A List for this Week

This day is a long day – from duty manager tasks, issues for root cause investigations, demanding customers and colleagues, pressures on coming up with my short-term plan to unreachable busy friends. And so, I deserve this “release”.

I was actually surfing internet blogs today in search for thoughts to ponder in my dreams. Sad to say, I didn’t get any. Hahaha. I think the book I’m reading now is enough to give me more thoughts than what I need. I have lots of intro. 🙂

So here is my entry for the week. This is a blog quiz spread in the web but I would try to make a version of mine, for the sake of “release” and fun.

I AM … a listener. I love to listen to different stories of different people I meet.

I WANT… to study M.S. in ******** and meet ******* people. Learn their culture, exchange stories, and share life. 🙂

I HAVE …a purple-bluish bible with a flower design on cover.

I KEEP … keychains in my closet and memories in my journals.

I WISH I COULD …have enough fund to pay DOST.

I HATE … failed plans.

I FEAR …going home very late and ALONE.

I HEAR … my computer’s weird sound. This laptop is a hand-me-down laptop from Hp IT when my original laptop’s LCD was broken.

I DON’T THINK …I’ll be single forever.

I REGRET …falling in love at the wrong time.

I LOVE … surprises. 🙂

I AM NOT … a writer – but I write.

I DANCE …before at the church. I was part of the Dance Ministry. 🙂

I SING … and listen to worship songs everyday.

I NEVER …been to a travel abroad.

I RARELY … go to shopping malls.

I CRY WHEN I WATCH … sad love stories. It reminds me of my own.

I AM NOT ALWAYS …masungit. I can be sweet and thoughtful sometimes.

I HATE THAT … my months turned into years. I’m still in the same place after all those years. But I believe that He has a great plan for me.

I’M CONFUSED ABOUT …being confused. Hahaha. Funny. But I really do.

I NEED … to save money.

I SHOULD … try to unwind in the coming weeks – pressures are coming in.

Narelease ba ako? I did.

‘Till next time. 🙂

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Building Homes

The first month of my year 2010 is a busy month! 😀 I was so engaged with different activities.

Last weekend, I joined the Habitat Build of Inspire@Hp. It was held in San mateo, Rizal. I am glad that more than a volunteer, I was part of the core team as a volunteer manager.

Thank you for all the volunteers who gave their Saturdays for building homes.

Everythings happens for a Reason

from: Craig Lock

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
they serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are or who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be;
your roommate, your neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover
or even a complete stranger who, when you lock eyes with them,
you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
and at the time they seem horrible, painful and unfair,
but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles
you would never have realized your potential, strength, will power of heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments or true greatness and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of the soul.

Without these small tests,
if they be events, illnesses or relationships,
life would be like a smooth paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.
Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life and successes and downfalls you experience, they are the ones who create who you are.
Even the bad experience can be learned from…
Those lessons are the hardest and probably the most important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them,
for they have helped you learn about trust
and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart.

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love
and opening your heart and eyes to things
you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment
and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never talked to before,
and actually listen,
let yourself fall in love,
break free and set your sights high.

You can make of your life anything you wish.
Create your own life and then go out and live it!

PAIRALAN Experience

PAIRALAN – a strategic planning for elementary school teachers to make realistic and attainable goals in attaining their vision and mission.

I was the facilitator for the Project 6 Elementary School Strategic Planning – guiding them in creating SMART goals. Though the school was not well-represented, goals were still realistic and attainable. Next time I hope that a principal, parent’s representative, and barangay official’s representative would come for another strategic planning.

Next school year- their main goal is to increase their performance rating in NAT. They also envisioned equipping their teachers in computer education and for the students to have a computer lab room.

I am excited that after few years, Project 6 Elementary School would reach their goals. 🙂

And I’m much more excited that in few years time – the Philippine public elementary schools would have improved quality education for the betterment of this country. 🙂 I love Philippines. 🙂

me with the P6ES representatives. i was wearing the most innovative bag and the represetatives showing off their mv posters and commitment banner

Delayed Year End 2009

I think I owe a review for 2009.

I reviewed my 2008 last journal entry. It says, “2009 would be a different one or rather a better year”.

Indeed, 2009 was a different year and a little bit better year.

Last March 2009, I changed work shift which makes my health better. I sleep longer hours when I transferred not until I had changed database. Since that day, my working hours are longer but my learnings are greater.

I had new travel opportunities – went to Baguio for the first time, slept over at Mari’s house at Benguet, watched sunset with SOD batchmates at Anda Pangasinan, “swim” at Caramoan islands, spelunking, surfed at LaUnion, CamSur wakeboarding, ate unlimited tahong at Palaisdaan, and experienced free Manila peninsula Season 1 and 2.

I had lots of first time – tree planting, house building, fried ice cream, mushroom burger, delivered goods to Ondoy affected Hp employees, volunteered to pack goods, ride at the top of a firetruck, boat ride, ferry boat, plane ride, taksiyapo, and gym.

I had remarkable experiences – Ondoy flood survivor, taught Statistics to 250 students, attend Writer’s workshop, and invite my student to an encounter camp.

I had few investments – my precious digital camera, my super love hard drive, long awaited router, all-purpose cellfone (portable camera, music player, and cp in one), and bought a life insurance.

Despite those new experiences ad investments are…

times I cried – for missing people, heartbreaks, misunderstanding, and failures.

times I laugh – for reconciliation, success, make-ups, and feeling appreciated.

times I think and plan and many times I fail.

It was a blessed year. And yes, a different one. Thank you, Lord! 🙂