I, Stubborn Dreamer

There’s an anecdote of me as a child, that my mother used to tell me about over and over again. She said that when I was about 5 y.o., she and my father were watching me work on a coloring book. They were instructing me which colors to use (e.g. green for the leaves, blue […]

Transition Diaries Entry #1028: New Chapter

It is time to turn the page. Today, I started work with an organization helping children who have been neglected, abandoned, physically/sexually abused, living in the streets, or subjected to child labor, trafficking and other forms of exploitation. I am tasked to help manage the psychological care for these kids, who currently number to a […]

Teacher Factor, Student Factor

I once saw the following cartoon strip that speaks much about how attitudes and practices in education have changed over the years— When a student gets a failing grade at a class, chances are the phrase “teacher factor” is bound to crop up somehow. Why did the student fail? What have you done, or not […]

I Don’t Even Know How to Title This Anymore

I have written about this and explained things about this so many times before, but let me just go through this, one.more.time.  … “I have great faith in fools—self-confidence my friends call it.” — Edgar Allan Poe  … I still encounter a lot of questions, second-guessings, if-onlys, raised eyebrows, and hints of “she’s so young; […]