Monday, July 29, 2013

Filipiniana Costume + Linggo ng Wika

There was no big celebration of Buwan ng Wika (Philippine language month) at my daughter's school last year. Pupils were simply required to come in a Filipiniana or Filipino-inspired costume on the last Friday of August, while parents were asked to bring a potluck of native delicacies. Plus, they had some games, snacks and photo op in the class.








I couldn't find a cheap pink costume that fit the little one perfectly, so my last choice was to DIY. What she wore: pink kimona (ethnic top) bought from Guadalupe market, DIY pink bead necklace, DIY saya (skirt) and alampay (shawl) and pink step-in from SM Dept. Store. I bought a floral pink fabric and sew the saya and alampay out of it.





At the Junior Casa 1 classroom, kids were checking the blocks that their teacher gave them as a gift. The room looks empty, but that's how it is in a montessori. There are only 6 boys and 7 girls in my daughter's class, but they have 2 teachers and a nanny.





Lovely preschool girls wearing their native Filipino costume, water for their turn to wash hands. They do this in routine every morning before snack time. I was telling my daughter to look at the camera yet she didn't pay attention. Hmmm.. she must be hungry na that time!





I tried taking more photos of the girls, but they were so malikot or moving a lot. My daughter's face was even covered by her classmate's arm. This could have been a nice shot if taken in the right angle.





Everyone was so playful that day. I guess it was because of the presence of their parents. Thanks to the kindness of Junior Casa 1 (AM session) teachers, we were able to enjoy the simple celebration with our kids.





Eating time! She had pansit (Chinese noodles), puto (steamed rice muffin) and Dutchmill yogurt drink. Good thing my plate isn't visible in the background. I ate too much that day.. barbecue, rice cakes, noodles, etc etc. Haha.





For the last photo, this is my little one together with her teachers. They were so yellow while she was so pink! :)



This year, my daughter's adviser noted in their diary that they will be wearing a traditional costume again every Friday of the week. In the meantime, she will be wearing her old baro't saya. For their final celebration of Linggo ng Wika, I am planning to DIY a Filipiniana costume again so watch out for my tutorial of it.

13 comments:

  1. very nice pink costume. and what's more nice? the teachers wore costumes as well. sana they danced din some filipino dance :)

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  2. Waaah I remember these days!!! Cool pink Filipiniana costume! I remember mine was just a typical white or the see-through one :D

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  3. That's DIY? Looks like it was bought from a store ha! Good job mommy!

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  4. Way back my Kinder days, I used to dress up like her too. It's just that I wore this kimona in husi after a white sando.

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  5. a DIY costume! ang galing naman. i wish i had that talent for sewing things. it was what i hated the most back during home economics classes. haha. and your daughter's pink filipiniana clearly stood out. cheers for creativity!

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  6. very nice costume! well, i hope have crafty skills like that, nice DIY! galing :)

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  7. nice sis! i remember buying separate items to just to come up with a Filipiniana costume for my sister :)

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  8. oh my super cute! up to her filipiniana costume she is still wearing pink! <3

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  9. Ang galing naman! May alternative career ka na! Nakakatuwa na pink pa talaga, may karakter! Magaganda rin naman ang costumes ng classmates ng daughter mo, pero panira yung IDs. But that's just me haha.

    Nagutom naman ako bigla sa food. Sana sago't gulaman ang drinks para Pinoy na Pinoy! :D

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  10. Ang galing naman! May alternative career ka na! Nakakatuwa na pink pa talaga, may karakter! Magaganda rin naman ang costumes ng classmates ng daughter mo, pero panira yung IDs. But that's just me haha.

    Nagutom naman ako bigla sa food. Sana sago't gulaman ang drinks para Pinoy na Pinoy! :D

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  11. Your daughter is beautiful and I like that you went practical. I love the filipiniana that she wore. It's cute! :)

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