Saturday, August 30, 2014

On bullying



Here's Matt's take on bullying. People always tell me we must have done something right because we have such a nice kid. But he really is awesome on his own.

Matt's message:

Be nice!

you know bullys sometimes had their dreams crushed and the only way to solve it is to be nice and to make their dreams come true some other bullys do it for fun because they are bored the only way is to notice them so they have fun and not bully you

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Regarding the misspellings and lack of punctuation and capital letters, he says he did it on purpose, to go with the "peace, man" theme. Yep. I have an e. e. cummings in my hands. :)

Teaching Rock and Roll

Found this online and just wanted to share.

History of Rock and Roll

Friday, August 22, 2014

K - 12 Curriculum and an update on Matt

I was browsing online looking at what available curricula are available online. And here are some local (Philippine) sites I've found.

I was happy to find these curriculum guides on the Dep Ed site:

Dep Ed Curriculum Guides

I was also happy to find the Letran and STCQC curriculum for high school online.

Colegio de San Juan de Letran Curriculum for High School

St. Theresa's College QC Curriculum for High School

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Just an update that Matt is happily enrolled in another year of blended learning.

Blended Learning Services

Budget has been tight but the learning adventure continues.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The secret of life



The Secret of Life - Alan Watts

Imagine - John Lennon



So many crazy things happening in this world.

Philippine politics continues to be a circus and I'm starting to wonder if we ever knew what we were doing. Maybe it's time to go back to the tribal wisdom and have a council of elders who genuinely have the concern of the whole tribe in mind.

In the Middle East, even in our very own Mindanao, there threads a fine line between fighting for your beliefs to fighting for the sake of fighting.

When I was 8 years old, I only asked for one thing every Christmas time: world peace.

At 8 years old, I decided it was foolish to keep asking for something that will never happen. And that was the last Christmas I stopped wishing for it.

Well, I'm 36 years old. And, inside, I still feel as lost and helpless as when I was 8 years old.

I still can't do much. But I haven't let the cynicism of adulthood affect me so much so that I can't go back to being 8 years old and wishing for the one thing I stopped wishing for.

Maybe this time, we should focus all our thoughts, prayers, and beliefs into what the world needs the most.

Peace comes at a price. It demands love, patience, tolerance, respect, gratitude, and letting go and letting God.

It's not an easy task. How many of our days are wasted on thoughts of self-pity, complaining, anger, resentment, jealousy, petty arguments, and just a general dissatisfaction with everything in life?

Let's just stop. Breathe a moment. And look at the world through heaven's eyes.

And close our eyes and just summon as much light, love, and thoughts of peace as we can muster.

Lift it up to God, to the universe.

Maybe Michael Jackson was indeed right after all. Maybe it starts with the man in the mirror.

If every person woke up in the morning and knew that the man in the mirror is filled with love, peace, and light, maybe, just maybe, there is still hope for all of us after all.

Love, peace, and light to all of you.

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P.S.

The way he makes her laugh and then they kiss at the very end... So cute. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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#PrayforGaza


#PrayForGaza

It's not a matter of politics or religion. It's a matter of just being human. If you have time for Facebook or Twitter, please do search for #PrayForGaza.