I Don’t Really Sing, But I Had To… for a Good Cause!

T’is the season to be jolly, and merry… and most all, GIVING! 🙂

And so to to keep this short and simple, I’ll go straight to the point: PLEASE VOTE FOR US!!!

Yes, vote for my “group” called The Time Jumpers.

What are we and WHAT do we do have we done?

Well, we simply created our own music video, covering T. Swift‘s latest hit. But most importantly, WHY?

Here’s the answer:

“Every child has the right to proper education.”

That’s why for several years now, our company has been helping young people achieve their dreams through the gift of education. Hence, the birth of Food for Hungry Minds School (FHMS).

Year after year after year, our company has been instrumental in feeding these hungry minds. Since 2001, FHMS, together with other corporate sponsors, have provided quality education to disadvantaged children from “depressed areas in Manila, namely Paco, Pandacan, San Andres, Sta. Ana, Leveriza and Bulacan.”

Employees have momentarily become actors, singers, dancers, mimes and musicians, proudly showcasing their talents in exchange for raising money.

This year, “SUS!NAVPasikat” is a music video competition where several groups of employees choose a song of their liking and create music videos, with them doing the legwork from dancing and singing, to storytelling and styling, down to the editing and marketing. As a company, we aim to raise Php600,000.00, enough to send 24 kids through secondary school.

We are members of the AOps (Airline Operations) and Product teams, collectively called The Time Jumpers.

If you enjoyed what you just watched, do vote for us. Tell the person next to you, your family and friends to do the same. Tell everyone you know that when you vote, when we all vote, be it one or many, we slowly but surely satisfy the hungry mind.

To know more, please visit their website:
http://foodforhungryminds.org/donate/

Now that you know the WHAT and WHY, now’s the time to let you know WHEN and HOW. Voting is only until December 17, 2014 (Wednesday) and to buy tickets (there’s a raffle!), simply e-mail me at mikhaelageorgette@gmail.com

Tickets are priced for as little as PHP50 (or a little over one US dollar), and it doesn’t matter whether you’re from the Philippines, the United States, or anywhere in the world. Just let me know if you’re interested to “help.” Like I said, all of this is for the benefit of FHMS. 🙂

So to let you decide whether or not you’ll vote for us, here’s our video:

The Time Jumpers‘ version of
Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off”

And to convince you more (hopefully!), here’s more:

BONUS!!!
Our long but hilarious BTS footage

If you’re not convinced, you can always check out other groups’ entries by clicking HERE. After all, we all share the same goal. 🙂

Wishing you a Happy Christmas
and reminding you to “shake it off” whenever life requires you to,
MIKA

The Lost (Graduate) Student

Today, I just claimed my same old brand new school I.D. from the university registrar:

About two weeks ago while I was in Hong Kong, I accidentally dropped my bag with its zipper open.  So go figure.  Apparently, I missed picking up one of its contents — my old (graduate) school I.D. — which I only found out after two days when I was in Manila already!  Kaya lost I.D. kung lost I.D. talaga! x_x

Of course I had to request for a new one (with my old picture and signature), which cost me almost Php700!  I know, I know.  I could’ve avoided spending Php595 for my I.D. and another Php100 for an affidavit of loss if I hadn’t dropped my bag just like that!  Tsk.  That’s why it took me a lot of convincing if it was still worth it to get a new school I.D…

…which brings me back to GRADUATE SCHOOL itself!

For yearssss (and I’m not exaggerating the “s”), I’ve been trying to finish my Master’s Degree.  No, I’m NOT failing.  In fact, if there’s one thing I’m proud of, it’s that I’m already done with my coursework — and I’m happy to say that I passed all my subjects!  Yay!!!

The reason why I’ve been delayed is because of TIME.  Aside from the fact that I never had a “full load” academic term, my laziness gets in the way of it all!  Hahaha!  But seriously, when I had my first full-time job, I just suddenly found myself enrolling in ONE ACADEMIC TERM per year.  Hence the delay.  And hey, it wasn’t easy to juggle work and (graduate) school!  Period.

Still, I was able to take (and pass!) all my subjects.  So now, I’m left with only two things: COMPREHENSIVE EXAM + THESIS!  Not so easy to be a “master” now, eh? @_@

And since I’m also unemployed as of press time (haha!), I’ve no choice but push through with my comprehensive exam.  I still have to pass certain documents to be permitted to take the exam NEXT WEEK (!), but yeah…

some of the (essential) documents in graduate school! harharhar.

As for my thesis, I’ve always thought of it as “a bridge I’ll cross when I get there.” The problem is, I’m already thisclose to THAT bridge and I still don’t have any idea what to do with it!!! 😦

Okay, one of my professors suggested that I do something about diplomatic history…  which I readily obliged last year (my “ONE ACADEMIC TERM per year” in 2011:

THESIS it? I’m not bloody sure!!!

That was the paper I did in one of my subjects — Historical Methodologies — which was supposed to “prepare” me for thesis writing.  Unfortunately, my fickleness is kicking in again and now I’m not sure if I still want to go with South Korea…  Waaahh!

But like I said, I’m currently unemployed.  And that really doesn’t give me any choice…  So my battle plan is to use TIME itself again.  If “time” is what delayed me, I think that it’ll also be the one to help me.  How?  By doing it ONE STEP AT A TIME.  So this term, I have to deal with my comprehensive exam first! 🙂

Having said that, maybe I’m not a lost student after all…

Maybe I’m more like a wonder wander student!  Wahahahaha! And as J.R.R. Tolkien put it,

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

And right now, holding on to those words is good enough for me.  So help me God! 😉