German-American Philosopher Paul Tillich says, “Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone, and has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone”. Well, that maybe true but let me tell you my story on how I experienced both loneliness and solitude, and how did I discover which feeling I’d run fast to avoid now. Continue reading
Maricel Urkom completed her 10th Competent Communication project to achieve her Competent Communicator award in the club meeting on August 27, 2013 at the SME Education Capital Campus in Cebu City.
Maricel, an English teacher at a public school in Cebu City, achieved this award less than 8 months after she joined the club.
Maricel is the first Competent Communicator of the Cebu South Toastmasters Club in Toastmasters Year 2013-2014.
It was summer and we were excited to go to Cagayan de Oro with my colleagues for adventure activities. Everyone was excited and can’t even sleep the night before our flight. The flight was at 7:30 AM and we suppose to be in the airport an hour before the flight. We rushed to the airport and arrived just on time. Just on time for the check-in counter have closed. Continue reading
I want you to look at the person next to you . Look at him or her in the eyes and say,” thank you for coming into my life.”
Life is a great mystery. People come and go. There are people we meet unexpectedly. One thing I know for sure, they are there to help us to carry out our dreams. They are such great blessings in our lives and are worth keeping. Try to develop a good relationship without taking advantage of them because there’s a great purpose as to why they come
into your life. Continue reading
The Cebu South Toastmasters Club added 5 members in June to complete the membership requisite of the 2012-2013 Distinguished Club Program (DCP), and finally earn the President’s Distinguished Club award with 9 of 10 DCP goals achieved.
The five were new members Jennifer Maasin and Bonifacio Tadeo Jr., reinstated members Reynaldo Estomata and Geric Laude, and dual member Grace Paras, the District Governor.
Incidentally, with the addition of 5 members in June, the Club also achieved the “Beat The Clock” award, sweeping all membership awards of Toastmasters International for the second straight year.
“Will you marry me?”
Many women eagerly wait for that question to pop when they feel they have found the man they can spend the rest of their lives with. Every girl dreams to get married just like in a fairytale or a romance novel, and that magical question punctuates that dream.
Yes!” That’s what you would like to answer amidst the mixed emotions that you’d feel. Continue reading
I am going to talk about the important lesson I learned when I embarked on a trip to Canakkale, Turkey. To give you profound understanding on what Gallipoli is, here’s the YouTube video as our jump off point.
A mother reading her son’s letter that said” Don’t worry mother. I’ll come back. I am sure of that,” She must be sad and lost after she heard another news that her son, who promised to come home died, during their attack to Gallipoli Peninsula. These thoughts bothered me while we were on our way to the Historic National Park in Gallipoli. Continue reading