Teacher of the Week: Syme, The Infinite

In continuation of our Teachers’ Month celebration, I have yet another willing victim. This week’s awesome teacher is Syme from The Average Gay Guy. If his name sounds familiar, that’s because he is quite popular, not only in this virtual domain but also, in real life. How he charms people is his ultimate secret. Ask…

Student of the Week: Alyssa

Thank you, Alys from AlysinBookland for letting me share this tweet. And by the way, although she was a former ‘huntress,’ no rabbit was harmed in the remake of her blog. If you are in the search for prolific book reviewers or simply looking for an example on how to live a double life being…

My New Take on Slam Dunk

Over the weekend I watched a number of Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk episodes. They were chosen in random -not exactly since I focused on episodes where Sendoh appeared. Anyway, it’s not a secret anymore that I simply adore him. Certain realizations arise when you watch a series or even a movie for several times and…

Passion vs. Strength, The Magnet Theory

Where lies your passion, you may find your strength. How do I identify the difference between these two? Strength for me is a product of consistent practice. It’s an overt behavior and in a way it means people compliment you for it without you needing them to or without you knowing why. To exemplify, one…

Let #VibalMIBF2018 be your hashtag

That’s right folks, it’s the time of year again. On September 12-16, book-lovers, bookworms, book-hoarders are going to come alive and go to SMX Mall of Asia to participate in the highly anticipated Manila International Book Fair! VIBAL Group has prepared a number of activities that will certainly entertain people and make them fall in love…

July 2018 Articles

Thank you to Joey of Thoughts and Afterthoughts  for subtly reminding me that I have a huge responsibility to update my blog. Although, to be honest, he was only reflecting on his own blogging schedule and I just felt quite guilty. That feeling when you haven’t blogged in 5ever and your scheduled drafts end up going…

COMPIPS Reunion, June 12, 2018

For someone who had hesitated going to the reunion, I immensely enjoyed the party meant for those who believed in “trabaho muna bago pakikisama.” PNU-SG COMELEC was my safe haven when I was an undergraduate. Have you had those moments when too many things in your life overwhelm you and you just have to do…

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: FAN

It’s been a while since I did a ‘Student of the Week’ post. This is just a quick shout out to FAN, my former student from Taiwan. She has received her TOEIC results: Listening – 460 Reading – 415 Total – 875 That’s a whopping 875! To Fan, Thank you for sharing the good news….

A Guest Speaker’s 24 hours in Albay

Feb 23rd Out of my excitement, I got to the airport about four hours before my flight. I mean, who wouldn’t be excited? I decided to make the most out of my time and stayed at the nearest charging station where I squeezed my brain out for an article. While working on my pending article…