Missing My Short Hair

Posted Monday, November 26, 2012 by deehan1914

My Harry Potter Fondness

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2012 by deehan1914

Yesterday, I went to National Bookstore - the place where I wish I could stay for a looooooooong time and read for free. I went here to check possible books that I can refer to for my thesis but I couldn't help notice this Happy Potter box. I wanted to have this but it's so expensive.I've read all the Harry Potter books but those books were not hardbound books. Ha ha! I know the contents are the same but I still wish I can have hardbound ones because this series is my favorite series! J.K. Rowling jinxed me and made a bookworm! I will forever be thankful for her.

Right now,two of my GNA students read the first book ( Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ) during our lessons. I find it REALLY fun! <3 Imagine reading your favorite book again and again and getting paid!They said they wanted to read the book. I gave them the BIGGEST YES that I can ever give.It all started when we talked about favorite books and they told me that they've read Harry Potter in Japanese language and they wish to read it in English. We are always having fun reading!

Pottermore House Cup Result

Posted Thursday, November 22, 2012 by deehan1914

I am happy even if our house didn't win. I got sorted to Ravenclaw and we had the fewest members.I also didn't contribute any points for our house. Haha! I could hardly perfect brewing the Cure for Boils potion. It requires time to practice and I certainly don't have much. I was yeah..downright useless for our house. :D  This is the only online game I play mainly because I love J.K. Rowling.What I like about pottermore.com ( and the real reason why I am in pottermore) are the bonus stories about the characters in the movie.I like how she constructs sentences too.Haha! I can learn! I also love the life story of Prof. McGonagall. I really like the quality of J.K. Rowling's imagination.

I'm Thinking About Spy's First Fur Trim

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2012 by deehan1914

World Map Murals and Wallpapers

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by deehan1914

I think everyone wants to travel and see how picturesque the world really is. Everyone wants too feel the breeze on their skin in a foreign land. The feeling is so addictive that everyone is working so hard for a year just to pay for their one-week dream vacation. It's one of the best way to blow your hard earned bucks!

Last Saturday, I went to school and then visited National Bookstore. I like it there!  I LOVE it there! I always go there whenever I visit the mall and check latest books even if I don't intend to buy just yet. I am saving money for my thesis and buying fiction books is now a no-no! One day.. I will be able to buy all the books I love and I can have my dream library! They said you'll always desire what you didn't have or enjoy much as a kid. Yes, I didn't like the books my father  had. Those weren't child friendly ( I'm talking about Agricultural statistics books and many other books about Cavendish Bananas). I don't remember I had much books but I remembered how I tried to read what I had- again and again. I am highly visual . I think I could have been a painter if I really pursued that interest. Ha ha ha!

I also enjoy knowing more about a place. The interest started when I read novels about the war-torn Russia. Wow! Reading those books is one of the most amazing thing in the world! Imagine getting yourself in a certain time and being able to compare it with what's happening now. I especially liked comparing how a place looks like . The before-and-after pictures are always making my jaw drop. What a beautiful and very curious world! Reading novels like these is called time-traveling -- without the inconvenience of  finding that robotic time-travel machine!

I bought a small world map in that store . It's so small. I got so thrilled about it ( duh the little things that thrill me to the bones! ) . Now, I want a world map mural in my room before the end of this year! That's it. I got so much happiness re-learning ( I must stress "re".. hahaha ) the location of each countries. Right now, I am very much interested of Bhutan ( I finally know where it is! ) .

I googled some world map murals and I am soooo green with envy! I want something like these murals or wallpapers in my room too!

I like this one except that the map has no country names and other legends. I think this will look perfect with a detailed map on top!However, I think this is purely for interior design purposes. How am I gonna stare comfortably in that map? My purpose is to educate myself. It's purpose over "interior-design thing". Just like my "comfort over fashion" thing! But oh! If they can go together it will be perfect!

Oh! I never had a map as big as this at school. T.T I want to have this ! I am actually thinking that this kind of wallpaper is easier to find than the rest of the pictures here. I hope I can find!

If I'll get married, I'll make my kids love maps too!

I never had the chance to play in a room like this. So, I want to have one for my future son. ( Ha ha ha when will that be? I don't even have a boyfriend now. cheers! )

I want my room to look like this now. I can save space and it's really cool to know a lot about the location of each countries then dig more using the internet!

This is also very nice. I love how the books are placed on top.

I love the vibrant colors but I still prefer a minimalist one.
This is totally adorable! I will surely recreate this in my future house! I love the simplicity and the cleanliness!

The map is covered by the bed. I like the pink map and it should have not been covered by that bed. It won't serve its purpose!

This is sooooooo nice! I like detailed maps!

If this was my room when I was young, I maybe had so much stiff-neck troubles due to constant craning over the map.

I like the design but you know, I still love a bathroom with 2-3 shades. I want the bathroom to be relaxing and this design doesn't answer that desire.

This is it! The map should not be placed where it will be difficult to see it!

This is also cool but I wish to see the entire living room arrangement and not just this angle.

This is 100% awesome!

I LOVE THIS! I want a house painted like this one too!

Again, the map shouldn't be covered. I will remove that chair and I will be thankful for that gorgeous light!

The room in our attic looks like this minus the map.

I wanted and interactive map. A touch-screen map. A screen as big as that! It's like when you tap Brazil , you can then see its top tourist spots and many other interesting facts!

If for art's sake, yes I can have this in my living room but I would still insist a detailed map in my room.

I love this and I love the dog there. Ha ha ha!
I want an office like this!

note: All photos were just googled. I don't own them (but wish I do..haha )

Remember November

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by deehan1914

It's true.When the going gets tough,the tough gets going!I must endure!"When things are difficult, strong people take action and do not despair."That's it!

I've been really busy thinking about my thesis. I haven't even got a haircut.Oh well,it seems that my hair now has a mind of its own.It goes wherever it pleases.Oh! I need a haircut!I had two weeks off from school and I did all sorts of relaxation I could possibly have because this November will be really challenging.Yes, I forgot the haircut thing!

I am having a sore throat now and yesterday was the most terrible. I couldn't work because I couldn't talk  I know I've been harsh to my vocal chords by often screaming joyfully whenever my Dog learns a new trick and telling almost everyone I know about it (Oh just like now..hahaha ). I could actually say same lines,  with same energy to different people if it's about my Dog! (Of course , with eyes teeming with happiness ! ) This sore throat is possibly because of the weather and because I've been not really taking care of my throat . Today, I resumed teaching and I've been very touched ( I am a softy, you know!) when students sent their messages hoping I'll be fine soon. I think I can be really very fine soon because many people are thinking and praying for me! How sweet!

Here are their  messages:
Student #1
" I hope you get well soon!" 

This is from a student living in Yokohama-shi.She's my student every morning!

Student #2
" Teacher Janie, I am sorry for writing to you without permission .. I am the student who was to have a lesson from you at 24:30 November the 5th. I heard that you were ill  ;(  and I couldn't help writing to you and saying I really hope you will get well soon ! Please take good care of yourself, sometimes freed from your studies and work. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the next lesson ! Mythy "

This one is from another student who can talk as fast as I can!

Student #3
"Janie-san,take care and I want to hear your voice soon.You are always happy and busy .Please relax your voice. I received the notice from GNA about your condition. I understand so don't worry.See you!"

This is from an old lady living with her cats. I just love her stories!

Life is really great!  This is what I like about this job,it really doesn't feel like working! I never thought I'll become a teacher. I initially wanted to become a nurse . Nursing used to be popular here and my best friend Honey wanted to become a nurse (she is a nurse now). I never really had an idea of what should I become. Oh, I am so scared of blood, corpses and I am a softy - no good to become a nurse! For me, a hospital is a very stressful place. I am sad whenever old people are left behind by their relatives and are there by themselves. I also think it's a very risky job. What if I'll give the wrong medicine??? I just can't imagine how tragic it will be! I took up a business degree because my father doesn't want me to study English more.He insisted that I am already good at it so I must not study it. I protested but he won. Oh, I actually won! I became an English teacher even with a business degree.Hahaha! I had my OJT in a bank but I never liked working in a bank. I will die with the tons of paper works! Teaching is what I want. I realized that so late! It was only when I started teaching with GNA. Now, I am working but I never had that "Monday Blues". I look forward of seeing students. I enjoy teaching kids,single moms, busy dads, charming grandmothers, funny grandfathers, university students and Japanese English teachers who are still taking GNA lessons to polish their English skills. It's so interesting! I can talk with so many things. In the bank, I will only talk about "banking" matters. I find that really boring!  Now, my goal is to become a University Professor. I will become one!

Oh! I have a VERY good news! I got exempted for the Comprehensive Exam. That means I got the average necessary for me to proceed into writing my thesis right away! So Happyyyyyyyyyy!!! I thank God for the wisdom! I already got my thesis adviser and I like his being enthusiastic. I am hopeful I'll graduate next year. I must graduate this term because it's so expensive to go to school . I must finish this!

Anyway, I recently got another favorite from Jollibee( a fast food restaurant in PH , it's like McDonald's).
It's their new Milo Blast!

This has been my ultimate love -Peach Mango Pie from Jollibee!

 note: photos were just googled.

I should be fine soon so that I can eat my Milo Blast! Good night!