Saturday, November 1, 2008

Living with a 5-year old kid

Living with a 5-year old kid

Here's my take 5 hilarious experience living with a 5-year old kid.

1. Mastery in Literature:

From Aesops to Disney fairies, from Alice to Zena, from Angels, cherubim, and saints up to mummies, Dracula, and leprechauns. The options are limitless and the plot is infinite. You ought to load yourself with stories and tons of stories, just like the minstrels with their instruments while reciting their tales and imaginations. There was a time wherein my 5-year old niece asked to give her a bedtime story, my stored knowledge in stories was really exhausted and my mind was really vacant. I left with fabrication – again, which I usually do. My fabricated story, that my nice had bought, goes like this “One night, on a far, far away land, there was a kid living with his uncle. The kid asked his uncle to tell him a bedtime story, but his uncle was very busy with his work that he couldn’t longer take a sleep or a nap. Then, there was a bedtime fairy who came to their door and with a slashed of her magic wand, the uncle fell into a deep sleep like this…” with that ending, I didn’t move and assumed that I was sleeping. Yippe, my nice bought it.

2. Art Attack:

Not just the dandy heart shapes, the cut out figures, or the coloring book. For a 5-year old kid, art is an expression and things are all floating in the magical realm. Uncle, draw me a castle, a pony, gargoyles, the princess in the tower, the prince frog, a witch, an ant, an octopus…etc. Buy a 5-year kid a water color and it will only last for a day. Buy a 5-year old kid a box of modeling clays and you’ll get awed by the abstract results. Buy a 5-year old kid a set of 100 crayolas and get worried of finding the sticks everywhere. The most hilarious request by my 5-year old niece was when she asked me to draw her imaginary friend. What the…?

3. Be better than Bob the builder:

Construction is a major subject with a 5-year old kid. Make the sticks to walk, build the empire state with the boxes, make a dream castle for the Barbies, and the cycle of construction, renovation, demolition and re-construction.

4. Move over Tyra:

Ever dream of being a model? Well, if you’re living with a 5-year old kid, get ready to hit the catwalk. Here’s the usual routine every time I’m working with the computer, she’ll come to me and will start the “hair-styling”- as she calls it, with her Barbie Doll’s hairbrush and will wrap up the hair styling with a ponytail to my crowning glory. While my fingers linger the keyboards, her hands delicately applying make-ups to my face. And Viola, after I’m done with my work, she’s also done with her beautification. Now, she’ll bring the mirror and will make a long, long, long laugh at me.

5. The theater actor:

My niece loves the animating story of her toys. She’ll speak in behalf of Barbie and me for Pony or Woody wood Pecker. And the story is again limitless, from mushy encounter to loving tragedy, from horror to comical...etc. But the acting that I learned to my 5-year old niece was to shout “ouch” and cry. Yep, whenever my niece and I play wrestling, injury is inevitable and my acting craft emerges during the crying times. If she hits the ground I should simultaneously say ouch and cry with her. The purpose? To make her believe that I got much trouble than hers. “Shrugs”, life’s like that, lol.

Friday, October 31, 2008

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Good violations

Good violations…

Shoot, shoot, shoot…I just love to capture the world around me: to capture reality, to make a little drama, or just to have a plain accidental good shot. I am zero in terms of photography and I can’t really afford to enroll at photography classes. Even with my equipment, I am broke. I don’t have the “tech-y” things, just my lo-fi 2004 model camera phone. But having the cutting-edge cameras is always my dream, but for now I settle for what’s on my hand. It’s pretty awkward when someone says “nice photographs, great cam you got there”. It’s has the belittling note by taking credits to the equipment rather than to the passion of the one who took it. It was just a month ago when my artsy facet has awakened due to someone’s photo blog. I was encouraged to make one just to spill out, if ever, my so-called artsy. I got hooked taking pictures though I don’t have even a bit of information about photography. But I was always impressed by my own work; love your own, lol. Then just last night I found a gadget magazine at my cousin’s pad. I’m not really tech-y but it was a star struck with the Holga cams and the pictures featured there by a camwhore and a photo violator. By scanning the whole mag, I realized that I am a violator of the photography tidbits.
First rule: The dead center. According to the rule, centering your point of interest will make your photo look unimaginative. But I do love to take pictures with dead center especially if there’s a good symmetry on the backdrop; it gives an amount of perspective.

Second Rule: About face. Eyes and facial expression are very important to photographers, they tell thousand of stories. But in my case, I love the drama of about face violation; it has the emotion and the trace of mystery. It allows the viewer to think on what’s on the subject’s mind and why there’s a drama.

Third Rule: Gritty. Sensitivity in Photography is very vital, the elimination of noise to create a sharp, clean, and really smooth images. But imperfections can sometimes create a point of interest. The grainy images can really make a holga-like effect.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Gift Card Gift Card

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

What Sunny Means

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.

And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.

You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.

You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.

You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

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One day in a pope's life

After getting all of Pope Benedict's luggage
loaded into the limo, (and he doesn't travel light),
the driver notices that the Pope is still standing on the

"Excuse me, Your Holiness," says the driver,
" Would you please take your seat so we can leave?"

"Well, to tell you the truth," says the Pope,
"they never let me drive at the Vatican
when I was a Cardinal, and I'd really like to drive today."


sorry, Your Holiness, but I cannot let you do that.
I'd lose my job! And what if something should happen?"
protests the driver, wishing he'd never gone
to work that morning.

"Who's going to tell?
Besides, there might be something extra in it for you,"
says the Pope with a smile.

Reluctantly, the driver gets in the back
as the Pope climbs in behind the wheel.
The driver quickly regrets his decision when,
after exiting the airport, the Pontiff floors it,
accelerating the limo to 105 mph.
(Remember, he's German.)

"Please slow down, Your Holiness!"
pleads the worried driver.
But the Pope keeps the pedal to the metal
they hear sirens.

God, I'm gonna lose
license --
and my job!" moans the driver.

The Pope pulls over and rolls down the window
as the cop approaches. But the cop takes one look at him,
goes back to his motorcycle, and gets on the radio.

"I need to talk to the Chief," he says to the dispatcher.

The Chief gets on the radio and the cop tells him that
he's stopped a limo going a hundred and five.

"So bust him," says the Chief.

"I don't think we want to do that, he's really big,"
said the cop.

The Chief exclaimed, "All the more reason!"

"No, I mean really important,"
said the
cop with a bit of

The Chief then asked, "Who ya got there, the Mayor?"

Cop: "Bigger."

Chief: "The Governor?"

Cop: "Bigger."

Chief: "The President?"

Cop: "Bigger."

"Well," said the Chief, "Who is it?"

"I think it's God!"

The Chief is stumped, " You been drinking, John?"

Cop: "No Sir."

Chief: "Then what makes you think it's God?"

Cop: "He's got the Pope as a chauffeur!

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Sunday, October 26, 2008


It was my usual nocturnal routine: quick shower and book reading afterwards.
Goo Goo dolls Iris 4:52
Bizarre Love triangle 1:59
Push 4: 22
Crazy for you 3:45
Diary 3: 09
Hate that I love You 3: 43

It took me six songs, roughly 20 minutes, just to finish my shower, which is pretty unusual because I usually spend less than 15minutes with my bath. What is the reason for spending longer freshen up time than before? I enjoyed scrubbing myself while singing and thinking of someone. That was great, conceiving of desire at someone with you in the shower. After that, I dried myself and wrapped my towel at my waist down. I patted on VMV product on my face and trimmed my mustache. Then, I spotted a lotion on the table; my sister left it. It is Victoria’s secret love spell. I opened the lid and the smell lingered on my olfactory nerves. I immediate had the image of the angels walking in sexy lingerie with extravagant wings. I thought of Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum, Ana Beatriz Barros and other sin-provoking angels. I thought of the catwalk that is usually aired during midnight at fashion TV: the midnight Hot. I placed a dose of it on my palm and applied it on my arms down to my legs. The smell really caught me into a magical spell of lust. I absently rubbed it to my...whole body and had the best of the best imagination. It is love spell - hydrating body lotion with cherry blossom, peach and white jasmine.

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