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Start of French class at USEP from 1-3 pm every Sunday. 🙂 And finally, we’re 10 in the class. Weeee!!!
Served twice as commentator today. While reading the mass intentions, I noticed one parishioner staring at me as if irked by something I did. I reckon it was due to a mispronounced name in the reading of intentions. Sorry!
It’s true that it’s in your direst moments that the most innovate, creative ideas are born. Today, my quest to produce researches begins. Last day of the seminar and last day of a buffet dinner alone (or not).
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?
Today, I prolly did not kick the day right. Instead of sweating out, I chose to be sweeped off by the seductive lure and magnet of the bed which means I already lost one day rest off my week. It didn’t bother me at all though because I only consumed 1167 calories today. Wohooo! Trying to keep up with goals beyond my zone like 38 inches for the first week is harder than meeting my calorie intake aim each day which is 1200. That’s why I went with the latter. Going for vegan wrap every dinner wasn’t even a sacrifice. I must admit that not working out resulted to a sluggish me. Yikes! Contrary to my belief that I will store enough energy when I do not exercise, not working out seemed to enervate me that caused my unproductive day. Today’s classes flushed me with worth debating arguments which truly astounded me. Instead of freaking out and ranting after noticing how unprepared my students were, I took deep breaths and thought of the most rational way of responding. Thank God, I did not rattle off sermons again. I am really proud and God must be, too. I know God knows I am doing my best to make each day productive, better, and full of life. Love u po!!!
Photo Journal #61: July 9, 2014 ( Wednesday)/Fulbright Grad Out, Fulbright Teaching Assistant Post In
Filled with too much negativity today but I didn’t let that interfere with the challenge I set for myself this week: No coke, no chocolates no matter how hard it gets and stick to the execise plan. Three days left and that challenge will surely be ticked off. I am exasperated and adamant at first to apply for another scholarship but my guts echo so loudly in the evenings that I decided to give this another scholarship a shot just to mute those inner rambles. I called the PaEF office in the afternoon to inquire if they’ve already started with the initial interview for Fulbright Graduate studies scholarship because if they did, that means I didn’t make it. I was right, they did. I sobbed believing that Every failure deserves a night cry. A night cry… After that, it doesn’t deserve to be fret over anymore. Tomorrow’s another day. Yes, Lord… I will join this scholarship. Be with me, please. My picture below was taken after crying, before heading to another mass service.
Photo Journal #57: July 5, 2014 (Saturday)/Transformers, God’s presence, Wisdom, Letter to Inmate, Anger Control Success #1
In my last post, I told you that reading the letter from Greg was a little stressful but I now realized, he decided to ask as many questions as possible because I am the only person he can talk to while in my case, to be honest, he is just one of my work-of-mercy beneficiaries…in other words, a charity case. That’s when I started asking myself the reason why I wrote him a letter in the first place. Certainly, it’s not just to tick off another item from my bucket list and if ever, unconsciously, it is the case, I should remind myself that doing this-writing him a letter- is more than that. While writing my second letter, I drawled on while answering almost all his questions that it ended up having six pages. I also sent him photos and a keychain. This day was also a brother-sister bonding time. We watched Transformers: Age of Instinction in 3D which I hate but left us with no choice because of my tight sked for the day. As usual, at 6 pm, I proceeded to the church to be the commentator for the mass. I saw one guy clocking me… Oooo. Hahahahah. These are the lessons I learned for the past week: 1. focus on what you can control 2. God is really up to something. 3. Be at the moment for when the sought after future comes, I’d look back on this day and say, “That day’s better.” 4. Loving is always better than being right. It may not be a justifiable expedient response nor a profitable act but it is, as mentioned by Maya Angelou, satisfying to the soul. So, I resolve not to retaliate just because I know I am right and it’s just for kindness is not after always being right. 5. God’s miracles are treasures, right? No debates on that and remember, the greatest treasures are not readily and easily found. Only the valient, the humble, the persistent, the faithful can find them. One has to look for them to find them. The greatest miracles, then, are those which need to be discovered…like…uhm, the wisdom
In a setback perhaps? I am truly happy, why? I finally heard God´s voice after His long silence. He never abandoned me. I felt like I am in a rut but I am wrong. I heard him speaking to my heart today, telling me that He knew I am in a safe zone that no matter where I go or what I do, I am totally safe and not diverted. It’s as if telling me to do the best that I can to better myself while I am on the preparation stage before taking off to another journey. I am not scared for I truly trust in Him. He is always with me We’re in this together. Congratulations dear self as well for not throwing tantrums and venomous words to a driver who’s obviously at fault. Wohoooooooo!!!! After this, I’ll start my coursera. Kikiki!
I almost lost my temper when I was caught in a heavy traffic while I was on my way to SM Ecoland to meet up with Nap, Jullivy, Ghemma, ma’am Ai and Joanne. It took me around an hour and 45 minutes before reaching my destination but when I got there, the food was not yet served. Nine months had passed before we got together again. I was happy, yes…but it was a little awkward with the rest. I don’t know why. I slightly felt strange being with some of them. Or I was just paranoid. Overall though, it was fun… Thanks to Nap who fed us with his funny experiences. By the way, the letter from Greg, the death row inmate assigned to me finally arrived today. I, honestly, became instantly overwhelmed by his questions which ranged from my hobbies, habits to the most mundane topics. Wooo. Putting off my response mail for the next day is a good decision because I reckon I need more than two hours to finish writing my replies. 🙂