Para sa Tropang 2014

Working as a resource volunteer gave me a glimpse of how our programming and training team works. It was not easy. Taking care of 48 human beings, thinking of ways to equip them with as much as they can to get you ready for school. But take note that not everything can be learned in this training. Experience will still be the best teacher and everything is a matter of perspective.

We are all here because we chose to be advocates of equality and quality education for every Filipino child.

Seeing some of you teach for the past 7 days makes me miss being in the classroom. I hope you learned from my feedbacks because I did learn from my observations of each of you-- as a novice teacher and as a person.

There is nothing to prove but love. Love for teaching, for children and hope for this nation.

Each of us wants to save every child. But that's just not possible. What we can do is to teach to learn from one another because we can't be with them forever. That's why, we are required to leave our mark.

The community we want to build should start amongst us. Let us create a positive circle of influence for one another because we are on this together.

It may take a little while to adjust to individual difference but if we always remember that it's not about us, it's for something greater than us, I know we can all work smoothly.

As you step out of the fantasy stage of teaching and enter the survival stage, find your mantra.

I've collected some mantra from some of you:

It is better to be feared than to be loved.
Try everything once.
Live in the moment.

Mine is:
This too, shall pass.

It is necessary to have one especially at times when you are about to give up. Coz once you step in to your placement schools, you are all on your own. I look forward to your stories in the classroom-funny, successful, failure, disappointment and realizations of why you teach. In those stories, each of us will look back and remember our why.

5.14.2014 Bonuan Gueset, Pangasinan

Randomthoughts 05.18.2014


1. Masaya ko kasi may mga bago kong nakilalang mga awesome people sa Dagupan.

2. Andami kong natutunan sa pag-oobserve ng practice-teaching ng mga awesome people.

3. Three weeks na pala kong hindi nakakauwi ng bahay. Pero tinext ako ni Papa kasi kelangan daw ng labandera. Hindi pa rin nya naiintindihan na ang hobby kong paglalaba ay para sa pansarili kong gamit lamang.

4. First time na wala ako sa bahay at wala din si Mama, nagtext si baby bro, penge daw ng food. Wala daw food kasi wala si Mama :( Kawawa much. Buti na lang may malapit na Jolibee.

5. Sabi ko sa sarili ko, gagamitin ko ang bakasyong ito para sa pag-iisip ng mga plano ko pagkatapos ng current contract ko. Wala pa din. Walang nabuo.

6. Namiss ko magblog, andami ko ding na-missed basahin.

7. Marami akong gustong isulat as usual, di ko pa lang alam kung panong simulan.

8. May bago akong crush.

9. Hindi ko pa naipapadala ang dapat kong ipadala.

10. Ang init.

11. Hindi ko alam kung ready na ko for the opening of the school year. Wala din naman akong choice.

12. Sinasabi ko laging wala akong separation anxiety, pero sa totoo lang, meron talaga :(

13. Andami kong bagong mantra. Nakakatuwa.

14. Nagtext ako sa crush ko. As in hiningi ko ang number nya at nauna kong magtext. Haha. Buti na lang nagreply naman sya. Mga ilan pang palitan at ang last text nya, "Thank you  po." Shet, feeling ko na Ate-zoned ako. Haha.. Iiyak na ko. Lol

15. Gusto kong maglinis ng bahay. Pero sa dami ng dapat gawin at dahil pati Linggo may training, di ko magawa. Huhuhu. Feeling ko hindi ko na kwarto tong kinalalagyan ko.

16. Namiss ko magblogblogblogblog. Marami akong nasimulang blog, pero di ko nabuo. Harinawa'y magkaron ako ng oras na maupo sa harap ni Bee sa isang tahimik na lugar, makapagmuni-muni habang nagkakape.