Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ice Cream at Season Restaurant


I so love this ice cream from Season Restaurant here in Colonial Williamsburg. So sweet  and silky and creamy. The real caramelized apple makes it more yummy. I will surely go back and eat there and of course order this ice cream again.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


I read to my children Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They did enjoy reading with me including counting and naming those fruits and food as illustrated beautifully by the author. We were able to make a graph/ picture illustration of the Life Cycle of the Butterfly after our choral reading. As a lesson extension we did the caterpillar handprints. And this is the result: A lot of hungry caterpillars. Awesome!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hotel Life and a New Blogger

Many things have happenned to my life since I last posted here. And many things have happenned to Blogger too. I hope in a few days or with more postings, I can catch up with the new things in Blogger.

Since Hurricane Irene damaged the house, we are now and still living in this hotel, Homewood Suites @ Hilton. The first few days were exciting. The gym, the pool, the free breakfast and free dinner, add interest and leisure to anyone's relaxing life. But as days passed by, hotel living is not that awesome anymore. You will miss that homely activities, the real cooking, the daily household chores, the chirping of the birds, the sights of neighbors and passerbys.

How I wish we can move to the new house already. But in the meantime, I should make the best of everything even with my hotel life or Blogger life.

Wish me well!!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Convenient

Convenient is a word mostly used whenever we answer the question Why? Why did you do that? Because it is convenient. Why did you accept that job? Because it is convenient. Why did you take a cab when you can walk in going to your workplace? Because it is convenient. Yeah, we always answer with the word convenient. That is why I now understand that a store nearby is called as a convenience store. Because it is convenient to buy items there than to go to the supermarket or shopping mall.

There is a convenience store near the MRT in Woodlands. Whenever I passed there, I was always tempted to buy small items like pens and ribbons for I was too lazy to go up to Popular and buy those stationery materials. It was really convenient especially if I need a few items only.

Then three weeks ago, I saw a signage/banner, a wall mural actually, glued on its outside wall where people walking by would notice instantly. I got a terrible headache when I read it: "Convience Store". But as days passed by, I get used to seeing it. Actually, I could say that my mind had already accustomed me to it and it seemed correct already. Seeing the word convience everyday made me accept it as correct even though I knew that it was incorrect. Seeing the visual repeatedly apparently conditioned my mind.

Then this morning when I passed by, the wordings were already corrected. I saw the wordings as correct: Convenience Store. Surely, I felt happy for the change but I felt my head trobbing. Why so? Why did it got corrected when I already got used to saying convience on my mind? Headache. I confess, I have to condition my mind again....LOL...

Why am I telling this anecdote? Because I just understood the great power of advertisement, publicity and PR machinery on people. I also understand now why there are big banners and millions of budget to advertise a person, a product and a company. Those ads and publicity do affect and change people's thinking.

With all the headline news in the Philippines, I just hope that people will still realize which ones are correct and which ones are incorrect. Hmmm, take the con-ass, I'm afraid in the next few days the Philippines has a Prime Minister as a head of state instead of a President. Oh, forgive me. It is just because it is really convenient to accept that. Joke only.... What do you think?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

See You Soon Again

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Though you are already there in Williamsburg,

we know for sure that your hearts are with us.

We can guarrantee you that we can

always give you unconditional Love.

WE LOVE YOU ALL!!

See you soon again whether here or there...

Happy in Singapore: We Are Family




We are one happy family!
We thank God for giving us
the chance to be together
as a whole happy family
here in Singapore.
Of course, we thank our son-in-law Allan
for bringing his family here
to be with us.
We are the happiest family on earth!!!


Happy in Singapore: Singapore Zoo



















The girls enjoyed watching the animals
in their natural habitats.
Surely, they will always remember
this experience of coming face to
face with the animals.








Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy in Singapore: Woodlands Library






The girls enjoyed two hours at the
library. At the same time, they met a
new friend.



Happy in Singapore: Pony Ride at ViVo City








Aside from City Hall, HarbourFront was the girls
favourite as Vivo City is the largest
shopping mall here. Not only did they enjoy shopping
and of course eating, they also had a lot of fun playing
and they enjoyed their pony rides too.



Happy in Singapore: Jurong Bird Park














The girls had a lot of fun in Jurong Bird Park
specially Karllise who obviously is an animal lover.
They also got close and personal with the birds
at the Lory Loft.
The trip was a mesmerizing experience
for the girls as they also saw the
highest man-made waterfall.