Domo Arigato Japan Desu!

Japanese food. If it was apocalypse and I had one meal left, I would probably choose Japanese food. I do not know how but the food in itself, takes me to the place it came from. The food actually shows the culture of the country. I was fortunate enough to visit the Land of the Rising Sun with my family. We galavanted around the area, our first destination was Osaka. Clearly not all the signs had English signs on them. I stayed in this U Community hotel. A couple of minutes you’ll in JRS.

Tip: In order to save money, get a JRS pass. It has unlimited access in riding the train around Japan.

The moment we arrived in Japan we were so famished and so when we arrived in Osaka, we found a pub called ZIMA, that serve authentic Japanese food the karage in the ramen was so devine.

Indeed, I will never get tired of this.

Day 1: We went to Nara Park. Oh Deer! Literally, a lot of deers there. We saw the temple and buddha. Asked for luck from the master. But found out that I am not lucky. Boo! Think positive. Ate the takoyaki balls and Greentea ice cream.

Day 2: Universal Studios. I have been an avid fan of Harry since 2000. With that said, Harry and his world has always been something that I wanted to visit. It was legend-wait for it-dary. Butterbeer was too sweet so i decided to put a little beer to ease out the taste. We ate at Three Broomsticks. Went around Hogsmeade and some parts of Hogwarts. I would want to go back to this place where there is less people. Who knew that Halloween would have the whole population of Osaka that day.

Day 3: Rode a bullet train to Tokyo. We got the cheapest one and so more stops. 2-3 hours trip, we were saying goodbye to Osaka and Hello Tokyo.

Day 4: We went around Shinjuku. UNIQLO, H&M, TOPSHOP, MUJI. FOREVER 21. I was in retail heaven.

Day 5: Went to Shibuya. Shibuya crossing, majestic it is indeed the TIMES SQUARE OF ASIA. People crossing in different directions. SHOPPING and more shops to conquer.

Day 6: Good bye Japan, You will always be in my heart. I would rather be lost in translation in this place anytime.

Tip: Travel light since fact, you will shop in japan. MUJI is found in Family Mart and 7eleven so if you love MUJI more stuff for you. I love to walk and Japan gave me that opportunity to explore, to see and to enjoy its beauty.

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What if? The Innocence of Love

I wrote this 5 years ago.

I wanted a decent job. She wanted a decent love. I have never been in love whole heartedly to the point that I wanted to die. Mourning, depression, remorse. I did however experience one sided love maybe its more difficult to bare.

Always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS think of a better tomorrow. If I was hurt like a person who is broken hearted, I really would feel the pain, the empathy of someone who lost someone they love. The abyss of whether or not one must leave such a conundrum.

As Murkami has said ” There’s that 100% Perfect girl out there, he may be not perfect, but I will love him so.” In my case That 100% perfect guy is out there.

There’s no course in college about Dating, Love 101. It is the experience we have of it that makes us learn.

“Love is not love which alters”, sow of the words by Shakespeare. Love is ambitious, it is different with every person.

To all those who got hurt, when you’re loneliness is true find that other YOU, who will love your more. Think: I still remember the boy but I don’t remember the feeling anymore, a song by Jose Mari Chan.

I really don’t know, will I give everything to? Will I meet my guy soon? All I know is that there’s this one person out there for everyone. Waiting maybe tiring but someone is out there.

We do stupid things for love. People get so enveloped with it, that they tend to be over the top. Dying figuratively ‘I feel my heart bleeding because of you’. Getting sad ‘I won’t love anyone else but you’, negative all the time.

‘I can find another love, other than you, farewell dear sweet boy whom I once love so.’ Positivity is key, sometimes in life, when we love, we do things, we least expect ourselves to be doing.

I may not have experienced love but there’s always a rainbow of happiness, an ecstasy of forever, moments of nostalgia, high hopes for a future with him, whoever he is.

Sometimes, “All we need is love…love is all we need,” as the Beatles have sang in their song. Everyone, everybody deserves to be loved.

A Teacher For Others

Just something inspiring about my profession.

“What can life be if I was passive?”

I believe that we are people whose sole purpose in life is to do something about our lives. It took me some time to realize that I have always wanted to be an educator. I came to a realization that teaching is a noble profession that some people are called for. It is way to exercise and establish one’s mind by guiding an individual or a particular group of students. I can become a better citizen in this world if I would do something that I love and that is teaching.

Education is a key instrument in making a difference in this world by helping young individuals who are meager beings to be equipped with survivals skills and be of counsel to these people. I hope that I would be a better teacher, be able to accomplish and impart greater knowledge and life lessons to these individuals.

Experience is the best teacher of all. Simply experiencing the betterment as a way of life would hone me for the real live world’s struggles, well-being and the mere thought of the practicality to fully mature and work with different kinds of people. I also think that we should live our lives fully by learning and re-learning things everyday and not just let it be mundane.

As an educator, I have come to ponder on greater possibilities that I can really make a difference in this world, in terms of educating and helping these young individuals live and appreciate life for what it is. I did not limit my lesson with just topics contained in the course outline. I tried my very best to make my students traverse and seek better things in life. I tried to inspire, to impart life lessons and to instill the decadence and savor life.

I love waking up in the morning and planning my lesson. I enjoyed every single day of teaching. When I was in the process of knowing what it is that teachers do, I encountered difficult students and even condescending topics that I had to study and try to make simple for my students to comprehend. I was able to have positive and negative memories when I taught in Benedictine. I was not afraid of trying to impart knowledge since I believe that each and every one of those students had every right to live their dreams and envision a better future. I was only there to guide and help them achieve their full potential, I was a more of a mentor other than a teacher.

I choose to be productive and not be passive. I have always wanted to help people and to bring about change in society. Everything that I do is for the greater glory of God since He supports us and apart from my family and friends, I have always believed in Him.

I hope that in the current school I am teaching in, the necessary training, knowledge and skills useful in being an educator would vindicate, encourage and help a lot of children. I would work harder and strive for excellence and go beyond the distance. Thus, this privilege can bring greater opportunities to me fully as a person and as a teacher for the service to the youth today. I will emerge in an ephemeral form of life.

Taking Me

Taking Me.

Taking cars.

Taking chances. Taking everything.

What has taking done to me?

I don’t know.

Taking care.

Take love. Take me.

A cry for help someone worth taking into consideration.

Take me away.

Take me to the sea.

Take me into your arms and never let me go.

I love everything especially when it comes to taking everything just to have you.

Taking me somewhere far away and magnificent.

Take me.

Oh please.

Take me away from this horrible place.

Take time.

Take moments.

Take chances.

Text Message By Mae De Leon

As an aspiring writer, this was something I wrote way way back, five years ago.

‘What happens when a person tells the one that she likes the most how she feels? ‘This was something that ran through Julia’s mind. She became less self-aware, all she wanted to do was to tell Rod how she felt.

It was a wonderful time of year that Rod asked Julia out. They went out. They had fun, talked and got to know each other more their. He said he needed to go home and so she said the same thing.

A couple of months passed, Julia was just to concentrated on thinking about Rod. ‘What happened between them?’ It was like she replayed everything that happened during that night in intricate detail. All she could think of was him.

It was a very tiring night. Julia decided to have a slumber party with her friends namely Janine, Alex and Nicole. She told them everything specifically what had happened with her date with Rod. She was floating down the sea. Everything was so surreal. All she wanted to do was to think and never wake up from this so called dream. All the time she need was to think. ‘ I want everything out, I want to say it out loud, Rod I really really like you.’

Nicole said, ‘Why don’t we talk about something else?’ No one replied.

Alex said ‘Julia, don’t even do anything you will regret, dear.’

‘Please, she’s old enough, do whatever you want.Go!’ exclaimed Janine.

Julia decided to text Rod. Here’s what was written: ” Rod, I know that what I will say to you, will make you think low of me. I just want to say it out loud. I like you. I hope you will not judge me and we’re still friends.

It took a moment for her to realise what had just happened. She could not seem to construct the proper words. She was in an abyss. Totally confused. Curious. Waiting.

‘Oh my!’ Julia exclaimed. He just replied ‘Umm.. I have nothing else to say. Now what? I’m sorry.’

Everyone in the room were just disappointed and irritated.

Julia did not know what to do. She just laid there, point blank. Everything was shattered. She felt hopeless. It was as if her world fell apart. He broke her heart. She cried herself to sleep and she had her friends to comfort her. Telling her that ‘Everything’s going to be fine.’

The Olympian Gods and Goddesses

The Olympian Gods and Goddesses

Literature for the Basis of this Myths:

  • Ovid’s Metamorphoses By Ovid (Roman)
  • The Iliad and The Odyssey By Homer (Greek)

The links for our class:

Activity

Which Olympian God are you?

Introduction

The Olympian Gods and Goddess Glossary

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The task: At the end of the class, the student is expected to create a Character Sketch of his or her own Demi-god.

character sketch

UK:London Calling!!!

Keep calm and carry on

United Kingdom

The London Eye. It rains all the time. The Double Decker Bus, TUBE, LONDON EYE, BIG BEN, Tower of London Bridge, The London Bridge. West Minister. The British Museum. Madam Tussaud’s Museum.

As I was anticipating my arrival at the Heathrow airport. I have every inclination to probe the place that i have just met. I did not think that i was more excited than i ever imagined. I was no longer in Manila. I was ready to conquer London,England.

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We arrived at our hotel called Holiday Inn. Somewhere in Kensington. It was our first night on this greater vacation.

As for my curious self. I gave in i was walking through the streets of london trying to find south kensington and its gleeful shops such as topshop, Zara, TK maxx, and so on.Shopping at its finest. The shopping is bizarre or mental as the British would call it.Indeed the British accent was like music to my ears.The brits are actually nice and helpful people.That night was a bit cheeky. I was looking forward to the next few days.

Finally the time to actually experience the sights and sounds of London.

Tower of London

Telephone Booth
“The Queen is Coming.”I did not have the opportunity to meet her but I was able to visit the Buckingham Palace. I did get a chance to have a picture with Prince Harry’s wax figure.

with Prince Harry

It was a walking adventure and I was really ecstatic to have had the opportunity to experience this place.

The tour of the City of London was splendid.

London Eye

I would seriously go back and visit Notting Hill and the Harry Potter Museum.

Just a quick stop to Stonehenge

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and a short visit to Bath specifically the Roman Baths.

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Cheers,

Mae

Scornful Cognition of Letting Go

Scornful Cognition of Letting Go

By Mae De Leon

Fragments of your face running through my mind
A montage of what a sweet smile
The never-ending moment
The songs I listened to
Made me picture what might have been
I texted you

But it’s as if you ignore me
To fight or to flee
To have a choice
Wanting to drink a pill
To put me out of my morose

Heart

I want to erase you from my memory
To mend this pit of sorrow
To oblivion
To an abyss of betterment
To never feel this way again

You shot me out

It pains me to feel this way

I still have these thoughts

Wishful thinking that there might be a possibility
“You are a piece of me”

 I can not leave you
I need some clarity
For you are my remedy
How long shall I wait?
I dare not know
But my heart is throbbing in decay
The emptiness of this sensibilities
Stop!

For he does not give a sh*t about you
Walk away
You do not deserve a love that was never yours to begin with
You are capable of something more than this mediocrity of a sadist

Who dare not make a change because he seems comfortable with what is than what could be

Good bye good debonaire who poached this heart

For I already accepted that we can never be
I set you free
Live your life happily without me
What lies ahead?
A better disposition
I’m ready to free fall into the unknown with someone else
To move on
I deserve greatness

Happy 2013

Happy 2013 everyone!

It’s been almost a year since i started this blog. I would like to thank my followers and those who did find time in visiting my site. This blog is a year old.

New beginnings indeed, a fresh start.
To always remember that we shouldn’t rue the mistakes that we made rather to learn from them.
A positive outlook and to impart shared meaning with our New Year’s Resolutions.

I spent the my New Year’s Eve in Baguio City. The summer capital of the Philippines.
It was what I really needed a time to get away to ponder on greater possibilities and continuing to have faith in God. The picturesque greenery and nature at its finest.

Happy New Year!

Cheers,
Mae