Such a long, long time ago...

... was my last post.

Anyway, hello again everyone! It was such a busy year and so much have changed!

I resigned from the previous school because I'm back to university this school year, and I'd like to focus on that for a bit; give myself time to adjust to being a student again. I started my Master of Arts in Education major in Curriculum Studies at the University of the Philippines in Diliman because I plan on teaching college kids next at a soon-to-be school of architecture where I live. Besides, it's time to admit to myself, I'd like to be a proper educator with degree and everything.

At first I was like, I'm going to find a nearby school to get my graduate studies done; just to get that degree. However, I found myself hopping from college to college, university to university just to find that elusive MA major; I even interviewed college deans (I know, right?!) just so I have a feel if it's the right thing for me. That wasn't a joke. I really did that. In the end, I thought, I'm going to spend precious resources might as well go all out. 

So, I went back to my Alma Mater and inquired. My former professors at the College of Architecture were the ones who pointed out to me to inquire at the College of Education. I saw their programs and when I laid eyes on Curriculum Studies, it was love at first sight. Ha! So I'm in my first semester and I'm quite overwhelmed right now.

To counter that, I haven't left papercrafting. Of course not. I would need that to keep myself sane. I have individual students for this one; an idea I haven't thought of until a parent asked me to guide her daughter with regards to papercrafting.

I left the school I taught at earlier than expected for health reasons, and my first and second grade students sent me these really cute paintings and wrote beautiful things at the back. Their homeroom teacher swore up and down that they thought of this themselves. It was such a beautiful thing. I'm still thinking of what I'd give them in return as thank you.



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Ms. Ilyn is a licensed architect who decided that teaching arts and crafts, or making them, is way more fulfilling than dealing with contract documents, estimates and technical specifications. She taught Architectural Drafting and Painting to High School Students for five years, and Arts for Pre-K to Grade 3 Pupils for three years.

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