19 November 2008

It came and went

My 40th birthday actually and without much fanfare. Not that it mattered. I don't even quite remember the last one and the ones before.

I got birthday greetings from the usual people (you know who you are - thank you very much).

My parents and siblings wished me birthday and probably, for me to get married soon. We'll see about the second part.

I got a card from my nieces and an sms from my nephew whose studying abroad. They are the ones I am closest with.

I also received birthday wishes from my colleagues, current and former students. Thank you for remembering.

Finally, two people promised to give something this weekend.

For my birthday, all I need actually from all of you is warm thoughts, full of care and love.
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Four O

Today, I'm forty years old. I won't look back at my past and wish that I'd done that instead of this. For me, everything happened for a reason. I've made life changing decisions in the last forty years and I won't hesitate to make more of them in the next forty, of course, God willing.

At the same, I've achieved some important, to me at least, milestones in my life too. Perhaps I can blog about them later. Anyway, I still have some personal goals that I'd like accomplish in the future.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

From Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
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12 November 2008

What’s your personality type?

This has more to do what kind of work you’re suitable for. Take the test at http://www.kisa.ca/personality/.

I am an ISFP, who the website says generally has the following traits:
• Keen awareness of their environment
• Live in the present moment
• Enjoy a slower pace - they like to take time to savor the present moment
• Dislike dealing with theory or abstract thought, unless they see a practical application
• Faithful and loyal to people and ideas which are important to them
• Individualistic, having no desire to lead or follow
• Take things seriously, although they frequently appear not to
• Special bond with children and animals
• Quiet and reserved, except with people they know extremely well
• Trusting, sensitive, and kind
• Service-oriented; they're driven to help others
• Extremely well-developed appreciation for aesthetic beauty
• Likely to be original and unconventional
• Learn best with hands-on training
• Hate being confined to strict schedules and regimens
• Need space and freedom to do things their own way
• Dislike mundane, routine tasks, but will perform them if necessary

And the possible career paths for the ISFP are
• Artist
• Musician / Composer
• Designer
• Child Care / Early Childhood Development
• Social Worker / Counselor
• Teacher
• Psychologist
• Veterinarian
• Forest Ranger
• Pediatrician
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Busy as a bee

Actually, I haven’t been away, for business or leisure. I’ve been in my office all along since the end of last month. It’s just that I’ve been busy lately. It seems that I’ve got a ton of things to be done and at the same time, I’ve a lot of things on my mind. Anyway, something’s significant to me is happening later this month. Maybe I‘ll write about it. Till the next post, take care and be good!
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