Musik Fun @ Kindermusik :)

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(Read More: About Kindermusik ) In the Philippines, Teacher Jeannie is a US Licensed Kindermusik educator and was motivated to learn to use music effectively to communicate with her special child. … [ I still think it is expensive for a 45 minutes class but anything about children education these days are expensive ] We attended our first session last Saturday and it was indeed fun 🙂 The 45 minutes session just passed by. What I like about it: It attracts small group of about 10 babies with the same profile and the it was fun to see Aidan interact with babies about the same age.

Next Stop: El Nido, Palawan

We have been planning to go to El Nido Palawan ever since and we are scheduled to go their with Maong/Di and the gang in January. Then came this offer from Ann (one of my blog readers) of a special El Nido Gift Certificate for 3 days/ 2 nights for P14,000/person good for two person already (a lot cheaper than the P17,500). … Let me know if some of you might be interested specially for balikbayans out there who wants to go and explore Palawan before dec.

Caught in the shopping act!

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Gotcha! After 2 hours of shopping, we’ve got 4 plastic bag of clothes, out-of-budget credit card charges, 2 adobo rice toppings lunch packs, and a smiling happy face wife — priceless 🙂 The great garment sale still on going until tomorrow in Meycauyan, Bulacan.

Mama Tina Ristorante – Another Italian Favorite

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I particularly like the Amici de Don Bosco type of pizza, or Bravo’s thin crunchy crust pizzas and I’m looking out for that authentic Italian taste.
… We tried the Quattro Stagioni and the thin crust is perfectly cooked and it was the authentic italian taste that I was looking for. … We also tried the penne pasta and I was not used to the cooking because it was cooked “al dente” which means half cooked so the penne is harder than usual.

Mt. Everest Anyone?

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Romi posted updates on the post Cho Oyu climb activities and he has an open invitation for all for those who want to try a 20,000ft Nepal Trek sometime in April/March.
…”I’ll be organizing an ‘open climb’ next year for anyone who wishes to try a good trek in Nepal or, experience an alpine climb (20,000ft mountain). Beginners or advanced mountaineers (climb), or office-slaves (trek) are all welcome to join in.

My Winning Badminton Strategies

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(Sophomores is an age bracket for early 30s, and B1 is the 2nd to the highest level in the bracket with level A as the highest) For badminton addicts out there, I’m sharing my winning badminton strategies in this post.
…Tension and nervousness could affect your game, use tension releasing techniques like shouting when hit a great shot, talk to your partner constantly by affirming great shots or giving feedback on how to improve. … For the first few points, play for sure shots like sure short serves, smashes on the middle rather than on the sides, and if you’re drop is not working, use clear shots instead.

My Best Kept Secret Manila Bay Hang Out Place

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According to Sol Jose Vanzi article Harbour View Square: A Fusion of Arts and Culture , the complex be designed with an open area in the center of the project that could easily accommodate an entire philharmonic orchestra and a sizeable audience. … I think the place is open 24 hours 🙂 One of my favorites is Mini Shabu Shabu where you can other a complete Vegetable Set for P160 and you’re done with a healthy food dining experience. … The place is still under construction and this is one of those places that I hope only a few people go to so that we would still have abundant parking and nice environment.

Vegetarians don’t eat Steak :(

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I heard a lot of raves about the novelty of eating beside a petron station but I’ve never tried it and probably never will. I’m a vegetarian for 2 weeks now (yes, you heard me right) and I can only read reviews about it. … If my vegetarian experiment works, I don’t mind missing raving about this steak. 2 more weeks…

Paying due respect to the Death March Heroes.

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I’m ashamed that I did not realized the significance of the Capas National Shrine until I came back and googled it.
…Lastly, I was touched by this poem by Bataan Death March survivor Jesse Knowles and be sure to pay your respect in this memorial on your way to Mt. … THEY A Survivor’s Account of the Bataan Death March by Jesse Knowles Strange things were done under the tropic sun By the men in Khaki twill Those tropic nights have seen some sights That would make your heart stand still Those mountain trails could spin some tales That no man would ever like But the worst of all was after the fall When we started on that hike ‘Twas the 7th of December in ’41 When they hit Hawaii as the day begun ‘Twas a Sunday morning and all was calm When out of nowhere there came the bombs It didn’t last long but the damage was done America was at war with the rising sun Now over in the Philippines we heard the news And it shook every man clean down to his shoes It seemed like a dream to begin But soon every soldier was a fighting man Each branch was ready to do its part Artillery, infantry, Nichols and Clark And then they came on that Monday noon They hit Clark field like a typhoon That Monday night the moon was clear They razed Nichols from front to rear As the days went by more bombers came And soon only a few P-40’s remained Then the orders came and said retreat That no man would be seen on the city streets So across the bay we moved at night Away from Manila and out of sight Deep into the jungles of Bataan Where 15,000 were to make a stand Here we fought as a soldier should As the days went by we spilled our blood Tho’ the rumors came and went by night That convoy never came in sight April 7th was a fatal day When the word went around that we couldn’t stay That the front line was due to fall So the troops moved back one and all The very next day the surrender came Then we were men without a name You may think here’s Where the story ends But actually here’s where it begins Tho’ we fought and didn’t see victory The story of that march will go down in history We marched along in columns of four Living and seeing the horrors of war And when a man fell along the way A cold bayonet would make him pay For those four months he fought on Bataan Then they’d kill him ’cause he couldn’t stand The tropic sun would sweat us dry For the pumps were few that we passed by But on we marched to a place unknown A place to rest and a place to call home Home not that you might know But home to man that suffered a blow Then to O’Donnell Camp en masse Some never back thru’ those gates to pass In Nipa huts we lived like beast Bad rice and camotes were called a feast Our minds went back to days gone by When our throats were never dry Of our wives, our mothers, and friends Of our by-gone days and our many sins And about four thousand passed away And how many more no man can say For no tomb stone marks the spot Where thirty to fifty were buried in lot Piled together as a rubbish heap The remains of men Who were forced to retreat Now I want to state and my words are straight And I bet you think they’re true That if you gotta die it’s better to try And take them with you too It’s they that took us that fatal day It’s they that made us pay and pay It’s they that counted us morn and night It’s they that again we wanted to fight It’s they that made us as we are But it’s not they that’ll win this war For the men in khaki will come some day And take us back to the U.S.A.