Sa Tuwing Magpapagupit, Magsama ng Pakialamera

May nadiskubre ako. Kung ikaw ay magpapagupit, dapat mayroon kang kasama. Yung magbubusisi sa gupit mo sa bandang likod. Kasi ang bandang likod ng iyong buhok ay madalas hindi mo makikita nang maayos. Sa araw na ito, bago pumatak ang alas-dose ng gabi, gusto ko lang sabihin na ipinagupit ko ang aking anak dahil sa […]

Phonics First

I didn’t know sight words existed until my daughter turned four. A mom told another mom, and I was eavesdropping, this: “What? Your child doesn’t know sight words? She should know sight words at the age of four!” That sent me to panic mode. From then on, I began to look for materials to use […]

Good Old

I know, the effects are WONDERFUL in new movies, but hey, let’s set that aside for a while. Yesterday, I had to tell my child that what she considers “new” things (whether stories, toys or ideas) have been lifted/patterned/inspired by/from the old, so the old is just as important (and in many ways, more important) […]

Of Traitors and Criminals and Bibliophiles

O look at my shelf, and lo and behold, so many books are by those wonderful writers from the west that if there were a war between titles in my house, my Filipino books will suffer bitter defeat in their homeland.