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Saturday, June 28, 2008

hanna montana 3d experience

hana 3d experience
Originally uploaded by rollycaidic

yeah i think i should be taking my blog site mor seriously. im usually not in the mood talking about my craps in life. who cares anyway! but hey its a long vacation. and i just thought what a waste of my precious time not wasting my time writing on my silly blog.

its 3:22 am, and my brain is still running mad. DSL realy makes you go crazy. i think i have watched all of the videos on the you tube more than you think. and thats one more thing that keeps me up. yeah i know now how to self examine my testicles! hehe... wtf all those videos. i also enjoyed that indian song and some racist korean faces. hehe... well more sounds like theyr juz wasting my time.

my latest pictures were taken inside our house. thats what you get when you watched too much TV most of the time. you get like to be with the TV, obey the TV as your master, think like the TV, hear like the TV, smell like the TV, feel like the TV and be the TV. now im like going gaga over Hanna Montana and Miley Cyrus with the Jonas Brothers Best of Both Worlds 3D Concert TV event of the year! whew! i even get to memorized that super long title for a concert. Hell no! its not about Hanna or Miley or Jonas its about the 3D Shades i got! isnt it cool? you get to watched a concert just like inside iMAX Theatre. Very sosyalan! btw the tight pants of the jonas brothers looks good on them. i wonder if it would also look perfectly fine with me. the last time i wore a skinny jeans were our school's field trip. and only after the tour when my bestfriend told me that my ass is eating up my pants! what a looser! i sucks! OMG! i hate it when i remember that.
hey i also saw that Miley Cyrus Scandal thing in the Vanity Fair Mag. she looks very matured on that. but hey hey hey! im telling you im not into hanna montana! honestly!!!! please leave me alone! anywayz i think you should also watch Miley Cyrus got a boobs on you tube. thats fucking funny i tell you. but please im not interested with her its just that i bump into one of the links and just it!

most of the places i've been were just around my monitor. surfing the net. haha.. thats what you get when its your first time with dsl. thanks to the very ear popping digitel. they patiently waited for me. dont they love me? i never paid my bills for 6months then retained my outgoing calls for more than a year and now they are likely to sue me. telling me to find my lawyer and im busted! well im paid now. and they really love me for that.

well i should get some sleep now. my eyes are red like a tomato and my brain is sagging like a banana! whuahaah! isnt it funny? sagging and banana? yeah right! its funny! got to go now. bye for now!

enjoy the waters

enjoy the waters
Originally uploaded by rollycaidic


Now the arctic zephyr guzzled up my complexion
As I freely drift on an agape sea of Quezon

My body is wavering against the tide and the wind
Eyes are jammed with the playful blue sky and white kind

My ears are hauled by the hushed water around my face
As I lie down floating on the timid ocean space

Salty sea mists squish around my chilly lips
And in my nose the blue green depths of water collapse

I wrote this poem last May 3 after me and my barkada had our annual beach vacation in Real, Quezon. The name of the resort is Baywatch. My poem describes my feelings as I swim into the seascape. Going back to the sea every year is invigorating. Spiritually, emotionally and physically I am always refreshed.

My vacation is never complete without going back to the beach with friends. It is our celebration of life, our escape from life’s black-tainted ordure. Vacation day may end but our memories from the sea live on. That is our life’s bivouacs after a day of enduring our obstacle course. The sea is our own little planet where we could escape from reality. And it’s nice to know that there are friends residing inside your heart which you can withdraw strengths, inspirations and happiness.

What plant and animal specialization have you chosen?

Originally uploaded by rollycaidic

I chose my euphorbia plant because it is so “uso” in my town. And just outside my window I also own one. It’s bearing bright red flowers like roses just only after I bought it. Since then it stopped flowering. I don’t know if it is my fault. So I wanted to know how to make it produce beautiful flowers again and more other things about it. I could also share this useful information to my neighbor.

For my animal specialization I chose my Tita Luming’s pet dog “Cutie”. She is a chubby pig-like-askal-dog owned like a real daughter by my two “matandang dalaga titas”. I thought with their help I could observe many things about the pet and I could also help them take good care of her.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Step up on the table

Step up on the table!

STEP - SYC Philippines Chapter had a small ‘reunion’ at the greenbelt 3 Makati last April 18, 9pm. Bits of SYC memories were part of the dinner table but the main course were the plan of putting up a functional organization which will produce a workable project.

Menu was laid down on the table by our country representative jonizel lagunzad. We were only 6 who discussed different major concerns of the country. Most of the ingredients are poverty and youth. Another plate serves the topic on economics. Side plates also serve technology and bigger plates had focused on education. Jonizel wanted a project that would bring hope to Filipinos. That would be in a broader sense but she explains that its part of the major objective of what the project would be. Detailing the objective, it should be a self-help project and would last a longer time.

There were a lot of flavors presented on the table and we only have to choose the best dish that we could offer to Temasek holdings. The first taste test was an internet project for the host school Wawa National High School. We thought teaching students with the technology of internet, computers and web page designing and letting them create their own journal may keep good communications between the islands of the Philippines. Objective of the program is bridging the gap of cultural differences, educating the students about the internet, making them more English proficient and letting them be active and aware of the current events of the community. And so our plates were filled with great ideas on we could materialized the initial project. Same tastes of the projects were also introduced by one the SYC. But then one flavor is missing and the major taster is not satisfied.

Not until the SYC batch 'ex', as she introduce her self, open another menu for us to taste. It is ideal as she explained it based on her experiences. Career orientation is an important part of being a high school student she stressed. We can direct their career path more accordingly if we share to the students the different careers out there. We should introduce careers that are out of the box. Not like what we could dream but how we could make a living out of it. And that what catches the nose of everyone. If we could educate students as early as third year high school about the realities of different courses, we may inspire their minds the right job opportunities our world could offer. This makes Jonizel more exited about the project. She justified that it is what she is thinking earlier. About giving hope and inspiration to the Filipino children. Letting them explore the realm of possibilities and realities. Channeling between imagination and aspiration. Through this project we could let youth imagine more than they could imagine and aspire more than the reality. We all agreed that this is a perfect program! This would be a long preparation, yes it is hard but all of us agreed that the project is great and let us wait until it cooks tenderly and perfectly!

So this is the recipe:
• Target group – Filipino youth preferably indigenous students
• Target school – (maiden host) WNHS, Lumban, Laguna
• resource persons
• work group - SYC chapter
• Case study of the place
• Begin with a small group like some indigent families
• Set a program or orientation
We are hoping TEMASEK would love our recipe. We'll have to wait first for everyone to agree with the project proposal.
Btw thanks to jonizel for the anniversary book! Its nice. Thanks to everyone as well.
pics are from my scrap book
courtesy of flickr

one good way of enjoying the pleasures of blogging and earning money at the same time!
I was inspired to update my blog posts because I watched this you tube video taken from mel and joey segment about blogging. It said I could earn big bucks out of blogging! Wow! and they are not just talking about pesos but dollars! Well, that’s one good motivation to keep on patching up those pieces of stuff about yourself and start making some money baby…

12 Reasons Why You Need A Blog
by: Dr.Mani Sivasubramanian

"Why Should I Blog? I Simply Don't Get It"

This post on a popular discussion forum set me thinking - and I came up with 12 reasons you should blog.

Read them and get started on your blog. Or better still, go get your blog up and running and THEN come back and read this :)

#1 - You Do Not Need To Know HTML

One of the biggest hurdles many hopeful website creators face is they don't know to design a webpage. Blogs overcome this - all you do is type into a box, and the blog software automatically converts it into a webpage and publishes it on the World Wide Web for anyone to see.

#2 - You Are 'Forced' To Keep Your Content Fresh

Blogs are essentially online diaries. It doesn't make sense to write in your diary every month or two. Similarly, running a blog itself 'forces' you to update it often. And refreshing your blog often makes it more useful to readers and consumers - and by extension, to search engines who are in the business of presenting *their* clients with valuable resources.

#3 - Your Blog Is AUTOMATICALLY Optimized For Search Engines

Search engines love fresh content. But that's not the only way blogs are powerful tools to rank high. Indeed, most blogs are structured to offer a high degree of search engine optimization.

All sections of your blog are linked together. The terms used as link 'anchors' are keyword-optimized. Categories can be created to host themed content. Navigating through your blog is intuitive. Archives can be customized, and generate hundreds of pages of content that act as 'search engine spider bait'.

#4 - You Get A Built-In Linking Structure

With very few exceptions, most blogs are structured to be a tightly integrated network of links - to other sections of your blog! It's quite easy for a visitor to get 'lost' within your blog... without ever leaving it.

Calendars link to posts on specific dates. 'Recent Post' listings point to your freshest content. Archives connect all your earlier posts. Search boxes let browsers look for certain kinds of content. And it all happens automatically, without you spending hours on creating a link structure or sitemap!

#5 - You Generate Multiple Content-Rich Pages

Every post you make on your blog is content. And by intelligently setting up your archiving preferences, you can turn each post into many different forms of content, each on a page of its own. Blog regularly for a few months, and you could end up having a 100+ page website - all filled with relevant, keyword-optimized, themed content!

#6 - You Can Keyword-Optimize Your Blog Extensively

All parts of your blog's template can be customized. And a very powerful way to do it is by inserting relevant keywords. It's a do-it-once job that will give you ongoing benefits for as the life of your blog. You can include keywords in your blog title, description, blog post headings, trackback links, comment invitations, archive titles, and category names.

#7 - You Create An Online Community

If your blog is on a specific theme, you can build a loyal readership and develop an online community. You can even take it a notch higher by tying it in with a forum or membership site. Ask for comments, suggestions, ideas and feedback, or invite reader participation. Pretty soon, your blog will be growing organically - even if you don't write a lot!

#8 - You Initiate Conversations With Readers

Of course, the first step is yours - to initiate a dialog with readers. You could do it with your blog post, asking a question or by inviting comments and interaction. Your blog will be read by an audience that's already interested in your subject or theme. This conversation will be priceless to you, the blog owner.

#9 - Your 'Inbound Link' Process - Trackbacks

Blogging is about distributed conversations online. Links are an integral part of such an informal network. Trackbacks are a kind of blog technology that make it possible - and simple! Your blog will benefit from the inbound links a trackback will bring, and you'll also get extra traffic from other sources.

#10 - You Can Syndicate Your Content Easily

Getting readers for your content is good. Getting your content out where many more readers can see it is GREAT! Syndication (via RSS feeds) is built in to most blogging platforms, giving you a quick and easy way to get a wide readership for your blog posts.

#11 - You're Creating Stuff Search Engines LOVE

Search engines exist to offer their audience a compilation of the best resources on a subject or keyword. Your blog is the answer to a search engine's prayers! By sticking to a theme and presenting the content in an organized, structured, intuitively connected pattern, your blog will be appealing to search engines in a way only a very professionally planned and designed website can ever hope to be.

#12 - You Get 'Alternate' Traffic Sources

Remember what we saw about blogs being linked and networked together? Bloggers like to share opinions with others. And when they 'talk' about you, they are going to point to your site, or a post on your blog, to show their readers what they mean. They become 'alternate' traffic sources - for YOU!

Other tools like blog rolls, furls, favorite bloggers and more can drive sporadic - but sometimes big floods - of traffic your way. And best of all, it's effortless and costs you nothing!

Not yet convinced? Well, then maybe blogging isn't quite your cup of tea. But if you trust me, try it - you just might be pleasantly surprised.

About the Author
Dr.Mani Sivasubramanian is author of 'Blog Profit Ideas Exposed - 33 Ways To Profit From Blogs" - - and 'How To Profit From RSS Feeds" - and publishes 8 different 'niche' blogs and has been reporting on marketing with blogs and RSS feeds since 2001.

The Daffodil Principle

The Daffodil Principle

Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over." I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead. "I will come next Tuesday", I promised a little reluctantly on her third call.

Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and reluctantly I drove there. When I finally walked into Carolyn's house, I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren.
"Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The road is invisible in these clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see badly enough to drive another inch!"

My daughter smiled calmly and said, "We drive in this all the time, Mother."

"Well, you won't get me back on the road until it clears, and then I'm heading for home!" I assured her.

"But first we're going to see the daffodils. It's just a few blocks," Carolyn said. "I'll drive. I'm used to this." "Carolyn," I said sternly, "Please turn around."

"It's all right, Mother, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience."
After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand lettered sign with an arrow that read, " Daffodil Garden ." We got out of the car, each took a child's hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path.

Then, as we turned a corner, I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight.

It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it over the mountain peak and its surrounding slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, creamy white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, and saffron and butter yellow. Each different-colored variety was planted in large groups so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers.

"Who did this?" I asked Carolyn.

"Just one woman," Carolyn answered. "She lives on the property. That's her home." Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house, small and modestly sitting in the midst of all that glory. We walked up to the house.

On the patio, we saw a poster. "Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking", was the headline. The first answer was a simple one. " 50,000 bulbs," it read. The second answer was, "One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and one brain." The third answer was, "Began in 1958."

For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun, one bulb at a time, to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Planting one bulb at a time, year after year, this unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived. One day at a time, she had created something of extraordinary magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration.

That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time--often just one baby-step at a time--and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world …"It makes me sad in a way," I admitted to Carolyn. "What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a wonderful goal thirty-five or forty years ago and had worked away at it 'one bulb at a time' through all those years? Just think what I might have been able to achieve!"

My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way. "Start tomorrow," she said.

She was right. It's so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a lesson of celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, "How can I put this to use today?"

Use the Daffodil Principle. Stop waiting.....
Until your car or home is paid off
Until you get a new car or home
Until your kids leave the house
Until you go back to school
Until you finish school
Until you clean the house
Until you organize the garage
Until you clean off your desk
Until you lose 10 lbs.
Until you gain 10 lbs.
Until you get married
Until you get a divorce
Until you have kids
Until the kids go to school
Until you retire
Until summer
Until spring
Until winter
Until fall
Until you die...

There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

So work like you don't need money. Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.

If you want to brighten some one's day, pass this on to someone special. I just did!

Wishing you a beautiful, daffodil day!Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lumban Anilag Street Dancing Champions Trivias

magaling magaling magaling! Champion ang Lumban Wawa National High School sa Anilag Festival 2008! syempre tatak lumban magaling! check out da pics!




  1. Ostrich feathers which costs 250 pesos were used as headress of each of the girls

  2. the municipality of lumban expenses had reached more than 400,000 just for the street dancing competition!

  3. 30,000 pesos were paid for the coreographers and production designer

  4. 10,000 pesos were aloted each day for the food of the dancers

  5. costumes were made in san pablo not in lumban

  6. participants are composed of 42 male dancers, 49 female dancers, 14 props men

  7. there were almost 10 professional make up artist hired

  8. practices took 1 month. from 8am till 9pm. mostly 15 minute breaks only.

  9. all props are authentic lumban made except for the sewing machine which were carved in paete using styro to get ease in parade.

  10. the props were doubled in number, a set for the practice alone and other set for the actual competition were reserved.

  11. costumes of the boys were delayed 2 hours before the actual competition

  12. not all boys were wearing the same costumes inside.

  13. propsmen's costumes were from last year's anilag of san pablo

story of my money

It’s all about the money!!!!

I was fully charged and energetic this morning. I slept early for the first time when DSL is not yet invading our pc at home. So I was so exited to see all my carpenters working continuously and to my surprise! Its past 8am and only Mang Vino the assistant is only around!!! WTF! WHERE ARE THE CARPENTERS! Screaming inside my head… I tried to said this to the good old carpenter’s assistant that he may leave and return AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TOMORROW. And I hope he catches that line… I was fucking stressed to my surprise that everyone is so ‘palagay’ with everything when everything is a mess.

Later that morning my head teacher texted me salary is here… well what a great timing! I can have the whole morning free going around places. Never did even thought of taking a bath crash to the school. Met the principal wammy and get my salary. Before I left the school I settled everything. I gave ‘reseta’ inside the class cards indicating the credits of my wonderful (sucks!) students. Then did some forms, thanks to mam rexy filling out my performance rating now I just had to sign those.

Now im going to sta cruz to get the money sent my mother and so the story of my money goes…

Part one

I check out big bucks how much their rate is. Said 41.75. in paete its 41.35 so I thought I can save a lot with that (big buck’s rate). I ran to RCPI to get the money. I released the money in dollars for the first time. Now im learning!!... hahah

I got around 20,000 bucks I thought enough to finish the house renovation. Then I go to sta cruz joy enterprises and bought some electrical stuff for my upcoming brand new air conditioner. It costs around 2, 300.

When I got home I paid my sister 1,700 for the credits I made yesterday. Coz I got short when metrobank was offline lunchtime I siniloan.

In munisipyo I met beth the imperial rep to show me some air cons and some nice appliances. What I have in mind are washing machine and air con. Cutting my money story short I ordered one unit of the breezy thingy and swirly thingy for 5, 700 including the downpayment one month advance to avoid the CI shows and delivery fee. Anyway the spaghetti is nice free from the paete municipal office. Good timing though. I also pay ate mhey 500. thanks tamhey!

Then, obeth the sober showed up wanting to shovel all of their hardworks for the past week. I carefully computed all of their salary then take off their advance which equals to 3,700 bucks. All goes to the three of them!

Now summing up all my money’s journey to other people’s pocket. I will be running out of money before the house gets its final touch. I will be short big time on this. Anyways,
always think positive! I’ve always wanted a decent, simple but a house that I can be proud of and tell to everyone. A house, which I can announce as a landmark. At the end of the day, its always between me and my house. And it’s a nice thing to think that you have something that you can really call your territory. I get inspired seeing my co-teachers’ houses when they tell a story about it, laugh about it, and dream about it. Now I can share mine as well.

about our house

It has been a sleepless week for me. And marina is still swimming around the television while im in front of my turtle pc for some updates and probably making the most out of my new DSL! Whaha… this is what we call as ‘sabik’. i slept for 3 hours then waited for the carpenters then sleep again. Never mind all those noise.

Yeah! Speaking of carpenters… we are now renovating our house.
Let me describe ours. Its an old ancestral house of my late father. Made of stone on the first floor then wood on the second floor. After my father and my uncle ige passed away. My tita luming and tita virgie were left probably hanging coz they are single.. matandang dalaga.. so my superhero mother came to the rescue I think. She ‘suklian’ the house and lot.

Three years ago the house is not fully divided. Problem is there is only one stairs. So some problems usually occurs. Like the veryy cute cuteee. Wtf! That little angel like my auntie would say brings terror to us! As doctors said. She has scabies and yucks!! Even my pamangkin has too. Oohh thanks to that angelz..

So let me describe what is going on in our house right now. While im in front of my pc and while everything moves around me:

  1. we mixed the rooms with my tita. Moving my things to sister’s room just to give way for the repairing of the room where I will transfer.
  2. there is a big hole almost in the middle of our house right now. It’s the site of my precious tita’s stairs. I hope no one get hurt especially my precious tita. Yeah right! Keeping my fingerz crossed.
  3. my katokayo ‘rolly’ the 320-a-day-slow-carpenter is making all that noise making my room. Imagine spending all week just making my room’s walling and not yet the ceiling.
  4. thanks to obet the-350-a-day-fast-head-carpenter is doing most of the work. He is now going to the plainer to do the stair way to heaven of my auntie. They requested to do the plainer to make it lovelier.
  5. now I don’t know where to dump the good old refrigerator and the rusty washing machine. Well im planning to place the washyyy machyyy at the side of our house. I will renovate that too.
  6. later on I hope they put the new poste for the support of the new division.
  7. yesterday I run to the atm to get some money. Mother lily is not yet sending. Then this afternoon I will get to the RCPI to fetch some more money. Really spending way too high and to think 30,000 was gone with the wind just for the materials alone!
  8. now im thinking of matmas to carry over the expenses, ohh no I won’t!!! I have a big plan for the money ohh I hope I wont get help from them. No no!
  9. hey thenks to my sister who help out cleaning the dishes and cooking the rice and keeping aniel out of site of the carpentaz. Realy dangerous with a kid around. Promise! Hey thanks to johnmarie as well my pamangkin here. A little help means a lot to us.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

My First FMA

“I did not become a teacher out of any sense of vocation; mine was no considered decision in the interests of youthful humanity or the spread of planned education. It was a decision forced on me by the very urgent need to eat.”

- Edward R. Braithwaite
To Sir, With Love
Looking back in time, I really don’t remember any childhood experiences that would connect my current profession right now as a teacher. I always dreamt of becoming a doctor, an architect or an artist perhaps just like any normal kiddo would aspire. But being a teacher is far from my imagination and I never encountered it in any of my dreams. I grew up in a world of sketch pads, chisels and religious images around our house. The fact that my late father was a small-time carver in Paete, Laguna did not permit me to fulfill my hallucinations of becoming a high-earning professional someday. Instead, the satirical reality of teaching comes. I ended up graduating Bachelor of Secondary Education, Major in General Science at the Laguna State Polytechnic University in Siniloan, Laguna three years ago.

As soon as I graduated in college, I worked as a call center agent in Ortigas. I thought earning high salary and working in an urbanized “cave” would fulfill my happiness. I was so wrong. A cave is still a cave. I realized that it was so toxicating. Burning up my ass in an office chair for straight eight hours and arguing to someone I don’t even see is something that no one would really enjoy. I don’t have anything against call centre agents, I think it’s also a nice earning job but I really don’t think that work is for me.

Soon enough, I passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers that year and told my self maybe I would give it a try. I trusted God for He planned my board exam and my application as a teacher in public school. I was only 22 years old when I planted my first year of teaching in Lumban National High School, Lumban, Laguna, where I am still now. Most of my co-teachers and friends ask me if I’m enjoying my work. They thought being a teacher is a very tough job. Yes it is! But I can not exactly explain why I am still teaching today. Everyday I still greet my students with a big smile and full of energy. Laughing with them, arguing about something, discovering new ideas, exploring new worlds, and even the worst of disciplining them makes me feel alive. I truly enjoy those crazy moments. Looking back again to the passage of Braithwaite, I realized that it’s maybe not my choice to become a teacher but I know my profession have chosen me. I maybe forced because of our status in life but being a teacher is not an accident. In the process I realized how education has engulfed my frustrations in life.

I am still very young in this vocation. I lack enough experiences that would help me understand most of the ups and downs of Science Teaching. Now I come to another chapter of my life. I consider being a distant student again in this virtual class is another exiting part of my career. I expect to learn more about my major subject as well as improving my teaching skill. I also expect that I would gain a lot of insights and help from my fellow classmates. I would really like to share experience with them. Through this I know I can upgrade my craft. And through this I want my students to build up their education as well. I also lack enough knowledge that would help me understand most of the modules/topics of BIO A in Diploma in Science Teaching. I hope to read more forums and help from my fellow classmates. I will also try my best to help them out. We’re just an email away.

Opportunities are never lost; someone will just take over the ones you missed. True enough, the opportunity of studying in the University of the Philippines – Open University is a big break for me. Congressman “Egay” San Luis Scholarship program really offers a great chance for us to pursue our post-baccalaureate studies in spite of our arduous work as a public school teacher.

My line of work requires a great deal of time and efforts. Weekdays are not enough to accomplish all my tasks in school. Even Saturdays and Sundays are sacrificed just to prepare all the lessons and visuals for the coming days. For this reason, studying in an Open University or distance learning program helps a lot in balancing my time and effort for different tasks.

My intension in taking up a graduate study course is to advance my level of education, which may lead to a higher degree of position and a broader scope of employment. Moreover it would be an edge to finish my education in one of the premier universities in Asia such as UP.

After I completed my graduate study course in UP Open University, I will still continue to teach Science and Technology II in public high school, conforming the contract I will sign under the scholarship. I know, after this, more doors of opportunities will open for me. I will also apply for promotion that may upgrade the level of my position. I will also venture into a deeper line of work, like researches or science investigative project, and maybe streamline my teaching strategies.

To the extent that my career will flower, I know my students will also bloom in the field of science. I will improve their skills and develop more their interest in this discipline which is the basic aim of my scholarship. Cong. San Luis’ vision is to harvest more UP Passers from students of fourth district of Laguna. That is what I am also aiming. After UP, I should be able to create globally competitive students, equipped with the latest trends in science.

An ideal UPOU student?

My “baptismal” in UPOU last second semester with Sir Ric Bagarinao was unforgettable one. I had zero knowledge and zero experience about distance learning student. It was really a roller coaster ride of learning, both exciting and very unpredictable. I had the most extreme pressures and lowest point of emotions every time we have examinations and deadline of assignments. But every end of the rides were rewarding.

If I would evaluate my past experiences and participation last semester, I am still not sure if that would make an ideal student of UPOU. I’m not an expert regarding this but there many things I learned more than our modules and online discussions. Honesty, diligence, obedience, curious, judgmental, patience, perseverance, humility… I could enumerate hundreds of desirable traits that a student should posses but at the end of it all is one thing that I am always telling my self and everyone. LOVE what you are doing and everything will follow.

“The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.”
- Francoise De Motteville

Like my profession, when I learned how to love being a UPOU student, I also learned to accept all the perils of it. The UPOU student must be totally committed in his efforts towards excellence. It’s hard, very hard, and it takes a lot of hard work but the end of it all is worth it. I became conscious that it is all part of the process. And the process is yet to come. I will have more modules to read and study, more assignments to pass, more examinations to get but I doesn’t bother me at all. As long I love what I am doing I am happy and that is the most important thing.

How about the examinations?

I believe that examinations are given depending on the learning of the student. Different examination requires skills suited for the topic or the type of knowledge a teacher is trying to measure or asses, somehow. I can not tell what exactly the kind of the examination in BIO A we could have. Since our brain doesn’t stop working. From the moment that we started the modules and becoming curious about our surrounding that’s the time that we try to explain everything around us. Likewise, learning has been evolving since we started analyzing how our brain works. It’s like a child being born, learning started out as a way of acquiring knowledge. Then after a few months passed we started to adopt this knowledge to a natural way, on how knowledge and the learner exist. I don’t stop there; I am now still trying to prove more knowledge by examination. This time the focus is not only on the learner but as well as his / her environment and all other factors that may affect him / her.

The final question.

I admit I’m still very young in my profession as a teacher. I am still in an experimental stage. I have done a lot of trial and error in my teaching strategies. But I know I may fine tune my teaching career as I get old. My concept of a science is not as profound as a scientist. I’m a science teacher. That’s why everyday I always include science word drill, some science news/updates, and a good motivation for my students. There are also individualized instructions I use during activities. This would help students discover new knowledge by themselves. Also students learn from their mistakes so they use more of their brain trying to analyze the problem.

That’s my concept of science. Not just as a subject in school but something that my students could bump into everyday. I believe scientific literacy is not about memorizing hundreds of terminologies in science nor enumerating thousands of the parts of an organisms or even counting millions of living organisms. It’s about making my students’ feeling science as part of their everyday lives. Letting them explore things by applying the concepts they have learned. Criticize things like scientists do. Until I achieved this vision, I can tell my self that I am a true Scientist and a teacher.

The important thing here is that educators must be like embroider. There may be a lot of colors and textures of threads to choose from but an expert embroider know when, where, what and how to place these to the fabric in order to produce a one of a kind master piece.

I would like to end my first FMA with the Daffodil Principle:

Learn to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time--often just one baby-step at a time--and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world …

There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money. Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.

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