Thursday, October 31, 2013

Adult Size Halloween Costume

My Chris is in Grade 2 level but he cant find any Halloween costume in the kids section. So instead of buying the usual superhero costume, they opted for an adult creepy halloween costume which is just right for the ocassion.

This was purchased on October 31 on the way to Ayala Alabang trick or treat.

Meet Princess Alexa

Meet our Princess Alexa! She is always fascinated anything about princess, pink, barbie and all beautiful things. She has some halloween costume already but they were already too small for her. She particularly requested for a long dress and her wish was granted when the office bought her a new princess costume for trick or treat this year.

Isn't she pretty? No, she hates pretty - she wants to be called "beautiful" as "pretty" is for mommy! lol :)

Creepy Halloween Costume

This is what they bought for my Kuya. He looks so creepy right? Oh well, since he is big in his age, no superhero costume that fits his built, so they bought him the halloween costume from the adult section. It looks nice though!

Since this is quite big for him, we could still use this for the next Halloween party!

Trick or Treat in Alabang

Happy Halloween to everybody!

Dog is sick

This is our pet Diego, 5 months old Shih Tzu princess breed. He is sick for the 2 days already. Mommy sent him today to the Veterinarian just across Citta Italia. He is vomiting foamy saliva most likely he has an upset stomach. His temperature is just normal but still very weak.

See you soon Diego! Get well soon!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Citta Italia Trick or Treat 2013

Halloween is one of the event my kids look forward to every year. Months before that, they would always suggest already the costume they want to wear during Trick or Treat. But this year, the kids didn't pester me to buy a new costume as the school celebration only suggested to wear something colorful. Good for me as I dont have to spend money for the new costumes.

For our village Trick or Treat, we used the old costumes last year even though its a little bit small for the boys.

Anyway, here are their latest photo. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

How To Stick To Studying For IBM Certification Exams

It's easy to say that you're going to spend a lot of time studying for IBM Certification Exams, but it's another thing to actually do it. People have trouble sticking to their lofty study ambitions for many reasons, but the following tips will help you to make your studying a success. This is how you stick to studying for IBM Certification Exams.

Create A Study Schedule You Can Stick To
You want to create a study schedule that is written or typed out, and you want to make it one that you can stick to. It is nice to say that you'll spend every free moment studying, but if this isn't realistic for you, then don't plan to do it. Create a study schedule that you know you can stick to even if it takes you a little bit longer to get ready for your IBM exam this way.

Constantly Remind Yourself Why You're Doing This
To keep your motivation to study going strong, remind yourself why you're doing it. Think of getting a high score on the IBM exam and achieving whatever it is that you want to achieve by getting this certification. Picture it, and get excited about it. You will study much more enthusiastically when you remember its purpose.

Use Study Tools That Give You Noticeable Gains
Another way to keep your motivation strong is to show yourself that you are improving by using IBM certification study tools that give fast results. The study tools available at ExamTrace are ideal because you will see yourself improving every time you study.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monster University Inspired Cake for Chris 8th Birthday

This is a late post but I still want to share with our readers the Monster University Inspired Cake made by my favorite Ph Bakehouse.

Monsters University is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

We celebrated his birthday in school. We bought Jollibee food and brought this cake in school for cake blowing. The time alloted in school is only during recess time so we didn't  do much but distributed the chicken and spaghetti and asked Christoph to blew the cake. One thing for sure, this cake was very popular in school.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Stripes Polo Shirts

I was told by the boys that something with stripes will already do the job for their costume fun day event on Thursday. I haven't found any suitable costumes yet, but just to prepare for the worse, I already bought something with stripes.
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Pink Knee Sock

To accentuate the Strawberry Costume of Alexa posted earlier, hubby bought these 2 pairs of pink knee socks and I also bought one when I visited V Central. Thats the only mall closest to home so obviously thats where I shopped for groceries and things.

After showing to Alexa, she chose the matching strawberry knee socks as expected. Of course!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Candyland Costume Fun Day

The first semester of the school year will end soon, to end the school year, the school organized a Costume Fun Day. This year's theme is Candyland Costume.

Last year's theme was Superhero thus the old costume that we bought is no longer valid aside from the fact that they have outgrown these costumes already. All of them do not fit anymore. Sigh. Its a high time for me now to check on what I can recycle.  

Three years ago, I bought Alexa her Strawberry costume to join the Halloween Trick or Treat in Ayala Alabang. Its a little bit small for her, but I also dont want to spend another Php 1,000 for her outfit this year. This costume should somehow fit with the current's theme. I will have to find ways on how to repair this or perhaps spend a little and ask for professional help. I don't really trust my sewing skills. :)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pet Meet-and-Greet Day

Today is the official World Animal Day but the school where my kids attended celebrated yesterday. The kids were asked to bring their special animals / pets in school through Pet Blessing.

There were iguanas, hamsters, fishes, cats and dogs all over the school.

The kids took our Shih Tzu breed dog named Diego. Alexa named him after Diego, cousin of Dora the Explorer.

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The kids introduced Diego into their classes. They had a blast in school!

Guide to buying your kid’s first laptop

With technology dominating today's society, it is only a matter of time before even your youngest child starts running rings around you when it comes to their digital know-how. While parents are right to be cautious about buying children their own laptop, computers are increasingly used in children’s education and having use of their own can benefit them in college and employment further down the line. 

However, purchasing the right one can be a difficult undertaking, with various considerations to bear in mind. So here is what you should think about before you buy your child their first laptop.

How old is your child?
The age of your child will make a huge difference in deciding what laptop to buy. Offerings from VTech and Fisher-Price for example are made specifically for babies and toddlers. These feature mainly educational games and can be purchased very cheaply.

However, kids grow up incredibly quickly and for any child starting school, a standard laptop made by a reputable manufacturer is recommended. If they find the larger 14’’ or 16’’ models too big, small options are available, such as the tiny 10’’ Netbook.

What will it be used for?

Again, a lot will depend on the age of your child, but the majority of kids will use a laptop for educational purposes, to play games and access the Internet.

When it comes to learning, there are a great deal of software programs and online resources available. Even though your child will be staring intently at a screen, the interactive nature of computers is far better than simply watching television.

But for the majority of parents, the biggest worry is your kids browsing the Internet. Thankfully, laptops running Microsoft Windows include parental controls so you can restrict what content can be accessed. This said, the best way to protect your child from online dangers is by discussing and talking about the issue with them.

What type of laptop should I buy?

Netbooks are an affordable, small and lightweight option that still feature great computing ability and commendable battery life. You can't go wrong with any netbook from well-known companies such as Asus, Samsung or Toshiba.

Due to their functionality and potential longevity, it is advisable to buy a laptop rather than a tablet. Even though the popularity of these handheld devices has dramatically increased in recent years, laptops are better designed for typing and schoolwork, as well as the fun stuff like gaming and browsing web pictures that tablets provide.