Toddler swimming lessons

Swimming! A popular summer activity that’s also a fun activity during the nippy-sometimes-stormy -ber months (very Filipino reference for months that end with ‘ber’), who would’ve thought. J has been bugging me about swimming lessons for Akira, and it took me a while to pursue any leads since it wasn’t exactly the right season for it. It took … More Toddler swimming lessons

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)