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First Digital Artwork Using Bamboo Pen & Touch

Here’s my daughter’s recent digital art using the Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet given by her cousin from abroad.

digital eagle

This gadget costs more than $100. We could not purchase a gadget like this right away, but thankful that a bighearted relative bought this for my daughter. This is actually the second gift that she received from her Kuya Gladden. The first one was a set of Polychromos color pencils.


She’ll be using this more often now that she has drawing-related subjects this term.

bamboo pen and touch

Johnny Depp – Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film based on the 1966–1971 gothic horror soap opera of the same name. The film is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, a 200-year-old vampire, and Michelle Pfeiffer as his cousin Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, a reclusive matriarch of the Collins family.  ~ wikipedia

Sibling Bickering

Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and make my kids young again, the age when they don’t bicker at the slightest provocation. There are times I wish I could just disappear in the middle of arguing kids. They get into my nerves. But who else will be there to pacify them. If their constant bickering can make me lose weight, then I will no longer need the best diet pills because the mere act of pacifying them will serve as my natural weight loss remedy.

I found this three-R solution to sibling bickering by child psychologist Anthony Wolf, Ph.D.:

Rule 1: Don’t take sides. When a parent intervenes on a side – “John don’t hit your sister,” instead of “Stop that, you two,” Wolf says, the argument turns into a competition for a parent’s attention and allegiance. Instead, make sure that you address both children.

Rule 2: Act fast (or not at all). If you want something to stop, tell your children when you first get annoyed, instead of waiting until you explode at them.

Rule 3: Don’t listen. When bickering children come looking for you, offer love and support, but don’t allow them to use you as a judge to whom they can deliver their opening arguments. Give them a hug, but don’t do more than recognize how difficult a situation must be for them when they launch into their case, and, if necessary, remind them that they can and must find a way to solve it themselves.

image taken from the Internet

Planning ahead

Two thousand and ten has yet to end but I’m already planning for our 15th wedding anniversary next year. I started to look around for anniversary gifts for my husband recently and I’m choosing the items based on wedding anniversary gifts by year.

Since crystal is the primary material for 15th anniversary I might give him this paper weight crystal desk diamond or a glass mug with print of his favorite personality or sports team.

If I have enough savings to buy a luxurious gift item, I will surprise hubby with a sports watch with his name etched on it and our anniversary date. He will surely like it as he loves to collect watches.

But beyond every material gift that we hoped for is a fervent wish for our marriage and family to stay blessed always…

A puppy!

My kids’ long time dream has finally come true. They are now the proud and excited owner of a cute puppy we named Oreo! My husband’s co-worker owned the puppy and was kind enough to give Oreo to us.

Oreo was swaddled like a baby when hubby took him home last night. The puppy was so calm all through out their travel from Makati to our home.

They arrived late and the kids didn’t see Oreo until this morning when they wake up early for school. I was excited last night and didn’t notice it was late to do my research on Appetite suppressant diet pills.

It was a joy to see how Oreo made my kids happy.