What He Wore

I’ve posted about Liam’s costumes last year and as you can see am a bit pasaway. Anyway, this year, I will try my best not to be pasaway. But comfort will still be top of my priority.

Here’s what he wore last Linggo ng Wika celebration…

Here's our star looking for us.. hehehe
Here’s our star minutes before his performance… 🙂 

One thing I like about Liam’s school is that they send out memos weeks before actual event.  This gives parents more time to prepare and plan their trips to the mall.   So walang cramming.

3 weeks before their program, their required costumes was announced – Camisa Chino, Khaki tokong pants, scarf, buri hat and any thong slippers.  Easy lang yan!! hehe

Buri hat was needed the following day so we bought that one first.  Good thing we found one in the nearest mall at only 25.  I just asked Donna to sew a lining inside para di makati for Liam or else he might not wear it.

Scarf was also easy as we decided to let him use his “unused” scarf last year.  He did not wear it last year as he don’t want anything on his neck.  This year, ayaw pa din nya, but I did not give in to his pleas and cries. (read:  “Tanggal this, please”) Snob ang beauty ko. He obediently wore those din whole time.  Yun lng pala ang technique! 🙂

Khaki tokong pants was a bit hard. Initially, I plan to buy a soft khaki fabric and have 1 sewn for him.  Unfortunately, did not find anything I like, so I decided to look for a ready made one.  While painstakingly looking, I remember Liam having a Beige Columbia (mosquito repellent) pants.  So I just asked Donna to fold and saw. Voila!! Tokong na sya!! ok naman diba?!?!

Last was the camisa, this was the easiest but dito ako muntik sumablay (hehehe).  Another good thing about Liam’s school, days before the program, they require all kids to bring their costumes for checking.  So we chose Liam cleanest white shirt (this is what he wore every night to sleep) When we got home that night…

Donna:  Ate, mali ang damit ni Liam
Me:  Anong mali?! e Camisa Chino lang naman ang need
Donna:  Kailangan po pala may kulay.. Bright color po sabi ni T’May…
Me:  Di naman nakasulat sa memo un ahh..
Donna:  Nakasulat po ate.
Me (checking the memo again):  ok, will buy colorful camisa chino..
TOINKS!!! di nagbabasa ng mabuti ang nanay!! It was clearly written – Bright colored camisa chino! hehehehe

Thanks to our ever reliable Gaisano Countrymall (2mins walk away from office or from home), we were able to buy Liam a blue one. 🙂

Watch his performance here.  Enjoy!

Costumes! Costumes!

Ako na siguro ang pinaka-pasaway na nanay when it comes to costumes. hehe.. One of the things The only thing I hate about Liam’s school is their open air auditorium.. Yes, it’s not air-conditioned.  They always hold their activities there and I feel sorry for those Kids who wore “costumes”. You know all the works, wool, synthetic, polyester materials. I bet Liam will complain if he wears those.

Anyway, just want to share some of Liam’s activities where they have to wear costumes..

LINGGO NG WIKA

This was an easy one.  They were required to wear Kamisa de Chino (easy, this is Liam’s staple sleepwear) and checkered pajama pants and a matching scarf to be tied on the neck.  Since this was his first school program, medyo nag-effort pa ko. I bought a good clothe na checkered and had it sewn.

During practice Liam danced with his teacher and he was the only student following. On the program proper, nanibago ata with the loud sound system.. kaya eto sya..

Dino's dub for the event:  "Linggo ng Tyan" ahehehe
Dino’s dub for the event: “Linggo ng Tyan” ahehehe

UNITED NATION

What’s wrong with this event!? They require one of the parents to wear costume with their Kids and walk sa stage! Ang Saya! Para di doble gastos, I decided to let Liam wear his old Tiong Sam, so I have to look for a chinese top na lang though I know that for sure there will be lots of kids wearing same costume…

The pants is a bit bitin already. Thanks to my cousin who gave Liam this set when he turned 1 :)
The pants is a bit bitin already. Thanks to my cousin who gave Liam this set when he turned 1 🙂
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Do you now believe me when I said many will wear the same costume? I even end up wearing same piece as the other mom.. APIR kame 🙂

BOOK MONTH

For some reason, Liam is not in the mood this day and end up wearing civilian clothes.  They were requested to wear their favorite characters.  Thinking that Liam would be the only one without costume, I asked my office mate to buy a Spiderman costume for Liam. Buti na lang din, he did not wear it, cause it really was a hot day and for sure double irritation for him, if he will wear it. 🙂

LET IT SNOW CHRISTMAS

This is when I started to be a pasaway. For their Christmas presentation, boys were required to wear a snowman costumes and girls were to wear snow fairy costumes. Pasted in their journals are these pegs…
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Ang init ng peg diba!?!? I don’t have the heart to let Liam wear this knowing na open air ang auditorium. Kawawa sobra! so.. I bought him white muscle top, white pajama, red Santa hat and a piece of red clothe. Sew big black buttons (courtesy of T’ Marj) on the shirt… and here’ my little snowman.

cutest snowman if may say... AHEM! :) Okey in our eyes.. :)
cutest snowman if may say… AHEM! 🙂 Okey in our eyes.. 🙂

PIT SENYOR!

January is the much awaited Sinulog Festival here in Cebu.  They had a little program din in school to celebrate it.  Eto sorry, pero we got the advice a day before lang. They were required to wear any Sinulog or Black shirt to school instead of their PE uniforms.  No time for me to buy him a Sinulog shirt and Liam don’t have a black shirt. Sorry this is one Chinese trait that was retained with me. I don’t let my little one wear black.  Pero buti na lang, one of my office mate gave Liam a black shirt as pasalubong from Singapore. Yes, you read it right, Singapore.. malapit naman sa Sinulog diba?! ahehehehehe

with T'Noemi (top), Luisa (left, his partner, hehe) and Ate Raine (right)
with T’Noemi (top), Luisa (left, his partner, hehe) and Ate Raine (right)

In fairness, Liam looks good in black, kaso ayaw ko talaga.. sorry, perhaps when he gets older? hehe

COMMUNITY DAY

Naku, when Donna texted me about this, I was all problemado, isip ako ng isip what to let him wear. Buti na lang I asked Dino and he was the one who came up with the idea.. The shirt, Dino got it from BKK 2 years ago, I bought him the pants and the cap..

a.k.a. "MAJOR HUNK"
a.k.a. “MAJOR HUNK”

Sorry for the low res file, Ate Donna forgot to bring the camera, thus used her phone to take his pic.  Will be getting more pics from T’Marj (sana maalala ko na magpadala ng USB)

MAGTANIM AY ‘DI BIRO

During Liam’s summer class, one of their activity was planting. They were requested to wear white long sleeves kamisa de chino, folded pants ala magsasaka, hat, scarf the work. Oh no! not for my son. Ang init kaya nung May! I told Donna to let him wear a sando and the folded pants he has and put some sunblock on Liam.

Our farmer boy
Our farmer boy

O diba!? E di ang presko ng anak ko. 🙂 And by the way, his plant is still at home may bunga na!  Ang galing lang. 🙂

Well, that’s it for Last school year.  Not looking forward to this year.. hehehe.. Oh well, I still promise to support all your school activities, anak. Pero I also promise not to let you wear anything uncomfortable. 🙂