Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Vin Simbulan At Xavier School -- Second Semester

National Book Award winner and writer Vin Simbulan, whom I visited back here, invited me to return to Xavier School in San Juan to meet his new students for the second semester. I met up with his sophomore class yesterday afternoon, and it was most certainly a fun afternoon picking the youngsters' fresh minds for the tales that grab them. This bunch showed an affinity for fantasy-adventure and action tales, no different than when I was their age. I promoted PGS with them, of course, and encouraged them to keep on writing and reading-reading-reading, goals close to my and Vin's hearts. It may be a struggle to get youngsters to lessen their time with their video games, but I think we got through to these students. Thanks for inviting me again, Vin! Next week, I'll meet his juniors class.

(Sorry for the less-sharp photos. I forgot my digicam at home, and had to rely on my cellphone's camera for the shots).

It was also Vin's birthday yesterday. Happy birthday again, Vin!


Blogger Vin said...

Thanks kyu!

I'm sure my students were inspired by your visit. I appreciate the help in pushing our agenda. Heh heh :)

11:09 AM  
Blogger pgenrestories said...

Thanks for having me over yesterday, Vin. See you again next Thursday! And happy birthday again!

12:15 PM  

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