Gaby’s Summer Assessment

June 13th, 2012

Just before summer ended, Gaby had her Music Assessment slash mini-recital. In keeping with tradition, this stage mommah took videos and assigned my sidekick, Adi, to take the photos.

Each student was given 2 numbers per course. Since Gaby is taking Voice and guitar, she had a total of 4 numbers.


She did very well in her numbers except for this one little “croak” during her first song number. She also did extremely well in her technical test. In my opinion, she did the best in that aspect. And I’m not speaking as a Mom but as an observer..so there.

Many have asked me as to where she inherited her talents. I unabashedly declare that she got her voice from me. Hey, I used to be a member […]  Continue Reading

School Opening

June 7th, 2012

Today is the first day of school. After close to 3 months of rest, we’re back to the daily grind.

This means waking up at 5:00 a.m., rushing to make breakfast, rushing to pack 2 lunch boxes, driving to school at 6:00 a.m., doing errands while kids are at school, driving back to school for pick-up, rushing to make dinner while tutoring kids. Hopefully, I’ll be able to finally make some time for the gym. Hopefully, I’ll also be able to squeeze in some of my favorite fat zapping treatments.

Oh, and this doesn’t count any extra curricular activities that the kids are signed up for.

Ah, the life of a school bus driver slash tutor slash cook slash all-around slave…uhhhmmm […]  Continue Reading

The Bully-Proof Campaign

February 22nd, 2012

A few months ago, I had the good fortune of being invited to attend a forum on the Anti-Bullying campaign of Reedley International School. This came at the heels of my own daughters’ bout with school bullies. So you can imagine how passionate I was…still am….about this.

Bullying, as we all know, is a prevalent evil that has become a big problem in almost all schools. The act of bullying isn’t confined to physical mauling and similar acts. Bullying can be in the form of verbal assault like name calling and teasing. Scare tactics is also another form of bullying. And in the school setting, taking of someone else’s things by force is another form of bullying.

As  […]  Continue Reading