I had once hated 4 people in my life. Yes I said hate. As powerful as the word is I used it in such a way it was meant to be used. To describe my full feelings towards certain individuals. Truth is I narrowed it down to one person. So the truth is I now only hate one person in my life. Yes I hate you. PZ.
I remember your death anniversary every year. Today marks 5.
Thanks for being such an innovative educator. Thank you for being a pioneer for the opportunity to have Filipino taught in the San Diego County. No wonder you won teacher of the year.
I’m grateful to have taken your class, and to have been the last of the Sarsozas you were able to teach. You were an amazing woman, and you are survived by your family and every student you’ve taught.
Personally speaking, growing up, raised in a Pilipino home meant a lot more after I took your class. You taught us to be proud of our language, of our history. Now that I’m in college, I look to learn more.
Thanks for being such a hardass, and having such a great sense of humor. Even in your last year of teaching, you would still joke with us, make fun of some of us, and your laugh resonates within us all.
You’re one of those rare teachers that’s left a huge mark in so many lives.