I’ve recently discovered this awesome app where I can create a virtual closet to help me mix and match my clothes and to help me remember my clothes and the last time I wore a certain piece of clothing, among others. I used it in deciding what to wear for the Parent Orientation of Raviv’s new school, because the outfit I had in mind was left in Sta. Rosa. 😛 Here’s what I came up with:
Except for the palpak na editing on the right sleeves part of the blouse, feeling ko true-blue fashion magazine editor na ako just because of this “obra”! 😀
Now here I am, wearing these pieces:
- blouse: ukay
- black denim leggings: Uniqlo
- leather clogs: Aldo
- red bag: Balenciaga City
You may have noticed that I tried to “pose like a fashion blogger” in the photos, pero palpak pa rin, haha! You can detect the awkwardness even a mile from your computer screen. I wonder when I’ll ever get over my camera shyness (yes, nahihiya ako nang lagay na ‘yan, kung alam n’yo lang. I’m just doing my very best to be thick-skinned just so I could feel like a true-blue fashionista even just here on my blog).
Anyway, mukha naman akong kagalang-galang, right?
Aside from the key point discussed in the parent orientations, I also always take my outfits to parent orientations seriously. Bakit kamo? Because I’m representing my son, that’s why! I want the other parents to want their kids to be friends with Raviv. And it all starts with liking the child’s parents, aminin n’yo ‘yan. While I don’t really choose my son’s friends based on his parents, I admit that there’s a bigger chance of my son going on playdates with this or that child because I am or I want to be friends with the child’s parents. Like, if you feel that this co-parent is pabaya or mukhang naka-drugs, you wouldn’t bring your child to have a playdate in their house, ‘di ba?
Incidentally, I was seated beside the mom of Raviv’s future classmates. Aaaand, she talked to me first. 🙂 She also seemed happy when she learned that Raviv will be classmates with her twin boys. See what I mean? 😉
Raviv will enter kindergarten on Monday (his new school implemented the calendar shift), and frankly, I don’t know how to feel about it. Especially because Raviv isn’t a bit excited about going to his new school. As in walang excitement. Kahit siguro bilhin ko ‘yung Samsonite Spider-man trolley bag worth P7,000 na gusto n’ya dati, he still won’t be excited to go to school on Monday. That’s because Raviv really wants to go to Xavier (and actually, he told me a while ago that, “I wish I could go to school at Gymboree forever”. Awww) But like what I said, I agreed with Randy that waking up at 5 a.m. just to get to school before 7:30 a.m. is just too much for a kindergarten student. So no Xavier muna this year.
Aside from Raviv’s lack of enthusiasm, I was also disheartened when I purchased Raviv’s schoolbooks. Not because they were expensive, but because I feel that kindergarteners shouldn’t have books pa talaga this early. I have become such a believer of progressive and play-based education (especially for young children!) now more than ever. Sadly, there’s still a dearth of progressive schools here in Los Banos.
Although on the brighter side, it seemed like the principal of the school has been reading the researches about the “ugly side” of focusing on the 3 R’s (reading, writing and ‘arithmetic) for young children. And the mom of Raviv’s former classmate at Rainbow (this classmate has been attending this school since last year) that the reason they chose this school over the other arguably more popular one (the one that Raviv hated on sight because it was “dirty” raw) is because it is less rigorous when it comes to academics. In this school, the children are still allowed to be children, and they are given more opportunities to play. So I am hopeful that Randy and I still made the right choice.
Speaking of Raviv’s going to his new school next Monday, naku, I haven’t prepared his school things pa (actually, I lost the list, waaah!) and I haven’t even bought plastic cover for his books. I should panic because Randy and I are gonna be very busy this weekend, so I just have tomorrow to prepare everything.
So this means goodbye…for now. 😉 Baboosh!