Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I Love Living Life. I Am Happy.

This video was shared by Mam Winnie Amores during our Personal encounter activity last September 11, 2011. One statement she told us “There’s no perfect in this world but you are created perfectly just the way you are!” No matter what you look like, where you came from, how you have been brought up to this world you are still perfect.

We are still blessed more than anything we knew because we are still complete physically. We should be thankful of the things what we have now and stop complaining on what we don’t have. 

It was one of the best activities we had for this semester! Thank you to our mentors and to our personal coach as well!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

HOTS in Social Work

The course is easy, it is not well recognized nor understood that's probably why only a few are led to take it. It does not require much intelligence, and I agree. Intelligence to me is knowing and memorizing a book from cover to cover, and perfecting an exam both in written and in oral form.

Intelligence is not a requisite to social work, because the profession demands more than intelligence - it requires WISDOM.

As against mere intelligence, wisdom entails the ability to apply whatever was learned either through self study, observation or the more formal learning methods of classroom discussion and seminars or training.

Intelligence is knowledge that is kept in the circles of the mind. Wisdom is knowledge translated to action to fulfill the goals of the profession, to practice its beliefs and its principles thereby touching the lives of both the resource consumer and the resource provider.

They question about the ability of the social work students and the social workers to perform higher order thinking (HOT). We don't call it HOT in social work, we call it critical thinking. It is the constant use of the brain by always asking the questions what, why, when, where, whom, and how with every information or in every situation.

The bar of excellence for the Social Work Program and of the Profession has been raised a tier higher. Naturally when one is doing well the spotlight of attention will be pointed to your direction. This is I think what is happening now. We are being watched and we are being observed. Personally, I think that it is the perfect opportunity for us to introduce and convince all that is looking our way to the nobility of the profession.

Let us not engage in the war of the words (that's a waste of energy), let us work harder at glorify the profession by infusing excellence and love in whatever we do as we carry the brand of being a social work student or a social worker. Let our work and its outcome speak of the caliber of thinking and wisdoms that we have.

Abundant blessings to everyone!

- Eanna

27 Happiness Quotes to Lift Up Your Day

You might think that I like posts with a bunch of quotes because I don’t have to write for the day. Actually, these posts take just as long to make because I actually search for the right quotes on an individual basis. But I must say that this one today was a lot of fun to put together. For some reason, reading all these quotes put me in an awesome mood!
Let’s see what they do for you. Enjoy!

1. “Happiness is a healthy mental attitude, a grateful spirit, a clear heart full of love.” -Anonymous
2. “It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.” – Erasmus
3. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
4. “Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.” – Norm Papernick
5. “Happiness is not defined by obtaining everything you want, but by appreciating everything you have.” – Unknown
6. “For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
7. “The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.” – Maharisi
8. “There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” – Lady Marguerite Blessington
9. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
10. “Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.” – Paulo Coelho
11. “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius
12. “Happiness does not consist in things themselves but in the relish we have of them.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
13. “A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.” – Goethe
14. “No one can grant us happiness from the outside. Happiness is a habit to be cultivated.” – Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
15. “Happiness consists of three things; Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience.” – Unknown
16. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain
17. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand
18. “There can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands.” – Victor Robinson
19. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” – Gandhi
20. “Happiness is the secret to all beauty; there is no beauty that is attractive without happiness.” – Christian Dior
21. “Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.” – Napoleon Hill
22. “Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris
23. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that.” – Stacey Charter
24. “Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” – Joseph Wood Krutch
25. “It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.” – Denis Waitley
26. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle
27. “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” – Mildred Barthel

source: mylifemotivation

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I was browsing online for pictures I could use for a project about Traditional and Modern Filipinos, and of course my dear friend Google was always ready to help me out. I was even aiming to find a particular photo that will depict the joy, warmth and prestige that will come to mind when one thinks of the word- FILIPINO. But to my demise, the power of technology slapped the reality right into my face.

Go to and search the keyword

"filipino couple"

and worst..


and you'll see what I mean.

My sister recently discovered somebody on Youtube under the username FilipinoUnggoy, a Filipino hater (as in somebody who abhors Filipinos in general) who posted his angst and disdain online. He (I'm assuming its a he), uploaded videos and blogged about why he hated the Filipino so much. When my sister told me about it, my initial response was, "Maybe he's a professional online heckler. People today do get paid just to say crap online about other people."

But after I read his words, I could say yes he hates us. He does. He really does.

And I don't blame him. Most of the things he described are really happening in the Filipino Society right now.

"Sad but True", I quote James Hetfield.

What I saw today on my quest to present a simple school project led me to serendipity. Not expecting it at all.

Okay, Maybe I still want to be a Filipino about you?

Back to work.

not happy at all.... hehehehe
Dona MartinezBSSW -2

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mary's Nativity

As we are entering the month of September, which is the month of our two beloved mothers; the blessed virgin mary and Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo,. Lourdes College will be conducting a joint celebration for September 8, 2011 Mary's Nativity and September 10, 2011 Mother Ignacia's Death Anniversary will be celebrated as one on September 9, 2011 highlighted with renewal of commitment and pledging of commitment as members of Mother Ignacia Movement.

All Social Work Students are advised to attend a meeting tomorrow Friday September 2, 2011 5:30 pm for the planning of activities in relation to the celebration and also please prepare your respective groups for the quiz bowl tomorrow, the focus is general education (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Social Studies)

Ms. Martinez