A Letter To My Dog

 my four legged friend
who’s wired and wild to see me
than anyone else

Dear Madie,

I remember the first day when I went to the pet shop to look for a comrade. You were in the middle together with your two brothers. You were the only one who didn’t bark at all that’s why I have chosen you. You are expensive that almost emptied my pocket but, I know from the start that you are a good dog.

You were three months old then when I got you. Too confused and nervous. The moment we arrived at the house, you immediately urinated yourself. It is indeed a sign of anxiousness. You stayed in one corner that I have to call you to tell you that “everything will be alright and that you can rely on me from now on.” After getting used to your environment, you begun to destroy a lot of slippers and even your bed and comforters. But, don’t worry, I wasn’t mad at you because I realized, attention and a lot of exercises is the only one you need to stop you from destroying things.

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You and I are travel buddies; you never gave me a headache every time we go out together. Well, you are a bit playful and reaching out to every dog that we are passing through, but I understand.

Now look at you, you are now six years old. You may have different personality compared to other dogs because you only bark when you see dogs but not with humans. Still, I want to thank you for being such a beautiful dog and companion when most of the times it’s just me and my shadow.

How I wish, I can walk you unleash without barking to dogs that we see while walking. I know, you are looking for playmates, wait until we get our place. I will get you a partner in life and live bounteously.

Happy birthday, I hope you will live longer, away from sickness. Four more years is acceptable but of course more joyful if longer than I expected.

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One Step, For hope: Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty

“Everyday we walk for a purpose. To reach our dreams, to travel, To discover new things.”

May 6, 2018, I took one step for a different purpose hand and hand with unity and faith my footprints left to hope for the people of Africa

Every step is for a better tomorrow.
A walk to help someone stand.
A small sacrifice for something big.
The sweat that can bring a smile to those who suffers.
We walked and continued until the very end for we can see the light in the dark.

This event creates the opportunity to help those people who are experiencing poverty. Our walk is our way of telling them that we will fight the battle with them. We are just one of the instrument to make this happened, and I’m glad that I’m a part of it.

Every step means something may it be for ourselves or for someone what’s essential is that we take one step to achieve a goal.

This walk tells a story that will never be forgotten through the years.

The Next Chapter

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I remembered the first Day I entered this school to have my OJT that was January 3, 2017.I encountered different kinds of students, I was with my fear back then on how will I deal with this kids and what strategies will I use to teach them.

During my stay in this school I must admit I faced a lot of challenges wondering if I can get through it but in the middle of those doubts and question, I have my inspirations to continue no matter how stressful it is because maybe I need to continue to get my diploma or maybe its also a way of learning new things as I share knowledge. I also found new friends and company in this school, my students? They were like my siblings they cheer me up with I start to worry about the lessons I’m glad I’ve met these people. Teaching is stressful and hard you should be dedicated to being able to pursue this job. As they say, it is the noblest profession of all and its true without Teachers there will be no doctors, lawyer, engineers, and others. I realized during my practice teaching that It’s never easy to be in this position especially in those time when you are speaking in front and yet nobody wants to lend an ear to you.. Most of all the discipline its hard to manage the behaviors these students have considering that they are modern people they usually want to do things without limits.

April 3, 2018, I came back to attend their graduation & moving up the program. I saw each of them step on the stage receiving their diplomas. I’m so proud of what they’ve achieved they are finally one step closer to their dreams. These students played an important role in my studies They pushed me to my limits let me get out of my comfort zone they showed me what life is. My short stay with them is worth remembering and they will be close to my heart always. Now it’s the time for them to spread their wings and fly high as the face the new chapter of their journey.

“In teaching others we teach ourselves.” I learned a lot thank you for the experience.

Blue Evil

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Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I was browsing my news feed yesterday, This has been my habit lately starting my day by opening my social media accounts and looking up at what’s new.

I started scrolling my feed since I’m so excited to see my Friend’s status maybe they posted some pictures of them traveling or having a good time with someone else. As I was scrolling, I saw this post shared by a schoolmate. The post contains sadness I could say by his words that he is depressed. Depression is more than just having a low mood, This could affect your physical and mental health that can lead to suicide. This is not a joke I’ve been hearing a lot of cases of people who were defeated by demons inside them. Some are well-known celebrities this just explains that depression chooses no age or status it comes like a thief. I observed that as the days past by this issue becomes rampant, yet the society doesn’t pay so much attention to it.

People who are a victim of depression are those who are having difficulties on expressing their emotion, thoughts, and feelings verbally because they know that it’s better for them to keep it to avoid hearing judgments and hates. So, as a result, the thoughts stay on their minds killing them slowly. Most of them want to stop living to end the pain permanently. By this, I hope people would be mindful or maybe spare a little time to understand why a person especially teens and adults are feeling depressed.

For those people who are experiencing depression/anxiety, I hope they continue to find the reason to live and strong enough to ask for help. Being depressed is not a sign of weakness it is a sign of being healthy when your mind is telling you to give up. We should help those people who we know undergo this problem. Be a good listener, let them speak what they feel, give them bits of advice or you could cheer them up but never judge them.

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Offered and Accepted

“Don’t cut up your credit cards, the problem is not the cards, it’s the lack of financial literacy of the person holding the cards and always make the best out of a bad situation.” – Robert Kiyosaki

Two weeks ago, I was offered by an agent a BPI Gold visa card. I filled up the application form and put my sister as my supplementary. After few hours, the agent called and offered me again an RCBC Bankard gold visa card which is lifetime waivable. I told him, I don’t like RCBC, and he said he will just try to submit an application for me without even signing or anything. After 2 days a representative from RCBC called and asked me about my other cards and their credit limits. I just answered everything they have asked. After a week I got an e-mail telling me this:

Dear Mr./Ms. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,

Thank you for choosing to be an RCBC Bankard cardholder! Now you can enjoy the most rewarding credit card experience that will definitely make your life better.
Your new RCBC Bankard with ending number 3004 will be delivered to you within ten (10) days. If possible, and for your own security, it would be best if you could receive the card personally. However, if this is simply not possible, please have an authorized representative receive the card on your behalf.
For any inquiries or clarifications, please call 888-1-888.

Thank you.

Two days after an email, I got the card, and it’s not gold but a platinum card, my 7th active card.  This is not my 1st platinum card ever.  I had HSBC platinum card before which I canceled because I was just paying P5,000 annually without using it.  By that time I’m more into cash.  They even lowered my credit limit due to inactivity.  Anyways, this time I won’t let it go my platinum card.  I’m happy with this card, I’m glad the agent is persistent and able to convinced me to submit my application.

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This does not end here, upon opening my parcel from RCBC, I got a phone call from BPI informing me that I am qualified for another card.  This time, I am not sure if I need an additional card, the credit limit of all my cards is enough for me.  Besides, I’m planning to cancel my one BDO gold and two CITI cards since it’s a shared limit.

By the way, the color of the card is black, the quality of my laptop camera produces different color or maybe the effect of lightning.

Thank you, until next time 🙂