Paying Back

How could I not forget the day a friend of mine told me the great news of passing the Licensure Examination for Teachers last August 17, 2014? If I am not mistaken I did write something about my fear of failing to the said examination, however, I am highly overjoyed when my hard work did paid off. All of this is a big big big thank you from the creator above. Ya Allah, I am really indeed grateful for another gift you’ve send to me. And now, I am happily to say that we will be having our Oath Taking Tomorrow at Liceo de University, Cagayan de Oro around 6:30 in the morning.

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                I am happy about this. I guess, God has its own way of saying that he is still there looking out for us. I don’t know how I will thank Him for everything. Yet what I already’ve been doing is nothing but selfishness. I am writing this stuff while my feeling is a little bit down for the fact that I haven’t done anything. Even towards my parent whose there all the way from the very beginning of my life. I could not ask for more, as long as my family is there, everything is worth the risk. To think of, ever since the day I started working, I didn’t help much my own parents, and didn’t even helped them from any financial burdens. I guess, I was caught up with my own selfishness of doing whatever I wanted to do which I guess, doesn’t do me much except paying my own school billings while I am at this second course. Looking back, I am somewhat guilty of not paying back anything to them, and somewhat doing another selfish thing by next year, which is the fulfillment of my own dream of going to the Land of the Rising Sun. Along in this current situation, I am thinking of switching job if God permits me to do so. I could not support my parents and my brother from the income I have now. I fear that someday, I might need an emergency money to use for something crucial. I am the eldest and my brother is only 10 years younger than me, and mostly I don’t know if somebody or someone will help me by the time I will need it. Beforehand, I need to look for some ways to fully realize this. I don’t know if I can, but I’ll try. My qualification in teaching is not enough since my major from my undergrad isn’t related to education. So working on this thing will be going to square one. I don’t have teaching experience, and still have that weaknesses, but I need to try. Wish me good luck guys! I will post something soon in here.

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The Rat Race of the People in the Future

Busy people on the move

Read and write a one-paragraph essay of one aspect of radical changes in Alvin Toffler’s book “Future Shock”

                Are you a past, present or future person? Which do you think are you involved in today’s time? I didn’t read all the chapters of Alvin Toffler’s book entitled Future Shock, but I did read the Chapter 3 of Part 1 “The PACE OF LIFE”. He indeed point out here the different kinds of people, not in their race, nation, religion or ideology, but he described them as the past, present and future person together with their distinct differences. The past people are those persons who are trapped with the past doing of millennia people plus still doing hunting and agricultural stuff. These people who are in the present are the ones who lived in the modern world.  The mark of the first half of the 20th century molded by mass mechanization and education. The last but not the least is the people of the future. These people can be determined by their fast pacing life. As indicated by the author, they are usually the people in a hurry, doing all their doings in a fast mode, always checking up on their watch, fixing their schedule for the day and doing multi tasking action. They could not sit there and do nothing or else they tend to be so anxious. This is the reason why some people who are in this mode of life were trying to look somewhere else or migrate to the place where they can do the life they were committed on. The time they have in their hands are too limited, and seems their life has their time frame controlled by their desire of achieving their goals for that day. This is the reason why even the kids can detect this kind of schedules since they can follow these so called durational expectancies. They follow a patterned that their parents and other people do. It becomes a natural instinct of their children who are also part of this futuristic people. The future people usually lived in an advance and industrialized country such as New York, London and Tokyo. As per observation from this country, they are far greater advance than those people in the past and present. The transience of their life is impeccable due for the reason that they don’t always stay in something forever, and move on to something that they find their life/relationship will grow, and find more exciting and colorful. Now, can we put Iliganon as the people of the future? I guess not, they are still in the present but adopting some attitudes of the futuristic people.

Clean Slate: Future encounters

Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

I did receive a letter coming from an unknown source. The letter states there that he wanted me to meet him in a certain resto within our home town. I didn’t hesitate of thinking of going there. I did felt the eagerness to go along with this letter even though I didn’t know the sender.

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It was Sunday afternoon, went to the said resto and upon entering I did noticed a certain man wearing a navy blue shirt, will groomed, who seems older than me and face seem so familiar. He was looking at me. I slowly went up to him, and asked him if he was the one who sends the letter, and he did say yes. He invited me to sit down. The waiter handed me the menu and him as well. While looking at this, my mind swirling of what this man wants. I am telling to myself how stupid am I of going there without getting into details of why he did wanted me to go there. After a minute, he slowly put down the menu, and called the waitress. He asked me what I wanted to eat, and I just told him; “anything”. No words, swirling thoughts suddenly roaming around my mind, and the only word just came from my lips was just “anything”.  We were engulfing in silence, and when I got the guts to ask. He suddenly started to talk.

“You might be curious of why did I ask you to come here, despite of a seemingly unknown sender. If I may ask, didn’t you hesitate of going here?” said the man.

“I didn’t, for some reason I did felt that I needed to come here.” An answered I did gave him.

“Will said, on this day I don’t need to tell you who I am, but let me see your hand” politely asked by him.

“For what reason?” I asked.

“I just needed to see it.” Said by him.

                I did give him my hand; I was thinking he might want to see my palm lining, and guess of what does my future holds.

“Ah, he better not be. I guess he is not that type of a fortune teller for some reason.” That’s what I thought.

However, upon letting my hands towards him, he suddenly holds my hand so tight. I was so shocked on the moment he holds it. I wanted to speak at that instant, and asked him what his doing was. However, I feel strange. My mind seems twirling, and some vision suddenly entering unnoticed in my vision. Black, gray, white colored seems to fill my mind. In a second, I was suddenly standing in front of a house.

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                “What the…! We’re am I” I asked myself curiosity and amazement.

                A little guy suddenly went running in front of me, asking me to come inside their house. My heart bits fast since I don’t know what was really happening. I asked the child, but no words coming from him, only a silent smile. The house seems a western style, but when I got inside their home it was different. There you could see a typical cultural Japanese house; in the center were some ornaments and plants. The designed was quite magnificent that I felt that it was my home. My dream home. The child was still holding my hand gently. He then told me “I will let you see my room.”

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                I did a few steps toward this door. The child slowly slides the door, and there I saw a picture frame with a nature. It seems his parents were somehow very cultural in a way that his furniture from his room was made out of wood. Not only just a wood, but a very high quality wood that it’s hard to break. A long lasting one. His bed was also the same. Beside his bed were flowers, carefully designed and will crafted. In front of his door, was another sliding door…A few steps from his bed, he did let open this door, and there I saw some ornaments and some plants that will take care of. This child, at very young age he was being taught how to be an environmentalist. I was very happy in this welcoming feeling that this child was showing to me. He didn’t spoke so much word, but I did feel that this kid was something special to me. From my amazement, I didn’t notice that this kid was calling at me, asking me if I could hug him. From this moment, I didn’t know what to say and did tell him… “of course, you could.” I hug him so tight that my heart was bursting from happiness.”

                On that second, I did came back from my reality. The man was sitting in front of me was still there and told me, “I already did my part.”

                “What was that all about?” I asked him.

                “That was your future. That child was your grandchild. He did wished to see her grandmother, and I did it for him.” Answered by him.

                I was filled with my curiosity and happy that for some reason I saw my grandchild.

                (This story was being made up by me in order to create a story for my Daily Post as a requirement, and made a short story in relation to their theme today.)