Last night, darling daughter’s school hosted a Multicultural Fair. The event was featuring countries like China, Ethiopia, Germany, Mexico, The Philippines, Ukraine, and others. For some reason, I overlooked the Sign-Up Genius email from the school that required volunteers for the event. So it was the last minute action on my side to volunteer to assist in The Philippines’ assigned hallway.
Quick fun facts about The Philippines were already posted in the hallway. Snacks and arts and crafts materials were ready on the table. But before the students (with their parents) can visit the countries in the hallways, the students–who are also the tourists, had to undergo the check in process using their “passports” to board the plane (gym area). It was cool because these little passports were prepared ahead of time by the assigned faculty. After a quick orientation on-board, the plane landed and the tourists went safely to their destinations.
My job was to act as an immigration officer and stamp the “tourists” (students) passports. It was a lot of fun stamping and sharing some facts about The Philippines at the same time. I even met and chatted with parents who visited The Philippines. I had a great time with the conversations and sharing experiences. Also, I met two Filipino families. That was awesome.
I wish I had the chance to go around the school to check on other countries’ showcase of food, culture, and fun facts. Maybe next year. 🙂
We have been taking it easy since the pandemic hit. Though it was quite difficult to not roam around in town much, my family definitely kept being active outdoors. We mostly hung out in parks and drove around town sometimes.
Now that it is back to school once again, our schedule was modified a little. Plus, the holidays are just around the corner. Most activities we have now been school-related and extracurriculars. The schools were focusing on health and safety since the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular cleaning and sanitation is in full swing. Which, I think, is very important right now. Our kids’ safety is the priority.
Speaking of the holidays, we are almost done with October, you all. Thanksgiving is going to be here before we know it. Christmas, on the other hand, is peeking through. Aren’t you all excited? 😀
My darling daughter asked me one day early in September if we can put up the Christmas tree already. I was like, “you have to ask your dad”. She did. Then my dear hubby said “not until after Thanksgiving”. Well, we did not want to argue, so we will just wait until then. But, I thought of the small Christmas tree we had been keeping in the attic for years (which is a fiber optics one). I told my daughter we will just put it in her bedroom. She was super glad about the idea.
I took darling daughter to NorthPark Center (in Dallas, TX) to see an exhibit created from canned goods built by the talented local teams of designers, architects, engineers, and contractors. It’s called CANstruction. The main purpose of the exhibit is to gather food donations for the North Texas Food Bank.
The structures were skillfully and intricately built. Darling daughter and I were so fascinated. We even played the Guess How Many game to find out how many cans were in each structure.