Three Letters from Teddy – story by Elizabeth Ballard

See the story in Mam Grace Page click here or video dito sa site na ‘to. Masyado mahaba kaya reflections ko nalang ipost ko dito…


My reflections:

If you have ever been a teacher, this story will surely move you or it can even make you cry. We can always change someone’s life by just doing the right thing and that is what having a heart is… Now reflections from the past came to me of how many teachers changed my life in different ways:

YANG AS TEDDY

Deleted po yung One and Two… Sensya na

Three:

When I was in elementary grade 4, I am a one thin and sickly child well until now I’m still thin but no longer sickly. I remember this teacher in my PE class (hindi ko na inalala pangalan), the sport was volleyball and she keeps passing the ball to me maybe because I don’t know how to volley the ball and when I try to hit it, I must looked funny because my classmates are laughing. She passed the ball to me several times until I’m worn-out and after that incident I got sick and didn’t make it to school in about a week or two, from then on I never indulged myself in sports especially volleyball. How I hate that teacher until now.

Four:

This was the time I started to love poem writing, Teacher noticed how good I was when it comes to writing and she encouraged me to join English club syempre dali dali naman akong sumali. In English club, she appreciated my poems very much, and even published some of it in our school’s newspaper/magazine whatever we call it. She was also the one who noticed I was good in declamation and every time there was a competition she’s encouraging me to join and she is the one teaching me how to pronounce it properly. I remember there was every Saturday when I usually go to their house because she is practicing my accent, pronunciation, intonations and acting. Because of her appreciation and encouragement I think this also helped me boost my self confidence to stand in front of a crowd. Teacher was one great English teacher back when and now. And up until now, poem writing has become my hobby.

Five:

A teacher (hindi ko na sasabihin kung sino) told me one day “You’re from a broken family?, kaya pala” I was stunned and it hurt me in some ways, I felt like I just got insulted but no matter how hurt I was I still managed to smile and kept quiet. I did not know that someone in the community would actually judge you for being in a broken family without even knowing who you really are and what you can do. Take note “religion teacher ‘to” since then I started to hate elderly people from the church because they are the ones who can quickly judge you into something you’re not and I have proven that too. This is how judgmental religious people can get pero hindi ko nilalahat but majority, they think they are always on the right track but hell, fyi hindi dahil sa galing ako sa broken family eh sa kalsada ko na rin napulot ang values ko, meron din naman akong tinatawag na bahay at may mga nagpalaki sa akin ng maayos…

Six:

Teacher naging part sya ng tropa namin, she trust us well enough para bantayan yung laboratory nya hehe and that kwela din pala syang kasama. Sya madalas namin kakwentuhan kaya naman naging close na namin sya… Makuwento sya at madami dami din kameng natutunan sa kanya… Words to me is very strong specially pag nakakasama ko ang isang tao sa mga bonding bonding at magaling magpatawa, teacher is fun to be with kaya naging Favorite teacher ko sya kasi may sense kausap.

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Now the moral of my blog or my story is that… You never can tell what type of impact you may make on another ones life by your actions or lack of action. Teachers play a big part into changing someone’s lives prospective and as time changes the person’s prospective also changes but you will never forget that moment in your life where the change took place and you know exactly who is responsible for it. You don’t plan to change someone’s life it happens even if you don’t want to, life goes around everybody can make a difference it’s just making sure that you do what is right and you don’t hurt peoples emotions because this can trigger them to change their outlook in life.

* gawan daw ba ng sariling version ang story ni Teddy hehehe

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30 responses to “Three Letters from Teddy – story by Elizabeth Ballard”

  1. Tin says :

    Syeeeet…. Talk Shit ka ahahaha… Yeah, u already told us the story about the coke thing naiyak nga ako(kame) nun nashare mo yan sa simbahan eh… yung #3 hindi ka na naglaro ng sport? ano pala tawag mo sa badminton tska sprint?… You hate elderly? hala sumbong kita, don’t you mean sila bro art? dba tita mo servant din ng church?… m(^_^)m

    Pro honestly yang ha, you get a good point in making this but there are some clauses in your blog that I do not agree or maybe, it just weren’t you… :D

  2. d3ankalel says :

    in fairness touching xa..
    pro d bgay sa personality m mga ganyan,,

    mag pprotesta ako..

    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    WELGA, WELGA, WELGA AKO

  3. rhiana13 says :

    @Tin: yeah, i just wrote that one, nagiging exag lang ako i love sports you know. sabi mo nga i should have been a writer I’m trying to be kaya nag aala dode na ako, exag magsulat… haha

    and wat clauses you don’t agree?

  4. rhiana13 says :

    @d3ankalel: haha, protesta ka lang dyan antayin mo si johnny… amerikan version ni boy bastos.. sya isususnod ko… mas nakakatuwa… =)

  5. rhiana13 says :

    Readers:

    Sorry guys, deleted ang #2… Somebody wants me to delete it because it’s too personal to blog it daw… hehe

    Sorry din po sa pagpost ng #2…

  6. d3ankalel says :

    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    IBALIK SI BOY BASTOS!!!
    WELGA, WELGA, WELGA AKO

    looking forward on to meeting jhonny… weeee

  7. rhiana13 says :

    haha… geh… abangan si johnny, kukuha lang ako ng copya ipopost ko rin.. hekhekhek

  8. sweatysweet says :

    drama ha… naiyak ako dun sa kwento.. hihi…

  9. sweatysweet says :

    bakit YANG AS TEDDY lang? walang YANG AS MRS. THOMPSON? dba naging teacher ka rin dati?

    hehehe

  10. d3ankalel says :

    dat me MS. RUIZ din.. ahehehehe

  11. d3ankalel says :

    pde dagdagan..

    in HS we had this teacher in religion.. we all thought she was a push over,..
    but it turned out na isa sya sa pinaka mabait n teachers sa MIPSS, cuz one time she invited us in her house.. not telling us the real reason, most of us said na pupunta (honestly i dont remember if i said yes) but as i know ony 3-5 persons went.. and the next day sabi nung mga pumunta kya pla nagyaya c mam cuz its her bday,, naghanda daw xa and expecting most o us to come,, that same day,, c mam pa ang nag soory.. khit kami ang d nkapunta, till now i feel bad.. cuz even if d ako nag confirm i wish i went there,, still she was very kind to all of us.. that changed the waqy i look @ her ever since..

    the teacher i am talking about is
    MI MI YIE.. (i hope i spelled it right,, she was our religion teacher from Burma).

  12. Tin says :

    some clauses like basta parang kasi it’s not really you… pagkakakilala ko seu, happy go lucky, ngiti lang ng ngiti hindi ko alam may tinatago ka rin plang galit… hehe

    Ako din may dagdag:
    Nung HS meron recitation sa klase THE yun eh, nagdadaldalan kame sa likod d kame nakikinig, napansin kame nung titser namin syempre pag recitation uso ang bulungan ng sagot eh nasa hulian ako ng klase bigla kame tinawag may tinatanong yung titser tungkol sa space… ako yung tinanong nya ano daw dapat na gawin. napasagot ako ng dapat i-launch muna yung ship hindi ko alam kung saan galing yun, nagtawanan yung buong klase pati si titser tumawa din, sabi sa akin ayan kakadaldal mo pati yung utak mo nasa outer space na… ang tanong pala nya paano yung tamang spacing na gagawin mo sa kusina? hahaha ako din natatawa pag naaalala ko, simula nun natuto na akong makinig sa titser kahit na madaldal prin dapat ang attention ko nsa titser prin at d na ako nakikinig sa anu mang bulong na sinasabi pag recitation na. haha :D

  13. wreckless says :

    haha.. ako din ma ishashare…

    Nung HS din, kame ng mga tropa ko sa math yun eh. Bading yung teacher namin nun sa math tapos sa subject nya, halos bumagsak na kasi kame nun pinagiinitan nya talaga kameng tatlo simula pa nung umpisa ng term. Edi syempre para pumasa trinopa namin sya, tapos pinapunta nya ako sa bahay nya kasi daw kung ano anong rason basta pinapunta nya ako sa bahay nya, ako naman ‘to punta naman kasi takot bumagsak… sa bahay nya pinapainum nya ako ng beer edi syempre bata pa ako nun pero konting lagok lang tapos nakikipag flirt na at kung ano ano na pinagsasabi sa akin sa takot ko bka irape ako haha.. nagmamadali na ako umalis nun… simula nung instance na yun, hindi ko na trinotropa ang mga bading na teacher lalo na hinding hindi isinumpa ko na pumunta sa bahay ng titser lalo na kung bading… hahaha

    naiinggit ako kaya may share din ako… hahaha

  14. rhiana13 says :

    @sweatysweet: uu nga nakakaiyak talaga yan… asa pa kau yang as mrs. thompson ka dyan, hindi ko nga maalalang i made a difference nung lecturer ako eh… hehe

    and that’s why i always make use of the word lecturer kasi yun lang ginawa ko give lectures, hehe

    i’m happy i’ve been in that field and its the best or most rewarding profession i’ve ever encountered but…

    i’m not sure if i have really “teached” (you know what i mean)

  15. rhiana13 says :

    @d3ankalel: namimiss ko na may tumatawag sa akin ganyan, haha miss ko na students ko… mga burmist na teacher sa MIP ayus lang mababait talaga yung mga yun… pro yung mga galing sa simbahan ay ewan walang ginawa kundi pagtsismisan ka… amp hehe

  16. rhiana13 says :

    @Tin: Mukhang familiar yan kwento mo, naikwneto mo na ata sa akin yan dati… hahaha… kakatuwa naman…

  17. rhiana13 says :

    @wreckless: pumasa ka ba non? hahaha, sabi ko na nga ba pambading ka lang talaga… hihi

  18. Tin says :

    oo nga nakwento ko na ata sa ‘yo yan… hehehe :D

  19. wreckless says :

    oo naman ako pa… haha

  20. Yang says :

    @Tin: dvush sabi ko na nga ba eh.. hehe

  21. Yang says :

    @wreckless: wooshoooo… hehe

  22. elnie aba says :

    da story s so nice….talagang mayrung aral kang makukuha!! talagang naluha

  23. LEAH says :

    napakaganda ng story……… touching talaga. keep up the good work..

  24. lala says :

    what kind of student was teddy in the story of three letters from teddy??
    d;

    • Yang says :

      Is that your assignment? If you read/watched the story you would know of kind of story he is…. Just keep your eye on the morale of the story =) gudluck

    • Yang says :

      Is that your assignment? If you read/watched the story you would know of kind of student he is…. Just keep your eye on the morale of the story =) gudluck

  25. cherrymae says :

    i was crying wen i was reading a story

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