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Friends’ Weekend

By on May 9, 2010

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Weekend was a bonding getaway for hubby and dawty and dawty’s friend, AD. I was at home with the boys so credit goes to hubby for the pics. 😉

They went to the Wasserpark again…I was told by AD’s dad that they would go as far as the Praterstern when biking. (It takes more than half an hour ride with the train from our place to the Prater.) So I guess the hubby was a bit cautious because he has two girls in tow.

Dawty and AD have been friends since pre-school, so that spans about 3 years now. AD lives at the building opposite school so there are chances that dawty gets to visit her and I pick her there. They get along well since both of them do not have sisters but have 2 brothers (only AD‘s are both older than her). I often see notes from AD telling dawty how thankful she is to have a little sister in her. Sweet!

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Since the Wasserpark has a big playground, the hubby let them play while he took some photos of the area and of the two as well. He also treated them to their favorite ice cream afterwards…AD with bubblegum, hazelnut and chocolate and dawty with vanilla and strawberry!

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Green Weekend

By on May 2, 2010

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Two posts below you saw my youngest’s photos during a shoot this weekend. Here now are some of the shots I did of his sister and older brother. Here you can see the little boy picking lawn daisies…he does that a lot and would hold all in his hand and give them to me later on. He still needs to learn how to pluck correctly though, even if I teach how to pluck including the stem he would only pick the flower itself…

Daughter was enjoying the cherry blossoms on the ground, we were all happy that the sun has been shining gleefully, we can now go out with shortsleeves at the middle of the day.

In the afternoon we went biking again and ended up in a park with hilly landscapes along a green carpented ground. There was a pond below the hill and there weren’t fishes rather tadpoles much to the kids’ delight. 😀

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This is also the first time I got the chance to take photos of flowing water…one the I had wanted to do for the longest time…I have enough stock photos now.


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Hanami Weekend

By on April 25, 2010

Hanami or “flower viewing” is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, “flower” in this case almost always meaning sakura (cherry) blossoms or ume (plum blossoms). From mid January to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan. Since Japan is too far from where we are, the kids and I enjoy are own viewing in spring. There are a variety of plum, peach and cherry trees around especially in the street leading to their school.

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I have been taking photos one day at a time to compare the blossoms. One day they were naked, second their light pink and in full bloom the next. I just hope I’d still see them when the petals are on the ground, literally making the  grounds the street of a thousand blossoms.

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At times I get confused as to which are cherry blossoms and which are peach blossoms (momo). These are white and pink sakuras that almost look like momo because they have lots of petals. The leaves would confirm though that they’re indeed sakura.

For those who wonder, I am not Japanese but Filipino, my husband is Filipino-Singaporean but we are enthusiasts  of Japanese cuisine, songs, culture, language, basically anything Japanese…(anime, cosplay, manga, comedy, actors, singers…) I’ve never been to Japan but I am in constant contact with friends and relatives there, learning the language slowly, acquiring new recipes 😉 and turning Japanese bit by bit (kidding!).  Should we have a chance and the means, we’d live there for the rest of our lives. 🙂

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The tulips are not to be left behind. They are also in full bloom now, in all colors but I need more time “flower viewing” to capture all. Hopefully this week. 🙂

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Piano Weekend

By on October 19, 2009

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I once asked my daughter if she would like to take ballet lessons. She said no, so I explained that it would be fun to learn it at least, I was surprised when she said, “I’d like to learn playing the piano.”

When I was a kid I would tag along my older sister’s piano lessons but only to watch her…now I wonder why I didn’t learn the instrument. Hearing Pachelbel or Bach made me realize that it was a big mistake on my part. I guess a five-year-old has no ambitions yet :D. So there, my daughter is taking lessons by the weekend and since she used to play the flute it was easy for her to read the notes and can play a few already after 2 sessions. Maybe, I’ll enroll myself too, that is of course after I finish my German course…

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Schoolday – Weekend Memoirs

By on September 14, 2009

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Many weekends or weekdays ago, we used to make those floors shiny, tidy up the chairs, clean the blackboard, raise our hands to answer the teacher’s questions, neatly make artworks and see to it the we are at the top of the class…only later on to realize that ability matters more than school grades…well not entirely hehe. Point is, we took our schooling seriously and disciplined ourselves well thus making our parents proud. 😉

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It’s my little boy’s turn to shine. A class of 22 kids, fewer boys perhaps (as usual), he could be the most talkative there…though not the one to be best in speaking German, I guess…I had to explain to the director and the teacher that German only comes after Tagalog and English, we barely speak the language at home.

On the first day of school, he told me that his classmates say he is brown, well he is hehe because he spent almost a month everyday going in and out of the pool and the sea—he’s actually yellow lol. (not hepa, chinese are actually from the yellow race hihi).

Dad put on his hairgel that day…and I did prepare his Schultüte (school cone) for him, filled it with school stuff and sweets. Last year, my daughter’s cone was bigger and I thought it’s too heavy for my son, who is only 118 cms (too small for grade 1!) so I bought him this smaller one, no complains naman…

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