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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

It inspires me!


Around this time of the year, high school seniors take their college entrance exams. A particular senior showed me an essay she wrote for her college application, where she mentioned me. Since she is one of my students, it's heartwarming and inspiring for me to see that I made an impact in her life. I believe that my ultimate Master is God, and God gives us gifts to serve our fellowmen for His glory. I've been quite busy with work and other matters. And her essay is a real boost and motivation from God, giving me so much fulfillment. Thanks to her. And thank You, Lord! :) As a reminder to me, I quoted the essay below (verbatim).


how i see the mentor-mentee relationship
from www.allposters.com


One of Life's Lessons

I was just a typical high school freshman who was excited to get into high school. The reason is that I would be considered more mature and independent. But like most teenagers, I would just do okay in academics and focus more on my social life. This means going to the mall with friends, watching movies, attending concerts, and basically not paying a lot of attention to school work. In other words, I took my studies for granted.

Then one day, I just woke up and realized that I have to put a stop to it. I figured out that I just could not go on that way. I needed to do better in my studies, so that I could reach my goals. I have to do well in high school in order to get into a good college. Of course I knew that a good college is the best stepping-stone for a good future, because college is where you are molded for the real world. To do that, I prayed to God, got help from my mentor and close friend _____ (a.k.a. scanns, who is the best motivator for will power you could ever have), and from my family (through their unconditional love and support). And most important of all, I gave my best in everything that I needed to do.

After that phase, I am proud to say that I have been through a lot, and it was all worth it. This was all a learning experience in life for me. I became a stronger person, and I am happy to say that I am graduating this March. Now I am ready for the next level, which is college, and I am hoping for that to be _____.

19 comments:

tulip said...

congrats bads, job well done and everybody's clappin here and above...:). bakit di mo respond ym ko?

scanns said...

Hi Tulip, kumusta ka na? Thanks for the commendation, I give all the credit to God for helping & enabling me. Thank God, this is all for His glory. :)

I only got a buzz from you the other night, so I planned to YM you yesterday AM. But there was a nation-wide blackout due to storm signal #3 yesterday. Power's just being restored now, will reply to you asap.

NyokNyakChaka said...

Ang lupeeet! The prize is being able to do God's work and the bonus is touching other people's lives in the process. Am proud of you Badaday :) Celebrate tayo pagdating ni Bingerly :) Sayang no, di tuloy yung this year, sige kahit next year na :)

scanns said...

Hello NyokNyak! Amen, you hit it bull's eye...that's the prize, may bonus pa! Salamat sa commendation nyo ni Tulip, we know that "every good & perfect gift comes from the Lord!" Kayo din naman, you guys also give glory to God by serving humanity with your gifts! :) Sige, let's celebrate each other's lives pagdating ni Bingle next year.. God bless us all!

minerva said...

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minerva said...

huhuhu in-error yung mahabang koment ko!!!!!! in-error titdaday waaahhhhhh!!!!!

minerva said...

sabi ko banaman e magtayo tayong skul at kaming tatlo nila nyoyac titser at ikaw ang principal tapos kung anu ano pang importanteng discussion at makahulugang opinion tapos biglang "BACK TO DASHBOARD" ang pumalit huhuhuhu..... waahahhhhhh!!!!

scanns said...

Hi Minerva (alias Ate-nafay)! Saw your "testing" & "error" comments before, but just saw your actual comment. Sige, magtayo tayong skul nina Ate-nyoyac & Ate-tulipya.. Ano discussion & opinion sinulat mo dito? Pakiulit pag naayos mo na after reading my advice below. Coz your long comment was not published.

Your actual comment only appeared here after I did this:
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To fix your problems with comments on blogger, my advice is you do the above steps (boldfaced) before you log in & comment. Also, calling Nyoyac & Tulipya, it might fix Atenafay's problems of commenting on your blogs if you also do the above steps. Pls tell me here if it works, ok?

Youyaks said...

Atebads, san sya college? Sa ating unibersidad ba? La lang :)

scanns said...

Hi, Ate Youyaks! Kumusta ka na? Glad to see you here! High school senior pa lang sya ngayon. And this essay was for her application to another university (hindi sa ating unibersidad)... See ya, God bless! :)

Nyokyak said...

Lam ko na, Ateneo :) Parang ok din yung school na yan, he he Heniweys, Atebads, tinanong ko sayo Lauriat before kasi yun yung request ng Uncle ko for lunch. Sarap!!!! Went to Panciteria San Jacinto at bumaha ng food as in bawat table, may takeout pa. Hay, gusto ko bumalik dun...

scanns said...

Ate Nyokyak, parang ok nga yang school, hehe.. Anyway, highway, naalala ko nga nung tinanong mo sa kin yung "Lauriat" before. Ay naku, syalap!!! talaga yan... Saan yung Panciteria San Jacinto at anu-ano food sa lauriat nyo? :)

Nyoyaks said...

It's just across SM Pasig, libis actually yon. Siempre may duck (my favorite), steamed lapu-lapu, shrimp with cashew, beef with brocolli, cold cuts (my favorite na naman), corn and chicken soup, almond lychee.. di ko na maalala yung iba. Pero lahat masarap :)

Sana makauwi ang mga krung-krung.

scanns said...

Ate Nyoyaks, thanks for the info! Wow, syalaf nga ng food.. Sana nga makauwi mga lukring. :)

Jayred said...

Hi, Scanns!

This is such a nice praise report. You've made an impact in somebody else's life with God's help!

I'm sure you are also a blessing to many others.

Hope you are well. I guess you are still busy with your teaching.

scanns said...

Hi, Jayred! Kumusta ka na? Thanks for your encouraging words! Indeed, praise God for His gifts & blessings to us! I'm also blessed by how God has been using you for His glory! Hope all is well with you too. Take care & God bless!

Nyoyakyikes said...

Meri Christmas and a Hapi New Year! Kumustasa Badadang? School break ngayon so enjoy your vacation!

scanns said...

Nyoyakyikes, I got your reply to my text, you're welcome & same to you. Merry CHRISTmas & a Happy New Year, and Happy Birthday! Kumusta ka naman? I'm ok, busy lang with other things aside from work, kaya now lang ako naka-update ng blog. God bless! :)

Oikos Online said...

Hi, Scanns! Why don't you post this nice entry over at Oikos Online? :-)
I'm sure it will inspire others as well.