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					                        PHILIPPINE HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
                                 MARTIAL ARTS / IET
                                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                               Martial Arts / IET                             2
                              Questionnaire For Phsa Students                                                   4
Questionnaire For Those Who Have Undergone Catharsis                                                                                         6
                        Questions On Catharsis And Meditation 7
Questionnaire For Those Who Have Not Undergone Catharsis 9
                                        Individual Responses                                       10
AN. ............................................................................................................................................ 10
AND. .......................................................................................................................................... 13
AV. ............................................................................................................................................ 16
BR. ............................................................................................................................................. 20
CE. ............................................................................................................................................. 23
CH.............................................................................................................................................. 27
CHR. .......................................................................................................................................... 30
CY.............................................................................................................................................. 33
EU. ............................................................................................................................................. 38
GA. ............................................................................................................................................ 41
GE2 ........................................................................................................................................... 45
IE. .............................................................................................................................................. 47
JU............................................................................................................................................... 50
KR.............................................................................................................................................. 54
LA. ............................................................................................................................................. 57
LO. ............................................................................................................................................. 60
MI. ............................................................................................................................................. 63
NI2 ............................................................................................................................................ 68
NO. ............................................................................................................................................ 73
PO .............................................................................................................................................. 76
RI. .............................................................................................................................................. 79
RL1 ............................................................................................................................................ 82
RL2 ............................................................................................................................................ 85
RO.............................................................................................................................................. 87
RON ........................................................................................................................................... 90
SA. ............................................................................................................................................. 93
WY. ........................................................................................................................................... 96
YV1 ......................................................................................................................................... 100
YV2 ......................................................................................................................................... 103




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                 "I" EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE
                    26 Hillside Loop, Blue Ridge A Subdivision, Quezon City
                   Tel. 6471205, Telefax 6471356, email litomisa@hotmail.com


                              Martial Arts / IET
                      For Philippine High School for the Arts
                       First Semester, 1999 Thursdays, 2 pm - 6 pm

INTRODUCTION

Martial Arts Elective is divided into two disciplines: Karate and "I" Empowerment
Therapy (IET).

Karate-Do teaches the student the art of self defense. Inherent in this discipline is
awareness of body, mind and spirit. For this reason, "I" Empowerment Therapy (IET) is
also taught to enhance self awareness.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course the students are expected to:
1. Have more self-confidence and less fears / hang-ups.
2. Possess the psychological and spiritual tools to solve their problems.
3. Discover their true identity, the spiritual "I" that will help them in developing and
expressing their art.

RELATIONSHIP OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Mr. Hubert Posadas, a black belter for 17 years now, teaches Karate-Do. Mr. Lito Misa, a
psychologist who has been doing meditation for 30 years, teaches "I" Empowerment
Therapy.

1. As an academic course, the students are expected to attend all sessions. Unexplained
absences shall be deducted as negative points in the grading system.
2. It is assumed that students are used to strict discipline instilled by PHSA. Karate/IET
teachers likewise expect mental and physical discipline from the students.
3 Karate/IET teachers aim to instill dignity and autonomy in the students. The teachers
discourage dependency and immaturity.
4. Karate/IET teachers accord respect to their students and demand respect in return.
5. In the final analysis, the Karate/IET teachers are only facilitators who try to bring out
the best traits and talents in the students. Students are responsible for their own growth.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

KARATE-DO
Karate sessions are conducted along the following components:

LECTURES familiarize the students with the history, phiklosophy and science of the
Martial Arts, as well as its fundamental relation to the Arts in general.
STRETCHING prepares the body for the Karate excercises. Special emphasis is given to
stretching the ligaments which take a lot of pressure in the practice of martial arts.

CALISTHENICS gives the students the necessary strength to execute Karate moves.


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DRILLS quicken the students' reflexes, enable them to internalize the movements and
trains them to instinctively react to threatening situations.

KATA is taught as the Martial Dance. The series of movements are designed to ingrain
the fundamentals of the art and at the same time give the art its easthetic form. The
discipline of Kata perfects the technique, builds character and strengthens the will. Kata
is the backbone of Karate-Do.

BREATHING AND MEDITATION aim to familiarize the students with the importance
of breath, its relationship with Ki, or life energy and introduce the students to the
rudiments of basic meditation.

Furthermore, meditation is taught as a tool that the students can use in their individual
fields of artistic specialization. Meditation helps to relax, visualize, and concentrate on
the task at hand.

"I" EMPOWERMENT THERAPY (IET)

IET exercises are conducted along the following components:

1. RELAXATION exercises including deep breathing and yoga exercises - to help the
students to relieve physical and mental stress.

2. DISCERNMENT exercises - to allow the students to experience the Higher Self as
their their true identity, so essential in their psychological and spiritual growth.

3. CATHARSIS exercises - to help the students resolve their problems and express their
physical, mental and spiritual abilities.

4. MEDITATION exercises - to guide the students in discovering the spiritual world
within them.




           "I" EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE
                 26 Hillside Loop, Blue Ridge A Subdivision, Quezon City
                Tel. 6471205, Telefax 6471356, email litomisa@hotmail.com


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                   Questionnaire For Phsa Students
          Taking Martial Arts/"I" Empowerment Therapy (IET) as Elective
                                      Date: June 17, 1999

The purpose of this questionnaire is to pinpoint areas where Karate and "I" Empowerment
Therapy can help the student by guiding him/her to solve his/her personal problems and by
enhancing his/her talents and strengths.

1. PERSONAL BACKGROUND:

NAME _____________________________________________________
YEAR ___________________ ARTS MAJOR ______________________
SEX ____________ AGE____________ NATIONALITY _____________
HOME PROVINCE ____________________________________________
RELIGION __________________________________________________

2. MOTIVATION: Why did you choose to take Martial Arts/IET as your elective?
(MOTIBO: Bakit mo pinili bilang elective ang Martial Arts/IET?)
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

3. GOAL: How do you hope to benefit from Martial Arts / IET?
(HANGARIN: Papaano mong inaasahan na makatulong ang Martial Arts/IET sa buhay mo?
______________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

4. DREAMS AND AMBITIONS: What are your dreams/ambitions in life?
(MGA PANGARAP SA BUHAY): Ano ang mga pangarap mo sa buhay?
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

5. FEELINGS: At your age, what feelings bother you?
Please rank from 1(most bothersome) to 4 (least bothersome).
(Sa edad mo, anong damdamin ang nakakagulo sa iyo?)
Paki rangko: 1(pinakamabigat) hanggang 4 (pinakamagaang).


______   insecurity (pagkakulang ng self-confidence)
______   anger (galit)
______   depression (malubhang pagkalumbay?
______   fear (takot)

6. VIEWS FOR THE LAST FOUR MONTHS
(MGA MUNI-MUNI SA NAKARAANG APAT NA BUWAN):
Please answer the questions by checking the numbers in the following scale
(Paki-check ang sumusunod na numero sa iskala):

(1)- very true (tamang tama)
(2)- true (tama)
(3)- can be true or false (puwedeng tama, puwedeng mali)
(4)- mali (false)


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(5)- maling mali (very false)

In general (Sa pangkaraniwan):

1. Madali akong makipag kaibigan sa mga estudiante ng PHSA.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
2. Sa edad namin, karamihan ng mga teenager na katulad ko ay nagkukulang
ng kumpiyansa sa sarili.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
3. Kapag ang bata ay nagiging teenager na, napapalayo ang kanyang kalooban sa
mga magulang niya.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
4. Kilala ko ang sarili ko.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
5. Natural sa teenager na nakakalimot sa Diyos dahil sa mga pinapagkakaabalahan niya.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
6. Ang sabi ng ibang tao, ako ay magaling sa Art Major ko.
(1)________ (2)_________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
7. Normal lang sa tao ang magtanim ng galit.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
8. Dahil sa mga personal problems ang teenager na katulad ko
ay paminsan-minsan nakakapagisip ng suicide.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
9. Ang mga panag-inip ko ay nakakatakot.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
10. Ako ay isang masayahing teenager.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
11. Madaling malapitan ang mga guro ng PHSA.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________
12. Nahihirapan akong mag-concentrate sa pag-aaral ko.
(1)_________ (2)________ (3)_________ (4)________ (5)________




            “I” EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE
DATE:



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NAME

YEAR

MAJOR


      Questionnaire For Those Who Have Undergone
                        Catharsis
Second Semester of School Year 1998-1999

On a scale of 1-5, score your improvement before and after you experienced catharsis by
checking:
1. No improvement
2. Little improvement
3. Fair improvement
4. Good improvement
5. Excellent improvement

a. Your self confidence
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4______ 5______

Please explain.




b. Your world view (what you think of the world or people in general)
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4______ 5______

Please explain.




c. How you think people regard you.
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4______ 5______

Please explain.




d. Is there any improvement in your

1.   Studies                          1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

2.   Art                              1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

3.   Fears                            1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

4. Anger                              1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

5. Depression                         1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____


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6. Insecurity                         1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

7. Relationship with God              1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

8. Relationship with your mother              1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

9. relationship with your father              1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

10. Illnesses                         1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____


   e. In your own words (Tagalog or English), what do you think of your experience of
   catharsis?



   f. In your own words (Tagalog or English), please explain how catharsis has affected your
   art.



   g. Comments and suggestions to Mr. Hubert Posadas on Karate:




   h. Comments and suggestions to Mr. Lito Misa on Catharsis and Meditation:




                Questions On Catharsis And Meditation
a. Sa isang papel, ilagay ang pangalan at sagutin ito:


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Mayroon ba akong na-realize na:

1.   problemang sinugpo “suppressed” na lumabas ngayon
2.   mga ala-ala
3.   pagbabago ng self concept (tingin sa sarili)
4.   pagbabago ng ugali (ano ang nakaraang ugali?)
5.   tungkol sa Diyos (sino siya?)

Ano pa ang gusto mong idagdag?

b. Sa ibang papel, huwag ilagay ang pangalan at magpalit ng handwriting (I-print) at kulay ng
ballpen:

Ano ang mga comments at suggestions tungkol kay /sa
1. Hubert
2. Lito
3. Karate




               “I” EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE
DATE: ____________________________________________________


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NAME_____________________________________________________

YEAR__________________________

MAJOR_________________________


  Questionnaire For Those Who Have Not Undergone
                      Catharsis
On a scale of 1-5, give your score as follows:
(1) Bad
(2) Not so bad
(3) Fair
(4) Good
(5) Excellent

a. How is your self confidence?
1______ 2_______ 3_______ 4_______ 5_______

Please explain
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
__________________

b. How positive is your world view (what do you think of the world or people in general?)
1______ 2_______ 3_______ 4_______ 5_______

Please explain
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
__________________



c. How do people regard you?
1______ 2_______ 3_______ 4_______ 5_______

Please explain
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
__________________

d. How do you COPE with or HANDLE your

1. studies.                           1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

2. art.                               1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____



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3. fears.                           1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

4. anger.                           1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

5. depression.                      1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

6 insecurity.                       1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

7. relationship with God.           1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

8. relationship with your mother    1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

9. relationship with your father.   1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____

10.physical illnesses               1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5_____




                               Individual Responses
An.
Oct. 15, 1998
Yr. III - UN Ballet Major


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2 excuse absents and 4 absents

1. Who am I?
Isa lang akong normal na binata, na nagiging masaya, malungkot, nagmamahal. Hindi rin naman
ako naiiba sa mga ibang binata. Sa kasalukuyan, isa akong binata na nag-iisip kung anong
mangyayari sa mundo naming mga susunod na henerasyon. Ano nga kaya? Ikaw?

2. What did I learned in karate class?
Na-control ko yung temper ko, sa totoo lang mainitin ang ulo ko talaga. Buti nga ngayon medyo
nawawala-wala na eh! Natutunan ko rin kung papaano ma-conquer yung pain, "It's all in the
mind lang pala" kung tutuusin mo di ba?

3. What have I learned in meditation?
Natuto akong mag-meditate nung grade III pa lang ako, ang nanay ko at tita ko ay mahihilig sa
mga ganoong bagay, yung mga reincarnation, crystals, spiritual beliefs, third eye, spiritual plane
or astral plane. Pinapractice ko pa rin ito hanggang ngayon kasi, malaki ang naitutulong nito sa
akin, halimbawa na lang pag-gutom ka, ang ginagawa ko kung walang pagkain ay
nagmemeditate ako at sa isip ko kumakain ako ng colors. Kayo kumakain din ba kayo ng colors?
Mayroong din time na pinapapasok ako ng nanay ko sa crystal at tinatanong kung ano ang
nakikita ko. Sa totoo lang gusto ko po sana kayong kausapin tungkol sa mga ganitong bagay,
kasi po natatakot na po ako, kasi may ilang time po na nagkasakit ang nanay ko, hindi ko lang po
sinabi sa kanya, nag-meditate pa ako noon, at pinasok ko ang loob ng kanyang katawan, at
ginamot ko po siya, tapos nagulat na lang po ang nanay ko at nawala yung sakit niya. Nai-apply
ko daw po ito sa aking sarili, "self - healing" kung baga, up to now pina-practice ko pa rin ito,
kung maari po sana makausap ko po kayo dito, natatakot ako kasi po one -time nagamit ko siya
sa masamang bagay at nag-effect po at ayaw ko na pong maulit yoon kaya minsan tinitigil ko po,
kasi po nalalaman ng ate ko, bukas na po kasi ang third eye ayaw lang pong gamitin kasi nagamit
niya rin o sa masamang bagay. Tulungan po ninyo ako sa ganitong hindi ko maipaliwanag kung
ano!

Comments sa Instructor.
No comment. Ang problema ko lang po ay yung time kasi po gusto ko po kayong makausap, yun
lang po, at para maturuan po ako kung ano ang gagawin ko.

Favorite color: Blue... Gusto ko ang blue kasi ang daming meaning.

Favorite animal: Dog... Di ko po alam kung papaano idescribe basta ang alam ko mahal na mahal
ko ang mga aso ewan ko kung bakit, basta, ang saya-saya ko apg kasama ko sial (ang aso).

What I have learned in catharsis?
To conquer my fear.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you


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To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


       Dear An,

       Hindi sapat ang pag-uusap natin noon sapagkat sandaling sandali lamang. Sa susunod
       maghanap tayo ng panahon na mag-usap.

       Ang masasabi ko lang ay tatlong bagay:
       1. Mayroong tawag si Carl Jung na “universal unconscious”, kung saan nagtatagpu-
          tagpo ang lahat ng isipan ng tao. The ancients called this the akashic records. Kaya
          ang manghuhula hinuhulaan ang gusto natin – dahil sa naabot at binabasa lamang
          niya ang unconscious natin. Pahulaan mo sila ng lotto at hindi nila magagagawa ito
          dahil walang isip ang lotto. Ang mga gamit naman ng mga manghuhula: mga crystal
          balls, cards, etc. ay tools lamang to reach the universal unconscious or individual
          unconscious of each person. Actually if you do a lot of meditation hindi mo na
          kakailanganin ang mga tools na ito. Maari mo ng basahin ang isip ng tao.

       2. Huwag kang maniniwala sa kahit na ano mang sinasabi sa iyo hanggat ma experience
          mo. All that matters is knowledge, not belief. Knowledge actually is wisdom and
          many times you have to go through pain to reach wisdom. (This is why we go
          through catharsis – to understand our fears, anger, neuroses, etc.).




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        3. Don‟t mind psychic experiences. These are not the most insignificant things in our
           experience. What is important is wisdom. Know your true identity. You are not only
           human. Find the divine in you. ( You can do this through meditation. )

Keep on searching! You will find a beautiful kingdom within you.

Lito
Litomisa@hotmail.com

Jan 28, 1999

Dear An.,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you kids, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You kids have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for
your individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and
motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.


Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040


And.
Oct. 15, 1998

III year. Theater Arts Major           Excused 3 Unexcued 2

Who am I?



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What did I learn from karate class?
What did I learn from meditation?
What did I learn from Katharsis?

"I am one of your half filled jars"

"I learned strong punches & kicks. I learned to stand up again. Mindfulness. I learned patience."

"Essence of things. But I think I have to do better because sometimes I can't concentrate and I
open my eyes."

"I realized that I am now a man. I now love my father. I found the strength in me. I puked out
almost all of my pains"

Favorites
Color yellow ochre, crimson, purple, black, terra cota - I love earth colors.
Animals: Lion - bravery; Wolf- wit; Cobra - flexibility; Rhina - strength

Re-curring dream:
My family being so disappointed of me.
My crush.
My Dad.

Comment: You are both:
Teachers, Friends, Inspiration

I'm not trying to flatter you but well - it's true.

Ang tagal naman ng meditation .. medyo boring. But well... efective naman eh.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you


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That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear And.,

You have incredible courage to confront the issues in your life. With the catharsis you have
done, you have been able to unload much of the pain and anger in your life. You are a great
fellow.

You will find out, as you may already have, that true identity lies inside, not outside. We will
never find our kingdom and happiness in other people, not in our counselors (Hubert and me),
not in our teachers, not in our parents.

Meditation will help us find our true identity. In that moment of silence God will speak to us. All
we have to do is to eliminate our distractions by confronting them and listen to that voice in the
skillness of silence.

You have to go on your journey alone. You have the courage and the tools. Actually you are not
alone; God is always with you. Just find time to listen to Him.

The is so much joy and peace in finding our true identity. Remember your experience in
catharsis and meditation.

You are doing just fine!

Lito

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Students,

I thank you, my students, from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble
knowledge to you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.


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I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




Av.
IV- Edades-Fuentes
Ballet Major

excused: 2 Unexcused: 3




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1. Who am I?
I am a person who is moody. Sometimes I do not know if I am true or not. But to get rid of
things in my mind I always smile. I am easily distracted by things that annoys me. I get afraid
easily if I am afraid of losing my family. I just want it to be exactly the same. But I see myself or
a person who strives hard to reach my goal and I want to please my family. I am a person who
wants to be loved and wants to live a happy life.

2. What did I learn in karate class?
I learned to be more stronger physically but also mentally. I became more concentrated. I learned
how to defend myself and learned the real way of punching without using my muscles but with
breathing. I learned that we should not resist the pain but go with the pain so you will not get
hurt.

3. What did I learn in meditation?
I learned that sleeping was one kind of meditation. I became more concentrated because before I
always was wiggling around but in the next sessions that came I was more in my center. I
learned also that breathing is always needed.

4. What I learned in catharsis?
I learned that it is one way of releasing your depressions inside. It is one way w/c you can heal
yourself. But for me when I go to catharsis I become more depressed, my body lowers down and
my energy fades away.

Evaluation:

Noong unang class tuwang tuwa ako kasi ang saya ng klase at marami akong natutunan. Pero
nang medyo 2nd and 3rd class inaantok na ako kasi paulit-ulit ang tinuturo. Tapos laging late ang
pauwi. Eh, kasi kailangan pa namin mag-aral kasi may rehearsal pa sa gabi. Tapos masyadong
dragging yung meditation at catharsis. Sana naging considerate din. Pero sa buong semester
marami akong natutunan at paminsan naaply ko siya sa aking araw-araw na buhay dito sa
Makiling.

color: peach
masarap sa mata, peaceful ang coolor, simple lang.
Animal: koala
cute, huggable, furry


Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day


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And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Av,

Thank you for your comments which have helped us tremendously. We are now very punctual
and in turn demand punctuality and strict attendance from the participants.

You are gifted with sensitivity and creativity. There is so much beauty in you. Yet like light
shining through darkness, joy comes through pain more clearly.

As I had mentioned to you, depression is a temporary phase of catharsis. Catharsis is a process of
unloading pain. In the process you will feel the pain for a while, then it will feel less intense. But
you have to confront it so that you can resolve it.

As an artist you thrive on the appreciation of your art. But as a person you will have to find this
appreciation within. You have to dance your ballet alone to the tune of your heart. You will be
dancing to the stars, to the universe and you will see them dancing with you. Only when the
night has filled your soul with beauty can you share this with others: your family, your friends,
your audience.

Catharsis and meditation may seem repetitive if changes do not happen inside. A little patience
will help. With your discipline you will go a lone way.

Thank you for sharing your beauty and sensitivity when Hubert and I watched you pracitcing
your dance.
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Wow, I saw how well you danced and choreographed the show you presented at CCP!


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I was especially impressed by the “Masks”. I hope the audience got the message when you
shouted, “Ako ay ako!”. As you presented it, you really have to taste life and its seductions,
whether it be rebellion or youthful folly. Then later discard the masks one by one and be oneself.
How you blended art and spirituality!

Ang galing mo naman! The way you fly across the stage and move your body like smoke in the
wind, so effortless and graceful!

Thank you for your beautiful dance!

Lito

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Av,

First of all, congratulations for an excellent recital! I heard you were good, but I never realized
you were that talented. Allow me to say that you are an extremely talented dancer and a
consumate artist. You will be well known someday.

I also thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble
knowledge to you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience of
teaching you young people.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourself. In
the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give. We
tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.

Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




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Br.
Oct. 15, 1998
3rd Yr. Theatre Arts
II-UN                  3 absences




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1. Sino Ako?
     Ako ay ang sarili ko ako ay ang buhay at kaisipan ko. Ako ay ang taong mabait pero
masama, masipag pero tamad, masinop pero pabaya. Ako ay ang taong magalang pero bastos,
tahimik pero madaldal. Ako ay matalino pero walang utak. Ako ay kakaiba pero ordinaryo. Ako
ay kaibigan pero kaaway. Ako ay tapat pero traydor, malinis pero madungis, simple pero
manyakis. Ako ay masaya pero malungkot, malaya pero nakulong. Palakaibigan pero plastik,
matipid pero gastador, mabango pero mabaho, nanlalambot pero matatag, naluluha pero
natatawa. Ako ay dakila pero baliw. Ako ay magaling pero walang kakayahan, ako ay maitim
pero maputi, ako ay makabayan pero kolonyal ako ay madasalin pero walang pananampalataya.
Ako ay sikat pero hindi kilala. Ako ay ako.

2. Anong natutunan ko sa karate class?
    Natutunan kong tanggapin ang sakit, natuto akong magconcentrate natuto akong
magpakasakit natuto akong sumuntok, sumipa at mangga. Natutunan ko ang tamang attitude sa
ensayo natuto akong mag-isa. natutunan ko ang tamang technique at paraan sa pagensayo.
Natuto akong magpahalaga sa bawat bagay kasama na ang sakit. natuto akong maging porsigido.

3. Anong natutunan ko sa meditation class/
    Natuto akong magmeditate. natutunan ko na isa sa mga masarap na bagay sa mundo ay ang
pagtulog. Natutnan kong mag-create ng images sa utak ko. Natutunan kong bumalik sa kahapon.

4. Anong natutunan mo sa Catharsis?
    Natanto ko na isai isa pala sa pinakamasarap na gawin sa mundo ay ang umiyak. Natuto
akong hanapin ang sakit at problema. Natuto akong bumalik sa Diyos. Natuto akong magsalita at
bukod sa lahat nakilala ko ang sarili ko nalaman ko ang kakayahan at limitasyon ko.

5. Evaluation:
    Maganda naman ang lahat eh! kakaibang klase at pamamaraan ng pagtuturo. Sa totoo lang
marami akong natutunan. hindi ko na nga lang kailangan sabihin lahat. Ayoko nang isaisahin.
Basta alam ko marami akong natutunan at narealize. Gusto ko itong klaseng ito, nakakatulog
ako, tapos nakakaiyak pa ako. Nakakahiyang umalis at lumipat ng elective.

6. Favorite color
     Black, kasi deep yung color nito marami kasing nagaganap kapag madilim. Puwede akong
umiyak nang walang nakakakita ng bawat patak ng luha. Maraming nagaganap.

7. Favorite Animal
     Bird - gusto ko kasing lumipad. Gusto ko kasing matanaw lahat galing sanitaas. Gusto ko
talagang lumipad. Masarap kasi. Gusto kong lumutang _____ Gusto kong pumunta sa mga puno.
Gusto kong danggilin lahat ng ulap na makita ko. Masarap talaga kasi.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.


                                               21
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com

Dear Br.,

Nang basahin ko ang sinulat mo sa “Sino Ako”, nagulat ako sa self realization mo. Nasa atin nga
ang pagka buo ng lahat nating experiences. Sa meditation mare-realize rin natin na kasing-
salbahe tayo sa pina-makasalanan at kasing bait tayo sa pinakamabait na anghel. Tayo rin ang
ulan na tulad ng dagat na pinatakan niya.

Sa catharsis marami rin tayong maalala at sa pagalala ay mabubuo natin ang loob natin. Sa
meditation mas lalo nating makikilala ang sarili natin.

Ang catharsis at meditation ay hindi minsan lamang. Para tayong naglilinis ng bahay – araw-
araw. Marami pa tayong haharapin sa buhay. Kung hindi tayo takot humarap, makilala natin at
mauunawan ang ating kagalingan at kakulangan.

Masaya ang tingin mo sa buhay, di ba? Kahit na umiyak, masmaliwanag ang araw matapos
umiyak. Sa kalungkutan natin huwag nating kalimutan na parati tayong kasama ng Dios at
makakausap lang natin siya kapag tahimik ang isip natin.

It is a long journey. What is important is now, not the end of the journey. I hope that you are
enjoying your present moment.




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Jan 28, 1999

Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.

Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




Ce.
Oct. 15, 1998
IV- Folk Dance

Questions:
1. Who am I?
2. What did I learn in my karate class?
3. What did I learn in my meditation class?

Answers:




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1) I am a very fragile person. I get hurt very easily. I am not able to forget the things … bad
   things done by other peole to me especially if it affected me a lot. Writing is one of my ways
   in expressing my feelings or thoughts or ideas. I also have to cry. I prefer crying somewhere
   where I can be alone… somewhere peaceful and relaxing rather than argue with the persons
   involved. I hate hurting others‟ feelings. I am an observer. I do think a lot about los of things.
   By nature, I am a cheeful, talkative and sweet girl. I love to care for others. I want peace and
   fairness in my life. I‟ve been experiencing pain and fear and anger for quite some time. And
   I‟m starting to get tired… I‟m starting to get very tired. Whenever I‟m frustrated or sad, I
   spend most of my time facing the mirror and talking to myself; or be with my stuffed toys
   and tell them everything that‟s within me. I cry to them for how many times now. I always
   feel alone and different and sad. I easily get jealous most especially when it comes to
   relationships. I love listening to those who approach me and ask for advice because I know
   that I understand. There are times that even if I listen to myself asking questions about what‟s
   been happening in my world. I don‟t wanna be cheated.. that‟s why I try my best not to cheat.
   I don‟t wanna be hurt… that‟s why I try my best to make me and others happy. I don‟t wanna
   be betrayed… but I was. And I know I can‟t do anything about it but to accept the fact that it
   has happened and that it‟ll do me no good if I keep on denying that I‟m hurt and that I can‟t
   seem to understand why did it have to happen. And of all people, why me? Until up to this
   time, I still am not sure of who I am. But I wanna be my own self. I wanna be the real me..
   the REAL ME… there were times – I mean most of the time, I‟d rather be in the malls and
   get to meet new people. I love making friends and meeting and getting to know other people.
   I love travelling either local or international (flights). I have lots of dreams… lots of goals.
   One thing‟s for sure, “Masarap maging bata.”

2-3) I‟ve learned a lot from my karate class. Aside from the physical stuffs such as punches,
blocks, stunts, stretches, self-defense, etc, I‟ve learned that the real strength doesn‟t just comes
from the physical body. I learned deep breathing that also helps me during meditations. Lots of
techniques and past experiences were told. The secret of the “whole body punch” or “whole body
block” or the kick, all of them were taught systematically. Even to inhale or when to exhale,
what to harden to make the block (for example) more powerful are just some of the things
learned in my karate class.

Meditation. It gave me lots of unusual experiences. It made me reflect on my life through the
things felt, seen or heard from those experiences. For me, it‟s one of those ways that helped me
accept and know the “real me.. It made me love everything: my clothes, roommates, personal
stuffs: pillow, bed and other common stuffs even my enemies. It helped me cry and discover my
capabilities with the mind used as the only device. No money spent. No gasoline wasted. Just the
mind. And even up to now, I‟m still eager to continue my meditation and even my karate classes
even after I graduate from high school. It has been my dream since childhood to learn such a
thing. Fortunately, it‟s right in front of me now. And I know I need not to lose the opportunity.
Meditation and karate classes… still on the go.

Evaluation of my teachers:

1) Sir Hubert:
Very fun to be with person.
Very talkative but for sure, all of them has sense.
Very sincere on the things he doles.
Very approachable person.
Understanding
Open-minded
But there are times that there‟s a look on his face that makes me hesitate to ask/approach him.
Does his best to share everything he knows.

2) Sir Henry:
OK lang.
For me, he‟s not that approachable –ang taray kasi ng mukha niya eh.


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Okay na teacher.
Teaches what he knows.

3) Sir Lito:
Very approachable.
Very understanding.
Open-minded.
Not as talkative as Sir Hubert but it‟s okay.
Masarap umiyak kasama niya.
Does his best to make me realize (every) thing that‟s been bugging me for the past how many
years of my life.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment


                                              25
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Ce.,

We missed you during the Christmas party. I heard you had German measles. I hope you are
alright now. It must have been so lonely staying at the hospital during your christmas party.

In your evaluation above you mentioned that sometimes you feel so lonely and betrayed. That is
alright, there is nothing wrong with that. Everybody feels lonely once in a while, but more so if
we look for love outside – which will never be satisfying because we can never control people.
This will make us love mendicants, waiting for dole outs.

Neither do people owe us anything. Do not feel betrayed when people are interested mostly in
themselves.
Looking for love from people is very difficult and can be very tiring.

You mentioned that you were starting to get very tired and that you want to be your own self.
Celine, the only way to find something permanent is to look for love inside. First, get the
psychological garbage out through catharsis. Sink into your loneliness and find out the origin and
cry it out of your system. Then look for your deeper feelings: what you want to do with your own
life, what you want to be. This will override your loneliness. Build a kingdom within yourself
and you will not need to go on knocking on the doors of other people to let you in. If you have
that kingdom within, then you can give something to others.

Stuffed toys and material things are only poor substitutes for real relationships with people. I saw
this in Amsterdam. The Dutch are very materialistic and have very little time for family. Many
do not get married. So many of them take care of pets to assuage the loneliness.

You have learned the tools to self-fulfillment: catharsis and meditation. You have all the
resources. I do not have anything to add to what you have. When you are most lonely, take some
time out and do catharsis and meditation. You are a very smart person and gutsy too. Confront
the enemy – yourself. Use the resources of your best friend – yourself. One day after you shall
have cast out the garbage from your mind (which all of us have ), you will find your beautiful
garden.

I hope that you remember this message in your moments of loneliness.

Lito



Dear Ce.,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you kids, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You students have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion
for your individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and
motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.


                                                26
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.

Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com Oct. 15, 1998




Ch.
Music-piano

Who am I?
    I'm the person who wants to reach my dreams and ambitions in life. I think I'm goal
oriented. Most of time, I stand on my principles. I'm a person who believes in God. I'm usually
broad minded & optimistic. Sometimes I'm the sanguine type and sometimes flegmatic. I'm the
person who wants to live 'coz I know I have a purpose of living.

2. What did I learn in Karate Class?




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     I learned some self defense techniques. I learned some things that I haven't learned before
like basic steps to overcome pain.

3. What did I learn in Meditation Class?
    I learned how to relax and breathe in oxygen. Relaxation was one of the best things I learned
because I can apply it to whatever situation or circumstances I'm in - whether it be in a
performance, exam or maybe in a fight. When I'm relax, my mind works just perfectly.

4. Sorry, I wasn't here during Catharsis sessions

5. I think I was absent for 2/3 times, for sure more than once. I was absent 'coz I had to practice
for a performance


fare colors: I've got many favorite colors.... sky blue, peach, baby pink, plain white, off
        white, all the colors that are relaxing to my eyes

fare pet:       cat - it's cute, furry, friendly, not fierce looking, soft.

Sirs:
     You guys are doing great! I like the way of teaching you bring to us. It's not strict and I'm
really comfortable with it.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night


                                                    28
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Ch,

You are a beautiful instrument of your music! I realized this when I was in the music room
listening to you play the piano.

You have so much going for you. Your life is purposeful and full of ambition. You have the self
confidence and the talent to fulfill your dreams.

If you have been given much, what is asked of you is to give of yourself to others. That is the
unwritten law of nature.

Meditation will help you find vast universes within you. Tap this spiritual source of energy for
your music. This fountainhead will also bring you love and peace of mind.

God Speed to you, for you are following your dream on wings of angels. Do not forget that your
music will be more passionate when you feel your pain and the pain of other people. Catharsis
and meditation will help you on your journey.


Lito

Dear Ch,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you students, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You students have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion
for your individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and
motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.


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As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040 Oct. 15, 1998




Chr.
1 -First Year         Theater arts
3 excuse absenses 1 unexcuse
12 years old

Who am I?

Isa akong taong may kakaibang personalidad. Pinalaki ako ng puno ng pamamahal at pag-
aaruga. Para sa akin matalino ako. Marunong. May ibang kakayahan. Mabait, may respeto sa
kapwa, irresponsible ako at yun ang gusto kong baguhing ugali. Marami akong gustong



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baguhing ugali. At saka, matatakutin din ako. Hindi ko alam, parang wala akong tiwala sa sarili
kong kakayahan. At gusto kong baguhin 'yon. Sabi nila mabait ako. Hindi nila alam masama rin
ako. Ewan ko ba magulo siya eh! Noon ko pa sinisimulang kilalanin ang sarili ko pero mahirap.
Hanggang ngayon hinahanap ko pa rin kung sino ako.

What I learned?
Karate: How to block, how to kick, how to punch.
     How to accomodate the pain. And I'm seeking for more.
Meditation: I love meditation. It relaxes my whole body and mind. What I learned is how to
meditate. Noon hindi ako marunong mag-meditate eh! Pero ngayon alam ko na. Palipasin ang
lahat na dumaraang thoughts kalimutan ang mga problema sa buhay at kalimutan kung nasaan
ka. Natutunan ko at nag-improve ang right posture. Mas nakakatulog na ako sa gabi. Nagiging
relax ako at hindi ako natataranta tuwing gagawin ang meditation.

Katharsis: N.A.



Evaluation:
Teacher: Sir masyado po kayong lenient lalo na pagdating sa attendance. I never thought na
ganito pala "kadali" ang M Arts. Akala yung talagang pinupukpok ka na ng arnis. O kaya kahit
anong bakal. Magaling naman po kayo magturo. Nakakarelate ako sa inyo. Very good sense of
humor. Gusto ko 'yong ganong klaseng teacher hindi terror. THANK YOU SIR!

Color: Yellow - lively kasi siya. Para siyang sumasayaw. Mainig, nakikita at napapansin.
Animal: Fish. Speed, they have quick minds. They can sense enemises. I want to quick, fast like
them.

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert


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And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com

Dear Chr,

Hindi lamang kakaiba ang personalidad mo, ang ganda ng pagkatao mo. Masuwerte kang lumaki
ka sa pagmamahal at pagaaruga. Kaya rin seguro mabait ka at may respeto sa iba.

Kaya lamang, ayon sa iyo may pagka irresponsible at matatakutin pa. Kulang pa ang self
confidence. E siyempre, bata ka pa! Huwag mong apurahin ang pagtanda mo.

Nabanggit mo na natuto mong palipasin ang lahat na dumaraang thoughts, kalimutan ang mga
problema sa buhay at kalimutan kung nasaan ka. Mali! Huwag nating kakalimutan ang mga
problema! Haharapin natin ito, maslalo na mga kinakatakutan at bad dreams natin. I-catharsis
natin ito at saka lamang maaring palipasin parang ulap.

Nagagalak akong malaman na may feeling ka ng kakayanan sa age mong 12. Maaring
nararamdaman mo ang kalakasan mo at ang talino mo. Kung pasukin mo pa ang loob mo sa
pamamagitan ng catharsis at meditation, makikita mo kung gaano kaganda ang mundo mo na
nasa loob mo. Lalawak ang isipan mo, lalalim ang pagmahal mo sa sarili mo at sa ibang tao.
Doon mo makikita na ang pagkatao natin ay makadiyos pala.

I wish you all the fun, wisdom and love during your teenage years at PHSA. As years pass by,
you will bloom into a beautiful woman from the pretty lady that you are. Do not forget to always
be the good natured person that you are.

Lito




Dear Chr,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you students, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.


                                                32
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.

Hubert Posadas Oct. 15, 1998




Cy.
Creative Writing 4
Absences:
1. To rest myself mentally and physically for UPLAT
2. To finish my manuscripts and VAR requirements on time.
3. My supposedly 15 minute siesta which started at 1:45 m laster until 8:30 pm
4. I don‟t wnt to attend catharsis.

I.   The first four conclusions




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         I was late for the first elective day. My fault. It took me 15 minutes to finish brushing my
teeth (take note: brushing bracket-and-wire ecbrased teeth is like cleaning a cell with a hyper-
sensitive madman locked inside. No matter how you try to accomplish the job by reaching to the
man with your trusty broom, you‟re still deprived of fulfillment because his twitching nose tells
you otherwise! Thus you linger longer than usual) and 10 mins. To finally reach the ballet area, I
wasn‟t really enthusiastic when I entered the dojo (as pronounced, since, to my regreat, I never
learned to spell it correctly_. The first thing that greeted me was my blank reflection from the
comfort room mirror. I muttered unconsciously, “What am I dong here?” I pinched myself
afterwrds. Joining the martial arts class was actually one of my major plans this school year. No,
I was not inspired by those Bruce Lee Jet Lee (and other what-have-you-Lees) action flicks. In
fact, I hated such since I was a kid. I never really liked violence. I presume I should be thankful
to Magandang Gabi Bayan for grossing me out. So what is a peaceful being like me during in a
karate class? The answer is simple. I want to break – free from that saintly image.
         The problem with human society is its “nature” to abuse kindness.
I remember a fellow student who threw her hat at me (in frustration) after she got what she asked
for. A piece of my mind. It took a lot of self-control to simmer my anger, and a lot of more will
power to act with maturity and poise afterwards. It was then that I realized my yearning to assert
myself… protect myself. I presume that an experience with Karate under my belt would be
sufficient to send their warning alarms off when they see me.
     I never regretted joining the class. I learned a lot from it physically and spiritually. In the
physical aspect, I could say that I‟m stronger now. Spiritually happier. The most useful part is
dealing with pain. It extracted most of the gullible juices out of me. Despite the fact that my
movements, no matter how hard I concentrate, are still stiff and ungraceful, the stunts helped
build my strength as an individual. The course itself helped me gain a little self-confidence since
it opened me to criticism and how such should be accepted.
     Meditation, on the other hand, relaxes me each meeting and flies me off to other worlds
which the human mind keeps secret. I like meditation so much. I confess that this is the strongest
reason why I stayed in Martial Arts for one sem. But then again, it‟s normal for a writer to
become addicted to meditating. I mean, writing itself is meditation. You explore yourself, mouth
shut, the mind wanders and you‟re grateful, always to where it takes you. It‟s like healing
yourself thru words.. a mixture of words and phrases to concoct a story with added resolution. It
calms you. It keeps you sane.
     I could say the opposite with catharsis.
     The first time I ever tried katharsis, was like being thrown in hell. I hear people shouting..
writhing in pain (real or imagined, I have no idea), some were crying, some were mumbling… I
suppressed the urge to laugh, though I really felt humorous. I felt that it was the most decent
thing to do. I mean it is impolite to laugh at other people‟s pain. And, hello, it‟s not their fault if
katharsis helps them while it doesn‟t affect me. People are different.
     Anyway, I took that opportunity to shout my heart out. As in Arrrgh!! It felt really nice
afterwards. It should feel nice! It‟s my first shout since Grade 6! Okay?
     The second time I ever tried katharsis was like being placed in the freezer for hours. Mega-
chill. The cold air made me think of Christmas wine and New Year tea. The thought, anyway,
produced an image of me sleeping on icicles floating on Christmas wine and New Year tea.
Mega-chill. Mega-fun-neeh. I slept through the whole session and woke up with a growling
stomach and fingertips too numbed-up to offer some comfort. Mega-chill. I felt like crying.
     The third time I ever tried katharsis was like being placed in purgatory. I heard cries…
mumbles… but this time, I felt the sorrow, the pain of those surrounding me. Pity brought tears
to the shore of my eyes. Slowly, they trickled down.. down.. I started mumbling myself… I
asked (or mumbled, if you prefer) God why man should accept so much pain… so much trauma
while His angels should be given the easy job of singing forever His Holy Name. In the end, I
realized that I shouldn‟t expect to know what life means exactly. God has His secrets. He would
reveal these someday. When man is ready… pure enough to understand. It‟s how we wait for
that “someday” which really matters. I tried to be an angel by singing songs of praise „til my
throat hurt. In the end, I gave up. I don‟t want to be a croaking angel, anyway.

II. Evaluation of Hubert and Lito



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        Both have this infectious love for Martial Arts and katharsis. The good thing about them
is they love what they‟re doing. They believe in what they teach. They never missed a Thursday
which is good and bad since I often feel sleepy, but their dedication tothis kind of work (as in
teaching inspite of sleepy “karatistas” like me) is inspiring.
        Both are gentle men, I should say.
        I admire Sir Hubert for asking permission first before testing our stomachs for breathing
improvement. I admire Sir Lito for being a patient “sparring partner”… (as in hindi napipikon
kahit limang beses na kayong umuulit ng punch!)
        Both have tummies I wouldn‟t dare punch „cause I don‟t want to have my writing hand
fractured, and punches I wouldn‟t dare block since doing so would mean risking having an ugly
black and blue arm.
                I guess the only problem with them is, they talk too much and love their work too
much. They‟re always overflowing with experiences and knowledge (new-found and old) which
they‟re aching to share, with this class every session. The motive is cool, but, I guess I would
appreciate it if I would be left on my own to learn and explore these pieces of the puzzle called
life. Learning would be much more fulfilling.

III. Animal and color
I‟ve always liked fireflies They‟re like stars peeling the darkness of the night. With their light, it
seems like they always know where they‟re going. That‟s exactly what I am looking (for) right
now. Direction.

    As for color, I could never be without Blue.
    Blue, for whatever reason, soothes me and makes me feel at peace.
    White, though it‟s the symbol of purity, never does that to me.
    Up to now, it‟s still a mystery.
    But it‟s a cute one.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one


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and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com



Dear Cy,

I have often looked into your eyes and many times I saw fear. Fear to be ordinary, to be
common. Fear to be like the rest of us who are neither exceptional nor virtuous. Fear to taste the
depravity of human nature, to sink into the dephs of despair, to beat our breast like a sinner, to
feel the pain that throbs in one‟s heart and in the hearts of others. If you do not walk among the
groaning mass of sick humanity, how can you sing of our hopes and aspirations? How can you
feel the angst of our mediocrity? Must you be on the outside, looking in? Would you not want to
feel the seething passion of anger, lust, loneliness and desperation that pulsate within the
heartbeat of humanity? Do you think that God dwells only among his angels? Would you dare
visit hell and see our familiar faces?

If you do not know pain, how can you write about life? Is life a box of chocolates wrapped in
pink ribbons, carried on wings of angels? Is life all about style or is it about your point of view?
If we live in an ivory castle, then life is out there, in the gutters.

Do you remember the lines:

Break, break, break
On thy cold gray stones, O sea,
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me.

or

Sharp violins proclaim
Their jealous pangs, and desperation,
Fury, frantic indignation,
Depth of pains and height of passion,
For the fair, disdainful dame.

How could Alfred Tennyson or John Dryden have written these poignant lines if they did not
encounter the bitter taste of death, loneliness and pain?



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There is so much purity and goodness in your heart. This is why I want to reach out to you and
touch you, if you allow me. I want to warn you that when you graduate you will see dirt and
degradation. But feeling for humanity does not mean that you will have to be dirty and degraded.
The gateway to compassion is to feel and heal your pain first, then you can heal the wound of
others. This is why we do catharsis. And we meditate to see the face of God in sinners and
ordinary people.

In the last session you attended I saw tears brimming in your eyes. Your heart seemed to cry out
and call for somebody to listen. Those tears will save you and will enable you to discern the
secrets of the heart.

Then when you write your pen will sing and dance and laugh and cry and reveal the movements
of the human heart.

You have classmates who live in their sterile ivory tower. Perhaps you can touch their pain and
save the artist in them. Otherwise they will merely act out the role of an artist expertly playing
her empty piece.

I admire your courage to search for the richness of humanity in your heart. You do not see it, but
the aura of your heart is pure white.

Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas


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hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




Eu.
Oct. 15, 1998
Major: folk dance
Excuse – 2 Absent – 2

1. Who are you? Or sino ako
2. What did I learned in karate class or no ang natutunan ko sa karate class
3. What did I learned in meditation or ano ang natutuo ko sa meditation



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4. Ano ang natutunan ko sa katarsis

1. Para sa akin ang pagkakilala sa sarili ko noon ay isang bata isang tunay na lalake at madaling
   maawa. Pero nang sumali ako sa (martial arts class) natuto ako humindi sa sarili ko at
   natatanggal ko ang mga bagay sa isip ko na dapat naman pala alisin. Simula noon nakilala ko
   ang tunay na Eu. na marunong din pala humindi at magcontrol sa sarili.
2. Maganda ang nakita ko sa sarili ko nang pumasok ako sa Arts class na ito. Natuto akong
   mag-isip kung paano umatake at natuto ako umiwas sa mga bagay na hindi dapat kalabanin.
   Simula noong araw na iyon hindi na masyado akong pumapatol sa isang tao mainitin ang ulo.
   At nalaman ko kung saan ang weakness ko sa katawan at natuto kong paano alisin ito.
3. Meditation ang pinaka bago sa akin na naranasan ko, hindi ko naisip na may ganito pala sa
   isang Martial Arts. Natuto akong bumalik sa pagkabata sa pamamaraan ng meditation at dito
   ko lalo nakilala ang sarili ko at may naexplore pa akong mga bagay.
4. Wala pa ako masyado napapansin. Malabo pa sa akin ito, hindi ko pa masyado nakuha. Wala
   pa ako nakikita.

Favorite color:
Ang paborito kong kulay ay blue dahil nang bata pa ako itong blue na ito ay ang pinaka colorful
sa mata ko.

Favorite animal: Wala akong paboritong animal pero pag nakakakita ako ng isang rabbit ay para
bang linis-linis niya at gusto ko talaga siyang yakapin.

Evaluate: Sa tingin ko akay lang ang turo niyo. Sa skills ng pagturo ninyo ang nasasabi ko ay
(perfect) magaling po kayo magturo. Kaya lang pag dalawa na po kayo ng kapatid niya magturo
para bang salita ng salita kayo at walang (cooperation) sa isat isa. Ang nasasabi ko lang po kung
magturo kayo sana inayos kung sino ang mauuna sa pagturo kung sino ang nagtuturo ng figure at
kung sino naman ang nagturo sa ibang figure.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves


                                               39
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com




Dear Eu,

Noong huling catharsis nakita ko na malalim pala ang mga karanasan mo sa buhay. Sa unang
tingin ay magaang ang ngiti mo at kayang kaya mong dalhin. Matapang ka rin dahil hinaharap
mo ang dapat harapin. Iyon lang naman ang kailangan sa caharsis: harapin kung ano mang
problema ang lumilitaw. Kapag parati nating ginagawa ito, makikita natin ang pagkakulang natin
ang ito ay maaayos natin. Di na tayo bulag na hindi nalalaman ang pagkakulang natin. At kapag
matanggal na natin ang basura at lason na nasa isip natin, liliwanag ang mga araw natin at
makakamtan natin ang kasiyahan.

Matapos ang catharsis na saang naibuhos na natin ang mga masamang loob natin, ang meditation
naman ay magbibigay ng walang kapantay na pagkikilala sa sarili. At itong sarili ay hindii
lamang si Eu., ito ay ang nilalalang na anak ng Diyos at tunay na maka-Diyos. Ang meditation
ay bibigyan tayo ng maraming karanasan at ang pinakamahiwaga ay ang karanasan na hindi tayo
iba sa Diyos, tulad na patak ng ulan na hindi kakaiba sa dagat na pinatakan niya. Malalim ang
mga maituturo ng meditation, sana ay maghanap ka ng panahon para sa meditation.

Dahil sa ugali mong harapin ang sarili, malayo ang mararating mo.

Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.


                                                40
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.
Oct. 15, 1998




Ga.
IV - year-Dance Major (folk dance) Age: 16 years old

Who am I? Sino ba ako?
     Malamang ako yung tipo ng tao na mahilig mag-isip nang mag-isip. Minsan naman sa tingin
ko, I am the happy-go-lucky type. Pero in general, gusto kong mag-iba-iba ng personality. As
much as possible, I don't want to stick myself sa isang personality - na tipong doon tuloy ako
madaling makilala. Ako rin ang type of person na easily affected sa matraumang incidents.
Paranoid din ako... kaya minsan feeling ko, palagi nalang pangit ang tingin ko sa mundo. Angst-



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ridden din ako, sa sobrang pamromroblema ng problems of other people na dapat naman na it's
not my concern na. Loner ako, at gusto ko ng simpleng pamumuhay. Disciplinarian din ako w/c I
got from my daddy who is a military person. I got used kasi with ways in our house at dinala ko
dito sa Makiling. I am easily flattered by compliments from my teachers lalong lalo na kapag sa
major ko. Kapag nagtratrabaho sa major ko, kung maari lang, ayoko ng nagtatawanan at
maingay. Lumalabas din naman doon na I'm a serious type of person. Iyan ang sa tingin ko ay
ako.

2. What did I learn from karate class:
DISCIPLINE, CONCENTRATION, HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL BELIEVER IN GOD
(what I'm trying to say about that is that I got more close to my God because of karate class that I
learned that God gives me the strength and power... which I am using in the class and in my
"faith). LASTLY, HOW TO OVERCOME MY FEARS.

3. What did I learned in meditation class:
- how to relax
- how to breath ng maayos because before, I'm not normally breathing (yang tipo ong masikip
ang dibdib)
- na enhance ang aking pag-iimagine (and I"m very, very happy that I learned that!)
- how to appreciate the world w/o inhibitions or something
- how to face life's distractions.

In catharsis, what did I learned?
- how to deal with my problems- how to release my emotions
- how to express freely ng walang masasaktang iba.
- how to love the world.

EVALUATION:

I love the class. But, hindi ko lang siguro minsan nagugustuhan ang masyadong maraming
pagsasalita ni Sir Hubert. Puro ulit, alam ko namang he just wants us to know everything we
should know about his class. And I"m happy because I'm lucky na nagkaroon ako ng instructor
like him na binibigay ang secret ng kind of art niya.

My favorite pet: dog
Why? cute, cuddly (is there such a word?) masunurin, my best friend, lovable.

My favorite color: violet and yellow and orange.
Why? Violet : color of royalty. very feminine (I think), (for me) masarap tingnan sa mata.
Yellow: bright, cheerful ang dating
Orange: bring din, youthful ang dating.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you


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To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Ga,

Maari ba kitang tawaging G. o L? Kung Ga. e parang hindi bagay dahil pang lalaki ito at very
feminine ka naman. Kung L. parang European, yung tipong Sound of Music ang dating. Ano
kaya kung Gay o Liz? E mukhang okay na yata yung G!

Alam mo ba anong first impression ko sa iyo? Parang pilya ka, fun-loving, masayahin. Iyon pala,
disciplinarian ka, militaristic, mapag-isip, serious type at loner! At pinoproblema ang problema
ng ibang tao! Ang tawag diyan ay “tagasalo”. Maari kang maging aktibista o madre. Mabuti na
lamang naging artist ka.

Ang tagasalo yung tipong sensitive type na very careful not to hurt the feelings of other people.
Yung type na malakas ang guilt feelings kahit hindi niya kasalaman. Tuloy nakakaparanoid at
nakaka angst. Ganoon din ako noon. Noong high school ako gusto kong maging pari. Akala ko
marami akong matutulungan. Iyon pala marami pa akong baltik sa ulo. Kinailangan kong ayusin
muna mga turnilyong maluwang sa ulo ko. At maraming baluktot at patiwarik na turnilyo ang
inayos ko! Pumasok ako ng seminaryo sa Quezon City na tawag ay San Jose Seminary.
Dalawang taon ako doon (17 and 18 years old). E napagmasdan ko na paganda nang paganda
yung matandang aleng labandera! Naku, sabi ko, hindi yata tama ito! Mabilis akong lumabas ng
seminaryo. At napunta naman ako sa India upang maging isang Avadhuta (Yogi Guru) noong 23
years old ako. Parang pagpari na rin, ewan ko ba! Nagmemeditate ako ng 4 hours a day at dito ko


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naranasan ang pinakamalalim na experience ko na ang consciousness pala ng tao ay
consciousness rin ng Diyos. (Yoga means yuj in sanskit – to unite human consciousness with
divine consciousness). Ngunit after six months nakita ko na political pala ang Ananda Marga
kaya umuwi ako sa Pilipinas. Ito ako ngayon – isang psychologist! Hindi ko naman nakalimutan
ang mahahalagang natutunan sa buhay – ang catharsis na ginamit ko sa pagintindi ng mga
problema ko at ang meditation na pagkilala ng katauhan ko. Ito ang itinuturo ko sa inyo ngayon.
Ga., do not try to find your affirmation by having to help other people. First, look for your
identity inside. Once you find your kingdom within, only then can you give of yourself to others.
By being yourself like the sun, you simply shine and others will imbibe your warmth. Besides
discipline, bring joy into your life, and your dance. The world is actually very simple and
beautiful – if we clear the complications of our mind. Be like the rose. Its thorns may be sharp
and tough but its petals are soft and yielding to the sun. As a dancer, sway like the rose that you
are.

Lito


Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.


Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




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GE2
DATE:        MARCH 24, 1999

NAME

YEAR    1ST YEAR

MAJOR        BALLET



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QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE UNDERGONE CATHARSIS
O n a scale of 1-5, score your improvement before and after you experienced catharsis by
checking:
6. No improvement
7. Little improvement
8. Fair improvement
9. Good improvement
10. Excellent improvement

c. Your self confidence
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4 X          5______

Please explain.

Nung pagdating ko dito sa Makiling mayroon akong self-confidence, as in pero habang
nakikisalamuha ako dito dahan dahan na itong nawawala. Ang hirap ng ganoon pero nagkaroon
ako ng solution para maibalik ko iyon at ang naging solution ay ang catharsis. Dahil dito mas
naging open-minded pa ako lalao, mas lumawak pa ang aking pag-iisip. Naalis ko ang weakness
na 'yon ngayon dahan-dahan na itong bumalik at siyempre hindi mo malalaman kung papaano
mo ito sosolusyonan (?) kung hindi mo alam ang dahilan. Na-realize ko na kung bakit ako
nagkakaganyan (?). Kaya ngayon feelings ko nagkaroon ako ng improvement, malaking
improvement.


d. Your world view (what you think of the world or people in general)
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4 X 5______

Please explain.


c. How people regard you.
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4______ 5______

Please explain.

I can't rate my self because i want people or others to be the one to judge me… who really i am.


d. Is there any improvement in your

1.   Studies                          1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5 X

2.   Art                                     1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X        5 ____

3.   Fears                            1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5 X

11. Anger                             1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5 X

12. Depression                        1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4     X 5_____

13. Insecurity                        1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5 X

14. Relationship with God             1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5 X

15. Relationship with your mother            1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5 X



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16. relationship with your father           1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5 X

17. Illnesses                       1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X        5_____


e. In your own words (Tagalog or English), what do you think of your experience of catharsis?

Nakakamulat at nakakagaan ng feelings. Masarap pero nakakatakot dahil maraming
nagsisigawan pero naiintindihan ko sila. Napag-isip-isip ko na ang lucky ko dahil may pamilya
akong napaka-supportive at loving kasi usually ang problema ng mga talong nag-catharsis ay
dahil sa magulang etc… May problema din ako tulad ng iba pero alam ko at nararamdaman ko
na kaya ko itong solusyonan dahil na rin sa catharsis. Oct. 15, 1998




Ie.
Theater Arts

Tao ako. Taong nagkakamali. Tao ring natututo. Taong marunong magmahal. Taong madaling
maka-appreciate ng isang bagay. Marunong magpahalaga. Masayahin. Lahat naman eh. Pero iba
ako sa kanila. Sila rin. Taong hindi mawawalan ng problema (sino bang hindi). Pero sa ngayon
hindi ko na masyadong dinidibdib ang mga iyon.

Sa ngayon masaya ako kasi alam kong medyo palakas na ng palakas ang mga punches ko (hi hi).
Natutunan ko na man lumalakas ka pag relaxed ka. At kinukuha pala sa hips ang pagsuntok.



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Actually buong katawan hindi lang ang kamao mo. Medyo nahihirapan lang ako sa pagblock sa
side. Natuto na rin akong mag-concentrate na kailangan ko naman sa studies ko, major at sa
buhay ko na rin. Ganon din sa meditation. Hindi ko alam ang laki pala ng naitulong ng breathing
sa kahit anong bagay pati na rin sa martial arts. Sa meditation mas naapreciate ko lalo ang nature.
Mas naapreciate ko rin ang taoism. Ewan ko, sa tinuturo niyo kasi nakikita ko ang taoism. Hi hi.
Or seguro masyado ko lang siyang naabsorb. Iyon lang nga minsan nakakatulog ako sa mga
meditation class. Minsan hindi rin ako seryoso sa mga ginagawa ko. Tawa ako ng tawa. Hi hi.
Catharsis hindi ko pa siya na try so wala pa akong masabi ukol diyan. Gustong gusto ko ang
meditation kasi iyon yung isa sa mga oras na nakakapgpahinga ako. Alam mo naman dito, ang
pinaka favorite pastime ng mga tao dito ay pahinga. No wonder marami ang nakakatulog sa mga
meditation classes.

Favorite color: purple (sa ngayon).
Bakit: sarap tignan. Sa kulay na ito naalala ko parati ang mother ko. Cute. It means prosperity
pati royalty. Pag hinalo sa yellow, ibig sabihin malawak ang spiritual being mo (tama ba?). It is
the color for women. Sarap tignan. Maganda.

Favorite animal: Guinea Pig.
Bakit: cute. Nakakakagigil. Mabilog pati mabalahibo. Kulit.

Sa ngayon wala akong maisip kung paano kayo ievaluate. Basta kakaiba kayo. Marami akong
nalaman sa inyo lalo na noong nakipagchikahan ako sa inyo noong isang araw. Si Kuya Hubert
madaldal (hehehe).

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"


                                                48
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com

Dear Ie,

Sa ilalim ng mapag-ngiti mong mukha, malalim pala ang mga karanasan mo sa buhay. Matindi
ang huling catharsis mo. Kahit na hindi ko alam kung ano ang naranasan mo, alam ko na dahil
dito ay maslalo kang matutong magmahal at masnalapit sa Diyos. Para bang isa kang diyamante
na hiniwa-hiwa at dahil doon ay maslalong kumislap.

Mayroon kang special gift of healing. Your affection is contagious. Kung maintindihan mo ang
sarili mo through catharsis and meditation, marami kang taong matutulungan.
Huwag mo sanang pigilin ang catharsis hanggang matanggal mo at maunawaan ang lahat na
hinanakit mo sa buhay. At sa meditation naman ay maslalong malalapit ka sa Diyos.
Maiintindihan mo ang layuinin mo sa buhay. Malalamman mo ang mission na bibinigay ng
Maykapal sa iyo.
Mayroong dahilan kung bakit tayo binibigyan ng kahirapan sa buhay. Maslalo tayong
pinapalakas nito. Maslalo nating nainintindihan ang sarili natin at ang mga ibang tao. Maslalong
lumalawak ang isipan natin ang lumalalim ang pagmamahal.

Nasa mukha mo ang liwanag ng araw at nasa puso mo ang mga lihim ng buwan. You are truly a
beautiful woman. As you grow up you will realize that some people are meant to give of
themselves to others while some just take. Your role is to give out of the abundance that you
have. Just remember that you will find the source of abundance deep in your heart and not
outside, and you can find this only in silence.

As you go on your own and out into the world, remember that Providence is always with you. I
hope that you will find meditation and catharsis useful tools as you follow your dreams. Lito

Dear Ie,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.



                                                49
In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.


Oct. 15, 1998




Ju.
Folk Dance Major        2 excuses, 4 absences

1. Sino ako?
Ako? Sino nga ba ako?
Ito ang mga tanong na hanggang ngayon ay tinatanong ko sa rin sa sarili ko. Ang hirap palang
sagutin ng tanong na ito. Kung minsan maiiyak ka pa habang hinahanap mo ang sagot sa tanong.
Siguro sa tatlong taon ko rito sa Makiling ay nakahanap din ako ng mga sagot. Mga sagot na
hanggang ngayon inaalam ko pa kung tama.




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    Ako? Ang tanong ko sa sarili ko. Ang sagot, eto. Nakilala ko ang sarili ko sa isang
mahabang process. Nariyan ang natagpuan ko na isa pala akong “go withh the flow” kind of
person. Ang gusto ko, laging may kasama, kung minsan naman ay gusto kong nag-iisa, ewan ko,
ang labo nga ng sarili ko eh. Pero minsan naman ang taas-taas ng hydrenalin ko o hyper lagi.
Ewan ko, pero mas gusto ko kasi ang laging magsaya at magpasaya ng tao. Yung nga lang
minsan hindi ko alam kung nakakasakit na ako. Gustong-gusto kong tumawa pero gusto ko ring
umiyak. Kaya nga pag may problema ako mas gusto ko pa ang magsaya at magsayaw ng
magsayaw. Feeling ko kasi malaki ang naitutulong nito sa akin.
    Ako rin ang tipo ng tao na mahilig magretend. Kahit hindi ko alam ang isang bagay, gusto
ko aalamin ko siya. At pag nabigyan naman ako ng “title as a student” like B.S. Math,
pinanindigan ko talaga siya kahit na alam kong hindi ko na kaya. Gusto kong may alam ako,
gusto ko laging may inaalam.
Ako? Sino ako? Ewn ko. Bakit ako nandito? Ewan ko rin. Hahanapin ko pa ang mga sagot.
Siguro matatagpuan ko lang ang mga sagot dito pag alam ko na kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng
buhay. Kung ano ang silbi ng buhay.

2. Ano ang natutunan ko sa karate?
   Sa karate? Madami. Siyempre techniques, self-defense, movements at ang pinakagusto ko sa
   lahat, focus.
    Focus; attitude towards the work being done; Concentration.
   Ito ang mga meanings ng focus, pero sa akin iba ang nahanap kong meaning dahil sa karate.
   Focusing or concentrating is something that is related to self discipline. Ang laki ng
   naitulong nito sa akin, lalo na sa major ko. As a dancer kailangan namin ang self discipline
   na nahihirapan akong pero mas napractice ko siya simula noong nagkarate class ako.
   gawin mula noong pumasok ako. Siyempre nadevelop siya habang tumatagal pero mas
   napractise ko siya simula noong nagkarate class ako. Dito ay natutunan ko kung papaano
   pag-isahin ang “mind and soul”. Kung papaano pagsayaw at feeling ko ay effective naman.
    Comments sa karate, minsan lang paulit-ulit ang lesson kaya kung minsan ay nagsasawa rin
   ako/kami. Pero okey lang kasi madami akong natutunan.

3. Ano ang natutunan ko sa meditation/catharsys.
   Natutunan ko dito kung papaano lambingin ang sarili. Kung papaano ko kikilalanin ang sarili
   ko. Ang sarap kasi kahit papaano ay nakilala ko ang sarili ko, as a person, as a friend, as a
   dancer. Natutunan ko din dito ang focusing. At natutunan ko rin dito ang pagrelax at ang
   pagkontrol sa sarili ko. Alam ko na ngayon kung hanggang saan lang ako dapat magsaya at
   kung kelan lang ako iiyak. Self-control to make it start.

   Comment: Wala, kaya lang nakakabitin. Masyado yatang maikli ang oras sa
   meditation/catharsys, sana dagdagan pa. Sa teacher, okay naman siya kasi kalmado. Thanks.

4. Color? Why? Pet? Why?
   My favorite color is blue. Feeling ko kasi kakambal ko ang kulay blue. Simula pa lang bata
   ay gustong gusto ko na siya. Siguro dahil sa gusto kong pumunta sa langit, di ba kulay blue
   ang langit kung titignan mo siya. Tsaka ang sarap niya sa mata eh, nakakarelax tapos feeling
   mo ay saya-saya ang buhay.

   My favorite pet naman ay birds. Simly, kasi gusto kong lumipad. Gusto ko rin siya kasi
   malaya siya. Malayang dumapo sa puno (kung meron pang puno), malayang lumipad. Ang
   sarap sigurong lumipad. Sana nakakalipad din ako.

   Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."


                                              51
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com




   Dear Ju,

   Magugulat talaga tayo kapag makilala natin ang tunay na pagkatao natin. Hindi pala puro tao.
   Mayroon din pagka-angel. Mayroon din pagka-hayop. Lahat maganda. Sino ba nagsabi na
   ang mga hayop sa gubat ay hindi maganda? Malaya sila. Hindi nakondisyon ng siyudad.
   Mailap, mabangis, matapang, maaruga sa mga supling nila. Tinatago nila ang mga lihim ng
   gabi at ng kagubatan. Sanay silang matulog sa ilalim ng mga bituin. Ang simoy ng hangin
   ang kumot nila. Walang cholesterol ang pagkain nila.




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   Ang artist ay isang free spirit, tulad ng tigre sa gubat. Maliksi, mabilis, maganda kumilos.
   Dapat tayo ay tulad ng isang tigre. At tulad rin ng ibon na malayang lumilipad sa
   himpapawid.

   Hindi ka pa nakalipad? Ako nakalipad na, isang libong piye sa taas ng Tagaytay Ridge ng
   isang oras. Nag ha-hangliding ako noon. Narinig ko ang bulong ng hangin, parang kapatid
   ko. Kasabay ko ang mga lawin na paikot-ikot na lumilipad paakyat sa mga ulap. Parang ibon
   ako noon. Naging parang usa rin ako. Long distance runner ako noong bata pa ako at
   kabundukan at kapatagan ang tinatakbo ko noon bawat hapon. Madalas ay mag tatakip-silim
   ako tatakbo sa isang burol at doon ay pinapanood ko ang mga makululay na sinag ng palubog
   na araw.

   Nakita mo na ba ang tawag na spirit? Hindi ito ang kaluluwa, hindi rin ang isip. Ang spirit ay
   yung nakikilala natin kapag tahimik tayo, tulad ng hating gabi. Ang spirit ang nagbibigay ng
   lakas sa tigre at ganda sa ibon. Siya rin ang nagbibigay ng pagmamahal at lakas at kasiyahan.
   Siya ang higher consciousness. Siya rin tayo.

   Mahirap talaga makilala ang sarili, di ba? Sa folk dance kinikilala natin ang ating
   pinanggalingan: mga pag-asa, mga kalungkutan, mga tagumpay ng ating mga ninuno, pinsan,
   magulang, kapatid. Ipinapagdiwang natin ang pagka Pilipino natin. Tayo rin ito.

   Kaya sino tayo, Ju.? Narinig mo na ba ang inner voice? E kung hindi pa, talagang hindi
   makikilala si Ju.

   Sana ituloy mo ang catharsis upang ilabas ang mga lason sa isip at karanasan. Tapos nito ay
   magmeditate upang makilala ang tunay na si Ju.

   Konting tiyaga lang.

   Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and


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in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




Kr.
Oct. 15, 1998
Martial Arts
II-Joaquin (Folk Dance Major)
3 absents

1. Sino ako?




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     Hangang ngayon hindi ko pa rin kilala ang sarili ko dahil mahirap pang unawain ito, minsan
paiba-iba. Sabi nila pranka daw ako, minsan nakakasakit, minsan sa pagiging honest lang yun.
Tanggap ko rin sa sarili ko na makulit ako at masasabi kong positive thinker, may self
confidence, may strong personality at independent ako at kung ayaw mo sa akin ayaw ko rin
sa'yo at kung mabait ka sa akin mabait din ako sa'yo. Gusto ko laging masaya.

2. Ano ang natutunan ko sa Karate?
    Unang-una natuto ko sa self defense sa physical na mga moves. Natuto rin ako sa sariling
mental na pag-iisip sarili kong interpretastion ng moves ng hindi nanggagaya. Bilang isang
dancer natutunan ko rito na ang paggalaw ay nanggagaling o rooted sa ground, air at iba pa.

3. Ano ang natutunan ko sa meditation?
    Natutunan kong idisiplina ang sarili ko dahil unang-una sa lahat kalaban ko ang sarili ko. Sa
una nakakainip, pero kapag tama na pala ang ginagawa mo iba yong feeling ang sarap hindi ko
madiscribe.

4. Ano ang natutunan ko sa Katarsis?
     Natutunan ko kung paano ilabas ang sakit o sama ng loob ng hindi nagagalit parang payapa
lang dahil masarap pala kapag nailalabas sa ganitong paraan. Dahil wala kang kinatatakutan at
free kang gumawa. Masarap din ang narealized ang buhay, na minsan malungkot, masaya at
maraming problema pero kailangan harapin.

Evaluation:
Sir Hubert:
     Okey lang magturo pero minsan nakakapagod ang mga tinuturo. Marami akong natutunan
emotionally & physically.

Sir Lito:
     Okey din magturo marami akong natutunan physically. Masaya kausap pero minsan di ko
maintindihan magsalita.

Favorite color:
    Blue, kasi meaning peace at malamig
    Green, kasi makanature at malamig din sa mata

Favorite Animal:
    Kahit anong klase ng ibon at paru-paru kasi kapag nakikita ko silang malaya parang ang
sarap ng feeling at gusto ko rin ito dahil makukulay at gustong-gusto kong lumipad at maging
malaya.

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day


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And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Kr,

Bihirang makita ang self confidence sa isang teenager na tulad mo. Ang pagka independent at
self-reliant mo. Siyempre paminsan- minsan makulit tayo, minsan nagtatampo, minsan masaya,
minsan malungkot. Ang importante ay dapat matibay ang foundation natin. Kahit na anong
kahirapan ang maharap natin sa buhay, huwag nating pababayaan ang ating pinaninindigan.

Totoo nga na sarili natin ang ating kalaban. Siya rin ang ating kaibigan. Kapag hati tayo – kung
naglalaban ang isip at puso – parang kalaban natin ang sarili natin. Sadyang ginawa tayong
hayop at anghel. Sa pagkatao natin mapapagisa at mabubuo natin ang sarili natin.

Ano ang pagkatao? Ang pagiyak, pagmahal, pagkamuhi, pagdasal … lahat ito ay nagbubuo ng
pagkatao natin. Kung timpiin natin ang ano mang bahagi ng pagkatao natin – kung hindi tayo
marunong magalit o magmahal- doon bumabaluktot ang pagkatao natin. Basta‟t pamahalaan
natin ang ating isip at damdamin, kaibigan ang sarili at maganda ang kinabukasan.

Ang catharsis at meditation ay makakatulong sa pagkilala ng sarili. Sana huwag mo itong
kalimutan.

Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.


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You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com Oct. 15, 1998




La.
III-UN
Folk Dance Major
Absent – 3, excuse – 4

1. Sino ako?



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Ako ang batang mahina ang tiwala sa sarili pagdating sa General Education. Laging negative ang
feeling ko sa sarili ko. Payat ako, pangit ako, mahaba ang leeg ko, tamad ako, etc. Naiinis ako sa
mga taong puna ng puna sa iba pero hindi nila tinitingnan ang sarili nila. Mabilis akong umiyak,
kumbaga iyakin ako. (ngek!) Gusto ko, laging may nagpapatawa sa akin. Gusto ko, masaya ako.
Ayoko ng may nakikitang umiiyak. Gusto kong maka-encounter ng mga problema at isolve ng
mag-isa pero masaya. Maunawain akong tao. Mabilis akong makalimot. Gurang na! (joke!)
Favorite color ko ay blue. Favorite animal ko, wala pa!

2. Natutunan ko sa klase?
Marami akong natutunan sa klase. Kailangan pag nasa loob ka ng hall, kailangan iiwanan mo
lahat ng problema, boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. sa labas. Sa pakikipaglaban, kailangan nasa tamang
posisyon ka at dapat nakarelax para mas malakas. Sa pagpapraktis, kailangang seryoso. Kung
magkamali man, huwag sisihin ang sarili kundi, isipin kung ano ang mali, kung bakit
nagkamaliat kung ano ang gagawin para itama. Kung masaktan ka o makasakit ka wag magsorry
at tanggapin ang pain.

3. Natutunan sa meditation?
Kailangang huminga ng malalim. Actually, hindi ako masyadong nagseryoso sa meditation.

4. Natutunan sa Katharsis?
Wala pa akong experience at sana gawin namin ang katharsis kasi iba na ang magiging elective
ko. Isa pa sa mga dahilan ko ay para matanggap ang mga pain sa buhay hindi lang physically
pari na rin emotionally at mentally.

5. Sir Lito
O.K. lang. Kaso nga lang, hindi sila sabay nag-umpisa ni Sir Hubert. Mas nauna si Sir Hubert at
siyempre nahuli si Sir Lito. Sana sa pagtuturo, maging malakas ang boses niya para marinig ng
lahat. Magaling.

6. Sir Hubert
Pag may pinagawa sa mga estudyante, maya-maya ay tatwagin ang lahat at magsasalita ng
ganito, ganun, etc. Tapos, papabalikin ang estudyante sa ginagawa. Maya-maya, tatawagin na
naman tapos magsasalita ulit. Parang, napuputol ang ipinagawa sa mga estudyante na mas
maganda kung dire-diretso. Magaling at istrikto.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,


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As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.



Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com

Dear La,

Kung gurang ka na, maslalo na si Hubert! Siya lang, hindi ako.
Alam mo ba na madalas kong pinapagmasdan ang kislap ng mata mo at ang iyong ngiti? At ang
tindig mo ay parang isang model. Sino bang nagpipintas sa iyo? Sabihin mo nga na sabi ni Lito
mapag-bighani at kaakit-akit kang dalaga. At hindi nagkakamali si Lito.

Kapag nasa college ka na, makikita mo na ang mga problema ng high school ay tingi lamang.
Habang tumatanda tayo at nagiging mas responsible, mas lumalaki ang mga challenges at
problems. Kaya kailangan ang catharsis – upang maging masmagaang ang mga problema. At
kailangan rin ang meditation – upang makilala natin ang pagkadiyos natin. Hindi ito biro. Sa
pinakamalalim na meditation magkakaisa ang diwa natin sa diwa ng Diyos.

Noong 23 ako pumunta ako sa India upang maging isang guru. Actually nanggaling ako sa
seminaryo at hindi ko tinuloy sapagkat hindi ko nakita doon ang tunay na spirituality. Kaya
hinanap ko sa yoga. Nagmemeditate kami noon ng 4 na oras araw-araw! Nakamtan ko ang
tinatawag na bliss. At doon ko nakilala ang tunay na sarili ko, ang pagka diyos ko. Sabi nga nila,
ang ibig sabihin ng yoga ay yung sanskirt word na “yuj” – to unite human consciousness and div
ine consciousness.

Hindi mo kailangang masyadong papansinin ang pagkakulang mo. Lahat naman tayo ay may
pagkakulang. Hanapin mo ang mahiwagang bahagi ng pagkatao mo. At makikita mo na lahat
tayo ay maganda, at ang mundo rin ay maganda.

Lito

Dear La,


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Hinde totoo ang impression mo sa sarili mo. Magsalamin ka. Hinde ka panget! In fact, you are
one pretty lady.

I also thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble
knowledge to you students, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the
experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




Lo.
Oct. 15, 1998
IV - Edades
Visual Arts - 3 absents, 2 excused

1. Who are you? / Who am I?



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     Sabi nila, mabait daw ako na mayabang, thoughtful pero makulit, maingay pero kadalasan
tahimik daw. Para sa akin siguro tama sila kasi yon yong nakikita nila sa akin pero marami pa rin
silang hindi alam. Iba ako pag nasa maraming tao, masaya , maingay, makulit at marami pa, pero
kabaligtaran nag-iisa, malungkot, umiiyak at lagi kong naiisip mag-isa lang ako. Maraming tao
ang may multiple faces kasama ako don. Marami na sigurong mukha na nakatakip sa totoo at
kahit anong gawin kong pag-alis hindi ko pa rin makita yong totoong ako. Senti pala ako!

2. What did I learn in karate class?
    Natutunan kong self defense, ang offense tamang pagsuntok, pagsipa masarap palang
sumipa. Natuto rin akong mainsecure pero hindi rin siguro. Natuto akong lumaban kahit pakonti-
konti, natuto akong gumalang. Napagod, nasarapan, nasaktan, NATUTO.

3. What did I learn in meditation?
    Marami rin siguro, nalaman kong marami itong nagagawa, nakakainspire, nakakaalis ng
pagod, sakit Nakakafreshen pala ng utak, ng katawan mo at magugustuhan mo. Dati sabi ko
hindi ako marunong magmeditate pero nung matutuhan ko lagi ko ng ginagawa, masarap pala.

4. What did I learn in Catharsis/
    Hindi pa ako umabot sa stage na umiiyak, tumatawa, sumisigaw ang mga katabi ko pero
gusto kong marating yon. Totoo nga na nakakakita ka ng mga pangyayaring matagal nang
nangyari, It's unbelievable", ang galing.

5. Favorite color. Blue because it freshen my eye, my mind and I feel relaxed when I'm looking
at it. Maybe I can also relate it to my life, maybe because I'm lonely and somehow I'm also a
peaceful guy. Blue and I have something in common but I don't what. For me blue is silent,
peaceful, fresh but alone and clean.

6. Favorite animal. Tiger, gusto ko yong itsura niya mas gusto kong makita lagi sila lalo nayong
cubs, cute. Matapang sila, gusto kong maging matapang, pero yon lang yata mas gusto ko na
lang pala Porcupine. Ang porcupine sa tingin ko lonely animal and they can survive without help
from other. Nagustuhan ko siya dahil sa napanood ko sa TV na naglalakad lang siya sa desert ng
biglang may dumating na tiger tapos gusto siyang kainin. nakita ko matapang ang porcupine
dahil lumaban siya sa tiger. Mas matapang pa pala ang porcupine sa tiger. Tapos umalis yung
tiger nang hindi nagalaw ang porcupine.
Evaluation:
     Mr. Hubert - okey, sir pantay-pantay ang tingin at tinuturuan kami ng maayos kaso lang sir
ba't lagi kayong present, absent naman kayo (joke lang). Ang galing nyo po sir, para pong
nainspire akong matutong ng martial arts sa pag-graduate ko, sana sir tinuruan niyo kami ng
Aikido. Sorry po sir nong isang meeting nanlalambot po talaga ako non.

     Mr. Lito - ambait niyo po. sa iyo po ako natutong mag-meditate. Nagkaroon po ako ng
interest sa Catharsis (tama po ba ang spelling?).

Jan. 28, 1998

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.


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And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Lo,

Talagang mahirap matuklasan kung sino talaga tayo. Dahil noong bata pa tayo, natuto nating
ibaon at kalimutan ang mga masasakit na karanasan. Tinatakpan natin ang mga kakulangan ng
magulang natin. Tayo ang tagasalo. Binibintangan natin ang ating sarili kapag magaway sila.
Sapagkat ayaw nating mawala sa buhay natin ang magulang natin kahit na anong gawin nila sa
atin, tanggap nalang tayo nang tanggap kung anong gusto nilang sabihin sa atin. Tuloy sinasalo
natin lahat ng neurosis nila - ang kanilang isip at mga kondisyon ng pagmamahal nila (i.e.
conditional love) Sa ganon paraan sinusugpo nating ang sariling isip at damdamin. Para nalang
tayong zombie – naglalakad, nagsasalita, subalit patay sa loob.

Upang buhayin at angkinin ang sariling isip, damdamin at pagkatao, kailangang tanggalin ang
mga “conditioned beliefs and behavior” – i.e. yung mga maling paniniwala tungkol sa sarili natin
na iginiit ng mga magulang na hindi nagmamahal o nagmamahal na may kabit na kondisyon.
Huwag nating tatanggapin kung sabihin na bobo tayo o walang kuwenta.

Mayroon namang mga magulang na marunong magmahal. Sila yung pinapabayaan ang anak na
magkaroon ng sariling isip, damdamin at diwa. Hindi kinokontrol ang isip. Mapagbigay, walang
kondisyones.



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Hindi ko alam kung paano ka ipinalaki. Kung mayroon kang masamang karanasan, dapat mong
tanggalin sa buhay iyon sa pamamagitan ng catharsis. At makikilala mo ang tunay na pagkatao
mo sa meditation.

Sa lahat ng hinaharap mo, mga kinakatakutan o pagsubok sa buhay, sana maalala mo ito: harapin
ang sarili sa pamamagitan ng catharsis at meditation. Ang kalaban ay hindi nasa labas. Nasa
loob. At ang kaibigan ay nasa loob rin. Ang ako. At ang ako ay hindi lamang ang pagkatao natin.
Maka-diyos rin tayo. Tulad ng macapuno – mayaman sa loob!Mabuti naman at nagustuhan mo
ang meditation at catharsis. Kapag magpinta ka, maslalo mong mapapakita ang nagniningning na
bituin sa madilim na gabi.

Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.


Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040 Oct. 15, 1998
Mi.

       PHILIPPINE HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS : FEEDBACK ON
               KARATE, CATHARSIS AND MEDITATION

NAME             :      Mi.            AGE :          15 Years Old


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MAJOR           :      Ballet (4th yr.)

Q. WHO AM I?

I am who I am                                    I spell life
I am the one who thinks                          Through stones slipped with crystal
I am the one who feels

I am a part of the whole                         I touch everything… Feel everything
Part of the sea                                  Together with the blowing wind
Part of the world
Part of you                                       Like a life I fly
Part of…                                          I now lie with Erebus
                                          In the darkness

       I have light
       Deep within
       A star to prove that Erebus
       Is not darkness
       Nor nothingness

       Maybe…
       This definition
       Floats like a wave

       But still… All I know
       And all I can say is…
       I am who I am…


Q. WHAT DID I LEARN IN KARATE CLASS?

     After hearing this question, the first thing that came to my mind was that I don‟t. Literally I
learned techniques like punches, kicks and blockings, but I know I learned farther than those. I
am aware that I don‟t go to Karate Class just to learn these, I go to this class because of… I don‟t
know… because of the things that I can only absorb (huh?) but I can‟t identify nor define. Maybe
it‟s discipline and concentration… or maybe because I feel that the class is somehow… or
somewhat similar to dancing (maybe in terms of articulating my body… in terms of feeling my
body).

    This paper might be full of maybes and I don‟t knows but all I can say is I‟m enjoying it.

(page 2, Mi.)

    It reminds me of how I love dancing. It makes me miss Ate Myra, my Ballet teacher who
can‟t explain things (sounds familiar?)


Q. WHAT DID I LEARN IN MEDITATION?

    I learned to focus… To concentrate.
    To feel the world… To feel life.
    To enjoy it‟s failures and victories.

    I don‟t know…
    It taught me to walk with life.



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Q. WHAT DID I LEARN IN CATHARSIS?

     Catharsis introduced me to myself. It made me realize my beauty that I kept inside the
darkest room of my soul. It motivated me to move and lift up the blanket of ugliness and
suffering that I covered myself.

   It makes me feel like digging the ground to find my bones so that I could put it together to
complete the puzzle of myself.

    It makes me feel like a mirror which accepts figures and reflects them.

    … It filled me up.


Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOR?

    Blue --- It is so peaceful
        It calms me, its deep and it‟s wide.

    White and Black --- reminds me of life… The irony of life.
       It‟s sorrows and it‟s mountainous glories
       It‟s deep


Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ANIMAL?

    Bird --- I envy their wings.
             One of my greatest dream is
       To fly and lie within the soft fluffy clouds.

(p.3, Mi.)

    I want to feel the wind
    Beneath my wings.

    I want to dance up in the sky.

    But anyway I love being human who‟s close to the ground
    Who feels the soil… the earth

( End )




Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,


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And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.



Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com




Dear Mi,

Your poetry reminds me of William Blake‟s Auguries of Innocence, the first lines of which are:

To see the world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour..



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Truly you have tasted the mystical experience of meditation. A person in that state can only
describe the experience in poetry because anything less would sound empty.

The lofty sky and the subterranean earth, the black stillness and the pulsating light, the beauty
within - effusive and contagious, the blue transcendence that embraces the whole world, the
peace and turbulence – black and white - are all harmonized in your “I”.

Yes, catharsis can peel the external layers of ignorance and meditation can reveal your true
identity.
But why is it that while your dance betrays the grace of your body and while your poetry so
eloquent expresses the secrets of your soul, it seems that there are many questions you want to
ask but you do it only with your eyes? And why is it you do not include people in your poetry? If
God is within, surely His countenance can be traced in the faces of people, men and women
alike. All answers to our questions lie encrypted in human nature. We are like a seed that grows
into a tree that opens its branches and leaves to the sun and to tempests, to the sylphs of the
morning and the nymphs of the night.

M, you are a very beautiful person, as you have discovered after discarding the blanket of
ugliness and suffering that you said you covered yourself with. Take care of the beauty inside
you and do not let fear shield you from the light of day or the darkness of the night. Nurture this
beauty with the laughter, tears and passion of humanity. Then you can celebrate life as a true
ballerina and a self-fulfilled woman.
---------------
And by the way, your choreography was beautiful! I was touched by the last portion of your
dance where you declared, “Ako ay ako!” To shed off all the masks and discover one‟s true
identity is the mark of true wisdom.

How you embodied and emoted your dance! Your eyes revealed and expressed the depths of
your soul. Your grace and charm enthralled the audience.

Many years from now when you are married and if I see you again I will tell your husband and
children, “I saw how beautifully she danced!”


Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little


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Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




NI2
DATE:                   MARCH 24, 1999

NAME            NI2
YEAR            FIRST YEAR

MAJOR                   DANCE - BALLET


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QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE UNDERGONE CATHARSIS
O n a scale of 1-5, score your improvement before and after you experienced catharsis by
checking:
11. No improvement
12. Little improvement
13. Fair improvement
14. Good improvement
15. Excellent improvement

e. Your self confidence
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4 X 5______

Please explain.

Before I took catharsis. I am not that confident because I‟m not so sure about myself. But after I
took catharsis, I feel like I'm a better person. I always feel that after catharsis, I'm a different
person.


f. Your world view (what you think of the world or people in general)
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4 X 5______

Please explain.

I was like a "mad man" before catharsis. After doing catharsis, I feel that I see my world in a
different manner. Maybe in a point of view of a more matured and understanding person.


c. How people regard you.
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4         X    5______

Please explain.

I feel that people regard me better. Because I feel good with mmyself and I regarded them better,
anyway!


d. Is there any improvement in your

1.   Studies                            1_____ 2_____ 3 X      4_____ 5_____

2.   Art                                      1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X         5_____

3.   Fears                              1_____ 2_____ 3 X      4_____ 5_____

18. Anger                               1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X       5_____

19. Depression                          1_____ 2 X     3_____ 4_____ 5_____

20. Insecurity                          1_____ 2 X     3_____ 4_____ 5_____

21. Relationship with God               1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X       5_____

22. Relationship with your mother             1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5 X



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23. relationship with your father              1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4_____ 5 X

24. Illnesses                          1_____ 2 X       3_____ 4_____ 5_____



e. In your own words (Tagalog or English), what do you think of your experience of catharsis?

It was a great experience. Because I feel that I‟m a new human being now! I feel that I'm a real
lady now! (Yuck) Anyways, before I feel like I'm a "What's-his-name-in-Slumber-City" (Know
what I mean?)


f. In your own words (Tagalog or English), please explain how catharsis has affected your art.

Well, (B4) everytime we have our art classes, I feel so tense. I'm not relax. As I've said, I'm not
so sure of myself that's why I'm stiff and I can't breath. After catharsis, I feel that I'm always
confident and that I'm the best! I can't help feelin' that I'm not that shy anymore! And I can
follow the steps much better.

Oct. 15, 1998

Nin.                   excuse absent 3, unexcuse absent 4 or 5
III- UN         Theater Arts

1. Who am I?
2. What have I learned in Karate?
3. What have I learn in meditation
4. What have I learn in catharsis - N.A.

1. I am Nin. and a third year student. I am noisy, specially if I feel like talking. I am friendly and
cheerful but I always get mad and jealous if my friend or friends left me all alone. I'm a sensitive
type of person and I really love to act. That's why I'm a theater arts major here. I also love to
dance modern ballet.

When I was a child, I can say that my childhood is as happy as anybody wants it to be. But
everything disappeared, the feeling, the happiness, I'm not saying that I'm not happy here but
there's a lot of pressure, stress, expectations which makes me feel like vomitting. I don't know!
Even though it challenges me but still it destructs me, often! Well, what else can I say. Maybe,
this few lines tell you about me!

2 and 3. Well, as a person it helps me a lot. I have so many realization in life. I can't explain it
but it really refreshes me. It's like the feeling that your working all day in themud and then you
rest for a while and then take a bath. That's what I felt. I really love to meditate because I think it
made me a better person. I realize that it doesn't have to be noisy or talkative to attract and catch
others attention. Physically, every Thursday my body aches often and it really makes me feel
mad because I can't love the pain, I always keep on complaining that my back aches, legs, thighs,
arm, stomach etc. but I realize it feels great! And my mind keeps on telling me that I love pain, I
love pain, I love aches...

Then, it improves my study habbit because, everytime I'm studying and someone will destruct
me, I will just sit down for a while and meditate the destruction disappears.

3. I just don't like when our teacher tells us a story. For example, like sharing his experience in
Mount Banahaw and he keeps on saying "To make the long story short" and again "To make the
long story short" and it keeps on longer and longer. That's why I did not experience catharsis. We
don't have much time the but he over used it. Well anyways, I'm not mad at him but I just can't


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find time to do catharsis and maybe I think it's the right time then when he told that story, it ran
out of time. I like him when he teaches as karate and stunts because it challenges me when he
will say good or nice. It keeps telling me to go on.

Orange - because it is plasing to my eyes. and it's bright, that's why I like it.

Dog - man's best friend.

Jan. 28, 1998

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


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Dear Nin.,

When you were playing the role of the forest queen Titania in Midsummer Night‟s Dream, you
really transformed yourself into that nature goddess! Nin. the directress and the student seemed
to have vanished and out came this graceful spirit. You were amazing!

But why is it that this blitheful spirit has lost track of her happy childhood? Why did stress and
strain have to steal the unfettered joy of this budding woman?

Can you remember the exact time when the joy of childhood disappeared? When you were no
longer as spontaneous as you were, when you had to listen to the opinion of other people in order
to find self-assurance? When you could not be happy by yourself and had to have your friends
around?

A child usually stops growing up when the child has to take on other people‟s opinions and
feelings in order to feel one‟s own thoughts and feelings. When you perform your art not for
sharing the beauty that you know is within you but for searching your identity and self-esteem in
their applause.

You surely know the story of Narcissus? He rejected the nymph Echo and his own lover
Ameinias and fell in love with his own image. This happens when we are so concerned about
what other people think of us. The only salvation is to go back to one‟s childhood and reclaim
the one‟s joy, spontaneity and spirit. This can do through catharsis and meditation.

Your art is beautiful and it can only come from a beautiful artist like yourself. Go and search for
the child Nin. in the pristine woods and let her enchant the forest again.

Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and


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in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.
Oct. 15, 1998




No.
9 Absences (4 of these are excused)
Third Year
Creative Writing

Questions:
1. Who am I?
2. What have I learned in Karate Class/
3. What have I learned in Meditation Class?


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4. What have I learned in Catharsis? NA


1. I'm a fifteen year old kid from Iloilo City. i think of myself as an individual with principles
and beliefs, some of them half-baked nations of anything I perceive. I am old, older than my age
at least. Sometimes I think too much that I see or read signs when there are none. I'm a Filipino
of the MTV generation. Sex, violence and all that are familiar words to me but they're only
words. Contact with such things are as yet improbable. I lead a sheltered life here in Makiling
where our biggest crime has only been theft. Half the time I like to break the rules and half the
time I stick to them. These are large parts of me I do not know yet. But why rush? I have a whole
lifetime ahead of me.

2. Karate class has been well, interesting. I have learned how to breathe correctly, how to focus,
how to punch and kick effeciently. I have learned how to control myself, to be disciplined in a
sense. Patience is another thing I've gained. I had to develop a patient attitude especially when
the punches were weak, the blocks awry, and kicks lame.

3. In meditation class my inner thoughts, that little person inside my head is embound from the
tight threads of problems the mundane everday pattern of life and algebraic equations. I learned
how to peel away the outside layers of my mind and plunge into my buried thoughts. in this class
I have learned how to be my own self, privately at least, without pretentious shells.

Comments:
    I think that the talks are all right but sometimes it gets out of hand and the story gets longer
and longer. i appreciate the effort made in trying to make us see what the possibilities are but I
think we should do that on our own. Let's cut down on the speeches and dialogues so we can do
more things, longer meditations for example, within the given time. I don't think the routine's too
hard. We have to sweat a little to go where we want to go after all.

Favorite Color: Periwinkle
Favorite Animal: Dog (especially the chubby smart type)

Reasons:
Periwinkle: It reminds me of my father's favorite shirt. He's gone now and the color sort of
brings back the good memories.
     The color brings to mind the clouds in Von Gogh's "Starry Night" Evarescent, dreamlike,
color of transcience. It is like a bubble of good things that burst and disaapears leaving behind a
sad sweet aftertaste.

Dog: A dog's eyes can look deep into your soul and make you feel that you have finally
connected with another being. A dog is sort of stupid in a funny bewildered way but very smart
when you need him to be.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.


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And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear No,

At the early age of 15 you have already learned to peel the encrustations of habitual, conditioned
thoughts to find your inner world. Imagine all the years ahead of you – years of spontaneity and
freedom!

Peeling one‟s mental blocks is very difficult to do. This is because it is very hard to see our
shadow. Yet it is there, bedevilling us, bringing us prejudice and depressiion. Mental blocks are
harbingers of neurosis, the disparity between one‟s thoughts, feelings and will. And neurosis
paves the way for psychosis, which is the total disconnection among thoughts, feelings and will.

A writer feels distinguished if she develops her own flair, her own expression. But is it not still a
writer‟s realm to go beyond the confines of subjectivism and see the world objectively? Clear
vision is one of the most useful tools of a writer. The vision to transcend oneself and enter the
thoughts and feelings of other people.

Another enterprise of a writer is to express her own thoughts, feelings and will. But will these
not be richer if she could touch the joys and pains of other people?




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You are fortunate that at 15 you learned the ancient arts of healing (through catharsis) and
wisdom (though meditation). You are an old soul, eager to learn. Learn by listening to the voice
within you. This voice will later become the call of the wild that will beckon you to uncharted
territories where you will learn the secrets of the human heart and that of the universe. As a
writer you will champion the truth. You have the seriousness and the toughness to stand for
things you cherish. Find your inspiration within. And most of all, enjoy your teenage life as you
are doing so well!

Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040
Po
Nickname:     Po
Major:        Theater Arts
Oct. 15, 1998
Age:          14

No. of absences: 1 - absence on excused
          2 - absence of sickness
          1 - absence of performance



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Questions:
1. Who am I?
    What a good question. Who am I? I never thought who I really am until now. Sometimes I
think I am a lunatic or maybe a sex maniac or maybe a mad person who wants to rule the world.
But I think I'm boy who wants to be loved by somebody else. I think I'm a little boy who never
want to be hurt again. A little boy who doesn't know where to go and connot stand alone. But
one thing is for sure I am what I am.

2. What did I learned in Karate?
    I learned how to fell your every movements and to concentrate on your every move.

3. What did I learned in meditation?
    I learned how to sleep in a right posture, how to sleep and how not to be defeated by stress.

4. What is your favorite color?
    My favorite is green because it is beautiful and cheerful color.

5. What is your favorite animal?
    My favorite animal is a turtle. Because it is a big animal.. It is a sad animal and is a prey to
human.

Evaluation:
     I don't know what to say I don't know if I learn good thing or a bad thing. Because I learned
how to fight, but I think it is good. What can I say to my teacher? Well I think sometimes they
are so lacks but they teach well. Thats all out time na ah.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,


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Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.



Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Po,

I saw a great difference in you ever since the time you went through our sessions. You had the
guts and courage to face yourself squarely. I do not know what your hurts were but they must
have been deep and many. The way you confronted yourself through catharsis was admirable.
Many grown up men are still afraid to face their pains. But you did it bravely and now you have
become much more mature. Now you bear the dignity and seriousness of a man, a far cry from
the childishness you once showed.

 Being a man does not mean leaving one‟s beautiful childhood. It means allowing the joys, self
confidence and dreams of childhood to grow. It means throwing away the useless childish self
concept and behavior that are no longer relevant. It means standing on your own without having
to depend on others to decide for you. It means taking fear and insecurity out of your life.

It is only catharsis that allows us to heal ourselves. And it is only meditation that allows us to
find wisdom. Both catharsis and meditation bring out the sterling resources in us, hidden in our
passion and humanity.

You have changed so much. And yet there is so much more to learn. As you rose up to the
challenge of catharsis and meditation, I am sure that you will not hesitate to take on the
challenges of life.

I am so proud of you and I am honored to have been your guide for a golden while.

Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.



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I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




Ri.
Oct. 15, 1998
III-Vrtula-Nakpil
Dana- Ballet Major
Excused - 2; absent - 2.

Sino ako?
Lagi na lang itong tinatanong sa lahat ng subjects, ewan ko ba no! Ganito lang iyon, kapareha
din lang naman ako ng ibang estudyante dito, na nangangarap, nag-aaral at higit sa lahat
nagkakaroon ng kaaway. Hindi ko pa nga siguro masyadong kilala ang sarili ko pero at least



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alam ko ang mga strength at mga weakness ko sa buhay sa kahit papaano, alam kong pinipilit
kong baguhin ang mga weakness na iyon, at para sa kain naniniwala akong hindi ko pa
masasagot ang tanong na ito dahil habang tumatagal eh, mas nae-explore ko ang buhay ko,
maraming nagbabago. Maraming nagbabago... hindi lang sayaw ng sayaw. Kailangan kumikilala
rin...!

Natutunan ko sa Karate Class
Siguro, basically DISIPLINA ang una kong natutunan, kasi pag walang disiplina.. lagot ka kay
Sensei Rey! S'yempre kung gusto mong matuto kailangan din ng DETERMINASYON at
TIYAGA, natutunan ko rin 'to sa karate class. Natuto din akong MAGTIIS sa pagtanggap ng
lahat ng sakit (katawan, palo, maling suntok etc... ) at s'yempre natuto akong maging MASIPAG
sa pag-attend ng mga klase, dahil na-realize kong marami akong natutunan dito.

Meditation, Catharsis
Favorite part ko 'to! Masarap kasing MATULOG, pero s'yempre marami rin akong naexperience
dito. Naexplore ko pa lalo ang pinaka malalim na bahagi ng pag-iisip ko, naibalik ko ang sarili
ko sa oras na bata pa ako. Natutunan kong magrelease ng masamang loob o tiredness through
meditation, mas naging CONCENTRATED na ako sa paggawa ng mga bagay-bagay at natuto na
akong lumaban sa fear o takot na nasa loob ko.

Evaluation / Comments
Mas nankakaenjoy na ang mga sessions ngayon.
Mas masarap nang matulog (through catharsis).
Kaso nga masyado nang gabi yung labas from the class.
As for me, very hectic ang schedule on Thursday kasi we have rehearsals the following morning
plus packing of things for home leave pa!
I"m glad that Sensei Rey now knows me by face kahit hindi niya maalala ang name ko! Konti
lang kasi ang kilalal niya - grabe!
Nakakatuwa si Sir Lito ang bait bait niya! Kaso lang nga hindi rin niya ako kilala - Pero both of
them are GOOD TEACHERS - in a way!

Favorite color: Blue
Very light sa mata ang color blue.
Very appealing parang ang linis niyang tignan.
Basta gusto ko siya.

Favorite Pet: BIRDS
Lovebirds - parang mayroon din silang busy life tulad ng tao
Kaya lang nga minsan hindi sila free
They are very light
They are cute.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you


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To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.



Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Ri,

Lovebirds are your favorite pets! You are truly very romantic and affectionate. This is what is
called EQ. When you have empathy for other people, when you are a feeling person, then your
emotional quotient is high! Hindi lang naman IQ ang kailangan.

At mabilis mong natuto ang art of healing through catharsis and wisdom through meditation.
Masarap talagang matulog at kailangan ito ng katawan. Sana natuto kang mag “catnap.”
Nalaman mo ang pinaka malalim na bahagi ng pag-iisip at naibalik mo ang kasiyahan ng
pagkabata. At natanggal mo ang masamang loob at takot sa buhay mo! Dahil sa mabilis kang
matutuo, malawak na self knowledge ang makakamtan mo dahil sa meditation at malalim na
kasiyahan ang mararanasan mo sa catharsis. Siya nga pala, bakit noong Christmas party tahimik
ka masyado? Dahil sa date mo? Sabihin mo nga sa kanya na suwerteng suwerte siya dahil sa
kakaunti lang ang kasing lambing mo, di ba? Huwag mo sanang kalimutan ang art of healing and
meditation. And I am so glad that I feel closer to you now. Hindi ka na sana magsesentimiento sa
amin ni Hubert!

Lito



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Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040 Oct. 15, 1998




Rl1
III Yr. - Theater arts major


Who am I?
    I really don't know myself much .... all I know is that My name is RL1. Daughter of R. R. &
C. R. I've got a lot of friends. I'm a friendly person. I've got small hands, cute fingers, small ears,
nice nose and I don't like my lips. I've got a sweet & sincere smile. I'm 16 yrs. old. I enjoy the
company of older person. I love to act, sleep and eat pastas. I am a dreamer. I'm sensitive &
emotional a fighter. I love to cry. I'm GODS creation.




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What did I learn from Karate Class?
    The first thing I've learned is discipline I've learned how to punch well, kick well. I have
been strengthen be the Karate class. And I've learned that size doesn't matter, strength does.

What did i learn from Catharsis?
     I've realized that people shouldn't run away from their problems and fears. We have to
confront them and we must not let the child in us disappear or stop growing.
     I've noticed that when I was doing catharsis how much I've grown older. I forget to be a
child. Maybe because of what Makiling has been teaching me and giving me I really cried when
I realized those things. I also cried in the part that we were told to face the child and talk to the
child. I just don't know how to talk to the child. I was afraid I wouldn't be understand or would
not understand the child.
     Afterwards, I learned to smile more often & the child in me begun to grow again.

EVALUATION:
     I don't have much to say about the teacher. it's just that you guys sometimes talk a lot and we
finish class to late.
     But you did a great job on teaching us.
     Okey!

favorite color - purple
         - passionate color
favorite animal - rabbit
                 - innocent
Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"


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And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.



Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Rl,

You exude so much self confidence for your age! It is truly a mark of strength to love yourself
and see beauty in yourself as God‟s creation. This is why you are a very attractive person.

How is it that at your age you are able to learn so much from very few sessions? Some adults
never learn to confront themselves so they never come to terms with themselves. But you
immediately learned to confront your problems and fears. You learned to dig deep into yourself
and find the treasures of childhood: the optimism, the intimacy, the dreams. You did not really
grow older – you grew wiser! Growing wiser does not necessarily mean growing sadder (wiser
but sadder). Growing wiser really means allowing the child in us to grow again, leave the
childish beliefs and habits and grow into a beautiful woman. You saw beauty in youself: both the
joys and the pains. Only through embracing our total experiences will we know ourselves better
and only then can we be happier.

Do you know that you stand out so much on stage? You have great stage presence. The audience
can perceive your self-confidence as an artist and as a woman.

Sana you do not stop your catharsis and meditation. We really never stop growing. Everyday
there are problems and challenges. Remember the favorite place we visit during meditation? Do
not forget to go there once in a while and find spiritual replenishment.

As you go on in life remember to share the love that you have so much in abundance.

Lito

                             KARATE ELECTIVE FEEDBACK

Dear Rl,              III yr, Theater Arts Major

Thank you for sharing us your feedback last quarter. It is amazing for someone your age to have
grasped something as valuable as confronting problems and fears, as well as letting the child in
you grow again!

You have learned the lesson, and learned it well. I pray that you will keep this up through out
life. This is the only thing we could share with you for ultimately, God will be the one to teach



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you himself the truths that are meant for you. He will do this through the lessons of life, and you
will have to listen with your heart as I know you did when he gave you the truths you mentioned.

We are are own best teachers if we allow ourselves to be students of truth as we experience them
for ourselves.

According to your feedback and from what I see of you, you are indeed a passionate individual.
This is very beautiful, for it shows that the gift of wonderment and the sense of the child in you
is still very much alive and strong! Woe be it for people who have lost their passion and zeal in
life, for they are nearly dead and are only automatons.

You also point out your innocence, and that is very well for your age at the moment. If I can just
share with you what I think is the key in the transition from innocence to maturity, it would be
this : AWARENESS.

When life hits you the hardest, remember that word.

Finally, I would like to thank you for the effort you put in our classes and for putting up with our
crazy ideas! You are a friendly and talented girl, and I pray you keep up with meditation 'till you
grow old.

I pray you have a beautiful life ahead of you.

Once your teacher and forever your fellow student in life,

HUBERT POSADAS




Rl2
                              Questionnaire for PHSA Students
                                       Date: June 17, 1999


The purpose of this questionnaire is to pinpoint areas where PHSA counselors can help the
students by guiding them to solve their personal problems and by enhancing their talents and
strengths.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND:



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NAME Rl2
YEAR IV-URTULA-NAKPIL ARTS MAJOR THEATER ARTS
SEX F AGE 16 NATIONALITY FIL
HOME PROVINCE CAGAYAN DE ORO
RELIGION EVANGELICAN CHRISTIAN (BORN AGAIN)

FEELINGS: At your age, what feelings bother you? Please rank from 1(most bothersome)
to 4 (least bothersome).
(Sa edad mo, anong damdamin ang nakakagulo sa iyo?) Paki rangko: 1(pinakamabigat)
hanggang 4 (pinakamagaang).

4    insecurity (pagkakulang ng self-confidence)
3   anger (galit)
2   depression (malubhang pagkalumbay)
1   fear (takot)

VIEWS FOR THE LAST FOUR MONTHS
(MGA MUNI-MUNI SA NAKARAANG APAT NA BUWAN):

Please answer the questions by checking the numbers in the following scale
(Paki-check ang sumusunod na numero sa iskala):

(1)- very true (tamang tama)
(2)- true (tama)
(3)- can be true or false (puwedeng tama, puwedeng mali)
(4)- mali (false)
(5)- maling mali (very false)


In general (Sa pangkaraniwan):

1. Madali akong makipag kaibigan sa mga estudiante ng PHSA.
(1) (2) X (3) (4) (5)

2. Sa edad namin, karamihan ng mga teenager na katulad ko ay nagkukulang
ng kumpiyansa sa sarili.
(1) (2) X (3) (4) (5)

3. Kapag ang bata ay nagiging teenager na, napapalayo ang kanyang kalooban sa mga
magulang niya.
(1) (2) (3) X (4) (5)


4. Kilala ko ang sarili ko.
(1) (2) X (3) (4) (5)

5. Natural sa teenager na nakakalimot sa Diyos dahil sa mga pinapagkakaabalahan niya.
(1) (2) (3) X (4) (5)

6. Ang sabi ng ibang tao, ako ay magaling sa Art Major ko.
(1) (2) (3) X (4) (5)

7. Normal lang sa tao ang magtanim ng galit.
(1) (2) (3) X (4) (5)

8. Dahil sa mga personal problems ang teenager na katulad ko



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ay paminsan-minsan nakakapagisip ng suicide.
(1) (2) (3) X (4) (5)

9. Ang mga panag-inip ko ay nakakatakot.
(1) (2) (3) (4) X (5)

10. Ako ay isang masayahing teenager.
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

11. Madaling malapitan ang mga guro ng PHSA.
(1) (2) (3) X (4) (5) Oct. 15, 1998




Ro.
Excuse 1
4th year Folk Dance

1. Who are you? Who am I?
2. What did I learn in karate class?
3. What di I learn in meditation class?
4. What did I learn in the catharsis class: N.A.

Answers:




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1. Ako ay ako. Ako ay isnag taong maikli ang pasensiya pero maawain. Binibigyan ko ng pansin
ang isang bagay kapag ako ay interesado dito at kapag hindi , e di hinahayaan ko na lang. Ako ay
ako at hindi kung sino pa man.

2. Sa karate class, natuto akong huminga ng ayos para hindi mahirapan sa ginagawa. Natuto rin
akong maging disiplinado. Natuto rin ako ng mga techniques kung paano ko maipagtanggol ang
sarili ko laban sa iba. Natuto rin akong ng maayos na pagbo-block sa kalaban. natuto rin ako ng
ibang techniques kung paano makaiwas sa mga suntok o hagupit ng kalaban.

3. Sa meditation class, natutunan ko kung paano matulog ng mabilis at natuto rin akong mag-
relax ng tama. Natuto akong humawak ng problema, na mismo ako ay hindi rin maapektuhan.
Natuto rin akong matulog na hindi iniisip ang problema at iniiwan na muna. At dahil dito ay
natuto rin akong gumalaw ng magaan.
Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.


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I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.



Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Ro,

Nakilala mo ba ang sarili mo pamamagitan ng meditation at catharsis?

Maliban sa pagdala ng problema, naabot mo ba ang pinakamalalim mong karanasan – mga puot
at lungkot? Nakita mo ba ang drama ng puso mo na gusto mong isigaw at matagal mo nang
gustong ilabas: mga pangarap, mga tampo at pagmamahal?

Maganda kang sumayaw at matamis ang ngiti mo. Nanggaling ba sa puso ang alindog ng
katawan mo?

Nararamdaman ko na malalim ang pag-iisip at damdamin mo. Bakit naman e hindi mo ito
ipinapakita? Sayang naman kung hindi ka expressive, e artist ka pa naman!

O kaya ay “mysterious” woman ka? Ano kaya ang nasa loob ng puso mo? Sabi mo na “ako ay
ako at hindi pa sino man.” Maari bang kumatok sa pinto mo at magpakilala?

Mabuti naman at mayroon kang sense of individuality at privacy. I would not want to invade
your privacy. In fact I admire you for your strength in standing your own ground. You are
independent and self-reliant. You have so much to give to others out of your strength.

Sayang naman at hindi tayo masyadong nagkakilala. Para kang mailap na paru-paro. Huwag mo
sanang kalimutan ang meditation at catharsis. Makakatulong ito kahit na saan mang landas.

Lito




                              KARATE ELECTIVE FEEDBACK

Dear Ro,               4th yr Folk Dance

Salamat sa feedback na binigay ninyo nung nakalipas na Quarter. Bagamat maikli ang sinubmit
mo, at least narinig ko na rin ng kaunti ang nasa loob mo.

Unang una, papaalala ko lang sa iyo na huwag mong itabi lang ng basta ang problema mo.
Binangit mo na tinuruan namin kayong gawin eto, ngunit ang nakaligtaan mo'ng sabihin ay dapat
natin tutukan at harapin ng todo ang mga problemang eto sa oras na nakapagpahinga tayo't
nakakuha ng sapat na lakas.




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Ayos lang yon at sinisigurado ko sa iyo na ipapaalala eto sa iyo mismo ng mga experiences mo
sa buhay.

On the other hand I should also tell you that you have been a good student. You are strong and
disciplined, and that is remarkable for someone your age. Continue your discipline in your other
classes and in life and you will succeed when you grow up.

Sana may napulot ka sa mga sessions natin, bagamat aaminin ko na magulo akong magturo!
Ninais ko lang mamahagi ng labis kong pagmamahal sa mga taas at baba ng buhay at sa mga
napamahagi sa akin nito. Sana, kung mamarapatin mong makinig sa mga bulong sa iyo ng diyos
sa drama ng buhay, lalampasan mo ang mga napuna ko't ikaw naman ang magtuturo ng iyong
katutuhanan.

Tandaan ang sinabi namin sa inyo nuon una pa lamang. Huwag kayong maniniwala sa kahit
anong sinabi namin. Tingnan ninyo ng sarili ninyo, gamitin ang puso, at ang diyos mismo ang
magbubulong dito ng katutuhana'ng ganap sa 'yo.

Ang minsan mong naging Guro at kapwang nagaaral,


HUBERT POSADAS
Hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel. 631304012.

Nahihirapan akong mag-concentrate sa pag-aaral ko.
(1) (2) (3) (4) X (5)




Ron
Oct. 15, 1998
- about 2 excused absences
III yr. a Folkdance   - about 5/4 un-excused absences


1. Who am I?




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      I'm a person who is sometimes like this and sometimes I'm not. I don't know how to explain
things. I sometimes don't know how to decide. All I know is that I'm person who have rights in
life and just goes with the flow of my everyday life.

2. What did I learned in the karate class?
    I learned to punch well, kick well, the points of the body where to punch and kick. No
matter how small you are against your opponent, it doesn't matter. I also learned that anger is not
the way you can defeat your opponent.

3. What did I learned in Meditation/Catharsis?
    I always fall asleep. But it's okey. Ang sarap ngang makatulog nang hindi ka aware na tulog
ka pala.

4. Comments on instructor.
    It's okey. The strickness is alright with me because I'm used to it. I used to be a member of a
baseball team. Our coach is also strict in serious trainings.

5. Favorite colors - Green, maroon, purple, black. I just like them.

6. Favorite animal - Siberian White rigers there majestic.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child


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That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com



Dear Ron,

Baseball player ka pala noon! Ako naman ay nasa softball team. E masmagaling ka dahil sa
masmahirap ang baseball.

Alam mo ba nang nakita kita kasama ni Ie. noong Christmas party, sabi ko, wow, bagay na
bagay sila! Maganda siya at pogi ka naman. Simple mga ugali ninyo. Hindi complicated, hindi
artificial. Mabait at magaang sa loob.

E bakit naman ang igsi ng sinulat mo tungkol sa catharsis at meditation? Are you a man “of
action and few words”?

Sa buhay ng isang binata talagang makakatulong ang catharsis at meditation. Marami tayong
problemang haharapin. Maraming paghamon, maraming pagsubok. Sana huwag mong kalimutan
ang meditation at catharsis. Makakatulong ito habang buhay.

Ano nga pala ang kukunin mo sa college? Mukha namang matalino ka. Ibang iba ang college sa
high school. Sa college ay kailangan mo na isipin ang hanap-buhay at ang career. Dahil sa
discipline na natutuhan mo sa baseball at folk dance, madali mo nang makamtan ang pangarap
mo.

Sana ay maging matagumpay ka sa college at career mo!

Lito




                             KARATE ELECTIVE FEEDBACK

Dear Ron,              III yr Folkdance

Thank you for the feedback you submitted last quarter. It was quite short, so I couldn't give you a
long feedback in return.




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Anyway, you were an exellent student last quarter, and I hope you are as attentive to detail and
as disciplined in your other subjects as you were in mine. You can be really good in karate and in
the martial arts should you hope to continue with it in the future.

As for your comment that you learned to forget your problems and leave them for awhile, I have
to tell you now that that is not the lesson we thaught you!

You have to face your problem as resolutely as you are facing your opponent in battle. This was
the lesson we tried to impart to you and the others last quarter, and I hope this will be the lesson
that you will learn when life teaches her dearly paid lessons to you in the future.

If you will forget everything else we have thaught you last quarter, do not forget this one
valuable lesson.

Anyway, you were a disciplined student and it was a pleasure to be your instructor.

Once your teacher and forever your fellow learner,

HUBERT POSADAS
Hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel. 6313040
Oct. 15, 1998




Sa.
III-U.N. Ballet Major excused: 2 (alternate night, Cebu outreach) Unexcused - 2

Who am I?
I am myself. I am not anyone else. I am not my friend, my mother, my father. I am what I meant
myself to be.




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What have I learned in karate class?
I learned how to control my body and mind. I learned how to do deep breathing, punches, kicks,
how to deal with physical pain and how to strengthen my muscles. My karate class also helped
me in boosting my self-confidence, stamina and resistance up.

What have I learned in meditation and catharsis?
First of all, I learned how to fall asleep quickly by relaxing my body. I also learned how to deal
with my worries and how to listen to my body. And if I had problems with other people or things
then, I learned how to deal with them and forgive them or forget them.

My favorite color are pink, sky blue and lilac. Since I was just a baby, my Mom bought almost
all my things in pink. Then when I was growing up, I began to think that lilac is a pretty color
until I became high school. I realized that sky blue is very appealing to me. It's like very relaxing
to look at.

I don't really like to take care of pets but I like puppies. Only puppies that are loving, that is.
Because, based on experience we had dogs that barked at me when I wasn't doing anything to
them. But my dog in Iloilo now; named Diana after Princess Di, is very very sweet because she
would just bark at me joyously as a sign of greeting. I hated my other dog Thunder (deceased)
because maybe he didn't get it through this thick skull that I was his original master, cause he
would bark and even attempted to bite me.

Evaluation

I learned many things in this elective. Honestly, in the beginning of the elective I was glad
because I had a chance to at least rest or should I call it sleep during meditation. I'm not just very
comfortable if we are talking about things after meditation or catharsis because we tend to extend
the time and I still have to do something. Maybe in other words, I feel like it's kind of dragging
when that happens.

I like the way of class if it is serious but not that strict because I could really work. But
sometimes we have overtime.

SOME QUESTIONS I KEEP ON ASKING MYSELF:
Why am I here?
Am I doing it right?

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you


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with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.



Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Sa,

What does SA. stand for? Sa. sounds like a very friendly name.

So, did Marc have the rare privilege of dancing with you during the Christmas party? I am sure
he liked your outgoing and sunny personality.

I am glad you were able to learn relaxation which is so vital to your major. And I am also
pleased that you learned how to handle your problems.

I am sure that you have realized that in life we cannot avoid people, some of whom are like
joyous Diana and grouchy Thunder. In fact we cannot convert people. We can only convert
ourselves. Otherwise if we do not change we will end up like Thunder, biting other people.

Come to think of it, I did not know how outgoing you were until the christmas party. What I
remember most about you are your twinkling eyes. There is so much radiance and optimism in
those eyes.

There are times especially when you reach college and work after college that you will be faced
with bigger challenges. With your character, you should be able to handle those obstacles.
However, life has a way of testing each of us to the limit. Here is when catharsis and meditation
become useful. I hope you do not forget these life-enhancing tools.

Always keep those eyes twinkling!


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Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.

In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




Wy.
Creative Writing IV
Oct. 15, 1998

1. Who am I?
2. I am the product of the bits and pieces of experience that became uniquely me. To quote from
   Desiderata, “I am a child of the universe.” I feel a kinship with the stars – they say we are




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   matter from a star. So perhaps that explains it. Or maybe because I know that God, who is a
   part of all us, is out there.

II. What did I learn during karate class?
        I had always felt clumsy and uncoordinated with my body. Attending karate class was
like getting to know it (hi, body. This is me, your controller). Although it was hard, I also liked
doing the movements. They were relaxing.
     The only problem I had with the class was because the pace was a bit too fast. As a non-
performing major (meaning, I have a sedentary lifestyle), it was hard to catch up. I think I also
speak for some other non-performing majors.
     Learning about the teachings was great. It made me wonder – perhaps all of us are born with
knowledge of what the truth is. We all just forget. All that remains is a faint memory that guides
us through the choices we make. This is just a theory. One thing I really like was that we didn‟t
have quizzes on the teachings. Although I loved hearing/listening about them, I couldn‟t
memorize things.

        To Sir Hubert: You are a natural teacher. However, I sense it when you‟re angry/irritable.
(Well, I suppose it‟s ok, since it doesn‟t affect your teaching).

III. What did I learn during meditation/catharsis?
     What I liked about being in deep meditation is because it lets me walk freely through the
hallway in my mind. That‟s how I see it: a hallway with doors on both sides. It felt like I could
stop struggling (?) and just get to know the people I meet. However, I sometimes forget what
happened to me while I was there.
     Being angry had seemed like a second shadow to me. After the first catharsis through, it
faded. It faded some more the second time. That was when I realized I could change things – not
what happened but what will happen. I‟m thankful for that.

    To Sir Lito: I like the way you teach/conduct meditation sessions. What I hate, though, is
being asked to say someone‟s name out loud. Still find it hard to do it.

    To the two of you: Thank you very much. I learned a lot, some too subtle to express. What I
wrote down isn‟t really all I meant. Thanks.

Favorite color – black. Because it is simple. The color of the night and shadows. Black is strong
without being loud. Black is comfortable. It declares its strength only when you run against it.

Favorite animal – all of them, even the caterpillars. I like them because they‟re innocent and hurt
you only from instinct. Each animal have their own kind of grace and beauty, their own
strengths. They have their own wisdom and intelligence – no matter what people may say.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.


                                                97
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,
Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.



Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com



Dear Wy,

I am sorry that you hated to call out names during catharsis sessions. I should never force people
to do things. Perhaps you remember what I said at the start: Do whatever you want to do! I will
certainly not take any offence if you do your catharsis in silence.

I am glad that catharsis has helped to lessen anger. Nevertheless catharsis is not a one-time
exercise. Just as we clean our house everyday, catharsis is very useful in cleaning the mind of its
cobwebs – anxieties, fears, resentments.

I am likewise happy that you found meditation useful. To walk through the hallway of our mind,
to see memories like paintings hanging on walls – you can build your gallery and understand
your life as a whole.

I also like black, your favorite color. To me it resembles the night with its scintillating stars and
nocturnal creatures chanting the hymn of the universe – a worshipful prayer to nature and its
creator. And you are truly a child of the universe. As I watched you exiting into the pool garden
during your Christmas party I could almost see Providence watching your every step. What



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secret lies in your heart that you confide only to the night? What solitude do you treasure and
who are lucky enough to enter your guarded garden?

Black brings out the simplicy and beauty of the world. When the mind is quiet the heart listens
intently. And that is the time that one can hear the songs and the silences of the night (Gibran).

Do you remember the song -

Hello, darkness my old friend
I‟ve come to talk with you again.
Cause a vision that was softly creeping
Lay in my mind while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my mind
Still remains
Within the sound of silence…

People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs those voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence…

Take my hand that I might reach you…

Ewan ko na!

With catharsis the mind becomes very simple. When the garbage and poison are thrown out, the
world, including its frenetic daytime, looks beautiful. Relations are restored with laughter. Yes,
resentments happen but these are quickly resolved. Like night and day, one‟s passions are fully
restored with the person as the controller and pilot. A person is able to live life lustily, laugh with
friends raucously and love intimately.

The next time you walk under the stars in meditation, listen to the stars as they talk to us through
millions of time years. Yes, you are the child of the universe, they will say. But where are your
brothers and sisters? Won‟t you bring them along to enjoy the beauty of the night? Won‟t you
tell what you know- that all of us are born with knowledge of what the truth is. We all just
forget. All that remains is a faint memory that guides us through the choices we make. If we
meditate and do catharsis we can regain our natural state of higher consciousness. Then perhaps
your voice will be heard and you can awaken the wonder of life in your brothers and sisters.

Lito

Dear Students,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As much as I tried to impart my humble knowledge to
you, I have to say that it was me who gained the most from the experience.

You have left me with a wealth of fond memories and lessons. Your purity and passion for your
individual arts has led me to look at myself and examine my own standards and motivations.

I hope that my jouney with you had somehow led you to experience a journey within yourselves.
In the beginning I told you to listen with your heart for the value of the lessons we tried to give.
We tried to show you that the message was the important thing, and not us who are but human.
Though the vessel that is I, your teacher, may be flawed, the message is still that of God, if you
find meaning in it.




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In parting I now tell you to listen with your heart to God's message as he imparts to you through
the experience of life. His message to you will be purer and true, so listen to him thru the voices
of others, even thru the voice of your enemy. Listen to the next song, or read the next sign. Be
prepared for he is always talking to you if you will but listen.

As Lito has pointed out to you, you still have a long road ahead of you. Life away from Makiling
will be harsher, fuller, more real and ultimately more beautiful and formative than our little
Camelot in the sky. Fear not the world outside, nor the dangers and darkness she brings, for with
her comes beauty and love. Her flames will mold you into the diamond that you truly are.

You will no longer need to act out life's dramas in your arts, nor try to capture within your
pallete experiences you never had. You will live life in all her glory and pain, in her heights and
in her depths, in the sacred and the profane, and with this elixer called life, the vessel that is you
will pour forth the art that God intended you to create.

The art that is truly you.



Hubert Posadas
hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel 6313040




Yv1
Oct. 15, 1998
Absent - 2
Excused - 2
11- Joaquin Ballet



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1. Who am I?
    I still don't know who really I am.

2. What have I learned in the meditation class?
    To concentrate better, to appreciate everything.

3. What have I learned in the Katharsis class?
    I've learned to be true to myself. To forgive others. To live in the real world.

4. Evaluation:
The teacher shouldn‟t be too talkative. Hope there will be no more extension because we still
have other things to do.

Color – blue, peaceful

Animal – dog, it‟s helpful.

Jan. 28, 1999

Dear Graduates of "I" Empowerment Workshops,

It is said -
"How brief and short a time they share,
That are so wondrous and so fair."
So too was the precious time that I was with you.
I touched your soul,
And saw your beauty and innocence;
I sensed your pain
As you opened up your lacerated hearts.
I witnessed your healing
As you merged with the Infinite.
And now Life calls you
To sally forth and try your mettle.
Don't you know that heart breaks will wrench you,
Disillusionments will shake your most cherished values,
Your loved ones will have to leave some day
And Life will challenge you
with its deadliest temptations and ordeals?
Yet you must go,
As I have gone before you.
I wish to stay with you,
Sapagkat mahal ko kayong lahat.
But Providence will be your teacher now,
And Providence will show you
That like dead leaves
Your masks and crutches will shed off one by one
and in the end you will be all alone,
Like a tree in the desert
And you will cry out,
"Ako ay Ako!"
And in the silence of the night
You will hear a plaintive voice
And remember the Little Child
That will sing and dance and paint ,
Write poetry and embody music once again.
So fly! My heart goes with you,


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Wherever you want to pursue your dreams.
Your Creator shall be your unseen companion
As you carve your destiny.
Let your innocence turn into wisdom
And your pain into love.
I shall cherish every little moment
I shared with you.

Lito Misa
litomisa@hotmail.com


Dear Yv,

You have the shortest feedback letter but the longest catharsis! It is really amazing how much
love and pain a quiet person can contain. And how bright a smile she can still show.

I have been touched very much by your determination to find meaning in your life. You have
that power to confront the greatest pain in order to reclaim the child-like joy you once knew. I
have been honored to have been vested with the trust when you raised your knee during a session
as a sign of asking me to guide you. And I felt the peace that seeped into your soul as you
purged the pain and opened up your heart to receive grace during meditation.

God does not give us challenges that we cannot overcome. He gives us the tools we need. Some
of these tools are healing (catharsis) and wisdom (meditation). With these tools we can
transform weakness into strength and hate into love. If we are able to resolve our deepest pains,
we will have the zest to enjoy our life much better.

I have also suffered a lot and have resolved my past. I feel a deep bond with you because you
have likewise suffered a lot. Furthermore, you have the true grit of a fighter who will do
anything to win the battle. I hope you keep joining us even though it is no longer your elective.

For our next sessions we will be going deeper into meditation. Catharsis is only the first step.
After cleaning and magnifying our telescope lens, we shall be ready to peer into the realm of the
spirit. There is so much to learn.

I hope that you will remember these sessions as an oasis that will refresh and strengthen you
during your life-long journey. And when you dance, may you impart to the audience the joy
that you have found.

Lito




                             KARATE ELECTIVE FEEDBACK

Dear Yv,               11 - Joaquin Ballet




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Thank you for the short but concise feedback you submitted to us last quarter. Although I have to
admit that I cannot say if the lessons helped you in anyway with the short answers you gave, I
am happy to note that you're continuing your elective with us this quarter.

I would also like to appologize for being too talkative last quarter. You were right, it does get in
the way of better lessons. This quarter I'll try to talk a little less and keep our sessions in time.

Going back to you, are there questions in your mind regarding our classes? You seem to be
reticient about divulging what goes on in your mind, and I respect that. It is admirable to see
young people who handle their own problems.

I only hope that you are handling your problems, if there are any, and not running away from
them. We all know this lesson by now.

Anyway, I am not trying to pry. I only want to impart to you that should you need my help in
helping you sort things out as a sound board, feel free to approach me.

Finally, keep up the seriousness in your practice. You have intensity in you that wants release.
The dojo is the perfect place to do this!

Thank you,

Your teacher and fellow learner,

HUBERT POSADAS
Hubertposadas@hotmail.com
Tel. 6313040




YV2
DATE:                  03-25-99




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YEAR                   II

MAJOR             BALLET

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE UNDERGONE CATHARSIS
O n a scale of 1-5, score your improvement before and after you experienced catharsis by
checking:
16. No improvement
17. Little improvement
18. Fair improvement
19. Good improvement
20. Excellent improvement

g. Your self confidence
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4             X    5______

Please explain.

I don't have to be shy - just believe in myself.


h. Your world view (what you think of the world or people in general)
1_______ 2_______ 3     X 4______ 5______

Please explain.
It's hard finding true people.



c. How people regard you.
1_______ 2_______ 3______ 4         X       5______

Please explain.
They're friendly and easy to appreciate.



d. Is there any improvement in your

1.   Studies                            1_____ 2_____ 3   X 4_____ 5_____

2.   Art                                       1_____ 2_____ 3 X 4_____ 5_____

3.   Fears                              1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4   X 5_____

25. Anger                               1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X 5_____

26. Depression                          1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X 5_____

27. Insecurity                          1_____ 2_____ 3____ 4    X   5_____

28. Relationship with God               1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X 5_____

29. Relationship with your mother              1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4   X 5_____

30. relationship with your father              1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X    5_____


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31. Illnesses                       1_____ 2_____ 3_____ 4 X        5_____


   e. In your own words (Tagalog or English), what do you think of your experience of
   catharsis?

   At first, I had a hard time releasing my pains. But I realized I had to face my problemms -
   And it felt good.




   f. In your own words (Tagalog or English), please explain how catharsis has affected your art

   It helps me to concentrate - FREE!!!




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