Impressive First Term

It’s already the second week of October and like most students nowadays, our children are already looking forward to their sem break. But first, they have to prepare for their finals  next week. They have been doing well so far and have been getting good grades.

Our eldest is adjusting well in his new school and has been included in the shortlist of students on the dean’s list. If he is able to maintain his good grades and do well in his finals, he will be eligible for a scholarship next semester. We are glad that he continues to excel at school particularly in his major subjects (he has actually been named programmer of the week for four consecutive weeks, if I’m not mistaken). Our youngest is also doing well, he is the top 3 student in his class.  His teacher said that she is impressed by how well our son is able to balance his studies and his extra curricular activities. She also acknowledged his leadership abilities. As parents, we’re very thankful that our children remain focused on their studies. We can only continue to guide them and pray for them so that they continue to excel in whatever they do.

This early though, we are already thinking of what to give them for Christmas. We want to give them something special. We want something that they could really appreciate and something that they could use. We are considering a number of things – like a guitar or a compact digital camera. We still have time to look around for appropriate gifts and of course, enough time to save for them …haha. I have actually been looking at different shopping websites to see the latest gift items (I am also looking at Christmas decors at this site). Hopefully, we can find what we want just in time for the holidays.

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Getting Ready for the Start of Another School Year

It’s the last weekend before another school year officially starts for the kids and although they are excited about seeing their classmates again, they also said they will try to make the most of their weekend (this means they will playing with their gadgets and xbox). Our youngest will start 9th grade on Wednesday while our eldest (who’s in college already) will have their orientation on Tuesday (regular classes for them will start on the 16th of June though). They also get to use the computer for an hour each day; which they usually spend on facebook or browsing on sites that interest them such as those on basketball, soccer and even sites like where they get to see dog treats that Ginny (our pet dog) may like. Anyway, we are also making sure that they go to bed early so that they can get used to getting up early again since they have to wake up at 5:30 a.m. when school starts again next week. I just hope that everything goes well next week, that there wouldn’t be any major adjustments for them.

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Preparations for the Next Term

After a busy finals week and a brief one week break from school, our eldest has started school again this week for their second term. Their one week break was actually spent mostly online, trying to see whether their final grades have been released. We wanted to apply for a scholarship this term and we wanted to make sure that his grades are able to meet the threshold that the scholarship committee has set. Good thing, his grades are more than enough to make him eligible for the scholarship. He has already been through two interviews and he’s currently waiting for his final interview. We’re still waiting for the schedule of his final interview for now. he’s excited about starting second term this week and although he won’t be having the same schedule as some of his previous classmates, he still looks forward to his new classes and to making new friends. Our youngest, meanwhile is still doing well in school. The results of his last exams were actually better than the past month. Both are making sure that they are prepared for the next term.

Speaking of preparations, my brother is having our family home renovated. It has been our home since we were little and it desperately needs to be be renovated. Since he is abroad working, our eldest brother is the one who is overseeing the renovations. They wanted to make sure that everything goes well during the whole process so that they wouldn’t be wasting their resources on things that they don’t need for the house. It’s a good thing my brother is able to find a reputable Reid Supply hardware store nearby that could provide them all the construction materials they need at the most affordable price. I can’t wait to see the house when it’s finished. It’s been awhile since we visited them and it’s a great opportunity to see the house as well.

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