May 31, 2013

Preparing Your Kids to School

On my previous post, I mentioned that we are already searching for a school for our little Matt. However, one school we visited gave us an idea which we decided not to send Matt to school yet but mommy will put him in a home schooling sessions instead. You can check updates on her blog, Momaye's Diary. Also, my sister will give us module for nursery.

Speaking of school, in less than a month, the classes will formally start. Like me, I know that some parents are excited but a bit nervous in sending their kids to schools for the first time. Here are some tips that might help in preparing your kids to school especially in the preschool level.

Talk to them. Talking to your kids on going to school will be a big help in preparing them into their big step. Talk about his schedules, whose the one to bring and fetch them, how they feel – excited or nervous. If they feel nervous, just give them the positive side of being in school like playing and having new friends. Also, reading a story about first time in school can help.
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May 30, 2013

Like Father Like Son

I love to cook. I love to make crafts. Now we are into crocheting. I just wonder that Matt will have the same interests as mine.

Check the photos below.

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May 29, 2013

The "DAMS" of Buying Toys

Photo Source: Feminist at the Sea
Toys are one of the things that our kids will surely love. These are also the things that will definitely catch their attention when they are with us either in malls or in tiangge.  However, as parent, we must choose the best toys for them like how we choose our personal things.

There are many guides in buying toys for me just remember the word “D-A-M-S”.

You must check for the toys if they are durable especially when you are buying at tiangge. (Oops! I am not against buying toys in tiangge.) Check for the buttons and other parts that may break or snapped during playtime. Choosing the sturdy ones does not only give safety but it could possibly pass to their siblings.
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May 26, 2013

Weekend Reflections: Pray for Endurance

It's weekend again. Here are some words to think of...

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.Bruce Lee quotes
Photo Source: Quotes Lover
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May 24, 2013

I won!

Photo Source: Swirls and Scribbles
Last week, during our lunch break, Mommy saw my name in Facebook that I won the Firmoo Glasses giveaway hosted by Swirls and Scribbles. I checked the site and yes, I won. Good that I haven’t purchase a new one yet.
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May 23, 2013

Butterscotch McDip

Butterscotch McDip

The other day, Mommy showed me a photo of the new McDip flavor, the Butterscotch McDip. So I started craving and wanted to try until we finally have it on our way home yesterday. This is not the only new flavor, they also have buko-pandan, unfortunately, it was not available that time.
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May 22, 2013

Summer Outing: Amana Waterpark

Before it’s too late, we had our company summer outing. This year, we did not hold it out of province but in a resort in nearby town – Amana Waterpark. Not bad at all since most of this resort has been visited by many tourists.

Since we can bring other family members but with our own expense for the entrance, we brought Matt with us and we need to buy him an entrance ticket. Good thing that kids two years old and below is free. Buti na lang next month pa magtatatlo si Matt. Hehehe
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May 21, 2013

Another Blessing

Last week, Mommy and I were surprised when we saw another mail containing gift check for each of us from AIP Online Survey. This is our second time to receive our gift checks from our accumulated points just by participating in the surveys they send you.

By the way, if you want to join AIP Online Survey, just send me your email address so I can refer you. You will receive 250 points upon answering your first survey.
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May 19, 2013

Weekend Reflections: A True Friend

I got this thought from a Thai Movie entitled “My True Friend”.
I definitely agree with this one. A loving friend does not only say what is good about you but more often, they will tell you the reality. They guide you in case you are already walking in a wrong path and bring you back to the right one. They will never hesitate or think twice even it will lead to misunderstandings as long as it will be good for you.
Have you already met your loving friend?
Enjoy the rest of the week!
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May 16, 2013


I saw a billboard about this drink and when I saw it in the grocery, I immediately grab one to try since the original Tanduay Ice is really good.  This one taste like a combination of rum and cola, just what the name implies. I was a bit disappointed since I assume that it will be as smooth as Tanduay Ice. Maybe, I was not used with the taste of rum.
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May 15, 2013

Giveaway: Plummet Falls Adventure Slide Water Park

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Special thank you to our co-hosts: 

What to win?
One lucky winner will receive a Banzai Plummet Falls Adventure Slide Water Park!
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May 14, 2013

Preschool Checklist

We are planning of sending Matt to preschool this coming school year, nursery or play-class perhaps. Aside from the consideration if kid is ready for school or not, just like what Mommy posted, we are also searching for the right school where he will attend.
There are some factors that need to be considered when choosing the right school. Here are some that needs to be checked when searching for school:
How old is the school?
What are the track records? Where do graduates go?
Where it is located?
How much is the tuition fee per school year? Is there any payment schemes?
What is the medium of instruction?
How big are the classes? What is the teacher-to-student ratio?
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May 12, 2013

Weekend Reflections: Best Gift for Mothers

Before heading to Nueva Ecija, I just want to share something I heard in the radio yesterday.
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May 11, 2013

Captured Moments: Chef in the Making

I am preparing Pizza Rolls as our Sunday afternoon snack when Matt approaches me.  I thought he will just ask some cheese but he wants to sit on my lap while preparing. Afterwards, he wants to get the knife do the same as I did.

Will he be a chef too? What do you think?

Warning: Don’t let your kids work in the kitchen with sharp objects. Guide them to avoid accidents.
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May 10, 2013

Healing Galing Product: Healing Eye Drops

Here is another good buy from the list of Healing Galing Products – Healing Eyedrop. We bought 3 pieces of this for my mom, MIL and mine. This product also helps in reduction of eye cataract, teridium (with the help of healing oil) and other eye illnesses. Dr. Edinell Calvario uses this product for more than 10 years. And this is her secret of having a 20-20 vision considering her age.

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Healing Eye Drops

On the first drop, it hurts but this is normal according to Dr. Calvario. This means that I have a problem/s on my eyes. Yes, I am wearing glasses (25-50) but after continuous use, I can say goodbye to it.

Prescribed usage: 1-2 drops, 2-3 times a day or as needed.
Price: 200 pesos per 10ml 

By the way, here are some signs that you had an eye problem and needs to consult an expert:

Sudden Blurry Vision or Problems Focusing
Sudden appearance of visual disturbances such as floaters, flashes of light, or obstruction of vision
Gradual Blurring of Vision
Eye Pain or Eye Fatigue/Strain
Sensitivity to Light
An Eye Infection

This is not a paid post. All I wrote here is based on my views. Chemist Dad is not affiliated with Healing Galing

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May 9, 2013

Factors Affecting Childhood Obesity

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Photo source: Sarah Espanol – Com 466

Obesity is often referred to person with too much excess fat in the body. Before, we used to see these cases in adults but now, even our kids might be a candidate for obesity which we don’t want to happen to our kids.

Here are some factors that can lead to childhood obesity.

1. Oldies, like our grandparents, believe that the bigger the kids are, the healthier they are which is considered as a big myth. Overfed kids will develop a large stomach which needs more food to satisfy their hunger.  We know that kids will eat as long as they see foods in front of them. Being big is not always being healthy, remember, obesity is a sign of malnutrition too.

2. Choice of foods is also another factor that triggers childhood obesity. Kids at ages 3 and above usually love to eat sweets as well as high carb foods like chocolates and pasta. Try to make healthy options that are appetizing to your kids.

3. In our time today that we considered technology is having a great influence on kids, this is another factor that can lead to obesity. Kids nowadays have inadequate physical activities. They spend more time in from of TV watching their favorite shows or in from of computer playing their favorite games. Games that require physical activities like running, biking and walking is always became a second choice. Parents like me, take note of this, physical activities are not only for our kid’s benefit but for us too. It does not only improves your physique but it will give quality time to your family too.

As parent we must prevent our kids into this situation before it will lead to some problems. Obese kids are “cute” to look at but in fact it may lower their self-esteem later because of some bullying outside our home. Furthermore, more serious problem is that  obesity could lead to hypertension and allergies. 
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May 8, 2013

The Early Bird

Milk first

We started our day early since our call time for work is 7am. During preparation, our little boy is also wide awake and ready to go downstairs with us. In fact, he was the first kid to wake up in our block every morning. Some wake up hours later than his.
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May 7, 2013

Please Be Careful With My Heart @Home

We know that one of the phenomenal TV series nowadays is “Please Be Careful with My Heart starred by Jodi Sta. Maria as Maya and Richard Yap as Ser Chief. Unfortunately, I can only watch this program whenever we had to leave for work or there is a holiday during weekdays. They have a rewind of this show every Saturdays but still we had work until this day.
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May 6, 2013

Picture Taking Opportunity

I realized that mommy and I haven’t taken photos of us for a long time. Last week we got a chance to have a couple of shots. We are not even prepared when we had these shots. Here it is:

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May 5, 2013

Weekend Reflection: True Riches

Sometimes, we used money as measure of being rich. However, there are many that money can’t buy and that is the essence of being a truly rich person. Come to think of this:
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May 4, 2013

Captured Moments: General Antonio Luna's Horse

One of Nueva Ecija’s pride is General Antonio Luna. I just noticed something in this monument, is his horse really male in real life? hahaha
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May 2, 2013

Brain Twister

I just noticed that since I started working, my brain stops working (LOL) because my works usually on routine activities. Still, I used to have some works for my brain during problems on the differences on laboratory results, root cause analysis during in-process troubles but these are rare cases only.
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May 1, 2013

Today is Mommy's Day!

I can't find words for your special day so I just made this one. I hope you will like it.

Again, Happy Birthday!

Sabi nga ng iba, out ka na sa kalendaryo! hehehe
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