Tuesday, February 21, 2012

... mr. and ms. psychology pageant at the lyceum of the philippines university ... (life coach, counselor, psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, quezon city, manila)

you can tell from the pictures below it was a successful event! congratulations to the organizers and all the participants.  oh, and thanks too for inviting me as a judge!  :D

the judges

with mark velasco, dramatista ng tambayan 101.9

with commercial model emman adigue

leg-breaking dance numbers
cabaret girls

the candidates trying hard to act normal

the candidates succeeding at acting normal

tadaaaah! .... the winners!  

the photo op

more photo ops

new friends! :D

Monday, February 20, 2012

... interview on Pnoy and Grace Lee ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, quezon city, manila, philippines)

Maridol Bismarck of Yahoo Philippines recently interviewed me on Pnoy and Grace Lee.  Below is my two cents' worth:

·    People have observed that Grace Lee is talkative while PNoy is quiet.  Do you think this will play a role in the longevity of their relatonship? Why or why not?

PNoy is probably quiet only out of proper decorum required of a president.  It certainly would be inappropriate and distasteful for the president to disclose details of his romantic affair when he should be attending to issues of national concern.  If he carried a position of lesser stature, then he would probably be as verbose as Grace Lee is in talking about their relationship. 

Grace Lee projects an image of being “head over heels” for PNoy.  PNoy will naturally be “on cloud nine,” feeling flattered that the woman of his desire is deeply smitten and gushing over him. 

·    Will Grace's Korean background play a role in the relationship? Why or why not?

Having stayed here in the Philippines for almost 20 years, Grace Lee has probably acquired Filipino attitudes towards relationships and thus, her Korean background may not play a big factor in the relationship. 

A more significant factor would probably be whether Grace Lee’s family is comfortable with having PNoy as a potential son-in-law, especially if they are a conservative and private family. 

·    What are the requirements from Grace if she gets into a relationship with PNoy?

Since Grace and PNoy have a Korean-Filipino May-December romance, Grace will also require PNoy to be more understanding of the differences brought about by their cultural backgrounds and age gap. 

Grace Lee and PNoy need a lot more time to get to know each other and build a solid foundation of friendship, intimacy, and commitment.

·   Why do you think have PNoy's relationships gone kaput? 

The easy answer to this is that there has been no “romantic chemistry” experienced between PNoy and all the other women he’s dated in the past. 

Romantic chemistry is based on the following ingredients:  a strong mutual liking for each other, a deepening sense of friendship, common interests, shared values and goals in life, similar ways of thinking, being different from each other in a way that complements each other’s weaknesses, and tolerance for each other’s shortcomings. 

Apparently, PNoy had previously been attracted to women who are not compatible with him.

·   Why do you think that he's still a bachelor at 52?

Straight men who prolong their bachelorhood do so for a number of reasons.  The most common reason is the fear of being tied down.  Many bachelors don’t want to give up the fun and freedom of single life in exchange for the serious responsibilities and obligations of marriage.  For some of these bachelors, marriage signifies an end to drunken night outs with the barkada or to a pastime of frolicking with women. 

Another reason for prolonging bachelorhood is the perpetual search for “someone better.”  They date women and get into relationships but are never content with the ones they have. 

Other common reasons for prolonged or eternal bachelorhood include being a loner type of person, being socially-inept when it comes to relationships with women, being celibate for spiritual purposes, carrying the burden of financially supporting one’s relatives, being a highly-independent person, and being a workaholic with no time for fun, leisure, and relationships.    

·    Grace said and denied that she is looking at marrying PNoy.  How do you think this statement will affect her and the president?

Grace Lee’s denial that she hinted at marriage can have a demoralizing effect on PNoy.  Imagine the elation that PNoy must have felt upon learning that Grace wanted to marry him, only to find out that the news report was false.  Any guy who experiences this would be disheartened.  To keep his spirits up, PNoy should keep in mind that what Grace denied are the statements alluded to her by the journalist.  Grace merely denies giving hints at marriage, but this does not mean that she doesn’t like PNoy or want to marry him.

If ever Grace and PNoy become an official couple, this incident should motivate them to strengthen their relationship so that they can withstand and ward off the gossip and false reports that are sure to hound them.  

Saturday, February 18, 2012

... dream analysis - interpretation workshop at miriam college ... (life coach, counselor, psycholotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, quezon city, manila, philippines)

ey supergirl ella guevara, thanks too for the kind words in your blog entry. sincerely, randy

As part of our college week, we were also asked to attend a Dream Interpretation talk by Dr, Randy Dellosa, yes the well-known resident psychiatrist of famous reality tv shows and a lot more :) 

To be frankly honest, I am not so interested in attending talks during college weeks.. but when I heard about this Dream Interpretation c/o the Psychology Department, I couldn't help but be extra interested and excited, much more when  they told us that Dr. Dellosa  was gonna do the talk.

Sooooooooo, with all efforts we went on this seminar despite the crowded room.. it was okay for us to sit on the floor just to be able to listen to what Dr. Dellosa has to say. True enough.. it was just amazing :) Very interesting and I did learn a lot from him. Worth all the time :) Parang nakakabitin pa nga eh :P

Our only picture with the famous Dr. Randy Dellosa :)
with blockmates.

The talk was just amazing, plus he was also very nice. :) Didn't let the chance pass not to take a picture with him! Hahahaha. So there. I just shared. And oh! Would you believe, I even recorded the whole talk using my phone? Yes I did. Just to be sure that I won't forget everything that he said in that talk :) That's it!

Love love love!

... dream analysis / dream interpretation workshop and the miriam college psychology guild ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, quezon city, manila, philippines)

hi joana, thanks for your blog entry on the dream analysis workshop sponsored by miriam college psychology department and the psychology guild.  i hope you don't mind that i'm reposting your article below.  by the way, pretty lady joana is a cheerleader, disney lover, and communication student :-)

Dream Interpretation seminar

Posted by Joana Erica Danielle Paule

We had alternative classes in school last week and the most interesting activity that I attended was the Dream Interpretation seminar. Our guest speaker that day was Dr. Randy Dellosa. I was surprised and at the same time impressed by who he is when he was introduced to us.


Randy Misael Sebastian Dellosa, popularly known as Doc Randy is a Filipino psychologist and psychiatrist.

I was also overwhelmed that I was given a chance to talk to him in person when I shared my dream to him and to others who were listening.  He helped me interpret it.

I just can't believe that I've actually faced someone who's really a genius, popular and amazing.

Despite everything negative happening in our country, I'm still proud that I'm a Filipino. There are so many of us just like him.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

... acupuncture treatment for anxiety disorder, major depression, and addiction cravings ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, quezon city, manila, philippines)

today, i attended the whole day conference on ear acupuncture entitled "Healing People, One Needle at a Time" and it was well worth it.  

with michael smith, psychiatrist and founding chairman of NADA 
USA and janet pimentel-paredes, coordinator and board member 
of NADA Philippines

sponsored by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) Philippines, the conference presented ear acupuncture as a complimentary treatment for psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and panic attacks,  major depresssion, and addiction cravings.  

wth dr. mac gerald cueto, doctor of metaphysics and 
board member of NADA Philippines

NADA's ear treatment process "... consists of the insertion of 5 small, fine, sterile steel needles under the surface of the skin on specific sites on the outer ear.  the recipients sit quietly ... for 40-45 minutes, relaxing."

with merlie ching, NADA acupuncture detox specialist

not only did i learn a lot and meet new and old friends, I was also deeply inspired by how NADA puts compassion into action by sending teams of ear acupuncturists to Iligan City to help victims of Sendong's flash floods.  God bless their work and may the NADA tribe increase.