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Battle scars

I witnessed two of the most important women in my life die in front of me. With a license as a registered nurse at hand, I really felt useless.

We can’t choose where we come from, but we can choose where we go from there.

Stephen Chbosky

My life has always been an open book. I grew up not being ashamed of my story because I have always proven that I am more than the unfortunate circumstances dictated by my past.

Two years ago, the world drained out the sanity I kept for 21 years. I witnessed two of the most important women in my life die in front of me. With a license as a registered nurse at hand, I really felt useless. Ever since that devastating loss, things were never the same. I was in constant search for inner peace. Venturing the world here and there, going to different places, traveling, trying a lot of new things, and simply chasing every temporary high to ease the pain. I started to rewrite my story as I please. And so, I braved my sea of doubts and decided to chase my ultimate dream and become a doctor.

The pain really changed me and eventually, I found solace in being numb especially when I find people who I trusted throwing shade at me for stories of my past. I lost interest in trying to please people or making them understand my story. If they were meant to stay in my life, things wouldn’t feel forced. I found myself loving the sound of my feet walking away from things that are not meant for me. Sometimes I just couldn’t imagine how easily I trust the wrong people, but then I learned that I am me for me and not for anyone else and that setting high walls to protect me isn’t bad after all. Everybody will always have something to say, but not everybody matters. Never stop being you and always strive to be the bigger and better person. Don’t stoop down to their level because what makes them happy is you giving a damn on how they spend time pestering your life.

This is me, with all my battle scars, and flaunting it. Because without it, I wouldn’t be where I am right now. I wouldn’t be this strong if I was not shattered into a million pieces. Putting myself back piece by piece is an everyday battle, but I’m loving it.

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Kea Ortega
Full time medical student and part time fashion blogger from Manila, Philippines. I've been blogging since I was 14 years old. I've gone through friendster, multiply, tumblr, and now blogging at www.keaortega.blogspot.com.

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  1. At the stage of being a young adult, I have sought things about myself creating my own identity. In a study, it says that a individual can create self-concept about his/herself through simple use of acronym ADRESSING (Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity/race, Sexual orientation, Socioeconomic status, Indigenous background, National Origin, and Gender). Thankfully, through this I’ve learned that: In terms of AGE, I am still considered young limiting me to the things I can do, but for me I’m looking forward to many other things that I can be able to achieve in the future and just enjoy my life for now. In terms of DISABILITY STATUS, thank God I am not physically or mentally impaired, though I still possess things that unable me to do stuffs which others can. Just like living without my eyeglasses. I literally have very poor eyesight so it’s a very hassle thing that I should wear eyeglasses all the time as if it’s literally a part of my face remembered by people. In terms of RELIGION, I am a Roman Catholic and it’s a blessing for me that I was born living myself having him, all the time, it was awesome! In terms of ETHNICITY, I am a Filipino, and we all know that normally, Filipinos are “Kayumanggi”, although when I was young I feel different having a fair skin because of some genetic reasons, I just accept it and take it as an asset instead of listening to bitter people insulting my appearance. In terms of SEXUAL ORIENTATION, I certainly preferred opposite sex. Mainly because it is the right and it is what I want. In terms of SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, I am in a middle class. It’s not something to brag about since there’s nothing to brag in the first place. It’s just that I’ll feel arrogant to those who can’t even afford to eat three times a day if I say that I’m an unfortunate person. In terms of INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up in the Philippines. In terms of GENDER, I definitely confirm that I’m a female. Others says that it’s harder to be a girl than to be a boy since there comes monthly period, pregnancy, underestimation for women etc. But if I were given a choice to select my own sexual category, I will still choose to be a woman.
    For sure other people that have same age of mine are also in the quest of looking the truth about their personality. As for me I manage to discern that, just by using the acronym ADRESSING, it will help me to assess and evaluate how I view myself as a person. If I were to relate the things happened to me this week with my conclusions on ADRESSING, I can say that there are many things I possesses that others don’t. What important is every one of us must have humility so that we can accept the fact that sometimes, others could be better than us.

  2. One’s identity cannot be recognize immediately. But can judge right away. Without knowing their real personalities and pleasant attitudes. That is the problem of every one of us. We kept on judging their small failures instead of appreciating big successes. You can know who you are by yourself and by the people surrounds you. Identity is defined as how one sees oneself and one’s power privilege which can be related to numerous cultural identities. ADRESSING. This model of cultural influences and relationship to the social construct of power, can assist me in understanding myself and patients. Some of the letters in ADRESSING don’t matter the most. But let me share to what letters completed my week. A stand for Age. In the framework, I maybe less power, but in everyday of living, I am competitive enough. R for Religion. I usually do signing of cross. But of course, whenever I am with my friends, I don’t do that because some of them are not Christians. Lastly, G for Gender. The framework says that women have the less power because men are more superior to us women. But in every scenario here in our school, all of us are excelling in different fields. Regardless whether you are men, women, gays, lesbian or even bisexual. We are all competing and fighting for our dreams and for ourselves.

    What happened to me this week? I can say that my week as of now were fun and chill. No stress and dull moments. I hope this kind of week of mine will continue but it is too impossible to happen. Well, going back. As I have mentioned, there are only 3 letters in the word ADRESSING which matters for me the most and has a related scenario in my entire week. First one is letter A which is Age. My age don’t compliment my height. I am 19 years old and yet my height is 4”11. Isn’t cute right? Since it is the 2nd week of 3rd semester, new classmates to meet, new faces of professors and even classrooms. Every time I introduced myself to them and the moment I tell my age. Their reaction were very funny and yet quiet insulting. Because they don’t believe that I am 1st year college, 19 years of age and has a cute height. Second letter is R. lately, my friend invited us to go to Intramuros and visit several and well-known churches. Actually we are 5 in the group. And one of us is Born Again Christian while four of us are Catholic Christians. That is why she kept on refusing our invitation to go to the church. Instead of visitng churches in Intramuros, we instead go to the other place of Manila. Lastly, is letter G means Gender. In our society today, all of us are very competitive on different academic fields. I have this gay classmate who is good in speaking in English. I have this girl friend of mine which is good in Mathematics. I have this not so close boy friend of mine which is good in sport. See? There is no boundaries when it comes to gender. All of us have the equal rights to freely choose what’s really makes us complete. And it is up to you on how are you going to execute it. Just remember, not everyone will like you and love you. You were born not to please others. Just do what makes you happy and sooner or later, everything will be fine in the eyes of the beholder.

  3. As a person who is currently in the process of being an adult, I discovered a lot of new things about myself. Things that I never thought I have as a person. There’s this point in my life where I experienced a lot of challenges that drained me, which is also the point where I learn to understand myself and environment more. Here are some of the demographic profile that could give you a gist about myself more:

    Age: 17 years old.
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I am not physically or mentally disable. I don’t have any sort of disability since birth.
    Religion: I am a Roman Catholic.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: As for this, back then when I was in elementary, I know in myself that I am different, I know that I am attracted to the same gender. Yes, I am gay. I’m not discreet nor too out. Lowkey as they say. As of now, if you would look into my appearance, I appear more on the feminine side since I do have a short hair in a woman’s perspective. So every time that I need to use the washroom, especially in public, boys will look straight into me, looking like they are asking themselves if I’m a girl or not.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for my economic status, I could say that I am on the Low/Middle class in the society.
    Indigenous Background: I actually don’t know if I have any indigenous group that I belong so yeah.
    Gender: Biogically speaking, male. 🙂

  4. Everyone has different identities. For me, I usually identify myself by my last name and my ethnicity. However, the most important part of my identity is my last name. This is most important to me because last names carry on through generation to generation. If you come across someone, and they notice your last name, you want to make sure you carry that name with pride because they’ll compare you to the previous generations before you. When I come across people and they ask for my last name, they immediately know someone in the family, therefore you always want to make sure you keep your family’s reputation. I want to leave a meaningful legacy. I know that you can’t really please everyone. But me, sometimes, I’m afraid of what other people will tell me. Some people look at the physical appearance and not the inside. In high school, this was my case. People saw me as the small shy girl; little did they know I’m one of the most active and cheerful person if they got to know me. Nowadays, people are quick to judge by appearance when really if you get to know someone, you’d get a whole different story.

    In connection with the ADDRESSING Framework, there’s no situation that happened this week that relates my identity to the said framework. Last time when I rode on a jeep, I’ve encountered a situation where two Badjao kids, rode on a jeep where I was in and they asked for money. I felt pity for them but I can’t do anything but to only pray for them. I know that, they are only kids and they don’t deserve a life like that, where discrimination exists. In that age, they should already go to school and study just like me. But because they are native people, they couldn’t experience that because they don’t have the power to speak up their voices for them to experience what normal non-native children can do. I realized that our identity really affects our life. Native people really don’t have a power over non-native people. Native people like them can’t find a decent job because most of the people think that they shouldn’t be trusted and they do not know anything. That situation clearly shows that native people like them don’t have access to power just like us. That’s the sad reality and for me, it should be changed. One’s self identity can really affects someone’s life; maybe positive and maybe negative.

  5. One’s identity of a human being cannot be easily or mentally judged by another person. We all had an impression to a person and feelings for them as well. without knowing the real attitude or personality, there are false misunderstanding between the two of you and that is our main problem nowadays. An Identity is the state or fact of remaining the same one or ones, as under varying aspects or conditions.Basically we cannot give judgement right away to every person surrounds you, you clearly must know your self before others. Personal identity is one’s own sense of attributes and social identity consist of social definitions of who you are according to self concept. There is absolutely a big difference between this two identities, there’s a deeper meaning about this phrases and words.At this stage as a young adult, little by little I adopt what is happening in the real world, on how you gonna work with it every day in your life.So how’s my week so far? is there any progress? well let’s see…

    Honestly speaking, my week as of now is fun, terrible and chill. I know it sounds crazy but its true. And I hope this week, many more blessings might come and more good vibes will come in our way. As of now there are 4 letters that i want to share with you from the word itself ADRESSING that means to me the most. first one is letter A for Age. When this week goes by, I introduced myself in front of the class and say everything about me and suddenly when i said that I’m 19 years old, they laughed because ‘i don’t look that either, they said that I look old because of my height( my height is 6”feet). so i just laughed and I’m not really offended what they said but I just go with the flow then. Second is Religion, So Every Sunday, me and my family regularly go to church, there is no excuses when attending a mass, even if we are busy, sick or drained, we always had time to give praise and worship our God Almighty. We pray together and even when I’m downed and struggling on school works, I always pray and pray to lessen my stress and beg help for the lord. Third is D for disability status. Luckily and thank God that I don”t have personal disability. I woke up, work, move, study, play, eat normally. And I’m just really thankful on what had God given me, and I’m contented on what I have for the blessing that showered me throughout my week, my past years and my whole entire life. And the fourth and last one is G for Gender.we all know nowadays that there are more competitive persons and ambitious beings that had surrounded us. On my other subject, there is a lesbian who is very good in English and really competent to my other classmates. I’m really amazed on his/her personality because he/she got the guts to face everything and he/she really don’t care when all of my classmates are mad at her. she just bowed her head next to her table and proceed to the next topics and happenings. if I were to relate all the happenings to me this week and to conclude on ADRESSING , I can say that i had this god given unique talent and many things that i can do that everyone cannot do, and learn to adopt from your surroundings because they will teach you how to live your life to the fullest.

  6. Mary Erica Gregorio
    Mary Erica Gregorio

    As Richard Grant said, “The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose”.
    In the process of getting to know who we are, identity will always remain. It is the uniqueness of everybody. I have different aspects in myself that tend to help shape my personal identity. ADDRESSING is one of the models of the cultural influences and their relationship to the social construct of power. It differs in age as a teenager; we have less power than adults so we need to respect them though we need to respect every person that we are encountering with. When it comes to Religion, I’m a Roman Catholic, it said that the Jews, Muslims and other non-Christian are less power than Christians but for me we are all equal created by God so it is not a big deal for me to get along with. I’m living now having a complete and healthy body but for me we must also respect the persons with disabilities, we should be thankful for what we are living now. Today, we all know that we are living in a judgmental and hypocrite society, it is a big deal for mostly of us the ethnicity or should I call Race Discrimination; we should not choose anyone in treating special we must treat everyone special. Social class is one of the most factors, I think because in today’s world nothing is fair, it’s in the mindset of anyone that poor and working class has less power than owning and middle class. The sexual orientation also, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals are so big deal here in the Philippines like heterosexuals are more power than them though I’m not a hater and not a fan also but we can just be like foreign countries that it is normal to them having homosexuals.
    This week for me, it went well though we are not yet in the very stress level but we had some school stuffs that we are doing. In this subject, we share our passions, cravings for something and that’s a good thing to listen different perspectives in life. We tackle also in terms of religion like the things that are not allowed in each of it. We have different religions but we are not having a hard time to interact with each other. Having also a gay men friends is just normal, they are fun to be with, all you will do is to laugh because you’ll never miss a dull moments with them. So that’s for this week that happened to me. All in all, uniqueness is in yourself you might not yet discover it but that uniqueness will make you shine.

  7. No one really know someone fully and genuinely. The one and only person who truly know each of us is ourselves. We define ourself and we create our own identity. We may seem similar to each other but we are indeed individually unique that makes us value more ourselves and our identity. This method is use to easily communicate your identity to other people , simply telling how unique indually you are, this method is called ADRESSING, where
    A is for Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 tomorrow. Yeah you red it right, tomorrow is my birthday. The one day in a year and in the history of mankind that signify that I exist and existed.
    D is for Disability Status : Thankfully, I do not have any disability.
    R is for Religion: I am a Roman Catholic , believing that God is good all the time, and the fact that retribution is not it seems will happen anytime soon, I can say that there is still hope for this world that we live in, that God still believes in us. Always see people devoting their life to God like every Friday in Quiapo church, even though it is a struggle for us cause of traffic we still respect their right and belief.
    E is for Ethnicity/ Race: I am proud Filipino that believes that the Philippines will be better off without the Filipinos.
    S is for Sexual Orientation: I am a Gay. I don’t really much involve myself in this kind of topic cause I believe that yo don’t have to justify yourself to anyone but I’m still glad that just like the women in our history that they crawl up and slowly take their right as a person equal to man, we LGBT people slowly being accepted by the community around us. I said this because its always been an issue.
    So is for Socioeconomic Status: I believe that we are in the Average level of our society in term of wealth and resources. Thankfully my mother is a such an amazing woman. I love her so much btw.
    Indigenous and National Origin: I was born in Philippines, I remember saying that I wished I was born an american citizen but later on realized that if I was born an american I wouldn’t meet my parents , friends and a lot of significant people in my life.
    Gender: Male. I remember my teacher asking in our Tuesday class , what is your thought about gender equality that my classmate had a hard time explaining, For me, it is another way of saying that we should respect each other. We are entitled for rights and no gender can say that we’re not.

  8. Sergei Yue Vinzel Dait
    Sergei Yue Vinzel Dait

    Identity, it is who we are and how others view us. But there are some cases that how others view us is different from who we really are. We can make a concept of ou identity by the use of this what we call ADRESSING where A stands for Age, D for Disability, R for Religion, E for Ethnicity and race, S for Socioeconomic status and another S for Sexual orientation, I for Indigenous Background, N for National Origin and lastly, G for Gender. I’m already 19 but to be honest my mother sees me like I’m only 10 years old. I am physically and mentally well but I sometimes have hearing problems that’s why my friends think that I am snub sometimes. My religion is Roman Catholic. I am pure Filipino and I am proud of it. For my Sexual Orientation and Gender I am a straight male but I respect gays, lesbians and those who are bisexual because it is not the gender or the sexual orientation that will define how good a person is. We are at the middle class when it comes to socio economic status that is why I am very lucky that I am able to continue my schooling. I grew up in our province which is Cagayan Valley. I had a hard time adjusting to my new environment far from my mother but I’m still thankful because I have a family here at Manila that makes me feel like I’m still at home. Other people perceive perceive me shy, not friendly but I’m not really that type of person. Yes, I like being alone because I am used to it but that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to get along with other people. I just don’t know how to approach someone because I think I will end up doing an awkward action.

  9. In a race you don’t get to choose where you start or what place are you before you start you maybe put in the back or in the middle or to the front. Just like in life you you first started to breath your race has began and you cannot choose whether you will be a rich person who has any resources to make there race smooth or you will be a person who will start from scrath, but all of this varible doesn’t matter what matter is how you finish your race. Let me share to you the things about me by using the A D R E S S I N G format .A stands for my age, I am 18 currently studying in Manila through out the days of my life I have some health issues but as of now I don’t this will asnwer letter D which means disability. R will represent the question for religion I was born Catholic but somewhere down the path of our life our family become Petecost and I am proud to say that I am a pator kid, I am a filipino in blodd and in heart that answere letter E. I will share to you the first S my Social class I was never born in the middle class but through out the blessing of my GOD nd hardwork of my father I can say niw that I am in a middle class family, the second S represents the question of sexual orientation I am a man and that shall be may sexual orientation untill I die, I was born in the Philippines by that this country is my motherland this clarify the letter I which means Indigineous Background. Lastly my gender I am a male. This variables in life can change so easily and we all are unique in our own special way by that there will be no excuse to start your race in life just do your best and GOD shall do the rest…..

  10. Age- 18 years old and will turn 19 in 7 months, August 30 to be exact.
    Disability status- I am physically and mentally healthy and I thank God for guiding me always and for keeping me healthy and happy.
    Religion- Roman Catholic is my religion and I am proud to say that I believe in GOD, I have faith and I trust him so much.
    Ethnicity- I am proud to say that I am a Filipino(100%)
    Social Class- I am proud that I belong to the Middle Class because of my parents that are willing to do anything just to give us a better life.
    Sexual Orientation- I am proud to say that I am a Female(Straight) and I have a lot of respect to those people who are part of the LGBTQ community because I have friends who belong to that community and I love them so much.
    Indigenous background and National Origin- I was born here in the Philippines that’s why I am proud to say that I am a natural born Filipino. My mother and father are both Filipino. 100% FILIPINO ♥.
    Gender- Female

    We are totally different from one another and I believe that even though we had some similarities we are still UNIQUE in our own way. I believe that age is not the basis of the maturity of the people and it is based on our experiences. Each and every one of us has our own experiences in life. Experiences that thought us different lessons in life. Lessons that helped us to understand things.

    I’m Princess Mae G. Paray, 18 years old and currently studying at National University under BS Accountancy program, belongs to ACT 185 and I can say that enjoyed my course this last few weeks in Third Term for 2018-2019. I find the teachers cool that’s why I am enjoying. I enjoyed all the activities that we had especially in UTS(Understanding the Self) because I was so shock on what I’ve read on how other people or my classmates perceive me. I spent my week with my gay friends, boy, bisexual, girl friends and etc. yes I do have a lot of friends and I am happy to have them I believe that even though you have different gender you can still be good friends and you can still connect and have respect with one another.

  11. Anne Klein Serrano
    Anne Klein Serrano

    As a person who is in the stage of adolescent, we experienced different identity because we are all different in other perspective. Sometime I think my identity is good but for others, who judged someone’s identity easily, in their perspective it is bad or different from what I think. Through the ADDRESSING framework I can list all my identity.

    Age: 19 years old
    Nothing much happened in my week but I can say that I’m still not that mature in term of thinking and my actions. And also as day passed, I really think that being a young or child was good because we know that we are in the stage where we experience many obstacles and pains in life.
    Disability: I’m happy that I don’t have any disability. But I have a poor eyesight and everytime I always wear glasses so I miss how to have a 20/20 vision.
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Nothing really happened but everytime I have passed and saw a church, I immediately do a sign of thw cross.
    Ethnicity: Filipino with “kayumanggi” color
    Social Class: I can say that I’m in the Middle Class.
    I can buy the things needed and my parents can give my needs and wants but not to the point where we spend so much money for not necessary things.
    Sexual Orientation: preferred opposite sex
    Indigenous Background: I don’t know if I belong to some indigenous people.
    National Origin: I was born and grew up in Philippines.
    Gender: Female

  12. Apple Mae Baldemoro
    Apple Mae Baldemoro

    A person’s identity is shaped by many different aspects. Family, culture, friends, personal interests and surrounding environments are all factors that tend to help shape a person’s identity. Some factors may have more of an influence than others and some may not have any influence at all.
    I would like to introduce myself to you by using the “ADRESSING FRAMEWORK”. For my 18 years of existence, I’m not the kind of person who is extremely friendly, and talented. I don’t have enough confident that’s why I’m shy to learn new things. But people tend to say that I’m kind of “Mataray” as their first impression to me, but whenever I heard that I just laughed because I think it’s true. As I became an Accountancy student, I became studious, but I’m not smart. I used to read my books and study my lessons every night in my dark room that’s why my eyes became blurred. When it’s far to me, I can’t see the things, faces and letter clearly. I’m a Born-Again Christian, but honestly I’m not the kind of person who always go to church, and read the bible, but I have a strong faith for everything that happen to me. I born and grew up in the Philippines that’s why I’m proud to say that I’m a Filipino. I never live with a wealthy life, we’ve always been into a financial problem, but I can say that we’re not poor because despite the scarcity that we encountered we can still buy our needs and wants, and I can still study in a prestigious university. Honestly, though sometimes whenever I see a beautiful girls I just amazed with them but I never been attracted to them that’s why I can say that I’m straight girl. I grew in urban area though San Mateo Rizal is a province, that’s why I don’t have any Indigenous background. Like what I’ve said before, I was born and grew up in the Philippines. I’m a female and I will always be proud of it.

  13. Christian Versola
    Christian Versola

    I think every person has their own identity and beauty. We have our own uniqueness and being different is what us really beautiful. As we grow, we experience and adapt things that builds our own identity. How we see’s our self relfects what others see us. Now a days, some people compare us to others, but littled did they know that we are different, and we have our own identity. If we are all the same, it would be boring.

    In our UTS subject, there is a model that can assist us in understanding our self. It is called ADDRESSING, a model of cultural influences and its relationship to the social construct of power. Using the ADDRESSING model, I am a young adult and has the power to act on what stage I am right now. I am very happy that I have a temporarily able-bodied so I can do things thay I want to do, although my only problem is my hearing is not good and sometimes I can’t clearly undertsand what they are saying. I am Roman Catholic and I always pray and thank God for giving me life and guidinh me everyday. I was born here in the Philippines and I am a proud Filipino and my I am very happy that my parents can afford us to go to school and eat 3 meals a day. Way back when I was young, I know already that I am different, I am gay and I classify my gender as a Male. By using this model we can truly address and undertand our self. We should always remember that we are different from each other and we have our own identity. We should always respect one another. Our identity is like a our flag, we can’t disrespect or let anyone else disrespect our identity.

    In the first week of the 3rd term, I can say that it is tough and tiring because of school works. Stress is everywhere but with the help of this model by understanding our self we can see and address different situations and we can face challenges without hindrance!!!

  14. A person’s identity is shaped by many different aspects. Family, culture, friends, personal interests and surrounding environments are all factors that tend to help shape a person’s identity. When I was a little kid I dreamed to be an epitome of the prettiest artist in the television who is gifted with a special talent. But as I grew up, I learned that I have my own Identity that will enable other people say “Oh that’s Princess”.
    Today, Let me share with you my identity and how my week went with the help of 9 letters which completes the word ADDRESSING. I’ll start it with one “Hello! It’s me again.” A 19 year old girl. Oh! That’s my AGE anyway, the letter A. 6 months from now is already my birth month which I and my brother have been talking about last Wednesday night because I told them that I want to celebrate it somewhere else because we usually go to different buffet. I also have no DISABILITY STATUS, I am physically and mentally fine. Unfortunately, Sometimes I go to school using my contact lenses because I have problem with my eyesight. You might be wondering what my RELIGION is. I am a Christian and I go to victory during Sundays but I also fail to attend everytime NCR-JPIA has events. It’s not a surprise to know that I am a Filipino and I’m proud of my ETHNICITY. I certainly believe that I belong to the Middle Class in the level of SOCIAL CLASSES in our society. Our family stays in one apartment here in manila but we are really from Isabela. We enjoy hanging out together and eating together is our favourite. Obviously I am a Girl that’s my SEXUAL ORIENTATION. As a girl, my days will never be complete without drawing my brows with my make ups because I really have thin brows. Funny right? But to be honest, it makes me more confident to start my day. I also have INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND and that is being able to understand Ilocano but I don’t really know how to speak the language. I was born in ISABELA and that’s my NATIONAL ORIGIN. Lastly, my GENDER is female.
    Identity is a state of mind in which someone recognizes/identifies their character traits that leads to finding out who they are and what they do and not that of someone else. In other words it’s basically who you are and what you define yourself as being.

  15. Andrea Fernandez
    Andrea Fernandez

    For me, “Identity” is so confusing in a way that sometimes even our own self can’t find our true identity. People may tell you that you are like this, that, and so on but you know in yourself that you’re neither of those things. You might feel like you are the opposite of the things that people compare to you but it doesn’t mean that it happened just because you are not showing the real you in front of other people. No. Because it happens when people don’t try to know you more or maybe we, people, have different sense of judgement towards others.
    In connection to ADRESSING Framework, I found out that I belong to those who have less power, which is to the young adults. As most of the young adults are students, I think society view us having lesser capability to lead since we are young and some are still dependent to our parents or guardians. In terms of disability, I’m grateful that I have no physical disability though I am near-sighted person, it is not that severe. Society thinks that physically fit people are more powerful, maybe, because lesser limitations and greater capabilities. When it comes to religion, I am catholic but I’m not limiting myself to know other religions.
    This week, I faced a minor problem. One person doesn’t prefer me just because I am still a student. She generalized that all college students are much liberated compare to other people, and not that matured and responsible enough. I don’t agree to her but I respect her judgement because it is something she observed to the students like me. I know students and other young adults now are very responsible and strong as we handled a lot of responsibilities. So instead of pouring hate, I’ll just do the things that I need to prioritize right now.

  16. We are commonly perceived by other people when we started to involve over the course of their lives. My identity would definitely show them a part of me when I tell them basically my name, age, interest, ambition, and where I came from. In contrast, those doesn’t define the sum of an individual’s knowledge and understanding of his or her self-identity. It is how you see yourself or identifying yourself with someone or something else. A representation of different aspect of identity such as age, disability, religion, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, indigenous background, national origin, and gender or the so called ADRESSING can assist us in understanding yourself and patients. Let’s start with my:
    • Age. I’m still young trying to figure out more about the world aside from my self. I want to create more moments to cherish while I still have energy and power.
    • Disability. Gladly I don’t have one. This would sometimes make people an inspiration to others making it pretty impressive.
    • Religion. I’m a Catholic. When I was a child, my religion was Mormon. I still give respect to them for they are Christians who believed in one true God.
    • Ethnicity. A proud Filipino that’s what I am. I believed we have this power even we fall under poor country, we can still prove to others wrong.
    • Social Class. I hope one day we can eradicate discrimination. I belong to middle class but I treat people with kindness and equality.
    • Sexual Orientation. I am completely a woman. The blame is not with us if we find out we’re gay,lesbian, or bisexual as long as we do not give them reason to hate us.
    • Idigenous Background. Non-native
    • National Origin. Born in the Philippines
    • Gender. I am a genuine female wanting for a man that will hopefully treat and accept my identity
    If I am going to relate those aspects on how was my week going so far, a two old happily married couple catched my attention. The age aspect is the one that made my week. I thought of something more valuable when I saw them. That I should maintain a peace of mind to give me happiness and then spend the rest of my life doing things I admire and go to places I always dreamed of. When I get old, I cannot do those things anymore because I don’t have more enery as well as money. My life would filled with regrets if I ended up unhappy and nothing. I’m afraid to grow old done nothing to make myself contented and proud.

  17. Age – 19 years old.

    Disability Status -Poor eyesight since grade 4.

    Religion – Roman Catholic, I believe in One God and I respect others’ religion and other people’s perception in life.

    Ethnicity – Filipino

    Sexual Orientation – Straight Female, I respect LGBTQ+ community I don’t give a negative look to them I’m happy to be close with Gay friends because they’re funny.

    Socioeconomic Status- My family belong to the middle class and I’m contented with it and I’m happy because even we’re not rich my mom always do everything to give me all I need.

    Indigenous background- My mom is born and raised in the province of Lucban, Quezon, I also grew up in Lucban.

    National Origin- Our family is a pure Filipino.

    Gender – Female

    Each of us had a different perception in life. Others explain it with how tragic their life or how thankful they are. Life is not easy at all. Life is not like a jackpot in every lotto that you can win or lose. Every second can change our life. Every people’s perception about us also change our life. Every fail we got we correct it and that’s how life move. We sometimes are under, and time will come we will be above all. We learned from the past and it mold us to what we are today and everyone are special in their own way.

    I’m currently enrolled in the course BS Accountancy 3rd term. Accounting is difficult. I really hate 7 am class because even we are just walking distance from school it is difficult to wake up early. When I heard we have UTS subject I became excited because my friend in province said it is a fun subject where you will know yourself and that’s what I wanted. I am proud to be a Lucbanin because I carry my province way of speaking in manila and I’m not shy about it. I really appreciate activities that students can learn a lot from it.

  18. Every person has its own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring. This line was somehow remarkable for me because it is true that we, the people, are unique in our own ways. Since identity was the topic for the week two of my Understanding the Self class, I want to share something about what has happened to me within this entire week. Firstly, in addressing my age. Sometimes, in our life people who are older than us usually takes advantage of the younger ones because they knew that they are more powerful than them. It just happened that when I bought some food in the carinderia within our vicinity their serving was really poor. What I meant about that really poor is that it is not sufficient for one person but then when I saw the vendor’s serving to the people who are older than me is a lot. That was pretty unfair though. Secondly, my Religion. My family is a member of Church of God International. There are a lot of foods that I cannot eat because of my religion and that actually sucks. So, my friend and I went to McDonalds, Bustillos to review. Unfortunately, I could not eat chicken there because it is Halal so instead of buying meals there, I only bought a Mc Café. Another thing about my religion was the hair, women are not able to cut their hair because of the belief of my religion. Then, it actually goes for me, I really wanted to cut my hair short because it is somehow sketchy when you have a long hair. I can say that because of these things I have realized a lot of things that are needed to be addressed and I realized that with this topic I was enlightened on the shortcomings of my life because of these cultural characteristics.

  19. The most exciting adventure in our lives is discovering who we really are and finding our true identity. This identity will be shape through a process of self-discovery, self-awareness to self-actualization and self-acceptance. We must wander beyond who we think we are to allow the authentic self to reflect our identity. We should step outside our comfort zone, to peer through the reality if we wish to discover our inner self. Our true identity may be found somewhere between our imagined self and outside of our comfort zone.

    We, as the writer of this journey to our true identity can create a self-concept using this acronym – ADRESSING (Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Indigenous Background, National Origin, and Gender).

    18 years of existence, considering myself as a teen with adult powers, but I never erase the little kid inside of me, cause it is the main source of my happiness. Yes, Im in the phase of adulting age but I don’t force myself to do things I can’t and don’t want to do. However, I do try especially if it’s for the best. I take my time, slowly but surely. May it be studies, love, career, or much more the future. When it comes to disability status, Im not physically or mentally impaired, but I find it hard to express myself verbally. I have a difficulty to give a right shape to my thoughts or feelings that I know in order to express it well. The religion that I’ve been a part of all my life since baptism was being a Roman Catholic. Since I was born my parents decided to continue the family tradition of following the teachings of Catholicism, but I had been away from the Church for close a year. It felt natural to return to the Church that had been such a strong influence throughout my childhood and adolescence. I am Catholic because there is always an open door, and I’m extremely thankful for that.
    I am a Filipino, a proud one. I may not have the physical appearance of an authentic Filipino, but I have the qualities instead. One of this is being resilient, one of the popular characteristic of a Filipino, being able to get back to track after a downfall. I was born and grew up in the Philippines, specifically in Metro Manila. Raised by instilling Filipino traits and practices, including to always use ‘po’ and ‘opo’ on a sentence and many more. I bet you all know the drill of being a Filipino. I am in a middle class family. Thanks to my parents who works hard each day to fulfill and support our needs whether in school or career matter and sometimes personal wants. Thanks to them I am able to enter on a prestigious university. In terms of gender and sexual orientation, definitely, I am a female. Nothing more, nothing less. Straight woman and attracted to man.

    Now I am able to assess myself right now and I found out that many people, events, and regular everyday experiences have shaped me into what person I am today. And the concept of one’s self has became a complex matter, it takes continuous self- reflection and realization.

  20. Age- 19 years old
    Disability status- I am not physically or mentally disabled
    Religion- I am a Christian. Ever since when I was a kid, I’ve known Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
    Ethnicity/race- I am a 100% Filipino
    Social Class- I think I belong to the Middle Class because my family managed to provide and support me and my brother.
    Sexual Orientation- I am a straight female and I have nothing against the LGBT people because I have friends who are one of them.
    Indigenous background and National Origin- I was born in the Philippines, grew up in our province called Lucban, Quezon. Adjusting in a new environment was difficult for me because my friends were back home, but I am thankful that I’ve met a lot of nice people here in Manila.
    Gender- Female

    We don’t have similar identities and I believe that we should be embracing our differences, because if we do, we will learn how to accept and respect other people. We should not be looking the outside appearances of people because it’s just a small part of who we are, what is more relevant is our inside selves.

    The first week of classes was good because we met new professors and I enjoyed some of the lessons in other subjects while others became harder as expected. We have a lot of new classmates as well and I just hope that we can get along with each other.

  21. Every people in this world have different identities you cannot easily judged by other people. You can leave an impression to someone its either positive or negative but don’t expect it is real because you don’t know who really she/he are, maybe your impression to him/her is the opposite. An identity is the fact that someone or others has, you must have definitely know yourself before others. As of now, I’m on the process of being adult. I’m still discovering new things from myself. There’s a lot of challenges that might down on me, but I give all I got to surpassed and learned from it.
    In a connection of ADRESSING Framework, my week is fun, crazy and chill. I hope this week have many more blessings and lessons to come, and also have good vibes and better feeling. So, let’s start this ADRESSING Framework with the acronym of A for Age, I’m currently 18 years old and I’m getting older as the time goes by. Our professor told us when will the quiz happen and the date of our quiz directly of my birthday so sadskl. For D, stands for Disability Status. Thank God that I’m not physically and mentally disable. For R, stands for Religion. I am Roman Catholic, I know from myself that I’m not a religious person but I give praise to him and when I’m downed I talk to Him because I know he still listen even if no one wants to listen. For E, stands for Ethnicity. I don’t know if I have a half blood of Indian but I am purely Filipino by heart. For S, stands for Sexual Orientation, I preferred opposite sex, mainly because that’s what I want. For another S, stands for Socioeconomic Status, I’m in the Low/Middle Class, I know there’s a limitation when it comes to wants but I learned that we have to be contented what we have right now. For IN, stands for Indigenous Background and National Origin. I was born in the country named Philippines, so yeah that’s our country. My mother and my Father are both Filipinos. And lastly, For G, stands for Gender. I confirm to myself that I am male

  22. Marc William Bañacia
    Marc William Bañacia

    Age: 18
    Disability: None
    Religion: Christian
    Ethnicity: I am a 200% Filipino
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Pure and straight man
    Indigenous background and National Origin: my mom is 100% Filipino and my dad is 100% Filipino so I’m 200% Filipino
    Gender: Male

    We are still young to experience many things we are in the stage of discovering, so in order to know our identity we should try the things the we haven’t tried before and learn from the experience so that we will truly know what satisfies us and then from that we may find the answer of what completes us.

  23. Cabungcal, Dianna Faye L.
    ACT 182

    We all have different identities. Identity may be defined as who or what a person is. Right now, I am discovering a lot of things about myself. I am accepting all my flaws, knowing my weaknesses and somehow, doing something to turn those weaknesses into strengths.

    The Age, Disability Status, Religion, and Gender are some of the ADRESSING Framework that has made an impact on me this week. This week was going pretty well because we do not have a lot of things to do but still, there are some negativity that I encountered. I am 19 years old and I can say that at this age, I still have insecurities that made me think that I am not good enough. But still, I am trying to overcome those insecurities and negativity so that I can be the better version of myself. Luckily, I do not have any disability. God blessed me with something that is really precious. I am contented with what I am because these are God given things. Third is the Religion. I am a Roman Catholic and so are my friends. Before we eat our foods, we give our personal prayers to thank God for the blessing because we know that not all the people can eat their meals on time. And lastly, Gender. Obviously, I am a female. Some may think that women are too soft and cannot do some things. But it is already the 21st century; I can say that women are very flexible and strong because we can also do what men can. I may be a woman but even though I fail in some point, I still try to make things right, I make those failures as motivations and stand up again so that I can reach my goals.

  24. Our identity makes us unique to one another. We are different to each other eventhough we’re all going through a lot of things. But the thing that identifies us is on how we handle things no matter how tough it may be, especially knowing our own self truthfully regardless the judgement of others onto us. Using the ADDRESSING it helps me to know more about my identity. Starting with Age: 17yrs old.Disabilities: luckily my physical, emotion, and mental state is in good condition. Religion: I’m a Roman Catholic and I have friends who have different religion like INC and Islam but we respect each other’s perspectives towards to our religion. Ethnicity: I’m pure Filipina. Social Class: I think we are belong to the middle class. Sexual Orientation: I’m heterosexual but I respect all those members of LGBTQ, since I’ve got a lot of friends from this and there’s always no dull moments with them. Indigenous Background: I was born in Manila but I grew up in Cavite since we moved there when we were little. National Origin: Philippines. Gender: Female

  25. I am an 18 year old, non-disabled Christian Filipino who came from a middle class family. Some says I’m somewhat of a Bi but I still prefer the title of being a heterosexual. I grew up in Laguna where most of my ancestors lived. As a male-intersexed I sometimes find it quite confusing on defining who I am.
    When I first moved here in Manila, I found this place perplexing. For someone who grew up from a place filled with green fields and relaxing winds in the afternoon I was very new to all the hustle of busy peoples in the streets. The early honking of jeepneys in the streets of Legarda. While I was laying in my bed, I suddenly missed how simple our lives were in the province. How peaceful it is to wake up by the sunshine slowly crawling on my face. Yet, I try to ease longingness by thinking of my goals. How I made it this far, through lots of hurdles and challenges I faced ever since I was a child. I suddenly learned how lucky I am. How lucky I am to still be walking my way to school this week.

  26. Keannah Solitario
    Keannah Solitario

    Age- I am 19 years old. Disability – I am having a very poor eyesight and I discovered it since I was grade 5. It is very hard to have this kind of disablity because I will be having this with my entire life and cannot be treated unlike Astigmatism. Religion- I am proud to say that I am a member of Church of Christ where I always find peace and love with God. But I also respect others’ religion. Ethnicity- I am a Filipino and a proud Novo Ecijano. Social Class- I can say that my family belong to middle class where my parents can still support and provide what we need. Sexual Orientation- I am a straight female but I respect and love the members of LGBTQ+ community especially gays because they bring joy into my life. Indigenous background and National Origin- I was born here in the Philippines, in the province of Nueva Ecija. Gender- Female.

    Being a 19 year old lady who handles a lot of challenges is hard. This week is a very tough week. As I’ve said above, my family belong to middle class but it doesn’t mean that we always get what we want. We face lots of problems financially. But I still feel lucky compare to other people. This week, I experience so much pressure on my studies and then a big family problem came. I do not know what to do to help my parents but to pray that we can get through this. All I am feeling right now is pain because being alone and far from my family is hard. Nobody knows what I’ve been going through and I am grateful that we’ve done this activity because I got to share what I feel.

  27. Shan Arvie Ledesma
    Shan Arvie Ledesma

    One’s identity is a profound topic to talk about. It is not a typical word with a definite meaning. It is like a quest everybody is dying to seek and understand. In a society that dictates what is normal and what is acceptable or not, people tend to compromise who they really are just to conform to the standards of the society they live in and to be honest, it really sucks.
    ADRESSING, being a pattern of cultural influences, addresses the main factors that affect a person’s distinctiveness. So here is mine: A for AGE, today is my birthday and I just turned 19. D for disability, luckily I am a person with no physical or mental disability. R for Religion, as they imply, talks about faith. I am a Roman Catholic but I’m not a “church person” but I still have my faith intact. E for Ethnicity, I am a Filipino born with a complexion of a typical Filipino. S for Social Class, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. We are not filthy rich but still I am grateful for my parents who try their best to raise us and give me and my siblings the things we need and we want. S for Sexual Orientation, I am a straight female. I for Indigenous Background and N for National origin, I was born here in the Philippines specifically in the province of Rizal and I am a pure Filipino.
    This week is just like a normal week for me but I do know that this is just the calm before the storm and there are bigger waves waiting ahead. As I contemplate, I realized that problems or potential challenges will not bother my well-being as long as I get to know myself or identity clearly. People have their own battles to deal with even with themselves and that’s the first thing we have to accomplish. Our culture, traditions, society, or environment may affect us and add up to our self-concept but getting to know what we really are is the most important thing because after all, mastering yourself is the true power. A true power that will help you live your life the way you want it with dictations and fabrications.

  28. Moiseslyn Masagca
    Moiseslyn Masagca

    Everyone of us have different personality that no one can easily know, people nowadays have a lot of attitude that can affect in our daily lives or in socializing with other people.
    Age: I’m 19 years old
    Disability: I have no disability and I am so thankful for that
    Religion: I am a Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: I was born here in the Philippines that’s why I am a pure Filipino
    Socioeconomic Status: I am in the Middle Class in the society that I can buy anything I needed
    Gender: I am a female in all aspects. Everyone of us wants to know who we are that’s why were here to do whatever we want to do and to be whatever we want to be.

  29. The identity of one person cannot easily identified or even recognize especially nowadays in our present generation. Each one of us has different abilities and mindset on how we’re going to stand in front of many people but we are living in a judgemental country where most of them will judge you through your physical appearance and most likely your ability and disability. judgement of people always comes first where they will judge by not knowing who you really are.

    Age: I’m 18 years old
    Disability: I have no disability since birth and I’m thankful for that.
    Religion: I’m a Christian
    Ethnicity: I’m a Filipino, I speak tagalog and i was born here in the Philippines
    Socioeconomic Status: My Socioeconomic status as of now is in the middle because I can afford all the things I need especially in my study. I also have gadgets like laptop that helps me researching my assignments and projects.
    Gender: I’m a female in all aspects.
    I know that many person like me wants to know their personality and their self more deeper. As of now, this are the only things that I know about myself.

  30. Cyrille Ann Dappit
    ACT 184

    “Our identity has already been chosen for us; but it is up to us to accept it, or fight and change it.”
    – Afnan Ahmad Mia

    Each identity of an individual cannot be determined by looking only to their outside appearance, one’s personality cannot also be judged by their actions and capabilities. In knowing the real value of who we really are, we need to analyse and evaluate ourselves in different aspects that helps our identity to be sharpen. The environment where we adapt and experience things is one of the factors that support us to figure out our real identity. The uniqueness of everyone can be understand by the help of ADRESSING framework, this framework helps to recognize how an individual sees oneself in terms of their characteristics and privilege. In making my concept of identity with the help of ADRESSING method I understand my qualities, A stands for AGE, I am a 19 years old unrivaled women, D stands for DISABILITY STATUS, I’m a near sighted person who needs to wear glasses every day, simply I have a poor eyesight, R is for RELIGION, I am a roman catholic, E is for ETHNICITY and I am proud to be a Filipino, S stands for SOCIOECONOMIC CLASS, I am in the middle class since I have the capacity to access my education, the other S is for SEXUAL ORIENTATION, I am heterosexual yet I love and respect the LGBT community because I know to myself that we are all equal and we are all need to be respected and to be loved by everyone. I is for INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND, I was born in Manila until I reach my grade 4 I started to live in Marinduque until grade 6 and go to Ilocos Sur for my Junior High and after my moving up, I got back here in Manila to continue my study, adjusting with my environment was not difficult for me since I started to be independent on my grade school days. N is for NATIONAL ORIGIN, I’m from here in the Philippines and lastly, G stands for GENDER, I am a female. The ADRESSING method helps me to find out my social identity yet my personal identity can only be identify be my own self. This gives me knowledge that self-concept must be really understand by every one of us, that each attributes we have is the evidence of being what who really us.

    This week is my first whole week for this 3rd semester, I honestly tell you that this week is kind of enervated, since I’m on my process of being adult; I find it hard to take all my responsibilities at all the same time. Last Wednesday I also forgot my eye glasses I felt blind that time, so I make an adjustment and strategies for me to see what’s on the power point presentation since I know how to find ways I used my phone to take picture of the lessons and zoom it in. In my subject Understanding the Self, one of my classmate shared her religion which is INC and she talked about what she should not eat and after hearing that I find myself that it is really good to know everyone by their identity. My week is full of learning’s and knowledge that help me to understand such things specially one’s identity. The attributes and characteristics of an individual are the factors that shapes who you really is.

  31. They say I am very serious, quiet and snobbish. While, other people say I am jolly, funny and just happy. Some may think of me differently— be it negatively or positively— and I think that is completely fine as these perceptions make me different from others. As they say, this became my own ‘identity’. The identity that separates me from the world, and the identity that makes me unique in my own personal space and that of others.
    Understanding one’s own uniqueness can be a hard subject for everyone. But actually, there are a lot of tactics and strategies in finding the true meaning of one’s identity. One of them is the ‘ADRESSING’ framework.

    Age:
    I am currently in the process of turning into an adult, and I think I am not fully ready to be one— working on it. They say this is the age where people became so adventurous. But, in my case, I am enjoying my life alone and in peace. Maybe my definition of adventurous is something very different.

    Disability Status:
    When I was four I burned myself, and so I had this massive scar on my left arm. Whenever my friends are trying to touch me, I always dodge them, and I think it is kind of offending. They might think I am in some sort of over cleanliness addiction in life or “maarte” as Filipinos would call it.

    Religion:
    I am a Roman Catholic, and I must say I am a strong believer of Him. I think having a strong faith affects me in a way that it helps me to see beauty and hope in every messed up situations, and also to the people who are around me.

    Ethnicity/Race:
    Proud and loud to say I have Filipino parents, and Filipino blood and guts in my myself. But stating the kind of Filipino I am, I think I am the ‘quiet observant.’ I literally stare at people and just describe them in my mind— or like assess the people’s mood, why she’s sad, why he’s happy, and whatnot. I may have judge a few in my head, but I never tell anyone.

    Sexual Orientation:
    I am straight. I want to have a family with a guy and have children. But having been said that, I do not have any silent and snide comments about this subject matter. I wholeheartedly accepted people who are in the LGBTQ+ community. They are great people.

    Socioeconomic Status:
    Growing up, we were really not in a good place in the society. My father worked hard to make the ends meet. But, it was not enough, and so my mother decided to take the risk and work abroad. Now, besides of meeting our needs, we are experiencing some wants. But then again, we are still in the middle class. However, growing up underprivileged makes me live my life the simplest.

    Indigenous Background and National Origin:
    Since my grandmother’s time, we are already living in Valenzuela City. I was born and raised in the said city. But growing up in the urban area did not make me feel any different from those in rural, our lives here are so uncomplicated and simple. We have trees and grass around our house, we do not have gadgets around, and we just listen to radio every now and then.

    Gender:
    I think being a female, girl, lady, or woman, whatever you call it, makes me feel like really sophisticated and picky. I am very selective— like really particular about the things I deal in life such as food, clothes, and other things I use.

    I just moved in in the dorm last week, and I think the relevance of this all in the past week is that because I have the privilege now, I get to study conveniently. I get to focus on my studies and not on how I was going to get home without the hassle of waiting for far too long in terminals. I get to rest properly without crying and saying “I can’t do this anymore” and all of that drama. I get to do this because of the opportunity and privilege, and I think it is something to cherish and be very thankful for.

    -Christelle Mae Misperos, ACT185

  32. Knowing our identity helps us make decision in any situation be conscious of what we feel about ourselves. What you think about yourself might be different of what others sees you. We are all unique in our own way, we just have to figure it out.

    In our UTS, we’ve tackled the different aspects of identity and it can be summarized in the acronym ADRESSING. At the Age of nineteen, I can say that I’m still a teenager who always depend on her parents when it comes to money, food and other things I need in school. Fortunately, I don’t have any Disability, I have good eyesight, I can walk, talk, hear and do anything I want. My parents are both Born Again, Christian so it is also my Religion. About my Ethnicity, I am proud to say that I am a Filipino although I have a fair complexion. Let’s talk about Social class that creates boundary among people. When I was still young, I’ve always thought that I belong in middle class because we were living a good life, my parents provided me everything I need but as time goes by, I realized that we’re actually belong in working class. All the things we have came from a hard work. They’re doing their best in their field just so I could study in a good university. There was a point that I got confused about my Sexual orientation, but I’m certainly straight and get attracted to my opposite sex. About my Indigenous background and National origin, I was born and raised in the Philippines. My Gender is female, and I don’t intend or wish to change it.

    This week isn’t hectic as it seems before, maybe because it’s just the start of the third term. Honestly, I still haven’t regain my will and energy to study because of what happened last term, I failed one subject and lost my scholarship. Relating to the ADRESSING, life gets harder when you get older. Belonging in a working class sometimes sucks. I have to think about my expenses (tuition, transportation). Despite of that, I’m still thankful that I grew up knowing and believing in God, that no matter how many stones life throws at me, I’ll stand up and survive.

    ACT183

  33. Camielle Brucal
    Camielle Brucal

    I know that knowing one’s identity is really a hard thing to do. Identity is who a person is and the qualities that make them distuish from others.

    According to Hays, consideration of age, developmental disabilities, acquired disabilities, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, indigenous group membership, nationality, and gender contributes to a complete understanding of cultural identity.

    ADDRESSING Model is a framework that shows the cultural influences and their relationship to the social construct of power. And I will be using it.

    A – I am 19 years old. I’m considered as young adult in this generation but I still have a less power than adults.

    D – I can hardly memorize birthdays. I may not have a serious disability but I still consider myself disabled in terms of remembering my friends’ birthdays than others who are considered thoughtful for greeting because they can remember everyone’s birthdates.

    R – I am a Catholic Christian and I respect everyone’s beliefs and their religion.

    E – We are Filipino and one of the qualities of being one is being ‘kayumanggi’.

    S – I am from a middle class family, but I can’t still go with my high school friends buying foods whenever and whatever they want.

    S – I get attracted with my opposite sex so I’m a heterosexual. I have always been showing my respect to gays and lesbians and it’s really fun to be friends with them like heterosexuals.

    I – I am a Batangeño but I grew up as a Mindoreño. I may not be a Mangyan but I respect everyone of them in my home.

    N – I was born and grew up in the Philippines.

    G – I am a female. Others may say that males have more power than us, but if look at everyone equally, we still can do some things that males can’t and there are things that females do that males can.

    In relation to Adressing, I can relate my first week of third semester using it. My first week actually went really well. I will be stuck with one of my close friends in this semester and one time, we were in our class, she told me that if we won’t be able to celebrate her birthday with our other close friends, it will only be me and her. I didn’t say anything at first because I was trying to remember when is her birthday and I can’t remember it so I asked her and she just threw a death glare. I even guessed when, but she only got angry and angrier! It was so funny. Sometimes, I really hate having a disability in terms of remembering their birthdays. I know I’m good at memorizing when I am studying, but I still have to look in my calendar to remember their birthdays again. I really feel bad everytime.

    I am really a very shy person, you can still count my close friends here in National University since the first semester, and I know that being a ‘probinsyana’ is one of the reason why. My close friends even thinks that I’m weird whenever I say words that aren’t used here in the city. I usually don’t filter the words I say and how I talk but I really don’t care because I am proud to be a Mindoreño. I am from Oriental Mindoro and yes, I am a ‘probinsyana’. Me, being a 19-year old woman, should be independent enough to live away from my home with my twin sister.

    This, didn’t happened in my first week, but I usually came across with badjao people who ride with us in the jeep and give us envelopes and help them. I felt pity for them, but I can’t just give them money because my parents work hard for us to live. There are people who degrade them and discriminate them but we should be treated equally.

    Every morning, I passed with two churches along the way to National University and from time to time, I go in to pray and give thanks to God. Last semester, we were doing one of our projects which is talking to foreigners. We found out that there is a special room here in National University for muslims who can go in that room and pray. It’s really nice that our university gave them a room to pray and respect their own beliefs than discriminating them from other students who are mostly Catholics.

    It’s all about accepting and respecting everyone’s differences. Identity is the special qualities of a person and a person will not be whole without it. So, we should not change ourselves to be treated the same with other people, but consider ourselves as the one and only and we are all different but should be treated the same.

    This semester will one of the I-hate-my-life-but-I-love-it-too ride! So that’s what I can tell you as of now! I will update you, guys, on my next comments!

  34. Each one of us has their own identity. We have our own name, age, gender and such things that identify us. Life gives us our own identity by molding us because of some life challenges. It gives us people that bring us down in order to establish our strength to lift up ourself or things that weakens us and slowed us in order to boost up ourself. The hardest part of being alive is that it requires us to be more than who we are. We are called to look, not only at the surface but past every strand of prejudice in every person. We build our identity and personality through people that surrounds us. But sometimes we are the one that gives our own identity by giving ourself the freedom to choose who you want to be and where you want to be. Sometimes we just need to step outside and remind ourself who you are and where you want to be.

  35. Ashley Angelique Asinas
    Ashley Angelique Asinas

    Knowing oneself is the most difficult and important process you will go through life, it needs a deliberate patience and understanding of what is really going on inside and outside of yourself. If you don’t know yourself, then you will wander aimlessly throughout your existence in this world. Find it, hone it and your whole life will change in instant. Its not easy at it seems because of the struggles and adversities you would encounter but hey everything takes time, us humans just need to explore more of what we can and cannot do. People will judge and ridicule, invalidate you as a person but no they do not matter, listen to yourself more, help yourself and go after what you want without the approval or aid of others. There is where true power lies. No one is coming to save you but you. In my 19 years of rough and fun walk in this world I already accept the fact that there are many important answers that only I can give to myself, most through self reflection, I learned the hard way of not listening to what the world says I should want but listen to what i really want and who I wanted to be. And though there is still a lot of work and improvements to do with myself at least I can make choices that I won’t regret later because I’am more aware of the outcomes it will bring and because I don’t rely my decisions with anyone anymore. Everyday I always wake up thankful for the things I’am receiving and living, even more with the fact that I’m perfectly rounded and can do things normally. In my journey I believe that God is there to provide all of my needs and help me take the right path, well I don’t really give attention to religions and stuffs though it was written on my birth certificate that I’am catholic, I hate religions tho, for me acknowledging that there is a High Supreme Being ruling this world is enough and I know my faith will get me to where I’am supposed to be.

  36. Cabungcal, Dianna Faye L.
    ACT 182

    We all have different identities. Identity may be defined as who or what a person is. Right now, I am discovering a lot of things about myself. I am accepting all my flaws, knowing my weaknesses and somehow, doing something to turn those weaknesses into strengths.

    The Age, Disability Status, Religion, and Gender are some of the ADRESSING Framework that has made an impact on me this week. This week was going pretty well because we do not have a lot of things to do but still, there are some negativity that I encountered. I am 19 years old and I can say that at this age, I still have insecurities that made me think that I am not good enough. But still, I am trying to overcome those insecurities and negativity so that I can be the better version of myself. Luckily, I do not have any disability. God blessed me with something that is really precious. I am contented with what I am because these are God given things. Third is the Religion. I am a Roman Catholic and so are my friends. Before we eat our foods, we give our personal prayers to thank God for the blessing because we know that not all the people can eat their meals on time. And lastly, Gender. Obviously, I am a female. Some may think that women are too soft and cannot do some things. But it is already the 21st century; I can say that women are very flexible and strong because we can also do what men can. I may be a woman but even though I fail in some point, I still try to make things right, I make those failures as motivations and stand up again so that I can reach my goals.

  37. One’s identity will never be stated nor measured by other people but yourself. You are the one who shapes and enhances your capablities, character and attitude. An identity is something that leaves a reminder to people of who you really are. As a person, you are entitled to nurture yourself and find what’s your real identity- and it is only YOU, who can do it.

    With that being said, the framework adressing based on my own informations are:
    Age- 20 years old
    Disability Status- None
    Religion- Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity/Race- Filipino/Pinoy
    Sexual Orientation- Heterosexual/Straight
    Socioeconomic Status- Middle Class
    Indigenous Background- None
    National Origin- Philippines
    Gender- Male

    In connection with that, i can relate these stuff to how my week went. Well, these demographic profile of mine affected me in some aspects. For example, my age, people didn’t believe that I was actually a 20 year old person since they say that I look too young for a 20 year old man. I also noticed that this week, I’ve spent too much money and that’s very hard for me as a part of the middle class since I have to spend for lots of things, as for I need them, and it is very hard to save money due to the expenses that I had to meet/deal with within this week. Other than those mentioned above, I could say that the remaining subjects didn’t affect me at all, and I am grateful for that.

    PEDERIO, Mico G.
    ACT181

  38. In 19 years of my existence, i have discovered a lot about myself but ofcourse I still have a lot of things that I didn’t know yet about me. Experiences are what build us as a person and since I am still young, there are several things ahead of me that I will possibly encounter in the future and will nurture me more than who I am today. For now, I’m gonna provide information about myself using the ADDRESSING.

    Age: 19
    Disability Status: I have astigmatism and gastritis
    Religion: Bornagain Christian
    Ethnicity/race: Asian (Filipino)
    Sexual orientation: I see myself as a fluid person. I like whoever I like. I get attracted to the person’s soul regardless of their anatomy. I’m open and living ?
    Socioeconomic status: Middle class. My family can provide my needs and wants.
    Indigenous background: I don’t know what indigenous group I belong, if I have one
    National Origin: born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    How my week went:
    It was just the same routine everyday. I went to my classes, adjust and learn from the lessons, eat lunch and during spare time, I scroll in social media, play games, read e-stories or watch series. Same old, same old. But the highlight of my week was when I went to this fan event of one of my favorite actresses, Shay Mitchell. The event was held in Greenbelt. She was with her co-actor Penn Badgley and they were there to promote their on-going series entitled YOU. It was really fun and a dream come true for me because I fancy Shay ever since I’ve watched her in Pretty Little Liars. As you see, I’m very fond of American series. I get attached to the story and the characters. This is something that I can say I’m passionate about, aside from music. Shay is half-Filipino and also a traveler that’s why I am really glad she came back here and I got to see her quite close. That day was really memorable for me. Atleast my week wasn’t that boring.

  39. Age – 19 years old
    Disability Status – I am thin, but physically and mentally fit and not prone to diseases
    Religion – Born Again Christian
    Ethnicity – Filipino, specifically Manileño
    Social Class – I belong to the middle class because we can afford all the basic needs that we need.
    Sexual Orientation – I am a straight male
    Indigenous Background and National Origin – My parents are natural born Filipino and so do I
    Gender – Male

    Because of having a thin body, my friends are making fun of me. When I was a child, I’m not thin and have a good health. But as the years passed by, my body became thinner. But even though I have this kind of body, I’m not prone to diseases and I’m proud to say that I’m physically and mentally healthy.

  40. Sometimes, we cannot deny the fact that we easily judge the person based on what we really know and what we really see. We didn’t give them a chance to know them better. To tell you frankly, some of my friends now, told me that they judge me before because I’m quite and stuff. But now, they easily determined what was the reason why I am quite sometimes. Maybe because I’m not in the mood or I have a problem. Problem that we cannot tell to them directly because we don’t want them to get involve in our own problems. What I learned in facing my problems alone is, they taught me a lessons that I may be able to apply in myself throughout my journey. Those problems are both my strength and weakness. It is my strength because it gives me courage to conquer all of my problems and a belief that the life must go on. It is also my weakness because sometimes I’m tired of being tired.
    In connection with the ADDRESSING, people have different identity. We maybe able to determine these identity through ADDRESSING, where:
    Age: I’am 18 years old turning 19 this coming May.
    Disability: I think that I don’t have any disability. I’m not sure because my eyes sometimes, it’s getting blurred when I look into something
    Religion: I am a Roman Catholic. I usually believe in our beliefs, but some of my friend have a different religion so I don insist to them what beliefs I am going to believe
    Ethnicity: I am a pure Filipino.
    Social Class: I am in a middle class family. But some of my friends, they are in a elite class. Sometimes, I envy them for having a easy life.
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual. I am attracted to a guy.
    Indigenous Background: Nothing
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    This week becomes a very tiring week for me. Because we have a whole week class, and my classes starts at 9 am to 5 pm. After school, I go straight to my dorm and rest for a few hours. And after I rest, I usually study my notes and do my assignments. Last Monday, my friend visited me from his condo. He is from an elite family, then he treated me dinner. While he’s paying for our bill, I envy him because my allowance for the whole week is just his allowance for just a one day. But I know that I should be envy him because I know that God has a plan for me. My whole week routine was Go to he school, Study, Go home to the dorm,study and sleep. That was my normal routine.

  41. Everyone of us has different identity. We might win the battle and sometimes we may not. As a teenager i can’t say that i know myself already but i’m still thankful that i’m alive and experiencing a lot of good things that will teach me some lesson.

    Age: 19 years of age and turning 20 in 10 months
    Disability: i thank God that i’m normal and did not suffering from physical and mental disability
    Religion: a Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: i am pure Filipino
    Social Class: My family belongs to a middle class and i am so very lucky and thankful
    Sexual Orientation: i am girl and normally attracted to a guy
    Indigenous Background: We don’t have any indigenous group from the past
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    This week is a happy week for me because we, my friends are all together again. I can say that it is tiring also because of our class hours. And i can say that it is my worse week because of my jaw, it’s locking and i don’t know why. I didn’t eat my favorite foods and that is so sad.

  42. As a person who is in the process of knowing and understanding oneself, I discovered a lot about myself but sometimes I still wonder how people think of me based on how other people describe me. Being able to know oneself has always been the most difficult thing to do for an individual. Situations vary in our day to day life; and with that we might act or respond not accordingly from what we are expected. For now, I will give some details about myself.

    Age: 18 years old
    Disability Status: I have asthma.
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity/Race: Filipino
    Sexual Orientation: I easily get attracted by how people address me and of course by how they look whether they are man, woman, gay, and lesbian hehehehe.
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle Class, my parents are able to provide my needs and wants.
    Indigenous Background: I don’t know if I belong to some indigenous group.
    National Origin: I was born and grew up here in the Philippines.
    Gender: Female

  43. Everyone of us has our own identities that makes us different from others. We have different experiences in life, we have different problems that we’ve been encountering in our daily lives. A person’s identity is developed by different factors, it can be their family, friends, culture, interests, or even their surroundings. Sometimes we can’t even understand ourselves, sometimes we question ourselves who we are. But as we grow, step by step time will come that we truly know who we are, appreciate everything that we have and be contented with it.

    Age – as January 18,2019 I’m 18 years-old, but this coming 21st of January I am turning 19 years-old

    Disability – I can say that I am totally fine, nothing’s wrong with my physical and mental condition and I am so very thankful

    Religion – I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, I am baptized as Roman Catholic

    Ethnicity – I am a pure Filipina

    Social Class – I think me and my family belongs to the middle class. My parents are able to give our wants and needs.

    Sexual Orientation – I am a straight female who is attracted to boys

    Indigenous Background – I was born in the province of Oriental Mindoro, but currently living here in the city of Manila for my studies.

    National Origin – Philippines

    Gender – Female

    This week has been rough, I’ve encountered breakdowns and some insecurities. But still I am thankful because my friends is with me to comfort and cheer me up. At the of 18 turning 19 this Monday, I’ve experienced a lot of problems, difficulties, and shortcomings, but still I am enjoying my life to the fullest because they say LIFE IS SHORT.

  44. For me, everyone of us has its own identity and it really makes us unique. We are raised in a different way. Knowing oneself for me is one of the hardest thing to do, because there are things that makes it complicated. Sometimes we encountered a lot of people and because of that we try to question our self and that is the result of being conscious. But as the time goes by, you will fully know and understand yourself based on the experiences and problems you have encountered. I also believe that it is our self who really knows our capabilities, our character and so on.
    Age- 18 years old
    Disability status- I am physically and mentally okay.
    Religion- I am a Baptist.
    Ethnicity/race- I am a 100% Filipino
    Social Class- I think I belong to the Middle Class because my mom provide the things that we need.
    Sexual Orientation- I am bisexual. I just only discovered it when I was in Senior High School. Its just started when I fell in love to a girl after a year when me and my ex boyfriend broke up.
    Indigenous background and National Origin- I was born and raise in the Philippines
    Gender- Female
    How my week went:
    This week seems to be normal, chill and happy week for me because I know that its just the start of our third semester. But after this week it will be challenging to us specially BSA students because Midterm Departmental Exam is approaching. Relating to Adressing, I will relate it to my age because I always count when I will finish studying. The older I get, the harder the pressure that I feel. And specially our family is belong to middle class but it does not mean that we get all we want. I always think about my daily expenses and I need to save money.

  45. The scars from the past makes us what we are in the present and those scars reminds us of our mistakes in past but at the same time those scars reminds us that know matter how deep or big those wounds are the most important thing is those wounds will heal as the time past by and by that we will able to prevent committing the same mistakes that causes our pain.
    Age- 19 years old
    Disability Status- None
    Religion- Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity/Race- Filipino
    Sexual Orientation- Straight
    Socioeconomic Status- Middle Class
    Indigenous Background- None
    National Origin- Philippines
    Gender- Male

    In connection on the information above I grow up on a religious family, though none of my family members are servers in the church despite that we go to mass every Sunday and we participates on the activities of the church. As Christian my family always told me to tolerate each others differences and see other religions and culture beautiful as well. As product of a middle class family I learn to spend my money wisely but in terms of my hobbies I have a collection of some exotic pets through my saving I was able to support that hobbies.

  46. Jhozelle Tandaguen
    Jhozelle Tandaguen

    No one can actually know someone’s identity. Even I myself I am struggling in knowing someone’s identity. Being a simple person that experienced a lot of things, i experienced being deprived because of my age. Being young adult is hard because there are times that they will judge or compare you to a fully grown adult, that actually you don’t have any idea about it. Having a low social class also known as “batang masa” you will experience to be judge that you can’t do something that the higher class can do. Having a gender that is cannot accept of everybody is so hard to live, most specially if you are a people pleaser. This problems are solved because I choose to adjust for them or for somebody, for them not to leave me.

  47. Kevin Aldrin De Guzman
    Kevin Aldrin De Guzman

    In the process of knowing ourselves fully, identity is really important. We should know who we really are and know where we really belong. In my case, as I grow older, I had some struggles in relation with age. Some people disregard me because of my age. Just because I was young, that means I’m not able to do what others can do. Some people rejected me because of my age even though I know myself that I can do better than others who are older than me. By struggling with this, I just prove that I can do better than others; that I am able to do what others can do. Also, not because we are young, there are limitations of what we can do. Lmao, I don’t know why we still have this norm. I also had some struggles with religion. When I was in 11th grade, my professor persecuted me because I’m doing some bible studies in our classroom. He told me that I shouldn’t do that because my classmates will not understand the Bible ’cause they’re too bad for it and they’re unqualified for it. I told him that Jesus didn’t called the qualified but rather, He qualifies the unqualified. So after that, I still continue our victory group and I invited them in my church.

  48. ACT182

    Identity plays an important role in one’s life because this defines us as a human which makes us to be a unique one. We as a human has our own identity since the day that we were born. This identity that we all have is important to be realized by us, our own selves and be able to identify by others for them to perceive us. Our sense of our own identity has to do with who you think you are and how you perceive yourself. It’s about how you define yourself. For me, there are many attributes on how others perceives us as an individual. Normally, it is based on our demographic profile which are age,nationality, gender, religion, social status and many more. Another one is based on our personal charcteristics and behavior or attitude. I believe that we are all a product of many different cultures which surrounds us. Our ethics or values, perceptions, thinking and experiences are structured and developed by the society and culture that influences our lives each day. Well all know that our family is the one who first molded, influenced and developed us as a person. Developing a strong sense of identity is important for us to not be easily influenced by others. People who doesn’t have enough sense of their own identity may have trouble in making decisions in their life. As I have grown up, I learned to know and understand myself more. In connection with the framework of ADRESSING, here are some basic informations about me for you to be able to identify and know me more.

    Age: 18 years old (which I think that can be already labeled as an adult)
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I have no disability since the day that I was born. I am physically healthy and able to do things.
    Religion: Roman Catholic. I believe in one God but I also respect other religions.
    Ethnicity: Bicolana
    Socioeconomic Status: I’m including myself in the middle class of the social class because thankfully, my parents are able to send me to school for college and are able to supply our everyday needs.
    Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
    Indigenous Heritage: –
    Nationality: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    To relate the framework of ADRESSING with how my week went, I will share some scenarios that happened to me.
    A- AGE
    Last Monday, my brother requested me to buy alcoholic drinks to a convenience store but the cashier didn’t let me because she thinks that I’m a minor. Another one is when my aunt took me to the mall for her to play electronic bingo at Fishermall but the security guard didn’t let me in because they have a policy that only 21 years old and above are allowed to enter that place. So, my aunt and I decided to go malling instead.

    D- DISABILITY STATUS
    My cousin was with her friend last Saturday. I went to my cousin’s house to invite her to go with me to Quezon Memorial Circle to do jogging and biking. I also ask and invited her friend to go with us but she just smiled and told me that she can’t because she a disabled person. She told me that she has a muscular dystrophy and she has a difficulty in walking. Because of that, I decided to go alone instead.

    R- RELIGION
    My highschool friends and I went to the mall last Sunday. After that, we decided to go to the church but one of my friends is not a Catholic so she decided to go home instead of going with us and we respected her decision.

    E- ETHNICITY

    S- SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
    Every lunch time in school, my friend and I usually wants to eat in NU canteen but we are always hesitating to buy because foods there is half more expensive than foods in the carinderia outside the NU. We are thinking that it is much better if we buy our lunch meal in the carinderia (Andrew’s Canteen to be specific) because by that, we can save money and lessen our expenses. Another one is this. Every Wednesday, we are required to wear corporate attire but because I don’t have enough clothes like that and besides, I am saving money, I bought some at the thrift shop instead of buying expensive clothes in the mall. I’m always trying to be practical in every decisions I made everyday.

    S- SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I- INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

    N- NATIONALITY
    Last Thursday, I went to NU Accounting Office to settle some of my obligations and I observed that my tuition is lesser than the tuition of a foreign student. This made me realized that my nationality as a Filipino student is an advantage when enrolling to universities.

    G – GENDER
    This week, it is very hard for me and my friend to take jeepney when going home from school since our time to go home is rush hour. It takes 30 mins to 1 hour of waiting before we can finally ride. Me and my friend always thinking that maybe, if we are not women, we can do “sabit” and it will not took us a lot of time waiting and it will not be hard and tiring for us when going home. While, last Monday, I took LRT and a man offer me his seat. We all know that some Filipino men have this good value of being gentleman which we women should be thankful of. We should be thankful that some men treats us specially.

  49. Identity is defined as who we really are as an individual. It was molded by different aspects in our lives. At this stage of my existence, number of queries began to hang in my mind thinking why we are having this kind of personality in the first place. I began to ask why we have things that are similar and as well as different to them. Through the framework Adressing that is composed of demographical information, my identity could be introduced in simple ways.

    Age: 19 years old
    Disability status: I am color blind
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Waray and Tagalog
    Socioeconomic status: Middle class
    Sexual orientation: Homosexual
    Indigenous Background: Naturally-born Filipino
    National origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    My week went the same as usual days. School-Home is my itinerary and I could always feel tired and exhausted. One factor always affects my mood according to the Adressing framework is my age. Some people that I’ve encountered thought me like I’m just a high school student because of my height and face. It somehow degrades me because it is like an insult to me sometimes. And there were also days past in this week when I rode an FX and the person beside me thought that I’m already working because of our uniform that is alike to the SM employees and the way I carry myself . And the downfall here is that some drivers told me that my fare is not discounted. I even defended myself that I’m just a freshman and I even swayed my ID as an evidence and until they believed in me and ask for apology.

  50. Our identity consists of what and who we are. The people that I encountered every time may know me a bit but I can say that they do not know me totally. It is funny how there are also some people that I never had the chance to talk to, have already their own judgment for me . So using the framework “ADRESSING”, I can give you a glimpse of who am I as a person.

    Age – 19 years old
    Disability Status – None
    Religion – Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity – Filipino
    Sexual Orientation – Heterosexual
    Socioeconomic Status- My family belongs to the middle class
    Indigenous background- I am a Caviteña.
    National Origin- I was born and raised in the Philippines. I am a pure Filipino.
    Gender- Female

    It was a long week for me. Since travelling from Cavite to Manila is a struggle because of the traffic problems here in the Philippines, I decided to live in a dormitory temporarily and go home every weekend. My parents allowed me since I am already a young adult and for them, I can stand on my own. In addition, I think even if I came from a middle class family, I still encountered some financial problem since I was living alone. One factor is because of the high prices of goods here in Manila unlike when I am at home. Being a girl who experiences monthly period is also a problem for me. I have a lot of cravings resulting for me to spend more than I should. I also become easily irritated to everything. The other night, I was so annoyed with the men who are working to fix the road. They start working at the middle of the night without considering of the people who supposedly sleeping during that time.

  51. Identity plays an important role in one’s life because this defines us as a human which makes us to be a unique one. We as a human has our own identity since the day that we were born. This identity that we all have is important to be realized by us, our own selves and be able to identify by others for them to perceive us. Our sense of our own identity has to do with who you think you are and how you perceive yourself. It’s about how you define yourself. For me, there are many attributes on how others perceives us as an individual. Normally, it is based on our demographic profile which are age,nationality, gender, religion, social status and many more. Another one is based on our personal charcteristics and behavior or attitude. I believe that we are all a product of many different cultures which surrounds us. Our ethics or values, perceptions, thinking and experiences are structured and developed by the society and culture that influences our lives each day. Well all know that our family is the one who first molded, influenced and developed us as a person. Developing a strong sense of identity is important for us to not be easily influenced by others. People who doesn’t have enough sense of their own identity may have trouble in making decisions in their life. As I have grown up, I learned to know and understand myself more. In connection with the framework of ADRESSING, here are some basic informations about me for you to be able to identify and know me more.

    Age: 18 years old (which I think that can be already labeled as an adult)
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I have no disability since the day that I was born. I am physically healthy and able to do things.
    Religion: Roman Catholic. I believe in one God but I also respect other religions.
    Ethnicity: Bicolana
    Socioeconomic Status: I’m including myself in the middle class of the social class because thankfully, my parents are able to send me to school for college and are able to supply our everyday needs.
    Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
    Indigenous Heritage: –
    Nationality: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    To relate the framework of ADRESSING with how my week went, I will share some scenarios that happened to me.
    A- AGE
    Last Monday, my brother requested me to buy alcoholic drinks to a convenience store but the cashier didn’t let me because she thinks that I’m a minor. Another one is when my aunt took me to the mall for her to play electronic bingo at Fishermall but the security guard didn’t let me in because they have a policy that only 21 years old and above are allowed to enter that place. So, my aunt and I decided to go malling instead.

    D- DISABILITY STATUS
    My cousin was with her friend last Saturday. I went to my cousin’s house to invite her to go with me to Quezon Memorial Circle to do jogging and biking. I also ask and invited her friend to go with us but she just smiled and told me that she can’t because she a disabled person. She told me that she has a muscular dystrophy and she has a difficulty in walking. Because of that, I decided to go alone instead.

    R- RELIGION
    My highschool friends and I went to the mall last Sunday. After that, we decided to go to the church but one of my friends is not a Catholic so she decided to go home instead of going with us and we respected her decision.

    E- ETHNICITY

    S- SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
    Every lunch time in school, my friend and I usually wants to eat in NU canteen but we are always hesitating to buy because foods there is half more expensive than foods in the carinderia outside the NU. We are thinking that it is much better if we buy our lunch meal in the carinderia (Andrew’s Canteen to be specific) because by that, we can save money and lessen our expenses. Another one is this. Every Wednesday, we are required to wear corporate attire but because I don’t have enough clothes like that and besides, I am saving money, I bought some at the thrift shop instead of buying expensive clothes in the mall. I’m always trying to be practical in every decisions I made everyday.

    S- SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I- INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

    N- NATIONALITY
    Last Thursday, I went to NU Accounting Office to settle some of my obligations and I observed that my tuition is lesser than the tuition of a foreign student. This made me realized that my nationality as a Filipino student is an advantage when enrolling to universities.

    G – GENDER
    This week, it is very hard for me and my friend to take jeepney when going home from school since our time to go home is rush hour. It takes 30 mins to 1 hour of waiting before we can finally ride. Me and my friend always thinking that maybe, if we are not women, we can do “sabit” and it will not took us a lot of time waiting and it will not be hard and tiring for us when going home. While, last Monday, I took LRT and a man offer me his seat. We all know that some Filipino men have this good value of being gentleman which we women should be thankful of. We should be thankful that some men treats us specially.

  52. Niña Briza Obeda
    Niña Briza Obeda

    As for me, identity is something that nobody can know except yourself. At this age, we are also discovering our true identity which is a good thing. Some people may judge you for what they only see to you not knowing that who you really are. They can say good or bad things about you but always remember that you yourself is the only one who can say who you really are.

    Age: I am 19 years old.
    Disability Status: I am not physically or mentally disabled.
    Religion: My religion is Roman Catholic.
    Ethnicity: I’m proud to be a Filipino
    Sexual Orientation: I preferred an opposite sex.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for my economic status I am from middle class family.
    Indigenous Background: I don’t really know what is my indigenous background.
    National Origin: I was born in Samar but grew up here in Manila.
    Gender: I am definitely sure that I am a straight female human being.

  53. They say life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep balance you must keep moving. Our identity is shaped by our previous experiences that makes who we are today, I relate it with a bicycle because the roads we are going through is not always as smooth as expected, there are rough roads we will encounter which serves as the challenges we are trying to face right now, it will test ourselves on how we will get pass through with it. Sometimes we crash and fall down, those painfull experiences are the ones who shaped us, it is up to ourselves whether we will stay on the place we fall or move on even pain makes you suffer, but as time passes by you will realize the lesson it brings out on you from nothing to something. Pain makes us change to become better persons and avoid previous mistakes we’ve committed. We all have our unique and different identity and we should be proud of it, but there are times we choose to be the same with the others because of judgemental society, we are doing it because we’re afraid to be talked about, but we must not be afraid with it as long as you’re being true to yourself. Me as a person I don’t usually do what others are doing and following the trends in each period today, because I want to be true to myself and I want to show and make others realize that it is better to be true to yourself than being a coward.
    I will be introducing myself through an acronym ADRESSING. First is “Age”, I am 19 years old and I discovered myself and adventurous and thrill seeker. I am not that smart but I will always make ways to accomplish whatever task is given on me. I may look snobbish person but I’m friendly and easy to deal with. Good that I don’t have any “Disability”. I am a Roman Catholic believing in one God, but I always give respect with other religions because it is ther belief. “Ethnicity”, I am a pure Filipino. Sexual orientation, straight male and I’m not against with the LGBT community and they’re fun to be with. “Socioeconomic status” we are not rich but I am lucky to have my family, because they were able to send me in a good University and they will always make ways to provide my needs which I am really proud of, and I’m really contented with the things I have. “Indigenous background” my parents are both from the province of rizal. “National origin”, my parents are both from the Philippines and pure Filipino. “Gender”: Male.
    Christian Jay Villanueva ACT185

  54. If I will give a percentage of how much I know myself, it is 70%. Yes, I know my demographic profile, personality, the things I like, and other stuffs but knowing myself is still a process and it will continue to be a process for knowing oneself is an endless procedure. My lessons in life change me that is why it is a process. I am a 17-year old girl and I have ocular hypertension. My parents are both Roman Catholic and Filipino, so am I. I was born in the Philippines. Unfornately, we belong to poor class families because both of my parents do not have a college degree. I am using that as an inspiration to strive and study harder.

    One struggle of having problems with my eyes is the sensitiveness to strong lights. It seems like I developed a fear of light. It is really painful to my eyes whenever I see a strong light. It is my battle every week and I am hoping that one day, it will not be anymore.

    ACT181

  55. Ricki Mae Austria
    Ricki Mae Austria

    Knowing your own identity helps you to realized the things you really want. This will discover what is your talents and abilities, your strengths and your weaknesses, and things you like and don’t like. Learning who you really are helps you to determine your goals and ojectives in life.

    There are lot of cultural differences that may influence people and can determine people’s basic identity. Some of it are the ADRESSING, which is the acronym of age, disability, religion, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, indigenous background, national origin, and gender. In age, there must be no discrimination, every stages of our lives had special contribution to other people and to the world. Like me, I’m 18 years old and still studying. I don’t have much contribution to our country especially when it comes to giving of taxes, but I’m doing my best to be still a responsible member of the community even if I’m still student. Next is disability, people with disabilities are often bullied and judge as being useless. Let us remember that everyone has its own talents and having an disability is not a barrier in developing it. Like me, I have Idiophatic scoliosis and because of this, I am not able to work at any fast food chains. I know that people who are responsible for the health and security of employees are just concern with me but this can’t hide the sad truth I can’t do work. Working at fast food restaurants really help students financially. Anyway, there are still lot of cultural differences but those two are the things I choose to relat
    e to myself. We may not given a chance to do things that other can do. We can still be useful and productive in other ways. Don’t lose hope and don’t let other identify who are the real you because you’re the only one who can know yourself.

  56. Age: 19 yrs. old
    Disability: Nearsighted/ Poor Eyesight
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Social class: Middle class
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Indigenous Background: Non
    -native
    National Origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    My first day class in a week starts every Tuesday and I experienced a terrible situation when I went to school last 3 days without checking if I brought my eyeglasses.

    I had a rough day that whole moment because I can’t read the lectures on the board, I can’t recognize my friends and some familiar faces from afar due to my weak eyesight. People thought that I intentionally snobbed them that time because they said that they are waving their hands at me but I ignored them. While I can’t also keep my focus on the discussions because I can’t see the face of my professors clearly. That’s how my disability being nearsighted and having a poor eyesight affects me.

    Also for being a female, I always have to wear pajamas or any clothes that will not promote sexual abuse. I know this is cliche` but I grow up following these kind of silent rules in our house.

    Last day I went to a shopping mall and I am thinking if I will wear those shorts that my auntie gave me as a christmas gift or I’ll just wear pants to prevent drawning attention from those malicious guys since I am a commuter and I’ll have to ride a public utility jeep. In the end I choose the latter.

  57. ADRESSING FRAMEWORK

    Age: 19 years old (young adult)
    Disability Status: good in writing rather than in speaking
    Religion: Christian/Catholic
    Ethnicity/Race: Filipino (Tagalog)
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Socioeconomic background: Working Class
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    Personal and Social Identity are both very essential in understanding and developing the self. Your attributes as a person, be it physical, psychological, or social, tells who you really are, or simply what your identity is. There are times that you thought the society looking at you is so cruel by judging you based only on your color, race, religion, or social class without even knowing your personality. But then, these are still what and how the society perceive you as a social human and are still very important to better understand yourself. With this, we are being shaped not only based on our own perspective but also from other’s perspective.

    The above mentioned characteristics are my social identity. Some of these have affected my daily living. The first one is my disability status. I may be physically complete but still I can say that I’m ‘disabled’ because of my weaknesses. One of my weaknesses is being not that good in public speaking and communicating. As a student, this weakness of mine really troubles me whenever I am tasked to do reporting, group discussions or reciting which requires me to speak in front of the class. Although I always accomplished these challenging activities, I still get nervous and self-conscious while doing these things. Second is my socioeconomic background which is in the working class, meaning me and my family are great survivors of this expensive earth. Our family fund is always enough to cover our daily necessities and my parents need to work very hard to insure it. This affected my decision to finish my study and make them my top priority. It is also one of the reason why I’m quite frugal in my daily expenses. Next is my sexual orientation. Being a heterosexual or a person attracted to opposite sex is common in our society which helps me in socializing without receiving the harshness from many people. Although I accepted and respect our LGBTQ, many people still didn’t accept them, giving them difficulty in associating with the community. Lastly is my religion which is Catholic. This part of my identity is one of the great influences in my life. My religion guides me in all of my decisions, actions and words. It keeps me to always have conscience and to follow the Words of God giving me life direction.

    Understanding the self is indeed not that easy. There are times that your view of yourself is different from how other people view you. We cannot say that it is who we really are. But then it is very significant for us to comprehend our own identity for us to be able to develop and appreciate the beauty of our self.

    MA. ANGELICA S. SARMIENTO
    ACT181

  58. A person’s identity is defined by what shaped it in the first place, why they chose to be who they are, and what makes them different from everybody else in the world. Everyone has different identity, every person has a uniqueness and that make us beauty to others. I would like to introduce myself using the ADRESSING Framework that been tackled in our UTS subject. A stands for age; I’m already twenty years of age, in my existence in this world I encountered many problems but I’m so grateful that I have my family and friends who makes me happy as always and for supporting me whenever I go to my life. D for disability status; I’m grateful that I have no disability. R for religion; I am Roman Catholic. E for Ethnicity; I’m proud to say that I am born 100% filipino. S for social class; I think I belong to the Middle Class. S for sexual orientation; I’m a girl, straight. I for indigenous background; I can understand and speak a bisaya language. N for national origin; I was born in Taguig City and that’s my origin. Lastly, G for gender: I’m a female who believes in women empowerment.

    This week is tiring for me because I have appointment in my scholarship and it’s quite hard to complete my requirements. In my studies, I can say I survived. I had so many fears and many doubts but in the midst of it all, I decided to keep calm and enjoy every moment that has been granted to me. I’ve gained new friends, new subjects and new teachers. I know that college is not easy but it’s not a hindrance to reach my dreams. I will strive harder to have a success!

  59. Justin James Siazon
    Justin James Siazon

    Every person has their own identity, personality and also uniqueness in life. Knowing who we are isn’t easy to identify, we need a lot of experience before we truly know ourself. Even people play a significant role in shaping us. For example, when we’re born into the world, we know nothing at all. We have to spend time learning and being molded until we’re mature enough to decide for ourself. So ADDRESSING framework is a guide for us to know people well. I have 4 letters in addressing, first is Age: I’m 20 years old, but others can’t believe that I’m that age. Religion, I’m Roman Catholic in paper but Christian by heart. It started when i was studying in PUP, i already told this in week 1 so move forward. Social class, maybe i belong to middle class not because i’m studying in private university but because I know that my parents willing to work for my future and sustain/provide all of my needs. And lastly Sexual orientation, I am a Male, I’m straight.

    For this week I totally enjoyed because I achieved victories (not in Mobile legends) and somehow stressful in paperworks but you know, it is for future so fight only.

  60. Ashley Nhicollete Dela Rosa
    Ashley Nhicollete Dela Rosa

    Identity, it is shaped by many different aspects. Some factors may have more influence than others and some may not have influence at all. Everyone has a different identity. The ADRESSING is a model of cultural influences and their relationship to the social construct of power. Age, at the age of 19, I still haven’t realize who I really am. There’s a lot of things I haven’t discovered about myself. I barely know myself. November 21, 1999 when I was born. Disability status, I am physically and mentally okay. And I thank God for that. Religion, I am a Roman Catholic and I believe in God, I always go to The Feast Sm Manila where I can truly give my all to God. I worship him really strong! Even if I’m not a Christian, I go there, for me to have a strong relationship with God. Ethnicity or Race, I am a pure Filipino and I’m really proud of it. Sexual Orientation, I am straight girl, and I respect the LGBT community. Honestly, most of my friends are boys because I’m comfortable when I’m with them. I always talk to them, I like chilling with them than my girl friends. Socioeconomic Status, I think I belong to the Middle class because I can eat 3 times a day and my parents can give enough allowance for my everyday needs. Indigenous Background and National Origin, I was born and grew here in the Philippines. Gender, I’m proud to say that I am a woman, even though others say that being a female is hard like you have a monthly period but of course its normal. If i’ve given a chance to choose if male or female I will choose female, because I like the way we connect to others, like we have the capability to do than other boys.

  61. Every individual has its own unique ways to be beautiful inside and out. We all have different characteristics to determine our identity. Everyone’s idedtity is shaped by different aspects such as religion, culture, raise, nationality and so on. I always remind myself that being different to others is what makes me beautiful and unique. Today’s assignment is somehow related to my whole week. I can relate it through ADRESSING that was discussed by my professor last meeting. I am Romalyn Ibay, 18 years of age. At my 18 years of existence, there are times that I experienced difficulties in life. Like last tuesday, I asked myself why my mom and I are experiencing struggles right now. But because I am now at my legal age, I am mature enough to see the reality that life is really complicated. Another is the gender. I am a female and I believed that chivalry is not yet dead. Those girls who feels so entitled that they expect that all men should offer them a seats everytime they’ll ride a public transportation is getting on my nerves. I believed that men doesn’t have the responsibility to offer their seats everytime because sometimes they are facing a battle we know nothing about. If we, girls want to be respected, we should respect guys too.

  62. The idea of one’s self identity has always been hard to comprehend. Now that I’m in the adolescent stage, I’m still in the midst of my own self-discovery. Coming from the age of self-confusion, I find it difficult to control through the ups and downs experiences of my everyday life as if my mind is still stuck between being naive and matured. Even the idea of ‘self’ has been hard to describe in words. Surely, every person knew about their interests and antipathies but these thinking can be also notional. A person’s identity is shaped by many different aspects, where everyone of us should be cautious on which traits we’re letting ourselves to be influenced with. Every person must be oblivious when it comes to the thought of being distinct to others. It’s normal for us to have different characteristics and there’s nothing wrong to be dissimilar. If someone consider you as that, then there’s no reason to be shame of what people think or say about you. It’s your life that you should be proud of.

    Age: 19 years old. So far, my life as an independent young woman living for her own was one of the hardest thing I could ever experience in my whole life. Living in your own is not an easy task to do. You need to get yourself up in order to survive the challenges in everyday life. Being an independent and away from my family for the sake of my study here in Manila is not a piece of cake to do. But what else can I do? This is life now, I need to face it so that I can prove to myself and to everyone that I can finally do it on my own. I taught, as you grow up, life will be full of fun, joy and excitement, but why does growing old needs to be this sad?
    Disability: I’m beyond grateful for my life for having a body who’s physically fit and mentally healthy.
    Religion: Roman Catholic. One of the best gifts that God sent me was when I got the opportunity to be a member of Parish Youth Ministry in my hometown. It is an active organization with a goal to spread the word of God especially for the youth. In our ministry, we do a lot of church activities every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. It was a good experience to see and hear the word of God every week. Honestly, this group really helped me to build my confidence in socializing with people especially with my relationship to God. It also taught me to be responsible and disciplined when it comes to our duties and responsibilities.
    Ethnicity: Filipino
    Social Class: Middle Class. In my stage, I’m contented to be in a middle class family. I’m thankful to have a parents who supports, manage and afford our needs and wants for everyday life.
    Sexual Orientation: Female. For me, I have nothing against the LGBT Community. Since I have a lot of friends who were part of that group, I support them as a comrade. As long as we all respect each other, each one of us deserves to be loved.
    Indigenous Background and National Origin: I was born in Philippines
    Gender: Female

  63. A- 19 years old
    D- Temporarily able-bodied
    R- Christian
    E- Asian
    S- Middle Class
    S- Heterosexual
    I- Non-native
    N- Filipino
    G- Male

    This week, I realized that my teenage years is about to end since I am 19 years old now and turning 20 in a month, there are some things right now that I need to fix and accept because I am now turning into a new chapter of my life. I use to walk everyday at school so as a Christian, I always do a sign of the cross when walking pass by a church near our school. I never ride jeeps and tricycle also because I always choose to do exercise like walking to school since I am a temporarily able-bodied person. This was a great week for me because I learn to accept what people thinks of me like my classmates because they think as a male or a boy I am a noisy one. But its ok I’ve learned how to accept things and turn bad things into an inspiration to make myself even better.

  64. Every one of us wants to be more than just accepted; we want to be loved. We all want to be loved fully and completely. Loved for who we are — regardless of our race, background, abilities, gender, economic status, identity, or physical condition.

    The third term has officially started. My first week was about introduction, this week provided a fresh start in a new environment.

    Last Tuesday, I’ve watched a commercial on Facebook that shows a homeless child that asks for financial contribution. The commercial works —people do rush to their phones to donate money to help the child. And as a person who wants to work constantly to meet the need of others, I felt some pity for the child. I really want to address the needs of the homeless but I don’t have enough money to help them due to my socioeconomic status.

    At the age of 19, pressure gets harder and harder to bear as I see a lot of people in my age who seem to have already figured most of their dreams and gotten all the ducks in a row while I can’t seem to find my own. But currently, I’m slowly learning to pursue my own passions and interests for my own sense of fulfillment, and not because it will look good to anyone else.

    As a student living away from home, my parents are always trying to reach me out through phone calls and texts just to know if I’m okay. There’s a guilt in me every time I’ve missed their calls. Being a girl, I now understand why Dad always asked me to text when I reached my destination. It all made sense why my Mom always text me ‘ingat ka’. It is all for me, for my protection and safety.

    People usually see me as a person who always focusing too much on to-do lists and do things as how they are being planned. On the contrary, I’m a person who always find time to break, to breathe and have a night for myself. During my day-off (a non-acad kind of day), I love to be in pajamas all day, sipping hot coffee, munching my favorite chips or reading my favorite book.

    I’m learning that other people do not define me. I’m slowly learning that life becomes a lot easier when you give yourself back the control to live your life in a way that makes sense to you and no one else. I’m learning to walk my own path without worrying so much about what someone else think. I realized that the ‘overanalyzing’, the need for other people’s approval is just a waste of energy.

    ——–

    Mercado, Sheilla Mae O.
    ACT182

  65. A- 18 year old
    D- Cyclothymia (moody)
    R- Born Again Christian
    E- Pure Filipino
    S- Girl attracted to boys
    S- Middle Class
    I & N- Mindoreño
    G- Female

    Everyone of us are unique in our own way. One thing that matters is how we accept people around us wholeheartedly. If we do, we’ll learn how to respect them and we could earn respect from them in return.

    The first week of my class have been so good as I warmly welcome those people who want to enter into my life… New sets of classmates and friends. Also the most challenging part where I/we are about to take another milestone in our accounting journey…

  66. Age – 19 yrs old
    Disability – Being a hyper that sometimes people get irritated
    Religion – Born Again Christian
    Ethnicity – Pure Filipino
    Sexual Orientation- Girl, Attracted to boys
    Socio economic – I belong to the middle class
    Indigenous – I grew up in masbate city and move here in pasig at the age of 9 yrs old
    Nationality – Masbateño
    Gender – Female

    I am a responsible person and I do what I am supposed to do. As now, I am a student in school, therefore I do my homework every single day and study for what I have learned at home. I also pay attention in class most of the time as well. Besides that, I organize my work as well. At home, I am a child, so I respect my parents and help them to do house works, such as doing laundries and washing dishes. I clean my room once a week as well because that is my responsibility as being a child. I also help out friends and classmates when they need help. I give out advices and suggestions to them when they need support and help as well. Generally, I can say that I am a responsible person who does my duties.

    A 19 yrs old girl born on February 14,1999 at Masbate City, I live with my lola and she was a devoted catholic and I converted in born again Christian at first my family is not agreed with my decision but later on i prove to them that its not bad at all.

    There are many people who are living in this world and everyone has different personalities. There are no two people who have the exactly same personalities. Everyone in this world is unique in their own ways. One’s personality is something that does not change which makes one unique and special. As for me, I am a responsible and sympathetic person, however, I am a self-centered person as well who may have made enemies with a lot of people.

  67. Fatima Mae Mendoza
    Fatima Mae Mendoza

    “I’am made and remade continually. Different people draw different from me”. – Virginia Woolf As a teenager we will meet different people that describes us in there own respective and with that we develop our self. Only us should know our own identity but for it’s also the hard thing for us to know who really we are. ADRESSING framework help us to identify our IDENTITY.
    Age- 18 years old and teenager that love to be in.
    Disability – Poor eyesight since grade school which is also Astigmatism and a shorter one.
    Religion- Roman Catholic
    Socioeconomic class- I can say I’m in the middle class because my parents can support my needs and provide my education here in NU.
    Sexual Orientation – Female
    Indigenous Background – I was born on Jeddah Saudi Arabia my mom was pure Filipino and my father was half Filipino and half Musim.
    National Origin- Even I was born to other country I grow up here in the Philippines
    Gender- Female

    last Thursday we have a activity in class which we provide a paper that put on our back that someone can write the this that describes, to know how other perceive us. and they write that I’m a kind person that was so quiet yes I’am a kind of being quiet but a talkative because i can only be your friend when you are the one to approach me i was so shy to approach someone. They think that my identity was serous but no I was cheerful and happy person. That the thing we are describe by other base of what they see of your identity.

  68. Age – 19 years old
    Disability – I have poor eyesight since Grade 8
    Religion – I am a Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity – Filipino
    Sexual Orientation – Straight Female
    Socioeconomic Status – Middle Class
    Indigenous Background – I don’t have any indigenous background
    National Origin – I’m born and raised here in the Philippines
    Gender – Female

    There’s nothing new about my lifestyle this week. The classes already started last Thursday which means I have to study again. As usual, there are times that I’m having a hard time during classes because of my poor eyesight. Last Sunday, my family went to church just like what we do every week. When weekdays come, which means I need to go to school again, I keep on seeing people who ask for money whenever I’m riding a jeepney to school and I realized that I’m really lucky to live a comfortable life being in the Middle Class without worrying for food to eat, money, transportation, and many others.

    – Anne Danielle S. Pariñas / ACT185

  69. Erika Yvette Lopez
    Erika Yvette Lopez

    One’s self-concept is sometimes shaped by our social identity. As growing teen, I should be aware of what’s molding me to become an adult. My social identity or my sense of who am I am based on a group that I belong. ADDRESSING is one of the factors that will help me know my self more. I am 18 years old, I’m still less of an adult, I still have so many weaknesses to build into strengths. Thankfully by God’s grace, I don’t have disability. My religion is Roman Catholic. I’m a pure Filipino. I can say that I belong in the middle class because of my parents, they can provide me what I need and we eat three times a day (sometimes more that that). I’m a girl, tranformming to be a woman. I’m non-native, although I came from Palawan, my grandparents didn’t originate there. I’m born in the Philippines.

    My week just revolved at school and my house, because I’m still a student. I’m very privileged that I am healthy. I can say that my week went well because I entrusted it to the Lord and I enjoyed every lessons in different subject because I learned so much. As a female, this week was a struggle as much as the other weeks especially in commuting because our uniform is a pencil skirt. But overall, my week is pretty much an ordinary week for me.

  70. Rupert John de Guzman
    Rupert John de Guzman

    Age- 18 years old;

    I’m super thankful for arriving in this age of mine.

    Disability Status- Physical and Mentally well;

    During my childhood days, I’m always get sick because of my poor immune system but now as I get used to the environment in where I’m staying I can immediately adjust to it.

    Religion- Roman Catholic;

    I usually participate on our church’s youth ministry activities. This help me to have a strong faith to God. Also, this is one of my parents dreams for me, to have a strong connection and believe to God.

    Ethnicity- Purely Filipino;

    I’m 100% Filipino by the heart and blood.

    Sexual Orientation- Gay Men

    I’m porud to say that I belong to LGBTQIA+ Commuinty. This is me and I want to shine and make a silver lining for who am I.

    Socioeconomic Status- Middle Class

    I appreciate all of my parents hard work enable for me to have this kind of education. This status bring me a lot of opportunities that I want to share to all of the people who are striving to make a living.

    Indigineous- Non Native

    My mother come from samar, leyte while my dad come from bulacan. However, I live on Metro Manila since I was born.

    National Origin- Born on Philippines

    I’m proud and happy to born on the most beautiful and amazing country in the world.

    Gender- Male

    Though I’m Gay I want to stay for being a male because I believe that transgender nowadays are being discriminated and avoided inside a workforce, thus I want to stay a male for now.

    We have a different identity, we build it thru our own selves or thru what people perceive on us. We must respect each others identity to make this world better. Gather some perspective of your friends to you and from it make some adjustment regarding on your identity, so that you can grow by yourself.

    This week I accomplish one of my new years resolution, making a haircut to show my true sexual orientation. I cut my hair to express my gender to people around, also I’m 18 years old now I want to enjoy my life for being who I am. In addition, I become more competitive and strong minded, because I don’t want to lose this opportunities and blessings that I’m receiving right now. Also, I want to share this blessings of mine in the future, this make me more motivated for what I want to pursue in my life.

  71. Shara Joy Famero
    Shara Joy Famero

    Age – 19 years old
    Disability- Astigmatism
    Religion – Born Again Christian
    Ethnicity – Pure Filipino
    Sexual Orientation – Girl, attracted to a tall guy and that has a manly feature.
    Socioeconomic – Middle class
    Indigenous Background and National Origin – Romblomanon
    Gender – Female

    I believe that God made everyone unique and special. We have our own talents, skills, etc that we should be proud of. At this time, most people at my age haven’t figured out yet who they really are, what they are good at, etc. Maybe some of us are still in the process of finding and discovering the talents they have. As for me, there are times that I don’t know my self anymore. I used to be strong and competitive, but this past few months, I realised that I’m not really that strong. I get tired, and sometimes I feel like giving up. But then, there’s God, always reminding me to never give up and just fully trust in Him. Whenever I feel down, I’m just gonna sit alone in the corner and silently cry. It feels like He is really beside me, comforting me. I am so thankful that I was raised knowing that God exists. I’m a Born Again Christian ever since I was born. I grew up in our province but then I moved in Manila last year with my sister to continue my college.
    In my almost 1 year stay here in Manila, I encountered things that are new to me, may be good and bad. In school, you’ll see gays and lesbians. I respect them, I just couldn’t help myself from asking why? Aren’t they satisfied to what God made them to be? But then, I respect them coz that is what they are. I focused myself in studies, there are times that I sleep late at night studying and results to blurring of my vision. I am attracted to a man who is tall and has a manly feature. It’s our 2nd week of regular classes since the Christmas and New Year break. Not like my last term schedules, I have 7 am class this term. It was hard for me to wake up early and prepare for school. Last Saturday, my sister and I, together with her boyfriend, went to Tagaytay. It was a memorable travel for me. I was happy, tho it was really tiring.

  72. BALINTAG, JHOE MARIE B.
    ACT186

    Age – 19 years old
    Disability – I have poor eyesight and migraine at the same time
    Religion – Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity – Asian
    Sexual Orientation – girl, interested to guys
    Socioeconomic Status – Middle Class
    Indigenous Background – Mindoreno
    National Origin – Filipino
    Gender – Female

    I can’t really say how this week went, it hasn’t really sunk in yet! Another courses and faces were actually encountered and to be honest, my mental state was already chaotic as I did so much assignments in Mathematics and read six chapters in advanced so that I could follow the discussion in our Professional subject which is Conceptual Framework and Accounting Standard. But suddenly, it made me difficult to stick to this subject as I was prescribed to have a complete hours of sleep due to migraine. It was a turning point for me and made me realized that it always health above anything else that matters the most. However, despite of my migraine, was a good performance indeed. I could say that I became productive as my week ends. TGIF! Happy weekend everyone.

  73. Kim Jaira Dagan
    Kim Jaira Dagan

    ACT186

    Knowing your own true identity is like knowing how to protect yourself against physical crimes. Let me give you a glimpse of my identity by enumerating it through ADRESSING FRAMEWORK
    Age – 19 years old
    Disability Status – Poor Eyesight
    Religion – Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity – Pure Filipino
    Sexual Orientation – Straight
    Socioeconomic Status – Middle Class
    I & N – Zambaleño
    Gender – Female

    This week is so exhausting. Homework loads are excessive. It stressed me out. Sleepless nights passed because I am bombarded of school works. There are lots of topics that need to be read, and many paper works that need to be done. Staying up late tends not to help and actually worsens performance. I am lack of rest and it can be worsen my eyesight. Every time I wake up, my eyes is itching and red.

  74. Elianar dela Pena
    ACT 182

    The quotation “I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same it would be boring” is said by Ms. Tila Tequila. It says that we should embrace our differences, we should love ourselves by being different in terms of colors and in other aspects of our identity because we are all beautiful in our own ways.
    By using the word ADDRESSING we can simply identify ourselves.
    AGE: I am 19 years old now, and others don’t believe that I am a college student. I always encountered those people who always said that I am just a 12 year old girl and a grade 7 student.
    DISABILITY STATUS: I thank God because I am fine physically and mentally.
    RELIGION: My religion is Roman Catholic and I believe in one God.
    ETHNICITY/ RACE: I am proud to say that I am a Certified Filipino Citizen and my skin color is morena, I find it beautiful and satisfied by having this even if others can’t appreciate the beauty of having this kind of color.
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION: I am a straight female.
    SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS: I must say that we are in the Middle Class because my parents can provide and sustain our basic needs.
    INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND: I don’t have any indigenous background.
    NATIONAL ORIGIN: I am born in Philippines.
    GENDER: Female.

  75. Age: 19 years old
    Disability: Poor eyesight
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Filipino
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Indigenous Background: Native
    National Origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    Above information is my ADRESSING FRAMEWORK.
    Nothing seems to be interesting yet let me share you a story that happened this week.

    I am a catholic since I was born. As I grow older, I knew that there are different religions in the world. We have different beliefs and practices which we have to respect and those are not hindrance for a good relationship with one another. Last Sunday, after I went to church I messaged a person which is so close to me. I told him, ‘uy ‘di ka na nagsisimba ha’. He answered me with ‘I have something to confess to you’. By the way, he attends mass in a born again church but he is not a fully born again. He told me that he is confused with God’s existence and he explained why. For me, confusion to God’s existence is very alarming. I am not an anti-atheist but knowing him that he’s once a religious person, I felt bad. I, myself I do not know how their mass go or what are their beliefs, I only know one thing and that my religion and his or other religions only have one God. Therefore, I shared what I know and give him wisdom words that I believe could help him. He responded to me and told me I was right and maybe there are just some things that brought him to confusion and so on. Until now, he is still in progress and I know he’ll succeed, that’s how loving our God is.

    I realized that, religion is never a hindrance when talking about God because after all, these Gods believed by the different religions aims the same—to love, to be faithful, etc. Other than that, the ADRESSING FRAMEWORK is not a hindrance to have a good relationship just because we have different framework.

    Differences can’t shatter humanity if everyone is able to accept and respect differences and aim for a common good. We may have different lives and identity and how we deal with it matters.

    Fundar, Eloisa Mae D.
    ACT186

  76. Ryan Dave Biron
    Ryan Dave Biron

    I believe that good things come to you when you work hard and If I am what to do I always need to do more and dream more to find my value. I am a good son and I enjoy spending time with my family. My Identity is made by God, love by God and I am enough to God and I am here for a reason.
    Through the ADRESSING FRAMEWORK it helped me to have a better understanding about my identity and it composed of:

    Age: I am a 18 years old
    Disability: I’m physically and emotionally okay but in terms of mental aspect sometimes I feel like I’m stress maybe because of the study but its natural for us, especially in the students and we cannot avoid it.
    Religion: I am grateful for being a Roman Catholic because Jesus is my God.
    Ethnicity: I’m proud Filipino dugong Bicolano! Our language is Tagalog and my skin color is Kayumanggi.
    Socioeconomic Status: I am in a middle class because my parent are both employed my dad work as a regular government employee. I’m happy for that because my two sisters are already done in college and currently I’m studying at one of good and well-known school in the Philippines which is National University.
    Sexual Orrientation: I am a Male and I believe that no matter who we are and what we are it’s important that we respect each other identity or sexuality.
    Indigenous Background and National Origin: I am from the Beautiful Island of the Philippines and I grew up in the province of Camarines Norte.
    Gender: I am a Male

    An identity arrives when we have a good personality or we face and use our experience. I’m Ryan Dave A. Biron ACT186 taking the course of BSAccountancy in National University. This week I’ve seen so much most of people now a days are judgemental even they dont know the others identity so its important that were built a strong characteristics of which they will recognize us a good person and we treat us a equally.

  77. John Rey Dungca
    John Rey Dungca

    John Rey Dungca, ACT 184 .
    Identity is multi-factorial. How one sees oneself and one’s power and privilege is related to numerous cultural identities. There is a study, where it says an individual can recognized and understand its self- identity which is the ADDRESSING (Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Socio Economic status, Indigenous background, National Origin, and Gender.) With this framework, I come up to a self-reflection saying that in My Age, I am a young man who still needs guidance in what am I doing, In Disability status, I make sure that I am healthy enough to do my things properly. In Religion, I don’t know but in this aspect. I am having a hard time finding answers and the right religion for me but currently I am a Roman Catholic but I consider myself Agnostic. Ethnicity, I am proud Filipino as you can see my height is normal for a Filipino. In Sexual Orientation, I prefer opposite sex because that’s what I want, I want to create a family. In terms of Socio Economic Status, We are in the middle class because we ate 3 times a day and can afford to study in a high standard school. In terms of Indigenous background, I am Filipino and grew in the Philippines. In Gender I am enjoying to be a man.
    This week is a very tiring week and as a student we need to accomplish our task in time. Anyways let me share some of my experience this week. When I got home from school my mother asked me if I can manage the ongoing renovation of my grandmother’s house. I said “I can’t because I need to study my lessons for the following days and suddenly her mood changed. And because she’s my mother I have no choice but to obey her. This is a perfect example of Age in the framework. Because my mother is older than me and she’s my mom, she has more power and authority, and because of that I need to obey her. Another example is when my brother arrives I am responsible of washing his lunchbox because he is my brother and he always said that he is tired. I need justice lol. Another experience I want to share is . Last monday, I have a friend who is a gay and he got bullied because of his gender. They say that he is worthless, his family should be ashamed for what he is. This one is an example of Gender in framework. It shows that a straight guy or a homosexual is more superior than a gay or lesbian. And lastly I want to share is about religion. Last night, I am invited to attend a prayer meeting in a certain religion I’m confused why they are always claiming that they are the superior ones or whoever joins them will be safe forever. I don’t really get the logic of those people or religion that’s why sometimes I am always looking for the answer. For me this is an example of religion in an addressing framework because it shows that a certain religion (not to mention) is more superior than others which is not correct because as long as we are praising whoever God is. And we are showing respect to others all religion are equal. I don’t know why people judges one’s identity is it because they don’t belong to the standards of the society that we humans created? There is nothing wrong in showing your true identity as long as you are not hurting anybody’s feelings . You can’t judge a person without understanding their reasons.

    We define our identity always in dialogue with, sometimes in struggle against, the things our significant others want to see in us. Even after we outgrow some of these others—our parents, for instance—and they disappear from our lives, the conversation with them continues within us as long as we live. – Charles Taylor

  78. Hyacynth Meneses
    Hyacynth Meneses

    Age: 20 years old and turning 21 this year.

    Disability: Lately last year I found out that I have astigmatism, actually I’ve already assume that I already have it, but what’s really shocked me is that my vision is 250/200 already.

    Religion: I’m proud Roman Catholic but what I’ve always said that I’m faithful rather than religious because as the dictionary defines it, is relating to or believing in a religion while the one I believe in is God.

    Enthicity: Both my parents have different province, but my enthicity is Kapampangan like my father, cause Pampanga is my birthplace and most of childhood was occur there.

    Sexual Orientation: Im a straight woman so I preferred the opposite gender. But I support the LGBTQ community with my whole heart.

    Social Class: Now I can say Im in themiddle, not so poor yet not so wealthy.

    Indeginous Background: I don’t think that I have one who Im belong with.

    National Origin: In Central Philippines I was born and raised, I proud where the rice field was place, and a mountain where the Maria Sinukuan lies.(Insert: Fresh Prince tune). So Im 100% Filipino.

    Gender: Female

    Reina Hyacynth Meneses is the name, 20 years of old, an arki in the making and Im currently fouth year on my program.Im a tranferee so Im quite new to my surrounding right now, this week is fun, suprising, full of learning and ofcourse full new people to meet. My week is fun because Im so fascinated to my subjects, although some of it have already have a background, but because of the new curriculum there are more ideas and learnings specially to one of my subject The Modern Cotemporary World, I really love this course cause it talks about the current issues of the world that’s why Im really looking forward to this every week and Im not dissapointed because our Professor is really good he truly knew what he was talking about. And also to my other subject like this, Understanding the Self Im little amaze on the outcome of the activity that most of the perception to me is true, I won’t narrate it I think three months is enough to have glimpse of myself. Lastly to complete it, the most happiest part of my week is that I will able to know that I can donate blood because recently or last year my friend of mine have diagnosed with acute leukemia, so she needed blood, a lot of blood for her chemotherapy, actually any type of blood and that little thing I can save her little by little through her condition. Again reflecting to my week, there so many unexpected things that happen some positive some not but most important I overcome it with right set of mind heart and attitude with God grace.

  79. In psychology, identity is the qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and expressions that make a person or group. Categorizing identity can be positive or destructive. One’s self-identity is very helpful for a person to really know himself and for people around him to understand why and how he behaves. The ADDRESSING framework really helps a lot for a person to identify himself.

    I’m Jolinah O. Manalo and in 19 years of my existence, I really understand that as a young or a teenager, I should respect the adults; althoughI believe that each and every one of us deserved to be respected based on how we respect others. I was born having no any disabilities but as I grow up, my eyesight becomes poorer and poorer. I know that I was born because I have a purpose and it is to serve God. Since I was born, my family and I are all members of Iglesia Ni Cristo. Yes we admit it, we have different beliefs from other religions but I do believe that we should respect each other regardless of our religion. Respect, for me, is a powerful word. Respect shouldn’t be asked but it should be given to a people. Respect yourself, respect other people and others will respect you too. We all have different identity, different beliefs and we are all unique. For me identifying and accepting yourself should comes first because at the end of the day, you only have yourself and God to lean on.

  80. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones from ACT 182

    When I hear or read the word Identity it makes think and wonder a lot, and make me ask some question about myself like do I really found out my own identity? Or I’m just a human being looking to shadows of other people and trying to claim that I have identity same as his/her? As I go further I can tell that nature, way of living, experiences and environment can really mold someone’s identity since I discover my partial self through this. My identity is not complete yet because as I live every day I learn new things about myself and that things can really fill up my identity and make it complete. As I watched the video I think ADDRESSING Framework can really help us to understand our identity, so here is a glimpse of my demographic profile using the said framework.

    Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 this march some people do not believe that since I don’t really act upon my age.
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I don’t have any disability.
    Religion: I am a Christian, who is living by faith and not by sight.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a pure Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: I am a straight male, but I really respect those people who are part of the LGBTQ community since I have some friends who are part of it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for this, I could say that I belong to the middle class. Beyond grateful for my parents who worked hard just to provide my needs.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    Gender: Male

  81. Neil Bryan Avellaneda
    Neil Bryan Avellaneda

    A (age)- 18
    D (disability status)- NONE
    R (religion)- Roman Catholic
    E (ethnicity/race)- Quezonian
    S (sexual orientation)- Gay
    S (socioeconomic status)- middle class
    I (indigenous background)- NONE
    N (national origin)- Filipino
    G (gender)- Male

    My week went amazing! New Apartment, new classmates and friends to be with, and a fresh new start for this term to hopefully study hard (if i don’t get lazy).
    Last Sunday morning, me with the help of my parents transferred to our new home in Manila for it will be more convenient to me to study because it is near at National University. It is a very tiring day because I have to do all of the heavy lifting because I am the only guy (GENDER) who can do that (my dad is too old for the work).
    On Monday, we go to the mall to buy some additional household appliances that we need, and just like I’ve expected I have to do all of the liftings. And that night I meet my friends from my province to have an early celebration for my birthday, we talk the way we speak in our province (ETHNICITY/RACE) and drink “lambanog” which is a common white wine that our province produce.
    Tuesday morning, i haven’t able to attend my morning class because I am too drunk to wake up and prepare for my class. But I do attend my second period class.
    Wednesday and Friday, is a usual day wherein I have to wakeup every morning, do the sign of the cross and pray for the guidance of God (RELIGION), go to school, have a good time with my friends and STUDY STUDY STUDY.
    I still do not have plans for the weekend but my sister tells me to celebrate my 19th birthday (AGE) with my friends here in Manila. My Saturday and Sunday are just regular days when I do my regular things. I sleep, I eat, I hustle. But this weekend will be much more exciting because I am going to turn 19 and start a fresh new year for my life.

    Neil Bryan Avellaneda
    ACT182

  82. Our identity is what we perceive of our self but others perspective about us also matters in some ways. Thus, our personal and social identity helps us understand ourselves more, even though some people judge you on how you look, how you speak, and/or how you carry your own , we should take it as a subjective criticism for us to grow better. So using the “ADRESSING” Framework I can give you the glimpses of myself.

    Age: 18 years old (young adult)
    Disability Status: Astigmatism
    Religion: Christian
    Ethnicity/Race: Filipino (Tagalog)
    Social Class: Working Class
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Indigenous Background: Non Native
    Nationality: Born and Raise in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    I can relate this framework on how my week goes. This week at 18, I kept on thinking of childhood, on how the days pass by without thinking of any problem and on how we slept on night peacefully. In relation to this, it reminds me of how clear my eye sight was that I don’t need to put any glasses nor contact lenses because now I can’t live without my glasses and even though I have glasses it is still hard for me to see lectures especially if it is on PowerPoint. I regret not taking care of my eyes because now I’m thinking of many “what ifs”. And thus, I can say that this Astigmatism sucks to the highest level. And most importantly, this week I learned to appreciate more my God, because even though I face problem personally or a family problem we surpassed it because of our faith in Him. Also, my favorite YouTuber taught me on how to keep faith in God, even in our happiest moment we must not forget Him. So that’s it, this how my week goes in relation to the ADRESSING Framework but there’s a lot more that happened in my life this week but is not suitable for this activity.

    Joana Marie B. Recato/ACT181

  83. ACT182

    Identity plays an important role in one’s life because this defines us as a human which makes us to be a unique one. We as a human has our own identity since the day that we were born. This identity that we all have is important to be realized by us, our own selves and be able to identify by others for them to perceive us. Our sense of our identity has to do with who you think you are and how you perceive yourself. It’s about how you define yourself. For me, there are many attributes on how others perceives us as an individual. Normally, it is based on our demographic profile which are age,nationality, gender, religion, social status and many more. Another one is based on our personal charcteristics and behavior or attitude. I believe that we are all a product of many different cultures which surrounds us. Our ethics or values, perceptions, thinking and experiences are structured and developed by the society and culture that influences our lives each day. Our family is the one who first molded, influenced and developed us as a person. Developing a strong sense of identity is important for us to not be easily influenced by others. People who doesn’t have enough sense of their own identity may have trouble in making decisions in their life. As I have grown up, I’ve learned to know and understand myself more.

    Age: 18 years old (which I think that can be already labeled as an adult)
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I have no disability since the day that I was born. Iam physically healthy and able to do things.
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: None
    Socioeconomic Status: I’m including myself in the middle class of the social class.
    Sexual Orientation:
    Indigenous Heritage: None
    Nationality: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    To relate the framework of ADRESSING with how my week went, I will share some scenarios that happened to me.
    A- AGE
    Last Monday, my brother requested me to buy alcoholic drinks to a convenience store but the cashier didn’t let me because she thinks that I’m a minor. Another one is when my aunt took me to the mall for her to play electronic bingo at Fishermall but the security guard didn’t let me in because they have a policy that only 21 years old and above are allowed to enter that place. So, my aunt and I decided to go malling instead.

    D- DISABILITY STATUS
    My cousin was with her friend last Saturday. I went to my cousin’s house to invite her to go with me to Quezon Memorial Circle to do jogging and biking. I also ask and invited her friend to go with us but she just smiled and told me that she can’t because she has a disability. She told me that she has a muscular dystrophy and she has a difficulty in walking. Because of that, I decided to go alone instead.

    R- RELIGION
    My highschool friends and I went to the mall last Sunday. After that, we decided to go to the church but one of my friends is not a Catholic so she decided to go home instead of going with us and we respected and understand her decision.

    E- ETHNICITY

    S- SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
    Every lunch time in school, my friend and I usually wants to eat in NU canteen but we are always hesitating to buy because foods there is half more expensive than foods in the carinderia outside the NU. We are thinking that it is much better if we buy our lunch meal in the carinderia (Andrew’s Canteen to be specific) because by that, we can save money and lessen our expenses. Another one is this. Every Wednesday, we are required to wear corporate attire but because I don’t have enough clothes like that and besides I am saving money, I bought some at the thrift shop instead of buying expensive clothes in the mall. I’m always trying to be practical in every decisions I made everyday.

    S- SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I- INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

    N- NATIONALITY
    Last Thursday, I went to NU Accounting Office to settle some of my obligations and I observed that my tuition is lesser than the tuition of a foreign student. This made me realized that my nationality as a Filipino student is an advantage when enrolling to universities.

    G – GENDER
    This week, it is very hard for me and my friend to take jeepney when going home from school since our time to go home is rush hour. It takes 30 mins to 1 hour of waiting before we can finally ride. Me and my friend always thinking that maybe, if we are not women, we can do “sabit” and it will not took us a lot of time waitin and will not be hard and tiring for us when going home. While, last Monday, I took LRT and a man offer me his seat. We all know that some Filipino men have this good value of being a gentleman which we women should be thankful of. We should be thankful that some men treats us specially.

  84. Princess Leah Banoy
    Princess Leah Banoy

    My real identity is more than just my given name , for it turn out to be much deeper than that because it is something about our personality and more. And this identity could be different from my own and other people’s perspective. For the 19 years of my existence here on earth, I can apparently say that I can’t still completely identify myself for some reasons. Defining my own personal identity can take a lifetime for it changes throughout the years, whether or not we consciously undertake a process of personal development.But ofcourse there are some obvious factors that we know from the outset just by looking at our circumstances just like telling that I am a female and more. Using the acronym ADRESSING ( Age, Disability, Religion, Ethnicity, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Indigenous Background, National Origin and Gender) could show and dictate how the society could perceive me. At the AGE of 19 as a woman, I was given alot of time and chance to do more and realize more about myself, and at this age, people could see me as someone who is not as wild and free as I am before, but someone who must know how to act properly and responsibly, and because of that being conscious and careful in every actions and decisions is a must especially that I am a woman. I am a pure Filipina who came from an average family and is Catholic, and in regards with these factors, which clearly shows that I am just like other people, just a normal girl trying to live her life, it didnt restrict me to be someone I want to be. Even though for some instances, being a girl hinders us from doing things that we also wanted to do which society believes that man only can, just like how age changed the way I am living my life now. But still at the end of the day, I still ended up being not certain of who i really am in terms of being the real me inside. One thing that makes my day complete is realizing the fact that Every people in this world will always have something to say about you, but not all of them matters. So, I must learn how to filter out the thins that people are telling and should not try to live my life by how the society wanted me to be, and dont let them dictate me how I should be.

    For this blog, I am thankful enough to be able to read this because I was able to realize the importance of believing in ones self and trusting the real you. That even though, other people wont see you as how you see yourself, what matters the most is that you know to your self that you are living your life the best as you can! Fighting and more power!

  85. ACT-182 Dano, Rav Carlo P., AKA RC.. identity’s human being or a oneself cannot be easily to know or to show to other people. As a person who is in the adolescent stage, many people do not distinguished our identity and their identity because we all have different impression or perspective to one’s person before knowing them. Identity is who you are or what you are think about yourself, the way what people thinks about you. I want to introduce myself using the “ADRESSING FRAMEWORK”

    Age: 19 years old
    This week nothing happened much, but for me i must say that i’m thinking myself as a not mature person, the way i think, the way i do my actions. And also little don’t know how to move in my own feet, yes i’m not that so independent sometimes.
    Disability: I want to say thank you to our dear Jesus Christ that i have no any disability.
    Religion Roman Catholic
    Nothing happened this week, but every sunday with my family we go to church praying for our good health and mind set all the time and sometimes i go to church not just sunday but sometimes if i have free time or got finished doing things in my class in school. praying that everyday i can solved my challenges in my ownself and thanking for the blessings that he gaved me everyday.
    Ethnicity: Proud Filipino
    Social Class: I’m in the middle class
    i’ am the person who can surely buy things on my own but sometimes my family give my need and wants for one not always.
    Sexual Orientation: As a part f the LGBT COMMUNITY, i preferred to opposite sex as a gay i don’t mind what people about thinking of us because nowadays it is common also it is ok for me about same sex if they love each other then go then express your true love each other. i’ll just go to the flow then.
    Indigenous Background: i don’t know if i belong to indigenous people.
    National Origin: Born and raise in the beautiful country the Philippines.
    Gender: Male

  86. Princess Leah Banoy
    Princess Leah Banoy

    My real identity is more than just my given name , for it turn out to be much deeper than that because it is something about our personality and more. And this identity could be different from my own and other people’s perspective. For the 19 years of my existence here on earth, I can apparently say that I can’t still completely identify myself for some reasons. Defining my own personal identity can take a lifetime for it changes throughout the years, whether or not we consciously undertake a process of personal development.But ofcourse there are some obvious factors that we know from the outset just by looking at our circumstances just like telling that I am a female and more. Using the acronym ADRESSING ( Age, Disability, Religion, Ethnicity, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Indigenous Background, National Origin and Gender) could show and dictate how the society could perceive me. At the AGE of 19 as a woman, I was given alot of time and chance to do more and realize more about myself, and at this age, people could see me as someone who is not as wild and free as I am before, but someone who must know how to act properly and responsibly, and because of that being conscious and careful in every actions and decisions is a must especially that I am a woman. I am a pure Filipina who came from an average family and is Catholic, and in regards with these factors, which clearly shows that I am just like other people, just a normal girl trying to live her life, it didnt restrict me to be someone I want to be. Even though for some instances, being a girl hinders us from doing things that we also wanted to do which society believes that man only can, just like how age changed the way I am living my life now. But still at the end of the day, I still ended up being not certain of who i really am in terms of being the real me inside. One thing that makes my day complete is realizing the fact that Every people in this world will always have something to say about you, but not all of them matters. So, I must learn how to filter out the thins that people are telling and should not try to live my life by how the society wanted me to be, and dont let them dictate me how I should be.

    For this blog, I am thankful enough to be able to read this because I was able to realize the importance of believing in ones self and trusting the real you. That even though, other people wont see you as how you see yourself, what matters the most is that you know to your self that you are living your life the best as you can! Fighting and more power!

  87. Sheilla Mercado
    Sheilla Mercado

    Every one of us wants to be more than just accepted; we want to be loved. We all want to be loved fully and completely. Loved for who we are — regardless of our race, background, abilities, gender, economic status, identity, or physical condition.

    The third term has officially started. My first week was about introduction, this week provided a fresh start in a new environment.

    Last Tuesday, I’ve watched a commercial on Facebook that shows a homeless child that asks for financial contribution. The commercial works —people do rush to their phones to donate money to help the child. And as a person who wants to work constantly to meet the need of others, I felt some pity for the child. I really want to address the needs of the homeless but I don’t have enough money to help them due to my socioeconomic status.

    At the age of 19, pressure gets harder and harder to bear as I see a lot of people in my age who seem to have already figured most of their dreams and gotten all the ducks in a row while I can’t seem to find my own. But currently, I’m slowly learning to pursue my own passions and interests for my own sense of fulfillment, and not because it will look good to anyone else.

    As a student living away from home, my parents are always trying to reach me out through phone calls and texts just to know if I’m okay. There’s a guilt in me every time I’ve missed their calls. Being a girl, I now understand why Dad always asked me to text when I reached my destination. It all made sense why my Mom always text me ‘ingat ka’. It is all for me, for my protection and safety.

    People usually see me as a person who always focusing too much on to-do lists and do things as how they are being planned. On the contrary, I’m a person who always find time to break, to breathe and have a night for myself. During my day-off (a non-acad kind of day), I love to be in pajamas all day, sipping hot coffee, munching my favorite chips or reading my favorite book.

    I’m learning that other people do not define me. I’m slowly learning that life becomes a lot easier when you give yourself back the control to live your life in a way that makes sense to you and no one else. I’m learning to walk my own path without worrying so much about what someone else think. I realized that the ‘overanalyzing’, the need for other people’s approval is just a waste of energy.

    ——–

    Mercado, Sheilla Mae O.
    ACT182

  88. Sheilla Mercado
    Sheilla Mercado

    Every one of us wants to be more than just accepted; we want to be loved. We all want to be loved fully and completely. Loved for who we are — regardless of our race, background, abilities, gender, economic status, identity, or physical condition.

    The third term has officially started. My first week was about introduction, this week provided a fresh start in a new environment.

    Last Tuesday, I’ve watched a commercial on Facebook that shows a homeless child that asks for financial contribution. The commercial works —people do rush to their phones to donate money to help the child. And as a person who wants to work constantly to meet the need of others, I felt some pity for the child. I really want to address the needs of the homeless but I don’t have enough money to help them due to my socioeconomic status.

    At the age of 19, pressure gets harder and harder to bear as I see a lot of people in my age who seem to have already figured most of their dreams and gotten all the ducks in a row while I can’t seem to find my own. But currently, I’m slowly learning to pursue my own passions and interests for my own sense of fulfillment, and not because it will look good to anyone else.

    As a student living away from home, my parents are always trying to reach me out through phone calls and texts just to know if I’m okay. There’s a guilt in me every time I’ve missed their calls. Being a girl, I now understand why Dad always asked me to text when I reached my destination. It all made sense why my Mom always text me ‘ingat ka’. It is all for me, for my protection and safety.

    People usually see me as a person who always focusing too much on to-do lists and do things as how they are being planned. On the contrary, I’m a person who always find time to break, to breathe and have a night for myself. During my day-off (a non-acad kind of day), I love to be in pajamas all day, sipping hot coffee, munching my favorite chips or reading my favorite book.

    I’m learning that other people do not define me. I’m slowly learning that life becomes a lot easier when you give yourself back the control to live your life in a way that makes sense to you and no one else. I’m learning to walk my own path without worrying so much about what someone else think. I realized that the ‘overanalyzing’, the need for other people’s approval is just a waste of energy.

    ——–

    Mercado, Sheilla Mae O.
    ACT182

  89. FROM ACT 181
    Identity is on how we see our self and how other people judge and criticize us. Knowing my true identity is like knowing who I really am. To be honest, I’m still in the process of knowing my true self, I’m still confuse. But I believe that we have our different identity like in age, name, gender, and so on and so forth. Actually, many people always mistake about me, may be because I’m not that expressionist I mean I’m not that open when it comes in my personal. So let me give a brief information about myself using the acronym ADRESSING. I’m 18 years old turning to 19 this 5th of August 2019. I don’t have any disability even in physical, psychological or mental and others. I’m Roman Catholic since birth and me and my family are belong to asian group. My family’s social class are in middle class I mean like an average living people/human. Actually, I think I’m both heterogenous and homogenous. I am attracted to my opposite and same sex but the thing is I am just attracted to mens because of their handsome faces and musculinity but there’s no love it’s just a crush. But when it comes to women, there’s a feeling of love, I mean when you feel the butterfly in your stomach and when your surroundings is blurred and she’s only the one that you see. Yes I feel it in my same sex not in the opposite sex. I’m a non-native and my national origin is Philippines. I’m not consider myself as a part of LGBTQA+ so yes my gender is Male.
    Everytime I seee myself at the mirror I feel that there’s something wrong because this past few days last wednesday, 16th of januray year 2019 there’s a person who thought that I am in my mid 20’s and the other person thay I am 20 already. See my age doesn’t fit at me. Being 18 years of age I felt and think that I’m not born on 2000 I mean I think actually born on 1990’s but of course it would not be possible beacuse in the paper I’m 18 years old. But I don’t care about what others people saw at me, on what age they think I am cause there’s nothing that I can do to change my face or something, I just want to be true to myself.
    Another thing is about my sexual preferenrences or orientation I’m not decided on what I am or who am I. Because I am both attractive in women and men. Actually, these week everytime I saw a handsome and attractive person I can’t stop myself to be attracted to him as well as when I saw a bautiful girl who has a personality that I really really want, I can’t avoid to have a crush on her. See, I really don’t know if what should sexual preferences or Gender should I possess. And just like an example this day I’ve saw many handsome boys I can’t stop myself to not look at him. Another thing is when I saw a girl practicing a dance at NU social hall, she’s so attractive and sexy and beautiful. But sometimes this/these kind of feeling gives me inspiration and make me happy temporarily or in short period of time.

  90. ADRESSING

    Age – 19 years old
    Disability – Poor Eyesight
    Religion – Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity – Asian
    Social Class – Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation – Straight
    Indigenous Background – None
    National Origin – Philippines
    Gender – Female

    Age

    Last Monday, when my mom’s friend visited in our house. They asked me if I am a Grade 11 student and I said no, i’m a first year college student and they were shookt. They thought I was just 17 years old 🙁

    Disability

    Last Wednesday, when I was walking going to Legarda I took off my eyeglasses because it’s irritating. While waiting on buses, I had a hard time reading the signage I can’t determine if it is going to Taytay or Cainta so I have to wear my eyeglasses again.

    Religion
    – none –

    Ethnicity
    – none –

    Social Class
    – none –

    Sexual Orientation

    Last night, me and my bisexual friend was talking about her relationship with her girlfriend. I gave an advice about their relationship because they are having a hard time. Sadly, she said that I don’t understand her and her feelings because I am straight.

    Indigenous Background
    – none –

    National Origin
    – none –

    Gender
    When I was on my way home, there were no vacant seats on the bus. I had no choice but to stand. Luckily, the guy from FEU offered his seat to me.

    Ma. Ana Jane Alberto
    ACT182

  91. Identity, this is the harderst question for me to answer. There are people judge my identity not knowing who I am. We can make a concept that we called “Adressing” A where stand for age, D For dreamer, R for religious, E for ethics, S for social economics, S for status, I for indigenous background, N for national orgin, and lastly G for gender. I am 19 years old last December 07, 2018. Everytime people says that my face is higher than my age I feel so sad and causes of low confedence to my self honestly during my high school days, I am not unhappy person before this the cause of my face maturity.

  92. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones from ACT 182

    When I hear or read the word Identity it makes think and wonder a lot, and make me ask some question about myself like do I really found out my own identity? Or I’m just a human being looking to shadows of other people and trying to claim that I have identity same as his/her? As I go further I can tell that nature, way of living, experiences and environment can really mold someone’s identity since I discover my partial self through this. My identity is not complete yet because as I live every day I learn new things about myself and that things can really fill up my identity and make it complete. As I watched the video I think ADDRESSING Framework can really help us to understand our identity, so here is a glimpse of my demographic profile using the said framework.

    Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 this march some people do not believe that since I don’t really act upon my age.
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I don’t have any disability.
    Religion: I am a Christian, who is living by faith and not by sight.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a pure Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: I am a straight male, but I really respect those people who are part of the LGBTQ community since I have some friends who are part of it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for this, I could say that I belong to the middle class. Beyond grateful for my parents who worked hard just to provide my needs.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    Gender: Male

  93. Each one of us has their own identity. We have our own name, age, gender and such things that identify us. Life gives us our own identity by molding us because of some life challenges. It gives us people that bring us down in order to establish our strength to lift up ourself or things that weakens us and slowed us in order to boost up ourself. The hardest part of being alive is that it requires us to be more than who we are. We are called to look, not only at the surface but past every strand of prejudice in every person. We build our identity and personality through people that surrounds us. But sometimes we are the one that gives our own identity by giving ourself the freedom to choose who you want to be and where you want to be.

    This week is a week full of workloads. A lot of challenge, homeworks, projects and such things our given to us. And I don’t know where to start, how to start and how can I handle all of these. The only thing that is in my mind is I can do it, I should do it. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” That quote is always in my mind, giving myself a motivation and confident to do all the task given to me. I know all this sufferings and challenges will be worth it. I just need to believe I can do it. I just need to know that I’m strong enough to handle things responsibly. I don’t know my full identity because everyone of us gives their own thoughts about me but knowing who I am, and my own capacity helps me to become my weapon to accept and face all things positively. Sometimes we just need to step outside and remind ourself who you are and where you want to be.

  94. Name: DANA MARIE ALIGANGA
    ACT183

    (Age) Prior years, i felt like i’m homeless, empty, lost , nowhere to be found in this vas universe. but, one day i just wake up completely aligned to the pattern of the universe itself. At this point of my life, I’ve finally perceived the tricks of life, its unfairness, holistically, how it fvckin works.

    (disability) To the world, to the continent, to the country down to the society i belonged, I salute y’all, for the heartbreaks, hatred, downgrades, and tears; because of that i can’t genuinely love anymore. one of my disability I am aiming to change.

    (religion) I’m very skeptical type of person, with politics and philosophy; I lost my religion. Its traditional or cultural ways connecting to God is beyond my own way. I may actually lost my religion but not my faith.

    (ethnicity)
    I was born in a particular religious filipino family, and so if there’s something liberal that i wanted to do, well as if it’ll be done.

    (sexual orientation)
    I am someone, hiding in a girl’s clothing.

    (social economic status)
    I am someone, belonged to the middle class fam.

    (National origin)Grew up from the queen city of the south.

    With the ADRESSING disclosed above, you can now freely judge me.

    Journal Entry: Jan 18,2019

    Today’s week is very hectic and challenging yet fun. We had so much materials to review with, sacrificed sleeps because of graded recitations, and many more.And with these hardships I’ve encountered, I wanted to release these all through prayers. My heart may not belong to a particular religious group/Org but it still beating for Jesus.

    Grace!

  95. Princess Leah Banoy
    Princess Leah Banoy

    My real identity is more than just my given name , for it turn out to be much deeper than that because it is something about our personality and more. And this identity could be different from my own and other people’s perspective. For the 19 years of my existence here on earth, I can apparently say that I can’t still completely identify myself for some reasons. Defining my own personal identity can take a lifetime for it changes throughout the years, whether or not we consciously undertake a process of personal development.But ofcourse there are some obvious factors that we know from the outset just by looking at our circumstances just like telling that I am a female and more. Using the acronym ADRESSING ( Age, Disability, Religion, Ethnicity, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Indigenous Background, National Origin and Gender) could show and dictate how the society could perceive me. At the AGE of 19 as a woman, I was given alot of time and chance to do more and realize more about myself, and at this age, people could see me as someone who is not as wild and free as I am before, but someone who must know how to act properly and responsibly, and because of that being conscious and careful in every actions and decisions is a must especially that I am a woman. I am a pure Filipina who came from an average family and is Catholic, and in regards with these factors, which clearly shows that I am just like other people, just a normal girl trying to live her life, it didnt restrict me to be someone I want to be. Even though for some instances, being a girl hinders us from doing things that we also wanted to do which society believes that man only can, just like how age changed the way I am living my life now. But still at the end of the day, I still ended up being not certain of who i really am in terms of being the real me inside. One thing that makes my day complete is realizing the fact that Every people in this world will always have something to say about you, but not all of them matters. So, I must learn how to filter out the thins that people are telling and should not try to live my life by how the society wanted me to be, and dont let them dictate me how I should be.

    For this blog, I am thankful enough to be able to read this because I was able to realize the importance of believing in ones self and trusting the real you. That even though, other people wont see you as how you see yourself, what matters the most is that you know to your self that you are living your life the best as you can! Fighting and more power!

  96. Name: DANA MARIE ALIGANGA
    ACT183

    (Age) Prior years, i felt like i’m homeless, empty, lost , nowhere to be found in this vas universe. but, one day i just wake up completely aligned to the pattern of the universe itself. At this point of my life, I’ve finally perceived the tricks of life, its unfairness, holistically, how it fvckin works.

    (disability) To the world, to the continent, to the country down to the society i belonged, I salute y’all, for the heartbreaks, hatred, downgrades, and tears; because of that i can’t genuinely love anymore. one of my disability I am aiming to change.

    (religion) I’m very skeptical type of person, with politics and philosophy; I lost my religion. Its traditional or cultural ways connecting to God is beyond my own way. I may actually lost my religion but not my faith.

    (ethnicity)
    I was born in a particular religious filipino family, and so if there’s something liberal that i wanted to do, well as if it’ll be done.

    (sexual orientation)
    I am someone, hiding in a girl’s clothing.

    (social economic status)
    I am someone, belonged to the middle class fam.

    (National origin)Grew up from the queen city of the south.

    With the ADRESSING disclosed above, you can now freely judge me.

    Journal Entry: Jan 18,2019

    Today’s week is very hectic and challenging yet fun. We had so much materials to review with, sacrificed sleeps because of graded recitations, and many more.And with these hardships I’ve encountered, I wanted to release these all through prayers. My heart may not belong to a particular religious group/Org but it still beating for Jesus.

    Grace!

  97. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones from ACT 182

    When I hear or read the word Identity it makes think and wonder a lot, and make me ask some question about myself like do I really found out my own identity? Or I’m just a human being looking to shadows of other people and trying to claim that I have identity same as his/her? As I go further I can tell that nature, way of living, experiences and environment can really mold someone’s identity since I discover my partial self through this. My identity is not complete yet because as I live every day I learn new things about myself and that things can really fill up my identity and make it complete. As I watched the video I think ADDRESSING Framework can really help us to understand our identity, so here is a glimpse of my demographic profile using the said framework.

    Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 this march some people do not believe that since I don’t really act upon my age.
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I don’t have any disability.
    Religion: I am a Christian, who is living by faith and not by sight.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a pure Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: I am a straight male, but I really respect those people who are part of the LGBTQ community since I have some friends who are part of it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for this, I could say that I belong to the middle class. Beyond grateful for my parents who worked hard just to provide my needs.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Born and raise in the Philippines
    Gender: Male

  98. Knowing who you truly are is very important before you can know other people. Your identity is important to know who you truly are.

    Age: 18 years old turning 19 on feb 23
    Disability status: I can say that i am physically healthy but i have a poor eyesight because it runs in the blood.
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Proudly saying i am 100% Filipino and i am proud.
    Social Class: Middle Class we are not rich in terms of money but my family give thekr best to fulfill on what can makes us happy and i am proudly say that we are full of love.
    Sexual orientation: Female (straight) but i love the LGBTQ community.
    Indigenous Background & National Origin: Here in our country we are commonly doing festivals. When i was a little kid my mom taught me how to respect people especially the old ones we practice this ‘mano po’ even if we are old we do this to give respect.
    Gender: Female

    God created us different from each other. We have different perspective in life. Each and everyone has the right to express themselves. Be who you are and know your worth. Always put God first and you will know what is your purpose in this world, you will know who you trully are because God will guide you. I am very thankful because my parents taught me that always put God in everything that I do.

  99. I am Jamaica D. Bonifacio, Age- 18 years old, Disability- Anemic, that not so healthy person, Religion- Roman Catholic, Ethnicity- Kapampangan, Socio- Economic Status- Middle Class, Sexual Orientation – Heterosexual ( I am attracted to opposite sex only), Indigenous Background- Non-native, Nationality- Filipino, Gender- Female.
    As we grow older, there are changes that we can see through ourselves; mentally, physically and even our spirituality. These changes lead us to what we are now. A change that I noticed to myself is that I am more to value the things around me. I grew up in a family that belongs in the middle class of this society. My parents thought us on how to save money as much as we can. So instead of riding UV express going home from school and spending 30php for a faster travel, I will just take Jeepney which is my transportation expense is only 15php. It is not that convinient compared to UV express but I can save 15php and at the same time, I will not encounter the smell of the air freshener.

  100. “IDENTITY”
    It gave me a little tremble as I always hear the word “identity”, so much questions are popping into my mind. But I know that identity can’t be fabricated, you will discover your true identity when you stop trying so hard to find yourself and choose to be.

    At the Age of 19, some people are still doubting and belittling me as a person, I know I still have a lot of rice to eat, at this age, I am limiting no one to teach me more life lessons that will help to build a better me. Next, Disability Status, I always thank God that I’m living without any physical and mental problems. And I am using this perfect imperfections in cases that it will be helpful. In Religion, I am Christian Born Again, I believe in Jesus Christ our God and Saviour. In Ethnicity, my Dad is Bicolano and my Mom is Lagunense and I respect both, I am Bicolano-Lagunense-Filipino. My skin color is Kayumanggi and I am a proud living “Filipino”. In Sexual Orientation I prefer to have an opposite sex partner because I believe that it is the right thing but I am nothing against the LGBTQ+ Community, I respect them. In terms of Socio Economic Status, I belong to an Average Class, my Mom and Dad are striving to give us an easy life, and it is something I am proud of. In Indigenous Background And National Origin, I am born and spend my 19 years of existence in the Philippines. And lastly, Gender, I am a proud and empowered woman.

    I am human, I face challenges too. This week, I cannot say that it pass smoothly but all I know is I am aware of what my capabilities are and I know that God didn’t put me in situations that I can’t get through.

  101. The most challenging enemy that you’ll probably meet is yourself. Always take note of that because I’ve been there and it was difficult. I experience how hard it is to socialize because I keep on isolating myself that time. Fortunately, thank God that I was able to know and understand myself as time passes by.
    Age: 19 years old
    Disability: I’m blessed that I am perfectly made.
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Filipino
    Social Class: I’ll be honest, I belong in a lower income family but I’m grateful that I have access in higher education.
    Sexual Orientation:
    Indigenous Background: We don’t have any indigenous group from the past
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female
    This week was just a usual week that I spend most of my time in school. I’ve been patient since the first day of this week though I still haven’t afford to buy the book required in my major subject. My allowance isn’t enough but I know God will provide.

  102. Identity is a simple word that makes each individual different from one another. In order for someone to know you, physical familiarity is not enough. They would need to go through the deepest part of one’s personality. There are a lot of ways in order to know someone, different strategies were done in order to help people to get to know each other. On our Understanding the self class, we were able to discuss ADRESSING technique in which it allows people to know themselves by their different classes and profiles.

    The first letter which is A stands for Age; today, I am 18 years old turning 19 this coming April. Followed by letter D for disability, i do have a poor eyesight that sometimes become the reason for me to miss the fun. I also have a heart disease, it is called mitral valve prolapse or MVP. The third letter which is R that stands for Religion, i was born as a Roman Catholic and i still belong to the same religion as of today. Next is E for Ethnicity, I am a Filipino with a one-fourth blood of chinese. In terms of sexual orientation, I am a female. Today’s world is very open to LGBTQ and I don’t see any problem with that. My family and I belongs to the middle class of society in which we have the basic means for living, we can eat three times a day, have proper clothes and etc. My mother came from the province of Nueva Ecija, every summer we always spent our vacation having reunions with our relatives there. And for Gender, as i’ve said earlier, I am a female.

    This week, I was given another opportunity to know myself more. Nothing special really happened this week that I can relate to the different aspects in ADRESSING, aside for the category of Age. I am 19 years old, not too young and can’t be considered as old. This week, my friends and I planned that we’ll be going on a trip but my parents didn’t allow us to do so because of the reason that its too far and something bad may happen to us. Consequently, being a daughter I need to follow their rules in order to avoid my parents being mad. Through that, I realize that sometimes, Age can hinder us from doing the things that we usually like.

  103. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones from ACT 182

    When I hear or read the word Identity it makes think and wonder a lot, and make me ask some question about myself like do I really found out my own identity? Or I’m just a human being looking to shadows of other people and trying to claim that I have identity same as his/her? As I go further I can tell that nature, way of living, experiences and environment can really mold someone’s identity since I discover my partial self through this. My identity is not complete yet because as I live every day I learn new things about myself and that things can really fill up my identity and make it complete. As I watched the video I think ADDRESSING Framework can really help us to understand our identity, so here is a glimpse of my demographic profile using the said framework.

    Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 this march some people do not believe that since I don’t really act upon my age.
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I don’t have any disability.
    Religion: I am a Christian, who is living by faith and not by sight.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a pure Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: I am a straight male, but I really respect those people who are part of the LGBTQ community since I have some friends who are part of it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for this, I could say that I belong to the middle class. Beyond grateful for my parents who worked hard just to provide my needs.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Born and raise in the Philippines
    Gender: Male

  104. Everyone has his/her own identity. But it doesn’t mean that those who has same identity also has the same characteristics or attitude. Some judge others just because he/she has encountered someone, in the same identity, that have done something wrong to his/her. Identity is base on the standard of the society and characteristics is defends on you, on how did your parents raised you. In connecting to ADDRESSING, I just want to say that you shouldn’t judge me just because of my identity. Such as;

    A is for AGE – I’m 19 years old.
    D is for DISABILITY – Unfortunately, I am having a defective speech.
    R is for RELIGION – Roman Catholic
    E is for ETHNICITY/RACE – I am a Filipino
    S is for SEXUAL ORIENTATION – I’m straight, I only get attracted to women.
    S is for SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS – I’m belong to a middle class family.
    I is for INDIGENOUS – I don’t know where do I belong
    N is for NATIONALITY – I was born in the Philippines
    G is for GENDER – Male

    How my week went

    I wouldn’t say that it was just the same routine of my everyday. I spent a lot of my time at Accounting office because I am late enrollee and also I have something to settle to the office. I’m so busy this whole week settling and completing the requirements for my scholarship. During spare time, I watch movies and series , play games.

  105. Monica Ariniego
    Monica Ariniego

    Age – 19 years old
    Disability Status – Poor eyesight
    Religion – Born Again Christian
    Ethnicity – Filipino
    Sexual Orientation – attracted to both sexes
    Socio economic Status – middle class
    Indigenous Background – pure Filipino and raised in Manila
    National Origin – Philippines
    Gender – Female

    Identity is defined as being oneself and not acting or being something else. The identity that one forms throughout their life time is a slow and not an easy process, each and every event in one’s life whether it’s larger or small scale has an effect on developing ones overall identity. Relating to my religion above, I just want to share that being a Born Again Christian is not really a religion it is more on relationship to our God. I have this friend where I invited to our Church and then before the service ends he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Another thing, I get conscious in my body weight because I do not control my eating habit, I always eat almost every hour and I know that its not a good practice. I’m getting older and it will be hard for me to stay fit if I continue eat unhealthy food and do not follow a proper diet. That’s my realizations this week that related to my identity.

  106. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones from ACT 182

    When I hear or read the word Identity it makes think and wonder a lot, and make me ask some question about myself like do I really found out my own identity? Or I’m just a human being looking to shadows of other people and trying to claim that I have identity same as his/her? As I go further I can tell that nature, way of living, experiences and environment can really mold someone’s identity since I discover my partial self through this. My identity is not complete yet because as I live every day I learn new things about myself and that things can really fill up my identity and make it complete. As I watched the video I think ADDRESSING Framework can really help us to understand our identity, so here is a glimpse of my demographic profile using the said framework.
    Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 this march some people do not believe that since I don’t really act upon my age.

    Disability Status: Thankfully, I don’t have any disability.
    Religion: I am a Christian, who is living by faith and not by sight.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a pure Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: I am a straight male, but I really respect those people who are part of the LGBTQ community since I have some friends who are part of it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for this, I could say that I belong to the middle class. Beyond grateful for my parents who worked hard just to provide my needs.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Born and raise in the Philippines
    Gender: Male

  107. A – 19 years old
    D – Temporarily able-bodied
    R – Christian
    E – Asian
    S – Working Class
    S – Heterosexual
    I – Non-Native
    N – Filipino
    G – Female

    When I am about to enter college, I honestly didn’t know my feet will bring me for where I am now. I know, I haven’t reached THAT peek yet. Deciding where to go and what to take in college is tough because (1) My mom would be like “No, you’ll take accountancy.” (2) Money is here. Ofcourse.

    Last Wednesday, when I got home from school, I finally broke down. After two consecutive terms, I asked myself, “Masaya ba talaga ako sa ginagawa ko?” “Itutuloy ko pa ba ito?” All the emotions that I kept for years, I finally let it out. I finally told my family about my situation – that I am not okay, that I am not happy, that I am not strong, that I am not independent, that all the things I am doing is not fulfilling anymore, that taking this college program is not what I want… And being the eldest (as far as I know, LOL), I can’t help but to feel pressured. Because, cliche as it seems, I am the hope of my family’s future.

    And that is okay. To let out of your emotions to the people you trust.
    College is stressing the hell out of me.
    And it is okay. It is okay not to be okay.

  108. Yla A. Dimacali
    Act186

    Age – 19
    Dream – To be an accountant
    Religion – Roman Catholic
    Ethics – professionalism
    Status – Single
    Social economic – Party goer
    Indigenous background- Rich
    National orgin – Filipino
    Gender – female

    During my third sem in school it was very stressful because so many school activities to be comfile on time. There are new people around me and it’s hard to adjust again for me because I’m not approachable person.

  109. ACT181

    All of us have unique personality, physical features, attitude and different experiences in life. Each and every one of us can change overtime such us in physical attribute, attitude and personality. There are many factors why we face change. It could be because of our age, our environment, the people that surrounds us, unexpected happenings: such as death of love ones, meeting the love of our life and etc, for survival purposes and many more.
    Being a young adult, I know that I’m still in the process of building my own identity. Change is the only thing constant in this world and we are not excempted in that but I make it to a point that my change is always in the positive way.
    There is a method on how we easily identify ourselves in forming self concept called ADRESSING (Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity/race, Sexual orientation, Socioeconomic status, Indigenous background, National Origin, and Gender). Currently I am still a teenager (18) which is classified as young adult (AGE); I really have a poor eye sight which I acquired because of too much exposure in computer at young age which I regret doing because i feel like i can’t work on simple things without my eyeglasses already (DISABILITY STATUS); I was baptised as a Roman Catholic and I am happy here because of the freewill we practice(RELIGION); I was born in the Philippines which made me a Filipino, I love being a Filipino because of delicious foods and many awesome traditions (Ethnicity/ Race);I am heterosexual because I only want to have a relationship on my opposite sex though, I appreciate the beauty of my same sex but not to the point of having relationship with them ( SEXUAL ORIENTATION); I think I am in the middle class because we afford to buy our needs and wants (SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS);I am non-native (INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND); I was born in the Philippines and still live here until now (NATIONAL ORIGIN); I am female/feminine (GENDER).

    Last friday I went to school and forgot my eye glasses. That day was so hilarious. I was not able to recognize people instantly unless they need to say their names because it is too awkward to zoom my face to their faces just to know them. Just like on what I experienced, I was in the comfort room (the one nearby the social hall) and someone called my name and of course I did not recognize her because of blurredness and she’s too far from me and maybe she was not able to see immediately that I am not wearing my eye glasses, so there is a long silence between us and guess what she’s with her friends. And I think they found me weird for just looking at her not saying any wordd .Because I don’t want to assume her name and it would be awkward if I incorrectly say other names so I chose to wait her to talk . And after 10 seconds finally she said her name and I immediately explained to her that I am not wearing my glasses and we did little chit chat afterwards.I also had a difficulty in riding a jeep because I can’t see the signages in front of it, I still ran in the driver and asked if his route was in Pasig Palengke which was so hassle.On the other day, which was just this monday I went to the church and practiced the lighting up of a candle while saying my prayers and prayed for my father’s soul. And that is the practice that most Roman Catholic do.While on the following days, I enjoyed a lot because of new learnings and new professors that were devoted in teaching not just about the lessons but also in giving life advices on us.

  110. We have differences and similiraties but we have unique characteristics that made us who we are today.

    Age – 19 years old
    Disability- Physically and mentally fit
    Religion – INC but now i am attending a Born-Again Christian Church
    Ethnicity – Pure Filipino
    Sexual Orientation – Straight Female
    Socioeconomic – I think i belong in the Middle class
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Born and raised at the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    19 years of existence in this world, Ive experience a lot of challenges and trials that Ive been through. My physical and mental identity will define me as a person and as others see in me. Since I was young i am an INC believer but now I am attending a Born Again Christian Church where I found again who is our Lord and Saviour, I started to believe in Him again and know my worth as a child of God. I belong in a middle class because my parents can provide for me as I study here in Manila because originally i am from Zambales who went here to enter college.

    My week has been a rough and tough one, because until now I still can’t accept that our third term has already started. I am taking BS Accountancy at National University. Im still exhausted and tired because I am sick right now. But i still manage to enter my class because it is a responsibility for me. Even though we face uncertainties and trials in life we should be responsible for it and face it with all our strengths.

  111. Pamela Dianne Morales Cenon
    Pamela Dianne Morales Cenon

    Identity is something that will make and define who you really are. It makes you unique. It is having a distinction from the other people. In identifying your self-identity, ADDRESSING framework could help you know where you should improve, and for you to be aware how you are being you as a person of today. In my nineteen years in this world, I have a poor eyesight, my mom says it is because of me reading books or e-books, but then, my eyesight has been poor since I am in sixth grade, it was the time when I don’t even like reading books yet, so I really wonder why I have a poor eyesight. Well, going back to the framework, I am a Roman Catholic. I am a pure Filipino but also has a korean heart. In terms of social status, it is safe to say that I belong to the middle class. I am a young girl turning to be a fine lady. I am a non-native because I was born and I grew up in the city.

    For this week, although I have to go to school, my mom and I still found time to bond together, shopping, something like that. I am grateful because despite of our busy (slight) schedule, we still have time to enjoy our time together.

  112. We, as the writer of this journey to our true identity can create a self-concept using this acronym – ADRESSING (Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Indigenous Background, National Origin, and Gender).

    From 18 years of existence, I considered myself as a teen with adult powers, but I never erase the little kid inside of me, cause it is the main source of my happiness. Yes, Im in the phase of adulting age but I don’t force myself to do things I can’t and don’t want to do. However I do try especially if it’s for the best. I take my time, slowly but surely. May it be studies, love, career, or much more the future. When it comes to disability status, I’m not physically or mentally impaired, but I find it hard to express myself verbally. I have a difficulty to give a right shape to my thoughts or feelings that I know in order to express it well. The religion that I’ve been a part of all my life since baptism was being a Roman Catholic. Since I was born my parents decided to continue the family tradition of following the teachings of Catholicism, but I had been away from the Church for close a year. It felt natural to return to the Church that had been such a strong influence throughout my childhood and adolescence. I am Catholic because there is always an open door, and I’m extremely thankful for that. Basically, I am a Filipino, a proud one. I may not have the physical appearance of an authentic Filipino, but I have the qualities instead. One of this is being resilient, one of the popular characteristic of a Filipino, being able to get back to track after a downfall. I am in a middle class family. Thanks to my parents who works hard each day to fulfill and support our needs whether in school or career matter and sometimes personal wants. Now I am studying at prestigious university, I am truly blessed. In terms of sexual orientation , I am in a straight path of being a woman and definitely attracted to man. Now, my indigenous background and national origin; I was born and grew up in the Philippines, specifically in Metro Manila. Raised by instilling Filipino traits and characteristics, including to always use ‘po’ and ‘opo’ and many more. I bet you all know the drill of being a Filipino. Gender? Uhm, Definitely, a female. Nothing more, nothing less.

    This is the most exciting adventure in our lives, discovering who we really are and finding our true identity. Can be done through a process of self-discovery, self-awareness to self-actualization and self-acceptance. I should start wandering more beyond who I think I am to allow my authentic self to reflect my identity. I should step outside my comfort zone, to peer through the reality. This week is a week full of pressure, massive workloads, intermediate accounting stressed me out. I feel like each day was I’ll go on a battle and fight. Everyday stress can speed up aging based on some article so I am worried that I might wake up one day, my age become tripled. LOL

  113. Age – 19 years old. In my 19 years of existence, I think I am not mature enough for my age because I see teenagers in my age before as already successful and mature enough on how to handle their lives. In my case, as a teenager, I think I take a lot of my time consuming things that I am not completely ready to handle. Growing is learning so I think I am still in the process of knowing my identity. Adulthood is still forming in my mind.
    Disability Status – I have poor eyesight that is why some people’s first impression of me is not good. They think I am too serious and get easily irritated. Every time I meet an acquaintance on my way the possibility to recognize them are low and they think I am being a snob than what I was actually before.
    Religion – I am a Roman Catholic.
    Ethnicity – Filipino
    Sexual Orientation – Heterosexual
    Socioeconomic Status – Middle Class
    Indigenous Background – I do not have any indigenous background
    National Origin – I am a born and race Filipino from the Philippines
    Gender – Female

    It was awesome! I had a shitty day as usual. I am walking around pretending to be happy while my heart is actually broken into thousands of little fragments. After some days in a row, I was ready for a change. These past few weeks had been tough for me. Taking a lot of time commuting from Marikina to Manila is I could say more tiring than studying in class. Recently, I enjoyed observing the scenery around me, like how people deal with heavy traffic, how they converse with another and weirdly observe people’s clothes, just like that, nothing special I could say. I have been stressing myself to the unimportant things that I should not be thinking. Stress with school, friends and myself. Honestly, I am still compromising whether I should shift my course right away. I have been killing my time playing with my dog, watching horror movies and reading novels. Moreover, I realized that accounting is getting harder and harder every term so I must convince myself to do a lot of working and reading. Furthermore, I believe that I should not stop when I am tired… I will just only stop when I am done because I know that the ingredients of being successful are accepting setbacks, time and patience. Lastly, I had decided to create a time management for myself to use my time productively.

  114. ACT182

    Identity plays an important role in one’s life because this defines us as a human which makes us to be a unique one. We as a human has our own identity since the day that we were born. This identity that we all have is important to be realized by us, our own selves and be able to identify by others for them to perceive us. Our sense of our identity has to do with who you think you are and how you perceive yourself. It’s about how you define yourself. For me, there are many attributes on how others perceives us as an individual. Normally, it is based on our demographic profile which are age,nationality, gender, religion, social status and many more. Another one is based on our personal charcteristics and behavior or attitude. I believe that we are all a product of many different cultures which surrounds us. Our ethics or values, perceptions, thinking and experiences are structured and developed by the society and culture that influences our lives each day. Our family is the one who first molded, influenced and developed us as a person. Developing a strong sense of identity is important for us to not be easily influenced by others. People who doesn’t have enough sense of their own identity may have trouble in making decisions in their life. As I have grown up, I’ve learned to know and understand myself more.

    Age: 18 years old (which I think that can be already labeled as an adult)
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I have no disability since the day that I was born. Iam physically healthy and able to do things.
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: None
    Socioeconomic Status: I’m including myself in the middle class of the social class.
    Sexual Orientation:
    Indigenous Heritage: None
    Nationality: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    To relate the framework of ADRESSING with how my week went, I will share some scenarios that happened to me.
    A- AGE
    Last Monday, my brother requested me to buy alcoholic drinks to a convenience store but the cashier didn’t let me because she thinks that I’m a minor. Another one is when my aunt took me to the mall for her to play electronic bingo at Fishermall but the security guard didn’t let me in because they have a policy that only 21 years old and above are allowed to enter that place. So, my aunt and I decided to go malling instead.

    D- DISABILITY STATUS
    My cousin was with her friend last Saturday. I went to my cousin’s house to invite her to go with me to Quezon Memorial Circle to do jogging and biking. I also ask and invited her friend to go with us but she just smiled and told me that she can’t because she has a disability. She told me that she has a muscular dystrophy and she has a difficulty in walking. Because of that, I decided to go alone instead.

    R- RELIGION
    My highschool friends and I went to the mall last Sunday. After that, we decided to go to the church but one of my friends is not a Catholic so she decided to go home instead of going with us and we respected and understand her decision.

    E- ETHNICITY

    S- SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
    Every lunch time in school, my friend and I usually wants to eat in NU canteen but we are always hesitating to buy because foods there is half more expensive than foods in the carinderia outside the NU. We are thinking that it is much better if we buy our lunch meal in the carinderia (Andrew’s Canteen to be specific) because by that, we can save money and lessen our expenses. Another one is this. Every Wednesday, we are required to wear corporate attire but because I don’t have enough clothes like that and besides I am saving money, I bought some at the thrift shop instead of buying expensive clothes in the mall. I’m always trying to be practical in every decisions I made everyday.

    S- SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I- INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

    N- NATIONALITY
    Last Thursday, I went to NU Accounting Office to settle some of my obligations and I observed that my tuition is lesser than the tuition of a foreign student. This made me realized that my nationality as a Filipino student is an advantage when enrolling to universities.

    G – GENDER
    This week, it is very hard for me and my friend to take jeepney when going home from school since our time to go home is rush hour. It takes 30 mins to 1 hour of waiting before we can finally ride. Me and my friend always thinking that maybe, if we are not women, we can do “sabit” and it will not took us a lot of time waitin and will not be hard and tiring for us when going home. While, last Monday, I took LRT and a man offer me his seat. We all know that some Filipino men have this good value of being a gentleman which we women should be thankful of. We should be thankful that some men treats us specially.

  115. Age – 19
    Disability – I have a poor eyesight
    Religion – Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity – Filipino
    Sexual Orientation – Certainly preferred opposite sex
    Socioeconomic Status – Middle Class
    Indigenous Background – My family came from Albay, Bicol
    National Origin – I was born and raised here in the Philippines
    Gender – Female

    At my young age, I chose to study here in manila, and being away from my family makes me even feel sad. Growing up in the surroundings that have different ambiance making a lot of adjustments for myself to fit in and not be feel out of place. Surrounding that grow up in different culture. Understanding where they came from and listening to their stories makes me realize that what I’ve experience from my the past is just nothing compared to their experience.

    The article Battle Scars makes me discover other things while I’m still young, going out with my comfort zone and still giving myself a freedom. Yesterday’s activity helps me accept any negativity and improve it more as I grow. Never give up and strive to be a better version of myself.

  116. “Your understanding of your inner self holds the meaning of your life.” once Leo Tolstroy, a Russian writer have stated. This will give us doubts if we really know ourselves enough to face people. Thus, there is an ‘Adressing framework’ that will help us to identify ourselves:
    Age- 18 years old
    Disability status- fragile and unsporty
    Religion-Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity/race- a proud Filipino
    Sexual Orientation- Heterosexual
    Socioeconomic status- Middle class
    Indigenous background- Native Filipino
    National Origin-Philippines
    Gender- Female

    As the week passed by, I think I made decisions matured enough to be an 18 year old lady as I’ve managed my time for my assignments and advance readings for the week. On Sunday, we’ve attended a burial that makes every one emotional and because I’m fragile due to my deepest sympathy for them even if we’re not blood related, I still cried for the moment to see your love one for the last time and that will be behind that marble forever. For the past weekdays, there’s a lot of money I spend due to my academic expenses and I’m fortunate enough to be in the Middle class to afford those kind of expenditures. I know that I had a very tiring week yet I’m still positive to face my new opportunities day by day because I know that He’s here beside me holding my hand as I walk on the streets to my success.

    Claudette Ann C. Manalo/ACT181

  117. ACT 182
    ADRESSING

    Age- 18 years old
    Disablity- Rheumatoid Athritis
    Religion- Catholic
    Ethnicity- None
    Social Class- Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation- Straight
    Indigenous Background- None
    National Origin- Philippines
    Gender- Female

    Age
    Last Monday, I wasn’t able to enter in a bar eventhough I’m already 18 years old. I found out that there are some bars that requires a person to have a minimum age of 21 in order to enter the place and order a drinks.

    Disablity
    For the seven consecutive days, I always feel a joint pain because of my rheumatoid athritis. It is normal for me to experience, but it hits me so badly last weekend so I became very unproductive that day to the point that I can’t do such things even going out of my bed.

    Religion
    I had an argument with my friend whose religion is Iglesia ni Cristo. I talked to him about the Translacion 2019 wherein my father is a devotee and he suddenly told me that this activity is disrespectful because it breaks the divine mandate. So since I am a Catholic and I believe in the essence of this activity, I get offended and rebutted his argument with annoyance.

    Ethnicity
    —-none—-

    Social Class
    My mother wants us to eat in Dampa, a seafood restaurant in Mall of Asia. Since the price of food there is expensive, she suddenly decided not to eat there because she thinks that its just a waste of money and we have more to buy than eating there.

    Sexual Orientation
    ——none——-

    Indigenous Background
    ——-none——

    National Origin
    ——–none——

    Gender
    Although I am already 18 years old, my parents always treat me like a kid. They are so strict to the point that I get irritated sometimes. Last Wednesday, they doesn’t allow me to go in my best friend’s birthday celebration in Caloocan because of the reason that I am a female and It is dangerous for me to go there because nowadays, there are so many criminals outside and their common target is girl since we usually doesn’t have a capability to fight back on them.

  118. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones from ACT 182

    When I hear or read the word Identity it makes think and wonder a lot, and make me ask some question about myself like do I really found out my own identity? Or I’m just a human being looking to shadows of other people and trying to claim that I have identity same as his/her? As I go further I can tell that nature, way of living, experiences and environment can really mold someone’s identity since I discover my partial self through this. My identity is not complete yet because as I live every day I learn new things about myself and that things can really fill up my identity and make it complete. As I watched the video I think ADDRESSING Framework can really help us to understand our identity, so here is a glimpse of my demographic profile using the said framework.
    Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 this march some people do not believe that since I don’t really act upon my age.

    Disability Status: Thankfully, I don’t have any disability.
    Religion: I am a Christian, who is living by faith and not by sight.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a pure Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: I am a straight male, but I really respect those people who are part of the LGBTQ community since I have some friends who are part of it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for this, I could say that I belong to the middle class. Beyond grateful for my parents who worked hard just to provide my needs.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Born and raise in the Philippines
    Gender: Male

  119. Identity is the aspect of who and what you are. Culture, personal interest and family is one of the aspects that tend to shape our identity. Through ADRESSING I’ll provide some information about myself.
    Age: I’m 19 years old and turning 20 on September.
    Disability: I have a poor eyesight.
    Religion: Roman Catholic.
    Ethnicity: Filipino.
    Social Class: Middle Class because my parents and siblings can provide my needs and wants
    Sexual Orientation: Straight female but I respect everyone regardless of their gender.
    Indigenous Background: None
    National Origin: I was born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female
    To be honest this week was fun but also rough, it is my first week of 3rd semester in school but I feel it is already a month. There are many paper works to do this weekend and I feel tired. But I realized that a 19 years old lady can handle this thing because I know this is for my future.

    Jesse Rae Villanueva
    ACT181

  120. I’m 18 years old, heterosexual female. Thankfully, I am physically and mentally able. My religion is Roman Catholic. I also consider my self as a native Mangyan, since it is our minority in the province and I am proud brown color Tagalog Philippine citizen. My family are in the middle class of the society as they can provide our needs and gave us the privilege to study in a private school.

    My week goes on at whirlwind pace, I have seen a lot that leaves me a worthy thoughts and realization. I’ve been forcing myself to mature and act on my age because of the pressure and stress that I am currently experiencing. Been isolating myself for any social interactions because of my fears, witnessed myself and my friends having a mental breakdowns due to academic, financial, family and life challenges. But, in the midst of struggling of pulling myself together, I still facade happiness and hope. Grateful enough that I never lose faith in Him, that as long as I know that He’s beside me, I am safe and at peace. Lastly, as a Filipina, I learned how to be resilient in whatever life is throwing at me. It is a week full of rollercoaster ride of emotion and as it ends, we hope for the start of a better one.

    ACT181

  121. Every person has its own identity. We have our own name, age, gender, and such things that can help to easily identify us and our identity makes us unique to one another in different ways. Knowing our own selves can help us make decision in any situation that happens on us. Through ADRESSING framework we can easily to introduce more ourselves to everyone starting with the

    Age: I am 18 years old turning 19 on March 12.
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I am not physically or mentally disable and I thank God for guiding me and keeping me safe and healthy always.
    Religion: Roman Catholic is my religion and I am proud to say that I believe in God. I always have faith on him and trust him in everything that happen in my life.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am 100% Filipino and I’m proud of that.
    Social Class: I can say that I’m in the Middle Class. My parents are always there to give us everything and do anything just to make us happy and give us a better life.
    Sexual Orientation: I am Female (Straight) and I have a lot of respect to those people who are part of LGBTQ Community because my two brother are also part of that community and I really love them so much no matter they are gay or not.
    Indigeneous Background and National Origin: I was born and grew up here in the Philippines and our family is pure filipino. My mother and father is both 100% filipino that’s why I’m natural born filipino.
    Gender: Female

  122. IDENTITY

    Aristotle, greatest philosopher said, “knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Self-identity is knowing, recognizing and understanding one’s self. Since, self is the unique core of our personality, self- identity allows our self to develop and love what and who we are, and not defined by society because we have our own beauty.
    I have learned that we could create our own self-concept through the ADRESSING (Age, Disability status, Religion, Ethnicity, Sexual orientation, Socio-economic status, Indigenous background, National origin, and Gender) framework. In terms of AGE, I am 19 years old and by this year I going to be 20. I am expecting to do what I wanted to do and explore my teen life before turning to my 20’s chapter. In terms of RELIGION, I am a roman catholic and I always remind of myself that God is the captain of my ship where He is guiding and protecting me from danger. In terms of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, I classify myself in middle class. Because my parents still can provide our needs but there is a circumstance we are short in money. Having belong to this class allows me to be stronger in life and work hard to get what we want. Lastly, in terms of my GENDER, I am a female. Being a woman is something we should be proud of because we learned how to be independent in life. But I still respect every gender in the society especially the LGBTQ community because it does not matter whether we are a girl or a lesbian, what matters is how we acknowledge and define our self.
    In connection with the ADRESSING framework, there is one situation that happened this week that relates my identity to the said framework. Mr. Roel Hernandez had class activity in the class where every person in the class should write something about their first impression on the paper (place at the back of a person). And when it is about time to read what is written on their paper, some were happy because of good comments they received, and some were not. While observing their emotions, there is a particular person who caught my attention (he is not happy). While writing on his paper, I saw the word “katakot” and it made me feel sad because I am sure he got offended or it may cause depression to that person. It will let himself isolated to people because of what other may think of him. This word will set on his mind and defined his identity. What I have learned is that we should know our self better than other knows us. So that we should not let them define our identity and affect our life. On the other hand, we should have a responsibility to be careful on what we have said because we are not perfect.
    ~Lovely Gatmen, ACT181

  123. Danica Aireen Camunggol
    Danica Aireen Camunggol

    Erik Erikson once mentioned that, “In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity” which clearly means that in this world we live one’s identity makes us, people unique from one another and helps us maintain our character stand out from the rest of the crowd. This also signifies that through knowing yourself and what makes you distinct as person will help you develop yourself and most importantly appreciate your existence. As people may find it difficult to distinguish one person from another because of some similarities that people do have in common, here is one way of knowing one’s identity.

    Through ADDRESING. A-ge, I’m 18 years of age, trying to be the best that I can be and living my life the way it supposed to be. I’m too young and is about to figure out what God has prepared me. D-isability, I started wearing glasses at the age of 15 and because of that I’m experiencing difficulties in terms of eyesight. R-eligion, a roman catholic by heart and soul. Though we are raised with different religions, what I wanted to stressed out my whole life is that we are all God’s children and what we need to do is do what we ought to do as his servants. E-thnicity, I am proud Filipino and believes that the Philippines, our country is blessed to have us. S-ocial Class, I can say that I am part of the society’s average class, financially and in terms of lifestyle. S-exual Orientation, I prefer opposite sex. And I do respect what the other people’s preferences after all it is their life, they can be whatever they want to be. I-ndigenous Background, I am non-native Filipino. N-ational Origin, I am born and raised in one of the most beautiful country in the world, Philippines. G-ender, I am female physically, mentally and emotionally straight.

    I can say that this week passed by so sudden and to be honest its getting tougher everyday, I am just glad and happy that I was able to make it again. Today, as I write my addressing, I’m starting to appreciate life even more. I am able to spend time, trying to figure out what’s my identity and how other people see me as a person. And it made me realized, that my week has passed by in just a snap and those days that I feel tired and exhausted was overpowered by the feeling of accomplished and blessed because I know that I’m trying my best to be the better version of myself everyday.

  124. ACUZAR, JOYCE C.
    ACT184

    “IDENTITY”

    Identity itself seems to be about a question, ‘who am I?’ It is like a mirror that reflects one’s self. It is also the knowledge and understanding of who we really are. Everyone of us has our own identity that makes us truly unique from others. Yes, it is true that I can have the same name, be the same age, same interests, goals or objectives in life, yet there is something that makes me different from others because no two people are exactly alike. Thus, our flag is our identity. In our subject, Understanding the Self, we have discussed the ADRESSING Framework which may assist in understanding one’s self-identity.

    • Age-18 years old
    • Disability-None
    • Religion-Roman Catholic
    • Ethnicity-Filipino
    • Social Class-Middle Class
    • Sexual Orientation-Heterosexual
    • Indigenous background- I was born in Quezon Province but currently living in Manila for my studies.
    • National Origin- I was born and raised in the Philippines.
    • Gender-Female

    So I will relate the result of the ADRESSING Framework with what happened to me this week. As a Roman Catholic, it is our obligation to go to Mass every Sunday. The Third Commandment says, “Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day”. So last Sunday, I and my sister went to church.

    I am now eighteen years old and a college student so I should be more responsible and learn how to be independent. Honestly, most of the time I don’t want to be alone. I always want to be with my family and friends. But because my family is in the province I should learn to be independent. I gradually learn how to decide by myself and be wise in spending money to budget my allowance. Last term we often eat in Jollibee or McDonald’s but this week I decided to eat in carinderia to save more money. In my 18 years of existence, I have discovered many things about myself yet still on the process of discovering and knowing more about myself. As what Haim Ginott said “The search for a personal identity is the life task of a teenager”.

  125. John Kenneth Puente
    John Kenneth Puente

    Knowing ypurself is one of the most important thing in this world. And don’t change who you are because of the people around you. Let me give you a glimpse of my identity by enumerating it through ADRESSING FRAMEWORK.
    Age – 19 years old
    Disability Status – Well State of Being
    Religion- Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity- Pure Pilipino
    Sexual Orientation- LBGT
    Socialeconomic Status- Middle Class
    I and N- Marinduqueno
    Gender – Male
    This week is so exhausting yet memorable because we are bombarded with schoolworls hence, I can make still time to chill out with my friends. What I am feeling right now is inneffable and quite surreal because I was able to express my feelings towards to my friends on how grateful I am to have them in my life because they accept me who I am, even though I am one with LGBT community. To be accepted by the society, friends, and specially my family is the greatest feeling ever because I dont need to pretend and to conceal my true identity and be oughtself. Lastly, someday with perseverance and willingness in current course I will become a successful Certified Public Accountant.

  126. Krishia Delarmente
    Krishia Delarmente

    There is a saying that we are the captain of our journey. What we do in our lives will dictate our future. All those scars and happy moments in our life will help us to become a better version of ourselves and can mold our identity as a person. We can’t win every battle that we encounter but we can learn from it.
    What makes you unique from the others? Its our identity. Identity makes human different from one another, you can’t duplicate it. Identity defines who we are today and in the future. To know yourself deeper you must know small information about yourself because little things makes big things happen.
    Age: 19 years old but doesn’t look like one because I’m small.
    Disability status: So far, I don’t have any disability and I’m thankful for that. I am mentally, physically and emotionally stable.
    Religion: My family religion since I was born is Roman Catholic, since then I did not change my religion. I am not a super holy person but I do go to church every Sunday with my family.
    Ethnicity: I am a full blooded Filipino
    Social class: I am in middle class in this society. My family can eat more than three times a day and can afford to buy our needs and a little of our wants, that’s because of my hardworking parents.
    Sexual Orientation: I am heterosexual
    Indigenous People – My father is from Bohol and my mother is from Occidental Mindoro. They are from different places but met here in Quezon City and that’s where I was born.
    National origin – I was born and raised in the Philippines.
    Gender- Female
    My whole week only revolves in our house-school, school and house since I am busy. That is why I feel so tired and at the same time happy. I’m exhausted for the whole week because I’m still adjusting to my schedule which is I need to wake up early for four consecutive days and cook for my breakfast and pack lunch. Also, there are lots of things that I need to do and finish this week. Like assignments, lots of readings and complete all my requirements for my scholarship. The reason for my happiness this week is because I completed all of my requirements that I needed to submit, to be able to validate my scholarship. Also, I am happy because the results of my exams are all high. Although I have mixed emotions this week and lots of things happen, i still thank God for all the blessings that I received, even if it’s good or bad. Since I’m already nineteen I became more responsible and matured enough to handle problems like school stuff and such.

  127. Identity is what and who you are, in a way the people and yourself see the action you do in a daily basis. My identity is who I am and how I interact with people. In my 20 years of AGE, graduating in my teen was a start of my adulting. I’m starting to feel a little freedom and breathing outside my box. Thankfully I don’t have DISABILITY physically but mentally I am little bit insecure thinking the world was unfair but now I am accepting to be contented with what I have. From the day I was born, I blessed as a Roman Catholic believing that God created the world that we molded that look like Him.Being born in the Philippines and having parents that raise and born parents I am Filipino as my ETHNICITY. As for my SEXUAL ORIENTATION I am proudly known in myself that I am girl. Having a broken family was really affected of what SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS I have but with my grandmother and older sister support I can say that were in a middle class, living in the society in the average way , eating 3 meals a day and having those basic necessities. As for my INDIGENOUS I am belong in the group of Southern Tagalog that sometimes the people around me have a hard time in understanding what I am saying. My NATIONAL ORIGIN was in the Philippines in the province of Quezon, Alabat Island. Not to think twice in GENDER I am female waiting to grown as a woman not physically but mentally to have a proper behavior.

    The start of the real challenge is what it seems, this week is like a bombshot to wake me up in my long innocence that being an accounting student was unexpected for me. The lessons start to shake my week to think and feel a little pressure that this third term ahead was going to be a hell for me. Not being financially stable have me a hard time in coping gladly I am able to got my scholarship that lessen my worries.But in terms of other aspects its limit me to enjoy the week. But nevertheless I got the learning academically and the life lesson that was worth it. At the end of the week, attending The Feast was a resort to give me a positive feeling that the days ahead will be in a good according to the will of God.

    -Caligan,Carmella Jane O.

  128. I Identify myself as a normal human being with no physical disabilities (thankfully) created by God. I am an eighteen year old female and for anyone’s information I am straight but have nothing against other sexual orientations. I am a Filipino. I am a faithful Catholic who prays really often. In fact, I used to serve in our church during my pre-teen years up to my early teen years, it is just too bad I had give it up. I belong to the middle class and for that I am grateful because I live a comfortable life. When I was young I was a bit spoiled by my guardians. Growing up having almost everything I wanted makes everything ironic right now because I have become strict with my finances as years go by.

    So how was my week? I would say it’s fine though it has always been rough. This week I think I have known myself more. I have come to realize what my true identity is and now I know where I should stand in life and where I should be in the coming years.

  129. At the time of being an adolescent, having or separating my own identity from my family will take process and a lot of time. I am easily acknowledge by people as me by the how I think and how I act. Two different sides of my family have different religion, with my father’s side they were Iglesia ni Cristo in which my father isn’t anymore, and on my mom’s they were Roman Catholic, and me and my siblings were all baptist as Roman Catholic. Our family can be classified as a middle-class. My father is a secondary level teacher and my mom is a housewife. They can sustain our needs and if there is surplus of income they buy us things that we will be needing or is essential. I am heterosexual, I’ve never felt any sexual attraction with a person of the same sex, I maybe attracted but it was only a idolization or adoration, and liking not in a romantical way. I am born and raised in the Philippines, both my parents were Filipino, I am not aware if there is any foreign blood in my Father’s side, and with my Mother’s relative, I remember that I ask her a long time ago and she told me that my great-grandfather has a Chinese blood. I never felt like I am undergoing gender identity crisis, I may sometimes act or dress boyish, but I am sure that I am a female, I never dreamed of being an opposite sex. This are my identity that is the same and at the same time different with my family, this are primary information that can be used to describe me.
    We did an activity this morning, and by that, I found out what my classmates especially my friends describe me. It flatters me a little but I’m thankful that they see me in a good way. Though I didn’t see any negative comments about me, if there is I will accept it and use it as a better person and to find or create my own identity.

  130. Hanna Jane Pelaez
    Hanna Jane Pelaez

    Age – 19 years old
    Disability Status – none, I’m physically and mentally fit
    Religion – Catholic
    Ethnicity – Filipino specifically Bulacenia
    Social Class – average because we can afford the things that we needed in everyday living and buy our wants.
    Sexual Orientation – straight female
    Indigenous Background and National Origin – My both parents are filipino so Im a pure Filipino
    Gender – Female

    Im a pure filipino and my classmates are also a filipino one thats why its not hard for me to communicate and build a good relationship with them. Even-though i’m in average classes, its not became a hindrance for me to became along with other classes . Also, i’m a straight female thats why Im comfortable with my girl friends .

  131. As for me, our identity consists of what and who we are. At this age, we are also discovering our true identity which is good things. Maybe some of the people judge you according to what they see not really knowing who you are. They also say some good and bad things to you but always remember that you know your self rather than them. So by using the framework of “ADRESSING” I can give you a information of who am I as person.

    Age – 19years old but going to 20years old this January 24, 2019

    Disability Status – I’m physically and mentally fit and not prone to any diseases.

    Religion – Roman Catholic

    Ethnicity – Filipino (Asian)

    Social Class – I’m belong to the middle class because we can afford all the basic needs that we need and also our wants.

    Sexual Orientation – I’m a straight Male.

    Indigenous Background – My parents are both born in panggasinan.

    National Origin – born in the philippines

    Gender – Male

    For me this week is so happy because this week is a first week of the class. We have a new friend, new classmates, new professors and also a new tasks to do to pass our subjects. And another life for me because my teenage life is soon to be end because next week I’m turn to 20yrs old. I need to adjust something because I’m not teenage anymore after my birthday. And I hope I can easily adjust my self for the new beginning of my life.

    Bryan Alcantara Dinong
    ACT185

  132. Jenny Sylvia Eustaquio
    Jenny Sylvia Eustaquio

    Knowing ones’ identity is not easy. Some people went through a lot to be the person they are today. They faced numerous challenges. Some conquered it but some are so caught up that they cannot move forward. That’s why we should put in mind that there are always a reason behind everyone’s behavior.
    I am a nineteen year old lady who went through some tough challenges in life. One of those challenges is having a condition in my spine. I have a sort of mild scoliosis that makes my posture hard to maintain because there are times that my back aches. I am born and raised as a Roman Catholic with the teachings and guide of my family especially my grandmother. I am a Filipino with some Spanish roots specifically my grandmother’s family (father side). I consider that my family belongs to the middle class. Regarding my sexual orientation, honestly I tend to have girl crushes but I am very sure that I am a heterosexual or in other words I’m straight. I get attracted to the opposite sex. As I’ve stated my father has some Spanish background while my mother is a Filipina who is an Itawes. They reside in Cagayan Valley which is a part of Northern Luzon. I on the other hand, is a girl who is born in San Juan City Philippines.
    Being a college student is challenging especially being enrolled in the Accountancy course. Having 2 Accounting subjects this term/week seems like an eye opener of what I really signed up for. Doubts and pressure are arising. Considering that I am still a teen, sometimes the doubt is slowly eating me inside but I should have faith in myself that I can do this. And I remind myself that someday my hard work will may pay off eventually.

  133. A person’s identity is shaped by many different ways and aspects, yet it is not easily recognized. Factors like family, friends, culture, personal interests, and environment help shape a person’s identity. As a person grows up, he or she is influenced by many aspects of his or her life and a lot can change. That is why identity cannot be easily determined or recognized. There is a framework called ADDRESSING (Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity/race, Sexual orientation, Socioeconomic status, Indigenous background, National Origin, and Gender) Framework that is a model of cultural influences and their relationship to the social construct of power. It can help a person understand him/herself.

    Relating the ADDRESSING Framework to what happened to me this week, there are not much situations I can connect with it except four: the disability status, the religion, the sexual orientation, and the gender. I can say that I am emotionally unstable. There were moments this week (not only this week tho) when I had sudden breakdowns even if I was with my friends hanging out. I get sad or anxious even when I’m not supposed to. In relation to religion, I do not go to church that much however I pray to God. There are always to be thankful and apologize for to Him. In sexual orientation and gender, I got to talk or even hang out with some of my friends, male, female, bisexual, and gay. Nothing much happened to me this week. Just another day in school.

  134. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones from ACT 182

    When I hear or read the word Identity it makes think and wonder a lot, and make me ask some question about myself like do I really found out my own identity? Or I’m just a human being looking to shadows of other people and trying to claim that I have identity same as his/her? As I go further I can tell that nature, way of living, experiences and environment can really mold someone’s identity since I discover my partial self through this. My identity is not complete yet because as I live every day I learn new things about myself and that things can really fill up my identity and make it complete. As I watched the video I think ADDRESSING Framework can really help us to understand our identity, so here is a glimpse of my demographic profile using the said framework.

    Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 this march some people do not believe that since I don’t really act upon my age.
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I don’t have any disability.
    Religion: I am a Christian, who is living by faith and not by sight.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a pure Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: I am a straight male, but I really respect those people who are part of the LGBTQ community since I have some friends who are part of it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for this, I could say that I belong to the middle class. Beyond grateful for my parents who worked hard just to provide my needs.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Born and raise in the Philippines
    Gender: Male

  135. Santiago, Kimberly Ann C.
    ACT 182

    Age: 19 years old.
    Disability: none
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Filipino
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Indigenous Background: Non- native
    National Origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    It’s been a week since I got to deal with my everyday adventure. I can say that this week has been so long and tiring. I’ve encountered some good situations but a bad one also. I should say that my week as a student started every tuesday, a day wherein I will start attending classes. First day in the morning, I used to thank God for giving me another day to live by praying and I can say that it is one of the best times of my life. Having 7:00 am class is a bad thing for me as a Filipino living in the Philippines in which you cannot avoid massive traffic while travelling.
    In my experiences in transportion terminal specifically at LRT it is really hard for me to deal with those elderly people because as a 19 years old, I should have to respect them even if they do bad things to me. One thing that I’ve also experienced this week was the moment when I am walking at street and there’s a guy who stared at me and acts malicious. As a female, I do not have any idea on what to do instead I just continued walking. It may sounds dramatic but that’s what and how I’ve experienced my week.

    As James Baldwin said, “An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person uses and faces his experience.”

  136. Keycie Ann Arevalo
    ACT- 182

    In life, every experience matters. We come across with good and bad circumstances before we can identify who we are and where do we belong to. However, as we live in this world and there’s a need for us to socialize with other people, their significant role can sometimes define our personal identity. With the influence of people in society, our own perspective to ourselves can be easily removed because we are surrounded by diverse people in our society which we meet everyday. With the framework ADDRESSING, it is a tool that helps us understand more our own identity and how those experiences affect us. It is compose of the following acronyms such as:

    (A)ge: 19 years old. People always think that I’m lying because my height is not appropriate with my age. ??

    (D)isability status: Blessed that I’m physically and mentally healthy.

    (R)eligion: Proud to say that I’m a Roman Catholic. Having this religion makes me stronger. Gives me hope everytime I feel so useless. I have God who always guide me until I reach the path He made for me.

    (E)thnicity/Race: I’m a Filipino living here in the Philippines.

    (S)ocial Class: I belong to middle class because I have parents who are hardworking just to supply and satisfy our needs.

    (S)exual Orientation: I’m a straight female but I respect those who are part of the LGBT community. In fact I have a lot of friends who belong to this community.

    (I)ndigenous Background and (N)ational Origin : Natural Filipino who is born here in the Philippines.

    (G)ender: Female

    With this activity, I’ve realized that we have our own uniqueness that makes us amazing. We have different experiences that build or make us grow and be the better version of our ownselves. Yes, society have a greater impact to our identity. However, no matter how someone identifies us, we can be whatever we want because only us have the control to our identity.

  137. All people have their own identity, and this will distinguish your uniqueness to others. It seems that my identity will define me as a person and ADDRESSING myself could assist me in understanding and knowing my true self identity. ADDRESSING is an acronym which means Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic status or Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Indigenous Background, National Origin, and Gender. Now, I’m in the stage of being a young adult. This stage is where I’m given a chance to build a foundation for me to grow more. In the 18 years of age I am thankful that I’m not physically or mentally disable because having disability will hinder you to do things that other people can do. In terms of religion, I’m a Roman Catholic. Having faith in God and putting Him at the center of my life is the wonderful thing I’ve ever done. I also believe in the saying that God is greater than the highs and lows. He is above all things. Nothing on this Earth will ever break me or leave me empty because I have Christ in my heart. He is always with me and I trust His plan for my life. Actually, I have this mantra of “Let go and le God”. Next my ethnicity, I am proudly pure Filipino and having this ‘kayumanggi’ skin color. Regarding in my socioeconomic status, I’m in the middle of middle and low class because as far as I know my parents are capable to shoulder are expenses or needs but not all our wants. As to sexual orientation, I’m a heterosexual but I respect the LGBTQ community. Respecting them in a way that like others I do have friends gay and bisexual. They act normal for me, and in fact they are more respectable than other people who are humiliating their identity. They are also person who have the rights to earn respect and nowadays this community is earning respect from the society because of their ability. In additional my indigenous background and national origin, I was born and grew up in the Philippines. Growing up in this country kinda great and amazing, because of the unique food, amazing people and places. Lastly, my gender is female though I have this boyish characteristic. Honestly, some people are asking my true gender because they are confused. Again, from the bottom of my hypothalamus I am a female with a strong personality inside and out.

    Overall, relating this ADDRESSING on my conclusion for this week is a help for me to determine or address my identity. This indicates that people have their own differences and similarities.

  138. Everyone has their own identity. Each one of us is unique from each other. We may have similarities but those differences that we have tend to make us stand out more in a crowd and mold our identities into who we are today. There are several factors to characterize our identities and these are few of the basic factors, through ADRESSING I will introduce my background. First, A is for age, in my 19 years of existence I can clearly specify what I am, my like and dislikes and is still on the process of achieving my goals. D is for disability status, I have a normal body without disabilities and can do things that people usually do as an individual. R is for religion, I am a Roman Catholic praying and attending the mass in our church every Sunday. I am God-fearing because I know that all things are possible if I believe in Him. E is for ethnicity, I am a proud Filipino born here in the rich country of Philippines. S is for social class, I can tell that our family belongs to the middle class. We can buy the things that we need in our everyday lives through hardwork and perseverance and sometimes, we spend for our wants in order to reward ourselves. S is also for sexual orientation, I am a straight female, I only got my eyes for my man 🙂 I is for indigenous background, I am a native Filipino with a blood of an Ilocano(Isabela) & Mangyan(Mindoro) from my family’s roots. N is for national origin, I’m a 100% born Filipino living here in the Philippines. Lastly, G is for gender, I am a female who loves make up, clothes, shoes, accessories and such to the point that other people call me “kikay” and “fashionista”.

    These factors can contribute to my everyday life. Due to several circumstances, these factors affects my mood and preferences that differs myself to the other people I am with. This week was a hella tiring ride for me as a student. Since I’m a 19 year old, I am now kn my college level and the life there is very poor. Haha. I am now struggling more than my past years of studying. And since I spend most of my time doing schoolworks, I sometimes can’t come with my family to the church because I have deadlines to pass. This week, my parents struggled in paying for our tuition fees that’s why we were on a tight budget that I need to save my allowance to buy a new book for the new sem. The school week starts and I meet new friends and our class is fun because I have few gay classmates that makes our class more lively than before. So basically, my week went well. Some factors affects me positively while the others challenged me. It is on us on how we handle things on our own and how it will define us as a unique individual.

  139. Angelica I. Suarez
    ACT182

    “A person’s identity is defined as the totality of one’s self-construal, in which how one construes oneself in the present expresses the continuity between how one construes oneself as one was in the past and how one construes oneself as one aspires to be in the future”; this allows for definitions of aspects of identity, such as: “One’s ethnic identity is defined as that part of the totality of one’s self-construal made up of those dimensions that express the continuity between one’s construal of past ancestry and one’s future aspirations in relation to ethnicity”. So by using the “ADDRESSING” Framework, it assists me to understand myself. Here are the following information about myself using the framework.

    Age: 18 years old
    Disability Status: None
    Religion: Church of Christ
    Ethnicity/Race: None
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    Age
    On a Saturday night, me and my friends planned to go out and go to the bar just to chill and unwind because of stressful days. The bouncer won’t let us in and then he asked us if we have an I.D or identification card. I noticed that he was thinking if we are under age and finally said that we don’t look like an eighteen years old. We just laughed and then he let us in.

    Religion
    On a Sunday morning, someone invited me to go to the church but he is a Catholic and I have a different religion which is Church of Christ. Almost everyone thought that I’m a Roman Catholic and I don’t even know how they said it.

    Socioeconomic Status
    On Wednesday after my classes, I went to the mall with a friend. We looked for clothes and then he suddenly planned to buy branded clothes. He also wanted to buy clothes for me, but I refused to. I said that I’m not into branded clothes because those are too expensive. I would rather buy clothes in divisoria or market with the same texture of it at a low price.

    Gender
    On Monday, my friend invited me to play Mobile Legends, an online game. I spent my time playing that game everytime I felt bored. That game looks like a Dota. I know that kind of game is a boy’s thing and many of them are addicted to it. I’m used to playing that game because back when I was a child my brother taught me how to play dota. When I discover the Mobile Legends, I quickly downloaded it and noticed that I’m also familiar to that kind of game.

  140. Shiela Mae Camagan
    Shiela Mae Camagan

    A – Age – 19 years old
    D – Disability Status – Astigmatism, Anemia
    R – Religion – Roman Catholic
    E – Ethnicity – Filipino
    S – Sexual Orientation – Heterosexual
    S – Socioeconomic Status – Middle Class
    I – Indigenous Background – Non-native
    N – National Origin – Filipino (born and raised in Manila, Philippines)
    G – Gender – Female

    Our identity reflects who we are as an individual. We possess different characteristics and perspectives in life. We are all unique and we are beautiful in every way. Our identity may be influenced with different factors such as our age, environment, people who we are with, nationality, and many more. And as we want to know the identity of one another, the ADRESSING framework can be a medium to help us determine our own identity. I can relate my ADRESSING on what happened to me this week. My week really went fine since classes has started already. Since classes has started this only means that requirements are a must. I belong to a middle class family but that doesn’t mean that my parents can really provide all of my needs. But still I’m thankful for them for doing their best so that they can provide my needs especially in school. This Friday, I ended my week attending mass at Quiapo Church. As a Roman Catholic, my family were a loyal and long-time devotees of the Black Nazarene and it is really natural for us to attend masses at Quiapo every Friday. I grew up looking at them doing it and now I’ve been adapting that kind of culture which made my faith in God grew stronger.

    ———-Camagan, Shiela Mae
    ACT186

  141. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are

    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  142. Angelica I. Suarez
    ACT182

    “A person’s identity is defined as the totality of one’s self-construal, in which how one construes oneself in the present expresses the continuity between how one construes oneself as one was in the past and how one construes oneself as one aspires to be in the future”; this allows for definitions of aspects of identity, such as: “One’s ethnic identity is defined as that part of the totality of one’s self-construal made up of those dimensions that express the continuity between one’s construal of past ancestry and one’s future aspirations in relation to ethnicity”. So by using the “ADDRESSING” Framework, it assists me to understand myself. Here are the following information about myself using the framework.

    Age: 18 years old
    Disability Status: None
    Religion: Church of Christ
    Ethnicity/Race: None
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    Age
    On a Saturday night, me and my friends planned to go out and go to the bar just to chill and unwind because of stressful days. The bouncer won’t let us in and then he asked us if we have an I.D or identification card. I noticed that he was thinking if we are under age and finally said that we don’t look like an eighteen years old. We just laughed and then he let us in.

    Religion
    On a Sunday morning, someone invited me to go to the church but he is a Catholic and I have a different religion which is Church of Christ. Almost everyone thought that I’m a Roman Catholic and I don’t even know how they said it.

    Socioeconomic Status
    On Wednesday after my classes, I went to the mall with a friend. We looked for clothes and then he suddenly planned to buy branded clothes. He also wanted to buy clothes for me, but I refused to. I said that I’m not into branded clothes because those are too expensive. I would rather buy clothes in divisoria or market with the same texture of it at a low price.

    Gender
    On Monday, my friend invited me to play Mobile Legends, an online game. I spent my time playing that game everytime I felt bored. That game looks like a Dota. I know that kind of game is a boy’s thing and many of them are addicted to it. I’m used to playing that game because back when I was a child my brother taught me how to play dota. When I discover the Mobile Legends, I quickly downloaded it and noticed that I’m also familiar to that kind of game.

  143. Angelica Suarez
    Angelica Suarez

    Angelica I. Suarez
    ACT182

    “A person’s identity is defined as the totality of one’s self-construal, in which how one construes oneself in the present expresses the continuity between how one construes oneself as one was in the past and how one construes oneself as one aspires to be in the future”; this allows for definitions of aspects of identity, such as: “One’s ethnic identity is defined as that part of the totality of one’s self-construal made up of those dimensions that express the continuity between one’s construal of past ancestry and one’s future aspirations in relation to ethnicity”. So by using the “ADDRESSING” Framework, it assists me to understand myself. Here are the following information about myself using the framework.

    Age: 18 years old
    Disability Status: None
    Religion: Church of Christ
    Ethnicity/Race: None
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    Age
    On a Saturday night, me and my friends planned to go out and go to the bar just to chill and unwind because of stressful days. The bouncer won’t let us in and then he asked us if we have an I.D or identification card. I noticed that he was thinking if we are under age and finally said that we don’t look like an eighteen years old. We just laughed and then he let us in.

    Religion
    On a Sunday morning, someone invited me to go to the church but he is a Catholic and I have a different religion which is Church of Christ. Almost everyone thought that I’m a Roman Catholic and I don’t even know how they said it.

    Socioeconomic Status
    On Wednesday after my classes, I went to the mall with a friend. We looked for clothes and then he suddenly planned to buy branded clothes. He also wanted to buy clothes for me, but I refused to. I said that I’m not into branded clothes because those are too expensive. I would rather buy clothes in divisoria or market with the same texture of it at a low price.

    Gender
    On Monday, my friend invited me to play Mobile Legends, an online game. I spent my time playing that game everytime I felt bored. That game looks like a Dota. I know that kind of game is a boy’s thing and many of them are addicted to it. I’m used to playing that game because back when I was a child my brother taught me how to play dota. When I discover the Mobile Legends, I quickly downloaded it and noticed that I’m also familiar to that kind of game.

  144. Jan Patricia Lynn B. Usita
    Jan Patricia Lynn B. Usita

    Age – 19 years old
    Disability Status – None
    Religion – Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity – Tagalog and Ilocano
    Sexual Orientation – Heterosexual
    Socio Economic status – Middle Class
    Indigenous background – Non – native
    National Origin – Filipino
    Gender – Female

    Well actually, this was a ” not so good, not so bad ” week since there were a lot of things that happened to me.

    Last Monday was a very long day for me because my cousin went here in Metro Manila. She had an interview for a new job but since she was not familiar with some places here, I chose to help her. I honestly felt like I was her sister that time although she was actually an elder cousin of mine since I am only 19 years old ( Age ). That time, we thought of seeing each other at Cubao. So in order for me to go there, I rode the MRT for an affordable ride ( Middle Class ) and specifically on the Female ( Gender) section of the train since I find it convenient. I definitely missed my cousin so much especially how we talk to each other in our Novo Ecijano accent (Ethnicity) I was so grateful that time because I got to stroll around the city with her.

    The next days were a burden to me. I got sick but I still managed to attend my classes and meet our new professors. I also remembered that I wanted to attend mass at the church near our school ( Roman Catholic) but it was closed so I decided to go this Sunday.

    And that’s all.

    USITA, JAN PATRICIA LYNN B. ACT182

  145. Angelica Suarez
    Angelica Suarez

    Angelica I. Suarez
    ACT182

    “A person’s identity is defined as the totality of one’s self-construal, in which how one construes oneself in the present expresses the continuity between how one construes oneself as one was in the past and how one construes oneself as one aspires to be in the future”; this allows for definitions of aspects of identity, such as: “One’s ethnic identity is defined as that part of the totality of one’s self-construal made up of those dimensions that express the continuity between one’s construal of past ancestry and one’s future aspirations in relation to ethnicity”. So by using the “ADDRESSING” Framework, it assists me to understand myself. Here are the following information about myself using the framework.

    Age: 18 years old
    Disability Status: None
    Religion: Church of Christ
    Ethnicity/Race: None
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    Age
    On a Saturday night, me and my friends planned to go out and go to the bar just to chill and unwind because of stressful days. The bouncer won’t let us in and then he asked us if we have an I.D or identification card. I noticed that he was thinking if we are under age and finally said that we don’t look like an eighteen years old. We just laughed and then he let us in.

    Religion
    On a Sunday morning, someone invited me to go to the church but he is a Catholic and I have a different religion which is Church of Christ. Almost everyone thought that I’m a Roman Catholic and I don’t even know how they said it.

    Socioeconomic Status
    On Wednesday after my classes, I went to the mall with a friend. We looked for clothes and then he suddenly planned to buy branded clothes. He also wanted to buy clothes for me, but I refused to. I said that I’m not into branded clothes because those are too expensive. I would rather buy clothes in divisoria or market with the same texture of it at a low price.

    Gender
    On Monday, my friend invited me to play Mobile Legends, an online game. I spent my time playing that game everytime I felt bored. That game looks like a Dota. I know that kind of game is a boy’s thing and many of them are addicted to it. I’m used to playing that game because back when I was a child my brother taught me how to play dota. When I discover the Mobile Legends, I quickly downloaded it and noticed that I’m also familiar to that kind of game.

  146. As we grow older, we all know that we should know our true identity as we spend our time in this world. In order for us to know our strength and weaknesses, and even how to make decisions and etc.

    A-D-R-E-S-S-I-N-G
    Age: 19 years old.
    Disability Status: None
    Religion: Born Again, Christian
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Socioeconomic Status: We’re on the Low/Middle class in the society.
    Indigenous Background: Manileña
    National Origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    My week:
    This week is kinda hard for me, not because of school stuffs but because of depriving myself to eat the fooods that I want to eat. I gained weight last Christmas Vacation that results to make my uniform too tight for me. Not just only tight ha, but too tight…AHHHHK It seems like breathing is a hard task for me, when I’m wearing my uniform. But yes, I only disciplined myself for two days and the remaining days of the week is my cheat day hehehehe. I hope the next time that I’m going to post here, My uniform will fit me well na hehehe

  147. Identity is something that defines you as a person, it is who you are and the way you are viewed by the world. To make it simple, it is the most basic information about you like your looks, qualities, personality, beliefs and even your your expressions. For me, my surname (Nakaniwa) defines me a lot as well as my looks, people always perceive that I’m a japanese and that’s it. But I am more than that, here are some demographic profile that could further elaborate myself:

    Age: At my age (18 yrs old) I’m at the middle between being a child and a young adult, I find it quite hard coping up because others expect me not to do what the adults do, they don’t want me to a have serious relationship because I’m young but sometimes they expect me to be more independent and mature.
    Disability: I have a poor eye-sight, so it gives me difficulties especially when I’m at school. I can’t clearly see what the teacher is writing.
    Religion: I am a Roman Catholic and I have no issues regarding my religion.
    Ethnicity/ Race: I can proudly say that I am a Filipino, and have sa fair skin even though I am half-japanese.
    Sexual Orientation: Honestly, I prefer a opposite sex that’s why I have a boyfriend. And I can say that I’m matured enough in dealing with relationships.
    Social Status: I’m at the poor to middle class section, so I value money and everything that I have. Last day, I badly want a new bag but instead of buying it I prefered to save my money so that I can double up my savings.
    Indigenous Background:
    National Origin: I am a Filipino born citizen, but I’m currently having a hard time fixing my citizenship in Japan because I am now 18 yrs old.
    Gender: Female, last day when I was going home one man approached me kindly and he offer his sit for me. I was shocked because of his kindness.

    By the help of this acronyms, I can say that I really knew myself because I managed to discern those information to look the truth about my personality. For that, I can proudly say that there are many things I possesses that others don’t and I am happy and thankful for those that complete me as a person.

    Nakaniwa, Yumi F.
    ACT 182

  148. Mecaella Patiag
    Mecaella Patiag

    Every has its own identities. Everyone has a power to live what they want to be. We are not others perception. It is hard to indentify one’s identity but it can easily judge by others. The qoute “You know my name but not my story” says a lot. Being judgemental is of the problems problem of each and everyone, we cannot deny the fact that we’ve been through on that. Me, on the stage of being a young adult and still discovering myself better. ADRESSING stands for Age, Disabilities, Religion, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic status, Sexual orientation, Indigenous heritage, National origin, and Gender. It is a model of cultural influences and their relationship to the social construct of powernd Gender which leads us for the betterment understading of ourselves. I am nineteen years of age and I would like to thank God for giving me a life with no diabilities. Roman Catholic is my religion. My parents are pure Filipino and so am I. My family belong in the middle class and I’m so grateful for it. I’m a straight girl.

    The first two weeks of this term has been tough due on tight schedule, mental breakdown and other private issue but despite of that i would always like to thank my friends, family and especially our God for being there and still giving me a chance to prove myself more. Having some problems, difficulties are okay, it is part of our life but lets just not that YOLO- You only live once.

  149. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones from ACT 182

    When I hear or read the word Identity it makes think and wonder a lot, and make me ask some question about myself like do I really found out my own identity? Or I’m just a human being looking to shadows of other people and trying to claim that I have identity same as his/her? As I go further I can tell that nature, way of living, experiences and environment can really mold someone’s identity since I discover my partial self through this. My identity is not complete yet because as I live every day I learn new things about myself and that things can really fill up my identity and make it complete. As I watched the video I think ADDRESSING Framework can really help us to understand our identity, so here is a glimpse of my demographic profile using the said framework.

    Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 this march some people do not believe that since I don’t really act upon my age.
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I don’t have any disability.
    Religion: I am a Christian, who is living by faith and not by sight.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a pure Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: I am a straight male, but I really respect those people who are part of the LGBTQ community since I have some friends who are part of it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for this, I could say that I belong to the middle class. Beyond grateful for my parents who worked hard just to provide my needs.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Born and raise in the Philippines
    Gender: Male

  150. Identity is the answer in the question “Who are you?” it is our basic values that dictates decisions what we make in our lives. And it reflects to who and what we are now. In our lesson Self-concept and identity formation, it gives example on how we will find more who we are. In relation to ADRESSING, Age: I am now 19 years old, still alive and fighting in life. Disability: Im blessed and thankful that I don’t have disability or abnormality. Religion: I’m Roman Catholic. Ethnicity: I’m belong to asian group. Social class: Were in the middle class, because my family can still provide our basic needs and wants. Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual. Indigenous Background: Non-native. National Origin: I was born and raised in Philippines. Gender: And of course I’m female.
    This first week of the class was a little bit stressful because of a bunch of school works was given to us. I’m also tired because of my schedule and it affects how I do my school works. It’s actually giving me a hardtime to focus on my major subjects, I’m feeling that I don’t give my full attention to study it. And I’m very sorry for that. In relation to ADRESING it actually relate it the Age portion, because now that I’m 19, I know that I must be mature enough to balance and solve that little problems, and manage my time as a student. Now that I realized, I hope and I pray I’ll do it now and will act as what age I am.

  151. Age- 19 year old, an adult;
    Disability- Easy to forget thinnigs;
    Religion- Born again Christian;
    Ethnicity- Asian people;
    Social class- middle class;
    Sexual orientation- Heterosexual;
    Indigenous background- native;
    National origin- Born in Philippines;
    Gender- Male.

    This previous week, I was teased by my homefriend he told me that I’m having too old because this year is the year that I am turning to 20 years old. He made me think that I will be having more responsibilities than before. Likewise, one of my friends in school told me that I am easy to forget because she asked me what was our assignment on that day and I said that I was forgot even though it was just 3 hours ago when our professor gave it. In addition, I thank God this week because I have always appreciate of being a Christian because it leads me to pray anytime and anywhere. This week made me realized that it is hard to connect or to create friendship with non-asian people specifically the african people because I experienced to talk with them and they like eating their words when they talk and for me it is hard to understand.

    Joseph S. Valenzuela
    ACT 181

  152. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones from ACT 182

    When I hear or read the word Identity it makes think and wonder a lot, and make me ask some question about myself like do I really found out my own identity? Or I’m just a human being looking to shadows of other people and trying to claim that I have identity same as his/her? As I go further I can tell that nature, way of living, experiences and environment can really mold someone’s identity since I discover my partial self through this. My identity is not complete yet because as I live every day I learn new things about myself and that things can really fill up my identity and make it complete. As I watched the video I think ADDRESSING Framework can really help us to understand our identity, so here is a glimpse of my demographic profile using the said framework.

    Age: I’m 19 years old turning 20 this march some people do not believe that since I don’t really act upon my age.
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I don’t have any disability.
    Religion: I am a Christian, who is living by faith and not by sight.
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a pure Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: I am a straight male, but I really respect those people who are part of the LGBTQ community since I have some friends who are part of it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    Socioeconomic Status: As for this, I could say that I belong to the middle class. Beyond grateful for my parents who worked hard just to provide my needs.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Born and raise in the Philippines
    Gender: Male

  153. For this week, our topic is IDENTITY and this would be my own ADRESSING…

    At the age 18 (a teen), I am just a girl who are still dependant to my mother. Fortunately , I don’t have any disability that could be an hindrance to my everyday life. My religion is Roman Catholic and been part of the music ministry. I am straight and nothing against the LGBT. Born and raised as a Filipino and I am proudly to say that I am a FEMALE.

    What happened to me this week?
    I felt like drained and tired, as this week goes by. It was just the beginning of the semester but I felt like given up. It seems that I did an impulsive decision when I need to decide about what would be my course and I chose this one. As a teen, I tend to over think things that leads to my sleepless nights, crying, worrying and having this all negativity around me. Yet, I still have faith within me that I am able to finish what I’ve started and not be a disappointment to everyone who believes in me because I know nothing is impossible if there is God who gives me strengths to do all things.

  154. “Don’t judge the book by its cover” cliché but a powerful quotation you will ever heard
    Past doesn’t define who you are today because the only constant thing in this world is change.
    All of us has differeny identity, all of us has our own story of life, we are all unique in many ways and all of us has our own ADRESSING, like me I have my own A- 18 years old D- I have weak lungs R- Roman Catholic E- half tagalog and half ilocano my family is from south and north luzon S- I considered my self as MetroSexual sometimes I act like a guy maybe because I’m the only girl in the family S- my family is from middle class I- tagalog and ilocano and I both respect and do their culture N- I grew up here in the Philippines G- I’m female.
    My Disability Status and Social Status of my Adressing really affects my week, my weak lungs became my weakness in this whole week, my weak lungs became a hindrance in my week because Of my eagerness to have a happy life and enjoyable life I always like to accompany my friends even if their smoking, I didn’t mind my weak lungs whenever I’m with them but when I got home I’m struggling and feel like my body is becoming weak and lastly socio economic status like what I’ve said I’m from a middle class family, my allowance is not that big so I really need to budget it but I’m bad at budgeting but I won’t let this two elements of my adressing to destroy my precious week so I always look at the positive side of this two in disability I used this to see my limitations in life and while the socio economic I used this as my lesson that I really need to control and learn how to budget my allowamce for me to survive my week.

  155. “No One But You” – Queen
    As this song title says, no one can really define an identity but one’s self. Your identity is what makes you, you. We are all unique. And yes, all of us will experience an identity crisis. It is a stage in our life where we are uncertain or confused with something which makes us insecure, daring, and adventurous. For us millennials, this could be the most pressuring point in our lives. But it is normal. In my 18 years of living, I can say that I only knew half of my identity up to this point and there is so much more that I could learn about myself. Yes, I know my strengths and weaknesses but for me, that won’t end there. Because as far as I know myself, I don’t settle for less, for just well enough, I want the best of the best. I can also say that I am not that sure of what my future profession would really look like. All I know is that I am passionate with everything I do and I want to be a famous musician with my band. Lastly, I am not afraid to face whatever challenge that comes our way.

    Our UTS subject taught us these aspects of identity and it is called ADRESSING. Here is mine:

    AGE: 18 YEARS OLD
    DISABILITY: NONE
    RELIGION: ROMAN CATHOLIC
    ETHNICITY/ RACE: FILIPINO
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION: STRAIGHT
    SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS: MIDDLE CLASS
    INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND: NONE
    NATIONAL ORIGIN: PHILIPPINES
    GENDER: MALE

    With the information given above, I can say that only some of them got involved in my week. First one would be that some of our new classmates don’t believe that I am just 18 years old. Maybe because of my built and I am more mature looking than other people. Socioeconomic status wise, even though I am in the middle class, I still try to save up money for future purposes. Coming back from a job and being a student again, it made me realize the real value of time and money. Only these two aspects affected my week. This activity is very effective for knowing one’s self. Kudos.

    Torreja, Joseph A.
    ACT181

  156. Marilou Mae Amparo
    Marilou Mae Amparo

    Knowing your own self identity is somehow hard because its not just about the knowlede you know about your self, but it also consider the perception of other people about you. That’s why in our today’s generation most of us millennials suffer self identity crisis. Because we want to be in to eveything that is on trend, we want to form our selves depends on the approval or standards of the people around us and somehow forget our real identity just to fit to the standard of our community. Through the use of ADRESSING framework I can list some of my identity as an individual: Age-19 years old, Disability Status- Poor eyes sight , and beacause of that everytime i dont wear my eye glasses some people thought that I’m snob, Religion- Roman Catholic , Ethnicity- tagalog , Sexual Orientation-Heterosexual, Socioeconomic Status- My family belong to the middle class , Indegenous Background- , National Origin- Filipino , Gender- Female.

           This week was a roller coaster ride experience. It is just our second week of  class but it already feel so hard for me. To the point I’m already asking my self why I am here, why did I chose this course? And I think it was normal in my age, because we are already in the sage of our lives wherein we explore and finding our true identity.

  157. According to the video there are two type of identity and this are our identity towards are self, what we think about our own personality and second is how other person recognizes as a individual. And If I will going to ask what really matter between the two, I can say that both. Why? because for me what other people say also matters because they are the one who can see how we act and if they will identify you negatively this only means that there is something wrong about you that will help you to change and to be better but if you think that you’re just being your self then it’s fine. Our self identity also matters because this what makes you who you are.

    Age: I’m 19 years old and last Sunday my mom shared to me what my cousin told about how i look. According to my mom my cousin told that I’m not look mature compare to my childhood friends and I look younger compare to them. Disability status: None, Religion: I’m a Roman Catholic since birth but I can say that I just really started my strong relation with God when I was in Senior High School. And everyday I’m trying my best to talk to him though sometimes I failed. Ethnicity or Race: I’m proud to be a Filipino everyday of my life. Sexual Orientation: there is no something happen this week that tells about my sexual orientation. Socioeconomic Status: also there is no something happen that will tell about my socioeconomic status but I just want to share that I don’t want to be called rich because I’m not. I’m just blessed. Indigenous background: None. National Origin: Again I’m a Filipino and always will. Gender: I’m Female.

    Karen M. Dayle
    Act 182

  158. Age – 19 years old
    Disability Status – Poor eyesight since 3rd year High School
    Religion – Roman Catholic. I believe in one God but of course I respect others religion
    Ethnicity – Filipino
    Sexual Orientation – Straight Male, I am a straight male who is attracted to my opposite sex. And I respect some other genders like the LGBTQ+ because we are all people who deserves to be respected.
    Socioeconomic status – My family belongs to the middle class and I’m satisfy with it. I’m happy because my family give their all efforts for us. My father is a policeman and My Mother is a businesswoman.
    Indigenous Background – My father is born and raised in the province of Sta Rita Pampanga and My mother is born and raised here in Manila. I also grew in Manila
    National Origin – Our Family is Pure Filipino
    Gender – Male

    We have our own identity with one another. We have our own name, habits and such things that identify us. Life is a journey where we all start to learn and face our problems. This journey mold us on who we became in the future. In this process we learn to know our own identity by facing so many challenges in life and how to solve it in our own ways. We build our own personality by the people and environment that surround us. Sometimes you need to think outside the box so that you can learn more about your own identity

  159. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  160. Hanna Jane Padua
    Hanna Jane Padua

    Age: 20 years old
    Disability : None
    Religion : Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Filipino
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: 100% straight
    Indigenous Background and National Origin:
    I was born here in the Philippines and I grew up in province.
    Gender: Female
    There are different factors that affect someone’s identity. I think my indigenous background and my national origin has an effect on who I am today. I was born in the Philippines and I grew up in the province of Oriental Mindoro. I grew up with my lolo and lola who has a lot of “pamahiin”. So growing I am used to these pamahiin. When I transfer here in Manila my friends think that I am weird because sometimes I am telling them some of our “pamahiin” and they are telling me that it is just “sabi sabi” that they don’t know anything about it. I also came from religious family that is why I really believe in God. I always go to the church and I have faith in Him. I think my family’s economic and social status has an effect on what I am today. We are not poor but we are not also rich. Both of my parents have their own work and their salaries is just enough for our living. They were able to send me to private school when I was in Junior High School they also able to send me to different universities like CEU and NU to study.

  161. Personal Identity means different things to different people. Everyone is living by their own uniqueness since we are mold by having different aspects of life. What comes out from us is authentically ours and no one can’t control over it. There’s something you have or you can while others don’t and can’t. By the means of knowing our differences might leads us to know who are we in this world. I can clearly introduce myself through the help of Adressing Framework. It is a method of knowing little information about me. Age–I’m 19 years old i’m on the process of discovering who exactly is me, knowing my weaknesses and strengths and the things needs an improvement. Disability– In my entire existence. I can clearly say that I’m lucky and thankful because I’m moving confidently and freely with the help of my complete and healthy body without any severe damages. —Religion will always matter on the way we act and believe in something which influence the way we live because of some restrictions and rules mandatory to obey based on the teachings. I’m beyond blessed and proudly say that I’m Iglesia Ni Cristo. The Identity of being part of our Religion is commonly known by not eating “Dugo”. Ethnicity— I am proud to be a filipino. Filipinos are known as hospitable. In terms of social class.– I can say that I belong to middle class group because my family is willing to provide anything as long as they can to provide my necessities especially in my studies. Sexual Orientiation– I’m female . Respecting the rights of LGBT community is a must but they should know their limitations also. Indigenous background– My mother was born at Ilocos Norte but I grew up here in Cavite. National Origin- Pure Filipino and Gender- Female

    This week was half went tough and half went well. I got to overcome things I should. As a south commuter, I should adjust my time when going to Manila due to traffic that leads me to easily get irritated whenever I’m waiting jeep, it takes 1 hour for me to get ride. I can honestly say that commuting everyday is killing me cause I’m eliminating the opportunity to spend time to get enough rest but I need to sacrifice. Same situation as going home but it is more worse. At this case, I’m learning to be more patient and understand things very well why this problem is still occuring. My week went well because I was able to know some professor who taught not only for class material but also life lessons this means everything for me to strive harder despite of some failures in academics the times when I’m not supposed to meet my own expectations and also we are not yet having some overload of paperworks but as a student we’re ready for some consequences referring to –of having overload schoolworks)

  162. Elaiza Mae Coratibo
    Elaiza Mae Coratibo

    ELAIZA MAE CORATIBO ACT 181
    Age: 18 yrs. old
    Disability: I am nearsighted
    Religion: I am a christian
    Ethnicity: I am a filipino
    Social class: Middle class
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    I am Elaiza Mae Coratibo, 18 years of age. Sadly, I have a disability called “nearsightedness” and I think it started when I have been shot by pellet gun on my eyes when I was a child. I am a Christian and I strongly believe that Jesus Christ is our messiah who will save us. I am a filipino and I’m proud with my nose!. I am in middle class. I am a heterosexual who are attracted to my opposite sex only. My national origin is Philippines since I was born here and I was raised here ever since. I am female.

    Midterms is not yet approaching but it feels like a hell week for me and it might also a rough week for the next following weeks. I didn’t get enough sleep because I went home a bit of late then I have to attend the class at 7am. Maybe I still need to adjust my body clock. Mixed emotions that I felt this week. There are days that I really enjoyed it and laughed most of the time because of my college friends. There are days that I felt so stressed (I think it’s always). Every time I went home I need to read and read and do the paperworks and repeat. There are days that I felt sad especially when I heard the news that one of my classmate in high school died. I was sad and shock at the same time because it happened really quick. We will never ever know when our time comes, it will just happen and we cannot avoid it. To sum up my week, I enjoyed this week even I’m stressed and sad because I don’t want to be embraced by sadness and stressed. You only live once.

  163. As a teenager, I learned that a lot of people will judge me the way they perceive or sees me as a person but behind those judgement is a confusion of myself’s identity. I believe your circle of friends is one way of knowing what and who you really are. As time passes by, we are in the process of understanding more of ourselves. During the discussion in one of our core subjects which is UTS, I learned that there is this concept of identity that can really help you in knowing more of yourself and this ADRESSING. Adressing stands for A-ge, D-isability Status, R-eligion, E-thnicity/race, S-exual orientation, S-ocioeconomic Status, I-ndigenous background, N-ational origin and G-ender.

    Here are some of my demographic profile for some to know more about my identity;
    Age: 18 years old.
    Disability status: I am more than grateful for having no physical disability at all when I am capable in doing what I want to do but I have astigmatism but I does not affect my physical ability.
    Religion: Since some of my ancestors were half spanish, ever since we are in line with the religion Roman Catholic.
    Ethnicity/race: I am a Filipino.
    S-exual Orientation: Female.
    S-ocioeconomic status: My family ranks on the middle class of society because we were able to have a better education, go wherever we want to go and provide our needs.
    I-ndigenous background: I dont think my family belongs to an indigenous group.
    N-ational Origin: Filipino
    G-ender: female biologically oriented

    My first week for the third semester runs smooth more than expected. One thing I am thankful for is that I have a very good professor wherein we learn easier and not get bored during discussions. Although at times, I have lack of sleep because of school works but then I still understand that it was a part of studying and still makes my health a wealth after school. :)))

  164. Tago, Louwie Jay M.
    ACT183

    Age: 18 years old
    Disability Status: Temporarily able-bodied
    Religion: Christian
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Social Economic Status: Part of the Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Male

    A lot of things happened this week, yet again I experienced firsts in my life. I guess this week was very tiring for me, many realizations and questions running in my mind throughout this week.

    As I entered the college, I fully prepared myself, but guess what all those preparations weren’t enough at all. It was hard, tiring and most of the time frustrating. During our first semester, I was really enjoying accounting, because for me numbers are my language. But as time goes by, it became hard to hardest. It was tough and sickening. Wednesday this week, I had my first breakdown, I cried as hell until I fall sleep on that night. I realized that I am not having fun anymore, I am not happy to be exact and questions popped up if I can still pursue this dream? Or If I can still do it?

    I tried to reach out advices from other people, my other friends told me that I should choose the thing that will make me happy and will lessen the burden to me, but as I’ve said it to my parents, they were quite angry to me for giving up early. As their child, and the ones who support me in my college, I guess I should follow them right? Because they believed in me, but the thing is I don’t believe to myself.

    Life continues, college as well, I still need to find myself. I still need time for the real answers. I guess I’ll just do my best to the end! I am not yet in the edge of tomorrow, I am still on the beginning, there are still obstacles I will encounter and I just have to conquer it all.

  165. Denise Aubrey Gallardo
    Denise Aubrey Gallardo

    According to Doug Cooper “Identity cannot be found or fabricated but emerges from within when one has the courage to let go.”
    Identity is a character as to who a person is; the qualities and beliefs that distinguish or identify a person. In UTS, I learned that there is a way to distuingish what your identity is and that is the ADRESSING method, where the A stand for Age, D for Disability, R for Religion, E for Ethnicity, S for Social Class, S for Sexual Orientation, I for Indigenous, N for National Origin and Lastly, G for Gender. Below is my demographic profile that shows a little fact about myself:

    Age: 18 years old
    Disabilitity status: Fortunately, I am physically and mentally healthy. I do not have any disability. So, Thank God.
    Religion: I am proud to say that my religion is Roman Catholic and I do believe in God and I always have faith in Him.
    Ethnicity: I am a Filipino.
    Social Class: I belong to the Middle Class that’s why I am so thankful for my parents because they did everything just to fulfill all our needs.
    Sexual Orientation: I am straight female but I have a high respect to those who are part of the LGBTQ community not just because I have an uncle and aunt who are part of it but because everyone deserves to be respected regardless of their gender.
    Indigenous and National Origin: I was born and raised here in the Philippines and my parents are both Filipino.
    Gender: Female

    This week for me, I felt a little bit pressured. The third term has just started but I’m having a hard time now because of my two accounting subjects. I now questioned myself “Why did I take this course?”, “Can I still do this?”, “Am I happy with where I am right now?”. But I need to keep going, I need to have faith in my self that I can do this, that someday I will surpass this challenges and everything will be worth it in God’s perfect time.

  166. We, as the writer of this journey to our true identity can create a self-concept using this acronym – ADRESSING (Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Indigenous Background, National Origin, and Gender).

    From 18 years of existence, I considered myself as a teen with adult powers, but I never erase the little kid inside of me, cause it is the main source of my happiness. Yes, Im in the phase of adulting age but I don’t force myself to do things I can’t and don’t want to do. However I do try especially if it’s for the best. I take my time, slowly but surely. May it be studies, love, career, or much more the future. When it comes to disability status, I’m not physically or mentally impaired, but I find it hard to express myself verbally. I have a difficulty to give a right shape to my thoughts or feelings that I know in order to express it well. The religion that I’ve been a part of all my life since baptism was being a Roman Catholic. Since I was born my parents decided to continue the family tradition of following the teachings of Catholicism, but I had been away from the Church for close a year. It felt natural to return to the Church that had been such a strong influence throughout my childhood and adolescence. I am Catholic because there is always an open door, and I’m extremely thankful for that. Basically, I am a Filipino, a proud one. I may not have the physical appearance of an authentic Filipino, but I have the qualities instead. One of this is being resilient, one of the popular characteristic of a Filipino, being able to get back to track after a downfall. I am in a middle class family. Thanks to my parents who works hard each day to fulfill and support our needs whether in school or career matter and sometimes personal wants. Now I am studying at prestigious university, I am truly blessed. In terms of sexual orientation , I am in a straight path of being a woman and definitely attracted to man. Now, my indigenous background and national origin; I was born and grew up in the Philippines, specifically in Metro Manila. Raised by instilling Filipino traits and characteristics, including to always use ‘po’ and ‘opo’ and many more. I bet you all know the drill of being a Filipino. Gender? Uhm, Definitely, a female. Nothing more, nothing less.

    This is the most exciting adventure in our lives, discovering who we really are and finding our true identity. Can be done through a process of self-discovery, self-awareness to self-actualization and self-acceptance. I should start wandering more beyond who I think I am to allow my authentic self to reflect my identity. I should step outside my comfort zone, to peer through the reality. This week is a week full of pressure, massive workloads, intermediate accounting stressed me out. I feel like each day was I’ll go on a battle and fight. Everyday stress can speed up aging based on some article so I am worried that I might wake up one day, my age become tripled. LOL

  167. TRISHA I. ELLAO
    ACT 182

    A (age) – 19 years old
    D (disability status) – Poor eyesight
    R (religion) – Born-again Christian
    E (ethnicity/race) – Tagalog
    S (sexual orientation) – Heterosexual
    S (socioeconomic status) – Middle class
    I (indigenous background) – Non-native
    N (national origin) – Philippines
    G (gender) – Female

    This week was actually a normal week I used to deal with. However, there were still random experiences that somehow brightened my mood and tested my patience. Let me share to you some.

    One day, when I and my friends were having lunch, we were talking about birthdays. They know that I was born year 1999 while most of them were 2000 that’s why they had teased me that I’m already getting 20 this year and I’m no longer teen. Well, I didn’t get hurt or offended because I know teasing normally happens to us and age is not too big deal for me. Besides, I’m just one year or months older than them. With our conversation, I just realized that at the age of 20 I am supposedly one year away to graduate college but unfortunately, I belonged to K12 curriculum. (Age)

    The same day when I have to pray and fast. I am a Born-again Christian for how many years and it has been our belief to do Daniel fasting as what is written in the bible. Daniel fasting means the only foods we could eat are fresh vegetables and fruits, so no sweets, pork, chicken and any processed food. Fasting is a natural discipline that can bring supernatural results and it must be done with prayers. We do this for healing breakthrough in body, mind and/or spirit. It was a day I had to sacrifice eating chocolates and my other favorites such as french fries, soft drinks or even eating to fast food. I did this not just to comply with what our pastors said, but also to express sacrifice and cleansing through the food I eat and prayers. (Religion)

    Another day when I have to face my daily struggle. Having a poor eyesight really affects my studies so much though I am wearing eyeglasses. I remember during our lecture time at Mathematics in Modern World last Tuesday, I slowly understand the topic on board because I wasn’t able to recognize the writings clearly but thanks to my seat mate for guiding me whenever I have something to ask about. (Disability status)

    Today is Friday, my commute day of going back home since I’m staying in Sampaloc, Manila near our school. My travel was really annoying that I have to interpose myself on the seat. However, my uncomfortable sitting didn’t take too long when a man adjusted himself so I could comfortably sit. As a lady, I felt being respected and valued on that moment and I realized that there are still guys who remain to be gentlemen. (Gender)

    This summarizes my whole week. I am absolutely grateful that I was able to survive and face another week again with different experiences.

  168. Knowing who yourself is one of the hardest question that you may encounter in your entire life. A question that can’t be answer in just one sitting. I am a 19-year old female student of National University, a heterosexual. Philippines which is known as ‘Pearl of the Orient’ is the country where I came from. We are part of the Asian group, a non-native indigenous background. My family’s social status belongs to the middle class wherein our religion is Roman Catholic. When I’m in my 11th grade, I started wearing eyeglasses to help me see the surroundings clearly. An optometrist diagnosed me as a nearsighted. It is difficult to have an unclear eyesight so better love your eyes while you still have a 20/20 vision. Keep in mind that regret is always last in line so better value it now than shed a tear tomorrow.

    We had our activity yesterday which you will write your first impression to your classmates and most of the comments that I’ve received pertains me as being ‘mataray’ and such. I’m not actually surprised that it’s the first impression that most of the people I get interact with has been saying. I understand that it’s because of the facial feature I have and I clearly understand that I do not own a friendly face that you can approach easily. My poor eyesight is also a big factor that gives fuel to it. I don’t recognize them easily whenever they are far from me and I accidentally meet them along the way. I believe that we can twist the saying ‘First impression last,’ and justify ourselves true personality.

  169. Abigail Jallores
    Abigail Jallores

    In 7,714,576,923 people living in this world, each of us has an identity that no one can steal from us and that alone is enough reason to say that we have our own uniqueness. The identity that we have now is one of the reasons why we’re having different preferences, perspective, and understanding of everything that surrounded us. ADDRESSING framework can help us to understand the cultural influences that mold each of us to be the person we like.
    Age: 18 years old. In this stage, I still have more experience and challenges I have to face through and I should make the best out of my life and not put pressure on myself.
    Religion: Catholic but not much. I believe in Him, yes, so much, I love Him but as I grew older, I have come to gather questions that no one can answer except Him. To be honest, I witnessed religious people become a ridiculous person and that made me think that religion will never be an answer if we want to be a better person, the answer is Him.
    Social Class: Middle Class. I must say that I’m so lucky that I belong in this class because I can experience hardships at the same time experience lifestyle that some of us wanted to experience.
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual for now. I’m still in a process where I’m really confused. It’s confusing huh.
    Indigenous Background: Non-Native

    Honestly, this week I felt exhausted that made me want to escape reality. It’s like I can feel my real self drifting away from me or is it just I don’t know who I am anymore. Understanding the self and the activities that Sir made us do make me ask myself questions that I still have no answer until now. I realized that I should know myself better because it might be the foundation why I should fight until the end.

  170. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  171. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  172. Denise Aubrey Gallardo
    Denise Aubrey Gallardo

    Kate Angela Mae Longasa
    Act 183

    We, as the writer of this journey to our true identity can create a self-concept using this acronym – ADRESSING (Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Indigenous Background, National Origin, and Gender).

    From 18 years of existence, I considered myself as a teen with adult powers, but I never erase the little kid inside of me, cause it is the main source of my happiness. Yes, Im in the phase of adulting age but I don’t force myself to do things I can’t and don’t want to do. However I do try especially if it’s for the best. I take my time, slowly but surely. May it be studies, love, career, or much more the future. When it comes to disability status, I’m not physically or mentally impaired, but I find it hard to express myself verbally. I have a difficulty to give a right shape to my thoughts or feelings that I know in order to express it well. The religion that I’ve been a part of all my life since baptism was being a Roman Catholic. Since I was born my parents decided to continue the family tradition of following the teachings of Catholicism, but I had been away from the Church for close a year. It felt natural to return to the Church that had been such a strong influence throughout my childhood and adolescence. I am Catholic because there is always an open door, and I’m extremely thankful for that. Basically, I am a Filipino, a proud one. I may not have the physical appearance of an authentic Filipino, but I have the qualities instead. One of this is being resilient, one of the popular characteristic of a Filipino, being able to get back to track after a downfall. I am in a middle class family. Thanks to my parents who works hard each day to fulfill and support our needs whether in school or career matter and sometimes personal wants. Now I am studying at prestigious university, I am truly blessed. In terms of sexual orientation , I am in a straight path of being a woman and definitely attracted to man. Now, my indigenous background and national origin; I was born and grew up in the Philippines, specifically in Metro Manila. Raised by instilling Filipino traits and characteristics, including to always use ‘po’ and ‘opo’ and many more. I bet you all know the drill of being a Filipino. Gender? Uhm, Definitely, a female. Nothing more, nothing less.

    This is the most exciting adventure in our lives, discovering who we really are and finding our true identity. Can be done through a process of self-discovery, self-awareness to self-actualization and self-acceptance. I should start wandering more beyond who I think I am to allow my authentic self to reflect my identity. I should step outside my comfort zone, to peer through the reality. This week is a week full of pressure, massive workloads, intermediate accounting stressed me out. I feel like each day was I’ll go on a battle and fight. Everyday stress can speed up aging based on some article so I am worried that I might wake up one day, my age become tripled. LOL

  173. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  174. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  175. Ella Mae R. De Paz – ACT181

    A – 19 years old
    D – N/A
    R – Roman Catholic
    E – Asian
    S – Middle Class
    S – Heterosexual
    I – Non-native
    N – Philippines
    G – Female

    This week becomes a very tiring week for me. Even I have a four (4) days classes, still it’s a whole day class and it’s from tuesday to friday. Every night, I didn’t know how I’ll get up every morning because early at 7am will start my class. And I am not a morning person so it’s hard for me to get up early.

    Yesterday, our professor in UTS dismissed us 1hr before the time. While I’m in the LRT, there’s a lot of shitty stuffs comes in my mind like me being worthless. I felt that any moment there’s a tears in my eyes, so I went to church. I’d always do this kind of forum, everytime I feel down or have a problem. Because I do believe that if you want to feel relax or to calm down yourself, just talk to God. Feel free to visit Him because in the end of the day He’s the only one who accessible enough in everything.

  176. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  177. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  178. Sharmaine Balderama
    Sharmaine Balderama

    Being a young adult, for me is one of the most challenging yet fulfilling milestone in life. At this point, we get to experience obstacles and changes in our daily lives, some may be drastic or some may take time to occur; but all of which help us discover our true selves and shape our beliefs and principles in life. Personally, being at the AGE of 19 is a roller coaster ride of emotions and experiences that pave the way for me to discover my identity.

    Take this week for example, I have experienced a lot of different emotions through the things that happened to me. Most of the week was spent going to school which led me to feel a bit physically exhausted due to different factors such as the time I spend travelling from home to school and vice versa and most especially the time spent at school studying. But despite the hectic schedule I have due to academic responsibilities, I still made sure to find the time to rest and rejuvinate and also to spend some of my spare time with family and friends. This week, I was also able to go out with one of my bestfriends and spend time with my brother by horse playing and making jokes. Lastly, at the end of everyday I spend time with my two dogs who always make my day a bit brighter.

    This week has led me to new discoveries about myself. One of which is that when tired, I feel easily irritated by noise and other external factors. I also feel like ending my day after an exhausting day at school by lying in my bed while watching “vlogs” and scrolling theough social media or spending my down time in silence. This allows me to recupirate and recharge all the energy spent all throughout the day. On the other hand, this week made me realize that like any other millenial, I enjoy spending time with friends and family which makes me feel energetic and some what hyper.

    Let’s take a look further at my personality using my socioeconomic status. I consider myself as someone that belongs to the middle class. Being a part of this social status makes me feel grateful and blessed that my parents can provide for my needs and at times my wants, but most of all they are able to give me a wonderful opportunity by sending me to a good academic institution. In the future my goal is to give back to my parents and share my blessings to my community.

    To sum it all up, I still have so much to discover about myself and I am open to the changes and challenges that I may face along the way. As I take my journey, in this long and winding road of self discovery, I am glad that I have family and friends that I know will be there to support me and guide me as I travel down my chosen path.

  179. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  180. Bernadette Palermo
    Bernadette Palermo

    (A)ge – 18 years old

    (D)isability Status – Astigmatism

    (R)eligion – Roman Catholic

    (E)thnicity – Bisaya & Ilonggo

    (S)exual Orientation – Heterosexual

    (S)ocioeconomic Status – Middle Class

    (I)ndigenous Background – None

    (N)ational Origin – I was born in Philippines

    (G)ender – Female

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    This week went so well. It might be so tiring going to school everyday due to heavy traffic we always encounter as we leave our houses; But me, myself, always look for a brighter side of life – a motivation not to give up.

    This week is just like a usual week for me. Going to school, studying my lessons and going back to home. Well, being a student who is struggling with their eyesight, I could really say that having a poor eyesight is indeed difficult for those people who are not comfortable wearing their eyeglasses, just like me. Everytime I am waiting for jeepneys on my way to school or home, I always find it really hard to compete with other passengers during rush hour; simply because I can’t see what is written on the sign board of the jeepneys, that is why I am always late. Maybe I should wear my eyeglasses all the time but I find it’s really irritating everytime I wear it. Also, some people I have seen in public places says that I am a snob. But the truth is, I can’t really see them. They are almost put their faces closely to mine because I can’t see them. They almost shouted my name in public because I didn’t see them.

    This week, I saw my ex’s new girlfriend. But I just pretend I didn’t see her. Maybe having a poor eyesight is difficult but sometimes it helps us not to see what we should not see so we’re not going to hurt.

  181. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  182. One’s identity is not purely knowing yourself and make a stand of who you really are but it was also influenced by the people surrounding you. People change because they wanted to feel belong and fit to others interest. We change because we care more about what other people will say to us , without knowing that true happiness is slowly fading in our hands. Relating the ADRESSING framework in my life: as of the AGE I am turning 20 this year which is still considered as young. Thankfully, I am not physically disabled in my DISSABILITY STATUS , but if having a grade of 500 of my poor eyesight is considered as disability then I am one. Since birth I am a solid Roman Catholic, but whatever RELIGION we have does not matter at all. In ETHNICITY I am certified and pure Filipino. As of the SEXUAL ORIENTATION of course I prefer the opposite sex although sometimes I found the same sex really attractive. I am not ashamed of my SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, yes we are poor because my mother is a babysitter which is not enough to sustain our needs but thankfully we survive and I am proud of it. In terms of INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL ORIGIN, I was born and grew up here in the Philippines of course. Lastly, as you can see my GENDER is female, registered, physically and mentally.

    Understanding this topic is not really difficult because it really happens in the real life, I myself experience those and if I’m right each one of us experienced and witness the changes in one’s identity. Society can really and definitely influenced the identity and behavior of a person. I will take Philippines as an example, in here if you are young , you can’t speak out what you wanted to say or complain towards the adults because that will be disrespectful. In the Philippines if you are physically disabled you have a special treatment and that is just right but there are still some people who will make fun of you instead of respecting you. In the Philippines, there is a lot of religion, it does not matter on which religion you belong but what is not good is they clash and even fight on which religion is right though there is only one God we believes in. Here in the Philippines, some people think that fair skin, high nose bridge, long straight hair ,tall and petite are the basis to classify you as beautiful and I don’t really understand where it come from. In the Philippines, if you are in a relationship with the same sex a lot of people will judge and criticize you, so expect a lot of hurtful messages once you involved in this kind of relationship. Here in the Philippines, if you are rich you can process everything easily because of the connection, also when in terms of justice but if you are poor expect it to be the opposite of it. In the Philippines , we are all united when our race and origin is being talked about and lastly in our country, whatever gender you have , you will still be judged by you your fellow.

    I just take our country as a good example but I still love Philippines. Experiencing and witnessing all of it will surely convince you why people change, why your friends and acquaintance suddenly behaves differently and why you care as of what other people will perceive you. I just hope that I and all of you should have are own identity, and not base on other people but base on what you really are
    Marian Asinas ACT 181

  183. Every one of us is different in our own ways which make us simply beautiful and unique with one another. As we go on with our everyday life, we discover and experience different things that helps us to build and know our own identity. Our identity and personality is different from one another and no person has the same identity.

    In our UTS class, we were taught about the ADRESSING(Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic class, Indigenous Background, Native Origin, Gender) model which can help us in understanding ourself deeper. Through this model, in age, I can say that I am a young adult who is already starting to see the world in a more different view. I am happy that I have a very healthy and able body so I can do all the things that I want to do with my everyday life. I am a Roman Catholic who is always thankful to God that He made me who I am today. I am a pure and naturally born proud Filipino. I am a bisexual based on my sexual orientation. As I go through my everyday journey, I realized that my family is part of the working class. I see them work hard everyday just to provide us with our daily necessities. I dont really know if we have an Indigenous background because I grew up here in Manila. I am bisexual my gender is female.

    In the first week of this 3rd semester, I never thought that it would be this stressful. I dont have enough breaktime to relax and sleep but at the end of the day I still get to manage my time to be able to start achieving my dreams for the future. I won’t give up just because Im being tested by this sem because I want to achieve all my dreams starting today.

    POSADAS, ANGELA MAE B (ACT 183)

  184. Identity is what makes us a unique individual. We have our own specification based on how we see ourselves and also how others see us. It’s hard to distinguish your own identity; it takes a long process to really know yourself truly. This model called “ADDRESSING” helped me in understanding myself more.

    Age: 18
    Disability: poor eyesight
    Religion: Born Again Christian
    Ethnicity: Ilocano
    Social Class: Poor and working class
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Indigenous background: non-native
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    My week is just a manic week of an ordinary college girl. I needed to study a lot of lessons and I needed to manage my time wisely, but I guess, I lose on that part. Last night at 2:00 am, I realized that I’m at this age going into adulthood already and I need to change the way I see things in life. I’m on this age where responsibility must dominate over any other things.

    Sunday is the first day of the week. I just went to church and had a date with God. Monday is my rest day and I am happy that my mom visited me all the way from Isabela, which is my hometown, and I am very thankful because even if we just belong to the working class, she and my family still manage to give me what I need. Tuesday to Friday is my “school only” days. Every time I walk along Espana going to school, I can’t stop reminiscing how things used to be clear even without my eyeglasses. My heart is overwhelmed when I see a fellow Filipino helped the beggar along the street through giving food. And, through that, I believed in humanity again. My school days went by and all I did is my usual routine which is to listen, study and sleep.

    My week’s realization is, change is inevitable and we must accept that fact. We are growing old and our mindset must also grow. We should value the people who keep us and appreciate little things in life. Lastly, of course, as we grow, we think of a partner in life whom you can lean on in case of a bad day and in able to avoid heartaches, one must be willing to wait in God’s perfect time.

  185. Cauleen Anne Ramos
    Cauleen Anne Ramos

    Age: I am on my last year of my teenage life. Yes, 19 years of age and still kicking.
    Disability Status: I get tired walking easily. My knees are weak.
    Religion: I was baptized as a roman catholic when I was an infant. But then, when I turned 15 years old. I got to know the Lord more. And there I decided to be a follower of Him. So, I was baptized in a Christian Church year 2015.
    Ethnicity: I am a native Manileño. My mom and dad were born in Pasig City, where I was born too.
    Socioeconomic status: My Dad is really working hard to provide my needs and wants. His earnings I think is only enough for all the neccesities of the family and get to save even a little amount of money.
    Sexual Orientation: I am girly. The way I dressed, they way I talk. But sometimes my actions and gestures are manly.
    Indigeneous Background: Like what I’ve said we are native Manileños. And for that we are practicingg a modern traditions.
    National Origin: Proud to be Filipino.
    Gender: Female and surely will have my baby in the right time.

    I am a person of unique characteristics and identity. As i encountered new people in my life, i tend to get close to them on the first meet. It is in my personality to be jolly and happy all the time. This is because i was taught on an early age the hardships of life has to bring. I used to smile at the problems and debacles in my life because i dont want to be sad and be seen by others frowning. As i push myself hard to overcome those experience, I focus more on studies and looking forward to graduate and achieve my dream.

  186. Leilanie Vergara
    Leilanie Vergara

    We do have our own identity. Our identity that what makes us, us. The concept of the video being watched by us is about our own identity. Our own self concept. It’s written in there the acronym ADRESSING. This acronym served as a demographic information about us. Age: I am 19 years old. Disability status: Not on physically but I think emotionally. I have hard time making decisions. Religion: Catholic. Ethnicity: Filipino. Sexual Orientation: Female. Socio economic status: Middle Class, not too rich and not too poor. I think this concept of telling about identity is an exact details about how we present ourselves to others so that they may know what type of person we are and that ends to our own identity as a person.

  187. We have our own different interpretation or description about ourselves as it can be different on how others define you, and still, everyone has their own different identities. You can have the same name with another person in your country, but no one can ever steal your identity since we are the one who are responsible to develop or create our own identity as we grow. Therefore, by using ADDRESSING Framework, it will help to know the basic infos about myself and it stands for Age, Disability, Religion, Ethnicity, Socio Economic Status, Sexual Orientation, Indigenous Background, Nationalism, and Gender. At the AGE of 18 and turning 19 in 4 months from now. Well, Allergies considered DISABILITY according to ADA. My RELIGION is Roman Catholic and I respect other religions as we are all created by our God. On my mother’s side, they are all pure Tagalog, and in my father’s side are all Bisaya, so that my ETHNICITY is Filipino. In terms of SOCIO ECONOMIC STATUS, for me, our family is in the class of average level. About SEXUAL ORIENTATION, I prefer the opposite sex, but I respect LGBTQ+ community. My NATIONALISM is Pure Filipino and I’m a Female (GENDER).
    How my week went?, this week is our first week of our 3rd term as a 1st year student at National University. Last term and we will be having qualifying exam after this term for us to move and be considered as a 2nd year BSA student. Honestly, I still think about that we’re already 18 years old, but we are still in 1st year, while some of those 19 years old are now graduating. Some people still looking at us like we are at the age of 16 and below. Well, sometimes it is fine, but sometimes it is not, it depends because some of them judge students who graduated K-12. However, me and my friends met a 4th year BSA students, and it is so inspiring to listen to their advice, they asked us and told us Good luck. One of the students is a gay by the way, Gays are really friendly and funny though, they are also intelligent and unique in their own way that is why I am proud of them.

  188. Everyone has their own identity. Each one of us is unique from each other. We may have similarities but those differences that we have tend to make us stand out more in a crowd and mold our identities into who we are today. There are several factors to characterize our identities and these are few of the basic factors, through ADRESSING I will introduce my background. First, A is for age, in my 19 years of existence I can clearly specify what I am, my like and dislikes and is still on the process of achieving my goals. D is for disability status, I have a normal body without disabilities and can do things that people usually do as an individual. R is for religion, I am a Roman Catholic praying and attending the mass in our church every Sunday. I am God-fearing because I know that all things are possible if I believe in Him. E is for ethnicity, I am a proud Filipino born here in the rich country of Philippines. S is for social class, I can tell that our family belongs to the middle class. We can buy the things that we need in our everyday lives through hardwork and perseverance and sometimes, we spend for our wants in order to reward ourselves. S is also for sexual orientation, I am a straight female, I only got my eyes for my man ? I is for indigenous background, I am a native Filipino with a blood of an Ilocano(Isabela) & Mangyan(Mindoro) from my family’s roots. N is for national origin, I’m a 100% born Filipino living here in the Philippines. Lastly, G is for gender, I am a female who loves make up, clothes, shoes, accessories and such to the point that other people call me “kikay” and “fashionista”.

    These factors can contribute to my everyday life. Due to several circumstances, these factors affects my mood and preferences that differs myself to the other people I am with. This week was a hella tiring ride for me as a student. Since I’m a 19 year old, I am now kn my college level and the life there is very poor. Haha. I am now struggling more than my past years of studying. And since I spend most of my time doing schoolworks, I sometimes can’t come with my family to the church because I have deadlines to pass. This week, my parents struggled in paying for our tuition fees that’s why we were on a tight budget that I need to save my allowance to buy a new book for the new sem. The school week starts and I meet new friends and our class is fun because I have few gay classmates that makes our class more lively than before. So basically, my week went well. Some factors affects me positively while the others challenged me. It is on us on how we handle things on our own and how it will define us as a unique individual.

    Darren Joy B. Corona/ACT181

  189. Everyone has their own identity. Each one of us is unique from each other. We may have similarities but those differences that we have tend to make us stand out more in a crowd and mold our identities into who we are today. There are several factors to characterize our identities and these are few of the basic factors, through ADRESSING I will introduce my background. First, A is for age, in my 19 years of existence I can clearly specify what I am, my like and dislikes and is still on the process of achieving my goals. D is for disability status, I have a normal body without disabilities and can do things that people usually do as an individual. R is for religion, I am a Roman Catholic praying and attending the mass in our church every Sunday. I am God-fearing because I know that all things are possible if I believe in Him. E is for ethnicity, I am a proud Filipino born here in the rich country of Philippines. S is for social class, I can tell that our family belongs to the middle class. We can buy the things that we need in our everyday lives through hardwork and perseverance and sometimes, we spend for our wants in order to reward ourselves. S is also for sexual orientation, I am a straight female, I only got my eyes for my man ? I is for indigenous background, I am a native Filipino with a blood of an Ilocano(Isabela) & Mangyan(Mindoro) from my family’s roots. N is for national origin, I’m a 100% born Filipino living here in the Philippines. Lastly, G is for gender, I am a female who loves make up, clothes, shoes, accessories and such to the point that other people call me “kikay” and “fashionista”.

    These factors can contribute to my everyday life. Due to several circumstances, these factors affects my mood and preferences that differs myself to the other people I am with. This week was a hella tiring ride for me as a student. Since I’m a 19 year old, I am now kn my college level and the life there is very poor. Haha. I am now struggling more than my past years of studying. And since I spend most of my time doing schoolworks, I sometimes can’t come with my family to the church because I have deadlines to pass. This week, my parents struggled in paying for our tuition fees that’s why we were on a tight budget that I need to save my allowance to buy a new book for the new sem. The school week starts and I meet new friends and our class is fun because I have few gay classmates that makes our class more lively than before. So basically, my week went well. Some factors affects me positively while the others challenged me. It is on us on how we handle things on our own and how it will define us as a unique individual.

  190. • Age: Young Adult
    • Disability: None
    • Religion: Roman Catholic
    • National Origin: Filipino
    • Social Class: Middle Class
    • Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    • Indigenous Background: Non-Native
    • Ethnicity : Filipino
    “It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to ‘ Who Am I’ except the voice inside herself.”
    A note for you: Whoever you are, if you’ve decided to continue on reading this blog, here’s a little warning for you: you are about to enter my mind and see my vulnerable self. Please handle with care. Enjoy.
    I’ve been racking my brain out trying to about the things that makes me feel something, but it’s undeniably hard to come up with anything when you feel this empty. My insides are trembling and slowly cracking and my heart feels so heavy. I don’t want to dwell over this, but you can’t stop what’s already in motion. I am plagued with hefty thoughts and my insides is constantly bombarded with words that are quite not dreamy. I feel like a stranger in my own body.
    But then I remembered, it was okay not to be OKAY. for a woman like me, I shouldn’t be deprived of being vulnerable sometimes. It is okay to feel this empty and let the world knows what’s going around you. To those who dare to be in their extremes, to those who live in the means, and the spaces between, the world is yours.
    Just a little message before I end this blog, when I discover who I am, I’ll be free. I want the world witness how I flew my wings up the sky and let them wonder about me.

  191. Aside from yourself, no one knows who you really are. Having our own identity makes us unique and amazing from other people around us, it serves as a distinction from them. People will not stop throwing judgments but ignoring those judgments will help us to grow as an individual who has a unique identity. Adressing framework helps me to know my basic identity.

    I am Lexzadel Marie P. Rayo
    Age: 18 years old
    Disability: I have a poor eyesight
    Religion: Methodist Christian
    Ethnicity: Filipino, a proud Bulakenya
    Social Class: Middle Class, because we can afford our needs and sometimes our wants.
    Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
    Indigenous Background and National Origin: My parents are from Bulacan so I am a pure Bulakenya.
    Gender: Female

    As the week passed by, I’ve made decisions that made me proud of myself and also I became productive. It was a rollercoaster kind of a week, I missed my old self wherein I always feel happy and complete. Being a college student here in Manila isn’t easy because most of the time I missed my family, friends and my life in Bulacan. I also had emotional breakdown for the past few days but at the end of the day I still realized that I should be thankful for everything that I’m feeling because it makes me stronger even more. It was indeed a great and amazing week for me.

    ACT186

  192. ACT186, CATALAN, JUSTINE S.
    • Age: Young Adult
    • Disability: None
    • Religion: Roman Catholic
    • National Origin: Filipino
    • Social Class: Middle Class
    • Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    • Indigenous Background: Non-Native
    • Ethnicity : Filipino
    “It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to ‘ Who Am I’ except the voice inside herself.”
    A note for you: Whoever you are, if you’ve decided to continue on reading this blog, here’s a little warning for you: you are about to enter my mind and see my vulnerable self. Please handle with care. Enjoy.
    I’ve been racking my brain out trying to about the things that makes me feel something, but it’s undeniably hard to come up with anything when you feel this empty. My insides are trembling and slowly cracking and my heart feels so heavy. I don’t want to dwell over this, but you can’t stop what’s already in motion. I am plagued with hefty thoughts and my insides is constantly bombarded with words that are quite not dreamy. I feel like a stranger in my own body.
    But then I remembered, it was okay not to be OKAY. for a woman like me, I shouldn’t be deprived of being vulnerable sometimes. It is okay to feel this empty and let the world knows what’s going around you. To those who dare to be in their extremes, to those who live in the means, and the spaces between, the world is yours.
    Just a little message before I end this blog, when I discover who I am, I’ll be free. I want the world witness how I flew my wings up the sky and let them wonder about me.

  193. Lucas, Kezia Dorothy D.
    ACT182

    Age: 19 years old
    Disability: No disability
    Religion: Christian-Baptist
    Ethnicity: Tagalog
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    My week went really amazing! First of all, I just turned nineteen years old last January 14. (Age) It was just a simple celebration, because we don’t have enough money to do a grand one. (Social Class) Nevertheless, I still enjoyed the day and thanked the Lord who have given me another year to live. After we have celebrated my birthday, I decided to go back to my dorm because I still have a class the next day. As I am commuting back, I decided to go to SM North just to stroll around because I wanted to buy something for myself. So, as I was strolling, there’s this creepy guy who have approached me, asking if we knew each other. LOL. I just answered no and walked away. It’s really annoying how some guys tend to think that women are easy. (Gender) My birthday’s a really long day but it has come to an end. The next few days, we went back to reality, because classes are already starting and the professors are already teaching new lessons. One night, my dormmate and I were having a conversation about relationships. As we were talking, we saw a couple being sweet and all, but what caught our attention is that they are both guys, so our conversation eventually went to our opinions regarding the LGBTQ+. My dormmate is not really in favor of the LGBTQ+ and we share the same opinion because of our beliefs regarding that. Also, I just can’t see myself being in a relationship with the same gender because I am straight. Just to be clear, I am in no way belittling or bashing the LGBTQ+ group, I am just not in favor of it but I don’t hate them. (Religion and Sexual Orientation) As the week’s coming to an end, I decided to attend our weekly youth service at Victory U-belt together with my friends. It was a really blessed day because the preaching is just perfect for what I am going through right now. Also, the praise and worship really gave the perfect “feels” for that moment, and it felt like we were on a christian concert, as the presence of God is felt throughout the place. (Religion) All in all, my week went really great. I still have a lot to say but that would be TMI (too much information) for all of you. Anyway, thanks for reading!

  194. Shaina Mae C. Elnar
    ACT182

    Age: 18

    Disability Status: None

    Religion: Catholic

    Ethnicity/Race: Asian

    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

    Socioeconomic Status: Middle class

    Indigenous Background: None

    National Origin: Filipino

    Gender: Female

    My week is full of blast. Last Sunday my family celebrated my Grandmother’s 85th birthday. Since I am already in legal age my family allowed me to join them drink alcoholic beverages (AGE). A few days ago, I had a severe mental breakdown. While walking along the street of bustillos I saw a catholic church and decided to pray. It feels like my faith in God healed my pain and made me stand back to my feet and keep going (RELIGION). Furthermore, it was just recently that someone insulted me for not being as rich as they are. This certain girl is a friend of mine a few years back but they move to another place, until just recently we met again and all she does was to brag about her having lots of money. Her way of talking really made me feel belittled and downgraded. We were not that poor as we can still afford to buy the things that we need and want but we just know how to settle for what we have and be contented (SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS). Yesterday when I was in LRT while going to school, a man who’s sitting let me have his seat. He is the one who stand instead. It makes me feel like chivalry is really not dead (GENDER). I really had a very extraordinary week as it was full of new experiences.

  195. Im 19 years old turning 20 in 5 months and that is on June 23 to be exact. If you see me you always think that im physically fit, because if you knew me exactly the way i knew my self, i have an ACL knee injury and a pneumonia and I thanks God for keeping healthy this past few years. Im a Roman Catholic and I’m proud to say that I believe in God, and I have faith and trust in him. Im proud to say that I’m a 100% Filipino. I also proud that I belong to the middle class family, because my parents is willing to do everything that they can to give and make us happy even on doing the little things to make us feel that we are important to them. Im a heterosexual, or a straight guy, and im proud to say that i respect and love people whose belong to LGBT group. Im was born here in Philippines and proudly to say that I’m a proud native Filipino, my mother and my father is a 100% Filipino Its more fun in the Philippines hahaha. And my gender is male.

    These past few days our subject Understanding the Self (UTS) teach us a new framework, which is ADRESSING which is the model of cultural influence and its relationship to the social construct of power. And one thing that i have learned in these subject, which is wherever you have a disability status you can still do what you are best on doing it. Just like what happen earlier in our p.e class, because of my ACL injury I thought that I will never be playing one of my favorite sports which is table tennis. And I’m happy to say that i can still play that sports and I belive that even though I have an injury I can still play that sports although not the same I was played before, I’m happy that I will play it again after not playing after 7 years.

  196. A person’s identity is shaped by many different aspects, where each one of us should be considerate on which traits we’re letting ourselves to be influenced with others. Right now where I’m in the stage of adolescence, Im still in the middle of discovering myself. It’s normal for us to have different attributes and there’s nothing wrong in being unique or being different from other people .And there’s no reason to be shame of what you are as a human being and don’t think about what people think or say about you. It’s your life and Lord God makes a wonderful creation in you.

    Disability: Im lucky enough that I’m physically fit and don’t have any problems with my body-built.
    Socioeconomic status: Middle class. For me I’m happy and contented with the life that we are experiencing right now to the point that I couldn’t ask for more.
    Gender : Female . Being the only girl in the family I find my gender as a disadvantage, because they don’t let me hang out, have a road trip and have a overnight stay with my friends. I do understand that they just want me safe but I just want to experience what an ordinary young girl do.

  197. Knowing who yourself is one of the hardest question that you may encounter in your entire life. A question that can’t be answer in just one sitting. I am a 19-year old female student of National University, a heterosexual. Philippines which is known as ‘Pearl of the Orient’ is the country where I came from. We are part of the Asian group, a non-native indigenous background. My family’s social status belongs to the middle class wherein our religion is Roman Catholic. When I’m in my 11th grade, I started wearing eyeglasses to help me see the surroundings clearly. An optometrist diagnosed me as a nearsighted. It is difficult to have an unclear eyesight so better love your eyes while you still have a 20/20 vision. Keep in mind that regret is always last in line so better value it now than shed a tear tomorrow.

    We had our activity yesterday which you will write your first impression to your classmates and most of the comments that I’ve received pertains me as being ‘mataray’ and such. I’m not actually surprised that it’s the first impression that most of the people I get interact with has been saying. I understand that it’s because of the facial feature I have and I clearly understand that I do not own a friendly face that you can approach easily. My poor eyesight is also a big factor that gives fuel to it. I don’t recognize them easily whenever they are far from me and I accidentally meet them along the way. I believe that we can twist the saying ‘First impression last,’ and justify ourselves true personality.

  198. Knowing who yourself is one of the hardest question that you may encounter in your entire life. A question that can’t be answer in just one sitting. I am a 19-year old female student of National University, a heterosexual. Philippines which is known as ‘Pearl of the Orient’ is the country where I came from. We are part of the Asian group, a non-native indigenous background. My family’s social status belongs to the middle class wherein our religion is Roman Catholic. When I’m in my 11th grade, I started wearing eyeglasses to help me see the surroundings clearly. An optometrist diagnosed me as a nearsighted. It is difficult to have an unclear eyesight so better love your eyes while you still have a 20/20 vision. Keep in mind that regret is always last in line so better value it now than shed a tear tomorrow.

    We had our activity yesterday which you will write your first impression to your classmates and most of the comments that I’ve received pertains me as being ‘mataray’ and such. I’m not actually surprised that it’s the first impression that most of the people I get interact with has been saying. I understand that it’s because of the facial feature I have and I clearly understand that I do not own a friendly face that you can approach easily. My poor eyesight is also a big factor that gives fuel to it. I don’t recognize them easily whenever they are far from me and I accidentally meet them along the way. I believe that we can twist the saying ‘First impression last,’ and justify ourselves true personality.

  199. Age- I just turned 19 last December 29.
    Disability status- I consider having one high raised brows as one of my disability. Because, if people sees me, they always think of me as a snobbish one. They also think that I am hard to deal with.
    Religion- Roman Catholic, that’s my religion because both of my parents were Roman Catholic as well.
    Ethnicity- I am proud to say that I am 100% Filipino, in the culture I obey, and also, I’m a hundred percent Filipino in my blood.
    Social Class- I am proud to say that I belong to the Middle Class because both of my parents are willing to do anything and everything just to give us the things we need to survive for our daily lives.
    Sexual Orientation- I am sure that I am straight, female in gender. Because I am attracted to men, not with my same gender or same sex. But, indeed I am also respecting the people or gender who belongs in the LGBT Community because as I have experienced having friends like them, it was enjoyable bonding with them, when you experienced to have a friend like gays, you’ll die hard laughing because they will serve as your clown, in times when you feel so lonely.
    Indigenous background and National Origin- I am proud to say that I am born here in the Philippines, and both of my parents are pure Filipino.
    Gender- Female

    We all know that we are all created different, because we are all unique and our characteristics as a person will define us. We make sins, but what can we do? We are just persons, we make and do wrong doings. But also, it is not just making mistakes, we have to learn from it. For us, to make ourselves better next time.

    I’m Maria Janelle C, Dorupa, 19 years old and currently taking up BS Accountancy at National University, belongs to ACT-185 section and I can say that I am enjoying my course this last few weeks for the Third Term for 2018-2019 and still lucky and happy that I survived and passed two of my major subjects last semester. I find the teachers cool and approachable, that’s why instead of being stressed and pressured, I’m beginning to enjoy it. I enjoyed all the activities we are having especially this 3rd semester especially in UTS (Understanding the Self) because we are given the opportunity to speak for ourselves, to speak our minds and what opinions do we have. I knew that this subject will give me the opportunity and the right knowledge on know how to mingle with other people. This will also be beneficial for me to increase my self-esteem in terms of facing different kinds of people that I am and I will encounter someday.

  200. Identity define us for who and what are we as a person. It is like an image that has so many stories behind and that is the reason why we are unique. Giving this so called ADDRESSING can really help us to identify who and what we really are.

    A (Age) – 19 years old and still in the process of searching my own identity.

    D (Disability) – Well, thank God that I am perfectly fine.

    R (Religion) – Roman Catholic but as time goes by. There are things that are changing. Though I am really confused, I know in myself that there is only one God and that it is him from above.

    E (Ethnicity) – Asian

    S (Social- Economic Status) – Part of the middle class. Thank you for my hardworking parents who always there to support my everyday needs.

    S (Sexual Orientation) – I am proud to say that I am a Bisexual.

    I (Indigenous Background) – Non- native

    N (National Origin) – Pure Filipino though my mother’s parent is a pure chinese and pure Filipina.

    G (Gender) – Female

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    Indeed this week was a tough one. I lost my will to move forward for a short period of time. Lessons that are difficult to understand, sleepless night, projects, recitations and many more. A really challenging one but I know that this experiences has its own purpose to improve us as a person, a student and as an adult, because in the end our sweats and sleepless nights will be paid off. Goodluck to our Journey. Have faith and no matter what happen keep on fighting! This is only a new beginning of another chapter of our life.

    “ALL IS WELL”

  201. We human has a lot of similarities and differences that make us more unique to one another. For me, identity sums up all the experienced that I learned from my everyday journey in life. These made me as a different and better person. For me, being true to myself, will help me to express thoughts and true feelings for others. And believing in God’s word and being faithful to him whole heartedly is one of my unique identity as a person that will differ from other people. I know myself more than anyone else, because through the years of my existence I’ve experienced a lot of things and I can say that all of this helped me to be a better person.
    I’m a pure born filipina and I am in a pre-adulting stage as a teenager wherein I am always wondering the beauty of life that God has given us. I feel blessed everyday, because God has given me so much beauty in life, we are not rich yet we are not poor, we’ve just in the middle class where my parents can send me to school so that I can pursue my dreams to become a CPA someday. And to that I am more than thankful everyday because God never let me down and he really moves in mysterious way.
    It is important to know yourself better so that you can identify your identity, because it will help you grow and develop yourself more and help you to be independently ready for your future.

    As the third term already started, as usual I’m still in the state of being lazy because my body (mentally and physically) has still the effect of the holiday season. But I know I’ved to stop this laziness and start to grow up myself for studying. The first week of the term, so much pressure hit me because of the lessons on my accounting subjects is not easy as it is. My subject in Readings in the Philippine history has a lot of understanding to do, and in other subjects there were some requirements to accomplish. And lately I feel so sad and afraid but I don’t know the reasons but still I am thankful because God never fail me. He always make me feel that I have nothing to worry because he is always with me and he believes in me.

  202. Most of the time, people give impressions the first time they see us. People tend to address us based on what we wear; based on our haircut; depending on how we look. For instance, when we see a man wearing a clothes—that’s supposedly for women only— we would actually thought that he’s gay. Knowing your identity is much harder than knowing other people. It takes a lot of questions to ask for you to know your real identity. But based on the ADDRESSING framework, we can actually know our identity based on the cultural characteristics—age, disability, region, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, indigenous background, national origin and gender.

    This week, I saw an accident in a road when I was on the way going to the school. A car bumped into a tricycle. It wasn’t that bad but the car had scratches on itself. I saw it with my two eyes that the man with the car was so fast driving to the point that he actually forgot the fact that he was crossing an intersection—without a traffic light, so he should be slow down because some vehicles might be intersect on that road. But then, he couldn’t stop his car as soon as he saw the tricycle driver because of the speed. So, they bumped into each other. No one was hurt, though—physically… but emotionally, there’s one person that’s in pain—and that’s the tricycle driver. The sharp words coming from the car driver pierced into the heart of the tricycle driver—yes, I can see it through his eyes—and he couldn’t do anything but to say sorry all over again because he had no money—I mean, his money that was actually an income from his work wasn’t enough to pay for the scratches of the car that he actually didn’t do. Thank God for the barangays and the CCTVs because justice was served and it was give to the one who deserved it.

    See? Some people tend to belittle people because of their power; because of their money and they’re rich. I am so sick that people tend use their money on the things they want to do. Give justice to the people who deserve it.

  203. Our own identity as an individual was identified by how we are raised by the people who surrounds us. And somehow we are still growing as being one of the young adult. At this stage I am still discovering my identity the way how I socialized is one of the factor that will help you to know yourself more. As I grow I began to ask questions, why am I like this? You could know my demographic profile in simple way by providing my Adressing.
    Age: 18 years old (Young Adult)
    Disability status: I have a blurry vision & Stigmatism
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Tagalog and Waray
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Indigenous Background: Non- Native
    National Origin: Naturally born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    Personal and Social identity has a different perspective and meaning, where personal identity is what and who you think you are as an individual it is very important to know yourself personally so you can control yourself incase of mishandled problems. While social identity is how and what people think who you are, it is very from how you think you are because some people doesn’t know you personally but it is a big help on discovering yourself especially at this young age.
    I’ve been using an eyeglasses since I was grade six (6). At first it is not a problem because I can still see what’s written on the board. But as the time passed by; My vision becomes blurry each year and my eyeglasses becomes thicker and thicker. My week went as usually days. Heading to school Two and a Half hours before the class will start because of the traffic. Study. Go home. Do your part as a daughter in our house.
    Even if I am wearing my eyeglasses that has a thick grades I still can’t recognize people as fast as I can. So they call me ‘snob’ but the truth is that I didn’t noticed them because I have a blurry vision. I took off my eyeglasses to try if I still can at least familiarized my eyes to the images that what I’ve seen but nothing happened. My mom told me to find something but I didn’t saw it because I don’t wear my eyeglasses when I am at home to still manage my eyesight but nothing happened. Blurry vision is one of my biggest disability in life because it is very hard to notice people. As a student it is hard for me to sit at the back because I can t even see what has been written on the board. And that’s how my week work with my disability.
    Understanding the self is quite fun and a little bit hard subject because at the end I am the one who will benefit those learnings that I have learned on my professors subject. It will make you realize that you should always be yourself because everyone will know you on how they want to see you as a person or individual.

    OGAWA, EDSEL ANNE B.
    ACT181

  204. Adrian Montemayor
    Adrian Montemayor

    Nobody can know yourself better except you. You are the one who will discover your own limits, you are the one who will know what you’re capable of and you are the only one who will know these things and everything about you so dont let others or someone judge or criticize you on your identity. Im 18 yrs old, thanks to God I dont have any serious disability status except for my astigmatism, and I’m proud to say that I’m a member of Church of Christ, a pure Filipino, and I am proud to say that I belong to Lower Middle Class of today’s society, a straight guy but have a lot of respect to the LGBT Community, dont have a Indigenous background except being a Manileño and the same as my Origin and obviously Im a Male. But do you think that knowing these things will reveal your true identity? Or will you know base from these things who you really are? For me, I think not.

    This week is really just a normal one, woke up in the morning, commute, study and go home but ofcourse I made it a little bit exciting and fun. Because I always have my extra allowance, I bought some things for my Vape. And it really helped a lot not just for me but also for my friends. I thinked that the most influential thing from me is that I am a Member of the Church of Christ. Being an INC member helps me to communicate and treat people well. Co-members or Co-believers showed me what it is really like to be one of them. Having respect, enjoying little things and of course having a little bit of fun is what makes me a member of Church of Christ.

  205. Rachelle Anne M. Villacorte
    ACT 181

    Identity is the uniqueness of one person to another. Every person is different from others because if we are all the same, there is no thrill or simply, life will be meaningless. 19 years of age, female, born in Philipipines with no disability. My religion is Iglesia Ni Cristo or Church of Christ. I am an Asian and my sexual orientation is heterosexual. My family came from a middle class social status so that makes me a middle class too and my indegenous background is a non-native Filipino.

    For the past few days, my days were like usual; school and home. I am still adjusting for the new schedule that I have because I couldn’t manage all my responsibilities well. I guess my difference to others is that no matter how busy or tired I am, I would always spend time in church duties and I would never forget to go to church not because we needed but because I know that He is waiting for me, I learned his teachings and most of all, I commit to Him. Being the only girl in the family have advantages and disadvantages, they wouldn’t allow us to travel alone, they always worry about our safety. Being a woman is very hard because you always worry about your safety, for instance, the clothes that we will wear if it catches the attention of bad person. Also we always need to think of our actions if its the proper action or not for a woman.

  206. Identity is an ambiguous word, it can be  defined as oneness/sameness, a person’s name, beliefs, qualities, etc. For me, Identity means who a person is and how he/she differ from others because each and every one of us is utterly delightfully unique. With the use of “ADDRESSING” Framework developed by Pamela Hays enables us to recognize and understand ourselves better.

    AGE – 19 years old.
    DISABILITY – I am not physically and mentally disabled. However, I have a poor eye sight and astigmatism that’s why I always wear my eyeglasses.
    RELIGION – Roman Catholic because it its who am I and it is who God wants me to be. Being part of this amazing global body of believers is a glorious blessing to me.
    ETHNICITY/RACE – I am proud Filipino.
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION – preferred opposite sex but I respect those people who are part of LGBTQ Community.
    SOCIAL CLASS – We are in the Middle Class. I am the fourth child of my parents. I together with my six siblings are very lucky to have our parents because of their unconditional love and support they can even sent us to prestigious universities/colleges.
    INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND AND ORIGIN – I was born and grew up in Calbayog City, Samar. I am proud Bisaya who navigated the wide ocean of Alen and Matnog to follow the glowing light of my dreams here in Manila. With my dedication to study here, I even reached the point where I definitely asked my parents to move here for good since we are not used to living our lives separately. Adjusting was not that easy for me, but as a person who put so much work and action to do some things I want, feels like I have the whole world cheering with me.
    GENDER – Female

  207. Kobe Christian Ventura
    Kobe Christian Ventura

    Self Identity is very important for every person to know because being aware to who we are and what we are is a key to success. As such with the help of ADRESSING, it helps the student to identify and know more about themselves. As part of the adolescents group I am experiencing the struggle into having power and being dependent to the decision of Adults. While with the Disability, unfortunately back in 2017 I was diagnosed with a Kidney Problem that hinders me from things that I want to do. Unfortunately when it comes to my religion I am currently having doubts in believing in any religions. And in Social Class I can say I’m part of the Working Class because my parents needs to double their workloads just to provide our needs. And luckily back in my SHS days I was able to learned about SOGIE so I don’t have any problem with my Sexual Orientation and Gender. To summarize it all after learning about the accronym ADRESSING, I immediately examined myself to where I belong and I was able to understand more of myself which in turn would helped understand more other people. And eventually if we can understand each other we can create a better world for everyone.

  208. ACT186, CATALAN, JUSTINE S.
    • Age: Young Adult
    • Disability: None
    • Religion: Roman Catholic
    • National Origin: Filipino
    • Social Class: Middle Class
    • Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    • Indigenous Background: Non-Native
    • Ethnicity : Filipino
    “It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to ‘ Who Am I’ except the voice inside herself.”
    A note for you: Whoever you are, if you’ve decided to continue on reading this blog, here’s a little warning for you: you are about to enter my mind and see my vulnerable self. Please handle with care. Enjoy.
    I’ve been racking my brain out trying to about the things that makes me feel something, but it’s undeniably hard to come up with anything when you feel this empty. My insides are trembling and slowly cracking and my heart feels so heavy. I don’t want to dwell over this, but you can’t stop what’s already in motion. I am plagued with hefty thoughts and my insides is constantly bombarded with words that are quite not dreamy. I feel like a stranger in my own body.
    But then I remembered, it was okay not to be OKAY. for a woman like me, I shouldn’t be deprived of being vulnerable sometimes. It is okay to feel this empty and let the world knows what’s going around you. To those who dare to be in their extremes, to those who live in the means, and the spaces between, the world is yours.
    Just a little message before I end this blog, when I discover who I am, I’ll be free. I want the world witness how I flew my wings up the sky and let them wonder about me.

  209. The process of maturing is an inevitable facet of one’s life. Part of this is the process of realizing one’s true identity. This is vital in order to live life to the fullest in the most efficient and proper way possible.

    A-D-R-E-S-S-I-N-G
    Age: 18 years old.
    Disability Status: None
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity/Race: I am a Filipino.
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Socioeconomic Status: We’re on the Low/Middle class in the society.
    Indigenous Background: Manileña
    National Origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    My week:
    This week is basically a normal one for me, not much really happened. It was quite uneventful for the most of it, actually. Each day just passed by as boring as it could get. Except for Wednesday, after class when I had to rush straight from school to the hospital in Bulacan because my Lola was rushed to the ER. Thursday went normal and boring as well. Today which is Friday, I had to go to CHED to inquire about the scholarship. Then I went out with friends for the entire afternoon and now I’m currently in Bulacan, in the hospital, for my Lola. Basically, my week went by as it would normally go. Nothing really stands out except for some instances. I don’t think anything out of the ordinary or significant happened this week. My quest for searching my identity was not really in focus this week. Maybe my role as a student and as a member of the family was highlighted but nothing too deep happened, really. I guess I’m still on the process of it. You know, nothing precious comes easy and I just want to enjoy the process as it goes by. I’m not really thinking about it too deeply. Just going with the flow.

  210. Knowing who yourself is one of the hardest question that you may encounter in your entire life. A question that can’t be answer in just one sitting. I am a 19-year old female student of National University, a heterosexual. Philippines which is known as ‘Pearl of the Orient’ is the country where I came from. We are part of the Asian group, a non-native indigenous background. My family’s social status belongs to the middle class wherein our religion is Roman Catholic. When I’m in my 11th grade, I started wearing eyeglasses to help me see the surroundings clearly. An optometrist diagnosed me as a nearsighted. It is difficult to have an unclear eyesight so better love your eyes while you still have a 20/20 vision. Keep in mind that regret is always last in line so better value it now than shed a tear tomorrow.

    We had our activity yesterday which you will write your first impression to your classmates and most of the comments that I’ve received pertains me as being ‘mataray’ and such. I’m not actually surprised that it’s the first impression that most of the people I get interact with has been saying. I understand that it’s because of the facial feature I have and I don’t own a friendly face that you can approach easily. My poor eyesight is also a big factor that fuels it. I don’t recognize them easily whenever they are far from me and I accidentally meet them along the way. I believe that we can twist the saying ‘First impression last,’ and justify ourselves true personality.

  211. Leyvi Ann Soriano
    Leyvi Ann Soriano

    Every one in this world have their own and unique identity. We are born with personal differences that make us stand out to others. Disregarded the stereotyping of others to what or who is more powerful than others, we all have the power to remain or be powerful, we just need to act like one. We need to stand on our own and to believe what we think is right. Equality is really needed to be a must in our world. ADDRESSING (Age, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity/race, Sexual orientation, Socioeconomic status, Indigenous background, National Origin, and Gender) is what our identity came from. Our age is not stable because it constantly changes over years. Disability status is really a basis of judgement nowadays, people becoming judgmental because of the disability of other person. We all humans have our own belief in terms pf religion and respect is the key in such topics regarding that matter. Racism is really relevant in these days that needed to be diminished. Gender Equality is what many of us is aiming for, to have the equal rights and treatment for boys and girls.

    The week that passed is really tiring for me. It is the start of the 3rd term of this school year and this is the start of the year. This is not a nice start for me since many problems came and remain unsolved and i think it is too much for me to handle. An example is financial problem, since our family is not have enough money i am facing a problem about my tuition and it is a very hard problem for us. I cannot do all the things i want because of my socioeconomic status. That was what happened to my week, lots and lots of problems that i don’t think i can handle. So i’m really aiming or hoping that God can help me and guide me to resolve my problems.

  212. Being able to discover your own identity offers such an immense power because if there should be someone who knows about yourself more, it should be you and you alone. It unlocks all the possibilities you could ever imagine and it makes you more confident and courageous in facing life itself. However, it is something that one could never learn overnight and it does take years to a lifetime to know yourself fully.

    Following the framework of ADDRESSING:
    Age: 18 years old
    Disability Status: None
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Filipino
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle Class
    Indigenous Background: Manileña
    National Origin: Filipino, born and raised in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    Throughout this week, there were little happenings which I can relate to the said framework. A day could not pass by without me, being attracted to good looking and cute guys whom I see on my way to school or when going home (Heterosexuality). I just admire them but not to the point that would creep them out or make them uncomfortable.

    Since this week was just the first complete school week after the opening of classes, I felt lazy for a couple of times but I am slapped by harsh reality that I belong to a middle class family and I still have to work my way to maintain my grades for the scholarship if I still want to study in this school and have a chance to make some of my dreams more attainable.

    Lastly, what really bothered me among the things that I experienced this week was when I rode the jeepney going to school, I experienced sexual harassment from a male student of another school. Since I was seated next to him, he was the one who passed my fare to the driver and when the change came back, instead of simply giving it back, he caressed my hand for seconds and looked at me in a way that made me uncomfortable. This is one of the instances that us, women, experience very often. This guy (and some other men) thinks that us, being female/women makes us weak. I proved him wrong and I stood up for myself, calling out his attention. He wasn’t able to look at me and I bet he must feel ashamed for what he did. I hope that others too would find the courage to stand up for themselves in any given situation.

    -Kissel Kate Chila D. Prado ACT184

  213. Ignacio, Kyla Faye ACT182
    At this stage I have thought that one’s identity cannot be know in just one look, but rather can be judged easily by another person. But the first person who will truly know yourself is only you by itself because we may have some of the same qualities with other will always have that one identity that will makes us unique with others. We have this method that one can easily know us by telling them this called A-D-R-E-S-S-I-N-G:
    A- AGE : I am 19 year old, but still others don’t believe me when I’ve already said my age to them.
    D- DISABILITY STATUS: So very Blessed by God because I am always physically and mentally healthy.
    R- RELIGION: I am a proud Roman Catholic. we may have different religions but I’ve learned that we should respect others own religion.
    E-ETHNICITY/RACE: I am a very proud Certified Filipino Citizen of the Philippines. I grow knowing the Filipino Values.
    S-SEXUAL ORIENTATION: I am a 100% straight female.
    S-SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS- I can say that we are in the Middle Class because we might not get what we all want but still my parents provide us our basic needs.
    I-INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND: Non- native
    N-NATIONAL ORIGIN: I am born in the Philippines
    G-GENDER: Female

  214. Our own identity as an individual was identified by how we are raised by the people who surrounds us. And somehow we are still growing as being one of the young adult. At this stage I am still discovering my identity the way how I socialized is one of the factor that will help you to know yourself more. As I grow I began to ask questions, why am I like this? You could know my demographic profile in simple way by providing my Adressing.
    Age: 18 years old (Young Adult)
    Disability status: I have a blurry vision & Stigmatism
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Tagalog and Waray
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Indigenous Background: Non- Native
    National Origin: Naturally born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    Personal and Social identity has a different perspective and meaning, where personal identity is what and who you think you are as an individual it is very important to know yourself personally so you can control yourself incase of mishandled problems. While social identity is how and what people think who you are, it is very from how you think you are because some people doesn’t know you personally but it is a big help on discovering yourself especially at this young age.
    I’ve been using an eyeglasses since I was grade six (6). At first it is not a problem because I can still see what’s written on the board. But as the time passed by; My vision becomes blurry each year and my eyeglasses becomes thicker and thicker. My week went as usually days. Heading to school Two and a Half hours before the class will start because of the traffic. Study. Go home. Do your part as a daughter in our house.
    Even if I am wearing my eyeglasses that has a thick grades I still can’t recognize people as fast as I can. So they call me ‘snob’ but the truth is that I didn’t noticed them because I have a blurry vision. I took off my eyeglasses to try if I still can at least familiarized my eyes to the images that what I’ve seen but nothing happened. My mom told me to find something but I didn’t saw it because I don’t wear my eyeglasses when I am at home to still manage my eyesight but nothing happened. Blurry vision is one of my biggest disability in life because it is very hard to notice people. As a student it is hard for me to sit at the back because I can t even see what has been written on the board. And that’s how my week work with my disability.
    Understanding the self is quite fun and a little bit hard subject because at the end I am the one who will benefit those learnings that I have learned on my professors subject. It will make you realize that you should always be yourself because everyone will know you on how they want to see you as a person or individual.

    OGAWA, EDSEL ANNE B.
    ACT181

  215. Our own identity as an individual was identified by how we are raised by the people who surrounds us. And somehow we are still growing as being one of the young adult. At this stage I am still discovering my identity the way how I socialized is one of the factor that will help you to know yourself more. As I grow I began to ask questions, why am I like this? You could know my demographic profile in simple way by providing my Adressing.
    Age: 18 years old (Young Adult)
    Disability status: I have a blurry vision & Stigmatism
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Tagalog and Waray
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Indigenous Background: Non- Native
    National Origin: Naturally born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female
    Personal and Social identity has a different perspective and meaning, where personal identity is what and who you think you are as an individual it is very important to know yourself personally so you can control yourself incase of mishandled problems. While social identity is how and what people think who you are, it is very from how you think you are because some people doesn’t know you personally but it is a big help on discovering yourself especially at this young age.
    I’ve been using an eyeglasses since I was grade six (6). At first it is not a problem because I can still see what’s written on the board. But as the time passed by; My vision becomes blurry each year and my eyeglasses becomes thicker and thicker. My week went as usually days. Heading to school Two and a Half hours before the class will start because of the traffic. Study. Go home. Do your part as a daughter in our house.
    Even if I am wearing my eyeglasses that has a thick grades I still can’t recognize people as fast as I can. So they call me ‘snob’ but the truth is that I didn’t noticed them because I have a blurry vision. I took off my eyeglasses to try if I still can at least familiarized my eyes to the images that what I’ve seen but nothing happened. My mom told me to find something but I didn’t saw it because I don’t wear my eyeglasses when I am at home to still manage my eyesight but nothing happened. Blurry vision is one of my biggest disability in life because it is very hard to notice people. As a student it is hard for me to sit at the back because I can t even see what has been written on the board. And that’s how my week work with my disability.
    Understanding the self is quite fun and a little bit hard subject because at the end I am the one who will benefit those learnings that I have learned on my professors subject. It will make you realize that you should always be yourself because everyone will know you on how they want to see you as a person or individual.

    OGAWA, EDSEL ANNE B.
    ACT181

  216. CHRISTINE ALYSZA ANQUILAN| Knowing who yourself is one of the hardest question that you may encounter in your entire life. A question that can’t be answer in just one sitting. I am a 19-year old female student of National University, a heterosexual. Philippines which is known as ‘Pearl of the Orient’ is the country where I came from. We are part of the Asian group, a non-native indigenous background. My family’s social status belongs to the middle class wherein our religion is Roman Catholic. When I’m in my 11th grade, I started wearing eyeglasses to help me see the surroundings clearly. An optometrist diagnosed me as a nearsighted. It is difficult to have an unclear eyesight so better love your eyes while you still have a 20/20 vision. Keep in mind that regret is always last in line so better value it now than shed a tear tomorrow.

    We had our activity yesterday which you will write your first impression to your classmates and most of the comments that I’ve received pertains me as being ‘mataray’ and such. I’m not actually surprised that it’s the first impression that most of the people I get interact with has been saying. I understand that it’s because of the facial feature I have and I don’t own a friendly face that you can approach easily. My poor eyesight is also a big factor that fuels it. I don’t recognize them easily whenever they are far from me and I accidentally meet them along the way. I believe that we can twist the saying ‘First impression last,’ and justify ourselves true personality.

  217. Identity helps other people to recognize us. It also makes who a person is and what does he/she look like. Having an Identity make us different and unique. Everyone of us experience different experiences in life. All of us are facing different problems everyday. Being different is what make us beautiful. Remember that.
    The ADDRESSING framework has many different aspects that shaped our personal identity. Other aspects that I think is also capable of shaping us on what we are right now. Our family, friends, our culture and society, our personal interests, life experiences and the environment are some factors that make us identified. These factors affects our identity because they can influence us and we can learn from them different things that we don’t discovered yet to ourselves. Others tend to know a person by their physical appearance, personal background and personality that have a social impact. Individuals use these to make their own identity. In today’s world there will be times that society can change what we really are. Because we know that have people do judgements that lead to harm an individual to have feelings of shame and low-self steam. Remember that Judgemental people can’t ruin our identity because a ‘judge’ is not a fact and you know that to your self that you are not what they said about you.
    My grandmother once said that inner factors of identity is more important than these outer factors. These inner factors are about behavior, how you think and how you do good to others. She said that I can also be identified or recognize by how I do things and how I treat other people.
    My week became more interesting because I am learning new things about my new course and no pressure at all unlike my previous course that stresses me out and every morning became not a blessing for me. This week, I also got new friends from my other subject and they were very approachable despite of our similarities and differences. We talked about where we originally came from, we shared informations about ourselves and we taught each different languages where we came from and it’s fun and we get to know ourselves more. Today, I am very happy about what I chose and no regrets at all. Because I know to myself the things what makes me happy and I know this Happiness can help me in the future.

    Note:
    “Every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.” – Tila Tequila

  218. Mark Jester Gimenez
    Mark Jester Gimenez

    Knowing one’s Identity is very important. If we say Identity is what defines a person in terms of physical, emotional or other aspects. You woudn’t know your identify if you didn’t know yourself, what I mean is that in knowing your identity you must know your likes, dislikes and others that concerns with your heart and mind. There are many factors that affects ones Identity like culture, your city where you are living , media and even your families and friends. In todays generation one’s identity have been viewed differently by other people, they easily judge a person by their actions and physical apperance without knowing what is real. To give a short description about my Identity Im gonna use ADDRESSING. Lets start with A that stands for age so Im 18 years old Im turning 19 this coming May. I feel very blessed because I live a normal life and I never had a physical disablity aside from having a poor eye sight. I am perfectly fine tho. As for my religion, I am a roman catholic. My grandmother taught me to praise God, always thank him for what I have and also to ask for forgiveness for the sins I have done. I am also a pure filipino and we belong to middle class, I am happy for what I have right now, I am happy because my parents is still able to give my needs and wants. That’s why Im studying hard because I want to give them a good life more that what they gave me. And I am a male, but sometimes what others perceived is different from what really you are. But I dont care I come to school to study not to impress anyone. My Indigenous background , I was born here in Manila but I grow up with my grandparents in Pangasinan.

    This week there is no exciting things happened, it just a normal week. Aside from my new hobby which is going to gym. At first I really dont want to go to the gym because Im afraid that I may not gain height anymore and Im too lazy to do it, but my mom motivated me to go in the gym and fight my laziness. She said that I should be going to gym because I am very thin and ugly. Then I think about it, and agreed to my mom to go in the gym but I never agreed to her that Im ugly ?. Its been week since I started to attend gym and Im looking forward for best results. My school life is just normal. I go to school I listen to discussions, do homeworks, sleeping late at night and waking up early in morning. Today Im looking forward for a better days. By the way Im Mark Jester Gimenez ? from ACT 182 ☝️ Have a nice day ahead ?

  219. All of us have a story to tell; a story of our own; a story of our unique experiences, choices and dreams.  Knowing who you are will always be more important than others knowing who you are. And I believe having an identity we called our OWN, is like knowing our major role in the story of life, we perform. As the main character of my story, I describe myself in connection to the word ADRESSING to state my main qualities:
    Age: I’m 21 years old, shaped by many different things and experiences.
    Disability: Have poor eyesight but willing to face more challenges with my eyes wide open.
    Religion: I am a roman catholic as well as I respect and value others belief as well.
    Ethnicity: I was raised as Dabawenyo but molded by Manileño.
    Socioeconomic class: We belong to the middle class and I’m truly grateful to my father who worked hard to provide our needs and wants.
    Sexual Orientation: I am heterosexual but I do respect those people who have different belief from mine.
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: I am a truly Filipino by heart, mind and soul.
    Gender: Female
    Who a person is can be shaped by many different things. Understanding how a person came to be who they are is important to grasping their inner-most uniqueness. People, places, and even events can shape a person. Things like having a supportive parent, growing up in a unique place, and being suddenly injured can help to define a person.  We don’t meet or get to know ourselves just by being born. Birth is something that is gifted, a gift that is unknown to us, at least until we have enough self-awareness to realize the blessing of what it means to be alive. However, being alive and its accomplice of what is called life, is still incomplete if you never find your reason of why. Of why you are who you are, of why you were gifted life and to know what it means to be you.

  220. Our own identity as an individual was identified by how we are raised by the people who surrounds us. And somehow we are still growing as being one of the young adult. At this stage I am still discovering my identity the way how I socialized is one of the factor that will help you to know yourself more. As I grow I began to ask questions, why am I like this? You could know my demographic profile in simple way by providing my Adressing.
    Age: 18 years old (Young Adult)
    Disability status: I have a blurry vision & Stigmatism
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Tagalog and Waray
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Indigenous Background: Non- Native
    National Origin: Naturally born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    Personal and Social identity has a different perspective and meaning, where personal identity is what and who you think you are as an individual it is very important to know yourself personally so you can control yourself incase of mishandled problems. While social identity is how and what people think who you are, it is very from how you think you are because some people doesn’t know you personally but it is a big help on discovering yourself especially at this young age.
    I’ve been using an eyeglasses since I was grade six (6). At first it is not a problem because I can still see what’s written on the board. But as the time passed by; My vision becomes blurry each year and my eyeglasses becomes thicker and thicker. My week went as usually days. Heading to school Two and a Half hours before the class will start because of the traffic. Study. Go home. Do your part as a daughter in our house.
    Even if I am wearing my eyeglasses that has a thick grades I still can’t recognize people as fast as I can. So they call me ‘snob’ but the truth is that I didn’t noticed them because I have a blurry vision. I took off my eyeglasses to try if I still can at least familiarized my eyes to the images that what I’ve seen but nothing happened. My mom told me to find something but I didn’t saw it because I don’t wear my eyeglasses when I am at home to still manage my eyesight but nothing happened. Blurry vision is one of my biggest disability in life because it is very hard to notice people. As a student it is hard for me to sit at the back because I can t even see what has been written on the board. And that’s how my week work with my disability.
    Understanding the self is quite fun and a little bit hard subject because at the end I am the one who will benefit those learnings that I have learned on my professors subject. It will make you realize that you should always be yourself because everyone will know you on how they want to see you as a person or individual.

    OGAWA, EDSEL ANNE B.
    ACT181

  221. Patrick kent Cecilio
    Patrick kent Cecilio

    Personal identity starts at the moment of conception, within time personal identity can change or not change. The change in identity differs in many instances by causes of psychological, physical or environmental changes in the person life. Day to day activities also play an important role on a person’s present or prior identity by being exposed to different elements encountered within their mind while operating in these activities. I will give a brief background about myself through the use of ADRESSING. Age- 19 years old, Disability status- I’m physically and mentally fit, Religion- Roman Cathlolic, Ethnicity- filipino, Social class- middle class, sexual orientation- heterosexual, Indigenous background- native filipino, national origin- pure born filipino, gender- male.

    This week, I meet my new classmates. New faces, new friends, new engagements and new memories. As a 19 year old college student, challenges and struggles are made on a high level now. You have to deal with different types of people. I saw some students with disability but I respect them for their strong characters to prove others that they can do what others can do also. Also as I pass by the church, I manage to stop and make a sign of a cross to give respect to the Lord. This week also, my parents decrease my allowance because I didn’t have to commute to go to school because I have my own motorcycle. These are some of my experiences this week that seems to have an effect to me in showing my identity to other people.

  222. Identity is something that describe you as a person. It is who you are and what are you made of. Everyone has their own identity but knowing our own identity is really hard because there’s a lot of things that can affect us in showing our true identity. Sometimes we restrict ourself in doing what we want due to those judgemental eyes of our society but we should never ever let those people define who we really are because God made us all unique if someone does’nt like you because you don’t share same behavior them ignore them and let them. You are unique and you don’t have to follow what others want its your life, you know yourself better than them.
    Following the Framework ADRESSING. A stands for Age I’m 19 years old, D- Disability status: Tend to forget things easily, R- Religion: Roman Catholic, E-Ethnicity: Filipino, S-Sexual orientation: Heterosexual, S-Social economic status: Middle Class, Indigenous Background: My mother is born in Masbate and my father born in Manila while me born in Quezon Province and grew up in Oriental Mindoro. N-National Origin: Filipino, and G-Gender: Female.

    My week was just a usual week like busy, tired, sleepy, don’t have enough time to rest due to a lot of things to accomplish and study. My family said that in this age I should not be easy-go-lucky person because they say that this is the perfect age to invest in yourself.

  223. Edsel Anne Ogawa
    Edsel Anne Ogawa

    Our own identity as an individual was identified by how we are raised by the people who surrounds us. And somehow we are still growing as being one of the young adult. At this stage I am still discovering my identity the way how I socialized is one of the factor that will help you to know yourself more. As I grow I began to ask questions, why am I like this? You could know my demographic profile in simple way by providing my Adressing.
    Age: 18 years old (Young Adult)
    Disability status: I have a blurry vision & Stigmatism
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Tagalog and Waray
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Indigenous Background: Non- Native
    National Origin: Naturally born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    Personal and Social identity has a different perspective and meaning, where personal identity is what and who you think you are as an individual it is very important to know yourself personally so you can control yourself incase of mishandled problems. While social identity is how and what people think who you are, it is very from how you think you are because some people doesn’t know you personally but it is a big help on discovering yourself especially at this young age.
    I’ve been using an eyeglasses since I was grade six (6). At first it is not a problem because I can still see what’s written on the board. But as the time passed by; My vision becomes blurry each year and my eyeglasses becomes thicker and thicker. My week went as usually days. Heading to school Two and a Half hours before the class will start because of the traffic. Study. Go home. Do your part as a daughter in our house.
    Even if I am wearing my eyeglasses that has a thick grades I still can’t recognize people as fast as I can. So they call me ‘snob’ but the truth is that I didn’t noticed them because I have a blurry vision. I took off my eyeglasses to try if I still can at least familiarized my eyes to the images that what I’ve seen but nothing happened. My mom told me to find something but I didn’t saw it because I don’t wear my eyeglasses when I am at home to still manage my eyesight but nothing happened. Blurry vision is one of my biggest disability in life because it is very hard to notice people. As a student it is hard for me to sit at the back because I can t even see what has been written on the board. And that’s how my week work with my disability.
    Understanding the self is quite fun and a little bit hard subject because at the end I am the one who will benefit those learnings that I have learned on my professors subject. It will make you realize that you should always be yourself because everyone will know you on how they want to see you as a person or individual.

    OGAWA, EDSEL ANNE B.
    ACT181

  224. I am a 19 year old boy living with my parents and grandparents. I’m too young to have a painful back that can be compared to an old man and a painful chest which results in my difficulty in breathing. I am a Roman Catholic since then and grew up going to church every weekends. We’re only a middle class family but still blessed to have my family. A heterosexual, male. Proud to be Pinoy, I was born on March 1999 in Bocaue, Bulacan.
    I started my week in a sudden life realizations that as I grew older, it is sinking to me that day by day a better understanding of life keeps me from being down and unlively. Every morning I wake up with so many agendas to be filled, tasks and other achievements to be unlocked soon. I’m 19 years old as of today, but it doesn’t mean that I am not aching about something, its been months since my chest hurts and still aching. My back feels like I’m old to be fragile as this. All my physical activities stopped when college started maybe because I don’t have time to play basketball anymore, do biking at the weekends, do jogging early in the morning. My weight suddenly increased, when I do some chores, I get tired immediately unlike before. Recently I was not able to attend masses, did it mean that I was a bad person? Even though I am not attending church, I still pray and still believe in God Almighty. I grew up going to church every weekends with my parents. Whatever ethnic group you belong to, respect each ethnic and you will earn their respect. We are born equal to each other, act like one. Earning money is very hard because of the high maintenance of the family, I am very blessed to have my family with me because even were not rich they make sure to give what I need every day and working hard to make sure we live another day. Lately, news was about gender equality, I am pro with it. But does it makes sense if some people still make social media posts ranting about men not giving them seats? Gender equality makes us all equal, so therefore its not everyone is obliged to give you a seat. Honestly speaking, sometimes I am guilty whenever I see someone with the opposite sex standing while I am sitting like last Tuesday. Masculinity doesn’t give you the edge to your opposite gender or for you to disrespect them. A manly thing is still giving respect to everyone. Therefore, showing who you really are is a straight fact that even if everyone hates you is still good because you’re just being honest about who you really are. Not everyone will like you but not everyone matters. Stay true to yourself. You do not have to prove yourself to those people who do not believe in you.

    VIRGILIO DS. CRUZ III
    ACT 181

  225. Our identity defines who we are, the way we think about ourselves, the way we view the world and our lives.

    Age: 19

    Disability: Mentally, emotionally and physically healthy.

    Religion: Roman Catholic – My both parents are Catholic so when I was born this was become my religion too. And I know that I have faith, trust and belief in Jesus Christ.

    Etnicity: Filipino – My parents are both Filipinos, my father is an Ilocano and my mom is Bisaya.

    Social Class: Middle Class – I can say that my family belongs to the middle class in the society because my parents can provide our basic necessities in our daily lives.

    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual ( Straight Woman) – It is clear to me that I am a straight woman because I knew that I’m attracted with my opposite sex.

    Indeginous Background: Ilocano – Since my father is from Ilocos region and my mother from Mindano, I consider myself as an Ilocano because I am born and raised in Pangasinan. I was able to adopted and learnt the culture of Ilocanos more than the Bisayas.

    National Origin: Filipino born

    Gender: Female – Although our country is patriotic—means we give more respect to mens, I still believe that what men can do, female, transgendered and others can do it also.

  226. According to Ting-Toomey, Identity is defined as the reflective self conception or self-image that we derived from our family, gender, cultural, ethnic, and individual socialization process. We all have our own identity, identity that defines ourselves, identity that makes who we are, and identity that will never be duplicated and taken away from us.

    Let me introduce to you the different aspects of my identity and what are the things happened this week. As a 19 year old girl with no disability, I can say that this week went well, just a normal week for a normal student like me. A routine of home- school- home- school- home. And as a Catholic, I am proudly saying that this Friday, my friends and I attended the Feast SM Manila, and we’re really feeling blessed. Being teased by friends for having a flat nose, a not-so-white skin color, and a small-size height, is normal for me. Because why not diba? Like what the author said, “Everubody will always have something to say, but not everybody matters” and in fact, those are the characteristics of an original Pinay! Yes gurl! I am proud 100% Filipino. In terms of sexual orientation, I am a straight girl who has a lot of curve friends, joke hahaha. I have no issue with the LGBTQ Community because most of my friends are gay, and I love to say that they really deserve love and respect. And this week, I met new friends from the LGBTQ and they are really fun to be with. Being able to eat 3 times a day, having a safe and good house, clothes to wear, and a very loving family providing our needs , I can say that we’re in the middle class. My mother and father are both from the province of Northern Samar, and I was born here in Manila.

    As a young Female, I still have things to improve in myself. And I am grateful that I was able to read this blog because in some minutes of my life, I learned something that can help me to become a better version of my self, and be able to share the different aspects of my identity.

  227. We are facing a crisis of trust in the world today. Trust is an important aspect in all of our relationships. Without trust, there can be no efficient progress in developing and fostering bonds without a significant amount of conflict. Battle scars tells us about a story of a women who opens up herself and share her ups and downs in life. Giving herself open arms to everyone is a risk to do. And because of that she lost her interest in trying to please people or making them understand her story.

    In my 19 years here in this world I learn that not everyone will listen to you. Not everyone will care about your story. Choose people who you share with personal stories about you. Choose people who you trust with. Choose people who cares to your sensitivity. At the end of the day, it is how you will be able to segregate genuine one and a bogus one.
    Lester John B. Noces
    ACT 181

  228. GABRIEL, KRYSTEL MAE
    ACT181

    Getting older isn’t really fun. If I could only stay young forever, I will do so. However, no one can be young forever. We will all grow old and old and we will have nothing but the memories, lessons and experiences we had in our lives.

    They say 18-25 years of age is the most crucial part. You’ll get to meet a lot of temprary people who will throw shades at you amp wether you did nothing but to make beneficial to them.

    I am so happy I am now at the point of my life wherein to don’t care about what other people say to me. I assure that I do self love and self care everytime. #Adulting

    Age: 18 years old, turning 19 in 4 days.
    Disability: I have a poor eyesight.
    Religion: Roman Catholic.
    Ethnicity: Filipino.
    Social Class: Middle Class because we get to support and provide needs and wants in the family
    Sexual Orientation: Straight female but I respect everyone regardless of their gender.
    Indigenous Background: None
    National Origin: Born and raised in the Philippines.
    Gender: Female

  229. Sharing things about yourself that would exhibit your self-awareness might sometime really be challenging. Probably, it’s because people aren’t sure what to say about themselves for they are too shy and humble to boast anything about their personhood or maybe because, some people are still on their journey towards a deeper understanding about their self. This could be one of the reasons why there are methods and frameworks about determining and presenting one’s self-concept or identity are created by such experts.

    ADRESSING is just one of the numerous frameworks we could coined as “Identity Organizer.” This particular framework helps one to summarize his identity’s different aspects.

    Consequently, here’s my own version of the acronym, ADRESSING:

    Age- 18 years old

    Disability Status- Not Physically active; Not athletically inclined.

    Religion- Roman Catholic

    Ethnicity/ Race- Filipino

    Sexual Orientation- Heterosexuals

    Socioeconomic Status- Middle Class

    Indigenious Background- Native Filipino

    National Background- Filipino

    Gender- Female

    Our third semester classes officially began this week. I must say, one of the highlights of my week, where i could relate one component of the above’s framework was, our PE class.

    Since I was a kid, I am not into any kinds of sports. I was never a fan of Volleyball, badminton, cycling and etc. Back then, my primary reason of not liking any sort of sports was my fear of getting injured from the risks they may cause. Now, i still don’t consider associating myself with any of it not only because of that reason but also because, I think it was way farther from my interests. Accordingly, I don’t perform well during our PE classes.

    Just earlier today, we were taught the basic routine in playing Table tennis. Ofcourse, in order to properly understand a thing, you have to explore related events or activities to it. In moments like these, my “Disability status” is best exposed.

    We had a group race game. A team that gets to finish the race first while balancing a ping pong ball on his table tennis racket will be the winner. Now, what do you expect from a not-athletically-inclined-me?

    Due to my seemingly disability in sports, i think i was the reason why our team didn’t won any rounds of our game.

    Well, although Sports is a lot farther from my interests, I’m still open to learning one of it. Today, maybe i felt I didn’t perform well in our PE subject , but I enjoyed all our activities today.

    VILLA, MARY CRIS M.// ACT181

  230. Self-Concept or Self-Identity is defined in the video as the understanding and knowledge of an individual about themselves. Knowing yourself is a vital thing because when people judged you, you are the only one who can justify, that whatever they are saying about you is nothing but a lie. An individual is being too self-aware, but it’s fine because you are just being yourself and you are not numb not to feel insecure with what other people say to you. Being YOU is what matters above anything/anyone else. You are the only who can define who you are, even your family or close friends cannot define you -JUST YOU.

    My ADRESSING Framework:

    Age: 19 years old
    Disability Status: Introvert (started when I was in Grade 1 up until now)
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity/Race: Filipino (Asian)
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Indigeneous Background: Non-Native
    Nationality: Born and raised in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    At the age of 19, I can tell to myself that not everything is already known to me. I am becoming more curious of what I see everyday in my environment such as to the people who I am with and to those people who I just met. Before this day ends, I just want to share what I’ve learned/realized this week; I learned that no matter what our religion, sexual orientation is or whatever are gender is, we should not let those people who sees us in those attitude that we are not. Let’s be proud of being ourselves, For being who we are from the very start we had our own mind to decide for ourselves and not the person the others wants us to be. I realized that what matters is our opinion and not the opinion of others. Even though there are people that are not heterosexual like me but still are very proud of who they really are, I salute them because not everyone would be like them. Not everyone would be proud as them because of the people (judger) around them. And to highlight my reflection for this week, I want to leave a message (from myself) saying “Don’t (ever) let your insecurities take away your happiness that you deserve”.

    Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan
    ACT 181

  231. Luigi V. Cruz ACT 184
    It is really hard to know your self identity, but with the framework that we learned from our Understanding the Self class that enable to help us to determined our self identity, and that framework has an acronym of ADRESSING. The letter A stands for Age, last January 5 I just turned into 19 years old. The D is Disability status, so far thank God that I have a good health and I don’t have any disability. R is for Religion, I’ve been baptized as a Roman Catholic when I was just a baby so, I don’t have a choice to select religion, but if I were will be given a chance I will still choose to be a Roman Catholic because I owe my life to him who is the creator of heaven and Earth. E for Ethnicity, I am Filipino and I love my country. S stands for Social Class, our family is in the middle class and thanks God for all the blessings and the guidance he gave us. Another S is Sexual Orientation, I want an opposite sex because it is more exciting and someday I want to build my own family. And I stands for Indigenous Background, I was born and grew up here in Manila. N for National origin, our family is all pure Pinoy and Pinay so, we are all born in Philippines. And last is G, which means Gender, I’am male.
    Let me share something, I am not a very religious person like I don’t go to church every sunday to attend a mass. But Last 2018 till today me and my family have so many problems like my ate have a cancer and meningitis in brain, my mother lost a work in Dubai, my girlfriend left me and I have nothing, I tried go to church to ask for strength and guidance and after I go to church. Many things had been changed, my sister is been doing good and recovering from his medication, my mother got a work but my girlfriend don’t back to me but i’m still grateful because today I have peace in my mind. After that I became a more religious person like I am attending mass every sunday.
    So try to fill up the framework that may work for you to determine your self identity because it is really helpful.

  232. GANGAN, GLAIZA MARIE
    ACT182

    Identity plays an important role in one’s life because this defines us as a human which makes us to be a unique one. We as a human has our own identity since the day that we were born. This identity that we all have is important to be realized by us, our own selves and be able to identify by others for them to perceive us. Our sense of our identity has to do with who you think you are and how you perceive yourself. It’s about how you define yourself. For me, there are many attributes on how others perceives us as an individual. Normally, it is based on our demographic profile which are age,nationality, gender, religion, social status and many more. Another one is based on our personal characteristics and behavior or attitude. I believe that we are all a product of many different cultures which surrounds us. Our ethics or values, perceptions, thinking and experiences are structured and developed by the society and culture that influences our lives each day. Our family is the one who first molded, influenced and developed us as a person. Developing a strong sense of identity is important for us to not be easily influenced by others. People who doesn’t have enough sense of their own identity may have trouble in making decisions in their life. As I have grown up, I’ve learned to know and understand myself more.

    Age: 18 years old (which I think that can be already labeled as an adult)
    Disability Status: Thankfully, I have no disability since the day that I was born. Iam physically healthy and able to do things.
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: None
    Socioeconomic Status: I’m including myself in the middle class of the social class.
    Sexual Orientation:
    Indigenous Heritage: None
    Nationality: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    To relate the framework of ADRESSING with how my week went, I will share some scenarios that happened to me.
    A- AGE
    Last Monday, my brother requested me to buy alcoholic drinks to a convenience store but the cashier didn’t let me because she thinks that I’m a minor. Another one is when my aunt took me to the mall for her to play electronic bingo at Fishermall but the security guard didn’t let me in because they have a policy that only 21 years old and above are allowed to enter that place. So, my aunt and I decided to go malling instead.

    D- DISABILITY STATUS
    My cousin was with her friend last Saturday. I went to my cousin’s house to invite her to go with me to Quezon Memorial Circle to do jogging and biking. I also ask and invited her friend to go with us but she just smiled and told me that she can’t because she has a disability. She told me that she has a muscular dystrophy and she has a difficulty in walking. Because of that, I decided to go alone instead.

    R- RELIGION
    My highschool friends and I went to the mall last Sunday. After that, we decided to go to the church but one of my friends is not a Catholic so she decided to go home instead of going with us and we respected and understand her decision.

    E- ETHNICITY

    S- SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
    Every lunch time in school, my friend and I usually wants to eat in NU canteen but we are always hesitating to buy because foods there is half more expensive than foods in the carinderia outside the NU. We are thinking that it is much better if we buy our lunch meal in the carinderia (Andrew’s Canteen to be specific) because by that, we can save money and lessen our expenses. Another one is this. Every Wednesday, we are required to wear corporate attire but because I don’t have enough clothes like that and besides I am saving money, I bought some at the thrift shop instead of buying expensive clothes in the mall. I’m always trying to be practical in every decisions I made everyday.

    S- SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I- INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

    N- NATIONALITY
    Last Thursday, I went to NU Accounting Office to settle some of my obligations and I observed that my tuition is lesser than the tuition of a foreign student. This made me realized that my nationality as a Filipino student is an advantage when enrolling to universities.

    G – GENDER
    This week, it is very hard for me and my friend to take jeepney when going home from school since our time to go home is rush hour. It takes 30 mins to 1 hour of waiting before we can finally ride. Me and my friend always thinking that maybe, if we are not women, we can do “sabit” and it will not took us a lot of time waitin and will not be hard and tiring for us when going home. While, last Monday, I took LRT and a man offer me his seat. We all know that some Filipino men have this good value of being a gentleman which we women should be thankful of. We should be thankful that some men treats us specially.

  233. Every person has different identities. It is a one way to know them more about themselves. It shows our personality like on how we encounter with other people. It also shows the quality and in what beliefs they have as a person.

    AGE – I recently turned 20 this month
    DISABILITY STATUS – None
    RELIGION – I am a Roman Catholic
    ETHNICITY RACE – I am a pure Filipino
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION – Straight Female
    SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS – Middle Class
    INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND – I’m from the province of Oriental Mindoro and I am a Mindoreño
    NATIONAL ORIGIN – Philippines
    GENDER – Female

    I have mixed emotions this week. I felt sad because of homesick because even though I lived here in Manila for almost 3 years there are times that I missed the bonding of our family and the foods they cook in our province. There are days that I’m happy because of the funny moments we had with my friends from my old school and the bonding with my sister. Also I am happy because I enjoyed the activity we had in our subject wherein they write some good impressions with me but there are writings that it is not true in which they just make fun of it.

  234. Getting older isn’t really fun. If I could only stay young forever, I will do so. However, no one can be young forever. We will all grow old and old and we will have nothing but the memories, lessons and experiences we had in our lives.

    They say 18-25 years of age is the most crucial part. You’ll get to meet a lot of temprary people who will throw shades at you amp wether you did nothing but to make beneficial to them.

    I am so happy I am now at the point of my life wherein to don’t care about what other people say to me. I assure that I do self love and self care everytime. #Adulting

    Age: 18 years old, turning 19 in 4 days.
    Disability: I have a poor eyesight.
    Religion: Roman Catholic.
    Ethnicity: Filipino.
    Social Class: Middle Class because we get to support and provide needs and wants in the family
    Sexual Orientation: Straight female but I respect everyone regardless of their gender.
    Indigenous Background: None
    National Origin: Born and raised in the Philippines.
    Gender: Female

  235. Getting older isn’t really fun. If I could only stay young forever, I will do so. However, no one can be young forever. We will all grow old and old and we will have nothing but the memories, lessons and experiences we had in our lives.

    They say 18-25 years of age is the most crucial part. You’ll get to meet a lot of temprary people who will throw shades at you amp wether you did nothing but to make beneficial to them.

    I am so happy I am now at the point of my life wherein to don’t care about what other people say to me. I assure that I do self love and self care everytime. #Adulting

    Age: 18 years old, turning 19 in 4 days.
    Disability: I have a poor eyesight.
    Religion: Roman Catholic.
    Ethnicity: Filipino.
    Social Class: Middle Class because we get to support and provide needs and wants in the family
    Sexual Orientation: Straight female but I respect everyone regardless of their gender.
    Indigenous Background: None
    National Origin: Born and raised in the Philippines.
    Gender: Female

  236. A (age) 19
    D (disability status) NONE
    R (religion) Roman Catholic
    E (ethnicity race) Manilenya
    S (sexual orientation) Male
    S (socio-economic status) Average class
    I (indigenous background) NONE
    N (national origin) Filipino
    G (gender) – Female

    I used to be very adventurous in different terms in life, I tried a lot of things in which I think was fun to me. I’ve been dealing with a lot of extreme sports but as soon as I entered the life of a working student everything has changed since I got really small spare times not even enough to comply all the paper works that we have to finish. Recently this week I fortunately got a chance to train again, I was invited by one of my teammates to train and collab with another team under Master Cho, it was a feeling of excitement that filled my whole system again since it was almost a year since the last time I had an interaction with an armor and kickpad. As soon as we get to the peak of our training one of the trainees of the other team somehow mocked me not in a straight manner but enough to let me feel the sarcasm. He asked me for a friendly sparring to prove my title as a blackbelter. I was literally pissed when he approached me that rude, it felt like he was trying to imply that blackbelts worn by a lady was not worthy. But as a follower of our sports and our tenets I respectfully accepted his challenge and prove that there’s no good point on degrading blackbelter ladies. Right after the match I know that I have changed a little perception in his mind about us ladies.

    Jeryleen C. Villas
    ACT-182

  237. Edsel Anne Ogawa
    Edsel Anne Ogawa

    Our own identity as an individual was identified by how we are raised by the people who surrounds us. And somehow we are still growing as being one of the young adult. At this stage I am still discovering my identity the way how I socialized is one of the factor that will help you to know yourself more. As I grow I began to ask questions, why am I like this? You could know my demographic profile in simple way by providing my Adressing.
    Age: 18 years old (Young Adult)
    Disability status: I have a blurry vision & Stigmatism
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Tagalog and Waray
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Indigenous Background: Non- Native
    National Origin: Naturally born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    Personal and Social identity has a different perspective and meaning, where personal identity is what and who you think you are as an individual it is very important to know yourself personally so you can control yourself incase of mishandled problems. While social identity is how and what people think who you are, it is very from how you think you are because some people doesn’t know you personally but it is a big help on discovering yourself especially at this young age.
    I’ve been using an eyeglasses since I was grade six (6). At first it is not a problem because I can still see what’s written on the board. But as the time passed by; My vision becomes blurry each year and my eyeglasses becomes thicker and thicker. My week went as usually days. Heading to school Two and a Half hours before the class will start because of the traffic. Study. Go home. Do your part as a daughter in our house.
    Even if I am wearing my eyeglasses that has a thick grades I still can’t recognize people as fast as I can. So they call me ‘snob’ but the truth is that I didn’t noticed them because I have a blurry vision. I took off my eyeglasses to try if I still can at least familiarized my eyes to the images that what I’ve seen but nothing happened. My mom told me to find something but I didn’t saw it because I don’t wear my eyeglasses when I am at home to still manage my eyesight but nothing happened. Blurry vision is one of my biggest disability in life because it is very hard to notice people. As a student it is hard for me to sit at the back because I can t even see what has been written on the board. And that’s how my week work with my disability.
    Understanding the self is quite fun and a little bit hard subject because at the end I am the one who will benefit those learnings that I have learned on my professors subject. It will make you realize that you should always be yourself because everyone will know you on how they want to see you as a person or individual.

    OGAWA, EDSEL ANNE B.
    ACT181

  238. Everyone can have the same personality, but not all can have the same identity. Each person is special with their own ways. The identity that can be mold in oneself is shaped by the people around them, may it be religion, culture, family or friends.
    To have a brief knowledge about my identity, I will introduce my self. I am 19 years old and turning 20 on the month of October. My disability status is having a poor eyesight because of my astigmatism. My religion is Born Again Christian, it really helps me improve myself and become a better person that I can be. I am a pure Filipino citizen. Our social status belongs to middle class, we experience financial problem most of the time because of education but we can afford to buy our needs and wants. Surely, I am heterosexual which means I am attracted to a guy. I don’t have indigenous background and my national origin is Philippines. Lastly, I am a female.
    This week is a very tough because of the adjustments my body needs to do. As the 3rd semester starts, from vacation to starting of classes I became a little unproductive and sleeps so late. My subjects requires me to wake up early and I am having a trouble to sleep early. Also, I am quite suffering from sudden headaches due to the adjustment of my eyesight, it becomes higher but because we cannot still afford to change my eyeglass, I continues to wear my old eyeglasses. This week is full of changes and I hope for the upcoming weeks, we can easily get to adapt the changes we were going to have.

  239. Jan Christiane Santiago
    Jan Christiane Santiago

    Age: 18 years old.
    Disability status: I am mentally and physically healthy, I think.
    Religion: Catholic is my religion but I am not religious.
    Ethnicity: I am a Filipino.
    Social Class: I belong to the middle class family.
    Sexual Orientation: Straight male and I respect other genders.
    Indigenous Background and National origin: I was born in the Philippines, grew up in our province Oriental Mindoro.
    Gender: Male

    We are not similar at all. We are unique. We should respect everyone. Don’t look at the outside appearances of people, know their personalities.

    The first week of the class was good because I saw my friends again and I met new professors and classmates.

  240. Life’s challenges are unending. In my years of existence, I had encountered problems, challenges and struggles. It was a continuous ups and downs. I thought of giving up but I realized that I must continue life. All of my experiences taught me a lesson and help me to create my own identity.

    At the age of 19, never had I imagine how cruel reality was. I had been weak and fragile but at least I learned to handle things, to be wiser in my decisions, to be mature enough in different situations and to know my self more. Lately, I noticed that my sight were unclear. This limited my ability to notice people, thus, I consider it as a disability. As we grow up we reflect on many things in life like faith, religion and perspective in life. I was born as a Roman Catholic but now I have doubts on the beliefs and practices of my religion and so as others. However, I still believe in only one God. I am a Filipino who supports indie films and songs, thus, supporting and promoting them makes me a Filipino who loves and appreciates them. I am contented of what my parents gave me and it doesn’t matter if we’re not rich because at least we can enjoy simple things in life. In our new generation, sexuality is a big issue. I am female and heterosexual but I am not homophobic. I am supporting those homosexuals because we all deserve to know our own identity to free ourselves and to achieve happiness.

    This week, I am still adjusting with my eyeglasses and encounter the struggles of using it. It is another challenge in my life but at least, things are clearer now. I can now observe things clearly and I can broaden my view of point.

  241. Every one of us has their own identity. It’s how we see ourselves and also how others perceive us. I learned that we could create our own self-concept to understand ourselves more and to know who we are based on the word ADRESSING. For age, I’m already 18 but there are still things that I’m not allowed to do. My age limits me to travel alone, and going home late since my parents are strict.
    For disability, I think it’s my eyes because I’m a nearsighted person since 2017. I only got glasses last November because I really don’t want to wear one but I have to. I getting use to it by now even though it’s really a hassle sometimes.
    For religion, I’m a Roman Catholic but I don’t usually go to church. As I grow older, I realize that it’s not about the religion, it’s about the relationship.
    For ethnicity, I’m a pure Filipino.
    For sexual orientation, I’m attracted to opposite sex.
    For social status, we are not rich nor poor. We are just in middle class and that’s fine with me as long as we could buy our needs.
    For indigenous group, I’m a Bulaceña since birth.
    For nationality, I was born here in the Philippines and I’m a Filipino.
    For gender, I’m definitely a female.
    I could relate the framework to our recent activity in UTS. My classmates wrote different verbs to describe my social identity and not all written there are the same. As time goes by, we’re getting to discover something about ourselves. What we know about ourselves is sometimes not the same as what others think of us.

  242. Name: DANA MARIE ALIGANGA
    ACT183

    (Age) Prior years, i felt like i’m homeless, empty, lost , nowhere to be found in this vas universe. but, one day i just wake up completely aligned to the pattern of the universe itself. At this point of my life, I’ve finally perceived the tricks of life, its unfairness, holistically, how it fvckin works.

    (disability) To the world, to the continent, to the country down to the society i belonged, I salute y’all, for the heartbreaks, hatred, downgrades, and tears; because of that i can’t genuinely love anymore. one of my disability I am aiming to change.

    (religion) I’m very skeptical type of person, with politics and philosophy; I lost my religion. Its traditional or cultural ways connecting to God is beyond my own way. I may actually lost my religion but not my faith.

    (ethnicity)
    I was born in a particular religious filipino family, and so if there’s something liberal that i wanted to do, well as if it’ll be done.

    (sexual orientation)
    I am someone, hiding in a girl’s clothing.

    (social economic status)
    I am someone, belonged to the middle class fam.

    (National origin)Grew up from the queen city of the south.

    With the ADRESSING disclosed above, you can now freely judge me.

    Journal Entry: Jan 18,2019

    Today’s week is very hectic and challenging yet fun. We had so much materials to review with, sacrificed sleeps because of graded recitations, and many more.And with these hardships I’ve encountered, I wanted to release these all through prayers. My heart may not belong to a particular religious group/Org but it still beating for Jesus.

    Grace!

  243. ANGELICA SUAREZ
    ACT182

    “A person’s identity is defined as the totality of one’s self-construal, in which how one construes oneself in the present expresses the continuity between how one construes oneself as one was in the past and how one construes oneself as one aspires to be in the future”; this allows for definitions of aspects of identity, such as: “One’s ethnic identity is defined as that part of the totality of one’s self-construal made up of those dimensions that express the continuity between one’s construal of past ancestry and one’s future aspirations in relation to ethnicity”. So by using the “ADDRESSING” Framework, it assists me to understand myself. Here are the following information about myself using the framework.

    Age: 18 years old
    Disability Status: None
    Religion: Church of Christ
    Ethnicity/Race: None
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    Age
    On a Saturday night, me and my friends planned to go out and go to the bar just to chill and unwind because of stressful days. The bouncer won’t let us in and then he asked us if we have an I.D or identification card. I noticed that he was thinking if we are under age and finally said that we don’t look like an eighteen years old. We just laughed and then he let us in.

    Religion
    On a Sunday morning, someone invited me to go to the church but he is a Catholic and I have a different religion which is Church of Christ. Almost everyone thought that I’m a Roman Catholic and I don’t even know how they said it.

    Socioeconomic Status
    On Wednesday after my classes, I went to the mall with a friend. We looked for clothes and then he suddenly planned to buy branded clothes. He also wanted to buy clothes for me, but I refused to. I said that I’m not into branded clothes because those are too expensive. I would rather buy clothes in divisoria or market with the same texture of it at a low price.

    Gender
    On Monday, my friend invited me to play Mobile Legends, an online game. I spent my time playing that game everytime I felt bored. That game looks like a Dota. I know that kind of game is a boy’s thing and many of them are addicted to it. I’m used to playing that game because back when I was a child my brother taught me how to play dota. When I discover the Mobile Legends, I quickly downloaded it and noticed that I’m also familiar to that kind of game.

  244. I am convinced that Identity is something that a person cannot choose when they are born. It is somehow, how your mother choose your name when you are born, the religion that your family believed in, Your gender. But It doesn’t mean it is irreversible, for we live in a world where diversity is widely accepted and you can always choose what you want to be and how you wan to expressed yourselves. I also believe that Identity forms as a person grows and the way the world perceives them.

    Through ADRESSING it enables us to identify basic knowledge, you can tell the perspective and background of that person.

    Age 18 years old
    Disability status I am struggling with poor eyesight and astigmatism
    In terms of Religion, I am Roman Catholic, believing in one God, holy spirit and holy catholic church.
    Ethnicity I am Filipino
    Sexual Orientation I am definitely heterosexual, I respect the views of LGBT community.
    Socioeconomic status I believe that I’m in the middle class. My parents can support and provide me financially.
    Indigineous background and National origin, I was born and raised here in the Philippines.
    Gender Female

  245. What is my identity? This is one of the questions I often ask myself. Knowing our identity is the first step for us to be able to know ourselves better — knowing ourselves means respecting our strengths and weaknesses, desires and dreams, thoughts and feelings, and our likes and dislikes. Knowing our identity keeps us unique and distinguishes us from everyone else. Our identity is what we and others say we are — it defines who we really are. Every one of us has an identity, and for us to know our identity we can use the ADRESSING framework which stands for Age, Disability, Religion, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Indigineous Background, National Origin, and Gender.

    I am an 18 years old college student, studying Bachelor of Science in Accountancy — which is to be honest not an easy course. This week is a really tough week for me, because there are already a lot of homeworks that we need to do, we need to study in advance because there are always recitations and we have to be always ready. I sometimes wish I had never grown up. It feels as if it was only yesterday that when I had no worries. But now, as an adult I realized that life is full of responsibilities and it is really hard to meet the expectations from our parents, friends and other people around us. The hardest part of growing up is figuring ourselves out, knowing who we truly are, accepting ourselves, and expressing ourselves, especially because of criticism, it’s hard to be ourselves when people don’t accept us for who we are.

  246. Each person has its own identity, it is just up to us if how we will discover it or how we will want other to see us and specially how we will see ourselves. In psychology, identity is the qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and or expressions that make a person or group. A psychological identity relates to self-image, self-esteem, and individuality. As for what I have what about self-concept and identity confirmation individuals have beliefs about themselves known as self-schemata. It is how we see ourselves because of our culture, gender, characteristics etc. Self-identity can be summarized in the acronym ADRESSING which can truly help in identifying one’s self.

    I’m 19 years old and I know that I am just in the discovering stage of myself for knowing who I really Am. As for disability status, I am thanking God that for now I think I don’t have one. My religion is Catholic, and I do believe in only one God. I am Asian that have an intelligent mind and friendly attitude. I am attracted to man, as usual. And for socio economic status, for now we are just in average way of living. I’m not sure if where ethnic group I belong. And I am a pure Asian from Philippines. And lastly, I am female.

    This week, in the last few days, my days went very challenging. Because on this second week of the third semester, I am starting to lose my focus in all the things that I am doing, especially in studying. I think that I can’t do this anymore. But thanks to God and my friends that made me believe that I can pass all these struggles in my life, if I will just believe in myself and have the right mind setting. And I really much appreciated all those people who believe in me. I will urge myself to do much better.

  247. Identity defines who we are as an individuals and also tells about our personality and beliefs. It is necessary to be able to be known by others such as the basic information about yourself like names which is the most important part of our identity. In connection with the ADDRESSING framework here are some basic information about me and how those affect my experiences this week.

    Age: 18 years old. Turning 19 on sunday.
    Disability Status: None. I’m thankful because I’m able to do such things.
    Religion: Christian. To be honest, I don’t really believe in religion because for me, only my personal relationship with God can save me. But I do also respect different religion and I respect that everyone of us have different beliefs. My strong faith in God keeps me going and the reason why I’m still here, surviving every challenges in life.
    Ethnicity/Race: Filipino
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual. Yes I’m straight and have high respect to LGBT community. I have so many friends gay friends and they really makes me happy and laugh so hard all the time. They are also smart and amazing people making everyone happy even in tough times.
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle class
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    This week, I’m still adjusting with my schedule because we are now in the 2nd week of this sem. So much stress from schoolworks but still thankful for surviving every week.

    Ricalyn Cerdeña
    ACT 182

  248. Each one of us is different and we are unique in our own ways. Through our experiences, it help us mold ourselves that’s why we don’t have the same perceptions in life. Some people may judge you in contrast with who you really are because that depends of how we react with people and by knowing ourselves, sometimes actions does not support who we think we are. Self is a continuous process that never ends. Everyday will always be a new day to experience and learn things for us to be a better person. Let me introduce myself through the acronym ADRESSING where my age is 19 years old but many says I look 15 years old. And I am grateful that I do not have any disability. I am a Christian together with my whole family. I am a pure Filipino and being a Pinay is not a thing to be ashamed of but to take it as a pride. With my sexual orientation, I am a woman. As for my economic status, I am in the middle class. I always thank God for being good at all times and for the unending blessings. We may not be that rich but I am contented enough of what we have. And for my gender, I am a female.

  249. Identity is a set of characteristics in which each person has their own uniqueness. It’s who you are, how you think about yourself, how you live in the world and what society define you as one being. By the use of ADDRESSING Framework, it helps to define one’s own identity. In my 18 years of existence in this ground, I’ve experience lots of battles that made me to be a better person. I am physically and mentally normal and I thanked God for giving to me this temporarily-able body. I am a Roman Catholic and I believe in God that with him, I can do all things with his guidance. I am a Filipino and i don’t belong to any indigenous groups. I can say that our family belongs in the average/middle class. My parents are doing their best to provide what we need and I am very proud to them. As to my sexual orientation, I am attracted to opposite sex. I was born in the province of Cavite and grew up in the province of Oriental Mindoro. And by that, I identify my self-image that I am carrying around all over the places.
    This week for me is full of happiness, loneliness, laziness and also this week made me think if I should continue taking BS Accountancy or am I going to shift to other related courses. It made me to read lots of references in order to gain advance knowledge in our accounting subjects. But as of now, after I went in The Feast SM Manila, there’s a strategy that Doc Ryan said and made me realize that I should more focus on the why and that on the how and to continue this survival because I’ve already started it.

  250. All of us has a different personalities and makes us unique to one another. We are different to one another because of our journey in life and the problems we encountered and from that we can learned a lot things of it and it may change our personalities. Now, I’m currently 19 years old which is classified as adolescence (AGE); Since I was born my parents decided to Roman Catholic as my religion (RELIGION); Since I was born here in Philippines, I classified myself as an asian (ETHNICITY); I am bisexual since when I was in 10th grade and it is hard for me to confess to my friends especially to my family because I’m afraid to admit to my friends, some of my friends accept me and some of them did not accept me or they avoid me but despite of the circumstances I accept it and respect their opinion. I still like boys (SEXUAL ORIENTATION); We are afford to buy our needs and wants so that I think I am in the middle class (SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS); I am non-native (INDIGENIOUS BACKGROUND); I was born here in the Philippines and I lived here until now (NATIONAL ORIGIN); I am female (GENDER).

    This week is really exhausted. You know why? Because I’m from Imus, Cavite everyday I traveled 2-3 hours just to go to school. Everyday you need to wake up early just to prepare before you go to school that is my routine for the whole week. I always go to school without eating breakfast but despite of that my whole week , I can say that is , this week is worth it.

  251. One’s identity cannot be easily recognized. Yes it is easy to judge a person’s identity, but on reality, it is different to regonize and really know their identity. Addressjng is one of the models of the cultural influences and their relationship to the social construct of power. As a teenager, we have less power over the society. Yes we may think that we are already a teenager which means when you’re 18, you can get inside the jail for soing some crime, but also, we are less powerful. Which just goes to show that we should always respect the ones who are older than us. We may have our own decisions, but that doesn’t mean that we should not respect the people around us. We are just teenagers and we should learn how to respect and follow the people who has more knowledge and experiences from us. We also have to learn how to listen to them. We also have the religion. I am a Born Again Christian. Both my parents are pastora and as a pastor’s kid, of course we have to attend Sunday church. The people around us expects a lot from us, which i really think is hard. Because ones you did not mwet their expectations, you will easily be judged. As a pastor’s kid, you should be like that and like this and I really find it so hard. But on the other hand, i love serving God. I dont do it just because of my parents, but most especially for the Lord.

    This week has been a knowleadgable and fun week for me. I get to know more about how to know ones identity. That the simple age, doesn’t just mean a number, but it also mean how you should act towards other people. The ones older and younger than you. I also had fun about what we did today. I learnes a lot. Not just about the lesson, but most especially about myself. I get to know what are the first expressions and what my classmates think of me. I guess those are all positive. I love learning more about myself. Little by little, i’m getting to know more about me which i am happy about.

  252. Age: 20 years old
    Disability status: Astigmatism/Nearsightedness
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity/Race: Ilocano/Bicolano
    Sexual orientation: I am heterosexual, but I respect and support the LGBTQA+ community
    Socioeconomic status: I belong in the middle class
    Indigenous background: I don’t really know what indigenous group I came from
    Nationality origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    My week went well though I only did my usual routine. I attended all my class and enjoy my vacant period with my friends. I feel excited to celebrate my birthday with my friends. I just turned 20 today! (January 18). I am now a young adult, I have to be more responsible and mature enough in handling things now. Another year is given to me and I’m planning to make it more meaningful and fun. I started setting new goals for myself.

  253. Our self identity is really hard to determine, but with the help of the framework I learned from my Understanding the Self Class which is the ADRESSING framework that helps us to determine our self identity. The A stands for Age, actually last I just turn 19 years old last January 5. The is stands for Disability status, and so far I’am healthy and don’t have any disability. Third letter is Religion, I’ve been baptize as Roman Catholic when I was a baby so, I don’t have any chance to select a religion for me but if I will be given a chance to choose my religion, I will still choose to be a Catholic because I own my life to him. Fifth letter is E which means Ethnicity, and I am a pure Filipino. S stands for Social Classes, and our family is in the middle class and thanks God for all the blessings and guidance he is giving to our family. S again which means Sexual Orientation, I want an opposite sex, because it is more exciting and I want to build my own family. I for Indigenous Background, I am non-indigenous. National Origin for N, I was born and grew up here in Manila, Philippines. And Lastly G which is Gender, and I’m a male. This framework is really helpful to determine your self identity.
    Let me share something, Honestly speaking I’m not a religious person like I do not go to church every sunday to attend mass. Me and my family have many problems like my sister have a cancer and meningitis in brain, my mother lost her work in Dubai, and my girlfriend left me.but I tried to go church when I was completely empty. So, I tried to go to church and after all, many things have been changed, my sister is getting better, my mother find another work and even my girlfriend do not back to me I’m still grateful because I have a peace of mind and I learned how to accept things that we don’t want to happen. So try figuring your self identity with the help of the framework that is very effective.
    -Luigi V. Cruz ACT 184

  254. Christine Mae Jalbuena
    Christine Mae Jalbuena

    Our identity is the reason why we’re unique from the others. It is what sets us apart and made us an individual. It can be shaped through our experiences and by those people who surrounds us. Knowing ones identity is significant so that we can’t be easily affected by those things that the other people thought or say about us. Because I believe that God made us an individual so that we don’t have to fit into anynone’s mold. And that’s where the ADDRESSING framework can help us know the different aspect of our own identity.

    A lot of things happened this week and it made me realize that college days is not that easy and it should be taken seriously. It also made me felt like I need to overcome my phobia already. In our activity earlier in UTS I received impressions like I’m quiet, introvert, shy or anything like that. It made me remember that 5 years ago I used to be this kid whose active in every organization in our school. I’m active and participative in class, friendly, very confident. But something happened that made me like this. I can never too much attention and I’m always hyperventilating whenever I’m in front of the crowd. And until today I’m still struggling to overcome this weakness and I hope that I can do it soon.

  255. Clarisse Salipot
    Clarisse Salipot

    Identity is something that nobody know except for yourself. it is easy to judge but it’s not easy to know the deep experienced and meaning of someone. In today’s activity “the first impression”, i thought i would get more “madaldal or maingay” words in our class but no, guess what i get? Quiet and Shy type. knowing someone isn’t that easy that one story is enough to know one’s identity. it’s needed to know their past and history to know what had happened that caused them like this today.

    Age- Turned 20 last January 16, 2019.
    Disability status: I am physically fit.
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity/Race: Filipino
    Sexual Orientation: I easily get attracted to people especially when they are funny to be with. A girl who is attracted to the personality disregard of the looks.
    Socioeconomic status: Middle class
    Indigenous background: Naturally born Filipino
    National Origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    some people cant believe that I turned 20 because some said that im having a ‘baby face’ or ‘small face’ hehehehe

  256. AGE: 19 YEARS OLD
    DISABILITY STATUS: POOR EYESIGHT SINCE GRADE 7
    RELIGION: BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN
    ETHNICITY RACE: FILIPINO
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION: PREFERS OPPOSITE SEX
    SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS: LOWER MIDDLE CLASS
    INDIGENOUS BACKGROUND: BOTH MY FATHER AND MOTHER ARE BORN IN THE CITY OF BUTUAN IN MINDANAO
    NATIONAL ORIGIN: PHILIPPINES
    GENDER: FEMALE

    Just like the author, I also do find myself, nowadays, loving the sound of my feet walking away from things that are not meant for me.

    As I journey to my last year of being a teenager, I became that person who is taking life more serious than before, with a mindset that I am now a child who must start doing productive things to give back to my parents. That is why this week, I am trying to be productive as much as possible in complying with our school works and I hope I can stick on having this fire burning on me to do well in academics.

    Consequently, I think converting my religion into Born Again Christian really did help me to become a more responsible child of my parents. Of course, this may not apply to all but I, myself, know that a lot of things changed on me as I strengthen my faith in Christ. By the way, I am a Roman Catholic before. As this week is not that hectic so far, I am still having a great time going to our church weekly with my sister.

    Moreover, being in the lower middle class, I became that person who is eager to move up. I really do work hard to become a successful CPA in the future. This week, we started meeting our professors in the two accounting subjects. I must say that they are both good at teaching. The lessons we had so far are difficult, but they manage to make us understand it in an easier way.

    Lastly, as a girl, I can see myself as a person who is sensitive over small things but is not easily-angered at the same time. For instance, I will not take it out on you if you keep on saying a lot of bad things to me even if in reality that hurt my feelings. I will probably just laugh or smile to whatever you are saying. Anyway, this week has been good to me. No bad events did ever happen and I hope for this good energy to continue for a long time.

    Be good, 2019!

  257. In this world full of barriers, it’s important to know where we belong; especially our identity, preference and race. We are all different in many ways but despite of the disparity, we should recognize, understand and respect everyone’s uniqueness.

    Age:
    I am 18 years old, a college student and a helping daughter in our home. High expectation is what i’m pressured about and afraid of disappointment. In spite of that, I’m trying and doing my best to prioritize my responsibilities.

    Disability status:
    Having a poor eyesight is hard for me, especially in my studies. I can’t see any thing in board or visuals in front. With the help of my glasses it’s much better now and clear.

    Religion:
    I’m a Roman Catholic, it’s my commitment to serve God through singing in our church every sunday.

    Ethnicity:
    I’m a proud Asian girl,

    Sexual orientation:
    I’m a heterosexual, who’s hoping and praying for fair treatment and equality.

    Socioeconomic status:
    My family is part of the Middle Class, living life as simple as it can be. I’m grateful for having an averager family.

    Indigenous background & National Origin:
    I’m a Filipino, who patronize different artists in our country. Listening and watching them daily helps to relieve my stress and boost my mood. Also, appreciates different cultures and traditions; and is aware of what’s happening in our nation and mindful enough to conform with the laws.

    Gender:
    I’m a Female, seems weak for the others but we are truly enthusiastic when we have challenges to work on. Our capabilities might disparage, thus, it makes us plumb of courage.

    In order for us to grasp the following above, we must build doorway from the barriers keep trapping our mind. Unfastened the strings deteained by extraneous mentality. Accept the fact that we are all living to survive, not to throw bombs with each other, but, to cease those fires to one another.

  258. Lea Jane Pedarse
    Lea Jane Pedarse

    A person’s identity is the first thing to consider in knowing them. Every one of us has characteristics that make us unique from one another. The ADDRESSING Framework is one way to help us introduce ourselves to other people that is composed of some basic information. (A)ge, I am 19 years old and at this age, I can say that I’m still in the process of learning about myself and through this continuous learning, I am able to discover some of my weaknesses that help me how to deal with these. (D)isability, I do not have any disability and I think of that as a blessing. (R)eligion, I was raised as a Roman Catholic and my parents taught me how important it is to be thankful to God for everything that I have. (E)thnicity I am a Filipino. (S)exual orientation, when I was younger, I used to be boyish but I never wanted to have a relationship with a girl. I just wanted to behave like how my guy friends do back when I was in my elementary days. But right now, I am hundred percent that I’m straight. (S)ocioeconomic status, our family belongs to the middle class. My parents are able to provide our needs and some of our wants. (I)ndigenous Background I grew up in the Philippines with my family. (N)ational Origin, I was born in Manila. (G)ender, I’m a female.
    As I try to reflect this information about me with how my week went, I think being a 19-year old college student, my responsibilities become tougher. It is not only about doing good in my studies but also knowing how to deal with other people and being responsible enough in handling the things that I should do. This week was a bit challenging and hard for me but I know that everything will be worth it.

  259. Patricia Estacio
    Patricia Estacio

    Age-19
    Disability-none
    Religion- Christian
    Ethnicity- pure filipino
    Social class- middle class
    Sexual orientation- heterosexual
    Indigineous background- born in metro manila
    National origin- born in the Philippines
    Gender- female

    In this week, my reflection regarding with the addressing of my identity especially in my age that I am still in process of learning things even it is from mistake or not. Recognizing what are the right choices even in simple and basic things within this week like knowing what I will prioritize first when it comes to academics and when it is not.

  260. Macnell Joseph Panlaqui
    Macnell Joseph Panlaqui

    Identity is simply defined as who we are, the way that we think about ourself, the way that you are viewed by the world and the characteristics that define you. By the use of ADDRESSING Framework, we can easily define ourselves. It’s my 19th year in this world, I’ve experienced tough and hard battles that made me a better person. I am a Roman Catholic. We all know that God is good all the time, All the time God is good. Through Him we can do all things and make things impossible, possible. I am a pure Filipino. My parents were both living here at Metro Manila but separated. Even though my parents are separated, they are giving me the best life that child wants to and I am thankful for that. As to my sexual orientation, I’m attracted to my opposite gender and by the way I have a girlfriend.
    This week is full of happiness and energy because I’ve got a strange schedule that made me tired but happy. Everyday is a reading day because of accounting. I would like to thank my family, girlfriend, friends and classmates for being here for me through ups and downs and for surviving every week of the school year.

  261. Audrey Hernandez
    Audrey Hernandez

    Age: 18 Disability: none Religion: Catholic Ethnicity: Filipino Social class: middle class Sexual orientation: heterosexual Nationality: Filipino Gender: Female. Its been a great weekend, i think that each and every one of us has their own identity and beauty. Being unique is what is really beautiful and all of us deserve equal treatment, no matter their gender identity or sexuality. We should not be overly obsessed with just the physical appearance, there is more beauty than that.

  262. Each of us have different identity, it is what makes us unique. Through the use of ADDRESSING framework, we can learn more about our identity.
    Age: 18
    Disability: None
    Religion: Catholic
    Ethnicity: Filipino
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Philippines
    Gender: Female

    This week is very tiring and challenging to me. Maybe because I was still adjusting to my new schedule. It was hard but to think that I’m already 18, I realized that I should be more mature and should be able to withstand these challenges. It’s not the same as before where I have friends who can help me, today I have to be independent and be strong because I only have myself.

  263. As a person who is in the process of being a young adult it is not easy to live my life with happiness. Some people will judge me base on their perspective without knowing who really i am, so i want to talk about my identity which may help others to know about me. I am now 19 yrs. Old which in the young adult stage, i am not vocal to my feelings and so i guess that is my disability. I am a Catholic but sometimes i don’t practice my religion activity. I am a pure Filipino with a brownish skin and I am proud of that. I am living in a middle class even thou my mother is a housewife we can eat 3 times a day and me and my siblings are able to go to school. I am pure girl that can be attracted to boys. I was born in the Phillipines with the gender of female. And that’s my identity

    This week i encounter problems but i was able to solved them with the help of my family and friends. Also yesterday is my lolo’s death anniversary and i am sad and feeling emotional when i reminisce our time together. But i know that he is now in the happy place without any problems and sadness. So this week I am thankful to those person who help me to cope up with my studies, problems and those persons who are with me in my happy days.

    ACT183

  264. Our own identity as an individual was identified by how we are raised by the people who surrounds us. And somehow we are still growing as being one of the young adult. At this stage I am still discovering my identity the way how I socialized is one of the factor that will help you to know yourself more. As I grow I began to ask questions, why am I like this? You could know my demographic profile in simple way by providing my Adressing.
    Age: 18 years old (Young Adult)
    Disability status: I have a blurry vision & Stigmatism
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Tagalog and Waray
    Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Indigenous Background: Non- Native
    National Origin: Naturally born in the Philippines
    Gender: Female

    Personal and Social identity has a different perspective and meaning, where personal identity is what and who you think you are as an individual it is very important to know yourself personally so you can control yourself incase of mishandled problems. While social identity is how and what people think who you are, it is very from how you think you are because some people doesn’t know you personally but it is a big help on discovering yourself especially at this young age.
    I’ve been using an eyeglasses since I was grade six (6). At first it is not a problem because I can still see what’s written on the board. But as the time passed by; My vision becomes blurry each year and my eyeglasses becomes thicker and thicker. My week went as usually days. Heading to school Two and a Half hours before the class will start because of the traffic. Study. Go home. Do your part as a daughter in our house.
    Even if I am wearing my eyeglasses that has a thick grades I still can’t recognize people as fast as I can. So they call me ‘snob’ but the truth is that I didn’t noticed them because I have a blurry vision. I took off my eyeglasses to try if I still can at least familiarized my eyes to the images that what I’ve seen but nothing happened. My mom told me to find something but I didn’t saw it because I don’t wear my eyeglasses when I am at home to still manage my eyesight but nothing happened. Blurry vision is one of my biggest disability in life because it is very hard to notice people. As a student it is hard for me to sit at the back because I can t even see what has been written on the board. And that’s how my week work with my disability.
    Understanding the self is quite fun and a little bit hard subject because at the end I am the one who will benefit those learnings that I have learned on my professors subject. It will make you realize that you should always be yourself because everyone will know you on how they want to see you as a person or individual.

    OGAWA, EDSEL ANNE B.
    ACT181

  265. Rupert John de Guzman
    Rupert John de Guzman

    ACT 186

    Age-18 years old;

    I’m grateful to God for arriving in this age of mine. Disability- Physically and mentally well;
    During my childhood days, I always get sick because of poor immune system, but now I can easily adapt and adjust to the environment around.

    Religion- Roman Catholic;

    I usually attend on our church’s youth ministry activities. This help me to have strong faith to God. Also, this is one of my parents wants for me.

    Ethnicity- Purely Filipino;

    I’m a Filipino by the heart and by the blood.

    Sexual Orientation- Gay;

    I’m proud to say that I belong to the LGBTQIA+ community.

    Socioeconomic Status- Middle Class;

    I’m very happy because I have access to the opportunities in this world, because of the hard work and perseverance of my parents. I will utilize this opportunities to open up more opportunities to those who don’t have access to it.

    Indigenous Background- Born in Philippines;

    I’m satisfy for what my country have and I happy that I live on one of the best and amazing countries in the world.

    National Origin- My Mom’s hometown is Samar, Leyte and My Dad’s hometown is Bulacan;

    We usually go to my Dad’s hometown because it is not far unlike on my Mom’s hometown. I live on Metro Manila since birth.

    Gender- Male;

    I believe that if I go for a sex change the opportunities in this world will change direction. It is visible in our society that many workplace transgender are been discriminated and avoided inside the workplace. Thus, for now I want to be a Male until I achieve my career goals.

    Every people have their own identity. It could be based on the other’s perception to you or your characteristics that you are portraying. We must not get affected by the first impression of the people around. Don’t believe that “First impression lasts” but instead believe on “Be yourself and accept other’s judgement and grow from it”. This week I carry out one of my new year’s resolution. I get a hair cut, an apple hair cut to be specific, to express my sexual orientation, because I didn’t have a chance to express who really I’m for the past years. Also, for this week I didn’t have a chance to sleep regularly because I always review a lot of subjects to get the title CPA (Certified Public Accountant). I believe that this sacrifices that I do will be beneficial for me in the future. I want to share the blessings that I received to the world in the future, this makes me get motivated to achieve my dreams and aspirations in life.

  266. Samuel Jafet Villabroza
    Samuel Jafet Villabroza

    Age – 19 years old
    Disability – none
    Religion – Born Again Christian
    Ethnicity – Tagalog
    Social Class – Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation – Heterosexual
    Indigenous Background – Native
    National Orign – Born in Philippines
    Gender – Male

    Week by week , challenges arises and my maturity gets tested. As a 19 year old transitioning from a teen-age mind to being an adult in the society, I always get stuck in certain situations that I often don’t know if I am in the position to react or just follow, when something is wrong should I point it out or just stand aside , I don’t want to offend anyone especially the elders. As a Born again christian , I know that everyone has different beliefs and rules ,with regards to religion and I respect everybody, my friends also respect me, sometimes I share bible verses , and everyday I read parts of the bible, It makes me feel alive and God, fills me with happiness and sense of security.
    This week, was a little bit challenging but I think it was great because I there wasn’t a day where I didn’t read the bible?.

  267. USSELL B. DE GUZMAN ACT181
    Age – I am already 20
    Disability – Sometimes I’m having difficulties in identifying colors
    Religion – I am a baptized Catholic
    Ethnicity – I am brown in color
    Social Class – I belong to the average class whose afford to eat more than three times a day
    Sexual Orientation – I am a proud gay
    Indigenous Background –Non-active
    National Origin – I am a proud Filipino
    Gender – I am proud to be a transgendered
    Adressing to someone what had happened to you for a day, a week, a month or a year seems makes our life productive and fulfilled. So with that, please allow me in adressing my journey for this week. For a 20-year old proud transgendered gay my week has been so fruitful. It is on my schedule to attend mass every Sunday as my way in praising and worshipping the Lord. As I was having the mass in Powerplant Rockwell, I got intimidated by the people in the church because all of them are rich. When I went back to school last Tuesday, I saw a disabled man with his bag. The moment I saw him, I got inspired because despite his condition he is very determined to study and finish his degrees. As I was roaming around the school I saw my friends who are part of the LGBTQ as well, we talked about our vacation and ask each other who are our professors. On Thursday, when I was on my way to school, I saw a badjao begging for people to spare him money or food. My week was just an ordinary one but I must say it was fruitful for I have learned from my accounting class and other subjects. I hope to have a more prolific weeks to come.

  268. Angelica I. Suarez
    ACT182

    “A person’s identity is defined as the totality of one’s self-construal, in which how one construes oneself in the present expresses the continuity between how one construes oneself as one was in the past and how one construes oneself as one aspires to be in the future”; this allows for definitions of aspects of identity, such as: “One’s ethnic identity is defined as that part of the totality of one’s self-construal made up of those dimensions that express the continuity between one’s construal of past ancestry and one’s future aspirations in relation to ethnicity”. So by using the “ADDRESSING” Framework, it assists me to understand myself. Here are the following information about myself using the framework.

    Age: 18 years old
    Disability Status: None
    Religion: Church of Christ
    Ethnicity/Race: None
    Socioeconomic Status: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
    Indigenous Background: Non-native
    National Origin: Filipino
    Gender: Female

    Age
    On a Saturday night, me and my friends planned to go out and go to the bar just to chill and unwind because of stressful days. The bouncer won’t let us in and then he asked us if we have an I.D or identification card. I noticed that he was thinking if we are under age and finally said that we don’t look like an eighteen years old. We just laughed and then he let us in.

    Religion
    On a Sunday morning, someone invited me to go to the church but he is a Catholic and I have a different religion which is Church of Christ. Almost everyone thought that I’m a Roman Catholic and I don’t even know how they said it.

    Socioeconomic Status
    On Wednesday after my classes, I went to the mall with a friend. We looked for clothes and then he suddenly planned to buy branded clothes. He also wanted to buy clothes for me, but I refused to. I said that I’m not into branded clothes because those are too expensive. I would rather buy clothes in divisoria or market with the same texture of it at a low price.

    Gender
    On Monday, my friend invited me to play Mobile Legends, an online game. I spent my time playing that game everytime I felt bored. That game looks like a Dota. I know that kind of game is a boy’s thing and many of them are addicted to it. I’m used to playing that game because back when I was a child my brother taught me how to play dota. When I discover the Mobile Legends, I quickly downloaded it and noticed that I’m also familiar to that kind of game.

  269. Dictionaries define self-identity as the conscious recognition of the self as having a unique identity. It is an awareness of and identification with oneself as a separate individual. A social identity is a complex thing. It involves the ways in which one characterizes oneself, the affinities one has with other people, the ways one has learned to behave in stereotyped social settings, the things one values in oneself and in the world, and the norms that one recognizes or accepts governing everyday behavior. And it profoundly affects the ways we behave and respond to the world. ADDRESSING is a model that can assist us in understanding ourselves. Let me share how ADDRESSING makes sense for the whole week of mine. Age, my parents are not always around me and my brothers so as the eldest among, my mom always ask favor to guide my younger siblings. With this age, my parents trust me and it makes me more responsible. I’m beyond thankful and blessed that I don’t have any disability. I’m Roman Catholic and came from a Catholic school before. Being a catholic is being festive. I joined the procession yesterday as my municipality celebrated the peace of Sto. Niño. I pray the same with the prayers of my school before. Ethnicity, I’m pure Filipino and I’m more than contented with this dark shade of skin color I had because I believe it’ll never be a hindrance in making life wonderful. Not just this week but my friend is a selfie addict person. She loves taking photos with me and it is funny that she had an opposite skin color with me. We both not ashamed to upload it in our social media accounts. I must say that my family belong to low/middle class status. Not just this week but I always realize that my family aren’t rich but my parents are really striving to afford to send me and my brothers to a nice school. They always sacrifice so that we can achieve all of our needs and I coudn’t thank them more for it. My sexual orientation is straight man. I am attracted with a man but I so much appreciate the beauty and kindness of all types of gender. This week, I saw a lot, personally and online short stories and photos of amazing relationship made by different sexual orientations. It makes me realize that love is really full of colors. I don’t belong to any Indigenous group. Natural origin, I’m Filipino born, daughter of both pure Filipino. My gender is female. I’m commuting from Bulacan to Manila every school days, in short, I’m a solid commuter! ? Well, I don’t see any problem concerning to those men occupying seats. We all paid the same amount and we’ve been through a tiring day so let us just be concern to those who are not able to commute without the comfty seat. Whenever I saw elderly, disabled and pregnant women while commuting, I never doubt to offer them my seat because I know I’m more able to risk. I recommend others to do also this assisting method of knowing ourselves because it can precisely identify what kind of person we are. It might not avoid or except us from judgement but knowing ourselves more is our strength.

  270. Rupert John de Guzman
    Rupert John de Guzman

    Age-18 years old; I’m grateful to God for arriving in this age of mine. Disability- Physically and mentally well; During my childhood days, I always get sick because of poor immune system, but now I can easily adapt and adjust to the environment around. Religion- Roman Catholic; I usually attend on our church’s youth ministry activities. This help me to have strong faith to God. Also, this is one of my parents wants for me. Ethnicity- Purely Filipino; I’m a Filipino by the heart and by the blood. Sexual Orientation- Gay; I’m proud to say that I belong to the LGBTQIA+ community. Socioeconomic Status- Middle Class; I’m very happy because I have access to the opportunities in this world, because of the hard work and perseverance of my parents. I will utilize this opportunities to open up more opportunities to those who don’t have access to it. Indigenous Background- Born in Philippines; I’m satisfy for what my country have and I happy that I live on one of the best and amazing countries in the world. National Origin- My Mom’s hometown is Samar, Leyte and My Dad’s hometown is Bulacan; We usually go to my Dad’s hometown because it is not far unlike on my Mom’s hometown. I live on Metro Manila since birth. Gender- Male; I believe that if I go for a sex change the opportunities in this world will change direction. It is visible in our society that many workplace transgender are been discriminated and avoided inside the workplace. Thus, for now I want to be a Male until I achieve my career goals. Every people have their own identity. It could be based on the other’s perception to you or your characteristics that you are portraying. We must not get affected by the first impression of the people around. Don’t believe that “First impression lasts” but instead believe on “Be yourself and accept other’s judgement and grow from it”. This week I carry out one of my new year’s resolution. I get a hair cut, an apple hair cut to be specific, to express my sexual orientation, because I didn’t have a chance to express who really I’m for the past years. Also, for this week I didn’t have a chance to sleep regularly because I always review a lot of subjects to get the title CPA (Certified Public Accountant). I believe that this sacrifices that I do will be beneficial for me in the future. I want to share the blessings that I received to the world in the future, this makes me get motivated to achieve my dreams and aspirations in life.

  271. Every person has a different identity, we are all different with each other although the others has a similarity in terms of belief, perspectives and culture there will be always a thing that will make us different from the others. There will always a thing that will make us unique and sometimes that thing will known as our identity.

    I’m David San Jose
    Age- 19 years of existence
    Disability Status- I’m healthy both physically and mentally.
    Religion- I’m a Roman Catholic and I will always be a catholic in my heart and my faith will last forever.
    Ethnicity- I’m a full blooded filipino
    Social Class- I’m in the middle class, we are not rich nor poor. My parents hardwork provide our needs and bring me in this school.
    Sexual Orientation- I’m a Male and I’m not against to those person who are member of lgbt
    Indigenous background & National Origin- I was born here in the Philippines and my parents are both filipino
    Gender- Male

    My first week in this semester is good. I met all my proffesors and they are all good and I think we will have a good semester together. And Im excited to go through this semester and looking forward to learn more not only in academic but also in life.

  272. Age- 18 going on 19 on 24th of March
    Disability status- As far as I know, I am physically and mentally fit and healthy
    Religion- I was raised by a family that has faith on God, and raised to go every sunday on church to give praise, and I am proud to be a Roman Catholic.
    Ethnicity- I checked my DNA, and it has FILIPINO letters in it. And I guess, that’s what in my blood.
    Social Class- I know we are in the middle class, and that’s okay, I know we are not elite one,or born with a silver spoon, but I know my family do better to give love, and support on us.
    Sexual Orientation- I am proud to say that I am attracted to male, and I am fexible ruler.
    Indigenous background and National Origin- Having a fair skin, dark colored eyes, and black wavy hair, I can say that I am a pure Filipino, a 100% Authentic Filipino.
    Gender- Male

    And that’s the way to address myself on who am I, and I am proud of it. “HINDI KO KAILANGANG MAGTAGO, KUNG LAMPIN LANG ANG AKING PANTABING”. Sometimes you need to be true, and you need to love yourself, to love someone.

  273. A person’s identity is shaped by many different aspects. Family, culture, friends, personal interests and surrounding environments are all factors that tend to help shape a person’s identity. Some factors may have more of an influence than others and some may not have any influence at all. As a person grows up in a family, they are influenced by many aspects of their life. Family and culture may influence a person’s sense of responsibilities, ethics and morals, tastes in music, humor and sports, and many other aspects of life. Friends and surrounding environments may influence a person’s taste in clothing, music, speech, and social activities.

  274. We have different identities to know and discover. Understanding and developing those identities is a lifelong process. Different identity is consciously recognizing ourselves as having a unique identity. I chose to read and search on the different identities we have or we are encountering today. Upon searching for it, I have discovered that this is a long process of understanding. There is so much research and information on this particular matter. There are many theorist who have affected the way we look at our identity as well. In connection to the ADDRESSING Framework, it simply tells us that whatever people have in their life and whoever they are, let us RESPECT everyone.

    My week as of now is fun, excited, chill yet nervous and doubting because I am a late enrollee and I only started attending class last tuesday that’s why I am doing many hw’s right now and this is one. I hope these coming days more blessings will come. The past days for me went well because we are not yet in the super stress level of schooling.

  275. Age-18 years old
    Disability- couldn’t hear clearly
    Religion- Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity- Tagalog
    Sexual orientation- Straight female
    Socio economic status- Middle Class
    Indigenous background- from Lucban, Quezon (Lucbanin)
    National origin- Filipino
    Gender- Female

    Having a disability to hear clearly, it affect the way I communicate to others. This week, some of my conversation to someone is affected as I misinterpret, I didn’t understand and I can’t hear what they say to me.

  276. Age – 19 years old
    Disability – I have skin urticaria
    Religion – Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity – Tagalog
    Sexual orientation – Straight female
    Socio economic status – Middle Class
    Indigenous background- I am from Lucban, Quezon (Lucbanin)
    National origin – Filipino
    Gender – Female

    Since I have a skin urticaria, it is also known as hives, weals, welts or nettle rash – is a raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin, it may appear on one part of the body or be spread across large areas and the rash is usually very itchy and ranges in size from a few millimetres to the size of a hand, I experienced it my week when I went home in Lucban. In my home town, almost everyday its raining and it is so cold so my skin allergy appeared. My body was so itchy and it made me uncomfortable when I go outside. To overcome my allergy, I cover my body with a pants and a jacket so I can enjoy going outside. To be honest, I always experience my allergy everywhere that is cold and windy.

  277. As technology and modernization invades the world, do we really know ourselves? Everybody will ask you, what is your identity? So here it goes. As we face challenges in everyday life, we get tougher and tougher. We become brave, we find alternative solutions and etc. Are we capable enough to meet qualifications? Are we worth it? How do we know well ourselves? One thing I can say so, just believe in yourself whatever other people will say up to you. If they see you as a mistake, then prove them wrong. You’re the one who know well yourself, so why you will let them judge you, degrade you nor don’t appreciate you. Let them be. But promise yourself that you will rise and continue what you are, what you believe in and continue to be a better living one. On the other note, I know thatvwe are all in the process, as they say, trust the process. Process by still knowing ourselves, in becoming a good one in whatever we used to do. It’s not yet too late to be great, time is tickling, don’t rush. Everything will be alright in the right time. Always include God in whatever you do, because without Him, everything will be useless. Just always trust the process.

    Here’s the acronym– ADRESSING to know me in my basic information:

    Age- I’m 19 years of age, turning 20 on August 24 this year;
    Disability- I’m holisticallt great and blessed that I’m not either disable in all aspects.
    Religion- I’m a Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity/race- I’m Filipino
    Sexual orientation- I’m straight female, and I give big time respect in other sexual orientation, because they deserve it too what world offers.
    Socio economic- I can say that I belong to middle class.
    Indigenous background- I’m not a member of any tribe. Just to share, my father side is inclined/ connected to Lapu-Lapu’s family. Tge surname Pagobo, in the city of Cebu where my grandmother is residing together with other Pagobo’s.
    National origin- Filipino
    Gender: Female

    My entire week went well from tge start of third term however I get sick on it’s 2nd week that’s why I need to get some bed rest for about a week, and I’m happy and blessed that I’m fully recovered from being ill. Prof’s are cool, where you can get learnings in all aspects, not just teaching a traditional way but giving you activities that will make you realize life out.

  278. Age: 19
    Disability: Asthma, Allergies
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: Filipino
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
    Indigenous background and National Origin: Non-native
    Gender: Female

    Identity it is the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. As of now i think the message or the meaning of Identity is far from what is used to be is not the same thing as my feelings about my self, character, goals, and origins, but rather something about my definition of my self, character. in this generation the people uses the Identity to drag down some people just like what Class are they in the society what are those Sexual Orienraion of them we cant judge easily a people based on their Identity we dont know what are those things that they can do that we cant. The ADDRESSING only shows some of the imformation about others and assist you in understanding yourself and patients. But this is not the whole thing to describe all of your capabilities in life maybe this is just a piece of info. that you can share about your self to others and they can know you a little bit so that if they can appreciate you in your little information maybe he/she can be more interesting in your identity even more.

  279. As a person who is in the stage of adolescent, we experienced different identity because we are all different in other perspective. Sometime I think my identity is good but for others, who judged someone’s identity easily, in their perspective it is bad or different from what I think. Through the ADDRESSING framework I can list all my identity.

    Age: 20 years old
    Nothing much happened in my week but I can say that I’m still not that mature in term of thinking and my actions. And also as day passed, I really think that being a young or child was good because we know that we are in the stage where we experience many obstacles and pains in life.
    Disability: I’m happy that I don’t have any disability. But I have a poor eyesight and everytime I always wear glasses so I miss how to have a 20/20 vision.
    Religion: Born Again Christian
    Nothing really happened but everytime I have pass by a church I always remember how God loves me
    Ethnicity: Filipino with “kayumanggi” color
    Social Class: I can say that I’m in the Middle Class.
    I can buy the things needed and my parents can give my needs and wants but not to the point where we spend so much money for not necessary things.
    Sexual Orientation: opposite sex
    Indigenous Background: I don’t know if I belong to some indigenous people.
    National Origin: I was born and grew up in Philippines.
    Gender: Female

  280. ACT 186 / JENTZEN YAP
    Age – 19 years old
    Disability status – i have no disability im physically good .
    Religion – im catholic
    Ethnicity / Race – im half fipino half chinese
    Sexual Orientation – Im Bisexual and im proud of it .
    SocioEconomic Background – im in middle class .
    Indigenous background – manilenium
    National Origin – Philippines
    Gender – Male

  281. Glenn Robert C. Noble
    Glenn Robert C. Noble

    Age- 19
    Disability status- ACL knee and pneumonia
    Religion- Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity- Filipino
    Sexual orientation- Heterosexual
    Socioeconomic status- Middle Class
    Indigenous- Native Filipino
    National origin- Philippines
    Gender- Male

    Im 19 years old turning 20 in 5 months and that is on June 23 to be exact. If you see me you always think that im physically fit, because if you knew me exactly the way i knew my self, i have an ACL knee injury and a pneumonia and I thanks God for keeping healthy this past few years. Im a Roman Catholic and I’m proud to say that I believe in God, and I have faith and trust in him. Im proud to say that I’m a 100% Filipino. I also proud that I belong to the middle class family, because my parents is willing to do everything that they can to give and make us happy even on doing the little things to make us feel that we are important to them. Im a heterosexual, or a straight guy, and im proud to say that i respect and love people whose belong to LGBT group. Im was born here in Philippines and proudly to say that I’m a proud native Filipino, my mother and my father is a 100% Filipino Its more fun in the Philippines hahaha. And my gender is male.

    These past few days our subject Understanding the Self (UTS) teach us a new framework, which is ADRESSING which is the model of cultural influence and its relationship to the social construct of power. And one thing that i have learned in these subject, which is wherever you have a disability status you can still do what you are best on doing it. Just like what happen earlier in our p.e class, because of my ACL injury I thought that I will never be playing one of my favorite sports which is table tennis. And I’m happy to say that i can still play that sports and I belive that even though I have an injury I can still play that sports although not the same I was played before, I’m happy that I will play it again after not playing after 7 years.

  282. Age- 19
    Disability status- ACL knee and pneumonia
    Religion- Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity- Filipino
    Sexual orientation- Heterosexual
    Socioeconomic status- Middle Class
    Indigenous- Native Filipino
    National origin- Philippines
    Gender- Male

    Im 19 years old turning 20 in 5 months and that is on June 23 to be exact. If you see me you always think that im physically fit, because if you knew me exactly the way i knew my self, i have an ACL knee injury and a pneumonia and I thanks God for keeping healthy this past few years. Im a Roman Catholic and I’m proud to say that I believe in God, and I have faith and trust in him. Im proud to say that I’m a 100% Filipino. I also proud that I belong to the middle class family, because my parents is willing to do everything that they can to give and make us happy even on doing the little things to make us feel that we are important to them. Im a heterosexual, or a straight guy, and im proud to say that i respect and love people whose belong to LGBT group. Im was born here in Philippines and proudly to say that I’m a proud native Filipino, my mother and my father is a 100% Filipino Its more fun in the Philippines hahaha. And my gender is male.

    These past few days our subject Understanding the Self (UTS) teach us a new framework, which is ADRESSING which is the model of cultural influence and its relationship to the social construct of power. And one thing that i have learned in these subject, which is wherever you have a disability status you can still do what you are best on doing it. Just like what happen earlier in our p.e class, because of my ACL injury I thought that I will never be playing one of my favorite sports which is table tennis. And I’m happy to say that i can still play that sports and I belive that even though I have an injury I can still play that sports although not the same I was played before, I’m happy that I will play it again after not playing after 7 years.

  283. Being in a process of adulting and face your everyday challenges is not easy to handle those thing. I still need to discover new things, to explore or to gain knowledge that i could use to fight in this battle. Theres some point in my life that i really want to give up i really want to take a rest i really want to lose this battle. Theres a lot of challenges that i know i’ll experience while im here in the process of adulting. I will encounter more than this im only 18 years old and i still belive that this challenges is not yet done. I will win this battle by using the lesson or the mistake that i already did in my decisions before. And i know in every situation theres always a lesson that you could bring to your next chapter of your life. I should’nt give up i should fight i want to prove myself to them i want to achive my own goals and dreams.

  284. Bautista,Bryan Jade 19 years old for from ACT.182 For me every human being has their own identity the make is different from others cause we all have a different experiences in life , different religions,favorite food and even games,now lets defined identity us for who and what are we as a person. It is like a thing that has so many stories behind it and that is the reason why we are special. Giving this so called addressing can really help us to identify who and what we really are.Age:19 years old and still searching for my own identity to know or to understand myself more
    Disability: I’m so blessed because I’m perfectly fine
    Religion: i am Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity: i am 100% filipino
    Social- Economic Status:Part of the middle class. I’m so blessed and honored have a hardworking parents who always there to support all i want as long as I’m happy
    Sexual Orientation:I am proud to say that I am a Bisexual,and think there’s nothing wrong with that
    Indigenous Background: native
    National Origin: my parents are pure Filipino
    Gender:male

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