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Reaction Paper on “Goodbye Mr. Chips”

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Honestly, at first when we were asked to watch this 1939 movie, I was like “its boring… black and white and never mind…” I actually had difficulty in finding an active downloadable file due to movie age. Watching through this film proved the above statement wrong.

The story line was simple, talked about a life of an elderly classics teacher, Mr. Chippings, looks back over his lengthy teaching tenure as his in his twilight years. The movie, Goodbye Mr. Chips provided a comprehensive look at one teacher’s life and love — from the disciplining of his students to the chance meeting of the love of his life on a mountaintop.

If I had to quote one line from this movie that I could ponder my reflection about t is this:

Chips: I do believe you’ve really meant it, too…Well, that I might be headmaster one of these days.
Katherine: My darling, you’re a very sweet person and a very human person and a very modest person. You have all sorts of unexpected gifts and qualities, so unexpected that you keep surprising even me with them. Never be afraid, Chips, that you can’t do anything you’ve made up your mind to. As long as you believe in yourself, you can go as far as you dream. Certainly you’ll be headmaster, if you want to.

After watching this movie, I realized that if you really wanted something great to happen in your life, you would achieve it as long as you put your every thing to it— time, effort, dedication, compassion and more. Having a dream and making a goal is one of the rare things that are free in this life and with that, we should DREAM BIG. We should not settle for some petty dreams because when you have achieved it, you will just stay in that state until you realize that you still wanted more than that but you don’t have anytime to pursue it.

Another point in the movie is, every one is entitled for improvement. Criticisms are both positive and negative depending on the way you look at it. Positive, when you make it as your inspiration to do more than is expected you to be and negative, when you let it into your system and hindered the realization of your dreams. There is always a chance to change and improvement is good not only for your self but also for the people around you.

Offering one’s life to service is one of the greatest things to do in this world. You can touch many people from generations to generations. Not all people will sacrifice their life just for the sake of the many. It is very heroic and courageous to do. Everyone wants to be remembered after they have gone to the after life and for sure, people who helped in their own little ways in his life deserved to be remembered just like Mr. Chips.

Being a teacher is a tough job because you need to deal with a lot of personalities. You need to be patient, you need to possess authority and most especially you need to be flexible as to the modern times today to be able to reach out to more people. Nevertheless, being a teacher allows you to have extended family because your students will become your children that would really touch your life and will make your life extremely meaningful.

It was indeed a heartwarming film about a teacher and his students. I also remembered the movie, The Dead Poets Society in this film. Goodbye, Mr. Chips may seem dated today to those who demand non-stop action, but as a leisurely paced character study, it still can hold its own.

P.S

This is one of my reaction paper for my Teaching Profession subject. Just in case you need it. Hehe 😀

10 Things LittleNars (Dianne) is THANKFUL OF…

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Since July 2009 (yes, after I passed the NLE), I’ve been meaning to make a blog post on the people, event, things that made me thankful for my life…I don’t know why I am finding it hard to write it. Anyway, In coordination with the National Thank You Day to be celebrated on October 20, 2009. Here is mine (trying my best).

10 Things LittleNars (Dianne) is THANKFUL OF..:

10. Destructors/Temptations/Pains
Well, Let’s say, you are one hell of a motivator for me. Enough said.

9. Little Angels
This goes to the random people who made my everyday as less stress and worry as possible. The person who washes and irons my uniforms and clothes, the jeepney driver who brought me safely to my destination, the owner of the canteen in which I ate frequently, the security guard for assisting me whenever I ask for directions etc., the person who offered me his seat at the LRT, my anonymous crush during the review (yeah, I didn’t got the chance to know his name. LOL), to those person who send text messages that made me smile and many more…

8. Technology
I never would have survived the stress and pressure that my academics and review proper brought me without the help of technology. Particularly the world wide web (blogging), which help me unload the most unbearable things, the TV series that I diligently follow and the music, which boost up my mood during travelling, sleeping and free time…

7. SMACC (St. Mary’s Academy of Caloocan City)
My High School Alma Mater, which helped me develop my comprehension and analytical skills. It reaaaally helped me a lot and I think, this has a big percentage that made me pass the 4 toxic years of BS in Nursing and most especially the Nursing Licensure Exam.

6. R.A GAPUZ Review Center
My Nursing Review Center (my mum’s choice though). Thank you for polishing my knowledge, skills, abilities and attitude as I take the Nursing Board Exam. Thank You for the tips and strategies you’ve given me. I also found new friends and made my stay there worthwhile.

5. Far Eastern University
My College Alma Mater, My training ground, my home. To the school, the administrators, the coordinators and my professors/clinical instructors… Thank you for teaching and leading me to the field that I have chosen— Nursing. Thank You for providing me the things that I need to be the great nurse that I envision it to be.

(more…)

Malapit na ang katapusan…

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Unti-unti ko nang nararamdaman ang katapusan…

Naunang naranasan ang last day sa apat na sulok ng isang classroom sa LB…

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Pangalawa ang katapusan ng pagduduty bilang student nars sa pasilidad ng Ospital ng Maynila…

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Ginugol ng maraming oras, pera, pawis, pagod, puyat at dugo sa paggawa ng isang thesis na ilang beses iyak ng dugo sa dami ng mali…

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Isama mo na ang pagtaasan ng kilay, tagisan ng talino at di paguunawaan sa grupo…

Sa wakas, natapos na din ang nakakatusta ng neurons na Nursing Research…

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Nalagpasan ang intracranial hemorrhage na defense at nagBT (Blood Transfusion) pagkatapos…

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Hindi nagtagal, sa dinamidami ng mga nagreklamo dahil sa dami ng minus sa pagchecheck ng scantron machine, matapos ang tatlong nakakataas ng ICP (Intracranial Pressure) na pagsusulit, natapos na din ang Nursing Audit…

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Madaming nalungkot, nabwisit, nadismaya at na-High Blood sa naging resulta nito…

Pero madami din ang parang naka-Amphetamine sa tuwa dahil naihulog na nila ang napakabigat na bola ng Victometer… Infairness, naka60% tayo don mga kapatid. Ang hirap kaya….

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Isama mo na din ang Pre-Board na kahit hindi kasama sa grades ay tiyak na magkakaroon ka ng Body Malaise…

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Natapos na ang final coaching… (kahit na nauna ang pre-board hehehe)

Isabay mo na ang huling party sa FEU Quadrangle na tinatawag na IN Send Off Party ’09…

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Maraming naka-metallic na damit, madaming flash ng camera, madaming maniningning na mga ngiti…

Pero sa loob loob ng bawat isa… “Hay, huli na ito… gagraduate na tayo…”

Sa loob loob ko… “Syet, UNEMPLOYED nako. hahahah!”

Nakakapangilabot…

Pero ang pinakanakakakilabot sa lahat ay ang….

HABA NG PILA SA IN-FACULTY ROOM…

Haaayyyy….

Hindi tuloy ako nasasabik sa graduation o pinning…

Ito na lang ang huling iniintindi ko…

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Malamang kayo din…

Galingan natin mga kapatid…

Matatapos din to…

GOOD LUCK…:]]

My EPIC FAIL year-ender post PART III

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

I was thinking…

If I really want to make a year-end (or should I say year-start…LOL!) message…

I should do it now… As in STAT!

New years are always filled with reunions, booze, fireworks (firecrackers), loud noise, food, wishes, good luck charms and new year’s resolution. It is also coupled with the words “Thank You…”, “Sorry” and “I Love You!”. You may probably think I will end up writing about those stuffs above as you read— then, you are correct.

As my family welcomed the year, with all the fireworks and stuffs made by our neighbor I felt like I was the one making that noise… I shouted for I was grateful of the previous year and for another year to experience with my FAMILY.

On the other side, —the sad part I mean… I missed those reunions and “whole” family stuffs with the CLAN… The noise of the compound when the clock strikes 12, the presentations me and my 10 other cousins prepared for the new year, the bingo (I always win before), the high jumps we made and the warmth caused by hugs and kisses… We haven’t got any gatherings this year… I hope there will be, anytime SOON.

If you are going to read the part II of my year-end post, I can say that I have learned a lot this year and I believe, it is “task-oriented” I mean, almost 70% are all school related. As to compare with my 2007, I believe I have improved my social relationships; I spent time with MORE people NOW rather than focusing myself to a PARTICULAR people/person. My social life extended and I am very GRATEFUL with that. I believe I have learned to balance it with my studies also. I have satisfying grades this year and IM LOVING IT.

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Oooopppsss, experiencing “writer’s block”
arrrggghhh…
BRB.

My EPIC FAIL year-ender post PART II

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

My 2008, a combination of my FIRSTS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

I started blogging again
and attending blogging events
I stayed single for the whole year
The birth of Littlenars.com
and also Sosickoftaxi.com
I got my new fone
I completed my OR Cases
and also my DR Cases
I have read 13 novels
I have partied to 6 different bars
I have been to 5 different places last summer vacation
I have solved the rubik’s cube
I have stayed awake for 29 straight hours (during duty)
I experienced 16 hours of straight duty and then the next day
I felt like a border in my own house
I started to go to malls by myself
I started to wear dress and mini shorts (LOL!)
I went to a Spa
I’ve witnessed on how to make a book
I’ve seen a heart, brain, intestine, uterus, gallbladder and appendix (and hemorrhoids too… LOL!)
I’ve scrubbed in and assisted for a major operation
and also for a minor operation like a real staff nurse
I’ve set-up a sterile field on my own (LOL!)
I’ve went to a wet market to buy for the ingredients of our food
then cook it with the help of my classmate
I’ve survived at sleeping without a bed and an electric fan for days
I’ve danced with the tune of Low and Soulja Boy
I’ve been punk’d by our reviewer (Sir Asuncion. LOL!)
I’ve been reviewing for the board exam (Nursing Audit)
I killed a dummy… LOL!
I learned how to do CPR (but I am not yet certified)
I have an encounter with mental patients

I became an official Red Cross Youth Collegiate Council member
I have kept 2 secrets then when it was brought up…
I became innocent when I knew it all along
I’ve visited a friend in a hospital
I’ve attended UP Fair and UST Paskuhan
I gained weight. pffft!
I felt I AM NOT YET READY TO GRADUATE
I got my long loved Parker mechanical pencil (courtesy of Lyne)
I started to love LRT line 1 (LOL!)
I “was” always late
I performed a declamation… (oh meeenn…)
I got new group mates
and sets of friends
I grew my hair long
and I got a new haircut (I hate it now.. I hate my hair arrggghhh…)
I learned Adobe Photoshop
I don’t watch T.V anymore (auuhhhh….:[)
I got my eyelash extension
and it’s gone now… LOL!
I haven’t completed the Simbang Gabi
I finally have my own cork board (to-do board)
I have taken care of patients in the I.C.U
I bought the Nike bag on my Christmas wish
I have started to do my pedicure…
I got the worst Atopic Dermatitis attack last summer
and it was solved by Virgin Coconut Oil (eeewww.. hahaha)
My 2 cousins are already in states
and we don’t have a New Year’s Reunion today (this sucks. arrrggghhh)
I got my _________ hahahaha! (secret!)
I met Judy Ann Santos… LOL!
I have not been thrifty this year (which I formerly am)
and I even declared Bankruptcy (LOL!)
“Bebe Gerl and Bebe Boy” expressions
and even “Traidor” (which my group only understands— courtesy of Llanah)
I got myself into 4 exchange gifts… hahaha!
“Nakakaloka…”— my word for the year
I’ve been addicted to Boys Night Out (Magic 89.9)
even loved Sam YG’s voice LOL!
“Per-for-mance” and “Ding ding ding ding… they’re watching” expressions at VINES
I learned to walk fast— REAL fast
I started to attend St. Jude Novenas —AGAIN.
My younger sister is NOW taller than me (huhuhu :[)
I have worn an N95 mask for a duty
I have been wearing FEU’s NEW traveling suit
and I almost lost mine (I interchanged it with my groupmate)

I have the MOST number of overnights this year

I passed my speech class (so controversial…LOL!)
My old “tambayan” closed already (sad…:[)
I started to like spicy foods…
Me and my family frequently go out to eat and chill (I looove it)
I started to give out my number to others
and not reply to them (bad me. hahah!)
I started my last semester at FEU (waaaahhh… can’t believe it)
and next year I am gonna be unemployed
(now that sucks. LOL!)

Oh well… it’s time to change calendar…
So long 2008…
Welcome 2009!!!
(and you better be a good one…:]])

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

P.S
New year message to be posted later.
Have to think of it again.
hehehe. BRB.

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