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Years ago, I associate September as the start of the Christmas season. It also marked as my workversary. I became an official member of the labor force on September many years ago. Last year changed everything. September would always remind me of the day when me, Dad and Kuya started to rebuild our lives without her. 

Surprises of September

Years ago, I associate September as the start of the Christmas season. It also marked as my workversary. I became an official member of the labor force on September many years ago. Last year changed everything. September would always remind me of the day when me, Dad and Kuya started to rebuild our lives without her. 


Slipping Through My Fingers - It was only this year when I realized that this song, originally released by ABBA, depicts a mother-daughter relationship. I watched Mama Mia and listened to ABBA's songs because of my mother. It was her all time favorite musical group. Everything in the lyrics reminded of my mother. She was my constant companion on every first day at school. We always have breakfast together. She helps me pack and unpack my things on the rare times I travel.  We have designated mall dates; Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, her birthday, All Souls Day, before Christmas and New Year's eve. Everything changed during the pandemic. She was so careful, yet COVID still hit our home. Her lone and longest hospital confinement eventually led to her death. Time flies, it has been a year since we lost her. 

  • September 04, 2022

One Year


Slipping Through My Fingers - It was only this year when I realized that this song, originally released by ABBA, depicts a mother-daughter relationship. I watched Mama Mia and listened to ABBA's songs because of my mother. It was her all time favorite musical group. Everything in the lyrics reminded of my mother. She was my constant companion on every first day at school. We always have breakfast together. She helps me pack and unpack my things on the rare times I travel.  We have designated mall dates; Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, her birthday, All Souls Day, before Christmas and New Year's eve. Everything changed during the pandemic. She was so careful, yet COVID still hit our home. Her lone and longest hospital confinement eventually led to her death. Time flies, it has been a year since we lost her. 


While some teachers might be more than happy to remain in the same classroom for decades, others might crave a bigger challenge, a fresher environment, and a new routine.

If you have completed every goal in your current role, you might feel ready to embrace a new career in the same field. 

  • September 03, 2022

Time for a Change: Why a Curriculum and Instruction Program Should be Your Next Teaching Step


While some teachers might be more than happy to remain in the same classroom for decades, others might crave a bigger challenge, a fresher environment, and a new routine.

If you have completed every goal in your current role, you might feel ready to embrace a new career in the same field. 



Everything still feels like yesterday. It was this time last year when my parents both tested positive for COVID. While most families were savoring the long weekend, me and my cousins were exhausting all means to search for a hospital that would admit my mother. I thought that elusive hospital bed will be our savior. It turned out to be the last place where I could see my mother alive. She was taken by the ambulance and that was the last time my Dad saw her. I went home with her ashes and the next days were nothing, but the most painful memories. I would not have made it today without the people who continuously supported me. 

  • August 29, 2022

I will be better



Everything still feels like yesterday. It was this time last year when my parents both tested positive for COVID. While most families were savoring the long weekend, me and my cousins were exhausting all means to search for a hospital that would admit my mother. I thought that elusive hospital bed will be our savior. It turned out to be the last place where I could see my mother alive. She was taken by the ambulance and that was the last time my Dad saw her. I went home with her ashes and the next days were nothing, but the most painful memories. I would not have made it today without the people who continuously supported me. 

The more I tried, the more I fail. 


This has been life over the past weeks. I still can't get over the sadness and silent crying episodes. It always starts on those days I long for my mom's presence. I will cry about my mother and eventually, all the other things that messed up my life.

  • August 19, 2022

The More I Tried, The More I Failed

The more I tried, the more I fail. 


This has been life over the past weeks. I still can't get over the sadness and silent crying episodes. It always starts on those days I long for my mom's presence. I will cry about my mother and eventually, all the other things that messed up my life.

Michelle Zauner on her book, Crying in H Mart perfectly described how I felt about grief. 

  • August 14, 2022

The one that comes in waves

Michelle Zauner on her book, Crying in H Mart perfectly described how I felt about grief. 

The days in July flew so fast. I woke up looking forward for my father's birthday. I left work early to have special dinner with him. The next days, my two cousins had their own celebrations. And just like that, another month ended. 

  • August 08, 2022

Hello August

The days in July flew so fast. I woke up looking forward for my father's birthday. I left work early to have special dinner with him. The next days, my two cousins had their own celebrations. And just like that, another month ended. 

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