As I have mentioned in previous posts, my youngest daughter has started to learn to play the piano. To help her in her studies, we bought her an electronic keyboard. As she progresses we may add things to help her enhance her electronic music endeavors. We were thinking of getting her something like the akai apc40 Ableton Performance Controller which we can get from Musicians Friend. We are very happy with her progress so far and were proud of her when she did her best during her first recital. We are looking forward to see her continued progress and will do whatever it takes to give her the tools to improve.
It’s not that I am losing hope; I mean I know my youngest daughter is full of surprises good or bad, bad or good. But honestly, I didn’t know she will receive an academic award during her Moving Up day. I asked my 2 sisters to accompany Faith at the venue since I could not attend the ceremony and when I got there, I was surprised when I found she had a silver award. I congratulate her right away when she saw me in the back. But she was too busy to respond, she said she needs to get the portfolio from her teacher and the school newspaper.
I know Faith can surpass my expectation, it is just that I don’t expect too much it is because I want her to enjoy her school without feeling any pressure. But she did it, she just did it! And too bad I wasn’t there to put the medal on her, work sometimes sucks especially during this very important event but I know I can’t stop I need to work hard for them, for my family.
Faith is grinning so wide while eating her lunch, she felt so proud that she was able to make it although she said she wanted to get the topnotch, I answered “As long as you enjoy what you are doing, dream big”. Although I wish of her to get to the top but I don’t pressure her because I know and I am sure that instead of her being inspired she might end up affecting her negatively.
So we are taking it slowly but surely. As long as we were able to study in Filipino and Sibika, everything will turn out fair.
My kids had their recital on March 3 last month, I really asked my boss to allow me to take a half day absent because I need to attend and will watch their show. Good thing, they approved it, even though it was already the last minute that I informed them about the event.
I think I already posted here their recital but not this video that I will be posting a little bit later. I loved to dance and when I was still young, I used to dance; I even joined dance performance during our scholar’s sports fest in college. And I am proud to say that I and my team dance hip hop so well (grinning) and maybe Mj took that talent from me because she danced so well too. She looks conscious with the stepping but she conquered it until the very last minute.
I was a proud Mom when I watched her and I can’t help to scream and cheer for her. Yeah, it sounded like she is in a competition, striving so hard to win, I feel like it.
On the other hand, I was able to take a video of her and her school mates dancing their heart out in NCCC Mall. They look so cool and I was teary eyed!
There are many things about my kids I would like to share here but I always lost times. You see I’m a working Mom and most of the time I can’t update my blog. I am trying though but it just my time is not enough. So anyway, just this month I asked my supervisor if I can early log out because I need to attend my kids recital. This recital was supposedly scheduled on December but due to some unexpected events, the school move it to March 03, 2017 and since I don’t want to waste my time to nothing, I waited for the final schedule and when they have announced it, it is already too late I can’t plot a leave already. So I requested for my supervisor to allow me to take a half day so I can attend my girl’s recital.
Elementary was scheduled in the morning, I have to get Faith at home and thank GOD we were not late. When we arrived at the venue I unpacked Faith things right away but two teenagers approached me and they said that they were assigned to take good care of Faith so I can just enjoy watching the program. I didn’t expect it, so I gave them the bag of Faith and told them that all the stuffs that Faith’s needed is inside the bag.
The program was a success, I enjoyed it a lot especially I don’t have to worry for dressing Faith, and I had so much time to take a video and pictures of her. Faith did the piano as what she practiced at home. And guess what? I bought a piano because of this recital, I thought they will provide or let her borrow a piano but no; of course each of the kid will perform altogether on the stage so we need to bring our own piano.
It was my off that I went around the city to find a not so expensive piano, good thing I found one. It didn’t reach 4k so I was able to buy some grocery that we need at home.
On the other hand, high school will be held in the afternoon yet, so I need to wait for my eldest daughter to finish her performance, which I enjoyed a lot too. Mj was one of the dancers; she played drum for their band and a lead guitar for another set of music band. I can see her fulfillment when she did it. I am just so proud of her.
Now it’s their last week of their class and they are busy again for their moving up day. Their moving up will be on March 31st which is on Friday and geez it’s not even my off. Sigh!