Yesterday was our last day of class for the 6-month Certificate in Teaching Program in ICCT Cainta, Main Campus.

The past six months spent taking my 18 units of education subjects have not been easy, but it’s all worth it!

Every Saturday, I’d leave very early in the morning from Angat, Bulacan, bring a heavy bag with my weekend clothes, a book and laptop to go to Manila.

I had to book hotels in the Cubao area so I could make it on time for the 8:00 am Sunday start of the class, because I didn’t want to bother friends or relatives when I’d come home very late in the evening after a Saturday event hosting gig.

On Sunday evenings, I’d come home to the farm (still with my heavy bag, could be more) where I work and live full-time via a Php 200 – 250 worth of tricycle ride because there are no more jeepneys at that time.

Even though that is so, I always look forward to the always interesting (and sometimes intriguing) class discussions for our Certificate in Teaching Program because I’m learning valuable teaching profession insights and life lessons as a whole from both tenured and upcoming teachers (who are currently working in different industries).

Honestly, there were days I wished I could sleep more on weekends, but I wouldn’t exchange this for anything else!

I’ll surely miss this fun bunch of lifelong learners.

Thank you so much, Ms. Marjorie B. Luna, for being our patient and considerate teacher. You’re the best! 😉

Next goal, to register and pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). 🤩💪🙋‍♂️


Adrian is a professional Events Host, Writer, Teacher, and Change Catalyst. He's a world-class emcee creating fun, memorable, and meaningful events. As a change catalyst, his mission is to inspire personal development so people could have better lives with brighter future, against all odds. An IELTS- and TESOL-certified English Trainer, he's also a prolific Tagalog Tutor.