We finally got our own starter piano. It’s great for its price, and we’ figured it’s good to have a “starter” piano so the kids will be able to put wear on it and we won’t have to worry about it getting ruined. I know as they grow up, they’ll be pretty tough on it. We opted to get a digital for now so the volume can be controlled. Kids learning piano tend to pound on the keys (experience talking). So they’ll be able to play it day or night. Also, it’s easier for me to control the volume when the girls are sleeping. It also has touch sensitivity and the keys are weighted, which is important for any piano player, to building finger strength. The sound is pretty good for what you pay for, but I’m so accustomed to the real sound of piano hammers hitting the strings. But, this is a great practice piano for now. Maybe when we have a bigger place and the kids are better at playing, we can invest in an acoustic instrument. Only pain is having to get it tuned all the time…I always hated that, growing up with the upright piano at […]
At 15 months, Zi can say over 20 obvious words/prases such as: tatay mama Ate wow baby apple woof ewe uh-oh bop! uh-uh (to convey ‘no’..while shaking her head) up hi bye dede (filipino word to convey she wants to nurse) beep-beep yay milk (mih) there it is (tey-eh-ye) tito huh? shhh! cheese She also has a picture/word book given to her from tita cherms and she can use her pointer finger to show me where objects are if I ask her. For example, if I ask her where the fish is, she’ll point to its corresponding picture. She responds so well and can understand when I make requests. I can even ask her, “where’s my iPhone, Zi?” and she’ll grab it from the end of the room and give it to me. Promise, I never consciously taught her it was an iPhone.
my brother finally came home from the phils. Chelle came with me to pick him up, with the girls. 5:30am seems early, but for some reason, my body has become accustomed to sporadically waking up. After having 2 kids, it’s become a norm. it’s good seeing my brother again. it’s nice seeing all the kids circle around him. they really love their tito and how he involves himself with them. Last week, emma’ cried after seeing a picture of them together. She thought his absence was too long. Zi, however, is still very hesitant to play with him.
We finally got a new camera! We’re actually really excited to be “pioneers” of new technology, as well as learn more about photography in general to encourage my hobby, so here’s a picture I took last weekend. “path of meditation” black & white. 2010
For a couple of years now, they’ve totally renovated the T-strap into something more feminine and complex with different shapes. Seen here is the ruffle. The white is my first ever Badgley Mischka sandals with more rounded ruffles, imitating petals. The one to the right, the black Nina t-strap ruffle is more angular, with straight definitions. I’m REALLY into t-straps, as much as I’ve been a fan of my ever devotion to Mary Janes. But they just keep getting better, as the floral shapes address the forefront of fashion. Best thing???? The price. The Badgley Mischkas, which I’ve been drooling over since 4 years ago, retails $219. I got them for $60. The Ninas, which still retails at Macy’s for $99, I found at a treasure trove for $24. Everyone always asks me where I get my shoes, and I just say you just have to really look at bargain places.
i’m inspired by this picture: this is why i woud LOVE to be a fashion designer.
“Hiccups” poems i found from my old xanga. |012902 | flaccid moon, passing fancy i a breeze, you a mem`ry stay still low, on the ground we are as real as a thot sans sound |120201 | Stop turning me off as if i was a memory. Don`t play me like a favorite song. Don`t think for a second you`ve caught me. I run like a mad woman strong. | 120701 | drop of ink a few motions drop of thot can cause havoc like the oceans