To school, to school

This week has been spent running all over the village and nearby UP scrounging for requirements, schedules, applications for the little one. She's turning 4 on July 5 and is antsy, eager, just aching to be in pre-school. Funny, how we both we'll be studying at the same time next school year. I'm also applying at the UP Open University for an MA. Hopefully, i get in. I have until Feb 28 to turn in my application. Why do they need an essay from me? Why!? hehehe dramatic talaga.

There are so many considerations when it comes to choosing a pre-school: curriculum, teacher's competence, the ambiance of the school, rooms (do they get natural light or will be cloistered inside windowless, airconed rooms?), ratio of students to teachers, distance from house, tuition fees, whether there are enough cute male teachers to pacify some of the ninangs (hahahaha). We're looking at a couple of schools and fervently wishing to be accepted at one school. I won't say which one to avoid jinxing the whole process :) Just wish us luck, hokey? Thanks a heap!

On a related topic, I just read The Nanny Diaries. It's a book written by 2 ex-nannies to the rich and famous of New York. They wrote a disclaimer saying it's a work of fiction and are not based on any one person. But while reading it, you just want to be-friend these two authors so you can ask them personally who the people in the book really are. I just bet they were patterned after some of their real-life employers.

here's what the folks over at Amazon have to say about the book:

The Nanny Diaries is an absolutely addictive peek into the utterly weird world of child rearing in the upper reaches of Manhattan's social strata. Cowritten by two former nannies, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, the novel follows the adventures of the aptly named Nan as she negotiates the Byzantine byways of working for Mrs. X, a Park Avenue mommy. Nan's 4-year-old charge, the hilariously named Grayer (his pals include Josephina, Christabelle, Brandford, and Darwin) is a genuinely good sort. He can't help it if his mom has scheduled him for every activity known to the Upper East Side, including ice skating, French lessons, and a Mommy and Me group largely attended by nannies. What makes the book so impossible to put down is the suspense of finding out what the unbelievably inconsiderate Mrs. X will demand of Nan next. One pictures the two authors having the last hearty laugh on their former employers. --Claire Dederer

Oh, i never mentioned it before but I'm now writing for Metro Working Mom. I started last October. Try to get a copy of the November issue (the one with Zsa Zsa (or as the itchyworms would say it Sya Sya) Padilla). A picture of me and my little girl accompany my article on "adjusting your parenting style to fit the personality of your child." O, ha? That sounds so deep ano? hahaha

I'm also currently preparing another article this time for Star Studio Magazine. Showbiz naman :)


Blogger Candice said...

Good luck on your applications! That's so exciting! I hope you get exactly what you're aiming for. =)

5:19 PM  
Blogger chino said...

waw pre-schooler na si veda! good luck sa MA!

4:52 PM  

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