Director’s Job and Cinderella

Work Hard

Work Hard in Mactan FEA

Oh, yeah that was two weeks ago before Mactan FEA opened. I had no other choice but to help in cleaning. I also think its a good exercise so I could lose weight but ah, I got sick after this. My body was not used to this kind of work. I am often just sitting, thinking, planning, managing and all. I wanted to try again physical work but it was so hard! What happened was I got tired compared to others.

😦 My mom warned me not to do it because it has been a while to do physical work but I wanted to push my limit. As a result, hello body pains the next day! hahaha.. Nevertheless, it was a very good experience. YES! I must remember when I die that I HAD BEEN PART OF FEA MACTAN CLEANING TEAM. And if it weren’t for my mopping and dusting skills, the school would have been still dirty. (hahaha)

I just realized while doing this “tough” job — I often asked myself… How can janitor last all day doing this while they earn so little? How do their bodies feel? It must have been hard. My father was very poor and he did job like this and he told that it was not easy. And he also to me to BE KIND to laborers because their job is very hard. So that is why I try to be nice to people who works this kind of job… But sometimes, they are shy to talk to me. 😦 Anyway, people who do  this job should be respected. It is really NOT EASY! My hands were shaking after 2 hours of mopping! Can you imagine that? I can’t imagine people doing this 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. May God Bless them with good health….

Nevertheless, I glad I did that cleaning on that day. It reminded me many things. Next time, I should prepare my muscles more and more and drink vitamins. 🙂 And bring a lot of food! It’s amazing how cleaning made me hungry. hmmm…. hahaha

So FEA Mactan has a very special place in my heart because I cleaned the floors of the classrooms and dusted the walls. How can I ever forget that day? That was the day when I felt I was Cinderella… without a prince.  Cinderella wore glass slippers but I wore these…

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YES! It’s CONVERSE ALL STAR CUT-OFF. Limited Edition. It was released this year because last year they had thongs! I will post a picture later. So this is the reason why my PRINCE is lost. I wore the wrong shoes!!! Crazy prince. Please send me a GPS. Please. 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Miss D

Grand Majestic Chinese Restaurant

Grand Majestic Chinese Restaurant

This is a late upload. Last Christmas FEA teachers and staff together with the student had our first Christmas party at Grand Majestic. Yes, we all enjoyed the sumptuous food buffet! One thing you need to bear in mind is that Filipinos love buffet! We just simply enjoy the beauty of eating! So we need to double our exercise.

Food

Grand Majestic Restaurant is a serves fushion food but mainly Chinese inspired with a touch of Filipino taste. I personally think this is one of the best buffet in Cebu City. Their price is also reasonable at 600 plus without drink. It is very reasonable relative to how much variety of food you can choose. I suggest do go there without eating your lunch if you’ll have dinner! J

There is wide selection of food from appetizers to the main course desserts. For the main course, there’s shrimp, siomai, noodles, rice and their famous PEKING DUCK. I am not so familiar with what Pecking Duck is but they serve it and for me, it tastes just ordinary. But I see many people going back and forth to the Pecking duck section and they eat a lot of it! For the desserts they have ice cream – gelato specifically. There is a big difference: Ice cream uses cream while Gelato uses milk. So Gelato is so much tastier. This is heaven for ice cream lovers for me! There are also fresh fruits and salads. Good for vegetarian and those on diet and to those who attempt to go on diet but failed… This might be a big help. J

Rooms

Grand Majestic also has private rooms for special functions so man company parties and school events are catered here. They have small rooms good for 50 people to 100 and big events like wedding can also be catered at the Grand Ballroom. I remember when I was in highschool we had our Junior and Senior Prom here.

Location

The restaurant is located near Ayala Mall so all taxi drivers know this place. It is very convenient to go there.

Reservation

They do accept advance reservation unlike other restaurants.  Few restaurants do not accept reservation especially if that restaurant is quite popular. Perhaps it is because they have bigger space than other restaurants in the city. They have big round tables which can occupy 12 people. Nice for big groups!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eat, Drink and Be Happy!

In eating a buffet, try everything in small portions then refill what’s delicious! 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Miss D

The Disadvantage of Staying Out

The Disadvantages of Staying Out

As promised I will post, according to my opinion, the disadvantages of staying out while studying English in Cebu.

ACCOMMODATION

Looking a nice and safe accommodation might take much of your time. There are many apartments available but going to many houses to check the place personally might take at least one whole day or even more than that.

LOCATION

Cebu is a small city. You can view the main area of the city in less than one day but looking for an accessible place to stay can be also be tiring.

TEACHERS

If you plan to stay out and study with a private tutor, the quality and teaching of skills of tutor is not guaranteed to be effective unlike when you study in a school where teachers are trained and goes through a formal hiring process.

CLASSROOM

If you rent in an apartment, the tendency is for you study in your own bedroom or own living room. As a teacher, I do not think is the best place to learn. Bed, TV and food can really be an irresistible distraction. You might feel easily sleepy and you might slack off easily.

BOOKS AND OTHER RESOURCES

Obviously, your books and other learning materials are limited. Although your learning won’t be entirely be affected.  But it does have an impact.

CLASSMATES AND PEERS

Having somebody that you share the goal with is good for you in order to sustain. Living and studying alone can make you feel bored and there is a higher tendency for you to lose your focus and be distracted.

 My Final Advice:

The decision is always yours. Choose what you think is best for you and which way you think is suitable for you in learning English. What matters is your own determination! Study Smartly.

Thanks for reading,

Miss D