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11:59am 15/09/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta

Yesterday morning, a
stout woman and her 'daughter' attempted to bully me. Attempted because it is
not like I will let any person bully me. I found the incident foolish. Why? She
was fighting for a seat. God. A seat.

By the time I had
arrived in the 'fx' terminal, a van to Monumento came. I opened the door of the
passenger seat and as I was about to aboard the van, this lady with a very
shrill voice shrieked at me, "Miss, dyan kamEEEEEE. Nagpahuli nga kami
para makaskay jan eh." (Miss, that's our seat . We have stayed behind so
we can sit there."

All the while I was
thinking why she was telling those things to me so my answer was, "Ano
naman ngayon?"

She hit the ceiling.
Hehe.  "Anong 'ano ngayon'? Kaya nga
kmi nagpahuli ksi jan kmi uupo!" Sheesh. Practically the same lines?

Realizing that it
was her way of saying it more than what she was trying to say that irritated me
so much, I couldn't hold my temper much longer. "My gosh woman, you're
fighting with me over a seat? Unsophisticated, uneducated, unlearned!"
With my dignity intact, I sat at the back.

I thought she was
about to retort again. Good thing she never did. I had prepared a speech for
her telling her that she acted like a street vendor and I don't fight with
street vendors who just had their first chance to sit in a van.

Goodness. Some
commuters ought to remember that if they are willing to kill for a seat, not
all people are like them. I for an example won’t waste my time and my pride
arguing for a well-used seat.  Give me a
golden seat worth a million and probably I will change my mind.


mood: annoyedannoyed
music: dishwalla, somewhere in the middle
tags: angst
 
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WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD NOT DO IN GROUP REPORTS  
12:34pm 05/08/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta


1. Forget the group's index card-students taking up CS and EOC under my supervision know that I put their group grades in their respective index cards. These cards are my sole basis for computation of group recitation. NO INDEX CARD NO GRADE
2. Make fools of themselves by not showing mastery of the assigned topics-What is the report for if students only read their visual materials or handouts?
Who would want to listen to a discussion that is purely lifted from a textbook? This is one of the sins students commit in class. They are obviously not prepared for the report. They try to mask it by downloading things from the net 1 hour before the presentation. And it's all sugar-coated laziness.
3. Use visual materials that are hastily made--Teachers don't usually ask students to report immediately. I, for one, give students time to prepare from 15 minutes to one month. I abhor it when students given ample time to prepare present pieces of bond paper with undecipherable handwriting, post them on the board and force their classmates to follow what they are reporting.
4. Use crumpled pieces of paper as guides for reporting--crumpled paper goes to the trash. I haven't found someone educated who likes keeping trash in his or her bag for eons of years. If ever I would meet someone like that I am sure I would not like him or her…just a random thought. Point is, students who use crumpled paper look like beggars to me, I am sorry for the harsh word, and they don't have a space in my classroom. Wake up everyone.


Teachers have three reasons for assigning group reports:

1. To ensure that students also study on their own--some students don't study unless teachers tell them
2. For variation of discussions--some students get bored when teachers always discuss. And they don't listen. That's a fact.
3. For students to PREPARE--which is easier: an impromptu graded recitation or prepared report where they can be assured of getting good grades if they do their jobs right?
4. For students to practice exuding confidence(from sir Gozun)--"Students won't stay in classrooms forever. After graduating they will be talking to different kinds of people and the best preparation that they can have is speaking in class," Mr Simon Gozun shares. Need I say more?

Whether students believe it or not, teachers don't make grades. We only calculate. How in the world will we calculate from nothing? Sorry, I won't make an effort going to a different dimension just to look for floating figures. Besides I don't have the passport to go to another galaxy. If students don't comply to my standards then I guess I will keep on getting angry…but of course I have to stop somewhere. Yup, I consider zero as my period. Peace.
location: wcc
mood: annoyedannoyed
music: 2ne1 hate you
 
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rant once again  
12:26pm 05/08/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta
 Some students don't know what they want. When you give them a lecture they don't listen. When you give them group activities, they say "again?" When you give them individual activities, they don't comply to your standards. Well guess what. My best way to teach them? Teach them how I like to be taught. At least I know what I want. Heheh.
location: wcc
mood: aggravatedaggravated
 
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(no subject)  
05:42pm 16/06/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta
 I've always loved to be in the spot light


but it feels good being at the background and getting a bird's eye view of things.






it makes me learn things in a different more mature perspective.




i think i've grown up all of a sudden.

mood: drunkdrunk
music: dishwalla, Every Little Thing
 
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Writer's Block: Extra! Extra!  
06:57pm 15/06/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta
If you worked for a newspaper, which section of the paper would you like to write for, and why?


i am dying to work for the literary feature sections respectively. I think i am more of a creative writer than a straight news writer.

location: office
mood: tiredtired
music: the script, nothing
 
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(no subject)  
07:53pm 08/06/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta
venting out my stress on these poor pieces of paper, proving that i can tear things to shreds. you see this? this is what i am going to do to anybody who pisses me off.  
mood: angryangry
 
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reading harry potter...again  
09:18pm 30/05/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta
 I need to catch up on my reading for two reasons:


first i need to return the book to my friend.

second, i need to hone my reading skills for my pressing responsibility.


The academe has welcomed me back with open arms.
mood: highhigh
music: crazy for you by michael cruz
 
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time to shuffle-crazy  
10:49pm 26/05/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta
 The Rules:

1. Put your ITunes, Windows Media Player etc. on shuffle.

2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.


=====================

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS 'ARE YOU OKAY' YOU SAY?
-Until I fall in love again - david pomeranz (oh boy, this is weird)

2. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
-White Horse- taylor swift (eh?)

3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
-Someday-nickleback (this is going nowhere)

4. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
-Topsy Turvy- from disney's hunchback of notredame (now that's saying something)

5. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
-Cry- mandy moore (what?!!)

6. WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO?
-I'll be- edwin mccain ( hehe...)

7. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
-I hate you-2pm (haha...this is great)

8. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
-So small -carrie underwood (er--right)

9. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
-wo nan guo-5566 ( i was about to cheat myself and press the next button. ..this is crazy)

10. WHAT IS 2 + 2?
-Breathing-lifehouse (hmmm)

11. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
-You're beautiful-jason blunt (ha!)

12. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
-Gather- ao to bin to kan (prince of tennis ost--yahoo...i'll be in tenimyu...haha)

13. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
-Stop and stare-one republic (hehe...this makes sense)

14. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
-Tearing up my heart-n'sync (what the...my wedding's going to be groovy.)

15. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
-After the love has gone-earth wind and fire (this is amazing.)

16. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/lINTEREST?
-Rock with you-michael jackson (hang on ...i am still laughing

17. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
-Only one day -SS501 (eh?)

18. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
-fall for you--second hand serenade (hmmm)

19. WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
-I, Ng--shiraishi kuronosuke ( i should have set my playlist with all the english songs before i answered this)

20. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
-Ikaw pa rin--Juana (this should have been my revenge for number 7 but crap)

21. WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
-crazy -simple plan....(yes this is)
location: office
mood: amusedamused
music: jo kwon-confession
 
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skype's down...again.  
09:42pm 26/05/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta
 26 may 2011


1945


it happened again.


the other day we had an electricity problem.


today, skype's down.


sheesh...
location: office
mood: boredbored
music: head over feet alanis morisette
 
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random thoughts on friendship and wasted effort  
11:00pm 19/05/2011
 
 
walaakongkwenta
 I get reprimanded for not giving any effort in friendship. I don't mind. In fact, sometimes I think I give too much. Then I stop.
For me, if friendship requires effort, then it's unfair. There will always be one who is going to give more. If people find it comforting to know that they have done their best in friendship even if it is already at the brink of destruction, I want to find myself in the safest zone. Right.
The fear of wasting my affection for people who don't give a single damn about me is too strong.
mood: aggravatedaggravated
music: bigbang, Oh My Friend
 
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