November 27, 2012

Congrats Kapatid!

The Professional Regulatory Commission has released the Result of the September 2012 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) after 42 working days. Fortunately, my sister passed the said exam in the Elementary Level Category.
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A Love Story

There was this guy who has a girl friend which he considered as his best friend (same with the girl). They took the same school from pre-school, primary, secondary until college, where they took the same course. Even they are classmates from pre-school; they are not close to each other until they reached their senior years. This is one of the reasons why the guy took the same course as the girl.
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November 26, 2012

Captured Moments: Flower Power 3

Here is another batch of flowers I mentioned on my Undas 2012 post.

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November 23, 2012

Tips for Picky-Eater Kids

I observed that many kids nowadays are picky with the food they eat. Some prefer to have meat rather than veggies. Some choose processed meats like hotdogs, tocino and longanisa. As first time parent, I was worried and consider this as one of the major problem by most parents. Good thing we did not experience this kind difficulty with our son who used to eat what we eat without any hesitation. Of course you still need to be careful on the food you give to your kids.

To resolve this issue, I would like to share some tips based on my experience.

Introduce veggies at early age.
When Matt learned how to take solid foods, we preferred introducing him mashed veggies than meats. Although meat is a major source of protein needed in their growth and development, there are some alternative sources like eggs and veggies high in protein.

One of the veggies that kids hate is the bitter gourd or ampalaya. If you try to introduce this to your kids when their taste buds are starting to develop, they will surely familiarize with its taste making this as one of their favorites.

We also used to give Matt oregano extract mixed with his milk every morning to prevent him from getting cough and colds thus making him familiar with bitter taste. Furthermore, this will help your kids to love taking medicine. In our case, Matt loves to take medicine whatever the taste is.

Switch food varieties.
To prevent being bored about the food they eat, try to switch every now and then. Better give them different meals daily.

When we introduced Matt with baby foods like Cerelac and/or Gerber we used to buy different variant in small packages and give him different flavour every week. Furthermore, try to make your own baby food. This is lot cheaper compared to those sold in the market.

Make your own.
If your kids start to love processed foods, make your own. Processed meats are considered unhealthy because of the artificial flavorings and colors. Making your own processed food does not only give you confident of the healthy food but you are sure that these foods are safe and sanitized.

I used to make my own skinless longanisa and chicken tocino where Matt loves to have it in his plate. Maybe one day, I will make my own hotdogs too. LOL.

Mask your food.
How? If your kids do not want to eat veggies, why not use them as major ingredient in making their favourite dishes. For example, if your kids love burgers, try to make use of veggies like hearty burger (banana blossoms). You may also try making squash pancake or siomai made of kalabasa and sardines.

Matt loves the hearty burger

Another way to mask your veggies is make dried of it and incorporate them in your meal. I used to make dried malunggay leaves, grind it and add them in soups and other meals.

I hope this will help in someways to parents having picky-eater kids.

How about you, do you have any tips to prevent kids from being picky?
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November 22, 2012

500-Pesos Worth of Crochet Items Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to the winners of
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I joined a photo contest and hopefully gets into finals. Here is my entry:

A simple shot of sun at high noon which seems to be mistaken as a full moon.

You can visit my entry HERE. Please don't forget to hit the LIKE button. Thanks in advance.

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Giveaway: 500-Pesos Worth of Crochet Items

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November 21, 2012

Capture Moments: Golden Cross

This picture was taken way back Black Saturday 2009 before the parade of images of different saints. I was supposed to take picture of the float behind when the kid carrying the cross when it passed in front of me. 

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November 20, 2012

Jose Rizal Wearing Barong?

I just observed that most monuments by Dr. Jose Rizal wears black suit even we consider him as our National Hero, we will rarely found him wearing our National Dress for men, the Barong Tagalog. An exemption is here in our Alma Mater, Central Luzon State University (CLSU), where you can see him wearing Barong.
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November 19, 2012

Free Blogger Event: $200 Amazon Giveaway Sign-Up

$200 Amazon Giveaway

(Note: this is not yet the actual contest)
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November 18, 2012

Captured Moments: Merging

I tried to get a panoramic view using merged photos for the first time. This is taken during our Undas (Part one and two) vacation at our hometown.

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November 17, 2012

Movie Sharing: The Revolutionary Road

This movie was released on 2008 with a setting of  1950’s, based on the novel by Richard Yates.

It is a story of young couple named Frank Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet)
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November 16, 2012

Captured Moments: Photo Collection

Photo Collection

As I mentioned in my previous entry, I am going to post some of the photos I collected during our 3-day vacation in our hometown. Here they are:

Candle in the Wind
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November 15, 2012

It is More Fun to Learn Talking

Sometimes, teaching your kids to talk makes both of you bored if done routinely. In all aspect, learning needs to be incorporated with fun. Here are some tips on how to have fun while teaching your kids to talk.
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November 14, 2012

Captured Moments: Cat's Eye

I was supposed to take picture of these cat while sleeping but suddenly wakes up as I approach. Instead of sleeping cat, here's what I got.

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November 13, 2012

Talkative Matt

Matt is very talkative nowadays. One funny thing about him is that he keeps on repeating something he says until you repeat or agree with it. When you ask him, “Sino ang madaldal? (Who’s talkative?)”, he will answer ‘Mamatt”, pertaining to himself. Many said that this trait is being inherited.Since Mommy and I were silent type of persons, we often joked that he used to inherit this from Mama. That’s why when we asked him, “Kanino ka nagmana? (Where did you inherit that?) ”, he will reply “Mama”.
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November 12, 2012

My Page Rank

After almost a year since I started my blog, I reached PR 1. Yehey! I was surprised as I browse and update my blog this morning.

In connection to this, Mommy and I were planning to purchase our own domain. Can you help us on how to get our own domain?  Thanks in advance.

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Captured Moments: Shiela Mae

Shiela Mae

Just trying to take photos of people. 
This is a stolen shot of my cousin’s daughter at the cemetery during last November 01, 2012. Hope that this one looks fine. 

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November 11, 2012

Toddlers Develpoment

Matt exhibits some acts that we think in advance compared to his age. At 29 months, he can easily identify and recite the alphabet, can recognize numbers as well as count from 1-20, can distinguish not only the primary colors but others too including fuchsia, can identify the basic parts of the body, can sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Bahay Kubo" in correct tunes (good thing he did not acquire singing talent from me. hehehe). He can also hold pen and colors firmly and make doodles.
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November 10, 2012

Movie Sharing: The Descendants

Photo Source

I just finished watching this movie, based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings. This movie was released on December 2011 which starred George Clooney as Matt King, a trustee of a huge land in one of the islands in Hawaii.

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November 9, 2012

Undas 2012 (part 2)

I woke up early to catch the sunrise in our backyard. I also took a chance to shoot some things to be added in my collection (I will post them here soon).
Sunrise at Nueva Ecija
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November 8, 2012

Undas 2012 (part 1)

We headed our hometown 4am November 01, 2012 to avoid the traffic. Then we took a short rest and proceed to the cemetery where Tatay (grandfather) lied. We found there Nanay and two of my cousin’s kids. Here they are playing with Matt.

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November 7, 2012

Captured Moments: Afraid of Heights

I was really afraid of heights and all I can have is a photo of this grain storage in my workplace which stands about 5-storey building. 

For almost ten years of working in the same plant, still, I wasn't able to climb this up to the top.
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November 6, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Chicken Tacos

Here's another way to enjoy tacos instead of what we had last time (See it HERE).

A bit or shredded cabbage
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Giveaway: LG Smart TV

This giveaway is hosted by Mom Powered Media and co-hosted by  PR Mom AmbassadorFamily Love & Other StuffThe Crazy Nuts Mom and Zoes Printable Coupons.
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November 2, 2012

Captured Moments: Flower Power 2

Here's part two of my "Flower Power" photos. Lovely, isn't it?

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