Birthday Note.

it's my 21st year and i feel that i have been blessed with a lot of things. so to sum up all those blessings, here's my thank-you note to HIM! 

i guess birthdays are more than just the greetings, the gifts or the party. it is more about looking back and being thankful for everything HE has given you - whether you asked for it or not, and whether you deserved it or not. birthdays remind us to make the most of the life that we temporarily have. it serves as a call to be thankful and to celebrate LIFE.

Let's Flyyy. :))

i love listening to this song! 
it calms my nerves and transports me to some other place. 
and i fell in more in love with the song when i watched this. :))



when people would ask if i think i'd be pursuing this profession for a long time, i would just give them a smile and say "i don't know. maybe. it depends." and whenever i'm caught in that kind of situation, i couldn't help but think if there really is a possibility that i'd be teaching for good.

i have only been teaching for one semester and it's pretty challenging, TIRING, but it's fun. and i guess it's true when they say that it gives a sense of satisfaction especially if your students get high grades and if they learn something from you in which you would know if they say "aaaaah. mao diay na ma'am?"

however, i really don't know if i'd still be teaching next semester. i don't know if i would be rehired (that depends on the evaluation..) and who knows, i might bump into a better opportunity this summer. but if (thankfully) i'd be teaching again, then i promise to be better and learn from my first experience. i'll keep the fire burning until it lasts. 

i still don't know where i would spend the rest of my 'career'. i may be here or i might be there. who knows? i guess i still have to explore the world until i would find the place where i could be able to help others in my own way. 



Mitch Albom once written that birth and death draw people together. and i do believe so. when someone is born into this world, we get so excited and can't wait to see the newborn. and yet, when someone leaves us, may it be someone very close to us or someone whom we don't know very well, we all come to see that person for the last time and bid him/ her goodbye. we reminisce the moments we shared, no matter how big or small that moment may be.

death is something that i'm really not used to. it is something that i don't want to talk about and i guess it is something that i fear. maybe that it is the reason why i hesitated to visit a friend's wake. although i don't know him that much and although we only shared few conversations back in high school, i was still saddened by his loss. his death came unexpectedly and i could still remember the time i saw him last December - still in good health.

his loss may be painful especially to those whom  he left behind but i'd like to believe that this would also serve as an inspiration to us, to everyone, to make the most out of the time we could still spend with our loved ones and our friends; to give someone a smile or a hi/hello whenever we bump into each other. and to tell them how much we love and value them. because we never know we might not have another chance to do so.

*rest in peace, Vince. we may not be that close but you are remembered.