Sunday, October 14, 2012

Beautiful Sunday # 25 - Learning

I've been neglecting my blog life over the past weeks. My decreasing number of posts over the past months is a major proof to this. The first semester of teaching is over and I should have more time to write now. Problem is, there are still more papers to check, grades to encode and kids to pray for :D Added to it the fact that I caught bad colds and fever over the past week. Getting sick is the last thing I ever wanted to happen. It affects my efficiency and I hate the fact that I have to bring tons of tissue for all the sneezes.

While I'm nursing a bad cold, I don't have a choice but to go on with life, I mean work :) After the administering the final exams, I was scheduled to attend a two-day convention with my boss. As much as I wanted to pass on the event, my employer has already paid for my registration fee. I also wouldn't like to miss the learning opportunity.  Even though my body was demanding for its much needed rest, I fought the temptation and I must say, it was a decision I will never regret. The little sacrifice was worth the entire learning experience.

The convention I attended gathered executives and department heads of companies from countries around the globe. There were speakers from USA, India and Singapore and they represent multinational companies such as Kraft, Coca Cola and Singtel. They were smart and I also found a rare girl crush to the Singaporean executive haha!  All of the speakers never failed to mesmerize me. For the first time, I finally met former senatorial candidate Atty. Adel Tamano (Hello Abigail!) and I must say that he is indeed one perfect man. Brains, looks and the eloquence, perfect!

As much as I wanted to share everything I learned in this post, this might look like a post-seminar/training report I have to submit. I'm instead sharing two wonderful videos shown to us during the convention.

Warning: this almost got me teary eyed

I think this is one of the greatest and brilliant  Corporate Social Responsibility programs I've ever seen

And lastly, this picture summarizes what I have learned over the past week

Thank you Ralph Waldo Emerson for the reminder. So starting next week (hopefully I'm physically well) I will start the week right with a renewed enthusiasm and energy to work.


  1. So true Diane. I sure hope you start feeling better soon so you can enjoy a little break after your long semester.

  2. Diane, I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. I hope you get plenty of rest this Sunday. It looks like you need to sort out your work/life balance... :)
    I agree, you need to push our boundaries - it's amazing what we're capable of when we try!
    Get well soon, dear!!

  3. Happy Sunday Diane! Di bale mag sem break na, medyo makakapag rest ka na din. =)

  4. Hi, Di! Just rolled back into Manila after being inthe States for six weeks. Missed you and hope you're feeling well soon!

    1. Thank you Kelley! Will hop to your blog soon too

  5. What a lovely post, Diane, and the videos were very moving. I'm sure you are doing an awesome job of teaching. I hope you feel better soon.

    Thank you for your sweet comments on my recent post. I truly appreciate it.


  6. one major difference with students and us taxpayers (esp teachers and profs) is that we dont get much of a sembreak...and i sympathize with the sickness, i've been nursing a cough and cold the past three days.. been drinking calamansi juice since this morning and it sure helps. maybe you should try it too, the traditional way always works.. :)

    1. I hope you are feeling better now Virkky. I'm recovering now . Have a great week! By the way, do you have a blog too? I would love to see it. Please leave the link here.

  7. I hope you are feeling better today and that you've gotten some must needed rest. You are a dedicated teacher and I'm proud of you! Hugs!

  8. Diane, I enjoyed the videos and your post this week. I hope you feel better soon. Thank you for hosting Beautiful Sunday.

  9. Love the slogan and it's so true. I've experienced some very stale periods in my life. Thanks for hosting Beautiful Sunday!


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