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Relationship POWER

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Has a relationship ever changed your life?” This is one of the questions that captured my attention. If we will define the word ‘relationship’, generally, it means ‘the state of being connected’. It clearly states that the word ‘relationship’ is not only present between couples but it is also present between friends, families, parents, siblings, cousins, classmates, and even between you and GOD. In short, relationship exists between two or more people who have a special connection with one another. That special connection doesn’t necessarily mean to be a positive one since a relationship can always be either a positive or a negative or even both. It depends on the situation and the relation between those people. Thus, relationship brings big impact to the lives of many people. It is very powerful to the point that it can change their lives, either on a positive or on a negative way.

If I’m going to answer the question above, well, my answer would be ‘yes’. (I will not have the courage to write those words above if I don’t have some experienced with this matter.) I am referring to the relationships I have with GOD and my family. I am very blessed simply because my relationships with them are getting better and stronger each day.

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My connection with God changed my life — my own perception of the words ‘love’, ‘faith’, ‘hope’, and ‘trust’. I don’t fully and easily give those words to anybody before, including Him. It is hard for me to love fully, to make my faith stronger, to hold on to my hopes, and to trust with all my heart, yet GOD is GOD. Nothing is impossible for Him. He never failed in making me realize the true essence and meaning of those words, in which it became the reason behind the strong foundation of my relationship with other people. In short, GOD is the reason of my good relationship with others.

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Same with my family, aside from GOD, they are also the source of my strength and happiness. My good relationship with them plays a very important role of whom and where I am right now. They changed my life in a way that they did not just guide me, but they also made me chose to walk in the right track of my life, and they give me more reasons to cherish every moment I have in this world.

This is the power of RELATIONSHIP! 



Junior High School Down; Senior High School to Go



It’s already been almost 4 months when I finished a long and tiring yet fun journey that I will never forget, and that was when I completed my Junior High School last April this year. I was very happy because of the thought that was running on my mind and that is the phrase “Junior High School down, Senior High School to go”.

I remember I was very excited to proceed in Senior High School simply because I already want to graduate in college and find a decent and stable job in order to help my parents. I thought these things would be that easy, as easy as how I pronounced them, but Na-ah! It is way too far from what I thought, and my Senior High School experience made me realized that.

My Senior High School life had started two months ago and within that time, I’ve experienced, realized, and learned new and unfamiliar things, and at the same time, I met strangers who became my friends, classmates, and became part of my Senior High School life.

At first, the word “adjustment” hit me. I need to adjust myself from the new environment that I’m into, from the new people around me, and from the lessons of our teachers because it is not the same from my Junior High School lessons anymore— it became more difficult. I need to adopt the tradition, rules and regulations of my new school which is the Saint Michael’s College, and which is a private school.

Everybody knows that it’s not that easy to deal with the word “adjustment”, and I proved it right by myself, but those people who were just a strangers in my sight before, and suddenly became part of my journey helped me a lot. I am very thankful that I was able to meet and know them. The burden of adjusting became light in my arms because of them. And of course special thanks to the teachers whom I thought were terror and will be strict to us, especially that we are  already a Senior High School students, but little did I know, they are one of a kind teachers: very fun to be with and very passionate to their work. I’ve learned a lot from them.


As a Senior High School student, I’ve experienced many things from the very start which is on June until now. I can tell that as a student, it is normal for us to feel tired, stress and say “Struggle is Real” or “#BuhayEstudyanteNgaNaman” as an expression and that is because of the different performance tasks, assignments, reports, individual/group works, surprise quizzes, and many other activities that we need to engage, and also we cannot forget the feeling when the deadline of such task is near approaching, which pressured us the most, but at the end of the day, we also cannot forget the lessons we’ve learned from each tasks and we always thank GOD and those people who helped us in this journey.

Stepping into Senior High School life is not that easy because I’ve experienced all of those moments— moments that all students had experienced and cannot forget. But you know what’s best? That is the idea of having a cool family in my Senior High School life: a family that is a proof that Senior High School is not that bad.

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