Saturday, March 28, 2009

2009 Earth Hour

Two things.

First, I broke some of my self-imposed rules last night BUT it was definitely worth it. I had a good time. It has been ages since the last time I had a mind-stimulating conversation.

Second, I'm casting my vote for the planet Earth in support for the 2009 Earth Hour. So, I'm signing off for now.


Monday, March 9, 2009

A New Record Has Been Set

Road Trip
Yup, I just had a record-breaker trip this afternoon. I had two one-hour motorcycle drive from Legazpi to Sorsogon City and back - my longest so far! Eheh. It was non-stop so my butt ached and soon numbed. Although tiring, it was a pretty good experience for me. I want to do it again. Perhaps, even farther. How about Naga City?! Hahaha.

The reason for the trip was to attend the funeral of Tita Mary, mother of my classmate in BC-COL. May she rest in peace.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Forward In Christ

13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,

14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

~Philippians 3:13-14

Saint Paul

Five important learnings from Saint Paul to live by:

Always remember of the ONE THING.
Pay attention to the

Exceedingly blessed weekend for me and everyone who attended the CFC - Bicol Mission Core Weekend. Would like to thank you, Tito Mon and Tita Ludy for inviting me to be part of the production team. I appreciate it big time. It just saddens me that you're going through a trying moment at this time. Am praying for Lola Crispina, and that things will get better soon.

Trivia: My first time to attend such activity, as well as be part of a production team. I'm so glad. Praise God!

St. Paul, pray for us!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Francis Magalona's Legacy

Kaleidoscope World

So many faces, so many races
Different voices, different choices
Some are mad, while others laugh
Some live alone with no better half
Others grieve while others curse
And others mourn behind a big black hearse
Some are pure and some half-bred
Some are sober and some are wasted
Some are rich because of fate and
Some are poor with no food on their plate
Some stand out while others blend
Some are fat and stout while some are thin
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world

Some are great and some are few
Others lie while some tell the truth
Some say poems and some do sing
Others sing through their guitar strings
Some know it all while some act dumb
Let the bassline strum to the bang of the drum
Some can swim while some will sink
And some will find their minds and think
Others walk while others run
You can't talk peace and have a gun
Some are hurt and start to cry
Don't ask me how don't ask me why
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world
A song that speaks about some of the undeniable realities of the world. One of my favorites.

Francis M
In memory of the legendary OPM artist - Master Rapper.
Rest in peace, Francis M.

The Filipino people will surely miss you - your talent and nationalism.

A well-deserved tribute should be given to this genuine Filipino icon. Perhaps a concert, or an album (remake of his songs), or a tv program for a couple of hours about his life, works, talent and inspiration. Just a thought.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


My 108-hour practice teaching requirement was officially concluded this morning. Actually, it was already through a couple of weeks ago but since my cooperating teacher requested me to wrap-up the topic that I commenced, I stayed until this week.

While bidding goodbye, I felt relieved because finally, I will get my grade from my Supervising Instructor, start writing a narrative report about my experiences, submit it to our Professor and get a grade for the Subject. However, I also felt low because I will be leaving the people whom I spent the past two months with - people who in one way or another, contributed in molding my character, attitude, confidence and knowledge. As I write this, I remember some of the best and worst moments I had with them.

I'm surely going to miss not just the routine of preparing before going to class and conducting lecture, recitation and short quiz (and checking after) but also every student in the four classes I handled. Overall, my experience in practice teaching was, although tiring, definitely worth it.

Thank you and see you all around.