14 Easy Ways to Get Insanely Motivated

1. Condition your mind.
2. Condition your body.
3. Avoid negative people.
4. Seek out the similarly motivated.
5. Have goals–but remain flexible.
6. Act with a higher purpose.
7. Take responsibility for your own results.
8. Stretch past your limits on a daily basis.
9. Don’t wait for perfection; do it now!
10. Celebrate your failures.
11. Don’t take success too seriously.
12. Avoid weak goals.
13. Treat inaction as the only real failure.
14. Think before you speak.

Source: 14 Easy Ways to Get Insanely Motivated



Ina, ilaw  ng tahanan
Sa  mga anak ay nagpapatahan
Hirap at pagod kanilang dinaranas
Sa gawaing-bahay na ginagawa sa oras-oras
Kapag walang ina, anong mangyayari?
Ang isang tahanan ay mawawalan ng silbi
Wala na ang liwanag na dati’y namamasid
Puro dilim na ang sa ati’y nakapaligid.
Natatangi ang kanyang pagmamahal
‘Di tulad ng iba, ‘di nagtatagal
Kahit siya’y iyong ipagtabuyan
Mananatili pa rin ang nararamdaman

Sadyang ang ina ay isang uliran
Handang magpakasakit ng matagalan
Mga anak niya’y di kayang matiis
Sunod ang lahat ng ninanais.

~ A  n q u i m a ~
* This is the poem I wrote for my mother when I was in high school as part of the Mothers’  Day celebration.


AnQuiMa: Drowning, Dying & Moving On

‘s pen is bleeding…


I’m drowning in pain,
It hurts too much that I could not explain.
I’m drowning in tears,
After loving you all this years.

I’m dying inside,
That I could not hide.
I’m here all alone, dying
All through the night I’m crying.

I’m moving on, I’ll try
But still asking myself why.
Why am I moving on with your goodbye?
When I still don’t want our love to die.

the poet

Friends Make Your Life Longer

I have known so many people I call friends. I’ve met the worst people – people who lie everyday. People who pretend to be nice but they are not. Be careful with them. They are all around you. People who have nothing but to mind others’ lives or join others in whatever issues. I’m not the sweet or nice type of person who pretends to be nice with everybody for me to gain friends. I’m a friendly person and I love interacting with different people. I look snobbish at first but once you’ve talked to me and we hit with our conversations, that’s the start of a good friendship. I say anything I want, kind of tackless at times. I laugh all the time and enjoy having a good time with my friends. Honestly, friendship is very important to me. I’ll do ways to keep the friendship longer. If you’ve had a ruined friendship because of some nonsense reasons, that’s not friendship at all…that’s bullshit. What I really like about having friends, I’ve got to see and know their attitudes. It’s either you accept it or not but I have learned that no matter how hard you try to accept and understand someone, your effort will be worthless if that someone is really at its worst.

I can say that friendship is the secret to a longer life. I don’t think people who don’t have friends, loners or hates people, have this good or healthy life. Friendships play an important role in maintaining a good health and having a long life especially in times of problems. As of now, social ties are the cheapest medicine we’ve got for everyone. A friend can boost your chances of surviving anything. A friend gives you longer life expectancies. I’ve known some who are isolated from other people and they are not living a happy and healthy life. A friend lessens the suffering from depression, anxiety and other type of mental illnesses. A friend encourages you to take good care of yourself or even takes care of you. A friend calms your fears and gives you hope.  A friend stays with you in any situation or any crisis.

So if you have friends, keep them! It’s hard to find true friends nowadays. =)


Independence is Expensive

I wrote this when I was in college, those were the days when my parents were so strict to me:
Independence is Expensive
One Friday night, me and my friends decided to  relax and enjoy in a bar in Malate after a long week of exams. I pursued to go with them even though my parents didn’t allow me to gimmick. Without considering the permission and time, I went home late and drunk. Never had I felt more free and happier. Once again, I returned to my normal life the next day. My parents were very mad at me that they didn’t let me explain my side. It was one of the Martial Law days in our house. All my life, I want to experience being free and independent, standing on my own and voicing out anything in my mind without parents who will contradict me.

On most days, I had minimum hours of sleep and thought about nothing but lessons in school, to please myself and my parents, and to avoid conflict with them. One of the reasons why I want to be independent is to avoid conflicts with my parents. I can say that age gap can really results conflicts between parents and their children. I always have conflicts with them but with my mouth shut. I don’t consider a conflict as bad as long as I can give enough argument on what I stand for. For me, being independent is standing on your own – making decisions for yourself. I want to stand on my own as early as possible. Living at home may have advantages: free room and board and other benefits given by most parents which led to the dependence which is hard to break later on. I want to keep a watch on my money, time and action, and learn to get along with my parents. A life where I am the one to decide and to be blamed on all the consequences of my actions. This will prepare me to face the future alone courageously. It is also about the freedom that will make me decide to live independently. Living independently is doing anything you want with responsibility. At home, I have to ask my parents before doing anything. I couldn’t and wouldn’t live and ask them forever! They are here to guide but not to control me. I want to prove to myself especially to my parents that I can stand on my own and be responsible in anything I do. I could make mistakes, as part of life, but it will make me a better and stronger person to face challenges in the future like a bird starting to live away from its mother and facing the threats of its journey.

Reasons of being independent are many, and I think these reasons will cause a crack in a parent-child relationship. It is much better if parents let their children prove themselves. Children should escape from the shadow of their parents and express themselves to create a friendly relationship with them. I am not a rebellious child, I am undergoing this problem, and it’s not an easy one.

I’ve realized a lot after I wrote this essay. I learned to understand my parents and my parents learned to listen and understand me.