Adele once said in her song, “Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements?” Honestly, I like Adele that’s why I keep on listening to her music. This specific line from her song really caught my attention. I first asked myself, “What does chasing pavements mean?” Merriam Webster says that to chase means to pursue and pavement is a hard surface of the road. After looking for its definition, I come up with a conclusion that chasing pavements means facing your problems. We are on the time where people have to be strong in order to be successful. Trials, challenges, circumstances, problems, or whatever bad happenings should not always be a hindrance to reach the goals of your life.
I remember when I was on my Grade 6 level and my father would always want me to excel in class. He’s always longing for the first honor. I told to myself “I’m so pressured”. Sadly, I did not make it. There’s a disappointment, of course from my father. He said that I’m useless and I’m not worth it. By that time, I thought to myself to never strive hard. I feel that I’m stupid, idiot, dumb headed, moron, jackass or anything that could describe me as an ignorant. That time, I began to lose myself, to let go of my dreams. A week passed and my father talked to me. He asked for an apology and we start all over again.
This became one of my pavements in life and I have to chase it. Yes, I did. It takes a brave heart and strong mind to overcome this pavement. I was too young by then that’s why I have difficulty in handling problems. As soon as I face bigger problems, I developed the bravery in me. This is to tell that my dreams are bigger than my problems. If trials come, deal it, face it. It takes determination and courage to be an achiever. So, I’m living you this question, “Should you give up or should you chase pavements?”
This is it! Our final demo teaching. I was the 2nd demo teacher, meaning I’m supposed to be the “next”. But because of a simple problem, it turned out to be me, as the first to execute. Pressure. Dug.. Dug.. Dug.. Heartbeats. Greeting to motivation to presentation to discussion to application to generalization to evaluation to valuing to assignment, yes! I made it.
“You did very well.” “Thanks Ma’am.”
Studying or Relaxing?
I can now feel the heat of the sun, the smell of the salt water, the white sand, the colorful floral shirts and the different tinted shades. Summer! Name a person who do not love this season.
For students, this is their time to relax from studying a hard time.
For teachers, this is their time to be exempted in doing their “deadly” lesson plans.
For workers, this is their time to have a bonding with their loved ones.
Summer is for releasing stress, having a good time and being free; summer is for studying.
Contrasting yet it’s true.
It’s only a choice: relaxing or studying? These can be both enjoyable and can be done at the same time. Just manage your time ‘coz time flies.
This is a great quotation for every great writers out there.
And if you allow yourself to write a garbage for the first draft, you have now the basis to make it perfectly.
She made funny faces.
We smiled and taught of her as an ignorant woman.
Cramming Girl, this is me. This is what I’m always experiencing every school year. If I have something to do, I tend to do it the day before the deadline. I get easily distract with so many things: gadgets, friends, everything about social life. And now, finals is fast approaching. Syllabus, short story, demo teaching, novel report and many more in my list. I always planned but I failed to do so. This time I will.
Students, cramming is coming. Should I say, beware?
This word has been added to the Oxford Dictionary since it became a daily word for everyone.
But why does selfie matters? Is it to show your pretty/handsome? For people to become updated on what’s happening to you? To lessen insecurities? Or to gain self-esteem?
There’s no wrong of taking pictures but always bear in mind the upshots.
I’ve never been wondered if one day, there would be a place called as “Selfie City.”