Last year there were 3 events Donna joined. First was BimTek Musik, a music workshop by Kemendikbud, 30 Oct-1 Nov 2017, where she represented Banten province. She met students from all around Indonesia, and learnt a lot there about different Indonesia's culture and how to make a team work with different kinds of abilities. She brought her flute in that event. This is the song her group made : "Kita Harus Bersatu"
The second was her piano competition, a piano classic open competition held by CDE Music School.
And the third was her first rank in flute and piano from her music school, Gloriamus Music School.
Last August was a very busy month. Donna had two flute concerts and one piano seminar. The concert preparation itself took many practicing days because it's not a solo concert. The first one was with Gloriamus Youth Orchestra and the other one was a flute ensemble. The flute ensemble was a new experience for her, where almost all player were flutist.
The first concert was held on August 9, in TIM (Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta) in collaboration with Kementrian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan (Ministry of Education and Culture affairs):
The second one was held on August 17, on our independence commemoration day.
Donna has been joining a private literature & academic writing class since last month. So on Wednesdays we always go to Donna's English class in the late morning, having lunch out then directly to her flute class. When Donna is having her English class, Liza also has her "class" as I always bring a folding desk and some learning materials.
As homeschoolers, any cozy place could be our classroom ^^
Before & after lunch, our table in the restaurant could be Donna's desk
Written by Indonesian Charlotte Masoner, Ellen Kristin, this article reminds me what my kids' paediatrician and psychologist said years ago. That kids should stay close to Nature. Animals and Plants are parts of Nature.
My HSer friend, Maria wrote this enlighten article about qualified Me Time, Mother Culture. It's not easy to provide Me Time among zillion to-do-list. From preparing balance diet meals for my family, supporting my kids activities (from training self help etc etc for my eldest, to piano - trigonometry - flute etc etc for my youngest), to my illustration job deadlines. Plus Jakarta's traffics that really sucks :(
Mother Culture is now written in my to-do-list. Me Time is not a sin. Because unhappy mother could be a "monster". Here what she wrote. Thanks a lot Maria.