Sunday, April 29, 2012

Roasting Hot

It's definitely summer with the daily temperatures hovering between 34 to 36 degrees Celsius. It feels as if we're always being roasted alive, especially during the afternoons. That's why I would prefer to stay in the mall where it's cooler and relatively cheaper. If you compare the cost of fuel going to the mall and merienda, it's cheaper than turning on the aircon the whole afternoon. Welcome to the country with one of the highest cost of electricity in the world. According to our weather bureau, temperatures are still expected to increase come May. I hope we'll all survive the heat. I blame it for my growing size as I tend to eat more cold and sweet things to fight the heat (hello, Magnum!).

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Surviving my First Term

I survived my first term of teaching. Actually, it was an abbreviated term as I came in at midterms. Nevertheless, it was such a different experience for me that I agreed to come back next term.

This is totally away from my comfort zone and I'm looking forward to the challenge. I'll be teaching a subject that I'm not familiar with so I have the rest of the summer to really learn it. This time, I'll be teaching finance majors which is different as my previous students were BM majors so they're not as familiar with finance as these finance majors would probably be. I would be hard-pressed to really learn the lessons as it would be difficult to bluff my way out of difficult questions.

I'm so looking forward to next term. Hopefully, I'll be able to be more effective as a teacher. Good luck to me!