Archive for the ‘School’ Category

Posted on February 24th, 2010 by by AmyMD

An issue on sexual harassment

I have been teaching for 11 years now in the College of Medicine. Within those long years, it did not enter my mind that I will take part in uncovering the bad practice of a colleague. It was a fine January afternoon and we were having our experiment in the lab. One of my female […]

Posted on September 13th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Its discipline

After the first quarter grade was released in my kids’ school, many who used to be PHLs (Principal’s Honor List) did not make it. The lists from all the levels are conspicuously trimmed down to almost half. It is the result of giving quizzes (sometimes unannounced) in lieu of mid-quarter exams. I had expected it. […]

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Posted on August 12th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Long Pause

July has been the busiest month for me every year. But this year’s has been so far the busiest. It is evidenced by the long pause in blogging I had for this month. For one, my mother-in-law died on July 4th (bless her soul). That took out a lot of our time, interrupting our busy […]

Posted on June 17th, 2009 by by AmyMD

It’s Medicine again

When I started teaching in the College of Medicine (that was ten years ago), there were around 80 students (foreign and local) in the first year. The number started to dwindle as years went by, more so when the Nursing course boomed. For so many years, we were having less than 20 students in the […]

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Posted on February 5th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Field Trip 2009

In my kids’ school, field trip is being held every two years. This arrangement makes the kids to look forward to it with more eagerness. Arrangements were done months before and payments were staggered to encourage more participation. We were three buses this year and that includes moms and kids (Grades 4 and 5, and […]

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Posted on February 1st, 2009 by by AmyMD

Should we force the kids to love books?

I was in National Bookstore one day trying to find a good book for a seven-year-old birthday boy when I overheard a mother arguing with her two sons, a teenager and a tween. The mother was actually scolding her kids for not reading books and spending most of their free time playing computer games. She […]


Posted on November 17th, 2008 by by AmyMD

Medicine Night 2008

The annual celebration of the Medicine Night in LNU College of Medicine came early this year. The second year students, being the hosts, decided to hold it earlier than usual (December or January in past years), as they were anticipating the exams that would be coming before the Christmas break, leaving them no time to […]


Posted on November 9th, 2008 by by AmyMD

LMA: on its 10th Year

I couldn’t help to be curious on what my kids were into during the almost two-month-long preparation for the culminating activity of their school’s foundation celebration. It started with the payment of the rather-expensive-but-worth-it costumes for the different roles they played. It was then followed by several days of singing broadway songs and excerpts from […]


Posted on November 8th, 2008 by by AmyMD

Raymund on Chess

Playing chess is one thing that I have not done in my whole life. Not that I don’t want to but I simply failed to learn it. And I promise myself that I will…someday. A promise that until now still remains to be fulfilled. The game is always played by my family – my hubby […]


Posted on November 8th, 2008 by by AmyMD

Ralph is going to the market

The celebration of the Foundation Week in my kids’ school, LMA, has been postponed for a month. All because of the heavy preparation as they were celebrating their 10th year with the theme LMA: An Excellent Journey of 10 Years . It was all worth the wait as the culminating activity which was held yesterday […]

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