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I do my own stunts April 17, 2008

Posted by Raul in Uncategorized.
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I have always had this image of myself as being always capable of doing everything I set out to do. I knew that physical limitations would exist to the amount of work I could do, the sports I could practice, even the food I could eat. In more recent years, I have tried to concentrate on developing only a few areas of my life, not every one of them. I have also learned to ask for help. Before, I would spend hours, days, weeks, learning a new skill so that I could do the thing I needed to get done. Now, I am very comfortable asking for help, whenever I need something I know that someone else is much more skilled at doing. For example, if I need something on my PC fixed, I’ll ask JT, and without any hesitation, he’ll always lend a hand. If I need blogging advice, I’ll ask Rebecca, and she’ll always be glad to help. If I want personal advice on professional career choices, I’ll ask HZ. If I need to learn how to take pretty pictures, I’ll ask Arjana. And the list goes on and on… I am now very capable of asking those whom I believe are more skilled than me in a particular realm, to help me in a particular situation.


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Even though in many ways, as Jennifer Garner said it at one of the Oscars’ nights, “I do my own stunts” . That means, I’ll still try to learn new things and tricks that will move me forward. I have discovered that I now feel much more comfortable coding by hand. I found myself writing my own codes as of late, instead of actually using the HTML editor. And I feel quite proud! I have started manipulating the values of the numbers on the height and width of my newly imported photographs, adding codes for bold and italics. The one that I still seem to be not so comfortable is the referrer for hyperlinks. Although, let me let you in a little secret. I coded the hyperlinks for Miss604.com and Arjana all by myself, by hand… 🙂 Yipee!

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