Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pre-loved Books: Sweet Valley Twins # 2 Teacher's Pet

Synopsis:

Playing favorites...

Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are the best dancers in their ballet class. Both girls want to dance the solo in the upcoming recital. Elizabeth hates to compete with her sister but Jessica doesn't mind at all. She knows she's a better dancer than her twin. The problem is their ballet teacher. No matter what Jessica does, Madame Andre never notices her. But she's always praising Elizabeth.

It's not fair-and Jessica isn't going to settle for second best just because her twin sister is the teacher's pet.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pre-loved Books: Marvel & Others

More books to go from the bookcase.


AU $3
+ shipping

The girls hardly touched them. Neither did I. We're not really a fan of Superheroes as you can see hehehe.







 AU $2
+ shipping
Little Miss booklets free

Non-fiction library copy.
Very educational.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Pre-loved Books for Beginners

I have been running out of space in my book case so I have to let go of some books. Unfortunately for me, as I love all my books and it's not easy which ones to give up. But fortunately for others, I decided to select a few to give away for free!

DOG ON LOG - this book is suitable for 3-5 years old and great for children who are learning about phonics and can read one-syllable-words. My daughter was given this book when she was in kindie. It is in very good condition and looks good as new. 



A ROYAL WEDDING and FAR FROM HOME - Original short stories of the princess-type-setting. All pages (maybe 5 or 6) are cardboard so these books are really sturdy! A little bit more challenging than the Dog on Log. This would be suitable for 4-7 years old maybe. It's not the ordinary words children encounter at the same time the story is not too lengthy to tire them.


For anyone who is interested, please let me know in the comments section. Pay only the shipping cost :)




Thursday, July 13, 2017

Camilla by Madeleine L’Engle


Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Camilla Dickinson has led a sheltered life with her architect father and stunningly beautiful mother. But suddenly, the security she's always known vanishes as her parents' marriage begins to crumble-and Camilla is caught in the middle. Then she meets Frank, her best friend's brother, and he's someone she can really talk to about life, death, God, and her dream of becoming an astronomer. As Camilla and Frank roam the streets of New York City together, lost in conversation, and he introduces her to people who are so different from anyone she has met before, he opens her eyes to worlds beyond her own, almost as if he were a telescope helping her to see the stars. But sill Camilla's first love be all she hopes, or will Frank just add more heartbreak to her life?

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Is It Too Late Now To Say Sorry?

I felt like singing this song now for an epic fail that just happened this morning on my way to work.

While waiting for the bus I started plugging my earphones because I was getting bored. At that moment the bus came so I quickly alighted before I could even play the music.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Demi the Avatar Fan

Winter has come officially 5 days ago now although 2 days before June, the temperature has gone down drastically.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Most Unforgettable Yum Cha Date

Last Monday, Ddith and I went to this Yum Cha restaurant that is close to the office. I was initally gonna take my husband to this place after my exams because we haven't spent quality time in a while. But he had something else planned for our family so I went with my big sister in the office instead.

It was an all you can eat voucher which I never bothered reading the fine print. We have never went to this place before and when I read the reviews, I was kind of disheartened. I expected a little bit of trouble so I printed both the voucher and booking confirmation. Surprisingly, when we arrived around 11:30am they just asked for my name and then seated us without hassles. We didn't even have to wait long. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Innocent Happiness ♥

Ate can't keep a straight face!

Night of May 16, 2017 Tuesday - I meant to write this memory down on the night itself but an urgent task came up. 

Anyway... It's going to be such a long intro and I'm not ready to share my fears and worries to the world just yet so... 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Simple Joys of a Mum

The kids surprised me last night with gifts they bought from school. I would say Daisy is getting better with gift wrapping and she loves giving gifts. She definitely got the penchant from me. I just love the purse she gave me and I couldn't wait to use it!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My 15th Year



This year, there is one wish that I pray to God:



Just a little corner in His paradise.



I have experienced a lot of struggles in my life. From the time I have plummeted to the pit of darkness in my life, I have been humbled a lot of times.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Back to School 2017

Once again, my blogging surge came to a halt and a long hiatus too. Well, not as long as the ones before hehehe. As usual, it's because of the busy status of a working mom. 

True to my plan last December about semi-homeschooling the kids I have been busy for most of January contacting my friends who work as teachers and getting idea here and there. Education here in Australia is very different from the Philippines. I can't really say one is better than the other. I do like the way the children's social skills are being developed in public schools here. They are also inclined to explore their creative skills and talents. But while I find these aspects really good, I decided that incorporating a little bit of the education system in the Philippines couldn't hurt them. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

An Update on Mesothelioma

Back in 2014, I  was invited by Heather Von St James to join a summer capaign in raising awareness regarding Mesothelioma: a type of cancer that in my opinion is not very much known although a lot of people has actually suffered such cancer. The post I wrote in July 2014 contained information about this type of cancer and how the campaign could help survivors and those affected by this illness.

Recently, I received an email from Virgil Anderson, who was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. When he learned that he had the cancer, he found immediate medical attention through Mesothelioma.net.

Thankfully, there are people dedicated and passionate enough to serve victims of Mesothelioma who are willing to assist and give peace of mind to them. Virgil recounted that even though he contacted them on a Sunday one of their patient advocates gave him a call back within minutes. They gave him a great deal of helpful information on doctors and resources available to him.

As a result of their website he is now being treated at the National Cancer Institute and the patient advocates have even provided him with financial assistance so he could afford a place to live during his cancer treatments. He further added that if he had not reached out to this website he would likely be homeless and more importantly in hospice waiting to die. These people gave him his only chance at survival.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Finally! The 1st Day of 2017

I have been waiting for this day not because 2016 had been a bad year for me. True, it had its tough times but generally, 2016 went by smoothly. It's not also about resolutions. Nothing profound here. It's just that finally I can use my Le Petit Prince journal!


Pre-loved Books: Sweet Valley Twins # 2 Teacher's Pet

Synopsis: Playing favorites... Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are the best dancers in their ballet class. Both girls want to dance the...