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Semestral Break

First term officially ended for our eldest last Monday (which is also the last day of the finals). Tuesday is the start of their sem break; which will last for over two weeks. They only have to return to school next week (just for a day though) to get their grades and then enroll for the second term. Our youngest will have their sem break starting next week. They still have their examinations today up until Wednesday.



They are actually very excited about their school break and they have been talking about what they plan to do. Mostly though, what I’ve been hearing is how they plan to wake up late, watch TV and play video games. My eldest actually said that sem break is when doing fun stuff all day is a must and taking a bath is optional (oh, I hope he’s just kidding!). I just hope I can also get them to clean their room (yes, a mother can still dream, right? …lol). They do have to help with the chores here at home or else they don’t get to watch TV or play with their Xbox.

Seriously though, I’m glad they have their school break because they really deserve it; they have been studying hard and are continually doing well in school. They have also been hinting about searching online for what they wan to receive for Christmas. Our youngest has been very interested in creating videos and editing them ( he has a Youtube channel where he uploads all his videos) so maybe he’ll ask for something that he can use for that. Our eldest is into music, aside from his interest in various sports, so maybe he’ll go for a new guitar or maybe a new basketball jersey. I just hope it would be as expensive as the ones that I’ve been seeing online that are used to produce and create music. Anyway, I’m sure that we’ll find a more affordable option whatever it is that they may decide on.


*Photo source: Stuart Miles of

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Why This New School Year Is Special For Us


A new school year officially started for my kids a little over two weeks ago. Although it was quite hard to adjust to a new schedule (especially about the part of having to wake up before 5a.m), but I think we’re doing ok. This school year is different and special for the kids because my eldest is a senior now and my youngest is now in junior high. That means we’re going to have a college student next school year ! I can’t believe how fast time flies. I guess when we hear other’s say that ‘children grow up too fast’, they are stating a fact. I  can still remember when our youngest graduated from pre-school !

Here’s a photo of our youngest when he graduated form pre-school and another photo taken on his first day at junior high: (I don’t have a current photo of my eldest because he is at this stage when he doesn’t want to have his photo taken. Go figure)



March 2006


June 2012

Have a blessed week ahead everyone !

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