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PALASPAS | by Elmer I. Nocheseda ng Pateros
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Hello Elmer,


I first came across your precious book from Wendy Regalado, a dear friend and colleague, over a year ago. Since then, I had been making ways to teach my class of 15 students ages 5 to 12, a minimum of 5 projects from your book. I hold quarterly Sculpture (Materials and Techniques) classes to homeschoolers from The Master's Academy at St. Francis Square across Megamall.


Within our 10 sessions, the kids managed to demo their favorite project to at least 3 guests each at our Araw ng Lahi celebrations last August 19. They would have made you proud! Hindi na dying art ang pagpapalaspas!


I will assemble photos of that Araw ng Lahi from other friends as I was too busy to take photos myself. I will also include close up shots of the kids' works from our End-of-Quarter Exhibit. I hope you don't mind waiting for these as we are homeschoolers too and rushing to fulfill our school requirements for the year. (Homeschoolers can start their schoolyear anytime but must finish ideally in 10 months.)


The 2 boys you met are my students, though the one with eyeglasses is my 8 yr old son, Carlos Garcia. The other boy is Luke Relucio, age 10.


Yes I did take a look at your photos, and being at your re-launch(?) and meeting you really made our Quarter special!! Please find attached, our photo with you. Email of the kids and more photos to follow.


When I do find the time this Quarter to purchase colored and processed buli from Lucban, I will certainly go full blast on teaching the craft again.


Warm regards,


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Taken on August 25, 2011