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Fun Starts at School, My Idea of Fun

What is your IDEA of FUN? A question that entails a meaningful story

When I was in grade school, our teacher told us a story about this teenager and it started with a line “I’m happy, I am now 10 and 5…”. After that, she asked us, how old is the main character of the story, and some of us answered 10 while others said 5, but it’s actually 15. A group of my classmates amazed and asked how come they didn’t notice it. But for me, I had hard time thinking how old really is the character…this phase of guessing and thinking is a delight. Since grade school, I am treating education and schooling as enjoyable pages of a person’s life.  And until now, it is a great FUN and it never fails me to get excited when the season of “papers and pen” comes.
But FUN is not just to go and be happy with some useless stuff. My idea of Fun is to accomplish this F.U.N formula that I believe in and will contribute a lot in our life’s endeavor and struggle.

A close shot of my book, pens and note which will be used for my schooling, my biggest FUN in life

Finalize your Education
This is my first and foremost priority, not just for my own good but for my life’s satisfaction and success. Success in the way that I would accomplish all my needs and obtain my greatest FUN in life, boosted Career and well-built future family.  The best way to obtain this is to finalize and to take a good education.  I bet everybody knows about it and hope to treat this as part of their FUN life.

A shot of CIT’s Main Building where most of the common subjects of different colleges are tackled. Photo Credit: James Toledo

On June 16, my 4th year and last year of schooling will start. I’ve been studying for two years already in Cebu Institute of Technology where I always do a FUN learning. Because I enjoyed schooling, I am now ready for the school opening and hopefully, I will spend my FUN school time throughout the semester with ease and smile.

Got a shot of my things for school, my notebook and bag with the forever useful Encyclopedia Americana

Utilize the Knowledge
How useless would it be, if a person spent many years for good education and in the end, will just sit back and assumed nothing happens?  We must use our earned knowledge. This is our tool outside, in the real world, in the battlefield — this is our shield and with this, we will be successful and the ultimate FUN will be accomplished.

Above is a picture taken from Cebu Bloggers Society’s Bloggers Social Responsibility (BSR). Our Co-CBS member, Melith taught high school students about computer basics. This is how CBS utilizes its knowledge, a great way of sharing the FUN.

Negate the Unnecessary
In my own dictionary, to negate means to eradicate. Thus, we must eradicate the unnecessary things and happenings in our life in order to obtain the much awaited FUN. How to eradicate those? Well, very simple, focus on the bright side of life, work with it, expand and give it a heavy value to your life, enjoy with it, love it, experience with it and lastly, make FUN with it  —  Just focus and be optimistic.

Remember, Unnecessary is synonymous to unneeded; obviously means, those things which are unnecessary are not needed in our life. Live life to the fullest and focus on the good things around you.

At first people assumed that Gabii sa Kabilin event here in Cebu was a tiresome activity but as the event went on, we, CBS participants felt at ease and had enjoyed the culture and traditions that Cebu has. LEFT: A shot from the Gabii sa Kabilin Event.
RIGHT: By focusing on the output of this event, 6 CBS members aggressively cleaned the walls,posts and nearby buildings at Pari-an St so with Colon and Mabini St. A result was a never-ending FUN of food trip and story telling. Photo: A picture of me cleaning the wall just near the Parian Monuments

FUN doesn’t always mean activities that are enjoyable or amusing. Sometimes, we ignore those people, events or activities in our life which at first, we treat them as hassle bugs. But if we just swim and explore deeply on them, then we will find out that real FUN is there waiting for our embrace. This is how I formulized my idea of Fun, Finalize your Education + Utilize the Knowledge + Negate the Unnecessary = ultimate FUN. How about you?


June 9, 2010 - Posted by | Cebu Events, CITE, contest, happenings, news, personal, school, Writeups


  1. Wow. Back to school! Made me reminisce my college days 😀

    Have more FUN! 😀

    Comment by Micamyx | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for the visit and comment Mic.. for me, a real fun always starts at school..hehe

      Comment by tanom | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. Great post, Mark!

    Wala pa diay ka nag-graduate, Kuya? Lol.

    I hope you’ll have great FUN in your senior year at CIT.

    One note on “Finalize Your Education,” though. The statement somehow makes it sound like putting an end to your education. Well, it doesn’t end after you graduate. There are still so many things to learn in this world. Hehe.

    But I get your point.

    Great luck sa SY 2010-2011! Invite me sa imong grad. Hehe.

    Comment by Ayel | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • hahaha! hoy ayel, kuya ka jan! hmp!

      btw, finalizing on that part means to get my bachelor degree na..pero i still be going to school for masters and other trainings soon.. adik nga ako sa school eh! thanks sa comment

      Comment by tanom | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  3. w0w…u must really love going to school noh?? good for you!!kidding…yeah, i’ll also strive for what’s best for me and all…hehehe..^_^ to support my family of course…

    ME LIKEY…ur post..

    Comment by Chix | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks Chx.. uu and when i finished, i will be getting another course or the like..hahaha

      Comment by tanom | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. woohoo! nice nice nice, good luck on “finalizing your education” big bro! 😀 so many things to learn so little time 🙂

    Comment by Louiee | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks lil bro.. kaw pud, dapat mahuman nata! heeh

      Comment by tanom | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  5. I strongly agree with your thought that fun isn’t always about nonsense things. Nice one!

    As for me, fun could also about lending your helping hands to the needy 🙂

    Comment by Mary Angeli Bas | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • @ang, you are correct! thanks for the visit and comment…

      Comment by tanom | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  6. very well said, mark.. do i still need to add??! nasabi mo lahat eh..hahaha..

    good luck to your studies..

    Comment by ardee sean | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks kuya RD..heheh

      Comment by tanom | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  7. good job! two thumbs up.
    and congratulations… i think you’ll bag the ultimate prize for this blog entry.

    Comment by jabberedonion | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • I hope you have an angelic tongue, thanks for the visit Jab and thank you very much! excited ko da…hehe

      Comment by tanom | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  8. one of the best blog i’ve ever seen.. congrats to the owner of this!

    Comment by brian statish | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks a lot Brian! And thanks also for the visit…

      Comment by tanom | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  9. Cool! that’s a meaningful FUN! I am a technologian too and is planning to go pursuing back for my senior year sooner. Godspeed to you Mark on to your senior year! Keep it up the good work!

    Comment by Athan Obs | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks Athan for the visit… hope makaPursue pud ka..ty again

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  10. mark mura kag GEEK nga murag Dili ahahaha

    Comment by iggy | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • iggy murag DILI gyud..hehehe

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  11. wow..great post!!

    Comment by melith | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks melith..mishoo! hahaha

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  12. wow…daghana ng comments ah…i thought ako pa ang mocomment..hehe..anyway, nice ang imu idea of fun..though most peeps won’t agree..wahehe..daog na jud ka ana mark!! good luck!! 😀

    Comment by Kai | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • ngano won’t agree man? kay kung FUN puro laag2x and the like sa? hehehe Anyways, thank you for the visit and comment…

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  13. gimingaw nlng noa ko ug skwela.

    masteral na noa ko karon.

    masteral ug tambay kay naka tambay naman ko sa una. hehe

    your computer generated an error.

    try turning it off and on again. – The IT Crowd

    Comment by Junlee | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • hahahah! work lang sa bai junlee… then after that,magschool ka balik..thanks for the visit.

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  14. Kuya Mark! I Like it! hehe mura sd kag tru atO sa pix! haha
    gaLing2x… nahUrOt jd 2 nmu ug LimPyo? (:

    Comment by aisy | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks ais.. true man gyud to ui..heheh btaw, nahurot pero napay gamay na dapat limpyohan..heheh

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  15. nice, nice, keep up the good work… from the title til to the body it is really interesting,and the nice thing is you communicate with the readers very well.
    At the last part, you leave a question there, it is nice to let the readers think…

    Comment by josepph | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Josepph, thanks for the comment and visit. I really appreciate your comment and hope you can share with us your idea of fun.. 🙂

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  16. haha.. hapit na jud school 😐
    excited naku kay nindot akong sched..
    very relaxing [nabi mode] haha xD

    Comment by deinyell | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • wow.. nice na Dane, meaning FUN pud nimo ang schooling? hehehe

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  17. Bay aus.. apila tong amua og limpyu bi.. ehehe piz.. btaw good work.. nindot imung blog..

    Comment by James | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for the visit James…and asa inyo kay ako limpyohan..hehe

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  18. nice keu ang FUN dah,.,,,very impressive markus!!!!…..

    Comment by Lei | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks van…

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  19. mark sa DYAB na nga program? kanang limpyo2? o kamo2 rah anah?

    Comment by jude | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • sa City Government na sya Jude… then nihelp ra ang CBS.Thanks for the visit

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  20. I have yet to finish my studies. It seems to be an on and off thing. Good luck! Last year mo na!

    Comment by Ed | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks ed..hope i can finish it normally this school year.. thankie

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  21. wow..!! nice job mark. ^_^ cool au na activities.. daghan pud ug learning makuha nimu .. godspeed ang more power. hehehe

    Comment by Sean | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks sean..and hope you can visit back again

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  22. monts, nice kaau!!! hehehe. 2 thumbs up!

    Comment by Kenn | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks Ken… please visit back 🙂

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  23. nice one mark. makes me remember my college days. learning is a two-faced mirror – depends upon how the person sees it. and i’m happy you’re seeing it as fun. enjoy going back to school! 🙂

    Comment by jayson | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks Son, even in your busy life you still had a chance visiting my blog…thanks again!

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  24. Dugay na ko kasudlunon sa school!!! I love school!!!

    Comment by mark razonable | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks ngay…we’ll see each other soon..

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  25. nice..hehe..

    Comment by yu | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks Yu.. please visit again

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

      • problem…hehe

        Comment by yu | June 12, 2010

  26. nice ka mark!… keep up the good work!!! i wish i had the same attitude like yours..hehe.. anyways thnx for being such a good example for me and for everybody… much love and respect brother!! rock en roll man!..haha

    Comment by Glen Jan C. Gallarde | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks Glen boy. Hope you have fun also with your band and soon career. Rock n Roll!

      Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  27. Nice post, Mark! I really must have adapted that attitude of yours when I was still in college. But hell.. It’s not too late, isn’t it? Learning doesn’t stop after you graduate after all. :B

    Anyways, enjoy your 4th (and most excruciating) year!

    Comment by Neil | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Grammar nazi alert:

      *It’s not too late, is it?

      Comment by Neil | June 10, 2010 | Reply

      • Hi Neil, thanks a lot for your visit and comment.

        I will enjoying more on this year most especially that I will be graduating…:)

        Comment by tanom | June 10, 2010

  28. wow! nice post.
    DOST scholar gyapon ka mon?
    keep it up! and God Bless (^_^)

    Comment by ice9web | June 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks ice.. im not a DOST SCHOLAR anymore, i am financing my schooling now.. thanks for the visit and be back! 🙂

      Comment by tanom | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  29. 😀 nice post kuya 🙂

    mayta mag dungan tag graduate..huwata ko..:D:D

    Comment by Alvin | June 12, 2010 | Reply

    • heheheh! if i’ll wait for you, na, dili ko kagawas dayon bai? hhehe, thanks a lot for the visit brad..idol photog!

      Comment by tanom | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  30. nice blogs keep it up!

    Comment by jrb | June 23, 2010 | Reply

    • hi JRB, thanks for the visit and appreciation.

      Comment by tanom | June 24, 2010 | Reply

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  32. Nice idea of fun Mark! Where others look at schooling as a boring and tedious task, it’s good to know that you have a positive outlook on your education, which should be the case. In fact,I think the best part of my life was when I was still in school for I had so much FUN especially when I was with the company of my friends and classmates. 🙂

    Comment by doi | June 26, 2010 | Reply

    • same Here Doi.. thanks for sharing your way and IDEA of fun.. thanks for the visit..

      Comment by tanom | June 26, 2010 | Reply

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  34. nice hehehe. napadaan lng po, happy blogging

    Comment by Semidoppel | July 7, 2010 | Reply

  35. hi po.. daan lang ako

    Comment by moimoi | July 11, 2010 | Reply

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