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Someone gave me a failing grade at work last week; whoever that person is chose to evaluate me with the lowest possible rating. I saw my evaluations plummeted down to the deepest depths. It’s funny because I could not remember a bad lesson with a client last week. Admittedly, I give mediocre lessons from time…

Stupid Things I Say at work #1

Last night, my Brazilian ESL student (when my friends discover that I teach Brazilians, the default comment is “so you have hot and handsome students”, which is often true) and I were discussing the crazy political state of affairs most countries around the globe have somehow found themselves in. While his English skills still have…

Between the World and Me (Book Review)

Ta-Nehisi Coates probably needs no introduction. Upon the release of his book Between the World and Me, he became a superstar writer. His rise to stardom was covered in an episode of This American Life (this was actually how I discovered Ta-Nehisi Coates) which is so good it deserves a separate post of its own….

The Met Museum (Manila) and some notes on Museum Photography …

Braved typhoon Jolina for Met's open house (free entrance yay). A post shared by Elvina dela Cruz (@elvinadcruz) on Aug 26, 2017 at 1:45am PDT The Metropolitan Museum of Manila had an Open House at the last Saturday of August this year. I had been meaning to visit this museum for a couple of years…