Friday, September 3, 2010

TGIF: It's only the 2nd Day of School.

First, big announcement here. I was accepted to the grad school program I applied for, and I'll be studying for a Masters in TESOL from January 2011. I am really excited about this as I feel it's a step in the right direction, regarding both my career itself AND my determination to continue working while being a mom. It's hard to explain how my desire to get a Masters is tied so closely to my issues of work and family, but it is (even though my husband doesn't buy this for a second).

Anyway, for those who don't know, TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I get asked this frequently by people who, surprisingly, don't teach ESL, so why would they know, right?

This is my TGIF post, so I'll post about all the things I am thankful for this week.

I am glad that I could:

  • take Tuesday off to get ONE MORE day to myself before classes begin for the fall.
  • set up a wi-fi unit in my house so we can use the iPhone and our iPod Touch throughout our house (with the help of a computer expert who happens to be a co-worker...Thanks, Chris!).
  • get my camera fixed easily because the Canon Headquarters is very nearby.
  • take advantage of the exchange rates ... the trip to the USA in December is taken care of now.

I feel grateful that:

  • I work with people who are easy to talk with and we can bounce ideas off each other anytime we feel like it.
  • my mom finally emailed me back.
  • people are starting to compliment me on my weight loss. To be honest, I have only lost ONE kilo (about 2.2 pounds) since starting Weight Watchers, so I am sure that the difference is very very tiny, but it gives me a bit more motivation to keep going.
  • Journey songs are making a comeback (and this is because of Glee).

I think it's so cool that:

  • Ailin loves to listen to Glee soundtrack music and she sometimes requests to watch a recorded episode or two.
  • Luka likes to pretend to cook. He is feeding my his "creations" as we speak.
I am sure there is more, but I'm drawing a blank now. I have a whole list of errands to run and need to do those in order to clear my mind. Besides, Journey is playing in the background and I can't concentrate.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting accepted into the program! Let the fun begin!

PS, I would say that Journey songs started making inroads with the younger generation when Arnel Pineda was hired and they began recording new albums again, before Glee was around. I know he made both my husband and I into fans.


Mande said...

I didn't even realize that Journey had a new lead singer. I have been a fan since 1995 when I worked at that girl scout camp. The head cook (from the Philippines, actually!) always listened to the classic rock station. Of course, I only listened to the original Journey songs and had not even a clue that the band is still alive and kickin'. This is great news. I am totally going to check them out.

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