Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Post- Birthday Celebration @ Shakey's

I was very sick on my 32nd birthday. I got fever, and body pains all-over. There's no celebration at all. Since I got married, birthday celebration is no longer a priority, just thankful that God still allows me to live. And because I was sick, I didn't attend to my class. The next day, I already reported to school though am not that okay yet. A colleague of mine suggested for some food trip with our department chair and another colleague. We all agreed to try the newly opened Shakey's Pizza Parlor. What we have ordered was a group meal good for 5-6 persons consisting of pepperoni pizza, pasta, chicken, garlic bread and mojo! Though it's not really meant to be a post-birthday celebration, but I considered it as such LOL!



Oops, all the photos above were just taken from their website. I wasn't able to capture our actual orders LOL! But basically, these are what we enjoyed to consume heartily!

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Another Blah Blah

Life is what you made it. SO TRUE!

I can't imagine how dumb sometimes a person could be. Those people who wanted more, received less. It's up to you how would you relate it to yourself if you could. We might consider it a real blessings if we will receive something (not necessarily material things) beyond our expectations. But imagine how disgusting would it be if you get something worst than anything you could think of... much more if you have to accept that "something" until your last breath.

AND what could be more disgusting if all this these things is happening to you?

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

What's Your Insights?

NOTE: This is exclusive for my EdTech students only.

Write your insights about the following topics (One post for each topic):

  1. Absenteeism- how does it affect the student's learning. How to deal students with excessive absences.
  2.  Cheating- As future teachers, what do you think are the measures to use in order to minimize the case of cheating.
  3. Unruly Behavior- giving corporal punishment to unmanageable students is a big no-no for teachers, what are the other ways to tame such kind of students?
  4. Student-Teacher Relationship- elaborate this topic.
  5. Suggest one classroom policy that haven't existed yet which you think will help both teachers and students in the learning process.
Avoid copying from other existing articles. Those who will be caught will automatically get a failing grade.When you are done, open this LINK and provide the necessary details then comment "DONE" on this post.

Deadline: September 30, 2013

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Desperate Blogger No More

I've been blogging for more than four years already and still I have so many ups and downs just like any other blogger. Before, I used to write as passionately as I can with so many thoughts and ideas in mind. However, as time goes by, such passion slowly wanes. I did not actually lost the passion to write, I am just quite desperate because little by little, opportunities gone. Unlike before, I seldom received writing opportunities from DA's and review sites now. I honestly envied those bloggers who got handful of writing tasks. They even hired ghost writer to finish numerous tasks on time. The more they brag about it, the more desperate I become and the more I questioned my writing skills.

Then, as if answering such inevitable question that keeps on haunting me, I stumbled upon this post from a certain blogger- Falling into the trap of comparison. When I read the post, I found myself guilty somehow. Now I realized the source of my frustration, I used to compare my blog with others which should not be done by me. The author stressed on his blog that comparing is not fair. Of course it's true! Bloggers have different skills, have different sources of inspiration and one should stick to it instead of comparing with others.

Realizing it all leads me to one decision: I should stop comparing my blog. From now on, I should write not because I need to, I will write because I want to. I will speak my heart and mind out. I should not be envious anymore with my co-bloggers. If opportunities won't come, ACCEPT, if it does, I will be more than glad BUT I should not allow myself to be desperate anymore because no one notices my blog. I should be writing willingly and straight from the heart.

If you want to read the post that I am referring to, click here. :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

No Uniform, No Entry

A common policy in most universities. Students have no excuse, not unless with approved note from the SAW Office. Anyway, I wonder if such policy should be imposed to teachers as well. Oops, I might caught myself standing outside the gate waiting for a go signal from the guard that I can enter the school premises LOL. Well, it may sound unfair, but teacher can freely get inside the campus with their casual outfit, something that they felt comfortable wearing (I can hear the students shouting: That's unfair!). For myself, I have a valid excuse (that's what I thought of). I wasn't able to wear my school uniform since June because I am pregnant, then I gave birth and I have this post-partum belly which make it difficult for me to fit on my uniform. But that was two months ago. So, this morning, first Monday of the month, i tried to fit my uniform and alas, it did! Though the zipper is more than half-way (won't close totally) but at least I can already wear it! Most of my students were really surprised. Now, I won't be late anymore finding and thinking what to wear everyday for school. ^_^

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Spiritual Decline, Spiritual Dryness

It has been three weeks that we failed to go to church. We didn't do it deliberately, there are just some situations that are beyond our control but still we know that there should be no excuse in prioritizing God above anything or anyone else. Human weakness.
So this morning, Hubby and I finally made it tagging along our two babies. Our Pastor's sermon was a real hit for both of us. Somehow we are very much guilty when talking about spiritual decline. I admit it, the longer I lost connection with the church, the more problematic I become and I can feel spiritual dryness overtaking me. Our Pastor discussed the symptoms of spiritual decline: These are symptoms of hypocrisy, idolatry, prayerlessness, busyness AND worldliness. 
Hypocrisy. I might say that in one way or another I became a hypocrite in the sense that I pretend to be a "God-fearing individual" yet often forget to pray everyday, to read the Bible and ironically, I have more time reading my Reader's Digest book than opening my Bible, I just rely on the Bible apps on my phone but still even failed to open it because I have more game apps that consume most of my idle time.
Idolatry. Did I mention that I have more time reading books that my Bible? It might be considered as idolatry because I just can't stop myself from leaping through pages of my very thick, hardbound collection.
Prayerlessness. How I wish I could be as prayerful as David. I often caught myself praying but most of the time it is a self-centered prayer, AND when I didn't have the answer I questioned God. But really, I prayed but not as focused and not as genuine as the saints and Pastors. I know there is something in my heart that hinders God from answering my prayer. And what surprised me this morning is that our Pastor mentioned that God will not hear the prayers of the wicked which made me ask my self if I am really that wicked already. Sigh.
Busyness. Yes, I have all the reasons why I wasn't able to do this and that (church ministry) because I thought to myself that I am too busy with my job and with my babies that I do not have the luxury of time to do anything else. BUT I knew it was wrong. I was WRONG.
Worldliness. I think it might not be that much but still my attention is easily caught by worldly things than the spiritual one. Try to consider my desperation to get more money through online jobs. I often sleep late spending so much time in the computer trying to hunt for online jobs. Silly me but that is true. I am so desperate that I forgot to completely trust God for my security... I am so desperate to have financial breakthrough. My intentions are pure but I am just too hasty that I try to push myself to the limit without waiting for God's plan for me. The result, online opportunities are so scarce nowadays.

I AM SO GUILTY. I am guilty of having spiritual dryness.

I thank God that He is such a loving and forgiving God. 

And oour finale song this morning...

♪ A pure heart, that's what I long for...♫

Yes, Lord. Purify my heart. Renew my mind, my strength and my trust and faith in You.

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