Girls Talk - My Favourite School Subject

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
For the month of June, my fellow Girl Talkers and I will be sharing our old school memories, fave subjects, memorable teachers and such. This week we tackle the matter of a favourite school subject.

Since I love constructing yarns and telling stories (as you can see from this blog), I would readily admit that I loved my language subjects, mainly Filipino, English and Afrikaans. Yes, even Afrikaans, even though I couldn't pass the subject to save me. I got the book in English version and loved reading the story we had for that subject anyway.

With these subjects, I got to read make-believe stories and legends, and we delved into classic literature. I cannot remember much about the stories I've read when I attended elementary school in the Philippines....but I really enjoyed the Juan Tamad and Alamat stories :-)

In high school, these were the literature I was afforded:
First year high school (Filipino I) - Ibong Adarna (Adarna bird)
Second year high school (Filipino II) - Florante at Laura (Florante and Laura)
Third year high school (Filipino III) - Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)
Third year high school (English lit. in South Africa) - To Kill A Mockingbird
Third year high school (Afrikaans lit. in South Africa) - Fiela se Kind (Fiela's Child)
Fourth year high school (English lit. in South Africa) - Antony and Cleopatra
Fourth year high school (English lit. in South Africa) - Wuthering Heights

These stories took me places and fed my imagination. Not to mention, it fuelled my love for reading. And until today, that love remains true.

On that note, I'll end this post as I hear my Agatha Christie e-book calling me to bed :-)

For more sharing, check the other Girl Talkers and see what their faves are.

11 caring thoughts:

  1. i miss agatha christie! haven't read a book of hers since last year. i have so many titles to catch up on! waaahh!!

    i love the reading part of lit, too. the grammar part of english subjects, not so much. LOL

  1. Janice said...:

    I'm a new follower of yours! :D I loved reading too. I loved that it took me away from my life and into new and exciting worlds.

    Here's my entry: http://flippertail.blogspot.com/2011/06/girls-talk-my-favorite-subject.html

  1. Chris said...:

    i love reading as well! :D those are great choice mj!

    reminiscing about the good old days :)

  1. imriz said...:

    great choices esp "to kill a mockingbird, an american classic...
    afrikaans? sounds interesting...i wonder how do you say hello in afrikaans?

  1. Jona said...:

    i loved English and Filipino lit too. :D GT: Favorite subject

  1. scarlet's walk said...:

    aww.. it's nice that you love fiction. you probably have a good imagination.

  1. hala galing. gusto ko din yun. afrikaans. :)

    http://phoebesblissfullife.com/2011/06/09/gt-favorite-subject/

  1. hahaha!! tlagang ang daming stories Sis ahh!! sabagay, love ko din reading stories, and not to mention pati mga poems.. cheers tayo sa literature!!!

  1. Shawie Girl said...:

    wow afrikaans! sounds so new yet so interesting! happy gt!

  1. zoan said...:

    I love Agatha Christie :) I forgot to mention in my entry that I love FILIPINO subject because of the Alamat and Noli Me plus El Fili :(

    mine is up here: http://stylishvoyager.com/2011/06/09/gt-fave-subjects/

  1. kim said...:

    i love Literature, it takes me to places i will never be able go, lol!