Quezon City, Philippines
My name is JV, plain and simple. I like writing a lot, although I can’t say that I live for writing. It’s an avenue that allows me to express thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics and issues, and at the same time, it also affords me the chance to improve on my writing skills. In my first year of high school, I got a perfect score for writing a frame essay, although I had no idea what it was about. But that somehow made me want to write more, and better. To date, I’ve written a few articles for a souvenir program of an organization I was once active in --- the Junior Chamber International Philippines, specifically the Quezon City Capitol chapter. I’ve written papers for friends, either related to education, or to work, and I’ve also written dozens of business letters during my employ in the past years. For a time, I also conducted trainings for people to prepare them for an IELTS exam, and, as others familiar with the exam know, one of the trainings involves writing.
Presently, I teach online ESL (English as a Second Language) to Taiwanese students, whose ages range from the early 20s up to the early 50s. This is a more general aspect towards which I have a strong inclination --- the proper use of English, whether spoken or written. I have to say, though, that I am not well-versed on several issues, including politics, and general comments or remarks I make on them are based more on common sense or personal involvement.
On the average, for most of the writing I do, I research the topics so that I have a better grasp of the issues involved. Writing on those, with a dose of personal opinion, more than sums up how I construct my articles.
Interests: computer games, watching movies, guitar-playing
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