This last week has been full of (not) studying for the two finals I had today Education Theory and Spanish!
I thought I was going to do horrible but it wasn’t so bad. I am done for this semester and I am OFF until January 4th?5th? 6th? Somewhere along those lines.

Since it is the holiday season I just wanted to type up a post of things that make me smile during this time of year!

  1. People using their manners. It’s nice to hear pleases’ and thank yous out in public.
  2. People holding doors and giving their seats up on the bus.
  3. Friends that send cheerful text messages!
  4. Holiday music gets me happy.
  5. SNOW!!!!

And just a couple hours ago I went to help out at my old school for an elementary Christmas concert. The best feeling in this world comes from having children sing genuinely from the bottom of their hearts! Made me melt. I can’t wait to become a teacher.

One last thing- There is this amazing musician on youtube who has amazing musician friends and they just create amazing, uplifting, true to the heart music! His name is A.J Rafael. When he posted up a video in need of help I jumped at the chance to give him a hand! Something about flights, and non-refundable tickets, and asking his mom for help and wanting to repay her and it was just a mess. He asked for donations and then offered to hold a raffle for cd’s and tshirts. I love his music and he just seems like a chill guy. Unfortunately I didn’t win but A.J was kind enough to thank me and all the others who donated. When the opportunity is given to you to lend a hand and you are able to then you should do it. Being thanked, being appreciated and being shown gratitude for makes me happy.



be·gin·ning (b-gnng) n.

1. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start.
2. The time when something begins or is begun: the beginning of the war.
3. The place where something begins or is begun: at the beginning of the road.
4. A source; an origin: What was the beginning of the dispute?
5. The first part: The front matter is at the beginning of the book.
6. An early or rudimentary phase.Often used in the plural: the beginnings of human life on this planet.

This is what this blog will be for me. Somewhere to post my thoughts, ideas, aspirations, inspirations, troubles, stories and poetry. Somewhere to vent, to share, and to express.

Hey! Hi. Hello there world. Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce myself. My name is Janine a.k.a jaja. (A friends younger sibling could not pronounce my whole name so he just repeated the first syllable and it has stuck ever since). I am a student dreaming of becoming a teacher to the next generation. Eating, studying, working and sleeping is my daily and monotonous routine.
My life consists of messed up different beginnings. I have four biological siblings who I hold dear to my heart. I was born into one country and raised in another. I am part of an intrafamily adoption -meaning I am adopted by a family member. I am Filipino Canadian and I am every bit Canadian as I am Filipino. 

I am Roman Catholic and God is my Almighty. I believe in his words and have faith in his kingdom. But I do not condone those of other religions. I can speak one language fluently and can pass by somewhat pretend to speak in four other languages.

I am athletic but not currently. I believe I am a good person. I try hard to keep others happy. I have problems with life in general just as you do. And this is where I share my experiences in words with others.

I leave you with the words of the great Ralph Waldo Emerson,

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.