My Archives: June 2002

Friday, June 28, 2002

Boy, that was one busy week. Finally, I'm back...

Adi's taking up words that rhyme in school. The other day, I was reviewing him and we decided to turn our review into a game. We would take turns giving each other words and the other person should quickly come up with a word that would rhyme with the given word. [more]
05:46 PM GMT+8

Thursday, June 20, 2002

The Museum of the Filipino People is located at P. Burgos St. They operate from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9am to 4pm. Entrance fee is P30 for kids/students and P100 for adults. [more]
12:26 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Last June 8, my friend Suzette and I, with our respective families, went to visit the Museum of the Filipino People in Manila. With our kids (4 - one of mine and three of hers), aged about 3 to 7, we set out to learn more about Philippine culture and history. [more]
12:49 PM GMT+8

Monday, June 17, 2002

Adi-tive Number 1:

We were at the hospital waiting for our turn with Adi and Ali's pediatrician. My OB passes by and engages us in conversation. She asks Adi: "Do you want Mommy to be pregnant again? Do you want to have another baby?"

Adi pauses and replies: "I'll think about it." (Now you know who takes responsibility for family planning in our home.) [more]
05:55 PM GMT+8

Friday, June 14, 2002

For our family, independence day (it's celebrated here in the Philippines on June 12) came two days early. June 10 was the start of classes at my son's big school and at the entrance was this sign: "Parents are not allowed to bring their sons to the classrooms." [more]
05:46 AM GMT+8

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

That was a really inspiring photo of Gracia (usually pronounced as Graysha) Burnham splashed all over the papers today. She had this warmest smile on her face and nothing in her expression gave a clue that she had been held in captivity by the Abu Sayyaf for more than a year or that she had just lost her husband. [more]
09:17 PM GMT+8

Friday, June 7, 2002

Listening to AM radio can really give you something to laugh or smile about even in the midst of chaos or downright irritating developments. Take for example this latest brouhaha at the House and at the Senate: [more]
05:49 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Here in the Philippines, after awhile, you realize that it doesn't really matter who's in power. People come and go, faces change, but things remain the same. [more]
12:54 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Finally got hold of my copy of Inside Manila With Kids by Didith Tan Rodrigo. I had been on the look-out for this book since I read about it in a magazine months ago. The first time I inquired, National Bookstore at Robinson's Galleria didn't have it yet. Last weekend, I was lucky. [more]
05:17 PM GMT+8

Monday, June 3, 2002

Last Friday, my husband and I attended an orientation for parents at my son's school. During the invocation, the priest started by saying that we were "embarking on a 16-year journey." Suddenly, I felt tired. Imagine, 16 years? That's 8 years of grade school (including prep), 4 years of high school, and 4 years of college, assuming my kid doesn't dream of becoming a doctor. [more]
06:01 PM GMT+8

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