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Hello everyone! I miss blogging however I don’t have that much spare time to do so because of my busy schedule and my busy life.

Well, as of now I just got hired as an ESL teacher for korean junior students! I just had my day 1 with my 6 students today and it was really a tiring but memorable and amazing experience! Well, watch out for my upcoming blog about my whole experience and some students!

Love you all!
Xoxo, Teacher Princess 🙂

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This is actually my 1:1 classroom, my desk and my mini office, I should say 🙂

Hair play

Posted: July 8, 2013 in Experience
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Since it’s my day off, and kind of felt boredom, I hanged out with youtube and learn some cool hairstyles.

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BOWTIED ponytail hairstyle
With two elastics and 2 bobby pins, you can create ribbon using your own hair for your simple ponytail. I did it on sides so I could see how it would look like. You could curl the ends for a more classy look. Try it yourself!

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TWIST BRAID
Another hairstyle you would love to do when you want to step out from having a bad common hairday in school. It just like twists of candies and threads, this hairstyle is as easy as 1,2,3. Have an extraordinary look on an ordinary day!

Located in Central Visayas region and considered 10th largest island in the Philippines, Bohol, with Tagbilaran City as its capital, is one of the best tourist destination to see.

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HOW TO GET THERE

You could ride a plane and land at the Tagbilaran airport through Philippine Airlines’ as well as Cebu Pacific Airbus A319s; Or go with fastcraft ferry trips from Cebu City which would take you only about 2 hours to arrive in Tagbilaran City Wharf.

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As for our case, we took the Weesam boat ride. We were on the first class seat then for a much better accommodation.

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Upon arrival to the port, there are vans and cars for rent who could take you to a tour and pay for a cheap price.

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BOHOL TOP TOURIST DESTINATIONS

FUN&ADVENTURE

If you’re in for adventure, try the Cable Car and Zipline ride overlooking the Loboc river.

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This is only a few minutes ride and you’ll get hyped. You can avail a CD of your photos at a very low price as your souvenir.

 

ON THE ROAD

Known as the Man Made Forest, a 2 kilometer stretch of Mahogany trees will caught your attention while on your way to your next destination. Oh! You can consider it as your destination too!

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THE FAMOUS

The specific spot which cannot be missed to see in Bohol is its about 1,200++ hills spread over an area of 50 square kilometers. It is considered as the country’s third National Geological Monument and known as the Chocolate Hills.

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During dry season, the green hills dry up turning to chocolate brown which seemingly transforms into chocolate kisses.

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A wishing well is also located on top of the viewing area.

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Take a number of steps to see the whole location of the chocolate hills for a better view.

 

THE SHIP HOUSE

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For it’s unique structure, this house is now as well one of the tourist spots in Bohol. Inspiringly imitated from a ship vessel, this known SHIPHAUS is proudly owned by Capt Gaudencio Dumapias, a native of Batuan who became a successful mariner.

Inside the ShipHaus you will find captain’s cabin, chiefmate’s cabin, kitchen, mess hall and others. The workers are all dressed in sailor’s uniform. There is a roof deck that resembles the front of the ship from which you can imagine looking into the endless ocean while taking some refreshments.

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THE BRIDGE

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Made from bamboos and hardened steels, the HANGING BRIDGE is initially used to cross over the river going to a town in Bohol. It’s a back and forth bridge and on one side, you could stop for awhile and have some souvenirs.

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FOODTRIP CRUISE

So which place can still take you on a tour while you’re having lunch? Indeed Bohol offers the best. Take the cruise with famous filipino cuisines while journeying through the Loboc River known as the Floating Restaurant.yu

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While waiting for your cruise, you can sit and be serenaded by these group of singing men with their string instruments.

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On the boat,

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Entertainment never stops as you’ll have singers on cruise and there are stop overs to witness dancing men,women and children from the town showcasing the traditional Philippine dances and songs.

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This is one of the view you can see while on the cruise.

Strike for a pose with your family and share how you enjoyed your lunch the Bohol way.

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After the ride, you can look around the souvenir shops surrounding the parking area as well.

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THE TARSIER

With eyes like an owl, tail like a rat, hands and feet like a monkey and jumps like a frog; this endangered specie is highly seen in the rainforests of Bohol.

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You can come and visit the conservation area of tarsiers in Loboc, Bohol to personally see the well-known little monkey, the tarsiers.

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HISTORY

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Blood Compact, known as Sandugo in filipino term was performed in this site, between the Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Datu Sikatuna, the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565, to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition. This is considered as the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos. “Sandugo” is a Visayan word which means “one blood”.

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On the area, you can also enjoy the view of Bohol.

FAITH

The Baclayon Church

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he Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon is considered to be one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It is one of the best presevered Jesuit build churches in the region, although in the 19th century, the Augustinian Recollects added a modern facade and a number of stone buildings that now surround the church.

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These are just some among the many places you can see in Bohol, Philippines. I hope you enjoyed my post and I hope you could come and personally see the beauty of the Island.

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Among the places you still have to look forward is the Panglao Beach to experience dolphin watch and get sunkissed.

 

This has been a great journey! See you on my next trip!

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Order of the Amaranth Daguma Mt. Range Court #50, together with the sponsors and scholars, this year’s Batang Iskolar project has been conducted, held in SP Hall of Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol on June 14, 2013.

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Due to 3 years of good response for the said project, another year has been offered by the members of the said order to continuously give assistance to poor but deserving students in their studies through the Batang Iskolar Project.

About 9 schools with almost about 188 students adopted from different schools in Sultan Kudarat has been given the chance to study with the help of the kind-hearted benefactors from the said order.

Together with their Principal and teachers, the students were gathered in the hall for the presentation of scholars as well as giving of incentives and their school supplies for this school year.

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[The scholars wearing their Amaranth shirts from their sponsors]

Present on the said events were the Members of the Order of the Amaranth Court #50, as well members and sponsors from Koronadal Court #39 RM Judy Moran, HL Imelda Demaala, DDGRM Linda Ang and DDGRP Joseph Ang, Sultan Kudarat Division School’s Superintendent Dr. Kahar H. Macasayon and Executive assistant Bonifacio Enitorio.

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Program started with a prayer, singing of pambansang awit and welcome address rendered by HL Glecy Fornan. Presentation of scholars and giving of incentives to the top performing students followed thereafter.

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[Sir Knight Aaron Arumpac, the author of Batang Iskolar Project]

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Inspirational thoughts were also delivered by the Royal Matron Gina Andang, Division Schools Superintendent Kahar H. Macasayon, Executive Assistant Bonifacio Enitorio and DDGRM Linda Ang.

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[Dr. Kahar Macasayon giving an incentive to this scholar who was able to recognize and say his complete name]

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One of the scholars also delivered her message. In her message is a story of her life. She narrated how hard their life is but despite of it, strives to be on top of the class in return for the people who gave her the chance to have a proper education. She also states that her sister who was also a scholar from the said program is now in highschool and remains to be a top performing student and that inspires her to be the best as well.

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A song number was given by selected scholars from Datu Talipasan Elementary School to entertain the guests.

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HL Bai Susan Arumpac then presented the scholars and awarding of the school supplies together with their benefactors.

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[Children all seated together with their new school bags]

The children of today will be the biggest thing for tomorrow but it will only happen, if they have the proper education as this is the only weapon to change the world. Order of the Amaranth, in action for their virtue of wisdom and charity is indeed successful towards helping the youth in reaching their dreams through their assistance in their education. Poverty is never a hindrance in achieving the success they want and they are lucky enough to be given the privilege to learn without a cost.

Let us all be encouraged to gain more sponsors for those youth to be given proper education rather than seeing them being locked up in their homes or seeing them in the streets getting into juvenile delinquency.

Let us all be an agent towards giving a good future for the youth who will soon be making a good future for themselves, for the people and for the country.

Today, we the Filipino People stand up with pride and dignity as we commemorate the 115th Independence Day.

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Held in Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol, with the theme: “Kalayaan 2013: Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran”; the officials from different government and non-government sectors, together with the sponsors, Members of the Daguma Mountain Range Lodge 244 and Order of the Amaranth Court Daguma Mt. Range Court #50, were gathered to celebrate the said occasion.

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[Members of the Order of the Amaranth Court#50 and Daguma Mt. Range Lodge #244]

The activity started with a motorcade at 7am followed by a program. Present also on the said event were Elect Governor Teng Mangudadatu, Vice Governor Ernesto Matias and some board members of the first and the second district.

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A prayer followed by “Pagpupugay sa Watawat” delivered by Sir Knight Aaron Arumpac, led by Gov. Mangudadatu together with the Brother Masons and members of the Amaranth, a solemn and patriotic flag raising was done. Panatang Makabayan, singing of Bayan Ko and Floral offering commenced thereafter.

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[Sir Knight Aaron Arumpac delivering his “Pagpupugay sa Watawat]

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[Floral offering by Governor Teng Mangudadatu]

 

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Messages were delivered by the honored guests and an entertainment numbers were given by the Members of the Order of Demolay Daguma Mt. Range and some daughters of the Masons. The Teng Band was also present to keep the activity rocking fun singing tagalog songs  which is enjoyed by the people.

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[Gov. Suharto “Teng” Mangudadatu giving his inspirational message]

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The activity last only for almost 2 hours and it was  indeed successful and best of all, people gathered had shown unity, patriotism and pride for our flag, for the heroes and for the people in our nation.

Be proud, Be Pinoy! basta SK, Sikat ka!

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I am a Proud Pinay!

11:11; Meteor Shower; Candle light; 9 Churches; St. Jude; Sto. Niño; Miraculous churches; Sky Lanterns; I did it all for 1 big dream.

4 years ago I had took the challenge of taking up Nursing. Clueless of what a student nurse’s life is, I stood up brave enough to take the entrance exam and interview. When got in, I had to adjust with being away from family, living life independently, and dealing with what they say “HELLa college nursing life in one of the top nursing schools in the Philippines.”

Indeed, 4 years of experience as an angel in the sickroom was never easy. 8 hour duties, readings, drug studies, case studies, it has been a part of my daily routine.

It was a great relief when I first wore my white duty uniform and marched in for my Capping and Pinning ceremony. I was filled with excitement and felt like I AM A NURSE. But when I was then exposed to the clinical area, IT WAS NEVER EASY. It was never easy to adjust your sleep cycle for going with am-pm-night shift duties. It was never easy dealing with different kinds of patients: physically, emotionally, mentally impaired, pedia or adult, awake, half awake, living, dying; and not just patients but as well as dealing with their watchers. It was never easy adjusting to different moods and styles of instructors. It was never easy being scolded for just a 10cc underload of IV fluid. At times it crosses my mind to stop and go for other course but no. I face the everyday challenge because I know what I am experiencing is part of everything. I might encounter a lot of hardships but best part? Being thanked by the patient for being so kind to them, for watching over them, for taking care of them; receiving good grades; learning new things; learning to save a life, it erases the tiring day you had.

4 years. 4 years of sacrifice. April came and I finally graduated, received my diploma, received my professional pin and finally earned the degree of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING. Sacrifices paid off right? I thought that was it yet I remember the biggest challenge and could be the greatest achievement I could have; become a REGISTERED NURSE.

Review season came. I was lucky to be in a good review center offering good program with the best lecturers on earth. Excitement, pressure, butterlies on stomach, I had them. I had that feeling of “I WILL DO EVERYTHING FOR RN IN MY NAME.” and so I did. I might experienced pains in between, my grandmother died, busy schedules, zombie modes for not getting enough break, late night study sessions, failed practice exams, I had them. But it helped me to learn and prepared enough for the 2 day exam.

Sacrifices+bunch of prayers+knowledge+1 big dream. January 30 when results came out. I was in my job interview when the secretary said the results were out. I freaked out and couldn’t catch my breath. I want to scream but I can’t. Tear roll down my face when I finally saw my name on the PRC list of successful examinees during the Nursing Licensure Exam. I didn’t got the job but I got the title I dreamed to have. I then rushed to St. Jude and give thanks.

By then everything was clear. I am destined to be here, I am called by God to become a part of His healing ministry. It’s breathtaking knowing the fact that I finally have 2 letters connected to my name, RN.

Thanksgiving mass, thanksgiving parties, congratulatory messages, proud parents and family. Oathtaking, registration, membership in Philippine Nurses Association, having a “self inking stamp” with my name and license number in it. I then conclude, everything was worth it.

Dream big. Who knows, you can have it. Believe and you will achieve. Best of all, pray and have faith: with God and with yourself.

My journey as a Registered Nurse has officially started. Keeping the faith and continually blessed 🙂

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