My TEACHERS, through these years . . .

They were my mentor, guide and model.

As part of the Teaching Room, and because school season is about to start once again, I would like to share a list of names of my teachers.

Growing up I am someone who knows exactly what I want to be and so, these people are indeed important as I continue to mold my mind and heart.

 

TEACHER; a superhuman individual producing miracles every single day.

 

/// Funny story though; back in the early grade school years one of the major reason why I want to become a teacher is because of those grading test days where in different teachers will visit your school assigned to do the test and whenever the recess comes, there is a free soft drinks and snacks. /// 😅 imagine a kid wanting to drink something and see her teacher having that…  😅

 

So without further a do, here are my great teachers!

 

– PRE-SCHOOL / ELEMENTARY –

School Name: Bulacao Elementary School
Address: Bulacao, City of Talisay Cebu Philippines
Years: Class 1991 – 1997
Principal: Mrs. Perla R. Villordon
Bulacao Elementary School Gr. 3 Sec. Strawberry | Class 1993-1994 under Mrs. Mumar
  • Day Care /Kindergarten 1 and 2 – Mrs. Pepito
  • Grade 1 (Section Pomelo) – Mrs. Malabanan
  • Grade 2 (Section Atis) – Mrs. Loreto Chua
  • Grade 3 (Section Strawberry) – Mr. Mumar
  • Grade 4 (Section Mango) – Mrs. Maturan
  • Grade 5 (Section Orange) – Mr. Dela Victoria (Adviser) also Math & MAPE Teacher
    • Mrs. Murillo – Filipino and English
    • Mrs. Ceniza – Science & Technology
    • Mr. Abano – Social Studies
    • Mr. Aloro and Mrs. Bongbong – HELE
  • Grade 6 (Section Durian) – Mrs. Sapitula (Adviser) also for English, Filipino and Social Studies
    • Mr. Aloro – Math
    • Mrs. Bongbong – Science
    • Mrs. Bongbong & Mr. Aloro – HELE

During these years, fruits are the section name. For grade 1, I belong to section 2 – Pomelo while grades 2 till 6, I belong to section 1.

 


– HIGH SCHOOL –

School Name: SPCFI – Saint Paul College Foundation Inc.
Address: Bulacao, Pardo Cebu City Philippines
Years: Class 1997 – 2001
Principal: Mrs. Albarico
SPCFI Section IV-C batch 2000-2001, under Mr. Sergio Maribao.

 

First Year (Section 4) 

  • Adviser – Mrs. Ong
  • English – Ms. Sante
  • Filipino – Ms. Catholico
  • Math – Ms. Fernandez
  • PE – Mr. Maribao
  • THE – Ms. Dag-uman / Ms. Morre
  • Science – Mr. Lechuza

Second Year (Section B)

  • Adviser – Mrs. Lechuza (also English)
  • Science – Ms. Gaspay
  • Math – Mr. Gaboy
  • Filipino – Ms. Catholico
  • PE/HELE – Mr. Maribao / Ms. Dag-uman / Ms. Morre
  • Social Studies – Mr. Maribao
  • Values Education – Mr. Sayson

Third Year (Section C)

  • Adviser – Ms. Gabucan (also English & Values)
  • Science/Chemistry – Mrs. Sigue
  • Math – Mr. Gaboy
  • Filipino – Ms. Abalo
  • PE/HELE – Ms. Basubas
  • Social Studies – Mr. Maribao

Fourth Year (Section B)

  • Adviser – Mr. Maribao , also Social Studies
  • Science/Physics – Ms. Gaspay-Maribao
  • Math – Mr. Gaboy
  • Filipino – Ms. Teo
  • Values Education – Mrs. Diaz
  • English – Ms. Gabucan
  • PE/CAT – Mr. Alberio
    • Platoon – Bravo (Company)
    • Platoon # – 2 w/ Platoon Leader Vanessa Leceña

 

 


– COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY –

School Name: CNU – Cebu Normal University
Address: Cebu City Philippines
Years: Class 2001 – 2005
Dean/President: Dr. Velasquez
CNU Secton R during our Social Science week where we are wearing our “Pagmata” t-shirt. While I was in a different short because I hosted the event 🙂

 

First Year (Section N)

First Sem

  • Dr. Palermo
  • Dr. Morre
  • Mr. Abarquez
  • Dr. Sollano
  • Mrs. Singson
  • Mrs. Bajuyo
  • Mrs. Dela Torre
  • Mrs. Bastida

Second Sem

  • Mrs. Tano
  • Mr. Misa
  • Mrs. Quiachon
  • Mr. Mantua
  • Dr. Tangapa
  • Dr. Lopez
  • Ms. Cardillo
  • Dr.  Gocotano
  • Mr. Jumamoy
  • Mr. Villegas

Second Year (Section R) 

First Sem

  • Mrs. Cabras
  • Mr. Lasala
  • Mr. Jumamoy
  • Ms. Mantua
  • Ms. Cardillo
  • Dr. Seguerra
  • Mr. Villegas

Second Sem

  • Dr. Leyson
  • Mr. Suazo
  • Mr. Lasala
  • Ms. Bulgar
  • Dr. Dayagbil
  • Mr. Sumampong
  • Mr. Jumamoy
  • Mr. Abarquez

 

Third Year (Section R) 

First Sem

  • Mr. Anga
  • Mr. Lasala
  • Mr. Malazarte
  • Mr. Inocian
  • Mr. Sentina
  • Dr. Genegaboas
  • Dr. Savellon

Second Sem

  • Mr. Malazarte
  • Dr. Atibula
  • Mr. Nacar
  • Mr. Inocian
  • Mr. Hernan
  • Dr. Tabada
  • Mrs. Bastida
  • Mr. Frejoles

 

Fourth Year (Section R) 

First Sem

  • Mrs. Caroline Simmonds – STM  (Student Teacher Mentor) Social Studies
  • Mrs. Gwen Villarante – STM (Student Teacher Mentor) Values Education
  • Mrs. Lasala and Mrs. Pelisco – STM (Student Teacher Mentor) Off Campus @ LNHS – Lawaan National High School

Second Sem

  • Dr. Seguerra
  • Dr. Yu
  • Mrs. Gamutan
  • Mr. Generalao
  • Mr./Engr. Pesole

 

 


– POST GRADUATE –

School Name: CTU – Cebu Technological University
Address: Cebu City Philippines
Years: Class 2007 – 2008
Course: SPED – Special Education (Only on Saturdays and Sundays)

 

Adding names soon 🙂 . . .

 


 

Send Flowers as Your Get Well Soon Gift

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Send Flowers as Your Get Well Soon Gift.

When someone is unwell because of sickness or just feel under the weather because of one reason or another, you can do something to make them feel better. One of the best ways to do that is by giving them a get well soon gift. Having a gift delivered in this condition will eventually help to brighten their day. 🙂

 

There are so many kinds of get well soon gift you can choose from and flower is absolutely one of them. Studies have proved that flowers and plants have a kind of positive impact to human’s emotional and mental health.

 

The existence of flowers can lift down the anxiety and depression, as well as the blood pressure and this can make someone’s recovery become quicker. Therefore, you can give flowers when you know that someone you care about is feeling unwell. Flowers are good not only in the happy times, but they can also be used to cheering up a bad day and make someone feel a bit better in their down time. Giving or sending flower from a flower shop is a friendly and beautiful gesture to put a smile on someone’s smile and certainly a great way to lift the spirit.

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Before that, you need to consider what kind of flowers to give and in what form the flower is. There are so many kinds of flowers, and it may be difficult to choose but what is important is that you must choose a bright and cheery flower.

 

Popular choices for this are Sunflowers, yellow Daisies, bright Carnations, yellow Lilies, and Chrysanthemums. You can buy them from an online florist before you pay a visit to the patient or you can simply order the flowers online and get them delivered to your recipient, or your house if you want to give the flowers to the recipient by yourself.

 

Another important thing to consider is the flower container; not every hospital provides a flower vase in the patient room. But you don’t have to worry because most florists nowadays provide flower basket, present them in a vase, or simply a gift container; they don’t have to be in a bouquet form.

 

Moreover, you can also add an extra get well soon gift such as chocolates, fruits, or a cute teddy bear. Don’t forget your greeting card with a lovely message to wish them to get well soon and make them smile even wider! This way, you can show someone just how you care and thinking of them, and they might eventually feel better with this kind gesture of yours.

 

 

 

 

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Quality Gymnastics Air Tumble Mat from WholesaleAirtrack

Back when I was a kid I am a big fan of gymnastics; the truth is –  it used to be my dream to become a gymnast. I guess I was influenced by Kimberly, that pink ranger at …

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Cue, Go Go Power Rangers (soundtrack) 😂 lol hahaha

Kidding aside, although it was fun and exhilarating experience to do the cartwheels in the green grass back in our grade school covered court garden, safety is a mandatory consideration if you plan to go further with that dream of becoming a gymnast. My dream has long been buried down to my younger years but somehow a part of me would still love to do some stretching, tumbling, cartwheeling and more!!!

Probably to get a chance to do a cartwheel once more, this time with the help and safety net of an air track tumbling gymnastics mat! Yes, you read it right. I happened to encounter Wholesaleairtrack – a great provider and manufacturer of gymnastic mats!

Looking for a quality and fashionable gymnastic air tumble mat?

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They are the largest supplier of inflatable airtracks and has years of experience in producing the best gymnastic airtracks. They’ve developed the best quality of materials that produce air tumble mats and they ensure excellence in each of their product.

Check out these gymnastics panel mats in pink and green. In fact, they have wide variation of these air-tumble tracks and you can check out the awesome gymnastic mats collections. 

These panel mats are made of quality materials that are used for inflatable boats. They are all specialized and hand-made that goes through a strict quality control. In fact, they usually put each product into a 16-hour pressure test in their factory to ensure its quality and seals before sending them off for shipment and guarantee each customer to get what they deserve.

They use the best quality material called DWF or Double Wall Fabric that has 2 layers of coated vinyl with thousands of threads connecting both layers at 80.000 per M2.

So, do you want to pursue that dream or maybe you want your kids to enjoy the activity? It’s always an interesting activity to exercise and have fun using this air tumbling mat which for sure will help them develop physical, mental and social development. Thus, promote good health! Do want know how to get started?

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Enjoy the wide collection of airtracks and be guided with the different products that Wholesaleairtrack has.

Get fit, have fun and socialize with Wholesaleairtrack gymnastic air tumbling mat!

 

God bless,

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Podcast Interview @ Our Food Adventures

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Podcast Interview @ Our Food Adventures. 

Another breakthrough and milestone I’ve faced this year, is this opportunity to be interviewed for a podcast!

I was first introduced to listening to a podcast way back 2016 when I get hooked to a certain Youtube video that talks about podcasting. From then on, I started to discover amazing podcast shows which I listen to whenever I am in transition such as riding a bus going somewhere or sometimes when I’m cooking. In fact, I have shared last year my top 5 favorite podcast here.

Never did I thought that I will – one day become a guest of a podcast! ha ha 😊 #HappyAndSurprisedMe

Earlier this April, I received in my inbox an email asking me to be a guest in their podcast. Tiarra and Chris from Our Food Adventure have started their podcast where they interview different people around the world sharing their foodie experience and travel tips. I happen to represent, 🇵🇭 Cebu Philippines! 

So without further a do, here’s the link to that interview!

 

INTERVIEW LINK HERE

In case you’re curious of the complete text interview, I have created the below script for you to be guided. 😊 

Listen on and please let me know your thoughts in the comment below!

God bless,

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: I missed a few questions that I left them unanswered in the podcast, 😂 
so I took the chance to write what I was supposed to say/answer in the below transcript. lol

 

Here are the questions! 🙂

Tell us about you and your blog. 

Well, let me start by introducing myself, my real name is Julie Mae Bacus – Chavez. Kayne came up because way back 2000 Yahoo messenger was a thing and for me to get an approved username, you need to have a unique name, JM, Julie, Julie Mae were all taken. So I coined that alias and added it o JM, thus JM Kayne was born which is my URL address as www.iamjmkayne.com.

My blog’s title is #InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog. It’s a personal blog that I started way back 2008 when I moved from Cebu to Abu Dhabi, UAE. Originally I used my blog to share personal experiences making it like an online diary.

But as time goes by, I’ve learned more about blogging and so I ventured into other topics like travel, food reviews, stories of life, family and faith, a few public service blog posts and just last year, I started receiving collaborations or sponsored blog posts. Overall, my blog is about the stories #inmyheart.

 

Filipino food:

How would you describe Filipino food to someone whos never tried it?

Filipino food is actually a fusion of many different cuisine… so a little of Spanish,Japanese and American foodie have influenced the food culture in the country..

Common dishes are meat, vegetables, grilled fishes and sea food, and a wide variety of soups and noodles. … Thus, Filipino food can be defined by its combination of sour, sweet, salty and spicy…sometimes all in the same dish.  

But if you are to ask a Filipino on what food is most popular, probably Adobo will be on the top list. It’s made of meat from pork and chicken to seafood braised in garlic, vinegar and soy sauce.

Is there a difference between Cebu local cuisines from other Philippine islands?

Well, Yes, basically Adobo for Cebuanos is dry, but for other parts of the country it has a little sauce. Then for all other recipes, we have our own little version that we tweak according to our tastebuds. Some cities use more sugar or some cuisine has coconut milk in its major recipes.

What one of your dish in Cebu everyone HAS to eat?

Lechon! It’s a must try. Have you heard of it?

It’s a pig dish, seasoned and cooked by skewering the entire pig in a pit filled with charcoal. It will be roasted on all sides for several hours making the pork skin crispy and a distinct feature of the dish.

If your’e familiar with Anthony Bourdain?  He actually tagged Cebu’s lechon as the best pig ever!

What is one dish that people should stay away from?

Nothing really. I can vouch that all food in the Philippines are really good.

Questions about traveling to Cebu for the first time:

Is there anything first-timer travelers should prepare for before leaving to Cebu?

I think the best you can do is just read about Cebu and get insights from different threads online.

Is there anything first-time travelers should bring to make traveling there easier?

Well, I don’t think there’s a specific item to bring – I guess Cebu has almost every thing you’d probably need – from groceries, to travel accessories  (unless its really native from your own country.) And personally I believed that as a traveller/tourist, one of the best way –  I could contribute to a city or place I am visiting to buy local. I’m not saying this because I am from Cebu but in general, whether you’re in the States, or some parts of Europe or Asia – we extend our blessings by helping the people and the tourism economy  of that city/country.

What are some misconceptions you’ve heard about Cebu?

I think some foreigners think that Cebu itself is a country.. probably because we have our own internationally airport that takes direct flights even without stopping over in Manila which is the capital of the Philippines.

Another one is that, Cebuanos  or Filipinos as a whole tend to deceive  foreigners when it comes to prices and taxi fares etc. But I can’t say its not true, but I’d say it’s a stereotype and that it doesn’t apply to all.

What would you recommend first-time travelers to do in Cebu?

Try to visit Cebu during January. It’s when Sinulog is held – the biggest festival celebrated around the city. There is street dance, some religious activities and a month full of looking back to history and faith. (Haven’t shared this exactly – but this is what I actually want to say)

What is something first-timers should avoid?

Avoid going around Carbon Market and Colon Street –it’s downtown proper – wearing expensive accessories made of gold and silver to avoid attracting bad people. I’m not saying it’s a dangerous place, but it’s just a caution to avoid untoward incidents. Over-all Colon street is a must see place too since it is the first and oldest street in the Philippines.

As a first-time traveler, what phrases should they know to communicate better with the locals?

Well, I’d like to teach you at least 5. You ready?

  1. First is KUMUSTA – which is How are you?
  2. SALAMAT – Thank you
  3. TAG PILA – How much
  4. ASA (ang) – Where (is)
  5. AYO – AYO – Take care

*BONUS: BAI / BAY – Dude/girl (applicable for both man and woman.) 

>>> By the way, there is a follow-up question that Christ throw and I misunderstood the question. So please – – –  let me answer it here. So, he asked, if they use these words (above) will they answer us back to the same language or should we continue speaking English? 

Answer: After the above basic words you can go back to speaking English. Because it is the second official language of the Philippines, so communicating with the locals wont be difficult. 🙂

Why should people visit Cebu?

I can tell a lot of reasons why you must visit Cebu… but let me just say a few sentences why…

Cebu is tagged as one of the best islands in the world by Conde Nast traveller magazine. Immersed into this beautiful city that can offer you the best the from the sea, mountain and other natural resources. Filipinos are known for our hospitality, so it is a must visit not only with these site but most especially because of 3Cs – that’s Charming and Cool Cebuanos. (Haven’t mentioned this words during the interview, the questions I was a bit of everywhere ( lol hahah first timer moments) and so I was not able say it. But these words are exactly the reason why you should visit Cebu! 🙂

*Please be prepared to let us know:

3 specific restaurants/dishes that you loved

I have mentioned Adobo earlier and then Lechon – which is best paired by puso.

It’s a rice wrapped and boiled in a  diamond shared casing made of woven coconut leaves – usually called hanging rice.

And then in Cebu, I would definitely recommend visiting Larsian. It’s the barbeque haven in Cebu where you could eat our version of barbeque from meat and sea food and some chicken and pork innards. (intentines, gizzards, blood, chicken feet, pork ears and more)

2-3 things to do you enjoy doing there

My 3 MUST TRY/VISIT are:

  1. Sto. Niño Church– it’s one of the oldest church in the country which will celebrate it’s 500thyear on —
  2. The white sand beaches either in Bantayan Island or going south to Moalboal or Osloband swim with the Whalesharks.
  3. Finally, my favorite adventure is to do Canyoneering, where you chase waterfalls and jumps over canyoons and rivers.

 

Rapid fire questions:

What’s the best thing you ever ate?

– Tuppokki – I’m a big fan of Korean food! hahah

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?

– A dish in one of the restaurant we’ve visited in Maldives called Fried chicken but way too different from our concept of a fried chicken. 🙂

If you had to be a tour guide for one place in the world, where would you pick?

– Aside from Cebu, I’d like to be a tour guide in ITALY. Haven’t been there but its our next stop hopefully this year or early next year. I am amazed and in awe of its beauty and to be able to visit it especially Rome, is a dream come true.

If I were intimidated to travel to another country, how would you encourage me?

– Well, I’d simply tell you that experience is the best teacher. Whatever it is that intimidates you in visiting that place, will remain a misconception or stereotype to a certain group of people unless you experience it first hand. You will never know if this is true or not unless you faced it yourself. So go ahead, avoid what ifs, face your fears and explore!

 

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Wanna visit CEBU but with limited time? Check out these 10 MUST visit sites. 

 

11 Things to do while waiting for your Flight

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So just a week ago, I recently left Cebu to be back to the UAE and yes, you always hear this: “My flight was delayed . . . “ haha . . . . Aaaand no I’m not going to start complaining for this and that.
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Instead, I find this opportunity to actually observe and made this list of 11 Things you can do while waiting for your flight – – – especially if it is delayed. 😀

 

So, let’s do this quickly!

 

1. Sleep – Duhhh! This is a scene we all see. So catch up some snore moment.

 

2. Eat – Because you wake up early or late, so you missed to take breakfast, lunch or dinner just to catch your flight but ending in the waiting game because of – – you already know! So go ahead, suit yourself and choose whatever is available in the restaurants at the airport!

 

3. Wifi/Social Media sessions – Thank God for Airport wifi! Online life continues and your selfie/groupie goes on! And yes, swipe up and down with the Facebook/IG accounts you’re stalking 🙂 ha ha

 

4. Read a book – Time to add more knowledge and wisdom, reading always helps us build our vocabulary and it brings us to a different time, places, moments, emotions among others depending on the genre of your book. I always have one whenever I travel :). A few of these books are on this list.

 

5. Listen to a Podcast – If you think reading isn’t your thing, there is an audio book or better yet pick a Podcast show that you’re interested in. Not sure what to listen? Check this 5 Podcast I listened to. Well actually this list is growing, gotta update you with a couple of what I currently love (binge listening it now!) lol.

 

6. Watch a movie – Download it ahead of time. Airport wifi might not be so friendly because of the volume of users. So keep them handy on your iPads, phones or laptops.

 

7. Journal – If you are that journal type of person like me, its high time to take that coffee and do some writing. I’ve been writing diaries since high school and stopped when I moved to Abu Dhabi. This year as we move to Dubai, I’d love to catch up with this beautiful hobby.

 

8. Study – For students or for anyone who might be taking an exam soon, this is the high time to review and add notes or just skim and scan those text books.

 

9. Observe – I’ve recently read this book from Merlee Cruz-Jayme called Everyone Can be Creative and one creative challenge she mentioned was this: To sit a in a Coffee shop and observe a girl/boy and give them characters. Give her/him a name, guess what his/her job is. What’s their age? Why is s/he in the coffee shop? Is s/he waiting for a friend, a meeting, colleague etc. Describe what do you think s/he is thinking… etc. etc 🙂 This is a bit creepy ~ but this is all only between you and your thoughts/notes for #CreativeExerciseOnly

 

10. Talk to your family – When I say talk to your family, I mean a family that you are with in this flight. If you’re alone, of course before heading to the airport, most of the time they send us off and so we have those times of saying goodbye and tears and picture taking and others. But here, I mean talk to your companion, talk to your wife/husband, mother, father, brother, sisters. There’s so much to talk about family life and you never know what comes out from this conversations. 🙂

 

11. Pray – A lot of people will opt for the above 10 but very few take this bold move. I don’t mean to preach, and saying your prayers out loud. What I mean is to use this time to stay calm, stay in one side and pray the rosary or just simply spend time with God in the silence of your heart.

 

So, there you go – that’s my top 11 things to do while waiting for your flight!

How about you? What’s your favorite activity while waiting for your plane to take off?

 

 

 

God bless,

 

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Life Lately + See you soon, Dubai!

Life Lately . . .

Before the year ends (2017), #TheKokobears (Darrelle and I) hit the road from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. A new life + adventure + service awaits us there. Hitting the road didn’t end there, I also hit the air (haha) by flying back to the Philippines and closed 2017 in Cebu.

Allow me to give you an overview of how’s life lately and once again, I’m hitting the road/air back once again – heading to Dubai this time (Well, I guess I might  just landed when this post goes public.)

 

December 2017

💫 Went home on the 29th and arrived Cebu at 6 AM on the 30th.

💫 Celebrated New Year at home with the family once again.

 

 

2018 January

💫 My brother tied the knot on the 2nd day of the year and as I have shared before, I did their wedding invite as one of my #passionprojects for 2017 – check out DIY: G+M Wedding invite.

💫 Mamo and Dado’s 33rd Anniversary, bought a cake for them.

💫 Met Gemma and Jackie – dinner in SM. Also took a chance to separately bond with them. Gemma and I went site seeing. While Jackie and I went to Simala and Archbishop Teofilo Camomot’s church.

💫 Sessions with Mamo and Auntie VK at HiPre clinic in Tabunok. Health is wealth you know 🙂

 

 

2018 February

💫 Visited Naga Boardwalk with Dion, Clea and Chin2x, The Pyramid, Sirao Flower Farm and Temple of Leah

💫 I’m officially an AUNTIEEE!! 🙂 A Tinang ^^ Auntie-Ninang! Our very first nephew in the family is Baby Grey! Born on 12th Feb 2018.

💫 Attend two Saturday healing sessions with Bro. Julius (of Divine Mercy) at San Roque gym with Mama and Auntie VK.

💫 Faced a health breakthrough on 28th Feb. Thank you Lord.

 

 

2018 March

💫 Dan2x’s birthday. We got him a little cake 🙂 and wrote “Happy Birthday PAPAsio – From Grey.

💫 Recorded a few more vlogs for Dion’s walakokasabotpasabatako YoutTube channel. That was all fun! Helped him in figuring it, editing and uploading it.

💫 Opened a Carousell account: #ShopJMKayne, where I have the chance to sell my pre-loved books and other items. Which was pretty fun, because just a day after I opened it – I automatically got some enquiries and sold a few books! 🙂

💫 Visited Lolo Delfin, also gate crashed in Vibang’s 2nd daughter’s Christening in Bogo.

 

 

2018 April

💫 Celebrated Auntie VK’s birthday + Easter Sunday in North Sky Resort in Sogod.

💫 Met an old friend back in UC-ESL – Yham, an old cd reminded me of her so, Dion and I took chances of looking for her on Facebook and we’ve successfully found her! 🙂 Thank you for the time Yham!

💫 Rendezvous with RC who flew back from UC after 6 months! Her hubby gave her a gift to be back here in Cebu for at least 15 days. 🙂 We had lunch and took some chikka sessions at DepEd + JCo in Ayala.

💫 Ina arrived for her vacation and brough some cutie goodies for Baby Grey.

💫 Yay! A new breakthrough came, I was interviewed for a Podcast! 🙂 Back in 2017 I just shared my 5 favorite podcast and fast forward, I will be on it. I was interviewed for a podcast that will be released hopefully mid-May 🙂

 

 

2018 May

💫 Attended Musical Festival with Dion in Liloan. (05 May 2018)

💫 Edited Dado’s Reunion video. Watch it here > BCS Batch 1072-1973 Reunion. 

💫 Home for Mother’s Day and Local Election Day.

💫 Got a chance to meet Sis Cath in SM City Cebu. A quick chitchat and catch up! (12/May)

💫 Launched The Creative Passport Facebook Community. JOIN HERE.

💫 Kokobear surprised me with a flower bouquet + cake  for our 4th Anniversary! Thank you Kokolove ❤

💫 Self care day on 20th May – Rebonded and pedicure c/o Sis-in-Law Yvette.

💫 Celebrated my 33rd birthday in Lantaw SRP with family.

💫 Finally finished reading a book I’ve been shelving for years . . . (probably more than a decade now!) … Never thought I’d be entertained this much!👌 Thought-provoking, a few basics and some needs processing…. Read it on All I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten book review. Read: All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

💫 MORE AND MORE IDEAS coming in, thoughts of this and that on creativity is all over my mind, gotta make it a system and hopefully put them in order so I could get started! hahaha 🤣🤣🤣

💫 24th May, in transition back to Dubai, UAE! 🙂

 

During these months, as I enjoy family time I also binge watch the following movies/TV series:
  • Pinoy TV Shows/Series/Teleserye: Sana Dalawa Ang Puso Ko, Showtime, Hanggang Saan, Blood Sisters, Araw Gabi, Ang Probinsyano, Bagani, The Good Son, Since I Found You,
  • Korean Dramas/Movies: Battleship Island, W, Chicago TypeWriter, Doctor Crush (ongoing)
  • Read some books: Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Everyone Can be Creative etc.
  • Listened to Podcast/Youtube: Arriane Serafico, Lavendaire, Happier, Our Food Aventures etc.
  • New Inspo/Goals: Aileen Xu, Elizabeth Gilbert, Marie Forleo!

 

💫 That’s it for now… please include me in your prayers… 🙂 💫

 

Thank you Lord, bring it on!

 

 

 

God bless,

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Books I’ve Read (of Pages and Chapters)

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Of Pages and Chapters, allow me to share the books I’ve read.

I don’t really consider myself a bookworm, I am just one ordinary girl who reads books. I guess in this life time I might have not completed a hundred or two. Trying my best to accomplish that. hehehe At least to give justice to my profession of being an educator… Well I guess, adding all the textbooks, I bet I’ve reach 100! 🙂 Anyway, here’s my humble list of pages and chapters of that world called books! 🙂

Majority of these books I have read a long time ago and can’t recall the exact year… So instead of specifying them year by year, I’ve collated them into 2017 backwards and will update 2018 onwards as I go along the way 🙂 Again, welcome to #TheKokobearsLibrary as #KayneBooks #KayneReads.

Basically on my “2018 TO READ” shelf! Wish me luck! Hope to finish it before Season 8 comes. Thank you to  _ _ _  you know who you are! #ChristmasWishlist2017 🙂

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What I’m reading this year (2018)

  • Current: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Everyone Can Be Creative by Merlee Cruz-Jayme
  • All I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergaten by Robert Fulghum
  • Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
  • Show Your Work by Austin Kleon 

I’ve read from 2017 – backwards:

  1. The ABCs of Journalling by Abbey Sy
  2. Paano Ba by Bianca Gonzales (2017)
  3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiosaki (2017)
  4. Dear Alex by Alex Gonzaga (2016)
  5. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (2016)
  6. For One More Day – by Mitch Albom
  7. The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  8. My Maid Invests in the Stock Market (E-Book shorter version) by Bo Sanchez
  9. Twilight Saga (All 4 books: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn) – Audio book by Stephenie Meyer
  10. How to Find your OTL: One True Love by Bo Sanchez
  11. Seneca Falls Inheritance by Meriam Grace Monfredo (2004- used for a book review project in CNU)
  12. ANGELS The Inside Scoop on the Stars of Charlie’s Angels by Nancy Krulik
  13. Acres of Diamon (Book of Opportuniy) by Russell Conwell
  14. What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D
  15. Alias (Skin Deep) by Cathy Hapka
  16. The Valkyries by Paolo Coelho
  17. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
  18. By The River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept by Paolo Coelho
  19. Anne Frank (Highschool Days)
  20. Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon (my very first Sidney Sheldon encounter and after that, I became a fan!)
  21. A Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon
  22. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
  23. Windmills of Gods by Sidney Sheldon
  24. Ryan White (True Story) by Ryan White and Anne Marie Cunningham
  25. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  26. The Spice Girls (Uncensored  Story) by Anna Louise Golden

 

 


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Book Review: All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (by Robert Fulghum)

Been shelving this book for years… (probably more than a decade now!) … Never thought I’d be entertained this much! Thought-provoking, a few basics and some needs processing…. Hahaha 🙂

 

Book Review 

ALL I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN 

By: Robert Fulghum

Genre: Non-Fiction | Published: 1986,1988

 

There is magic from its title alone. There is curiosity that tickles the mind on what he means with it. Fulghum’s wit and simplifies the ordinary things and made them extra special. It is a delightful read that will leave you smiling in between the chapters and pages of this book.

It is simply a collection of short narratives in his life which quiet applies to ours too.

He also started this book with a list of basic things we learn in KG that truth be told – still relevant to our “NOW”.

Here, he also shared A Storyteller’s Creed which goes:

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more powerful than facts.
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert Fulghum (AIRNTKILIK)

 

Of course, I won’t end this book review with out some of my most favorite lines in this book.

📝 A Few Lessons worth taking notes (but not limited to it are the parts about :

  • *Miracle in a box
  • *Spiders
  • *Solomon islanders yelling to trees
  • *Abacus
  • *The Russians
  • *Charles Boyer and there are more…

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“Living things have been doing just that for a long long time. Through every kind of disaster and setback and catastrophe. We are survivors. And we teach our kids about that. And maybe spiders tell their kids about it too.. in their spider sort of way.”

“Solomon islanders may have a point. Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them Sticks and stones may break our bones but words will break our hearts.”

“There is a sense that we need to go home again – and can go home again. Not to recover home, no. But to sanctify memory. . . . Through hard to explain, there is treasure there.”

“Her love was life to me…

. . . But there are moments when I look across the room – amid the daily ordinariness of life – and see the person I call my wife and friend and companion. And really is possible to love someone that much. I now. I’m certain of it.”

“It is something I can touch and hold and I believe in, especially when love gets difficult and there are no small arms around my neck anymore.”

I think old God is a Sardine player. And will be found the same way everybody gets found in Sardines – by the sound of laughter of those heaped together at the end. Click To Tweet

“It reminds me of an old Sufi story of a good man who was granted one wish by God. The man said he would like to go about doing something good without knowing about it. God granted his wish. And then God decided that it was such a good idea, he would grant that wish all al human beings. And so it has been to this day.”

“For others, it maybe an ordinary day. But the spirit of the season has been clear for a long time. God who it is said to started all this. Cared enough to send the very best.”

“I want my childhood back! . . . A child who is impractical, unrealistic, simple-minded and terribly vulnerable to joy. :)”

“An everlasting tandem: a liberation finally amounts to being free from things we don’t like in order to be enslaved by things we approve of.”

Fulghum’s Exchange Principle extends it: “every person passing through this life will unknowingly leave something and take something away. Most of this “something” cannot be seen or heard or numbered. It does not show up in a census. But nothing counts without it.”

“It’s about power (and the price) of imagination.”

“The Good Samaritan… I have wondered about the rest of the story. What effect did the charity have on the man. .. or did he remember the cruelty of the robbers? Which one shaped his life? What did he pass on to the strangers in his life? Those in need as he met?”

Everything you can imagine you can make it real – Picasso Click To Tweet

Mother Teresa’s: We can do no great things; only small things with great love.

Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you do, something you are and something you give away.

 

There’s so much to share, but I leave it to you.

 

The ending? Well, I’d say it didn’t . . . Did I get you more curious?

 

I hope these lines encourages you to go find this book and don’t let it wait for a decade!

 

 

God bless,