Monday, February 28, 2011

The Little Men In My Life...

Dealing with a class that was dominated with men (with only ONE female) is indeed a very challenging task for me as a teacher. They are my freshmen Mechanical Engineering students. They are of different background with different attitudes. My six years of experience in teaching somehow lighten up the load. I have experienced dealing a student with tantrums, a student who just love to copy his classmate's output than making his own, a student who always get absent from my class and a student who wants to impressed you to the max! 

But one thing that I appreciate the most in dealing with such kinds of students is that I learned from them. 

I learned the value of patience...
I learned the art of listening...
I learned the importance of being considerate...
Above all, I learned to accept all their differences knowing that I, myself, is imperfect as well. (It just so happened that I was the teacher and they were the students.)
In their own little way, they knew how to brighten up my day when it seems too gloomy...
They even knew when to keep silent when it seems like I don't want to talk...
They also learn how to control themselves when they almost go beyond to what we have agreed... We agreed not to utter bad words in class and they were aware if they failed to keep such agreements... They remind each other...

They can make lots of excuses for being absent and I gave them the freedom to do so however, at the expense of their grades. I can determine their lies from the truth... Even that, they were already aware.
I was just completely amazed how they were able to perform their projects with less explanations... how they tried to hide that mistakes but whenever I discovered it they just laugh...

These were the little men of my life... Not literally of course because they are all much taller than me...

I just enjoyed spending my time with them... 
They are another batch of quite naughty yet charming and talented students.

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Meet Me On Monday # 1: First Entry....

Hello there... here I go again with a new meme from Never Growing Old...

Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you  questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we  can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!

So here's my FIRST entry... 

Questions (with my answers):

1. What are you wearing right now? well, not exactly right now but few days ago... I wore this black tee-shirt (a signature shirt for our True Love Waits symposium)

2. Do you have any freckles? Nope, but acne marks, yes :(... 

3. What is your favorite Lifesaver flavor? minty candy feels good...

4. What is the last movie you saw in the theater?

 Watch this movie... learn the lesson of forgiveness... 

5. Would you rather live without tv or without music? I can live without television as long as there is music... (but not for too long though ;)

Well, well, well... There you have it...
Wanna join the fun?

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MYM: The Lighthouse Minister and His Disciples


This picture was taken during one of our Lighthouse sessions...

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Hardest Fight To Make Up

Maybe all of us dreamed to have a better relationship with anyone else... Maybe all of us longed to maintain a healthy feeling towards one another... and maybe all of us wants to get along well with all the people that we may encounter along the way.

Obviously because we all love PEACE. Who wants to fight against anyone else anyway? Not unless, you are not on your mind today.

It is even much better to maintain a symbiotic relationship not only with other people not so close to you but to your love ones especially!

That was my ultimate dream.

The hardest fight to make up is the fight with your love ones. When painful things have been said already, when misunderstanding arises, indeed it is really hard to patch up. When we are hurt by our love ones, it is the most unbearable thing that could happen. These are the people whom you grow up with for so many years. These are the people that you cry with and laugh with since time immemorial... These are the same people who could tell so much about you and who could be so proud of you at the same time.

If you felt like you are being misunderstood right now, I feel for you.
If you felt like you are in pain right now, I feel for you...

Just bear in mind then that in every ordeals, there are lessons that we could learn.

We might be misunderstood sometimes but it shall come to pass...

Yes, it will really come to pass whether you believe me or not.
image taken from Google

I should tell myself over and over again, that this will come to pass.

After all, as the song goes ♪ there's a rainbow always after the rain ♪

Mind you, rainbow symbolizes a Blessed Hope!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

What My Doctor Says...

"If symptoms persist, consult your doctor"

And exactly that was what I did yesterday. It's been almost or maybe more than a month already that I have suffered and endured hard cough by taking (based on my own prescriptions) cough med, syrups and herbs. However, my condition does not improve (positively). My huggy accompanied me then to Dr. Irnie Dave Obias. He said I have Allergic Bronchitis and he prescribed me with, well FOUR kinds of medicine that I need to take for straight FIVE days. And IF, the symptoms STILL persist, I need to go back to him for an X-Ray recommendation (ouch!). Good thing he does not charge me with a consultation fee (He is a family friend of my huggy- to my advantage) plus I got a discount of almost P300.00 for the medicines (what a blessings indeed). 
I tried to learn about Allergic Bronchitis, as I have only known Allergic Rhinitis (which I experienced last December). So far based on my research, I have learned the following:

Allergic bronchitis is a type of asthma, which causes the obstruction of the airways when the bronchi or the air passages of the lungs become filled up with mucous during an asthma attack. Respiratory illnesses have significant effects on the lives of millions of people. It can be acute, when it is a short term illness and easily treatable. In allergic bronchitis, both asthma symptoms and allergies are present which can cause hay fever and allergic rhinitis. By far, the majority of cases of bronchitis stem from viral infections.
Allergic bronchitis is manageable, however if you have this illness you must also be aware that it can be dangerous at times. It is important that you know how to deal with it whenever you are exposed to unexpected allergen, like taking medications with you at all times in case of emergency.

While everything stated above is TRUE, my Doctor also said that allergic bronchitis is also caused by STRESS

Well, I would say that it is not really that manageable AND so annoying too. I experienced waking up on the middle of the night. My doctor also said that one cause of this is the smoke we inhaled from the cigarette. Indeed it is very TRUE. SMOKING is one of the things I hated the most. I cannot help myself but nag sometimes whenever I am in public vehicle and someone else is smoking. Passive smoker (referring to us, non-smoker- the official inhalator of their smoke) is more in danger compared to those who actually smoke if disadvantages will be the issue.
So, for those who cannot help themselves from SMOKING, please respect those people around you. Be sensitive. Smoking can kill, not directly but indirectly. Thou shall NOT kill.

Have mercy on us. 

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Getting The Edge With High Quality Digital Voice Recorder

Being involved in procurement section is a tough job. Everything is documented from what was being discussed and what was being agreed by the procurement Committee. Taking down notes and documenting everything has become part of my lifestyle as staff of Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) in our school. Jotting down all the key points during BAC session is not easy. There are instances that I cannot capture what has supposed to be captured. Good thing my Boss has his own voice recorder. However, I still need to have my own considering that it is very essential in my job.

It is quite difficult to find a digital voice recorder of high quality. But there is one that I am pretty sure you will really love as well. It is the one manufactured by Record Your Life Inc. (RYL). This company is a professional manufacturer of security products that is why we can have a full guarantee of assurance of all their security products just like this Digital VoiceRecorder 510 Plus. It has the following features that are really cool and user- friendly too: 

High Quality Voice Recording- Automatic Telephone Recording ON/OFF via Telephone Adaptor
- Secret Recording with No LCD Display and Vibration on Recording On & Off
- Large LCD size and good visibility
- Recovery of Erased files by mistake
- File Management by recording date and time
- Hearing Aid Function
- Recording Compatible with every telephone & cell phone
- Long time recording up to 260 hours and a whole lot more useful features.

Indeed this unit is suitable and highly recommended for recording phone call, class, business talks, law matters and even cell phone. Just the right features that I need for my job. Visit their website for more details

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Five Question Friday 1

For the past few days, I became idle in joining memes that I almost forgot my own hosted meme, Picture Perfect (please join with me) every Thursday!Thanks to my loyalists (lol!) for reminding me.

With all the memes around the globe that I've been joining, I encountered another one from Mama M of My Little Life.

It is so simple to join. Every week she will be posting five questions and all you have to do is just simply answer that one and post it right on your blog. 

So for this week, these are my answers to her given questions:

1. Can you drive a stick shift?
- Unfortunately, I do not know how to drive (even a bicycle), so definitely NO.

2. What are two foods you just can't eat?

-Exotic foods (like cultured cockroach and other insects ;), durian fruit

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?

- Nope, i haven't tried it yet but it sounds so sweet and delicious.

4. How do you pamper yourself?

- Have my toe nails and hair rebonded at the salon

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

- Jackie. Actually it is only the spelling that was changed. It used to be Jacky before, way back in high school days. Though some old acquaintances called me Jack-jack. However, I am working out the "eikcaj" (spelled backward as jackie) on which few of my church mates have called me that way already ;)

How about you? I know you've got different answer as mine. So join with us and have fun!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Picture Perfect 7: True Love Waits!

Sorry for being so late... and thanks to Gene for reminding me as well.
This picture was taken right after the True Love Wait Concert Symposium in our church... 
Super duo couple: Mark & Joey, Huggy & Me!
Picture Perfect

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WFW: Isaiah 55: 8-9

I always keep this verse in my heart. I may not able to memorize it verbatim but the context is very clear to me. When things seems not in accordance to all my plans, this is the first thing that God will impress into my heart followed by what I firmly believe that EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.

Recently, I went through a lot emotionally. Though it wasn't over yet but I am still hopeful that soon I can get over it and everything will be okay. I was also confronted with my future plans together with my significant other. I am the pessimistic type trying hard to be positive by all means. Though we are working on it but at the back of my mind, it is God's plan that shall prevail. 

"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails."
(Proverbs 19:21, NIV)

Yes indeed.

I knew that if it is really by His will, everything will work out smoothly. Even at this very moment as I wrote this piece, I can hear God's whisper in my ears "It is not your thoughts nor your ways, It is all MINE".

Not unless, He will grant it out of His Permissive Will instead of His Perfect Will. 

Well, I would still prefer for His Perfect Will, no matter what.


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Get Comfy With Your Beauty Uniforms

In a beauty salon where beauty and wellness is the focus of the marketing, it is just right for the staff to wear beauty uniforms that will suit the quality of the company they are working with. In choosing the right beauty uniforms, consider the style and comfort. These two should go along with each other to boost the confidence of the staff.
Increase your sales by having a beautiful staff on their attractive beauty uniforms.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

The Danger Of Extreme Emotions

Words of wisdom for today: “Weigh things first before you make further action”, simple yet a very true reminder. Last night I was overwhelmed with my emotion that I wrote something here (which I purposely deleted to avoid further misconception). If we merely rely on our emotion, we cannot be assured that what we perceived and conceived to be true is indeed the truth. The outpouring of our emotion, if not handled or managed properly, will likely result to broken relationships. It could be anger and resentment that drove us to do such thing. In my case, it was. I realized I was too concerned with my emotion that I failed to look at the brighter side of the situation. Tears blinded me to further look into details as to why such things were happening.

Things that cannot be undone are the hardest thing to mend. Because of extreme emotions, I was temporarily lost to the reality that life isn’t bad at all. If we merely focus on one situation without considering the root cause, the effect could be detrimental, if not fatal, to one’s relationship. I knew for a fact that nothing good will result from our reaction caused by so much anger.

My apology to those who were affected with what I have written. My sincere apology to those people whom I thought have caused some pain on me that much. My mentor was right; I should weigh things out before making any moves. I have cried a lot already, but this time, not out of extreme emotion, but of guilt for being so judgmental. It was me who gave the wrong judgment. It was me who made the wrong assumptions.

I have learned somehow with this experience. I learned the art of listening. As I woke up this morning, I really prayed for wisdom and strength. I asked for wisdom for me to understand why such thing happened to me.

The restoration process is not that easy. Everything was cleared to me now. I just have to settle the issue with someone I loved the most. Again, it was out of extreme emotion that I did such thing.

There might be some issues that really affect me that much but that was already a thing in the past. I should not let those issues ruin what I have planned ahead. It was over. I should not allow it to haunt me again and again. We all went through similar situations, but as long as we live, we have the options to move on or just simply dwell with it and continue to hurt ourselves.

This situation helps me as a person. It teaches me the essence of maturity. I know I still have lots of things to learned. This was just the beginning. I just thank God for the wisdom. I may be lost last night but now I am back to the reality.

But as for now, I still have to do something to restore what was almost ruined by those extreme emotions.

Again, my sincere apology. ☺

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MYM: @ PJ's House

This was taken during one of the Youth Fellowship at Pastor John's house. Miss the moment....

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Effective Record Management

Do you know how to have an ideal and effective record management? Actual record books are not really that safe for document tracking. Once the record book is lost, all the records would simply vanished as well. This can be dangerous for a company that is very particular in documents tracking. One effective way in record management is to have a secure document storage. Of course when we say secure document storage, one might think of the hard drives on their personal computer. Well, that one will do however, the corrupt data will again threat the safety of the said documents. For me, the most effective one is to have your documents stored via online. There are companies who can provide this need. With their services, one can be assured of safe storage of their documents and the retrieval is indeed very easy considering that you can have it as long as you are connected to the internet. Learn more about it by clicking here

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Need BMW?

Cars today are no longer a luxury but a necessity. Just like in our case, our home is located at the outskirt of the city (though not really that far) but the transportation is not that accessible especially during night time. I felt the urge to really have one but just can't afford to buy it yet. Maybe, in God's time, He will provide it since it's not a want but a need for my family. Considering that brand new cars are really expensive, used cars will do. There are many companies now which offers used cars. There are BMW for Sale which we can avail at a very reasonable price. However, choose the one that has been approved for marketing for quality assurance. It is only available at the authorized reseller of used cars.

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Leather Furniture For Your Home

I was visiting once to the newly constructed home of a friend of mine. She was suggesting for anything to buy that would complement her home. I suggested for a leather furniture since her home was made of concrete materials. Lucky for her because her hubby (who is a foreigner) is willing to finance all her demands. Her living room is quite spacious too so the furniture would surely fit in.

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