Funny yet Cute

Pink shirts and polo for men are becoming famous everyday. Yes, gone are the days that pink are for the girls and blue are for the boys. I find men in pink alluring including this one that wears pink top, skirt and pink wig! Funny yet cute!

Man in Pink

This is one was of the sights in Bakewell Carnival that is celebrated every July. The town assembles procession of floats to raise money for charity. Thank you Tita Melba for this photo and for the info.

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Natural Talent for Music

RJ is also musically inclined. She loves to sing, play organ, guitar (which I will feature next week) and now she loves beatboxing. My youngest brother has beatbox and RJ loves playing it. No one taught her how to play so it is amazing that she develops rhythmical feeling and beats as she plays.

little girl playing RJ playing beatbox with guitar accompaniment from her Uncle Moises

little girl playing

smiling to Mommy while beatboxing...

I took guitar and piano lessons when I was in grade school but didn’t learn a bit. I love music too and I can carry a tune in a bucket but seems like my hands and fingers have the passion of their own and that is arts and crafts. We are glad that RJ has this natural talent for music. Of course not all kids who loves music will become singers or musicians someday…it’s not our goal anyway, but still we want to stimulate and enhance RJ’s love for music by supporting her all the way.

 

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Hubby in Pink

Who says men cannot wear pink? Pink is now branded as the new black. It’s fashionable so wearing pink is definitely not crossing the gender-line.

Meet my husband in their new Monday uniform.

Yes, it’s pink and he looks good in it.

Few years back, pink was thought to be a color that was only for females. I do not like pink much but I do not mind a man wearing pink. In fact I find man in pink exuding in confidence yet sensitive. I am glad that men today do not mind wearing pink at all.

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Instilling Good Study Habits

It seems like just yesterday when RJ graduated from preparatory school.

Now, she is on the 3rd grade that will be over soon in a week. It’s their finals next week and I am busy making her reviewers to make everything easier for her and of course to instill her good study habits. I do not want RJ to find her self cramming for each test that is why I am making reviewers for each subject days before the exam. I even make trial exams by redoing her past quizzes and tests and let her answer them. By doing so, I can easily assess what topics she finds hard to understand or what subjects are difficult for her.

During the exam week, I do not allow her to play outside so she can concentrate more on the review but I give her break in between if she is going to study for a long time. I let her study in the bedroom with the air condition on to make it more conducive. And if I notice that she is a little sleepy, I let her take a nap and allow her to get enough sleep at night so she will be refreshed and ready for the exams the next day.

The ability of our children to absorb what is being taught to them varies. But either fast learner or slow learner needs our guidance to help them absorb information easily. It minimizes the stress during the exam and maximizes productivity and results. It also helps in instilling good study habits that our children can apply when they are big enough to review on their own.

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Baby No More

Today is not a very good day for us. RJ is sick and so she will miss her scouting and all her subjects. She came home from school yesterday not feeling very well. Last night she did not want to eat so I was obliged to feed her before giving her meds. While feeding her, I realized how big she has grown. Our baby is baby no more. I guess in a year or two we will need to change her bed with a bigger one.

I was supposed to sleep with her in the bedroom last night to monitor her temperature but she said she can manage. OUCH! I am proud that our daughter is growing up with independence but apparently there are times she does not need Mommy’s help anymore and it hurts sometimes. Yes, she won. She slept alone and I slept with hubby but was forced to set the alarm of my clock to every four hours to monitor her temperature and give her meds.

RJ is big girl now but I cannot help myself seeing her as my baby. How I miss the days that I have to feed her because she cannot eat on her own yet and how I miss the nights she sleeps with us in one room and crawls on our bed because she had a bad dream. But that is how parents’ life is. Time will come that our handholding with her would end and she will need to make her own footprints in the sands of her life. When that time comes, we are confident that she can make it because she is sensible, independent, and have big faith in God.

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