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SMS Archive 12.28.2013

R:I met up with my first love last night. We remembered the 3 yrs that we did not talk. I tried to find out why we fell apart and what I failed to learn from him; M and T left me the way he left me, there must be something wrong with me. I realized he left because he is the kind of man who will choose to not be with someone like me. I wish I can extensively share with you my thoughts abt yesterday. You might find it amusing.

Me: I’ve long accepted the fact that people come and go in our lives. Those people had left me, hurt me because that’s what they are meant to be in my life. Every day, I try to be a better than I was yesterday, still that doesn’t guarantee that he will not leave me. I had given up my search for love to destiny and had learned to live one day at a time. As for love, all I can do is wait for it to come. I hope soon. Soon. Honestly, nakakapagod din mag-isa. 

WHAT IM THANKFUL FOR @ 2013 (Part 2)

12.28.2013 9:24AM
Part 2

May
While undergoing the training and the MA classes, I made friends with a lot of people. Nakakataba ng pusong mapalibutan ng mga taong kaisa sa hangarin at nagnanais na hindi lamang maging guro kundi nagnanais ng pagbabago at pag-unlad sa pamamagitan ng edukasyon.
I paid Lola a quick visit in Bicol at meron akong nadiscover na isang magandang batis malapit samin. Unlike before, di na ngayon mahigpit sila Lola sa mga gala ko sa baryo. Kahit sinong kasama ko, kahit anong oras, pwede na.
Nagpractice teach, nag-aral, nagdecorate ng aming magiging classroom for the incoming school year, at kinilala an gaming mga magiging co-workers sa school kung san kami magtuturo. Excited and positive pa ang tingin ko sa pagiging public school teacher ko sa panahong ito.
June
Lumipat sa bago kong tahanan sa may Quezon City. Gusto ko yung paligid. Mahirap lang kasi this time, I’m living all on my own. First time kong mag-spare ng kinikita ko para sa bahay na inuupuhan ko. Mala…

WHAT IM THANKFUL FOR @ 2013 (Part 1)

10:55 PM. 12.25.2013

Ilang oras na lang at matatapos na ang Christmas Day. Pero hindi ang totoong diwa ng Pasko.
Thank You Lord for giving us your Son to save us from the sins of hell.

Oo, para sakin, yan ang Pasko. Meron akong mga kaibigang hindi naniniwala sa Pasko dahil sa religious affiliation nila at meron din naman hindi naniniwala dahil hindi talaga sila naniniwala na may Supreme Being at nakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng Saturnalia.

Anu't anuman ang ating mga paniniwala, lahat naman siguro tayo ay may mga maipapagpasalamat sa taong 2013. Mahirap sabihing naging isang napakasayang taon ito dahil sa mga trahedyang nagdaan sa ating paligid, meron pa rin namang mga bagay na nangayari sa taong ito na nakapagbigay satin ng ngiti at saya.

Etong sakin, sisimulan ko na.

January
Nagsimula akong magkaron ng mga bagong kaibigan through blogging sa tulong na din ni Senyor.

      Naconfirm ko sa sarili kong gusto ko na talagang magturo.

February
     Wala man akong lovelife, pero nung February 1…

Jason, Aloja and Goodbye

After battling colon cancer for the past 6 months, my friend, Aloja, passed away last Saturday, December 14, 2013.                 It was a shock. We all knew she was hospitalized late July, had an operation early August for the extraction of rectal polyps. We thought that had been the end of it all. We thought that the culprit had been out of her system and will harm her no more.                 I had known her since high school. She is tall, slim, has long, black and kinky hair. Even without looking, you would know that it’s her just by hearing her crisp laughter. She loves joking around and about people and always finds something funny about everything.                 She was an orphan. The principal of their barangay school took care of her since she was a baby. Fed her. Clothed her and sent her to school. We barely talk about her family. I barely talk to her during free time because I would either be busy with academics or extra-curricular activities. But since…

All I Want for Christmas 2013

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Merry Christmas Everyone! 
People making lists, buying special gifts.......... 
Dahil dyan at sa pag-tag sakin ni Jei Son at gusto ko din namang gumawa talaga ng listahang ito, at mapagpatol akong tunay eto ang kinalabasan. 
Here are the rules:



Make a post entitled, "All I Want For Christmas 2013," and please use the photo above.List 6 things that you want to receive as a gift.Tag 3 friends who will make the same post (no tag backs).Send me the link so I could check it too (optional)And here it goes:
1. Books Orson Scott Card Sci-Fi Books-  
              Pretty Little Liars Collection:

             Coloring Books- just like this: hehehe

2. Backpack- thank you to my dear brother, he had given me a new one :D 
3. Guitar Stand - that's what I had put on my monito/monita wishlist, but I guess, she had a hard time finding it.




4. Plain White Shirt - I really like wearing white shirts. Medium Please. 




5. Book Cabinet- it's really nice to see stuff organized and all. 

6. Love, Peac…

December: #randomthoughts

9:19 PM

1. December na naman. Di ko alam kung dapat akong magsaya dahil malapit nang matapos ang taon, kalahita na ng aking fellowship ang patapos din o dapat ba akong malungkot dahil ramdam kong hindi pa sapat ang mga ibinibigay kong efforts sa classroom para matuto ang mga bata.

2. May kahiya-hiyang nangyari sa school kanina. I saw the sign, kelangan ko na talagang mag-diet. #push

3. Darating na sila pinsan. Excited na ko kasi more gala, more fun.

4. PBO Party on the 22nd. Punta kayo ha.

5. Magaling na mag-english ang mga students ko. Thank you to Teacher Nikki. Ang galing nya kasi magturo.

6. Andami ko nang nailistang pwedeng topic para maisulat, pero puro pa lang mga simula.

7. Papalitan ko na ang header. Soon

8. Darating din ang aking drinking buddy for vacation, for sure, may hello kitty na naman ako.. Hihi

9. Feeling ko, I'll be spending my summer days sa Pangasinan.

10. Malapit na ang Christmas Party sa school. Nakakatuwang isipin na sila mismong mga bata ay alam na hindi …

GEG in Manila

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Last Saturday, November 23, 2013, I attended the Google Teachers' Workshop in Manila. Obviously, majorly sponsored my Google and hosted by De La Salle University Manila.

It's a free seminar given by the Outreach for South East Asia of Google to all teachers in selected areas in the Philippines. It was mentioned that it was a pioneer project by Google anchored in their hopes of building a community of educators who share, inspire and empower each other to meet the needs of students through technology solutions, both in the classroom and beyond.

The workshop talked about the basics of google apps like the Gmail and Google Drive and how it can be utilized. The presentations are freely available on this site:


Although, the seminar didn't really meet my expectations as an attendee, for most of the functionality discussed are mostly applications I am currently using with my colleagues, there were still new things I had learned:

1. The Google Like a Boss way of searching:


2. The …

Memories of Burot

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Sembreak. We deserve a break!

This is an almost a month late post.

For Reinna and me, it had never been hard to decided where to go, what to eat and what to talk about. The decision to choose Burot Beach came with the following things for consideration:

1. Time - we both can't go away from our jobs for long, but we both know that we have to detach ourselves from it, even just for a day.

2. Budget -  we both have a change of job this year.

3. Beach - it just have to be a beach.

4. Safety - my friend is sort of a security freak and obsessed with rules, I remember, on our first trip, she asked if we have tent rules... Lol...

With all these things in consideration, on November 1-2, 2013, our 2nd Getaway trip for the year happened. Off we go to Calatagan, Batangas via passenger van, cost is Php170/head. Instead of riding a tricycle going to the beach, we were able to negotitate with the driver of the same van to drive us all the way to the beach :D

Entrance to the beach costs Php 65/h…

Coins and Kids

11.13.2013

Today, the school  administrators were to collect and deliver their donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. We had talked about this, they agreed that they will save a few pesos from their baon and buy it with  either a can of sardines which costs 17php or a pack of noodles which costs 9php. Applying multiplication lesson on this, we were able to integrate multiplication and money matters. However, only a few were able to bring goodies for donations.

Let me give you a little background about my kids. We are in a public school. One of the most populated public school in the country, third grade, with most kids are frustrated readers, a few are still non-readers. As to how they got promoted to grade three without the necessary skills, I used to ask myself but then I just stopped. Lingering on this won’t make them instant readers with comprehension.

Going back, I noticed that one of their classmates has been holding a bunch of 1-peso coins and a 20-peso paper bill. I ask…

2nd PBO Bazaar!

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To support the next outreach program, Pinoy Bloggers Outreach (PBO) held it's 2nd PBO Bazaar last October 26-27, 2013 7am-7pm at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

PBO had been very active in doing outreach programs this year in several places. You can go and check out the stories in our official blog page: PBO


Day 1

Seven AM calltime and everybody arrived just in time to help in setting up..... 


We haven't completely set up the booth, people started coming and checking the items.....


She bought goodies worth Php 1000.00!
Look who got Ms. B's pre-loved items.... Tinawaran pa talaga yan ni Kuya. Pero dahil si Christian ang nakatoka sa kanya, bonggang tawad siguro ang nakuha nya... Lols... 

Kita nyo naman may bigshot blogger kaming kasama. Bazaar + book signing. Di ko lang alam kung may porsyento ang PBO sa mga librong nabenta sa bazaar.. Hehehe.... 

Ang mga sexy  hardworking salesladies....  

PBOers na nakapunta sa Bazaar nung 1st  Day :) Ang saya namin diba? Ang sarap kasi n…

10.21.2013 Merry Monday

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It was a regular Monday afternoon when I got home. I had loads of test papers with me. Unchecked or I don’t even want to check but I have to. Oh well.
When I get home, I would drop all my bags on the floor in the living room. Then, I’ll kick off my shoes. Would start unbuttoning my uniform as I walk up the stairs towards my room. Change to house clothes. Lie in bed. Grab my tab. Check my phone. (I usually forget to bring my phone to school).
Let the Merry Monday Begin
Two missed calls and several messages all from the same number.  It’s Dadi Jay.
He is in the country for vacation with his family. Last August, he was one of the people who took time to read my Wishlist. He asked for my address and contact numbers and promised that he will fulfill one on the list. Then he said, if he cant send it in soon, he might just give it to me when he gets here this coming October. October came and I’m not really that type who would remind people about promises or I would even forget about it altog…