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Welcome: My little Growling Tiger Cub

Many of you who have been following me for quite some time now (or those who have back-read my entries) know that I pulled out my Bae from her traditional high school in order to home study so she can skip the K-12 program. Transferring schools mean shaving a year from high school (fast-tracking 3 years into 2 by advanced work & self-studying), and she can go to college in the timeframe we planned. Right now, we are back on track & I’m happy with my decision.

I was 16 when I graduated high school, 20 when I graduated College. My kids already have 2 extra years of school because of Prep + Grade 7. I am not willing for them to stay another extra year just because every time the government changes leadership, the educational system gets whacked & reinvented. Whatever the reason is for another year, I will never comprehend. Maybe it’s applicable in public school since many opt to work right after their secondary education & they need the IB courses. But for students in private schools -most of who are already given 2 extra years, I really see no sense since most continue on to higher learning.

Besides, since 2 (maybe 3, let’s see) of my kids are taking Med, it’s already an extra 4 years of school & then some. Uugod-ugod na kami ni Kap nagaaral pa ran sila at nag papa-tuition pa rin kami, anubah. When will I get pa my ROI hehe. NKKLK, ayoko na.

Kap was against it at first because between the 2 of us, he is the old-fashioned one & resistant to any change. Ano ba yang home-school na yan, was his never-ending question every time the issue comes up. May matututunan ba and anak natin diyan? Baka iskul-bukol lang and mangyari. Secretly, I also had my fears. Although our Bae has good study ethics, this home school & self-pacing was a completely new territory for us. Pag pumalpak, lagot ako. Baka imbes na maka-graduate at 18 eh madagdagan pa ng ilang taon.

So for 2 years I was holding my breath & kept praying that I made the right decision. It was only around 2 weeks ago that I was finally able to breathe a big sigh of relief when my Bae got all her high school credentials from her American distance school & her local university of choice accepted all her documents, no questions asked.

Until she got hold of all her school records, and until she was accepted into a Uni, I wasn’t 100% sure about home-schooling since my Bae followed an American curriculum. Now I can finally breathe in relief, whew!

O Honey, legit naman pala! :P Okay, alright na! :P

On the last week of April, we were officially enrolled & my Bae was finally a #GrowlingTiger , thank God! Makakahinga na aka ng maluwag.

Welcome to the yellow life, Bae. ;)


Hmmmnnnn. Yellow purse. Coincidence ba Bae? O sinasadya ng tadhana? ;P

So thankful for our fave faculty, Ms. MAE DIESMOS who is like a second mother to my children. From Ate, to Kuya, and now also to my bunso. She loves us so. <3

Only 1 day was delegated for my Bae’s course, so it was a mega frantic day. So thankful to our guardian angel who stayed with us throughout the process. Bae & her mama Mae. <3 I leave her in your able hands ha Mae, ikaw na ang bahala sa kanya away from home please? Huwag mo palulusutin ang mga boys hahahahaha! ;P

How I wish that instead of adding years, they would actually remove the unneeded subjects for the course like the basic English, Math, Filipino & PE which they’ve already studied for over a decade in primary & secondary school, and just concentrate on the more important, specialized subject related to the course. That would certainly shave off years & they can actually get to work immediately & start their life. Hay.




To be honest, UST wasn’t her first choice, although it was really mine due to logistics -plus with her brother being there, puwede silang magsabay. Ateneo is so far & the traffic situation is really bad. Everyone I know from the South who has a child studying there tells me the same. Either mag-condo or mag-dorm daw, so it was not an ideal situation for me. But since my Bae wanted Blue, I had to give my full support at magtiwala nalang kay Batman.

The Lord works in mysterious ways & changed my Bae’s heart & condition of the mind. She has now come to accept & love USTe as her home away from home. Kaya ngayon, ibang kalbaryo na naman ang pagdaraanan ko. 4 years again of bated breath hoping everything turns out okay for her, kung hindi, lagot ako! #AMomsLife

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  • Reply michconstantino

    Welcome to college Jena! :) Enjoy.

    I thought the course curriculum would still be different only to realize, same pa din pala until the Grade 12 ones enter college.

    Don’t worry Mommy Jane everything would be worth it :)

    May 15, 2017 at 8:24 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you Mich. Mag-dilang angel ka sana. Mwah! :-*

      May 15, 2017 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Guia Obsum

    Laging ganon ang buhay Mommy noh? Talagang tigil hinga hanggang makatapos or makalampas sa desisyon na tayo yung gumawa, maliit man o malaki. Eh halos lahat pa naman sa buhay nila tayo gagawa, lalo na pag mga bata pa, nakakatakot at nakakaloka. Talagang we just really have to leave it all up to Him, prayer and faith that He guides us to the right path for our children. ❤

    May 15, 2017 at 9:56 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Hay sinabi mo Gui. Never-ending hanggang pagtanda hahaha. They are so blessed to have us for mommies. Hindi lahat ng mommies tulad natin, pak ganern! ;))

      May 15, 2017 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Erika

    Time flies talaga Parang kelan lang kakagrad lang ni Jena ng elementary, ngayon mag 18 na sya tapos college na!Waah! Ang bilis! When pala Korea nyo?

    May 15, 2017 at 10:14 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Malapit na ang korea!! 3 tumbling nalang nandun na kami lol. Sana malamig pa!! \m/

      May 15, 2017 at 10:45 am
      • Reply Erika

        May friends ako nandon, naka jacket pa sila. 15 degrees sa gabi! Check nyo yung pag stayan nyo if may malapit na station for airport bus, dont use their subway from or to airport mahirap magbitbit ng maleta walang elevator or escalator yun mga subway nila! I’m just here if you need more questions

        May 15, 2017 at 10:55 am
        • Reply Jane Go

          yehey thank you for all these useful info!! :-*

          May 15, 2017 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Chel

    Natawa ko – ganyan pa din pangalan ng subjects. Panahon ko pa yan ha! :P

    Goodluck Jena!

    May 15, 2017 at 11:27 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Kaya nga. I-abolish na hay naku.

      May 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Marya

    Your Bae knows how to listen to her Mom, am sure, wagi ‘yan! On the side, ka-miss din ang UST Main Building kahit lumang-luma na. UST will provide your Bae a solid education, na-realize ko lang yan ng mag-enter ako sa workforce. Enjoy the journey with her!

    May 15, 2017 at 9:29 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you Marya. :) I love uste & I feel she will be safe inside the confines of the compound.

      May 16, 2017 at 6:27 am
  • Reply CYR

    Hi Jane, can I email you please to ask more details about the homeschool method you chose? Thanks so much!

    May 16, 2017 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Ailee

    Ms jane!!!! Unrelated to pero I feel like mas bet ni jana yung school nya ngayon vs yung school nya nung undergrad yrs? 😂

    May 18, 2017 at 8:12 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Ay. Siyang tunay. Feel na feel hahaha! :P

      May 18, 2017 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply michymichymoo

    Congratulations Jena! <3 I share your sentiments about too many subjects per semester, Mama Bear. Dito sa US marami na yung 12 credits per term, no wonder they excel here kasi they have a lot of time to study and do other things.

    May 21, 2017 at 4:42 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      oo nga. Yung american curriculum nya sa high school baby beary konti lang kaya natapos in 2 years time youg 3. Hay. And how’s life there? Miss you mwah! :-*

      May 21, 2017 at 9:09 am
      • Reply michymichymoo

        Miss you too Mama Bear! Just survived a term in school. Hope to see you when I get back! <3

        May 22, 2017 at 12:22 am
        • Reply Jane Go

          wow academe. you go girl. And yes, for sure. Mwah! :-*

          May 22, 2017 at 7:41 am

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