Tuesday, April 30, 2013

summer days with fellow learners


Don't try to fix the students, 
fix ourselves first.  
The good teacher 
makes the poor student good 
and the good student superior.  
When our students fail, 
we, as teachers, too, have failed.  
~Marva Collins

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

5 obvious sssh-sssh i won't blog about

1. (to practically everyone) ...
your favorite 'kwek kwek' vendor
uses the same washwater
(after the shell is removed from boiled quail egg)
from sun-up to sun-down. he/she also didn't wash his/her hand
after answering nature's call. harroojosko.
(so much for being so-oh-observant).

2. (to self-proclaimed teacher's pet) ...
your highly esteemed
professor just shared your story
to his/ her colleagues over lunch and my my, they were amused!
(now you know the reason for those glances).

3. (to parents of a yuppie/ student) ...
your baby is converting
his/her flat/ dorm room/ boarding house to a motel.
his/ her lucky gf / bf doesn't only get free meals
(sometimes free laundry service) but free 'bed-service' as well.

4. (to ever-caring bf / gf) ...
your adored gf/ bf used up all
her/ his savings in trying to help your
hopeless-loser-needing-a-kick-in-the-ass-friend.
(and you still wonder why the 'friend' isn't bugging you lately?).

5. (to you who spend scandalous time online) ...
your webclicks are monitored, saved and sold.
(but hey, what you don't know won't hurt you, right? hala!)

now you know why i won't blog about these obvious sssh-sssh. ciao!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"sexy" is a state of mind

Pronunciation: \ˈsek-sē\
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): sex·i·er; sex·i·est
Date: 1925
1 : sexually suggestive or stimulating : erotic
2 : generally attractive or interesting : appealing

that's how most dictionaries would define sexy but i guess (most) people would have varied definitions of sexy (depends on the mood or who asks)... i browsed the net and as far as my patience can take...these are (or variations of these) the answers to -
define sexy-
 
1. "has vital stats of 36-24-36."
(for female, i suppose. i find this shallow) 
2. "a certain magnetism that attracts others to you."
(i'm liking this in an odd way)
3. "marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest."
(huh?! oh well, perhaps...)
4. "highly appealing or interesting."
(this will work with the word 'attractive, right?)
5. "someone sexy, in a sense, also has a good outlook on life."
(that didn't define sexy, but okay) 
 
oh well, why bother defining it when you can go about being it---so i say, 'sexy is just a state of mind'. hence the usual rule:
think it, you're it.