THE new semester has just started this week at the private university where I ply my trade as an academic. And although I’ve been in this industry for almost 18 years, I still find it exciting when a semester begins, before the assignments and deadlines press in.
Considering I stumbled into this profession by chance, I’m grateful to have found a vocation that is meaningful to and leverages on the different lives I lead. Contrary to popular belief, even though I also ply my trade as a troubadour in the music circuit and subculture, I don’t teach music. I teach in the filmmaking and performing arts programmes.