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Friday, September 23, 2016

E-LEARNING & E-ASSESSMENT

Of all the days I leave my calling card at home...

*NOTE TO SELF* 

Always bring a few calling cards in your wallet.




I'm so excited about my university offering a masters in educational technology program. Glad we are finally adapting to the trend.. (Finally) ...





Last day of PEMEA conference

with my college blockmate, on our way to the conference

Dr. Culaba, Dr. Magno and Erbin


TOP: Dr. Magno and I waiting for Robert, our future Pearson partner
BOTTOM: With Rachel, our plenary speaker from Pearson

What a year. I am speechless. I'm just so glad it's over. Congrats PEMEA!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

TO STAY OR NOT TO STAY?

To stay or not to stay in school? That is the question of students benefiting from need based financial aid. 





Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PEMEA CONFERENCE IS FINALLY HERE













It is a one year preparation and I am now lost for words.

I am just proud of what I did for the organization.

I am not sure if people recognize it but I'm personally proud of my accomplishment and the network that I have built all on my own.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Fellowship Awardee

I am now a fellow of my professional organization!! =)


Thank you for the recognition.


Meanwhile, meet my teammates for my speciality division on Online and Computerized Assessments!


Monday, September 12, 2016

Wake me up when September ends... PEMEA CONFERENCE

The international conference of PEMEA is happening in two weeks and I've been preparing for this for over a year. I've helped established partnerships and sponsors for the conference. And also scout for expertise on my division. But as the conference went closer, my head has been feeling like an airhead. I feel like I just want to get this done and over with and I'm not 100% feeling well about doing anything productive about my professional life.


Wow. On another note I guess it's a good thing that I am doing this conference because I would have been a bum right now just sleeping and drinking and watching YouTube videos which I literally have been doing this past long weekend.

I'm supposed to present at this conference and I seriously haven't gathered the strength to focus. FOCUS TONI. FOCUS. Is it because I've been preparing for this for a year already? Or is it really just that time of the year that I just really want to do nothing productive.


Is this post-grad school exhaustion?

I feel like I've exhausted my 100% effort on revising my thesis and now I just want to take my time to just not think about anything academic.

Sad enough, all the things I do about my life right now has to do something with academic life. Even studying Spanish is academic. I've tried going back to yoga and I'm a lazy person too. 

Sigh. What's wrong with me? 

I am excited for September to end because on October will be my graduation day (even if I don't plan on celebrating it as I have also originally planned) but then my friends and I are also going to Singapore by the end of the month and then after that I'll be going back to the United States for my birthday. 

I'm so excited. I really need this vacation. 

In the mean time I just really really need to survive this conference: 









Friday, September 9, 2016

Empathy.



I decided I wanted to hide from society and left all the group chats I was part of. Growing up is hard because your group of friends and you may grow up in different ways and enter different paths of life.

I have to unplug for a moment and discern the people in my life. 


I can only afford a few people into my life. Maybe I need to go through the list and make room for people much deserving.

...

Hiatus.

Unplugging.

Staying away from society...


"Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action."

Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Thursday, September 8, 2016

House Arrest

I had to go home this week and stay at home. But after staying at home yesterday, I got pretty bored!!!! I woke up at 5am and already did random things of productivity but this lonesome is killing me.


Sometimes working from home has sweet privileges but I also miss going to the office. I love going to the office. My avengers nano blocks are always waiting for me. And of course I love the people I work with. 


I also reviewed my Spanish conjugations. I still need to memorize this chart though !! I know it will take time to be fluent but I can actually read and write and converse in Spanish. So I guess not bad.


Beer is good. I don't have to go out to drink. Bars are tiring. But beers at home are good. 

Oh September... This is going to be an eventful month. (Similar as last year, September was a roller coaster)

Time to hit on my Spotify. 


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hold your horses!

Too many things are happening too soon too fast. I'm not complaining. It's just that my brain is now overwhelmed and I'm having a hard time prioritizing that I just have to list things down here.

Well first, I booked tickets last week to go back to U.S.A. I remember I started my blog in 2013 when I was in San Francisco. Well, now I have tickets to Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. And I just bought them all last week. I still have like 3-4 months before I leave but it still hasn't really sinked in my head that this is happening. Like Oh my gosh, did I just book tickets to the U.S.? Yes, it is real.

As if that wasn't much of a shocked, today, my friends and I also booked tickets to go to Singapore on October. It also hasn't sinked in to me yet. I have yet to establish a financial strategy about these escapades of mine.

I completely have no idea what I am doing, but what I know is that I am actually excited to go travelling. The expenses are basically more or less the same when I travel here in the Philippines so I guess I should be traveling outside the Philippines (Asia, specifically) more often.

So anyway, now that's both on the table... what should I be doing now?

Let's do it by schedule:

1) Next week I have a research experiment to implement so I should be preparing myself for that.
....

2) This coming September I have an international conference for my professional organization... so I should also be preparing myself for that...

Other things that I should be doing this month: 3) Yoga, 4) Workbook Review of my project at work, 5) Additional Curriculum sessions for my project at work.

On October, 6) It's going to be my graduation month. Rehearsals and schedules and all, I gotta take note of that.

I think basically that's it for now. I should be able to accomplish this BEFORE I go away for my vacations.

I will stop wasting my time thinking of what to do and just DO IT.

One day at a time.

One task at a time.