Friday, October 19, 2012

ELC’s Pre-Christmas Toy Fair

Christmas comes early (for Ashrie at least) for we have stocked the house with new toys. Thanks to ELC’s Pre-Christmas Toy Fair, now the masses can buy their toys! We’ve promised ourselves not to buy toy presents for her this Christmas, but as they say, “Promises are meant to be broken”, so let’s just see.

So head down to United Square Mall to check out the toy fair. Sale is until Sunday, 21 October 2012. Here’s their official poster.

By the way, Christmas is coming and I’m sure you’ll be writing a lot of the holidays. PLEASE. Please take the time to write the whole word C-H-R-I-S-T-mas and not Xmas (pronounced as Ex-mas, like X-Men!) because that is really not cool. Okay?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ashrie’s Back!

After almost two agonizing weeks of stomach flu coupled with fever, she’s up and about. She just recovered fully the other day so when she asked Jane to bring her to SingKids yesterday, my wife couldn’t say no. She knew very well that Ashrie deserved a break and a treat after those gruelling days of being ill.

Unfortunately for me, as I have planned to reach home early because I need to prepare not one, but two banana cakes for Jane’s Kitchen Shop. Needless to say, we reached home around 10PM, started the actual baking at 11PM and finished everything by 2AM! And I need to be up by 6AM for work. Oh well!

Good thing this is not an everyday thing.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Peppa Pig and Olivia

Both Peppa Pig and Olivia are airing on Okto this month and Ashrie loves every minute of it. She’s familiar with them because we have been reading both of the book series. Now she’s even happier because she can watch the animated series, all in their pink glory!

Here is Peppa Pig on the Grandpa Pig’s Computer episode. Oh you gotta love the accent and the snort!

And here’s the etiquette-conscious, straight-laced Olivia.

Hope you enjoyed the video shares. Until then!


Now that Ashrie’s photo made it to Gingersnaps Kids album via the Gingersnaps Singapore’s wall, I think it’s high time that I should write about Gingersnaps.

The young daughters of the Philippine’s rich and famous wear them. Even in Singapore, you can see Young Parents cover girls clad in Gingersnaps latest collection. It is world-class, it looks really good, and it is a Philippine brand.

For now, we have three most visited, well-loved clothing stores for her, GAP Kids, Zara Kids and of course Gingersnaps! We definitely love Gingersnaps designs because it makes our little fashionista stand-out from the crowd with her mini-sized, lady-like dresses. We love that look on her, not the very girly stuffs with pony tails and loud floral dresses. So whenever we visit the Philippines, we would religiously visit their stores simply because it is the mecca of Gingersnaps stocks and the first to enjoy the new collection the clothing line has to offer. We would stock up on beautiful dresses which will be good for six months to a year’s supply of apparel.

So even before this photo was taken and posted, she's already a true-blue Gingersnap Kid!

Click here to know all about them. See you soon Gingersnaps!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Buckle Up!

I am not sure if this is funny to you but it gave us the LOLs when we heard it.

A few weeks back, Me&MyGirls took a cab to send us home. After a tiring day, the best, fastest, and the most convenient way to reach home (not to consider the extra cost, of course) is to hire a taxi. We got in at the back seat and wore our seatbelts. Just then, the automated female voice message went on, “Please fasten your seatbelts”. In a jiff, Ashrie replied in the same tone and speed but more intense, “WE ALREADY FASTENED OUR SEATBELTS!”

Stay safe guys! Until next time!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Uncle Ringo is in Town!

No, he’s not my real uncle neither he is a real human being, but it might be named after him. Whatever the reason is, I didn’t know Uncle Ringo until last night. It’s a small carnival, a fair! But not the Universal Studios type, but instead, the Pasar Malam (night market) type that we have here in the heartlands. We decided to bring our daughter out for a walk at Khatib Plaza last night. She has been down with stomach flu the past few days and an outdoor escapade would be a treat for her. Also, it would be interesting to see her react to a local fun fair. She has tried the animal ride which can roam around malls and the train ride in the SM Mall in the Philippines which literally “choo-choos” all around one section of the mall’s atrium. And of course, the usual $1.00 to $3.00 vendo rides in shopping malls. But this one is different, it is outdoor and very similar to the Philippine “perya”. (Perya is the Filipino transliteration of the Spanish word feria which means fair.)

Entrance is free. Tickets are priced at $3.00 each for the Truck and Car Ride (the one she chose), the Balloon-Popping Booth, the “Anchor’s Away”, the Slide, and the Train. The Bump Car ride is worth 2 tickets and is designed for bigger kids or even adults.

It was not crowded. Actually, she was alone when the ride started. It was about 10 to 12 rotations on a track which went up, down and around. I was hesitant at first to let her ride fearing that she might jumped on the tracks while the thing is moving but she finished the ride quite well-behaved with a few smiles every time her truck passed us by, steering occasionally and with her seatbelt fastened. It made me realized that she has grown, both emotionally and intellectually.

Speaking of growth, I am proud of her at how she handled her latest checkup and blood test. She sat quietly and responded pretty well to the attending nurse while her blood pressure was taken. And she just cried in the beginning when the nurse pricked her finger to get some drops of her precious Type AB blood to a vial. Also, we were surprised at her latest height check at Smaland (Ikea’s playground) to know that she is now eligible to enter and play!

Oh, she has really grown…
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