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Architecture is a historical circumstance that marks through out the century, and articulated visions about planning for beauty and strength.
We need Architects in times of the calamities that we encounter such as: flood, earthquake, typhoon and etc.. Aside from calamities, the main problem that affects people and damage others property is poor in Urban Planning. How come this happen? The truth may be obviously be seen created by the calamities and reflects through our own action. Philippines now facing calamities like flood, destroying houses delayed business and interrupted classes, making people suffer and seize to death during the davastating flood. Also this is the problem of our Government about responding, the difficulties to give assistant due to this pandemic but all of this has been manage to support and response.
During the Typhoon Vamco on November 12, 2020
Photo by INDEPENDENT
Architect must be prioritize in Urban Planning creating their visions of safety not only for the beauty that they created but also to ensure the safety of the people, and reduce harm on whatever calamities that might come. The success is to transform harm to safety.
3 things to do to show your love and Give importance for what you have
I think you'll agree with me when I say:
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
3 things to do:
- Love yourself
- Showing efforts
- Trust the other person, accept their way of being and respect it
Importance of these 3 things:
- It's important to love yourself because of the simple truth that you cannot take care of others until you take care of yourself first. When you fully love yourself, this gives you the opportunity to move through the world with deeper compassion for others.
- The only way to maintain a relationship is by investing time and energy into one and having the other person reciprocate. If they don't put at least the same amount or more effort into spending time with you, then it will fade out.
- When they respect each other, they also trust each other's respective wellbeing, and that they won't do things that may hurt either or both of them deliberately. Trust however, is further amplified by love, that's why you become more giving and understanding to people.
When everything seems like a top priority, when you are constantly rushing to finish your work and when you are stretched too thin, it could be difficult to choose what to do at a particular time and what to do later. Here are some of the helpful tips to manage your deadlines.
How I Named My Kids
By: Aristotle Dadiz
July 7, 2010
Seven years ago, as young couple, we were very excited what to name our first baby specially when we got the result of my wife's ultrasound and finally knew the gender. I remember looking for names in the Bible and actually considered the name "Rachab". It was fair enough because for no apparent reason, I just changed my mind. Later on, I learned that Rachab was a prostitute whom God used to assist the Israelites in occupying Canaan. It was definitely a relief not calling our firstborn after a prostitute (though used by God). In this notion, I am sure all dads agree with me.
While still not decided for a name, I would say, I like reading credits whenever I watch movies particularly because I am always interested to take note of the copyright; and most copyright are right at the very end of the closing credits. So I would read every name. That is, when I am able to catch up with the rate of speed as the credits are rolling down. I realized that most names are short and rarely more than one, like: Lea, Susan, Lucy, among other familiar names. I told myself, I will name my daughter with a short one, easy to remember, easily pronounced, and easy to write. And so, the search was narrowed down. No more double, triple, long names to complicate the matter.
The next thing I did was reflect on myself and my name. Naturally, Greek philosophers and ancient scientists came to mind since I have the same name as the Greek philosopher, Aristotle. However, my Mother told me I was named after the Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis as she was dreaming that I will also be a rich man. Probably not as rich as Ari Onassis, just the typical Filipino notion of “rich,” living a comfortable life. Now here’s the connection, Mr. Onassis became rich in the shipping industry and I became a sailor. Ari Onassis was an Oil Tycoon and I work now in the oil and gas sector. A bit strange, if you ask me. I even had a Greek assistant named Corianitis Panagiotis when I was employed as chief engineer on board a pleasure yacht. (And that too is a strange name.)
Moreover, as I dwelt on my name, I remembered as a teen-ager how I used to print my name backwards on walls. (Yes, I am one of those brats). Instead of “ARI” I would write “IRA”. Ari is my nickname and this is how I’m called at home and in our hometown in Ilocos Norte. “Ari” in the Ilocano dialect means “king.” But when we moved to Manila where I continued my high school, Ari didn’t sound good anymore specially when pronounced with a different stress like the way the Bisayas do. It would denote a very odd meaning, “ari ng lalake” which means, a man’s genital. So I started introducing myself as Aris, although when read backwards is “SIRA” meaning idiot; but if you include my last name, Aris Dadiz, when read backwards it would be, SIRA ZIDAD, meaning, “My dad is an idiot.” Poor dad.
Anyway, going back to IRA... Ira is said to be a male name, usually Dutch, but it’s also a female name. It does sound feminine to me. In the Bible, Ira was the chief adviser of King David (See 2 Sam. 20:26), and the name means watchful or wakeful. When I learned this, I became sure I’d like my daughter called “IRA”. And my wife Lyn was very pleased.
When Ira was a baby, she was always awake mostly at night and would cry if not cradled. That’s wakeful. I also remember vividly when Ira was just about 9 months old and my wife and I had a serious fight, Ira stared at us with a very serious look and acted as if she wanted to say, “Stop fighting”. I call that watchful. She’s now seven and she still does that today. The only difference is that she can talk very clearly and quite reasonably like an adult.
Further, it was easy to name our second child since we started this backward thing. We called our son, "NYL", obviously named after her mom, LYN. I compare his name to the Latin word “Nil” meaning, nothing or zero. In the state of Colorado, they have a motto that says, “Nil Sine Numine” meaning "Nothing without the Divine Will." We are nothing without Jesus (The Name above all names). We are nothing without a personal relationship with Him. On the other hand, zero °C is the freezing point of water, hence, Nyl is cool.
Nyl indeed is a very sweet and loving angel. You can see the humility in him particularly with how he treats his cousins. He knows how to give and share his toys and he listens to my instructions. By the way, Nyl was born on my birthday. Yes, we have the same birthdate. It has been this fifth year I am having a children’s party on my birthday. I would say to Nyl, “Happy birthday son.” And he would say, “Happy birthday Dad.” I tell you, it always sounds magical to my ears.
My wife just delivered our third child FAE, a baby girl. They’re the ones who inspired me to write this anecdote. “Fae” means Faith, as we are saved thru faith in Jesus. The “AE” is the first and last letter of mine and my wife’s name, Aristotle and Annalyne.
If we will be blessed in the future with another son, we will call him ÁCÉ (eysi). As mentioned, “A and E” is the first and last letter of my name and my wife’s which leaves “C” in the center. “C” stands for CHRIST who should be the center in our lives.
To God be the glory in giving wisdom to me and Lyn giving our offspring lovely and godly names.
Specially dedicated to my wife Lyn and to my children Ira, Nyl, and Fae.
Graphic Novel, Doodle Fiction and Manga
by Blain Micah Garcia
Graphic Novels are a format, not a genre. They can be fictional or non-fiction. They are similar to comic books because they use sequential art to tell a story. However, they are generally stand alone stories with more complex plot. In graphic novels, the story is told using pictures in sequence, panels, speech balloons, and other conventions of the comic book form and format. They have grown in popularity over the past decade. Manga Fiction is a type of graphic novel. Manga is the Japanese word for comic and in the US this word is used to describe Japanese style comics. They are written right to left (like flipping through a book backwards), and top to bottom. Digi Fiction is a book that includes passcodes so that there is more information for the book online. It might be short videos to watch, or more text. Sometimes Digi Fiction can also mean that the entire book can be found in an online version only.
Graphic novels can and should be used in the classroom much like any other form of reading material. They also tell a story, with all of the literary elements of traditional stories present: plot, character, setting, theme, climax, etc. Figurative language, symbolism, and other literary devices are also present in many graphic novels. Due to the scaffolding of illustration in addition to the text, concepts such as flashback, foreshadowing, and symbolism might be more readily identified and understood. Since graphic novels might be a new format for a lot of readers, teachers must make sure to take time to demonstrate the structure so that students will know how to read a graphic novel.