It’s always there……

Just thought of comparing plants to us humans in some ways that I understand…

I love plants…I love taking care of them …Even if we only have a little space in our backyard to grow plants still I manage to grow some of them in pots….and it was so fulfilling…

When I was just a kid I tried to plant an apple seed at the back of our house coz my late Father would always tell me that whatever plant or seed you place under the ground it will surely grow…but then ofcourse he also told me that plants have certain characteristics that we should consider in order for them to survive….like how it will adapt to its climate, to its soil , to the quality of the plant itself etc….

Still I was so stubborn…I believed in what he said that whatever seed or plant you put into the soil it will surely grow…So I place an apple seed on the soil and observed it for days…Then something sprouted and I told myself that it was really a young apple tree… I told all members of my family not to cut it whatever happens but my brother told me that it isn’t an apple plant…He said we can never grow apple trees in our place because of our climate…apples only grow to places with cold climate… so he cut it much to my dismay…later on I realized that he was right coz how come I’ve never seen any of our  neighbors and our neighboring towns grow apples in their backyard…From then on I gave up in growing apples in our  backyard….

Plants are like us humans in a way….No matter how we try to blend with our surroundings, to adapt to other cultures in order to understand other people still we go back to the basics….Maybe some can change their whole persona and embrace the changes in them yet we can’t totally erase what’s inside us ….what’s inside us is permanent…it’s solid….it’s unbreakable…even if we deny it and claim that it’s no longer in us….in my humble opinion what or who we really are will haunt us for as long as we live….

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a funny moment in the middle of the night

My Mom and I always have fun together coz she’s just so cool and I love her for that:)

So, there were so many times that she had made me laugh and I guess that is the reason why it is always so nice to stay with her and enjoy her company…well I’m just cheap lol and little things mean a lot to me so I wanna share this with you…My Mom I guess who’s too old already needs to still adapt to this modern life we have as well…

So, we all know how cellphones nowadays have these kind of weird ringing tones which usually come from sounds of animals, humans, or things as glasses being broken,water being poured to a glass, the sound of bees buzzing , etc etc….So two nights ago in the middle of the night while we were sleeping Mom suddenly woke up from a sound and then she said “Sollee I can hear a cellphone maybe it’s yours answer it now coz it might be something important !”….Well blame it on modern technology lol! My Mom actually didn’t see me wake up to take a wee wee LMAO! So there you are haha I’m just cheap coz those little things mean a lot to me^^…

I just love my Mom’s attitude about life, love, and fun:)

Robsten having fun:)

how my little reflections make me a softee

This afternoon I had the chance to think about the things I wanted to do in my life be it now or in the near future. I also thought of the things I’ve done in the past and what have I gained through them in a positive way. There were so many good things that had happened and at the same time there were those which haunted me coz I felt I didn’t try my best for them. I was simply a coward at times I might say or I didn’t care enough or I felt they weren’t so important coz I was too arrogant or selfish to act on them. Ofcourse to some people they’re important but bec I was too selfish, …for me they aren’t and I somehow feel guilty about them. Now I am trying to defend myself so as not to feel guilty on some aspects. Sometimes I blame no one but me but sometimes I also blame certain  situations which could have change my attitude on those particular issues that I could have dealt with enough courage. However it’s time to move on coz what had happened had happened so let’s deal with it…move on… I guess I have learned a lot from those issues that have been thrown upon me…Do what you have to do which you think is right and the best way for that matter to be solved…Don’t take shit…I learned this from my fave actress Kristen Stewart…she’s young, she’s not perfect, she makes some mistakes too in her life but what I like most about her ( as witnessed from the many fans and people who’ve known her…  she sticks with what she believes in and acts on them…such a courageous young woman)…I guess that’s what I don’t have at times…I knew that I’m right but I lack the courage to act on them…I worry a lot because I was too selfish…lacking  passion on the things I love to do . I need to do and I should do…Yes passion and conviction…and not to forget compassion…coz if you don’t have compassion selfishness sets in and it’s for me more of a hindrance to be able to understand others and accept their situations and help them in what they need…for their own benefit!

On the other hand if you think you are still confused with a lot of things and you have your own  fears in making decisions in life seek also God’s guidance and love…and as I always say He’ll provide us enough courage to fight and settle our issues in our everyday life! God bless everyone!

Kristen Stewart and the Gentleman

good friends equals greater hopes

How time flies so fast and now we are almost done with September…A week from now it will be October which is quite a busy month for us students and teachers who are anticipating more seminars, encampments, press cons , school fairs, sports fest and others…Then we’ll also have our city Fiesta which is celebrated every 2nd Sunday of October…Not to forget our extra- curricular activities lol…fun times with family and friends…

And speaking of good times I wanted to dedicate this post  to two young Filipina who I happen to admire because of their extraordinary qualities…extraordinary in such a way that I see their courtesy to older people , the sincere love they have with their neighbors, the humility they exhibit in acknowledging things they still do not know but are willing to know, and the drive and hope they have to succeed in life…Thank you Nikki my lovely daughter and Rynee my young friend to the hope you’ve given on our young people… that truly our  youth deserve to be called ” the hope of our nation”…

how people get to smile …

Hmmmm back at writing again…It’s been a month or so…I have a new set of students again to start the school year…As always I am obliged to serve them and guide them in their studies…be a good leader or a  teacher to them or be their most trusted friend as well…

I notice that I have some really really shy students this year than in the past year…What I mean is they really wouldn’t ask me questions and talk to me unless I open up first…which I find so odd since last year my set of students were completely different- so at ease or some of them maybe already even during the first week I may say so  and much more during the second week  of classes  …  but now there was this one who seems to be so aloof even when we were on our second week already…but then as days went by I notice that she isn’t really stiff as I thought so …I realized that she knows how to smile after all…Maybe at first she thought I couldn’t be a friend to her apart from being her teacher… but I made her realized that there is nothing to worry about being in my class… it really takes time to really get to know our students…Now she would get my hand before she leaves the room as a gesture of respect…and even would greet before she enters the room…but during the first week she wouldn’t even get my hand or even say goodbye to me when she leaves and or greet me when she comes…She is not the type of a person I guess who would easily trust someone..That’s what I notice about her…but once she got to know me  coz I always put an effort to smile at her even if she wouldn’t smile…that gesture from me I guess made a big difference…Now she talks to me in a very soft voice even if I wasn’t the first one who opens up…I am now getting her to trust me…Not only that I want to teach in my class I also wanted my students to trust me so that we could work harmoniously together in the  coming days and months to come…For two weeks I shared with them so many interesting stories of love, of  friendship, of caring…

In any organization one of our aims would be to be able to gain the trust of our co workers and even those we work with in that group or community…We all wanted to give respect with each other… and so to gain the respect of others we need to respect them as well…Respect begets respect…then trust will follow…

Happy Mothers Day

                   My Mother

Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My Mother.

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
~Ann Taylor

Love this simple poem from Ann Taylor….Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers out there!!!

To my Mom….Happy Mother’s Day to you:) ….Once I  remember a  time when I went home and I was really really sad but  you tried really really hard to cheer me up….I even felt  your sadness and pain when you asked me “What’s wrong?” because I knew you really felt my pain during that time. … Upon seeing me  looking as if the whole world just crumbled and crushed at me you did the best you could to comfort me and embraced me with your unselfish love…and then everything just turned out so well after that because I promised myself not to let you see me so desperate again….because mother’s love matter to me much….so thank you Mama for being a great Mom to me and to all your children 🙂

Again Happy Mothers Day 🙂


how we get by with help from our friends…

Yay back again!…There are so many funny, and ahhhh some crazy  happenings for the past week…We had to finish some paper works for our school culminating activities….but sadly we had to make some revisions in accomplishing some of our important documents in school…all we did was erase erase everything we’ve done already …ahhhh it was a crazy week I may say!  Why do we have to revise pertinent documents at the last minute?….Just hope next time it won’t be the same again…release some guidelines earlier as much as possible so we can avoid doing erasures at the last minute….

Speaking of fun times now and forget those crazy times for a while…my buddy and I met a teacher from another school in our town during the time we had to see a supervisor to help us accomplish our documents in school…The teacher we met was just so hospitable that everything that was annoying on  that day was suddenly changed into something worthy to remember …The hospitable teacher saved the day!

Yes… the reason why it’s sometimes hard to get by during the day is when we get to meet annoying ,stubborn, and proud people in our lives….It makes our work so hard to accomplish….but when some people understand what we really need to do and they have the same sentiments as we do then even a difficult work becomes easy for us to do….Some things and some people do inspire us but others don’t give a damn…

Now  speaking of Robsten, my good friend Nikki who I consider as my daughter too:) talked about R/K….Yes we both thank God for Robsten finding each other and loving each other …I told her it was rare to see couples like them in Hollywood…We should be proud of them and she agreed:)….We even talked about how Kristen’s ex- BF never gave Rob a chance to  be with him in a photo  or even shake Rob’s hand….We felt that was  arrogance on his part knowing as Kristen’s BF before he should have been hospitable in meeting his GF’s co-star at that time….but sad to say he gripped her so tightly and so he lost her in the end…Ahhhh so much with the past !!!…What’s important right now is that our Robsten are together and happy…. Generosity and hospitality are great qualities that we must possess…If only we people are sensitive to the needs of others we can survive whatever will come our way even the difficult times…

Great day at the Monastery!

Yay!  What a day it had been! Yesterday was my birthday. I was so lucky coz I had the chance to go to “Monasterio De Tarlac! I was able to attend a special mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas. I also had the chance to get closer to the altar and touch the cross of Jesus. It was such a delightful and heartwarming experience to go to a holy place at the top of the mountain where as my buddy said  was the best place to get closer to the Holy One  as being on top of the mountain seems like we’re already looking up to heaven 🙂

Monasterio De Tarlac-A peaceful, quiet place to reflect and pray!

Had the chance to get near the Holy Cross after the mass at the Monastery...

Mam Ems, Mam Ces, the Priest, Me the fatty one, and Mam Alice in front of the Monastery

There's Bro! He is always looking after us and always ready to welcome us:)

And there’s a prayer room at the Monastery where you can light a candle and say a little prayer 🙂 “if you just light a little candle this world we live in will become a better place”…

so I lighted some little candles and prayed that love will always prevail in our lives…and ofcourse, I lighted some candles for Robsten too  coz I believe in their love and I know they deserve to be happy in this world  🙂

the One up there saves the day!

I really really had a bad dream last night!!!!…God I thought it was real and so glad to realize that it was just a dream…There was a big  big fire as like a towering inferno!!!!It wss really sooo frightening…Then I woke up and prayed hard to the One up there because sometimes I feel like there were some messages that God might be trying to tell me in some of my dreams whether they’re scary or not…I remember that  there was this I would call unfortunate  event that had happened in the past and I dreamed of it before it happened…or probably it was just coincidence?….Although the places, the people who were in that particular dream were different from those that got affected from the tragedy…..But the same sullen, shock, blank faces appeared in my dream….I am not the type of a person who would take dreams esp. bad dreams too seriously but because of that experience I had when I saw for real those shock and blank stares that I thought I would only see in my dream, now, everytime I would have a bad dream I would pray so hard so that those sad sad things won’t happen…Yes, probably God is telling me to pray hard for myself and for others….There are lots of people who are still in the midst of suffering , probably they have some social problems not yet resolved by their own countries, who are involved in wars, in poverty, etc. etc. … All of us should  give hope to those who suffer, to those who are hopeless….We should always stay positive as much as possible…and I would tell myself only God knows what will happen to us, to all of us ….that prayers could give us hope and could change anything even those things that we might think are fated….God tells us to have faith in Him….and He is our Savior so we must put ourselves in His love and trust Him with all our heart and we will be safe always…..