The Sunday Currently: Vol. 6

Just had an amazing week! Thank you Lord. ❤ Sunday again and it’s raining and…

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At National Museum. Tomorrow I’ll try to write about our Manila tour. 🙂

CURRENTLY

Reading

some messages..

Writing

 this TSC vol. 6!

Listening

to Bachelor Girl’s Buses and trains

So I walked under a bus, I got hit by a train
Keep falling in love which is kinda the same
I’ve sunk out at sea, crashed my car, gone insane
And it felt so good I want to do it again

 

Thinking

about what kind of orientation will happen tomorrow and what will I wear. “no tight pants and blouses” maybe I’ll just wear that same outfit when I had my interview with the principal. 🙂

 

Smelling 

Dried fish (daing fresh from Cebu thank you neighbors hihi )

Wishing

for something that only God knows 🙂

Hoping

to have a fun and informative orientation tomorrow.

Wearing

not-so-but-semi spaghetti strap top and shorts. Still hot.

Loving

the places we’ve been/visited. I just had an amazing summer vacation and I can’t wait to share all my travel experiences to my students.

Wanting

to finish all my entry blog post.  I still have to write about our graduation, our beach trip in Bataan, Patar and our manila escapade.

Needing

to atleast write one more blog post then I will fix and prepare my things for tomorrow’s orientation. Call time is 7:30. I should start to be a morning person now.

Feeling 

relax and blessed. ❤ As much as possible, I don’t want to think of any negative things. Just enjoy what is now. 🙂

Clicking

the mouse of the computer, my cellphone as always. 😀

So that’s it! My The Sunday Currently Vol. 06.

LA VIE EST BELLE. ❤

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GENERAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Wow! Welcome back to me. Such a long time when I wrote my last post here. 3 months have passed and now I am here bringing this blog to rise again. 🙂 Tons of things had happened and I will start with my General Teaching Experience. Yieee

I can say that my general teaching experience was a blast. A blast of all the information, learning, and memories that I gained from this practice teaching. I remember when I first met my students and it was very hard for me that time to handle their behaviors. Everyday was very challenging because most of my students were always distracted and you always need to get their attention. However, it was a great feeling everytime my students responded on what I am asking. Even how small it may be like just by saying the words you ask them to say, the feeling is unexplainable. On the other hand, it was also hard whenever one of them show tantrums during the discussion and all of the class will follow. Nonetheless, I find my teaching a fun and memorable one because you are not just teaching your students but also how they teach me to become a better teacher that they need. I am also happy that little by little they can recognize me as their teacher.

February 01-05, 2016 was my last week at Hand Prints because I already completed the required 220 hours. Though, I will still attend my kinder class until for my final demonstration which scheduled on February 24, 2016. Also, I will continue to attend my class so that my students will still know me and I can still get their attention. Before I finish my 220 hours, I accomplished all the things I need to finish. I checked the books of my students, I recorded their scores, I finished my lessons.

Last 24th of February we had our final demonstration. I already prepared my lesson and instructional materials 2 weeks before this demonstration. My cooperating teacher checked my lesson plan and we had this dry run 2 days before my demo. Thank God because in this dry run I was able to experienced what might happen on the day of my final demo. I was just in my motivation part where I used puppets and while I am using them, my students already grabbed the eyes and the hair of my puppets. That was the reason why my cooperating teacher suggested that maybe I can change my motivation part and that’s where I came up on having a big book as my motivation.

During my final demonstration, my cooperating teacher really prepared for this final demonstration. She and the student assistant supported me all the way. They even had a general cleaning for this final demonstration and prepared all the students. Thank God I was able to deliver my final demonstration well. I managed to use well all my instructional materials and activities. The very special thing about my final demonstration was all my students were very participative, didn’t show any tantrums and everyone was so calm and attentive. I can say that I really had a successful final demonstration. I delivered my lesson very well. My cooperating teacher and my evaluator commended that I had a great final demonstration. That was also the day wherein we said goodbyes to all the teachers there at Hand Prints. One of the heads also talked to us one by one and asked us for our plans and said that we are always welcome to work and be part of their school.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT I USED DURING MY FINAL DEMONSTRATION

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Community Map. 🙂
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TOY TV

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To sum it up, it was really a fun, meaningful and memorable experienced that I gained from this practice teaching. I really learned a lot from this practice teaching and how I was trained enough in handling student with special needs. It was a great experience that we were exposed to the different situations of these students with disabilities. I was also glad that I learned some of the techniques and methods on how to handle these students. And on the other side, it was also so great to build and met new people who you shared all your laughter and memories. All the teachers and teacher assistants were very nice to all of us practice teachers. I just could not ask for more for the great friendship that I had with them. I will really miss all of them and I wouldn’t be able to finish my Practice Teaching with flying colors without all the help and guidance they have given to me.

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With my Cooperating Teacher, Teacher Ann. 🙂
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The fruit of my labor. Full Narrative Report of my Practice Teaching. 🙂

 

Much love ❤ LA VIE EST BELLE ❤

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 5

Few mins til Sunday will end and yes I thought of not making this Sunday Currently anymore. However, it’s been a month since I updated my TSC and these past few weeks have been very busy to all of us graduating students. Whoo!

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CURRENTLY

Reading

the 15 detailed lesson plans I made. I already finished them last week so I just reread them incase there are some correction and yes, I found some funny errors. 🙂

Writing

the acknowledgement and introduction for my practice teaching portfolio. I guess my portfolio is 90% complete. Yey!

Listening

It captured my heart. I just accidentally listened to it on Spotify. I’m hooked!

Thinking

for my final demonstration on Wednesday and also for my dry run tomorrow. I know God is with me. I still need to bring all my instructional materials which they are kinda big for me.

Smelling 

nothing. Plain night again.

Wishing

for a  successful final demonstration. Pray harder. Few steps to go. God will provide.

Hoping

that everything will turn out to be good on my demo day. No tantrums for my students and more participation from them. Pls. 😦

Wearing

My white long night dress.

Loving

all the people who were there to help me. 🙂

Wanting

to sleep, rest and to have a positive thoughts on my teaching demonstration.

Needing

to relax…

Feeling 

a little bit nervous and confused.

Clicking

the mouse of the computer, my cellphone

7 more mins before the clock will strikes to 12. Atleast I was able to give my thoughts here. Good luck to me for my dry run tomorrow and for my final demonstration. Good luck to all of us. Plus, I almost forgot, good luck to my job interview at Holy Family Academy tomorrow. Whoo!

Additionally, we just had our retreat and I was able to write my experiences on that meaningful retreat.  🙂

Good night, everyone!

LA VIE EST BELLE. ❤

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The Sunday Currently: Vol. 4

Yey! My The Sunday Currently Volume 04. Here it is..

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CURRENTLY

Reading

all the different steps in making different kinds of instructional materials that I will be using for my 2 teaching demonstrations. Need to prepare now. I don’t want to rush.

Writing

my detailed lesson plans. I finished 7. So 8 more. I don’t know why but everytime I write my detailed lesson plans I always do it for almost 2 hours.

Listening

to nothing. Actually while I am typing this I am watching KMJS. I love their episode tonight. 🙂

Thinking

about what motivations will I use for my lessons and what other interactive activities will I present to my Kinder students. Hay

Smelling 

nothing. Plain night.

Wishing

that Sir P will allow me to adjust the time for my final teaching demonstration. I know it was my fault when I said that time and now I super duper regret it. 😦

Hoping

for my wish to come true. Pls. Sir P. 😦

Wearing

my presko short and tshirt that looks like rag. 😀 I am just comfortable with it besides I am just inside our house with no other strangers that might see how I look. 🙂

Loving

the productivity I am doing right now. I need to continue this. More motivation pls. 🙂

Wanting

to eat shawarma. Argg. Craving attack!

Needing

to finish at least 2 more detailed lesson plans tonight.

Feeling 

a little bit nervous. I am thinking lots of things right now and most of them are negative. 😦

Clicking

the mouse of the computer, my cellphone

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La vie est belle.

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 3

Finally! These past few Sundays, lots of things happened. We’ve been busy going here and there, going out everywhere. Every Sunday we usually went home late that’s why I was not able to write or update my TSC anymore. My last TSC was when I celebrated my birthday and I am just so happy right now. It is really good to be back. So here it is…

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CURRENTLY

 Reading

my topics for tomorrow’s discussion because I will be the one who will teach the kinder students for this week.

Writing

my detailed lesson plans. I need to finish my 15 detailed lesson plans because final teaching demonstration is fast approaching. Good luck! Whoo

Listening

to If My Heart Was a House by Owl City. Omg this song is so perfect! ❤ Owl City never fails to make us feel that love is just there.

Thinking

about what lessons will I teach for my 2 teaching demonstrations.

Smelling 

our dinner, Pulutok (A Kapampanga Bopis) Yummy! 🙂

Wishing

for a miracle to happen. I really have lots of wishes. Haha 🙂

Hoping

that my pimples will go away. It is so annoying every time I can feel them whenever I touch my face and I can’t help but to pinch the. Yhh

Wearing

my favorite daster! So presko. 🙂

Loving

the new theme of La vie est belle. Check it more here

Wanting

that my tablet will be okay so soon. Please I really need to transfer my files.

Needing

to finalize my Instructional Materials for tomorrow’s teaching.

Feeling 

super blessed. Thank you Lord for this great day. ❤

Clicking

the mouse of the computer, my cellphone

So that’s it! My The Sunday Currently Volume 3. Hope that I will be able to update more of my TSC. 🙂 So you, what are you doing? try and join The Sunday Currently by siddathornton here

La vie est belle.

2015-Year End: Baguio Escapade

The unexpected moments become the best memories. Yes I really believe in this saying. You wanna know why? Because with less preparation and with no bomba friends we were able to visit Baguio City! Yay! One of my best girlfriends specifically Ghel asked us if we could help her to go to Baguio City to meet different companies for their upcoming plant tour. She even said that she would provide our transportation fee. So are we gonna said no with that kind of offer plus the fact that it will be my first time to go to Baguio? So I said yes excitedly despite of not asking my parents if they would allow me but I know them specially my mama, she would support me in this haha. Moment na talaga namen toh!

So we planned to have our Baguio escapade after Christmas which is we agreed on the date December 28, 2015. We went to the bus terminal 11pm and because we have to wait for the bus going to Baguio to come, we waited for almost 2 hours. The bus arrived at 2am and then we started on our travel! Yay! We arrived at Baguio City around 5:30 in the morning. So around 3-4 hours of travel. I feel asleep during the travel because I am not feeling well. Actually before the travel I am not in my good condition and I feel like having a mild fever. Nevertheless, nothings gonna stop us from having fun and rocking Baguio City! Hehe. The coldness of Baguio was unbeatable. It was my first time to experience that kind of cold. I guess it was 14°C that time (I thought that time my fever went high haha pero kinakaya padin. hehe)

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A few minutes of stopover. Ghel was not here. She was sleeping inside the bus. 😀

 

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The arrival! 😀
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CHRISTMAS IN BAGUIO 2015

 

While waiting for the Baguio Municipal to open we went first to Burnham Park and the coldness brrrrr. . We even saw lots of Baguio peeps jogging that early morning. They don’t mind the cold! They said that when the weather is cold, it is the best time to burn fats because you will really have to strive to get sweat with that kind of weather.

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Mr. Sun, Mr. Golden Sun 🙂

While we still waits for the municipal to open, we ate our breakfast in a small korean food stall. We ordered ramyun and a very huge watermelon. Still my body was not in a good condition but I still tried to eat but wasn’t able to finished my ramyun. Sayang masarap pa naman sa anghang swak na swak sa lamig ng Baguio.

YUMMY for only Php10.00 each. 🙂

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Why does my face looks a little bit scary here? haha #sinatpamore #wrongtiming

At 8am the Baguio Municipal was opened and Ghel talked to one of the representatives. They gave us all the plantation companies and we immediately went to all those companies.

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Mr. Sun came. Heavenly feeling. ❤

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Here we are at Baguio Plantations.

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After visited and coordinated to the different plantation in Baguio. Next stop was we have to look for Manang Tess, the owner of the  transient house that Ghel and her classmates will be staying at.

We went back to Burnham Park and luckily no crowded tourists yet.

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We were not able to try to ride on these bikes because we were running out of time. Chos! but we really have to look first for Manang Tess.

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Picture first! So perfect place. Feels like we were out of the country. Haha

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Looking for Manang Tess. 😀

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Finally! We were able to find the transient house of Manang Tess. It was a beautiful place to stay though it was a little bit far from the Burnham Park.

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We rode a taxi in going back to Burnham Park or should I say going to the terminal of Mines View Park. Yes! Mines View Park was our next stop and before we were about to go there, we had our lunch first and we experienced this 2 hours of line at the terminal going to Mines View Park. Yes 2 hours! We tried to rode a taxi but the taxi driver does not want to take us to Mines View because he said that it was traffic going there due to lots of tourists. So, no choice we have to face the long line in order to see the Mines View.

And waiting be like… hahaha I was not able to feel the 2 hours because of these crazy friends that I have. Hahaha. We just had a crazy moments to ignore the long line. #dangwa #mybebelove. Hahaha. The video was uploaded at the end of this post. 🙂

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Finally! At Mines View Park. Yipee!

And this time crowd tourists surprised us. Kaya naman pala pahirapan pumunta dito. But still we succeed in going here! Yay!

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Yay! Wearing of the colorful Igorot Native Dress for only Php20.00

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THIS IS IT! THE VIEW! ❤ ❤ SO PERFECT. ❤

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ST. BERNARD! ❤
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After the sight seeing and picture taking to the breath taking view, we bought some pasalubongs for the love ones. Chos! hehe

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After buying some pasalubongs, our real planned was to go to the Paskuhan Village but unfortunately, Clarissa said that there was an entrance fee of 100 pesos and we were not prepared for that entrance fee anymore because we really do not have any money that time. Sad huh. 😦 Katakawan kase lol. Haha. So we just agreed to go to SM Baguio and it was also already late that time. It was around 7pm and we look for some foods there but didn’t find any vacant place to eat (grabi talaga dami ng tao) so we just decided to eat at the terminal. We ate lugaw and luckily I was able to eat naman what I ordered but I did not finished it at all. Still not in a good condition huh after all the gala? Haha. Yes I drank my medicine every after 4 hours so I felt a little bit better that time plus I really did not feel any sickness at all because I am with the best crazy friends. Naks! Haha. We left Baguio City at 9pm and we arrived at Pampanga at 2am. My parents fetched me that time and my tatang was not mad hehe. 🙂 I fell asleep the whole travel so when we got home I felt a little bit okay and I missed the Pampanga heat. 😀

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BAGUIO ESCAPADE 2015

Super thank you guys, Clarissa, Liberty and most specially to Ghel for granting one of my wishes. Hahaha. I enjoyed my first Baguio experience with you guys that was filled with  craziness and laughter. Truly we will never have any dull moment together. Kamuritan always! Love you so much guys. I will miss the shaky feeling due to the super cold weather, the strawberry taho and sweet fruits, all the places we’ve been and of course those fun memories that we did in Baguio. After this travel, I found the true meaning of a strong connection between friends. We are sisters by heart. I love you guys and super thank you for making the last days of my 2015 super mega extra special and fantastic! Mwaah! More to come! Love Love. LA VIE EST BELLE. ❤

 

 

Rodic’s Diner: Tapsilog

When I visited UP Diliman last year during my semestral break, together with my ever supportive and best girlfriend Edcille that I really miss right now, she introduced me to this kind of Diner inside UP Diliman. It was the Rodic’s Diner located at University Shopping Center, UP Diliman. Rodic’s is very famous for their Tapsilog. I ordered the tapsilog with scrambled egg and Edcille ordered the sunny side up egg. It was really definitely undoubtedly one of a kind tapsilog especially if you will put vinegar on it and I tell you that their tapsilog was by far the most heavenly, scrumptious, well-prepared and well-seasoned Tapsilog I ever tasted. Ahh super super heavenly and after I tasted it I just forgot my name for about an hour haha. That’s just the effect when you taste their out of this world tapsilog. They really serve the best Tapsilog in the country. It was my first time to taste it and definitely not my last. 🙂 Sarap! Per order is Php80 very student friendly. 🙂 They are really known for their super budget-friendly classic Filipino dishes.  Hoping to come back this year and preparing myself (tummy :D) for their scrumptious tapsilog. Nyyaaaa. See you soon! 😀