Houseband's musings


Houseband on Need to be Needed –

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I am human, I have this fundamental need to be needed.

I am happy when I am needed.

Just the other day, by chance I happen to meet a former colleague from work and we had a rather short and hurried conversation, but that conversation made my day, in-fact until now.

I must have mentioned from my previous posts that I already resigned from my work for health reasons.

In that conversation I was informed that my name was mentioned by my former boss saying that I should not have been allowed to resign yet as I am needed very much at work. Hearing that, it has brought smile to my face, a rather rapid surge of blood through my body made me blushing, and then that muffled and choked chuckling due to happiness.

But of course, I was very polite as not to be very obvious.

I could not remember anymore what else we talked about, I was just lulled to high heavens from the message I received.

As I went home and as I was able to recapture my composure or ‘sanity’ (sanity for lack of adjective), I tried analyzing my behavior and the emotions that I felt after that encounter. Then, I realized that, ah, yes – I am just human, I have the fundamental need to be needed.

Having that need satisfied, I felt that happiness and satisfaction.

Looking back, yes, I enjoyed my work, I love helping other people and molding their minds. I tried helping them to be aware and be ready to face the real world. But as would everybody else, I also have my needs and priorities, I needed a change, I need to tend for my SELF, so that in the end, I can still do the things I love most, and do good to others.

I am Happy and I intend to be – ALWAYS!


Houseband – inspired and hopeful

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It is never too late too late to fulfill a life-long dream of becoming a LAWYER says Mr. Rodolfo Q. Aquino, a professor of Business of Administration who recently passed the 2011 BAR exams and even made it to the top 10 at the age of 64.

It has been my dream also of becoming a lawyer, and reading through Mr. Aquino’s accounts, it has given me much hope and inspiration to pursue this dream.

I agree, it is never too late to dream the dream and fulfill it.

I will not let my age to deter me, nor will I let time dilute my passion for the Law.

I believe that even in my old age, I can still serve and do greater good, in this profession to benefit the society.

Thank you, Mr. Aquino for your example. I wish you all the best. Congratulations!


Houseband goes sprouts –

Sprouts or sprouted vegetables or greens have been around for quite a time already.

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In fact, I am used to eat sprouted mongo or mung bean, and we locally call it Tauge or Tawge.

Sprouted mung bean or mongo or tauge has its health benefits to humans like it can decrease the risk of heart diseases, colon cancer, and many more.

In terms of vitamins, it has ample amounts of Vitamin C which is not present in the seed; further there are a lot of enzymes that are activated when, the seeds are sprouting, that can be readily assimilated by the body.

Plus, it is a good source of high quality protein, much betterand than the proteins we get from meats like pork, fish and chicken.

I am having this post because soon, I will be spending some spare time sprouting mung beans, and will try to improve my sprouting methods, lastly I will try also to develop recipes for my produce.

Soon, I will be eating a lot of Tauge, and I can’t wait to see the benefits.