Haiku #1 JUST A GIRL IN THE CROWD

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love

Looking from afar

Always your fan, not your girl

Fangirl love it is.

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Haiku #5 MOTHER NATURE’S CRY

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environment

She’s calling for us

But why are we standing still

Hope it’s not too late.

Essay on education

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Education. This is the word that we always hear. Maybe not the exact word of it but words that are related to it. When we were young our parents always tell us that we should study hard. And until now, they are still motivating, and sometimes nagging us to study hard. But the thing is, why do we need education? Why do we need to wake up early for morning classes and stay in school for how many hours? Why do we need to study different subjects that we will eventually forget? Why do we need to stay up late to do our homework and projects? Why do we need to study? Is it really worth it? Fortunately, yes. It is really worth it. You know why?

First, education provides us knowledge. Education gives us the knowledge about our world. Through this knowledge, we were able to have our own perspective and opinion for the different issues and everyday life situations. We can also understand the world we live in. We will know the history of the world, how plants, animals, and human take part in the oxygen and nitrogen cycle, that convection is the transfer of heat from one place to another by motion of the heated substance, that economics is the study of the proper allocation and efficient use of the individuals and societies the scarce resources that nature and previous generations have provided to produce commodities for the maximum satisfaction of unlimited human needs and wants, and many other things. Benjamin Franklin once said that an investment in knowledge gives the best interest. For me, this is true. We can invest a lot of time, a lot of money, a lot of hard work, a lot of efforts for knowledge and it will not go to waste because it will really pay off. The knowledge we gained from education will always stay with us no matter what. Maybe we cannot memorize and remember all these knowledge but most of it will stay in us for the rest of our lives.

Second, education helps our society. Our society has set rules that we need to follow, and one of those rules is to have an education. Our society expects us to study at the age of four or five, finish grade school and high school while determining our passion or interest that we will pursue in college, get a job after and be a useful member in our society. This may sound hard and tiring but all of us can do it. Each one of us has something that we’re good at. Each one of us has the abilities and skills that we can use to contribute to our society. And those abilities and skills can be develop through education. By this, we can do those things that our society expects us to do, so that we can belong and help our society.

Third, education turns our dreams into reality. Of course, all of us have our own dreams. Dreams of having a nice car, a big house, a breadwinner in our family, and most especially a successful person in our chosen path. But, it’s not only about dreaming. It’s about doing your best to turn those dreams into reality. And we could do that by educating ourselves.

But the best or the most important thing that education could give us is happiness. We’re always looking for happiness but honestly, being educated is one of the things that could make us happy. Through education, we can get knowledge, we can contribute to our society, and we can turn our dreams into reality. And that will lead us to a happy and contented life.

Nelson Mandela once said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I believe this statement is true for the following reasons. By staying, listening, and learning at school, I was able to realize my own dreams and those dreams are to build a public library, to raise my own school, and to be a professor. I want to have my own library where I will put different kinds of textbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, researches, and even novels that I will open to the public because I want every child, every teenager, every person, and every individual to learn how to read, to develop a liking to books, and to yearn for knowledge. I want every child to have enough knowledge for them to make their own dreams too. I want to have my own public school that will allow poor people to be educated despite their financial struggles. I want them to finish their studies so that in the future they will be able to contribute to our society as well. I want to be a professor to help the young minds appreciate their chosen path, to develop their knowledge and to hone their skills which I know will be an asset for this country. In order to fulfill these dreams, I will start educating myself more. If I will be able to fulfill my dreams, I believe other people will have their own dreams too. Then little by little, if all people have their own dreams, then these dreams will be their drive to be successful in life. If all people will be able to achieve their dreams, then eventually change will be seen. People have improved themselves, I believe our nation will follow. I hope this one simple dream will change other people, will change a nation, and will change a world into a better one.

Haiku #2 DEAR OLD SELF

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self

I wonder what she

my past self, wants to tell me

Does she want me back?

weekly photo challenge: Symbol

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Sunset is the biggest cliché in photography. Almost all photographers, amateur and professional alike, has a photo of sunset in their cameras. However, I believe sunset symbolizes a day’s hard work. A busy day has ended. Academic and extra-curricular stuffs are done. It’s time to take a break. Sunset gives us a feeling of hope. It shows us that a day had passed and we are much nearer to our goal. It gives us light. After a tiring and lonely day, there’s still some light that shines and tells us we’ve done our part for now and we could use a little break. That’s why I could say that one of the happiest parts in my life is when I’ve seen a sunset.

 

 

In response to the daily post weekly photochallenge Symbol

Summer pleasure

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It’s been two months since summer but the memories from it still lingers in my mind. Last April, we decided to go to Bolinao, Pangasinan. So here’s our summer story.

Before heading to Bolinao, we dropped by to Our Lady of Manaoag Church. Our Lady of Manaoag is the patroness of the sick, the needy, and the helpless, hence, usually visited by both locals and tourists.

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Our Lady of Manaoag Church

Shortly after the mass, we went straight to Bolinao though we had a hard time since that is our first time to go there and weren’t familiar with the way. Thank God for Google Maps 🙂  When we reached Bolinao, we looked for a place to stay and luckily we’re able to find a nice accommodation. We hurriedly headed to the beach and were greeted by this.

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White sand beach in Brgy. Molino, Bolinao

We spent the whole day swimming, eating, and taking pictures. Twilight came and we were able to enjoy the sunset. If you’re a sunset chaser like me, then this is a perfect place for you.

I will never get tired of watching this

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Watching the sun set is really a sublime experience.

The next day, we went to see “Wonderful Cave,” one of the three famous caves in Bolinao. We immediately dipped into the cold water and it’s really refreshing. Even though, it is quite small, it’s totally wonderful in its own way.

narrow entrance to the cave
narrow entrance to the cave

Next to our itinerary is the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse which is second tallest lighthouse in the Philippines next to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Ilocos.

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Ruins beside Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Ruins beside Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

Our last destination is the Bolinao Falls. The man who collected our fees told us that there are 2 falls there but we should stay at Bolinao falls 2 because the water there is shallow compared to falls 1 since we have a lot of kids with us.

Our trek to the falls
Our trek to the falls
Kala ko mababaw,di ko din pala abot :(
Kala ko mababaw,di ko din pala abot 😦
These kids really dived into the water while I stayed in the shallow area which is pambata lang.
These kids really dived into the water while I stayed in the shallow area which is for pambata lang.

Overall, our stay in Bolinao is really worth it. If I could go back here, I would but probably after mga 8 years pa since I want to explore other places here in the Philippines (and South Korea and Switzerland hopefully) It’s really hard not to fall in love with this place because they really have much to offer plus the fact that it’s still not crowded so medyo tahimik pa. I’m really looking forward for the next summer vacation cos this academic year’s really tiring and I really want a break!

six word story:1

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“You’re my crooked kind of blissfulness.”

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