Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008

Yeah... Good bye 2008!
Year 2008 had been a good year for me... (I guess so)..
a lot had happened. (new things actually.)

I resigned. Applied for a new job. Yeah, had a NEW JOB. Adjusting in the new environment. (I tell you, that was tough! but see... I'm still here.) I started writing in my blog(s). (and actually enjoying it! especially with the people I met or knew through blogging)

It's really a tough year since I'm no longer in SFDM Parochial School and I missed them so much! (can't remember how many times I told that to myself!) All I have with me are photographs and memories of them.. well, I can actually visit them once in a while but that's different. Do you see my point? (sigh)

Still... a lot had happened. (cannot write it all here) but the point is we are still here.. standing. Yeah, we may say goodbye to 2008 but we shall say hello to this new year ahead of us. :)
Goodluck then! Year 2009.... welcome! :)

Friday, December 26, 2008

SWF 9 - midnight sun

I got this shot last December 13 when me and my College friends went out to Mall of Asia after the so-called get together party of our College department. I got mesmerized by the full moon and I can't help myself but to get my camera and snap a shot.
By the way, I hope all the Christians in the world had a wonderful and meaningful celebration of Jesus' birth yesterday.

You can see all the other posts from around the globe at this link... Skywatch Friday.
Happy SWF! :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Have a blessed Christmas to all! :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Skywatch 8 - Closer to Heaven

Thank God it's vacation time! (yipee!) Though we have to go to school every once in a while. Well, it's better than having classes and all. (lolz!) I guess my pupils feel the same way. They love the holidays for school is off, even just for a couple of weeks. :)
As for my MA class, tomorrow will be our last class for this year (this December I mean, not this semester) And we have to get ready for our presentation for our second subject, we will execute that come first week of January. Hope it will come out good. :)
Today is Skywatch Friday again, my post for today is a beautiful sunset from different places here in our wonderful province.. Cavite. (Proud to be a CaviteƱa!)
You can see different Skywatch posts from the different bloggers all around the globe through this link.... Skywatch Friday. Happy Skywatch Friday to all! :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Look Ahead

I captured these fireworks shot last Saturday @ Mall of Asia. Me and my College friends had a simple bonding after the so-called get together party but turned out to be a meeting for the Grand Alumni Homecoming of the Psychology Department in our University. Well, it's actually ok because it's been awhile since we last saw each other and it's nice to see them again. :)
Anyway, this tag was passed on me by lyra. (I find it so hard to do this tag.. can't think of anything to write here, actually.)

1. link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2. share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
3. tag 7 people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4. let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Random/Weird Things:
1. I am a public elementary school teacher for a couple of months now. (that's normal right? well, I am actually a psychology major. have a license in teaching high school student. while most of our classmates opted to work in the corporate world.. I was one of those few who chose to teach.)
2. I was once a Guidance Counselor for a year (i missed it! so much! That's the only time that I felt like I am actually using all the things that I've learned in the university. Well, I resigned. And applied for the public school. ) I was once a Parochial school teacher and yeah, a Religion teacher (feeling oh so Holy!) :)
3. I love japanese anime! And also Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese dramas! (lolz!)
4. I am now taking up my Masteral of Arts in Education majoring in Special Education (don't have any experience yet in teaching these special kids. though we will be having our practicum.. maybe and hopefully.. next year.)
5. like lyra, I like social networking sites too. I have friendster, multiply, facebook, high-five, tagged, etc etc. (even you tube! hehe!) (talking about addiction! lolz!)
6. I love Harry Potter! But I must say that I got hooked in the Twilight series already!
7. I'm beginning to love photography.. I guess I'm addicted to it already. :p

Tag-- anyone. :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

SWF 7 - Vertical Horizon

I would like to share with you a photo that I multiplied (lolz!) Actually, I edited it to have an effect of different hues. The original is the third photo.
I shot this photo on our way home after we watched Twilight at SM Bacoor. I shot this somewhere in Kawit, Cavite. In a place where the government is actually planning to make the fishpond a part of the road project (I'm not sure about this though) but they are putting a mass of sand/land on the water part.. and it looks just like on the photo above.
You can see a lot more sky photos on this site - Skywatch Friday


My First

This is actually my first ever blog award to date. Honestly, I don't know how to do about it! (lolz!) so I just posted it on my blog just like the one who gave it to me.. (Amiable Amy.. many thanks!) :)
The following brightens my day:
1. Knowing that God never fails to bless me and amaze me for everything that happen to me everyday.
2. A glimpse of him at the church, their store or just anywhere (can you believe it?! he brightens up my day.. without him knowing it!) :(
3. Seeing my family healthy, happy and free from danger.
4. seeing old friends whom I haven't heard news for a long time.
5. A smile, a kiss, a hug from CJ (my nephew/godson).
6. hearing my favorite song/ looking at the beautiful sky (prospect for the skywatch post! lolz!)
7. seeing my former pupils or even just a comment or a message from them.
8. posting on my blog. (having someone commented on my post!)
9. taking pictures of myself, my friends and anyone/anything under the sun.
10. reading the TWILIGHT book.
The are the rules:
1. Write about 10 Things that Brighten Your Day.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Add the link of the person who gave this award.
4. Nominate at least 5 person.
5. Leave message to the nominees.
I pass this tag to : paperdoll, shy, lyra

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Twilight Hang Over

"and so the lion fell in love with the lamb..."

That quote is one of those most famous lines (if not the most) in the book/movie Twilight.

Just about an hour earlier, I watched the movie Twilight and I'm still in the frenzy of it!

I can't remember when the Twilight fever started but I started to notice it when my former pupil Caren talked about it on her friendster account and even on her blog... almost everyday! (hehe!) and even my high school friend Rexie, she told me she got addicted to it too! not since, Harry Potter! (hehe!) So, my curiosity heighten when they say that it is the best selling book now, after the Harry Potter Series, and now everyone is talking about the Twilight thing. And I told myself that I have to watch it!

Well, what can I say about the movie? Did I like it? ahmm... I did like it! and still do! Actually, I didn't like it at first when I found out that Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter Movie) is the one who will portray the character of Edward, but when I watched it now... well, he's not that bad at all... he actually looked good and amazingly handsome! (hehe! I ate my word!)

Yeah, I love the movie! I'm looking forward in reading the book! :)
And now, I think I'm in love with Edward! (lolz!) :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

SWF 6 - Moonlight

I am so glad to post again for the Skywatch Friday! (yipee!) I was so frustrated when my computer broke down and I can't find someone who can repair it. Luckily, Kuya Bunso, our neighbor kindly fixed it last Sunday. But it was too late to make a post for that week. Anyway, I know I got so many chances to make a post for the weeks ahead. :)
I shot that photo sometime in November and I was the only passenger on the jeepney (I was riding) going to school where I am working as a teacher. When I saw that it was actually a full moon, I immediately decided to get the digital camera on my bag (it just so happened that I brought it with me) and press on the shutter! (several times! lolz!) Although, I was dissapointed to see a not so full moon on the picture that I capture (hey, I got a rhyme there! hehe..) It did look like a full moon but it is small and not so mesmerizing as I saw it. I don't know how to capture a really great shot of the moon. Maybe it has something to do with the kind of camera you're using. I guess.
Anyway, I shot it so early in the morning because my class starts @ 6:30AM. So, I should be in school @ 6:15 AM.
Have a great weekend! And Happy Skywatch Friday!
You can also see other posts for this weeks' Skywatch Friday. Just click on the links. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Teachers' Day

"We teach LITTLE by what we SAY,

we teach MORE by what we DO,

we teach MOST by WHAT WE ARE."

---Let us be a shining light of GOD to every life we touch---

This day is a very important one for us, the teachers, for today we are celebrating OUR DAY!

I remember when I first stand infront of my first ever pupils. I was excited, nervous and all the anticipation drown me into this vast ocean that I thought I will never escape. But all of that immediately fade away (for about a minute or so! lolz!)when I found out how adorable and sweet they are. I will never forget them. And I must say that the have a special space in my heart.
Actually, this will be my first time to experience how teachers' day is celebrated in a public school. Just for this day, we will forget about lesson plans, we will drop our chalks, we will change our teachers uniform to some fabulous outfit! (lolz!) And we shall not forget that we are here to have fun and to release the stress from the previous days of teaching. Just like we did today....

Me and my co-teachers dancing... (infront of the administrators! haha!)

Can you see me? hehe.. I was there, behind someone.. (lolz!)

Can you see me now? (I wasn't there. ) :)

Taking a bow.. after the performance. :)
After this wonderful day, we shall never forget that tomorrow will be another day of teaching and learning.. and another day to inspire and touch the lives of our pupils but most of the time... it is the other way around. (yeah, it is!) :)