When we went to Clark in February during the Hot Air Balloon Festival, we saw the sign to Dinosaurs [sic] Island. Randy wanted to go, especially when he learned that the dinosaurs were moving! But because we were doggone tired, we shelved it. We thought we’d be able to go last summer as Brain Train conducted UPCAT review there (in Westfields International School and in OB Montessori Angeles), yet a teaching stint in Angeles could not fit into our already full schedule.
Good thing I was teaching the UPCAT Refresher in Language Proficiency, and one of the venues was in OB Montessori Angeles! We grabbed this opportunity to combine my work and leisure. So very early on rainy July 29, Familia Ladaga headed to Angeles City.
Here I was on that day:
Here are the details:
- super soft white cotton blouse with scattered beadwork from a bazaar
- black slacks from Zara
- gray wedge pumps from Zara
- pink medium-sized Chanel Cambon tote
Randy dropped me and the other UPCAT Refresher teachers to OB Montessori first.
Brain Train’s UPCAT Refresher Team at OB Montessori Angeles. L-R: Engr. Jeffrey Paulo Perez (Gen. Sci and Physics); Irvin Domingo Jr. (Math); moi (Language Proficiency); and Michelle Bincolado (Biology & Chemistry)
I taught at OB Montessori until before noon. It was my first time to meet all the students, and I was honestly nervous at how they would respond to me. But my jittery nerves were short-lived, because the students seemed to love me. And the feelings were mutual!
When Randy and co. picked me up, they told me they had already gone to Dinosaurs [sic] Island. At first I thought they were teasing me, but when they showed me the photos, darn, hindi na nila ako naantay! But I guess it was OK—it was a rainy day and they had to grab the opportunity to pasyal when the sun started to shine.
We then decided to check in to our villa at the Holiday Inn. We loved the ambiance of our villa and its surroundings! Raviv and his cousin Yoona were jumping and running around, shouting, “Gusto ko ang house, gusto ko ang house!”
When we went outside our villa, we discovered a nearby playground of the neighboring hotel, Montevista, that Raviv and Yoona had all to themselves!
By the way, notice something in the last photo? Look more closely [yes, “more closely” dapat, hindi “closer”, as we are describing a verb..therefore we need to use a comparative adverb (more closely) rather than a comparative adjective (closer)…pasensya na sa lecture—it’s just that this was one of my lessons in the Refresher. But you’re welcome for the free grammar lessons. Haha. Feel free to lecture me too ;)]!
Ayan, let’s zoom:
Anyway, this was a super fun day! I just so love being my students’ beloved Ma’am, and Raviv’s beloved Mom. 😉
More kwento about our Clark trip next time 😉
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