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Balancing Your Exposure to People Who Hate You

Most people liked you when you were a kid. But their numbers gradually dwindled as you grew up and grew old (although I always say, never catch yourself growing old). You began to have detractors, bashers, critics and haters.

Detractors are those who look down on you. Bashers are those threatened by you, for whatever reason. Critics are fond of watching out for your mistakes. Haters, for some reason you can't understand, hate you. These horde of tormentors multiply gradually around you and are just happy to see you fall. They're everywhere and pop up like mushrooms after thunderstorms.

For wellness' sake (because this blog, Choy's Cut, is mostly about wellness), you'd do well to avoid them at all cost---if that were possible. But life and maturity is about balancing things. You cannot get rid of your tormentors and still come out a normal guy. I believe positives and negatives are put there by God for a purpose. Nothing in life is an accident.

So, you have to expo…

Why Eat Makopa this Time of Year

Rose apple---that's what one site called makopa in English. I was surprised, too. Google calls it mountain apple. I and my friends called it tambis when we were kids and my first taste of it was when my neighbor's makopa tree was abundant with fruits one summer.

I examined it before biting into it, finding this red bell-shape fruit kindof eerie. Some fruits were pink, but I liked the deep red ones better. It smelled like some kind of an ornamental flower, so the more it didn't appeal to me. But seeing my friends eating them like crazy, I also began eating mine.

"Crunch!" Hmm, it was crunchier than most apples I have eaten (back then Fuji apples were not yet available). It was juicy and just sweet enough, a bit more sweeter than our local turnip. I was surprised that I liked the taste, though not the appearance.

We treated it like some cheap pop corn or hopia. We'd drop by our neighbor, pick some fruits from their makopa tree, and munch them casually. We didn…

Are You Broke?

Believe me, I know how it is to go broke---penniless, bankrupt, insolvent, down-and-out or whatever term you wish to name it. I used to be marketing and training director of a sales company---and later became its COO---but then it was still hard to make ends meet financially.

And to think that I'm not paying rent because I have my own house and property. What more if I'm renting like most people today do?

So you need a way to get in extra cash. And that often means you have to sell something on the side. Getting two jobs is definitely out of the question in this country (it's rarely possible) except if you know how to do it online. Do you know how to work from home?

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If not, then you're left with one option---sell. Sell processed food, lingerie, cosmetics, perfumes, rubber shoes, or health supplements in your free time. But using your free time to sell takes away quality time from your family.

And besides, you don'…

Have You Been Too Busy?

We all want to be labeled "too busy" because it sounds productive. Well, you can count me out now because I've learned my lesson well here. I hate being tagged "too busy" because it makes you the most unproductive person in the universe.

I find myself too busy now and then especially when titles I have to write about pile up. That's when I realize I'm most unproductive. I do lots of works but I don't get to do what I really love doing. Yes, I love to write, but not for other people. I love to write for myself---for my own blogs.

Been away much of the recent holidays. I decided I'd just spend time in a farm or any place rural where life is simple and time is slow. I want to live a free life, free from being too busy. I just want to be "a bit busy" now and then with things I love doing---reading, cooking, blogging and spending quiet moments with God looking afar. To me, these are things that really matter. I'm productive when I do t…