The BEST Mother’s Day Gift I have received….EVER!

How did you spend Mother’s day? Me, I spent it alone in the house and sleeping for hours. Yep, that’s how good my day was. And it was the best Mother’s day gift I’ve received ever! How did I manage to get it? I asked for it. I celebrated my birthday a few days ago. We usually celebrate it with dinner or lunch as a family, and we did so a couple of days later. But on my actual birthday, I asked Jay to take our 10-year old to his musical theater workshop. I told him to take the two […]

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Celebrating Lukas’ 10th Birthday at Sofitel Manila

We were gifted with an overnight stay at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila for our anniversary last March. We decided to use it to celebrate Lukas’ 10th birthday as a family. It would be our gift for him and we hope that it would serve to be a reminder to him that God hears even the simplest requests of his young heart. He wanted to swim with friends and treat them, too, but we couldn’t grant it right away. So, we told him about booking a room at Sofitel where we will have access to the pool. I asked him, ‘‘would […]

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Why PACES work for us

It’s been over two years since we transitioned to Philippine Christian School of Tomorrow (PCSoT) Homeschool Program, and we are convinced that we are with the right provider and on the right track in our homeschooling. More so now than when we started. Our homeschool journey has definitely run smoother when we moved to SoT. It fits our lifestyle perfectly. (READ: Going PACES with School of Tomorrow Philippines) A dear friend of mine who independently homeschooled her son until high school, warned me that our children may get bored with the curriculum because they fall under the ”creatives” category. Creatives usually […]

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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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Review: Ballet Philippines’ Tales of the Manuvu

I had very little idea of what Tales of the Manuvu was about before we came to see it, except that I learned that it was originally staged in 1977, which featured the incomparable Ms. Celeste Legaspi on vocals, and that it was about the story of creation, as told by the tribe of Manobo. As a child, I read different folk stories on creation in my older siblings’ text books. The one I remember the most was Si Malakas (strong/man) at si Maganda (beauty/woman). I remember it so well because of the art work on the page that drew me […]

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