Archive for February, 2014

Valentine’s Day It Is, Celebrate!

Posted in Festivals and Celebrations with tags , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by bmpeters80

image from sxc.hu

It’s February. Well, frantic schedules made me forget that Valentine’s Day is just a sleep away, until I walked inside a galleria and was amazed at the deluge of various sweet and romantic stuff. I was thrilled watching the people getting frenzy about the occasion, and I sensed romance explicitly on every nook.

I have been through the shackles of many relationships. Some left worth-keeping memories, but some were better consigned to oblivion. Memories of Valentine’s dates are among those I don’t intend to keep, except those I spent with someone really special. There are many people, however, who are good at remembering the past and narrating their most worthwhile experiences.

Reminiscing my teen years, I can recall the most vivid thoughts of how I celebrated Valentine’s Day with the girl I honestly loved for many years. On our first year, we were still on our senior year in high school. She often sent me, through regular mail, Valentine’s cards without her name on it and left love notes in my backpack under my arm-chair. I did not treat her to dinner, but we went to the boulevard to watch the sunset.” — A Walk Through Life by Richard C. Cuthing

That was a simple experience of a teenage boy about love and Valentine’s Day. And I realized, most of my dates were upscale and definitely expensive—a date on a river cruise, a night in a high-priced hotel, a week-long safari, and many more. Our different experiences remind us that Valentine’s Day is not about classy dating. It should be a meaningful celebration of love and relationship.

There are many ways to celebrate the occasion. It is not merely for lovers, as almost everybody assumes, but also for friends and the family. It is a season of love … The essence of the occasion is on how you appreciate and treasure a relationship, not by material possessions but by how a person affects your life.” — A Walk Through Life by Richard C. Cuthing

I won’t be having a Valentine’s date tomorrow, but I know what to do. Whether or not you are in a relationship, in love and dating, enjoy the day in your own way like it is a gift. If you were single, go out and seize the day with your friends. You can also spend time with your family at dinner and play with the kids, or enjoy a sweating cold beer with a friend. Don’t forget to eat right and drink moderately.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It Happened To Many Companies, It Can Happen To Yours

Posted in Infographic with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2014 by bmpeters80
Top Marketing Fails [Slide Share] from National Pen

Many companies find that their marketing message gets “lost in translation” during international ad campaigns

It can happen to anyone. You’re having a conversation with someone from another part of the country – or maybe even from another nation entirely, and you say something that really makes him or her gasp. What an odd reaction, you say; until you realize that what you were trying to say didn’t translate with the intended meaning. Major corporations around the world have also encountered these types of communication failures – the kind that cause marketing managers to shake their heads in disbelief and customers to question the motives of those in charge of the ads. Read More.

Eat Right, Workout Regularly, Live A Healthy Lifestyle

Posted in Health & Fitness with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by bmpeters80

image from sxc.hu

I know of several people who are disappointed of their love handles and bulging bellies. But still, they are too lazy to move around and do regular physical workouts. Aside from that, they are eating more than what is required.

There are people who would willingly set aside the idea of being healthy and just enjoy the things they love doing, eat all the food they like and have fun. They say life is too short to worry about not being sexy or fit. But how much shorter life can be if we would not take good care of our health?

Sometimes, we hate to exercise. Though there are times that we do accidental health regimen. Well, I am not talking about our jogging to the ice cream center or walking to a nearby convenience store to buy some chocolate bars. If we would want optimum physical health and fitness, we need valuable time to burn calories and eliminate unwanted elements from our system.

So, if you saw love handles starting to form around your belly, you better get your ass up and start turning them into six-pack abs. Consider taking stock and see what you can do to get into better shape again. More than that, always maintain a proper food diet. Eventually, we can enjoy life to the fullest.

Go to the gym. If the gym wasn’t actually not appealing to you, probably you should see about going for more regular walks and try running. You can add to it few crunches each morning and practice a 10 to 15-minute hip hop abs exercise in the bathroom before a splash. If you have a bike, see another town. Or you can go to the woods and commune with nature for a healthy stroll.

There are a lot of things you can try like attending Yoga classes and boxing. Swimming and running are good physical workouts, too. You can also try hunting, extreme sports and outdoor adventures. The great outdoors is also fun and exciting way to shape up.

Whatever you decide to try, enjoy and maintain it. I believe that with dedication to health and fitness, along with self-discipline and proper food diet, you can live a healthier and stress-free life!