It was Gwen’s Recognition Day last March 25, 2015. Gwen’s classes ended a week before that and her adviser said that they will just call if the student will attend the recognition day. The recognition day will be just for pre-school students who will be incoming Grade 1 and Junior Kinder students who have special awards and honors. To tell you honestly, we weren’t expecting that we will be called for the recognition day. Just the fact that Gwen finished the school year is a BIG accomplishment for us! If you know my struggles….Gwen had a serious case of separation anxiety, so for the first three months, I needed to accompany her inside the classroom. And for the rest of the year, si Ate Rose naman ang kasama sa loob ng classroom. There was a time na nagpapaiwan na, but after that long Christmas vacation, ayaw na ulit magpaiwan sa loob.
But despite that, Gwen still showed enthusiasm to learn. She actively participates in their activities, kaya nga her adviser told us na wag patigilin sa school kasi gusto naman mag-aral. We thought of pulling her out na kasi because of her separation anxiety. Buti na lang Teacher Airene advised us not to and just let Ate Rose inside their room if that will appease her.
Gwen was consistent in being one of the top students in class, o ha! From first to fourth quarter, it’s either 2nd or 3rd honor. She also participated in the school’s Reading contest and Math Quiz Bee. Yung Reading, CVC words lang naman because the school specializes in reading.
Anyway, March 25 came and it’s Recognition Day.
with her classmates
Here’s an exciting event tomorrow for your kids, Jollitown Funtasy Land. This event is exclusive to Jollibee Kids Club Members and their families. Head on to SMX Convention Center in Pasay City tomorrow, April 11, 2015 from from 9 AM to 2PM and 3 PM to 8 PM.
Jollitown Funtasy Land
In the Kitchen will be the category where I will post some of the recipes I cook for my family. I promise you these are super-duper easy recipes because I’m really not an expert in the kitchen plus the fact that I don’t want recipes with so many steps/how-tos. Just 4-6 instructions, anything more than that, I skip the page of my recipe book and look for simpler recipes. So newbies in the kitchen, I hope you’ll try my recipes or suggestions and let’s share kitchen secrets!
Here’s another simple merienda we had earlier, using my favorite ingredient, tuna! hahaha, I can’t imagine our pantry without cans of tuna. I had another discovery in the grocery last week, Jolly Real Mayonnaise. Since I already use some Jolly products at home and they’re all good, I decided to give this a try.
What do you do when you have tuna and mayonnaise at home? Make tuna mayo spread. To amp it up, I brought out my panini maker and used tortillas instead of bread.
Tuna Mayo Wrap: A #JollyRealMayonnaiseRecipe
I’ve been meaning to write a post about the things Ate Rose enjoys as Gwen’s yaya. I’m not being boastful, I just want to show other families with helpers/yayas how to treat nicely the persons who are also taking care of your family. I’m an ill-tempered person, if one thing is not right for me, I easily get pissed. But when it comes with the yaya, kelangan ko muna mag-inhale, exhale before I will tell them nicely what they are supposed to do. Lagi kong iniisip, eh paano kung saktan nila si Gwen pagkatapos ko silang paggalitan? O kaya lasunin ako nyan???
Anyway, Ate Rose has been with us for 2 years, magkasundong-magkasundo sila ni Gwen, parang magkalaro. Sabi nga ni Jeff parang panganay na anak namin si Rose. Since magaan talaga loob namin kay Rose, lagi naman sya sinasama whenever we go out and sometimes, if we scored promo tickets, kasama rin sya sa bakasyon. She was with us in Boracay when I celebrated my birthday, in Baguio, and in Sagada just last year.
Since Gwen is fond of watching YouTube videos about toys, she’s familiar with all kinds of toys especially the ones reviewed by Disney Collector and DCTC. Thankfully, she’s not asking us to buy each of them, she just likes watching them. One thing she likes watching over and over are those surprise eggs videos showing the toys inside. We went crazy buying those Kinder Surprise last year but got tired of it because the toys are the same.
Read more: Surprise Eggs (Zaini chocolate surprise egg and Kinder Surprise)
Oh, and I bought her a Peppa Pig Surprise Egg once from an Instagram seller, it’s so expensive and we’re not satisfied with the contents. I’ll blog about that. How expensive? Well, surprise eggs sellers on Instagram post them at Php 150 each, geez.
But guess what? There’s local distributor of surprise eggs here in the Philippines, at last! Coz I found Disney Princess, Disney Cars, and Adventure Time surprise eggs in Hi-top Supermarket, yes, #ilovehitop, hahaha. You’ll love it even more because they sell the surprise eggs for only Php 34.75!!! So say goodbye to your IG sellers and check out your grocery store aisles.
I bought the three kinds: Disney Princess, Disney Cars, and Adventure Time. Now time see what’s inside an egg surprise.
Just like last year, Maynilad has scheduled water service interruptions this Holy Week 2015 in parts of Pasay, Las Piñas, Parañaque and Cavite.
Maynilad is realigning its seven-foot-tall water pipeline along Juan Luna St. and Hermosa St. in Manila to give way to the flood interceptor project of the Department of Public Works and Highways.
This pipe realignment will involve exposing, dewatering, realigning and energizing the seven-foot-tall water pipeline, which will take 72 hours to complete. As a result, water supply interruptions will be felt in southern portions of our concession area from March 31 (Holy Tuesday) to April 3 (Good Friday).
Below is the water service interruption schedule for the affected areas.
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Did you enjoy my sale finds at Hi-Top last time? I went earlier to buy some snacks and saw some interesting items at their sale corner. I took a few pics in case you’d drop by this weekend.
Reese’s Nut Bar, B1T1 Php 34.75
I always hear about Dapitan Arcade whenever topics about house decors are mentioned… “Marami sa Dapitan nyan…”. We always frequent Banawe and I know isang tumbling na lang, Dapitan na, but I don’t have any reason to go there yet.
Then yesterday, Jeff had to go to a shop in Apo Street. Kung yung Banawe, isang tumbling, yung Apo Street, isang pitik na lang Kanlaon Street na which is the street where Dapitan Arcade is located. So even if I don’t have anything to buy, I asked if we can go here first.
Dapitan Arcade in Kanlaon Street
February has the least number of days, hence I didn’t notice that it’s already March. (Edit: This is just an excuse, truth is, let me ask for an apology for the lack of updates :p). Anyway, February has some important activities for my toddler, Gwen, so I’m sharing it to you.
For 2 consecutive years now, Ate Rose always helps Gwen in making V-day cards. Si Ate Rose talaga ang nag-iinitiate nyan. They don’t do art activities in school that’s why I’m glad that Ate Rose is creative to help Gwen practice her creativity.
#MultipleIntelligence unlocked: Brain Smart
When I attended the Mustela Philippines event last year, they were so generous with the Mustela products they gave to the bloggers. Mustela is one of our fave products so we used some of the loots right away. I intentionally kept the Stretch Marks Care Oil since I plan to give this to my BFF, Trixie, who is expecting her 3rd baby :). So when we met during her 2nd month of pregnancy, I gave the Mustela Bebe Stretch Marks Care Oil and asked her to see the results.