The Beauty of Spring

Definitely feels like spring is here even though there are times I still feel the winter chill. More than the vibrant mood it brings these last few days  I am also totally turning on my spring mood, that’s for sure.  An all time favorite season because the weather is so lovely, it’s not too cold and not too hot and those beautiful flower-blossoming trees are blooming only in the spring season together with the lush trees and I tend to go a little crazy with all the pretty colors.

It’s definitely a must-have to start the spring time with gladness, let’s bury the coldness of winter and fall in love with all of these amazing picturesque views of nature.

I don’t want to miss going out and taking some shots of God’s wonderful creations and sharing the beauty of spring.

Life's too short. Let it go and live, keeping the memories tuck in our hearts.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. (Genesis 1:31)

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What Google Says about me?

When I’m bored I kill time, I mean we all do.

It’s been ages since the last time I updated my blog.

Hubby and I are so busy packing up our things, we’re moving soon on our new flat. From ground floor to top, yippee bird’s eye view.

Looking on the bright side –   taking stairs is one of the good ways to exercise .

So to relax after the hectic day of sorting out our stuff, while browsing Facebook I tried an application on fb, well I find it quite amusing.

A good laugh, alone.

Giggles. Someone’s sleeping. Ssshhhhh. I’d better be quiet.

What Google says about Riz?

New Addiction – Black Jelly

 I’m addicted.

Addicted to what? Black jelly.

We have “sago’t gulaman ” in Pinas, the Americans have Jell-O, here they have  black jelly also known as grass jelly. It is a black, slimy blob, does not look palatable at all. The jelly has a mild herbal taste since it is made from boiling a Chinese herb commonly  as chin chow.

Grass jelly (Chinese: 涼粉 liáng fěn or 燒仙草shāo xiān cǎo; Minnan (Hokkien): 仙草 sian-chháu;  Malay: cincau) is a type of food with a Jelly -like consistency that is used in China and  Southeast Asia in drinks and desserts. 

Interesting it is also a drink known as Michael Jackson in South East Asia.

Today I bought some at the convenience store. It is sold in cans or packets in Asian supermarkets.

I tried to do  my own recipe.

Grassjelly

It is some very firm black jelly bits with some softer white nata de coco bits and  ice cubes. It makes for a refreshing dessert especially after eating such tasty meals having  a kind of herbal taste.  A good choice for merienda.

The Best of Chinese Cuisine

Whilst my experiences in China have been overwhelmingly positive, I’ve tried and tasted the best of Chinese cuisines over the past years.

Posting some photos of the best, delicious  and healthy cuisines I’ve gladly enjoyed and tasted.

More to explore…

Riz – enjoying Chinese Cuisine 🙂

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Take Home the Bacon – Who will?

It’s 2011, Happy New Year!

First post for the year and it’s all about economy. Honestly,I had written some post for my birthday, about the Holiday season but it’s not yet done so I haven’t posted it yet. My background is not about business nor economy but I always have a general  interest about it however not it’s nitty-gritty.

First and foremost let me clarify my reasons for posting this issue, I’m not trying to imply who’s on top of the world’s economy is just that it’s been an eye-opener for me hearing a lot of here-say’s here and there from people around me , foreigners that I met along the way from all walks of life. Usually during a conversation sometimes I humorously called it exchange of intellectual thoughts, ideas. I observed people when they shared their views on wide array of topics, sometimes it would come to a point that I would research the authenticity of the stories that they’re sharing of course I do that after the talk. For some they may think it’s just a waste of time or somehow nonsense  but it’s been my past time to research on different things just like now. It’s been one of my hobbies to search for truth, for knowledge. I remembered way back my primary school days it’s my dream to be a scientist, lol. But you know I later realized that as we grow up we change our views in life.

It’s all over the news about the battle of worldwide currencies nowadays. And this has been an eye-opener for me after I have watched this video on yahoo news.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/politics-15749652/a-new-day-in-congress-23764704;_ylt=AoAfU34zc_Fu0pGckOskCfWz174F;_ylu=X3oDMTExdWM1aGl2BHBvcwMxNgRzZWMDY2xpcHMEc2xrA2FuZXdkYXlpbmNvbg–

So I still did some research with the help of the search engines…

according to Wikipedia;

Starting in late 2008, the U.S. federal government is guaranteeing large amounts of obligations relating to mutual funds, banks, and corporations under several new programs designed to deal with the problems initiated by the Financial crisis of 2007–2010. Guarantees are off-balance sheet and therefore excluded in the calculation of federal debt. The funding of direct investments made in response to the crisis, such as those made under the Troubled Assets Relief Program, are captured by the debt totals.

Foreign ownership

 

Map of countries by foreign currency reserves and gold minus external debt based on 2009 data from CIA Factbook

The US debt in the hands of foreign governments was 25% of the total in 2007,[19] compared to 13% in 1988.[20] Despite the declining willingness of foreign investors to continue investing in US dollar denominated instruments as the US dollar fell in 2007,[21] the U.S. Treasury statistics indicate that, at the end of 2006, non-US citizens and institutions held 44% of federal debt held by the public.[22] About 66% of that 44% was held by the central banks of other countries, in particular the central banks of Japan and China. In May 2009, the US owed China $772 billion.[23]

In total, lenders from Japan and China held 44% of the foreign-owned debt.[24] This exposure to potential financial or political risk should foreign banks stop buying Treasury securities or start selling them heavily was addressed in a recent report issued by the Bank of International Settlements, which stated, “‘Foreign investors in U.S. dollar assets have seen big losses measured in dollars, and still bigger ones measured in their own currency. While unlikely, indeed highly improbable for public sector investors, a sudden rush for the exits cannot be ruled out completely.”

On May 20, 2007, Kuwait discontinued pegging its currency exclusively to the dollar, preferring to use the dollar in a basket of currencies.Syria made a similar announcement on June 4, 2007.In September 2009 China, India and Russia said they were interested in buying IMF gold to diversify their dollar-denominated securities. However, in July 2010 China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange “ruled out the option of dumping its vast holdings of US Treasury securities” and said gold “cannot become a main channel for investing our foreign exchange reserves” because the market for gold is too small and prices are too volatile.

The following is a list of the Foreign Owners of U.S. Treasury Securities as listed by the U.S. Treasury:[24]

Leading Foreign owners of US Treasury Securities (July 2010)
Nation/Territory

billions of dollars

percentage

People’s Republic of China (mainland)

846.7

20.8
Japan 821.0 20.2
United Kingdom 374.3 9.2
Oil exporters1 223.8 5.5
Caribbean Banking Centers2 150.7 3.7
Brazil 162.2 4.0
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region) 135.2 3.3
Russia 130.9 3.2
Republic of China (Taiwan) 130.5 3.2
Grand Total 4065.8 100

1Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Libya, Iran, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Ecuador, Indonesia, Algeria, Gabon, and Nigeria

2Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles, British Virgin Islands and Panama

Why am I concerned about this? Simply because I’m one of those people who work overseas and we should be somehow in touch, aware on what’s happening around the world we live in. Like what they always say ” Change is the only permanent thing in this world.“.

I hope and pray that for the year 2011 , all nations no matter which country, all people no matter what’s your origin will unite for the betterment of the living standard of the people around the world. We all share one world, one planet at least we could even just try to do our own initiative to change our lives for better. Well, I may sound like a politician here but I won’t run for any position in the near future ( wide grin), lol. Definitely this is just one of those vicious thoughts of mine.

Battle of worldwide currencies, who will take home the bacon???

Let’s just wait and see …

A Blessed New Year to everyone! Cheers!

– xiexieni- RIZ

I’d been Hospitalized- I thought it’s just an Injection

I was hospitalized last Tuesday because of severe abdominal and stomach pain, I even puked quite a number of times.  In my entire  adulthood life I’d been hospitalized only once before this incident occurred. At first, I just did some self-medication, I’m the kind of person that if I could still tolerate the pain and still deal with it, I’ll do it on my own however after a few hours I feel that I’m getting worst, I decided to call my assistant and  see a doctor.  You’ll never really know until you have it.

The findings quoting exactly what my Chinese Doctor who specializes in Internal Medicine said ” intestinal toxin” or should I say food poisoning.

He prescribed that I should have an injection to remove the toxins out of my system.  At that moment I thought okay I will just have an INJECTION, thinking that the syringe will just hurt a little like an ant’s bite, in Filipino Language  “parang kagat lang ng langgam“. Surprisingly,  it’s not just a simple injection it’s IV (“intravenous”) and four bags of medicines should flow thru my vein.

I am quite scared, it may sound funny or over-acting that a 30-year old adult like me was acting like a child when the nurse did put the syringe.

But I’m just being me. I thought it’s just an Injection, I’m afraid of IV.

So I felt like posting it here, what is “intravenous“. It  is quite properly an adjective. In this guise, it entered the English language around 1849. It means, according to Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, “situated, performed, or occurring within or entering by way of a vein.”

Some examples of the use of “intravenous” as an adjective:

  • Intravenous antibiotics refer to the administration into the venous circulation of a solution containing antibiotics;
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin is a sterile solution of concentrated antibodies extracted from healthy people given straight into a vein;
  • An intravenous injection is just that: the giving of something such as drugs into a vein through a syringe.

The accompanying adverb is “intravenously”, as in: “The glucose was given intravenously.”

In more recent years, the word “intravenous” has taken on a second role: as a noun. Thus, “an intravenous” refers to an intravenous fluid drip, a solution (usually a balanced electrolyte solution) administered directly into the venous circulation. Also called a drip.

Above all, I thank God . I’m at home now and just taking some medications. I’m experiencing the effect of the medicine that’s been given to me ’cause every now and then I need to go to the restroom and you may already have the idea what will I do next. Restroom is now my sanctuary( laughing out loud).

Thanks to the doctor and nurses who helped me, my assistant Shanna who patiently stayed with me the whole time I’m at the hospital and assisted me with all my needs. Shawn, our college department director, who made sure that everything that concerns about me is being well taken care of. My family, friends and students who’d been so sweet on checking my condition. I am not trying to make  a big deal out of it, I’m just so thankful and grateful to all the people that God has blessed me especially in situations like this.

It gives me enormous joy that I have them in my life.  Thank you.

A Lifelong Dream – Writing a Book, How? Just WRITE.

One of my lifelong dream is to write a book, admittedly I’m a frustrated writer. Recently, I’m having a strong urge to start, I’m keeping a journal of my experiences and been thinking about writing a book, perhaps for such a long time, I’ve already got a head full of  ideas for books and a file folder full of my writings.

The big question is ” Where do I start?”.

Reminds me of a story.

At a cocktail party, a brain surgeon met a best-selling author. The brain surgeon said to the author, “When I retire I want to be a writer.” and the author replied, “When I retire I want to be a brain surgeon.”

Few years ago, I remember an offer that I got from one of my very good Chinese friends here, she asked me if I’m interested to be one of the authors/contributors in a magazine for overseas Chinese, a lifestyle magazine. But that time I’m way too busy so I declined it. Now looking back, I somehow regret missing that chance, on the other hand  I also don’t want to compromise myself into something if I know for myself I won’t have ample time for it.I don’t want to be a crammer especially when it comes to writing because for me Writing is a PASSION. When I do something I give my full attention, my heart into it, I just don’t want to do it just for the sake of doing it.

The most common excuse that people use for not writing  is being too busy with the hustle and bustle of life , and yes! that’s my excuse that I’m too busy to write (hahaha!). I just realized that the only way to start writing a book is to START WRITING, PERIOD. No buts and ifs. Just write.

I’m telling myself,

“RIZ, JUST WRITE, START NOW!”.

Quoting what I have read from Book Coach Press…

” A potter does not start with a finished pot. A potter starts with mixing the clay, then throws it on the wheel, then shapes the pot. This is the main key to overcoming writer’s block. Where to start writing is where you are right now, wherever that is. Be a potter. Get your book ideas out onto paper or into your computer. Before you know it, you will be crafting your writing into your published book.”

As Busy as a Bee … would you dare to try it?

Museum promotes knowledge of bees

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-10-04 16:03
Museum promotes knowledge of bees
Tourists wearing masks pose for photos with a man covered with bees at the Huaxia Bee Museum in Xiangfan, Central China’s Hubei province, Oct 3, 2010. [Photo/CFP]
 

Museum promotes knowledge of bees
A worker (R) entices bees to hang on to men sitting still at the Huaxia Bee Museum in Xiangfan, Central China’s Hubei province, Oct 3, 2010. The museum organized the activity to promote knowledge of bees, honey-making and the health benefits of honey for visiting tourists during the National Day holiday. [Photo/CFP]
Museum promotes knowledge of bees
A man covers himself with bees at the Huaxia Bee Museum in Xiangfan, Central China’s Hubei province, Oct 3, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Happy World Teacher’s Day! – Tribute to Teachers like Mrs Thompson


This story is truly motivating and inspiring, the lesson here is not only reserved for the teachers. No matter where lives have placed us there are areas where we can extend a helping hand to others who are less fortunate. Let us start looking for them and not let the opportunities slip through.


As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most  teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same.

However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant. It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X’s and then putting a big “F” at the top of his papers.

At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child’s past records and she put Teddy’s off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.

Teddy’s first grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners… he is a joy to be around..”

His second grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle.”

His third grade teacher wrote, “His mother’s death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn’t show much interest, and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren’t taken.”

Teddy’s fourth grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is withdrawn and doesn’t show much interest in school. He doesn’t have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class.”

By now, Mrs. Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy’s. His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper that he got from a grocery bag. Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume. But she stifled the children’s laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist.

Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, “Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to.”

After the children left, she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children. Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded.

By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would love all the children the same, Teddy became one  of her “teacher’s pets..”

A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.

Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in life.

Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he’d stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson that she was still the best and favorite teacher he had ever had in his whole life.

Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor’s degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer…. The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, MD.

The story does not end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in the place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom.

Of course, Mrs. Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.

They hugged each other, and Dr Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson’s ear, “Thank you Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference.”

Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, “Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn’t know how to teach until I met you.”

(For you that don’t know, Teddy Stoddard is the doctor at Iowa Methodist in Des Moines that has the Stoddard Cancer Wing.)
“Believe in Angels, then return the favor”


My Crest of the Wave – Wenzhou University

Crest of the wave simply means the highest or culminating point or the peak,  just like my teaching experience in Wenzhou University, it’s one  of the crest of my career, my life.

I would like to share here the essay that I wrote for the speech that I have prepared for the awarding ceremony for the Foreign Expert Award and West Lake Friendship Award to remind myself how  God has blessed me, though years has passed, the memories still tucked deep in my heart. I hope this will also serve as an encouragement and inspiration to all my fellow Filipinos working overseas to always do our best, be a pride of our country and to bring glory to GOD for all the gifts and blessings He have bestowed on us.
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Working overseas provides opportunities for individuals who want to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as teachers or professors in fast developing countries like China. A sleeping dragon no more, China’s economy is booming with increasing opportunities. Three years ago, I traveled in China as a tourist, had visited several cities like Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. I was amazed by the diverse cultures and practices, so when I had the opportunity to work here without any hesitations, I wholeheartedly accepted the job offer. I’m so excited to live in a new country, a new city; living in China is something I always look forward to. Most of the time I keep contemplating on what vital contribution I can make to the society most especially for the young students who are eager to learn and wants to broaden their horizons in learning.

December 25, 2008, is one of the most unforgettable dates in my life, I’m one of the awardees’ for “2008 Foreign Expert Award” given by the Government of China for my contribution in the field of education. I’m really thankful and accepted the award proudly, not just for myself, but on behalf of all our international and Chinese work colleagues, who have made such achievements possible. Given this kind of recognition from China, the more I became inspired and motivated to contribute to the society most especially to the education of the students who will cultivate the future success of this country. We all know that education is the best route to develop individuals, and it is through developing individuals that we can build up our nation. It is about developing each individual’s unique talents and abilities to the full, about teaching him to appreciate the finer things in life and the beauty of the world around him.

I still remember my first day of class, the first time I entered into the classroom. Silent, smiling faces stare expectantly as I step up on the raised platform. The room is crowded. Around forty Chinese college students sit on small, wooden stools behind simple desks. I introduced myself and turn to write my name on the blackboard. Everyday was a challenge. University students can be very shy. This goes especially the freshmen, many of whom are away from home for the first time. Outwardly, they are very respectful, and sometimes the entire class will greet me when I enter the classroom saying, “Good morning Professor, Riz”, in unison. The first time this happened to me, I was speechless, I was so surprised. They seemed so formal, so polite and so adorable.

But when I call on the students to participate in class, I often find that they hold back. This is either because they are afraid to make mistakes, or because they are shy to speak in front of their teacher. Sometimes when I asked them a question they won’t respond at all, the entire class looks as if it were on a lifeboat drifting across the Pacific, they smile, look down, look at each other and giggle, but nobody speaks. I have to find a way to get them to come out of their shells and open up, so they can learn something. One thing I have learned to do is to put them into small groups and let them to the exercise that way, sort of like a workshop. Then, I come around and check how each group is doing. I desperately find ways to allow each student to learn, working together in groups was new to the students, but they are becoming accustomed to the unexpected. I’ve stayed here for several years, and have seen great and it’s a great sense of fulfillment for me as their teacher. I have witnessed their progress everyday, step by step they are getting out of their shell, and they are becoming more expressive, outspoken and confident.

From year 2007 up to present I have been working in the university. Augmented student learning through the use of extensive teaching methods that will create proper learning and ensure high quality of is continually provided. Keeping myself focus in developing and implementing creative, hands-on curriculum that reaches every student’s learning style and ability, empowering student to succeed and realize their individual goals, I always tell my students every time we have a class, “ Don’t be shy”, and it has been one of my trademarks with my students. I immensely enjoy working, my teaching experience here has continually helped me to grow professionally, and most importantly I have met a lot of good friends and have worked with great colleagues. I have also done volunteer works such as coordinating student group performances and activities including competitions. I had students who had won several competitions. Their success is my success too, I always feel proud of them. Most of the time, I usually find and spend time with my students beyond class hours, like in a camp, or if they have a class party, or simply having dinner with them, it’s a good opportunity for me to get to know my students personally that I don’t really want to miss.

I had also conducted classes and trainings to post graduate students. Teaching post graduate students had been a challenge for me; some of them are even older than me and have been already working as teachers too. But it has never been a hindrance, every time we will have a class I can see their eagerness to learn. I’m glad to say up to now I still keep in touch with them.

For the passed years I have witnessed the appreciation of Chinese people to recognized foreign experts who have given enthusiastic support to China and “West Lake Friendship Award”, is one the most honorable one. I salute the government of China for their continuous support and recognition to the foreigners who have made special contributions to the country’s growth in economy, technology, culture and education. It has been an encouragement for me and for more foreign experts to contribute to the economic and cultural development in China so as to promote the globalization. We are in no doubt that Zhejiang has a vital role in China achieving its full potential. At the outset I should confess my delight at the impact of this award, I consider it such a great privilege to be a candidate for West Lake Friendship Award. This kind of recognition highlights the role of Sino-foreign exchanges in realizing China’s goals as a global nation.

As time passed by, the more I realized teaching is not just about standing in front of the classroom – it’s about coming up with creative ideas to engage and hold the attention of all your students and to make learning fun for both of you. It’s a give and take relationship. I strongly believe that this can only be achieved through the use of an integrated curriculum cooperative learning, hands-on/minds-on activities. The whole process of preparing and delivering lessons that is absorbing and this has helped me discover and develop skills that I probably didn’t even know I had. I want my students to grow socially as well as academically, to be involved and responsible citizens of society. Teaching is a passion, having passion in what you do, most importantly with all sincerity it must come from the heart. It is my wish that my students will continue to develop their potential in all aspects of their life through their education and personal endeavors.

Teaching abroad, in China offers a world of professional development and personal adventure. It has helped me to become a global citizen. The prosperous economy and rich culture of China has made me stay here for so long. It has given me a sense of fulfillment realizing that I have imparted a great value on education and the wholesome upbringing of students. I have been entrusted with the responsibility of guiding, motivating and inspiring future generations of young Chinese. It reminds me that teaching is not just about getting through the syllabus, but about interacting with your students, guiding them through the choices in life that they have to begin to make, helping them stand up to difficult situations without backing off, and inspiring in them the spirit of care and concern that I myself displays as a teacher. We need to educate our young people to become adults who cherish the values of education, for it can contribute to nation-building. The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for global economic success.

Working and living in China is incredibly worthwhile, memorable experiences comparable to the exhilaration of living within a different culture. The time I spend here allows me to enjoy the vibrant mix of traditions and cultures, along with the legendary friendliness of the Chinese people. I’m so grateful and honor to work, to serve, to share my knowledge and impart the best of my ability to the Chinese people. I love this country for so many reasons & now consider it to be my second home. I fell in love with this country. Throughout my experience, I have felt grateful and rewarded every step of the way.

With all my heart I want to share this award and say thank you to my family in the Philippines who has always been my inspiration, all these years although they’re not here to personally witness this milestone in my life I know how happy and how proud they are for my achievements. To my parents, my Mama whom I love most, my Papa who has instill in me the value of education ever since I was young although he’s gone, I know he’s looking down from heaven and I made him proud, my siblings, to my Aunt Agnes whom I considered as my second Mom for all the help, support and generosity she has continually given me. For my fellow Filipinos, for my wonderful friends, my colleagues, my dear students and everyone who always makes my stay more enjoyable and memorable. For everyone who has been a part and has touched my life in so many ways, thank you. To the Chinese people, thank you, I feel at home here, I feel welcome, truly living in China is a life changing experience, a significant part of my life that I will always treasure in my heart and thank God for. Everything I have now is from God, apart from God I can’t do nothing, this award is first and foremost for Him, Who has changed my life and the Giver of all these blessings, I’m returning all the honor and glory to my Almighty Father. Thank you so much.

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“Everything I have now is from God, apart from God I can’t do nothing, this award is first and foremost for Him, Who has changed my life and the Giver of all these blessings, I’m returning all the honor and glory to my Almighty Father. Thank you so much.”