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A Serene Saturday and a few words of wisdom from an 8yo

One serene but musical and sunny Saturday!

A lot of fun and learning experience – and a lot to be proud of:

Work hard, and you’ll get rewarded!

My college daughter (19yo) just received the diploma/certificate for National Collegiate of Scholars. She studies so hard and deserves to be recognized.

My graduating teen (17yo) just got the acceptance and scholarship letter from Drexel University’s school of Mathematics; We have until May 1st to decide what college to accept. It all depends on the financial package.

My 8th grader (13yo), just attended a Festival of Harmony where his group, Celebration Singers’ Boys Ensemble was picked to perform after an 8-hour long of a capella workshop (My 13yo made a big impression that he’s being asked to be a part of a quartet that might go to Maryland on a scholarship)

And it’s only Saturday. The following days will be packed with benefit concerts, shows, finals and other fun stuff.

Our life is a big canvas ready to be painted
Raising my crumbcatchers is art in highest form
Appreciation for art is subjective –
Meanings can be hidden that only the artist can convey;

You can stare at a pile of rocks and go wow;
And another person can just look at it go, “what is that?”
Just like my four crumbcatchers –
You can look at them and you see different meanings – different paths, different purposes.

A day can be full of shadows and dark colors in some days
But then the colors of the rainbow will still dominate!

Life like art – grows on you;
You see the challenges and choices made;
And it’s not what transpired that matters
It’s how you proceed that makes the difference.

Life can be complicated or
It can be as simple as a mind of an eight-year old.

My youngest, a 2nd grader (8yo), is our bundle of joy! He’s on his hands most of the day doing the hundreds of hand stands and he just has the cutest voice and such innocence:

A few “Joshizms of the day:

While eating a hot plate of French fries:
"These french fries are like potatoes taking sauna in a volcano on fire for hours. "
On watching the four quartets singing an acapella:
(To give you a background, my 8yo has only seen his older brothers’ concerts and performances)

“I didn’t know old men can sing!”
On family time.
It's 10pm and we just got back from hours of watching our 13yo in the Festival of Harmony. My 13yo asked if he can play ping-pong with his Dad. But Dad’s just tired so he said, “Sorry, son, maybe tomorrow.”
In his cute high-pitched voice, my 8yo said:

Dad, you know Kuya (older brother in Filipino), just wants to play with you.
Before you know it, he’ll be in college and he won’t have a time to hang-out with
And you know, these are the most important time of his life!”

Good-night and enjoy the rest of the weekend, everyone!

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  1. Congratulations to all of you!! What a wonderful day, full of wonderful recognitions for jobs well done and hard work. : )


  3. LOL, love that hot fries description!


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