Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ASAP - Mile 28

A Shoe Adoption Update: These three pairs of soccer cleats will be donated to a local church group who is trying to start a grass root soccer league for kids who may not be able to afford to play for a club. I wasn't able to get specific shoe sizes, but I have gift receipts. Growing up in a simple and modest happy home, I had all of the basic needs. Yet it wasn't until high school when I was able to participate in organized sports supported by the public school system. I am very grateful for my high school athletics experience. 

Now as an educator, I see the benefits of being involved in sports at a young age. It made me somewhat uncomfortable when I recently learned that most of the players who made the school's varsity team are already playing in club teams. As a result, kids from families who can't afford club teams will have a lower chance of making the public school's team. Where else can they play and learn to compete? I know these shoes will go to those in need. With this batch (Corral #6) to be delivered this week, we will have donated 24 pairs of shoes to kids who may be less fortunate. Thank you for all of the friends and supporters of this shoe charity project. I strive to be more proactive in regards to communicating with social workers this summer.

Adidas Goletto VI in Size 5.0 and 5.5.

Adidas Goletto VI in Size 4.0

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bonita Prom 2017

Rose Promenade & Gardens in Costa Mesa.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thank you, Anothony

Two weeks ago, I bought a book for Anthony, thanking him for all the work that he has done for our school's video production program. The book was "The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai", who is one of Anthony's favorite directors. I was so surprised that a student in La Verne would admire a director from Hong Kong. I just thought it would be a nice gift for him prior to his graduation. On Friday, Anthony give me this special CD collection of Hong Kong legend Leslie Cheung. 

You can see Anthony in action here: https://youtu.be/F2jWcD06_gU

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thank you, Vinny

Vinny dropped by with his baked goods to thank me during Teachers Appreciation Week. Vinny is a star student in our Culinary Program. He has given me many of his treats over the past few years.

These are posts from Vinny's previous gifts:
Gifts/Treats from Vinny

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Thank you, Felicia

On the morning before AP Statistics exam, I received a surprised breakfast gift from Felicia. Felicia is an amazing vocalist, I saw her perform at our drama program's most recent musical. Thank you, Felicia.

Friday, April 21, 2017