Saturday, September 27, 2008

So this is what it takes to be balance-brained, huh?

I took this brain test once, and eventually, it revealed that I am balance-brained. This is the complete result of the test:


That means you are able to draw on the strengths of both the right and left hemispheres of your brain, depending upon a given situation.

When you need to explain a complicated process to someone, or plan a detailed vacation, the left hemisphere of your brain, which is responsible for your ability to solve problems logically, might kick in. But if you were critiquing an art opening or coming up with an original way to file papers, the right side of your brain, which is responsible for noticing subtle details in things, might take over.

While many people have clearly dominant left- or right-brained tendencies, you are able to draw on skills from both hemispheres of your brain. This rare combination makes you a very creative and flexible thinker.

The down side to being balanced-brained is that you may sometimes feel paralyzed by indecision when the two hemispheres of your brain are competing to solve a problem in their own unique ways.

Whew, so that is why I am currently having problems coming up with the right decision, huh? So this is what it takes... (sigh) Maybe, because I am still afraid to step up to the plate when problems need solving. Whew! I wish I was better than how I am now... Then, everything would have been much, much not like this...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Rotten Dream

Last night I had this bad dream... It really weird me out. I can no longer remember what it was about, but, what I'm sure of is that, it's just off the wall. It's kind of weird when you can no longer remember anything about your dream, but still it makes you feel so uncomfortable. I woke up gasping in the middle of the night, and there were tears in my eyes. I just continued crying after then. I don't know, but I just felt the need to do it. It's freaking me out, but I cannot remember even a single part of it. Ugh! I so hate those rotten dreams. When I woke up, the dream just vanished but the rotten feeling still remains.

Anyway, guess what was the first song I heard this morning... It's James Carrington's "ACHE"!!! Ugh! Anyway, I'm still having that "last song syndrome" thingy that until now, I'm still singing it. Crap! It keeps on playing in my mind.

James Carrington Lyrics
Ache Lyrics

Oh well, I think it's becoming my favorite song... (*sigh) The singer sounds so sincere, that it seems so uncomfortably heartrending... Whew! Anyway, I think I have to call it a day. My eyes are no longer cooperating, and I gotta get home before it rains again. I just hope tonight won't be nightmarish again. xoxoxoxo

Friday, September 19, 2008

e-pylon got a new face!

Presenting the Pylon official website's whole new look!!!!

It's not yet totally done, but at least we can already see the improvement. Thanks to our great computer wizards (whee! the red carpet, please!). Good job, guyz. I wonder what those freaks (the ones who are always bugging us to update our site) will say now. Anyway, have a great weekend everyone! XOXO

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bust that stress out!

It's such a tiring day! We started roaming around the city at 9 in the morning to distribute the letters for our yearbook ads. We have to travel under the scorching heat of the sun, stop at our potential advertiser's company, give them a nice smile, and try to sweet-talk them about advertising in the yearbook. Whoa! An exhausting day, indeed. I just hope even half of those companies we wrote a letter to will give us a positive response.

We decided to accept advertisements for the yearbook this year to, at least, generate income for additional equipment and for trainings and seminars of the staff. Also, we want to provide relevant information to the graduates which could help them in their search for jobs later on.

Anyway, nobody has responded as of yet. I just hope they will soon.

Oh, and BTW..., I saw this article while I was looking for stuffs on the web, and I think this may come in handy for those who are living a very stressful lifestyle. Do you have heart attacks on your legs? Do you live with chest pains the way most of us live with split ends?(*wink) Here are some tips from Marie Claire:

* Clean up quickly: Give away stuff you don't use. According to the Wall Sreet Journal, the average executive pilfers six weeks a year searching for important documents buried in clutter. Combat stress by clearing your desktop of items that you don't use on a daily basis. Store everything else in drawers, on shelves, or in your supply closet. If you don't use something -- those kitschy bulletin board push pins a client sent for Christmas -- give it away to a coworker who might be able to find a use for it.

* Listen to music: Put those headphones on and tune into relaxing music. No, we're not talking elevator notes or sitar serenades. Try these hip anti-stress songs...

Bob Marley & the Wailers "Satisfy My Soul"
Curtis Mayfield "It's Alright"
Five Stairsteps "Ooh Child"
Scritti Politti "Perfect Way"
De La Soul "Me Myself & I"
Outkast "So Fresh, So Clean"
Zero 7 "In the Waiting Line"
Goldfrapp "Happiness"
Van Morrison "Days Like This"

* Retail Therapy: According to doctors at Emory University, shopping can give your brain's pleasure centers a rush of feel-good dopamine that drops off after you leave the store. The same principle can be applied to online shopping -- you're just a few clicks away from your favorite store. Add some items to your shopping bag when you're feeling under pressure then check out later in the day.

* Sort it out: Sort day-to-day papers into action files. Label them clearly: Bills to pay, receipts to enter, papers to photocopy, data for reports, items to discuss with your boss or papers to forward to another department. If the information isn't important enough to have its own label, it either belongs in another folder or in the trash.

* Think pink: Yes, you can think your way out of stress. Close your eyes and focus your thoughts on the color rose. Imagine yourself enveloped in a blanket of rose. Keep your mind on this color and breathe slowly. Don't worry if your mind strays; just keep bringing your thoughts back to the color rose. This will have an amazing, calming effect on you.

Geez, I like the last exercise. So, I guess, I'm gonna try these exercises myself so that I could bust this stress out. Whew!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I was browsing through my previous posts when I was able to read again my April 30 post. It's about that very big decision that I made in my life. I don't know why, but I was like, struck at this part of the post:

"Seems like I really have so much to miss. Nevertheless, I left for good. I know, I made the right decision. I may have learned a lot, but I know that I can never grow there. It's like I am confined only in the areas they assign to me. And that is not the life that I want. Now, I found the place where I know I will learn more and better things- things that I am really interested at. I know, it is still too early for me to say this, but I know, that I just made the best decision in my life, so far."

Did I really make the right decision when I decided to leave? I know I was very happy before being in the place that I choose. But, things really change. Maybe, I'm partly at fault because I know that I am not able to handle things perfectly. I don't have enough courage to decide on things. I even feel like a fool. It's not that I am always playing safe, I just want my colleagues to be part of whatever decisions will be made. Aside from that, there are a lot of them who have been here longer than I am and I just hate comparisons.

My greatest fear in life is being not good enough. Well, now I know that I am never good enough, that is why I sometimes feel awfully depressed. I can even feel the change in me, and worse, my family has felt it too. So many things keep on bugging me; so many realizations keep haunting me, and I know I'd be totally upset once those things will happen.

Waahh!!! Why is this post so negative? Ugh! Just can't help it!