I suddenly became excited at the prospect that my blog, well, at least a post from this blog, will be read by grade five pupils. The Reading textbook "English Encounters" co-authored by Ivory Sioson was recently released, where a 2013 blog post I had written appears.
I am grateful that the author chose it to be part of the book. It gives me joy and pride, at the same time. In short, I am happy. haha.
I did doubt my capability to come up with a schoolbook-worthy article. You see, I cannot claim I am an expert in the English language, when I spot and make mistakes in my work, and utterances all the time. Every time I get the chance to reread my old posts, I see an error. My hurried style allows errors to be made, and I leave it at that most of the time. So, when Ms Sioson, the author, asked me if I could allow her to use a post in my blog for her book, not only did I willingly say yes, but I also gave her the permission to change the post when necessary. I had known her and her sister, and I was sure she would do an amazing job.
What I am most excited about is the thought that it could teach the users of the book something. I guess the teacher in me has never left. Like many teachers out there, the desire to impart knowledge or skill is still very much out there.
As I am thousand of miles away, I was only shown a photo of the page where my name appears. I was suddenly reminded of that rainy day that inspired me to preserve the goodness of that now faceless lady whom I sat beside with in the FX, for posterity. To read the post, click here.
|The author of the book sent me this.|
|From Ms Sioson's Facebook account|
I have asked my sister back home to get a copy of the book. You might want to consider getting one, too.