Thursday, January 23, 2014


“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”– Howard Thurman

Thursday, November 14, 2013

You ever look a picture of yourself, and see a stranger in the background?. It makes you wonder how many strangers have pictures of you. How many moments of other peoples life have we been in. Were we a part of someone’s life when their dream came true or were we there when their dream died. Did we keep trying to get in? As if we were somehow destined to be there or did the shot take us by surprise. Just think, you could be a big part of someone else’s life, and not even know it. 
Lucas, One Tree Hill

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Let small problems remain small.

Note to self:

Question: How do you react to problems?  Try to think of a current problem now and then look at the bigger picture of life.  Ask yourself: Will this problem matter twenty years from now?
Let small problems remain small.

-Bo Sanchez

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Oh the memories. I remember hanging out at the STC grade school library and reading this book out loud with a friend, giggling over every page. Tongue twisters are the best. :)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Five Laws of Money

Watched a video of a Suze Orman talk during class yesterday and she really inspired me to take control of my finances. Oh, the world of adulthood. =/ Sharing below the notes that I took with my new phone (finally got a new one! my old phone was dying...) It all makes better sense when she explains it, so if you're curious, do yourself a favor and look her up on YouTube:)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How Long Will I Love You

In the history of my life, THIS, I think, is the most beautiful song I've ever heard. It's on the soundtrack of the Richard Curtis movie "About Time" (now in my unwritten list of favorite movies). A Thousand Years what?!? hahaha I found the perfect wedding song. *tears*

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can
How long will I need you
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan

How long will I be with you
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash up on the sand

How long will I want you
As long as you want me to
And longer by far
How long will I hold you
As long as your father told you
As long as you can

How long will I give to you
As long as I live through you
However long you say

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I may

We're all traveling through time together
Every day of our lives
All we can do is do our best
To relish this remarkable ride

Dream Diary: The Yarn-furred, Two-headed, Koala Cat

Strange dream last night.

1. There's this English teacher I don't like. Somewhat snotty but chic and pretty. With really short hair.
2. She knows my brother and noted he does well in her class.
3. My friend Karla told me she bought the "cat" I took a photo with at some bookstore. Oh wait, before that... She complained that we weren't doing anything substantial in class (we were playing some memory game on the big computer screen) and walked out, leaving a message about how horribly the teacher was conducting the class. She came back bringing food. We ate. She gave me a pack just for myself. It was some sort of baked product. In my pack of little caramel bars in extra small cubes, there was a huge slice of some cake. I got it. I offered my teacher some, she took the whole pack and said she needed it because she was going grocery shopping. I don't know, she's gonna eat it while doing her groceries? I was so mad.I really liked those caramel thingies.
4. Back to the cat story... Karla told me she brought the cat and would I like to see it? I said yes.
5. Cat was in a shoe box, looking a bit scary. It looked more like a koala, not a cat. And the surprise was... It had two heads. the koala-like head split into 2. Cool. Its fur was something like yarn. Seriously.
5. I was so jealous of the yarn-furred, double headed, koala-like cat.
6. Went to eat at a carinderia. We wanted to check out something so we left our bags. Stupid me left my wallet and phone as well.
7. I panicked when I realized I left my phone. It's brand new and I haven't paid for it in full yet!
8. Saw a little girl holding my phone and wallet. I grabbed it from her, with a bit of difficulty, and hit her head (gently, I swear).
9. So happy I didn't lose my phone. I really love it.
10. Teachers saw what I did. I worried about my reputation. Lol

That's it. Highlight was definitely the cat. I woke up to relief that my phone was okay.hehe

P.S. The cat thing might be an effect of reading Murakami.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

shaping young minds

I was just on Facebook and someone posted something about "shaping young minds." Ugh. For some reason, this phrase bothers me. I don't know, it just doesn't seem right to take credit for molding and shaping the minds of the young ones, even if you are an actual teacher or member of the academe. The human mind is more complex than that. I think students shape their minds however they want to.

Yes, input from teachers matter, but in the end, it's up to the student to decide how they want to make use of the input, how it comes together with all the other influences and information that they take from the world around them. Teachers share knowledge and viewpoints, they can't actually dictate how a person's head should be (using the term) "shaped" like.

I wouldn't want anybody taking credit for "shaping" my mind. I decide on what I want to think about and how I want to think, thankyouverymuch.  This doesn't mean I'm ungrateful to my teachers, because I am, I truly am, I'm just saying that one teacher alone can't take credit for the way I think. :)