Application for International Youth Friendship Camp in Bali, Indonesia now open

The application for the third International Youth Friendship Camp is now open. The IYFCamp aims to gather youth from the ASEAN region to meet and make new friends, learn a new language, develop self-confidence, give them a feel of a new environment and culture, and learn new lessons through discussions. The camp will take place on October 3 to October 8, 2016, with the theme … Continue reading Application for International Youth Friendship Camp in Bali, Indonesia now open

Bulacan State University’s Pamamalakaya and Pondohan 2016

Ahoy! Come and join BulSU Office of the Student Organizations (OSO) as we navigate the ship on the first fresh wave of Pamamalakaya and Pondohan 2016 (PAP ’16) This is one of the newly pondered project of the BulSU OSO, a daylong event, in line with the Freshie Week themed Handog ni BulSU para kay Bunso of the University which will help the university-wide and … Continue reading Bulacan State University’s Pamamalakaya and Pondohan 2016

Voice care Queen rocks JCFA’s Leadership Seminar at Umak

Voice care Queen Ms. Ada Vina M. Cuaresma facing her audience Manila, Philippines – Voice care Queen Ms. Ada Vina M. Cuaresma deliver a very powerful speech about Personal Branding in Junior Confederation of Finance Associations at the University of Makati, July 23. According to Ms. Cuaresma, Personal branding is how you see yourself and how people see you as a person. She also added that … Continue reading Voice care Queen rocks JCFA’s Leadership Seminar at Umak

JCFAP’s Student Leader Seminar: Elevate the Leader in You

The Junior Confederation of Finance Associations- Philippines cordially invites you to a seminar which will put you to the most advantageous position to develop your leadership qualities and be the best student-leader! Student Leader Seminar: Elevate the Leader in You Happening on July 23, 2016 from 9am to 5pm at the Mini Theater, Admin Building, University of Makati Registration fee: P200 (inclusion of food & … Continue reading JCFAP’s Student Leader Seminar: Elevate the Leader in You

PNVSCA and CHED launches Volunteerism Story Writing Contest

The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) and Commission on Higher Education(CHED) launched a volunteerism story writing contest with the theme of “Volunteerism for Sustainable Development.” The contest is open to undergraduate college students who have completed or are completing their National Service Training Program (NSTP). Its theme promotes volunteerism as a strategy in the development of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). … Continue reading PNVSCA and CHED launches Volunteerism Story Writing Contest

PJMA’s Synergy Training Program

Take the little steps as you make your way to the road of becoming the best leader you can be! Begin your extraordinary journey and join the Synergy Training Program 2016-2017 BATCH 2! Many have already made their first move. It’s not yet too late to make yours so APPLY NOW! Application is until July 28, 2016. Get more details through this link: http://bit.ly/PJMASTP1617 For … Continue reading PJMA’s Synergy Training Program

Le Première: A Grand Launch To Marketing Ascendance

Primp yourself for an evening of timeless glamour and mellow tunes as the Philippine Junior Marketing Association commences its 30th year with its most anticipated and grandest Annual Governors’ Forum entitled, “Le Première: A Grand Launch To Marketing Ascendance” Launching this 24th of July, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Makati Palace Hotel, P Burgos Street, Makati City! Step into the red carpet … Continue reading Le Première: A Grand Launch To Marketing Ascendance

Why I Gave some of my Books Away

 

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Rule 16. Write What You Read. 

After reading “Robert’s Rules of Writing,” I decided not to follow most of the rules presented by the author since  I wanted to make my own way around them; my personal plan of action, perhaps.  Quite interestingly, the rule which caught my attention was something untypical yet paradoxical (Rule 16), and more often than not, we attempt to present our beliefs, or whatever it is we are vouching for, through contradictions and intellectual discussions. Sadly, it is through these methods that we have forgotten the need to actually do something about the predicaments that our vulnerable counterparts are facing.

Write what you read…what does it really mean?  I decided to take this into action instead of just formulating what could be a fallacious reaction.

Meet May (pseudonym).

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At some point of this term,  I was given the opportunity to be a student-teacher in my university’s alternative  learning  system. I thought I knew what I was getting myself into; however, the turnout of events proved me otherwise.

I was tasked to teach business ethics and proper etiquette. Right after the first discussion, we grouped the students and asked them to prepare a skit wherein they would portray the different manners that were taught to them.

Since we wanted to the activity to be more interactive, my colleagues and I decided to help them in their preparations.

As a strategy, I tried to make them think of modern and unconventional ways on how they can re-enact the lessons–puns and all that. Despite my efforts, their ideas still clashed.  When we had about 5 minutes left before the session ends, I heard May whispering her ideas for the skit, I then told her to say them louder for the rest of the group to hear, and surprisingly enough, her idea was chosen. For some unknown reason, I felt a curve motioning on my cheek.

I have to admit that the execution of the plan did not go as expected, but, at the very least,  the members of the group had the initiative to identify their mistakes and scan their notes  again. While everybody else  was busy contemplating on the activity, May was showing optimism to everyone, especially to her group mates; telling them that there would always be a next time, there would still be  other chances.

That definitely warmed my heart.

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Vietnam National University of Forestry opened application for scholarships for ASEAN students

The Vietnam National University of Forestry (VNUF) opened the application for scholarship for ASEAN students. The scholarship will be for the University’s full-time two-year course in International Master’s program in Forestry which will be taught in English. This is a joint program among VNUF, University of Gottingen, Technical University of Dresden, Lao National University and Royal University of Agriculture. The program is supported by German … Continue reading Vietnam National University of Forestry opened application for scholarships for ASEAN students