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27
Feb
10

TEAM GABBY WINS! (PART 1)

The past few days have been overwhelming! :D  My family and I cannot thank the Lord enough for so much blessings!

No, we didn’t win in lotto or something; how we wish! But it’s beyond what money can buy. :D

Last Thursday, I failed to attend to my son’s Math Quiz Bee in his preschool because I was on an appointment that turned out to be life-changing for me, career-wise; I’ll share it here soon.  For now, here’s the photo that Tina took during Gabby’s addition-subtraction contest.

Then Saturday came and off we went here…

We arrived in Ateneo past 11 AM and there we dressed up Gabby to look like a cute farmer…

With camisa de chino in celadon green that I bought for only PhP 50 in Divisoria (where else?),  his props of faux grains for another P50, his old yellow shirt that his mom wrapped around his head with a straw hat purchased at PhP 35 all bought in Tabora Street completed his look. 

“PLANTING RICE”, his 5-stanza-poem was randomly given to him by their teacher several weeks ago.

Before they start the program, I took a photo of Gabby with MY CRUSH FOR HIM among his classmates. Her name is Chloe. :D  Isn’t she lovely? Bagay po ba sila ?  …No strings attached yet! It’s just me. :)

I told Tina while we’re waiting for Gabby’s turn to conquer the stage that I never experienced such palpitations and extreme nervousness since my Medical Board Exams. I was too anxious that I wanted our son to do it well and be done with ease.  

And after 50 Kindergarten students from 2 sections have recited their pieces, Gabby bagged 4th place which gave him the trophy and made him a winner in 2 consecutive years.

When he was in Nursery last year, he was named 3rd placer on the same contest. You may view it HERE.

“This Declamation Contest is not intended to exhibit the proficiency of the child, but to give him/her experience in speaking before an audience. Nervousness is thus eradicated, confidence gained and stage presence developed.” -TTA.

We’re having PPS (Proud Parent Syndrome) again.  He just recently ranked Top 2 in his class for their 3rd quarterly grading, then he won a trophy for his declamation and a medal for his Math Quiz Bee.  The boy deserves a prize he wanted.  But it will be granted to him in due time as we’ve agreed. :)  

Here are Gabby’s mentors in school (left) and his greatest teacher at home (right)…

(applause, applause!)

TINA and I  always feel like a WINNER for having a son like him. 

We’re just so proud of loving him.

We always thank God for giving Gabby to us.

God is great! :D  His love is overflowing.

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PS : We had an early dinner somewhere… That’s on my next post.  Till then.

Have a great week everyone! :D God bless.

26
Feb
10

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE

inside jetstream 41 cockpit

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go

Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go” 

No one’s leaving yet, ha ha! :) This song instantly popped out of nowhere last night right after I came home exhausted from an appointment.  I had a long day yesterday and I found myself humming this tune inside my head.   Then my imaginary singing led to flight of ideas.  

What if my wife who’s a California-Registered Nurse and a Visa-Screen Certified by CGFNS finally finds an employer to petition her and would have to leave me for several months until she gets to petition me and our son?  I am not worried with being alone to take care of Gabby but with Tina. Can she bear and thrive without the 2 of us? ha ha. :D  Who’s gonna wash the dishes?  Who’s gonna clean the toilet ? LOL! :DShe’ll LOL when she reads this. But the thing is, unlike you, kind reader, my wife barely scans my posts.

Or what if I’ll find an opportunity that will also require me to do the same thing of leaving my family temporarily for greener pasteurs, err we’re not cows! for a better future ?  Will I also experience what they call “homesick-ness” ? 

FYI, my dad worked as an OCW in KSA, Kuwait and UAE for more than 17 years and his earnings brought us to High School and College. Back then, he’d sent us so many “voice tapes”  in C30 or C90  (how very 80s) with a usual message that he missed us so much.  At present, I constantly chat with my mom who’s in UAE for work and would always tell her we miss her too.     

I know it’s unwise to count the chickens before they hatch.  I learned that from Farmville, LOL.  :D 

I am not preempting things; I’m just anxious thinking of the possiblities.

It’s an open book that Tina and I are trying to find chances of working abroad. But it seems luck isn’t on our side yet.  We’re not complaining. We both believe that the Lord has better plans for all of us and that sometimes, things don’t happen the way we planned it. We may not be content with the way things are at present and despite the challenges that life brings, we just have to trust His plans and let His will be done!  Do I sound profound now? :)

For those of you who are members of the local work fields, have you also considered going abroad to earn for your family? 

Or have you lived/have been living that life with homesick-ness?  If so, what’s the most memorable thing that you’ve experienced working abroad and lessons learned of doing so ?

24
Feb
10

LET’S WELCOME CHANGE

February 22, Monday – I left my family (Tina + Gabby) at home  (date was declared as special local holiday for schools because of EDSA Revolution anniversary) and rode LRT line 2 from our place, then MRT from Araneta Center-Cubao Terminal Station up to this EDSA-Taft-Pasay LRT Station. 

I went to Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City to get Tina and Gabby’s new passports. Believe it or not, it took me only less than 5 minutes to claim it.  So their previous green passports are now machine-readable-maroon…(sometimes, I imagine them blue! *wishful thinking*)

I renewed mine 2 years ago and will expire 2013 while  Tina and Gabby’s passports are valid until 2015.

Allow me to share these old and new passport photos of our little biggest bundle of joy…

Isn’t he a grown little good-looking man at 5 ?  :D  That photo on the right was taken at 4:30AM hence the morning face.  :)  How time flies so fast!  His first passport + photo were taken when he was 4 months old; apparently, he’s really a happy baby; the photographer at the studio in a mall did not find any difficulty making him smile giggle.   His old passport was stamped at Hong Kong, Brunei and Auckland, NZ airports.  We traveled with his Graco stroller then; even used it on buses in NZ. :D

I have claimed their new passports in a jiffy but they have applied for its renewal for several hours!

Flashback : February 01, 2010, Monday – Gabby was absent from preschool class and made a personal appearance at DFA. Although kids of his age who’d like to apply/renew their passports can just leave everything to their parents/guardians, and adults can have the process via on-line scheduling too,  Tina and I opted to do it traditionally and brought Gabby to avoid any hassles. Turned out to be we’re in for a big old hassle!

Ang saya!  We woke up at 3:30AM and arrived at DFA at around 4:30 in the morning.  The basketball court-waiting area was already packed!  Nothing has changed since I have renewed mine a couple of years ago.  Unlike Boarding Gates at any airports where passengers with child/ren and/or geriatric individuals may board first,  at DFA, they only give considerations to pregnant and old applicants only.  

Yes, it was very systematic but looong queues were still there. We’re done with application, verification, processing and encoding (inside the DFA auditorium) at 9:20AM flat.  It was really exhausting. :(

Imagine, until last Monday, the scene was the same…

But let’s thank God for change!  Have you heard that DFA Consular facility +passport services will be moving to its new state-of-the-art building located at Diosdado Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City ?

“Instead of sweltering heat, our consular clients will be greeted with cool air at the moment they enter our doors. Instead of monobloc chairs, they will wait their turn sitting on ergonomically-designed stainless steel benches. Instead of long queues, they can shorten their wait by accessing our online appointment system. Instead of going from building to building, they only need to move from ground to second floor,” DFA Secretary Alberto Romulo said.

DFA consular personnel, Romulo added, would also enjoy the convenience of modern work stations, furniture and equipment.

The building was acquired for a price of P530 million with the assistance of the Development Bank of the Philippines.

The facility will be opened to the public once it is formally inaugurated in the next few weeks. For the time being and until further notice, the consular services requirements of the public will continue to be attended to at the DFA’s existing consular facilities along Roberts Street.

Source : KBK, GMANews.TV

 Ang mahal pala ng change! :D

23
Feb
10

BLUE TO WHITE

In response to a colleague’s invitation for lunch, we headed to Glorietta 3 about a couple of weeks ago.  I+Tina=Gabby were treated to one of our favorite pig-out places : Dad’s Ultimate Buffet (includes Saisaki + Kamayan). 

We noticed they’ve changed their old blue plates for the crossover/ultimate buffet to immaculate white. I’m not sure if it’s only for that day or only for that branch.  Nevertheless, the eat-all-you-want spread remains the same–satisfyingly good for affordable price than others.

These were digested several days before Ash Wednesday. *defensive*

If you’re Catholic like us, do you also observe little sacrifices like porkless days during Lent ?   We usually avoid meat on Ash Wednesday, and all the Fridays that follows until Black Saturday.  Our menu during Fridays of Lent typically consists of Ginisang Monggo, Paksiw na Bangus, Chopsuey, Fresh or Fried Lumpia, Tinapa, Ginisang Mais or Suam, Lugaw+egg and the like.  Last year, Tina prepared Lumpiang Shanghai using Tilapia fillet instead of ground pork.   We don’t skip meals or fast literally; we only lessen our intake. Then of course, we try to feast again on Easter!  What about you?  What do you eat during Holy Week ?

20
Feb
10

WHERE’S THE NOTICE?

Two evil traits that I have that only my family, closest friends and my former Medical-Surgical Nursing students know and have experienced are the art of sarcasm and my being obnoxious.  But like a silent dog, I only bark when it’s needed.

Last Friday, my blood pressure soared the highest when I and my wife found out that our internet was suddenly disconnected by Smart Bro.  Consider it petty but for my family (I+Tina=Gabby), the www is part of our daily lives for a ton of reasons.

If you must know, I am tasked not only to provide but to handle the budget in our family and pay the bills (yes, bizaare it may sound but Tina prefers it that way and I’m not complaining).  And come hell or high waters, we’re thankful that we haven’t been delayed with the payments of the bills (Thanks for my being OC and during our trying times -thanks to our support network).  Not until this hassle with Smart Bro.  The problem rooted about a couple of months ago when we started not receiving any billing statements from that broadband provider.  We patiently waited but we didn’t receive any.  

Preoccupied with other things, I didn’t settle the account as there were no bills.  IMO, this wasn’t  irresponsibility on our part as consumers because Tina and I only wanted for their office to straighten things up with their billing and collection processes.  

About a week ago, I received a call from Smart Bro call center agent regarding the unsettled account.  I requested the  agent to issue me a billing statement and I will gladly settle the dues in no time.  A week after, we didn’t receive any as if my request fell on deaf ears.  

Correct me if I’m wrong but what I know with any local service providers like Meralco, Manila Waters, PLDT, Sky cable and the like, notice of disconnection shall be issued prior to the act itself.  But with Smart Bro, they have done it without a word. True that they’ve called me to ask about why we haven’t paid yet but the inefficient call center agent did not notify us that disconnection will be done within a particular period.

And so when we found out that our net suddenly expired at around 3PM last Friday, I immediately called the Smart Bro hotline and they received hot words from me (no pun intended).  I explained everything to the call center agent whose name was unremarkable because she was useless to me at that time.  I was fuming mad over the phone because of their UNFAIR CUSTOMER SERVICE.  I asked the agent if she can reconnect our line immediately after I pay the bills –she was unsure to my disgust!

After we have been loyal post-paid broadband clients for several years now and the fact that we haven’t missed paying our bills to them, I think their action of sudden disconnection without proper notice was FOUL and INCONSIDERATE and that their Customer service BADLY NEEDS IMPROVEMENT. 

After paying PhP 2,000 at the nearest 711 branch around 3:30PM, Friday, I called again the Smart bro hotline and demanded to the call center agent that she better restore our connection within the next few hours because I already settled the 2-month-unpaid dues even without issuance of the bill (Smart Bro post-paid per month costs PhP 999).  Again, I received reply of uncertainties and no assurance at all.  She was not even apologetic and neither thankful on her company’s behalf!  Why oh why?

The poor employee even insisted that it was noted in their computer that someone from our home allegedly received the bill last month.  Huh?!  We’re only 3 in our household (I+Tina =Gabby) and all of us including our preschool son cannot remember a thing doing so. We aren’t saints but we are far from being liars.

She told me that even if I already gave her the details of the (7-11) receipt and that I have paid the dues, it would take around 24 hours to reconnect our internet line. Duh?!  I know it would only take a press of a button from their whatever-machine to restore our internet again so why do we have to suffer to wait?  Doesn’t she know my crops in farmville will wither given that long waiting time without a net *kidding* 

FYI,  other than postpaid, we also own a prepaid Smart Bro — that’s how loyal we are to them.

I swore to her that I will switch to Sun or Globe Broadband if she won’t restore my connection ASAP.  And I am sincere when I said that.

After I promised the poor call center agent that I will blog about the matter, I dozed off for a couple of hours. And after I woke up just before dinner, I and Tina were on-line again.

Should there be always coercion and force before someone does his/her duty promptly?

To Smart Bro : LOYAL CUSTOMERS DESERVE NOTHING BUT FLAWLESS SERVICE. REMEMBER THE BIGGEST ROOM IN THE WORLD IS IMPROVEMENT!

Like a merciful father, I forgive but forgive me I still have active+young neurons so it’s hard for me to forget, hence this post.  

I ask you kind readers, what’s your internet connection? Is it prepaid or postpaid?  Have you experienced any hassles expected or otherwise with regards to these service providers?  Would you care enough to share in the comment section. Thanks.

Inspite of this not-my-usual-post, everyone deserves a great week ahead so have yourself one! :D

18
Feb
10

A WALK WITH DRAGON + LIONS

Mr. Sun was shining its brightest as everyone celebrated Valentine’s Day + Chinese New Year.   There was never a day better than last Sunday to take a walk through the streets of Manila China town. :)

I arrived at Manila Central Post Office fronting Liwasang Bonifacio, now known as Plaza Lawton, a few minutes before 10:30AM.  This majestic building served as our meeting place for Dong Ho’s  KaESKAPO sa Binondo.   

I was lucky to be chosen as one of the 5 among the many blogger-followers of  Dong Ho’s  ESKAPO  to explore Binondo on foot using The Big Binondo Food Wok  Map by Ivan Man Dy of Old Manila Walks.

The blog contest winners were selected based on Dong Ho’s querry :

 Why do you deserve this map and join this food trip ?

It was a pleasure meeting young breed of  fellow bloggers Chyng, Cher, Josh, and Ann (with her BF); all of us were recipients of this map from the Dong himself.  Although I was the most senior of the group,  it just felt like I was only with my students, less the toxicity of classroom lectures :D  We were all amazed how The Big Binondo Food Wok Map was conceptualized; it points out heritage trail and of course, the most interesting food shops in the heart of Manila, from the cheapest finds to the most upscale restaurants. The coupons in the map for some freebies were certainly not left unnoticed.

After a short briefing about the activity and a casual intro to ourselves, we started the walk that led to one-of-a-kind-Binondo trip.

I am not new to the place. I have been to Binondo and Ongpin areas up to Recto and Divisoria countless times actually.  But exploring it with  strangers  bloggers whom I haven’t met is a new experience for me and perhaps the same thing for them.  Gladly, we instantly gelled as we enjoyed several hours together.

We’re fortunate to witness a Dragon Dance just few steps from the gates of Manila China town after Escolta.

 We had a short stop at Binondo Church…

Then after I uttered my prayers, we headed off to Ongpin…

A festive welcome to the Chinese New Year isn’t complete without Lion Dances…

The colors of Ongpin and its side streets never fail to fascinate me… I’m sure my fellow bloggers were also delighted with such vibrant hues!

From freshest fruits to veggies, lucky charms and figurines; gold jewelries and more; almost everything is in Ongpin!

 

Although our son, Gabby had been to Ongpin more than a couple of times recently,  I’d also wished him to experience Chinese New Year in Binondo. But his mom and I agreed for them to stay at home to avoid too much crowd and all.  He’ll surely enjoy the celebration soon when he grows older.  

After a few steps and shots, we headed to our food tripping!  :)

Our first stop : the immediate left street at the back of Binondo Church for some remarkable dumplings!

It was only my second time to try DONG BEI DUMPLINGS – the famous KUCHAY or CHIVES DUMPLINGS of Binondo.   I’ve written something about these dumplings May of last year, after I’ve tasted them and compared with the same steamed delight from a Chinese resto in a mall (view HERE! )  The major difference : Dong Bei’s version is more flavorful but doesn’t have overpowering taste. Plus, you get to view how it is prepared…

Freshly made dumplings, anyone ?

Your options :  Plain Kuchay or Plain Pork;  Combinations of Kuchay + Pork (last year I had Kuchay + Shrimp) either steamed or fried; 13 -14 pieces for only PhP100+.  Guess what our team had? All of them! :D  Have you tried Dong Bei’s Kuchay Dumplings ?  How do you like them ?  

Their both best dipped in chili sauce!  Some of my co-bloggers didn’t like them that much, perhaps because it’s quite new to their taste buds or they’ve been more familiar with other Chinese dumplings than chives.

Dong Ho (not the owner of Dong Bei, LOL!) also introduced as to Dong Bei’s PANCAKES! These aren’t your usual pancakes served with butter + syrup *yum!* but it’s fried with stuffings of ….surprise –> Kuchay +Pork again! :D  But its thin fried dough was more sticky than the fried Kuchay dumplings and thankfully, both were less oily.  

And since I vowed with Tina and Gabby not to drink Coke and other sodas again (deliver us not into temptation, hehe!), I tried for the first time this Chinese iced tea on a can (but forgive me, although i hope it has less sugar, it’s carbonated too!)

My co-blogger Chyng didn’t like the canned Chinese cold tea that much; it was OK for my taste but nothing to rave about and would not cause you to crave for it.

After that quick bite at Dong Bei, the walk continued to the corner of Tomas Pinpin + Ongpin Streets where a shrine is venerated by Tsinoys.

SANTO CRISTO DE LONGOS

Note that incense sticks are used by the prayerful to adore the Holy Cross. It’s an apparent fusion of Catholic and Chinese beliefs.

Moving on… Do you like Tikoy ?  What’s a Chinese New Year without Tikoy a.k.a.  NIAN GAO / YEAR CAKES or Glutinous rice cakes ? What’s Binondo without horse-driven kalesas? (Note to Gabby :  We’ll ride kalesa one day either in Manila or in Vigan!)

My wife knows how we share the love for FRESH LUMPIA. :D  This made our next pit stop as one of my favorite food places we’ve been to.  I recall one of my  kind readers, JP recommended this when I posted SOMETHING  ABOUT  LUMPIA few weeks ago.

Tucked inside Uysubin Building beside HSBC, located along Quintin Paredes Street, is a courtyard where New Po Heng Lumpia House is.  

I guarantee you satisfaction from these freshly rolled Hokkien-style lumpia!  For only PhP 45 per roll, you can taste heaven in every bite! What I like about Chinese Fresh Lumpia is the inclusion of fried vermicelli + seaweeds and lotsa ground peanuts! It’s so delicious even sans sauce! I give my two-thumbs up to New Po Heng Lumpia! Definitely, it won’t be my last there; i’ll surely bring my family and friends there soon. :D

As we entered New Po Heng, we’re lucky to see the Ivan Man Dy in person on his last leg for that day on his Old Manila Walks.  Dong Ho introduced us to him and to my surprise, he said, “Oh you’re the doctor who joined Chuvaness’ contest. Did you win?”  I smiled back and said “No”  (It was another blog contest with his map and his TOUR as one of the top prizes–The question was : If you were a Chinese dish, what would you be and why?  My answer :  Chinese Fortune Cookie -Because I believe I am more than meets the eye).  I wasn’t only starstruck but was literally in awe because Ivan actually reads comments and entries! Wow! :D

Chyng had taken the chance to have photo-op with Ivan.  I was shy to do so. Perhaps when I and Tina find time to join his once-a-month-Malacanang tour.  Ivan is nice;  he even offered us tikoy, part of the freebies he was giving to his local and a few foreign tourists who joined his walk.

Another treat for us bloggers was when Ivan introduced the next guy to our table as the TUTUBI of  BACKPACKING PHILIPPINES AND ASIA. It was really one lucky day! :D

Still following some suggested heritage trail in The Big Binondo Food Wok Map, our group went to Ongpin again and went up flight of stairs to visit TE YA KONG TEMPLE…

Seeing almost all people in red, lighting incense sticks and praying, I can’t help but to admire the Chinese-Filipino community for their strong faith.

After several minutes, we’re on to our next merienda stop (I like the way we took this “NO-RICE”- Binondo Food trip; LIGHT & YUMMY) :  SHANGHAI FRIED SIOPAO!  Have you sampled one already ?  It’s more flavorful than ordinary siopao.

The Dong bought fried siopao for all of us and split the bill just before we part ways. We brought them to Eng Bee Tin restaurant where Dong Ho suggested to have refreshing avocado shake; but it wasn’t in season so we all went for the next best thing : mango shake! (I like riped mango). I just forgot to ask Dong Ho how much fried siopao a piece but the mango shake was so good at PhP 50+.

Then after another hearty snack, we’re on our feet again for our last pit stop… On way there, we passed by Plaza Calderon dela Barca right in front of  Basilica Menor del San Lorenzo a.k.a. Binondo Church…

I like fountains. (note to self : work for you to bring your family to Europe one day!).  The sight of dripping water somehow recharged me to walk a few kilometers from Binondo to Reina Regente, Recto and finally reached Narra Street at the back of Tutuban Mall where the biggest and grandest of Chinatown’s Buddhist temples…

 

SENG GUAN SI TEMPLE

The facade of Seng Guan Si Temple is already amazing but there’s more than that beautiful front this place of worship has to offer.

The first floor was awesome.  But the second floor of this temple was even more fantastic!  There was even an enormous section that’s probably considered as the most sacred of them all. I thought that part of the temple is comparable to the Catholic church’s Adoration Chapel.

It was indeed a loooong tiring day but believe it or not, I enjoyed it to the fullest! :)  Although I wasn’t with my family (Gabby + Tina), I’m glad to meet and gain new blogger-friends.  Thanks, Dom (a.k.a. the Dong Ho)!  Sa uulitin!  

We could not let the day pass without taking photos of ourselves of course! So meet my Ka-Eskapo sa Binondo :

from left to right : The Dong Ho and docgelo; right :  Chyng, Josh and Cher.  photos by Cher Cabula (thanks, Cher!) these photos were taken at New Po Heng Lumpia courtyard.

Newbie and young blogger, Ann with her BF Archie and on right photo, the Chinese charm Dong Ho got for each of us.

One last group shot before parting ways… photo by Dong Ho

You may want to view (again) my previous posts about this most interesting part of Manila called Binondo. Thanks! 

CHINESE NEW YEAR  2009  AT  MANILA CHINATOWN

ESTERO EATERY IN ONGPIN

WAI YING

MR. UBE

DONG BEI DUMPLINGS

BINONDO EXPLORED

JANUARY 2ND 2010 IN ONGPIN PART 1

JANUARY 2ND 2010 IN ONGPIN PART 2 : PRESIDENT’S  TEA HOUSE

16
Feb
10

IN A WORLD OF RESTLESS AND YOUNG

In a month or so, Gabby will be done with his classes.  And 6 years after we became first-time parents, Tina and I still cannot believe that our little boy has done Nursery and about to finish Kindergarten soon.  I guess all parents out there would agree that it’s a BIG accomplishment already; although we know there’s a looooooooooong way to go for the 3 of us. At least we’ve started the first few steps happily together. :D 

Preschoolers nowadays study lessons that my generation had learned later in grade school.  We take it as an advantage for them of course.  But let me ask you, when did you learn your proper and improper fractions and how to add and subtract them ? What about mixed fractions -the ones with whole number and a fraction ?  Synonyms and antonyms ? Concepts of Greater than and Less than ?  Differences of Solid, Liquid and Gas ?  Were they taught to you as early as Kindergarten ? *grin* 

It’s not only the preschool syllabus that evolved and became, IMO, far advanced (–again, I’m not complaining) but also the extra-curricular activities.

Last week, we heard our son singing screaming :

“Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams,  for my love….will see you..through…”

My wife and I looked at each other with astonishment! Where in the world did Gabby learn a very old OPM song?  :D  I, myself haven’t heard of it in years!

Tina and I are children of the 80s.  And at 33, I can still recall our preschool activities and whatnot but  I do not remember singing these songs in school when I was Gabby’s age :

My Love Will See You Through  by Marco Sison

Thank You For The Music   by Abba

Somewhere Out There  by James Ingram + Linda Ronstadt  (I remember this from a late 80s movie)

Yesterdays Dream  by Donna Cruz 

Actually, it was nice and fun to hear and see a 5-year-old kid singing somewhat-matured songs! :D  He even picks up his Jumbo pencil and assumes it as his microphone while singing at the top of his voice. 

Tina and I are just proud parents and are so glad to be in a world of restless and young! :D

I wonder what’s on for their next week’s classes… hmmm… *excited*

Meanwhile, here’s what Gabby was singing when I’m writing this…

We are the world of the restless and young
And we need a hand to guide us
Helping each other, build each other
As long as we’re together you and me

For together we stand, divided we fall
Together we climb to the top of the world
We can be what we want for the world to see
That we are the children of yesterday’s dream

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:D  Can you recall your preschool days ? 

:D  What are your fondest memories of those years ? 

:D   What songs were you singing then ?




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