July 7, 2024

Speaking English in the Philippines

By David Haldane July 8, 2024   It’s both a blessing and a curse. A double-edged-sword, as they say, a blade that cuts both ways. What […]
May 25, 2023

Spelling Names

By David Haldane May 25, 2023     It came up again the other night. We were at the Gateway Hotel for a family dinner when […]
March 12, 2019

Isaac’s Bog

By David Haldane March 12, 2019   It happened again the other day. I was at the private school my eight-year-old son, Isaac, attends in Surigao […]
September 27, 2018


By David Haldane Sept. 27, 2018 It was just another homework assignment. Isaac, my seven-year-old son who recently entered second grade at a private school in […]