Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Two Summer School Breaks in One Long Vacation This Year

We are now on the middle of the third week of June 2017. Yet we are still officially on school vacation while most students in regular schools have already started the 2017-2018 school year last week or the first week of June. It's really one long school vacation for us this year. The first I've experienced in my entire life and for my little guy as well. If we all three have passports and budget of course, we would have flown to visit my sister in Europe. But I am still saving up for that trip and perhaps when my little guy is a little older.

My little guy had about two summer vacation break worth this year as their school has moved the beginning of classes later to adopt to the new school calendar already implemented in school like the University of South Eastern Philippines and Philippine Science High School in Davao.

This change in the school year that gave us almost five months of school vacation this 2017 was to give way to the building construction of the senior high school building in their main school campus. 

I was thinking way back then to transfer to another school that will still implement the regular school year and one that has no Chinese mother tongue. But then upon my little guy's request, he wanted to experience the long summer vacation while I was thinking of the adjustment we had to go through next year during the already hot summer months and we are still on our last quarter of our new school year. Basically most students will be on vacation already by then and we're not yet. Imagine summer, going to school every day during the week on a hot summer. But we will get there when we get there. I have a mommy friend whose son already had it this year. We were already on vacation while they still had school until last month.

Well I was thinking we will finish grade school in the same school God willing.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Music Class

Wishing for a quiet and long weekend with my boys but then again, hubby will be back to work this whole weekend. Still grateful he has two days off for the holy days up ahead. So I am trying to make sure I will be free from some work myself in the next two days.

I have done most of the work that I need to do yet there are still pending stuff to do this weekend when I have some time to go online.  Now I just remembered that my neighbor was asking me if I can help her find some stuff online just like those cellos available at Musicians Friend which she needs to her daughter's summer music class.


Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Harvest with Margarita Fores on CNN Philippines


I have seen a few episodes of Harvest with Margarita Fores. The show is being shown in CNN Philippines. I watch it whenever I catch it showing on TV. I would like to see or meet Ms. Margarita Fores in Davao City when she will do a feature of the city if ever.
 
Margarita Fores was named Asia's Best Female Chef for 2016 by internationally recognized Asia's Best 50 Restaurants. She is a a known chef and restaurateur. Among Fores restaurants are Grace Park, Cibo, Lusso, Café Bola, and hotel restaurant Alta in Ascott BGC.

The show I just saw now featured the tuna industry of General Santos City. I spotted blogger Avel Manansala shown dining and eating tuna dishes with Margarita Fores along with other bloggers I assume.

Towards the end of her show, she cooks a dish inspired from the place that she features. Hubby just silenced the TV without asking me so as he makes an instant phone call to his office while he is eating breakfast. I missed part of the talk of what she was doing with her dish, Nilagpang na Tuna. Sigh!
Photo from CNN Philippines

Harvest airs on CNN Philippines every Saturday at 7PM. They have replays of the show as well like this Wednesday morning around 8AM-9AM the one I saw earlier. The show premiered last February 18, 2017.



Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Headphone

A few months back, I have been wanting to get myself a new headphone not just for music and entertainment purposes but for potential work purposes. But time flies and here I am looking at someone at the coffee shop we frequent with my boys wondering what these young ladies in front of me are listening to while they seem to be reading very big and thick academic books. If they aren't listening to audio files from school or recorded lectures of their teacher or professors in the classroom, I guess they are listening to relaxing music or maybe not. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Swirl Cards


Grateful for having additional two more Swirl Cards to use this year.  Thanks a lot to our generous friends from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines!