三十歳

Great people or at least those who pretend to be often say that success is measured by how happy one has lived his life regardless of his accomplishments. I doubt that. Lions roam the Safari with contentment but I haven’t heard of a successful nor a happy one–kindly introduce me if you have met the…

The silver-lining: the Gods of VIBAL’s CPD Program

For many, the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 was not a good news. Let’s be honest: who has the time to go to seminars amidst the noble yet chaotic responsibilities of teaching? It, being a law, however makes it a requirement; violation of such is considered against the law. A notable person once said…

How did 2017 go for me?

I am not here to bore you to death with how it went –you’ve got enough on your plate without me ruining your digestion anyway. Let me just break it down to three categories: a) Reading Updates b) Writing Updates c) Personal Goals So without further ado, here’ s the list: Reading Updates I managed…

Hunger for Continuous Learning

A reflection on David Robson’s article “A five-step guide to not being stupid” By Jahzeel Dionne V. Ybasco I came across an article in BBC.com entitled “How not to be stupid.” I find it very interesting as it has given five techniques people can use to motivate themselves to keep on learning. It is indeed…

Re: New Format and Policies

Dear Beloved Readers, Writers, Students, Teachers, Happy New Year! Let us all welcome 2015 with a bang: with our arms wide open for learning, with eyes intent on reading and scrutinizing works of literature, with ears willing to listen if they haven’t been rendered deaf by firecrackers. I would like to share with you the…

seniority ladeedah

Seniority is the excuse of those employees who can’t do any better in their jobs but choose to antagonize newbies using their tenure.

everyday

I am a firm believer that every person, young or old, has at least one good story to tell.-  A

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: AMBER

One of my students who are preparing for their Job Interviews asked me how I answered this question: Why did you decide to be a teacher? I answered in different ways: -> I want to motivate children to study and speak in English just like my favorite teacher when I was in high school. ->…

On Books, Reading, and Selfie

One’s love for books may be as shallow as loving the notion of being thought of as scholastic. She may post pictures of herself in a bookstore, holding a book, or putting several books on her desk but they remain untouched for a long time. She may even put a book or two in her bag for the pretense of reading it or them but only spares a glance for a few minutes. The book or books lay forgotten and unread.

The President thinks there is nothing wrong with this. It is only absurd particularly if the said individual taking a selfie is an educator.