This journey is about to end, but.. I’m starting to doubt myself.. Is it really for me? Kaya ko ba talaga? Is passion enough to take me in the clouds of my dreams?.. I remember, i once doubted myself in becoming a nurse, but.. It did happened.. I’m already a nurse (surprisingly for 3 years now).. But now, it is a totally different situation.. I’m chasing my long time dream.. to be one of them.. And that is to be a teacher.. It took me several years just to start and pursue this dream again.. (i took this not because of the nurses’ situation in the country nowadays and have for me to have an escape-goat).. I took this because this is my dream.. And i hope, beyond the doubts i’m having now (because of my worthiness and capabilities), i just really pray for His guidance. I know He will help me throughout the way. Kapit bisig! Haha. :’)
“If I could give you information of my life it would be to show how a man of very ordinary ability has been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do in His service what He has done to him.
And if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all, and I nothing. I have worked hard, very hard, that is all; and I have never refused God anything.”
- Florence Nightingale
I always believe that life is a precious gift borrowed from someone who is super natural, the same entity who created the universe, the world, and the whole humanity. I am constantly guided with the principle that as a human being, we only live once. Thus, we should make the most out of it. Be an instrument or an agent for change. Even though we live in the world with different cultures, norms, traditions, and religion, I still believe that we share a common goal, and that is the purpose of living for us to make a difference. It is surprisingly enough that I have this thought in mind ever since I was in grade school. I always join in various school organizations and take the responsibility of being an officer. I also volunteer myself in any humanitarian and environmental projects until college. And what is supposed to be the reason why I engage myself to these kinds of activities? It is because of my principle that one person is capable enough to make a difference even in their most little ways, it will be a great help to others and also to the world. As they say, our lives are just like seeds that are newly planted within us, and the growth of the seed towards being a plant, and a plant towards being a strong standing tree will depend on us. The growth will rely on our decisions and our actions throughout our lives.
However, is it really possible to be an agent for change even with the current situation of our country? Nowadays, the country is encountering various obstacles and problems in almost all aspects of the state, including health, finance, rights and justice, and one of the most notable struggles that the country is having is about education. The system is mainly based on American educational system, reflecting the influence the US used to have in the country. On the other hand, this was long time ago. There are many changes happened in the world most especially to what are the demands or what do people need as of the moment. It is true that the Philippines is considered to have one of the highest literacy rate in the world but, many children also quit school after 6th grade or during their primary education. In reality, the duration of formal schooling in the Philippines is the shortest in the world yet, many of the children quit to school too early. One of the main reasons why is because of poverty. The family of these children prioritized more on other important things and leave education as the least. After graduating in their primary education, these children, as young as they are, usually help their parents to earn money for a living, and that is a heartbreaking situation. Added hindrance why they cannot finish school is that the government is lacking resources, specifically by financial means. Because of that, there are not enough school materials for the students to use for their studies. There are not enough school buildings to build most especially in rural areas. And lastly, the country is lacking in human resources in terms of having teachers in schools, because they tend to choose to work overseas for the reason that they think they will be more successful if they continue their profession on other countries. As I always describe, the current situation of the Philippine educational system is surviving, given the fact that the situation is under many predicaments. The country, as much as the government can, was able to solve and give solutions to the problems. As a Filipino, we have the creative ways in looking things into a different perspective.
As a child, growing up, I am always surrounded with educators, including my mother who is a public school elementary teacher. I was educated in the same public school system and was able to go to a laboratory high school afterwards. Encircled with teachers within my environment, it inspires me to be like them one day, but it did not happen at that time. Other than being an educator, I have nothing else in my mind on what I wanted to be in the future. But, due to the demand and promise of the nursing profession, and with the collaborated views of my family and relatives, I tried to fit in to this kind of career. At first I can say that I was forced to take this program, but as time goes by, I realized how important the profession is, not only for me, but also for other people. Throughout my stay in the college, I’ve learned a lot from my experiences through caring my patients. Helping them to recover from their illnesses is our main duty, but that will be only one of the million things that a nurse must do in aiding patients towards being well and healthy.
Being the person that I am today mostly was influenced by the nursing profession. It molded me on how I act and react with the environment. I learned how to be compassionate and relating with other people, which made it easier for me to what I am doing now as an educator in a review and training center and as a health associate in a health insurance company. Both fields must know the process of communication, and I learned the art of it because of the nursing profession. Communication is more than delivering or exchanging thoughts or message between two or more parties, but to extend and emphasize to them the right information they needed, with the touch of the heart with all compassion and understanding. Familiar with all of the clichés, I consider the nursing profession as a noble one. Our work is more than giving of medication to patients, because we also give the care and understanding that they needed. Our duty is more than accepting all of the doctors’ order and other higher ups, because we are also accepting the views and personalities of each and every people, whether it is good or bad, we just know how to deal with them. Our function is more than helping to heal a wound of a person, because nurses also heal the hurt felt by the patient inside. Our job is more than touching a person’s body if they have fever, because as nurses, we also touch lives.
From the moment you’ve reached the dusk of your time, and someone will ask you, “Can you please tell me something which you have done in your life?” Are you able and willing to answer this question right there and then? I always believe that once a human being had taken his first breath in this world, he is destined to be someone, and destined to fulfil his mission as a person and as a part of the community. One is responsible in initiating changes for the better of everyone. Even in their most little ways, great help will still be relevant most especially to those who are really in need because in the end, you will still realize that life is a story about accepting challenges and taking responsibilities. But if you think that you are alone in doing these things, always remember that you are guided by God,
“..And if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all, and I nothing…”
Ralph Rigor Lim - Mara
Teacher Certificate Program
School Year 2012 - 2013
(Try lang mag post habang naghihintay na antukin)
Hindi ako madaling magsawa sa mga ginagawa ko lalo na sa trabaho. First job ko nga eh umabot ako ng 2 years and 4 months. San ka pa? Hehe. Hindi sana ako aalis dun pero kailangan, dahil nagplano ako mag-aral ulit, scheduled lang naman every Saturday.
Kaya kinailangan ko maghanap ng ibang work na weekdays ang pasok at dapat Saturday ang off to give way for my studies. At the same time, yung makakaipon ako at kahit papano, mapag-aral ang sarili ko. (complicated noh? Haha) Fortunately, nakahanap naman, bilan isang Call Center Agent. Nung una, alangan pa ako dahil ang kalaban mo dito ay schedule, sa gabi ka gising, sa umaga naman, gising ka pa din dahil hindi makatulog. Lol! Pero nagrab ko na dahil sat and sun yung off. Pabor sakin. Ngayon, mag-aapat na buwan na ako sa new work na ito. Pero bakit ganun? Ramdam ko kagad ang pagkapagod ko? Yung parang tuyong tuyo ka na. Parang lantang gulay ka na sa tuwing pag gising mo. Halos ayaw mo na bumangon para mag-trabaho at kausapin ang mga Amerikano. Hehe. Nagawa ko na rin isipin na i am fortunate, hindi lahat nagkakaroon ng trabaho, pero kasalanan ko ba yun? Eh napapagod ako eh. :| basta, ang feeling eh para kang nanuniod ng fireworks pero black and white lang sya, walang kulay, hindi mo maappreciate.
Pero kapag darating na ang Saturday, ayan.. Nauuplift ang spirit ko, dahil alam ko, makikita ko ang nga classmates ko at mga professors ko. Naiinspire ako sa kanila. :) tuloy tuloy ang good vibes til sunday, either woth friends or family. Pero pagdating ng monday, eto na naman po tayo.
It is my first time in the bpo industry, pero sa call center lang ba nararanasan ang ganung pagod? Malamang sa ibang trabaho din diba. Amazed nga ako sa iba na kaya magstay na sobrang tagal sa trabaho nila. Parang si mama, since 19 years old, nagwowork na sya for the government as a public school teacher. Walang patid yun, bukod nalang siguro sa mga summer vacations and maternity leaves dati pero gets nyo yung thought na never man lang sya nagsawa sa trabaho na yun.
Hmm. Kung tanungin ko man ang iba kong kakilala, ang sasabihin lang naman nilang motivations eh ang sweldo, kung ayaw, lipat na sa iba. Etc. Etc.
Or dahil lang din ba sa nag-aaral ako every sat kaya kulabg ako sa pahinga? Hanggang march nalang naman na ako, kaya sana makapagpahinga after ng pag-aaral kong ito.
Minsan, nakakatulong din kapag may taong andyan palagi para sayo. Yung naiintindihan ka, at susuportahan ka kapag down ka na. (tama na yung portion na toh, asa pa ako makakita ulit. Pero sana ikaw na nga. Lol. :))
Pero ano mang kapaguran ang nararamdaman, eh dapat panindigan. Pinasok ko toh eh. Hek. :)) pero sa totoo, ang mga nakaka gv nalang sakin ay tumblr, mga tao sa tumblr, fb, twitter, instagram, starbucks, gala sa sat and sun. Wala na. Yun nalang. Hehe.
Kung ano man ang mangyari sa mga susunod na araw? Yan ang hindi ko alam. Hehe. I still have my sight for that professional teacher license sa September. :))
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My Philosophy of Teaching
one of our requirements for this course is to formulate our own philosophy of teaching. and making this one is a challenge for me. it took me 3 weeks just to finish this composition. and for me to motivate and stimulate my mind in making such, i’ve done it in different places.. hehe.. mga tamang tambayan.. Las Pinas, Alabang, Taguig, QC-Trinoma, QC-Eastwood (sa trabaho haha), Tagaytay (shhh. walang nakakaalam na nagtagaytay ako, ngayon alam nyo na.. hehe), and syempre.. dito sa bahay.. i’m not that expressive lalo na kapag yung mga saloobin ko yung sinasabi ko, and i’m not even that gifted to write those down in a literary-like composition.. nyahay.. kaya madugo ito para sa’kin. but, whatever you read it here, that’s me, no pretensions.
being a Registered Nurse is a fulfillment and i’m thankful for the things it taught me.. but being a Teacher is really a DREAM, a dream that i’ve been chasing long time ago..
and it’s innate.. nasa bloodline.. si mama teacher.. si lola teacher.. kapatid ni lola teacher.. mga pinsan ni mama teacher.. hehe..
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