98 comments on “BSED-MT I-1N: Engl 1013 (Study and Thinking Skills)

  1. Books: Not only Source of Information but also for Inspiration

    According to my professor in English, Boredom is a sin. I don’t like being bored, that’s why in my spare time I read books. This last summer I spent almost all of my time reading the book The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. I also read books by Bob Ong like ABNKKBSNPLK, MACARTHUR, and Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan. Last year, I borrowed a book from my classmate entitled Please Stop Laughing at Me…: One Woman’s Inspirational True Story written by Jodee Blanco and that book made a great impact on my life.
    That New York Time’s Best Seller book is about how a girl survived bullying. Every page of the book tells us the story of how she endured physical and emotional abuse, and how she eventually recovered. It showed me how students bullied her from elementary school through high school.
    “It wasn’t the acceptance and love I was being denied that made it so hard, it was all the love and friendship I had to give that no one wanted.” says Jodee Blanco. This statement made me weak. It made me feel how to be an outcast, how hard it is to fit in and how much it hurts having no one to share everything.
    Reading that book proved me that words scar more than you think. So think before you speak. I honestly consider myself as a bully. I realized that I should be more careful about the way I approach the people around me. Since then, I became more understanding and I always think about how I would feel if I am in their place.
    I feel really happy for Jodee because not only she survived bullying but also her story served as an inspiration for people whose being bullied, bullied and to those who were going to be bullied. It gave them hope and chance to change. If I had been given a chance to meet her, I will thank her with all my heart.

  2. The Book That Gave A Big Impact In My Life

    Ihave read several books written by Bob Ong. Some of those books I’ve read are Mac Arthur, Bakit Baligtad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino, Kapitan Sino, Stainless Longganisa and many more. But the only English book ive read was the one written by William Saroyan “The Human Comedy”, Which has change my life.

    The Human Comedy is really amazing for me! –The New York Times –Book Review, actually said its “vibrant, powerfully simple, with everything larger than life….”

    SYNOPSIS
    The place in Ithaca, in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The time is World War II. The family is the Macauleys-a mother, sister, and three brothers whose struggles and dreams reflect those of America’s second-generation immigrants. In particular, fourteen-year-old Homer, determined to become the fastest telegraph messenger in the West, finds himself caught between reality and illusion as delivering his messages of wartime, death, love, and money brings him face-to-face with human emotion at its most naked and raw.
    Gentle, poignant, and richly and autobiographical, this delightful novel shows us the boy becoming the man in the world that even in the midst of war, appears sweeter, safer, and more livable than our own.
    “FOR THECHNICAL MASTERY AND CHARM OF NATURALNESS, SAROYAN HAS FEW MASTERS.”
    -Library Journal
    “A WILD INVENTION THAT NO SOBER MAN CAN EQUAL… ELOQUENT.”
    -The New Yorker
    WILLIAM SAROYAN was one of American’s major twentieth-century writers. In his prize-winning play, ”The Time of Your Life,” and in his celebrated fictional works such as “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze,” he displayed a fantastical imagination and irresistible charm is still fresh and entertaining today.

    The novel change my life in a way that I’ve been inspired by the character of Ulysses and Homer Macauley. Because of their determination and hard work they have succeed in every trials and troubles they have inspired me to do more and more hardworking especially on the aspect of studying.

  3. My dream comes true
    The Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina, the Little Mermaid, the Emperor’s New Clothes, and the Something by Hans Christian Anderson
    First of all, my favorite writer’s is Hans Christian Anderson. When I studied in high school my teacher told me is the most favorite of him in all writer’s is Hans Christian Anderson and my teacher is the one he encourage me to read a the story of Christian Anderson and the first read is the something. This short story had much emotion because in this story had five brothers. The four brother’s had dream, the first is to be a brick’s maker, bricks are always wanted, and I shall be really doing something. The second brother’s is to be a master, and have my own journeymen, and my wife will be treated as a master’s wife. This is what I call something. The third is to be architecture, which will place me among those who possess riches and intellect, and who speculate in art. The fourth is to be genius, and become greater than all of you together. The fifth brother is to be a critic, here is something very precise about him; he has a good head-piece, but he does nothing.” And on that very account they thought he must be something. The years past and the fourth brother he came the dream and also to the fifth brother and year’s past again the all brother died and the four brother had experience a respect them. But the young brother to be not.
    Old Margaret died before she entered the paradise, old Margaret had questioned. When you are living on earth what most important you do old Margaret said I help my neighbors and soon the old Margaret is entered the paradise and young brother is also same question in old Margaret. The young brother said I do nothing when I’m living on earth but the young brother also entered the paradise because he do nothing but he pursued they dream and he not to be a liar person when he living and the lesson I had learn in this story don’t be liar and do your dream to came true and pursue your dream to be a respectful person and successful when you are living in these community. In his story that changes my personality is because my one dream is to be a teacher not to be a poor person. But the second favorite is the little mermaid because she pursues her dreams to married the prince and she does all her best and she also swapped her voice to have a leg. I believe the all person in this world they do all best to came they want and is that me I’ll do all my best to be a teacher.

    Submitted by Bocboc, Melchor P.

  4. The Book that made me ready in my college life

    There are several books that I read. But I choose 5 of the best. This are The Fault in Our Stars, Life of Pi, and Perks of being a Wallflower. Perks of being a Wallflower makes an impact in my life, because when I read this book I see myself in college this book tells a story of a boy namely Charlie, who enters high school life. I compare myself to him as a freshmen college student. When I’m reading this book, I’m thinking to be ready if some scenes in the book happen in real life. Scenes like partying in club, making friends with our senior students, going out of town with your friends. When I’m continuing reading this until the end I learned things can help me entering my college life. Things like be friendly to your schoolmates but be sure that your friend makes a good influence on your college life. Separating problem in your home and problem in your school you must leave your problems in home and don’t bring it on school, because you can’t focus in your studies seriously. The last is getting an inspiration of what you are doing. It can motivate you to finish college life and to achieve your dreams. Reading this book give me confidence to enter college life. This book is the reason to continue reading inspirational books or books tells about facing problems and getting over the problems.

  5. “TIME: The Most Powerful thing in this world.”
    As my life goes by, different people influences me to read different kinds of books
    and most specially the books that tells us the real essence of life. But, it doesn’t necessarily
    mean that all books that I have read is all about the beauty of life. Usually, I used to read more
    of Fantasy, and horror books. Here are the names of books that i have read; “Noli Metangere”, “Ibong Adarna”, “Twilight Saga-Breaking Dawn”, “The Notebook”, and ‘The Golden Compass.”
    These books have opened my mind in different aspects in life like love-life, the rules in the
    ancient time, natures, and it says that even impossible thing could happen.
    But, one book have been made a great impact in my life, a book that changed my outlooks
    in life. the book which entitled “The Golden Compass.” This book comprises different principles
    and lessons that we may apply in our daily lives. This book let me realized that friends, people
    around you, and important person in your life is more important than everything in this world.
    Those things will gone sooner or later but your friends will last forever. In this Book, the
    Protagonist decided to give-up everything she had just to save her lost best friend. This tells us
    that time may passed by and we should used it wisely because we can do nothing to bring
    it back. We should be wise in decision-making. One step can change one’s life. No one knows
    what tomorrow may brings to us. Maybe we can visualized our future and may get some clues
    but, it will not happen exactly as what we are expecting.

  6. A sense of Life

    Reading can make a person aware of what’s happening. Through reading, it;s give us knowledge as well as serve as inspiration. I love reading like books, magazines, newspaper, and even in internet. Reading books gives me knowledge and serve as inspiration. Books like, the book of Matthew in the bible, pocket books, abanakakabasanapalaako and Bakit Baligtad magbasa ng libro ang Pilipino by Bob Ong.
    The book “Bakit Baligtad Magbasa ng libro ang Pilipino” really influenced my life. In this book, all the content here are all about the Filipino’s values and manners. In the first chapter, Bob Ong talked about how hardheaded the Filipino’s are. Well that it’s true. We Filipino’s don’t follow simple rules and instructions. We don’t think what will happen to us. He talked also the significance of being Filipino. Even there’s a positive and negative impact to the readers, this book inspired me a lot. This book makes me proud of being Filipino. We Filipinos must share this to the world! Let the world know how happy and satisfied being a Filipino. As time passes by we are now curious of what’s happening to our surrounding’s and that’s Bob Ong way how should we act being a true Filipino in our own way.

  7. Cobarrubias, Cedella Mae P.
    BSED MT 1-1N
    “The Hope”

    There are many books around us. But why can’t I admire them? Why can’t I appreciate them as I appreciate the sunset that also tells a story? There are so many great things inside a book than in movies. I’ve read some books but I just forget what’s in it. I think I’m not really a bookworm. But I believe we can develop more our knowledge through reading books.
    “Diary Ng Panget”, “Voiceless”, “11 Ways to Forget Your Ex-boyfriend” written by HaveYouSeenThisGirl(Denny), “My Prince” written by Alyloony and “Moments written by Fr. Jerry Orbos are just some books that I’ve read. But there’s one book that have a great impact in my life. That is “Para Sa Hopeless Romantic” written by Mr. Marcelo Santos III. The book I’ve read is a special edition of this novel. The first time I saw the book in National Bookstore, I won’t let go of it. I even ask my mother first before buying this book. As I hold this book , I felt something is connecting between me and the book. This is the very first book I’ve bought in my life.
    The book is about five people who are in an adventure of love. They face many challenges just to meet the one whom they really love. For me it’s not just a typical love story because it is a story of hope and second chance. The stories in the book are very timely.
    It’s not really the stories in the book that had a great impact in my life but the author of it. The book is just the sign of his success. The book that change not only the author’s life but also my life. I really admire Marcelo Santos III. He is one of the reasons why I chose Polytechnic University of the Philippines as my school today. He graduated in this school that’s why I really trust PUP in producing great people. Marcelo Santos III before is just a simple person. A simple person who has many dreams so as I. I admire him because he is so hard working. He does all his best just to reach his goal. Every Love Story On Video(LSOV) that he had written are the proofs of his hard works. Marcelo Santos III really inspires me.
    The book “Para sa Hopeless Romantic” gives me hope not in love but in life. A hope that I, as I simple person, can also reach what I want and I can also be successful. Someday I hope that I can also write a book just like Marcelo. But now, as I student, I should study very hard and enjoy life. Maybe we ignore books, but books never ignore us because what written in the books are about us and about our life.

  8. Rosarylle P. Punzalan
    BSED MT I – 1N

    Five books:
     The Notebook
     Mad Mad Monday
     The Ant Bully
     The Day He Took My Hand
     The Hoarse Shoe

    The Summary of The Notebook

    At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.

    Essay:

    Right Decision

    Our personality has different conduct. There are times that even you know the person in years you should know him more than you did in the past. Everything has change and it still ongoing. In our decision making, we should think it very well for us not to equalizing disappointment. The book we read has great impact into a person that the book can give formal situations that may be the same in their life.

    The Notebook is a love story, but for me it is all about the promising to each other to not letting go the shine of love and to make a decision that might be affect to that person who loves you where, eventually that person you love was not on your side in years. In decision making, you probably know in yourself that it will become ease for you. Not depending on other people but the good things reserve to you.

    One of the most important in our life is decision making. When we decided, sometimes we realized that there something wrong, were wishing it couldn’t be happened. This does not surprise me anymore because every person experience that. So, for me its great deal especially I’m on the right age. And it should be difficult if you obey your heart only just to justify that you’re right in your decision making.

    I let myself know me. It would be easy for me to decide because there one thing that your surely know that it was right and not blaming your self but, not in all time it has exemption. Still, people challenged you to choose what is factual through deciding. Family is the best way to advice you what are the good things for deciding.

  9. My Special Book

    Reading books are important because it make a person more knowledgeable. Sometimes, I don’t like reading books because I feel sleepy when I began to read it. But sometimes, I want to read some books if I think it will be interesting for me. I have the most favorite books that made me love reading. These are “Ang Mag-anak na Cruz” by Liwayway A. Arceo, “Maganda Pa ang Daigdig” by Lazaro Franscisco, “Siksik, Liglig at Umaapaw”, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” and “Enemies of Excellence” by Ed Lapiz. All that books taught me many things. Some of them made me realize what the truth is and gave me inspiration to face any challenges that will come in my life.

    It is true that books may be the reasons for a person to change. Like, “Enemies of Excellence” by Ed Lapiz that change my perspectives in life. This book made a great impact in my heart and mind because when I read this, I understand the things that made a person not to be excellence and the ways to overcome it. It says that the enemies of excellence are sickness, laziness, ignorance, lack of knowledge, poverty, being a copycat and many more. And those enemies are the key for us to gain excellence in life if we will defeat them. God is excellence and He wants us to live in perfect life. But Satan is there to be our enemy and to be our challenger in life. If we put on our mind that we can be excellence, we can be. Just believe in God and in yourself.

    This book taught me that excellence is not only about perfection, but it is a matter to live a life that is beautiful and wonderful. It changed me a lot. Before, I always think negatively because I knew in myself that I can’t do everything to be excellence or successful woman. But as for now, when I finished read this book, all my bad outlooks in life have been replaced by good outlooks. It always reminds me that in every enemy that will discouraged me, I know that I have the weapon to defeat them. And that weapon is my God. I know that excellence will be in me if I live in His will and purpose. This book is my special book because it changed me for excellence and gave me motivation to dream high.

    Books are very important especially to the students like me. So, I encourage everyone to read books for us to be more educated and intelligent persons. For me, you must read books that will help you to change in a good side not in the bad side. I am telling you that reading books may give a big role or great impact in your life.

  10. “Books make me rich—without them I’d be bankrupt,I love books”
    “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books.But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book”- J.K,Rowling. That was the best quotation that I love most because It was the reason why I love reading books,It keeps on inspiring me whenever I read and remind It.I read a lots of book especially when I was a kid and as I grew I see the beauty of reading books and how it was so important for us.
    I list down five books that I have read and have been part of my life. First,Diary of a Wimpy Kid it is a realistic series of fiction books written by the American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney.The books are the journals of the main character, whose name is Greg Heffley. Befitting a child’s diary, they are filled with hand-written notes and simple drawings of his daily adventures.
    Second,Kapitan Sino is a 2009 novel by a Filipino author Bob Ong. The story revolves around Rogelio Manglicmot, an electrician in the small barrio of Pelaez,who has a special ability.As the story progresses, Rogelio learns how to control his ability, and he then decides to become a hero. He was given the nickname “Kapitan Sino” by the people.
    Third, Macarthur or the Red Book is a 2007 novel by Filipino author Bob Ong. It is the sixth published work from Ong. As with all Bob Ong’s published novels, it is notable for its use of contemporary street Filipino words. It is also notable for its departure from the usual Bob Ong formula of using humor to comment on the various ironies of Filipino culture. Instead, it offers a gritty, realistic look at life in a Philippine slum community.This is my ultimate favorite among Bob Ong’s book because it’s deeply sad and yet heartwarming.
    Fourth,Alamat ng Gubat by Bob Ong is a 2003 novel which was the fourth book published by Bob Ong, a Filipino contemporary author noted for using conversational Filipino to create humorous and reflective depictions of life as a Filipino. Among Bob Ong’s works, it is notable for being the first one to be a self-contained straightforward narrative rather than a collection of anecdotes. The story is about a little crab named “Tong” searching for a banana heart to cure his father from sickness. While he begins his journey he finds he and his friends also fight the evil animals in the forest.
    And the last,the book that made a great impact in my life was the book entitled” Inkheart”(original title: Tintenherz) is a young adult-child fantasy novel by Cornelia Funke.This book was all about a 12 year-old girl named Meggie lives with her father, Mortimer (called Mo), a bookbinder. Mo never reads stories aloud to Meggie because he has a special gift: when he reads a book aloud, the characters come out of the book and into the real world. One night, when Meggie was a small child, Mortimer was reading aloud from a book named Inkheart when an evil villain named Capricorn, his aide Basta, and a fire-eater named Dustfinger escape from the book and into their living room. At the same time, Mo’s wife Resa gets trapped within the book.
    Twelve years later, Capricorn is on a hunt to find and destroy all copies of Inkheart and use Mo’s abilities to gain more power for himself in the real world. Meggie discovers her father’s secret and, along with the help of Dustfinger and Meggie’s eccentric aunt Elinor, fights to free her father and destroy Capricorn.
    “Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.” that was one of the best line in the book Inkheart.It was an amazing and magical book because whenever I read It,I feel like I’m one of the characters in that story.This book does not focus only on magical things,It focus also in the strong relationship of the family.Even though there are so many trials,problems and enemies that keeps on destroying their family still they passed all of that because of their strong faith and love on each other that’s why this book Inkheart made a great impact in my life.I am a reader of books; they are my true comfort food. Books are my greatest joy; they lift me up when I’m down; make me smile when I’m sad; enhance my joy when I’m happy and keep me company when I’m lonely. They teach me; introduce me to people I’ll never meet, visit countries I’ll never see and even worlds in other universes. Books make me rich—without them I’d be bankrupt. I love books.

    • “Books make me rich—without them I’d be bankrupt,I love books”
      “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books.But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book”- J.K,Rowling. That was the best quotation that I love most because It was the reason why I love reading books,It keeps on inspiring me whenever I read and remind It.I read a lots of book especially when I was a kid and as I grew I see the beauty of reading books and how it was so important for us.
      I list down five books that I have read and have been part of my life. First,Diary of a Wimpy Kid it is a realistic series of fiction books written by the American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney.The books are the journals of the main character, whose name is Greg Heffley. Befitting a child’s diary, they are filled with hand-written notes and simple drawings of his daily adventures.
      Second,Kapitan Sino is a 2009 novel by a Filipino author Bob Ong. The story revolves around Rogelio Manglicmot, an electrician in the small barrio of Pelaez,who has a special ability.As the story progresses, Rogelio learns how to control his ability, and he then decides to become a hero. He was given the nickname “Kapitan Sino” by the people.
      Third, Macarthur or the Red Book is a 2007 novel by Filipino author Bob Ong. It is the sixth published work from Ong. As with all Bob Ong’s published novels, it is notable for its use of contemporary street Filipino words. It is also notable for its departure from the usual Bob Ong formula of using humor to comment on the various ironies of Filipino culture. Instead, it offers a gritty, realistic look at life in a Philippine slum community.This is my ultimate favorite among Bob Ong’s book because it’s deeply sad and yet heartwarming.
      Fourth,Alamat ng Gubat by Bob Ong is a 2003 novel which was the fourth book published by Bob Ong, a Filipino contemporary author noted for using conversational Filipino to create humorous and reflective depictions of life as a Filipino. Among Bob Ong’s works, it is notable for being the first one to be a self-contained straightforward narrative rather than a collection of anecdotes. The story is about a little crab named “Tong” searching for a banana heart to cure his father from sickness. While he begins his journey he finds he and his friends also fight the evil animals in the forest.
      And the last,the book that made a great impact in my life was the book entitled” Inkheart”(original title: Tintenherz) is a young adult-child fantasy novel by Cornelia Funke.This book was all about a 12 year-old girl named Meggie lives with her father, Mortimer (called Mo), a bookbinder. Mo never reads stories aloud to Meggie because he has a special gift: when he reads a book aloud, the characters come out of the book and into the real world. One night, when Meggie was a small child, Mortimer was reading aloud from a book named Inkheart when an evil villain named Capricorn, his aide Basta, and a fire-eater named Dustfinger escape from the book and into their living room. At the same time, Mo’s wife Resa gets trapped within the book.
      Twelve years later, Capricorn is on a hunt to find and destroy all copies of Inkheart and use Mo’s abilities to gain more power for himself in the real world. Meggie discovers her father’s secret and, along with the help of Dustfinger and Meggie’s eccentric aunt Elinor, fights to free her father and destroy Capricorn.
      “Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.” that was one of the best line in the book Inkheart.It was an amazing and magical book because whenever I read It,I feel like I’m one of the characters in that story.This book does not focus only on magical things,It focus also in the strong relationship of the family.Even though there are so many trials,problems and enemies that keeps on destroying their family still they passed all of that because of their strong faith and love on each other that’s why this book Inkheart made a great impact in my life.I am a reader of books; they are my true comfort food. Books are my greatest joy; they lift me up when I’m down; make me smile when I’m sad; enhance my joy when I’m happy and keep me company when I’m lonely. They teach me; introduce me to people I’ll never meet, visit countries I’ll never see and even worlds in other universes. Books make me rich—without them I’d be bankrupt. I love books.

  11. “The Books that change my life”
    Someone says that only one Book can change my personality.
    The book they mentioned is the bible itself there are some books in the bible that change my life.
    Like the book of Genesis, Exodus, John, Luke, and the one book the change my life the most is the book of “Revelation”.
    This book change my whole life and my personality.
    This book tells me about the Purpose Of God the “Father”.
    It also tells the sign like the “seven Seals, trumpets, kings, vial, etc.”
    These seven signs also tells “the end of days” as they said.
    But we do not know when is the end of days only the “Father” Knows the end.
    Some people say that some of the prophecies in this book is done.
    Like the seven Kings When the six kings went down the seventh will take his place but in a shot of time.
    Therefore I conclude that some prophecy are done and the end of days are drawing near each of the prophecy comes true.
    I even conclude we cannot prevent the coming Judgement And Jesus Second Coming.

  12. “ COMIC IS THE ANSWER ”
    Honesty, I’m not a fan of a books. I like to play computer games rather than to read a book. But sometimes, when I see a book, there’s a force that push me to read. Because of that, I have three books that make a great impact in my life. First book is “Animal Encyclopedia”. An encyclopedia that shows different kind of animals and how we protect them. The other book is “Greek Mythology”. A fiction book that tell a story about different kind of God and Goddess. Every chapter of this book has a moral lesson that helps me to be a better person in others. And the best book that I’ve read is the comic about Jesus life.
    When I was in grade six, my hobby was to read different kind comics. Many comics that I’ve read were all about superhero and their responsibility in world. My classmate recommends to me a comic that made great impact in my life. I’ve forgot the title of this comic but this comic tells about Jesus life. This comic helps me to know him better. Before, I have no idea about my life and I have many questions in my mind. After I’ve read this comic, it gives me an answer in question like why I’m here in this world and what is my purpose in my life. This comic opens my eyes about my responsibility. It also helps me to know about sharing our blessing in others like sharing of God’s blessing to us. This comic teaches me to be a good person and because of that, this comic made a great impact in my life.

  13. “INFLUENCING PEOPLE THROUGH LITERATURE”
    Reading inspiring books such as novels usually tickles my imagination. I may not read plenty of these books but I’m sure that once I have read it, the message given by the stories leave special marks in my heart. Some of these novels are like One day by David Nicholls, Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, The Notebook and A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks.
    The last stated novel is my favorite one. A Walk to Remember made such a difference in my life. It was when two different people made a difference in each others life. Landon Carter is a rebellious student who met Jaime Sullivan. They had gone to know each other as Landon was punished to join activities such as the drama club. Their relationship soon started when he sided on Jaime’s part when his former friends spread a malicious picture about her. That was the time when she had already made him a different man. Bullying is now out of his mind. He soon discovered that Jaime had a wish list and helped her make it true.
    The night after their graduation, Jaime confessed to Landon that she is suffering from leukemia and her body had stopped responding to treatments. Later on, Jaime’s illness got worst but Landon is still determined to fulfill all of her wishes.
    Soon, Landon’s former friends apologize for what they have made for Jaime.
    She was soon brought home and he was shocked to know that it was his father who is going to pay for the home care.
    At last he had able to grant Jaime’s top wish which is to be married in the same chapel her parents got married in. She died not long after the wedding.
    Landon had became a good citizen and decided to continue to his medical school. To his surprise Jaime’s father told him that he had fulfilled all of her dreams especially to that of witnessing a miracle which had happened to him.
    The moment I have finished reading this novel, I found myself asking “Can I also make someone change for the better?” Well, I guess I will try. I’m not that ambitious to hope that I would be able change many lives but once I have influence just one person connected to me will be such a great fulfillment for me. This attitude, I guess, is the reason why Someone above has lead me of becoming an education in the future.

  14. Angelica S. Torio Prof. Elmer Brabante
    BSED MT 1-1N English 1013

    Since I’m in high school I am not studying hard. My daily routine was only to go to school, write lectures (when I’m in a good mood), then go home. Sometimes I’m participating in school, but not all of the time I’m active. I’m not reviewing my notes and when the day of the examination came, I just read my notes then that’s all, answering only the questions that I’ve remembered and to those not, I leave them blank then pass my paper even if it’s not yet time. I’m not a grade conscious person but I’m not letting my grades to be in line of seven because I know my parents will get hurt if they’d saw my card having a line of seven. When the finals came (when I was in third year ), all of my friends belong to the top ten in our class. Since the policy on our school was all of the top ten students in each class will take their finals earlier so they can have their vacation early and since I’m not belong to the top, I’m going home alone, nothing to talk to and nothing to laugh with.

    It was vacation when me and my friends met again, I told them that next school year I will be a part of the top ten so that we’re altogether when going to school and when going home. But I’m doubting, I don’t know if I can make it .Until I’ve seen a book of compilations of English and American Literature and there’s something that pushes me to read a portion of that book. Until I accidentally open the book on the page of a selection entitled “ Through the Tunnel “ written by Doris May Taylor or also known as Doris Lessing. This short story inspires me a lot even if it just composed of six pages. I’ve read it for almost half an hour because there were some words that I have to for in the dictionary. And the top five books that I’m reading the most are Bible, Algebra and Trigonometry 2, Joey Pigza’s loses control again, e-book and the short story entitled The Cask of Amontillado.

    Through the Tunnel is about a boy named Jerry who took his holiday on a beach with his mom. Since he’s big enough to take care of himself, he decided to not go somewhere else with his mom then he sat on a big brownish rock. Suddenly, he saw some boys running naked then dive into the water, he is wondering why those boys weren’t yet coming up at the surface of the water even if a minute had already past. He was terrified thinking that the boys must be now drowning and sinking but later on, Jerry saw their brown hair on the surface and they were blowing like brown whales. He is wondering of what were those boys doing under the sea, so one day he tried to dive but the salt water hurts his eyes and he even couldn’t see anything under. So he went into the villa then told his mom to buy him goggles then as soon as his mother had brought the goggles, he grabbed them from her hand then went into the rock again. Jerry swim down but he couldn’t hold his breath for a long time so he went into the surface again then grab a large stone so he can go down faster ,but he felt dizzy and he decided to come back again on the next day. And that day came he filled his lungs with air and swim down with larger rock that will pull him down faster, when he saw the opening of the tunnel, he immediately drop the rock then swim into the tunnel and he successfully went inside and he wanted to make it through its end but he felt dizzy and his lungs were beginning to hurt but he doesn’t care of that until he saw some blood floating onto the water and that blood came from his eyes so he tore off his goggles but his nose was also bleeding and the blood had filled the goggles. When he finally got into the surface, he was gasping like fish and he felt he would sink now and drown if he couldn’t swim back into the surface. After he had enough air to breathe, he went into the villa then took a bath because he never wanted his bleeding eyes and nose to be saw by his mom. Then his mom called him to take their lunch together and Jerry told his mom that he could swim under and hold his breath for almost three minutes. But he didn’t told about the tunnel, that he had already get into it.

    Just like Jerry, I did everything I could just to be at the top, even if I have lack of sleep, it is okay just to finish my projects and other requirements on time. I also gave time in reviewing, there’s a time that even it was already late at night, I went to my classmate’s house just to borrow books then write some important details that I will review when I got home. So I must say that fourth year high school was the most serious year for me because your future school in college depends on your grades in fourth year. And all of my sacrifices had resulted very good. I’m the top five of the pilot section in EVS Department and I am also a champion on a Math academic contest in the same department. And I have successfully made through my dream university and now I’m in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and I am very proud of it !

  15. “The Book That Made A Great Impact In My Life”

    Reading is one of my hobby. Whenever I have nothing to do, I just borrow some books to my classmates, friends and relatives. Sometimes if I don’t want to bother them, I just reading online because there are some websites that you can read different kinds of stories like in wattpad.

    I want a story that I know I am going to be inspired in it. Love story is what the I love to read. There are so many love stories that I’ve read. Pocketbooks, there were you can be inspired in lovely thing. I also love to read a legend and myths, although there are some fictions only but there also some facts. The best that I love to read is bible, which will not only teach you a lesson but also to let we know our existence, who are the persons or people living before and to know the sacrifice of our Almighty God.

    There are five books or stories that I want to read over and over again. The story about the rabbit and the turtle, the lesson I’ve learn in it is “you don’t have to be humble when you know you’re more powerful or better than others because in the end, you are the loser.” Another is the fable of lion and rat, where the lion is always bullying the rat that it is just a tiny animal which must not be exist in world but when the lion is in danger, the rat is the only one who saved the lion. You don’t have to accused some peoples or living things just because in their physical appearance but instead you have to know them first because one day they are the one who will saved you when you’re in needed. Another is the love story of Romeo and Juliet, they fight their relationship until the end to show how much they love each other and to not Juliet marry other where her parents made a fixed marriage for her. This story was the best love story I’ve read and watch. Then the next book is the story of “She’s Dating The Gangster” by SGWannabe, this is about a love story of Kenji and Athena, where Athena fell inlove to Kenji not because in his good manners but she loves Kenji in his worst and then Kenji also fell inlove to Athena, but this gangster Kenji didn’t know that Athena had a dying. Time by the time, when Kenji made a surprise wedding to Athena, they promise to each other that they will go to Jeju Island but Athena already passed away so that Kenji is the only one who went to the Jeju Island but still, he went there with a loving memory of Athena to don’t break their promise.

    The best book that made a great impact in my life was bible, the story of Adam and Eve. This story was the most unforgettables of all. Since I was in elementary, I always reading this story because from this story, I open my mind to know how the world exist and how the sins start.

    By the story of Adam and Eve, they didn’t obey the rule of which is not to eat the fruit in the middle of the forest but because of the evil snake, they ate it and then their minds becomes clearly to everything what they saw. that’s why I always love to read this book because I want to explore more things about the ancient period or ancient times. Everytime I am going to church, everytime I saw the statue of God, this story was the first thing comes to my mind. Then I always saying sorry to God and hoping His forgiveness for every sin I made. I become closer to God when I read this story. The bible made a great impact in my life.

  16. The Book Caught My Interest

    Humans are just ordinary. They can attract and adopt. We as human beings can be influence by the people in the society in different aspect and this people influence us in many different ways.
    As I as a human created by God. I was influence by many people in our society. My family, relatives, friends, classmate and other influence me and this things reflected on my personalities and now part of my life.
    I didn’t have an idea on it but surprisingly I was influence by this. It was made by Robert Louis Stevenson a famous writer of his time. I am not actually a fan of his work but one of his book caught my interest. It was entitled “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” this is a book made an big impact on me. By it i learned. This story teach me to decide what will I Do, that I must think first What will be the outcome before i will do what i want to do because there Dr. Jekyll made his one problem as he made a formula just to prove to that in one man there’s a two personalities, by his experimentation he prove to his self that he is right but conflict comes to his way because he experimented himself, then he turns into a man like a monkey that has a very bad attitude who killed an old man so he decided to kill himself after his confession to this two best friend. In this novel, I learned that sometimes the man is the one who made their problems, they created their life because they are the one who made their own decision what will be they in the future. We are the one manipulating the life that God gives to us. What we does reflected in our life.
    I can’t explain some of the message or impact of this novel on me because sometimes feelings is hard to express. We are making our future as we decide what will be us on future so i just want to say think about the outcome first before you do one things so that you will not say to your self that the quotation “In Late Repentance” or “Nasa Huli Ang Pagsisisi” is right.

  17. “THE TRUE SIGNIFICANCE OF LIFE”

    Reading the book of Mitch Albom made me realize the true significance of life. It changed my way of thinking in many ways. It teaches me how to accept my shortcomings and weaknesses in a positive way. It removed my fears of aging because it is an opportunity to learn more. It made me appreciate and value my family and friends more than anything. Because you wouldn’t know how long you were still leaving, you don’t know when you are going to die and whatever happens they will never leave you. It showed me that everybody should love deserves to be loved.

    It is not right to hold anger just because we think that by hating someone we hurt them, but the truth is we are hurting ourselves more we hurt them. It is foolish for us to devote ourselves making money instead devote ourselves loving each other for money can’t give you tenderness.

    I can say that I am so blessed that I have read this beautiful book because I don’t have to experience dying before I realized all those important things.I hope I am able to give you something meaningful to read and be able you also to learn from it.

  18. 5 Title of the books

    1) The Jupiter Effect-Janine Ventura
    2) The Burning of the Rice Fields-Lafcadio Hearn
    3) Bookworms-Charles Banks
    4) Time-Margarita De Vera
    5) A Man Too Soon-Lorna T. Reyes

    My favorite book which am I inspired is Time by Margarita De Vera
    This story help me and teach how to appreciate the importance of time in our life.Theres a lot of things to do to show how we give importance of this. Somebody says that”Time is Gold” but few of them can understand and deliver it to their lives. Some people wasting their time without thinking of the limitation they have. They never think what it’s result. But for me, there is one thing I’ve learn, in every single day we have a opportunity to do what we wanna do, remember that Time is giving by God that we need to appreciate.

  19. It Changes My Life

    The Bible is one of my favorite book, because every time I read a Bible it gives me new information on how God works for us. Every passage and text on the Bible is always new. Particularly the book of James in The New Testament, it gives a great impact in my life.

    I admit to myself when I first read and study the book of James, the only thing that was on my mind that time is I need to read it because it is one of the requirements on our camp last May 3, 2013. I need to read it because we want to win in the Bible Quiz on that time. But on the second time, I read and study it and then I analyze it more. That’s the time that many things happen in my life and many things have changed. I became more close to God and I went to church every Sunday for our morning service and evening service.

    Like James, he is the servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. And we are also a servant of our God. Everyone of us can be a servant of our Lord if we fully trusted on His words and promises. I realize that we should not only be a listener of the words but we need to be a doer also of His words. All the things we do are treasured above and no one can steal it from us.

    Sometimes God gave us trials, problems, sufferings, temptations and so much more. These are the ways on how God tested our faith on Him. Now, I can handle all the problems that God gave me. I can solve it not just on my own ways but also through the guide and help of God on me. All I need to do is to pray on Him because He would not give us problems that we cannot solve, just trust Him fully. God is always in control in every situation.

    Another lesson I got from this book is that we should love one another just like how we love ourselves like what Jesus did. Loving everyone is one of the commandments that God told to us. Just remember that all the things that comes inside our mouth is not the dangerous ones, but the words that comes out from our mouth when we are angry. So we have to be patient and strong. And also remember that strength does not come from winning, and problems doesn’t always put as down but also it helps us to develop our strength and faith to God. Through this book I know that in every time there is a God. We can ask Him sometimes, He will not answer right away but He can answer it on the right time. God knows what is best for us.

  20. Parales, May Ann C.
    BSED MT 1-1N
    Prof. Elmer P. Brabante

    A Story That Influences Me

    Reading is a fun hobby. Through this we make ourselves to be a better reader. In reading we should understand what we had read. There are many articles, texts, stories, novels and others that are interesting to read. We can get new knowledge and apply to ourselves the lesson that we learned. there are many persons who loves reading. They can read many stories or novels that has many chapters.
    Like me, I read also stories but not every time. But I had read different stories from the bible and a few novel. Those are Moses and the Wall of Water, Prodigal Sons, The Flood, David and Goliath and a novel entitled as Coraline by Neil Gaiman.
    I’ve chosen Coraline because I think that it has a big influence or impact in my life. The main character of this story was Coraline Jones. She is adventurous and her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jones. The story goes on like this, Coraline discover a locked door. She was curious what is inside. It’s like a new dimension. Inside there, she has a replicas of her parents. They have button eyes. Coraline was mad at her parents. Why/ because they are sometimes a little inattentive. While she was on the other world she’s liking her parents replica beause they give what she wants. The black cat guides her inside. The cat gives warnings and suggestions to her, on how she can survive.
    While staying there, the replica of her parents wanted her to stay there for good. She discovered that the replica’s are bad. They get the life of the person that is entering their world and made their eyes as a button. But she realized that it’s not good that she will stay there for long. She wanted to go out in that world. But the consequence is that, finding her real parents and the three ghost children.
    She wins the consequence. Coraline went back in their home with her parents with no memories on what happened. She returns home, victorious, and prepares to go about the ordinary life she has come to accept and love.
    The story was a horror fantasy, but it has a good moral lesson that we can apply in our lives. It has a big impact for me because it’s all about the parents. Which is the most important persons in our lives. We should not be mad at them when they are discriminating our works because it’s for our own good. Finding other parents is not a valid reason for us to be able to have freedom on doing things. We should be contented and love on what we have. Don’t look for anything that may cause bad things just like what happened in the story. If i would given a chance, I would like to recommend reading this novel because, the reader can relate on this. We can apply the moral lesson of this story in our life.
    I can say that, through reading we can find ourselves. We can test our skills on reading and in understanding it. Reading is a big help for us to develop our skills. We should continue and love reading.

  21. Cezar, Divina G.
    BSEDMT 1-1N

    5 Titles of book that I love reading
    • Hunger Games
    • The Notebook
    • Christmas Carol
    • Cinderella
    • Diary ng Panget

    That Book
    I never thought of falling in.

    Boring.
    That was exactly the word that always came to my mind every time I thought of reading. Back when I was a child, reading was the least thing that I’d like to do. I don’t know why, but I’d rather love playing than reading books. But as time goes by, I realized that I was wrong. Reading is good.

    Way back March 20, 2012 that was the day that I fell in love with reading without knowing it. That day, I saw a book on my sister’s bed. Curiosity came into me. I got the book and brought it with me to school. After our class hours, I started reading that book. It was a novel. The story was about a sixteen year old girl named Katniss Everdeen. To save her sister’s life from death, she took its place to game people called a fight to the death. And that game is The Hunger Games.

    I found that book interesting so I continued my reading. While turning the pages, I felt a total excitement that time. I don’t know why, but I can’t stop myself from reading that book. A total obsession invaded me. And I am delight to tell you that I finished that book in just a span of ten hours. I myself can’t believe that I did that. After reading that book, I said, “This book is really amazing”.

    After that, I started reading books, I already read the novel The Notebook made by Nicholas Spark, Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and now I’m looking for the second book of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire.

    I never thought that I will like reading because as I said before, I found it boring. And I credit all of this because of that book-The Hunger Games.

  22. FAKE LOVERS by ARIL DAINE, HAVEYOUSEENTHISGIRL stories like THAT GIRL 1 & 2,SHE’S DATING A GANGSTER and SHE DIED.These are the books that made me cry,laugh,get mad and fall inlove with the characters.I do love these books,not just because of the unique love stories but also of the lessons you can get from them.
    I don’t really like reading books but because of the curiosity of what my classmates are reading in their leissure time,I became interested,then I discovered “WATTPAD” where you can enjoy unlimited stories in the internet.In the given 5 books above that I have read,the last one is my favorite.
    She died by “haveyouseenthisgirl”(Denny’s screen name),this is a romantic-comedy-fantasy story that really touched my heart.It’s a story of an annoying angel that will help a badboy turn into good one.ERIS(the angel) died after a group of young man raped her.After enjoying her body,the heartless guys brutally killed her.Actually her boyfriend EROS(the badboy) at that time,knew that a group of young men took his girlfriend but he never even gave a glimpse to her girlfriend crying for help because of the anger he feels inside his heart.Eros hated her mother because she left him when she was a child and suddenly he will knew that his real mother was Eris’ stepmother.Because of that,anger filled his heart and he turn to be a badboy again.
    Eris asked God to her another chance to live but in return she has to make Eros a good person and if he agreed,she will grant one wish of Eros.Eros is definitely a gangster but he will wishes one thing,that is to cure his sister’s illness.By that,Eros agreed to be good for the sake of his sister’s life.She is not actually his biological sister but he treated Eros as a real brother.That’s why Eros really loves his sister.Eros in the beginning cannot easily do right things but with the help of Eris,he finally made the heart necklace to be filled of the contract,the doctor told Eros that only miracle can save his sister.Eris asked Eros to pray but he doesn’t know how to,because he never prayed before and he doesn’t believed in God.But because of the encouragement of angel Eris and his love of his sister,he finally talked to God.Because Eris mission is accomplished she slowly disappeared and no one will remember her because it’s the way of how she can be given her 2nd life.
    Eros sister survived and he remains to be a good man,he actually become a teacher,but for sometimes,there are scenes that play in his mind.A scene of him with a girl.he thinks that its just his imagination until one day,after 7 years,he and Eris crossed lands.When their eyes met each other,they suddenly remembered everything and continue facing life together.
    This is a love story but its not actually focused on love or romance,it is focused on the way how God showed his love for everyone even for the worst persons.He will take every way to show his love for us even if it seems impossible.And it also tells that love can wait.If you are really destined for each other,you will be together in the right way and in the right time.
    Because of it’s lessons,it is really my favorite story.It created a big impact on me.There is a lot of stories we can read,a story that can make us cry,laugh or even fall inlove,but the most important story is the one that make us feel inspired and brave enough to face the reality of life.

  23. 5 books that have a great impact in my life are the following:
    > she’s dating the gangster by Bianca B.Bernardino
    > Anne of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
    > Nancy Drew Mysteries The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene
    > Stallion Series 50: Trigger Samaniego by Sonia Fracesca
    and
    > most of it the Book of James in the Bible it is the book that has a great impact in my life

    It Changes My Life

    The Bible is one of my favorite book, because every time I read a Bible it gives me new information on how God works for us. Every passage and text on the Bible is always new. Particularly the book of James in The New Testament, it gives a great impact in my life.

    I admit to myself when I first read and study the book of James, the only thing that was on my mind that time is I need to read it because it is one of the requirements on our camp last May 3, 2013. I need to read it because we want to win in the Bible Quiz on that time. But on the second time, I read and study it and then I analyze it more. That’s the time that many things happen in my life and many things have changed. I became more close to God and I went to church every Sunday for our morning service and evening service.

    Like James, he is the servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. And we are also a servant of our God. Everyone of us can be a servant of our Lord if we fully trusted on His words and promises. I realize that we should not only be a listener of the words but we need to be a doer also of His words. All the things we do are treasured above and no one can steal it from us.

    Sometimes God gave us trials, problems, sufferings, temptations and so much more. These are the ways on how God tested our faith on Him. Now, I can handle all the problems that God gave me. I can solve it not just on my own ways but also through the guide and help of God on me. All I need to do is to pray on Him because He would not give us problems that we cannot solve, just trust Him fully. God is always in control in every situation.

    Another lesson I got from this book is that we should love one another just like how we love ourselves like what Jesus did. Loving everyone is one of the commandments that God told to us. Just remember that all the things that comes inside our mouth is not the dangerous ones, but the words that comes out from our mouth when we are angry. So we have to be patient and strong. And also remember that strength does not come from winning, and problems doesn’t always put as down but also it helps us to develop our strength and faith to God. Through this book I know that in every time there is a God. We can ask Him sometimes, He will not answer right away but He can answer it on the right time. God knows what is best for us.

  24. The Book that influence my entire life
    All of us have a favorite or if they not yet favorite it, that book maybe change their lives. Like them, I have books that consider as my favorite books because it influences my entire life. These books are Bible, Dictionary, Pocket Books, Math books and Science Books. But, my most favorite book is science books like Biology Books.
    I like reading books and my favorite books are all about science especially biology books. For me, science books are very important book because it contains a lot of information about the things that happens in this world. The branch of science like biology is my most favorite branch of science because I want to know what’s inside our body and how it functions or works.
    Since grade school, I like science and when I turn 2nd year in High school, I became more like Science because of its branch BIOLOGY, because in biology, it studies about life and live things. I can’t mention what title of biology book I like because whatever biology book that is, I will read it and consider as my favorite.
    Since I read biology books, my curiosity about living things are yet answered. This book has a great impact not only in my life but also in everyone’s life like my siblings life because I taught them about biology so that they will become in advance when it comes the time that they will study biology because I taught some things about it. I answered not all but most of their questions because I had read it to even if they aren’t ask me, I share what I read and what I learn about of what I read because I want them to learn new things not only from their teachers but also from me.
    Biology books had a great impact in my life because since I read and study biology books, I take care myself because in biology, it studies how our body functions and how to take care of it. We can take care of our body by eating nutritious food so that we become healthy and of course, proper hygiene. That’s all the things why I want or why biology book is my favorite book among all the books.

  25. “A Teacher”
    Books are very versatile thing-it can be a hobby or recreation, source of information, influence, or even as inspiration or guide in life. The contained details depend on the author’s hand and on how will he persuade the readers to read his work. And speaking of the book, the top 5 books/novel that I’ve read is “Florante and Laura” of Francisco Baltazar, “Teacher” by Liwayway Arceo, “Father” by Mauro Avena, “Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo” of Jose Rizal
    Among those 5 books that I’ve read, “Teacher”, a novel of Liwayway Arceo is my most liked. It is all about the woman named Amelita who wants to be a teacher someday despite of being poor and being not compliant by her mother, Aling Rosa. Her four siblings are graduated with a degree or title and were receptive by their mother. But only Amelita was merely not supported because aside from having a small salary, her mom didn’t consider teacher as a degree. However, she continued her dream and she prove to her mom that she was wrong. And eventually, Aling Rosa realized that even Amelita was just a teacher, she still have concerned on her that she never experienced on her other sons.
    That book had left so many impacts in my life. First, I’ve learned to defend my career even there is someone opposing me. Second, I can use some experiences of Amelita so that I can apply it on my course because I will be a teacher someday. And lastly, when I read the novel, my vision in life changes that I should not just dream on it, I should also keep on chasing and pursuing it. That book opened my eyes to glimpse the truth and serves as a standard in my life.
    Amelita shows that a title or degree is not just based on the salary, wealth, or even in your job. It is on how you show your adherence to the others and your devotion and dedication whatever your career or job is. A kind of book or novel like that, for sure, has a great impact not only to the reader’s lives, but also to the reader’s vision.

  26. Zaira Anne R.Ventura
    BSED MT 1-1n
    Great Stories for Me

    Why are we feeling great while we are reading a story?It is because sometimes we can relate ourselves with the situations or simply,we are amazed.There are stories which stocked on our minds after we read them and suddenly became our favorite.Oftentimes,they become an inspiration especially when they have a moral lessons.
    I have read plenty of short stories and novels that I can’t really forget.Among these are The Cold Mountains and the Diary of a Young Girl.Both describe characters who are optimistic in nature.Despite all struggles and discrimination from people around them,they still managed to stand-up straight,appreciate the goodness of nature and all graces coming from the Father above.They defeated hindrances of life without hurting anyone and proving to themselves that they are worthy despite of all their misfortunes.
    I also can’t forget Wattpad stories entitled “Three Words,Eight Letters” and “Diary ng Panget”. Both lead female characters fought for the man they love. Of course there comes a time that they think of giving up their happiness because they think that fate plans to tear them apart.But they somehow,God just put them into trials to strengthened their love for each other.Ended up,both characters learned to stand up through hurts and pains,conquer them all and,now they’re both happy with their own man.
    The story that really captured my heart and mind is the Wattpad story entitled “A Miracle”.It amazed me because it is unique.The lead characters are Mary and Nathan who became friends and later on,true lovers.I found out how they coped up with the problems in their life.
    Mary is a beautiful lady,has beautiful eyes,long eyelashes and has white skin.Other people called her witch,the walking manikin and voodoo doll.She’s so very unique because she is masochist it means the person who still do things which they knew these would only hurt them in the end,she doesn’t know how to cry,she’s a weird person and because of that she has no friends.
    But a man came into her life named Nathan.He took up psychology and it’s because he met Mary and Mary is so weird so he want to know why Mary so weird.Nathan has may friends who he helped.When Mary was diagnosed of leukemia,he is the one who take care of her.
    “A Miracle” has many moral lessons that one will be learning.Weird for others but for me the story of “A Miracle” is very amazing.Because I feel the pain,I can feel every problem or struggles of the lead characters especially the author (Jessamine Versoza) is really effective emotions of the characters, “A Miracle ” is one great example I mentioned.I don’t know but I feel I am character.
    Because of the story I know more and I understand what is life.I realize that any problem that comes in our life I must not complained because there are many people who suffers greater problem more than I do.I want to have a friend like Nathan who is simple but true to himself and always their for me.
    In the story ,I’ve learned the true meaning of love.Many of us thought we love a person because we do things for them but we met who we truly love,we realized that what we feel in the past is just a preparation for a true love in the future.When we love,we will do EVERYTHING even the things that we thought we can’t do,we can do now.Love is so powerful that Nathan knows that Mary will leave him soon.

  27. A One Of A Kind Book by Marriel Halili of BSED MT 1-1N

    A one of a kind love story. A story that shows an unconditionally eternal love and a story that shows love take no limits. This was the story of a vampire and a human fell in love with each other, a fictional story yet full of romance that encloses in the famous series of Stephenie Meyer entitled Twilight Saga. It is compose of four extraordinary books; Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. All these four books of Meyer are memorable for me but still there is one who stand out and made a great impact in my life I think, none other than, the first book, the Twilight.

    Tall, has a pale skin, captivating eyes and an angelic face. An almost perfect creation of God. This is the way Edward Masen Cullen described by the author. Edward is the male leading character of the book. He has super human abilities just like his family and he can also read minds. He is the vampire who fell in love with a girl. A girl with a Goddess like face namely Isabella Marie Swan. To make the story short it goes like this, Isabella also known as Bella migrated to his father’s place because her mother remarried. She continue her last year of school at Forks High School where Edward Cullen was also a student there. The two didn’t have a great start but then as the time goes by, Bella and Edward became close to each other until it came to the point that Bella found out the greatest dark secret of Edward about his identity. After the revelation nothing has changed except the fact that Edward fell in love with Bella and vice versa. Their love story doesn’t end there, there are lots of hindrance between the two of them because of the big difference in them yet they went through it until the end of the chapter.

    Maybe, there is a question ‘why’ in your mind, why I chose Twilight as the book that made a great impact in my life. Aside from it brought me to another world, the world where Edward and Bella exist. Actually, the reason is quite simple, it thought me how to be in love with the hard to define yet meaningful idea of love. Yes, it’s quite simple but in every day of my life that God made for me, I always apply that reason. That reason which made a part of who I am today and who will I be in the near future.

  28. Abados, Xaviery Amiel C. – BSEDMT 1-1N
    Several books that I’ve read:
    “Too Hot to Handle” by Matt Christopher,
    “The Swiss Family Robinson” by Johann Wyss,
    “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne,
    “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo, and
    “In His Steps” by Charles M. Sheldon

    In His Steps
    -written by Charles Monroe Sheldon, 1896
    The story began on a Friday morning while Rev. Henry Maxwell was making his Sunday morning sermon. Shortly, the bell rang and he opened the door, and he saw a young man standing in front of him who looks like a tramp. The young man said to Rev. Maxwell that he doesn’t have a job and he is expecting that he would give him a way to find one, but Rev. Maxwell didn’t help him and said, “I don’t know of anything.” Then Rev. Maxwell closed the door and he heard the man walking down the steps. The same man appeared on Sunday morning and he stood up in front of the people. He briefly told them about who he really is and he also confronts the congregation about their “lack of concern for others,” and the man also asked a question—“Is this what you mean by following Jesus’ steps?” When he finished speaking, he collapsed and died a few days later. Rev. Maxwell was deeply moved with what happened, so the following Sunday, he presented a challenge to the congregation: “Before you decide or do something, think, what would Jesus do?” This challenge is where the story of the book revolves.

    “What Would Jesus Do?”
    This book really moved me because of its lessons. It showed me how important my testimony is when it comes to other people, most especially I’m representing my God. It also helped me to carefully watch my actions, thinking, and the words I’m saying.
    It is really hard to guard the things we are doing, and sometimes or most of the times we fail because we aren’t perfect, but as long as you have the desire to make things right and you want to do it intentionally, then you can be a better person that you want to be and at the same time, you’re pleasing God through that.

  29. The Journey
    Submitted By:Shairene B. Dela Cruz BSEDMT 1-1N

    The books I have read are Noli Me Tangere (Jose Rizal),El Filibusterismo (Jose Rizal),Black Beauty (Anna Sewell),A Walk To Remember (Nicholas Sparks) and Message In A Bottle (Nicholas Sparks).

    I have read many book, but the one that have made an impact to me is the book written by Nicholas Sparks, entitled “A Walk To Remember”. It shows that life is a journey filled with happy and sad memories. Each memory has it’s own mark in our life, which affects us in many ways. Each memory represents as specific experience that we have been throughout our life and remembers us with specific people that we have been met. Our walk in life is like a trip, sometimes it may be an easy one. Even how hard this trip will be, the most important things that we have to know from it are: what we have been learn from it, what are the experiences that we have been passed through and into which extent it changes our path in life.

    In the same time, we have to be grateful for everything that we have been passed throughout our life and for happy or sad moment because it really represents who we are today and what we are going to be in our future. At the end, we have to imagine that every memory, happy or sad one is just like a sunshine that brightens our way in life and whenever we see the sunset we have to remember to go on because the sun will rise again.

  30. Benedict John S. Gamba

    Paraphrased :

    Man has survived their beliefs because of their ignorance and not using of time in the best way. He is the most fierce and violent creature. Powerful man who did all the harm he could to the extend that he will kill someone. But inspite of, there are what we call limitations. If we will be more intelligent and able to understand things easily or plan things well, we can continue and fight these limitations. We cannot be just like dinosaurs that disappear suddenly or in a way that cannot be explained. They were once the Lords of creation, but in the end, they became no one in this world.

    Summarized:

    Introspection is the examining of your own thoughts, ideas, and feelings. This is the method by which the facts of one’s private mental life is abseened. As Harold Larrabee analyzed this, “It’s as easy as self consciousness “, to do that , we must let them run their natural cruise and then pause and view opinions concerned whit things that happened in the past .

  31. Christian Ralph D. Bigno
    BSED MT 1-1N

    “Destiny”
    I have read many inspiring stories in pocket books and “Ebooks”. Most of the stories inspired me are love stories. My favorite stories are entitled “My High School Life”, “Romeo and Juliet”, Tears of an Angel” etc, but the story that made the greatest impact in my life was an Ebook Love Story entitled “My Guardian Angel”. The main characters of this story are Eros and Eris. This story is about a bad boy student that changed his life because of an Angel.
    Eris is an Angel died because of rape. For her to live again, God gave her mission, to changed Eros from a bad boy to good. God magically sent her down to earth and she became one of Eros’ classmates. After a month, Eris succeeded because Eros fell in love with her accidentally. Eros became a good student and graduated with honors. Eris is very happy for him but she was still sad because when the mission ends their memories will erased according to God. The mission ended, Eris slowly disappeared. Eros looked for Eris but he did not see her. One day, Eros was walking in the street, he saw a familiar-looking girl crossing on the street. He called the girl, when the girl looked at him Eros immediately ran to the girl and hugged it because the girl was Eris. Both of them cannot tell why they can still remember each other and why did not the memories erased. The story ended happily in that part.
    This story made a great impact in my life because it tells me that if you love someone you will do all things for her/his and it also tells that if you were destined to someone, no matter what happen God will make a way for you to live together with that person happily.

  32. “A Hundred Days with You”

    This is a teen fiction; it was all about family, friends, romance, relationship, and destiny. It has two other continuous parts; “Forever and a Day with You” and “A Night with You”, I read it all.

    Family matters, hindered relationship and friendships are the main point of the story. In true life, everywhere we go definitely we can’t find a perfect family, even my own family, we are not perfect, we argue, we fight, and we even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end family is family the love is always be there. The story makes me feel how I am truly blessed having my complete family, having there by my side, and supporting me always. So, I valued my family just like how I valued myself.

    There’s a part of the story that made me cry, because I’m feeling it, especially about friendship, how I wish I’ll find now my best friend and true friends, because when I’m in senior high school, I’ve experienced bullying, how it feels like half of your classmates and all your friends are against you. This story helps me to realize that friends are like gold, they are the best thing to treasure, and unfortunately my gold’s are fake.

    This story taught me to be contented and satisfied for what you have; don’t look for too much, because it has a tendency to lose what you have right now.
    Through this I ‘am now believing in destined lovers, saying that if you really meant for each other no matter what happens, even if someone are trying to ruin your relationship, they can do nothing for you are you are truly destined to be as one.

    All in all, it really affects me, not because I’m at the same situation but because it adopted my belief that after all the suffering there will always have a best substitute, it results for who am I now, and how my attitude goes, through this story I realized that I’m so blessed, I learned to appreciate things I have, valued the people who cared for me, and I thought that I should build up the self-confidence in me so that no one will attempt to under estimate me and to be bullied of anyone. It also tells me that life is full of struggle, it always has dark sides, and the problems are endless, though we still need to rejoice and be glad because our Lord Jesus is always alive He never fall asleep. He came to save us, reason why we are always surviving in every challenge of our lives. So live your life to the fullest! Don’t let anyone ruin your happiness!

    ROSAL, MARIEL C.
    BSEdMT 1-1N

  33. “A Hundred Days with You”

    This is a teen fiction; it is all about family, friends, romance, relationship, and destiny. It has two other continuous parts; “Forever and a Day with You” and “A Night with You”, I read it all.

    Family matters, hindered relationship and friendships are the main point of the story. In true life, everywhere we go definitely we can’t find a perfect family, even my own family, we are not perfect, we argue, we fight, and we even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end family is family the love is always be there. The story makes me feel how I am truly blessed having my complete family, having there by my side, and supporting me always. So, I valued my family just like how I valued myself.

    There’s a part of the story that made me cry, because I’m feeling it, especially about friendship, how I wish I’ll find now my best friend and true friends, because when I’m in senior high school, I’ve experienced bullying, how it feels like half of your classmates and all your friends are against you. This story helps me to realize that friends are like gold, they are the best thing to treasure, and unfortunately my gold’s are fake.

    This story taught me to be contented and satisfied for what you have; don’t look for too much, because it has a tendency to lose what you have right now.
    Through this I ‘am now believing in destined lovers, saying that if you really meant for each other no matter what happens, even if someone are trying to ruin your relationship, they can do nothing for you are truly destined to be as one.

    All in all, it really affects me, not because I’m at the same situation but because it adopted my belief that after all the suffering there will always have a best substitute, it results for who am I now, and how my attitude goes, through this story, I realized that I’m so blessed, I learned to appreciate things I have, valued the people who cared for me, and I taught that I should build up the self-confidence in me so that no one will attempt to under estimate me and to be bullied of anyone. It also tells me that life is full of struggle, it always has dark sides, and the problems are endless, though we still need to rejoice and be glad because our Lord Jesus is always alive He never fall asleep. He came to save us, reason why we are always surviving in every challenge in our lives. So live your life to the fullest! Don’t let anyone ruin your happiness!

    ROSAL, MARIEL C.
    BSEdMT 1-1N
    (FINAL)

  34. The Importance of Friendship
    Submitted by: Patrick De La Vega

    The books that I have read:

    *The Best Friends Promise (Laurice Del Rio)
    *Noli Me Tangere (Jose Rizal)
    *El Filibusterismo (Jose Rizal)
    *His Smile (Angel Bautista)
    *Like the Flowing River (Paulo Coelho)

    Author: Laurice Del Rio
    Genre: Romance
    Title: The Best Friends Promise

    This book made an impact to my life; it shows me the importance of having a best friend. The story is about the two best friends, Marissa and Antonio who made a promise that they will be Best Friends Forever with a symbol of their names written on the heart that was drawn on the mango tree. A true friend will always be there for you every time when you needed them. There are times that you will experience some pain and problem with your best friend but these things happen for a reason and your best friend helps you become a better person. A true friend helps you know who you really are and they help you become conscious in your actions. A true friend guides you to the road of justice. They also share some secrets that you should accept and try to take the challenge together.

    The love that you feel cannot be denied nor can’t be erased. Falling in love with your best friend is one of the hardest situation you can be in because of the fact that if it didn’t work out you would lose not only the one you love but also you would lose your dearest friend.

    In the end of the story, the two best friends decided to have a relationship with each other and promised to love each other until the end.

  35. CHRISTIAN RAFAEL ONTANIEZA (BSEDMT-1-1N)
    Top 5 Books that I have read:
    1. The Book of Proverbs
    2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by: Jeff Kinney
    3. Harry Potter by: J.K Rowling
    4. Heaven is Real by: Don Piper and Cecil Murphey
    5. The Purpose Driven Life by: Rick Warren

    BOOK OF PROVERBS
    “Give me WISDOM”

    As I read the book of Proverbs in the Bible, it really gave a lot of wisdom and great words. Christ really made a big change in our lives, not only to me but also to other people. I will just first share the ones that I have watched in the television.

    Addictive people that went to the wrong ways they have chosen, have almost failed their lives and gave up. Just like a story in the television, mostly men are the affected ones by drug abuse and drug addiction. They will do everything just to get illegal drugs, to buy it, to sell, to use it, to make them happy and high. There also comes a time that they sell their appliances, their things, their house, their daughters and sons, their family and even their own lives. It is really sad that they have given everything that they have just for that drugs. Still, there is a part in their lives that comes where they will realize that everything that they have done was wrong. There will be a person that will come to his/her life that will really make him/her realize that there is still God. Just like what they said in Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;” they will realize, come to rehab, and there will start the change of their lives. And you will see how it changes them from the start. It is really amazing how God makes a move to change them again to correct their wrongs.

    Let us now begin in my life, how the Book of Proverbs did changed me. As I read it, it really inspired me. To make God the center of my life, to make Him as my Lord and Master, to make Him my only God and trust Him in all of my might. Because when you read the Book of Proverbs, you will see how God changes your life if you’re just going to trust in Him. It really makes me feel overwhelmed and clean. God also gives me the wisdom I need for my life in what should I do in the things to be done. Even though I’m not a drug addict or what, still the words from the Bible can change a person like me, like you and like everybody else. It has inspired me to do the things I am afraid of to do in my life. It gives me the strength and knowledge I need in everyday of my life. I admit to myself that I am a pessimistic person to myself but as I read this book it makes me optimistic and makes a positive view in my life. Right now I am in the stage of conquering my fear, I am in the midst of being positive in everything that I do, and I am in the point of having a doubt and a positive outcome in the things that I do but still I make myself available in helping my own self to plan and prove to myself that I can do all things through Him. And that is the book that really had a big impact and change in my life and very thankful that I have read it, the Book of Wisdom of the Bible. God Bless.

    – I have read the book of proverbs from june 4- june 5.
    – I only read the book of proverbs just once.
    – It took me 8-12 hours of reading it.

  36. Reading books is essential, not only with the study but also with life. It can bring a big change in your life in all of a sudden, it can change the way you live after reading it. And there is a certain book that caused a lot of changes to me.
    I started reading when I was in grade 6. I read Pugad Baboy, written by Pol Medina Jr., that was a comic book that all thinks it is nonsense, since it was just comics. But still, it makes a lot of sense once you’ve start reading it. It tackles about a lot of social issue such as corruption, overuse of political power and a lot of issues that we are facing everyday in this country.
    It made me wide awake with such issues. I am aware on what’s happening in our country. It changed me from a usual citizen that who doesn’t even care of what is happening into a nationalistic one. It made me realize that I am not only living for myself, but also for others. I learned that it is my responsibility to love our country and to live protecting it.
    It also made me so ashamed since I’ve read a lot about corrupt politics and smugglers. So it made me think to live as a good citizen. As it reveals those wrong deeds of our leaders, the eagerness to be a good leader inside of me awakens. It made me want to be a politician someday so I can correct their mistakes, serve other people and the things they should have done.

    Xena L. Magat

  37. Jenny T. Divina
    BSEDMT1-1N
    ENGL1013 (Study and Thinking Skills)

    “The Book that made a Great Impact in my Life”

    I have read different kinds of books, short stories, novels, and etc. Five books that I can’t forget are the Gulliver’s travel, Around the world in eighty days, McArthur, Stainless longganisa, and one of the most books that made a great impact in my life is the novel entitled “Titser”.

    The novel “Titser” by Liwayway A. Arceo, it was published 1995 at Ateneo De Manila University Press. I have read this novel for four times, the first time I read this when I was in second year high school, when our teacher in Filipino required us to read a novel and make a book report. By that time I read the novel twice but not in the same day, I read that again because I didn’t find it boring rather it’s interesting. And when I was in fourth year 3rd year I bought my own copy of this book and read again.

    So to cut the story short this novel is one of my favorites.

    This novel focused on the lives of a married couple who chose teaching as their professions. Amelita and Mauro faced great opposition from Aling Rosa. She believed that the course education wasn’t suitable for her youngest daughter; Amelita. That was also the reason why she strongly preferred Osmundo, a heir to a rich family, over Mauro who was only a teacher.

    Amelita found out that her mother had engaged her with Osmundo so she immediately married Mauro. Out of despair, Aling Rosa moved in Manila and resided with her children there. But they didn’t take that much care for her. Venertheless, she was happy since they’re all successful.

    Meanwhile, Osmundo has also decided to leave the countryside and go abroad. But he planned something against the newly-wedded couple. He had tasked a man to kill Mauro but he didn’t know that the man wasn’t able to do so. He had a great respect over Mauro for helping his son in his studies.

    Amelia was only seven months pregnant when she gave birth to Rosalinda. Her mom rushed to the hospital since she and her baby had to stay in the hospital. Still, she didn’t accept Mauro as her son-in-law.

    Few more years had passed and the baby had grown into a smart and beautiful girl. Osmundo also returned and met Mauro again. The two of them decided not to dwell in their pasts yet Amelita couldn’t be relieved. There was once when Osmundo met Rosalinda and showed her around his hacienda. Mauro and Amelita were worried that Osmundo might get his revenge on their daughter instead. But Rosalinda had only told them how nice Osmundo was. He had finally decided to forget his love for Amelota.

    But Aling Rosa fell really ill. She had expected her children in Manila but Amelita was the only one who personally took care of her. The other just sends some money for her medication but Amelia was with her all throughout. And that’s when she realized how wrong she had been for belittling Amelita.

    That was the story of this novel, this novel made a great impact in my life. It gave me an inspiration to push what you really want to. In this novel, I learned that people shouldn’t have seen teacher as something little. There would be times where we couldn’t appreciate the smaller things in life because we were preoccupied with the greater things. When in fact, those small things were all we need. And I came to the point that I realized that teaching is a profession which we shouldn’t belittle. Teaching save lives and without teachers people can’t be successful as what they want. In case of Mauro and Amelita, they were helping to their students, providing the books and other school supplies as long as they can help even if they are not rich. That thing made a great impact in my life and it is also the reason why being a teacher is one of my choices before I graduated high school. It made me believe that I am working not for the money but because it is my passion, this is the thing I love, and I have the good intentions/reasons.

  38. Submitted to: Prof. Elmer P. Brabante
    BSED MT 1-1N
    Submitted by: Mahusay, Ester Hannah T.
    Theme: “The book that made a great impact to my life”
    1. Mandie and the Secret Tunnel – Lois Gladys Leppard
    2. Holly’s first love-Beverly Lewis
    3. Secret Summer Dreams-Beverly Lewis
    4. Purpose Driven Life-Rick Warren
    5. The Book of Esther in the bible

    “Mandie and the Secret Tunnel”
    – Lois Gladys Leppard

    I am not a wide-reader person but when I was in fourth year high school, we were required to read any stories, books or novels for compliance of our requirement so I was forced to do so and this is the first book I had read.

    “Mandie Shaw, almost a teenager, is certain God no longer loves her as she watches her father being lowered into his grave. Mandie’s move into a neighbor family’s home, when her mother remarries, does not soften her grief. Her only comfort is the promise from her father’s faithful Cherokee friend, Uncle Ned, to watch out for her and be a friend.”

    What impact did the story has brought to me is the uncertainty of the future. Nobody knows what and who holds the future, nobody knows what will come next, what will be the things to come. Life is uncertain, and there’s no such thing as permanent. Our life situation today is different from the life that we will be tomorrow because changes will automatically occur. Change is inevitable. But it will also depend on how we move, how we make it because life is what we make it.

    Mandy, out of her curiosity, was able to find her uncle’s home and her uncle, and that made her life change. Her courage, patience, hope and determination made her future different. Sometimes, it takes a lot of patience, courage, and determination to reach our goal in life. And there are friends for better of for worse and friends forever. Mandie’s father’s friend is that kind of friend who is a friend forever.

    Man needs a friend. We can’t stand alone without other people. No man is an island. There are Instruments that God uses us just to bless us, and to give us our necessity. Another thing is that, there are people in our lives that hindrance our success, that they don’t want us to prosper and grow and that is just normal and we should accept that.

  39. Katrina Mae P. Guaño
    BSEdMT 1-1N

    ESCAPE FROM REALITY

    “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body,” said Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. Just as the body needs exercise to remain flexible, strong, and youthful, so does the brain. The brain also requires input and continued development to remain sharp and creative throughout our lives. Reading keeps our mind young. It also helps us maintain intellectual sharpness.
    Books are not my bestfriend, unlike other people who treated books as their loyal friend. I am not really fond of reading books, long stories or novel because they bore me and they made me sleep, unless it is required for us to read because it is needed for our projects or some other stuffs. Until, Ebook or electronic books became popular, especially wattpad stories, a website where you can read and download some stories, love story or inspirational stories. My hate for books was gone. I become a reader. I do not only read Ebooks but I also read novels.

    I have read some novels like The Pilgrimage by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho which is all about an adventure to find one’s own path. I have also read a novel which focuses on two teenager who fell in love with each other despite the hindrances and the disparity of their personalities, this novel that made me smile and at the same time cry is A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks, an American writer. I have also read Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. A story of a boy who is not popular and he is a wallflower, and suddenly learn how to socialize by the help of some friend and her love interest. Lastly, the book that had the great impact in my life was The Worst Day of My Life, So Far by M.A. Harper.

    M.A. Harper’s book had a great impact in my life because it focuses on a woman who gives up her job, home, friends and life in the city to move to her hometown to take care of her mother who has Alzheimer’s. For me this book not only focuses in Alzheimer’s but also in how a daughter or a woman can give their love and how she gives up her life for her mother. It also show how woman fight for their right, how to become strong despite of so many problems and how to overcome and survived the problem that she encountered. Before, me and my mom were not so close. We always argue. We always fight. There comes a point where I am shouting at her while she is scolding me. But now, we are in good terms. I realized that I became a bad daughter to her and I realized that I should be the one who understand her because she is my mother, she works for me and my siblings and whatever happens she will be my mother. I will not wait the time where they, in fact not only my mom but also my dad, are old, they walks slowly and taking some medicines for me to take care of them. I should be taking care of them now. Even if I am studying here in Manila, I make sure that they are safe by calling them or checking them through my siblings. My parents are my everything. They give me life and take care of me so they deserve to be loved and taken good care back.

    “Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.” said Jeanette Winterson. It is true that we go into another world when we read books, we escape from the reality because books made us realize some things and they let ourselves live the life of the characters in the novels. Most important is that I realized that I should read often because it will help me a lot, it will nourish my brain with good thoughts and it will improve how I think and how I live.

  40. My Inspiration

    The book that makes a great impact in my life is the novel El filibusterismo by our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. It makes me realize that history is more interesting to study. It reveals all wrong things that made by the spaniards.

    It says that all of the spaniards priest at that time are so greedy and also the government who are they conspirator. They make all filipinos stupid and nothing to know about there language and country. They believe that if they know all about spaniards, they will make it advantage to fight against them. But there are some filipinos like Simoun who start a rebellion against the spaniards. But not like all of the story it has no happy ending because they didn’t achieve there victory.

    I learn by this novel that not all of the priest are good. Some of them are greedy and used only position in society for its own sake. They just convinced the filipinos about there lies about the miracle and so on.

  41. The One Who Changed Me
    Books on our shelves seem to be as plenty as the rice grains stocked in our kitchen. So many choices of them to read. Different topics, authors and colors from the thickest to the thinnest ones. But most of the time, I could not have just a minute to read only one of them. Then I had this moment when my eyes suddenly glanced at this blue book entitled “Jose Rizal; Life, Works and Writings of a Genius, Writer, Scientist and National Hero.’’

    On that day, all I want to do is to lay on my bed, watch the television, consume my unlimited text and be lazy for the rest of the day. But the moment I hold that book, it seems like I was hypnotized by its cover and told me to read him. Ever since I was in grade school, Rizal has always been the format of what a child should be. But for me, I’ve only known him just because he’s our national hero. Since the book I was holding is all about him, I thought that it’ll be boring, but as I read and turn its pages, It showed me things that I should have red before. Maybe it sounds funny but while reading that book, I didn’t realize that it was getting too late and I was almost on the one half of its pages. As days go by, I continue reading that book until I finish. I guess I really enjoyed reading it. Why? Maybe because it made me realize that I’m waking up every morning not just to be lazy and be worse than a paralyzed person for the rest of the day, but to be a better person and be the role model of my fellow youth. Rizal is not that boring at all, that book proved me wrong. Yes it’s just a book, but once you get attached to it you’ll feel like there’s someone who corrects you and helps you whenever you need them. Since that day when I first read that book, I made a big change. I told myself that when the day comes that I’m no longer part of this world, someone will also made a biography of me because I’ve touch lots of people’s lives by my words, made my life worthy, carry the pride of my country and made my family proud just like what Rizal did.

    Most of us don’t really appreciate the value of books and how it touches our souls. But the feeling when we’re reading at least a single book is like traveling around the world. It don’t just gives us knowledge but it also makes us experience things that no other person could made us do. To live with a friend feels good, but to live reading books is more than having a friend.

  42. THE NOTEBOOK
    Author: Nicholas Sparks

    the story of ” the notebook” of Nicholas Sparks will really make your tears fell. That’s why it is one of my favorite and it is one of the New York best-sellers in October 1997. The story is all about the power and Value of True Love. it shows that Love can surpass all the trials that came in our lives. If it is real and no doubt, it will give you confidence in every obstacle in life.
    This is the summary of the Notebook: At home for the aged, an elderly man named Duke begins to read a romantic story from his notebook to a fellow elder.
    The story he tells begins in 1940. In Seabrook Island, South Carolina, local country boy Noah Calhoun is smitten with seventeen-year-old heiress Allie Hamilto. After seeing her at a carnival, and they share a happy summer together. Noah takes Allie to an abandoned house, which he explains that he intends to buy for them. Later that evening, she asks him to make love to her, but they are interrupted by Noah’s friend Fin with the news that Allie’s parents have the police out looking for her. When Allie and Noah return to her parents’ mansion, they ban her from seeing Noah, whom they called “trash, trash, trash”. The two break up and the next morning, Allie’s mother announces that the family is returning home to Charleston.
    Noah and Allie have no choice but to move on with their lives. Noah and Fin volunteered to fight in World War II and Fin is killed in battle. Allie becomes a volunteer in a hospital for wounded soldiers, where she meets an officer named Lon Hammond, Jr., a young lawyer who is handsome, rich, charming and comes from old Southern money. The two eventually become engaged, to the delight of Allie’s parents, but Allie sees Noah’s face in the newspaper coincidentally when Lon asks her to marry him.
    When Noah returns home from the war, he discovers his father has sold their home so that Noah can buy the abandoned house, fulfilling his lifelong dream to buy it for his ex-girlfriend Allie, whom by now he hasn’t seen for several years. While visiting Charleston, Noah witnesses Allie and Lon kissing at a restaurant. He convinces himself that if he restores the house, Allie will come back to him. Later, Allie is startled to read in the newspaper that Noah has completed the house, she visits him in Seabrook.
    In the present, it is made clear that the elderly woman is in fact Allie, who is suffering from dementia and cannot remember any of the events being read to her. Duke, the man who is reading to her, is her husband, but Allie cannot recognize him.
    Back in the forties, Allie returns to Seabrook. She and Noah renew their relationship and make love at Noah’s now-restored house. In the morning, Allie’s mother appears on Noah’s doorstep, warning Allie that a jealous Lon has followed her to Seabrook. Allie confesses to Lon that she has been spending time with Noah. He is upset but says that he still loves her. Allie tells him she knows she should be with him, but she remains doubtful.
    In the present, Allie becomes briefly lucid and remembers that the story Duke is reading is the story of how they met. Young Allie appears at Noah’s doorstep, having left Lon at the hotel. Elderly Allie suddenly remembers her past. After finding out about her illness, she herself wrote their story in the notebook with instructions for Noah to “read this to me, and I’ll come back to you”. But Allie soon relapses, losing her memories of Noah. She panics, not understanding who he is, and has to be sedated. That same night Noah is hospitalized with what seems to be another heart attack.
    When released from the hospital, Elderly Noah “Duke” goes to Allie’s room to find her again. Allie questions Noah about what will happen to them when she loses her memory completely, and he reassures her that he will never leave her. She asks him if he thinks their love for each other is strong enough to “take them away together”, he replies that he thinks their love could do anything. After telling each other that they love one another, they both go to sleep in Allie’s bed. The next morning, a nurse finds them dead in each other’s arms. (End of summary)
    We should never let give up on someone or something that we can’t afford to lose, Not only in love but also in study. No matter how many times you tried and failed, never lose hope on trying. That’s what Noah did to Allie. He never left Allie even if the situation looks worst. This book encourages me to strive and study harder. Even though there’s time I failed, never lose hope. For God is always there for me and will never ever leave me.

  43. The Great Book for Me

    Book is a set of sheets bound into a volume , a long written or printed narrative , a major division of a long literary work – Based on The Merriam Webster Dictionary . But in my own opinion books are like songs that gives inspiration,wisdom,knowledge and something that can make a difference for everyone . There is a lot of book I encountered since I was a child like Fairy tales (Cinderella,Sleeping Beauty,The Little Mermaid) and Myth or Legendary Books (The Story of Medusa and Athena,The Story of Narcissus, The Flight of Icarus) this stories taught me good , valuable and useful lessons. When I was 4th year High school My Teacher taught us to read Short story and Novel in our book The English Expressway like (The Diamond Necklace-short story and The Big Wave-Novel) all those stories contribute a great lessons in my life but there is one book that made a great impact to me besides the Bible is Quotation Books like The Leadership Smarts by Ken Blanchard. He gives the quote then the explanation or his experienced afterwards. I really love quotes that is why I really like it . Also this book contains advice on aiming for excellence , maintaining integrity , finding courage to change helping readers to reach potentials and much more principles with simple insights that help to sharpen skills and build personal integrity .

  44. We are all a Butterfly

    I was in 3rd year high school when our english teacher told us to read about the book, Hope for the flowers. It is a very catchy title indeed. But when I saw its cover, I thought it was a boring story for the children but then I was wrong..

    Hope for the flowers by Trina Paulus is a story that will surely loved by all of us and could definitely learn from it. It is a story of two catterpillars named, “Yellow” and “Stripe.” These two catterpillars made a symbolic of different challenges in our daily lives… Patience, sacrifice, decision making, the value of making mistakes and learn from it and of course, the power of an endless love. It bring hope to me when I’ve read this. I’ve realized that from being such an ugly catterpillar, there is a butterfly and a better person within each of us.. :)

    5 other books that made a big impact to my life: The Notebook, The wedding, A walk to remember, The lovely bones and Dear John.

  45. LASPONIA, MARIMAR V. JULY 06, 2013
    BSED MT 1-1N PROF. ELMER P. BRABANTE

    READING IS EXPLORING!
    WHAT I BECOME WHEN I READ?

    I love to read books. There are many learnings in each book. It was was thrilling in every page. Horror, comedy, drama, about love or nothers , it doesn’t matter just as long as you want to read and enjoy the book. It enhances your imagination. Books are also good learning tool.
    The best five books I have read were Just as long as we’re together; Here’s to you, Rachelle Robinson; Perfect shot; Sadist lover; and She’s dating the gangster, but the book that has a great impact to me was the novel of Just as long as we’re together.
    Just a long as we’re together by Judy Blume was great story. I love it so much because it was given by my sponsor who helps me in my study by financial support. The story is related and just right for my age when I read that. I was first year then in a summer break. The story was all about family issue, friendships, studies, and a little bit of relationships.
    That novel inspired me to study harder; love, respect, and obey my family; be friendly, be open-minded; accept the facts I would encounter and have faith in God. The novel was really great. It makes me realize the essence of life, to interact with each other.
    Books are interesting if you are interested in it. It brings you to another world. Love to read! And you will learn .

  46. “Got To Be Real”

    There are many different kinds of books that some people are buying it for their pleasure and enjoyment. Certainly, the books or stories that have been reading by the readers was depends in their personalities, beliefs and in their background in life. It also depends in their wants, favorites, and either in their generations or at their age. For example is, when you are a child, you want books about fantasies or fairy tales. While if you are a teenager, most of them are reading about romance or what we called the love stories but some serious/genius students are reading books or stories about fiction, facts, discoveries, etc. Many readers are tempted to read a book/story especially when they are related. In some ways, some of these books had made an impact or made differences in the life of the readers.
    I’m a fan of wattpad stories or what you called the online stories. There are many different kind of storieswhich is group in different fields like romance, comedy, horror and so on. I had read many stories especially in the field of romance. Reading online stories is one of my hobbies when I was in high school. My five most favorites are “Three Words, Eight letters”, “She died”, “The other side”, “Mr. Rebound”, “Perfect Shot” by Alyloony and Have You Seen This Girl. One of these had made an impact for me. This entitled “The Other Side”.
    The story of “The Other Side” was all about a rich girl who enrolled herself in a public high school to find out what is the real life between the rich and poor. One of her reason also was her parents that live in the other country that doesn’t care for her. She’s kind a boyish, cheerful, simple and so friendly. Her best friends or group of friends was almost boys. Everybody thought that she was a lesbian because of her attitude and some skills that almost boys only can made it. But even though she act like a boy, there are some boys who are courting her, she’s not a type of girl that easy to get, because instead of entertaining them just to flirt, she just ignore it and not take it seriously. Besides, she doesn’t want to enter in a relationship while she’s studying, because she believes that there is no serious relationship when you are young. Naomi is the name of the girl. Time passed by, she fall in love with one of her best friends, Terrence. But Terrence was a playboy and always told Naomi that he wants sexy and gorgeous girls. Naomi was always laughing when Terrence told that to her. She kept her feelings until they graduated in high school. Her parents didn’t know that Naomi studied in public school. So, when they know it, they forced her to study in private school far away from her friends. Years passed by, everybody changed. Certainly, they had a reunion and some of her friends don’trecognized her. Even though her best friends, especially Terrence. Naomi as a gorgeous, beautiful and so girly that time. She was excited to come in the reunion because she thought that if Terrence saw her, maybe he fell in love with her. The time they saw each other, they felt awkwardness. Her friends felt also awkward coz they thought that Naomi was totally changed. Time passed by, when she have a conflict with her friends, one of her old friend told her that the old Naomi is better than her other side now. At the ending, she realized that you don’t have to change for someone you love. Naomi came back in what the real she is, the boyish type, simple and cheerful. Her friends came back, even Terrence. Terrence also confess to her. He had feelings also with Naomi since high school, but he’s afraid to ruin their relationship as best friend.
    Every time I remember Naomi on how humble she is, esp. when she enrolled in public, I felt proud and impressed like wow. Coz she didn’t treat the poor persons different with them, rich peoples. She found her happiness in simple life and by boosting her real self. I think she’s cool. When I remembered the ending of the story, I’m smiling for no reason. I’ve learn that you don’t have to changed yourself to be wanted by everyone/someone. Just got to be real, be yourself and everybody will loves you.

    – Danica May C. Caluza
    BSED MT 1-1N

  47. Love, it is just an ordinary word until someone comes along the way and gives its meaning. A word that is always about giving and taking. A word that sometimes means sacrifice. Word that may break our hearts and turn it into stone. Word that may give us a hundreds of reasons to live. A word that will make our hearts beat so fast, very fast.
    Struggle love stories, those stories always give an impact into my life. That is why I love reading them. She’s dating a Gangster, Diary ng Panget, Voiceless, and Crisscross, are examples of them. But one of those stories that I’ve read that inspires me most is entitled “A Sadist Lover”.
    Mr. Lance Mariano and Ms. Sharlot “Miyuki” Parko, main characters of the story Sadist Lover, showed that struggles in relationship are not a reasons to end a love story that is once a beautiful part of their life. They’ve been through a lot of problems. They may be tried to forget each other several times, they may be tried to move on but in the end, they found themselves thinking and loving each other all over again.
    Their love story gives a deep impact into my life. Especially to my love life. I had once in a situation like that in the story, but not exactly the same thing. I’ve been basted for about four times. Four times of a heart aching moments. My heart scratch into pieces, tiny pieces. Then, someone came into my life, pick those tiny pieces and fix it.
    I really love that girl. She teaches me how to love with all my heart. She makes me experienced what it feels like to be an important person. We’ve been through some problems several times. Arguing with each other and so on. But, we stand still. We won against those problems and struggles. We shared a hundred laughs and sweet words. Until one day, we had a very big problem. We tried to fix it. We did all the possible things that we could make but at that time, we’ve lost. Our love disappears like a bubble floating in the sky. All of the days that we’ve been together, all the sweet words and laughs that we shared, had just turns into a beautiful memories of a wonderful yesterday.
    As the days passed by into my life, I learned how to move on. Though it takes billions of hours or a hundreds of days, I made it. Like what I’ve said, the story didn’t happen to me, the same thing as it was. They ended married and lived happily. But in my case we ended as friends. At this time, I secretly fell in love again with another girl.
    The thing that I learned from the story “Sadist Lover” is that, life has a countless reasons to fall in love all over again. That life is a river that we have to keep flowing and life is road that we have to keep going.

  48. erickson b. cuares
    BSEDMT 1-1N
    My family and My best friend
    i joined to my friends Because of the time period we live in you might judge people who entertain themselves and find joy in watching TV, shopping to mall , and mostly in study. However from deep inside in my life i learned should not always joined my friends because i have a family that give me a was full of care and support for parallel I graduate study and support of my best friend.
    Both of my parents have finished secondary even if they attended college They worked hard for us graduate study. Now I just studied college, now i study hard.support her children. From the scene, family is top priority than others. On the whole, Freaky Fridays is a good movie to watch as it contains a lot of moral values.
    Just keep in mind, though, that most people you cannot trust. One value of friendship, which many find extremely important, is rather or not you’re alike and like. thanks to my parents .They are the reason why I achieved the dream, and they are the reason why I am learning the ropes, and why I studied at PUP. the title of book that made a great impact of my life is THE FROG PRINCESS.

  49. Book For Fun

    Books are over here, over there, almost everywhere. We all know the importance of books like in studying, mostly, it is the best source of reference needed to do your homeworks. But books can also be used in entertainment like magazines, novel books, short stories, etc. What is a book then? A book is a written compilation of information. As a student, books are very important for me to understand the lessons better. But of course, I also read some entertaining books. Some of their titles are “How to be an almost-perfect girlfriend”, Bakit baliktad magbasa ng libro ang mga Pilipino?”, “Reader’s Digest”, “ABNKKBSNPLAKO”, “Everything I need to know about love, I learned from Papa Jack”, etc. But there’s only one book that made a great impact in my life, and that’s “Everything I need to know about love, I learned from Papa Jack.” That book contains inspirational quotes about love and life. There also have some of Papa Jack’s advice for brokenhearted people. I can say it made a great impact in my life because it changes some of my point of view in life. I’ve knew facts about men and women’s attitude and why they act like that. It is written in Tag-lish language so it’s easier for me to understand and relate with the stories written on it. I used it as a guide to have a better future and a better love life. I would be aware for what will I do if a guy did something unusual. That book is very informative so I recommend my friends to read it so they will also be aware for what they will do in comes to their lovelife.

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