Day 133: 05.14.17

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Growing up, I was surrounded by strong women: my mom, my stepmom, my grandmothers, and my aunts. For as long as I can remember, their influence and their presence had always been stronger, fiercer than the men. So I guess, my straightforwardness also came from these women. For being the great individuals that they are, I salute them, and what more as mothers. ❤

Day 132: 05.13.17

One afternoon, life gave me chickens, so I thought…Moana?

Haha!

As our Music and Movement theme was Pacific Islander/Polynesian, we were thinking of Moana the whole time. It was timely since the movie was recent, and the kids were still raving about it.

I promised to watch it for the sake of work, but unsurprisingly, I also procrastinated with it. Nonetheless, I finally had the time and motivation to watch it this afternoon.

And damn, why did I take this long to watch it?! It was soooo good! Here are some of the things I loved about this movie:

1. “How Far I’ll Go” – the song basically talks about voyaging the unknown and discovering yourself. Like Moana, there would always be factors in our lives that will hold us back in taking risks, but then if you don’t, you’ll never know the world beyond (the reefs) what you can see from where you are (the shore). I guess this speaks volumes to me because even though I am convinced that taking risks and leaving my comfort zone is the only way I learn new things about myself and my capabilities, I still hold back because of certain things in my life, as well as fear.

2. Shedding the princess image – When you think of Disney, the first thing that pops to mind is “princess”. However, in recent years, Disney had been divulging the princess image. Frozen’s Else didn’t have a prince at the end of the film, then there’s Moana who refused to be called princess. She insisted she was just Moana, who was chosen by the ocean to bring back the heart of Ta Fiti. At some point, Maui even mocked the stereotype image of a princess as being from a rich family, going on an adventure with a sidekick. Sounds very familiar, right?

3. Ta Fiti and her heart – seriously, I’m sure millenials with their “hugot” got this part in jest. Ta Fiti, a nature goddness, apparently turned into Te Ka when her heart was stolen. She became a monster who was angry and seeking revenge for her pain. Anyone whose heart was stolen and was never returned would have related to Te Ka. And when her heart was restored, her anger dissipitated and she was beautiful again. Basically, she moved on and became a better version of herself. BOOM!

Several parts of the movie made me tear up and I’m not very sure why. With that alone, I’m bought!

Day 131: 05.12.17

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Naitawiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid!!!
Congratulations to me and teacher Camille!
Woot woot! My first event as a coordinator, check!

I’m fine organizing events, but the biggest pressure came from the fact that this was my first school event. The tasks were challenging, but doable, but it’s so rigorous and numerous that it was overwhelming physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Nonetheless, that’s a wrap!

Now can I do more leisurely activities? *ehermwritingeherm*

P.S.
One of our guests was really cute. He plays the bass clarinet, is eloquent, good with kids, likes to trek and is single.

My heart tells me to add and chat with him on Facebook, but my personality stops me. I’m just really not the type to do that. HAAAAY.

And this is the reason why I’m going to remain single for life. *criesinacorner*

Day 127: 05.08.17

In today’s staff meeting, the bosses checked the progress of our event planning. There were some really difficult questions thrown at us, and apparently, there’s still a lot of angles we’ve missed during planning. 

I don’t like meetings in general, especially this Monday staff meeting, but it’s helpful to have other points of view. 

On the other hand, I’m starting to feel the pressure of this event as an organizer. I’m not a very organized person after all. So…WHAT TO DO?! 😭