23 October 2008

How fast they grow!

Jo-Lo is attending Kindy starting 3rd November!

Kindy, or Kindergarten, is the stepping stone to formal education here in New Zealand. Going to school is mandatory for kids aged 5 and above. Education here til Year 8 (that's high school for us) is free in government-subsidized institutions, though there may be some donations that may be asked for school upkeep. Everything else is provided for. In Jo-Lo's case, all we did was bring along his passport for his "enrollment". Kids aged 3 can start schooling, so they are better equipped with social skills and get acquainted with a classroom atmosphere. Wonderful, isn't it?

He is slowly but surely gaining ground in graduating from his baby talk to phrases we readily understand. A couple of days back we were at Countdown and stocking up on biscuits. We have chosen a few packets when Jo-Lo suddenly blurted out, "Cookie Bear please!" It's a brand which even my wife and I love; the Hundreds and Thousands cookies remind us of Jack n' Jill Pretzels. So Cookie Bear went home with us. For cookies, juice, cereals... Jo-Lo's getting preferences and at the same time he now eats whatever we serve on the table; it was a challenge before in Baguio.

Jo-Lo's really adapting quite well here in New Zealand. And he's growing even faster.

15 comments:

  1. i wish i was his teacher! he's so cute!

    and wow! he said: "cookie bear, please"????!!!!

    cute naman! go jo-lo!!! show them pinoy kids rock!!!!

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  2. Dessa girl: yes, tinuturuan namin sya mag-"please" kaya pati kami napapasunod sa gusto nya. hehe

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  3. Anonymous4:31 am

    Don't forget to keep talking to him in Tagalog ha. He and his cousins back home will really appreciate it when he goes back to the Philippines for holidays. Guranteed!

    Ting

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  4. Anonymous4:32 am

    Ooppsss..forgot to tell you how he's grown. Buntis lang si Tina noong araw..

    Ting

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  5. Hi Ting! Ah oo, hindi nya makakalimutan ang magtagalog! :-)

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  6. wow...he is cute...already blogging? ;-)

    Watson... enjoy every minute with your son... it is going fast...too fast... in no time he will be a grown up...
    I still remember when my son was a baby and now he is almost as tall as me... it all seems like yesterday !

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  7. Sidney: too true!

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  8. grabe???? joLo :P i miss you tuloy :( hay naku....

    sir nick ha... next year ha... dapat may invitation na ko dyan :P hahahaha (uy, pressure :P) ... dalhan ko si JoLo ng marie biscuits :P nak nang pating...cookie bear biscuits :P hahahahaha...

    high society na itich JoLo baby :P go go go :D make your tita follen proud :D

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  9. Follen: siguro by that time pwede na kayo mag-inggelsan. hahaha :-)

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  10. Kids do grow up so fast. Going to school is a mile stone . Its good that he is adapting well naman.


    btw,

    Happy birthday!

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  11. Leah: Salamat sa greeting! :-)

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  12. hahaha... oo nga... baka may accent na yan ni frodo :P

    happy birthday sir nick :) i left you a YM yesterday :P nakuha mo ba? anong gift gusto mo :P chicharon from Lapid's gusto mo? :P hahahaha

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  13. Hi Follen! Hindi ko nakuha yung YM, at hindi ko rin natanggap yung Lapid's chicharon. hehe

    Thanks sa greeting!

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  14. aw, kinder na siya? Time is really flying and he's growing so fast. Ang kute niya... before the year is out he'll be speaking like a true kiwi :)

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  15. I'm glad to know that Jo-Lo is adjusting very well in New Zealand. He's getting bigger. Time flies.

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