Sunday, November 15, 2009

Million Hectare Walk

Am looking forward to this event. I haven't registered but it's something worthwhile.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ugoy ng Duyan

We live in a condo but we still managed to put up a duyan (wooden hammock) when Bujoi and Joie were babies. Shown in photo is a hand-me-down duyan from Bujoi to Joie. But as you see, even as Bujoi has outgrown the hammock, he still would want to stay in the hammock with his brother.

Materials used: Studio Azul May 2009 Kit, Radiant Rain Mist, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks

Friday, November 6, 2009

Rare Moments

Here is a favorite layout documenting Papa's birthday celebration at 8 waves water park last year. It is very rare that we go out on his birthday to celebrate and so this is one rare family moment.

Materials used in this layout are leftovers from the kit from the Scrap Your Stress Away sponsored by Studio Azul. Sketch is from Inspired Blue Prints.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Business is not usual

I thought running a business is simple and easy. We just need to hire someone to man the store and that's it. But I was wrong. Every night after coming home from work and putting the kids to bed, I have to check the sales and update the inventory. I also have to check email and send out quotations.

Sales are growing. Almost two months in operation and our customer base is growing. Aside from our regular customers within the neighborhood, there are those who just pass by the store and buy half or whole cavan of rice.

We also receive good feedbacks from our customers about the quality of rice that we sell. We hope that more and more will get to learn about our rice varieties so that more and more farmers can benefit from this business.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

CE Month Celebration

September is Christian Education month celebration in our church. Our theme for this year is a future with HOPE. Honesty, Opportunity, Peace and Equality.

We were introduced to tie dying technique in one of the Sundays during this month long celebration. The kids were asked to bring white shirts.

Using rubber bands, the shirts were tied whatever way you want that will become the design of the shirt.

Then the shirts were dipped in a hot water with purple dye. After few seconds, the shirts were rinsed in a clean, cold water. Joie was not joining when the shirts were tied. He was busy playing with his balloon but then got curious when Teacher Roselle started "cooking" the shirts. Only then he was convinced to tie his own shirt so that he can have it cooked.

Now, the purple shirt is one of the boys' favorite shirts.