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Aug 31, 2011

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A Night at the Symphony

Over the past few months I have come to discover that there’s nothing like a night of good music to soothe the tired and weary (or perhaps happy and giddy!) soul. There’s really something magical with music that just makes things so much better, yes? No matter what genre, no matter what style, it always speaks deeply to me and just at the right time.

Anyway, I’m digressing from the purpose of this post (haha). I actually thought of that whole magical musical thing because of two points: first I’m kinda hoping I get to see the Seussical the Musical by Repertory Philippine next week and second, because  a friend of mine tagged me in this post  about an upcoming concert to be held at the Philam Life Theater in Manila on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. Sounds like an interesting way to spend the weekend, yes? Check out more of it here: http://symphonicpassion.org/about.html :)

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Aug 15, 2011

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Little Miss Crammer Comes to Visit…

It’s been a while since I’ve seen this side of me and um…..I don’t think I can do this anymore!!! Haha. Yes, I am talking about cramming. Today, for example, I am trying to catch up on grades, papers and my presentation. I went to the computer and yes, much as I know I am supposed to print exams and stuff ahead of time but because I did not plan ahead, I am stuck!Both laser printers are out of ink!!! Egaaaad.


Like I said before…there comes a time in life when one must admit that cramming no longer suits their lifestyle. And yes, for me, I have gotten to that point. Haha.

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Aug 12, 2011

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Goodbye Archer’s Field

Yes, I know I am about a year late but yesterday as I was walking through campus, I saw the spot where the football field used to be and saw the new steel buildings rising from where it used to be. It suddenly made me a wee bit sad to see all the concrete and steel in that once green field in the middle of the busy campus. I remember having watched my sister practice in that field many times over (she was the captain of the football team :)) and how my mom and I would often cheer her on during games, albeit in different venues and never in the DLSU field. Yes, talk about a bit of nostalgia. I felt suddenly claustrophobic too, as there was suddenly a wall right there greeting me. But then again, I’m sure when this building is done, it will give the campus a whole new vibe again. Let’s see where this goes, shall we? :)

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Aug 12, 2011

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Harnessing Children’s Learning Styles

Over the past term I have come to realize that harnessing a child’s learning style really doesn’t end at the preschool level. Rather, it is a lifelong experience. Let me put it in context: when I am teaching classes with, let’s say, Engineering majors, I find that they do not enjoy some activities (nor are they able to appreciate for that matter) that my Liberal Arts students find so much delight in. For example, when we do role playing exercises or perhaps visual illustrations, their responses are very different from the more artsy students I have. I guess it’s part of learning styles after all, right? I bet if I asked them to illustrate something mechanical or to give me instructions on how to change a tire or on rv repair they can easily explain it with no difficulty at all. As for me understanding it, that’s a different story haha.

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Aug 12, 2011

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That Time of the Term Again

I  miss blogging.

I miss reading non-intellectual stuff.

I miss lounging in bed and being lazy.

I miss being free to go to yoga anytime I want.

Yes, it’s that time of the term again and much as I have learned to not be a super crammer anymore, this time I am finding myself inundated with so much work. I guess trying to write my thesis, preparing for a convention, and taking on heavy majors classes wasn’t such a brilliant combination. HAHA.

Oh well…as I always do, I will survive!!! Just a few more weeks….

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