Sunday, September 30, 2007
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Sing-a-long Sunday...

Just sing along to this one... though you'd think it's so cheesy...

(Stephen Bishop)

Time, I've been passing time watching trains go by
All of my life
Lying on the sand watching seabirds fly
Wishing there could be someone
Waiting home for me

Something's telling me it might be you
It's telling me it might be you
All of my life

Looking back as lovers go walking past
All of my life
Wondering how they met and what makes it last
If I found the place would I recognize the face

Something's telling me it might be you
It's telling me it might be you
So many quiet walks to take
So many dreams to wake and there's so much love to make

I think we’re gonna need some time
Maybe all we need is time
And it's telling me it might be you
All of my life

I've been saving love songs and lullabies
And there's so much more
No one's ever heard before
Something's telling me it might be you
Yeah, it's telling me it must be you and
I'm feeling it'll just be you
All of my life
It's you, it's you I've been waiting for all of my life
Maybe it's you Maybe it's you I've been waiting for all of my life.

(Here's to another great week!)

Saturday, September 29, 2007
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A hazardous occupation

Got this news item here:

Lawyer found dead in Pasig hotel

By Thea Alberto
Last updated 01:02pm (Mla time) 09/29/2007

MANILA, Philippines -- A lawyer was found dead inside a room at the Richmond Hotel on San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City, a police official said Saturday.

Lawyer Maria Tecson, 40, was found with her throat slit and with cuts on her wrist inside room 204 around 8:30 pm Friday, Senior Superintendent Francisco Uyami, Pasig police chief, said.

Quoting scene of the crime investigators, Uyami said Tecson's body was already in a state of rigor mortis when found, indicating she could have been dead for six hours when she was discovered.

Uyami said they are still determining whether Tecson was killed or committed suicide.

The name sounded familiar. The last name reminded me of the lady lawyer of Pacific Plans, but I remember she was known as Jeanette Tecson.

But when I searched the internet, I found out that her full name was Maria Jeanette C. Tecson, see...

Hmm... intriguing... but I still don't know if she's the same girl. I better check the roll of attorneys... and according to the law list, there is no other Atty. Maria Tecson in the roll other than Jeanette.

Now the wheels in my head are beginning to spin...

But in any case, may she rest in peace.

Oh, well. I leave you with that intriguing thought as I wish you all pleasant weekend.

Friday, September 28, 2007
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Attracting the Bad...

The basic question today is, why do we have a lot of bad people running this country today?

Simple: we attracted them.

Our collective thought were focussed one helplessness, powerlessness and hopelessness. By the Law of Attraction we were bound to attract all the leaders that we now have.

So instead of those bad and negative thoughts, why don't we focus on hope, empowerment and development and really follow through. That way, we will attract all the good people, all the good leaders and all the good opportunities and circumstances.

But then, we have to act on those opportunities and circumstances to follow through.

Let's all start now.

Thursday, September 27, 2007
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Who's your daddy?

I was so busy these past few days I really could not blog.

Fortunately, there's a new HappySlip video so I can make a quick entry today:

Who's your daddy now?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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Yesterday and Today

As may have noticed, I could not blog yesterday.

It was a combination of a full schedule with my consultancy and the rains. When I got home, I just chose to save my strength to wake up early today than blog.

I had to wake up earlier than usual today to still catch up on some paperwork that are all due today.

For today, I have my consultancy, a short stint at the law office and a meeting at Bonifacio High Street.

So you'll understand why this entry will be short.

All I can tell you is there are a lot of prospects and they are all coming true...

Oh, did I mention I finally bought the book "The Secret"? I had a hard time looking for it as it has been selling fast here, second only to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Sunday, September 23, 2007
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Go La Salle!

Got this from someone via email:

The file name of this file was, fittingly, "Res Ipsa Loquitor.jpg." For those who don't know this familiar latin term, it means "the thing speaks for itself."

Have a happy, productive week ahead.

Saturday, September 22, 2007
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KevJumba's Purse

Just some light video for this weekend. Guess the guest?


Thursday, September 20, 2007
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Blog Lecture No. 79: Exemptions from Competitive Bidding

You may want to look into this previous blog lecture as it picks up from where it left off.

What are the exemptions to the general rule of public bidding provided by present laws?

More accurately, these are called Alternative Methods of Procurement.

Very good, wise guy. So what are these so-called alternative methods?

These are:

1. Limited Source Bidding
2. Direct Contracting
3. Repeat Order
4. Shopping
5. Negotiated Procurement

So what is limited source bidding?

This is otherwise known as Selective Bidding. It is a method of Procurement that involves direct invitation to bid by the government from a set of pre-selected suppliers or consultants with known experience and proven capability relative to the requirements of a particular contract.

When will this be applicable?

It applies to:

1) Procurement of highly specialized types of goods and consulting services which are known to be obtainable only from a limited number of sources.

For example, the government requires a specialized smart card or biometric reader that can be supplied by a limited number of vendors. Bidding will be limited to a small group.

2) Procurement of major plant components where it is deemed advantageous to limit the bidding to known eligible bidders in order to maintain an optimum and uniform level of quality and performance of the plant as a whole.

For example, an electric plant has a G.E. turbine. Of course, you will limit the bidders to those who can supply the compatible parts. Bear in mind, reference to brand names is not allowed in the terms of reference but this case is an exemption.

What is direct contracting?

It is otherwise known as Single Source Procurement. It is a method of Procurement that does not require elaborate Bidding Documents because the supplier is simply asked to submit a price quotation or a pro-forma invoice together with the conditions of sale, which offer may be accepted immediately or after some negotiations.

Simply put, there will be no formalities here like submission of a specific bid form or a strict documents required by our procurement law. The bidders will just submit the accustomed forms like price quotes or invoices, to be accepted quickly or after some negotiations.

When is this applicable?

It applies to the following:

1. Procurement of Goods of proprietary nature, which can be obtained only from the proprietary source, i.e. when patents, trade secrets and copyrights prohibit others from manufacturing the same item.

2. When the Procurement of critical components from a specific manufacturer, supplier or distributor is a condition precedent to hold a contractor to guarantee its project performance, in accordance with the provisions of his contract.

3. Those sold by an exclusive dealer or manufacturer, which does not have sub-dealers selling at lower prices and for which no suitable substitute can be obtained at more advantageous terms to the government.

What is repeat order?

It is a method of Procurement that involves a direct Procurement of Goods from the previous winning bidder, whenever there is a need to replenish Goods procured under a contract previously awarded through Competitive Bidding.

Here, the previous winning bidder gets to win a second round of procurement be default. No new bidding, no new process. The previous winner get to supply goods or services anew.

What are the conditions for a repeat order?

These are:

1. The unit price must be equal to or lower than that provided in the original contract;

2. The repeat order does not result in splitting of requisitions or purchase orders;

Aside from the obvious, what is shopping?

It is a method of Procurement whereby the Procuring Entity simply requests for the submission of price quotations for readily available off-the-shelf Goods or ordinary/regular equipment to be procured directly from suppliers of known qualification.

Ordinary or regular office supplies include paper, pencils, pens, clips, etc.

Under what circumstances can shopping be allowed?

It can be resorted to in any of the following circumstances:

1. When there is an unforeseen contingency requiring immediate purchase: Provided, however, That the amount shall not exceed Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000); or

2. Procurement of ordinary or regular office supplies and equipment not available in the Procurement Service involving an amount not exceeding Two hundred fifty thousand pesos (P250,000): Provided, however, That the Procurement does not result in Splitting of Contracts: Provided, further, That at least three (3) price quotations from bona fide suppliers shall be obtained.

What is negotiated procurement?

It is a method of Procurement that may be resorted under the extraordinary circumstances, whereby the Procuring Entity directly negotiates a contract with a technically, legally and financially capable supplier, contractor or consultant.

When is this applicable?

It can be resorted to in the following cases:

1. After two failed competitive biddings.

When the government went through two bidding processes but both failed for one reason or another, it can then go through negotiated procurement.

2. In case of imminent danger to life or property during a state of calamity, or when time is of the essence arising from natural or man-made calamities or other causes where immediate action is necessary to prevent damage to or loss of life or property, or to restore vital public services, infrastructure facilities and other public utilities.

Take note of the key words like imminent, state of calamity, time is of the essence, etc.

3. Take-over of contracts, which have been rescinded or terminated for causes provided for in the contract and existing laws, where immediate action is necessary to prevent damage to or loss of life or property, or to restore vital public services, infrastructure facilities and other public utilities

For example, a road contractor repairing a major road fails to complete the job for one reason or another and gets terminated. The government can negotiate with another without competitive bidding to save time as the road is urgently needed.

4. Where the subject contract is adjacent or contiguous to an on-going infrastructure project

5. Purchases of goods from another agency of the Government

6. In the case of individual consultants hired to do work that is highly technical or proprietary; or primarily confidential or policy determining, where trust and confidence are the primary consideration for the hiring of the consultant

7. When the procurement involves major defense equipment for use by the AFP and the Secretary of National Defense has determined that the interests of the country shall be protected by negotiating directly with an agency or instrumentality of another country

8. Procurement of real estate since it is under another law

9. Those under the build, operate and transfer scheme or any of its variations, since it will be the BOT law will govern.

10. In some bilateral loans, a particular contractor has already been identified in the grant agreement with the foreign funding institution, the procurement guidelines of the foreign creditor shall apply and not the general rule of competitive bidding.

Let's wait for the next hearing to make another lecture, if applicable.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
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Good to be back...

Getting back to the law office life has its own rewards.

Unlike other "brothers" in my profession, I still enjoy being a lawyer. Yes, I know it's work and I have to do this for a living but I am still in touch with why I wanted to become one way back.

Nothing beats a good hearing to affirm this. I have always said technically and legally, anyone can perform the functions of a corporate lawyer. There is no law that says a corporate secretary of a firm must be a lawyer and the functions of corporate practice, from housekeeping and reportorial matters technically can be performed by someone who knows what he or she is doing, licensed or unlicensed.

But litigation is another matter.

On a bona fide lawyer can stand before a judge or justices to enter his or her appearance, argue a point of fact or law, question a witness or present evidence. You need an actual license for that.

And there's nothing like having a good cross-examination to affirm why I still love being a lawyer. (Did I just repeat this?)

I don't want to add fuel to the "corporate" vs. "litigation" practice debate but this is just my opinion.

For today, it's another hearing. And I feel like I just passed the bar and got my license to practice law, in a good way of course.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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Still a good one...

Wouldn't you know?

Found out my hearing was today instead of yesterday, but given the judge's foul mood yesterday, I was glad it's today.

Had to loan money but I suddenly got it back, unexpectedly.

Eternally grateful for yesterday.

Can't wait for today.

Sunday, September 16, 2007
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"No Secrets"

I'm in the mood for another meme as I chill out this morning. I have to drive my mother as she attends another funeral this afternoon so I may miss choir today.

Got this one from Tito Pao. Again, no tags but take it on your own if you want.

1.last beverage:
- Taster's Choice decaf (somebody in the house broke my coffee press so I don't drink Starbucks anymore)

2.last phone call:
- a client yesterday

3. last music played:
- Placido Domingo's Ombra Mai Fu

4.last time you cried:
- a long long time ago in a place far far away...

5.last text message to:
- the secretary of the office


1. dated someone twice?
- Of course. Ended up on what was supposed to be a perpetual date, but you know what happened.

2. been cheated on?
- One of the reasons I started blogging, you know.

3. kissed someone & regretted it?
- Same answer

4. lost someone special?
- Yes. It was by choice, though.

5. been depressed?
- Before, but I choose not to anymore because that would attract more depression by the Law of Attraction

6. been drunk and threw up?
- From 2002 to early 2004, repeatedly


1. Blue
3. Silver


1. Made a new friend?
- Yes.

2. Laughed until you cried?
- Not until I cried.

3. Met someone who changed your life?
- Yes. Myself.

4. Found out who your true friends are?
- Yes.

5. Is there something you want to tell someone?
- No.

6. How many kids do you want to have?
- I'm fine with my two treasures.

7. Do you have any pets?
- None

8. Do you wanna change your name?
- No

10. What did you do yesterday?
- Played driver to Bea as she attended school in the morning and my mom to attend a wake in the afternoon. Then, there was choir at night mass.

11. Last time You had pizza?
- A day or two ago.

12. What time did you wake up today?
- 8:30 am for a change. It's usually before 5:00 am

13. What were you doing at 10:30 p.m?
- Watching TV

14. Name something you CANNOT wait for?
- Payment

15. Last time you saw your father?
- When I woke up today. I live at their place, remember?

16. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life?
- None. Because we have the power to change anything we want about our lives.

17. What are you listening right now?
- This Gameboy's sound effects with the Disney Channel in the background.

18. Have you ever talked to Tom?
- I know some Toms. But I don't know what Tom you are referring to.

19. Who's getting on your nerves right now?
- None.

20. Most visited webpage?
- Blogs, the Bukas Palad messageboards, my social networking accounts, law research sites

21. Coke or Pepsi?
- Coke (regular)

22. Have you seen anyone naked in the past few weeks?
- I'm taking the fifth on that one.

Friday, September 14, 2007
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Inversely proportional

A friend and fellow blogger once said, "The frequency of entries in your blog is inversely proportional to the amount of work you have."

I've missed putting up and entry and this entry today will be very short. And I anticipate a greatly reduced frequency of entries towards the end of this year and the beginning of next year.

You do the math. But I'll try to keep the pace of one a day as much as I can. I may just reduce how much I talk about to keep up.

Got to go. Another equally busy day tomorrow. But it's more some family matters than work.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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Equality before the Law

However, the mailed fist of the law must be applied to convict the guilty, whether rich or poor, elitist or marginalized, public officials or ordinary citizens, for it is only then that Courts can maintain the trust and confidence reposed by the Filipino in the Judiciary as the last bulwark of democracy and it is only then that we can breathe life into the solemn mandate, deeply etched in our Constitution that:

“Public office is a public trust. Public officers and employees must at all times be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency, act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives”(Section 1, Article XI, 1987 Constitution)

-Justice Francisco H. Villaruz, Jr., concurring opinion, People vs. Joseph Ejercito Estrada (Criminal Case No. 26558, Sandiganbayan Special Division)

What now?

So there is a guilty verdict for the crime of plunder for former President Joseph Estrada.

What are his options?

1. File a motion for reconsideration with the Sandiganbayan.

2. Directly appeal to the Supreme Court.

All of this he can do within 15 days from today, the promulgation.

Note that if he files a motion for reconsideration and the Sandiganbayan denies it, Estrada can still appeal to the Supreme Court.

Assuming that the case is finally decided. The pardon and the reduction of sentence option surfaces. The president can pardon him and restore his to his full civil and political rights, including the right to vote and be voted for public office.

The president can also reduce his sentence to time served. The problem with that is he will still be disqualified from holding public office.

More on this later. In the meantime, I really want to go out so I can do some work.

So now, I guess life goes on for the rest of us... I hope it's still peaceful out there.

Blog Lecture No. 78: Weight and Sufficiency of Evidence

Let's get right to it shall we?

What is the standard of evidence needed to win in a civil case?

According to Section 1, Rule 133 of the Rules of Court, "In civil cases, the party having burden of proof must establish his case by a preponderance of evidence. "

What is preponderance of evidence?

In the simplest terms, preponderance of evidence is "where there is more weight or weightier evidence on a particular issue lies." The rules define it as superior weight of evidence on the issues involved lies.

Here is where you can conjure up the image weighing scale of Lady Justice. While she is blind, she will rule in favor the litigant who presented to the weightier evidence on the issue at at. She will rule on the party who proved his/her point more.

For this, the court may consider all the facts and circumstances of the case, the witnesses' manner of testifying, their intelligence, their means and opportunity of knowing the facts to which there are testifying, the nature of the facts to which they testify, the probability or improbability of their testimony, their interest or want of interest, and also their personal credibility so far as the same may legitimately appear upon the trial.

Does the court rule in favor of a party who gave more evidence or presented more witnesses?

Not necessarily. Quality and not quantity rules.

The court may also consider the number of witnesses, though the preponderance is not necessarily with the greater number. (Section 1, Rule 133, Rules of Court).

You may have produced more evidence, but were all demolished by your counterpart as irrelevant, immaterial or incredible, you will still lose in a civil case. You may have more witnesses but most of them are convicted perjurers or have questionable backgrounds or motives, or did not actually the events they were testifying on. In such a case, the other party would have presented more preponderant evidence.

What about in criminal cases?

In criminal cases the standard is proof beyond reasonable doubt.

What is that standard?

According to Section 2, Rule 133 of the Rules of Court, "Proof beyond reasonable doubt does not mean such a degree of proof, excluding possibility of error, produces absolute certainly. Moral certainly only is required, or that degree of proof which produces conviction in an unprejudiced mind."

Proof beyond reasonable doubt does not mean absolute or 100% certainty of guilt. If the witnesses or the documentary (or object evidence) produces a conviction in an unbiased mind, that is enough as proof beyond reasonable doubt.

Here, the judge's experience and lack of bias is essential. So we really have to get very good judges for criminal cases.

If you can't produce witnesses, documents or object that do not directly prove that a person actually committed a crime, can you still prove someone's guilt beyond reasonable doubt?

Yes. Circumstantial evidence can still produce a conviction of guilt beyond reasonable doubt. According to Section 4, Rule 133 of the Rules of Court, circumstantial evidence is sufficient for conviction if:

(a) There is more than one circumstances;

(b) The facts from which the inferences are derived are proven; and

(c) The combination of all the circumstances is such as to produce a conviction beyond reasonable doubt.

Can you give an example?

Sure. In an adultery case, you need not produce an eyewitness that saw accused couple in the throws of passion. You can prove the following:

1. They are involved in a relationship, through love letters, eyewitness accounts of them going to social functions together or seen frequently on dates, and publicly displaying their affection for each other.

2. On a certain night, they checked into a motel/hotel, and in hand, just the two of them and not as part of a group.

3. There, they spent the night inside the motel and never left until a significant lapse of time.

Here, an unbiased mind (and not the mind of the aggrieved husband) would reasonably conclude beyond any reasonable doubt that the accused persons committed adultery even though you did not see them doing the dastardly deed. One does not check into a motel or a hotel together hand in hand to hold a private Bible study session, you know, especially when they did not bring their Bibles.

The conclusion that they had sexual intercourse is pretty reasonable given the circumstances and fact already proven.

How about in administrative cases or cases before quasi-judicial bodies?

The standard of proof in administrative cases is less, only substantial evidence.

What is that standard of substantial evidence?

It is that amount of relevant evidence which a reasonable mind might accept as adequate to justify a conclusion.

So the key terms is relevance and reasonable. For as long as there is some evidence that tend to prove the facts, that is enough as substantial evidence.

Can you give an example?

For government employees, failure to properly account for amounts entrusted to them may lead reasonable mind to conclude they embezzled them, enough to impose sanctions like suspension or dismissal from service. If course, this fact may or may not be enough to land them in jail because the proof required to do that is beyond reasonable doubt.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
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Whose Birthday?

I almost forgot, today's someone else's birthday today...

Guess who?

He would have been 90 today...

Hectic Schedule

I could only post and entry today because I was just too tired to.

The schedule's hectic yesterday, just as it is today.

So let's just remember what day is it today.

I'm appalled at what happened then. But I understand why it happened. Well, the events after that and how it was twisted to serve the ambitions and greed of a few will only show why there will be more of the same.

Maybe this is the World War III everyone's talking about.

Sunday, September 09, 2007
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Recharging Sunday

Thought I take this Sunday to take a break by not doing anything...

No going out (except a brief run by The Lung Center of the Philippines to get ourselves some lunch and dinner).

No work (except an email to a client).

No worrying (except... nothing...).

And no choir (except someone else was up for choir service this Sunday).

There's a full workweek ahead so this is a good day to recharge and relax...

Here's to great week for all of us.

Saturday, September 08, 2007
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And so am I...

Friday, September 07, 2007
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Remember Pavarotti

As the world mourns the world's greatest tenor since Enrico Caruso and Mario Lanza, let's remember the great Luciano Pavarotti this way, in his duet with Celine Dion:

I Hate You Then I Love You
performed by Celine Dion and Luciano Pavarotti

I'd like to run away from you
But if I were to leave you I would die
I'd like to break the chains you put around me
And yet I'll never try

No matter what you do you drive me crazy
I'd rather be alone
But then I know my life would be so empty
As soon as you were gone

Impossible to live with you
But I could never live without you
For whatever you do / For whatever you do
I never, never, never
Want to be in love with anyone but you

You make me sad
You make me strong
You make me mad
You make me long for you / You make me long for you

You make me live
You make me die
You make me laugh
You make me cry for you / You make me cry for you

I hate you
Then I love you
Then I love you
Then I hate you
Then I love you more
For whatever you do
I never, never, never
Want to be in love with anyone but you

You treat me wrong
You treat me right
You let me be
You make me fight with you / I could never live without you

You make me high
You bring me down
You set me free
You hold me bound to you

I hate you
Then I love you
Then I love you
Then I hate you
Then I love you more / I love you more
For whatever you do / For whatever you do
I never, never, never
Want to be in love with anyone but you

I never, never, never
I never, never, never
I never, never, never
Want to be in love with anyone but you
But you

Thursday, September 06, 2007
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Etymology: from its possession by the heroes of the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip
: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also : an instance of this

(from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary)

Call it fate. Call it destiny. Once things go your way, it all goes your way.

And more and more, that is what is happening right now. The goal is definitely in sight and has become more than a dream. Truly life-changing.

And the difference is knowing and applying The Law of Attraction. Which makes this entry a good candidate for cross-posting in my other new blog.

Details should follow, but I like to keep this one cryptic for now.

But for all that is happen, and all that will happen, I am truly grateful already.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007
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Relish the moment

This is probably one of the last times you'll find me working from home.

Part of the deal from accepting a position in a law firm is being based there instead of home.

So I have to savor these last few moments that I have when I can run errands and actually pick up my kids from school. But I look forward to having someone else run these errands for me. Part of accepting a position in a law firm is having a messenger attend to some of these personal errands, you know. Perhaps when I get to have a driver again, the driver duties will likewise vanish... on a way bigger car...

Oh, I finished a lot of work from here at the same time.

Anyway, I got to go. I still have some stuff to do.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007
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Opportunities, Redux

Chalk up another proof that the Law of Attraction works.

As you may have noticed in my recent entries, I have been talking about opportunities.

And sure enough, opportunities have been coming, with the biggest one coming into fruition yesterday.

This one is to be partner in a law firm. The scheme is still quite flexible and there is still the option to retain my old clients for myself and just give the new ones to this firm.

Yes, I know it will entail a lot of changes in how I work and how I do things, both in the professional and the family fronts. As my friend stated, I can't grow big with my old habits.

The Law of Attraction opens you to the means and ways to get what you want and visualize. Of course, utilizing the means that actually walking the path to get what I desire will actually get me there.

So wish me luck. Oh, I forgot. By the Law of Attraction, there is no such thing as luck. It was willed, both by me and the universal force (choose the term that works best for you).

But in any case, this is going to be great!

Sunday, September 02, 2007
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On the job training

I took out Al on a test choir practice last night. I have been playing the alto saxophone for almost a year and since the fingering was similar to the flute's, the transition was not as rough as with Clarry.

I have to admit, I got a little discouraged over at choir last night with Clarry because I bombed big time. But I have to persevere as Clarry's tone is more suited for choir than Al or Sophie.

But things turned around during the practice session when I tried Al out with some mass songs. Turns out that if properly played, Al can be used for choir. And I found out how far I have come in my saxophone playing as I can already play him soft, even in the high registers.

Now, it's just a matter of gathering more experience and I could play Al out for an entire mass, which could come sooner than later.

As regards Sophie, my skills with her is coming along, as it is similar with Al's, but I have a tendency to have more stray notes with her more than with Al. So I'll probably take Sophie out a little later.

In another front, we discovered Nico had an asthmatic attack for most of this week when I took him to his doctor yesterday. A couple of well placed meds and he's feeling (and sleeping) so much better now.

Anyway, this coming week is another good week of opportunities. And more and more, my goals are nearing completion for as long as I keep my focus and good disposition towards it. By the Law of Attraction, I am bound to get it one of these days...

Here's to another productive week for all of us.

Saturday, September 01, 2007
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Happy Anniversary!

I hear it's HappySlip's 1st year YouTube Anniversary.

Congratulations, Christine and keep up the good work! And don't let fame change you.

Things would have turned out differently if she stuck to her original handle "Bread Clock"... probably from a few thousand to a few hundred thousand views... and a few hundred to a few thousand subscriptions.

Incidentally, this is also my 1000th post. When I started back in 2004, I never knew I would end up making 999 more entries... and still going with no intentions of stopping...

It will be a busy weekend (and a busy week) ahead. So all enjoy yourselves this weekend!

Oh, it Bar Exams time again starting this Sunday! Good luck to all those who are taking it... I know of a few. Look around my blog, I think I said pretty much all I want to say about the bar exams, except learning to use the Law of Attraction would help a lot.

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Side Prayers

Lord Jesus,
Teach me to be generous,
Teach me to serve You as You deserve
To give and not to count the cost,
To fight and not to heed the wounds,
To toil and not to seek for rest,
To labor and not to ask for reward,
except that of knowing
That I do Your Holy Will. Amen

May every word I speak be from Your Truth...
I ask come from Your Wisdom...
May every case I handle receive Your Guidance...
May every heart, every life I touch, feel Your Love.

And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying,
"Oh, that You would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your Hand be with me,
that You would keep me from evil,
that I may not cause pain."

So God granted him what he requested.

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The Lawyer's Oath
I do solemnly swear that
I will maintain allegiance to
the Republic of the Philippines,
I will support its Constitution
and obey the laws as well as
the legal orders of the
duly constituted authorities therein;
I will do no falsehood,
nor consent to the doing of any in court;
I will not wittingly or willingly
promote or sue any groundless,
false or unlawful suit,
nor give aid nor consent to the same;
I will delay no man for money or malice,
and will conduct myself as a lawyer
according to the best of my knowledge
and discretion with all good fidelity
as well to the courts as to my clients;
and I impose upon myself this voluntary obligation
without any mental reservation
or purpose of evasion.
So help me God.

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