Life is full of surprises.
Unexpected events happen when we least expect them.
A lot of people say there's a reason to every happening.
It may be hard to see through but one must persist
to believe that in time one will understand.
I just feel blessed how God allowed & continuous to allow me to cross paths with friends who could show me a glimpse of what life's really all about. I thank God for people who serve as great inspiration of man's capacity to triumph over life's greatest trials.
I'd like to believe that there are no wrong decisions in life. It's really what we make out of it. The crappy experiences that we go through define who we are and these things only make us stronger. It's funny because the degree of shit-ness an experience can be is highly subjective. In my eyes, some people undergo easier trials and some go through the more complicated ones. People who deal with easier trials already feel they're battling the impossible while others get the most complex experiences because they are the ones who have the resiliency to bounce back and ultimately, live to inspire.
Today a good friend of mine reminded me about 2 things...
- Prayer is the best “weapon” that one can ever have.
- The mind forgets but the heart doesn’t. You’ll be surprised with how the heart overpowers our mind.
The most ideal state when shooting photographs is to shoot with a low ISO value. (100, 200) Low ISO results in photographs that are less noisy or grainy. The caveat however is when shooting with low ISO value, best if you can hold onto your camera as still as possible. Given that low ISO means longer exposure time, the impact is that the slightest movement while taking the photograph can affect the quality of your image thereby causing a blurred effect. To stay safe or during instances when you’re unsure, go for a safe ISO value of (400).
High ISO value on the other hand means shorter exposure time. This means less chances of your image to end up blurred. However, the captured image as you zoom in may have a noisy or grainy outcome. When is this advisable? Go for higher ISO values when you know you are unable to keep your camera stable. (e.g. mounting camera on a tripod or holding the camera as still as possible).
Some people choose to shoot in RAW mode. This basically allows the photographer to still be in full control of the captured photo even after the fact. Images in RAW format can be further edited to meet your intended exposure, saturation, brightness, or contrast without affecting the overall photograph.
To me, the IDENTITY / IMAGE is the foundation of any business. Identity can be first concretized through the NAME of the business. Before you can actually get started the name should be legalized and approved by the country's Department of Trade and Industry. There are laws out there that one must comply with before one can start using the name in public. The Philippine Law governing the registration of a business name is Act No 3883.
With regards to coming up with the name. One can start by brainstorming words that are catchy or words that facilitate recall. Some people use tools to come up with a unique brand/name. One can come up with a list which can later on be narrowed down into the top options. One can make use of a word map. Allowing one word to branch out into other related words. There is no wrong idea during the brainstorming process. Just keep writing and let the ideas flow. Some focus on the product/service and think of words that would best capture that. Some would tweek the spelling or consider synonyms and antonyms. Some would factor in cultural expressions. A good way would be to place oneself in the shoes of the customer/client/target market then start questioning the overall impact of the name though of: Will I remember the name when I see it once? What does the name remind me of? Does it give a good first impression? Are there existing names already out there that are similar? Is the name easy to remember/spell?
Once you've come up with your top 3 name choices, check whether that name has already been taken in your country/municipality/province.
For the Philippines: https://www.bnrs.dti.gov.ph/web/guest/search
If the name is taken or if there's a similar name already existing, try brainstorming again. Chances are it would get denied. It costs P300 to register a name for sole proprietorship. So as much as possible one would want it to be a success during the first try.
Basically, the challenge is to come up with a name that other people have not thought of yet. The process is actually fun. Some people even enjoy doing the process with friends. You'll be surprised with the tons of ideas that can simply keep flowing.
The juggling never ceases… and what complicates it is that the crystals are connected to each other. Maybe you don’t realize it yet, but anything about one crystal can affect the rest… and that depending on the time and situation, the crystals change in size, form, that at times you feel like you can’t juggle them anymore…
True. The juggling never ceases as that is pretty much the role we are to play in life.
The inter-connectedness of the crytal balls can affect the other, it can be challenging at times to juggle all together. But that's just one way to view it.
I think the challenge is to find one's comfort zone. In life, we will find ourselves juggling in different places. We have the power to drive where we end up juggling. We can juggle in a place with a soft surface so during those times, even though the crystal balls fall over, it's still considered a safe fall... Or you can end up juggling while walking on a tight narrow rope and the challenge is not to fall off and walk till the very end.
It's just a matter of where you'll position yourself while juggling regardless of the size, inter-connectedness, and form.
There is an Irish expression about Diplomacy a friend of mine shared with me: "Diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell, so that he will look forward to making the trip."