Saturday, 18 February 2012

Logos Hope... the floating book fair visits Manila

THE BIGGEST FLOATING LIBRARY is in town carrying thousands of books for sale. Logos Hope arrived Manila on the 16th Feb and it will be staying at Pier 15 until 13 March, and will proceed to Subic Bay (north of Manila).

Manila is a regular destination of GBA Ships since the first ship, M/V Doulos was commissioned to sail in bringing knowledge, help and hope to the people around the world. I was able to take on board in the 90s and bought books for my teaching class in the undergrad course.

Logos Hope has 408 personnel on board coming from 56 different countries, and eight (8) of them are from the Philippines.

The floating library opens from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10AM to 9:30PM, and on Sundays 1-9:30PM and closes on Mondays.

For details, CLICK HERE.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Motivational stories of Ping - the Frog

If you want to discover Ping's motivation to live intentionally, then these books written by Stuart Avery Gold will provide you the answers.

The story of Ping motivates us to face the changes in our lives and take a leap of faith to make our dreams come true... but sometimes we do not have the courage to do it because of fear to change, fear of taking risks, or someone will scrutinize our plans.

Ping also able to understand what "intentional life" means - an intentional living of what you do is one with what you are. It is about living with "clarity of purpose, an open heart, and a lively mind gives us the power to direct our destinies". Finally, it is "to live by choice not by chance..."
Ping's life is an adventure and it is an inspiration for us to do what we believe in. It is a journey that reminds us that to be successful in life is by lifting others and sometimes we need the belief (wisdom) of others too. And "never lose sight of what you desire or where you wish to be..."

Sunday, 12 February 2012

BookFace: Guide Book in passing Philippine bar exam

ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE who will be taking the Philippine law exam (or bar exam) this year? Either first time or repeaters, this book might be able to provide you a practical guide and realistic tips in passing the exam especially for those who are working fulltime or who could not attend regular review classes.

I met the author late last year when he was the primary lecturer of our corporate seminar on proper or valid employee dismissal. Being one of the project managers, the seminar provided us invaluable information on how to tackle termination of employees which will not also benefit the employers but also the employees.

Atty. Elvin Villanueva has written several books related to Philippine labor, compensation and benefits. But he also written a book that somehow explains his personal story on how he passed the licensure bar exam and to be a full-pledged lawyer. Atty Villanueva shared his story, anectodes and events that took place prior and after his bar exam in 2009 thru his latest book entitled, How to Pass the Bar Exams. Atty. Elvin also shares his views on the new bar exam system that covers 60% multiple choice questions and 40% memorandum-type essay.

I bought the book as a Xmas presence to my cousin who is now in the final year of her law course in San Beda. I asked Atty. Elvin to write a dedication in the hard cover of the book as an inspiration for my cousin to pass the exam this year. Good luck my dear cousin (Atty. S.T.) and Im sure you will be successful to pass with high marks in 8 subjects!
What is the secret of topping the bar exam...? The answer is - good grasp of the subjects, good English, good penmanship, and prayer... Noel Malimban"
If you want to find out more about the book and other Atty Villanueva's publications, please CLICK HERE.