31 October 2010

Halloween Reflection

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory will become a treasure that will always be remembered.

One great celebration usually falls on the second day of November. We value, we cherish this moment with much love and sometimes regrets for their loss. But we couldn’t tell them to stay when God wants them to be with Him all along. All we have to keep is just the memory of the past. Good or bad. We can never make things perfect though we tried to be. But behind those imperfections lies possibility to change the wrong acts we have done. As long as we live, we have all the chance to make things better if not best.

Happy Halloween!

28 October 2010

Teaching Filipino Made Easy

It's been a year when I started teaching Filipino. It's a little bit hard. But it’s challenging. :-)

Although, I can copy my old self made lesson plan but not all its details because I need to improve it with the new techniques I learned from peer, from seminars and others. Sometimes, the length of preparation remains the same. Hence, it takes a longer time referring to the old one. I need to make comparison. Later, I decided to do it alone with the new strategies. It's not that I just don't want to give more time for it. But...I just have a lot of things to prepare. Namely: ICT I, ICT III, Computer Education I for Special Science Class and Values Education. With these subjects, my time is not only for LP but for visual aids too. I am handling two sections for ICT I and I section for the special Science class. Both are first years but they don’t share the same preparation. CompEd is quite advanced that it consume topics for ICT I and II. For ICT III, I only have one section. For my advisory class, we have the Filipino and Values.

It’s my first time teaching on both of the subjects mentioned. Well, I love ICT of course thought it’s quite far from my field of specialization (Architectural Drafting). Speaking of Filipino, well, I still love it anyway, I love the challenge! Life can never be boring with new experiences. Some may think it's laborious but never with me because in every task I do is an offering, a thanksgiving. I also would like to share one of my favorite bible quotes about service. Ephesians 6:5-7
Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ; not by way of eye service, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men.”

I’ve already got a long introduction. Lol. Well, I can never begin with an ending anyway. :-) Actually, I just would like to share this new page by the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE). This is intended for all teachers under the Department of Education, Philippines. It is found at http://bse.portal.ph/. It was introduced to us by the school principal of TNVS during our INSET Seminar 2010. It is where I found learning modules in Filipino and a lesson plan. Both can be downloaded. This really made my task easier. I will not be wasting time of thinking what and how can I make it perfect. Because, a perfect tool for this, is already within my reach. It’s just a modem away.

With learning modules, it supplies not only Filipino but also other subjects. The same with the lesson plans. Both items are submitted, corrected and then published. When it is published it can already be read and downloaded by anybody who needs it.

A special thanks to those who initiated this idea. To the contributors of this reference, thank you for sharing your knowledge. A lot of teachers can benefit this fruit of labor from you.

22 October 2010

How to Heal a Broken Heart

"If someone hurts you and makes you cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it."

Someone asked why our heart can not be converted. Because she wanted to have hers if there is an opportunity. I didn’t bother to ask why; obviously, she was hurt. Anyway, a physical pain cures easily compared to an emotional pain. That’s a fact. If I am going to accumulate her tears from the beginning of her story up to the last minute of our conversation, it can already make a long river. Who can stop her feelings from being hurt? No can tell but her alone.

If she’s courageous enough to express what she felt without considering other peoples feelings, then it maybe take her away from being hurt that bad. But being so conscious about other peoples feelings led her to keep the heartaches she undergoes. But for me it’s not healthy. She must fight for her right. Show to people that she is not a doormat that others used to step on.

Building a bridge and get over it is the best option. Let me tell her, “Go ahead! Do what is right and what makes you happy.”

Let's Celebrate Halloween!

This figure will never be absent during this day. Some might wonder why this pumpkin? What is pumpkin? Now, let me tell a short description about this amazing gourd-like squash. It has a very thick shell on the outside. It has seeds in the inside.

Well, there a lot of figures that can be associated with this event. But I chose to share this one because most are scary...I might dream about them. :-) I can be strong in a lot of things that I need to fight for. But not with stuffs like horror. Even if I know it's not real.

Looking at the Sky on Friday


21 October 2010

A Believe It or Not Story

His talent is amazing. In fact, a lot of people love him for that.

He's young and good looking. With his good voice and personality who would not like him anyway? He looks innocent on this picture. So admirable, isn't it?

Despite of the news about Justin Bieber's mysterious personality, I still like his RnB song entitled “Somebody To Love.” It’s quite hard for me to believe the allegations against him. But whichever is the reality, “One Less Lonely Girl” is still my number one.The music and the lyrics are both cool. I just hope everything that I have heard and read about him is not true. So that he will be able to continue to soar high with his gift of singing.

20 October 2010

Powerful Colors

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Primary colors are considered the root of all colors. What are these colors anyway? Wait, let me enumerate the three: these are the red, blue and yellow. Most colors are mixtures of any two primaries. Let me give you an example. First: mixing an equal amount of yellow and blue makes green. Second: mixing the same amount of blue and red makes violet. Third: mixing the same amount of yellow and red makes orange

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It can make colorful balloons.

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It also creates beautiful paintings like this.

17 October 2010

Being Optimistic

It's Thursday when she started typing her test questions which is to be submitted the next day. She thought it was easy. She started the job at 7:30 in the morning. Looking at her, I thought to myself that she must be learning how to walk before she run. I couldn't help because I'm having a class and I also have to do the same thing during my free time. Nobody cares to help because they're doing their own job too. All were running out of time!

It was 11:00 A.M. when someone noticed she's still in item number 2. Many were wondering why? Then, they knew that her finished 9 items were done but accidentally erased. I don't know what really happened because I was not around during the incident. Maybe retyping was her last resort. Well, for me it's okay as long as she learns from her mistake. It's the greatest wisdom she have acquired at that very moment.

It's late when we go home in the afternoon. She was happy that she was able to make up to item number 16. Take note, she started at 7:30 A.M. and at around 5:00 o'clock in the same day, only 16 items? But she just laugh and said, "I thought it was easy but I was terribly wrong!" :-)

The following day, she went in again and continue doing her unfinished job. And finally finished 50 items before sunset.

NEC Make-a-difference Drive

Nature. Education. Community. The heart of NEC.

Nature. Instead of disposing these somewhere, they donated these PC units to the government school.

Education. With these they will be able to help children in school learn at least the basics of technology.

Community. They are a private company but they were able to extend their blessings to the community.

The above photo is one of the benefactors of their Make-a-difference drive. These children for sure will be able to enhance their ability in computer and technology. NEC's community extension project is very useful in educating these children. It's a great honor and a very heartwarming experience being the recipient of these durable and useful computers.

15 October 2010

First Time

Now handling a subject which is quite far from my specialization. Drafting to Computer in specific. It was quite tough in the beginning, its preparation seems too laborious. But with the help of the internet access, I can Google everything that I need.

Another challenge was assigned to me on Monday. I was asked to coach our contestant for the cocktail mixing contest. In the guidelines, it is said that we have to use the gin. We then look for an affordable ingredients. Meanwhile contestant suggested Million Dollar Cocktail. The ingredients were pineapple juice, gin, sweet vermouth, grenadine syrup, egg white and ice cubes.

Two days before the contest, we tried the recipe following the correct measurements. But all who tasted did not approved its taste as well as its appearance. A second try was done; same ingredients minus egg white. It was good and also the taste and the appearance as well. He garnish it with pineapple and cherry. Because we modify it, we name as "A Million Dollar Cocktail."

The result? Well, it's good enough! He won second place. Our glass was not appropriate. It was supposed to be a cocktail glass (champagne saucer) but we served it in a flute. It's the only available. :-)

14 October 2010

Beating Stress

In life, stress can always find a way in if we don't block them. Some ways in refusing them are the following:

1. Worship. Let God be the center of your life.
2. Forgive and forget. Free your heart from burden.
3. Thanksgiving. Gratitude is the mother of all virtues.
4. Relax. Give yourself a time to unwind.
5. Laugh. It's the secret of youth. But do not laugh when you're alone. :-) It's another story.

10 October 2010

Triond Payment

What is Triond?

Triond is a complete publishing service that enables users to easily publish quality content of any type, in any media format. They publish your work on a network of niche websites so you reach a wider audience, gain more recognition and earn more revenue.

You can also associate your Google account with them, just like in blogger.

It's been days when I tried to venture at this publishing site. They pay their writers every 10th of the month. September earnings will be given in the 10th day of the next month. Here below is my earning last month.

Triond is a user friendly site. Below is a print screen of my profile. At the left side is my profile picture and my portfolio at the right. In the upper part are the links provided for us wherever we want to go.

You can view my latest articles if you like. Here: Tequila Sunrise, Smiley, How Do I Thank Thee, and You. And my highest paid article.....Refreshing Guyabano Drink.

Join here and see you there!

06 October 2010

Google Adwords Voucher

On October 4, 2010, I received mail from Google. Of course I'm surprised upon receiving this but when I see the text in red, I was a little bit disappointed and oh! Huhuhuh wish I was able to have it on hand before the date. Then, I asked myself do I have any business to promote? Lol!

It's worth is above. When I opened the envelope, there was a note telling that if used beyond Sept 30, the amount will lower down to 1,000. But still can't use it for I don't have any business online at all.

03 October 2010

Blue Monday 13

I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.
Ted Nugent

If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
Keith Richards

But he likes the black one.

Blue ceiling at Gaisano Grand Mall, Toledo.
Took this after we bought the red guitar.

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