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Top Three Reasons Why Being Lazy on a Monday is Good For You

Guess what I did today?

Absolutely nothing! **evil laugh** (for those who worked like drones this Monday, I am your office deadbeat and will take this moment to savor the immense pleasure of rubbing it in my reader’s lovely faces.)

I was so lazy this Monday I rolled in bed till 8AM, read my newspaper, did my morning workout and made my carb-filled breakfast. After which, I took a shower, rolled in bed some more, read my book and took a nap. All of these before 3PM.

Come 4PM, I check my email. Scanned through the work stuff and proceeded to the best restaurant this side of Makati (aka McDonald’s) to get another carb fix. Saw my accountant on the way downstairs and she tells me I need to file my income tax return ASAP. I tell her “Nice shirt. TTYL”. **smiley**

When I get to Mcdo, I imagined I was in a conference meeting brain storming (with myself as its panel and moderator ofcourse) and managed to write down some subjects for my never ending, always evolving, editorial calendar. Once done, I proceeded to a nearby bookstore for more pointless office supply wandering.

Come 7PM, as I get home, I try to resuscitate my perishing plants by giving them a bath. Then I open my laptop to answer some emails while the mom comes home, beaming with pride to see that her only daughter works so diligently in her business. With twinkling eyes, I smile the sweetest daughter smile, “Welcome home mom! Tough day today noh?”

No mention of work. Nothing. Nada. Happy Koala!

Top Three Reasons Why Being Lazy on a Monday is Good For You:

  1. Everyone’s busy. You’re taking it easy. – Why not? Weekends with the family can get draining, too even for a family-oriented Koala.
  2. Everyone’s forced to focus. You get to choose what subjects you like to work on – I get to savor the newspaper more, and really focus on the books and subjects that I like. Surprisingly, I also get to create more zany characters and dialogue in my head and translate all of that into writing.
  3. Everyone has to be a grown up come Monday. On Monday, you can be a kid all over again – Having a 12 year old disposition in a 30 year old body needs play to be productive.

How was your Monday today? 😉

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Laughing Your Way To the Cinema: 13th Israeli Film Festival in Manila

In partnership with the FDCP’s (Film Development Council of the Philippines) Film Cultural Exchange Program, Ayala Malls and Greenbelt Cinema, the 13th Israeli Film Festival will be held at Greenbelt Cinema 3, Makati City from November 5-6 2014. The film festival will feature eight (8) films of heart warming comedy.

Admission is FREE.

Israeli Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau quips “Humor is one of the strongest trademarks of the Israeli society and the Jewish World. Humor is the best universal language that we all understand. The film festival is an opportunity for all of us, Israelis and Filipinos, to laugh together”.

Movie Highlights include:

Hunting Elephants - Starring British actor Patrick Stewart, the 2013 film revolves around the adventures and misadventures behind a bank robbery for revenge. 
Hunting Elephants – Starring British actor Patrick Stewart, the 2013 film revolves around the adventures and misadventures behind a bank robbery for revenge.
Up the Wrong Tree – By Israeli Filmmaker Gur Bentwich, the film centers on a personal and social protest to bring back a man's lost love and his dog.
Up the Wrong Tree – By Israeli Filmmaker Gur Bentwich, the film centers on a personal and social protest to bring back a man’s lost love and his dog.
The Matchmaker – a 2010 film attempts to unravel the tricky trade of matchmaking and the thrill of first love.
The Matchmaker – a 2010 film unravels the tricky trade of matchmaking and the thrill of first love.

Other Movies include:

Alex is Lovesick
Total Love
The Big Dig
Pick a Card
A Matter of Size

For more information, please visit the Israel Embassy’s Facebook page (Israel in the Philippines) and their Twitter account (@IsraelinPH). Make sure to secure your seats at http://www.sureseats.com.

I hope to see you there! Enjoy the rest of the show folks!

Yes, You Have My Undivided Attention

We live in a noisy world. It simply cannot stop talking, and most of the time, it can’t stop talking about itself. The world can’t contain its mouth and the things that defile it.

Everyone has an opinion. Everyone seems to be an expert on something. Everyone has something to say (no matter how incessantly dumb it may be, to the world, it has to be said). The ego is bursting from the seams.

Aren’t you tired of all the noise?

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.

Ernest Hemingway

To those that have mastered the art of effective listening, congratulations! You are two to three steps ahead of the competition. I say, let the world talk its guts and insides away. For those who know how to listen are richer by the millisecond. With a world that yaks and yaks about itself, it is not surprising that the effective listeners produce, create and achieve more.

…ah, as you were saying earlier?.. 😉