Yes, we are back in the motherland. And needless to say, we are having a blast!
I am sooo glad I did my shopping ahead in Oz, and only had to buy a couple of stuff here. The malls are just pure madness these days, so I dare not enter them unless the need is great.
Speaking of shopping, I’ve been comparing prices between here and back down under. It turns out that for clothes and fashion accessories, you can definitely get them way cheaper here. But as for your gadgets (like the popular iphone and such), your best bet is Oz.
Anyway, we’re off to the Oceanarium today, so here’s hoping that God is on our side when we battle the roads today.
December 22, 2010 No Comments
We don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving or Black Friday here down under, so I have no idea what it’s really like. Took another meme in celebration of this well-known holiday.
You Are American Thanksgiving
When it comes to Thanksgiving, you like to go big. In fact, your menu probably gets a little bigger every year. The meal is definitely important to you, but sometimes you get distracted by parades, football, and shopping. While you enjoy Thanksgiving for what it represents, you never forget that it kicks off the holiday season. By the time you’ve polished off that last piece of pie, you’ve already started planning for Christmas!
Two things I agree with is my distraction for shopping and that I’ve already planned for Christmas. Heck yeah! In fact, I am almost done with my shopping. All’s left is for me to pack for our trip home.
November 25, 2010 No Comments
Yes, our daughter is now officially multi-lingual. This little girl of ours was pretending to talk to her cousin on her toy mobile phone in English. We, as parents, thought it would be good to practise her Tagalog, so we encouraged her to speak to her cousin in the native tongue.
To somewhat coach her with her pretend conversation, we suggested to her to ask her cousin questions such as:
“Anong ginagawa mo? (What are you doing right now?)”;
“Gusto mo bang kumain sa Jollibee? (Do you want to eat at Jollibee?)”
I tell you, everytime we suggested a question in Filipino, she would relay it to her cousin still in English! And I’ve also noticed that when we ask her directly in Filipino, she replies in English. The latter is a bit concerning because we would have really wanted her to converse in Filipino as much as possible. But to her credit, there are occasions when she can speak the native tongue voluntarily, though not as often as we would have wished. Even so, I will continue to persist!
Anyway, it’s time for me to doze off. I better get off the net while I can. Good thing, we don’t have Cyber Monday here, or I will surely be up all night on the net, being the shopaholic that I am. Adieu, and see you around!
November 24, 2010 No Comments
This post is a tad late in response to the National IQ Test held on telly a week ago. I enjoyed it so much but having it on telly as a medium, made it a whole lot more difficult. I especially disliked the driving bit where you had to figure out which direction you end up facing after a series of quick (and rather dizzying) turns. But because we couldn’t leave it blank, we had to at least guess and have a go. Fortunately, my random guesses were correct. J beat me as well with sudoku section (maybe because he’s had banking jobs in his younger years). Just the same it affected my score quite a bit. I guess I am still a paper-based kinda test taker — makes a whole lot of difference if you can scribble on paper.
November 19, 2010 1 Comment