New Services Launched: Verbatima

Are you looking for someone to translate a document, a video file, or an audio file from English to Filipino or from Filipino to English? Need to add subtitles to your videos? I have launched a set of document services offered to educators and trainers under the name Verbatima. You can view the details here. If you have any inquiries, feel free to send me an email at or

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Maikling Kuwento: Ang Puno ng Mangga

I wrote this short story a long time ago, but I wasn't able to post a printable. With most classes still being held online, I decided to make a version for on-screen viewing instead. Below is a link to a PDF file with the short story "Ang Puno ng Mangga". It includes 10 questions at the end of the story. However, answers are not provided. I imagined that it could be read by the student or a parent on a gadget or read to students by a teacher or tutor teaching an online class. If you are a teacher or tutor, you can send your clients the link to this post so they can download the short story themselves. However you want to use it, if you download the PDF file, it is understood that you agree to abide by the Terms of Use included in the file and those…

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Free Printable 2022 Minimalist Calendars

Ho! Ho! Ho...holy cow, I can't believe that another year has passed! How time flies! Last year, I posted a calendar so I thought I should do it again this year. Below are links to three 2022 PDF minimalist calendars. The pages are black and white. They are designed to be printed on letter-sized papers (short bond papers, 8.5" by 11"). When printing the pages of the PDF file, choose a landscape orientation and select either Fit or Shrink oversized pages in the Print window. Each calendar also has a corresponding zipped file with a folder containing the pages as png files in case you want to use them as a background to a PowerPoint slide where you can add text. Click the download button (the folder with an arrow pointing down) in the preview window below or the link below the window. Free-2022-Calendar-A Click the link below for the…

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Filipino Alphabet Cursive Handwriting Practice

A visitor to my blog was looking for cursive handwriting practice worksheets a while ago. I posted a new product for sale in my TeachersPayTeachers store Oliotopia that has 68 cursive handwriting practice worksheets on writing the Filipino alphabet and common Filipino words. Check out the previews below. If you're interested in purchasing the product (or any other product in Oliotopia) directly from me and not through my TeachersPayTeachers store, you can contact me through this blog. You can also download the FREE Filipino alphabet cursive handwriting worksheets that I made for this blog. The link below opens a PDF file that has 14 worksheets. Please read the Terms of Use on the first two pages of the PDF file. If you download the PDF file and use the worksheets, it is understood that you have agreed to abide by the terms. You can also read the Terms of Use…

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New TeachersPayTeachers Store

Hello, everyone! I’ve been spending some of my quarantine time making products for my new store at, an online marketplace for teachers to sell their digital products. The name of my store is OLIOTOPIA. The word olio means “a miscellaneous collection of things,” just like this blog’s name samut-samot. I threw in my first name at the end. I decided to sell products on TeachersPayTeachers (TpT) because when buyers purchase a product, they can instantly download it. (And of course, this mom has to make a living.) The products in Oliotopia are either new worksheets or much improved versions of what I have been posting in this blog. My TpT store is focused on selling products written in the Filipino language, but I’ll eventually translate some of them and make English versions to sell, too. For now, I only have four products in my store, each less than 10…

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