Sunday, March 27, 2005

the week that was

Until now I can still feel the pain even after a two-day rest. I have pain in my hips, my thighs, down to my legs and feet. Whew! That was the result of not having a good stretching before going for a more or less eight hours of walking.

Tot and I did the Bisita Iglesia or Stations of the Cross last Thursday in observing the LEnten Season. We visited 14 churches within the ever busy but beautiful Manila. We met at around 7 am and with our list of 14 churches and a liter of water, we headed to Intramuros by a jeepney. Our original plan was to start with Manila Cathedral a the first station then San Agustin. However, there was a mass at the Manila Cathedral when we arrived. The lady marshals did not allow us to go around and look for the first station. Perhaps she thought we were just loittering around. The church was really jam-packed. I saw some people seated on the floor. So we headed to San Agustin Church to do the first station and from there, work on with the rest of the 13 churches.

We visited the following churches for the Station of the Cross.
1. San Agustin Church
2. Sta. Cruz Church
3. Quiapo Church
4. Basilica de San Sebastian
5. San Miguel Archangel within the Malacanang area
6. St . Jude also within the Malacanang area
7. San Beda Church in Mendiola
8. St. Francis de Assisi in Bustillos
9. Loreto Church, the one-step-away church (literally) from St. Francis de Assissi
10. the UST Chapel/Church
11. a church in Calamba Street
12. San Jose de Manuguit Church
13. San Roque Church in Blumentritt
14. Espiritu Santo Church in Tayuman

That was 14 churches to complere the Station of the Cross. It was the first time that I visited 14 churches. when I was younger, my sisters and I would visit seven churches and do two Stations of the Cross in every church. in all.

Tot and I might have reached as far as Our Lady of Lourdes and Santa Teresita Church in Quezon City if didn’t remember about the twin churches in Legarda area. We also did our station at the nearby kikiam and squid ball stand near St. Jude Church and Wendy’s along Dapitan for lunch.

We enjoyed the walk not only as part of our exercise regimen but more importantly as our religious obligation as a Catholic. We took the chance to spend more time with each other, bonding ‘ba?, since we were busy for the past weeks with our own things. I was busy with work because of webhost testing and with school because of final exams and requirements to submit. Tot was also busy when realtives from abroad came to visit.

Last Sunday, Tot and I went for a wqalk along Baywalk so we can also attend the mass in Malate Church since it was Palm Sunday. It is really a small world. The couple we saw last Sunday in that area with their cute puppy was the same couple we saw in one of the churches we visited last Thursday. One of them recognized us too when she smiled on us.

Until now i can't help but smile whenever I am reminded by these puppies we saw last Sunday. There are cute little bulldogs in Baywalk. They were jogging along with their owner and they were ahead of these two BIG pitbulls. I thought it was the pitbulls. Sabi ko kay Tot, "Grabe naman makahingal ang mga pitbulls na iyon." Then Tot corrected me, "Hindi sila yun ah.. yung mga bulldog puppies iyon." "Ha!?" I can't belived it so I observed the pitbulls anf the bulldog puppies. Hehehehe.. Sila nga... ang kyut nila sobra... I really can't imagine a how those little cute bulldog puppies can produce that hingal sound.

Finally the semester is over!!! But it was really a pain in the ass before we can call it a semester. Well buti na lang i enjoyed doing this artsy-crafty portfolio where i got a perfect points. I will scan or take a picture of what I did so I can share it with you. I tried leaves painting on every page of it instead of using a plain bond paper only. Then i also used dried flowers and leaves to decorate the cover... then i used strings to hold the pages and its cover... by the way, i used the colored green as its motif since i used plants in it.

Naku, come third week of April, school time again for me. I will spend my morning at school, and the rest of the day at work. That was the arrangement my immediate superior and I agreed upon. She gave me that suggestion instead of filing a two-week leave. Better I guess.

Kaya if ever mapansin po ninyong hindi ako nakakapag-update ng aking blog kahit man lang minsan sa isang linggo, please rush to the nearby emergency room to check on me. hehehehe


Friday, March 25, 2005

new layout

now i am settled with this new layout.. sad i cannot reconcile how you put the tagboard back... perhaps when i have a good rest, i can do that...

will tell you more about what is happening to me in the past few days next time i blog...

Friday, March 18, 2005

ikaw na naman?

nakita na kita dati. napakapamilyar mo sa akin. kelan nga ba huling tayong nagkita? hindi ko na matandaan yung saktong petsa pero tandang-tanda ko noong huli kang nagpakita.

heto ka na naman. bakit ba ganun? pilit kong iwinawaksi ka sa aking isipan pero heto't nagbabalik ka sa aking pintuan. siguro ako na rin ang sasagot sa aking tanong. nararamdaman mo na ba ng kailangan na kitang muli? ang galing naman ng iyong tenga. narinig mo ako kahit ganoon kang kalayo mula sa akin? oo nga pala, mas malakas ang pandinig ng puso mo. dinig na dinig niya ang bawat pintig ng puso ko, ng damdamin ko.. ng kaibuturan ng aking saloobin.

kilala mo naman ako di ba? kahit alam kong may iba nang sinasabi ang puso ko na kabaligtaran ng sinasabi ng utak ko o di naman kaya ay may ibinubulong ang puso ko sa isip ko, wala pa akong paki. matigas ba ulo ko? o umaasa akong magiging okay ang lahat?

teka, sigurado ka na ba sa gusto mong mangyari? gagawin mo rin ba ang ginawa mo dati? mag-isip ka muna nang makailang beses... ako rin mag-iisip.. tapos saka tayo ulit magkita. pero sana huwag naman sa lalong madaling panahon.

Monday, March 14, 2005

bakasyon na

isang linggo na lang

makakatulog na naman ako

nang mas matagal,

ma-e-enjoy ko ang weekends ko

nang husto,

may matitipid akong pera

dahil walang nang gastos pag Sabado

sa loob ng linggong ito

subsob ang ulo ko sa pag-aaral

sunog ang kilay ko sa reviews

pasmado ang mga kamay ko

sa pagtipa ng keyboard

at paghawak sa bolpen.

sana bago lumipas ang linggong ito

normal na ang koneksyon ng Internet sa aming opisina

mahirap maghabol ng trabaho lalo't natambak na lahat.

pwede bang laktawan na lang ang linggong ito?

Saturday, March 12, 2005

another sem

One more Saturday to go and another semester is done! yipeee!!!

Can I consider this semester as more productive or should I say more demanding?

Now reviewers must be prepared for the final examinations. We will be having finals in both subjects. I have this feeling that one of the professors will give witty questions... I think it is in her personality.


I am already done with the storyline of my first novel. I hope to get it done after three months. I really want to do it... ala lang.. feel ko lang.. hehehehe....

happy weekend everyone!!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2005

hoy much have i learned?

i didn't go to work today.. i do not feel well... well for days now i have not feeling well. this tie i really need to stay at home and have a good rest...

how can i if something has been bugging me? i feel so restless and worrisome... damn it! for how many times i have told myself to just leave it alone and set myself free from anything that has anything to do with it. but here I am.. going nuts over it..

lagi na lang bang ganun? nakakapagod na.. ayaw ko na... tama na.. hanggang dito na lang ang lahat...

Saturday, March 5, 2005 last...

i am through with my micro-teaching. i am so glad that it turned out so well. well i should be thankful that i adhered to my idea to change my lesson plan. what i presented earlier in the class was not the original lesson plan or topic i prepared long time ago. i had to change it last Monday. Actually, I got pissed off. For nth time, i submitted the same detailed lesson plan I prepared to my professor for her checking. and for the nth time also, she put different corrections everytime i submit it to her. It was so disheartening to see different corrections or comments every time I submit my paper to her after I implement her corrections or suggestions. kung sana eh laging bagong lesson plan ang ipinapasa ko, hindi naman eh. ang akin lang, mas maraming oras ang natipid, mas maraming panahon ang hindi nasayang kung inayos na niya ang pag-review ng detailed lesson plan nung una pa lang.... so when the last time i asked her to check my detailed lesson, since i decided to use it for my micro-reaching, i was disappointed to see that she had another correction

arrrggghhh!!!!!!! that very moment i decided to have a new lesson plan for my micro-teaching. I also decided not to submit it to her for checking. So when I got home that Saturday afternoon, I started doing my lesson plan. When I presented that lesson plan earlier before the class, I was nervous since I know for a fact that I am not sure if I prepared a good lesson plan and I was scared if I would be able to do the teaching demonstration well.

I am thankful that my ever cooperative and helpful classmates really participated during the demonstration... I did it! Well, my professor had some remarks but she said my presentation was really good. My learning objectives were well-defined and my teaching technique was good too. Haayyy... may nasabi rin siyang tama sa wakas... or was it me only?

Come March 12, I have to submit a module for EDUC9. My classmate who's doing a peer evaluation to my module said I prepared a very good module... We discussed about it after classes. I have to evaluate her module. Sorry if you think I am bragging too much about these things.. It is just that I feel better when I know that I am doing right things right.. hehehe speaking of being efficient and effective at the same time...

Aside from the module, we have to submit a portfolio in EDUC4 containing our reflection paper. Nope, not a single reflection paper but I am talking here about reflection paperssssss. one papaer for every meeting we have in the class.. can u beat that?! that portfolio is 30% of our grade in EDUC4....

So first thing first.. finish module first then continue the reflection paper....

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

...the busy bored person i am...

alam mo ba yung feeling na marami kang gagawin pero tinatamad kang kumilos para matapos na ang lahat nang gagawin mo? sus! yun po ang aking kasalukuyang status.

masahol pa sa baradong lababo ang aking utak sa kakaisip kung ano ba ang uunahin kong tapusin. mag-praktis ba para sa micro-teaching ko? i-finalize ang module ko? tapusin ang portfolio ko? ano ba talaga?

aarrgghhh.. sabayan pa ng load sa opis... waaaahhh.....

minsan o kadalasan na ba? kinatutulugan ko na lang ang pagmumuni-muni kung ano ang uunahin ko...

sa awa ng Diyos, tapos ko na ang lesson plan na gagamitin ko para sa micro-teaching ko. ngayong gabi, aayusin ko na lang yung mga gagamitin ko for Saturday. yup! sa Sabadona sya...

tapos, i-finalize ko na ang module ko. oo nga pala, dapat ko palang i-meet ang klasmate ko para makipagpalitan ng module... kailangan kasi na i-evaluate niya ang module ko. ako rin ang mag-evaluate ng module niya. pero until now, di pa kami decided kung kailan kami magpapalitan. hehehe... tapos kailangan din palang i-testing ang module na iyon sa tatlong Grade 6 pupils.... hhhmm.. sa sabado na lang yan ng gabi.

Next ko na lang pag-igihan ang paggawa ng portfolio ko. Kung bakit ba naman kasi kailangang gawan ng reflection paper kada araw na mag-meet sa subject na iyon eh.