March 2016

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Clouds & God’s Faithfulness

I went to Bukidnon for 4 days during this school break. I really enjoyed all of the scenery (mountains & clouds) while being out of the city.

As I looked at the clouds I was reminded of a song that I really like (“I Will Look Up” by Elevation Worship), and for the rest of the trip the clouds were reminding me of HIM.

The two lines that kept repeating in my mind were “I will look back and see that you are faithful / I look ahead believing you are able.” I hope you enjoy these pictures of God’s handiwork & can also be blessed by this small reminder of his faithfulness.


All the worries of this world
I will lay them at your feet
Surrender every anxious thought
For perfect peace
Your perfect peace


All the loved ones I hold dear
All my hopes and dreams and all my fears
I will choose to trust your name
In everything
With everything


I will look up for there is none above you
I will bow down to tell you that I need you
Jesus, Lord of all
Jesus, Lord of all


I will take you at your word
Jesus you have taken hold of me
All my life is in your hands
You’re my strength
You’re my strength


I will look up for there is none above you
I will bow down to tell you that I need you
Jesus, Lord of all
Jesus, Lord of all

I will look back and see that you are faithful
I look ahead believing you are able
Jesus, Lord of all
Jesus, Lord of All


Prince of Peace
Perfect Healer
All my life, all my cares on you
King of Kings
Mighty Savior
All my life, all my cares on you

Poems (Part 3: rain, make-up, & cherry blossoms)

More from my 8th grade students.

It’s falling
Hitting you with enough force to
knock you down.
Touching you softly
Sliding down your face
Hiding the tears
That shouldn’t be shown
Like the sound of
thousand hearts beating
Could It be a
This beauty, as simple as
two eyes meeting each other
I know what I must do
Accept it
Because soon the rain will stop
and the sun
will come shining


Make-up is a magic show.
Put animation on the face

Lips like a round cherry
eyes like a star on the sky,
Skin like a clean pottery

Make-up is art
Beautiful colors are filled on the white paper

Lips like a red apple
eyes like a bright moon on the sky,
Skins like a flour dough.

Cherry blossom

With the gentle wind,
flying little pink petals
land on my shoulder.
It makes burdens on
my shoulder are disappeared.

Walking on the pink river,
when I step the little petals,
It makes me want to
walk along the beautiful river.

Under the pink rain,
I don’t need an umbrella.
It makes me to love someone.
flower blooms in my mind.

Poems (Part 1: glasses, math books, stars, & students)

In Language Arts 8 we’ve been studying poetry. My students wrote some really beautiful poems, so I’m going to share some with you over the next week. These will be posted anonymously.


Eyeglasses are like…

Eyeglasses are like a part of my body,
since I wear them every day.

Eyeglasses are like my teachers,
since they help me to see and understand the world.

Eyeglasses are like water,
since I need them every day.

Eyeglasses are like reality,
since I do not want them.

Yet eyeglasses are like my life-companion,
since I had them about half of my life.



Math is so hard! Yet you feel like you’re
Awesome when you solve difficult and
Tough problems. And that is
How I endure math classes!

Ode to Books

I thank you, dear books
for telling stories to little children
for teaching uneducated students
for bringing me to other worlds and other places

I am too young to know many things
so you teach me with your wisdom.
I am too selfish to understand other things
so you make me think in others’ point-of-views.
I am too opinionated to accept new things
so you tell me good sides of new things.

Dear books, I love how you can be with lonely people
how you can encourage people
how you can convince people
to learn and grow.
Yet, the thing I love you most is that
you bring me to other worlds and to other places
where I can be free and fly high
where I can be honest and be real ‘I’.


The value of stars may vary depending on people:
The brightness of stars may not be brilliant!
You can think they are useless.
The existence of stars may not be important!
You can think they are meaningless
You might prefer playing video games than imagining under the sky.
You might prefer watching movies than looking at the sky.
To you, they might be nothing.

But the value of stars to me is too high
The brightness of stars stirs my imagination.
I think they want to tell me something.
The existence of stars make me feel secure.
I think they will help me like they did in the past to sailors.
To me, they are important since they have been life companions to human-beings.


Students in Korea on March 1, 1919
Truly died in the most honorable way. They were only
University students who gave up lives just to
Declare that Korea is free.
Even though they were killed by Japanese soldiers,
No one thought it was a waste of life, but loved their boldness.
Their courage made me proud of Korea and love Korea even with its
So many faults and mistakes. So I love what they did for their country.