Speaking in front of a crowd scares a lot of people. A research done by the National Institute of Mental Health says that 74% of people suffer speech anxiety (link here).
I am amazed at how Filipinos celebrate Christmas, from the decorations, food preparation, reunions to traditions.
One thing that I love most in this season is how places light up. People start decorating their homes as early as September, malls try to outmatch each other by their design themes and parks offer light shows.
A video of Ayala Triangle’s Lights and Sound Show 2015
But aside from the usual eyecandy, the lights give me a sense of warmth and hope. And if the man-made lights are not enough, the moon showed its full glory on Christmas day.
It is a fitting end to my 2015 and I am really looking forward to the start of another year.
A hundred and one days had passed since that fateful morning on August. A morning that changed my life and I can still replay it vividly on my mind, that day we lost my father.
In celebration of the PUP – Sta. Rosa Campus’ IT Week 2015, with the theme ‘3D: #Dream # Develop & #Deploy; Ideas today for Integrating Tomorrow’ the PUP-SRC Mozilla Club partnered with Eligible League of Information Technology Enthusiasts to bring a Maker Party into the campus. A Maker Party is Mozilla’s campaign which aims to help people increase their understanding on the web and take greater control of their online lives. Below is a video explaining what a Maker Party is.
Going to the famous Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur was one of the highlights of my 2015. And even though it was off season and we had limited time when we went there, we had the grandest time touring the place. This place holds a special place in my heart for the following reasons:
Firefox Student Ambassadors or FSA are individuals who are passionate about Mozilla, the open web, and the many benefits of Firefox and its products. The PUP-SRC Firefox Club is a group of FSAs in PUP – Sta. Rosa Campus. Initially, there were only less than ten members of the Club at the start of the 2015 academic year, but as of October 2015 there are (drumroll please) more than 30 members. How did we do this? We launched the #PUPSRCYearOfTheFirefox Campaign.
In the Philippines, Merienda is a term generally coined for a lighter meal eaten in between breakfast, lunch or dinner. Last July 28 and 29, I together with some members of the PUP-SRC Firefox Club held a MozMerienda, our own localized version of MozCoffee. With the increasing number of Firefox Student Ambassadors from PUP – Sta. Rosa, I thought that the MozMerienda is a perfect opportunity for them to have a formal introduction into the program and get to know more about the Open Web.