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Easter Sunday 2014: "Hugos on Sugat"

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For the past Easter years, Alex was just among the soloist angels for what we called "Sugat". During this event kids dressed in angel are positioned in a way they can honor Mama Mary by throwing in flower petals. The throwing of petals happens after removing the black veil (which symbolizes grief) which is being replaced by a white veil (which symbolizes joy).

This year, we tried to take that slot for Alex to do the honor of removing and replacing and the veils. But never came into mind that the Parish Council decided to do the "Hugos". During the replacing of veils, the selected angel will be suspended instead of just standing on a platform. This is an old tradition which is being restored.

Check the video below.

Also check the captured photos on Alex's FB Page

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Good Friday 2014: Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage

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Every year we usually spent our stations of the cross somewhere near. But we dared something unique and daring this time. Not only we have to walk at least four kilometer distance but we also have to brave the strong river currents to reach the last stations. On record, we did 9 river crossings. It was very fulfilling for the family to achieve such feat just to offer our prayers for this season of lent.

Check the photos below on Alex's FB Page. Also please Like her page if you haven't done so.

Have a blessed Holy Week everyone.
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Panaad 2012: Divine Mercy Shrine

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At early stage of her life, we taught Alex to be prayerful. She can memorize the basic prayers like Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Grace before Meal and Glory be. She somehow can utter some words of the Apostle Creed. Most importantly, we tried to make her understand that the Easy way to get something is to pray Hard.

Panaad or Panata is the time for us adults to spend time for reflection and prayers together with the family. And we in the family have made it an annual practice. The Carmelite Monastery was our favorite destination during Holy Thursday. But this time we decided to go for a change. We chose to have our Stations of the Cross at the Divine Mercy Shrine, El Salvador City.

This was Alex's second time to go to the Divine Mercy Shrine but it does looked like her first time seeing some new scenes and buildings and she even wanted to stay there a bit longer on a tent. Probably next time around.

It was a fun moment with the family.

The Miraculous Water of the Divine Mercy

Have a Blessed Holy Week everyone!

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Alex's Silver Medal Award - Recognition SY 2011-2012

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If have something to show, flaunt it!
During the Second Half of the school year 2011-2012, Alex was showing a spectacular performance. She was among four candidates to receive a Gold Medal award if grades are maintained until the end of the school year. Unfortunately, kids have flaws and so is Alex. She had this habit of being so talkative and lazy at times copying what's required of them.

We were not pressured or worried anyway. We just have to keep her reminded of her good performance at school. She's still a kid and we don't want her to miss that moment in her life being one. Let our kids be kids during their days.

Alex receiving her Silver Medal had made us happy more than ever. But unlike the previous Silver Medal award, daddy was a bit more cautious this time unwilling to scramble trashes to look for lost medal.

Some of Alex's special moments:
With Daddy

With Mommy

With Cher Janet

With Cher Wennie

With fellow awardees

With Ayee & Jayvee

With cousin Jayvee
Congratulations babyyummilicious!

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Alex's First Solo Ballet Performance At Her Best

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So you think she can dance?  The questions that doubted our fear but overcome by confidence and trust. Alex may not be the best ballet dancer but we, her parents knew she can do it. It was an audition for the talent showdown contest sponsored by SM CDO Mall - SM Little Star 2011. Alex, who once participated in a ballet workshop, eagerly wanted to join. Their group had a recital last December but this time, it's the first solo performance of her life. Given her with basic skills in ballet, we hired a friend to further enhance her crafts in ballet dancing. She had a series of practices and a bit worried if she can do it all by herself on stage.

And the day has come. It was July 16, 2011 and Alex has to undergo another ladder of being a grown up kid. The first solo performance of her life. Alex was bundled with confidence that the crowd doesn't bother her much. She was all set to show her skills. No worries on her side. On the side note, we her parents, who had never experience such achievements in life (seriously) were trembled with fear. We need somebody to calm us down. Funny.

With Alex on stage as the first performer of the girls category, daddy has to hold on to his fear and to his trembling hands holding the video camera. Mommy was also on the same situation taking care of the photo op. And guess what? Alex did follow daddy's final words not to Yawn and Scratch her back as she used to during practices. She faced the audience with confidence and did stretch her arms and legs completing daddy's tip of the day. Just when daddy knew how to dance anyway? And oh, we forgot to removed her eyeglass. We were not that nervous.

Pre-competition photos:

The dance was completed and we heard some not-so-loud applause from the audience. But believe me, it was the best performance of her life so far. We hugged and kissed her off stage. Alex was at her best.

On-stage photos:

 And by the way, Alex did mentioned Michael as her idol during the short interview. Michael was Alex's patient trainer. Thanks so much Michael.

Check her video:

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Alex as Second Honor Awardee - SY 2010-2011

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This post maybe a bit delayed but being a stage father as I am, I'm proud to proclaim our child's achievements even when delayed. Last article, I mentioned about Alex's Special Award during their Special Awarding Day. Just when we thought that was it, we were surprised to know that Alex is one of the Awardee on the Recognition day. Of course, we never expected her to be the first honor not even second. And guess what? She made it as second honor. This is her greatest academic achievement so far.

Alex receiving her medal from Liceo U President Dr. Mariano Llerin.

But the excitement almost got spoiled when Alex accidentally lost her medal after lots of picture takings. The medal somehow slipped through its ribbon tie. I had to look around and even scrambled a pile of Trash - yes you heard me right. Until I came to a point thinking where to buy this medal stuff. Loser! Fortunately, my wife Felis tried to ask around and she found out that a utility personnel found a medal and gave it one of the Pre-School teachers. It was absolutely Alex's medal.

The awarding was not only fun but adventurous too. We look forward for more medals to come. Hopefully no more adventures this time.

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