Wednesday, March 28, 2012

the test results

this was alex in the morning right before going to kindergarten. i took photo of her showing the place of her missing tooth (which she lost the other day).  she was in a very good mood.  it had gotten even better in the evening...

i was so anxious since yesterday about the results of the entrance test she took last thursday.  while i was out doing groceries with andy, i got a very surprising phone call.

while i was looking at the vegetables, an unknown number registered on my mobile.  i didn't recognize the voice on the other side but she knew me and said: hi minela! alex passed the test!  at first i thought the call was from the school.  i was so shocked, because the results weren't supposed to be released until the following day.  it turned out, she was one of the expat mom friends i have.  her daughter also took the test.  she couldn't wait for the results and went to the school personally to find out.  she asked to see the list and surprisingly, they showed her together with the names.

i was really happy but still shocked.  i wanted to see the results just to confirm that i wasn't dreaming.  i kept checking the website since the evening.  then the morning... mid morning... before lunch... until i decided to go with hubby to the school.  the results were still smoking hot when we came to the school.  we even spoke to the lady who was posting them.  later, i learned that the results were supposed to be posted after lunch.  my bad! :D

anyways, i was almost teary-eyed seeing that alex had made the cut and how well she did in her tests. even on the day of the test, i was so proud at how well alex handled the whole thing.  in my mind, even if alex didn't make the cut, i knew she'd done well.  it was a no brainer, i had to run to the mall to get her presents.

congratulations alex!!!  keep up the good work!

Monday, March 26, 2012

alex the pupil

alex lost her first tooth today.  and another one is soon to follow.  she will be turning six in two months and soon after she will go to elementary school.  i know i have said this a thousand times before, but i don't think i have said it enough: time goes by so fast.

last thursday, alex took the entrance test for the international baccalaureate english primary years programme (ib-pyp).  daddy and myself were so nervous that day.  we both went with her, together with andy.  then when we were queuing for registration, i could feel alex's chest beat like crazy drums.  it was so nerve-racking. i was particulary nervous.  there were about 80 candidates and only 20 will be accepted. i really want her to be accepted in this program because it's our only option for an english-based education.  and the best part is, it's a state school (read: free education).

the test was in two parts.  she did the school preparedness test and interview. then there was a written test.  i was really happy when it was over.  i feel and am confident that alex did her best.  moreso, she seemed to have enjoyed it.  she even made a mock test for me at home which was similar to what she did. now, we just need to wait for the results...

good luck alex!

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