Sweet Treat

Mom brought all these last night. :-)

A parent of one of her students came home from working abroad, visited the school and gave some of the teachers including mom a "pasalubong" (homecoming gift).

Talking about the perks of being an avant-garde and respected teacher, my mother already have received any form of compliments you can possibly imagine from a student [flowers, trinkets, accessories, etc.] during special events like teacher’s day, on special holidays like Christmas and yes even on ordinary days too like today. :-) They’re not really big things but I can tell mom find so much joy seeing the students’ effort to compliment her.

But what touches her most is whenever someone finds his way back to get reunited with his old teachers regardless. For mom that is more than just a compliment. It’s an achievement!