Hard on the outside. Soft on the inside.

Personal Notes

Welcome 2010!

It’s another New Year and like all other New Years, it was spent with the people that matters.

We didn’t have any fireworks. Only the usual New Year’s eve dinner.

A New Year inspire resolutions and goals.  This year, I only have 2 major goals  in my list that I have to put all focus on.

1.  A stronger market presence for Fivestar

Our company opened amidst the global crisis.  It was risky considering the market situation.  An opportunity was presented and I needed to grab the chance.  And now like all other businesses, it would only be successful as a result of hard work.

2. Weigh Less

I know, I know you’ve heard it before. But this time, I’m taking on a different weightloss plan which I have already started in December.  I just hope that it’s gonna work this time.   :)

So, wish me luck!

Happy New Year to all of us!

Responsible Gaming

I came across an advertisment from a magazine about Resorts World Manila.

It caught my attention as it says “resort” and the location is very near — at the Newport City across the NAIA Terminal 3.  I thought it’s some place to bring the kids for some fun.

When I checked out the website, it turned out that it’s not fun for kids but for adults.  Just the same I continued to browse on their site hoping to find something interesting.

And I did.

The place itself is impressive as it aims to boost Philippine tourism and create employment.

But that’s not what caught my attention.

From their site, there is a dedicated page entitled RESPONSIBLE GAMING.  I think the resort is good to post what I consider to be a warning.  There listed qualifiers that would help assess individuals if they have gambling problems.  And I thought to share this with you.

A “yes” answer to one or more of the following questions need to consult professionals.

  • You have often gambled longer than you had planned
  • You have often gambled until your last dollar was gone
  • Thoughts of gambling have caused you to lose sleep
  • You have used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid
  • You have made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling
  • You have broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling
  • You have borrowed money to finance your gambling
  • You have felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses
  • You have been remorseful after gambling
  • You have gambled to get money to meet your financial obligations

    Playing is a lot of fun especially when you are winning but before entering casinos or engaging to gambling, you may want to ask yourself those questions first.