All about names. . .

Have you ever wondered if what is the meaning of your name? Well, I do! I just want to share this to you.

I have researched the meanings of my co-com ed. students’ names. Here are some of them.

RAYMUND/RAYMOND
Gender:     Male
Origin:     English
Meaning:     Wise Protection

RYAN
Gender:     Male
Origin:     Irish
Meaning:     Little King

ANGELO
Gender:     Male
Origin:     Greek
Meaning:     Angelic

RACHEL
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Hebrew
Meaning:     A Female Sheep

JESSE
Gender:     Male
Origin:     Hebrew
Meaning:     Wealthy

LEONEL
Gender:     Male
Origin:     Spanish
Meaning:     Young Lion

ROI
Gender:     Male
Origin:     French
Meaning:     King

JESS
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Hebrew
Meaning:     God’S Grace

REALYN/RHEA
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Greek
Meaning:     Stream

FATIMA
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Arabic
Meaning:     Daughter Of The Prophet

MARY
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Hebrew
Meaning:     Sea Of Bitterness

JOY
Gender:     Unisex
Origin:     Latin
Meaning:     Joy

KRISETTE/KRIS
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Greek
Meaning:     Christ-Bearer

BRUCE
Gender:     Male
Origin:     Celtic
Meaning:     Woods

ALEX
Gender:     Male
Origin:     Greek
Meaning:     Protector Of Men

ALEXIS
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Greek
Meaning:     Defender

DUNCAN
Gender:     Male
Origin:     Celtic
Meaning:     Dark Skinned Warrior

ERIAN
Gender:     Male
Origin:     Anglo-Saxo
Meaning:     Ploughs

PAUL
Gender:      Male
Origin:     Latin
Meaning:     Small

MICHELLE
Gender:     Female
Origin:     French
Meaning:     Who Is Like God?

DANA
Gender:     Unisex
Origin:     English
Meaning:     Light As The Day

SHIELA
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Latin
Meaning:     Blind

APRIL
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Latin
Meaning:     Opening (As In Spring);
From The Month April

JADE
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Spanish
Meaning:     Green Gemstone

ELAN
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Greek
Meaning:     Light

CRISTY
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Greek
Meaning:     Annointed

FAITH
Gender:     Female
Origin:     Latin
Meaning:     To Trust

Maybe some of the meanings of the names above are a little too weird^^. I also want to share this to you, the meaning of my name.

RALPH
Gender:     Male
Origin:     English
Meaning:     Wolf Counselor

ADRIAN
Gender:     Male
Origin:     Greek
Meaning:     Rich

Does that mean, I am a “rich, wolf counselor”? Weird! If you want to know the meaning of your name, just leave a comment and I will post it on the comment box. I would advice you to give both your your first names (If you have two. Ex. Erian Paul) for an extra reference. But if you want to find the meaning of your name yourself, just e-mail me at the address below and I will give you the link.

breakanotherleg@rocketmail.com

TC
-ralph

Bridge to Terabithia

Last friday, after our first periodical exams, my classmates and I, went to hang-out and unwind in one of my classmates house.

I was very exhasted after our last three subjects (which are Trigo, Fil, and Com Ed.) that day. We decided to eat our lunch at Erian’s, because he’s one of my few classmates who live around New Princesa (which is the area just around our school).

We contributed to buy a can of corned beef. And before we eat, we browsed the channels of their t.v. for movies and animes. We watched Negima on Animax, Courage on Cartoon Network, and the like. We came to pass by Star Cinema and the channel is preparing for the next movie.

I read the title, and Ryan, while transferring the corned beef into a bowl, reacted and said, “Wui! Maganda daw ‘yan, papanoorin ko pa lang nga sana yan eh. . .”. So we agreed to watch the movie.

For those who already watched the film, I bet you know why I went home teary-eyed. . .^^

Below is the trailer from YouTube. Enjoy!

Kaitlyn Ashley Maher

I want to share with you this video from YouTube. This is the story. . .as we were browsing the net, we passed by the video of this 4 year old girl when she was auditioning for the AGT last year.

I know we were already late for this post. In fact she has a face book account (but I don’t know if hat’s really her’s, I’m thinking maybe it’s fan made). Here’s the link. You judge.

But all of us was awestruck when she sang. And here it is. . .happy viewing! Don’t forget to leave comments!

Mister Half-day absent

I thought I am already late when I arrived at the school. I am not used to waking-up very late in the morning to join the early morning rush. Aside from that, the school is very strict in monitoring the “not-so-punctual” kids to avoid something that I would not wish to discuss. This policy or should I say, law, started last year and fortunately, I got into the list only twice! But that two lates gave me a total headache.

But that’s not the topic. Now, back to the story. I arrived just when my first subject is about to start in five minutes. Physics. . .physics. . .physics. I don’t hate Physics, but I am not yet used to solving mathematical problems in a science subject, (even if I had a lot of it in Chemistry last year!) I am not saying I enjoyed it a lot, (maybe in some part) but thank goodness we are instructed to group ourselves according to Learning Teams. “That would be better.” I whispered to myself. . .We had two group activities. We tried our best to score high but to no avail. Because both lab activities’ results are almost failed!

After break, our TLE adviser sent a sophomore to call me out. We were about to conduct an election for the new set of officers in the school STEP Federation. I was the outgoing president that’s why I am the one who’s in-charge in the information dissemination, and there’s no one to help me out (I don’t know where the other officers are at this time!). I was instructed to locate the list of the current classroom STEP officers, which are passed to every other room for the finalization. I had a hard time locating it even if the campus was too small. Too small for a piece of paper floating around that could not be found. That stressed me out!

The sun was nearly up to its zenith. And every one that I inquired about the paper said that, “Ay kuya, kapapasa ko lang kay. . .”! (Sigh). Fortunately, I found this girl in the junior class who is instructed to pass the paper to the adviser. I immediately take hold of that sickening paper, and told the girl that I will take care of it.

After the letter was approved, I was now told to inform every section about the elections. And I was already worn out at that time! Thanks to this kind hearted pal, (I was not in the mood of publishing names, ^^) who covered up for me. (I don’t know if this pal saw my almost pale face because of exhaustion, or she just feel very generous enough to help).

The election started immedately after the students reached the maximum number to be able to start. But I wondered why even one senior is not around? I asked someone. And found out that they are already taking an announced test! I totally forgot about the test in our Scientific Research subject! Before I knew, I was running towards our room. I was afraid to miss a test in that subject. But I was too late to take the test and too stressed to think of the answers. I just asked the concerned teacher if I could take the test later this afternoon, and I was allowed to.

To make this already long story short, we had the elections. I was automatically appointed as the vice-president. Because that was the tradition. But as we are having our planning that followed immediately, I felt there’s something wrong with me. My vision blurred but just in a fraction of a second. And the left of my head started to ache. I feel that I was having migraine again. It was not that painful enough to avoid me to write an excuse letter. And just after the oath-taking of the newly selected officers, I brought the letter to my adviser and it was approved immediately.

I had a hard time walking and taking a ride. But fortunately, I was already in my room when the pain seems unbearable. But I managed to sleep after that.

I woke-up at passed 3 in the afternoon. Don’t worry (if you’re worrying, thanks, if not, never mind), I already feel fine while I’m writing this.

But I’m really worried about the test I missed. I hope that I would again be allowed to take a special test tomorrow.

That’s all for now. . .it’s me again. . .Ralph, maybe I should again take a nap now.

5:38PM on my clock.

: :Baragatan Festival 2009: :

The Holy Trinity College Drum and Lyre Corps

The Holy Trinity College Drum and Lyre Corps

A street dancer from the Municipality of Roxas, Palawan

A street dancer from the Municipality of Sofronio Espanola

San Isidro street dancers

San Isidro street dancers

The "blue people" of Maruyogon

The "blue people" of Maruyogon

Astig db?

Astig db?

Ang "MUSANG" galing Coron, bumisita sa Puerto! ^^

Ang "MUSANG" galing Coron, bumisita sa Puerto! ^^

Ang "Palayok" sa cuyunon ay "Coron"! o db? Kaya sikat ang Munisipyo ng Coron sa kanilang mga palayok. . .

Ang "Palayok" sa cuyunon ay "Coron"! o db? Kaya sikat ang Munisipyo ng Coron sa kanilang mga palayok. . .

"Smile, kuya Smile!" sabi ko, ^^

"Smile, kuya Smile!" sabi ko, ^^

"Hair" comes the sun! (nu connect?)

"Hair" comes the sun! (nu connect?)

Ilan lang yan sa mga pics na nakuha ko nung Baragatan Festival Street Dancing Competition. . .sayang nga dahil na-empty battery ung MP-5 ko. . .tsk. . .tsk. . .tsk. .  siiyet! Niweis, nag-enjoy naman ako!

Nag request si Jade na ilagay ko rin daw ung mga names ng mga nakasama ko nung pumunta kami sa Rizal Ave. para manuod. Kaya eto na sila at baka mabatukan pa ako kapag nagkita kami; naandoon sila Faith, Mai, Joan, Erian, Karen, Janie, Tet, Lady, Mich, Julius, Rach, Eva, Alex, Melissa, Vey, Leah, at syempre si JADE ELAN M. ZULUETA! O db? Special mention. . .haha

Kumain kami sa Mang Inasal pagkatapos namin manuod, well, nagkamay ako dahil nakakailang beses na akong nag-rerequest ng kutsara’t tinidor, hindi parin dumating. Pati nga yung extra rice na hiningi ko e, kay tagal bago dumating! Pero salamat parin kay Karen na nagpahiram sa akin ng kanyang sweldo sa paluwagan nila. . .

Pagkagaling namin sa Mang Inasal, nagkayayaan naman pumunta sa Neva’s Place, dun malapit sa Imaculate Conception Cathedral. Haha, parang wala na yata kaming kabusugan. Doon kumain na lang kami ng Pesto Bread nila. Ang sarap! Yung iba umorder sila ng Pizza Sikat. Hindi nga ako nakatikim eh. Mejo tumagal kami doon kasi pagkatapos kumain, nagpahinga pa nga kami. Feel at Home nga kami doon eh. May nakapatong ang paa sa mesa, mayroong nakahiga sa sahig, may tumatawa ng malakas. Pero ok lang naman siguro kasi nung mga panahing iyon, hindi ganoon karami ang mga tao sa taas.

Pagkagaling namin sa Neva’s, pumunta kami sa kalapit na Plaza Cuartel. Naging lakwatsa tuloy yung napagkaabalahan namin doon kasi dapat manunuod lang talaga kami ng Street Dancing para sa quiz namin bukas. Kami ang pinakamaingay noon, nahihiya tuloy ako sa mga taong tumitingin sa amin kapag may tumatawa ng malakas, hamakin mo, ang dami namin tapos naka-uniform pa!

Napahaba tuloy etong nasulat ko. Napasarap eh. . .wala kasi akong nakuhang mga pictures noong mga panahong ‘yon. Katulad ng sinabi ko, battery empty na ako nun. Haha.

Para sa iba pang detalye tungkol sa kwentong ito. i-klik lang ang link na ito.

Last June 12-14, the SDA brethren of Sta. Monica conducted a family camping in sittio Sabang, Puerto Princesa City. Taking advantage of the place, the Distinct Sound Choir had its pictorial and taping through the initiative of Pastor and Ma’am.

Below are the pictures:

I took this picture when I am sitting on one of the kubos of Taraw Vista Lodge and Restaurant.

I took this picture when I am sitting on one of the kubos of Taraw Vista Lodge and Restaurant.

This si the bus we rode on our way back home. The travel took almost two hours from sittion Sabang to Bgy. Sta. Monica.

This is the bus we rode on our way back home. The travel took almost two hours from sittio Sabang to Bgy. Sta. Monica.

The campers during the morning devotional, the singspiration was led by the earliteens.

The campers during the morning devotional, the singspiration was led by the earliteens.

The Distinct Sound during the taping. ^^

The Distinct Sound during the taping. ^^

This post is not yet complete. . .please watch-out for more. . .don’t forget to comment!

Mag SMILE sa Coke!

I just want to share these pics in connection with my promise last time. To post the pictures of some of the most outstanding smiles of City High! LOL! Thanks to our sponsor, the Coca-Cola Company.

Peace Off!

Peace Off!

"I'm not prepared!"

"I'm not prepared!"

'Wag!

'Wag!

Me Angal?!

Me Angal?!

-no comment-

-no comment-

Hmm?

Hmm?

Smile! ! !

Smile! ! !

Dimple. . . ( " ;

Dimple. . . ( " ;

Yi Xuan? Isdatchu?

Yi Xuan? Isdatchu?

Serious? ^^

Serious? ^^

That’s all for now. . .keep watching out for more!

Special thanks to NICKO RODRIGUEZ. . .