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The Humble Pan de Sal

So now you know the Pandesal Effect on Filipinos… 😀


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Bread is surely a Spanish heritage. Wheat does not grow in the Philippines. The Spaniards brought in wheat flour as well as the techniques of bread-making. Wheat was also important to the Spanish settlers who arrived in the Philippine during 16th century not just because they preferred bread to rice as a staple but most importantly due to their religious zeal. The Christian host (hostia) can only be made from the purest, finest wheat flour. Wheat flour was necessary if the Spaniards truly intended to convert and not just conquer. 


When the Filipinos began baking their own bread, they came up with the crumbs-sprinkled  pan de sal, a pinch of salt that originally gave this simple Filipino bread its distinctive flavor and thus its name.



According to Felice Prudente-Sta. Maria, there were two kinds of pan de sal that once reigned in the…

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Funny, thought provoking… Great! Philippines nga naman eh… 😀

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*Disclaimer: Nite Writer do not claim rights to the pictures below. These were all taken from Twitter and Facebook, credits are given to the rightful owners.

Known as one of the happiest people in the world, it is really innate to Filipinos to find joy and poke fun in any circumstances we’re in. We can always find time to transform a bad situation into a funny one to make it lighter and easier to course through.

In the past 3 days, Metro Manila and nearby CALABARZON provinces were badly hit by Habagat or the Southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm Maring. Many parts of the Metro were again submerged into waters, with the Province of Cavite, Laguna and Bataan being badly affected. But as they say no Habagat or any storm can kill Filipinos’ spirit because we are water proof.


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The English Club will be putting up a booth entitled “E.C. Mailing!” Guess what E.C. means… 😀

Anyway, the booth is all about writing a letter to anyone in school, but with a twist: you will be writing using a white inked pen on a black paper! The English Club officers would the one delivering the letter, just as long as the person receiving the letter is found only in Juan Sumulong High School.


To know more about the booth, click this —————> E.C. Mailing Teacher’s day booth.


This would be done on October 4, 2013, Friday, at the Quadrangle of Juan Sumulong High School. See you letter writers there!



english club poster for drama

Click the link above and see the promotional poster for the Drama Contest by the English Club of Juan Sumulong!


Anyone who went to the 34th MIBF at the Centrex of the  SM Mall of Asia can say that it was truly awesome…. especially if you are a super Book Worm! 😀

Well, one of the officers got the chance to go there on the opening day (September 11, 2013)! And to show how truly awesome the book fair was, here’s some shots she took.

20130911_121948 So here’s one of the booths to be found in the book fair

20130911_124256 Do you know what publishing house is this? Precious Pages of course! Along with Lampara too… 😀

20130911_175122 Posing with a Mascot with my mother and my bro! Do you guys know who the mascot is?

20130911_122528 Sorry for the low image quality… I didn’t get the bring a REAL camera at that time… 😀

20130911_122439 This is the stage area were contests, and some book signings were held

20130911_121905 Earlier, before entering the book fair, I read from a newspaper that two important people were going to be there to formally open the book fair. I never thought that I’d be able to meet them in person!

20130911_121106 That’s me and my mom beside Mrs. Leni Robredo! So blessed that I was able to get a picture with her!

20130911_12190620130911_12190520130911_121854 Other shots taken with Senator Sonny Angara 😀

20130911_175104 😀 Nice posing there…

20130911_174622 This is a 140-Year Old Bible! Amazing isn’t it? Sorry I couldn’t get a clearer picture though… 😀

20130911_124233 Fully Booked is fully booked indeed… 😀

20130911_174902 A “thank you for coming sign” found at the Fully booked Booth.



Actually, there are a lot more pictures that are not yet uploaded, but it would be posted soon when the internet connection is stable. 😛

But there’s one thing for sure…. Totally cannot wait for the book fair next year!




The English Department Head, Mrs. Cristina Abanador, has given the green light to officially announce the new contests in English to be done this school year in Juan Sumulong!

These are as follows:

Story Making Contest

-Logo Making Contest

-Drama (Play)

-Oral Story Telling

-Retelling a Story

They would be in addition to the yearly contests being done, which are:


-Quiz Bee

-Reading Comprehension Test


-Spelling Bee

-Poster Making




(and others which I don’t remember :D)

The announcement would be done on Monday, September 16, 2013, after the Flag Raising Ceremony. Good Luck to those who will join!


Want some quiet place to read? Where you can just sit or even lie down while reading a good book? Then what you need is a reading corner!

The fourth year students, section Aguinaldo, turned two grubby corners at the Third Floor of the SB building in JSHS into a perfect place for reading! The link above shall pinpoint you to a slide show made by their English Teacher, Mr. Armado Marasigan, showing how the students turned the corners into good reading places and the day of its launching headed by our Principal, Mrs. Armeda Maestro, the English Department Head, Mrs. Cristina Abanador, and several other English Teachers.

Watch it, and have fun!


Well, I was surfing around the web, Finding something interesting about English that might interest you.

So here it is. 🙂

Source :

Facts About English

  • Did you know that English is the most widespread language in the world and is more widely spoken and written than any other language?
  • Did you know that over 400 million people use the English vocabulary as a mother tongue, only surpassed in numbers, but not in distribition by speakers of the many varieties of Chinese?
  • Did you know that over 700 million people, speak English, as a foreign language?
  • Did you know that of all the world’s languages (over 2,700) English is arguably the richest in vocabulary; and that the Oxford English Dictionary lists about 500,000 words, and a further half-million technical and scientific terms remain uncatalogued?
  • Did you know that three-quarters of the world’s mail, telexes and cables are in English?
  • Did you know that the main language used throughout the world on the internet is English?
  • Did you know that more than half of the world’s technical and scientific periodicals are in English?
  • Did you know that English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers?
  • Did you know that English is the language of navigation, aviation and of Christianity; it is the ecumenical language of the World Council of Churches?
  • Did you know that 5 of the largest broadcasting companies in the world (CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC and CBC) transmit in English, reaching millions and millions of people all over the world?

– Vice President

Yeah, I know English can be a little scary, intimidating or quite hard for some. 


But English as a whole?! Is a fun subject to learn. You’ll learn interesting facts that you haven’t even encountered, You’ll learn how to communicate well with other person, especially if that person came from a different country, and maybe for some?! English can be their language, well to feel, Fancy and quite Smart.


Here’s a little story bout me.

When I first encountered English, when I was young, What I first said to myself, “Why do I have to learn this? It’s so hard, so difficult, so confusing, so not needed in my life!” But as I progress and learn plenty of stuff about it, It’s really refreshing, fun and as you learn English much more? You’ll learn about grammar, about story telling, and about things like literature and poetry.


If you’re really into writing and verbals, Learning English will be a breeze.

If you’re really scared to learn English, you won’t progress, you won’t excel.


English too, can help you express your feelings much more.


So don’t get scared of English. Try to embrace it and it won’t eat you out.

Just be calm and think positively, and surely, one day……




-Vice President

The Private Eye

I admit, I never read the whole magazine- but I have an affection for the front covers of the British satirical magazine Private Eye.

This magazine publishes fortnightly (every 2 weeks) and has a reputation for putting in harsh jokes in its front page even if the subject is dead. In short- it does not care.

That attitude the Private Eye have been showing was its pulling force for high numbers of readership even outside Britain.

So now, I show you some covers of the Private Eye:


This cover was when Prince George was born. I do not if that is so crude or not. But it always shown disapproval of the Royal family through jokes…. Hmmm.


This one is the most controversial front page of this magazine- it shows people flocking into Buckingham Palace after Lady Diana’s death. Inside it even included a special “Cancelling my Subscription” Voucher for those people who wanted to cancel their subscription. Almost 5,000 did canceled it.