Photo Journal #90: August 7, 2014 (Thursday)/International Conference

Today, I attended the first International Language and Linguistics conference in Mindanao at Grand Menseng hotel. Honestly, several erroneous papers were presented. If I just knew that those papers passed, I would have submitted mine. From content to form, I have to be brutally honest, I’d rate most of the papers a 3 (for the effort) out of 10. The end’s obviously not a good one. I finally spoke up in one of the breakout sessions because of the many false claims advanced by a certain researcher on Language Activation. And the idiots even agreed to the stance of the speaker. Of course, I took to facebook and posted “But would SCIENCE make your study more credible? you don’t need to scan the brain… You just have to know the facts or else your study will jisy be another crap.” As expected, a friend who knew what happened commented, “Move on and prove you stance.” Poor girl, envy impedded her logical and rational take on the matter. Dumb girl, why should I prove my stance? It’s not a stance, it’s a fact!!! It’s alright, I had mister-know-it-all who flushed speakers with conundrums on my side. Pew!!! I really cried. This motivated me to conduct a research every year and present it every year. Humanda! Try natin tong research na ‘to. Let’s see. Lesson learned? sometimes, we have to be brutally honest, inhumanely insensitive to win the respect of people. Why? If i had just shot them
with questions, they could have appeared dumb and their studies’ claims could have been overturned but I chose to keep my arguments to myself to save their asses!!! Grrrr!!! This is what honestly holds me back. I want to show them that I honeslty know but I am too sensitive to their feelings that I just always end up being silent and appearing dumb. Is that harsh? Ok, I take it back. Always remember this, it’s not what you appear to be in the eyes of others.., it’s who and what you are that truly matters. Ok, Lord. Be humble no matter what. Being kind is always better than being right, remember?

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About kaylathetheoxenophile

Hi everyone! I’m kayla. This is my first attempt to share my thoughts through blogging. Got lots of exploring to do. Don’t even know where to start and what to say. To start the ball rolling, allow me to share with you some of the fallacies about Kayla Marie Sarte. 1. Writing is just not my line. Although most considered me as a creative writer, I doubt I have that knack. I’m direct to the point. My essays are straight. As long as I get the message across then that’s fair enough for me. 2.I’m not a walking encyclopedia, got that? How funny it is to be asked by some bunch of kiddos bout tons of stuffs I don’t know or even have heard. Worse? They expect me to answer their queries in a snap. Good thing, I can always find the usual “busy” excuse to elude their endless questions. 3. You just don’t know how pain in the ass reading is to me. I always record the days I spend reading and do my best to keep the pace. Yeah, I’m a literature major but it’s uhmm, …. Except for required readings in my literature classes in the class, I haven’t truly deal with literary works personally. Good heavens, I found John Grisham and Dean Koontz – my all time faves. (In my later posts, I’ll be sharing my thoughts bout their books.) 4. One thing I found truly bleak about me is my loved for movies. I don’t like cinematography or even crave like Glenn Ortiz to be the Steven Spielberg of this race. I just enjoy watching movies on the big screen. That’s all. So, it’s a fallacy that I like cinematography… just the movies. 5. Call me braggart, arrogant. Many think so because of the achievements I gained in the past aching yet meaningful 15 education years of my life. What they don’t know is how negative and perturbed, covered with worries, stressed I am most of the time. No matter how great the laurel I get, I always look back at the failurs I’ve been through in the past. So, that goes to mean, I don’t think highly of myself or consider my awards that much. Top 3 things about me: 1. A Theophile 2. A Xenophile 3. Just Kayla Marie B. Sarte That’s all for now. You’ll get to know more about me soon and about the project 2012 that led me to explore blogging. J One thing is certain for me though, I love who I am for I am fashioned the way I fit exactly in a large mosaic we are all in. Be happy. Live life according to God’s will. – Kayla Sarte
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