All posts tagged: school supplies

Preparing for a new semester.

Well, hello there! And hello, August! We’re having a pretty late start where the first semester is concerned, but with the world being pretty much upside down at the moment, it’s understandable. I’ve gotten word that enrollment will start mid-August. And that’s just mighty fine with me. I’m pretty excited yet apprehensive. I don’t know how online learning is going to pan out. I guess we shall wait and see. Because I couldn’t go out of the house to do school supplies shopping because of a second semi-lockdown, I’ve resorted to ordering them online. And it’s really strange, being used to going to the mall to do it personally, as I am particular about what I want. There are a million things I want to say about how things are going on here in the Philippines and what’s being done to combat the pandemic. But I’d rather keep my mouth shut because I don’t want a subpoena. Let’s put it succinctly: Things are crazy over here, and crazy is an understatement. For now, here’s a …

Gifts the student in your life will appreciate AT ANY SEASON

  Missed a birthday? Too late for Christmas? Not able to make it for Valentine’s Day? Got a student in your life you need to appreciate? While this post is actually late, one can still give gifts that can be used throughout the year–especially when the recipient is a student! This post was inspired by a memory in law school: it was the season for class Christmas parties and exchanging gifts. One of my classmates played it safe and included a wishlist (I kid you not) along with the slip of paper where her “code name” was scribbled. Her list included: Post-Its (five pieces, the long yellow ones) Pilot G-Tech pens (0.3/0.4)–black, blue and red: TWO OF EACH Stabilo Boss Highlighters (Blue, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Green–AGAIN, TWO OF EACH) Index cards, both sides unruled; 100 pieces. 1 ten piece set of Staedtler Fineliner pens Okay, I can go on all afternoon! But at least you get the gist. The funny thing was, she wasn’t alone where wishlists were concerned. A few classmates even ventured as …