Monday, January 17, 2011

Remnants of Yesterday

     2011 is definitely here and no one can stop the year from revealing its complete cycle. But before we fully engage ourselves with this year, let's first remember those blessings that God has been able to provide us last year. Why? Because it is the right thing to do.

     Let's all embrace this year by developing an attitude of a thankful and grateful heart through reminiscing good things that had happened last 2010. Join me as I lay down some of those blessings that did affect my career as a blogger, a young leader, and as an artist. 

Reminiscing 2010: A list of blessings.....

The 3rd Blog 
     "Limelight and Beyond", my third blog, has been revealed to the public last May 1, 2010. This blog was made to feature and to give critique on artworks that show genuine artistry.

10.10.10.: A Run For Pasig River
     October 10, 2010 or simply called "10.10.10" is such a date to remember. Why? Well, because 10.10.10.: A Run For Pasig River took place. It's a marathon, which serves as a mind-opener for everyone about the river's current situation. I did took the challenge in participating for a 10-kilometer run. It is the best way to be part of the cause and to develop a long lasting self-discipline.

Interviewed By Gil Warzecha
     One of the best break for me as an artist was when I was interviewed by an artist residing in U.S.A. The said interview was posted on Social-Commentary's page and on Deviantart via danews.

"Make a difference to everyone as if you’re leaving a lasting legacy that would put your name in the book of immortality."


Art Features
     I felt so honored when artists from different parts of the world would inform me that my artworks have made it to their list of art features. It is just so amazing when a fellow artist would appreciate your works especially when you know that you have placed your heart in every artworks that you've created. 


Youth Leaders for Knowledge and Development
     My life as a young leader did elevate one step higher when I became one of the 100 successful applicants, who have made it to YLKD. YLKD is a nationwide search for 100 young leaders that will be participating in a year-long forum. The said event is a joint project of World Bank and Ateneo School of Government.
  

Publications
     Being part of the YLKD is not the ultimate surprise. Why? Because after it has been launched, another surprise has been unveiled to us delegates - different news articles.


“I’m looking forward to be inspired more, to be more aware of the different problems of our society, to learn effective ways on how to deal with those problems, and to create a network with my fellow young leaders in order for us to do a project that is much wider in terms of scale and the difference that it can contribute to the society,” Chua says.

Twitter
     I've decided to fully make use of my twitter account. My primary purpose is to spread awareness and positive thoughts that could help influence other people in a positive way. One would have to remember that influencing people is one of the best tools of a leader.


Write-ups
     I was able to write two literary treasures - "Petal of Sorrow" and "Wave of Memories". I've got to warn you... Number of readers cried after reading these pieces.



Portfolio
     An online portfolio has been published. It is a collection of my photo-manipulated works and experimental photos


ALA-International
     I've created my own international-based group via deviantart. The name of the group? Artists for Leadership and Advocacy (International). This group is the perfect venue for artists, who have the passion of creating artworks that delivers global awareness.


Followed by John Maxwell
     What's the best encouragement that a young leader can have? To be followed by someone who he looks up to - John Maxwell. John Maxwell is one of the best leadership author to walk this planet and his books are very powerful and very influential.

     There, those are just few of the many wonderful blessings that God has given me. How about you? What's in your list? If you've done with your list, kindly contemplate on it. Continue to give thanks for what God has given you and continue to hope for a brighter year.

     Remember that being able to know and value yesterday's treasures can light up a torch that would give you enough light for you to unravel and see the beauty of the future that is yet to come.

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