December 19, 2012

Gillian the Snow Tree Angel


Christmas is less than a week away.  I finally bought my kids a few miserable gifts.  I'm usually a scrooge when it comes to Christmas presents as I am a parent that buys things for kids whenever they need it through the year.  I know some will keep it for Christmas.  However this year,  I've not had time to be a Scrooge.  I've just been busy driving my Gillian to downtown Chicago every weekend and now we have been driving her downtown every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays.  This week will be worse as it will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.  Lots of mileage on my old Town and Country.  She only gets Christmas day off.... 

Off from what???  She is the Snow Tree Angel for the Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker's Children Cast.  She is enjoying her stint with Joffrey.  Watching the company dancers dance have further motivated her to dance more.  If you are wondering if she is paid,  NO and you wonder why we are doing it.  Because she loves to dance and to dance with Joffrey's Nutcracker is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  She hopes to go back next year.  Shoot myself for letting her do it, with missing a few days of school but I figured if I can use this to motivate her to do well in school, why not.  

Yes, I'm proud of my not-so-little girl, see how she has florished over this year. 

Keep a lookout for her if you happen to watch it in Chicago.  6 more shows to go...... 6 more french braids to go for me.  Yes, I was forced to learn from Youtube on how to do a french braid but I"m getting better.  From 45 minutes to 20 minutes... yahoo!!!!



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October 25, 2012

Quarkie Earphones Review


I've had my iphone for 3 years and you would think that with my love for music, I would have uploaded tonnes of musics to my device.  Nah!!!! Growing up with the luxury of high end stereos,  not many headphones can compare to what I was used to.  

Now I've added another tasks, adding songs to my iphone.  All because of this impressive earphones. Esthetic-wise,  it looked totally different from other earphones that I've seen.  It looks bulky and clumsy at first glance.  I have the gemstone which looks beautiful but some says it looks gothic.  Quarkie website has 6 different designs.  After wearing these earphones for couple of months,  I know that this is a topic starter even with strangers. 



Now comes the fit of these earphones.  I've tried jogging and cycling with it and it has not once fallen off my ears. Gilly, my ballerina even dances with it. It comes with 4 different sizes ear tips for a perfect fit on your ears.  Want to shut out all the sceams and fights of your kids?  hahaha.. perfect device as its noise isolation.  I've even sat in my kids dance classes and with 2 stereos blasting different songs,  it can drive one NUTS..., and now I just plug those wonderful earphones and ah..... Louis Armstrong's voice gives me peace!!!  

One important warning !!!!  While driving, DO NOT HAVE BOTH EARPHONES PLUGGED IN.  HARZARDOUS !!!!  (This is how efficient its noise isolation feature is)  



Now comes the mindblowing part...  I wondered how earphones is compared to other earphones...  2 seconds after wearing it,  I was so impressed.  How did this maker manage to squeeze the rich and fine sound quality into this tiny device.  Friends asks me how good was this device as they heard me talk about it. Only thing I could say, you need to hear it to know what I'm talking about.  

Like its website says,  "high sensitivity, low distortion and amazing bass performance".  I totally agree. Gilly was so impressed with her new earphones when she could hear sound of horses.  She came running and told "mummy, I've listen to this song for so long and I never heard horses at the background until this earphones."

You can also receive telephone calls with this.  While you are listening to your songs, it will automatically pause and let you receive your calls and continue when you end your phone conversation. 

If you are scratching your head trying to figure what to buy your loved ones for Christmas... This may be the perfect gift.  

Disclaimer:  I received this earphones at no cost.  But would not recommend a product if its not upto my standards. 

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October 10, 2012

Absences....


Wow!!  New Interface on blogger, and I only discovered it now.  Yes,  I've been slow in this area.  I have to say this but it was just easier to post photos on facebook and commenting than to blog.  A week ago,  looking at my blog, it tickled me pink to see a series of photos of Greg crying and reading what had happened.  It brought back old memories and reminded me why I had started blogging.  So here I am trying to get into my blog to find there is a new interface.  

I've just been busy with the kids.  Gilly is now 12 and I'm getting my warning signs of how life will be when she is a teenager,  I will be running to Sally Beauty Supply more frequently to get my hair color!  She is turning out to be a gorgeous girl,  I know I'm being biase but heck,  have to be proud of what I carried in my for 9 months.  Her love for ballet has deeped and she is a graceful dancer.  Promise to blog about her dance in a couple of months.  

Greg is still momma's boy that is witty, naughty, sweet and boyish all combine.  He keeps me on my toes as he loves to irritate his sister and knows what buttons to press to get her in trouble with me.  He still loves building with his toys but now his room is always a mess.  He was always the one that had the clean room as he would clean his room.  Roles have reversed!  He still dances tap and likes the limelight on stage.  He does have the stage personality and we get the kick just watching him perform.  

I on the other hand have been playing with tools.  Yes, tools.., table saw, miter saw... etc  

I even got hubby hooked.  We have built accent table and a bed for Gilly.  Best part,  we learn as a couple to work on a project with not so much fights.  Yes, we are still married !!! hahaha...  

Just a quick summary of what is going on with the kwannies... I promise to blog more and do come back for more.... 
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March 13, 2012

In the End, All that matters is .....


my hubby
my son
my daughter
and I

This is all I've learnt.

Phones ringing, me answering.
Blah Blah Blah for hours...
Knowing all the blah blah blah will help make the other person feel better.
Knowing it takes an emotional toll myself plus hours of productive time gone.

Off you go, after loading on me, you feel better....
I'm rushing like crazy to catch up with things I put on hold for your calls...
Wishing I could finish my latest project and imagining it all done.. but its just an imaginary ..
All for your depositing on me.

Did I get a Ph.D on psychology? NO... but I sure did a good job of being one
One quacky Dr I've become but hey... no charge on you. Deposit all you want..

One time I would like you to pay attention to me or my family
What do I get? Excuses excuses excuses....
Nothing but excuses or silence..... Gas is too expensive, gotta drive all the way there...
How about all the times I've spent listening to your problems?
All I see is Selfishness, Ignorance and Arrogance.

Blah, blah, blah and sob, sob, sob...
I'm always invited to these type of parties.
How about an invitation to a fun filled, laughing party when you host one at your house?
Nah, Kwannies, you are not good enough for those...

Kwannies, I just need you when I am down and out.
You are not family, you are just my unloader.

These are friends and family that comes in my life....
Either I shut up and be the nice, generous person
Or be the bitch and stand up for myself....
Now, its just gonna be me, hubby and 2 kiddos...

Talk to my hand!!!
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