Delicious Taste Central Experience

My first online shopping experience (way back 2010) was to buy my sister a bag in an online shopping website. It took several weeks before the merchandise to be delivered. Shockingly, the packaging of the item was not that good and the quality is not promising. Since then, I was hesitant to do online shopping and was very careful to buy to any online store.

Recently, a manila based startup called Taste Central soft launched its online shopping platform. Since Iā€™m into startups, I decided to try Taste Centralā€™s shopping experience.

One word to describe the experience: Delicious! šŸ™‚

What I really love about their platform is how positively the copy was written.

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Their online platform looks and feels clean compared to other online shopping website.

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They are also selling a lot of high-grade and rare merchandise.

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So I asked my parents what item(s) they would like to buy in Taste Central. They decided to go for a Dinnerware. So the process is pretty similar with other online shopping website. Add the item to the cart and checkout. It took me less than 20 minutes for my order and received an order acknowledgement email.

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Hmm pretty simple right? Most surprisingly the item was delivered less than 24HRS! Wow! That was fast! šŸ™‚ What I really love is the way the merchandise was packaged for delivery. The merchandise was secured with bubble wrap and their packaging was beautifully branded by Taste Central. Enclosed is the summary of my order and a warm letter of greetings from Taste Central. The quality of the merchandise is superb and really sulit! šŸ™‚

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So give Taste Central a try and I personally recommend their service to you. Hoping that more and more startups like Taste Central would rise up that gives high quality service to people. Cheers Taste Central!

Breakups

A lot of my closest friends right now are in the boat of relationship breakups. I still can’t believe that it’s happening to them because I admire them the most when it comes to relationships. As their ever loving listener to their ever classical problems, I learned and realized that a relationship that is not God-centered has a big probability to sink. It’s like riding a boat with a small, unnoticed hole underneath. Slowly, the hole becomes bigger and bigger, pulling you deeper until you sink to the bottom.

Here’s my favorite classical illustration I learned way back when I was 13:

GAP

The figure is self-explanatory. A man and a woman, even if you consider how close they are in their relationship, will always have an unexplainable gap between them if they do not have God in the center. This gap makes a relationship unstable and uncertain. If you’re going to ask me how am I going to explain certain relationship success stories without following this figure, I tell you it’s either they are focused on success, fame, money or other earthly things. These things are what we call temporary or personal or mutual preferences.

Imagine if these temporary things were removed in their relationship. Do you think the relationship would still be able to survive? I don’t think so. Just watch television or read online articles about relationship break ups and you’ll understand that the cause of their breakups or separation are temporary things: things that are not centered in God.

A true relationship is a God-centered relationship. If both of you are seeking God first, problems, tragedy, misunderstandings, and jealousy can be solved easily. You do not need these temporary things to be happy and successful.

If a man or woman seek God first, understand the true meaning of a God-centered life and walk in God’s grace, there would be no relationship breakups that will happen. What’s the meaning of a true God-centered life? It is living a life giving glory to God in everything that you’ll do.

Tell me if these things glorifies the Lord:

  • Cheating on your boyfriend / girlfriend
  • Giving more time and priority to computer games or other addictive stuffs than to have quality time with your partner or worst to have no time with God
  • Personal preferences and insecurities as if there’s no God that secures your life and your future in your relationship
  • Premarital Sex (Sex outside marriage)

These are general reasons why relationship breakups happen. If you’re in the right kind of thinking and attitude and you seek God first, do you think you’re capable of committing these kinds of sinfulness or selfishness? Do you think God will give you a big smile if you’re doing or going to do these kinds of things?

If you’re entering a relationship, remember that it’s not a game. It’s a way of life. It’s supposed to be long-term and a serious matter. But I tell you: if you’re going to seek God first as the center of life, all things will follow. Your relationship with your partner will follow.

As partners, encourage one another to be closer to God, rather than to insist yourself to your partner. The greatest gift you’ll ever give your partner is to bring him/her closer to God, who’s the author of life-long relationships.