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Updated: The Gift of An Ordinary Weekend W#35 Part 1

The most awaited day of our save-the-caterpillars project has arrived!
Will blog about it soon.

We are off to Franco and Aki’s martial arts training. Yes, another member of the Familia Kiki is now into martial arts. And yes, I am so OP (out of place). Last Saturday was actually Aki’s second session. Aki’s training is all games and play. He doesn’t even know that he is being taught self-defense techniques. Normally, I get bored when I watch Franco train but last weekend, I made sure that I was present. One, I want to see Aki in action. I missed his first session because I had to perform my civil duties to help the commerce in my country, aka I went to Divisoria. Two, I wanted to talk to Aki’s self-defense instructor to understand the program. I was told that Aki will NOT (thanks, be, for pointing out that I missed that  important word)  be taught how to punch or do arm-locks. If someone tries to bully him, Aki will know how to control the movements of the bully. And because I am such a crybaby, I secretly shed a tear or two. My heart was bursting with pride when everyone was cheering Aki while he practiced the moves that were taught to him. I am hoping I will learn not to cry every time I watch Aki because I might make Franco’s guy friends freak out.

Sad news welcomed us when we got home. One of our parrot pets, Cling, passed away. Yakk,the other bird, was too aggressive. She kept on biting poor Cling. She also did not want to share the food with her cagemate.  We made a difficult decision to let Yakk go. Aki was really sad when we set his last bird pet free.

We are considering getting him a puppy on his birthday.  Any suggestions on what breed to get?

To bury the sadness, we went to the mall.While, the daddy paid our bills, Aki and I went to Booksale. Daddy came minutes after. When he got bored, he brought Aki to the arcade. When they went back, I was still not satisfied with my book-hunting. Franco went to his go-to barber for a scalp massage while Aki and I continued looking for books.

When the two of us reached our Booksale budge limit got tired, we went to McDo. Aki’s Kiddie Crew coordinator recognized him and gave him a toy. Thanks, Kuya Iann. Aki and I bonded over strawberry sundae and fries.
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A Family Sport

Both sides of my family are not sporty. I did not mind at all until I learned that my friend Tanya bikes and runs with her family on weekends. Running and biking are bonding activities they enjoy as a family. I wish there is a sport or any activity that my little family would enjoy doing together. Aki and I like crafts but Franco, over his dead fat body, will not touch glue. Aki and Franco both enjoy jujitsu but it is too boyish for me. My wish was granted thanks to a genie named Timezone. Before Aki only knew SM, now he begs for MCS and Glorietta.

This is the game that we love..


GoGoballs! It is a test of speed, accuracy and reaction time.  The game is available in Timezone Waltermart which Aki calls MCS and the old Timezone in Glorietta. There is a similar game in the new Timezone in Glorietta, called Penguin Paradise but we like GoGoballs more.



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Before Aki turned one, he was obsessed with basketball. When he became a toddler, kicking balls was his favorite hobby. And now at 2, he likes to play catch.I am so proud and happy seeing him proud and happy when he catched his football for the first time. I am relieved that Aki did not inherit my clumsiness when it comes to catching. Butas ang kamay as we call it in Laguna.

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I just hope he doesn’t learn how to play American football because this clumsy unathletic mommy is not ready to learn how to tackle.