Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Best Buy Acoustic Guitars!

If you are looking for on sale or top seller acoustic guitars, visit http://www.guitarcenter.com/Guitar.gc because they have everything that you just might need.

I am bringing this good news, especially to all musicians reading my blog, to let you know that there are plenty of instruments to choose from this site and they really offer it for a very low price! I suggest you go there because the offer is limited. I wish you luck and have fun playing with your brand new acoustic guitar!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

My Children, My Happiness ♥

My 2 girls just turned 5 and 12 last month and I am so proud for the both of them. They have brought much happiness and joy in our family and I am so thankful for giving me and my husband these two beautiful girls.

Although I am not a perfect mom, I'm trying to be there for them as much as I could, to guide them and to help them in any way I can. I will always thank the Lord for them and will always pray for their protection, for safety, guidance, good health and happiness because that's a mom's (or a parents') biggest wish.

To my Chloe and Zoe, know that mom and dad are always proud of you! Love you so much and belated happy birthday greeting here in my blog :D ♥
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Thinking to Reinvent Our Kitchen

I have always thought of reinventing our kitchen because I want to prepare and cook food comfortably. I can live with a tiny space but the arrangement is quite confusing. Our cupboards or cabinets need to be changed because it didn't work well with the area, even the color didn't blend well. Thanks to ovisonline.com, the site I found online because it gave me an idea how to make our kitchen look good.

Now, I'm quite excited as to what will I purchase first. I just can't wait to rearrange and make our kitchen a good new look!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lament of a Mom

I am beyond disappointed with my eldest child lately. How can I help her if she herself doesn't try her best? She's a smart girl but lately she's been so lazy doing her own stuff. She used to get high grades the previous years, now, it seems impossible. She doesn't do her assignment if not being told, doesn't answer her book properly if I don't get mad and most of the time, doesn't write her assignments in her notebook and all she reasoned out was: I Forgot!

She knows very well I will loose my patience if she does all those things but until now she kept doing it. I can't help but scold her and said a lot of insults because I was frustrated already. It's like she became rebellious and rude. She may cry today but the next week she will do all the things that pissed me off! I so hated to scold her but I can't help it, she's really giving me a headache.

When she got low grade in her Filipino and also math, I had her tutored. Her strength were English, Science, Computer subjects and others so I was not quite bothered in these areas. But last night, to my horror, I saw a lot of low scores in her science book and some she didn't even bother to answer! She may have aced her long test by getting a perfect score in science, she may have answered her oral tests but her books says otherwise. It will surely pull her grades down. And her reason for not answering? She felt drowsy. The rest, she told me it's not going to be recorded. But I don't believe her. Maybe some pages will not be recorded but I'm sure others are!

She also had science test today but she only informed me last night and to think they were already told the previous day that they will have a test. I didn't see the reminder in her notebook because she wrote it in her cellphone! I don't even bother to read her phone. And she didn't even tell me!

I feel so frustrated, so disappointed that my effort to help her were not utilized. I mean how can I help her if she does not also help herself? How can I approach a person if in the end she tried to block you? And if I'm talking to her about the consequences of getting low grades or if I am talking to her about how I felt about it, she instead talk back raise her voice as if she's the mother. How would I react? Of course against my will, I cannot help but scold her. Worst scenario is I pinched her or slap her leg. I cannot help it anymore and I know I will always be a bad mother for doing this.

I swear I prayed and prayed for her and it's as if my prayers were not answered. But why it should be? The person I'm praying for definitely doesn't pray at all.

I am not actually asking her of a perfect grade but a least give me a good and passable score in all her subjects. Yes, she's an honor student since 1st grade but starting last year she acquired this bad habit of always forgetting and trying to provoke me.

Now, it seems everything is getting worst. I don't even know how to deal with her anymore. The only thing I could think of is to confiscate or ground her for using gadgets.

Maybe I am just too strict but I kept telling her I will not scold her for no reason at all. And she knows so well what are the things that made me angry yet she's doing it over and over again. She's only in 6th grade. I am horrified to look into the future where she will turn worst.

Even at home she seldom helps me unless I asked her to. Even when she does things she kept on whining. It's only when I get sick that she tried to assist. Sometimes, I feel I don't know her anymore.

Despite all the things I poured out in here, I still love her because she's my daughter and she came from me. I hope one day she realizes all my sacrifices for her. I gave up everything for my children and even spent so much just to give them good education. I hope they will also try their best because that's what I only asked from them especially with my eldest.

I know I am not perfect, I am not even a role-model because I said a lot of things when I am mad. But I know I am not a bad mother because all I care is them. I wish my eldest sees that. But right now she's too blind to see but that's okay. But I hope realization comes soon because I am not getting any younger and I feel like I'm getting sick every time I scolded her. I feel like I could not breath and my heart crushed like I might not be able to move.

I prayed so hard for my kids to grow up into respectful and God-fearing ladies. But right now, I don't know if these were heard at all. I am beyond hurt and disappointed and it's only thru here that I want to pour my heart out. My blog may be a public venue but I'm sure I've few readers here so at least only a few will know. I don't want to embarrass my child or myself further that's why I opted not to post in fb or instagram but only here.

And I'd much appreciate it if you could pray for us... I guess we need that from other people. And thank you for your understanding, for not judging me (us) and for including us in your prayer.

I still hope that one day, realizations will come to the both of us.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vintage Collection

I bet my uncle, who is a musician and whom all of us look up to, would be happy to know that there is still a custom release of rosewood tele guitar. My uncle is so good in playing any musical instruments but he he is into guitar more. My brothers and other cousins idolized him because he is really so good. Too bad I did not get this talent from him.

Anyway, if you are also interested to own this 2007 limited release, why not order it now?! This guitar is classic and would be a great addition to your vintage collection.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Back To School Again!

I can't believe my kids' summer vacation is almost over. A week from now, they will be back in their regular classes. I will be missing the noise and arguments with my kids especially with my eldest, hehe. But I guess I'll make use of the time when they are at school. Well, I dunno...

Anyway, here's a photo of my youngest daughter doing her jump-shot during our summer outing with the family. I so love this photo so I'm sharing it with you here. This will remind me the beauty of summer in 2015 ;-)
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Woodwind and Brasswind Stand

If you are a musician, I bet you have several musical instruments at home. It's easier to practice at home before performing live on the stage. However, make sure to put these instruments to its proper place to avoid untoward accidents. Even with your Woodwinds & Brasswinds, try to buy a holder or stand to keep them safe. I have read online that the 5-leg Trumpet Stand base is highly recommended, the one that features a black plastic peg with felt pads to protect the instrument. This can be ordered online on a very low price so why not try to check them out now?!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Galileo Enrichment Learning Program is Finally Here in CDO!

Education is the most important thing we can give to our children. In fact, education starts at home and we, parents, are our children's first teachers. But when children grow older, we usually send them to school where they would have enhanced learning experiences. However, we should understand that each child is unique and thus learning varies from one child to another. Each child has different strengths and weaknesses, hence we need to help them develop in areas where they are usually weak.

These days, kids are fortunate because there are a lot of tutorial and enrichment centers which cater to children's learning needs. These establishment are there to help the kids improve in areas in which they are weak and help them gain confidence and get good grades in school. Here in Cagayan de Oro City, a lot of kids are being enrolled in tutorial centers offering Math and English and the results are that these kids would really improve in their grades at school!

As a mommy blogger, I was glad to have been invited by Ms. Marissa Ancheta (wife of Galileo Franchise Admistrator in CDO Mr. Rommel Ancheta) to grace the event of the newly-opened Galileo Enrichment Learning Program last May 9, 2015 located at L/G Knightsbridge building, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City.
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Mommy Bloggers with Ms. Rowie (C), Franchise Admins: Mr. Uriel Ancheta & Mr. Rommel Ancheta
(photo credit: Marissa Ancheta)
Having 2 kids ages 4 and 11, I was more than eager to attend the event and to know what it is they had to offer. They even urged us parents to bring along our children so that they could be given free assessment on Math and English proficiency.
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The kids were busy answering their Math & English assessment tests 

One of the speakers that afternoon was Galileo's CEO, Ms. Ma. Rowena J. Matti. She oriented the parents about the learning program and their advocacy. She emphasized that kids should not be forced to learn because learning should not be a traumatic but a fun experience for them. Ms. Rowie believed that "through English and Math, children will be able to become better in all the other subjects and they will be able to study and learn more effectively and efficiently".
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From Top L: Grand opening announcement; Top R: Galileo offers Singaporean Math; Lower R: Ms. Rowie orienting the parents; Lower L: freebies for the guests.
Another speaker was Ms. Maribeth Lamis, Galileo's Operations and Training Head, conducted an interactive orientation on Singaporean Math to the parents which was fun and easy to learn.
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Ribbon cutting held earlier that day (photo credit: Marissa Ancheta)
Galileo was established in 2004 by a group of educators who saw the need to reinforce school-based learning in today's globally competitive environment. They came up with the program which caters to the different learning pace and style of each child and giving them a positive learning environment.

Galileo is a meaningful, exciting and fun Math and English enrichment program for children ages 3-12. They are also the first center here in CDO to offer Singaporean Math.

The program aims to give your child the following benefits:
  • Improve school grades
  • Become academically competitive
  • Develop a positive attitude towards studying by associating fun with learning
  • Nurture skills and talent
  • Gain lots of friends
Galileo's Program Framework has 3As:

ASSESSMENT (Diagnostic) - to determine the level of the learner
ADVANCEMENT (Summative) - to move the learner forward
ADAPTATION (Formative) - to provide tailor-fit activities for the learner

Here's a picture of my daughter enjoying her 2-week free trial at Galileo. I'm also showing you a glimpse of what's the set-up inside the center :-)
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Top L: Teacher Sheen handles English subj while T Fria handles Math; Top R: Galileo kit is given once the child is enrolled; Lower R: materials use by the kids; Lower L: Worksheets, announcements, trivia corner
If you wish to enroll your child, visit Galileo and avail their 3-5months promo rate. Their office is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 8am to 6pm.

For more information about the program, visit their website at www.galileoenrichment.com, FB: galileoenrichment and Twitter: galileoenrich.

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