No Sometimes Is Good

No Sometimes Is Good

I finally said “NO, WE CAN’T COME”…to Malandrone Moda for their offer to Z to be their model for winter. I know they wanted Z, (i refused them last march for summer ad). but sometimes, it’s best to say No.

Reason N. 1: It’s in Livorno, almost 4 hrs of travel by train

Reason N. 2: The shooting is at 4pm (it’s Z’s nap time, for sure she’ll be moody)

Reason N. 3: There’s no more train going back to Milan after 4pm, it means we need to sleep there, gastos pa sa hotel.

Reason N. 4: No money fee, only clothes. But it’s not important as reasons 1-3. Ayokong mapagod si Z!

Now, tell me, was it a good decision?

Happy Place

when i was a little kid, my dad used to bring me home fairytale books:
Goldilocks, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Three Little Pigs, Rumpelstiltskin, and other lovable stories. I start reading around 4 and a half years old. During elementary school days, when the teacher is on a meeting, i am the one reading in front of the class these stories, so they will remain silent while the teacher is away for a while. And i love reading the books, again, and again.
we have a small library in our house and i can say it made me a book reader until i grew up. i am always fascinated with those books in our shelves. maybe that’s how i got the love for research too. 
now that i’m a mom, it’s my turn to teach my kids to love books. in fact, they do. each time i bring them to a bookstore, they always had fun, especially when i bought something for them. 
i call this a “happy place”.
feeling at home. they love the kid’s corner

House of Geronimo Stilton

I wonder around too inside Geronimo Stilton’s “house”. Old tv, nice furniture and stuffs. You can just hang or sit around, touch everything, without someone forbidding you. It’s of course for kids (and adults, too) to enjoy.

The kids practically checked every book, every toys and every corners of the bookstore. I love watching their reactions:
“Mamma, look at that!”, “Mamma, can we play?”, “Mamma, can you buy this?”
After an hour or so, i ended up paying for Play-Doh (6 sets of colors) for Zendra and a new Skylander figure for PS3, for Jaki. 

…And i ended up satisfied just looking at their enthusiastic eyes and smiles.

Sonic Boom

CJ inside the editing room in his school

– and i quote him saying:

“Reason to love MINT College #106: Sonic Boom is available to everyone for almost any purpose, may it be for school or for personal use. How mad is a recording studio with no fees or charges? Bloody mad.”

Ipad Day!

Who will never remember the 4th of July?
American history. Independence Day.

Who will never remember the Ipad Day?
MINT College history. Free Ipads for freshmen, Bachelor of Arts in Film.

That’s my son, CJ basking his own Ipad, with friend, Paul.

4th of July

4th of July

 

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

HAPPT 4TH OF JULY TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN AMERICA, to all US citizens and residents.