Saturday, November 27, 2010

The superstar shot

s found the sunglasses in one of her jaunts at the park.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010


The setup:

It was a quiet afternoon. I was seated on the couch, plucking at the computer. The kids were both in the bathroom, taking care of their respective businesses.

When suddenly a soft voice started singing, "wasting away again at Margaritaville. looking for my soda o salt"

Yes, my kids are up on their Jimmy Buffett.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Capoeira demo!

The kids have started to take capoeira. They are really starting to get it. g is more natural since she has had a few years of dance and is just a better student.

s tries her best but from all reports, she seems to be better at causing a commotion than actually doing any capoeira.

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Try harder next time, little s.

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Friday, August 06, 2010

not to take for granted

Last week, I heard little light footsteps walk through the hallway. G worked the night shift and is heavily asleep. I heard the sink turn on a few seconds later. Two little voice whispering.

Then swishing, spitting and silence.

Footsteps went back into their room. A few more minutes, I finally got up to check.

g & s have prepped themselves for the day. Teeth brushed, faces washed and fully dressed.

I found them sitting quietly on the couch, waiting for breakfast.

This moment makes me realize how fast they are growing. I can't take this time for granted.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Summer 2010

I am beginning to associate painted faces with summer fun.
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g, my budding artist

I am really proud of all the things g creates. I realized that I haven't shared many of them recently. So here you go.

The diorama was her idea. The straw on the butterfly is to simulate movement. She told her dad to cut a slit on the top so that she can slide the butterfly from side.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Seldom heard in a bathroom

s, in a particularly gleeful mood, one morning exclaimed quite loudly as she exited the bathroom, "it smells DELICIOUS in here."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


s and I were cuddled in bed this morning. We both didn't want to get up. It was cold. The sky was dark and it was warm under the covers. s started to talk about the butterfly decals in her room.

She pointed to the largest one and said that it was the jie-jie one (big sister). The smaller blue one was hers. Then she pointed to one of the smaller ones and said that it was the the mommy one. Finding it quite odd that the mommy one was substantially smaller than the other butterflies, I asked her why she thought the mommy one should be the smallest.

She then said without missing a beat that the mommy one was small because she had to be in Flaw-dah (Florida). She was really far away and that's why she is small.

This makes me want to cry.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Curry night at the C's

After a morning celebrating Mother Earth, the Family C decided to do curry night for dinner. What's curry night without a pile of naan? This batch turn out really well.

Here's g with a dal curry naan pizza.

s in her aunt jemima outfit. I did spring cleaning today and found this outfit. Not sure where it came from but s loves that auntie j kerchief.

Wacky moments at dinner time.
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I don't like my food staring at me!!!!
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Friday, March 05, 2010

heard on the homefront

Another "funny" s moment (in quotes because I am not sure if it is funny or just plain scary):

Her nanny was putting her down for her nap. I guess she must have been resisting. So the nanny said, "I am going to count to 5. You better go to sleep." s responded, "I am going to count to 10. You better get out of here."

I guess you would need to have a smart mouth when you are a dishwasher.

Monday, March 01, 2010

heard on the homefront

This is from daddy:

Over lunch we asked s what she wanted to be when she grew up.
She told us she wanted to be a dishwasher!


I guess I can reduce her college savings plan.

Monday, February 15, 2010






Snow day for the kids.
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Monday, February 08, 2010

The Iconic Bohol Photo

Originally uploaded by tychuaco
When dreaming of Bohol (beautiful island in the Philippines to the non-Filipino), this is the image that comes to mind. We were racing our way back to shore in our banca (small boat) so that we could get on a bigger boat to ensure that we make our plane back to Manila. On the way, the guide roused this clown fish up from its anemone and g gamely held out her hand. The fish rested on her palm for a second. Then Nemo was passed on to another excited little kid. It was back home in a blink.

This moment however is timeless, a happy end to a perfect day.