Mathematics Class: A Sham

A Mathematics class can be pictured out with a teacher standing in front of the students, discussing concepts of Mathematics and its application to our everyday lives.

Since I started schooling, Mathematics had been a part of learning in major classes–from conceptualizing basic principles and laws of operations up to complex formulas and functions, logical analysis and calculations; and then to intricately stated and explained hypothesis and theories of different branches of Mathematics.

Most people often say that Mathematics is the worst of all. It’s the hardest of the hardest of all. Solving is hell. It has no use in real life. Hence, we cannot deny the fact that almost all students will have their eyebrows raised during the discussion and mostly during a quiz.

Visualize a conduction of a long ambush test depicting very determined students, minding their own sake and own test paper, having fully understood the lessons on their previous discussions, showing that they all know the answers even without opening a book, a notebook and a calculator or without turning of heads; or asking from the seat mate or the teacher and finishing the test before the end of time allotted. Isn’t it surprising? Well, sorry it’s a sham.

Some people like Mathematics, just like me, but we’re talking about “majority” here. This kind of scene could really never happen in the present nor in the future. Nobody can’t really rely on himself because he doesn’t even have an interest about it, so he doesn’t read and study about Mathematics. Now who could concentrate during a Mathematics class? Who could even get a perfect score on a quiz? Who could obtain a higher grade at the end of the year? Who could completely understand all of its concepts if nobody knows their importance and their use in the real life and doesn’t even try to actually apply them?  No one, honestly, if and only if no one’s going to believe it.

Mathematics. Mental abuse to human being. The most awful thing from hell. The worst thing ever introduced to human society. But no one could ever change that because that’s what makes it exceptional, inimitable, distinctive, matchless, irreplaceable and rare; so be it.

“If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.”

Teenage Life: Problem & Solution

Teenage is a fundamental stage of life that each human being passes through. Some people face this period of their life strongly and positively, while others face many problems and difficulties. This depends on the environment these young adults live in–their parents, their friends, their living conditions, their education, and many other factors. Teenagers face many problems such as becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, being influenced negatively by their peers, self-image and weight, or even arguments with their parents.

But as a young teenybopper, I don’t have problems like those mentioned above. My problem is being a high school student, I have so many things to do and I need to manage my time properly to accomplish them; and having those tasks makes me sleep abnormally, that’s why I have tons of black bags here lying under my eyes, with wrinkles beside them reflecting signs of aging.

Being a student in a vocational technical school under the science curriculum, I am telling you it is indeed very hard to cope with 10 different subjects every day. Imagine, every school day we are given assignments in all subjects; every Friday, we are given requirements to be done on weekends and to be passed on Monday for all subjects; almost every day, we conduct long tests and graded oral recitations for all subjects; but those were just imaginations, I was just exaggerating, sorry for that.

But truly, I experience extreme stress and sometimes I become over fatigued due to school stuff. Sometimes, I only sleep for two to four hours, then wake up to go to school again.

Most teens don’t get enough sleep, but that’s usually because they’re overloaded and tend to skimp on sleep. Sleep problems can keep some teens awake at night even when they want to sleep.

Over time, those nights of missed sleep can build into a sleep deficit. People with a sleep deficit are unable to concentrate, study, and work effectively. They can also experience emotional problems, like depression.

Now, how am I supposed to deal with my problem? It needs a brilliant solution, indeed.

I am given two choices here: stop studying or stop sleeping. Just kidding (Sorry, I was trying to be a comedian here.)

Seriously, it is inevitable to undergo problems like mine, especially if you are a top-class student, and it is not always that you can solve it and not to experience it again.

And so I thought of many solutions. First is self-discipline and proper time management. Self-discipline provides a sensible freedom to individuals—freedom from laziness and expectations of others, and thus can lead to a properly spent time.

Second, since there’s still a possibility that I will deal with the same problem so I have to eat healthy and take care of myself by an intake of multivitamins and a regular exercise to prevent major effects of stress and lack of sleep.

Third is to be positive in life and paint a happy face, because a smile a day keeps the doctor away. :)

With God, everything is possible. :)

Forever Idol ♥

Sarah Geronimo is a Filipino recording artist, songwriter, producer and actress. Born and raised in Sampaloc, Manila she rose to fame after winning the Star for a Night singing competition in 2003. Her debut album, Popstar: A Dream Come True, reached quintuple platinum status and made her, at age 16, the youngest multi-platinum recording artist. Following the success of her debut album, she had her first major-solo concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum at the age of 17, making her the youngest solo performer to have filled the Big Dome.

In 2012, she was the first Filipino to win the Mnet Asian Music Awards as Best Asian Artist.The year after, she snagged three nominations at the World Music Awards. In 2013, her movie It Takes a Man and a Woman broke box office records and became the highest grossing Filipino film of all time.

Sarah Geronimo was born on July 25, 1988 in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines, to Delfin Geronimo, a retired Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) employee, and Divina Geronimo, who ran a beauty parlor from the family home. She studied at Dominican School Manila. Geronimo’s first performance was in a mall show when she was two years old. At the age of four, she made her first appearance on national television and was a member of the children’s television show Pen-Pen de Sarapen for two years. At age six, she performed at a short concert at Isetann Cinerama on Recto Avenue in Manila. She sang for Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Philippines in 1995, when she was six. At the age of eight, her father enrolled Geronimo at the Center for Pop Music Philippines, where she received her first formal music and voice lessons. Geronimo performed in hotel lounges, on campuses, in shopping malls, and on a few TV shows. Around this time, she was part of the cast of the ABS-CBN children’s show Ang TV. At the age of nine, she joined the cast of the TV show NEXT. She also played an extra in Star Cinema’s Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa.

Geronimo’s music is generally pop and sings songs mostly about love. Geronimo’s voice is premier and her music encompasses all genres. International producer Christian de Walden praised Geronimo’s voice and said “The personality of her voice is phenomenally distinct. Many have great voices but they tend to imitate foreign divas like Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston. She definitely is the biggest talent I have come across with in the last ten years…”.

Geronimo is widely known for her musical versatility and effortlessly singing while dancing. Rito P. Asilo of Philippine Daily Inquirer stated in a review of her album “it’s hard to resist the rich and lush quality of her melodies when they fall smoothly and squarely on her confident middle registers” and has praised her transition saying “her phrasing style to her interchanging shifts in vocal placement, from deep chest tones to heady soft trills, and back which isn’t really a bad thing: In fact, it could represent growth, because Sarah used to win her admirers solely with the lung-busting high notes.”

I never failed to choose an idol. :) I was her no. 1 fan since I was 2 years old and I started singing her songs at that age too.  ♥ I love her until this very moment and she never failed to amaze me in her splendid performances. She’s my inspiration when it comes to my admiration in music. I hope I could sing with her personally. That’s my greatest dream.

Only I Thought

Yesterday, we took half a day to fix all the mess we made and to express all our hidden extreme feelings towards other people and other concerns.

#1 Agendum: CHEATING (Should I say teamwork?) (This was mentioned by my friend/ blogger here in WordPress)

#2 Agendum: Separated hearts / Broken friendships / From friends to enemies — AND THAT INCLUDES our friendship with my twinnie :(

It started on Monday, when I unintentionally (shouted) or (answered her with a high tone) due to a bad mood, and I guess she misinterpreted, was hurt and boom, here we go, acting like strangers for the nth time.

So yesterday, as I was saying, we had our intervention so I grabbed the chance to air my feelings out, and apologize. I naturally explained what I did with an accompaniment of a weird sob. (ew gross, if you were there yesterday, you’d surely laugh)

I was really proud of myself I actually did it for the first time, since from the start, I never had the guts to express and tell everyone how I really feel. Cowardice and discouragement comes before me ever since.

K, let’s go back. So, after that, however, I felt happiness and you know, the feeling when you told another person about the hard feelings and problems you carry everyday and somehow pounds became grams and light shines upon you, yeah. (bet you don’t get me that much)

Another day has gone
I’m still all alone
How could this be
You’re not here with me
You never said goodbye
Someone tell me why
Did you have to go
And leave my world so cold

This evening, after I ate dinner and washed the dishes, I came back to sit in front of the computer and one message was sent so I clicked to know who passed by. Seeing her name on top of my inbox list and knowing she was the one who sent me a message really, i don’t know, I can’t explain the feeling. And I tell you, I am this emotional, and the fact that I still haven’t read her message (still loading) but I cried already. Big impact on me, I know.

FOR ALL THE NEGATIVE THINGS I SAID TO YOU, I HOPE YOU WILL FORGIVE ME. SENDING YOU MY SINCEREST APOLOGY OF ALL ~ I HOPE WE COULD TURN THE ‘HAPPY US’ BACK. I CAN’T BE MAD AT YOU FOR TOO LONG COZ YOU ARE MY TWIN SISTER AND BESIDES WE SHARED A MILLION OF TIMES TOGETHER. I AM SORRY TWINNIE. I LOVE YOU ~ *insert our picture here together*

If I get mad at you, I just keep it inside but I was just carried away by my feelings last time. But honestly, I can’t resist you. You are my twinnie and you have so many ‘chuvaekek’ that you let me keep and the moment i saw the stones, the halloween card, tweety and even the ‘kobong’, you are the very first that comes into my mind ~ maybe that’s why my super powers can’t afford to get mad at you . and about the things i said to you, it’s just because of my displeasure about you. . i just wanted to be the usual us this resumption of classes. i’m really sorry ~ (some parts were translated)

Yesterday, I was asked by my other friend if we’re already okay. I said ‘no’, not yet and I think never because I don’t like her, maybe because I was hurt by the things she said and the things she did and about her attitude.

But I never thought it would turn out like this.

I thought she’s stony-hearted and she’ll never be the opposite way anymore.

I thought she’ll never feel the way I feel.

I thought she’ll never understand me.

I thought she’ll never step on her pride.

BUT SHE DIDN’T.

Yeah, I miss her. Even though we hated each other for how many times, but I don’t know, being fraternally twin sisters really meets our paths again and never will let us make them apart.

I thought I was always rejected.

I thought I don’t deserve one.

I thought she was fake.

I thought she never treated me as special.

I thought we’ll never be happy again.

But the real thing is, ONLY I THOUGHT. :)

Just because you’re mad at someone

doesn’t mean you stop loving them.

Triangle of Life: Earthquake Tips

Originally posted on The Go Between: Psychics, Mediums and Integrity by Melissa Leath:

Might I Add: As a pre-statement, before you read this post, I want you to know that this article was written by someone else. I am not advocating that it is the only way to avoid danger during an earthquake, but I certainly think it is important to be aware of all possible actions to take to keep yourself safe. Keep your Intuitive Abilities sharp, so you can use them when in a dangerous situation. Please read an expanded version of this thought here:
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Little Miss Lonely

I cry because I want to express the pain I feel. I cry because I can’t take it anymore. I am just a person like everybody else and I am not perfect. I’m sorry if I don’t have what you or others have. I don’t care. I am contented of who I am and what I am now. I accept everything God has given to me. It seems like all of you can’t accept it because you keep on repeating and saying those painful words whenever I make a move (you think it’s funny? it’s not)

I don’t want to make a mess. I don’t want to start an issue. I don’t want to be a reason for a broken friendship. But please, before you say, please think 100 times as you do. Fit yourselves in any body’s shoe before you judge or act like that. I have been hiding these pain since the very start, because I was born like this and no one can ever change myself except God.

I cry because I am hurt. I cry because nobody cares. Nobody realized.