Tomorrow starts a new journey for me as a LASSO Supervisor. My stint as a consultant in Academia De San Francisco Javier in Nasugbu Batangas is over. The parochial schools in Batangas have formed some sort of a system just like, probably as I can imagine it, De La Salle System and part of the changes brought by the merger is the severance of ASFJ from the LASSO. I have known about this when I attended the school's graduation. It was too good to last.
I am having mixed emotions right now. I am both in ecstasy but at the same time sad. First, the whole family has just got back from a three day respite at Pico de Loro to celebrate my wife's birthday and our 30th wedding anniversary.
all this traffic turmoil, the Ayala Alabang Village Association (AAVA) Board of
Governors has only De La Salle Zobel to blame, not as the main source but the
only “culprit” and hence made all it deems as necessary measures to only refer
to the school albeit the fact that there are more schools inside the
village. As such, the Board has made several
to the school to help ease the traffic to which Zobel has willingly complied
even if it had to spend millions of pesos. I would like to spare you the
details and make the long story short. The Board claims that none of the
solutions adapted by the school worked and as a final solution, will implement
a color-coding scheme on vehicles coming to and from De La Salle Zobel.
The prospect of going to another country for the third time might seem less exciting. Of course, the first jitters of travelling to a new country is no longer there. My first visit to the country was as a tourist in June of 2008. It was the second country we visited via the credit cooperative of DLSU. The second time was as an emissary of the school and companion to then DLSZ President Br. Dennis Magbanua and then Cultural Arts Director, Ms. Lani Maderazo. Having been to a place twice would seem like you've seen it all and that it has nothing new to offer anymore. However this was not what I felt on my third trip to South Korea. I still had the jitters for, believe it or not, it will set several milestones for me.
I am blessed! I can say that with confidence because of too many things that affirm that statement. I have very young friends who, despite my age, are willing to do things with me. I am about to retire from work which I could not call work because I enjoy doing it. It seems so effortless now. It should be. I have been working for the same institution for thirty years and I think I already know the ropes. There is no position that I cannot handle, I think. I can go back to the classroom anytime. I had been thinking about it. The only thing that keeps me from resigning from my post is that I like the free time. I do things my own way. I don't keep schedules. I hate doing that.