Due to long term exposure to academics and stuff related to that, you need to have new sources of inspiration for the upcoming term.
Vacation between quarters is short. Instead of splurging it to reading books, you might as well take a break from it.
You have to refresh your social life.
Since you are at school most of the time during the previous academic quarter, you should go out with your friends. You’ve been ditching them for the whole quarter, they deserve a piece of you, somehow.
Sufferings are over.
You never had a party since the first week of the quarter.
You deserve it.
You won’t see Mapua for a week, which is the longest time since you entered college.
You need to look fresh since you look like a zombie.
Kapatid, wala kaming dugong Arab… In fact, we rather have chinese blood in our family (hindi lang masyadong halata sa akin, dahil mas malakas yung gene ng Mum ko na Ilocana/Zambal).
Abdul-Aziz ang muslim name ng Dad ko, and all of the muslim name came from Arabic. Abdul-Aziz means Servant (‘Abd) of All-Mighty (Al-‘Aziz), Al-‘Aziz is one of the Names of God (Allah in Islamic teachings)
I am a Muslim too, and my Muslim name is Ibrahim bin Abdul-Aziz Injeel. Ibrahim is arabic of Abraham and Injeel is Arabic word for Gospel, or Ebanghelyo sa tagalog. Medyo malapit na yung Injeel sa surname ko, which is Evangelista.
Gusto ko ring malaman yung chinese name namin, pero mukhang mahihirapan akong mahanap yun. Yung Lolo ng dad ko yung pure-blooded Chinese, pero in-adopt niya lang yung surname na Evangelista. And no one but few members of our family know our full name. And unfortunately, puro na sila matatanda…..
Currently I have 1 biological father and 1 formator/father.
Yung biological father ko, kahit lagi kaming nag-aaway, kahit lagi kaming hindi nagkakasundo, kahit magkaiba kami ng pananaw sa buhay, mahal na mahal ko yan. Kasi tatay ko siya, at mahal din niya kaming magkakapatid. Kahit hirap sa buhay, nagagawa niyang tustusan ang lahat ng pangangailangan namin, kahit andami naming problema, strong pa rin siya.
I love you Daddy Lorenzo “Abdul-Aziz” De Guzman Evangelista.
Yung formator/father ko naman, kahit hindi na kami nagkikita sa org, kahit lagi siyang busy, kahit hindi na kami nagba-bonding kasama ng mga “kapatid” ko, mahal na mahal ko pa rin siya, kasi siya ang naggabay sa akin sa aking adventure sa SCA, at siya ang nagmodule sa akin hanggang maging member ako. Lagi niya akong ini-encourage na gawin ang lahat ng pinaplano kong bagay na maganda. Siya yung naging inspirasyon ko para maging formator katulad niya
I love you din, Papsi Ronnie Cabrera Mejia.
Silang dalawa ay parte ng aking buhay bilang isang anak at bilang isang SCAn. Mahal na mahal ko sila at hindi ko sila makakalimutan :)
A 15 year old boy decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.
The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training the master had taught him only one move.
"Sensei,"(Teacher in Japanese) the boy finally said, "Shouldn’t I be learning more moves?" "This is the only move you’ll ever need to know," the sensei replied.
Not quite understanding, but fully believing in his teacher, the boy kept training. Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament.
Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.
This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out.
He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened. “No,” the sensei insisted, “Let him continue.” Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament.
On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.
"Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?"
"You won for two reasons," the sensei answered. "First, you’ve almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm."
The boy’s biggest weakness had become his biggest strength…
Sometimes we feel that we have certain weaknesses and we blame God, the circumstances or ourselves for it but we never know that our weaknesses can become our strengths one day.
“Nalaman kong hindi pala exam na may passing rate ang buhay. Hindi ito multiple choice, identification, true or false, enumeration, o fill-in-the-blanks na sinasagutan, kundi essay na isinusulat araw-araw. Huhusgahan ito hindi base sa kung tama o mali ang sagot, kundi base sa kung may kabuluhan ang mga naisulat o wala. Allowed ang erasures.”— Bob Ong (MacArthur)
This has been one of the constant lines I keep on telling myself when I was still tenured as one of MITSCA’s CCO-at-LARGE, and it was one of those “mantras” that would somehow keep one person from quitting no matter what, and it was true, it was all worth it, especially when it was all over. Everything that we have done, and every hardships and hurdles we have faced have not just formed us, but also made our ties stronger than it already was. Finally, because of this 1 whole year as a committee coordinator, I can proudly, blatantly and nonchalantly say that I have now become better than I was before. I was able to learn how to effectively deal with people, how to handle them, how to express my thoughts of them and with them, and most especially, I have learned how to form them, in a manner that no other social leader from other organizations ever could. It has been one of the most eventful, radiant, and best year of my life. Yes there were drawbacks, and lots and lots of sacrifices, however, none of them have ever made me regret being an officer of this organization, and the good always outweigh the bad.
Now, I would like to give this message to the people who have been involved in my years of stay in this one of a kind organization.
to all the aspirants, keep yourselves active, you’ll never know what you’re missing.
to our members, I hope that the light you have received will stay burning inside all of you, may you have the passion to share this with people around you and I hope that you will all be able to apply in your lives what we have taught you. Strive to burn brightly, without burning out.
to our officers, I thank you all from the deepest recesses of my heart for your unwavering support and unfaltering commitment. Please continue serving and keep the fire of SCA burning, it’s the least we can do for the many things SCA and God has done for us.
to our seniors, the big Ms during our time, I thank you all for molding us, and for being one of the reasons why we stand stronger than we were before. I hope that we have lived according to your expectations if not greater.
to all the mitascans, if there was only a superlative form of the phrase ‘thank you’, that would probably be the first thing that I’d be honored to say to you all. All of you have been pivotal not just in our improvement and development as leaders and individuals, but also in the improvement and development of SCA, not just an organization but as a community. Thank you so much for your unfaltering support, generous assistance and great wisdom.
and finally, to the ones who’d take our place, I know that this year wouldn’t be easy on you, as none of the years for the past ones were, but I know incessantly that you will be able to pull through because I have faith in you all. Keep on moving forward, sometimes, the extra mile is just between your ears. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, it is how you learn. Don’t be afraid of change, it is how you grow. Don’t be afraid of responsibility, it is how you will become a better person, not just in mind but in spirit. Don’t settle for anything less, always look for that one thing that would make it better if not best. Take too many pictures, one day, you’d be glad you did, and finally, never give up and lose hope, because it will all be worth it in the end. I promise.
PS. to all the formators out there, in Physics, when a force acts upon an object to cause a displacement of the object, it is said that work was done upon the object.
Make sure that the force you exert is great enough to produce a certain displacement. Furthermore, displacement is a vector quantity, a magnitude withdirection, in the same light, I want you all to be able to do this, form your aspirants in a way that there wouldn’t just be magnitude, but direction as well. Be able to form them well, because with that, I can conclude that work has indeed been done.
We all love you Daddy Lerry in behalf of SCA, and without you, I would never be a kind formator and CCO to our organization. I will remember your encouraging words, your crazy ideas and your pambubully to all the aspirants, members and CCOs you’ve been close with (especially to Wilma, Ges, Kenchong, and yours truly). You’re our light (with your co @-Large) in SCA, and as our COREX ‘10, I’m grateful to be one of your loyal and faithful subject and you will be forever in our hearts.
Ayoko na, baka maiyak na naman ako… Tama na yang nosebleeding message (sana hindi mo ito itama hahaha) ko. Kasi nasabi ko na ang lahat sa iyo nung aspi pa ako…