I spoke too soon, hindot na yan.
Anika brought out her Filipino Mastery Test last night during dinner. 20/30 ang score niya. 70% passing (ikr) so it means she failed. Lekat na yan. How can she fail? We have been reading Tagalog books!
When I went over the test and started asking questions. She can read the sentences alright but she doesn’t know the meaning of the words!!!!!!! Ano ba naman ito?! Magmigrate na daw kami sa Canada kasi dun daw walang Filipino subject. When I was going over her test, nakita ko tumutulo na luha. She’s sorry daw for disappointing me. Partida, wala pa akong sinasabi niyan. I was just quiet. Na-guilty naman ako. I told her I wasn’t mad because I knew that she did her best.
Nakakaloka. I asked her to read a Tagalog book right there and then and asked her randomly what a specific word meant. Biik, hindi niya alam meaning. Humagulgol, hindi din niya alam. Wala, olats. Bawal na English speaking in the house now.
ME: Simula ngayon, bawal na magEnglish sa bahay.
KA LYDIA: Never mind Anika. It’s okay. I will teach you Filipino. I am good in Filipino.
I looked at my mother-in-law.
KA LYDIA (laughing): Ay oo nga pala! English pa din yun! Tuturuan kita ng Pilipino. Magaling ako diyan.
It’s very different during our time. Panghila ko pataas ng average yang Filipino subject. That and P.E.. I always get 98 in P.E. because I was part of the varsity team. Pambawi ko ang mga yan. Ngayon baliktad. Anika’s Filipino grades pulls down her general average. Akala mo lumaki sa Amerika eh.
There’s no one else to blame but me and Alvin naman. Napapa-English na din kasi kami ng wagas when we’re home. Akala niyo ba, mahirap din ang may English speaking na anak noh.
ANIKA: Tatay, I want Yakult.
ALVIN: Then get one in the rif.
Rif. As in rifrigerator.
Yung “don’t be road!” na yan? We are always like that at home.
Lalo na pagpinapagalitan mo.
ME: Anika, stop doing that!
She doesn’t stop.
ME: Anika, I said stop doing that! One more ha!
She still doesn’t stop.
Hindi pa din tumigil.
ME: Anika I said! If you!! I said!!!! Bahala ka nga sa buhay mo!
Wala. Malapit na ako magconcede sa Filipino na yan. Anika’s prohibited in watching English cartoons. Ito, wala siyang choice with the Princess Sara cartoons na Tinagalog.
Bahala na nga si Batman.
So today, Alvin, Anika and I were supposed to spend the day together. However, the electricity at home kept on fluctuating. We had no choice but to go without Alvin so he can fix the house. Nakakainis. I was looking forward to this family day. Anika and I went to the pedia first.
This is what I wore:
You know, until now, I can’t wear heels or wedges. It still hurts my sprained ankle. Kelan ba gagaling tong ankle ko na ito? Before, 1 week lang okay na. Ngayong matanda na, magwa-one monthsary na ito, painful pa din. Grrrr.
This is what Anika wore.
It’s been two year already na ayaw na magpa-pakiaalam si Anika with her outfits. She chooses what she wears. It frustrates me because she doesn’t wear the girlie girlie clothes that I buy her. Alvin told me na hayaan ko na daw so she can express herself well. Buti kako cute si Anika kaya okay sa kanya whatever outfit she wears. Lelz.
Anika has asthma daw now, her pulmo pedia said. She’s taking PED 20 in syrup. This is new to me so I googled it. It has steriods =c Kalungkot and scary but Alvin said to trust the pedia because he will not give it daw if not necessary. May wheezing sound na kasi again na narinig sa lungs niya eh. If one family member has asthma, it’s inevitable to inherit it ano? I’ll make Anika do sports para exercised ang lunchs. I wish she continued her swimming lessons.
After the pedia, we went to visit Isabel and LT. The two looked adorable.
Kakigil talaga tong si Isabel!
We had lunch at Friday’s in Glorietta after. I got Anika a lego set for her high test scores. Ang kapalit naman ng low Filipino test score niya is no gadgets again until further notice. Last week, Anika saw Toots’ collection of lego toys in his condo. Na-addict ang bagets. She wants to build legos all the time! Ang mamahal pala nun! I told her that I can buy her whenever she has good grades as long as the lego is on sale. Pero she should take care in keeping it after niya pagsawaan. I wanna give it to the cancer patients in the pedia ward of PGH. They give it to the kids kasi as reward for every chemo treatment. Kaysa nagkakalat kalat lang di ba?
Wait speaking of toys, in Rustan’s pala, you can create a Christmas gift wishlist for your kids. Parang gift registry. They will give you a number and if you buy toys for that specific number, less 10%. Okay din.
We went to Pineda’s house afterwards because they weren’t done yet finding why the electricity was fluctuating. I went meat and chicken shopping afterwards. We were home by 430pm and Alvin and I watched Lord of The Ring while Anika assembled her new lego. Chill na chill naman. Alvin’s at the bar again tonight. Ganyan talaga pagbar yung business. Need mo tuunan ng pansin. Sana naman madami dami customers tonight.
Daan kayo there ha and let me know. I’ll try my best to go pagnandun kayo =) Dun na tayo magMommy Fleur Day!
Happy weekend everyone!