Hello, hello, hello!!!
I hope you missed me just as much as I missed you. Sorry for being MIA—same excuses. Super, super tired everyday. I’ll tell you more about my summer survival on the next post (promise!!!) For the meantime, let’s talk about Raviv’s preschool graduation. Yes guys, our Raviv is no longer a preschooler—he’ll be in Grade 1 this coming schoolyear! Where did time go?!? Huhuhu!
The children’s awards were a surprise—we only learned them on their graduation day. All of them got two awards each, and Raviv got academic awards.
…and it was a good thing he got academic awards (not that we don’t appreciate character awards), because, juice koooo. Check this out:
Waaah!!! His classmates want to become doctors, firemen, police officers, etc. But Raviv wants to be a video gamer!!! Ergo it’s a good thing he got academic awards—no one would daresay he’s dull thus his dream, ‘di ba? Though I actually heard people behind me express surprise about Raviv’s dream. It worried and embarrassed me for a bit, but not for long. The following day, I got this comment on Instagram:
On point, right? All of Raviv’s teachers (regular school, summer school, Kumon, etc.) say that he’s really a bright kid. So now I’m happy that despite his academic standing, he’s still being a kid. Indeed, he felt confident to say what he truly wants to be at this point in his life. I also want to thank his teacher for allowing him to say his dream. Thank you, Teacher Wena. I feel chastised that I felt a twinge of embarrassment after all the pride and joy the my son has been constantly giving us.
For Raviv’s graduation, I really, really wanted to “aura”. That’s because whenever we have an event at Gymboree, I would always feel insecure next to the beautiful mommies of our students because I’m always ngarag. Though tanggap ko na ‘yun—alangan namang porma ang unahin ko tapos palpak ang events namin, ‘di ba? One of my staff advised, “Ma’am, bawi ka na lang sa school events ni Raviv. Dun ka um-aura.”
So yes, I was so intent to look lovely on Raviv’s graduation. Hukhukhukhukhuk!
HOWEVER!!!—I had a class in Quezon City on that day. Randy could not afford to remove my teaching load. Good thing that Raviv’s graduation is at 5:30 p.m., and my class in QC is only until noon. I planned to just ride a bus to arrive in Los Banos early.
But alas, may HOWEVER!!! nanaman. Traffic was incredibly heavy, that I arrived home at past 4 p.m. Que horror!!! Raviv’s teacher even texted that the kids had to be there at 5 p.m. for picture-taking. My gosh, my gosh—I only had less than an hour! So I hurriedly took a bath andcarefully put on make-up. I only had five minutes to spare! Fart. I am super, super bad in fixing my hair (hello, burnt face courtesy of curling iron!)
So I just decided to have a Serena Van Der Woodsen hair (I’ve been binge-ing on Gossip Girl the past weeks to de-stress). You know, ‘yung magulong buhok. Hehe.
But of course, mine was way less sophisticated than that. Here I was during Raviv’s graduation:
- Lace dress: Skylucks Boutique
- Slingback pumps: YSL
- Bag: Jean Paul Gaultier (Yes, I know—ito nanaman! I need other clutches/bags for formal occasions)
- Black braided leather belt: Marks & Spencer
I guess I didn’t look too bad given that I was actually super hagGardoVersoza that evening. 🙂 Perhaps it’s the glow of pride that my son always gives me. Thank you Raviv! I’m always grateful you’re my son. I love you so much, Amorcito!