Monthly Archives: September 2011

My teachers, My Heroes

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Teacher are really difficult people to understand. You can’t grip their perception on things and their reactions are far from their expectations.. And the most difficult thing is that when you think you know them, a different side of them appears, making you a lot more puzzled than before.

But I think their trait is a factor that binds me closer to them.  To most teachers, I may just be an average student who comes and goes after  four years, never to be seen again.

To a simple student, teachers are individuals to be endured for ten months every year for fifteen years or so.  To them, every Monday is dreaded and Friday is celebrated.

Well, to me, teacher are specks of gold, meant to be treasured for they are rare to find and valuable to man.  It takes luck to be able to find one in this world.

They bring happiness to be found and collected in my quest to my ultimate goal. A simple word from their lips sends hundred of tremors through my brain which branches out to ” Huh?” and “Ahh.”

They give off light and leave trails that enables me to follow a path towards a better future and the hints and pieces of puzzles they give to me are then pieced together to finish the puzzle of education and growing up.

Hundred of items and skills were passed down to me from different teachers and information and wisdom from them prove to be priceless in the world of moral etiquette.

The list for the things they’ve done to me, for me and for others is endless and this blog post is hardly the beginning. Saying thank you to them is not enough to compensate the pain, suffering and enduring they have to keep up with during the process of molding me into a better citizen, student and person.

I truly find it difficult to express gratitude in person but through my writings and ideas, I wish to let you understand that My Teachers are My Heroes!

Kristia41

This is an entry to the Thank You, Teacher Blogging Contest on The Teacher’s Notebook

Functionality VS. Style

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In the midst of our technology-infected world, beauty and fashion is still a big factor in terms of choosing gadgets.

Cool-looking devices are more often than not bought by individuals because of their outer appearance. In fact, most people look for an objects appearance before looking into their function.

But is it really worth it it, buying a device just for show? Nuh-uh-uh! It just  doesn’t work that way. Function plays a deeper role in devices compared to beauty.

Buying second-rate devices are just plain DUH just because of their cool exterior.  It is much recommended  to invest in a  device for its functionality.

Anyway, who would want to buy  a stylish device only to have it break down the next day. So better weighyour options and factors closely and choose a device that not too shabby on the outside but worth the money for its functionality.

Hanging On or Letting Go

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There are only two choices in life–to let go or to hold on. Both pose different endings and different consequences.

As the most difficult choices, one can only fathom the twists and turns of events that follow the big decisions. Consequences vary from funny to insulting. Imagination is not enough to see the what ifs and what-could-bes of each side.

Life is screwed and nothing is much harder than choosing between forked roads or in this case, branching decisions. Courage is needed to make the decision and the risks or high for either part of the group.

Choosing to let go is painful but offers relief at the same time. It takes a lot of courage to even admit that one thing is not yours, never was yours and will never be yours.

Hanging on take a different kind of bravery for the one who decided to hang on is pelted by insults, unasked advice and unwanted suggestions. One can only imagine the suffering endured by those who chose to hang on.

One could never see the two sides of the coin at the same time and there is no middle path to trek on to safety. Regrets comes last and whatever path we choose, consequences follow.

Choose carefully and weigh your stakes and risks. But more importantly, trust your instinct, follow your heart and live life to the fullest. Because now is the time to decide whether to let go or to hold on.

Taken for granted

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Here’s a list of things I took for granted and realized were essential in my life. Thumbs up to those who gave some to me and to those gave all to me. Hope you realize how important they are to me.

* Random smile – ever got the feeling of freshness every time a complete       stranger smiles at you? I get that feeling sometimes, but whenever I do, an invisible force  makes my lips curl upwards into a smile. Such brief exchanges between two people is very rare that’s why I treasure it. I t also seems like a     good way to find new friends.

*Hurtful insults – most of them contain the blunt truth and have insights that you can use to your advantage. Look  behind the spiky words to see the truth and change for the better.

*Help from friends – I always fall but friends always help pull me up whether from a failing grade or a stupid project I don’t have an idea on. I’m sure this is self-explanatory for all readers.

* Problems – Learn to appreciate challenges, life would be boring without them.  Still they may bring me down, but it is just so that  I have to stand up and start all over again.

* Failures – Curse the! Curse all problems! But cursing them won’t make them disappear. I always try to remember all my failures ( which are not hard to do so, cause they are SO embarrassing that I couldn’t get them out of my mind much lees forget them)  and use them as reminders of what I shouldn’t do.

* Other people’s mistakes – I don’t always have to make a wrong move to learn the lesson, right? I also keep track of other’s failures, just so I can avoid the same consequences. Saves me a lot of time than experiencing it first-hand.

*Small successes – -the small things I achieved, all are tiny steps towards my primary  and final goal. This statement is more than enough explanation.

It is the small things that matter the mos, the tiniest details and the minuscule perfections that make life a whole lot more beautiful. It should not be taken for granted but should be cherished and treasured, taken as a challenge, a form of motivation or as an inspiration to be used to propel us towards the winning goal in our life.

Stereotypical…

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All in the first section are geniuses, all in the bottom section are dumb and the middle section is for people who have no place to go to. In other words, people who belong nowhere.

That stereotyping is common and is pure nonsense. Most of the people in the first section are just plain studious or else, hardworking. People in the last section are not necessarily dumb, they just find difficulty keeping up with their studies, or maybe they don’t care enough for their studies.

That is plain stereotyping. But this is an example of a UNJUST stereotyping:

The hostage taking of one Filipino made the whole tourism business of the Philippines to suffer as well as dragging the good name of the country across mud when the good people of said country spent years to polish the name Philippines.

Because of a single man, the whole country was regarded as a land of hostility, law-breakers and criminals. Can you believe that just because of the action of a man, the whole country suffered the consequences. Filipinos are stereotyped in a bad way. People don’t even notice the good values and deeds achieved anymore.

That’s how I feel, people do the good thing and just because some stupid trick, others stereotype you, just because you are in the same country, or the same state or the same section, people stereotype you because of an infamous trick of a single person.

People shouldn’t stereotype. It’s not good, not to mention it hurts the feelings of those you are stereotyping. That’s for sure.