The term new normal has transformed into various images and scenarios in the past seven months as people worldwide try to make sense of the global health pandemic. The virus is still present, and the reality of health concerns remains a top source of anxiety for many. In the Philippines, there has been an ongoing struggle with … Continue reading Are you ready for online teaching?
Crying your eyes out early in the morning isn't a great start for the day, but still getting up and preparing for work is a huge step in facing the day better. In fact, even just the thought of trying is a strong choice to make to begin the day. However, it is not that … Continue reading How to Get Back Up from a Slump?
Have you ever experienced a day when you just blurt out statements like 'Shocks, I'm getting old!' or 'Seriously? How old are you?'? I have those moments now, but I'm not even close to turning 30. I just hit the sweet quarter of a hundred mark and yet I feel somehow overwhelmed on how 'adult' … Continue reading Adulting: Struggles of Letting Go
There are a lot of things that I wish I knew, I hope I can still do, and I want to pursue. But at the end of the day, there are just too many to pick and I end up accomplishing nothing. Still, with the hope in my heart and the desire to finally put … Continue reading Seeing Colors – Job, Travel, and Life
As I worked through my new job this year, there had been little time left for me to do any writing. I mean, typing stories or poems for myself. There had been enough hours for me to simply relax and sleep. I wanted time off from facing my Chromebook/laptop that it started to get too … Continue reading Rekindling the Drive for Writing
For more than a month, I haven't had a decent internet connection at home because I have been using my mobile data throughout May. Even though I have been in constant email (and some phone) correspondence with *ehem* Sky Cable Broadband, I still didn’t get my internet connection back. Anyhow, aside from that concern and … Continue reading Learning to Reach Out and Lead
Speaking English well isn't the only basis for a person's intelligence. Speaking English with a resounding American accent isn't the only basis for a person's intelligence. Speaking grammatically correct English is still not the only basis for a person's intelligence. How do we use language in our lives? When people speak with the vernacular, does … Continue reading Code-switching Culture and Beyond