Saturday, January 23, 2021

Mental Health for the Filipino Youth

Adolescence is a phase of rapid growth and changes physically, mentally, and socially. These changes may be welcome or unacceptable depending on the adolescent's readiness. It is unfortunate that this developmental stage reports incidence of mental problems. Hence, I believe that this is the best time to introduce mental health and ways to encourage psychological well-being to our Filipino youth. We are all too familiar with the quote "the youth is the hope of our nation" by Jose Rizal, to make this dream a realization, we must build a society that value mental well-being, and by this value, we live by it and promote it. Speaking of Dr. Jose Rizal, he is the best candidate of a Filipino that displays mental health, from realizing his potential to being resilient and we cannot deny his great contribution to our country and the world. These modules are created for the youth, for the students, to answer the mental health integration into the educational system to address the mental health conditions and promote a mentally fit individual. A module that integrates indigenous knowledge, beliefs, and practices of Filipinos to expose students to traditional elements of our ancestors that widely influence the behavior of their elders, and to a certain degree influences today's youth. Though we are bombarded with Western and Asian influences in our daily lives, it is rewarding and insightful to discover ways of living and healing from our Filipino forefathers. 
AGNES F. MONTALBO 
AUTHOR 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Gangnam Wings: Megamall Review

This is Kiara inside the Gangnam Chicken store, beside this luminated chicken are the soju bottles. I do not know if this is for display purposes or this is the one that they serve.

They have an everyday promo from Monday to Sunday though we did not try any promo.
This is a pancake vegetable that we ordered for our Toddler, Arya since she is a picky eater. She only ate the egg. This pancake vegetable is full of stalks.
We ordered their original recipe chicken and I am going to compare the way it was cooked and taste, I would prefer Bon Chon and Kyo Chon.
This is another facade of the restaurant.
Kiara, Irwin and Arya on another side of the store.


Rating:

Ambience: 4.5 They have a dim light, conducive for eating and relaxing, it was actually relaxing because they have soft Korean music, though you do not know the lyrics unless you speak Korean you will not mind the sound. Their decorations is also perfect for a photo backdrop because their wall has several mixture of colors.

Food: 3.5 I like the chicken that we ordered but I might try their other entree still on Metrodeal.

Service: We went there around 2-3 pm on a Saturday and there were not enough customer so they have acceptable service.

Comfort Room: shared needs a little cleaning and supply of tissue.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Please Don't Let Them Hurt Your Children

This is my daily prayer. It hurts to read or hear stories of children hurting. Hurting physically because they are sick, hurting emotionally because they are lonely and nobody listens to them. Children who are in the hospital, children who can't breath, children who can't eat. Helpless innocent children. My heart breaks and I can't bear to listen or read stories about them. But while I was thinking about this I keep on thinking of our role as a member of the society and our role as a Christian. Even I feel helpless and sometimes I just want to stay numb with this kind of problem as if this concerns me.

I have two girls. I hurt them too. I shout at them and spank them as a way of discipline. If I do not discipline them they will grow up to believe that everything that they do is alright even if it is not. I sometimes want to quit my job and just spend time with them because my job is preventing me from having quality time with them. Technology is a bad thing because it keeps me away from my children, they are so busy watching TV and playing online games than sharing or playing. I really hate the technology because even my husband is addicted to online game. I also find myself checking my smart phone once in a while or more often.

 I just want to go somewhere where the grass is green and there are no internet connection. It's just the four of us. So I can talk to my husband and I can play with the  kids no istorbo.