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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Our Batang Pinoy 2015 Experience

I spent 5 days in Koronadal for the Batang Pinoy Games. I am so proud of my dear girl, its her first time to join Batang Pinoy and her positive, can do attitude is invigorating. She kept saying "thank you mom and dad." I couldn't just say welcome this time. Being in Koronadal for Batang Pinoy is such an eye opener for me. So, I said thank you to her too. It was her desire to swim and compete that got us all there.

Queuing up for her ID.
Like biometrics for the election.
She has a mat from The Philippine Sports Commission

with Coach Carlo Rodriguez
Some sibling love. Dinner.
Caught a glimpse Karatedo in the mall
During warm up.
Little brother, checking out the soccer field and holding onto a receipt he found.
We did not bring any paper to draw on.
Check out the shower.


Waiting for her meet.
She wants to join again next year and improve her time. I am a bit excited and I think, if we get to go next year I should be more prepared. I should remember:
1.  Look for the nearest Church. We missed Sunday mass. Tsk!
2. There is a lot of hotel time, bring:
      a. Math workbook
      b. Board Game: Avengers Monopoly
      c. Cards
      d. Word Factory
      e. Paper and pens
We need paper to draw on!!! That's my too much TV face!
3. Bring extra Sun Block
4. Bring extra pillows
We found the crab place! Check them out here 
5. Take a good family picture.

6. Bring a first aid kit.
7. Bring Cooler for drinks.
8. Bring a fan and a hat.

On the drive back, she said she can't wait for next year's Batang Pinoy and she hopes she can make it to the nationals (can do positive attitude!). I will be reading this post before the games next year and I shall be a better equipped parent for Palarong Pambansa 2016! Till then...



2 comments:

  1. Hi Alex. We are also an independent homeschooler. How did you go about applying your daughter to the Batang Pinoy event? Did you register on your own and how? Or did you have a team and a coach who did all the paperwork and stuff? Thank you in advance!

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    1. My daughter belongs to a club/ team. We have a parent in the team who organises our paper works so I did not have to do the leg work for that. This was 2 years ago. The way it was explained to me, my daughter (along with other athletes) were endorsed on the barangay level. I found this to be confusing but figured that it must be how it is. The way I understand it, its not longer done that way now which I think makes sense. There should be a qualifying tournament on the city level.

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