Met with the school administrator this morning, she was a sensible woman and we agreed on these things:
1. She didn’t ask me to take the post down, however, I volunteered to remove the school’s name from the previous post’s title. The previous post’s title was a question directed at the school and since they have already addressed the problem, it is no longer necessary.
2. She showed me this note that they gave their students today and I think it adequately answered the five points raised in the previous post.
02 December 2011Dear Grade 3 Parents / Guardians,Praised be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Last Tuesday, November 29, our grade 3 computer teacher had given an assignment to your child to open a Facebook (FB) Account. After dialoguing with the teacher concerned and with further discernment and consultation, we came up with the decision that this assignment should not be considered as an assignment hence it is not a graded hands-on activity.Pls. be notified that in the Registration and Account Security under the Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, it states that, “Facebook users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account: (5) You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.”To comply with these Terms and Conditions, for those who have opened a Facebook Account for your child, please delete permanently or deactivate the FB account. I sincerely apologize for this activity given by our teacher to the pupils. Rest assured that Xxxxx Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx will endeavor that this incident shall not be repeated.Thank you for your understanding and continued support.Respectfully yours,XXX-Xxxx Admin
1. My previous post was consistently factual. I narrated what happened when I got home and why I got upset with my baby brother’s assignment. Photos, such as my brother’s assignment and the contest gallery leading to the comment thread, support this narration / walkthrough. Albeit the narration and its supporting materials are factual in nature (no alterations have been made and these supporting materials are readily available online with continuous promotion as the “assignment”), I will take some of the supporting materials down.
2. My five points in the previous post were directed towards the questionable “assignment.” As I’ve said in the comments section, I plan to attend a meeting with the school administrator this Friday. I would gladly post an official statement from them addressing those five points.
3. I haven’t had the chance to reply to each and every comment, however, I will not filter or delete any malicious comment as I respect everyone’s freedom of expression. WordPress logs everyone’s IP address though so I know who’s posting several comments under different names but I will still respect your freedom of expression (under multiple names.)
Tonight, my baby brother David, asked me to create a Facebook account for him. I asked him why, since I’ve turned down his request for his own Facebook account before. He told me it was for his computer assignment, and showed me this piece of paper.
Here’s what was written on it.
Grade 3 – Computer
1. Open your Facebook account (if you don’t have a Facebook account, please make an account to accomplish this assignment)
2. Type Xx. Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx’x Xxxx, Xxx. in the search box
3. Click photos and click XXXXXX PAGEANT OFFICAL CANDIDATES album
4. Click the second photo, Candidate No. 2 – Xxxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx then click the like button
5. This should be accomplished tomorrow, November 30 till December 1, 2011 and will serve as your graded hands-on activity for the day
6. To be checked Thursday & Friday, December 1-2, 2011 only
Now, how many things are wrong with this assignment?
I’m kidding, go buy new ones and let’s help make the kids from Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc. happy this Christmas.
Last week, the best friend asked me if I wanted to sponsor a CWFI kid’s gift this Christmas as he’ll make a little girl very happy by giving her a Barbie doll. (Barbie doll talaga no, alam na.) Earlier today, we were checking out a toy store to see how much Barbie dolls cost and I asked him to show me the kids’ wish list and yes, most of them wanted Barbie dolls and bikes.
Oh, and earlier today I saw a tweet about a 15 year old girl who has terminal cancer who wants to trend on Twitter, did she trend?
Back to these kids, most of them want Barbie dolls or bikes while some of them wish for artificial legs or wigs. #BreaksMyHeart
Some of the kids want to meet celebrities like Vic Sotto, Vice Ganda, Angel Locsin, Kris Aquino, and Kris Aquino’s brother.
Some of them want to go to Manila Ocean Park, Enchanted Kingdom, and Boracay.
What we can do:
1. Sponsor a kid. You can get a Barbie for Php300. Bikes are expensive though so maybe four or five people can share in getting one?
2. Talk to people who you think can help, like your boss! #Done
3. Tweet! Vice Ganda and Angel Locsin have Twitter accounts so maybe if we all tweet them we can ask them to meet these kids! (Or if you have friends in the entertainment industry or Malacanang, ask them if they can work their magic.)
If you want to help, you can tweet Charo at @carambs because Twitter is the new texting. You can also view the complete wish list here.
Hurry! I think we have to give our gifts before the week ends!
Last Christmas, I asked for space. This year, Prinsesa Musang’s organizing a blogger exchange gift and I’m in!
Something small: Beautiful x creative wall hooks.
Something big: A bean bag chair.
Something cute: Anything with a panda on it, because pandas are awesome.
Something soft: A fluffy pillow.
Something techie: A portable solar charger with multiple charging adaptors for an iPod, a BB, a Nokia phone and a mini-USB.
Something fancy: Good silverware.
Something red: (Surprise me.)
Something wearable: Cross Training shoes or thin nylon socks.
Something you need: A USB hub with lots of ports because one can never have enough USB ports.
Something you can use for work: A notebook, and no, please don’t give me a Moleskine. I really like the Best Buy Moleskine rip-offs, they’re cheap x good!
Something sweet: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or surprise me with a good cheesecake I’ve never tried a.k.a. please refer to the Food Porn section of this blog.
Dear Santa I’ve Been Good and I really, really, really want: A beagle with big, sad eyes.
You can look at my other junk stuff over at Part 1 here.
I’m almost done with cleaning my room yay! Forgive me for posting photos of my junk stuff but I realize we keep these stuff mostly for sentimental reasons, because of the stories and memories that each object represents. Or we’re just too lazy to throw them out so we leave them lying around. Or maybe a little bit of both plus indecisiveness on whether we still need that object (or whether it will be worth a lot someday. Lelz.)
My point being is, taking a photo of these things helps me let go (of some of them.)
Item #1: Electronic organizer. Remember when it was cool to own an electronic organizer? iPad, meet your grandfather.
Item #2: Soda can used in practice shooting. This banged up soda can was from when I was trying to make summer happen in a military camp somewhere in Laguna. We were being taught how to shoot firearms and I used a modified M16 baby armalite to shoot this. (I felt so badass typing that.) I was ecstatic at having shot the can that I even asked our instructor, Ms. Member Of The Philippine Shooting Team (or something to that effect) to sign it for me.
I’ve rediscovered and revived my foursquare account thanks to W and this so far is the funniest foursquare specials I’ve seen. I did a little research (read: Googling) and I’m still not sure if this is an actual tea house or resto or house or whatevertheheckitis but I would like to get the free kwento on my first check-in.
If you’re on foursquare as well, feel free to add me up! If you know what Lecheng Tea House really is, feel free to make kwento to me!
That doesn’t really make sense right? Call me a hapless victim of consumerism. Drama di ba?
Like my post about The Absurdity Of Getting A Starbucks Planner, let me share with you these cards that feed my ‘spending to save’ mentality.
Look at that Gelatissimo card on the bottom right! I’ve been able to save Php110 after spending approximately Php800, sulit di ba? And lahat halos ng milk tea places may LoyalTea card so awesome din yun di ba?
And here are some of my other cards, which aren’t cardboard-ish therefore we shall call them The Plastics.
I remember talking with a dear friend about how getting an SM Advantage Card is a sign of maturity. Actually I got mine because I got irritated with cashiers constantly asking me if I have one so I finally told one trying-to-be-helpful-and-be-pleasant cashier to just give me one and get it over with.
I got my Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Swirl Rewards Card after Starbucks implemented their No Smoking policy (which they now amended) and I vowed to not patronize an establishment that discriminates against smokers. Pa-profound ako and may paninindigan kunwari.
I got my Pizza Hut Palm Card because people from Pizza Hut are awesome and I get to save when I order pizza for my Boss’ class.
There there Baler, hurrah for consumerism!
My room is a beautiful mess, leaning more towards the ‘mess’ than the ‘beautiful’ part. My dad would always complain that it has been months since he has last seen my floor. My mom, on the other hand, keeps on getting me drawers and boxes to keep all my stuff in. I keep so much stuff that I realized I don’t even know anymore what’s inside some of those drawers and boxes.
Inspired by the small living spaces featured at Fair Companies, and with plans of being independent (a.k.a. moving out) in the not so distant future, I decided to declutter a.k.a. conquer my mess, one drawer / box at a time.
The first casualty of this conquest is the bottom drawer of one cabinet which I have not opened in about four years. Inside I found high school quizzes, college applications, stationaries and evidences of a pre-Ayla me.
Evidence #1: Name tags. When I say pre-Ayla, I meant Abby. Why do we keep name tags long after an event when we know we’ll get new ones for a new event? Verdict: Trash.