep on spreading without showing signs and symptoms.

The timing is just great, most of the places on Earth right now including my country is having rainy season, here in the Kingdom is a flu season. So wish us luck.