Archive for June, 2011

18 days to go…..

OK, here’s the final epic trailer of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. For those who have read the book, the trailer I think covers everything already that I expect to see in the finale and watching this for the nth times still sends shivers all over me knowing that soon we have to say goodbye to this series.

We’ll at least there’s pottermore (will make a separate entry for this). 🙂


Who would have thought that I would be posting something about this once more after quite some time. If there’s one topic that I dread to talk about it’s about this but after some realizations, it made me think that being scared shouldn’t be my response but taking heart from the previous things that happened in our lives.

Yes, it’s cancer. Not me but someone close to our family again. Closer than you can imagine. You see, my lola died of cancer (well not really proved) and my cousins age 16 died of bone cancer some two years ago and here we are again traveling the same daunting road. At first I had that usual reaction of denial but then again looking at the problem head on and knowing that everything happens for a reason made me face the reality of this disease.

I didn’t realize how real it was as much as I have experienced it before. Radiation and chemotherapy were words that I have already understood and medically appreciate since it can help cure cancer. But then again when you see the picture or even the person with his/her strand of hair starting to fall down, it just simply breaks your heart knowing the uncertainties of the future. Every strand loss, every vomit, every pain, shedding weight. You see him/her suffer.

Well reality indeed bites. But then from the previous experiences what makes this trial brings us is the challenge of keeping the faith. Holding on to each other and no matter what holding on to our God. No matter how prepared we are to fight the Big C, we never know how much our hearts and bodies can handle but we know for sure that our God will give us strength to go through this trial once more.

Please pray with me for the healing of Auntie from cancer.

June marks the start of classes here in our country for most basic education units which is following the Philippine basic education curriculum. It signifies the start of the rigorous honing of the minds of young children that will set their path to whatever career they want to pursue in the near future. While for some children they are sent to private institutions wherein teachers are paid higher and are required by the administration to take several Masteral degrees to fully function as educator on the other hand the deteriorating public school system has been a constant problem of this country (let me discuss that on a separate entry). I for one am a son of an educator working for the government and I have seen how my mother has struggled on her own to impart the best education there is to her students even with the lacking funds from the government. I am not here to immortalize my mother as an educator but I am here to honor all educators (not teachers) around our country today.

I believe that educating the minds of these young people is one of the greatest sacrifice a citizen can offer his or her country. And by educating these people, educators are not merely reading textbooks, grading test papers and terrorizing students with oral recitations but these educators stir intellectual freedom, encourage achievement and increase the students’ self-worth. These educators offer more than what they can offer aside from their time and often times they also shed finances especially for public schools.

With this I salute, the educators of our country. They resemble the modern day heroes of this country. They are the epitome of selfless government workers who does not think of self-gain but more, they think of what future that they can offer their students by inculcating to them the value education.

I salute our educators who braved the blistering morning heat to reach secluded areas in our country just to impart knowledge to these areas.

I salute educators who in their own ways have helped provide informal education to places where education seemed impossible for a number of reasons where poverty is the main reason.

I could go on and on and on and on why I really value our educators that is why I still believe that there is still hope for the educational system in our country. As a wise saying goes that, “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” Indeed it is. Until this very day the teaching profession has continually amazed me and taught me so many things that I will hold dearly.

To our Philippine Educators, I salute you! Thank you for your undying commitment to your profession. We look forward to how will shape the young minds for the next 10 months of this new school year! Cheers!

JUNE 2011

Whew! Half way through the year! Really amazed with the brevity of days. One time you are preparing for Media Noche and now we are on the sixth month of 2011 already. What makes this month special? Well for most students I believe June isn’t that special since its back to school already and for those working, good luck with terrible traffic once more as classes start tomorrow.

On the other hand, June is also the month to recognize the most important man in our lives, our Fathers. It’s Father’s Day next week! Well maybe next week I can post something for my dad.

What else? Except that June elated my excitement and dread also with the countdown towards the final installment of Harry Potter. It’s 40 days to go!

Well we are indeed halfway through the year and I pray that we can make to another 6 months of 2011.

Happy June everyone! 🙂