Some people say she’s “Mini Me”… some are amazed when I introduced her as my daughter, cause they say were so much alike, like sisters, LOL!! And vise versa, her friends will tell her that we’re like twins. Well, I guess like mother, like daughter.
One of the things that are keeping me busy as a bee the past few weeks, is the preparation my son’s family day in school. Being a parent representative for their section, there were lots of tasks to prepare for Saturday’s big event.
Family days are conducted to promote unity amongst each member of the family and the school through presentations and other fun activities in an atmosphere of Goodwill and Camaraderie.There were celebrity guests, magician, and a variety of performance showcasing the talents from the students. Below is a photo op with Christian Bautista, and my fellow parents.
Of course, a family day will not be complete without games. In which, I together with a co-parent hosted.
Whew! That’s the highlight of our weekend. I hope you and your family had a fabulous as well.
We spent our last night in LA having dinner with friends at Thai Patio along Hollywood Boulevard. I know for a fact that Hubs really felt good having to be reunited with his cousins and friends. I also had the time of my life enjoying their company.
Photo opp before we head out to the airport. I had the grandest time during our short visit to the US. Thanks to the generosity and hospitality of all our families and friends. These people are the real treasures in life and nothing can beat that. Hope to be back soon!
I hope you all had the grandest weekend.
If there’s one competency I lack which I believe is very essential is driving. If you ask me if I have driven a car? Yes. If have driven alone? No.
I guess for me it’s an issue of competency. Being an HR practitioner, I still relate most things to what I have learned in the workplace. From a Human Resource point of view, competence takes into account the combination of knowledge, skills and behavior used in performance of a specific function. Competencies can be developed with proper training and coaching.
So what do I lack here? I believe it’s coaching. A coach should be have the patience, knowledge and skills in developing the abilities of the people they are mentoring. A coach should be able to inspire, motivate and push its clients to achieve the desired results.
As for me, I don’t have one. Hubby just does not have the patience to do it. At the back of my head, I guess it’s one way of him showing me of his fear of me driving alone. Especially when he hears all those modus operandi victimizing car drivers. I guess that’s sweet in a way.
I know and I can feel his concern. He would not let me use a second hand car for fear that I may have a hard time maintaining such. Point taken. Hubs was even looking at cars like bentley, Hybrids and Hyundai Santa Fe. Not that we can afford those automobiles, lol! He just loves looking at cars. I told him that a small, affordable and a very fuel efficient car was enough for us. So despite the fact that it pains his pocket, he strived hard for us (me and the kids) to be able to use a new car. Nothing fancy.
Hubby is not the “showy” type of person but his actions would definitely demonstrate how much he cares. He will even read reviews of automobiles which you can find in sites like www.thecarconnection.com to know more about the car he is eyeing. Furthermore, he does not push me to drive and does not question my competency to drive. He just allows me to be me. Funny, because it’s my kids now who is pushing me to drive
I don’t know, I cannot seem to push myself to do it. Maybe in time… I really cannot say.
If dolls are for girls then cars are for boys.
My son’s fascination with race started early. At around 4 years old, he watches Formula 1 races on TV with his dad. It was their bonding moment and he even idolizes Michael Schumacher at that time.
After seeing the movie Transformer, he immediately fell in love with Bumblebee or the Camaro. Once we saw a real yellow Camaro in a car showroom, he told me, “Mom, when I grow up, I want to own a Camaro.” I told him that he can do whatever he wants as long as he works hard for it.
Dreaming big as I may say but with his tender age, I only want to inspire him to be the best he can be. Although I know how expensive it can be to maintain such a car, I would not be the one to dampen his spirits. Just like any hobby, if you are really passionate about it, you will work hard to subsidize your leisure pursuit. While your at it, you always want to have the best. It’s nothing different from jazzing up your car with original Chevy Camaro accessories. Just thinking about it, excites me already. I am sure my boy will be doubly excited.
It always nice to support your child’s dreams and imaginations, it fosters creativity and will inspire them to strive hard.
These photos were taken last summer during our exhilarating escapade at Subic Tree Top Adventure.
Here’s my son hanging as he was rappelling down a 60-foot tree.
And this is my daughter hanging as she was about to rappel down.
Saturday night and I got a spur of the moment invite from my sister to chill out and have wine. It’s a weekend and I said wine not? After a week of work, my sister needed a break. I decided to tag along my daughter so she can enjoy the last weekend before school.
It was a lovely evening for a night out. Summer is almost over and the rains poured that day making the night not as humid, perfect for al fresco dining. Barcino offers excellent quality wines at very affordable prices. The place has a laid back ambiance and the bartenders are customer oriented, which is always a plus factor for me.
Wine drinking is a learning process. Once your palette is used to good wines, you’ll never go back and will always look for a better one. Most moms would probably freak out at the thought that I brought my daughter along to have a taste of good wine. For me, I’d rather that she learns these things from me than sneaking out to have a good time with friends. At least, I can give her a taste and at the same time teaching her a taste of fine dining.
Barcino also serves scrumptious appetizers. That night we had Alcachofas con Hamon, Croquetas Pollo y Hamon and Gambas. These food are best paired with their wide selection of wines.
Weekends are created for us to recharge, everyone deserves a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. I hope you had one too. Share with us how exciting your weekend went by leaving your link.
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