a special immunity.
this is how i call my being able to address a former teacher in bicol university high school as “ma’am titing” because not everybody does.
ms. serotina bigtas is a woman, whose unique blend of strictness and kindness had a great impact on me when i chose a profession she has been married to for the past years.
i may not be teaching her fields of specialization, chemistry and mathematics, but she’s partly responsible for how i “walk my talk”. her modelling on the proper work ethics of a teacher has guided me up to now.
this fact i have personally expressed to her in those rare occasions when i happened to reunite with her in our province.
she may not be well liked because not everyone had convincingly met her standards, but she sure is one mentor whom tribu buhs 86 will be forever grateful to because she has deeply touched our lives.
i am privileged to have known her more beyond the boundary of the classroom.