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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann


Desiderata meaning “Desired things” is a prose poem written by Max Ehrmann, an American writer, in 1927. The text became widely known after its use in a devotional, after subsequently being found at Adlai Stevenson's deathbed in 1965, and after spoken-word recordings in 1971 and 1972.
I like this poem and it gives a very beautiful message for all of us in this world. It’s a poem that can guide us in life. Each line gives a new thought that has a great meaning. One of the lines I like is, "Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there is in silence." In other words, as you make your way each day in this world that is full of noise and interruptions, you should still be calm. You should also stay in the mindset of peace, and you can achieve that by being silent.
In the last stanza, ”With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.  Strive to be happy.”, for me, it summarizes the whole poem. It says that even there are bad things in this world, we should not let that affect our happiness because it’s still US, who will decide if we’re going to be happy or not. We should appreciate life for what it is because life is not perfect, there are bad and good things in this world. But those bad things have importance that’s why they exist. And that is to make us a better person so that we could live happily and peacefully in this world. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

LCD Journal Entry #16


Date: September 17-23, 2012
            It’s been a tiring and rainy week this week. Even so, I still do my responsibilities. Just like last week, I don’t use appliances/gadgets if unnecessary. I unplug/turn off them if not being used. I don’t waste water. I also walk/bike when going to near places. That’s my LCD for this week ! ^_^
                                                                                                ~Louisa May ^.^

Sunday, September 16, 2012

LCD Journal Entry #15


Date: September 10-16, 2012
A very busy and rainy week has passed. Christmas is also coming and the weather is starting to become cold already. And even though I’m busy, I don’t forget my duties as a steward of nature like taking care of the environment.
          Since the weather is cold, I don’t use electric fan more often especially at night. And also when I’m doing assignments or others, I turn off other appliances that are not being used like TV, it can just distract me and the electricity will just be wasted. I also use appliances/gadgets one at a time. I also dispose my garbage properly. I don’t waste papers cause I know that it comes from trees that are a very big help to the nature. I also use glass of water when brushing my teeth so water won’t be wasted. Those are the things I’ve done this week. :D
                                                                                    ~Louisa May ^.^

LCD Journal Entry #13


Date: August 27-September 2, 2012
It’s been 3 months since school started and I can’t believe it. Time flies so fast. It’s already ‘BER’ month, Christmas is coming. And it’s already 3 months since I started helping our environment. And I’m still doing things like:
a)     Unplugging and turning off the appliances not in use.
b)     Lessen the use of electricity
c)     Using bike/ walking when going to nearby places
d)     Using glass of water when brushing my teeth.
Those were the things I’m doing these weeks and I’ll continue doing.
                                                                                    ~Louisa May ^.^

LCD Journal Entry #14


Date: September 3-9, 2012
It’s been a tiring week this week ‘cause we started practicing for jazz chant. That’s why I used many bottles of water. We’re putting all the bottles of water in one sack so that it can be sold and recycled. I also lessen the use of electricity and water. For example, I don’t watch TV or use the computer if not necessary. I also use glass of water when brushing my teeth. I walk when going to near places. That’s my LCD for this week !
                                                                                    ~Louisa May ^.^

LCD Journal Entry #12


Date: August 20-26, 2012
          This week is just an ordinary week. It’s also the week when our report cards were distributed. I’m very glad to have good grades and to be the top 5. I tried my best this week to help in our environment. I still do the same things before. This Saturday, I also helped my grandmother in planting flowers in out garden. I also helped in watering them. This Sunday, to save energy, we walked from the school to Patrizia’s house since it’s just near. That’s my LCD for this week.
                                                                                    ~Louisa May ^.^

LCD Journal entry #11


Date: August 13-19, 2012
This week is not that busy. I haven’t done something new this week. But I’m still doing the same things last week. To help conserve energy, I lessen the use of electricity. I don’t use the computer/TV if not necessary. I don’t leave the lights on if not needed and also the electric fan. And when going to nearby stores, I walk or use the bike. To help in conserving water, I always make sure that the faucet is off after I use it. I also use glass of water when brushing my teeth so water won’t be wasted. Those simple things have a great help to the environment so everyone should do it too. That’s my LCD for this week ! J
                                                                                    ~Louisa May ^.^

LCD Journal Entry #10


Date: August 6-12, 2012
This week is a very rainy week. That’s why since Wednesday until Sunday, we have no classes. We just all stayed in our house. At home, I helped in conserving energy by turning off and unplugging the appliances that are not in use. I also lessen the use of water. And also when going outside to buy something from near stores, I just walk or use the bike to conserve energy and have an exercise to make my body physically fit.
                                                                                    ~Louisa May ^.^

LCD Journal Entry #8


Date: July 23-29, 2012
A very busy week has passed. We’re starting to do projects and etc. Next week, is also the week where we will be having our periodical tests so I’m really busy reviewing our lessons. But I’m still doing my best to help the nature. I conserve electricity by turning off the TV and computer while I’m reviewing so the energy won’t be wasted and also for me to be focused on reviewing. I also turn off the faucet when it is not in use. Every night, I turn off the lights. That’s my LCD for this week. =)
                                                                                    ~Louisa May ^.^

Monday, September 10, 2012

Storm Warning Signals


Today, I learned that Storm Warning Signals are signals announcing the approach of storm. I also learned that storm signals are usually raised when an area is about to be hit by a tropical cyclone. As a tropical cyclone gains strength and/or gets nearer to an area having a storm signal, the warning may be upgraded to a higher one in that particular area.  Conversely, as a tropical cyclone weakens and/or gets farther to an area, it may be downgraded to a lower signal or may be lifted (that is, an area will have no storm signal). Classes for preschool are canceled when Signal #1 is in effect. High school classes and below are canceled under Signal #2 and classes for colleges and universities and below are canceled under Signal #3.
I will apply my learning about this in my daily life so that when our area is experiencing these signals, I will know what our condition is and what I need to do.
Learning about this phenomenon is important because this can help us so that we’ll be aware about the weather conditions.
On larger scale, I will share my learning about this phenomenon to other people who’s not informed about this so that not only I will be aware but also them.
I need to know more about this so that I’ll have more information to be more aware and to have much knowledge to share to others.

PUBLIC STORM SIGNALS


PUBLIC Storm Signal No.1
Meterological Conditions:
Ø  A tropical cyclone will affect the locality.
Ø  Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours. (When the tropical cyclone develops very close to the locality a shorter lead time of the occurrence of the winds will be specified in the warning bulletin.)
Impact of Winds:
Ø  Twigs and branches of small trees may be broken.
Ø  Some banana plants may be tilted or downed.
Ø  Some houses of very light materials (nipa and cogon) may be partially unroofed.
Ø  Unless this warning signal is upgraded during the entire existence of the tropical cyclone, only very light or no damage at all may be sustained by the exposed communities.
Ø  Rice crop, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
Precautionary Measures:
Ø  When the tropical cyclone is strong or is intensifying and is moving closer, this signal may be upgraded to the next higher level.
Ø  The waves on coastal waters may gradually develop and become bigger and higher.
Ø  The people are advised to listen to the latest severe weather bulletin issued by PAGASA every six hours. In the meantime, business may be carried out as usual except when flood occur.
Ø  Disaster preparedness is activated to alert status.

PUBLIC Storm Signal No.2
Meterological Conditions:
Ø  A tropical cyclone will affect the the locality.
Ø  Winds of greater than 60 kph and up to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.
Impact of Winds:
Ø  Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken.
Ø  Few big trees may be uprooted.
Ø  Many banana plants may be downed.
Ø  Rice and corn may be adversely affected.
Ø  Large number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
Ø  Some old galvanized iron roofings may be peeled off.
Ø  In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities.
Precautionary Measures:
Ø The sea and coastal waters are dangerous to small seacrafts 
Ø Special attention should be given to the latest position, the direction and speed of movement and the intensity of the storm as it may intensify and move towards the locality. 
Ø The general public especially people travelling by sea and air are cautioned to avoid unnecessary risks. 
Ø Outdoor activities of children should be postponed. 
Ø Secure properties before the signal is upgraded. 
Ø Disaster preparedness agencies / organizations are in action to alert their communities.

PUBLIC Storm Signal No.3
Meterological Conditions:
Ø  A tropical cyclone will affect the locality.
Ø  Winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.
Impact of Winds:
Ø  Many coconut trees may be broken or destroyed.
Ø  Almost all banana plants may be downed and a large number of trees may be uprooted.
Ø  Rice and corn crops may suffer heavy losses.
Ø  Majority of all nipa and cogon houses may be unroofed or destroyed and there may be considerable damage to structures of light to medium construction.
Ø  There may be widespread disruption of electrical power and communication services.
Ø  In general, moderate to heavy damage may be experienced, particularly in the agricultural and industrial sectors.
Precautionary Measures:
Ø  The disturbance is dangerous to the communities threatened/affected.
Ø  The sea and coastal waters will be very dangerous to all seacrafts.
Ø  Travel is very risky especially by sea and air.
Ø  People are advised to seek shelter in strong buildings, evacuate low-lying areas and to stay away from the coasts and river banks.
Ø  Watch out for the passage of the "eye" of the typhoon indicated by a sudden occurrence of fair weather immediately after very bad weather with very strong winds coming gnerally from the north.
Ø  When the "eye" of the typhoon hit the community do not venture away from the safe shelter because after one to two hours the worst weather will resume with the very strong winds coming from the south.
Ø  Classes in all levels should be suspended and children should stay in the safety of strong buildings. Disaster preparedness and response agencies/organizations are in action with appropriate response to actual emergency.

PUBLIC Storm Signal No.4
Meterological Conditions:
Ø  A very intense typhoon will affect the locality.
Ø  Very strong winds of more than 185 kph may be expected in at least 12 hours.
Impact of Winds:
Ø  Coconut plantation may suffer extensive damage.
Ø  Many large trees may be uprooted.
Ø  Rice and corn plantation may suffer severe losses.
Ø  Most residential and institutional buildings of mixed construction may be severely damaged.
Ø  Electrical power distribution and communication services may be severely disrupted.
Ø  In the overall, damage to affected communities can be very heavy.
Precautionary Measures:
Ø  The situation is potentially very destructive to the community.
Ø  All travels and outdoor activities should be cancelled.
Ø  Evacuation to safer shelters should have been completed since it may be too late under this situation.
Ø  With PSWS #4, the locality is very likely to be hit directly by the eye of the typhoon. As the eye of the typhoon approaches, the weather will continuously worsen with the winds increasing to its strongest coming generally from the north. Then a sudden improvement of the weather with light winds (a lull) will be experienced. This means that the eye of the typhoon is over the locality. This improved weather may last for one to two hours depending on the diameter of the eye and the speed of movement. As the eye moves out of the locality, the worst weather experienced before the lull will suddenly commence. This time the very strong winds will come generally from the south.
Ø  The disaster coordinating councils concerned and other disaster response organizations are now fully responding to emergencies and in full readiness to immediately respond to possible calamity.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tropical Cyclone

                Today, I learned that Tropical Cyclone is a storm system characterized by a low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain.
            I will apply my learnings about Tropical cyclone in another lessons related to it and also in my daily life so I’ll be more aware with the weather.
            Learning about this phenomenon is important because it can give us more information about the weather so that we will be aware what’s happening around us.
            On a larger scale, I will share my learnings about this phenomenon to other people so that not only me will be aware and ready in different weathers but also them.
            I need to know more about Tropical Cyclone so that I’ll have more information and for me to have enough knowledge that I can also share to others.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

LCD Journal Entry #9


Date: July 30-August 5, 2012
This week is the ending of first grading. Well, for me, the test we’re not that hard if you really reviewed your lessons. I haven’t done anything new this week for the nature. But I did what I’m always doing just like last week. I lessen the consume of electricity and I don’t waste water. And everytime I’m going to near places, I walk to conserve energy and also to have an exercise. I also use glass of water when brushing my teeth. That’s my LCD for this week ! =)
                                                                                    ~Louisa May ^.^

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cold Front


Today, I learned that cold front is the leading edge of a cooler mass of air replacing a warmer mass of air.
I will apply my learnings about Cold Front in other lessons related to it and in my daily life cause it affects the weather.
Learning about this phenomenon is important because it can make us aware regarding it so that we’ll always be ready in different weathers.

         On a larger scale, I will share my learnings about this phenomenon to others so that not only me will be aware but also them.

I need to know more about cold front for me to have more information to share and also to be more aware about what’s happening.

LCD Journal Entry #7


Date: July 16-22, 2012
Another week has passed! Time really flies so fast. We’re starting to get really busy because the periodical test will be next week. But still, I don’t forget the things that I should do to help the environment so that it won’t be destroyed. I lessen the use of electricity and water. I never leave the faucet opened and the appliances turned on when nobody is using. I also prefer to walk when I’m going to somewhere near. Those were the things I did this week.
                                                                                    ~Louisa May ^.^

El Niño


          
Today, I learned that El Niño is warming of the surface water of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, occurring every 4 to 12 years and causing unusual global weather patterns that is also known as Southern Oscillation.
          I will apply my learnings about El Niño in my daily life especially when it is occurring.
            Learning about this phenomenons is important for us to be aware about there because it affects the weather and the weather affects our lives so if we know about it, we can prepare ourselves if it occur.
            On a larger scale, I will share my learning about these phenomenon to others that doesn’t know about it for them to be aware too like me.
            I need to know more about this phenomenon so I’ll get more information that I can use and also I can share to others.

La Niña


Today, I learned that La Niña is the coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that is the counterpart of El Niño as part of the broader El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate pattern.
I will apply my learnings about La Niña in some lessons that may be related to it and also in my daily life so that I’ll always be ready.
Learning about this phenomenon is important because it affects the weather so it can affect our lives too.
On a larger scale, I will  share my learnings about this phenomenon to others so that not only me will be aware but also them.
I need to know more about La Niña so I’ll  have more information that can give me knowledge and also for me to be more aware with the weather.

Tropical Depression


        Today I learned that Tropical Depression is an organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined, closed surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of less than 34 knots (39mph) and it has no eye and does not typically have the organization or the spiral shape of more powerful storms. 

            I will apply my learnings about Tropical Depression in some lessons that may be related to these two and also to my living cause these two also affects the weather.

            Learning about this phenomenon is important because it can make you more aware about the weather so that you will be always ready if something will happen.

            On a larger scale, I will share my learnings about this phenomenon to others so that they will be aware too in the weather and also so that they will know something about these two.

            I need to know more about Tropical depression so I can know more information about it that will help me and also so I can share more to others.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Monsoon


Today I learned that monsoon rains are caused by cyclic air movement changing with the time of the year. I also learned that monsoon came from the Arabic word “maus im” meaning season.
            I will apply my learnings about monsoon in other lessons that are related to this and also to my daily life because it affects the weather.
            Learning about this phenomenon is important because if we know something about monsoon, we can be more aware in the happenings in the environment because monsoon causes rains.
            On a larger scale, I will share my learnings about these phenomenon to others so like me, they’ll be aware too in what’s happening in their environment.
            I need to know more about monsoon because it may help me in my lessons and also to know more information about it that can help me in my living.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

LCD Journal Entry #6


Date: July 9-15, 2012
            Just like last week, I still do things to help in conserving energy. One night, woke up and its very cold because of the wind from the windows. I decided to turn off the electric fan since the air makes the environment cold. Then I slept again. That thing is just simple but I think it’s a great help to the environment. ^_^
                                                                                    ~Louisa_May ^.^

LCD Journal Entry #5


Date: July 9-15, 2012
             This week, I helped again in conserving energy. I don't waste electricity by unplugging the appliances that are not being used. I also lessen my use of TV and computer if not necessary. This Saturday, we went to Janelle's house to do a group activity. We're almost 15 that's why we're so many. Before I go to Janelle's house, I went to the main gate of SMNHS to wait for Princess and Lyka riding a tricycle. When they arrived, I suggested walking from there to Janelle's house. They both agreed so we started to walk. Then we stopped in the main gate to wait for Celine. When she arrived, we walked again until we reached Janelle's house. When we're all complete, we started the activity. When we finished it, it’s already lunch time. We decided to eat in a carinderia near their house. We walked outside instead of riding any vehicle because it’s just near. We ate there and walked again to go back in Janelle's house. Walking not only saves energy but also helps us to be physically fit because walking is also a kind of exercise. That’s my LCD for this week ! ^_^
                                                                                    ~Louisa_May ^.^

LCD Journal Entry #4


 Date: June 25-29, 2012
                  This week is a stormy week and almost every day it’s raining that’s why my shoes are always wet and dirty. Well, I’m still doing the things that I did last week and other weeks. SO, I’m still helping in conserving energy.
                This Friday, we, II - A students helped in cleaning the garbage like papers, plastic cups, plastic bottles, candy wrappers, etc. in the Grandstand after the election. I’m also starting to teach myself using a glass when brushing my teeth. If we use glass of water in brushing our teeth, we won’t waste water. That’s my LCD for this week ! ^.^
                                                                                                                  ~Louisa May ^.^         

LCD Journal Entry #3


Date: June 18-22, 2012
            Its been a nice week this week cause the weather is not so bad. Just like last week, many third year students collect plastic bottles for their activity. So to help them, the plastic bottles we use were placed to a sack to give it to them. We not only help them but also the environment. We’re also putting all the papers that we’re not going to use in a sack instead on the trash can. Also, before I sleep, I always unplug the appliances I use to lessen the consume of energy. That’s my LCD for this week !
                                                                                                     ~Louisa_May ^.^

LCD Journal Entry #2


Date: June 11-15, 2012
            This week is a rainy week. That’s why the soil is always wet. It’s also the2nd week in school. I’ve been very busy on my school works. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t done anything for the environment. After I turned off my computer, I remembered that my teachers always say that we should always unplug the electrical appliances after using. And I realized that I’ve been wasting so much energy because I always forger to unplug the laptop, internet, charger and other things I use. Starting that day, I never forgot to unplug the things I use. And that’s my LCD for this week! ^.^
                                                                                                ~Louisa_May ^.^

LCD Journal Entry #1


Date: June 4-8, 2012
            This week is our first week in Second Year Highschool. We, II – A students met new teachers. It’s just 5 days but I feel like many things happened this week. I also learned some new things this week. While I was with my friends outside our room, I saw a candy wrapper and think about it. The next thing I do is picking up that candy wrapper and putting it in the trash can. This Friday also, me and my friends watered the plants near our room, we enjoyed it not only as a bonding time but also because we helped the plants. For me, doing simple things like those can help the environment. That’s my LCD for this week! ^.^
                                                                                                                   ~Louisa_May ^.^

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)



The red line represents the ITCZ.


         Today I learned that Intertropical Convergence Zone or ITCZ,  that is also known as "doldrums" and first known as "Intertropical Front", is the area encircling the earth near the equator where winds originating in the northern and southern hemispheres come together. It appears as a band of clouds, usually thunderstorms that circle the globe near the equator. It affects rainfall that results to wet and dry season.
            I will apply my learnings about ITCZ in other lessons related with these and also in my everyday life because ITCZ is also related with rains that affects us. 
            Learning about these phenomenon is important because it makes us understand what's going on with the weather. It's because when we don't know what's happening about the weather, we can't even prepare if there will be a rain. We're the one who will be affected. 
           On a larger scale, I will share my learnings about these phenomenon to other people/students because  they might also study these lesson so in advance, they'll know about it and also to help them to become aware about the things happening around them. 
            I need to know more about ITCZ so that I'll be more aware and I'll understand this phenomenon better. ^__^