Month: March 2012

Of children’s book and childhood memories

I had been trying to contain my excitement about this new book that I bought for my girls. It comes with reusable stickers and a storyboard. More, it was the supposed sequel to the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” that we all knew. I waited for the right time to give it to them. Since there’s no special occasion, I thought I’d use it as a prize (or a bribe). As always, the house was a mess, so I told them that I would give them something as soon as they’ve put away all their toys and books, and finished their afternoon snacks (I always demand for a clean plate, no spillage). Surprisingly, A quickly started clearing the mess they created without a question or complaint (she’s really improving), whereas Z refused to move until she saw the package. Well, I have to admit. I was excited to see the contents of the package myself and I was looking forward to helping them set it up. To get the excitement going, I included …

Finding my way back

I miss blogging! I miss writing, even editing. But not when it means tight deadlines with tons of articles to write and edit. I think I’d take some rest now from the very same things that used to make me thrive. This time, I just want to write for my own pleasure, find my way back into enjoying it. After a few months of a sedentary lifestyle–definitely not by choice, I assure you–I long to relive the good old days when I could simply put my energy into every thing that I’d like to do or learn. Here are some of the things that I would like to be able to accomplish and enjoy very soon: Resume my adventure in discovering new recipes that will once again make my children look forward to every meal in the day; Relearn how to use an SLR camera and shoot beautiful pictures without the aid of a photo editing software (I don’t know how to use one, anyway). With my husband’s advance wedding anniversary gift, a Nikon D5100, …