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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Return of Guro72

It was quite a long time that I have not visited this blogsite. There was an attempt in the past but because of the so many paper requirements that I have to accomplish in my post graduate studies i could not find time to write even a simple blog.... the truth is : all of those things that i have mentioned are just alibis!  I could not really find any motivation to write. But now i was compelled to write for whatever reason I my self cannot explain. Maybe it was because of that unexpected chat... Its 12:23 in the morning... next time I will be sharing more thoughts coming from my readings and of course coming from mind and heart....

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mr. Casala's Adviser's Message

School Year 2012-2013   can best be remembered because of the following important events:
First,it is the year that I have begun my life at 40!Also, it’s the Golden Jubilee Year of De La Salle Lipa our beloved school. Lastly, it mightbe unprecedented, though I not am so  sure if this is the first time that  the adviser and  the advisory class  will graduate  at the same  school  year!

Remember when we set the standard at the very beginning?  What I mean is everyone will become achievers! Theoretically it is possible and maybe some of you took it as a joke.But look what happened during the third quarter – a lowest average grade of 85.00+ was registered on the school academic files (79.00 was your lowest at the start of the S.Y.)If not for some hitches along the way probably we have almost completed the feat.Anyhow what you have achieved is already extra-ordinary.

As we wind up the story book of your batch: the “BB-112 Golden Batch”. Always remember all the good and bad things that had happened in the past.For the “Good things” cherish it and make it a part of your nostalgic memory so that when you grow older you will have something to look back into.As for the “Bad experiences” never forget it, rather learn from it.Goodbye for now my children. I will miss you so much hope you will miss me too.Always remember to live simply and humbly.Love and serve your family first and be with God at all times.

What a School Year That was

S.Y. 2012-2013 can best be remembered as the year De La Salle Lipa celebrated her 50th year of  its existence!

It was also the year I have accomplished two theses and earned my much awaited master's degree.

Moreover, March 2013 also paved the way for a new Pope: Pope Francis!

Lost of challenges also happened this year that somehow tested my faith on God but passed it with flying colors.

New students were met;  new friends were found.

Thanks for the memories and fun SY 2012-2013.

Good luck to my students who will be graduating this school year. Just hang tough and continue reaching you dream.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Journey of a Teacher: 21 Years After
A Historical Timeline

  29th October 1991       :           L.P.C.A. stint
October 1993                                      At the age of 19 years he became a Physics Teacher
                                                            and have taught students almost his age

  3rd November 1993      :          D.L.S.L. entry
Moment of mixed emotions – HAPPY because he will be teaching in one of the most prestigious schools in Batangas,  SAD because he left a school which became his first HOME and refuge, and FEAR for he is uncertain about his future…

  S.Y. 1994-1995            :           Freshmen Level Adviser then Senior Level Adviser
S.Y. 1995-1996                                    Two years of Formative teaching, advising and

TRIVIA: Batch ’96 became the first batch
who graduated in the SENTRUM. B-105 his advisory
class and a non-cream was one of the only three
sections with 100% passing rate. B-stands for Blue the color code of the senior level that time.

  S.Y. 1996-2001            :           5-Yr. Middle Administrative Career
At a very young age of 24 years he became a Mid-level administrator. This was totally an abrupt change of career landscape from ordinary teaching to administrative one.

  S.Y. 2001-2002            :           Post- Administrative Year
The hunger and thirst to teach full time urged him to resign as administrator and went back to teaching. It was hard at first to return to full time teaching especially if you came from a managerial and administrative post for a long time.

  S.Y. 2002-2003            :           Return as Level 8 YLM
A call of duty forced him to return to administrative
position to help in the Transition Governance period of the school.

  S.Y. 2003-2006            :           3-Yr L7 Non-Adviser Years
Finally, after 8 years, he decided to teach full time and cherish the real world of a teacher. This marked the beginning of his real teaching career.

  S.Y. 2006-2007            :           First Stint as L7 SBJ Adviser ; A.M. L10 Physics Teacher
After 10 long years of not having an advisory class
and longing for a school-family, urged him to enter the SBJ community and became a Level 7 adviser.
It was really fulfilling now that he will be teaching not only the regular students but also the less-privileged but multi-talented Hilarians.

  S.Y. 2007-2009            :           L7 SBJ Adviser - the Continuation
A period of “Fax Romana” – peaceful, quiet but challenging years

  S.Y. 2009-2010            :           First Stint as L11 SBJ Adviser and Applied Science Teacher
S.Y. 2010-2012                                    A change of environment encouraged him to teach
                                                            Applied Science and at the same time became a
Level 11 - SBJ adviser. It was a thrill to stand in
front of thousands of people presenting a graduating class with 100% success rate once again. The trend will continue for the next two years…

  S.Y. 2012- present       :           Level 11 SBJ Adviser – The Saga Continues
This marks his fourth stint as a Level 11 adviser.

This is a year full of promises and hopes – at the age of 40 years and spending more than half of his life as a teacher (19y v. 21y) all he can pray for is that good health and unending passion to teach will continuously flow from an imaginary fountain of youth and scholarly wisdom and be granted upon him by the Divine Providence.

            Live Jesus in Our Hearts… Forever!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Here are some Inspiring Quotes About Love from

Hans Margolius
One man all by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world.
Leo Buscaglia
Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.
Leo Buscaglia
Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating!
Mother Teresa
Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other - it doesn't matter who it is - and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
Robert Louis Stevenson
So long as we love we serve;
So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
And no one is useless while they have a friend.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Excerpt :


Character Building Quotations

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Henry David Thoreau
Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.
Lord Chesterfield

ancient sundial  
Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.
J. B. Gough
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Thomas Paine
Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth.
Daniel Webster
The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.
Joseph Le Conte
It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
J. Petit Senn
A good name will shine forever.
A fair reputation is a plant, delicate in its nature, and by no means rapid in its growth. It will not shoot up in a night like the gourd of the prophet; but, like that gourd, it may perish in a night.
Jeremy Taylor
Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
George Dana Boardma

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, "With all your money you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day.

Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago.

With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11: "And if ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father which is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?"

As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words... PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Karen McGriff --- Texas

May the Lord be with you always...

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