In Lifehack Motivational Pets

Man's Best Buddy

Let us try writing an article with a phablet and while i and my dog Matchi are in hammock... Everyone needs to feel loved, needed and have something to care for. Lucky are those who live with their loved ones and special someone/s. But for those who are, most of the times, companion-less like me, and those workers living nautical miles away from their family, you've got to have someone to care for, a pet maybe. You know why the boy in the movie Life of Pi not only survived the shipwreck but also kept his sanity? Because he had a not-so-friendly companion - a tiger named Mr. Parker. It is recommended to people living alone to have a pet at home because pets especially dogs are excellent chaperones.

Dogs are known to make great companions everywhere you go, they will follow you with waggly tail. They can be so playful and charming and have the ability to make a hundred faces that will surely boost your mood.

Aside from being excellent buddies, they are also great stress relievers and can make you feel calm in an instant. My dog Matchi used to live with me in my apartment. When i go home in the province, he’s my co-pilot. He always loves long roadtrips

with his window partly open breathing in fresh air. When i pull over and stop to go to the John, he guards the car and instantly it becomes off limits to strangers.. gas pump attendants included.

When we frequent my parents’ place, Matchi became friends with my mom and kidsister. One time during the rainy season, when my apartment was on the verge of welcoming floodwater, i left Matchi in the province. In my absence, my mom later became his second master. While Matchi is under my Mom’s watch, custody and care, I and my siblings noticed something different. My Mom is, more often than before, on a good mood. Truly, coming home to a furry friend after a stressful day at work can be relieving, as dogs bring about positive energy and unconditional love.

Aside from constant companionship, loyalty, and warmth, dogs will never reject a cuddle session with their beloved owner, and if you’re suffering from depression or recovering from a traumatic life crisis, your caring canine will be there to smother you with love and affection.

Dogs are territorial and therefore they are reliable home security guards. With their keen sense of smell, a dog’s nose knows when an unwanted person is approaching. They can also hear at a greater frequency and distance than humans. Clearly, with their acute senses, dogs can detect intruders faster than you can! You will be awakened by their barks shoo-ing away would be trespassers but in return, you will love that Sense of protection.

Having a dog is like teaching yourself how to be a responsible parent. As a matter of fact i tell my "just married" friends to practice on pets first to check on their preparedness to parenting before they start family planning.  Do you remember the film Marley and Me? That's what i am talking about and here are my favorite lines in the movie...

You know, there's nothing like the experience of raising your first dog. Simple joy of walking side by side with your buddy out in the fresh air.. throwin' a stick. Spending some quiet time just you and your very best friend. That’s one great experience.
A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb.
Give 'em your heart and he'll give you his.
How many people can you say that about?

How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special?
How many people can make you feel... extraordinary?

My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am.

In addition to what i said that dogs are excellent stress relievers, pets decrease our feelings of loneliness and isolation by providing companionship to all generations. Everyone needs something to care for. Many elderly citizens or people living alone will tell you their pet gives them a reason for living longer and happier.

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In Dating 101 Lifehack Relationships

Dating 101

Someone has emailed this to me just now and i believe it is worth sharing so here it is. Im on mobile and im writing this with my tablet so i haven't dug up who authored this just yet. Credits to the original author. 

Date a man who dreams. Date a man who doesn’t spend his money on drink, or clothes, or video games, but saves what he has to go on adventures and pursue his dreams. He might have problems dealing with everyday things but no-one sees the possibilities life holds like he does. This is a man who is ready for anything, who will drop everything on a moment’s notice to run away and get lost somewhere with you or show up unannounced to whisk you away on some crazy adventure. Date a man who sees the world in millions of colours, who has his head in the clouds and his feet on the ground.

Date a man who hasn’t got the money to spoil you or shower you with gifts but finds a way to do it anyway. You can trust that he’ll find a way to touch your heart and make you feel special in new ways. He knows that words and gifts aren’t what matters. Every time he gives you something or writes to you he is giving you a piece of his soul. And every time you give him something or write to him he will truly treasure it and understand the effort you put in to choosing the gift, the words, or even making it yourself.Date a man who sees how amazing you are even if you don’t see it yourself, who sees how good things could be for you. Because a man like this who can see the end goal, the big picture, will keep on going because no obstacle can compare to what lies ahead. 

Date a man who believes in true love, in romance. He will dream up incredible fantasies that the two of you can bring to life together. He will take you places other people can’t even imagine. Date a man who believes in you, because he will help you believe as well. He will see echoes of you in every thing of beauty, and he sees beauty in everything. A man like this will always think you’re the most beautiful girl in the world and will always be there for you.

Date a man who reads books and comics, who watches films and cartoons, who laughs at stupid jokes and knows when to fall into a reverential silence and drink in the moment with you. You can just be yourself with him and he’ll just be himself. He’ll understand why you love the things you do and he’ll appreciate them and be interested in them too, even his own passions lie elsewhere. He understands your whims and desires, because he’s seen them acted out in his mind. And whatever the scenario, no matter how bad things get, he sees how the story ends. And because he sees how it ends, he knows that all tragedies are overcome, all villains vanquished and fears are banished, no matter how desperate the situation may appear. Better still, date a man who writes.

Date a man who can’t be pigeon holed into any one category, who can mingle in any crowd but doesn’t truly fit in any one scene. He’s an individual, a man who knows what it takes to stand out from the crowd and who doesn’t mind being judged or thought of as different. That’s why he will never judge you or make lazy assumptions about you. That’s why he will always see you as your own person, as a unique and wonderful individual.Fail him. Let him down. Hurt him. He’ll do the same to you: but he knows that this is just how things go. He knows that life is made up of ups and downs. He will understand that when you lash out at him or push him away, there are many reasons why. Instead of getting mad or retaliating he’ll try and make things right. He knows when to apologise and admit to making mistakes. He’s also quick to forgive because he knows how easy it is to make mistakes. He understands that your flaws and vulnerabilities make you beautiful and strong.He knows that perfect harmony doesn’t exist and that nothing is forever. He knows that you see this too: he sees beauty and freedom in this and wants to help you see it too. He knows fear and embraces it. He knows sadness. He knows his many flaws. He is prepared to adapt and to change because he respects your values and your opinions. He knows that nobody is perfect but that doesn’t stop him trying to do his best. He knows that love needs to be worked for, that relationships are a constant flow from love and laughter to arguments and conflict, that like all things the good times come with the bad and that the dancing and loving and laughing are worth the fighting. He wants you to be happy even if it means not being with you, but in his heart he believes that he can make you happy like nobody else and so will do anything to be with you.

Date a man who remembers every little thing about you, who is intuitive, who can see when you’re happy or sad, when you need cheering up or when you want to get away from it all or just forget everything for a while. He sees everything about you. He understands that you’ll be a different person from moment to moment, that you’ll change your mind and your mood without warning. He knows that you can switch between being a baller shot caller, a kawaii otaku, an artistic auteur or a femme fatale in the blink of an eye, an that they are all a part of who you are. He loves and pays attention to each and every aspect of your personality, from the girl who needs to be cuddled and cared for to the woman with her own needs and desires.

Date a man who fights to be in your life no matter what. A man who values you and believes he should be with you will only see that you are scared of how much this could mean for both of you. This kind of guy who will always be there for you when the times are tough, who is always looking out for you even when you’re not together or when you cannot see him. Date a man who will always believe you should be together: a man who will never give up on you no matter what. Date a man you’re scared to date, precisely because you cannot think of a reason you should be scared to be with him.Date a man who knows that this isn’t about him, but about you: a man who loves you with his heart and soul. You deserve it.

Date a man who dreams. Who dreams about you.Or better yet, date a man who lives his dreams.

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In Editorial Holidays Motorists Traffic Two Cents

Traffic in Malolos City is Becoming a Nightmare

(Photo: for illustration only)
Christmas is just around the corner. In this month alone, Puregold Jr and Robinsons Place Malolos have opened their doors for your early Christmas shopping.

Yes you've read that right. A second Puregold and a second Robinsons are the newest outlet malls/supermarkets in the city and they're now open for business. BUT if you're thinking of driving to these places, you'll have a lot of traffic to deal with.

Let's take Robinsons Place Malolos as an example. Being the biggest mall in the area, it is expected to draw tens of hundreds if not thousands of people every day especially during weekends. On it's opening day, With all shoppers coming in from different places and neighboring towns, it did not take long for the traffic to become a real issue. 

At least a dozen officers (security guards and traffic enforcers) tried their best to help keep shoppers and motorists moving but their efforts proved almost futile. As expected, driving on the roads leading to the malls is a nighmare. You may find some options by taking detours to avoid heavily tangled traffic but this is not only inconvenient but also increases your commute time and that is very upsetting.

Besides the unruly traffic, i noticed that no safe U-Turn slots were installed at both ends of the baricade fronting the mall. Oddly, there were no traffic lights or traffic officers stationed to assist motorists making a U-turn on a national highway. On the part of pedestrians and shoppers taking the public transport, a footbridge should have been placed to allow them safe crossing of the deadly Mc Arthur Highway. The next thing that i noticed is- the way going to Malolos Club Royale Resort was not spared by the newly installed road-fence. The ingress or passageway to this resort/hotel was blocked... so, in order to go there or depart from it, you have to make a suicidal U-turn on either ends of the roadblock.

I hope that with these recent developments and economic progress of Malolos, the local Police’s Traffic management office together with the City Planning and Development Office and in cahoots with the management of the malls, would do something fast to address these traffic issues. Note that most of the Malls and Supermarkets in the city are erected parallel to the National Highway so they must design a clever scheme or scheme a clever design so as not to Cause so much traffic on the roads leading to these malls/supermarkets. 

I further hope that the city government and the malls' administration will get the situation figured out so the motorists can return to using the National Highway conveniently and get to their homes faster. 

Truly, Malolos is progressing and developing into a highly urbanized city. We should all have a fair share of not only the sound benefits therefrom but also of the adverse effects of getting it industrialised. Make Malolos a great city but not at the expense of the motorists and road safety.

Happy Holidays!

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In Christmas Malls Malolos City Robinsons

Now Open: Robinsons Place Malolos | What's Next?

Malolos is a first class urban center that is rapidly becoming industrialized due to its proximity to Metro Manila. It is also the banking capital of Bulacan. Believe me,  it has all sorts of banks – urban or rural banks alike.

It has a number of key supermarkets that you can choose from. So the next time your piles of groceries run low, you can go to any of the following places:

Puregold, Puregold Jr, Graceland Mall / Robinsons Supermart, South Supermarket,
Super 8 Uniwide Warehouse, and the newly opened Robinsons Place Malolos.

Malolos is also a home to mmm i guess five 7-eleven stores that i know. One in Malolos crossing, one in Tikay, one in Cabanas, one in Caltex BSU and another branch in Menzy Land. I also know of three 11-eleven stores in the area but i haven’t been there (yet).

If you want to see a movie, there used to be just one place to go to in Malolos – The Cabanas Cinemas but that’s until Robinsons Land Corporation opened Robinsons Place Malolos City last December 12, 2013.

That huge building with a classy facade houses not just two but four all-digital cinemas including a 3D cinema with a seating capacity of more than 1,000 all in all.

Robinsons Place also offers a wide selection of restaurants and fastfood outlets, fashion boutiques, tech and service stores as well as health and beauty clinics. We are also expecting Max’s Restaurant, Gerry’s Grill, Starbucks Coffee etcetera etcetera to open up a branch there.

In Cabanas Mall, there’s a giant commercial building that’s being completed and awaiting for would-be tenants. Last time i was there, there’s business going on already in the ground floor.

Another sign of economic progress is the twin commercial buildings that are being constructed in front of the Provincial Capitol Building that are, i think, one-third of a kilometer
 long.

Also there are rumors that SM Supermarket had already begun purchasing neighboring lands in the City as it is planning to open up a branch not too far from Robinsons Place. Mmmm that’s interesting.


Currently, there are 46 operational stores and 57 others are opening soon. 

The mall also features a Lingkod Pinoy Center, a one-stop facility for various government services. Lingkod Pinoy houses Pag-IBIG, Philhealth, Phlpost, SSS and TESDA.


Mall Features:

  • Robinsons Department Store
  • Robinsons Supermarket
  • Robinsons Appliances
  • Robinsons Bank
  • Handyman Do It Best Center
  • South Star Drug
  • Daiso (Saizen)
  • Robinsons Movieworld
  • Food court
  • Lingkod Pinoy Center
  • Multi-level parking area

MALL HOURS:

Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 9:00 pm

Below is the complete directory of shops and stores (both open and under construction) in Rob Malolos:

LEVEL 1

Storename
  • Adobo Connection
  • Agemono Restaurant
  • Argentee
  • Bonchon Chicken
  • CHAA
  • Chef's Noodle
  • Chowking
  • Classic Savory
  • Executive Optical
  • Famous Belgian Waffles
  • Fruitas
  • Gerry's Grill
  • Great Image
  • Greenwich
  • Jollibee
  • Kingcorn
  • Lighter's Galore
  • Load-Xpress
  • Mang Inasal
  • Max's Restaurant
  • N.C Reyes Lotto Outlet
  • Pizza Hut
  • Red Ribbon
  • Red Ribbon (Booth Storefront)
  • Robinsons Bank
  • Robinsons Supermarket
  • South Star Drug
  • Starbucks
  • Sweet Floss Express Candy
  • Timezone Trackless Train
  • Tita Lynn's Kitchen

LEVEL 2

Storename
  • Active Vision
  • Adidas
  • Aficionado
  • Alberto
  • Bench
  • Broadway Gems
  • Cartsville
  • CLN
  • Coco Loco
  • Converse
  • Cool Blends
  • Double Treasure
  • Esguerra Tiongson Optical
  • Etude House
  • Expressions
  • Human
  • Ideal Vision Center
  • Koji's Pizza
  • Master Siomai
  • MJ Gold & Silver
  • Paras Alter Station
  • Payless
  • Penshoppe
  • Popperoo
  • Primadonna
  • Reborn
  • Robinsons Appliances
  • Robinsons Department Store
  • RRJ / Mr. Lee
  • Saizen
  • Sports Warehouse
  • The Scents Co.
  • Time Square
  • Turkische Shawarma
  • Watsons
  • Whoops

LEVEL 3

Storename
  • 360 Barbers & Beauty
  • 7 Box Up
  • All Phones
  • Belle La Peau
  • Bioessence
  • Blade
  • CD-R King
  • Cherry Mobile
  • Cloudfone
  • David's Salon
  • Dental Partners
  • Dentista Ko Dental Clinic
  • Dimsum Republic (Hongkong Fried Noodles)
  • Fone Twist Cellphone and Accessories Shop
  • Fonerange Telecommunications
  • Hans Fragrance Gallery
  • JIIB General Merchandise
  • Kenko World
  • Khaddison's Shawarma
  • King Pad
  • La Sedia
  • Laserase M.D.
  • Lasheenes
  • LBC
  • Memo Express
  • Nails.Glow
  • O+ Concept Store
  • One Two Tea
  • PHONEWORLD
  • Red's Cafe
  • Robinsons Handyman
  • Royqueen
  • Rulls Cellphone and Accessories
  • Samsung Concept Store
  • Siomai House
  • Skin Perfect
  • SKK Mobile
  • SUBSCRIBER'S PLACE
  • The Sun Shop
  • Torque Concept Store
  • Touch & Type Electronics
  • Wellcom Telecom Supermarket
  • YSA Skin Care Center

LEVEL 4

Storename
  • Binalot
  • BL Pet Shop and Salon
  • Black Pearl
  • Chingu Buko House
  • Core Pacific Money Exchange
  • Dumpling King
  • El Bonito
  • Health Line
  • Hongkong Style Noodles & Dimsum
  • Keitaro Dimsum
  • Kerrimo
  • KM Express
  • Kobi Entertainment Center
  • Lugaw Republic
  • Lutong Ilocano
  • Manejkom Travel & Tours
  • Mang Cha-a
  • Mr. Softy
  • Pao Tsin
  • Potato Madness
  • Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog
  • Sam's Everything on Stick
  • Shawarma House
  • Sisig Festival
  • Sizzling DeLite (Eat Well Live Well)
  • Sonyda Ichiban
  • Sylpauljoyce Furniture Lights & Decor
  • The Corn Company
  • Timezone
  • Western Union - USSC

Source of Directory: Robinson's Place Website

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