it’s begun

I just got through a really tough two days last Thursday. It was grueling. I had a deadline for three of five segments of my documentary while the threat of another rewrite for my film was looming overhead. And when Friday came, exhausted from writing the whole day of Thursday, I came to school with…Read more it’s begun

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Almost ready for the break

These days, I'm just finishing off grading the last of my papers and then I don't have anything else that's pressing so I can focus on my scripts. I've been so stressed out but in a good way. Things are ending. This term is ending and I can see a stretch of days where I…Read more Almost ready for the break

realignment

I'm kinda weirded out today. I showed my class at College of St. Benilde┬áRashomon to discuss cinematic adaptations and found them less than enthusiastic about the whole ordeal. I have about eight students who share their thoughts and insights but the majority of them are just sitting there. I don't know. I hope they are…Read more realignment

first day teaching at SHIFT

Today was my first day teaching at SHIFT. With only five students, I felt more in control and I felt like the conditions were better suited for me as a teacher/instructor because I could really get to know each one individually and put my empathy to great use. Teaching scriptwriting, at its core, involves teaching…Read more first day teaching at SHIFT

trains, trains, trains

It was a busy day today. I took five train rides today just getting from one thing to another. First it was to pick up files for a script I'm writing for a television show in Quezon City and then it was off to the College of St. Benilde (CSB) for my day of class…Read more trains, trains, trains

on teaching

I used to teach. Back in around 2003 and 2004, I taught a couple of classes of Art Appreciation, Philippine Literature in English, and World Literature at the college level in my alma mater. I only taught Art Appreciation because it was a subject under the Literature department La Salle dissolved the Humanities department when…Read more on teaching