Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Students as Great Teachers

I have been an Online English Tutor for years now. We think that teachers help the students expand their knowledge, encourage to show their talents and inspire to improve their skills.

As a teacher, I also think that students are best teachers as well; they teach us to be patient, understanding, caring, sincere, hardworking, considerate, productive and loving.

For me, a teacher is considered effective if his/her students understand the lessons and use their understandings to become successful people.
For this week's Ruby Tuesday meme, I want to share this picture of presents/gifts - which I gave to my students who made a great impact in my teaching career and as a person.

Happy Ruby Tuesday Everyone - Cheers!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

One of the Best Marriage Proposals - ever!

For me, this is one of the most sweetest and cutest Marriage Proposals I've ever seen. Oh my, who wouldn't say yes to this loveable guy? Indeed, actions speak louder than words. Love is just a wonderful thing to celebrate...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pink Friday: Pink Pens and Pencils Case

For this week's Pink Friday meme, I'm featuring my pink pens and pencils case. The picture was taken at my area in our English laboratory.

I was sneaking when I took the picture; cameras and phones aren't allowed inside the laboratory. Hey, it's our secret okay? my trainer doesn't have to know about this. ssshh lol

Happy Pink Friday guys and gals, cheers!

Silliman University's Larena Hall - My Dormitory Life

First of all, let me tell you a short story about my college life. I wasn’t really planning on moving out from my city and move to another school to have a Bachelor’s Degree. But due to some problems occurred in my previous school, I had to move to another school and coincidentally to another city as well – as per advice from my friends. Well, I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication at Silliman University in Dumaguete City. At first, I was puzzled, because I didn’t know that Silliman University exists, and it was also my first time to encounter Dumaguete City.

As what the saying goes, “we don’t know what we’re missing until it arrives.” Well, this is true to me. Well, I guess I should be thankful of the incident then, because deciding to move and study at Silliman University was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my entire life. This may sound mushy, but it’s true.
Since I was so unfamiliar of the place, my parents decided to send me to a dormitory - so that I can meet girls from different cities, and I had a dorm manager who’ll be watching over me while I’m away from home - which was easy for them to monitor me as well.
 Anyone who encounters the word “dormitory” would probably think of the words “strict rules” and “boring”. Well, I thought of this too; my first weeks at the dorm were really emotional drowning. But because of my open mindedness and personality, I was able to adjust; well I needed to, to meet up my goals - to finish college and have a degree.

I stayed at Larena Hall for 4 years. Larena Hall is one of the big ladies dormitories inside the campus of Silliman University. It’s in between Woodward Hall (dormitory for girls) and Doltz Hall (dormitory for boys); and fronting the University’s Main Library.
Yes, there were dormitory rules and activities to follow, like:
* Curfew – curfew time is at 9:30 pm.

* Study Time – at night before bed check; dormers are expected to stay inside their
respective rooms to study. Personal and phone calls are not allowed.

* Closed Week – minimal activities will be done a week before the major exams – so
that dormers can study and concentrate on their exams.

* Bed Check – student assistants have to check each room for the dormers’
attendance. If some dormers are not yet home after the curfew, the
incident will be reported to the dorm manager for disciplinary

* Siesta Hours – from 12 noon to 2 pm, the dormitory is closed – no phone and
personal calls are allowed.

* Meal-Time Schedules – there are allotted time schedules in eating breakfast,
lunch and dinner.

* Laundry Days – each dormer has one laundrywoman to wash her clothes and sheets
regularly; the laundry days are Monday and Thursday.

* Devotions – since Silliman University is a Protestant school, each dormer is
expected to respect and participate in the University’s religious

* Mid-week Service – religious service done every Wednesday at Silliman Church.

* Acquaintance Party (dorm and inter-dorm) – usually done at the first few months
of the school year.

* Ms. Larena Pageant– a mock dormitory pageant. Ms. Larena will be an automatic
representative to any inter-dorm activities together with the
dormitory officers.

* Sports Fest (dorm and inter-dorm) – for physical fitness and teambuilding.

* Parade – the dormers are expected to participate in the annual Parada
Sillimaniana – usually happens before the Founder’s Day.

* Open House – the dormers are required to make up their rooms for public
visitations – in time for the Founder’s Week.

* Christmas Party – usually done before the dormers go home to their respective
cities and places.

In my four years stay at Larena Hall, I was elected to be the Vice-President (2nd year stay), President (3rd year stay) and Dormitory Adviser (4th year stay). The responsibilities were quite heavy, because I have to maintain peace and harmony among over a hundred girls – in and out of the dormitory. These years are one of the best years in my life; I learned a lot on how to deal with different people with different personalities in cheerful and caring ways – which I still carry until as always wherever life takes me.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pink Fridays: Pink Mannequins

One day, I was looking for a pouch for my digicam at SM Pampanga, and I happened to see these Pink Mannequins at Hip Culture boutique - on my way to the pouch shop. I was holding my digicam that time, so I didn't have doubts to take pictures for this week's Pink Fridays meme.

Have a great weekend to all! cheers! ^_^

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Coco Juice - A Healthy Way to Quench Your Thirst

I have been avoiding soft drinks for quite a long time now; although I am able to drink on some occasions, but I try to make sure that I have a minimal intake. Instead, I drink coconut juice because it way healthier than any other drinks, plus you get to appreciate Mother Nature.

Before, coconut juice was quite difficult to find, but not nowadays; you can actually have them at the malls near you - what a convenience. Coco Fresco quenches my thirst in a very healthy way.

Here are some reason on why you should drink coco juice than any other drinks around:
1. Keeps the Body Hydrated - it contains all five of the same electrolytes that the body has including sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium.
2. Aids in the Weight Loss Process - it has low calorie content.
3. Boosts the Immune System - it helps to strengthen the body's immune system against a variety of viruses and other diseases.
4. Improves Circulation - it aids in the cleaning of the digestive tract.
5. Treats Urinary Infections - it is effective in treating kidney and urethral stones; it breaks up kidney stones making them easier to push out.
6. Acts as a Source of B Vitamins - it has B vitamins provide energy to the body, decrease anxiety and depressive symptoms, help with muscle functions and increase the immune response.
7. Promotes Skin Health - it acts as a light moisturizer which also decreases excessive oil on the skin.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Sofa on the Wall

I was on my way to the office via Gloritta Mall at Makati when I found this attention-grabbing Sofa on the Wall, so I didn't have doubts to take a picture of it. Have you noticed the mugs below? Aren't they pretty?

Have a happy Ruby Tuesday everyone! Cheers! =)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yummy Sunday: Special Buko Pie

Hello friends, finally I'm back for his week's Yummy Sunday meme; please forgive my absence, 'been real busy lately, but not forgetting my blog... wink wink

I usually ride buses every other day of the week. Usually vendors go inside the buses and sell food. But one day - 'inside the bus on my way home, it was my first time to see a vendor who was selling Special Buko Pie, he caught my attention, so I thought of buying a box of it - it was for P120.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pink Fridays: Cute Baby Belle

I apologize if I wasn't able to participate lately - 'been real busy these days and usually get home so tired. I hope everyone's okay...

Anyways, the baby in the picture above is my second cousin - Angelina Belle, a half Filipino and a half Australian with her sleepy look (lol), pink clothes and pink surroundings. She's actually a placer in the recent Baby Photo Competition Promo by Huggies diapers.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Boyce Avenue: Just the Way You Are

I like this version of Boyce Avenue's "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars. In my own opinion, their version is a lot better than the original one.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Art

While I was walking along Salcedo St. at Makati City looking for an ATM, I saw this piece of art (which I'm still figuring what it is until now... LOL), so I took out my phone and took a picture of it real quick!

Happy Ruby Tuesday everyone! cheers! =)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pink Fridays: Contact Lenses Container

This my contact lenses container – with my graded contact lenses in it.
My eyes have grades since I was young; each eye has different grade from the other, that’s why I should tag which is the contact for each eye.
I started wearing eyeglasses when I was in high school; I had several eyeglasses.
A few years ago, I thought of trying to have graded contact lenses to have more convenience in everything I do. Until now, I’m using graded contact lenses.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Camiguin Island's Katibawasan Falls

For this week's Watery Wednesday meme, I'm featuring my brother; this picture was taken at Katibawasan falls at Camiguin Island in time for our annual Grand Family Reunion - which was held last weekend. After the reunion proper, the participants were toured around the Island's tourist spots.

So if you happen to visit Cagayan de Oro City or any place in Misamis Oriental, I highly recommend Camiguin to be part in your itinerary - it's just about ten kilometers off the northern coast of Misamis Oriental.