Spring Basket Apr10

Spring Basket

There are so many photos getting discovered by mom in the new external drive….this is one of them.

5 Ways to Get Your Children to Eat Their 5-a-Day Jan31

5 Ways to Get Your Children to Eat Their 5-a-Day...

In an era of instant gratification and fast foods, it may seem impossible to fit healthier foods into your children’s meals. Particularly since there are so many foods prepared for those “on the go.” Too busy to make breakfast—stop here. No time to fix lunch—eat there. Hectic evening schedule—pop this in the microwave. The problem with most “on the go” meals is that they lack fruits and vegetables. But you can steer your children in a healthy eating direction by getting them to eat at least five fruits and vegetables daily.  Create a Rhyme Help children remember to eat fruits and vegetables with rhymes. Poems and songs will grab your child’s attention and get them involved in making healthy food choices. Jennifer Fixman’s “Eat Some Fruit,” or “I Will Eat All My Vegetables,” for example, encourages children to eat fruit and vegetables because the foods are good for them. Give Them Credit Make a poster and put your child’s name on it. Divide the poster into two columns. Put the name of fruits and vegetables in the first column and leave a space for stars in the second column. Each time your child tries a fruit or vegetable, give them a star. And every time they eat that food give them another star. Suddenly, you will find your child trying new foods just to get the star. Let Them Help Children love to help their parents. Why not let them help with the menu? Involving children in meal planning, grocery shopping and food preparation empowers them to choose foods wisely. It also allows you to introduce new fruits and vegetables alongside foods your child already loves. During the meal planning phase, for example, let your child pick the fruits to eat and you choose...

Got Colder Oct28

Got Colder

Need to do it in colorful fashion! 🙂

Wastwater Jul24

Wastwater

Summer and months before and actually until now, I’ve been busy rehearsing and then performing for a play titled “Wastwater” at the Akademietheatre. I portray an adopted child who doesn’t understand the language of the person who adopted me so I don’t have to speak at all. My part is at the end of the play which runs almost two hours. The whole time, I would wait with mom (sometimes with my brothers) at the dressing room until I’m called for. When there’s school days, I bring my homeworks and school materials and study, on other days I bring a gadget – either a psp or a DS and sometimes just a book. I am not allowed to see the other parts of the play as it’s a bit violent, they say…so I have no idea how the first part goes. I wear this dress everytime, provided by the theatre along with shoes. In the play, I had to pretend that I fall off while walking. 😀 Then I will just stand there, my supposed to be adoptive father would ask me something and I would walk backward in fear. I unfortunately do not have photos from the stage because taking photos while the play is in progress is prohibited. Dad came to see it with my homeroom teacher once and he did take a photo with his iPhone – very blurred! lol.  I had fun being part of this play.Given the chance, I’ll do it...

Crocs Brown-Gold Mary Janes Jul08

Crocs Brown-Gold Mary Janes...

If there’s a little fashion diva in your house,  Crocs™ Girls’ Mary Janes is definitely for her. Girly and  classic Mary Jane styling and add Crocs™ and she’s good to go. As usual they are available in unique colors and Crocs™ features. The ventilation holes let your little fashionista personalize these sporty yet girly flats with Jibbitz™ brand charms for a look that is all hers….hello kitty, power puff girls and little colorful flowers are all available. This pair has a dual-strap and non-marking soles. Made of the same croslite™ material as original Crocs™.  These girls’ flats are odour resistant, and easy-to-clean with soap and water. I got my daughter this pair to be used in school since it’s almost autumn and it’s gonna be cold soon…with the rubber feature it will be safer for her to walk around as the school floors tend to be really slippery. (Kudos for keeping it dainty!) Will match: Jeans, shorts, skirt, dresses Sporty and girly at the same time lovely colors available can be personalized   Crocs Mary Jane Price Range: 30€ post by...

Hairbun Jul04

Hairbun

My hair up in a bun….  

My Peach Dress Jul02

My Peach Dress

  I was one of the flower girls during Ate Jenny and Kuya Allan’s wedding. The color they picked was peach and mom had a hard time looking for a dress so what she did was…make a dress for me! She hasn’t done making a dress before except for her Barbies when she learned how to sew. That was what my aunt (mom’s sister) said. I really like the design she made for me though there were a lot of times that I have to try the skirt…yes, there were two pieces, a top and a skirt so that it would be easier to put on. What do you think of my dress? Mom said it’s not perfectly done, but I guess it’s ok since it’s her first time. 🙂 Mom wasn’t able to do my hair before taking this photo but she made a bun, more like a doughnut from my long hair. It was nice and made me move easier. Below is a photo of my bestfriend and I, we were both flowergirls. We really enjoyed that day, after the wedding we went to eat and dance and...

My swollen eyes

  This photo was taken by mommy yesterday morning, when we were waiting for the tram to school. It’s the first time I wore an all white dress with matching shoes, as it started to feel like summer, finally! Mom posted this photo on facebook and my aunt asked why are my eyes looking swell and all…mom said even my brother’s eyes are like that in the morning. It is! Mom was alarmed when she picked me up from school later that day. My eyes were swollen completely, I barely can’t see. The teacher let me rest at the Director’s office until mom came…we went to the doctor afterwards but we don’t really know what caused it. Must be the grass in the garden or must be the peach I ate. So today I am at home blogging. teehee.  —...

Ai se te pego Jun18

Ai se te pego

We had our Jazz Dance presentation at the Metropol last Sunday. We were group II and we had 3 dance numbers, this is us dancing to Michel Telo’s Ai Se te Pego. I’ve yet to upload the video, I really like our costume here…though the tummy-free top is not something I’m used to wearing....

Prater… May24

Prater…

We went to the Praterstern…Vienna’s amusement park, to meet my cousins and have fun. We were there for almost five hours and we enjoyed bumpcars, boats, horseback-riding and motocross too!

Magnum Gianduia Apr20

Magnum Gianduia

  We tried Magnum in different flavors. We often have the white one and the almond but mom bought this mini box with pistachio and gianduia…which I don’t know about. She looked at it and found that it’s the same as Nutella…so that was why it’s yummy! Nutella is our favorite spread! We also tried the other flavors like strawberry and milk, infinity, gold!?! and more!  ...

Sitting Around

Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays I can’t believe so many people sit around and watch TV all day! We’ve got Satellite TV Hana at home but my goodness, we live in Hawaii, why in the world do the kids want to be inside watching TV when they could be OUTSIDE enjoying the best that nature has to offer? Its’ a tiny town we live in and there’s not much to do other than enjoy nature but the nature itself could keep you busy for an entire lifetime. I can’t believe my wife allows the kids to watch so many hours of TV when they get home from school – they know when I walk in the door they better get outside and get to playing immediately! I just didn’t grow up that way which is why my family is all thin and healthy. There’s no substitute for hours spent outside running around with your brothers and sisters and that’s what I want to encourage here in my home, you know? IT’s my job as a father to do...

One Man Band Postcard...

Today I received a lovely postcard featuring one of the musicians in Pixar’s short film One Man Band. We love Pixar films and mom makes sure we know the short films too. This film is almost 5-minutes, it is about a girl in an Italian plaza who wanted to wish on a fountain with her big gold coin. Mom said her name is Tippy, I don’t know why she knows but it wasn’t said in the film. There were two street musicians who wanted the gold coin so they were playing instruments and waiting for Tippy to give one of them the coin, like I would do when we watch street performers in front of the St. Stephen’s church and Vienna’s plaza. Tippy accidentally dropped the coin because the music was so much for her and it rolled on the street and went down a drain. She was angry about it so she held out her hand for the two musicians to pay her. They have no coins to give so Tippy asked for a small violin from one of the musicians. She tuned the violin and played it really well and then someone passed by and gave her a bag of coins. She was so happy about it and tricked the two musicians that she’d give them some too but she actually tossed two coins to the fountain. Here is a clip mom found, it’s not so clear but you can still see it. The postcard was sent from Taiwan. I’d like to thank Mo Yang for the postcard. ^_^ By the way, yes, I know Taiwan and have been to the airport many times, when we’re going home to the Philippines. Unfortunately just the airport, teehee. Here are some of the photos we...

Almost Spring Mar04

Almost Spring

This was one my many photo from last year that mom forgot to upload. I think this was in May so I took of my jeans jacket as running around with my brothers and cousins made me sweat. But when it’s colder, like 18-20° I’d wear a coat (and shades if the sun’s high up). —...

A Concert about Mozart Mar02

A Concert about Mozart...

We watched a story about Mozart with Mozart telling us his story. 🙂 He told us about his life, where he grew up, lived and traveled. He also told us when he got sick, fell in love, got married and how he love music. In it, he would every now and then stop his stories and a music of his will be played. I recognized some of the pieces because I often listen to them and am also trying to play some of them in the piano. Here’s a video introducing the instruments. I personally like the flute’s playing, which is yours?  Now, can you guess which is being played at the start of the video...