Singing Even If The Lyrics Are All Greek To Me

Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 by deehan1914

The most amazing thing about music is that they can summon emotions even if there are no words or even if the words are all greek to the listener. I remember what my student who is a musician in Imizau, Toyama Japan once told me. He said that  music is the best "language" when we will talk to alliens. In some points, I agree.

The songs Behti Sawa Sa Tha Woh, Give Me Some Sunshine, Zoobi Doobi Doobi and All Izz Well are all giving me a very vehement good feeling inside. I am sure this is largely because I once googled the translations of the songs, watched the music video and love the Bollywood movie  The Three Idiots.

All Is Well!

The most striking songs I've heard wherein I really cried even if I didn't know the meaning of the songs but somehow felt that the performers were really singing a sad song were of Sung-Bong Choi and Uudam's. I wrote about Sung-Bong Choi before and click here for the article. Sung-Bong Choi auditioned for Korea's Got Talent in 2011 and Uudam auditioned for China's Got Talent also in 2011. These boys were culled not only because of their tear-jerking experiences in life but also because of their great talent that I feel so blessed of hearing ( yeah, even just on youtube!). Uudam and Sung-Boi Choi are very special for me because I really cried even if I didn't knew what they were singing! Uudam was singing " Mother in a Dream" and it moved me so much that I cried so hard after seeing and realizing what he was singing. It's amazing! I never thought I could be as dramatic as that! Yeah, I hugged my mother after seeing the video!

Today, I've been listening to All Izz Well and Behti Sawa Sa Tha Woh. I hope I can set my foot to India someday. I must really become a University Professor to afford that! I can imagine a beautiful India whenever I listen to Behti Sawa Sa Tha Woh. I can imagine things will be just fine whenever I listen to All Izz Well again. Thank you God for this gift of hearing!

I've never been so afraid of making myself look silly in pictures. I like how these actors are feeling the same!

Oh Yeah!!!

note: All photos were just googled.

In the Pink!

Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 by deehan1914
[19:01:50] Yb-: Ms Janie.You taught hard so that I could understand by myself. 
Thank you. 
It was very easy to understand. 
I am looking forward to the day which can meet again. see you!


Now, this is the perfect way to end this happy happy day! I am in the pink before I'll hit the sack because of this one.  \(*o*)/

Flooded with Excitement for ENC Training

Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by deehan1914
Rancho: Make your passion your profession, and work will become a game.
Yeah Rancho! I heard you!

I'll have my ENC training soon and I am thrilled beyond words! It's been ages since I've been trained for GNA. I'll surely learn new things! I'll do my best so that I can effectively teach my students. Ganbaremasu!

Another "Thank You"

Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by deehan1914
[14:22:25] NK: Janie-san, Thank you so much for your lesson. It is truly enjoyable.

[14:22:37] NK: See you next time and have a great day please.

Oh!!!! My student just said that the lesson was ENJOYABLE...oh! That has been my goal since day one - make lessons fun without compromising the things that must be taught. I feel so happy inside! Carpe Diem!

Sam Tsui's King of Anything

Posted Monday, May 27, 2013 by deehan1914

I've been singing my heart out and I am often singing this one.
I especially liked Sam Tsui's version and yes, I love him soooooooooo much.
This was actually the first song that led me to Sam.
I used to sing this for somebody Ha ha ha!
Oh now, it's not like that anymore. (big grin)
My student is absent and we are having a "bed weather" here.
Yeah "bed" (not "bad", though they nearly sounded alike) weather because it's a rainy Tuesday here in Davao.
I arrived here in our office with my shoes really dirty.
I tried cleaning them before I entered our office and yeah..I wasn't late!Cheers!

Let's sing now!
Here's the LINK to the audio.

                                                              "King Of Anything"
                                                        (originally by Sara Bareilles)

Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)

Keep drinkin' coffee
Stare me down across the table
While I look outside

So many things I'd say if only I were able
But I just keep quiet
And count the cars that pass by

You've got opinions, man
We're all entitled to 'em
But I never asked

So let me thank you for your time
And try not to waste any more of mine
Get out of here fast

I hate to break it you, babe
But I'm not drowning
There's no one here to save

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died
And made you king of anything?

Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh, whoa
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)

You sound so innocent
All full of good intent
You swear you know best

But you expect me to
Jump up on board with you
And ride off into your delusional sunset

I'm not the one who's lost
With no direction, oh
But you'll never see

You're so busy makin' maps
With my name on them in all caps
You got the talkin' down just not the listening

And who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died
And made you king of anything?

All my life
I've tried
To make everybody happy while I
Just hurt
And hide
Waitin' for someone to tell me it's my turn
To decide

Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Yeah, yeah

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died
And made you king of anything?

And who cares if you disagree
(Who cares if you disagree)
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
And you dare tell me who to be
(You dare tell me who to be)
Who died
And made you king of anything?

Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Let me hold your crown, babe
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Whoa, whoa

My grrrrr face...Ha ha!

Tell me what's going on! Ha ha ha!

Smiling From Ear to Ear

Posted by deehan1914

[17:21:09] 記世美 木下: Thank you very much for your great lesson!! I learned a lot about great expressions! see you again soon!

Yeah, those are just few lines but it made me feel very happy today. I always feel joyful whenever I feel that the students are happy about the lesson. It made me tickled pink!

Guess Who Got Flowers!

Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by deehan1914

Got these beautiful roses early this morning while I was on my way to our office. I was gasping for breath while I was doing my daily routine - brisk walking. There's no jeepney route from Magallanes to Quirino so I am compelled to walk on my way to work EVERYDAY ( this is too bad whenever I am running out of time). It's not that far though. It usually takes 8-12 minutes of brisk walking (hahaha is that too bad? I don't think so!). Anyway, I am glad that from Quirino to Magallanes, I can easily  have my jeepney ride. 

I was answering his call when he kept on asking me where I was. I blindly answered him. When I was about to embark the next phase of my routine ( trying to run my way up to the third floor), I was surprised to see him on the second floor with these beautiful flowers. Yeah, I was panting! Ha ha ha! I think it was a sure vertigo-inducing moment!

The funniest thing was one of my co-teacher's remark. She said..."Wow, after ng graduation mo enrollment na naman! Enrollment na sa puso mo!"   Ansabeh???!

Happy Birthday Clara!

Posted Friday, May 17, 2013 by deehan1914

Happy Birthday Clara!

Thank you for being sooooooooo nice to me. You are one of my favorite students! I am always in the pink whenever we are reading Harry Potter! I am so glad you liked my favorite book too! 

I hope you learned something from our lessons. 

Happy Birthday once again and I hope we will both become healthy centenarians!

Look! The baby is even greeting you! How cute!!!

Of course, I called Hermione, Harry and Ron to greet you too! They were soooooooooooo excited to greet you on your very special day!

and here's another one!

Let's eat a lot Clara! Harry Birthday !!

2013 Davao Area Unity Games at Full Throttle

Posted by deehan1914

I wanted to witness my friends go jerking and twitching! I wanted to be where the action would unfold !
I was soooooooo thrilled because I wanted to see my childhood friends play bastketball in the Regional Level! Growing up, I've always heard how they got scolded by their Moms because they really can't help it- they thought basketball was more irresistible than Mom's lunch.  I could certainly still imagine how their Moms looked! Ha ha!
So, to prepare for that fateful day, I prepared some lunch for my friends. Yeah, I have always known I am such a good friend to have. Ha ha ha! This event happened last February but I had no time to blog about it. I was juggling so many things!

It's Adobo and Rice! Yummy!

The event was held in my University. Yeah, I was in the midst of writing my thesis that time but I decided to focus my energy into this spirited activity.

Taken around 6 am. The opening ceremony was held just right in front of my college. I was actually trying not to be seen by my graduate school professors. Ha ha ha! They might wonder why I was not writing my thesis when I was already so much behind the deadline. Kidding! I finished submitting my requirement for that day. What I should do was to read more related studies. Well, I managed to escape reading books for my thesis for a day just to attend this activity and hey ! I still graduated! See?!!! I'm cool! Ha ha ha!

Got so excited when I saw the banners and heard the clamor of the crowd. We all wanted to see everybody!

Oh! So pretty! I hope my parents made something like this when I finally graduated last April 16th. I think I deserved something as exorbitant as this. I want it to scream " You made it! Go for PhD!" . Oh my!

Yeah, everyone wanted to have their photos taken with this as their backdrop. Who wouldn't?

I joined the Davao Norte crowd even though I already transferred here in Davao West. Blood is thicker than water eh? Ha ha!

I think it's great when kids are exposed to church activities while still young. I hoped the kid wasn't that sleepy to start it this early though. ;b

We were all gathered at USEP. It was very good that it was held here because I know where to find the good comfort rooms ! ha ha ha! Oh my University has been hailed as number 1 University in Mindanao and top 5 University in the whole Philippines. Blessed to have stayed here!

Kawaii ne!

Found my neighbor and his son!

I wish my Papa could still do this to me.

He likes photos. Wink!

The delegates from Davao Oriental. They were the most colorful!

They traveled for several longer hours than other delegates did but I am impressed by how they prepared for the parade!

The delegates from Davao West were wearing white. I was wearing white too!

Those in yellow were from Davao Norte.

I was standing next to him. I thought it's really great to bring kids during church activities. It's best to train them early!

The players while taking their oath.

He got hungry! He was nearly exhausted even before the event started. Ha ha ha!

Look at his shirt..oh kids are really carefree as long as there's a biscuit. ;b

The center part was reserved for the cheering squads.

The cheering squad from Davao del  Sur.

The kid was busy wandering. Don't worry, he didn't feel hungry! hahaha

The Davao del Sur Cheering Squad.

I couldn't go near. It was so hot and rather difficult to squeeze through the joyful crowd.

My cousin asked me to take a photo of her.

This is me! yay!

It was so hot!

Hello! This is my cousin Mama Gin!

Met some of my neighbors!

Yeah, I wasn't able to sleep well the night before this activity because I was compelled to finish revising the Chapter 2 of my thesis. I was able to finish it before 3 am!

I finished submitting what my professor asked me to do so I had no trouble roaming around the campus. I didn't mind meeting him. I knew he knew that I was a good student. Ha ha ha! I was a bit sleepy when I went here but I got ecstatic when I heard the drums! It summoned my happy spirit to savor the vivacity of the event! Yoohooo!!!

I finally decided to go near them and I didn't mind the summer heat. Yeah, it was SOOOO difficult to get though the crowd!

The Davao del Norte performers were preparing while the Davao del Sur cheering squad was making us all scream for more.

I cheered for them loudly!

I decided to spend my whole day watching basketball. The first reason was that my friends would be playing. Second, it was sooooo hot outside so indoor games would be delightful to watch.

I had some friends. I talked to this cute kid. Our conversation was majorly about how he got that balloon. I wanted to have one. Ha ha!

He also introduced me to his other friend. See? I got two more friends! Yeah, just that easy!

They posed for more!

and more!

The cute thing about this kid was that he decided to wake up when he heard "Gangnam Style". That's cute, right?

If I will have a son in the future, I will also tug him along to cheer for a basketball team. Ha ha ha!

Taken around 8 pm. Davao del Norte (my hometown's district) emerged as Overall Champion! I was so happy! Watching the Binhi, Kadiwa and Buklod basketball match was depressing because our district ( I mean my hometown's district) never made it to the championship. Davao West dominated the basketball event. I belong to Davao West now but I wanted my childhood friends to win. It was a good thing we still end up being hailed as the Overall Champion! Rejoice!