The Silent Treatment: A Day in the Life of a Teacher

Tuesday is one of my most favorite days of the week this school year. Aside from the fact that I don’t have classes for the first and the last two periods, I will only be teaching the tenth graders. Oh, and today, we are just going to have the chapter test and after that, we’ll […]

I Decided to Stick Around and Stay in Jakarta

Four years down, more to go! Four years ago today, God sent me to this city – Jakarta. My first out of the country trip. Took a risk. Travelled alone. Stepped into into the unknown. What I was sure of then was the promise that wherever God sends me and leads me, he will feed […]

A Tough First Day: Reflections of a Biology Teacher (Part 2)

My first day teaching Biology in Indonesia was quite a learning experience – a tough one at that. I was already almost 3 months late or should I say absent from work. I was still in the Philippines working and waiting for my working visa (I was so grateful that the school patiently waited for me till my visa […]

How I Slow Down When the Demands of Work Are Overwhelming

We live in a fast-paced world and we sometimes do not realize the stress and burdens the business of modern day life demands. We forget to find ways to slow down and relax, to chill and take a break. Most (if not all) of the time, they took a toll on your health. How do you […]

Reflections of a Biology Teacher: How I Ended Up Teaching (Part 1)

How did I decide to become a teacher? Honestly, I didn’t want to become a teacher back then. I could still remember my mother asked me if I wanted to become one and I said NO. We are a family of teachers – my aunts, uncles, cousins.  And the only reason I could think of […]