Sunday, April 29, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
D1, Tabby and Ethan
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
We were able to leave the house at 5:12 a.am. It was still quite dark when we stopped by a gas station for gas. Once we reached the SLEX, I thought I could finally speed up. No. There were so many cars and buses that it was not really a breeze to switch lanes. One car kept on tailgating our van! Anyway, we finally reached our exit point. The queue to the toll gate was also long. It seemed that every car in line were heading for the fun run. After the toll, we proceeded at a speed of 20-25 kmp to the venue. We finally reached our destination with minutes to spare. But! Parking was another issue. Anyway we were able to spot a parking space and proceeded to the registration tent.
Wave 9 (that's us) started on time. The 5k run was really hysterical. See the picture.
Monday, April 16, 2012
my son was the shuffle bot runner.....
Monday, April 9, 2012
Tabby just turned 10 months old! Yey! She has become more active to the point that I now find it hard keeping her still. She pulls herself up when placed in her crib or playpen. She tends to climb down beds and seats which is actually fruitless as she can't walk yet. We bought her this "walking wings" which is a type of walking aid that she wears like a vest. Is it useful and effective? Well, I guess so as Tabby is certainly having a great time "walking".
I tend to put toys in her playpen and crib so she could play with them. I believe that toys are not just for entertainment but serve as brain stimulants. I especially prefer construction and puzzles. I also make sure that Tabby has her share of musical toys to expose her to different tones, tempos and rhythm. She is presently enrolled in Gymboree and she really enjoys the interaction with other babies her age. I make sure that she gets to listen to classical music too as there are studies that show that classical music, especially the compositions of Mozart, do stimulate the brain. In case this study is unfounded, well, surely there’s nothing wrong in listening to classical music.
Ethan adored his dancing and talking Elmo when he was just toddler. I was able to keep “Elmo” in storage and brought it out for Tabby. Oh she just adores Elmo’s sing and dance act. She actually laughs so hard that my tendency (and the rest of her adoring fans) is laugh with her too. She loves her other stuffed toys too! She loves that talking Teddy Bear that says “I love you Tabitha”.
I wonder what are the latest stuffed animals from Toys R Us now? It’s a good thing that there’s a store 10 kilometers from my house. This makes toy shopping more convenient. Maybe I could just drop by and window-shop. While I am at it, I should maybe look around for an inflatable pool for Tabby. Yup! It’s summer time and that means fun-backyard-inflatable pool swimming for Tabby!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Remember being awed with how professional cartoonists draw a sequence of images so precisely on separate sheets of paper that, when stacked and flicked through rapidly enough, seem to be moving? Today, that technology has evolved with the advent of computerized animation. So how about something halfway between the old and new technologies – converting a short video into a series of pictures in a small album that you flick through to watch the images come to life on their own? Say hello to Skitbooks, a Manila flipbook maker and one of the first to bring the technology to the Philippines. Skitbooks, the latest in party booth entertainment, lets you record your own video and “play” it back by flicking through your own flipbook.
Enjoy being someone else with the right props and costumes. Be amused with pretending you’re somewhere else by using a green background which the technicians can overlay with an image or video of your choice. Fascinated with jump shots? Still photographs are sometimes caught at the wrong moment and take so many shots to perfect. But with Skitbooks, you can flick through the entire flipbook and actually view the entire jump! Do you want something more creative and amusing than the usual postcard to show off your country to your foreigner-friends? Why not send them Manila flipbooks, using the famed Intramuros walls as backdrop? Scenes and actions that you want to appear in your flipbooks are only limited by the imagination. You can even have the option of giving them your own video for conversion. And for a more complete package, change the colors and text of their standard book covers for a more personal touch or to match your event theme. Better yet, make your own for an additional fee.
Flipbooks make for interesting invitations and party favors during baptismals, birthdays, weddings, and other events, or even as lasting mementos of that fantastic getaway trip. With Skitbooks, the possibilities for entertainment and creativity are endless.
You may contact Skitbooks via website: Skitbooks.com, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mobile 0917.9404254