Learning Filipino at The Learning Library this Summer

Our previous experience with The Learning Library is nothing short of memorable. It was the first time we sought help in teaching our kids Filipino, and was also the first time I crossed EDSA on public transport all by myself with just the three of them. They were so much younger. Pablo was around 10 years old and Lukas was 6. Pablo joined their Wika’y Saya class, while Lukas was recommended to attend the Talas – Salitaan class. Judah, then, was too young, but he came along and hung out with me at the nearby Circle K while we waited […]

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Easy Watercolor Art to Teach your Homeschoolers

One of the things that worry homeschooling moms is finding (or being able to afford) classes for their children, especially during summer time. Yes, we’ve been debunking myths on socialization for years, but in our 8 years of homeschooling, helping our children find avenues to get together with and get to know other home schoolers has been nothing but beneficial to our children. There are, of course, a lot of good classes out there, and it’s a whole lot easier to just sign up the kids for a class that’s already set; but when finances are tight, there are ways […]

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On Young Love

Living with a thirteen year old is quite a tricky thing. He’s a teenager, but not quite old enough (or mature enough) to be let go completely. We do give our son, Pablo, a little more room to try to do things on his own. He can go to the mall with his friends, take himself to a couple of his trainings, and I no longer chaperone him to his parties. His dad and I are fully aware that he’s at that age when he wants a little more independence for himself. I read about it in my favorite book […]

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Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros

I’ve been wanting to take the kids to Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros eversince I’ve come across it on my news feed. We weren’t able to when we first toured Intramuros because it was closed on Mondays. Bahay Tsinoy can be found along Anda street in Intramuros. In some ways, it’s a lot like the Lights & Sounds Museum where there were life-sized figures that depicted our history, but this one is specifically dedicated to reminding us of how far back and how tight our affiliation go with our Chinese friends. I know it doesn’t seem that way right now, with […]

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Casa Manila in Intramuros

We dropped by Plaza San Luis in Intramuros after visiting the Bible Museum two weeks ago. The plan was to take new solo photos of the kids to update their artist set cards and portfolios. But when we got there, we realized that Casa Manila was open and it was an opportunity for us to see the place and learn something new. And we did! Thanks to the mighty Katipunero guarding the kitchen area of the beautiful Spanish house replica. Illustrados The house was fashioned after the houses of the Illustrados during the Spanish Era. The Illustrados were the wealthy […]

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