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Sunday, May 07, 2017

Invitation to Attend the National Junior Honors Society Induction Ceremony for My Daughter

Yesterday evening (Saturday evening) I was very excited when my husband opened a letter and told me it was an invitation for the National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) induction ceremony for our youngest daughter. I jumped several times; congratulated, kissed and hugged my daughter. It was what I was waiting for since last Tuesday.

Last month my daughter was identified as being academically eligible for consideration for membership in the National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) as administrated at her school. Eligibility is determined by her marking period grades which must meet or exceed their chapter's academic standards that all grades must be 87% or higher, and my daughter has GPA between 98-99% since Semester I to Semester III in 7th grade (Because of those accomplishments, our oldest daughter ever had a question to her: "Are you a teacher?" She smiled and I responded: "Future teacher").

After she passed the first selection, she had to take the next step. She was eligible to submit additional information for consideration by the chapter's faculty council which will carefully review her credential. In addition to the academic standards, membership in NJHS is also based on standards of service, leadership, character, and citizenship. To be selected as a member of NJHS, she must demonstrate on her candidate information form and through the evaluations submitted. As my daughter is active in the school orchestra, chamber orchestra, and Girl Scouts, I collected all activities she had participated in those areas and submitted them. She also must get witness signatures and approval signatures from 4 teachers.

To represent my daughter's appreciation, I would like to thank Church Music Director, Gail Busch; Leader of Cadette Troop 468, Keri Spitz; and School Music Teacher: Shawn Lee as the witnesses of my daughter's activities. I also would like to thank her science teacher, math teacher, social teacher, and music teacher who had signed the form for approval. Thank you for your supports.


At the same time, I received a small packet from my good friend in Ohio. She sent me several things from Indonesia as her sister in law from Indonesia is visiting her for several weeks. It made my day.

Another thing that made me happy, yesterday evening before I left work, I checked facebook from my tablet. One of my late cousin's sons has connected with me on facebook. Bimo, that was the name I called him. The last time I met him when he was around 1 year old. He had been a college student at Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia and recently he gets a scholarship from Imperial College in London and takes Transport Engineering as his major study. Congratulations Bimo! I'm very proud of you.(*)

 
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

HAPPY EASTER!

Dear Family and Friends,
 
 This Sunday my husband, my youngest daughter, and I will attend Easter service at Episcopal Church of the Trinity. This will be a special day after several years my husband was absent going to church due of his work on every Sunday. Then I will cook special dinner for us. Our other two children will join us in that time and we are going to celebrate my husband's birthday too.
 
Last year my daughter and I attended Easter service at Gateway church in Parkesburg, PA. I have some pictures from Easter last year that I haven't shared them here, and I would like to share couple of them below.
 
A quick shot before we entered the church for Easter service.
After Easter service
Small Easter basket for my youngest daughter.
Eater dinner

We celebrated my husband's b-day too.
A chocolate b-day cake for my husband
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

LENT MEDITATION: Beloved Is Where We Begin

 I got this from Episcopal Church of the Trinity.
 


Beloved Is Where We Begin

If you would enter into the wilderness,
do not begin without a blessing.
 
Do not leave without bearing who you are:
Beloved, named by the One
who has traveled this path before you
 
Do not go without letting it echo in your ears,
and if you find it is hard to let it into your heart,
do not despair. That is what this journey is for
 
I cannot promise this blessing will free you
from danger, from fear, from hunger or thirst,
from the scorching of sun or the fall of the night.
 
But I can tell you that on this path there will be help.
I can tell you that on this way there will be rest.
 
I can tell you that you will know
the strange graces that come to our aid
only on a road such as this,
that fly to meet us bearing comfort and strength,
that come alongside us for no other cause
than to lean themselves toward our ear
and with their curious insistence
whisper our name:
 
Beloved.  Beloved.  Beloved
 
 
by Jan Richardson from Circle of Grace.
 
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