FINDING AND LIBERATING A LOST GENERATION: Exploring Entrepreneurial Prospects for the Unemployed Youth

A Lost Generation In spite of ideological and technological developments, which commenced during the most recent phase of globalization, the overlapping generations tagged as “baby boomers” (over 50 years old), Gen-X (30 to 50), and Gen-Y (under 30) have ironically found themselves entrapped by global problems – so complex and enormous – that scholars have perceived an imminent clash of generations. This clash is provoked … Continue reading FINDING AND LIBERATING A LOST GENERATION: Exploring Entrepreneurial Prospects for the Unemployed Youth

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

A promising adventure as an international student I arrived in Tokyo on a sunny spring day, April 1. Just as the famed sakura (cherry blossoms) had begun to bloom during my first few weeks here, an exciting and promising adventure as an international student have also sprung in the right season. This is by far the longest time I have been away from home. And … Continue reading LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Move on.

Move on. Today marks one year since I lost my laptop and ipad2 due to robbery incident. This was my appeal letter which I posted on facebook two days after the devices were stolen. I posted this on my personal blog weeks after. This was my reflection note which I wrote when I had been trying to recover from the pain and hurt of the … Continue reading Move on.

Year-Ender Journal: NEVER LOOK BACK.

(18) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. (19) See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” -God. (in Isaiah 43;18-19) My 2013 had been kind of passive as a quiet pond, quite thorny as the rose’s stem, and relatively gloomy as the dusk. I … Continue reading Year-Ender Journal: NEVER LOOK BACK.

Rock the Boat Part 2: A Memorable ASIAN Cruise

Hello! This is part 2 of my Rock the Boat series. For the first installment, the application process, check this out. Ok, let’s begin with part 2, 53 Days. In 2012, I had the opportunity to be part of an international youth program that aims to foster friendship, mutual understanding, and cooperation between and among the youths of Japan and the ten-member ASEAN bloc. It … Continue reading Rock the Boat Part 2: A Memorable ASIAN Cruise

Why Youth?

Because we can. I have been teaching for four years – three years in an elite high school and one year in a public (state) university. Prior to these experiences, I had been involved in outreach activities sponsored by our local church in urban poor areas through teaching youngsters and teens. With these experiences plus the fact that I attended both public and private institutions, … Continue reading Why Youth?