Of First Times and Fulfilled Dreams

Hi 3M! πŸ™‚

P.S. I was hoping to type this up as a personal FB message, but I’m expecting it to be long so I’m sorry for posting it here hehe :D. Anyways, read on…

Grabe, it feels just like it was yesterday that we started this journey together, and now its almost over. I honestly didn’t even realize that today would be our last official lecture day. 😦 I’m still at that stage of disbelief that its going to be over, that I won’t be going to CTC 306 at 1:00 every M-F Β to meet you guys anymore :”(. If I had the chance, I’d want things to go on forever (minus the academic aspect hihi). But life goes on, and that time will come when this summer will find its end. Don’t worry, there’s next summer pa! ❀

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Growing up, I always had this weird interest in blackboards, chalk and pretending to teach. I remember playing with this weird blackboard toy of mine (kahit waley kwenta siya) and pretending to teach imaginary children how to write the alphabet in cursive form. As I grew older, I transitioned to a mini whiteboard and a mini marker. I even recall making up fake definitions and writing false notes on my board as though I were actually teaching people (people that didn’t exist).

I always saw those weird interests as nothing more than eccentricities, and I honestly never thought I would get the actual chance to ‘teach’. Until now.

Thank you for making my dream come true and giving me the opportunity to teach you. I hope that in some little way, we have managed to impart to you a renewed appreciation and interest in the English language. I apologize for the times when we haven’t been at our best.

In addition to fulfilling my dream, I have you guys to thank for rekindling my love of English. It was through reading your essays that I found myself revisiting the aspects of writing that had long eluded me. The insights you provided are ideas and opinions to be proud of, and I hope you guys continue that. Improve your grammar by reading more, listening more and even writing more. Broaden your mind and expand your insight by further exploring the world around you. Who knows, you might find yourself as smitten by the English language as I was. Know that your writings have inspired me, and made me vividly remember the reason for my love of this beautiful subject. So for that, thank you again. πŸ™‚

I know that I’m not always the most expressive/hyper among your four tutors, but know that I’m nothing short of proud of you guys for all the achievements you’ve garnered throughout the summer. Continue to strive for the best, hope for the best and work your hardest in everything you do. Excellence is a must! ❀

Lastly, I wish all of you the very best in your endeavors. I hope that you all achieve your dreams of becoming doctors, civil engineers, champion table tennis players, pilots, chemical engineers, writers, etc. I couldn’t be more thankful to have taught a class as wonderful as you guys. I’m hoping to see you guys again next summer, and maybe on campus (as a schoolmate) in two to three year’s time. :-).

Know that all of us will always be here for you guys when you need someone to talk to, when you need someone to confide to, etc. πŸ™‚ Β I wish you all the very, very best of luck on your final exams next week. Do your very best, study hard, and most importantly, pray πŸ™‚

In conclusion, thank you for making this summer the best summer of my life so far. :”) (hihi) #notkidding

Love

Ate Colleen

“Like the fantasies of yesterday

No real memory does fade away.

Only sounds of silence close their eyes,

And wave farewell to say goodbye.”

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