In their English class, the niece was asked about her dream to become in the future.  First, she wants to become a nurse, then computer related course, and now she wanted to become a teacher in the future.  Indeed the kid’s mind is changing.  She is confused because she has lots of things in mind.  She asked my opinion.  I was glad because she trusted me on that.  I just told her to listen and follow what her heart says.  She has to lists down the advantages and disadvantages of that profession she wants to become before deciding.  Also, she has to consider her interest of that profession for her to enjoy it more.  She told me she wants to become a teacher.

Even though she has seen how busy and difficult it is to take up this noble profession, still she wants to become one.  She is inspired by her aunt who is a teacher.  She also wants to teach kids in the future and to share her knowledge.  Well, her aunt is her role model.  She has the heart to teach kids and wants to be with kids.  Of course, her aunt is flattered and happy.  We hope that the niece will pursue this dream for her to share her knowledge and help mold the future generation to become a better person.  The niece has the long way to go, she might change her mind along the way.  Whatever it is, I pray that she will succeed in life and will achieve her dreams and goals in life.  Good luck to my niece.

Still the people’s champ

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A week ago, was the much-awaited boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.  The fight is exciting because Pacquiao will try to blemish the undefeated record of Jeff Horn.  Both fighters will for sure put up a good fight.  The fight that the people will surely enjoy.   It is twelve rounds of boxing.  And over 55, 000 people watching the arena. The family is watching the live streaming.  Unfortunately, Manny Pacquaio loses the fight.  Manny Pacquiao did give his best to be victorious, however, he is not that lucky that day.  Jeff Horn remained undefeated and the new welterweight champion of the world.

It was one sad day for the country but still proud of the country’s pride.  Some are questioning why Jeff Horn won.  Many say it is because he is from Australia that is why he won the fight.  I did watch the fight, and I really thought Manny wins the game.  I felt he was robbed.  Well, I guess the judges see it differently.  They have the unanimous decision and their decision is final.  Though Manny Pacquiao was not able to bring home the bacon, to us Filipino he is still the champion.  He is still the people’s champ.  There are rumors that they will have rematch, this will be an exciting one.  When that happens, I really hope Manny Pacquiao will be victorious.

I remember when I was little, my late mother always teach us to do household chores and clean our things.  She always told us to be responsible and independent.  I did not understand it back then because all I could care is to go out and play with my friends.  But when my mother passed away, I understand why my mother taught us to be a responsible and independent person.  I am so thankful to my late mother for teaching us early.  It was really difficult when my mother died, but we were able to survive because of her teachings.

I am sharing it because this is what my older sister did to her first born (son).  She wants him to be responsible and independent as early as possible.  The nephew is only six (6) years but is trained by my sister to be a good person.  The nephew is grade one now.  And we are happy that the school is practicing the kids to be an independent person.  Parents are not allowed to enter the school during lunch time.  The kids are told to bring foods for lunch and will eat inside the classroom.  I must say it is a good practice.  I feel relieved that I do not have to go to school anymore during lunch time.  Hopefully, the nephew will become a responsible and independent person.

Life is a world of challenges

We do encounter lots of difficulties and trials in life.  It makes life more challenging. Though it makes it wants to give up especially when the trials are too heavy for us to take.  We sometimes asking why it happens to us?  But we must know that those difficulties won’t be given to us if we cannot handle it well.  Burdens makes us wiser and stronger.  We just must believe in ourselves that we will get back and surpass whatever trials and difficulties we are facing. And most importantly, we should keep the faith, continue praying and call God’s guidance always.

My brother is facing another trial now.  His second daughter was admitted in the hospital last Monday.  I feel his pain and feel so sorry for him.  He even said that he is the unluckiest person on earth.  It is not good to say it, but I understand that he said it out of desperation and frustration.  I know that my brother is a strong person.  He can handle whatever trials comes in his way.  But just recently, he just felt it is too much.  As a family, we extend our arms for him.  Give him comfort and encouraging words for him to not lost faith and believe in God.  Everything happens for a reason.  Maybe it is God’s way of testing him on how long the brother will be able to handle it and his faith to Him.  To my brother, do not give up and continue moving on.  We are here for you.  And will help you as much and we could.