Monday, October 15, 2007

For My Singapore Stories

Things to tell

There are so many good things and stories about Singapore that I can tell to my grandkids. Chicken rice, the beautiful flowers and the garden park and playground will be the first things I will surely discuss to them. If only I can bring all those to them, it will be more interesting. But wait, the photos above can already make their imagination work.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Alpha and Omega

These past few days I have been busy surfing the net and visiting websites. One comment caught my attention. Here it is:

"... is the alpha and omega of everything bad that's happening in this country today. How can such liliputian person have such gargantuan greed, evil in her bones, is really quite frightening."

Do you want to know who that person the commenter is referring to?

Okay. Do visit this well known blog site:

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Thank God For You

I received this card from one of my student. I was really touched. And the card is really nice. So extraordinary. It is embroidered. If you want to know details about the card, do visit the company website at
Well, I am aware that being an early childhood educator or pre school teacher, is a lowly profession as perceived by uninformed others. But most parents and children alike elevated my profession to a higher level. I am happy.
As they thank God for having me as an important person in their lives, I am also thankful and happy that I have been a part of their lives too.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Desperate Housewives and the Colour Green

Though most playgrounds here in SG look like this neighbourhood playground, it is dear to me as it is where I used to bring my children in the centre for outdoor activities. The neighbourhood views are wonderful. So green and I like green.

For those who want to know what colour green signify, here they are:

Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color, if you don't know what color to use anywhere use green.

Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.

Green Energy

Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.
Put some green in your life when you want:
*a new state of balance
*feel a need for change or growth
*freedom to pursue new ideas
*protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others

Months ago, my husband told me that when he was in Mumbai airport, he noticed an advertisement printed on the local newspaper there informing readers about enrollment for Doctor of Medicine in the Philippines. I was surprised and proud of course upon hearing that. It was a proof that other nationalities have faith in Philippine medical schools outside of Manila.

And now that I heard that insulting remark by Teri Hatcher of Desperate Housewives, I feel sad. My daughter commented that since many Filipinos are all over the world making their marks in different professions, remarks like that cannot just be ignored.

So it is just apt that the people concerned should make a public apology.
And for our part, we should also look at it in a positive light. As what the colour green suggest: a need for change or growth.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Chicken Macaroni Salad

I am now home most of the time in preparation for our trip. We booked our tickets last week of August and paid for them a month ago. Why that early when our trip will be the last week of October? We were thinking then that if we pay earlier, the tickets would be cheaper. One thing my husband wanted that to be settled at once. But now that the newspaper ads are showing cheaper tickets, I really don’t know now if we really made the right decision to book and pay our tickets that early.

Going back to my staying at home, well, I really planned to have a sort of short vacation before our flight so I can do chores here like cooking for my daughters.

Before, whenever my daughters have examination, I always see to it that I cook pasta for them. Since my youngest will have an exam tomorrow, she requested a chicken macaroni salad. How can I decline my bunso? I told her that I will prepare the best for her.

The problem was I have not cooked or prepared that salad for a long time. And I already forgot how to do it well. It was easily solved as I searched the net how to prepare it. I read the pinoy cook’s post about it and another one from Guess which recipe I followed? I combined the two. Though those recipes and their cooking are excellent, I could not say that about mine. Wahh, I am not a real good cook kasi. But you know what, my chicken macaroni salad turned out to be good. I am proud. Just look….

O di ba puede na rin..... My shredded lettuce, Sun-Maid raisins and a tablespoon of Kraft Zesty Italian dressing made a difference. And pinoy cook's suggestion of chopped chicken instead of himay was a plus.

So maybe my bunso can show me an HD result.. Sana....