Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Good apps for kids

These days, technology provides your children with a number of different options for entertainment and learning. Don't let the iPad be a gadget that's only useful for grown ups; instead, download some apps to use as a growth and development tool for your kids as well.

You don't have to worry about finding apps that deal with computer finance or value investing - instead, focus on easy-to-use apps that can be beneficial for helping your little ones gain some new skills, or improve their coordination or cognitive function. If you're worried about where to begin, don't be - these great apps will get you started in no time - plus, they're all free or under $5!

Cut the Rope, $0.99

There’s a lolly attached to some string, and Om Nom is hungry – that’s the general idea, anyway. Kids have to solve different puzzles by cutting different parts of string and operating pulleys and catapults so Om Nom can have his candy. This game is a great exercise in problem solving, and Om Nom is so adorable you’ll probably want to join in the fun.

Phone for Kids, $1.99

Phone for Kids is an educational resource filled with games and activities to keep your kid preoccupied and help them learn at the same time. With balloon-popping numbers games to the days of the week train, this app has countless things to help make learning fun for the little ones.

Drawing Den, Free (or $2.99 to unlock all drawings)

Drawing Den is a fantastic colouring-in app for young kids to explore their creativity. With different levels to cater to different drawing capabilities and a range of colours and palettes, this app will have your kids busy for hours.

Pocket City, Free

With Pocket City, kids can create their own dream city where the only limit is how far their imagination can stretch! From decorations to population management, this app will teach your child some great lessons in creativity and time and money management.

Instagram, Free

It seems far too early to get your kids Instagramming, but Instagram is a great app to help develop creative vision. Teach your children a thing or two about photography: ask them to take a photo of a nearby object, then show them all the fun ways their pictures can be modified. You’ll have a budding Annie Leibovitz in no time!

Andrea Turner is a mother and tech-enthusiast who can’t get enough of the app store. She is a freelance writer in her spare time – this helps fund her app addiction.

Borrowing Books From The Library

Francis is fascinated with Science. He loves to read Science books, watch Science related tv programs and google Science related stuff. I noticed lately that he kept on borrowing books from the library using his library ID.

He loves to show us the books. Its a good sign! Hopefully he will develop into a book reader.Hopefully!

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld

Friday, September 21, 2012

Alexa's First Plant

This is Alexa's first plant done in school during their  gardening activity. They were asked to bring an empty water plastic bottle. The 2 boys also had similar activity when they were in Nursery. The kids were ecstatic looking at their plant.

My little Nursery student came home one day and proudly showed us her present. A one lovely plant.

Monday, September 17, 2012

My Three Babies

While I was arranging my photos, I found these cute photos take 3 years ago. Look at our little princess, she is such a cutey!

The 2 boys love her so much! Look at how they carefully hold the baby! Its priceless! But now that they are bigger, they like to punch each other. :)

Just sharing you my 3 jewels, my joys, my treasures!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Arctic Zero Giveaway: Join Now

Welcomes you to the  Arctic Zero giveaway!

  Nita’s Random Thoughts is hosting this giveaway on behalf of Arctic Zero. 

One lucky winner will receive an Arctic Zero prize pack. This giveaway will run from September 15 at 12:01am EST and ends on October 14 at 12:01am EST. This giveaway is open to US residents only, Arctic Zero can only ship within the continental US.

To enter, please complete the tasks on the Rafflecopter form below to maximize your chances of winning! This is open for  US residents only.

Lucky winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be drawn. Only valid entries will count.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: Nita’s Random Thoughts is not responsible for the delivery of the giveaway item. Arctic Zero is sponsoring this giveaway and is therefore the person liable for delivery.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Animation Journey Part 1

After 3 days  of MCU, the school organized for a field trip. The first stop was at The Animation Journey in Pasay. Kuya Francis was with Uncle Christoph and Ate Rachel while Popoy was with me - as usual! We were in the different bus thus upon seeing them on foot - going to the Animation Journey, I also took some photos of them. :) Look at Kuya Francis - he was waving high!

After a few minutes of waiting, we were already advised to come out and go inside the place. I wanted Popoy to stop and pose for a bit but he declined. He wanted to go straight - quite excited actually!

She is "Ate". I forgot her real name at the same time the character she is portraying here. All the attendants are in Cosplay. 

Who is this guy? I mean - character? 

And the big boy :)

More photos and more stories are coming up! I still have to collect my thoughts. My mojo is somehow lost.. where are you my mojo?

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Barbie Dream Townhouse Giveaway: Free Blogger

The Barbie Dream Townhouse Event is hosted
Mom to Bed by

Prize: Barbie Dream Townhouse
The event dates: 10/15 - 10/30
Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted Barbie Dream Townhouse

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fashionable men should have trendy and chic night wear !

I don't get why there are some people who can endure sleeping in their formals, or in their jeans. I find it extremely uncomfortable. Every night, if I'm not too tired, I go on a string of night time regimen—making sure I change into something sleep-appropriate, clean my face, brush my teeth, pray and talk to my hubby until both of us doze off. There are often times we do something spontaneous like watch TV, but never without changing into comfortable clothing. I can't stress enough the importance of actually getting comfy at our loft. I encourage my children to do so the moment they arrive home and when the visitors are gone, of course.

I know we're tired from all the day's work, but it's no reason to go lazy on the one thing that's vital to the resiliency of our bodies for the next day's set of activities. So I'm all out support for dressing cozily as it really affects our rest, thereby affecting our mood in the morning, thereby affecting our mood throughout the day, thereby affecting our functioning. But I do admit of knowing some people who've napped in their jeans, but that only as a result of being almost over fatigued to move.

How about men? Most men spending time on finding really great nightwear is not high on their list compared to the rest of their wardrobe. The common opinion is that nightwear really doesn't matter because no-one really can see what they are wearing when they are asleep. Other believe that nightwear for men is not considered a fashionable item but they are wrong. Major designer brands have begun to offer fashionable nightwear such as Lounge pants for men, boxer shorts and trendy pajamas. Gone are the days when the standard outfit has been the matching trouser and jacket- making men looked like they are going to sleep in a rather untidy attire. It looked too stiff and has become old fashioned. Don’t you know that the fashion industry now are busy making chic and trendy nightwear for men? As I was surfing the internet to satisfy my curiosity, I saw famous brands like Calvin Klein and Emporio Armani offering pajama trouser and t-shirts with great designs and flattering cut. Indeed, these designers have managed to create comfortable sleeping attire without being too saggy, in great patterns and colors.

So what’s the biggest reason men might want fashionable nightwear ? I guess maybe for the comfort in lounging around the house . There is something very indulgent in wearing pajamas on a Sunday morning while reading the papers over a pot of coffee. In their spare time men love to lounge and play around the house with their kids. It’s nice to wear something comfortable that fits well and at the same time looks good.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blogger Sign Up: The Arctic Zero Giveaway

Calling all bloggers, Sign up for the Arctic Zero Giveaway
Nita's Random Thoughts is hosting this giveaway on behalf of Arctic Zero.

This opportunity is open worldwide from August 30 to September 10. You will receive 1 FREE link of choice (Facebook or Twitter).

If you want the free link of your choice for this giveaway, you have to post an announce post on your blog and help promote this awesome giveaway. The more bloggers we have in this giveaway, the better your chances of getting more FB or Twitter followers.


You can sign up for this fabulous giveaway HERE.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Popoy's Salary

Today is Saturday and as usual, he is expecting to receive his salary.

He received 100 pesos plus 10 pesos tip from a customer. Not bad. :)
Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld