Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Not until I received a text message a week after, and an email two weeks after, bearing a thank-you-for-your-time-taken-but-we-have-selected-another-applicant appreciation note on it. All good thoughts seemed to vanquish upon receiving a news that I never expected to have.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
A timely message of the Assumption is that, with God’s help, we can rise above whatever weighs us down or burdens us. We need not be pressed down or imprisoned forever. It is a beautiful message of freedom and hope. - Fr. Jerry Orbos, A Mother’s Wish (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15Aug2010)
- Fit your footwear first and make sure it’s still VERY MUCH OK before deciding to bring it in an occasion. However new it may look like, its parts may already be old – and snap and fail you! Take it from me: I WALKED LIKE A CRIPPLE BECAUSE OF MY SEEMIGNLY NEW-LOOKING BUT OLD, NOT-USED-FOR-A-LONG-TIME STILETTOS WHICH SNAPPED RIGHT THEN AND THERE.
- Prepare barya in the morning so that manongs will not have an excuse to give you a change less than what you are supposed to have.
- Print a map of a not-so-familiar place so that you won’t get lost. Also, you will not spend your time walking a distance where you were not expected to be at.
- Flash that gentle smile and have a direct eye-to-eye contact during interview. It does help. J
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
"We will never ever know the ultimate reason for our existence... the only possible answer to the question is I DON'T KNOW.
.. The only possible solution: to follow our dreams. Having the courage to take the steps we always wanted to take is the only way of showing that we trust in God. As soon as we accept this, life takes on a sacred meaning...
We don't look for an answer, we accept, then life becomes more intense, much more brilliant, because we understand that each minute, each step we take, has a meaning that goes beyond our individuals... We realize that there is a reason for us being here, and for us, that is enough."
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
- Leave your I.D. to the Religion section's porter before entering;
- You need not to ask for any lady/gentleman to look for the material you want because it is you, yourself, who's gonna bulldoze the racks, drawers and shelves;
- Be with someone who has a SHARPER memory and a BETTER common sense (haha);
- Bring alcohol (or soap, if possible) to get rid of the dust after you play with them along with the VERY CLEAN maps.
Not being able to successfully search for a comprehensive Dapitan City map in our library's map room, I proceeded to the Internet hub (in our library again) with the same aim.
What street names in Dapitan, Zamboanga are related to Jose Rizal? How are these related to our national hero? List them down. To be passed on November 29, 2007(tomorrow!).
|As of 1:10 am, August 3 (Tuesday)|
Be it as it may, courtship does not end in a minute, in 34 likes and 28 comments.
Monday, August 2, 2010
I listened to my younger self – and have seen Jam’s beauty years back– when I turned to my past blog posts and read it one by one. I was supposed to browse my e-mail to check possible job-related updates, as well as see my Facebook account for latest notifications, messages and friend requests; however, our internet connection was down (for an entire day now, as my brother noticed). And so, I did not have any other choice than to browse files in my folder in the desktop to entertain my self – and redeem it from the irritation that I feel because of the down connection. Fortunately, my past blog posts did.
I listened to my younger self as I read my past blog posts. I realized, I wholly owned the fulfillment of my dreams, and was a true idealist in terms of issues and circumstances. I was a firm believer of good habits and good practices – loathing smoking, trying to redeem a friend from her depression, writing interminably to express thoughts, faithfully doing homeworks, responding to duties as a student leader, studying hard to retain dean’s lister’s status, setting goals and persevering to achieve it. Meditating on own and other people’s actions, contemplating on plans and decisions for great results. I must say, If I was a reader who had chanced upon THAT old blog in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008, I will be awed by the views of THAT girl and the big potential that she has in expressing her self through writing.
Apparently, I was THAT girl. That was why I really enjoyed reading those.
Consequently, I have seen how beautiful I was years back – inside and out. I clearly remember that I lost big pounds and reached my slimmest stature during those times – when I wore the fittest blouses and skinniest jeans. I also had my smoothest skin at those; thanks to the 30 pieces of Met that I drank, and the restful state that I had. Above all, I saw the beauty that I have within: optimism, value for responsibility, and fear of the Lord. And high level of passion that I have in my tasks and craft.
What a wonderful girl. It was me years back.
If being reminiscent of the past is tantamount to getting older and acquiring age, then I must admit that I am. And at this moment, I fully appreciated who I have been in the years that passed, and I would strive to be the sweet, responsible girl that I have been once again. Doing that, I would never tire.
I have been inspired by my younger self. It’s a pleasure talking to my younger self.