Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Do 's and dont 's facebook for college students

DO: Limit the amount of "Facebooking" you do when you have homework!

It is very easy to tell yourself "I will just check my Facebook and THEN I will do my homework." An hour later, 20 friends' pages and 10 photo albums later, your homework is still waiting for you to log off. Many college students even go as far to considering themselves "addicted" to Facebook. There are even Facebook groups you can join for the fact of being addicted to the site.

DON'T: Write important messages/have an on line fight to/with someone on Facebook.
It is all too easy to avoid face-to-face confrontations these days. With instant messenger, e-mail, and especially social networking websites like Facebook, many important things are discussed on line instead of in person. If you are having an issue with someone, speak with them in person, don't write on their wall or send them a message.

DON'T: Tag provocative or incriminating photos of yourself.
Many people (girls especially) will post photos of themselves online, when in reality, they would not want EVERYONE seeing such images of themselves. It is very important to know that ANYONE can see these photos and that if you are doing something illegal (drugs, underage drinking) that you can get in trouble from these photos.

DO: Look up old friends!
I used to have a pen pal from Japan when I was in elementary school. I recently logged in to my Facebook account and had a friend request from my old letter writing friend. It is very convenient to look up old classmates or friends from all over the world with the popularity of the site and the easy search engine.

DON'T: Poke someone you don't know.
Facebook users are probably confused about the "poke" option on the website. My freshman year of college (which was after I had recently joined Facebook) I would receive a "poke" from some guy at my school almost every day. One time in the dining hall, I told my friends about it, and learned that they were all getting "poked" as well. We all laughed about it. Lesson to be learned: pokers=losers, unless you are joking around with friends.

DO: Enjoy using Facebook. It is a wonderful website that may suck up a lot of your time!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Inspirational messages

The Man Who Achieved Everything He Could
By Yuri Alkin

They say that once upon a time, there lived a man who wanted to achieve everything he was capable of achieving. He was obsessed with this desire. He ate, slept, and walked with one and only dream: to die, having accomplished every single thing he was able to accomplish. There were so many things he could do. He felt like the whole world could be his, if he only set his mind to it. At times, he was even horrified by the powers hiding in his mind and heart. He was certain-in fact-he knew that his potential had no limits. He knew that he could accumulate power that would dwarf the power of ancient kings; he knew that he could write books that would shake the minds of generations to come; he knew that he could invent things that would forever change the lives of millions of people. He lived, constantly feeling the power within-and that power knew no bounds.

There was only one obstacle: having such a potential, but only one life, he had to make a choice. He had to decide where to apply all of his enormous abilities. Making that decision was extremely hard, for any choice meant cutting off some future achievements. And so in the meantime, he went to school, graduated, found a respectable well-paid job, married, and bred children. And he spent every minute of his spare time trying to decide where he should apply all his might. Even though he was not interested in applying it to his work, his power was impossible to hide. He was successful in everything he touched, and he earned great respect of the people who worked with him. And all the while, he thought to himself: Imagine what I would achieve once I concentrate entirely on the area of my choice.

Time went by, and he grew older. Some roads he used to dream about became closed to him. But there was still so much he could accomplish. And he kept thinking hard while working, raising children, dealing with everyday problems, and knowing that his potential had no limits. And most people who knew him were of the same opinion, for it was impossible not to realize this, being around him for a while.

One day, a sudden chest pain made him come home early. He dragged his feet to the bathroom. There, feeling weak and empty, he looked in the mirror. A worn-out, gray-haired man stared back at him. But his eyes, though red and tired, were still full of unrealized potential. He peered into these eyes and, all of a sudden, realized one simple truth. The next moment, the pain pierced his heart again, and it stopped beating forever.

Everybody cried, even those who knew him only slightly. The pain of this loss was staggering. Not only had he been a good man but they also knew what great potential had died with him. True, he had spent his life trying to make the choice, but imagine what would've happened had he made it. After all, he was so close to making it, and he hadn't been that old. He could not have had this feeling of unlimited potential for nothing. His potential was truly unlimited. The choice was about to be made, and very soon he could have achieved anything. His life could have become a shining monument, which would have forever inspired future generations. What a loss! What a tragedy! They cried and cried and cried. And they didn't know what he had realized the moment before he died.

The truth that came upon him was rather simple. People only flatter themselves by thinking that they could have achieved this or that if not for such-and-such circumstances. Yet this is nothing but delusion. At any given moment, as long as you've been healthy and haven't been thrown into the midst of war, crime or forces of nature, you always achieve everything you can. You simply lack something that is necessary for achieving that goal you've never reached-a talent, a skill, willpower, a set of priorities, or something else. Like it or not, realize it or not, believe it or not, but you simply lack it. You just think you've got what it takes, and only these insurmountable difficulties have prevented you from reaching the ultimate heights. But in reality, what you don't achieve is something you're not capable of achieving.

My Autobiography

Hi to all... Ako nga pla si Louie Quinquito 4th Year BSIS Student. nagsimula akong mag aral dito noong 2007 at hanggang naun di pa din tapos hehe... Support nio poh blog ku..