J’ai rêvé d’un rêve triste

Des fois je me demande
Si les rêves deviennent réalité
Parce que s'ils le fon
Alors mon coeur sera brisé en morceaux

Parce que hier soir
Pendant que la lune régnait
Et chaque âme était dans un sommeil profond
Le mien était très éveille
Réveillé dans mes rêves

Dans mon rêve
Vous étiez avec quelqu'un d'autre
Et vous avez l'air si heureux
Et bien que je déteste l'admettre
Vous avez l'air bien ensemble

C'est le souhait de tout le monde
Que leurs rêves deviennent réalité
Et moi aussi
Et maintenant
Mon seul rêve
Est-ce que ce rêve ne se réalise pas

-AJC-
04/02/2017
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

Jo and Clyde’s Biliran Wedding

 

“Every once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life , love gives us a fairy tale…” 

Stories of love always fascinate me. From start to finish, I would diligently watch a movie, read a book and listen to a friend’s lovelife drama with all eyes, ears and heart. (Char!)

Childhood years have given me so much faith in love. There were my uncles, aunts, relatives, and yes, my dear parents who showed me that despite imperfections of two conflicting beings, love prevails and ‘they live happily ever after’ does not only happen in fairy tales.

And perhaps I can give the accolade to  Ate Josephine – a petite, soft-spoken, talented, lovely teenager who would patiently tell stories to a pack  of naughty, pesky, demanding grade school cousins.

“Te, storya na pud te!,” we would gather around her and off she starts with her romantic, love tales derived from books, movies and most of the time she made stories with  her  audience as the characters.

Now fast forward 15 years, our Ate Jo is to share with us her own story of patient, true love. It’s like memories flashed back to the day when she was telling us the movie “Ever After” (starring Drew Barrymoore) and now it’s 2016 and she’s off to to live  her ever after with the man of her dreams.

So that fateful day came – June 25, 2016 at the lovely, scenic town in Naval, Biliran wherein families were gathered to witness this momentous affair.

 And now, as  I show you the photos, ladies and gentlemen, you are welcome to swoon with me and together let’s say “May Forever!”

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The serene, cozy resort – Marvin’s Seaside Inn, Biliran, Leyte. We stayed here the night before the wedding, during the beautification rites (hehe) and the reception.
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The wedding gown resembles the bride’s taste in simplicity, class and elegance. Yes, we know right, Ate Jo is  the woman!
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Photo Courtesy: Dwight Anthony Tan Inchoco
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She looks so beautiful in white! Photo Courtesy: Dwight Anthony Tan Inchoco

 

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Photo courtesy: Dwight Anthony Tan Inchoco

 

Precious photos of families and friends.

 

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Sealed with a kiss! Photo Courtesy: Dwight Anthony Tan Inchoco

 

Back at Marvin’s Seaside Inn for the reception.

Today, 25th of June 2016 will always be a special  day for we have witnessed a union of two souls  who have patiently waited until they found the love they’ve been yearning for.

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To Ate Jo who is now Mrs. Gorme and to Kuya Clyde who has won her heart – all the best!

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Watch a video tribute I’ve made Jo and Clyde Wedding for a dose of kilig! Also, all professional photographs you have seen in this post are from Dwight Anthony Tan Inchoco of D & N Production. Thank you for viewing and let’s all spread love, love and nothing but love!

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Hugs and kisses from your all-time hopeless romantic…

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MCD campus journ mentors join RTOT ’16

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ” – Alvin Toffler

Learn. Unlearn. Relearn. These words from Alvin Toffler play a huge role for 21st century education. The curriculum, teaching methodologies and assessment have undergone a major ‘face lift’ over the years. Change has come especially for teachers. Gone are the days where educators are stuck in a four-walled classroom giving lectures and tests. Today’s molders of future leaders have side-line duties as accountants ( MOOE liquidation, anyone?), computer operators ( hello ICT coordinators!) and researchers( salute to our Master Teachers!), to name a few.

But there is one role of teachers which  them to inspire young minds to be an active part of society and that is being campus journalists. Campus Journalism is stipulated in R.A. 7079 “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF CAMPUS JOURNALISM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES” which moves the government to develop budding writers, and points the Department of Education  to manage  competitions, press conferences and training seminars for student writers and for teacher coaches/mentors.

Speaking of training, DepEd Region 8 hosted a Regional Enhancement Training for Division Mentors on Campus Journalism last June 4-7, 2016 for Elementary School Paper advisers and June 7-9, 2016 for Secondary Batch. This training envisions to upgrade the teachers’ journalistic skills so as to cascade their learning to their respective school divisions and more importantly, to their young journalists.

Enough of lengthy introductions…hehe. Let’s get it on!

Morning of June 4, 2016 we traveled to Tacloban City and were accommodated at Villa Lolita Apartelle. Each room has its own entertainment set, dining and kitchen area, bathrooms and ….a fridge! We just love this place! Check these photos out…

 

The training was held at Leyte National High School, Tacloban City participated by  school paper advisers, division mentors/coaches and journalism coordinators  in the region. Different journalistic categories were tackled with corresponding write shops to practice skills.

This year’s training was significant with the presence of Dr. Gerry Alkuino, a multi-awarded teacher-journalist who authors various journalism books.

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Grab the opportunity! haha We asked Dr. Alkuino if we could take a photo with him and he gladly accepted our request. Thank you Sir!
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Give me a sign! hehe Dr. Alkuino was kind enough to sign his book which I’ve bought  less than a year ago. He wrote, “Keep your star shining!” Thanks Sir!

First day of training also means first chance of ‘gala’. The ‘Lagalag’ team Ma’am Libeth, Sir Raymond, Sir Carmel and myself went  window shopping at Robinsons Tacloban.

 

And the training continued…

Break-away sessions were established wherein participants underwent workshops together with the expert regional trainers. This is where much of learning, unlearning and relearning took place.

 

After a mind-wrecking write/workshop, Maasin City Division campus journalism mentors garnered some best outputs in News Writing, Copy reading and Headline Writing, Editorial Writing, Editorial Cartooning, Feature Writing, Radio Broadcasting, among others.

 

But above all, what’s best in affairs such as this is being able to brush elbows and bond with co-educators. Learning valuable insights from campus journalism experts is also a plus factor. It’s such a sight to behold and a wondrous moment to remember.

 

June 7, 2016. The four-day workshop has come to an end but in reality, the training would never cease as we continue to transfer what we have learned to our respective divisions, schools, co-mentors and pupil-writers. We are your Maasin City Division mentors, and we will work together to develop social awareness among young citizens through campus journalism. So help us God! 🙂

 

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Ooops, not so fast! View this video Regional Enhancement Training for Division Mentors on Campus Journalism to see what we were up to during this event. Thanks for dropping by and see you in my next post! 🙂

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