Let's start kickin!

The sun had risen on the east where it always does. I still breathe the same air I had breath last 2013 with additional smell of black powder due to the firecrackers used to welcome the new year. With additional task of cleaning out the remnants of those firecrackers too.

The one thing that makes it different is that new light of hope the new day brings-- the new year brings. Another chance. Another hope. Another opportunity.

The Old and New

Last year, I had only planned of renewing my PRC license just to keep it updated but I got more than that. I was given the opportunity to be a teacher. It was not an easy task.

This year, I am given another chance to continue the battle against ignorance together with other transformational teachers who dreams of changing the Philippines through education. Battling ignorance in the midst of sea of corrupt leaders is a collaborative effort and we had just started rocking the boat. It is a long process and every year that we continue to sail away towards a better Philippines, there is hope for this country.

Last year, I hoped to travel abroad. It never happened.

This year is another opportunity to plan about it, eventually, make it happen. Never say die.

Last year brought a lot of emotional turmoil in several aspects of my life. As a teacher, a daughter, a sister, a friend or simply being an individual who questions her own existence and real reason for living. But I surfaced victorious after every challenge. Found purpose in what I do. I am very grateful to a lot of people—friends and family who had helped me all the way and made it possible to conquer my fear and doubts. Ceaselessly reminding me of the many whys of the things I do and telling me that I am never alone.

This year, I still hold on to those reasons and to those persons who trust me and my abilities. We are all on these together. I will continue to find reasons that make my life worth living and worth writing for.

As 2013 ends, I leave behind all the emotional baggages, negativities and disappointments the past year had had for me. With open arms, heart and mind I wake up to a 2014 with renewed strength and hope.

Last year I vowed to love myself. I tried, yet, I live not for myself but for others.

This year, it's going to be a selfless year. I vow to extend myself to every one I can share it with. Be it my family, new kids to teach, friends-old and new and to people I just met.

Another chance to change for the better. As I work with others in changing the Philippines, I gain chances to improve myself for the benefits of others.

Another opportunity to learn. As long as I'm alive, let me find pieces of learnings in the kids I teach, in my parents and siblings, in people whom I consider friends and foes.

Another hope for this world to be filled with overflowing love, prove how generous is our God and see different kinds of beauty in life itself.

2014, you left me with no other choice but to welcome you and whatever you have with you. With faith, love and hope, let me experience a kickass year!
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29 comments:

  1. have a great year ahead ma'am and stay nice. ako din gusto ko mag travel abroad pero pag process palang nang passport tinatamad na ako hahaha

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    1. aynaku jei son, i push na ang passport.. anong petsa na! lets start saving and exploring!!! Ahihi..Have a great year ahead..

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  2. Looks like a speech you are giving to a multitude of people, on how each and everyone should listen and contemplate to what his or her goals in life. There are a lot of vows and surely, determined as you are, you will reach your goals. If there is anything I can be of support, just by reading your post or listening to your woes or dreams, please let me know. As a teacher, I do feel your struggles, though different from mine, but still a part of our learning process. God bless people like you!

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    1. speech po ito ng bagong gising at may slight hangover... lols...
      Thank you Cher Jo for always being positive. Andami mong words of wisdom na nakatulong sakin... And likewise, if there's anything I can be of help, let me know... mwuaheersss!!!!

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    2. Bago pala ang header, nice! Speech pa yan ng may slight hangover, paano na lang kung wala. Sabagay, may mga lasing na nasasabi ang nilalaman ng saloobin nila, lol! Lasing siguro ako everyday :) based on my blog posts

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  3. selfless...ikaw na! i wish u lovelife... and word of honor...bwahaha...di pa ako moved on!

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    1. move on na din pag may time..... lels....Salamat sa lovelife wish... Ahihihi... Lahat tayo may part of being selfless.... :)

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  4. Sana magka-lovelife ka na sa 2014, para hindi na puro bakla ang kasama mo. *hahahaha* Joke lang. Hugs for you Cher Kat. :)

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    1. thank you bakels... many hugs to you sepsep!

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  5. We all survived 2013! Yipee! Manigong bagong taon, yccos! And keep changing the world!

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    1. Happy New Year Citybuoy. Thank you for sropping by. Every one of us can help in changing the world :) Lets all help out :D :D

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  6. Happy New Year cher Kat!

    Magiging prosperous at productive ang 2014 para sa'yo at sa mga chikitings sa school! Tiwala lang :))

    Buti na lang, di na kami nagpapaputok tuwing New Year. Kaya iwas kalat na rin sa labas after ng celebrations. Pati ung kapitbahay namin, hindi rin nagpapaputok. Nanood lang kami ng fireworks displays na iba pa naming neighbors kagabi.

    Cheers for 2014!

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    1. Happy New Year too Fiel :) buti pa jan senyo.. samin, sobra yung smog after the fireworks. At nagcover pa talaga ko ng face., Yung mga pusa at aso nagtago sa kwarto namin, kahit paalisin ko eh ayaw talaga.. Si pete, sumiksik sa ilalim ng oto, puro langis at amoy kerosene.. pinaliguan pa nung umaga.. :(

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    2. Naku, yung pusa ko bigla din nawala sa eksena mga 30 minutes before magpalit ang taon ahahaha. Umuwi siya mga 1 AM na lol

      Nai-imagine ko ang itsura ni Pete... naging pusang-grasa siya ahaha XD

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  7. i'm thankful nabasa ko ang post na ito :)
    nakaka-refresh at nakapagbibigay ng pag-asa!

    lalo na yung goal ng mga transfromational teachers for a better Philippines,
    mahirap talaga ito mam yccos, dahil tama ka, hindi ito single effort lamang,
    dapat lahat ay tulong-tulong :)

    minsan naiisip kong wag na maging teacher kasi parang ang hirap talagang humubog ng mas mabubuti at mahuhusay na mamamayan kasabay ng pagpapahusay mo rin ng iyong sarili para sa iba... it really takes time.

    hapi new year po!
    God bless! :)

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    1. happy new year din jep! Salamat naman at naapektuhan ka ng post na ito in a positive way. ... Sama-sama tayong tumulong sa Pilipinas in our own little ways :)

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  8. Sana mging totoo k ng lesbian pra isang league na tayo hahaha!

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    1. Pwede naman ako sumali ah.... LGBT and Friends! Pasok ako sa Friends part ng league. Oh ha. Bwahahaha..

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  9. Happy 2014! Buti natapos na ang 2013!

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    1. oo nga Ser OP, buti tapos na, at meron pang bagong pag-asa :)

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  10. Happy New Year!

    ang hirap naman hanapin ng mickey mouse earings iba na lang nga :(

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    1. Ahihi... Oki lang po kahit ano :)

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  11. Good luck Yccos/ Mam Kat! Happy new year. btw, I love the new layout. <3

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    1. Yay! Thanks Oliver :) White para kunwari malinis. Hahaha... And that's my shades on the header, symbol of ownership. chos!

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  12. I'm just so happy that we have the chance to reconnect Kat..hahahah, Sorry kung less lang ako mag join sa mga gala kaya less or late na tayo naging open with each other.. more jammings to come..

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    1. oo nga eh.. Good job to us! hihihi... in friendship, it doesnt matter how often or how long you get to bond, as long as the connection is genuine. No pretensions :) Cheers! Para sa mga susunod pang bondings :)

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  13. With your hope, determination, hard work and faith in God, there will be no impossible. God be with you always:)

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  14. well I think that's mainly the reason why new year is the grandest celebration,
    it brings hope and new strength to every one,
    to try once again and to be better!
    happy new year mam, liit!

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  15. Happy New Year! Alam mo na yun. haha. More to come this year satin. Good luck kat :P

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