Friday, October 31, 2008

Oyayi ni Pule: The Musical

Last October 29, I went with my parents to watch and listen to the Musical Play "Oyayi ni Pule" at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It is a production musical of Apolinario Mabini's life (a great Batangaueno).

This is one inspiring moment not only for the viewer as a whole who may be able to draw strength and courage to go on amidst difficulties in life and studies. It starts with a flashback of history during the Spanish and American Time. The play highlight Pule's basic education to his secondary until he reach his professinoal career as a lawyer. The musical play ends with a standing ovation from Department of Education Officials, Sec. Labrador and Dr. Giron of DepEd CALABARZON with teachers from the Province of Batangas.

Why do I allot my time and schedule just to support the Musical Play? Infact, Im still sick during that time that we travel from a 2 hours drive to Manila. It is because for only one reason. The main actor (eldest Pule) is my youngest brother Reymark. Watch out for them as they perform the Musical Play around the world.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Doctor, Doctor I am Sick!

Muscle pain, headache, fever and flu. All in one package.

It is almost a week, and still experiencing high fever and flu. This is the first time that I experience this kind of uncomfortable circumstances. (lying down to my bed and drinking plenty of water is a "No No".) I cannot do my daily activities and routines in my workplace. The last time I do is when I attended a 2 day National Conference of IT Education (NCITE) in UP Los Banos last October 23 and 24.

After the conference, my body experience a tremendous breakdown. Stress maybe is one of the factor that lead me to a week long sick leave. I stay home in Batangas City and the only thing that I can do is to turn on my laptop and connect to the internet. Chat with friends, check my mail and write this blog post. I also check my students assignment and online quizzes submitted through mail and uploaded projects and websites in the world wide web.In response to the posting of grades this end of month, I should be multitasking even if I'm home (sick). Actually, the only thing good right now is that I got some rest and eat plenty of good food. (Thanks to my Mom)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Beyond Twenty Five: The Beginning

"For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible,... everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him." Colossians 1:16

"What on Earth Am I here for?” Rick Warren famous questions in his book - The Purpose Driven Life. He said it's not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness.

Everything starts with new beginning. The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. For me, searching for my purpose is actually a big question. I start searching. I evaluate my life, and then I decided to start shaping it through God. Bringing back all the glory to him. Sharing things of what I have and what I learned through my experiences.

Why this blog is entitled "Beyond Twenty Five"? I don't know. It just burst to my head one night when I’m thinking what will be my plans when I reached the age of twenty five (25). That's it. It’s a coincidence that I created this personal blog beyond 25 because today is October 26, 2008 (Philippine TimeZone)

I started to create this blog even its 147 days before my birthday, March 22, 1984 (the day when I will reach the age of 25). My plan it to start writing my life long journey beyond that date, the start of everything new.

I changed my plans. I started to write, and today is the beginning. I think it is more exciting to begin writing and putting into words my journey, challenges and experiences of life starting today. Let’s say this is the prelude of my box-office movie of the lifetime. So, watch for this. It has no commercial break. It could be trilling, drama, comedy, romance and suspense.