Friday, April 29, 2011

Pink Barbie!

My daughter, Bea, loves anything pink and anything that has Barbie on it. So, last Friday, when we went to the mall, even if she promised she won't buy anything, she was able to persuade us to add these two items in our shopping basket:

A Barbie cologne - which according to my expert daughter is NOT a cologne but a PERFUME!!!!
A Barbie toothpaste - which she really loves 'coz it's strawberry flavored.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mommy Moments - Black and White and ...

This is one of my favorite tricks in photoshop ....

Black and White and PINK

Picture was taken on my sister-in-law's wedding. 
My daughter was the smallest and youngest flower girl. 
She was the last one to get dressed! 
She practiced walking in the hotel corridor and she was very good 
but she had tantrums at the church and I had to carry her all the way to the altar!

Black and White and VIOLET

Picture was taken during a storm. 
We had no electricity and the princess was so bored!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mommy Moments - Rainbow Colors

For this week's Mommy Moments' Rainbow colors, I'm choosing a digiscrap  I made for my daughter months ago:

Pictures were taken when she was more than a year old. Her background was actually a rainbow colored inflatable swimming pool. I made this to show her that life is wonderful and colorful and should be enjoyed to the fullest!

Have a wonderful and colorful day everyone!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

She's a Red Haired Bitch and I Hate Her

Finally,  I got to read the 5th book of the Shopaholic series,

This is really long overdue 'coz I read the other 4 books, I think, more than a year ago. So thanks to my student, Isabella, for lending me her copy. Since I'm a stingy person, even if I really adore how Kinsella writes and Rebecca's character, I just patiently wait for someone to lend me a copy. Is there anyone who has a copy of Mini Shopaholic?

Anyway, let's talk about my title ....

The baby only came out on the last part of the book so the red haired bitch is really the main focus of the story.

Rebecca, being pregnant and all, heard about a celebrity obstetrician named Venetia Carter and begged Luke (Becky's husband) that they see her instead of their old doctor. Venetia turned out to be a young red haired and voluptuous doctor. And coincidentally, Luke's ex girlfriend! So how about that for a conflict!

Venetia acted friendly and kind and perfect around the unsuspecting Luke. Becky felt uncomfortable and had this instinct that Venetia was up to something. She even hired a detective (who followed the wrong guy!) 

Becky later confided this to her designer friend, Danny, who was so inspired he made it into a t-shirt design like this  ...

(Ooooopppssss ... sorry, just change blonde to red haired ....)

Venetia saw this and confronted Becky telling her that Luke's going to leave her (Becky) after she gives birth so that they (Luke and Venetia) can be together. Becky was about to give up but later found the courage to save their marriage by writing a 17 page (or was it 18) letter to Luke. Anyway, it turned out that it was only Venetia imagining things and the oh so charming Luke will never replace the ever so cute Becky.

I hated the red haired bitch while I was reading this. I think if there is a red haired bitch in my life, I wouldn't be as charming as Becky.

I love how Kinsella presents real life problems in a very funny way ...

Again, is there anyone who has a copy of Mini Shopaholic and is willing to lend me?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mommy Moments - Birthday Photo

I've always wanted a picnic party for my daughter. So last December 2010, we celebrated her 4th birthday in Camp John Hay. I prepared everything ... cupcakes, pink balloons, and a pink shirt dress that matches my princess' personality. She was so excited!

What I didn't prepare for was that swing hitting my princess and giving her bruises on her nose.

She was too sad to even blow her candles and smile for the camera.....

She didn't get to play with her guests ... she was just beside gramma all the time ....

She later played with her friends but she wasn't as energetic ....

But when we went home and she had time to really check her gifts ... she forgot all about the accident and she was back to normal as if nothing happened. She had crowns, sandals, dresses, crayons and books and she was so happy ....

The bruises are gone but I still feel bad when I remember this day. But I'm still thankful that I have a smart, healthy and lovely 4 year old ... that's the only thing that matters.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Meet my Future Vera Wang

Writing for Mama Kat's Workshop
Prompt Number 2 : 
Based on their personalities, what do you think your children will be when they grow up?

Mama’s Losin’ It

When my daughter, Bea, turned 1, one of my friends gave her a small magnetic drawing slate. Of course, that time, she was too young to use it. But after a few months, she was able to figure out how to use the slate's pen and the shaped magnetic stamps. The first shape she learned to draw was a circle. She'd fill the slate with big circles and small circles. I can still remember her chanting "big circle ..... small circle" until she fills the slate up. Then she'd ask me to erase everything and she'll start over again.

The slate was overused 'coz she preferred that over her other toys. We ended up buying her a bigger and better slate. She then learned how to add eyes, nose and lips to her "big" and "small" circles. 

At the same time, she was exposed to Barbie fairy tales. She loves watching these Barbie videos over and over ... and over ...  As she watches, she keeps an eye on the princesses' dresses. Her drawings evolved and the 'big' and 'small' circles then had frilly dresses.

And now at age 4, she had made dozens of dresses with different designs. Each design is so detailed ... from the sleeves to the skirt's curves and frills.  

I want to capture  every masterpiece she creates but before I get to click the camera, she suddenly erases it and starts with a new one. I bought her a drawing notebook but she prefers making her designs on her  slate. So I figured I'll just let her practice on her slate until she's ready to conquer the world with her designs. 

Here's my future Vera Wang at work: 

Why Vera Wang? Well, if I have to dream ... I have to dream big, right? 

How about your little darling ... who's he/she going be?