Saturday, June 27, 2009

MJ Mania

He sure touched the lives of many and will always be remembered as the King of Pop!
Sometimes, I wonder if things would've turned out differently for him if he wasn't abused as a child? Or if was born in the 21st century?

Maybe he was just born ahead of his time, like most of the other geniuses. Due to his superstar status, people cannot quite accept the fact that he's just a human being, that he's fallible. Despite that, nobody can deny the fact that he's a musical genius who broke racial and cultural boundaries.

I'm sure whatever his mission was in this world, he fulfilled it 110%. Maybe that's why he was already taken out of this world - so that he can keep on making music in heaven minus all the complications that people concoct.

The Legend lives on...

Monday, June 22, 2009

final chase

from ambiguous minds

if you turn around and look
will there still be something to see?
scent or shadows...
the traces of me..

i am stopping now.
no plans of staying..
no plans of chasing you back.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I don't know what's wrong with me. I haven't been functioning well for the past few days. I just can't seem to find the drive to move. there's a certain level of restlessness again. a certain level of discontent with what I'm doing and where I am right now.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The ABCs of Learning

The results of Donna Manlangit's learning inventory are:

Visual/Nonverbal 26 Visual/Verbal 30 Auditory 26 Kinesthetic 36

Your primary learning style is:

The Tactile/ Kinesthetic Learning Style

You learn best when physically engaged in a "hands on" activity. In the classroom, you benefit from a lab setting where you can manipulate materials to learn new information. You learn best when you can be physically active in the learning environment. You benefit from instructors who encourage in-class demonstrations, "hands on" student learning experiences, and field work outside the classroom.

Strategies for the Tactile/ Kinesthetic Learner:

To help you stay focused on class lecture, sit near the front of the room and take notes throughout the class period. Don't worry about correct spelling or writing in complete sentences. Jot down key words and draw pictures or make charts to help you remember the information you are hearing.

When studying, walk back and forth with textbook, notes, or flashcards in hand and read the information out loud.

Think of ways to make your learning tangible, i.e. something you can put your hands on. For example, make a model that illustrates a key concept. Spend extra time in a lab setting to learn an important procedure. Spend time in the field (e.g. a museum, historical site, or job site) to gain first-hand experience of your subject matter.

To learn a sequence of steps, make 3'x 5' flashcards for each step. Arrange the cards on a table top to represent the correct sequence. Put words, symbols, or pictures on your flashcards -- anything that helps you remember the information. Use highlighter pens in contrasting colors to emphasize important points. Limit the amount of information per card to aid recall. Practice putting the cards in order until the sequence becomes automatic.

When reviewing new information, copy key points onto a chalkboard, easel board, or other large writing surface.

Make use of the computer to reinforce learning through the sense of touch. Using word processing software, copy essential information from your notes and textbook. Use graphics, tables, and spreadsheets to further organize material that must be learned.

Listen to audio tapes on a Walkman tape player while exercising. Make your own tapes containing important course information.