Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Rose Lyrics

Been busy the past weeks with life, work, law school... Just wanted to share this song with a very heart warming message.

The Rose (lyrics)
Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you it's only seed.

It's the heart, afraid of breaking,
That never learns to dance.
It's the dream, afraid of waking,
That never takes a chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give.
And the soul, afraid of dyin',
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely,
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love,
In the spring becomes the rose.
-Written by Amanda McBroom
The song lyrics are centered on the idea that people are so afraid of failing
– be it in life, in love, or in other aspects of life – that they never truly learn to live.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

First Sleepless Night - Coping with SCRA's

Have my first sleepless night during the first week of classes. I need to read around 13 Supreme Court cases from various volumes of Supreme Court Reports Annotated (SCRA) from different decades which are related to our topics in Criminal Law 1.

Need to double time and have my mind and body used to sleepless nights starting immediately. Will be more hard days incoming...But it will  be a challenge I like to be with!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Back to School after Five Years

My past few weeks and days are toxic due to enrollment processes. I am suppose to enroll at San Sebastian College- Recoletos,  Institute of Law but unluckily most of the subjects that are convenient to my schedule as a working student are already closed.

So, I decided to look for other options in an instant because time is running out, start of classes in most universities was yesterday, June 15, 2010. And yesterday was a marathon for me. I woke up early then I hurriedly proceed to University of the East for Law Entrance Exam. It was more rigorous than the Entrance Exam of San Sebastian, the exam comprised of Thurston Mental Alertness Exam and Watson's Critical Thinking Analysis. The previous exam is the same with San Sebastian. And to conclude is the 4 question essay exam. Finally, I finished all my exams at around 12:30 noon time.

Then, I was scheduled for interview of the College Dean at 1:00 PM. Around 1:30 PM when I was finally interviewed by Dean Amado Valdez, very fine professional. A short interview indeed but I got the green light for enrollment.

Then the rest is history of enrollment process at the University of the East.

At around, 7:30 PM, June 15, 2010 I attended my first class with the subject Criminal Law 1. Tons of assignment was given to us. So  I need to go and read more cases. :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy 6th Year Anniversary!

 To my beloved other half Myrnelly,

Our partnership grows,
Through the years...
Our relationship strengthens,
Through obstacles and problems...
Our love for each other becomes solid,
Through every moment and memories,
That we mold together...

I have loved you, now and forever!

June 14, 2006 - Our 2nd Year Anniversary at SM Cebu

July 14, 2007 At Italiani's, Megamall

July 14, 2008 at Mini Stop, Espana, Manila

November 14, 2008 at Shakeys, Megamall

Friday, June 11, 2010

Life and Living Tips

  1. Take a 10-30 minutes' walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
  2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  3. Sleep 7 hours.
  4. Live with 3 E's – Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did the previous year.
  7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
  8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  9. Dream more while you are awake.
  10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  11. Drink plenty of water.
  12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  13. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
  14. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  15. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  16. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  17. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  18. Smile and laugh more.
  19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
  20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil your present.
  23. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don't compare your partner with others.
  24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  25. Forgive everyone for everything.
  26. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  27. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  28. Stay in touch with family and friends. Call you family often.
  29. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
  30. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  31. The best is yet to come.
  32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  33. Do the right thing!
  34. Your inner most is always happy. So be happy.
  35. Each day give something to others.
  36. Don't overdo. Keep your limits.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Walk the World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas 2010 - Event Day

Here are the shots I have taken today during the Walk the World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas 2010 at the Bonifacio Global City.

I maintained my previous running time at 5K run with little preparation before the event.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Consider This

  • Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer.
  • The parents of the famous opera singer Enrico Caruso wanted him to be an engineer. His teacher said he had no voice at all and could not sing.
  • Thomas Edison's teachers said he was too stupid to learn anything.
  • Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old and didn't read until he was seven. His teacher described him as "mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams." He was expelled and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School.
  • Louis Pasteur was only a mediocre pupil in undergraduate studies and ranked 15th out of 22 in chemistry.
  • Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for lack of ideas. Walt Disney also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.
  • Babe Ruth, considered by sports historians to be the greatest athlete of all time and famous for setting the home run record, also holds the record for strikeouts.
  • Eighteen publishers turned down Richard Bach's 10,000-word story about a "soaring" seagull, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, before Macmillan finally published it in 1970. By 1975 it had sold more than seven million copies in the U.S. alone.
~excerpts from Chicken Soup for the Soul, 1993
  article by Jack Canfield and Mark V. Hansen

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Walk the World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas 2010

My Walk the World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas 2010 T-shirt and Bib Number. Event will be on Sunday, June 6, 2010.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Walk the World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas 2010

 Walk the World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas 2010

End Hunger
Isang Hakbang, Pilipinas 2010 is a call to take one single step as one nation to help end hunger in conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. This year’s big event will be held on Sunday, 6 June 2010, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Bonifacio Global City, City of Taguig. 15,000 walkers and runners are expected to converge and declare a pledge of commitment to help end hunger in the Philippines. It only costs 10 pesos to give a Filipino child a nutritious school meal, give them health, education and hope for a better future. Join END HUNGER: WALK THE WORLD Isang Hakbang, Pilipinas 2010 today and make a difference! Register here.

What is Walk the World?

End Hunger: Walk the World is an annual event to raise money and awareness for WFP’s efforts to fight child hunger and malnutrition. The Walk is a joint effort of WFP and its corporate partners, led by TNT, Unilever and DSM. Employees from these companies walk with WFP staff and beneficiaries, celebrities and VIPs as well as government and NGO partners to show their solidarity in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The walk is a 24-hour relay with participants in each of the world’s time zones walking five kilometers. It begins in Auckland, New Zealand and finishes in Samoa. In the Philippines, Walk The World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas will be held on June 6 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

WFP’s School Meals Programme

OSF Dec 2006
Since 2003, all proceeds from this event have been donated to WFP’s Global School Meals Programme, which provides nutritious food as an incentive to bring children to school and keep them there. In the Philippines, the event has been supporting more than 75,000 school children in 428 schools in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

Walking the World
Since its inception in 2003, Walk the World has grown to become a global event, bringing together over 2 million participants and raising millions to feed poor children in school. Each step taken is a step closer to ending hunger. View our gallery of past walks and WFP programs here.

~excerpts from

We are joining the cause. Let us walk together on June 6th 2010 at Bonifacio Global City 6AM.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila

 I would like to briefly share to you about San Sebastian College- Recoletos of Manila. Soon, if God permits I will be part of this institution - as a working student.

San Sebastian College - Recoletos, Manila, is a Catholic Institution of higher learning, duly recognized by the Philippine Government. One of the seven “Recollect” schools in the Philippines, it is owned and operated by the Augustinian Recollect Fathers.

Elegantly couched right in the heart of Manila (along CM Recto Avenue and a few meters from bustling Quiapo), San Sebastian College was established and founded in 1947 as an exclusive boys’ school with initial offerings in the Elementary and High School levels, as well as the Institute of Liberal Arts in College.

Now on its 60th year, San Sebastian College- as fittingly exuded by the indomitable spires of its gothic Basilica-continues its dauntless commitment to serve, form and educate Filipinos, The “Recollect” way. 

SSC-R Vision Mission

Life Purpose

San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila, as an institution of learning, provides quality Catholic Christian education that ensures the promotion of culture, the welfare of society and the total development of man geared towards the attainment of eternal salvation.

SSC-R Vision

San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila, as an institution of learning, provides quality Catholic Christian education that ensures the promotion of culture, the welfare of society and the total development of man geared towards the attainment of eternal salvation.

SSC-R Mission

We commit to provide quality Catholic Christian education for the holistic formation of every person to become socially responsible, morally upright, academically and technologically competent leaders and professionals ready to meet the needs and demands of the local and global communities.

Institutional Objectives

Guided by its Life Purpose, Vision and Mission, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila commits itself:
  • To form the members of the School community into total human persons for the realization of the mission of the Catholic Church in the light of the Augustinian Recollect ideals.
  • To mold the spiritual and moral values of the student making them mature and responsible Catholic Christians enlightened and permeated by faith.
  • To prepare academically and technologically competent graduates equipped with knowledge and skills that empower them to face the challenges of the time.
  • To nurture the leadership qualities and professionalism of students to make them ready for the demands of the local and global communities.
  • To enhance the research climate within the School through intensive development programs and projects.
  • To develop the individual's social awareness and community service.
  • To strengthen the School community's commitment to national progress by preserving and living the Filipino cultural heritage and values.
Core values

The selfless giving, care, forgiveness and compassion one has
for others

The love, admiration and dedication to Mother Mary

The willingness, availability and readiness to share generously
one’s time, resources and expertise to the institution and to the community

The zeal to do the best in everything that one does

Working together harmoniously with an open mind and acceptance of the uniqueness of the individual member

The willingness to give what is due to others, upholding what
is fair, just and lawful, for unity and harmony
~excerpts from