Tuesday, September 29, 2015

From Philippines with Love...

it just sink in...

My mother was with my sister now and I am so happy for her because I know that she deserves a comfortable life with my sister. Her life right now is too far different from her life here in the Philippines. 

Am not sure when she will set foot here in the Philippines again. 

It just sink in that I do miss her... Her embrace... her motherly love.

Hope she will have the best days of her life there...

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Long Live Philippines!

While browsing some images on Google site, I stumbled upon this one particular picture that awakens my patriotism to my beloved country, Philippines. 

The mere sight of it makes me wanna go on time travel where contentment, unity, and simple but happy lifestyle is in the heart of every Filipino. And since I really love this pic, courtesy of Google images of course, I made this as background on the certificate I've made for the Cultural night in our local barangay.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

She's Leaving on an Airplane....

♫ I'm leaving on an airplane... don't know when I'll be back again... ♪

Yes, she'll be leaving tomorrow and this separation anxiety somehow overwhelms me. This is the woman who have pushed me to the top, to be where I am right now. She disappoint me, inspire me, nag at me, cared that much for me... she's everything. She's my Mom and I love her very much. I know she will be happier for she will be reunited with my other sisters in US.. Hopefully, she will have the best days of her life. This is the fulfillment of her dream and I have no enough power to give her such this kind of opportunity.

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Progress and Innovation

Over the years, the lives of millions of people have improved because of progress and innovations that have been made in buildings. It has made the world a better place to live. A large variety of homes has been constructed that have provided people a safe and comfortable building in which to be. Businesses have become more productive over the years as well. As improvements have happened, life gets better.

Appliance Improvements

Homes have received numerous changes within the last 50 years. While many homes have received renovations, updates and improvements, such as kitchens and bathrooms, there have been noticeable changes. One of the biggest ones is the large and small appliances that are used on a daily basis. Although the style and design of many have changed, many function the same way. However, many large and small appliances are energy efficient. Therefore, when appliances that are energy efficiently are in use, each one does not use as much energy as compared with older models. Energy bills can be much lower as a result of appliances that are energy efficient. Air conditioners and heaters have become much more efficient. After all, each work works to heat or cool a home or business, but the money that it costs to operate each one is lower as compared with older ones that still operate.

Construction Improvements

Technology and human understanding has progressed significantly. What was thought to be impossible a few years ago is now possible because of technological breakthroughs. Therefore, businesses and homes are much more efficient. Building material that is used to construct and office or home are constructed in ways that allow facilities to last longer. Materials like steel tubes, drywall, wooden beams and other similar supplies function well to keep a building working efficiently on a daily basis. In fact, many people take it for granted that a building should run efficiently as a result of the construction improvements that have been made. 

Companies, contractors, engineers, scientists and many other individuals have made important contributions that result in quality products being made available for new projects being done all over the world. Although there is a cost for quality products, the money spent can be absolutely worth it. A quality building can provide people with the peace of mind they need in order to be effective citizens living in countless communities in the world today. 

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Friday, September 11, 2015

War No More

With the on-going war among nations, specifically what happened to Syria, I could only wish for this prophecy to be fulfilled in earliest possible time...

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Blissful @ 34!

It's my 34th Birthday and I truly had a blast starting with the surprise party given to me by my former advisory. 

I am deeply touched by my student's thoughtfulness. These bunch of ''kids'' can either make or break your day. They can be rude at times, they can be seems irresponsible, immature BUT they have this tendencies to melt your heart, to make you cry, to make you feel special.

These bunch of ''kids'' are just kids who maybe deprived with so many things in life yet they manage to stand and stay strong. Their behavior may seems unruly but when you try to get into their heart, there you can find an ailing soul, a broken heart, a disturbed spirit.

These are the bunch of ''kids'' who needs more understanding, more patience and more unconditional love...

If you try to get to know them better you might see what I saw in them, and you might feel what I felt for them.

That is why I love them very much and I am so proud to say that somehow my love for them was equally reciprocated, not just for today but everyday.

AND YES, I consider them as "kids" because they need more guidance.

To them, thank you for making my day!

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Organization Works to Help Abused Children

Recently, news from Bob Parsons GoDaddy founder, reported that the foundation he and his wife operated, the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation, had donated to an organization that few people may have heard of, but one they found to be critical to healing those who had been abused. The Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona organization helps heal homeless and abused children through artistic expression.

History of Organization

In 1993, Elda Unger and Margaret Beresford, both art therapists, met to discuss a program that Ms. Unger had founded in California. The program, Free Arts for Abused Children, used creative arts as a tool for healing in children who had been abused. Ms. Beresford, along with Stephanie Small, who became the Executive Director of the Arizona program, gathered others who with a passion for the arts as well as healing and children. With an initial $30,000 budget and five volunteers, the program began with 60 children, the two women launched the Arizona program.

Significant Growth

Since that small beginning, Free Arts for Abused Children in Arizona has grown to 13 paid staff members, more than 550 volunteers and a budget of more than $1 million. More than 8,000 children receive therapy through four core programs. In 2015, the organization was awarded the National Society of Arts and Letters Arts Advocacy Award. In 2011, they were given the Governor’s Arts Community Award and named the Arts Organization of the Year by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Phoenix. They are the only group to win that award twice and is the only non-profit organization in Arizona to bring therapeutic creative arts programs to homeless and abused children.

Benefits of Art Therapy

The creative process required in artistic self-expression can help individuals physically, emotionally and mentally. In addition, art therapy has been used to resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, reduce stress and manage behavior. There have been studies conducted that indicate that art heals by changing attitudes and physiology. As the individual expresses themselves through art, their physiology changes. They become more relaxed, less fearful and more in control. Science has shown that art and music can change brain wave patterns, affect the autonomic nervous system and balance hormones. Children, in particular, respond well to art therapy as it helps them with problem-solving skills and increases cognitive ability. Students who are exposed to art classes in school are often more successful academically in some areas of math and reading.

Group Therapy

In addition to individual therapy, the organization also promotes community-based art programs to provide socialization to those who may be isolated. These community programs provide an outlet for those who need to work through every day problems without feelings of judgement. For lower income children, art offers them the ability to express themselves while also increasing positive relationships with adults, developing motivation and helping them create their own identity.

Free Arts for Abused Children in Arizona’s core values are that art heals, that every child matters and that mentoring works. They believe that creative arts transform lives, that children have every right to be respected and cared for. They also believe that mentoring builds self-esteem, social skills, trust and the ability to express feelings in a positive way. Their vision is to be the premier resource for healing children through art.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

In the Arms of the Almighty

As a College Instructor for almost a decade now, I met lots of students with different personalities. There were those students who leaves a lasting imprints in your life, those who made , in one way or another, a difference that somehow made me, as  teacher, to become more humble and genuine. 

I do learn a lot from my students. I gained much lessons in life from them. It's varied but somehow unique in their own little way.

That is why, when one of my best students passed away, I really can't help but cry. It's a great loss but knowing the fact that he is already at peace in heaven, it lightens the burden within us, somehow though at the back of our mind we could only hope and pray and wish he could stay a little bit longer. But again, it was written in the Bible, Many are the plans of man but it is the plans of GOD that SHALL prevail.

To you, Jake, thank you for making a difference in our lives. We'll surely miss you and your unique but awesome personality.

Enjoy your day with the Lord always.

Rest in peace.

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