decision-making for adults

21 01 2009

why is it difficult for adults to make decisions? why not throw cautious to the wind and just decide on the spot? why do adults spend a long time weighing pros and cons and end up with a decision they will regret?

i wish making decisions is easy. i want to make decisions without drying up my brain cells. whenever adults make decisions, they spend a lot of time in contemplation. they consider the benefits, people who might get involved, the process and the means to implement such decision. the considerations that they have to put up with may lead to a good or bad decision. if the result didn’t come out as planned, they spend a long time regretting it. only one thing for sure, the outcome is always uncertain. for kids or people who make “hasty” decisions, outcomes – whether good or bad, is alright. they might make the wrong decision but they they don’t have much to regret either. so how should adults make decisions? is spending an awful amount of time helpful to reach a good judgment? or is deciding with less thought  more helpful to one’s sanity?

i let 3 job opportunities passed because i was stuck weighing the pros and cons. and i totally regret it. if only i grabbed the opportunity, my life would be different now, or so i thought. i don’t know for sure what kind of life i’ll be having. but i’m certain that i won’t be kicking myself now because of regrets.

once again, i’m in the midst of making a major life decision – my career. i don’t know if  i’m to continue the profession i am in now or change gears. i don’t know what will be more fruitful. all i know is that my life at the present is not the life i want. i want change and i’m determine to change, but what kind of decision should i be making? there’s this cliche that “as you get older, you get wiser”, but do we really get wiser as we age? if we keep on making the same mistakes, can we call ourselves “adults”? if we still do things we regret later on, can we call ourselves “adults”? if we make decisions the “mature way” in terms of weighing the pros and cons, can we call ourselves “adults”?

i’m already 26 yet i don’t know if can actually say i’m a certified adult… or am i just acting “mature”? one thing is certain though, i still find myself looming webs of confusion. however, whenever i decide on a whim, it seems immature. should adults be restricted to the usual standard of contemplation? i guess, decisions can be made by anyone. the results may vary. good decisions are not exclusive to adults. decision-making must be done with contemplation but on a limited time. life is short. let’s make good decisions with our brain cells at peace.

45 ways to say “dad” in different languages

13 06 2008

As different countries speak different tongues, different names for the word “dad” are present. However, no matter how different each word is from the other, it means the same thing. This coming Sunday, a great number of countries will celebrate Father’s day in their own ways. So, in celebration of Father’s day , I want to share 45 ways of saying “dad” in different languages.

  1. Yiddish : tatti ; tay ; foter ; tateh
  2. Welsh : tad
  3. Venetian : pare ; popà ; ‘opà ; pupà ; papà
  4. Turkish : baba
  5. Spanish : papá ; viejo ; tata
  6. Swahili : baba ; mzazi
  7. Swedish : pappa
  8. Slovak : otec
  9. Slovenian : ôèe
  10. Sicilian : patri
  11. Sanskrit : tàtah ; janak
  12. Russian : papa
  13. Romanian : tata ; parinte ; taica
  14. Polish : tata ; ojciec
  15. Portuguese : pai
  16. Persian/Farsi : pedar, pitar ; simply baabaa
  17. Norwegian : pappa ; far
  18. Nepali : buwa
  19. Maori : haakoro ; kohake
  20. Mandarin Chinese : baba
  21. Malay : bapa
  22. Latvian : tevs
  23. Latin : pater ; papa ; atta
  24. Lithuanian : tevas ; pradininkas ; protevis
  25. Korean: abonim, aboji, appa
  26. Japanese : otosan, papa
  27. Italian : babbo
  28. Irish : athair ; daidí
  29. Indonesian : bapa ; ayah ; pak
  30. Hungarian : apa ; apu ; papa ; édesapa
  31. Hindi : papa ; pita-ji
  32. Hebrew : abba(h)
  33. German : banketi, papi
  34. French : papa
  35. Finnish : isä
  36. Filipino : tatay, itay, tay ; ama
  37. Estonian : isa
  38. English : father ; dad ; daddy ; pop ; poppa ; papa
  39. Dutch : vader ; papa ; pappie
  40. Czech : táta, otecfather and son
  41. Croatian : otac
  42. Bosnian : otac
  43. Brazilian Portuguese : pai
  44. Arabic : babba ; yebba ; abbi (classical)
  45. Afrikaans : vader

No matter what you call your dad, show him how special he is this Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day!

what happened to them?

12 06 2008

i’m a celeb junkie ~ well, a gossip monger. i have this unfathomable desire to know the lives of my favorite stars. probably, it’s another way of adding zest to my everyday not-so-exciting life. as a celeb junkie, i feel for my fave stars. a smile spreads across my face when i find out they’re having a baby, getting hitch (well, not necessarily true for my fave male hotties) or getting on the best-dressed list. at the same time, i’m inconsolable when i find out they’re in pain (not to the point of a bawl-out session).

anyway, this post is about celebs i’m totally missin (well, only for some of them… the rest, i’m just curious).

what happened to them?

freddie prinze jr. – after his show and marriage to sarah michelle gellar

joseph gordon levitt

tia & tamara mowry

brandy norwood

larisa oleynik

devon sawa

jonathan taylor thomas

jonathan brandis

andrew and casey keegan

hope to see them again…