Monday, October 8, 2012

Love for Guitar

Have I told you my son loves to pretend that he's playing guitar in a band?  His love for guitar started very early on. He sometimes pretends the guitar as other instruments too.  We have this small guitar we got from one of our vacations in Cebu Philippines, a beautiful city known for making high quality guitars.  My son would sometimes pretend to use this guitar as a violin.  He uses one of the drumsticks as the bow to strum the pretend top violin strings.  And other times he pretends the guitar to be a bass.  It's amazing how this kid's imagination is very creative. We promised to enroll him in guitar lessons when he turns seven and he can't wait.

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Wishful Thinking

Do you also get this feeling that whenever you visit a furniture store that you want to change everything in your house?  I get that all the time!  I always admire bedroom furniture nyc and I wish I could transport their showroom to my house. I feel like our master's bedroom need some upgrading starting with the bed and furniture.  I'm a person who likes to rearrange and turn furniture around to avoid monotony.  But the furniture that we have right now in our bedroom are big and solid so its like they are permanently cemented and impossible to move.  So I wish I could upgrade to something nice and easy to maintain and yet elegant and timeless. This is my wishful thinking.

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A Little Rest for Mom But Not Actually

It's Columbus Day and there's no school, yehey!  But you would think this is a rest day for mom, but not quite.  I planned to sleep in for a bit more, but my son woke up early as usual, very hungry asking for breakfast.  I planned not to go anywhere and just take it easy, but I forgot my son needs to attend a birthday party in the afternoon.  So it's a day just like any other except that I didn't need to rush and drive my son to school and pick him up later.  And also the house is full packed with silliness, laughter, jumping up and down, running around, hand standing and flipping over at the sofa, riding his trike around, toys everywhere, and a lot more. I cringe when he's too loud but I miss him too when he's at school. Oh well, that's the story of my mommy life ;-).

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My Future Rock Star

My 6 year-old son is always busy and active. He's into lots of things but I make sure he's occupied with worthwhile and educational endeavor. I would love for my son to learn how to play any musical instruments, piano for one but he keeps telling me he likes to play guitar instead. He loves to strum his dad's guitar and pretends that he's playing in a band.  I'm always in awe watching him and I start to wonder what he would become when he grows up.  He likes many things, in fact when you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up he'd say what he's fascinated with at that moment.  He used to say he likes to be a chef, a doctor, a vet, a garbage collector, a mailman and an action hero.  Then recently he's stuck for a long time to being a Software Engineer just like his dad.  But when it comes to what musical instrument to learn how to play, he constantly say guitar, that never changes. So I am looking at a Gift Guide for guitars and see what gift to get for my son this Christmas. I would love for him to get this guitar starter pack for kids that is really custom made for little fingers and short arms. I love that the pack also includes instructional CD-ROM with videos and live recorded songs to make learning fun and interesting.   I'm sure my son will be very happy to play his own guitar and I can't wait to hear him say, "It's the best gift ever!"


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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Genius Nephew

Genius Nephew
Guest post written by my buddy Brian Workman
Every Thursday I watch my little genius nephew after he comes home from school. James is only five, but he is wise well beyond his years. James doesn’t do the types of things a normal child his age would do. The other day I was busy with work that was left after a long day in the office so I decided that rather than reading or playing with James, I’d try to sit him in front of the television for a couple hours so that I could finish everything up. After about five minutes of cartoons, James came to me with a puzzled look on his face, and asked “Aunt Layla, how do the cartoons get in the television?” I should have known that I wasn’t going to get off easy by getting James to watch television. How am I supposed to know how cartoons get in the television? Because I have virtually no knowledge of the mechanical workings of a television, I decided it’d be easier to explain the process of selecting a package with the channels you want so a company can stream them into your television. That wasn’t enough for my little darling. Luckily I knew where to go to show him what I meant: http://www.satelliteTVfamily.com. We spent at least half an hour on the site, which was just long enough for me to give up on my work and decide I needed to give James my full attention.

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This Blog Is Finally Working Again!

Because of my online course, I haven't been regularly updating nor visiting my blogs. But about a month ago when I had a chance to visit this blog, I noticed it was acting weirdly. Every time I tried to access this blog it always redirected me to an unknown website. I was ready to just delete this blog but when I tried to open it two days ago, I was surprised to see that it's working again! Now I have more time to write posts here. Stay tuned!

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