My Primary 9 daughter asked me to sign her school paper and felt happy while reading her composition. And can't help not to share I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I do.
The Day I Received My Examination Results
"I wonder how much marks will I get" I asked Jaedyn. It was a breezy Tuesday afternoon. Jaedyn, my best friend, wore a dark blue sleeveless "CHIJ Our Lady of The Nativity" pinafore with a P.E shirt and shorts underneath. Jaedyn tied her hair into a ponytail. I wore the exact same uniform but I had short hair that looks like a "barrette bob". We were both in our classroom, getting ready for English. Jaedyn was counting to thirteen. As soon as she said "thirteen" the school bell chimed thirteen times, Ring!
Our Mathematics teacher, Madam Chua, left the classroom and Mrs. Lim our English teacher, came in with a heap of report books. All of us were feeling nervous. After we greeted Mrs. Lim, I sat down, with both butterflies fluttering in my stomach and my heart was pounding with anxiety. My classmates who included Jaedlyn were praying fervently. As each examination paper was placed gently on each student's desk, my classmates were peering at each others' papers. I was getting more and more excited. Then I saw Jermayne, her head hung low in guilt. I was worried for her and myself.
Jaedyn saw how nervous I was, She told me not to be worried. I was still petrified. She told me worrying does not help. I had clammy hands. i did not want to look so I closed and covered my eyes. Jaedyn was as cool as a cucumber.
"Ria, you can open your eyes now" said Jaedyn. I slowly opened my eyes. I saw the number forty-six and a half. I screamed and jumped for joy. All my efforts paid off. Paying attention in class, repeating things I learnt over and over again all paid off. I was over the moon and on cloud nine. Jaedyn and my friends were all happy and proud of me. I never felt that proud in my life. At the end of the day, I thanked my parents, Mrs. Lim and my friends for motivating me. I even encouraged Jermayne to do better and study harder. I learnt important lessons. Hard work, patience, determination and learning from our failure is the key to success.
Last October 2015, our team decided to have a side trip in Krakow. Since we are in Wroclaw already and Krakow is just 3-4hours away, we went ahead with the plan. The last place we visited in Krakow was the market square. While walking we saw this church, Saints Peter & Paul. I'm so blessed to have visited this church. This was the first baroque church built in Poland.
According to Wikipedia: The Church of Saints Peter and Paul in the Old Town district of Kraków, Poland (Polish: Kościół ŚŚ Piotra i Pawła w Krakowie) is a Roman Catholic, Polish Baroque church located at ul. Grodzka 54 street. It was built between 1597–1619 by Giovanni Maria Bernardoni who perfected the original design of Józef Britius. It is the biggest of the historic Churches of Kraków in terms of seating capacity. Since 1842 it serves the Catholic All Saints parish.
Ang eleksyon sa Plipinas ay isang malaking sirko. Nandyan yung sumasayaw ang mga kandidato pagka senador, may naglalabas ng mga tagong yaman, meron naman ng mga maiitim na propaganda, mga bagay na bintang at kung ano-ano pa. Ito ay nakakasira ng pagkatao, wala na bang dignidad, lahat gagawin sa ngalan ng posisyon at pera? Nakakalungkot isipin. Makikita dito kung gaano kataas ang antas ng mga bumuboto at tumatakbo sa gobyerno.
Harinawa'y makapamili ng tamang kandidato para sa posisyon at manungkulan ang nahalal ayon sa kanyang sinumpaan. Ang ugat ng katiwalian sa pilipinas ay napakalalim, sana makita ang totoong pagunlad para sa lahat, mahihirap, mahirap man, nasa gitna or mayayaman. Pantay-pantay!
Salamat at Byernes na umpisa na ng madugong labanan. Patuloy pa din tayong manalig at magdasal para sa lahat ng Pilipino. Sino man ang inyong ninanais na maupo sa pwesto, wag kalimutan ang inyong responsibilidad sa inang bayan. Huwag kalimutan na tayo ay Pilipino ano man ang inyong katayuan sa buhay.
Sa darating na Mayo 9, ang mga Pilipino ang huhusga, ang boses ay maririnig at kung ano pa man ang magiging kinalabasan nawa'y ito ay para sa ikabubuti ng sambayanang Pilipino.
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Jean Luc Picard ~