unanticipated ( the job_part2)

A month after, I slowly learned to find my lot, slowly building friendship with co-workers, but not with our principal. He was being feared by everybody for his strict implementation of the school policies and most of all, his fearless discipline towards his teachers. He wouldn't care to have you embarrassed during a meeting if you couldn't meet his expectation. On one occasion, my male co-teacher and I were in his office, one morning, for a confrontation. My co-teacher cried in front of him but I... never. I managed to keep my composure though deep inside I was hurting. Sometimes, his character was unbelievable. He would refuse to listen to your reason and believe only on his own.

But when I got home, I cried buckets in silence. I thought of giving up but my will to stay prevailed. I told  myself, he's just a challenge. I must not let him simply win. I have to keep going.

I wouldn't mind finding him almost always outside my classroom, observing how I managed my class and gave lecture. I wouldn't mind him, getting inside in one of my classes, doing unannounced observation. His stare could kill if you would not stick your courage to a sticking place.

Those were moments, I had very little anticipation with on being in the teaching profession. Those times when I must simply be the confident master of my own work inside the classroom but there are people around haunting your concentration as if ready to devour you at any moment because you couldn't perfect your job.

If this is the kind of environment I would be dealing with everyday of my life, I must find ways. I want to be happy with my job. I want to be happy while with my pupils, as we learn together, each day.

Just when I thought already of leaving my post as the school year ended, it was the circumstance already that found way for me to stay. Our dear principal left his job to finally retire as he too was in conflict with his superiors.

It was a relief. God always finds a way.


the job

(A recap..)

Welcome to my first day in the teaching profession.

There were thirty 5th graders under my advisory. Noise was airing from two other classrooms next to where I was heading. I was still on the hallway halfway off to my advisory class. As I stepped on the doorway, all eyes were on me. And the silence was deafening for awhile. I did greet casually putting my voice in a not much high tone in order to be heard until the last person seated at the back. They responded in a much higher tone. "Ok, please take your seat." They sat while eyes still on me.

I knew that day would be one of the toughest circumstances I would have in a classroom setting. Had the previous teacher did not get married and went abroad to be with her husband, she would have been their adviser still. And I wouldn't find myself in a situation where I would be coping with their anxieties about who and how this new teacher in front of them would appear to be in the middle of school year. I knew then, it was an adjustment on the pupils part as much as in mine. But I felt a no way out. I needed the job.

I introduced myself on a lighter mode and more bubbly gesture to at least make them feel at ease. I could not read their mind as of the moment. I plainly saw normal reactions in their countenance. I asked each to introduce themselves shortly to me too. Some stood shy while others went confident and funny. I ended the session with only trying to get acquainted with them at least in a way. And as I went out of the classroom, I felt a big deep breath like a stone just falling into my diaphragm. I was thinking already what impression the pupils might have on me. I couldn't help from feeling there would probably be a big comparison about who's better between me and the teacher who left.

Just when I thought that my adjustment will just be inside my new advisory class, I was a big wrong. There was a bigger challenge at hand inside the faculty room. Being new, I was quiet, a bit shy, and could only manage a friendly smile. They were nice and friendly for sure. However, one of them being the head teacher, was a bit strict that I must earn her trust.


a child..

This song reminds me of my rowdy student each time his father would come to me to get his report card. I could see my student's scared countenance and the eyes of his father seemingly in rage. I've always wanted the father to know how his son behaves in my class at times..like the couple of troubles he makes, but there's something within me that's pulling me not to. At times, only my sharp look and silence make him stop and behave in one corner. The last time we're together, he came to me showing his sweet gesture.

No matter what..and in how much manner a child has grown to be, I've always believed that every child is special.


thought that all commonly used is correct

Learning foreign language is a lot fun. But sometimes or even often, it can be nerve-wracking. Here goes..

When we are not conscious with what we say, we naturally go with the flow..with what is commonly used, regardless of its dictionary meaning. For non-linguist individuals, we are not aware with what is grammatically correct for as long as we end up being understood by the ones we are conversing with. But sometimes as non-native speakers of English, we have to put consciousness to our thoughts in the context of speaking to somehow avoid language barrier between two opposing point of views.

Now take a look of this sentence structure: "I eat my breakfast today." --the sentence is syntactically(deals with the rules or patterned relation that govern the way words combine to form a phrase) correct because the pronoun "I" is always followed by the base form of the verb in present tense. HOWEVER the sentence is semantically ( is devoted to the study of meaning) wrong.

To simply put it literally--"How can one eat the breakfast?". And so to make it clearly understood, it is much proper to say " take my breakfast today". In other words, it is only a matter of choosing the right word to mean a thing correctly by replacing the word "eat" with the word "take".

Whew!kakaloka talaga ang English grammar ano?hehe!

But I hope this short lesson helps.;0)


Being a true blooded Filipino, I admit that sometimes it makes me feel guilty not to recognize the "Tagalog" term of a certain thing.

The invasion of Americans and Spaniards brought too much influence to the evolution of language in the Philippines. And because of this, Filipinos seem to be the most easy to get adapted with their languages. Even reaching to a point of forgetting to speak our own language in straight manner. We unconsciously get to speak "taglish" if not appearing to be "konyo" individuals.

In my roaming around the blogosphere, I noticed that out of 100% Filipino bloggers, about 80% uses foreign language. While the remaining percentage are those who still advocate the use of Tagalog which is more conventional of course. Because of this fact, it simply shows that we, Filipinos, are the ones easy to learn foreign language esp. the English language. The only sad thing out of it perhaps is that, going beyond that wit, we even forget the tagalog term of a certain thing.

But of course, you don't go to the store to say, "Pabili nga ng kwaderno." But will say, "Pabili nga ng notebook." Otherwise you will appear "makata" for your straight tagalog or the one you're talking to doesn't exactly understand the term "kwaderno"...owing the fact that you are both Filipinos. We have become used to our taglish way of speaking such as "Natapos mo na ba ang homework mo?" or "Magda-drive ako mamaya."

The term "konyo", however, is a neologism that refers to the people often considered to be the children of affluent families. They are often tagged to be "sossy" in a way. Example of this is, "Let's make tusok ng fishballs". Konyo is a phrase combining the English verb "make" with the base form of the tagalog verb.

The term "cake" for example is still "keyk" in sound but only differs in spelling. This is what we call "borrowed term." The terms "mama o papa" are also what we got from the Spaniards as we address our parents. These great influences only prove that even language evolves and changes from time to time. But in spite of this, may we not forget too our national language even we have already gone far and have traveled around the globe.



Happy Anniversary amore mio!

May God continue to bless what we have...
ti voglio tantissimo bene!


Smart Vita

There are times in us when we feel the most stressful moments and hopefully thought how this might be over. In this fast pacing generation, we are always on-the-go with things that satisfy in every one of us. Sometimes, we are too indulged with work all week that we forget the essential of it all which is our health. Women, in this present time, don't wanna be left behind and so they are always as energetic as they thought they still are. However, we still come a point in us that we wish we hadn't work too hard especially when the body starts to complain. Well then, it's nothing to worry, there is always an equal antidote to every trying times.Find out for more information here.

Also, ever heard of  Smarty Pants Vitamins? Well, kids nowadays grow with much interest about anything and everything that makes them curious. I swear there are many parents now who even have hard times in the feeding their kiddies especially if they serve meals that already seem ordinary to them. Since, we all want our children to be as healthy and so we serve meals always filled with nutritional values. Have a try then and worry no more.


the purpose driven life

I'm thinking if there's a need to put this sentiment into record. My mind just seems to be a blank sheet. I cannot think of words in this contemplation..but then, let me just try. Maybe the heart works if  not the mind.

Sometimes I wonder, what is it about living that we so hold on to. But I believe, life is a gift from our Creator. And there is so much about life that I so still want to cherish with. My heart sinks for the youngs and even the olds who would resort to suicidal as an escape from a life they thought was meaningless. If only they were properly guided, or if only there were happy souls smiling at them at their lowest point. But as for my lowest point, I prayed hard, prayed like I never did before, for a life that is full of meaning... for me. God is my perfect escape.

Three months...I don't know how I get the strength to go on. I went to work as if my spirit was crushing because I felt so weak, but there is only one thing for sure, FAITH. For the first time in my life, I was struggling with my health condition for three long months. I pray hard everyday. Only then I realized, that in all those past years of my life, my faith was as little then as a mustard seed. However then and ironically, this is the very moment in my life where my relationship with my God grows deeper each day. I admit I prayed for my life. I wish I can go back to my old self. Spiritual advisers say, do not pray because you ask for something in return, just pray and be thankful for His unfailing love and the gift of life each day. Admittedly, I am guilty for I ask for a return. This weak creature asked for her life. And I am thankful each day because God keeps me going. He understands. His mercy is overflowing. I know there is purpose for every situation, I continue to pray that this purpose is for His greater glory..be my guide each day. Thank you Po!

your mobile websites

There'd been too much fuss around about the latest mobile coming out in the store. There are those that offer even great discount or installment for everybody to avail. We so enjoy great deals offered by the technology nowadays. Teens are our most target market. I was browsing online and thought what difference do these mobiles can make to us, consumers. What about those who are likely unable to avail right away, however, they can only wish that it's just there, the new mobile apps already in stored for them? Maybe there are sites that help instead of rushing into different stores to avail what's new and so try it out now . It's good to take  things cooler.

Here's one that will be of help to get your mobile in one big total package and follow Mobstac . Be partners in this one-of- a- kind adventure with your mobile apps. Explore and dream big.



my prayer

Lord, I don't know how to begin my words. I so want to talk to you each moment of my life. I so want to tell you of the things I still don't understand as human but you are there to open our hearts and mind. I have been staring blankly on my dashboard for quite a while thinking how I might put these feelings into words to prove at least in words how much this faith has helped me in so many ways. Thank you for your undying love. You died for my sins Jesus, all because your love is true and pure. Help us and teach us to show that same love for others, Lord. Make us a perfect creation as You with our Father, our Creator, are perfect. Take away our pride, our selfish egos and desires and teach us to serve others in need. Help us realize everyday of our lives that what we have are all yours and that we must use them in right ways. 

I thank you for the wisdom to understand things. The wisdom that only comes from You. Hold us, Jesus! We are nothing without you. Protect us from evil ways and let us always be mindful of things are pleasing to you, so that one day when this is all over, we will be happily worthy of the paradise that you promise, in a life that will have no end, with You. I love you, Jesus. Come into our everyday lives because we are weak. Be our strength so that whatever trials come our way, we are strong in You. All these I pray with Mother Mary. Amen


your dream house

Sometimes it has become really hard to look for houses that would be satisfactory for the family. There are houses on sale but will need for the buyer to wait little longer to avail. There are houses such as norton commons homes for sale that gives hope to those who wish to occupy as fast as they can. We all want our homes to give us the convenience we so hope to have. This also includes all the amenities where the clients become top priorities as to the services offered.

Why not try also search home listings ?This is to least figure out and make comparison, see differences which homes for sale can guarantee a relaxing avenue for services as a good marketing strategy to make your search for a new home easier and quicker. Discover now the easier and faster way to get your dream house!

A blessed Sunday!


Perfect getaway!

There is nothing more exciting than the thought of having the right time for a getaway or a good break out of the hassles of busy days at work or school. It's almost summertime and we're counting the days! We're thinking again of another avenue for relaxation and some kind of HolidayBirds for us to enjoy with. While my thought goes to a perfect getaway this summer, I wish to find also easy ways to help me look for a place that is somehow new to me but a very good opportunity for exploration. Of course, this includes the idea of being able to get great packages that will at least suit our budget.

Maybe, it's about time for me to give myself a break and have fun with my loved ones during holidays. Hmmm...in this present time, where can I possibly turn to as I seek for better or much brighter ideas? Perhaps, I could surf online and surely will find wonderful holiday packages.

Let me see then.

Ciao. Until next time. A blessed week ahead!


your edge

ONE edge to get hired for a job is to give very good impression to a company even without having a closer look of your physical outlook yet. As an old cliche goes, "make that first impression last", try to make your resume even more presentable and a bit more unique like no one else. Getting the position you aim for does not only limit on your confidence as you face your interviewer or the way you respond to an interview. There are many factors that need to be considered in applying for a job. You may think your qualification as you have listed in your resume would be good enough, but sometimes the way you have them neatly presented will bring effect to get you hired. 

Try to see more areas to consider in making your resume more presentable and a head-nodding impact to your interviewer and you sure can make that first great impression last.

God bless!A blessed day:)


College textbooks

Sending our children to colleges costs a lot. Thus, education comes first as our main objective in giving them a secure and better future. To help aid our students' needs and at least lessen our expenses in sending them to universities to get a degree, slugbooks would be of great help. This is to guide you with the choices you will have to make in availing  textbooks from different publications, regardless of the school you are enrolled. Simply compare which offers the cheapest and you will have your budget suited for all your needs in colleges. As soon as you have made comparisons of the different textbooks you want to avail, this will give you a brighter idea whether the books you buy is overprice or you can get a cheaper one, however comes the same. 

Try the easy way to help you get satisfying amount of your college textbooks now and you will also get a satisfactory feeling for your budget these days as you enjoy the course you enroll at the same time. Believe, dream, and pursue. 

Speed on! A blessed weekend.


Online courses

For some us, the most common way to earn a degree is basically to go to colleges or universities and take courses you prefer to enroll. Hence, with the uncontrollable growth of this present technology,open learning from OpenColleges is now available online for you! 

This goes to prove that the present time has gone really far to help you achieve your dream even when you are just sitting comfortably in front of your computer screen. Wow! This is a cool way to get a degree. Education is very important for most of us. There must be many open colleges nowadays that offer the best courses for you. So, reach out for your star through online courses now and make a difference.

Have a blessed Sunday! Ciao:)


the breeze of Love

Opening a brand new hope for the year and more years to go with prayer, so that everything that will transpire will be under His care...

Dear God, 

I can't thank you enough when I keep going..I am a sinner, but your mercy is overflowing and your faithfulness is unfading. Much more to say, in this contemplation, I continue to press on, I believe that one day, whatever my heart is long waiting is under your control. 

Love you Po...

Have a blessed Year ahead to us all!