26.5.08

Creativity

I couldn't help but laughed really hard till I got teary-eyed the moment I read the lines written by one of my students in his creative portfolio, during our summer class 2008 program held in another city.


In his dedication, he was thanking his parents and their coconut tree that if not for the tree, he wouldn't be able to fulfill his project. He even mentioned the struggle he had to make to climb the coconut tree inorder to come up with this very creative project.

What made me laugh is the thought that I would see the young man's humor in his creative portfolio with the way he reacted on things and situations.

His wit and creativity helped me decide to give his work an "A+" grade. (just click photos for clear view)

I was really filled with much appreciation after I realized the kind of living that they have there in a so called provincial area. And surely the coconut trees that must have been surrounding their house really helped a lot!

With very less expense, he was able to make his project not only memorable to him but very inspiring to his readers.

Indeed, an old cliche makes sense that, "poverty is not a hindrance to success."

8 comments:

Mari said...

"Poverty is not a hindrance to success" it would most times be the driving force to succeed. I hope this young man makes it.

ev said...

The young man will take Engineering course major in Agriculture this coming June. Surely, for showing such enduring ability , he will have a long way to go.

redlan said...

Nakaka-inspire yung mga batang nagsusumikap despite na mahirap ang kanilang buhay.

That particular student deserved talaga the +A. hehehe. Mganada ang kanyang project plus may effort.

May mga bagay na kahit simple lang maganda ang purpose.

Keep up the good work teacher ev!

krystyna said...

Truly amazing composition...love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Evz,

Same as your student, I'm also thankful with my parents and the coconut tree, for not because of the coconut shell I may not able to achieved my goal but of course myself too for I conquered the trials along the way.

Stay happy.

Glenda said...

Hi Evz,

Same as your student, I'm also thankful with my parents and the coconut tree, for not because of the coconut shell I may not able to achieved my goal but of course myself too for I conquered the trials along the way.

Stay happy.

tonet said...

oh, we missed those students with all the laughter and tears. quite a summer we had there.... we always remember them....jejejeje

makarelate jud ko sa imo student.....hay mam ngano lisud man kaayo maghimo ug creative porfolio!! Demanding kayo sa time ug effort...jejeje

Sandy said...

Very inspiring to read.

sandy