On being a Teacher

Hi everyone!

"They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Carol Buchner

As a young wife who also loves working, my career has gone through several reinvention. Well, just two for now. I started in political world as a regular staff in the office of Senator Manny Villar (Senate of the Philippines) under SAGIP-OFW department headed by Ms. Judith Sto. Domingo. Then after a year, I got transferred and had an increase (bravo!!!) under Ms. Jing Serrano ( President and CEO of Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc.) as a newmedia content writer and all around nice gal ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

After 2 years andย  a few months, during my stay at Villar office… I got an offer from International company as PR executive. I took the chance and very proud of it. I am in despair as I leave the Villar office but I needed more exposure and experience to hone my skills.

I am blessed to be handled by career-driven independent woman that inspired me to be so much more in my career path and believed in my capabilities,ย  together with my mentor Mr. Jojo Terencio (now, AVP of Deutsche Bank).ย  They are all master of their crafts and amazing. They are fierce with golden heart, not monsters in the Industry. Truly inspirational and a role model.

Moving on, after years of service in my chosen field as a Mass Communication graduate… I resigned as a PR executive and cried a bucket of tears. I needed to focus in my family, that is why. In our life, there will come a time when you have to set your priorities right and being in the battlefield in PR heaven, you will need a lot of time to be a maven.

I am starting my family during the time and my husband took pride and said, he wants me all the time by his side. I remember talking to one of my superiors in the said International company, Ms. Bayen Elero- Tinga (One of the Director’s in the office that is truly inspiring and superb career track) before leaving the company, I asked for her understanding on my reason of leaving the company. I know that is very weak but my family is important. I also said that I wanted to improved more as an employee as I pour my heart out but my resignation letter was irrevocable. She touched my soul before saying good bye to corporate world… this is what she told me: “Never lose yourself”

I will never ever forget that piece of advice.

Then, I embraced the “housewife” role with arms wide open for five months and I really learned a lot about household chores plus it draw me closer to my husband. I never thought that we almost grew apart! You can’t blame me, I also wanted to have a career growth and my husband is just lucky to have his own business so he is not bothered by waking up so-early and going home so-late with a lot of pressure with other people+work.

When I learned how to balance everything, we talked about my career. I told him, I wanted to work again outside. Being a part time writer bores me and I needed some action, new environment and see other people. He finally said “yes” but he doesn’t want me to have a full time. So, as you can see- when you are married… making a decision is not yours alone anymore ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s a teamwork in all aspects.

I searched for 9-5 jobs. I got an offer, great ones based on my resume but I have to turn it down and choose wisely. As I lay my cards to my husband, he said that the offers are prestigious but then he noticed the part time teacher. He said, “you wanted to be a teacher” Me: Yes, just a part time. How I wish I can teach in Universities but I don’t have masters yet.

Then he said, go ahead be a teacher. It will make you happy for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ Then, I said “yes” to the school with a happy heart.

with my favorite student : Mimi

I am a teacher in a language school. I teach English subjects and basic writing for adults. I handled man to man and group class and god knows how these chikitings are so kulet to the max. But, fortunately I am makulet too so I took it as an advantage. Their class is seasonal so very good in my lifestyle plus near to our place (hassle free sa mrt!)

Why I fell more in love teaching kiddos:

Husky

Husky is a very smart kid and damn he is very good in origami. He taught me a lot but I can’t still figure how to make a crane! confusing. I only master the art of making heart and star. We had a lot of fun times and his mom same as mimi hugged and thanked me for teaching their kids.

Husky even gave me an alcohol! haha ๐Ÿ™‚ such a sweet gesture. I was surprised when he gave me a present.

Me: Why?

Husky: Because I am leaving.

Me: Why alcohol??!!

Husky: Because you always spray alcohol in your hands and you have a lot of stock.

@_@ bukelya sa oc-ness.

His letter for me in flower origami ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, Rachel, one of my students who has a beautiful hair ๐Ÿ™‚ wrote this at the back of her book!

Sige nga, paano ka naman di maiiyak sa tuwa!

I didn’t even know that she wrote it, I just saw that when I am checking her book. Then corrected her grammar jejeje.

She’s so sweet and here’s more:

Homework notebook

During Valentines, I gave all of my students a chocolate. I was surprised when she kept that label! very thoughtful โค awww.

They are all sweet and the adult students are gentlemen. I really fell in love with this profession same as writing…

It also allows me to have time with my husband and do household chores since I am hands-on in everything.

Plus: I gained friends! (L-R Paola, moi and Janeth)

I am just happy that God blessed me with a part time job as a writer and a teacher. It is very important in a marriage when something defines individuality aside from being US.

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