Monday, July 20, 2009

My Secret Revealed

When I was still young I'm fond of watching television. My mother wonders why I always stood near the television while we are watching. I started to enter preschool in a very young age. I'm not interested in going to school that time all I ever wanted is to play and have fun. When I get bored in school I will just tell my yaya that I wanted to go home. There was a point that we really went home because I don't want to go to school. I got scolded by my sister that's why I didn't do the cutting classes no more. When I reached grade one, I'm a slow learner my teacher would spank me because I always got zero and I can't read not even a word. I have the hard time learning in school. I have my tutorials in the afternoon after class in the morning. I felt that I'm a worst pupil there is. All throughout my childhood years I felt so inferior that I'm a slow learner but my sister who loves me unconditionally gave out all her time teaching me how to read. My teachers too walk an extra mile for me to learn and have their patience lengthen. When I'm in grade three I was able to learn how to read and comprehend stories that I read. Slowly, I got active in class discussion and participate in oral recitation. When I reach high school i was able to survive and graduate with passing grades. I was supposed to take biology in college but my teacher told me in my face that I'm not good enough taking biology that's why I took something I really wanted to do and that is a course where I could write and share my thoughts. Without any comments from my mother, I took mass communication in first year college. She gave me all the freedom later did I know that she planned to let me transfer in another school and let me shift to Education. It was hard for me to accept it but I have to it's for me future. I have positive attitude in teaching. I also love kids. I will not miss writing because there is also lesson planning and reporting which is demonstration and facilitating the kids learning. I survived again with hard work and patience even if the school is a melting pot of different people I was able to adjust to the kind of environment then I graduated I was preparing for my board exam that time I discover that I have an eye problem quite alarming because I can no longer hardly see the writings posted in the projector. Until I was invited to play the guitar in the mass where my sister works, I got so many errors in playing the notes because the chords were written in a small case font. My sister scolded me again and advises me to see an ophthalmologist to check my eyes. I really did went to the doctor. There I found out that my cornea in my left eye was not opened well. he said that it was inborn. My right eye was already strained because it is already overworked that result to a very poor eye sight known as myopic astigmatism. The doctor told me if only it was discovered earlier when I was still a child, It would have been corrected. When i went home that day I realized that I'm not really that dumb anyway. My sister cried and pitied me when she found out the findings of the doctor. She apologized to me for acting that way. There are a lot of effects on me. Sometimes I could interchange letters and words in my readings and also when I write there are times I could omit some words. I'm a special child told you. I think my teachers are proud of me now because the slow learner carms they knew became a teacher. Funny ironic huh God bless you my friend.

9 comments:

madz said...

Wow! That was very inspiring Carms, that despite your difficulty in learning when you was still a child, you still struggled and survived. And now, you are sharing what you learned to children.

And you have to thank your sister, if not for her, being concerned over you, though she had it done on 'scolding', still she had made you a better individual right?

Take Care!

Carms said...

Yes I awe it to them madz. To my sister manang pinky who wants me to go to school, Mand mopsy who taught me how to read and ate lilet who is the key for me to discover that my eyes are not ok. They are my inspiration even they are far from me (soon ate lilet is going to canada) they are the reasons I'm going on with my life including nanay and tatay my other sister cathy who I am helping right now and manong ian the my only kuya

kakara said...

hmmm.. sweet memory.. so make me remember when i was child..
TFS frenz :)

Imelda said...

my heart goes out to you carms,i once heard of a similar story of a grandchild of a friend. good thing was it was detected early, when they noticed that the child always watched TV near it. im proud of your achievements now, carms.

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puzzle said...

Carms,

You really have a loving and caring family. You are blessed!

God Bless,
Madz

paulo said...

You are dearly loved by your family. Kahit you got scolded sometimes, now you know (realize) that they were all for your good.

odds and ends said...

Carms, I felt I'm having problem with my eyes now. I cannot stare at my computer for so long without having eye problems and headache :(

Maria Leila said...

Hi Ring! Im so sorry because nobody has a clue to what your going through, your eye problem when you were young. Im very sorry because I am guilty of scolding you when you become dyslexic and mix letters in your brain. Remember the umbrella? :) i just want you to learn how to read but never even a single thought did i think you are slow learner because you re not. See what you become now? I just dont like the teachers who criticized you they ahould have a clue to what youre going through. I hope you teachers never ridicule a slow learner but u should take an extra effort to know the cause. But even if your both eyes cant see it will not make u a lesser person. You are our baby sister and we love you dearly just the way yoi are. Love yoi ring!

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