Showing posts from January, 2013

Tame Your Mouth, Because You Don't Know What Hell One Has Been Through

If you don't want to get mushy, stop now!  I warned you, because this could get your eyes soaking wet.  -----@@@----- A doctor entered the hospital in a hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor. On seeing him, the dad yelled: “Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?” The doctor smiled and said: “I am sorry, I wasn't in the hospital and I came as fast as I could after receiving the call…And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work.” “Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do?” said the father angrily. The doctor smiled again and replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came and to dust we r

Grade 7... Because of K + 12

  I'm still young, nearing 35 in a few days. And yet, I have a Grade 6 student readying for high school soon. I have been rearing my kids well, in fact, they are achieving well in school. And this time, we are at a loss for what high school is in store for us.  The greatest question is where we can enroll the kid. General santos City has a number of good schools to choose from, yet, I want the best school that can provide value for money. and because it's K+12 curriculum, the Basic Education Program, one HS teacher corrected me by saying my son's not about to enter high school. Instead, he'll be entering Grade 7.  Seriously, we're considering a number of schools, but I have this one good school in mind that I am suggesting to him, and I hope he'll be interested to go to. I believe he'd adjust big time, because there will be a huge change in the environment, considering that he will be meeting and joining new friends and classmates, and will be g

A Movie You Must NOT Miss

I have never watched a movie so emotionally touching as Life of Pi. What made me regret is that I wasn't able to watch it in 3D, and I don't have time anymore to do it. But given enough time and opportunity, I will watch this again, and hopefully this time, in 3D. Pi's story made me look at life in a different way. The tiger that was with him his entire time as a castaway could very well have made me surrender was I in Pi's place. Being with a wild Bengal tiger and with little source of strength could have made me jump into the coarse sea and meet my eventual death. I am that weak. But Pi's life at sea, with Richard Parker the tiger, with brewing storms and lack of food yet, a life filled with positivity, with a strong will to live made me re-think my life. I just went through a traumatic state, not only because of dengue testing our faith, but there was more, and I am expecting more trials. But these trials, I believe, will be shaping to make me a bette

A Bout with Dengue Starts our 2013

Just as I am only starting to save for the rainy days, the rain has arrived.  My daughter celebrated her 7th birthday this January 3, and while I am in the office trying my best to go home early to celebrate her day, I called to ask what she wanted for dinner so we can have a dinner celebration. She only asked for a "cookies n' cream flavored ice cream". But added, "Mommy, I have fever". When I arrived home, she's hot at 39 degrees and after dinner of what I brought home as she requested, we rested and I had to check on her every hour. The following day, Friday, her fever has not subsided but I asked the MIL to bring her to the doctor as I was expected in the office. The pediatrician said we have to wait for 48 hours to check what really has gotten into her.  That Saturday morning, what I was afraid of was confirmed, the daughter was positive for dengue. And we had to confine her at the hospital for thorough monitoring of her platelet count. It