Happy 4th

As an April celebrant, my daughter doesn’t get to do birthday parties at school. School’s out by the time her birthday hits. While my wallet rejoices at the thought, I also couldn’t help but feel sad somewhat. She should be able to experience a class birthday celebration at least once. Especially since she has become … More Happy 4th

Akira as a carabao (and how a little girl began to love books)

To be specific, Akira was a kalabaw, since it’s a reference to a Filipino children’s book by Virgilio S. Almario. The occasion was National Children’s Book Day, and Akira’s school asked the kids to come as their favorite Filipino story book character, or just a favorite book character. We picked up two Filipino children’s books when Akira was younger, … More Akira as a carabao (and how a little girl began to love books)

A week of summer school

(Updated) It’s the last week for Akira’s summer school. In July, she’s officially a preschooler. I’m going to let that sink in for now, but I’m probably going to overreact and get all emotional again when school starts. My prep for summer school began on a Saturday. I decided to hit the Salcedo Saturday Market for fresh vegetables for … More A week of summer school