14th March, 2010
Today, UK and Ireland celebrate Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day). It is always the fourth Sunday of Lent. It is the time when children pay respect to their mothers by giving flowers, gift and/or card as a thank you for all their love and care throughout the year.
It’s unusual as we know Mother’s day is on the month of May, but because we now live in UK, I believe nothing’s wrong with celebrating it this time and having a very sweet daughter makes me enjoy it all the more.
Their teachers are too sweet to teach our kids about the importance of Mother’s Day and really put an effort in helping our kids do their cards for us.
Here’s my pachuchay, miswa, batuts… She said, “Mum, close your eyes… I have a surprise for you… TADAH!!! Happy Mother’s Day, Mummy!”
And here’s my beautiful card. I sooo love it!!!
And to say thank you, I made my sweet little darling her favorite banana pancake for snacks.
And she was so kind to give that sweet smile before she digs in… LOL!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums in UK and advance to all the other mothers all over the world!
My entry for this week’s Pixel Bug Weekend.
11th March, 2010
Oh, I was really thinking what to share for this theme. My daughter is a girly girly who isn’t a fan of cars, but dinosaurs? Yes! =) We also don’t have a real car. =(
But I think this one counts…
TWIST CAR!!! =)
Taken December 2007, Alyssa was only about 2 yrs. and 5mos. Oh, how I miss my little pachuchay when she was this age…
This twist car was not hers, it’s her Tita Trisha’s and because she likes it too much, her Mamita (Dad’s Aunt) bought her exactly the same color and we brought it here. But because our house is too small, she can’t ride on it without bumping on every corner. LOL…
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5th March, 2010
“I’m a Filipino!” This, I make sure my daughter knows by heart and that she’s proud when she say it. And I know I am successful, so far because SHE DOES & SHE IS! During the death of President Cory, we often play the songs Magkaisa, Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo and Bayan Ko. And when there are natural calamities hitting our country, hubby and I make sure that we explain to her what’s happening when we watch the news. That way she’s being aware of what her kababayans are going through.
We seldom speak with her in English. We make sure that she will not forget her own language and that she can speak it fluently even though we’re living in an English land. Most people here are surprised when they hear Alyssa speak Tagalog. So far, she can speak both languages fluently and it makes us feel proud.
For their International Week, here’s their assignment:
And the stage Dad made the assignments:
Proud to show President Corazon Aquino, the Philippine Flag and of course, the Jeepney.
Manny Pacquiao (though I personally like him only when he fights), the famous Lechon, our authentic dessert, Halo-Halo and our natural landmarks Mayon Volcano and Banaue Rice Terraces.
And just this morning, they had an assembly and Alyssa was one of the students chosen to say where she’s from. I was not really informed that parents can watch, so when the teacher told me about it when I brought Alyssa to school, I hurriedly went back to the house just to get my iPhone (yes, we don’t have a digicam! LOL) so I can keep even a not so nice picture of her.
And she said it out loud. The parents all looked at me and smiled. =)
In fact, yesterday when we went to the grocery to buy my ingredients for my Embutido (which I will soon post in Come Dine In
), she keeps on saying “Mum, I am a Filipino! I’m from Philippines!” and I tell yah, it was LLLOOOUUUDDD!!! Proud much??? LOL