My Website – “M.A.D. LIGAYA”

Allow me to guide you through the highways and byways of this site.

The following are the main sections which you can access by clicking them directly or you can click on them in the navigation menu and tabs.

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Home
My Essays on Education
My Korean Stuffs
My Works in English
My Works In Filipino
Welcome

If you click on the section Home from here, you will be brought to the homepage of this website.

If you click directly on the other main sections (after Home) from this page you will be directed to an article introducing the section at the bottom of which are links to the subsections (or articles) beneath them.

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On the left is a snapshot of the homepage of my website. The article that appears when you open it is the latest of my blog posts.

If items are posted in the HOME section they are classified by WordPress as “blog posts.” All other items in the other sections (and the sections themselves) are called “pages.” That, I suppose, is only for the purpose of proper placement because technically all the “posts” can be transformed to  “pages” if desired so. The first item in the NAVIGATION MENU, as you can see, is HOME. That is where all “blog posts” are displayed. All tabs north of HOME is where all “pages” are placed.

The sidebar includes, among other things, the following items: the author’s grid/profile (where you can also find a link to my curriculum vitae), list of my recent posts, and list of recent comments visitors to this website make.

After posting a blog, I automatically create its “page version” and place  it in a category where it belongs in the other sections.

Let me help you if you wish to explore the entirety of this website. In several paragraphs below are links you can click from here. You can also access all of my works using the navigation bar.

I also provided an introductory page in each section and subsection. The introductory  page  for each section provides links to the subsections. There are also links to specific works provided in the introductory pages for the subsections.

I included the section My Essays on Education for my academic works – the studies I wrote which were presented in international conferences and published in indexed-journals, the thesis (and dissertation) I wrote for my Master’s degree  (and PhD degree), and the essays I wrote about education and my experiences as a teacher.

In the section My Korean Stuffs is where I share my experiences as a Filipino expat and as a teacher here in South Korea. The four subsections are Korean Adventures (essays/commentaries written in English), Kuwentong Kimchi (essays written in Filipino), My Gastronomic Journey In Korea (articles chronicling my gastronomic journey here in South Korea), and Korean Dishes/Foods I Tried (videos and a brief explanation about the Korean dishes I have been enjoying in this country).

The section My Works in Filipino  contains the one-act plays, short stories, essays and poems (all in Filipino) which I have written through the years, mostly from 2013  onwards. The following are the sub sections: Dulang May Isang Yugto, Maikling NobelaMaikling Kwento, Sanaysay and Tula. Clicking on these links brings you to the pages where you can see also links for the specific individual works.

Below you’ll see how a section is subdivided into subsections, and subsections into more subdivisions until the titles of specific works could be seen.

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I have written a lot of poems in Filipino. Thus, you see here that Tula also has its own sub sections namely Apatang Taludtod, Bayan Muna, Heto Na Ang Jeep, Kwentulaan, Pagninilay, Pakwelang Taludturan, Sa Piling Ng Mga Hayop, Samu’t-sari, Tibok, Tinulang Jokes and Tinula Kong Kanta.

There are also several sub-sections for the section My Works in English . These are Commentaries, Dramatic Monologue (Declamation), Essays, My Research WorksOratorical Pieces, Poems, Short StoriesSports Blogs, and The Jungle Story.

Topics I discussed in my essays vary. So I also subdivided the section Essays into several subsections namely About The Philippines, Essays on Personal Growth and Development, Literature, Language and Movies, and Personal Essays.

Just like the section for my poems in Filipino, the section where the few poems I have written in English are also subdivided with the following assigned labels: Heartbeats, Quatrains,  Random ThoughtsFrames and Verses, and My Attempts at Haiku.

The items I have in the section Welcome, aside from this guide to my website, include updates about this website  and an answer to the question “Why do I write?”. There you can find and the poem I wrote about my names and pseudonyms and my curriculum vitae.

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