Brief Description of myself:
My name is Aimee Grace B. Tapeceria, born on August 29, 1986 to Cineo and Novie Tapeceira, both Filipino (more specifically Ilocano) parents... and have lived in Cavite all my life... but consider myself a third culture kid (coz I stayed inside the seriously international campus of AIIAS).
I am the youngest of three children,
I am a Seventh-day Adventist, by birth and by choice. I like keeping busy... I also like studing... had to stop myself from continuing my PhD, so that I could get a real job... I like to traveling (both for business and pleasure)... and I like all types of sports... but I love watching (and sometimes playing) basketball... especially when my favorite teams the LA Lakers and the former Powerade Tigers, are playing.
Other hobbies are singing in a choir, playing the piano, writing BLOGS, and editing videos. I considered myself "techy".... to my teachers, I'm a good student... to my church, I'm a youth leader... to the
Graduated from the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Management Accounting, March 2007.
Graduated from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) with Master of Education, Emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction, October 2009
Worked as a field monitor with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), a non-profit organization, together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the United Nations World Food Program (UN-WFP) for 10 months for the post-Ondoy operations in Regions I, II, and IVA.
I am currently working at AIIAS as a Webmaster, Editor, and Writer.
My personal philosophy can be segregated into three parts which are: my belief in God and His hand in my life, my belief in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its role in the last days, and belief in the power of the youth. These three things served as my guiding light through life in the past 7 years and will continue to shape my decisions towards life in the future.
“God the creator and sustainer of the entire universe is the source of all true knowledge and wisdom” (Adventist University of the Philippines-Philosophy). This rings true for my own personal philosophy. This branch out to my belief that the Bible is the highest authority, and that our first parents were created “perfect” by God and that even now, despite falling into sin and deteriorating for the past six thousand years, we still witness those “God-like” moments among our fellow men. I also believe that it is through having a relationship with Him that I can go through life without fear, for as He has led His people in the past, so shall He lead me in the future.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, as a denomination, has been blessed this last hundred fifty years. It has arms that reach even much farther than other Christian denominations, arms that hover over the field of health, education, foreign missions and others. It has its feet planted firmly on a “solid rock” foundation which has withstood the many storms that bombarded in the past. As a church we believe in the Second Advent, that event when Jesus would come again, and our primary objective to tell the world about it. We also have a view of mankind as fellow brothers and sisters who are lost and do not know the way back home, and it is our duty to show them the way home. As a young person who grew up inside the walls of the church, it is easy to just shrug away the importance of what I have, but as I personally got to know the church and what it stands for, I have reaffirmed the stand which my parents had, and took it as my own.
The power of the youth. It is my belief that as young people, if we set our minds to do something, it can be achieved. Nothing is impossible, as long as it is the will of God, and we are willing to work hard. I have experienced this over and over again in the past couple of years and it has made me realize what a priceless possession the youth are. An army of ceaselessly energetic, unswervingly loyal, devilishly clever, and constantly joyful young people is a very powerful thing. They don’t even need to be paid as long as they can have fun and fellowship in the process. If only guided, motivated, and encouraged by the adults surrounding them, they would exceed even our greatest expectations.
Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”. All responsibilities entrusted unto me, I believe, is first and foremost a part of God’s plan. The work I’m doing somehow contributes to finishing the work that He has commissioned us to do. It is very easy to look at our bosses and think of all the things that they do wrong, and to secretly tell ourselves that we are better, but I have discovered that this type of attitude is not one that promotes satisfaction and harmony within the workplace. I’m not saying that I’m a martyr type of person, rather, I trust that “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
The Lord knows the desires of our hearts. If we just do our work faithfully, and be good stewards of what He has entrusted to us, He will reward us accordingly, if not here on earth, in that place where we will spend eternity in. Where He can say “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” (Matt. 25:23).