Showing posts from July, 2014

Thursday Hugot Feels

Quotes from three of the books I’ve read early this year. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom …. That holding on to things “will only break your heart” Sometimes, when you are not getting the love you want, giving makes you think you will. But common sense has no place in first love and never has… It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom … the pain we suffer is a way to make us appreciate what comes next… There is a time for hello and a time for goodbye. It’s why the act of burying things seems natural, but the act of digging them up does not. People do stupid things when they are tired. Love.. You are born in it… you return to it. What is false about hope? If you find one true friend in your life, you’re richer than the most. If that one true friend is you husband, you’re blessed. Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course. Every Day by David Levithan Fair en

Promise to Kepler

After the Filemon Mamon storytelling activity: Pupil H: Cher, babalik ka pa ba sa susunod? Magtuturo ka pa samin? Me: Oo, simula sa Wednesday, lagi na tayo mag-aaral. Dear Keplerettes, I would like to apologize for being not being in your class always. It must have been hard for you to see me yet not feel that I am there for you. My thoughts had been so centered on the idea that you are all non-readers and that I had to modify every lesson to suit your lack of power in reading. Having that in mind always, I ought not to teach you Science but let your Reading Teacher take over our should-have-been time together. For this misconception, I am deeply sorry. I want you to know that I enjoy every teaching moment in your class. Aside from the fact that your class size is smaller compared to others, I realized that your wittiness and enthusiasm to learn is just the same with other kids your age. I had completely disregarded that. Again, I am sorry. I should have been one of those

5 Questions from 101 Power Questions by James Lee Valentine

1.    Is my self-talk upbeat and positive or gloomy and negative? It’s always upbeat and positive. My mantra: “This too, shall pass.” 2.    What causes am I committed to in my life right now? One, is with education, as a teacher in a public school, I would like to let the kids and the parents be more aware and involved in the academic development of the children in a public school setting. Another one, personal growth, I am still trying to figure out my ways though. Still trying to figure out what I really want in my life. I am committed to finding my own happiness. That kind of happiness that is not dependent on the tangible elements and other human beings.                3.    Who am I? My name is Katherine. A daughter, a sister, a child of God, a friend, a wannabe writer, a poor traveler and a teacher. 4.    Who do I want to be? I want to be somebody who could help others without limitations. Helping others become independent and be more

Life’s Little Detours 50 Lessons to FIND and HOLD onto HAPPINESS by Regina Brett

While Glenda was creating havoc allover Luzon, I know I had to keep myself distracted. The best way to get distracted is to read J Im glad I chose to read this book by Regina Brett. For the past few days, I took my time reading it. I read it a few lessons a day, I read while on the train going to Makati while my seatmates were busy with their cellphones. I read it on my way to our house in Taguig while classes were suspended. While reading, there were moments that I would just stop and think about my life. The author is an American journalist, a cancer survivor, a single mother for 18 years, graduated from college at the age of 30 and found love and got married at the age of 40. At 45, she started reflecting on the things life had taught her writing an essay for every lesson and turned it into a newspaper column. When she turned 50, she added 5 more lessons and had it published, saying, “These lessons are life’s gift to me, and mine to you.” Out of the 50, I selected 24 tha

PBO, Lucy and My Birthday

PBO Presents...  What: LUCY Special Movie Screening    When: August 17, 2014 Where: Robinsons Galleria Cinema 10,  How Much: Php 320.00 For: Proceeds will go to the benefit of the Special Education Students (SPED) of Pasig City.   For tickets, please contact Arline at mobile number, 0922-8907212 or Christian at 0949-3555570. The 17th of August is also my birthday! It feels wonderful that this year, on my day, a special event is about to happen for the benefit of others. I would like to invite everyone to join us as we all watch Lucy, raise funds, be with friends and family and meet new people. And of course, have something to blog about! :)