I have meant to write about my move here in Los Angeles, California but I could not seem to find the time to do so.
I loved D.C., still do – it is very walkable. You can walk everywhere. I could walk a few blocks and get to our local grocery – Harris Teeter (which I love and miss dearly) and if you’re on a brave mood, Safeway is just next door. We lived in Adams Morgan area and there was a lot of places to go.
I used to walk to my workplace everyday. My walk would involve me passing by Meridian Hill park. I would make sure to walk through the park so I can get a good view of the towering Washington Monument, directly south off the park. It was always a beautiful sight. It never got old.
A promising school in North Hollywood paved my way to move here in the summer of 2017.
So many things have happened since then – I managed to hike the Cucamonga Peak with my husband; had my family come all the way from the Philippines to the US to attend our renewal of wedding vows; moved to Koreatown; collaborated with great people; and the list goes on.
But one thing remains the same, my passion for facilitating classroom activities to support student learning is still on point. Check out our classroom to see what our middle school students have been up to this past school years. Our Science Fair this school year had a huge turn-out with guest judges from the community supporting our students’ investigative projects.
Let me leave you with some 3D pathogen clay models that my 8th graders made in one of our life science units.
Hopefully, this will not be my only post this year. Paalam for now, friends!
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April 1, 2017 Washington, DC, USA Back in June 20, 2016, I moved to Washington, DC with my husband. In June 22, I went for a job interview at a school in 15th St NW; the following day at another school in Hayes St. NE. I got back from the former and never heard from
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July – August 2014 Summer Holiday Tagaytay; Davao City; Boracay Island, Philippines Shanghai, China One of the perks of working as a teacher is the summer vacation we get to have at the end of each school year, which is about two months of uninterrupted laziness, waking-up-late morning days, staying-up-late evenings, traveling, eating, movie marathons
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October 6, 2013National Holiday WeekShanghai, China I have been intending to update this blog for the longest time but my procrastinating self always overpowers. It has been a long-standing battle but this is as much as I can do for now. I will try to recall as much memories as I can. June 28, 2013
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June 27, 2013 Lower Manhattan, NYC Day 1 Mission: Cross the Brooklyn Bridge We had a very lovely weather the next day. We planned on taking a stroll towards Lower Manhattan, hit the Brooklyn Bridge and cross it. Before we could do that, we stop by the neighborhood cafe for breakfast. This is a glimpse
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June 26, 2013 Midtown Manhattan, NYC Ronald and I traveled to another time zone to celebrate our 10 years of friendship. It was Ronald’s first trip to the US. He initially intended to just go to California, where he has relatives. I have not been to California. The farthest west of the US that I
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December 23 ~ 30, 2012Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA Although I never dreamt of a white Christmas, somehow it feels good to be in one. It was fun for the first day. A winter storm came the next day so I get to step into 12-14 inches of snow. My friends decided that it was a good
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August 5, 2012Shanghai, China Recently, I embarked on a mission to learn how to navigate my way into these endless online shopping websites in China. Thanks to Google Translate and Bing Translator, I have managed to successfully accomplish this, ending up spending my entire days glued to the computer. I would confidently blame the food
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