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Pixel Bugs: Bookstore

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Sassy mom of  Sassy Mom’s Corner is launching her first weekly photo meme called Pixel Bug in time for her birthday celebration today. Happy Birthday Mommy Salen! This meme doesn’t have a theme. It only requires photos (and of course a description) that highlights our weekends.

Yesterday, my family went to National Bookstore Quezon Avenue Branch to avail the last day sale promo. We headed to the preteen section as usual. My kids already knew what title to look for so we were able to finish the book hunting before we take our snack. These are some of the pictures that highlight our weekend.

We were greeted by James, a four-year old Golden Retriever police dog lazing near the entrance door.

Daddy about to take the shot
 
Naomi searching for books
Reading intently

Khalil found his favorite horror selection

Mommy holding the books for Naomi
 
Which is which
We had fun yesterday I hope you did too. Let’s visit other weekenders here at Pixel Bug (just click the badge above) and see who are Sassy Mom’s well wishers. Have a pleasant week ahead everyone! (^_^)/

Getting ready for school and what Eat Bulaga has taught me

Last week, we went to National Bookstore at SM Fairview to buy some school supplies. We have yet to complete the list so we are planning to go back next week.

We spent an ample amount for the items. I just thought to myself, if we can afford to buy the basic things that we need, what about those children who can’t even buy their own meal for the day?

We try to explain to our kids everything that we do for them in a manner that they can easily understand us.

We always tell them that not all children are lucky to go to school. Some children who are dying to study do not have the means to do so. While there are children whose parents are capable of sending them to good schools, are not showing interest in school. That’s the sad reality of life.

In their young minds, they already understand that we are doing our responsibility to equip them for the future, to make them competitive in the real world. We only encourage them to give it their best shot by studying their lessons well.

Our kids’ future still depends on what road they will choose to travel. We are only here to guide them.

As a mom, I feel for children whose parents could not support them. If only I could do something to alleviate their poverty.

A number of institutions, individuals and even game shows on TV help the less fortunate kids realize their dreams.

One example, is the longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga that awarded 30 poor but deserving kids a gift of a lifetime. The kids are valedictorians and salutatorians of public schools from different areas in the country. They were given free school supplies, shoes, cash, trophies and certificates that guarantee free expenses in High School for the next four years.

The students and their parents were overwhelmed with joy as they received the gifts from EB hosts and co-hosts.

I hope the EB project will serve as an inspiration to other people to do just the same act of kindness to our less fortunate brothers and sisters, especially children.