Here is a drawing my daughter made when she was almost six years old.


Regional Elementary Schools Press Conference

Last February 5, 2013, my daughter participated in the (Region V) Regional Elementary Schools Press Conference at the Sto. Domingo Central School in Sto. Domingo, Albay.

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According to the Department of Education Region V Regional Memorandum no. 4, s. 2013,

With the theme, Campus Journalists: Championing Ethics in Social Media, the Conference aims to:

  1. promote understanding among campus journalists/participants the importance of journalism by expressing it through different journalistic endeavors and approaches;
  2. sustain advocacy on social consciousness;
  3. provide a venue for an enriching learning experience for pupils interested in pursuing journalism as a career;
  4. promote responsible journalism and fair and ethical use of social media; and
  5. enhance journalistic competence through healthy and friendly competitions.


She joined the individual contest in feature writing (English category), where the participants were asked to write about their personal experiences with social media.

Stories at 4 1/3

(Originally posted at on September 7, 2012 1:55 AM)

Here are a few stories my daughter wrote when she was around 4 1/3 years old.


I’ve edited the story shown above as follows:

The laughing girl

Once upon a time, a little girl was laughing.  The girl’s mom did not know how to stop her.  She did laugh for long.  When she was sleeping, she still laughed.  Her mom didn’t know how to stop her.

Try to decipher the following (unedited) stories:

The cmel in the deset

the camel was in the dsrt he was lonli but
he lace wat he so he so a boy
the boy lac the camel the camel hed a frend he layc the boy
the boy took the camel home

the loni joraf

wons u pnd a tamme
a litul joraf wis lomli
the joraf so a boy he layc the boy
the joraf wis loni he fownd a boy
the joraf had a frend!

the boy hwo went owt

one day a litul boy cam owt
the litul boy had a lost shoo
my shoo! he yeld
hello he sed
shoo are you the lost shoo was ter

The little boy who [heart] fiting

One day a little boy went owt and he so anedr little boy i want to fit this boy! So he did Also the two boys fit bat the little boy said i hat fiting

Negative numbers

(Originally posted at on August 20, 2012 5:57 AM)

upWhen my daughter just turned four years old, she presented me with a piece of cardboard where she wrote some arithmetic expressions that she wanted me to evaluate (shown at the left).

I told her that I was afraid her questions were too advanced, and that I was worried that she wouldn’t be able to understand my explanations.  I stated to explain why subtracting a greater number from a lesser number is not so easy for someone her age to understand.  She then realized that I was reading her questions upside down.  (See the comment below for the continuation of my story.)