When we learned that there was going to be a sponsor for the kids to enroll in Yamaha Music School for three months, we were ecstatic! Ria could not finally go on with her violin classes and Roi– he was undecided at first but eventually he chose drums.
Although the kids have been here in Thailand for more than a year already, they still can’t speak the Thai language. We have always thought it was going to be easy for them to blend in with local kids and pick up the language faster than us but sadly, that is not the case because for one, our community has many Filipino families whose kids have become Ria and Roi’s playmates.
On top of that, our kids are homeschooled so they are not that exposed to the Thai language. Anyways, we were a bit worried when we left Roi inside that room for his first day of drum classes. His teacher spoke no English so I was really wondering how in the world he would teach our boy!
Week after week Roi would tell us that he enjoyed his classes and has been mum about his teacher not speaking English. He would just tell us he understood his teacher. Ok, however he did that, it does not matter as long as Roi is enjoying himself and is learning something.
I always get curious but parents were not allowed to get inside the room whenever they have their drum lessons. One day I could not resist but peek and here’s what I saw!
Ok, all my questions were answered when I saw this. I am such a stage mom, I know. LOL. But what else can I do? I am just proud. Very proud!
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The people who took care of the Children’s program at the conference we had in Chiangmai left us with many toys and crafts– they wanted to get rid of the extra luggage when they’d travel back to Australia.
One of the things that they left us was this colored wig made out of glossy strips. When I saw Ria wearing it, I thought she and Roi could pose for me as my little rakistas (rock and roll stars). Haha!
I also love this one, just sweet smiles– because rock stars can be sweet too! Why not?
And this has become my profile photo for today:
I am just one of those moms who dreams big (maybe way too big) for their kids. Both my children are musically inclined, and I couldn’t be any prouder. I want them to soar on higher heights and explore their music and be excellent at it!
When Roi is passionate about something, he really puts energy on it. I guess I can’t question where he got it from *clears throat*.
I remember how passionate he was with Cars/ Lightning Mc Queen, then Veggietales, then Ben 10, then Plants vs. Zombies… and now Angry Birds. I wonder who/ what’s next?
Recently we watched the movie “Ice Age 4″ and we really had fun! We were laughing and smiling from start to finish. Ria and Roi have been memorizing some lines as they have surfed clips from youtube.
For now it’s hard to determine what Roi is really passionate about. He is definitely musically inclined, but he is not that keen in learning a musical instrument yet. I hope he does soon, so we could enroll him at a music school somewhere.
When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, he would tell you he would like to be an Engineer. A Pastor Engineer, he would say. Maybe he needs to play with toy milling machines to get some practice. For now he has this Lego as a present from his godparents, but he doesn’t seem to play with it often.