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The Twerp's Goodies Haul

Friday, September 30, 2011

Whenever I bring my daughter to the office, my bosses and co-workers just love to give her cookies, chocolates, anything they think she will like. Her haul this time will probably last her a month if Mommy can help herself not eating the chocolates  :)


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One boss was passing by my workstation when he saw Via.  Oh, the Princess is here! he said. I'll get her cookies from the Commissary, butter cookies okay with her?  :) Then a Japanese boss saw her and said I have goodies from Japan, it's healthy and good for her. Another boss also rushed to the Commissary and got her 4 chocolate bars! And they all took some time talking with her. It helps her improve her sociability.  Now she doesn't cry when other people try to carry her and she remembers some of Mommy's friends and gives them a kiss when she sees them. Her favorite seems to be Tita Becky for now  :)


Happy weekend everyone!

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The Twerp at 33 Months

Monday, September 26, 2011

A friend's toddler went through a "belt" phase. His daughter wanted to wear a belt with everything. I guess this is the age when toddlers get obsessed with certain things or behavior. Via is obsessed with being a ballerina from watching Angelina Ballerina. She calls her dresses tutu and her sneakers, ballet shoes. That will be the theme of her birthday party and I will buy her a tutu and ballet shoes for her birthday. But for now, she's happy with her sneakers/ballet shoes.


 


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She likes these shoes because she can walk on tiptoe like a ballerina as it's hard rubber on the toe part.  She wears them everywhere even at home. She only takes them off when she goes to bed or taking a bath.


A photo of her at the park in her pajamas standing on tiptoe.


 


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I wish I could document everything she does. Most of it are amusing and some surprises me with her understanding. Another development is that she reads out the letters in words. I've been teaching her how a letter sounds like. So when we read, I spell out the word then read it by how each letter sounds. As in B-A-B-Y. Buh Ah Buh e....BABY! This morning at breakfast, she was buttering her bread when she read out the letters of the brand of butter.


 


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D-A-R-I  C-R-E-M-E


Now read it out Via, I said. So she read it out:  Buh buh TTER! So much for my reading lessons  :)

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Fried Crispy Salmon Skin Crackers

Thursday, September 22, 2011

When our division has a cause to celebrate, we always, always have lunch at Summer Palace in Edsa Shangrila Hotel. You can imagine we've probably tried almost all their dishes by now. Yesterday though I noticed a new item on the menu...or maybe I just never saw it before? In any case, I added it to our lunch menu as well as an interesting vegetable dish.


 


Fried Crispy Salmon Skin Crackers (P300/order). Delicious! Really crispy and not greasy at all. Great dipped in vinegar with some chopped garlic.


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Saute├ęd Diced Vegetables with Pine Nuts on Lettuce Bed (P870/large order). Really good, a little sweet for me but good just the same. To eat, roll it up in the lettuce and take a bite :)


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Summer Palace, Edsa Shangrila Hotel, Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Pasig City


 


Linking up with Food Trip Friday and My Sassy Chef!

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Wordless Wednesday: Baby Yoga

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Pepper Lunch at SM Megamall

Friday, September 9, 2011

I was eager to eat at Pepper Lunch in SM Megamall when I saw it open last month but it was only yesterday that I got to have lunch there with my friends. I was expecting it to have a long line at lunchtime like Bon Chon when it opened but there were only few people eating. Good for us we didn't have to wait in line to eat. There's my friend Bex, first in line :)


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The place is spacious and I like the layout, simple and very minimalistic, very Japanese. I like it when the look and feel of the restaurant matches the origin of the food like New Bombay at the Podium which serves indian food. You seldom find places like these especially in malls.


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We had to study the menu quite a bit because everything looked delicious. If I could I would have it all at once  :) And there' s what they called the bonus meal, with drink plus a choice of soup, mashed potato or ice cream. The cakes looked good too. Here's the gel who was first in line, happy to have finished ordering :)


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I had Beef Pepper Rice (P215) and Miso Soup (P55).


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Beef Teriyaki with Egg (P325) plus bonus meal of P60 (coke and ice cream)


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I didn't notice they had Double Beef Pepper Steak (275). That always happens to me. I would have ordered the double.


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The ice cream was not sweet at all. It's the chocolate syrup that made it sweet. Perfect for those who are dieting. Btw, I didn't order a drink intending to ask for water. A server gave me water without my having to ask for it. Good service and great food!


Linking up with My Sassy Chef and Food Trip Friday.


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Sabbath School Lesson for September

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A new month and a new memory verse to learn. This month's bible story is about baby Moses. As always, the class starts with welcoming everyone to class, going around shaking hands. Then the missionary boat and the 2 bear coin banks come out for the offering. I always give Via paper money and some coins to put in the boat and the bear coin banks.  Prayers for the offering are said after the children are done putting in their offering.


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The teacher starts to tell the story of baby Moses. How his mother, big sister Miriam, and big brother Aaron loved him and were very happy when he came. Little baby dolls, basins and a wash cloth are given to the children for pretend bathing of baby Moses.


Baby Moses needed to be kept hidden and when he was getting bigger and harder to hide, his mother made a wicker basket to put him in and let the river carry him. Baskets and paint brushes are given out for the children to pretend making the basket for baby Moses.


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After the bible story, it's time for the memory verse. I promised Via a prize if she says the memory verse out loud for everyone to hear.


Yay, she's able to do it consistently now. She was first able to say the memory verse May or was it June, but she just mumbled it and no one can hear. I noticed they give out prizes on the last Saturday of the month for children who can say the memory verse and it motivated her. So I now give her a prize on the first Saturday. Why wait for the last Saturday?   It worked too :) Here's Via with the prize I promised her, a kaleidoscope.


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I'm happy that she enjoys Sabbath School that she looks forward to it during the week.

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