Posted by: stu robbins | February 1, 2012

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It’s the second month of the year and so my confusion begins; I am in a numb state where I am overcome with thoughts on a variety of matters.

First, I have to make up my mind as to what school I would send my son in. I do not  want to subject him in an unforgiving educational system that will put into waste his talents and intelligence. I have my sights set at a school located near a major TV station or one near our place that is so far having “okay” standards.

Second, there is a welcoming option to relocate further south. The booming economy and near-future bright developments are very enthusing and desirable to be in. It would be the next Forbes City located at the South of the Metro. Should I decide on that immediately, the school of choice would be Caritas Don Bosco.

My qualities for a good school are:

Co-education standards: this would be that the student population is a mix of both genders. My son was born into this society with the knowledge of the existence of boys and girls in the neighborhood. As early on, he has to be exposed to both personalities as this is a training ground for socialization and adjusting to social norms in the near future. I frown on exclusive schools for a choice as this will give him a limited scope of reality. 🙂

Institution’s longevity in the education sector: over time, it can be supposed that the school would have had it’s share of up and downs and have emerged triumphantly from these and continue to aspire for excellence.

The institution’s focus on the first two levels of formal schooling: I quite frown of schools that have only been around for twenty or twenty-five years yet have already established their tertiary program for quite some time. I believe that schools that focus on the first two levels of schooling for quite some time are the ones passionate for achievement and excellence.

Schools that are not run by families 🙂 – I have worked with one sometime and believe me, the staff and administration themselves are a pity when they get involved or drawn into petty arguments among the family members. Unfortunately, there would be times when such problems can affect the method of teaching by teachers and would consequently take a toll on the students’ learning.

Oh dear. Time is running out and I am still in the dark. I have my choices yet have not acted on any one of them. I do hope I could be able to close this chapter happily soon.

Posted by: stu robbins | January 1, 2012

Reality Check

 

***2011 was not significant for material matters. In fact, it gave me more abstracts for me to fathom; thus making me reflect on things that matter more to me. In the early quarter of the year, my mp3 that housed 4 gigabytes of my treasured music (mostly obscure) was literally washed away. Heck, I lost it right before my eyes and it took me a while to realize that I should be sad, really sad. REALITY CHECK!

Earlier than that, my dad gifted me with a trusty and multi-functional netbook; this was his treat since I passed the Teacher Licensure exam September of the previous year. So, i guess it was just more of a move in-move out thing, I suppose.

On the third quarter of the year, I lost the memory on the memory card of a better phone unit that I have. It amounted to 2 gigabytes of photos, videos and song uploads…..sighhhhhhh. REALITY CHECK!

Lastly, the last month of this year got me caught off guard…just last week while using my netbook in the car, the gadget went S-Y-S-T-E-M  R-E-S-T-O-R-E!!!!!! Tadaaaaa! I lost all memory in my netbook; so cool! what a drag!

REALITY CHECK!

Okay, so it may seem as if I wasn’t on the best luck this year but really 2011 was all about REALITY CHECKS; making the most out of life and seeing that there is more to life than fiddling and thumbing on gadgets. There was more significance in going out and appreciating nature than checking out facebook, wordpress, youtube and gaming online. Yes, I have suffered much neck pain and fear that if I continue appreciating the techno lifestyle, I would most advance arthritis and old ageeeee (!!!)

Here’s to hoping that reality checks have taken effect in my system.

After all; life ain’t really a bed of roses nor is it a city of either sodom or gomorrah. It’s just a balance of both poles. We are just tiny specks floating through this lifetime. I fear that I may be losing the best and priceless things in life with so many distractions.

Oh 2012, c’mon here and gimme a hug! We’re going to enjoy this uphill-downhill journey together. 😀

Posted by: stu robbins | January 1, 2012

The Year That Was :)

Life as I know it…

Free of cares; living life to the fullest. Here’s a gleeful thanks to you 2011.

January: Last quarter for school stuff

February: Stress and de-stress

March: Sisterly love —- dekinut and kiddos and the lovely rest

April -June: Relaxation

June – September: Business

October: Happily doing something else I could do during the “dead hours”

November: Got my documents and pertinent papers to my profession

December: Happily recapping the year

Life as I know it....

I had found great friends and great finds but I also had my fair share of sadness, stress and disappointments. But hey, I am pretty sure it meant that I can only have much and not more.

Posted by: stu robbins | January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! :)

Here’s to wishing and staying positive for 2012…

smelling the roses...

Cheers!

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