So she will remember me always

She is not collecting mugs but she has lots of it given by her students. Some are still on the box inside the box. And she uses some that she likes. She has different mug at her classroom, teacher’s room and at home because she likes to drink milk. Because she likes to drink milk a lot, I thought of giving my sister a custom coffee mugs. She is my best friend and my confidant and I so missed her when she got married. Since she likes color blue, I will pick color blue with nice prints. So, using the mug that I am going to give to her would always remind her of me. She will always remember me when she sees and uses it.

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The gift I received last Christmas

During Christmas, my older sister always gives me a present.  She never misses to wrap something for me during this time of the year.  However, last year (2013) I am not expecting that she has something for me because her money is intended for her son’s third birthday to be celebrated in the province of her in-laws.  Also, they will be celebrating Christmas there.  They have to travel, so the sister is saving money for their trip.  I am always with her preparing the things needed for their trip, for Christmas and for her son’s birthday.  So I know that the sister don’t have enough money to buy anymore gifts.

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Anyhow, my ever kind and loving sister did gave me a box before leaving to the province.  I am so surprised!  How did she able to wrap it without me knowing since I am always with her.  Anyways, I am so happy that I have a gift to open on Christmas Eve.  I am so thankful for my one and only sister for the thought even though she is on the tight budget.  I felt really guilty because I do not have any gift for her.  I really like the gift that my sister gave to me last Christmas.  It is a set of necklace and earrings.  I am expecting of a shirt or an underwear since she put it inside the big box, but when I opened it, it has lots of papers on top and the small box of the jewelry was on the bottom.  I smiled thinking about how the sister wrapped my gift. Haha!  Thank you very much sister Ann for the very wonderful gift.

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My Teacher, My Hero

An old cliché’ goes like this: “A  teacher is a noble profession”.  Yes indeed!  It is more than just a profession, it is a vocation, and it is a way of life.  To teach is not a joke.  It needs more than just their knowledge and intelligence, it needs your patience, dedication, love and compassion.  To love the unlovable, to look at unruly and misbehaving children with the eyes of love, to understand the slow and hard to learn children, to look after the good and naughty ones at the same time, to strive hard to give yourself for the sake of teaching and having these  precious ones learn something, to give themselves unselfishly without expecting something in return, to sacrifice in going to school even when they are sick because they are the captain of the ship.  To try hard to improve oneself so that they can give something new to these learners.  Who can do all these sacrifices?  Yes, only a hero, a saint, a teacher!

My teacher is my hero.  All those things that she has sacrificed are more than just enough for her to become my hero.  When I say my teacher, my hero, I don’t only mean one particular teacher, but I mean all those teachers that have become part of my learning experience.  Those teachers, including the good and not so good ones, are my heroes because in some way or another they have helped me and molded me into who and what I am not today.  Thank you my teachers.

As we celebrate the world teachers’ day, I remember my teachers before and say a little prayer for them.  Though thank you is not enough to express my gratitude for your dedication, love and knowledge but it is my way of recognizing your efforts and my way of expressing how glad I am because you have shared yourselves to me.

Kudos to all the teachers in the world.  You make a difference.  You touch and mold lives.  You have the opportunity to make or break.  You are chosen.  You are lucky.  Take joy in the positive side of being a teacher and never mind the negative side because after all Jesus is your model.  There is no paradise without sacrifice.

P.S:  The sister’s entry in essay writing contest during the World teachers’ day celebration at school.

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Christmas bonus from my sister

Yesterday I was surprised when my sister gave me a Christmas bonus.  I was not expecting it that she will give me since I owe a lot from her.  She told me it is her way of saying thank you for taking care of her son because the nanny was left.  She still looking for a new nanny but could not find any.  It is very difficult to get a nanny at this time.  I am so glad when my sister gave me her Christmas gifts for me.  It was in cash that makes it awesome.  I can buy the things that I want to buy that I spotted when I went to mall doing my window shopping.  Now that I have the money, I will go back to the mall this weekend to see if the pants that I wanted to buy are still available.  I will shop early to make sure I get the right size for me.  I am experienced many time that the pants that I like is broken sizes and it is so happen that no size fits for me.  I hope that it is still available this weekend and I hope that the discount is still there.  Thanks sister for the wonderful in cash presents for me..  Love you much!

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