the master of golden rule……

“Confucius” is 2010 Chinese biographical fantasy adventure drama film, written and directed by Hu Mei, starring Chow Yun-fat as the titular Chinese philosopher. The film was screened on 2009 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 2,560th birthday of Confucius himself.


The sayings of Confucius were remembered by his followers and were later compiled in a book of “The Analects”. Through them we discover Confucius’ sayings on virtues, such as the positive character traits, to which we should aspire, the respect which children owe to parents and wives owe to husbands, sisters to brothers, and everyone to ancestors. When such virtue is cultivated in the home, it is supposed to carry over into one’s relations in affairs of state as well.

Words of Wisdom from Confucius

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
When you say something, say what you know. When you don’t know something, say you don’t know. That is knowledge.
Study the past if you would define the future.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

By three methods we may le1arn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius is known to be one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He influenced great leaders, thinkers and philosophers bringing unparalleled wisdom far and wide. His ideas and insights in life educated people worlwide. Analects is said to be written around 500 B.C. that his teachings reached ethical and religious enlightenment during his times up to the present.


turning point……

turning blog

The Turning Point Of Agnes Tadia
Tags: Agnes Tadia, Books, Lifestyle, Manila, Philippines, Turning Point,Wazzup Pilipinas, Writer

Wazzup Pilipinas!
Rarely do we encounter some local poets and writers that pour his or her heart and soul to the craft. Our culture tends to focus on foreign authors that some of our local writers are forgotten. So they venture to cyberspace to find not just a voice but a crowd who is willing to listen. We need to support them in their works and make Pinoy authors on top again. Today we will meet such rarities of the wordsmith kind. She hails from Batangas City and is a former teacher. She is ready to guide you to her turning point. Will you come and join the journey? Here’s our interview with poet and writer Agnes Tadia.

Wazzup Pilipinas: Is there a difference between teaching and writing?

Agnes Tadia: In the real sense of the word, there are differences between teaching and writing. Teaching is instructing and facilitating learning among students while writing is composing text through words or symbols to convey meaning.

On a personal level, teaching for me is my career that gives me joy and satisfaction. It is the extension of myself wherein it improves my personal and professional life. Through it, I can share my knowledge in English and Literature subjects to students which in the process beneficial for both of us. However, writing is the outlet of my deepest thoughts and emotions fashioning it to be the imprint of my insights in life.

Wazzup Pilipinas: Where did you get the idea in writing a book like this? Can you elaborate the process of producing your books?

Agnes Tadia: As a struggling writer, I get my idea in writing through the reflection of my own experiences as well as others’ experiences. I extract all those written words mostly from my insights in life and my analysis of people’s experiences and situation. Producing those two books is really hard to come by which encompasses several tasks that demands careful attention to details. Conceptualizing books which cater to the needs of readers is the first consideration in producing books. Thinking about the design, layout and over-all presentation of books as well as the target market and price of books is also a major consideration… and the rest would just follow.

Wazzup Pilipinas: As a writer, what are the lessons you have learned while producing these books?

Agnes Tadia: I have learned that God has His own way of helping us realize our goals and dreams in life. I never thought that I would become an author simply because I came from a poor family. I was a self-supporting or working student and writing has become my shock-absorber ventilating my ideas and feelings. With this, I realize that one who is devoid of money and influence in life can reach one’s dream through hard work, optimistic attitude and prayers. That would sound a bit cliché but that is so true based on my experience.

Wazzup Pilipinas: Which of the two books is nearest to your heart and why?

Agnes Tadia: Definitely it is the Turning Point. The first one is World’s Literary Gems— a textbook in Literature which is my critic to various writers. That is some kind of an academic and scholarly pursuit. Turning Point is ME making it close to my heart because it is a self-help book. I repackaged my life into 3-in-1 ranging from the age 18, 22 and 25. It is like a trilogy wherein poetry, philosophy and psychology are combined in one book.

The turning point in my life is when I met poetry at 18 which in various ways filled my emotional needs. With it, problems and difficulties are redesigned in a way that is bearable. The beauty of language and its form of expression re-stated the soul-shaking value of my growing-up years in a more acceptable and dignified way.


At 22, philosophy served as another turning point which sought me to understand mystery of existence and reality. Thus, I clarified what I believed and reconciled different points of views. In a similar vein, it not just gave comfort to my unresolved issues or compensated my wishful thinking and desire but directed me into a positive way of living.

By the very definition, at 25, psychology moved me to reach the innermost core of my heart inspiring me to become a better and mature individual. It awakened my spirit and let us in a little unknown bit of my soul. Through it, I understood myself as well as other people that may contribute to a good life and redeemed society.

So much has been said but Turning Point is really me, that is why the title of my blog is Turning Point also.

Wazzup Pilipinas: Please invite our readers to check you and your books.

Agnes Tadia: First of all, I would like to invite you to follow my blog:

Second of all, if you would like to purchase my books, you can contact me on my email address:


femme fatale… anima persona



1. A woman goes gaga over the stare of a good looking man.
2. A woman giggles and goes goo-goo eyed behind a good looking guy’s back. (That is so true of us).
3. A man should be appreciative when a woman finds him cute.
4. A woman prefers a real masculine figure. A sexy body with broad shoulders and flat abs.
5. A woman likes sporty men ala Toni Kukoc or Toni Hawk.
6. A woman thinks that a gorgeous – manly voice adds to the sex appeal of men.
7. A woman does not like men who talk too much and loud- (so unmanly).
8. A woman does not like men who talk dirty behind her back. Also, who kiss and tell.
9. A woman hates two-timer men. A bumblebee buzzing from flower to flower. A woman does not like to smell something fishy from a guy like having affair with the same sex.
10. A woman dislikes man’s rubbish tips such as excessive smoking, drinking or partying, etc.
11. A woman hates a man who finds himself irreplaceable acting like God’s gift to women.
12. A woman hates a man when he believes that sexual intercourse is just a recreational activity and it costs nothing.
13. A woman does not want a late comer guys. Gee, no to Filipino time.
14. A woman gets disappointed looking for Mr. Perfect. Mr. Perfect or Mr. Right… Definitely Mr. Right… he is within the limits. No man is perfect.
15. In dating, a woman likes to hear from her date, “You look so fine.”
16. It’s pleasurable for women to be dined and wined in a fancy resto, bar or hotel but it’s not compulsory to us.
17. Scientifically speaking, roses and chocolates have effect on us. They help to begin to like our suitors. Hey, that’s not all and be all of wooing us.
18. When a woman constantly dates a man, it means she considers him as a potential boyfriend.
19. Sounds better, it’s flattering to hear from a guy, “you’ve grown a lot like a full fledge certified woman.”
20. Psychotic break as it may seem, but we crave for romantic men. (Is it an illusion?)
21. Don’t stop swooning and wooing us… a woman wants courtship every single moment with a sense of getting to know each other.
22. Wedding and honeymoon are the most romantic moments women ever declare.
23. Women rather go for a multi-talented man than Mr. Nerd.
24. We don’t want to be with no-brainer men but we don’t expect a way way up intelligent. We want men whom we can talk everything and anything under the sun.
25. When a woman says a prolong umm…conversation with a guy runs dry.
26. We want a feel-good humor. Men should crack jokes and act like a jester but should not appeal like a clown.
27. A woman finds it incredibly amazing for a man who does not pretend more than he is. If he’s poor, he tells he’s poor. No big deal to us.
28. We have non-verbal communication. We speak in codes and hide meanings when we say yes or no.
29. A man should know and regard her as a woman in nature- loyal, faithful, obedient and loving.
30. Treat our bodies as temples of God. They need not to be overexposed. Don’t treat us as men’s object. We are women who need to be loved.
31. A woman likes flirting but when she quits, her object of affection shifts to another.
32. When a woman keeps on flirting a man, it means that a man is too insensitive. Go man! Make the first move.
33. A woman wants a sounding board, not only a listening ear but true respect for what she says and feels.
34. A woman feels like drawn to a guy for a long time when there is the atmosphere of trust and maturity.
35. It’s nice for a man if he is well groomed and a woman finds him sexy. A bit metrosexual is enough. She raises her eyebrow only when he is overly prim-and-proper and when his eyebrows are bushier than women.
36. It’s okay for a woman to be a crying shoulder when a man expresses his feelings. It’s a macho point for him because he lets loose of his soft and vulnerable side.
37. A woman needs understanding when she becomes prejudice over some men. (As we all know, men are polygamous in nature). We just want to protect ourselves from heartbreaks.
38. A woman feels secure when a guy exclaims, “I care for you.”
39. A woman wants to be pampered like a lady but she hates superficial flattering.
40. It’s a girl thing for women to spend time with their make – ups, brushes, sliming fits, dresses, shoes, jewelries and romance movies and novels, so don’t bother them at the height of their deeds.
41. A woman does not prefer going all the way. She needs a slow down… a slow but sure act of expressing love.
42. That would be great for men when they don’t believe in double – standard. Women can do what men can do too. No discrimination please.
43. What a woman’s option on a lousy and boring relationship? … Breaking up or cool – off? Yes… cool – off maybe a man would get to change his way… (Women still give second chances).
44. Woman wants men who patiently wait for them. Women are self – conscious beautifying themselves in the front of the mirror. Hey… that kind of patience makes men real gentlemen.
45. A woman loves a man who recognizes her power to be beautiful and sexy.
46. We are like cats. Every inch is graceful and calent…purring… which makes us charming and irresistible.
47. We can be immaculately dove or deadly tarantula. Remember, all of us have darkness of human nature. Leave or love women, it’s up to men.
48. Friends are very important to us. They are the ones whom we share our common interests and values.
49. Women can and will do and give everything for the sake of love. Yes we love too much.
50. We struggle with our tumultuous emotions and mood swings- (talk about those annoying monthly period, pregnancy and menopause stage!).
The Pre-Menstrual Syndrome Women Should Deal
Mood swings encroaching our situation
Enslaving the taste buds because of appetite changes
Nerve-wracking are the dysmenorrhea and migraine
Sending signal to rest our body and spirit
Tension in every woman’s reproductive system
Ripping off the balance
Unsavory for a healthy spirit
Attributing that woman is a woman
Tough is the premenstrual hostility
Imperfectly perfect life as it is
Ovarian function as it should be
No other proof of womanhood


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