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20080117 - the coming of the flood!!

There is something wrong with the GLOBE celphone network and since they also service my wireless, I can't get online. Apparently, it is nationwide but since my celphone isn't GLOBE (har har--*SMART user*), I've been ok. It's just the rest of my family uses GLOBE so I can't reach them.

It's probably because the rain is just awful. Last night, I couldn't get online so I read comics and listened to Flight of the Conchords and the rain. But when I woke up, this is what I saw:

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The flood was just nasty and I had to wade through it, wearing shorts, to get to school. I hope that by the end of the day it subsides because I don't want to wade through it going home. I can't see the ground and I live across the street from the campus (I live behind the school).

I wish I'd taken a picture of the ducks that were swimming around quite happily in it but I was already dead late. The rain has been pretty bad for the last 2 weeks, it's on and off as Ozamiz isn't on the typhoon belt. The rain can get pretty bad but not bad enough that classes will be called off (darn).

This is actually the second instance where I had to wade through the flood to get to school. The first time, though, the water was only mid-calf deep; this time, it was knee-deep and rather nervewracking, because you can't see the ground and since I live on a ranch, you don't want to get a garden spike accidentally stuck though your foot.

Compared to yesterday, though, I'm wide awake. This week just flew by. And then on Sunday, it's another McMuffin Reward Day!!!! More on what that is later.

Oh, and in relation to the last post on this blog, my article was posted on the De La Salle Philippines Website. It is the longer version with more pictures.
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20080110 - Manila Bulletin article

Happy New Year, everyone!!!

My number one resolution is to be more dedicated to posting here. I'll be backlogging a lot of stuff with pictures and then I will make post to link to everything chronologically.

But here is something I'm proud of. My first article in a national newspaper! I've written for local papers and school papers but this is a wider scale. I don't know how many people will read it but it's definitely a good step on the path of what I'd like to do in the future. So I'm very happy!

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The article that was printed was edited for length. Read the full article under the cut.


Within my Means by Bunny Luz
January 8, 2008, Manila Bulletin.


I graduated from DLSU-Manila in December of 2006. My friends comprise a group that is intellectually-inclined, artsy and well-read; we are really from the crowd who drinks too much coffee and over interprets even the most well-meaning of philosophies.

So, how in the world did I end up in Mindanao?

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before september comes

I've been planning to catch up here for a while but work caught up with me. To make it short here is what happened in the last couple months (I cannot believe all this has happened!):

- I went to Dipolog which about 3 hours where I live to give a seminar workshop on Writing for Journalism to some high schoolers, some of whom were really talented but are completely untapped, talent-wise. The school was very creepy because it was a private school designed to look like my university (part of the La Salle system) -- I'm not even kidding.

I was paid in sardines!! I'm not kidding about that either!

- I suffered through July when they deducted TWO months of rent from my salary instead of just one. That was rough. I had to scrimp on food and on top of that, my net was cut for a while!

- In the first week of August, a group of supervisors for the PAASCU came over to observe how things were going on at school. Everyone was tense for 2-3 days and it was really nervewracking. Especially to a new teacher?? Of course it would be. It was hard on the kids too because they were all worried about not being able to speak English properly. Well, they did their best. :) I also did great personally during the grilling of faculty part haha...

- Finally! August ends with the culmination of Linggo ng Wika or Language Month, with concentration on Filipino language! Tomorrow there is no class but the classes will arrange their classrooms, decorate them and there will be a big fiesta (YES LEFTOVERS FOR ME HAHA)

But here are a couple of pictures for you! We teachers at our ghetto school have to handwrite all our report cards :D Trust me, it's a big fiasco when you make a mistake. I didn't make any though; my 9 cups of coffee made me very alert.


Here's the proof. Blank cards (though not so blank by the time this is posted!)


Obligatory mugshot...HHAHAH PUN.


I promise to update better soon. I do have stories to tell! August issue of the newspaper is out also and the Integrated school one should also be put out in September! I'm still busy as ever. Well, one can rest when one is dead. ;D

There was a surprise downpour today. It was great. Rain everywhere!

Next week is midterm exams. Sheesh, it never ends. ;9
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I am Tingog.



Tingog (TING-AWGH) is Bisaya(n dialect, one of thousands in the Filipino language) for "sound", that which is heard quite literally. In the university town that I work in, it is the name of La Salle University campus paper, if which I am now the adviser. The first issue just came out, new format, new look, all of which I cracked the whip on the staff in the span of one month to have out in time for the opening of the new school year. It's not perfect but I'm quite happy for the way it came out, despite the short period of time we had to work on it but I hope the next issues will have increasingly higher standards as we go along. +3Collapse )
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May 30 outing - beach resort

On May 30, 2007, we had kind of a faculty company picnic. There was lots of eating and lots of games and talking and then bumming around. There was also..........KARAOKE. I was still a little sick that day from the travel and the jetlag and the cold I caught on the boat, so I wasn't able to go swimming but I did take a nice nap with the sea air!


me of course. my shirt says "bow to your sensei"...but no one gets that joke but me!


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After Italy, flying out to Cebu and then boat to Ozamis.


Sian in Cebu.


We flew back from Roma on the 26, got back on the 27th and then I flew out again to Cebu the next day. It was really tiring. I saw Sian for a little while and I had a lot of stuff to carry back, plus it rained so by the time I got to the boat, I caught a cold and then a slight fever.

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