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Nov 4, 2009


Got this in the email.  Read them even if you’re not yet 50 and some might not apply now.

The Ten Commandments for those over fifty years old:

  1. Focus on enjoying people, not on indulging in or accumulating material
  2. Plan to spend whatever you have saved. You deserve to enjoy it and the
    few healthy years you have left. Travel if you can afford it.
  3. Don’t leave anything for your children or loved ones to quarrel about. By leaving
    anything, you may even cause more trouble when you are gone.
  4. Live in the here and now, not in the yesterdays and tomorrows. It is only today that you can handle. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may not even happen.
  5. Enjoy your grandchildren (if you are blessed with any) but don’t be their full-time baby sitter. You have no moral obligation to take care of them. Don’t have any guilt about refusing to baby sit anyone’s kids, including your own grandkids. Your parental obligation is to raise your children. After you have raised them into responsible children, your duties of child-rearing and babysitting are finished. Let your children raise their own offspring.
  6. Accept physical weakness, sickness and other physical pains. It is a part of the aging process. Enjoy whatever your health can allow. Enjoy what you are and what you have right now.  Stop working hard for what you do not have. If you do not have them, it’s probably late.
  7. Just enjoy your life with your spouse, children, grandchildren and friends.  People, who truly love you, love you for yourself, not for what you have. Anyone who loves you for what you have will just give you misery.
  8. Forgive and accept forgiveness. Forgive yourself and others. Enjoy peace of mind and peace of soul.
  9. Befriend death.  It’s a natural part of the life cycle.  Don’t be afraid of it.  Death is the beginning of a new and better life. So, prepare yourself not for death but for a new life.
  10. Be at peace with Our Lord God. For. . . He is all you have after you leave this life.

    JUST 19 WORDS:


Jan 4, 2009

You can’t lie to your mom…

While having lunch the other day, my son was complaining that his neck was hurting.  So my wife touched his neck and was checking where the pain was.  My son said that it was hurting from the left side of the neck up to his head while chewing.

A little while, I got a pack of chicharon and he saw it and also asked for some.  My wife agreed saying lets try a theory.

Giving a piece of the fried pork skin, my son was happily chewing it, then my wife asked if the neck is still hurting.  My son said, it doesn’t hurt.  He said with a smile, ” It only hurts while chewing rice.”

How many times have we tried to lie to our mothers or fathers when we want something.  Many times, we think we can fool them or that we were able to get away with it.  But very often, they already know what we were thinking or planning.  They have this uncanny sixth sense of knowing we are telling the truth or not.  On the other hand, if we do get away it this time, sooner or later, they’ll find out.

Parents are not born yesterday.   Just because they may not be that knowledgeable about new trends or technical stuff doesn’t mean they don’t know something.  They have been young once.  So anything we think, they may already have done it themselves.  If not, they may already have heard it from their friends and relatives, or read something about it somewhere.

History repeats itself because we never learned from it.  Something that just popped into our mind may be new. But just because it was something new that we thought of doesn’t mean it has not happened before.

So the next time you try to fool your mom, try and think again.

God bless you.