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Barcelona Conference

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (11)




To be relevant to today’s education needs, educators, these days, do not just teach. They engage in a whole myriad of activities. University lecturers like myself, for example, not only take ...

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Sawasdee Pee Mai Travel Destination

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A huge Buddha statue on the way to Khao Yai


Teachers, more often than not, work not only within the confines of the classroom, but also outside, and, in fact, many times at home. Yes, due to their workload, they often have papers to mark even if they so deserve to rest when home.

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Five Things You Need to Know about Teachers

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

In my many years of teaching, I have come to realize that what teachers do are sometimes taken for granted. I guess this is mainly because people think they understand enough what teachers do and what their work really entails.

In this post, I share five things that people need to know about teachers, contrary to popular belief or knowl...

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The Joys of Travelling

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)


When not teaching, one of the things I love doing most is travelling, be it domestic or international. Travelling is something I remember I enjoyed doing with my mom. Back then, however, my travels were limited to the times my mom/ parents would head to Manila to buy goods to be sold in our ready-to-wear stores in Bicol. 

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Nut's Grit

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)


The other day while I was marking a bunch of papers in one of the corners of MUIC's newly inaugurated working space, I heard a young man's loud voice echoing. Turned out, it was Nut, a former student of mine. He was very excited about the new place and, in return, he was saying out loud his fascination for it. If you don't know him, you'd wonder why he would have to verba...

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On Becoming a Good Writer

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)


A member of my writing class recently asked me a question I always hear from many students, "What do I do to become a good writer?" Apparently, he is struggling with a common dilemma beginning writers face with which, many times, have to do with diction.

As a composition teacher, I tota...

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