Showing posts from July, 2013

The Man Behind the Metaphors

The skies had been dark like a storm is coming. It had been raining the whole night long and when I woke up that day, I had fears that Sir Jonathan can’t come to school anymore due to the heavy downpour. I opted not to ask for I may just get the dreaded response. I prepared for school. Ate breakfast, brought my laptop since I thought I may just have to stop by a coffee shop after school and finish the item analysis I am doing. It was very difficult to get a ride. I wish I can afford to buy a car and save myself and my stuff from getting wet and so that I can bring more things to school for experiments and so that I can to all the places I wanna go to and I don’t have to worry about over-packing stuff and I have thought about all of these just because its raining heavily and I have no school bus anymore L When I arrived, the school seem deserted. No kids nor parents were at the gate. The guard told me that the principal decided to suspend the class lest the heavy rains cou


To explain further the importance of the SONA to the students, last Friday, I asked them to write a letter to President Pnoy. Some were lost about what to say, others were very excited to ask for something, while others really didn’t care. The letters were collected, sealed in a brown envelope, forwarded to someone who works close to the president  and hopefully will be read by Pnoy. As I study their letters, their handwritings, I know that I had a lot of work to do with them. From basic literacy, phonics, handwriting, following instructions and comprehension. A lot of work to do, so little time. I had asked a lot of veteran teachers, and my co-fellows regarding their best practices, but I feel like I am still not giving these kids enough remediation for them to be able to keep up and pass grade three. I didn’t put any caption on the pictures, coz I want to preserve each as it is, not make my story out of them but let the pictures share th

Wake Up Call

I know you have been a little sad lately, been depressed and had been wishing for all other things. You are on that point again of shutting yourself to the world. You are starting to live the life of a robot again. Wake up, eat, read, go to work and go home, be in front of your computer, keep up with how other people are living their lives that you are on the verge of forgetting to live yours. All I know, I know that you are disappointed-- with yourself for most part. I have been telling you that you should not be hard on yourself. Don’t push yourself too hard coz we both know that you really cannot work or think under pressure. Things are not turning out as you have framed them in your mind and events are arising beyond your expectation, because you had forgotten that we cannot predict the future. Remind yourself that everything is a choice. Everything is a matter of perspective—of how you view these things that had been coming your way. You are in the survival mode be

Si Teacher Kat at ang mga iginuhit na larawan tungkol sa "Paborito Kong Teacher"

Nang minsang maubusan ng Enrichment Activity ang klase ko sa kanilang Math subject, minabuti ni Teacher Ja pagawin sila ng seatwork at pinag-drawing sila tungkol sa kanilang paboritong teacher. At eto nga ang resulta at mga nalimbag ko galing sa aking advisory class.  Kahit hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit ganito ang mga paglalarawan nila sakin, walang paglagyan ang kagalakan sa puso ko dahil minsan sa buhay nila naging peborit nila ako :D Talikogenic si Mam! Bat may ethpada?! At my putho?  Kelangan may lapel talaga, ubos ang boses ni Mam kapag wala.  Ayan, nabibitin pa din pala ang pantalon sakin.... lol Nasan ang maskels ko sa totoong buhay?! Waaaaa Walang top si Mam, at putol din ang kamay. Guma-gown-gown din pag may time.... lol Yung sipit sa board, bagay pala sa buhok ni Mam. Lol Walang tatalo sa hairstyle ni Mam dito! Ramdam kong ginagaya nya ang style ni Mam magdrawing... May heels talaga ang sho-es ni M

Katkat's A-Z!

Binisita ko ang page ni Fiel-Kun at ako ay naki-gaya ng kanyang A-Z list na nakita ko na din noon sa page ni Senyor na galing pala kay Mami Joy :) Here's mine! A  -  Attached or Single? ~ Single. No further explanation your honor. B - Bestfriends ~  yung dalawang kapatid kong babae, si mama at si God J C - Cake or Pie ~ Cake po! Caramel Cake! Waaaaa… For now ang aking latest craving ay ang caramel cake ng Estrel’s D - Day of Choice ~ Saturday. Kasi off and I get to go roadtripping! E - Essential Items ~ ballpen, notebook, telepono, internet, unan F - Favorite Color ~ pink at white.. G - Gummibears or Worms ~ Gummibears, sarap lamutakin tapos kakainin.. haha H - Hometown ~ I was born in Taguig City but consider Alba y as my sanctuary. Kapag sobrang stressed na ko sa Kamaynilaan, I hop in a bus and visit my Lola and titas in Tiwi, Albay. I - Indulgence ~ pangmayamang kape ng Starbuko at CBTL at CDL at Tand

Pay With Hugs

Snapshots from A Curious Buffet Exhibit :)

Diary: Bumpin' on a Rainy Day

I feel like it's my free time. I'm burdened with a lot of school admin work to do, a lot of forms to fill out and papers to check and what the heck, why am I doing this?! I should be blogging. Lol. I certainly need a break on the first day of the month. Hehe. Hello July! How was the first half of the year? 1. I'm still struggling with what classroom management style to apply to the kids. 2. I'm still having a hard time framing my lesson plans and making visual aids. But thanks to MS Publisher for making my life a bit easy in making posters and banners and lettering stuff. 3. I'm still trying to cope up with a lot of changes in my life. 4. I'm still having a hard time sleeping at night. 5. I'm still hopeful that everything will be alright. 6. I'm still praying every single day that Bee won't totally crash and leave me. I cant replace him yet. 7. I'm still working on creating a daily routine for myself. Good thing my cousins are around