It is now October. I believe I am missing Chapters June, July, August and September. My last entry was Chapter May.
Aside from catching up on sleep because of jet lag, I caught up on my work like paying bills, writing checks, doing assigned tasks, etc.
Since my coupon code for Photobook would have expired by the end of the month, I made three albums. These photos were from our family trip to Balesin last year, my trip with my hubby to South Africa (also last year), and my recent trip to the U.S.A.
The children’s school were supposed to start, but it was postponed due to the construction works on the Skyway. Right outside the gates. Thus, the students had an extended vacation.
First half of this month, the kids were still enjoying reading books before using gadgets (that’s my rule) and no homework. Admittedly, I was, too. Because of the no homework, not the gadgets!
In July, two of my children turned a year older. No school yet meant we could celebrate a birthday on a weekday. In a mall. Doing whatever the celebrator chose.
We did new things. New for us, that is. My eldest chose ice skating. Oh, it’s been decades since I stepped skates-clad feet onto an ice skating rink. It’s no surprise my feet and legs ached terribly.
Afterwards, we went to Fully Booked. Two books Ella picked were our gift to her. Then, before having dinner with my brothers and family, we bought a cake from Mary Grace. Black Velvet flavour.
Our only boy wanted to do Laser Tag on his birthday. So, we found ourselves in Megamall again, outside Lazer Arena. It’s also something we haven’t done before. But only the kids went in. It was a weekday and they had the dark arena all to themselves.
They also tried playing a VR game in VR Live. To make it seem realistic, the floor was vibrating and a grinding sound emanated from it. I was in the room with them and taking pictures.
And at last, Rix and I took the children to National Museum one Sunday. We visited the National Museum of Fine Arts and National Museum of Natural History. There was even a whole exhibit room just for Noli Me Tangere. I hope it’s there when my kid is in high school!
This photo is of an amazing wall painting of Philippine history.
Then, July 18, school started; not without protestations, though.
A month with typhoons and four holidays, many days there were suspension of classes. There was even a week that the children went to school for just three days.
A month after the kids started school, I met up with my close high school friend. We had a super filling ramen from Hanamaruken and various Takoyaki flavors. The meat inside was huge!
We also had cakes and coffee, after walking for a bit. And chatting about whatever topics came to mind.
Then, my mom turned 70 and we had a delicious buffet dinner at Café Ilang-Ilang. It’s a nice family gathering and my kids & their cousins had fun playing after the meal.
My youngest turned eight this month. The kids are really growing up and I cannot stop it. We celebrated by going to the mall. We ate at the fast food chain of her choice (hint: “Love ko ‘to”). She chose two Pikmi Pops at Toys ‘R’ Us and we bought them for her.
In between these events, I am reading books – books for me and my children’s books.
I also read a book called A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi. When I got to page 308 though, the page next to it was numbered 341. OMG!
Thus, I stopped for a while until… I don’t know! What am I to do? It’s so rare to get missing pages from a book. Isn’t it?
What would you do if you encountered something like this?
- Read it anyway.
- Buy a new one.
- Exchange it at the bookstore (but I threw away the receipt).
- Borrow from someone.
- Read it in a library.