Wednesday, April 30, 2008


The road approaches and the journey nears an end and prepares for a new beginning.
(Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Today's Word "edify"
edify \ED-uh-fy\ (transitive verb) - To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach. --edifying, adjective "He attended like holiness itself; He attended to edify the people with His example, to teach them His doctrine, and to favor men with His grace." -- José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, 'The Mangy Parrot: The Life and Times of Periquillo Sarniento' Edify is from Old French edifier, from Latin aedifico, aedificare, to build.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


A Message For Third Years CCC ACE From Mr. Abel L. Rodriquez ( Read at Assembly on April 28, 2008)

YO PUEDO!! Hoy hemos dado un paso màs.
Hoy hemos vencido los obstáculos, hoy es un gran dia.
Todos pueden darse cuenta que…¡¡SI SE PUEDE!!
Que para cada iniciativa en nuestra vida, si nos esforzamos, si perseguimos nuestros sueños nada, ni nadie, puede detenernos.
YO PUEDO!! Hoy no son 2 palabras, hoy es un corazón, una esperanza, un grito de fe, para demostrarnos a nosotros mismos, que nadie puede impedir que avancemos hacia el éxito, hacia la felicidad, hacia la paz, hacia el amor.
Llenen su corazón de orgullo, el mismo que ahora sienten por ustedes, la familia, la esposa, los hijos, la pareja. Porque hoy han dado un ejemplo del … ¡YO PUEDO¡
Porque no solo se necesita expresarlo, es muy importante demostrar, que lo que hablamos, también podemos cumplirlo.
Por ello no hagan promesas que no puedan cumplir, no avancen en su vida con mentiras, la verdad siempre esta a la vuelta de la esquina.
Ahora cuando piensen en YO PUEDO, también deberán pensar en cumplir sus propósitos, sus planes, sus sueños.
Todo es posible, ustedes son HOY … el ejemplo
Mas no ha terminado el estudio, este dia logramos una base, para entender que SI se puede!!
Hay mucho mas para lograr, hay que seguir estudiando, seguir preparándonos, para ser buenos padres, para formar una familia feliz, honesta y con prosperidad. BELIZE LOS NECESITA y ustedes necesitan una patria fuerte , libre y soberana.
Asi que no vamos ha decir adiós, solo hasta mañana, porque mañana al despertar, deberán sentirse feliz de tener un dia màs para cumplir sus metas.
1.. 2… 3 ¡¡ YO PUEDO!! Reciban todo mi amor. Los ama, Prof. Abel

Monday, April 28, 2008

SOS. HELP BRUNO. Blog Solidarity

The boy in these photos is Bruno Alberto Gentiletti. He disappeared on March 2, 1997 in Rosario's resort called La Florida when he was 9 years old (see first photo).
Bruno has green greyish eyes, chestnut-colored hair, white skin and a scar located in the right scapula. He was born on June 18, 1988 in Las Rosas, Santa Fe, Argentina.
Today Bruno is 19 years old. His family did a study of progression of age at the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Bruno would look like the second photo now.

We believe that you can help us find him. So I ask you to send an email with the information and/or the address of this blog to all your friends and acquaintances, in this country and around the world, so that in turn, they can do the same.
Like Bruno, there are thousands of children who have been denied the right to grow up with their families and they all deserve that an effort be made to find them.
Thank you for YOUR HELP!!!

Marisa Olguín ( Bruno’s Mother)Juan de Garay 867 - Las Rosas - Santa Fe - Argentina
Tel.: 03471-454212

Sunday, April 27, 2008



There is so much I want to say,
There is so much I want to do,
But as we near the last day,
All I can say is I LOVE YOU.

So Anelie, Mairi, Neidi, Sheri and Yazmin,
I wish you mothers all the best,
Be kind and loving to your babies every day,
And God will take care of the rest.

Alfredo, Henri, Urian and Antonio
As the BUNCH there is no doubt,
Your noise, your jokes and your friendship,
Are what you were all about!

Neri, Eloisa and Gabriel,
My Dedicated Three,
Continue to hunger for knowledge,
You were an inspiration to ME.

Nonato, Marlon, Hefner, Tomas and Juan,
Thanks for being different from each and everyone.
Andy, Jair, Oscar and Ingrid,
I know you will succeed, because I believe YOU CAN.

Candida, my star throughout your three years,
You are a brilliant mind with your constant 4.00,
Keep up the hard work and I am sure,
That there is much more for you wherever you go.

Roger my faithful, kind helper,
I’ll never forget you for all you did,
I owe you more than I can very say,
So, accept an IOU to be used any time or day.

Jeron, Giovanni, Xiomara and Rosalie
Be all that you can be,
Because you are each special in every way,
Your success is clear to see.

You are all standing at the gate.
You have arrived at the top,
Just remember loving must never stop.

You hold the key to your lives in your hands,
Let no one tell you to wait,
You know life and how it stands,
So good luck with all your plans.
Love Always,
Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Friday, April 25, 2008


Life and all its hardships are overcome by truth and honesty. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)


First of all let me thank you for having thus far filled my life with happiness and with a lot of stress!! As many of you are aware I am a workaholic and have made you do a lot more work than the ordinary teacher would. I am sure you also realize that it was for your own good and as such I am proud to inform you that your success is my success. Likewise, your failure would be my failure. Life has be good and sometimes when we get to this stage of our lives where we see things from the propective from which I view it presently, we realize that we have accomplished maybe more that would be expected from us in a lifetime. So what do we do with the rest of our lives? Some of us may decide to remain where we are and continue to do the best we can. Others may decide to move on. Whatever my next step may be I just want you to know that I have been proud to be your teacher, your mentor and your friend. I will treasure each and every one of you in my heart and I will NEVER again give you as much work as I did this year. Hahahaha. Either way, please stay foucused on your life. Do the best that you can with what you have attained on your road of discovery and education. Never say NEVER! Never give up the dream for better and never let anyone tell you that you can't. Feel free to call on me whenever or wherever I may be. My home is always open to you and so will my heart be.

You have my phone number and my email address for you is . I am proud for all you have achieved and I SEE a better future for each and every one of you. I CAN because YOU CAN.

Remember the message we, Mr. Abel and I, taught you this year: LOVE YOURSELF SO YOU CAN LOVE OTHERS. And don't forget YOU MUST LOVE EVERYONE. NOT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE GOOD TO YOU OR THOSE WHO ARE YOUR FRIENDS, BUT ALSO THOSE WHO WRONG US AND THOSE WHOM YOU DO NOT KNOW SO WELL OR AT ALL. There is much peace in the knowledge that LOVE can made a difference. SMILE at everyone. Have KIND WORD and THOUGHTS in your minds and on your tongues. THINK before you DO.
I have become wiser and I realize that if someone had told me this years ago I would probably not be the person I was before the beginning of this school year. I AM PROUD OF WHOM I HAVE BECOME. I WILL CONTINUE TO SEEK BETTER FOR MYSELF AND THOSE THOSE WHO SHARE MY LIFE. I WILL KEEP A POSITIVE NOTE IN MY MIND AT ALL TIMES AND I WILL CONTINUE TO LOVE THOSE AROUND ME.

Love Always,
Ms. Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Great Info for Wonderful People

Hi Dear Students,
It just wouldn’t be me without some good information for you. Here are three little items that are interesting (to me at least) and a vocabulary word. I think the more we know the more we are able to understand life and be successful and that is all I want for you… SUCCESS. All you have to do is remember YOU CAN be successful. YOU CAN get promoted to the next class. YOU CAN be all that you want to be and much more. You just have to believe that YOU CAN! In Spanish, dear students that is: YO PUEDO!!
Love always,
Ms. Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Director/Teacher/Confidante/Slave Driver

Where can you go to see pink elephants on parade?
Pink elephants? In regions of India where the soil is red, elephants take on a permanent pink tinge because they regularly spray dust over their bodies to protect themselves against insects. The parades are optional.

Why do Javelinas hang out together?
Javelinas are free-ranging, yet territorial animals that travel in small herds. One of the reasons they travel in numbers is so they can huddle to stay warm -- they don't handle cold well and can freeze to death quickly.

How large is Antares?
The star Antares is 60,000 times larger than our Sun. If our Sun were the size of a softball, the star Antares would be as large as a house.

Today's Word "prevaricate"
prevaricate \prih-VAIR-uh-kayt\ (intransitive verb) - To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation. "As regards your question, however, I will not prevaricate nor deceive you, but what the old man of the sea told me, so much will I tell you in full." -- Homer, 'The Odyssey' Prevaricate derives from the past participle of Latin praevaricari, "to pass in front of, or over, by straddling; to walk crookedly; to collude," from prae, "before, in front of" + varicare, "to straddle," from varicus, "straddling," from varus, "bent."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Your life is measured by the things you do without expecting a reward. Give selflessly and it will all flow back to you in some form. ( Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Today's Word "undulant"
undulant \UN-juh-lunt; UN-dyuh-\ (adjective) - Resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence. "After some time the car slowed to a palpitant pause at a spot where the road was bordered on one hand by a woods, on the other by meadow-lands running down to an arm of a bay, on whose gently undulant surface the flame-tipped finger of a distant lighthouse drew an undulant path of radiance." -- Louis Joseph Vance, 'The Destroying Angel' Undulant is from Late Latin undula, "a small wave," diminutive of Latin unda, "wave."

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Seek wisdom while you are still able to reason and it will allow you to show wisdom when you are beyond it. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Dear Students,
Today will you are learning so many things, we must face the reality that there may be still a lot you will not learn. So here are a few interesting facts that may never come up in a classroom but which I feel is good to know.
Have a great day.
Yours Always,
Brenda A. Ysaguirre

How big is the Sahara Desert?
The Sahara Desert comprises an area as large as Europe. Its total land mass is some 3,565,565 square miles.

How much does a ladybug eat?
An adult female ladybug will eat about 300 medium-size aphids before it lays eggs. About three to ten aphids are eaten for each egg the beetle lays. More than 5,000 aphids may be eaten by a single adult in its lifetime.

How tall is the Eiffel Tower?
The height of the 984-foot-tall Eiffel Tower varies, depending on the temperature, by as much as 6 inches.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Thursday, April 17, 2008


For every turn in the road there is a sure way home. ( Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Dear Students,

Never forget what you have learnt this year in all the classes we have shared. I have tired to form good character and strong Belizeans. Make me proud. I will keep in touch even after we part ways. Remember to keep in touch with each other. I will be stressing this from now on. AND keep on reading these blogs wherever you go. I will keep on doing them to continue what I have started for your educational growth and for all who seek a little bit of what this is all about - POWER THROUGH KNOWLEDGE.

Love Always,

Brenda A. Ysaguirre


Today's Words "preponderate"
preponderate \prih-PON-duh-rayt\ (intransitive verb) - 1 : To exceed in weight. 2 : To incline or descend, as the scale of a balance; to be weighed down. 3 : To exceed in influence, power, importance, number, amount, etc. "Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain." -- Aldous Huxley, 'Crome Yellow' Preponderate comes from the past participle of Latin praeponderare, "to weigh more, to exceed in weight," from prae, "before" + ponderare, "to weigh," from pondus, ponderis, "a weight."

AND "caesura"
caesura \sih-ZHUR-uh; -ZUR-\ (noun) plural caesuras or caesurae \sih-ZHUR-ee; -ZUR-ee\ - 1 : A break or pause in a line of verse, usually occurring in the middle of a line, and indicated in scanning by a double vertical line; for example, "The proper study of mankind is man" [Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man]. 2 : Any break, pause, or interruption. "You have improperly placed the cleft in those loaves; the caesura belongs in the middle, between the hemistichs!" -- Edmond Rostand, 'Cyrano de Bergerac' Caesura comes from Latin caesura, "a cutting off, a division, a stop," from the past participle of caedere, "to cut."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Without passion for the things you do, there can be no fulfilment. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)


politic \POL-ih-tik\ (adjective) - 1 : Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political (as in the phrase "the body politic"). 2 : (Of persons): Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; characterized by political skill and ingenuity; hence, shrewdly tactful, cunning. 3 : (Of actions or things): Pertaining to or promoting a policy; hence, judicious; expedient; as, "a politic decision." "Berenike swallowed her fury and gave the governor her most politic smile." -- Randall Scott, 'Retribution' Politic derives from Greek politikos, and from polites, "citizen," from polis, "city."

distrait \dis-TRAY\ (adjective) - Divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety. "I noticed that after my host had read it he seemed even more distrait and strange than before." -- Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge' Distrait is from Old French, from distraire, "to distract," from Latin distrahere, "to pull apart; to draw away; to distract," from dis- + trahere, "to draw, to pull." It is related to distraught and distracted, which have the same Latin source.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


It was the event of the day. April 12, 2008 at the St. F. X. Church in Corozal Town, Suezet Escalante and Juan Vivas, both students of CCC ACE ,became husband and wife in a cermony filled with smiles and happiness. The reception which followed was also filled with happiness and good food and drinks.
I wish to extend congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Juan Vivas on behalf of all the students and teachers of CCC ACE and CJC ACE, myself and of course, Mr. A. Rodriquez.
YO PUEDO... ser feliz todo los dias de mi vida. YO PUEDO...dar amor a todas personas. YO PUEDO ... vivir cada dia como si fuera el ultimo - lleno de amor, alegria y paz. Best Wishes to the newly weds.
Yours sincerely,
Brenda Ysaguirre

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Dear Juan and Suezet,
Today is a special day for you. May God bless you and keep both of you under His protection as today you become husband and wife.
Best Wishes for your union and for all the children you will be blessed with.

Yours sincerely,
Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Today's Word is "furtive"
furtive \FUR-tiv\ (adjective) - 1 : Done by stealth; surreptitious; secret; as, a furtive look. 2 : Expressive of stealth; sly; shifty; sneaky. 3 : Stolen; obtained by stealth. 4 : Given to stealing; thievish; pilfering. "But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control." -- George Orwell, 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' Furtive is from Latin furtivus, which dervies from furtum, "theft," from fur, "thief."

Friday, April 11, 2008

Poetry Expo

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Dear Students,
Another chapter in my life has now been written. It is one I am proud of and one I have learnt from. The message I want to send to you today is to hold on to your dreams and make them realities because it is in these accomplishments that we become the person we were born to be.
My Poetry Expositon went well. I am thankful to all those who attended this very special event in my life. Now I move now to the next step and I brace the storm.
I live the NOW with the acceptance that life has offered me a chance to be special. My poetic ability is the work of a greater being. I am thankful to God for the gift He has bestowed on me. I hope it inspires others to reach for the star and in the process attain a litle bit of heaven.

Peace and Much Love,
Brenda Ysaguirre

AND NOW FOR Today's Word: "conspectus"
conspectus \kuhn-SPEK-tuhs\ (noun) - 1 : A general sketch or survey of a subject. 2 : A synopsis; an outline. "Shortly after returning from London eighteen years earlier, she had stolen a conspectus of the medical sciences from her parents' physician in Dover." -- Robin Schone, 'The Lover' Conspectus comes from the Latin, from the past participle of conspicere, "to catch sight of, to perceive," from com-, intensive prefix + specere, "to look at."

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Dear Students and Readers,
Life is too short as I have said time and time again in one blog or another. Live today as if it was the last day of your life. Be happy and share that happiness with everyone. Remember that Man is alone only if he chooses to be. I follow the call of love and happiness. I am here for you if you need me. That is my purpose in life.
Love Always,
Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Today's Word "limn"
limn \LIM\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To depict by drawing or painting. 2 : To portray in words; to describe. "...Her excellent memory could not limn her lover's features clearly; she had to reread his love letters to be sure that in truth he had existed, that they had loved one another and that the nights in the room of the armoires were not her invention." -- Isabel Allende, 'Daughter of Fortune' Limn is from Middle English limnen, alteration of luminen, from enluminen, from Medieval French enluminer, from Late Latin illuminare, "to illuminate," ultimately from Latin lumen, "light."

Monday, April 7, 2008


Today's Word "misnomer"
misnomer \mis-NO-muhr\ (noun) - 1 : The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument, as in a complaint or indictment. 2 : Any misnaming of a person or thing; also, a wrong or inapplicable name or designation. "Deep Canyon was a misnomer. It wasn't deep and it wasn'ta canyon. It was a golf course and development of expensive homes that sat in a shallow trough..." -- Arthur Lyons, 'At the Hands of Another' Misnomer is from Medieval French mesnommer, "to misname," from mes-, "wrongly" + nommer, "to name," from Latin nominare, "to name," from nomen, "a name."

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Today it is with deep sorrow that I write this page on behalf of the faculty, staff and students of CCC ACE and CJC ACE.

We share in the lost of a student, a brother, a friend, and a beloved son.

There is no explanation as to why Josh Deng, age 17, is gone today but we can only feel some peace in the knowledge that he has gone home to be with His Father.

For one so young to lose his life just two months before graduation is hard but when we hear that he was living in Corozal with his younger brother and taking care of the family business while his father battles with cancer in China is far more than we can take. Today he was to be leaving for China to see his sick father.

Farewell, Josh. Your smile and your joyful ways will not be forgotten.
Rest in peace, dear friend.
God is with you.


Reading gives birth to inspiration which fuels success. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Today's Word "berate"
berate \bih-RAYT\ (transitive verb) - To scold severely or angrily. "To crawl into her bed, hug her pillow, and berate herself for being a stupid fool. Berate herself and rid herself of the remnants of any lingering wisps of her crazy dreams." -- Brenda Joyce, 'The Finer Things' Berate is from be-, "thoroughly" + rate, "to scold, to chide," from Middle English raten.

Dear Students,
Words are just the tip of the iceberg when you want to be better than the Titanic.

Love Always,
Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Knowledge is the key by which Man empowers himself . (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Today's Word "countermand"
countermand \KOWN-tuhr-mand; kown-tuhr-MAND\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given. 2 : To recall or order back by a contrary order. (noun) - 1 : A contrary order. 2 : Revocation of a former order or command. "Tis a singular messenger the captain-general has chosen to send with a countermand of an order he had given out an hour ago, to fire the town at dawn." -- J.H. Ingraham, 'The Quadroone Or St. Michael's Day' Countermand derives from Old French contremander, from contre-, "counter" (from Latin contra) + mander, "to command" (from Latin mandare).

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


If you seek that which is unknown to improve your knowledge, you elevate to a higher level of your existence. ( Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Querido Chicos,
Amor y salud a un grupo admirable. Los quiero mucho y con este amor va mis deseos que aprenden todo lo que pueden.
Brenda Ysaguirre

Today's Word "melange"
melange \may-LAHNZH\ (noun) - A mixture; a medley. "Harley Burton's office was a melange of overcrowded and mismatched furnishings. The desk, huge and oblong, was too large for the room; the chairs too small..." -- Katherine V. Forrest, 'Amateur City' Melange derives from Old French meslance, from mesler, "to mix," ultimately from Latin miscere, "to mix."

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Today's Word "salutary"
salutary \SAL-yuh-ter-ee\ (adjective) - 1 : Producing or contributing to a beneficial effect; beneficial; advantageous. 2 : Wholesome; healthful; promoting health. "Though their presence was often exasperating to the enthusiasts, it was salutary, for it was a guarantee against extravagance and against tyranny." -- Olaf Stapledon, 'Last and First Men and Star Maker' Salutary derives from Latin salutaris, from salus, salut-, "health."