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Who’s graduating this coming June 15? :> #Graduation #College #DLSU #Name #Favourite #Life #Update

Who’s graduating this coming June 15? :> #Graduation #College #DLSU #Name #Favourite #Life #Update

This photo means one thing — I’m officially done with college and I am going to participate in the graduation commencement this June. I just need to wait for the grade in Politics of Education, the course that I had outside of my curriculum, to be uploaded so that the tick box in the curriculum audit would be checked. Regardless of which, I am happy ‘cause I can finally say I am so done with college. Anyway, the thank you speech shall happen soon; not now ‘cause I don’t want to be dramatic today.

This photo means one thing — I’m officially done with college and I am going to participate in the graduation commencement this June. I just need to wait for the grade in Politics of Education, the course that I had outside of my curriculum, to be uploaded so that the tick box in the curriculum audit would be checked. Regardless of which, I am happy ‘cause I can finally say I am so done with college. Anyway, the thank you speech shall happen soon; not now ‘cause I don’t want to be dramatic today.

Apr 4
Today, I did go to school only to get this Assessment Form from the Office of the University Registraar. Yay! Luckily, I did register myself earlier than the rest so I was able to get this form today. Unlike the others who registered later than March 7, they’re going to get theirs tomorrow and on Monday. Anyway, I am going to pay for this one tomorrow. So, yes, I am Kim Jerome D. Alcantara, from the College of Liberal Arts and finishing (finally, after four years!) my degree in arts major in Development Studies.
Tonight, aside from doing some school work, I’m downloading a learn-how-to-speak-Burmese application on my iPod Touch right now. I am so desperate to learn how to speak his language. I mean, can you imagine the feeling of learning a new language from a country that has been closed to the world for a long time? It’s beyond excitement, at least to me. He also had a haircut today, and he looks way cuter now. He told me that he does not look nice now because his hair was shorter. I told him that either way, he still looks good to me. We just laughed together. And, oh, he said he’ll give me a piggy-back ride when we see each other. How sweet is that, you guys? Now I am blushing again. Haha!
Anyway, I think I really need to finish these school works now. I still have lots of things to do, at least until next week. I hope I can finish everything on or before Sunday! Wooh!

Today, I did go to school only to get this Assessment Form from the Office of the University Registraar. Yay! Luckily, I did register myself earlier than the rest so I was able to get this form today. Unlike the others who registered later than March 7, they’re going to get theirs tomorrow and on Monday. Anyway, I am going to pay for this one tomorrow. So, yes, I am Kim Jerome D. Alcantara, from the College of Liberal Arts and finishing (finally, after four years!) my degree in arts major in Development Studies.

Tonight, aside from doing some school work, I’m downloading a learn-how-to-speak-Burmese application on my iPod Touch right now. I am so desperate to learn how to speak his language. I mean, can you imagine the feeling of learning a new language from a country that has been closed to the world for a long time? It’s beyond excitement, at least to me. He also had a haircut today, and he looks way cuter now. He told me that he does not look nice now because his hair was shorter. I told him that either way, he still looks good to me. We just laughed together. And, oh, he said he’ll give me a piggy-back ride when we see each other. How sweet is that, you guys? Now I am blushing again. Haha!

Anyway, I think I really need to finish these school works now. I still have lots of things to do, at least until next week. I hope I can finish everything on or before Sunday! Wooh!

They Say Blogging is Fun. I Say The Same, Too!

So now, back to regular writing…

It has been quite a while since I have written a personal text blog entry here. I have been bombarding everyone with my photos and random updates. I once told myself — just a quick note, not really as a New Year resolution — that I will be writing more often this year; hence a step closer to that note is this.

Firstly, I would like to congratulate myself in advance because I will be graduating from college after this third term. Believe it or not, I still could not believe that I am about to be done with college, after four hard years in DLSU.

If you wonder, though, why I have not posted anything graduation-related, like photos or something, it is just that I did not register for the graduation photo pictorials and whatnot. I did not have any money to pay for it when I registered, so I told my mum that I would not get it. She said it was fine. Pictures are just pictures. What matters more is that I am graduating already.

Anyway, I am done with school by second or third week of April and I still do not know if I am to take those job offers to me or try to look for some other. I want to take up my Masters immediately after graduating from college but at the same time; I also want to have a good job so that I can help my parents and give them something in return.

Yes, I took an extra course (Politics of Education, 3 units) outside of my curriculum just to suit up the minimum of 12 units to qualify as Dean’s List.

Secondly, I am still experiencing "Bangkok/Thailand Hangover." I think this trip of mine has been the best so far. Not only that I have learnt many things about the ASEAN and the different member countries of it but I also get to meet a lot of people from the Youth Exchange Program, and it makes me want to go to Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and Burma/Myanmar soon. I wonder why, though. Thanks to ASEAN, to the Government of Thailand and Chulalongkorn University for making this Youth Exchange Program possible for us. I swear, too, that I will come back to Thailand and meet up with my friends from there. I wouldn’t want to talk about the things that we were talking about during lectures, forums, panel discussions and group activities because I know not everyone is interested about it.

Lastly, this is what I have become.

I don’t know, but I really feel like something has changed in me, except of course with my hair style. The feeling hit I when I started to look at my photos and see that something has really is different in me. I feel more empowered and I feel a lot more confident. I think this has to do with my promise to myself to be more expressive and to relate more to people.

I think, I have maintained my body figure, too. I’m not getting that fat, but I’m not getting that thin either, regardless if I eat much or not. I hope this goes for good. I mean, who does not want to have a body that works that way, right?

Good evening! How is everyone doing? Oh, yes! Happy Easter, too! Catch the bunny and catch ‘em eggs, too!

(Source: edgeofnirvana)

Mar 4

We did a mock election on Sir Louie’s Citizenship and Governance (CITIGOV) class today for voter’s education. Alas! Everything went well and organised, despite me being late for the class session. We’re doing it as part of our Practicum Program under the DLSU Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance. We’ll be doing it again on Sir Louie’s another CITIGOV class and Sports and Politics (SPOPOLI). I hope tomorrow’s sessions will be better. Yay!

Mar 3

For this week, this will be my to-do list:

  • Apply to graduate (online);
  • Renew the books I borrowed from the library;
  • Accompany Jholo at the Learning Commons for his research;
  • Meet Krizia and Sir Louie for this week’s AKAY Session (Friday);
  • Update book drive project for AKAY (Politics of Education [POLEDUC] class);
  • Save at least 500 Pesos this week;
  • Finish video editing for the AKAY video;
  • Finish the second essay for Politics in Mindanao on weekend;
  • Bring something to play with the kids for AKAY this Friday;
  • Finish reading Masculadoll by Louie Cano;
  • Stick to the usual diet;
  • Perform exercise more often (jogging, tennis, badminton, volleyball);
  • My dear Kevin Rob's birthday!!!!
  • Attend Ms. Gina’s Talk on Project Evaluation this Thursday (8-9:30);
  • Mock Elections tomorrow on Sir Louie’s class (8-9:30);
  • Site visit on Saturday;
  • Don’t die just yet

(Source: edgeofnirvana)

   Here is a progress update and some snippets on my first DIY project this year, which is all about my college notebook (see here).

   First photo: I did some magazine cut-outs of the words and some stuff I found interesting and that which will keep me going day by day. I, actually, had a great time doing it ‘cause I found it very therapeutic and very revealing of who I really am inside. I guess that’s what matters more, right?

   Second photo: For identification purpose, I tried to give it a twist. Instead of putting my name on the notebook, I placed my recent 2x2 photo on it. Not only that, but I also placed my old 2x2 photo beside it to remind myself how I looked like before. I am still going to look for more photos of myself when I get home tomorrow from school.

   I need to sleep now ‘cause I have school tomorrow at 11. Adieu touts le monde!

Work in progress: DIY Notebook

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     I bought a new recycled notebook for 39 Pesos only for my final term in college, and being the creative as always, I tried to incorporate something from my style; something that will delight me from day to day as I savour my last days in college.

     So far, this is what I have made. I incorporated something close to my heart — the banig style — for this is the kind of design I use, really, way back in my elementary days. Though. I will still be finishing it later by morning and I shall add more details to it later.

     Good morning! My day, yesterday, was too awesome. I met new friends from my class in Politics of Education or PolEduc and I saw my dear batch mates later that day during Monitoring and Evaluation or MonEval and Politics in Mindanao or PoliMin. It was, indeed, such a big “back to school” day for me. I hope everyone had a great day, too! We shall make today a better one, shan’t we? :-)

Really, I found it weird ticking the ‘Yes’ option in the question. Anyway, here’s my 3rd term schedule. This isn’t complete yet for I still have to include my schedule for practicum. Who’s with me? Who can I meet for my breaks and free days (except, of course, during my practicum days)? :-)

This was the tree planting activity that our class in Sustainable Development (SUSDEVT) A51 conducted together with the Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society, Inc. held last October 26 (Friday) at the La Mesa Watershed. Photo credits to the PNPCSI Facebook page and Ms. Cel Tungol.

   This was what I have had been doing, aside from playing extreme volleyball and tennis, for the last week. It’s good to be back, might I say! It really is good to be back here. Good evening, ya’ll! :-)

(Source: edgeofnirvana)

   If you wonder what I am up to these days, which is why I am not updating that much in here, then maybe you can check this one out. Also, if you are interested, then please register here online.
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   In Community Development (CommDevt) class today, we did an assessment of Alalay sa Kapwa Kabataan (AKAY) program that the class, the Arts College Government (ACG) and our organisation, Kapatiran ng mga Kabataan para sa Kaunlaran (KKK), are spearheading. Our professor, Sir Louie, tried to categorise all of our assessments and our concerns so that it would be more organised and much easier for us to see the areas we wanted to improve on. Here are the categories we came up from the assessment: (1) appropriateness/relevance; (2) volunteers; (3) documentation/promotion; (4) food, and; (5) quality of education service.  But what really made today special was our little discussion on the concept of community development.

"Community development is empowerment."

   That’s how we simply put these things in a nutshell coming from Freire, a person who is an advocate of community development. Freire believes that education brings empowerment to everyone, especially to kids.
   In our own context, we aren’t just there at Rafael Palma Elementary School just because we want to reduce the number of non-readers of the school but we are there to actually empower these kids, and most especially the school teachers and the kids’ parents, too. Our goal should not only constitute on delivering quality services to our constituency but also to empower them as well.
   The introduction of transformative kind of learning and teaching, not the usual transmissive kind, is also going to be introduced. This is the kind of learning which De La Salle University is following. In easier terms, transformative learning is the kind of learning where the teachers do not treat their students as mere innocents. Instead, the teachers see their students as people who know something and the teachers become facilitators of these ideas that the students have in their mind. The students have more the freedom to develop their own strategy in learning; hence classroom sessions become more interactive and intellectually-engaging for both the teachers and the students.
   This is going to be a big program, I know. But we know, too, that the kids and the teachers need help in order to get their students more engaged and more enthusiastic in learning.
   I guess one of the greatest things that I learnt from this on-going program is the value of empathy. Really, one cannot fully understand someone, like a kid, an elderly, if one does not put himself/herself on the shoes of that person. We cannot just intervene with someone else’s life without knowing what that person’s life really is. A real, good development worker knows that, might I say.
   Tomorrow, it will be a brand new day for me and for each one of us. But tomorrow, I won’t face my usual routine — school works, online, food, bed and the like — for I will face the little kids from Rafael Palma again. All smiles, all laughs and good vibes again. I don’t know but I really find comfort whenever I am with these kids. I know, someday, these efforts of ours will really pay off. ♥

   If you wonder what I am up to these days, which is why I am not updating that much in here, then maybe you can check this one out. Also, if you are interested, then please register here online.

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   In Community Development (CommDevt) class today, we did an assessment of Alalay sa Kapwa Kabataan (AKAY) program that the class, the Arts College Government (ACG) and our organisation, Kapatiran ng mga Kabataan para sa Kaunlaran (KKK), are spearheading. Our professor, Sir Louie, tried to categorise all of our assessments and our concerns so that it would be more organised and much easier for us to see the areas we wanted to improve on. Here are the categories we came up from the assessment: (1) appropriateness/relevance; (2) volunteers; (3) documentation/promotion; (4) food, and; (5) quality of education service.  But what really made today special was our little discussion on the concept of community development.

"Community development is empowerment."

   That’s how we simply put these things in a nutshell coming from Freire, a person who is an advocate of community development. Freire believes that education brings empowerment to everyone, especially to kids.

   In our own context, we aren’t just there at Rafael Palma Elementary School just because we want to reduce the number of non-readers of the school but we are there to actually empower these kids, and most especially the school teachers and the kids’ parents, too. Our goal should not only constitute on delivering quality services to our constituency but also to empower them as well.

   The introduction of transformative kind of learning and teaching, not the usual transmissive kind, is also going to be introduced. This is the kind of learning which De La Salle University is following. In easier terms, transformative learning is the kind of learning where the teachers do not treat their students as mere innocents. Instead, the teachers see their students as people who know something and the teachers become facilitators of these ideas that the students have in their mind. The students have more the freedom to develop their own strategy in learning; hence classroom sessions become more interactive and intellectually-engaging for both the teachers and the students.

   This is going to be a big program, I know. But we know, too, that the kids and the teachers need help in order to get their students more engaged and more enthusiastic in learning.

   I guess one of the greatest things that I learnt from this on-going program is the value of empathy. Really, one cannot fully understand someone, like a kid, an elderly, if one does not put himself/herself on the shoes of that person. We cannot just intervene with someone else’s life without knowing what that person’s life really is. A real, good development worker knows that, might I say.

   Tomorrow, it will be a brand new day for me and for each one of us. But tomorrow, I won’t face my usual routine — school works, online, food, bed and the like — for I will face the little kids from Rafael Palma again. All smiles, all laughs and good vibes again. I don’t know but I really find comfort whenever I am with these kids. I know, someday, these efforts of ours will really pay off. ♥

Here is my updated and final schedule for my last (hopefully) second term in De La Salle University! I got two more terms left in college including the next one. I hope everything this term will turn out good. I am in high hopes. I have to do well in my finals in International Development, the only major subject I am a bit anxious about! Anyway, let me guide you through this one.
During Mondays, I have SCIMATC or Chemistry lecture every 1 to 2 PM. Following it is Action Research Development or ACREDEV every 2:40 to 4:10 PM and my last subject is SRPDEVT or Senior Research Writing for Development Studies (Thesis) every 4:20 to 5:50 PM.
On Tuesdays, I have Sustainable Development or SUSDEVT every 8 to 9:30 AM. Next to it is Community Development or COMDEVT every 9:40 to 11:10 AM. Then 3 hours break before my SCIMATB or Biology lecture every 4:20 to 5:20 PM.
The Wednesday schedule is a bit different from the Monday except for the ACREDEV and SRPDEVT which still lands on the same time. This time, I have LBYMATC or Chemistry Laboratory every 8 to 10 AM.
The Thursday schedule is also a bit different from the Tuesday except for SUSDEVT and COMDEVT which still have the same time as with the Tuesday schedule. Every Thursday, I have LBYMATB or Biology Laboratory from 1 to 3 PM.
The best part of next term is that I do not have evening classes. The downside is that I have to stay in school almost the whole day for my classes. But that won’t be a problem since I’ll be having my thesis writing next term. Expect that I’ll spend most of my time in the library doing school works. I smell more school works for me, and I really am excited for it! I like the stress that school gives to me, to be honest.
Hello, I need a breather from school works, too! I still deserve rest and so I am in need of new break time buddies to spend with, especially at night. Ahoy! Do I have any classmates in here and/or ‘break time buddies’? :-)

Here is my updated and final schedule for my last (hopefully) second term in De La Salle University! I got two more terms left in college including the next one. I hope everything this term will turn out good. I am in high hopes. I have to do well in my finals in International Development, the only major subject I am a bit anxious about! Anyway, let me guide you through this one.

During Mondays, I have SCIMATC or Chemistry lecture every 1 to 2 PM. Following it is Action Research Development or ACREDEV every 2:40 to 4:10 PM and my last subject is SRPDEVT or Senior Research Writing for Development Studies (Thesis) every 4:20 to 5:50 PM.

On Tuesdays, I have Sustainable Development or SUSDEVT every 8 to 9:30 AM. Next to it is Community Development or COMDEVT every 9:40 to 11:10 AM. Then 3 hours break before my SCIMATB or Biology lecture every 4:20 to 5:20 PM.

The Wednesday schedule is a bit different from the Monday except for the ACREDEV and SRPDEVT which still lands on the same time. This time, I have LBYMATC or Chemistry Laboratory every 8 to 10 AM.

The Thursday schedule is also a bit different from the Tuesday except for SUSDEVT and COMDEVT which still have the same time as with the Tuesday schedule. Every Thursday, I have LBYMATB or Biology Laboratory from 1 to 3 PM.

The best part of next term is that I do not have evening classes. The downside is that I have to stay in school almost the whole day for my classes. But that won’t be a problem since I’ll be having my thesis writing next term. Expect that I’ll spend most of my time in the library doing school works. I smell more school works for me, and I really am excited for it! I like the stress that school gives to me, to be honest.

Hello, I need a breather from school works, too! I still deserve rest and so I am in need of new break time buddies to spend with, especially at night. Ahoy! Do I have any classmates in here and/or ‘break time buddies’? :-)

(Source: edgeofnirvana)

iPower

So my course mate is now done with the website of our supposed-to-be blog. Hurrah! I can smell term break in few days (only after the presentations and exams though). Anyway, I wrote the article about Rags2Riches in here, and that my picture in here is so not me. I was like, 'Who's that blonde kid? That ain't me holla!' In other news, we’re done now with the final requirement for Development Communication (DevComm)! Yahoo! I am so happy right now I can eat 20 Baconator. Check our website, will ya? Thanks! :-)

August 16, 2012,
Thursday.

Dear Life,
   I love my hands so much I wanna marry it.

(Source: edgeofnirvana)

Something that I usually do in class, especially when I get too excited and I participate too much during the discussions.