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Dahil Sabado Ngayong Gabi.

8:50 PM

Hindi ko na maalala kung bakit Saturdaythoughts ang pangalan ng blog ko. Hindi ko na din alam kung bakit Saturday/Sabado ang pinili kong araw para sa pangalan ng blog na ito.

Dahil Saturday ngayon (6.28.2014), hahayaan kong mag-flow ang aking mga muni-muni sa buhay.

1. Kakatapos ko lang mag-laba! Sa ngayon, pinaninindigan ko pa din ito bilang aking stressbuster.

2. Nag-grocery kami ni housemate for our kitchen supply for the next two weeks. Na-realize ko lang, dapat pala Wednesday kami mag-grocey, mas maraming free taste. Mas marami ding good deals. Swak naman kami sa budget, abonado lang ng 75 cents! Woohoo!

3. Panahon na naman ng santol! Gusto kong makakain ng ginataang santol. Huhu. Sana sipagin akong magluto nun. Lels.

4. Andami kong pictures ng mga peborit kids ko sa phone ko. Lagi kong pinapakita sa Mama ko. Kinukwento ko yung mga lolo at lola na nagbabantay at nagsusundo sa mga apo nila sa skul. Tinanong ko si mama kung gusto nya ding gawin yon, sabi naman nya, kapag an…

Wala Kong Maisip na Title. Late na Kasi to.

Isang Araw Sa School

Habang nagpapabasa ako ng mga bata isa-isa sa may corridor kaninang umaga, napansin ko ang pagdating ng isang hindi katandaang lalaki, may bitbit na styrofoam sa kanang kamay, laman marahil ay pagkain. Suot nya ay long sleeve powder blue-colored polo shirt na halos ay dalawang size ang laki sa dapat ay size na bagay sa kanya. Naka-suot din ng napakaluwag na maong na pantalong kupas at puno ng mga patak ng pintura. Sa kabilang kamay naman ay isang di-kalakihang canvass bag na gawa sa sako, laman ay mga tools. Nakita ko kasi yung naka-usling ulo ng lagari kaya ipinagpalagay ko na karpentero siya. Inilapag ang kanyang bag sa may gilid ng corridor at tumapat sa pintuan ng isang classroom, lumabas ang isang batang babaeng, kahit nakatagilid ay naaninag ko ang ngiti. 

Humarap ang batang babae sa lalake, iniabot ng lalake ang baon sa batang babae. Di pa nakuntento, lumuhod ito sa harap ng bata upang magpantay ang kanilang paningin. Inayos ang kupasin, luma at gusot na unip…

Be Still

9:26 AM Dear Kat,
I know that you have been enjoying your dates with me in the past few weeks. I really hope you are happy with it coz that’s what I always want you to be—to be happy.

I want you to know that you are doing a wonderful job with how you are managing your life. Starting small would definitely lead you to something bigger. So don’t you ever give up on it. Changing career had done you well. I know you would disagree with me on a lot of terms about it but I want to tell you that it really did you well. For one, it made you MORE grateful and faithful. It made you trust yourself that you can really do help in making change happen for the better. Another thing, it had taught you to be patient, I know how impatient you are and how you want to have things done “el pronto”. You also had the opportunity to meet wonderful people from everywhere. Get fascinated with their life stories and share common values in some ways.

I want to commend you for keeping up to date with your personal …

While I am Waiting

8:37

Last night, I had finished reading again The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom, I read it again because, I feel the need to read it again. I’m glad I did.

I had always complained about the lack of time in everything I do. In everything I want to achieve. The more I take a look at time, the more I get frustrated with my life. Just like the two main characters in the book, Victor and Sarah, I complain about time. Why is too short. Why is it too fast. There are days that I wish I can stop time and rest for awhile and wake up with renewed strength and resume where I stopped without worrying about losing the time or there are moments that I feel like I don’t deserve the time and I wish I could just stop living. Especially on not-so-good days.

For the past few weeks, I had decided to focus on what I have and what I could do. Doing a checklist really made a great help in making things possible for me. My planner had become more functional this time. Not just a notebook to record everyone’s b…

Munimuni sa Araw ng Kalayaan

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7:37PM

Mga Nawala.

1. Walang pasok ngayong araw dahil ika-116 na anibersaryo ng Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas. 

                Pagkatapos ng pahapyaw na discussion kung bakit walang pasok bukas:
                Pupil M: Cher, andun ka ba nung sumugod ang mga Espanyol?
                Cher Kat: Hala. Anong gagawin ko dun?! Balik na nga lang tayo sa paggamit ng ruler! 

2. Wala na kong advisory class. Yehey! Pero nakakamiss din naman. On the contrary, mas marami akong handled kids ngayong taon, an average of 62 kids/class, nagtuturo ako ng Grade 3 Science sa limang sections, 300+ kids, every day ang aking mga bagets. Minsan, Ate pa rin ang tawag nila sakin. Oh ha! Oh ha!  

3. Yung 50 minutes na alloted academic time para sa Science sa bawat class, na-reduce sa 40 minutes, kasi gusto nila makauwi na kaming lahat ng 11:30, pero ang out talaga ay 11:40. Since mejo ok na ang aking classroom management skills, nakakapagturo na ko. Pero 10 minutes, is still 10 minutes, makakapag-independent practice…

Mr. Nice Guy

Warning: Ang post na ito ay bunga ng pagmumuni-muni pagkatapos ng unang limang araw sa paaralan. Medyo lutang. Medyo kyeme lang. Medyo lost. Ang hirap isalin sa Filipino ng Science lessons!!!!!

Bunga rin ito ng pagkahawa ko ng OCness ng isang kasama ko. Araw-araw na kong may checklist/to do list per class. That is on top of the lesson plan pa.

1. I like a nerdy guy. Or silent type guy. The total opposite of my perky and loud personality.

2. I could fall for a techie guy too.

3. I will definitely fall for someone who loves to read books or reading in general. I could picture myself with him, sitting side-by-side, lost in our own worlds of reading. (I think ito lang ang silent treatment na pwede kong ma-tolerate.)

4. Someone who loves watching  tv series.

5. Someone who could make my coffee the way I like it.

6. Someone who loves adventure.

7. Someone who would hold me close on stormy nights. Calm me down when a loud thunderstorm strikes.

8. Someone whom I could call my friend. I could …

Year of Redemption

As SY 2014-2015 opens tomorrow, my redemption also begins. Last year had been a challenging one and going through it had meant I survived! In a teacher's life, the first few years of teaching is usually the hardest part.

As SY 2014-2015 opens tomorrow, my days will be all about my new kids. Though I don't have an advisory class this year, I had promised my partner teacher that I will help her with her class. I am adopting her class.

As SY 2014-2015 opens tomorrow, my 2-year stint will slowly come to a close. If I want to stay as a public school teacher is something I am taking into consideration. However, I am not closing my doors to bolder opportunities.

As SY 2014-2015 opens tomorrow, I promise to find love. Love for my kids and of course, the other kind of love too! That one which makes one's heart skip a beat.

Being a Resource Volunteer last summer made me realize a lot of things. Made me more aware of my teaching style and also taught me how to give constructive feedb…