Afraid To Ask Questions

Some of us are afraid to ask questions but we love answering questions. According to Voltaire, "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."

...because if we ask the right question we get the right answer.

Some of us are afraid to ask some of the questions listed below:

  1. What is the difference between living and existing?
  2.  If we learn from our mistakes, why are we so afraid to make mistakes?
  3. What impact do you want to leave to the world?
  4. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don't like and like so many things we don't do?
  5. If you looked into the heart of your enemy, what do you think you would find that is different from what is in your own heart?
  6. Life is too short to tolerate __________?
  7. How do you know whether it's time to continue holding on or time to let go?
  8. Why do you matter?
  9. How many of your friends would you trust with your life?
  10. Are you happy with yourself?
  11. Based on your current daily actions and routines, where would you expect to be in five years?
  12. Would you rather your child be less attractive and extremely intelligent or extremely attractive and less intelligent?
  13. In what way are you your own worst enemy?
  14. What big lesson could people learn from your own life?
  15. What do you do when you love someone who doesn't love you back?
Your answers and comments is greatly appreciated.


Common White Lies and Why

Occasionally, everyone tell lies. Some white lies save relationship, some save us from a very dangerous situation, some white lies buy us time. It's a human instinct to commit white lies because this is our easy way out. To some, the world becomes a better place to live because of our white lies. 

White lie is acceptable to others as long as they did not hurt anybody and didn't break any law. It's not good to lie as this will reflect our personality. Whether a black lie or a white lie, its still a lie. 

Below are common white lies people tell and why we tell them:
  1. I'm almost there! - Because I cannot tell you that I just woke up and still at home. This might freak you out.
  2. Thank you so much! I just love it! - Because we might hurt someone's feeling if we tell them the truth that their gift sucked and that we will be called as an insensitive jerk.
  3. I'm 18. - Because telling your 18 makes you feel younger even if your looks doesn't tell you.
  4. I will be there in 5 minutes! - Because it sounds a lot better than 15 minutes. 
  5. Of course, You look great in that dress! - Because its better than being slapped.
  6. I thought I already sent that email boss, I'm sure I did. - Because I don't want to let you know that its low priority and you might fire me for that.
  7. Oh, yeah. That makes sense. - Because I don't want to admit that I am so clueless of what you are talking about. 
The list could go on forever,but then again white lie is still a lie...

Sweden's Most Primitive Hotel

Borrowed from Google
Sweden is known worldwide for being a multicultural society. A society constantly evolving, absorbing new influences and ways of thinking. From science to denim, music to equality, Sweden is a hive of creativity - not least when it comes to the environment. 

Tourism in Sweden is one of the best. It is a place where you can enjoy different activities like diving under the ice, go on a truffle safari, or turn up a cutting edge fashion show. Sweden is testing its limits with bold new ideas, from fashion to new trends even to  attracting people on tour and new places discovered to attract guests. One best attraction in Sweden is the Kolarbyn.

What is Kolarbyn?

Kolarbyn is called Sweden's most primitive hotel. It is a natural refuge for silence, wilderness and adventure in a beautiful forest setting just a couple of hours away from the capital Stockholm. People from around the globe visit to relax and enjoy the nature or experience to be with wild animals in their natural environment. 

Kolarbyn consists of twelve (12) little forest huts located in a glade by the beautiful lake Skarsjon. People from different walks of life likes to stay in this little huts just like in a hotel, its just that its smaller, more primitive and more adventurous. There is no electricity inside the hut but candles and crackling fireplace are available to guide visitors to sleep. After you sleep in the silence of the night, birds music and hymns will wake you up for a nice swim in the lake Kolarbyn which is undoubtedly a true natural experience for family and friends.  


Kolarbyn offers different activities for us to enjoy not just  the nature but also the other things that is surrounding it. It has been said that the best things in life are for FREE. To to its sense, Kolarbyn offers this different activities for free which includes:
  • Swim in the lake
  • Sauna floating on the lake
  • Pick berries and mushrooms
  • Take a hike
  • BBQ at the bonfire
  • Go fish in the lake
 You might also want to be with wild animals as bonus for this activities. Sweden's forest cover about two thirds of its land area where wild animal species live and stay. Kolarbyn inhabit many of the most spectacular species. Moose and roe deer are plenty, but also Lynx, Brown Bear, Beaver and Wolf which are previously rare and actually endangered.

(Convertion - 1.00 SEK = 6.10543 PHP)
Lodging in forest hut: SEK 350 per person, children SEK 175.
Self-service breakfast: SEK 65 per person, children SEK 45.
Sleeping bag: SEK 90 per person per stay.

Membersship cardholders of Hosteling International or STF get a discount per night of SEK 50 for adults and SEK 25 for children. This optional membership can be purchased at arrival.

Lodging includes:

  • Isolation mat
  • Sheep skin rugs
  • Candles and matches
  • Firewood for self-cutting
  • Fresh water to be fetched from the spring
  • Access to fire places
  • Primitive kitchen facilities and equipment
  • Dish place with running water in the creek
  • Waste separation bins for recycling
  • Access to big hut with tables and 45 seats (if not occupied)
  • Canoe and wooden rowing boat
Staying in Kolarbyn or a night or two will surely take you away from the very busy city life and you will surely be at home with nature. No wonder why they are awarded as the Grand Travel Award - The Ecotourism Price in 2009 for its very unique and naturally made wonder.

5 Things I Always Said To Myself

According to Mae West, "We only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. 

I committed a lot of mistakes in the past. I can do it all over again but it doesn't mean  I'm a failure. I have so many decisions that didn't work the way I wanted it to be. But that's fine. I always reminded myself with these things:

1. I follow my intuition and heart. 

I led by my dreams and not by my problems. I always make sure that whatever is in my heart, I follow it. I am just being me. If I fail because of that decision, then I will try again. If I fail again, I will never give up and will try. At least at the end of the day, I will not wonder what could have been if I didn't follow whats in my heart. 

2. I am proud of myself

I am my own bestfriend and my own biggest critic. Regardless of what other people are saying about me, at the end of the day the only reflection that I can see in the mirror staring back at me is myself. I appreciate everything about me. I am me and will always be me. I am proud of myself. It's not about bragging how good I am but its knowing my worth. I am not thinking I am perfect, because nobody is - but knowing that I am worthy to be loved and accepted.

They say that people who appreciate about themselves are more passionate about life, feel contented and will set good example for others.

4. I am happy and will always be grateful

Being grateful with everything makes me happy. Happiness is within us. How we think and view of the things we want to see, depends on how we look and feel inside.

5. I am honest with myself

I am honest about what's right and things that needs to be changed. I am honest about what I want to achieved and what I want to become. After all, I am the only person that I can forever count on.

One of us.. abstained

My boss handed me a letter of invitation from our local government to participate in a seminar about sexuality. As a head teacher, I was chosen to be the representative of our school. 

When I arrived at the venue, I was surprised to know that only a few people participated in the seminar. While waiting for the presentation, I had the time to read the documents provided to us and found very interesting topics. The purpose of the seminar was to help the community be aware of how to prevent early pregnancy and disease. As I continue reading, I found out that abstinence was not given highlight in the presentation. When the speaker arrived accompanied by a local doctor, they asked if there were any questions. I asked why abstinence did not play a very important role in the material they provided. 

To my surprised, I heard an enormous laughter from other people. I even heard someone call me a jerk for asking such a stupid question. I looked at the speaker and the doctor but they didn’t answer the question as I drowned in embarrassment. I sat down and thought of words for me to reason out and defend my question. But I was so ashamed that I can no longer stand up. The speaker told me that the only thing they do is to teach facts and the people at home are the ones responsible for moral training. For the next two hours I sat in silence as the other topics was explained. 

There was a 15-minute break before we move on to the next topic. 

“Krispy Kreme,” announced the Usherette at the back. “Please put your name tags on as you get your donuts and you can mingle with other participants.”

Everyone went to the back. As I looked at them mingling with each other and putting their name tags on and shaking hands, I sat deep in thought. I uttered a silent prayer and asked God for guidance. Before I said “Amen”, I was interrupted by the speaker asking me to join the others.

I said “No”.

She is persistent and asked me to join the other participants.

I said "No. I am okay here."

She then smiled at me sweetly as she offered me to put my name tag on. As I looked at the name tag, I heard a very still small voice saying, “Don’t put your name tag.” 

So I said, “I’ll just wait here.”

When we were called back to continue the discussion, the speaker thanked everyone for putting their name tags on and for taking time to mingle with others. I noticed that she stared at me. Then she said, “Now I am giving you the lesson for this seminar. Everyone please peel off your name tags.” I watched in silence and observed the crowd. “Now, at the back of the tags, I drew a small star. Who has it, please?” 

The gentleman in front of me raised his hand and said, “Here it is!”

“Very good!” She said. “The tiny star at the back of your name tag represents disease. Sir, can you still remember whom you shook your hands?” 

He pointed to three or four people. 

“Very good.” She replied. “The handshake on the other hand represents intimacy. So the people you have contact with now have the disease. There was laughter and joking among the participants as some of them handshake with another man. She then continued, “And whom did the four of you shake hands with?” There is another round of laughter and joking from the participants. The speaker pointed out very clearly, and she explained how quickly the disease is spread. 

“Since we all shook hands, we all have the disease.”

Then I heard the still, small voice again telling me to “Speak now, but be humble.”

I raised my hands and rose from my chair with conviction. I apologized for anything I said a while ago and congratulated the participants on the excellent lesson the seminar is pointing out. I concluded by pointing out, “Not all of us were infected, I said.

“One of us...abstained from not having intimacy with people I don't know. Hence, I am disease free."

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