I'm a busy mother but I still find time to blog. Actually,I have a lovely daughter who inspired me to blog so you'll find my pages inundated with posts about her.
I'm just new to blogging but I would like to post anything that pops up in my mind and share them. Since my first language is not English, please bear with me. I am open to suggestions and constructive criticisms. Please post your comments also. Thanks and happy reading....
In a classroom: "Take a pencil and paper," the teacher said, "and write an essay with the title 'If I Were a Millionaire.'" Everyone but Johnny, who leaned back with arms folded, began to write furiously. "What's the matter," the teacher asked. "Why don't you begin?" "I'm waiting for my secretary," he replied.
Johnny returned from Sunday school with a new perspective on the Christmas story. He had learned all about the Wise Men from the East who brought gifts to the Baby Jesus. He was so excited he could hardly wait to tell his parents.
As soon as he arrived home, he immediately began, "I learned all about the very first Christmas in Sunday school today! There wasn't a Santa Claus way back then, so these three skinny guys on camels had to deliver all the toys!
"And Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with his nose so bright wasn't there yet, so they had to have this big spotlight in the sky to find their way around!"
It is too early for the greeting but I feel like I'm in to making this Christmas a real Christmas for the two of us (my hubby and me) this time, especially that we stay in different places now. It should be a romantic one because we really missed each other. Of course, Frances will have Christmas with her grannies afterwhich she will be baptized with her three cousins.
Maybe I will do the last minute shopping in crowded stores. I planned of preparing grilled chicken, macaroni salad, and some fruit cocktails. Hmmm.... How about you?
George and Samantha were having some problems at home and were giving each other the "silent treatment." But then George realized that he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 am for an early morning drive with some pals to go golfing.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and so lose the 'war'), he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5:00am."
The next morning, George woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 am and that his friends had left for the golf course without him. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't awakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.
The paper said, "It's 5:00 am. Wake up."
Men simply are not equipped for these kinds of contests...
There was an invitation for a one-man-show in Bangkok which costs 1,200 baht each ticket. The English teachers in our school were required to go see the show. There was no problem with this because the tickets were paid for by our school but everybody of us was so upset because nobody did not like the show. It sure was a stand-up comedy but we did not benefit from the show at all. It was just a waste of time. The comedian spoke in perfect Thai. Actually, his show was just a translation of some of the slap-sticks popular among the Northern people of Thailand. We could have appreciated if our boss explained beforehand that the actor was a young male American who speaks Thai and great at introducing jokes about offensive comedy themes in his show so that we could have stayed home and watched Tom and Jerry instead.
The thing was that- we came all the way from a far place (4 hours ride) just to make the guy rich in a minute with his offensive blah blahs. I just can't imagine what those little boys and girls were thinking during the show.... makes my hair stand on ends!!!yaiks!!!!
I'm very sorry for my rude comments but I don't want to be cool with such value-degrading show....
Just this early afternoon, a caller from Hong Kong was inquiring about an account that's overdue from the use of "my" credit card. I knew he was calling from Hong Kong because the incoming number registered +88........... Duh! How could that be? I hate to tell that I long dreamt to have a credit card that's issued by a "big" bank but in no way to use it to purchase through online. I immediately contacted my bank and related the incident to which the officer-in-charge assuringly said that my account was not touched or virtually was not hacked. It came to my mind that I almost lost my hard-earned money to a swindler. He introduced himself as my bank's officer and was on his way to ask me numbers which rang the alarm! To safeguard my account, I changed my number and other information relating to my bank transactions. uh uh...
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?" "Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws." ______________
Last year, when the power mower was broken and wouldn't run, I kept hinting to my husband that he ought to get it fixed, but somehow the message never sank in.
Finally I thought of a clever way to make the point. When my husband arrived home that day, he found me seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. He watched silently for a short time and then went into the house.
He was gone only a few moments when he came out again. He handed me a toothbrush. "When you finish cutting the grass," he said, "you might as well sweep the sidewalks."
The doctors say he will probably live, but it will be quite awhile before the cast will be off!!!
I found this article a must -read one. The tips given are all doable and easy to follow.
By PATRICK GLENN ACORIN
October 22, 2010, 5:44pm
Reading for most kids is unattractive, and there could be many reasons why. Although we really can’t tell exactly why a certain child does not want to sit down and read, we surely know why starting to read at an early age is so important.
Reading helps children develop language skills. Reading to children develops their speech, and reading improves comprehension and gives access to information – know different kinds of people, get to new places without taking a single step, and know how things are made and work. Simply put, reading is learning. It is not only a survival tool in school but also a way to enrich a person’s life.
Now, the question is how can you get your child hooked on reading? Here are some tips on how you can make reading exciting and fun.
• Show them something new and colorful. Children are always curious, and whatever is new and colorful to their eyes is interesting. Show them books on beautiful places like the pyramids in Egypt or museums in Europe. Books with colorful drawings will also find ways to your children’s laps.
• Read as if you are acting in a play. More than reading, kids like watching. When you are reading to them, they would be more interested if you are also acting. Use as many facial expressions, different voices, and if you have time to be creative, make costumes that you can wear during reading time. By doing this, you can encourage children to participate in the activity. Before you know it, they will be asking for their own lines in your mini-play.
• Have a field trip. There are two places that are a must-see for you and your kids. First is the bookstore. Once you have successfully made your kids interested in books, take them to the bookstore to find books they want to read. The next one is where the children will be able to see for real the characters they are reading about. If they are reading about dinosaurs, take them to a dinosaur theme park. If they are reading about Disney characters, visit Disneyland – that is only if you can afford.
Computer novices may feel like they're alone these days, but the following call to IBM's help center show there are plenty of people out there who still are inching onto the information superhighway.
After a caller gave a technician her PC's serial number, he scanned a database of registered users and responded, "I see you have an Aptiva" desktop unit.
Before he could say another word, the caller shrieked and said she'd be right back. When the customer returned, the technician asked if she was all right. The caller responded: "Had I realized you could see me, I never would have telephoned in my bathrobe."
It was such a happy exit for Koko from our school. Though he gave chances to our boss to make up his mind in attending to Koko's demands, the game was over as soon as it started. I just learned how dangerous it is to be messing around with Koko. His moves are unpredictable because he can smile even in pain.
Now that Koko is working in another district, he sure is enjoying meeting new friends and students. Olala
A young Scottish lad and lassie were sitting on a low stone wall, holding hands, and just gazing out over the loch. For several minutes they sat silently, then finally the girl looked at the boy and said, "A penny for your thoughts, Angus."
"Well, uh, I was thinkin'. . . perhaps it's aboot time for a wee kiss."
The girl blushed, then leaned over and kissed him lightly on the cheek. Then he blushed.
Then the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch. After a while the girl spoke again. "Another penny for your thoughts, Angus."
The young man knit his brow. "Well, now," he said, "my thoughts are a bit more serious this time."
"Really?" said the girl in a whisper, filled with anticipation.
"Aye," said the lad. "Din'na ye think it's aboot time ye paid me that first penny?"
What's in a name? Apparently, a lot more than you (or I) ever thought there was. Here's what his pet name for you really means.....
Darling -- Depends on how he says it. If he stresses the first syllable, then he's probably done something wrong or wants money.
Dear -- Probably a leftover from his parents. Expect him to wear woolly cardigans, smoke a pipe and prefer a mug of Ovaltine to lager.
Sweetheart -- If it's said patronizingly, it's not so sweet. But when uttered in earnest, it may send your own sweet heart aflutter.
Babe -- Not to be confused with the film of the same name. Check for flares or signs that he's a 70s throwback. He's a bit of a medallion man. Chances are he's got his initials on his chunky ring. Leave immediately if he tries to sell you a second-hand car.
Baby doll -- This type of man will probably require you to wear transparent frilly nighties even in the dead of winter. He doesn't want you to grow up, and obviously can't deal with real women.
Princess -- Never trust a man who calls you princess. You may think you're being treated like royalty, but beware of Prince Charmings - they may be secretly plotting your over- throw.
Sexy -- Fine if you're sexy. If you're not, who cares? He probably thinks you are anyway!!
My girlfriend -- He's honest, open and probably glad to have you around. The next thing you know he'll be using your name!
The wife -- If you're married then he probably thinks he owns you. If you're not, he probably thinks you act like his wife, in which case, he thinks he owns you.
My other half -- You complete the set - he's only half a man without you. But it may make you feel as though you are losing your identity somewhere.
The missus -- See The Wife.
My partner -- He's right on. Probably likes eating tofu and hugging trees.
My significant other -- He's even more right on. Probably thinks it's cruel to eat tofu and that trees need their own space.
She who must be obeyed -- He thinks you're a nag, but probably doesn't lift a finger around the house.
Our school availed of the Benzyl delousing agent from the government hospital.
Benzyl solution freed the students of Suppawit from louse. On Friday, the 17th the school administered the delousing program . Delousing solutions were supplied to the school to help promote good health among students.
Students as well as parents were now happy . Busy parents need not to worry , when and how to delouse their kids but on the other hand it meant another job for the teachers.
All advisers were on their designated areas ready to combat the parasites. They patiently combed the Benzyl solution on the students’ hair and after some minutes, the shampooing and washing activities. These were the assigned tasks for the teacher aides .
Applying benzyl solution
The students went home comfortably- that is, louse-less!
The Filipinos have been singing American songs- traditional songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and we are always delighted with how we sing and interpret it through rhythmic movements. But what about these American choir members of Northwest Missouri State University singing our very own "Paru-parung Bukid" with Filipino grace? It's not surprising though to see or hear Americans sing Philippine songs or speak in Filipino because the Filipinos have conquered the Americas, especially Los Angeles County http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_with_large_Filipino_American_populations as a matter of fact.
Let them not put us to shame by learning the song. The lyrics appear below:
Paruparong bukid na lilipad-lipad Sa gitna ng daan papagapagaspas Isang bara ang tapis Isang dangkal ang manggas Ang sayang de kola Isang piyesa ang sayad May panyeta pa siya -- uy! May suklay pa mandin -- uy! Nagwas de-ohetes ang palalabasin Haharap sa altar at mananalamin At saka lalakad na pakendeng-kendeng.
It was so dark and quiet at the bus station and the only late shops and spot lights along the road give glow to the place but even though Koko and I felt secured. It’s calmness was friendly until we realized it wasn’t our first time or second time . We hadn’t learned our lesson yet.
We were delighted when the bus arrived. We hopped in and passed by some passengers comfortably coiled sound asleep. The conductor came to our seats and gave our tickets without any word and went away but what surprised me was the figures on those small pieces of paper. Koko and I were speechless for a second staring at each other. We sensed something must be wrong. This bus was an ordinary one and normally, ordinary buses collect only 70, 75 or 80 Baht the most. The guy came back to collect fares so, I asked him pretending not to see the figures but he said it’s 80 Baht. I was puzzled so I showed him the ticket he gave earlier pointing at the figures but he disagreed by shaking his head. Koko gave him 200 Baht and later Koko got a change of 40 Baht. Another way of cheating us! Maybe the conductor was hoping that we would just give him what the ticket was asking for (100 baht each) but was dismayed when he knew that I am a frequent traveler and that I know the regular fare (80 baht).
What was that? We presumed the man ran out of ink to write the correct figure over the ready- made ticket. Lol! Koko silenced me with his finger not to be bothered again for the man doesn’t want to speak more. The only word that came out from his mouth was the 80 Baht plus his shaking head.
We rested quietly like other passengers and relaxed until we reached our place.
Magically we did our buying for just a few seconds not because we knew the different sections but it was because we have to catch up for the ride otherwise , we have to stay overnight in this area.
My hubby and I sought refuge from the “sala” or the waiting shed while waiting for the bus. It was getting dark and it seemed we had missed the trip.
We patiently waited for any ride when we spotted one bus that was just abut to a trailer . Koko and I waived our hands for a stop but unluckily we missed it again! The trailer ahead covered us so, the bus driver didn’t see us. Huhuhu what should we do?
We didn’t lose hope and this time we called out for any cars or vans. It was really getting dark and the only light we had was the light from Tesco park.
We were seen by some tricycle drivers . One Samaritan driver came to us and offered his tricycle for 80 baht but I bargained for 50 Baht since normally it only cost 40 Baht but he didn’t agree. He assured us that there’ s a late bus coming by 8.00 p.m . We would have agreed to his wise decision to better go to the bus station but how about if we meet the bus along the way? We couldn’t decide at that very moment. The tricycle left us and directed us where to find him in case we would decide to take the ride.
Our parasites started to bother us so we decided to go back to Tesco for a quick dinner but before we stepped in ,the free Tesco - tricycle arrived and dislodged . We were lucky that this free-Tesco tricycle is still on duty so we took advantage. We went to the bus station for free! (NO more tricycle for 80 Baht.)
Whew! What a nice cool soothing air greeted us inside the mall.
We hurriedly took the escalator to the mobile shop. I couldn’t wait to get back my cell phone. I missed it soo much.
Koko gave the operator the claim stub. The latter checked my cell phone and there was it. He smilingly handed my I- mobile phone . I couldn’t explain how excited I was . I checked the cell but, Uuuugh I was despaired . The distracting waterfall like sound coming from a high elevated place wasn’t totally eliminated. Before the sound was soo disturbing that the other line couldn’t be heard clearly plus it irritates the eardrum. I told the seller to change the item or even better give back my money since it was newly bought but the shop doesn’t agree with my idea. But worst my anger was ignited when the seller told me I had to be thankful for there was a bit improvement in my phone. But what I like was, my phone should be functioning well like other cell phones do . It didn’t help even if I complain for looong hours. I gave it back to the operator for another examination while we did some shopping since we’re rushing. Why on earth we have to rush these days?
Magically we shopped everything we needed without missing our boxes of apple ciders. We really loved those and what a surprise ,I forgot my bad mood. Thanks God I felt a great relief. Tip toeing to the mobile shop I closed my fingers and prayed. Reaching the counter, the other sales lady greeted us with a piquant face with a large appealing eyes. I smiled at her ,too. My phone was freed from the virus!
Seems that this old couple are having trouble remembering things, so they sign up for a memory course. The course is wonderful and introduces them to a technique called word/name association. They come home and tell all their relatives, friends, and neighbors about it.
Some months later, a neighbor approaches the man as he tends the garden.
"Say, Ed, what was the name of the instructor of that memory course you liked so much?"
"Well, it was...hmmm...let me think a minute... What's the name of that flower, you know, the one that smells so nice, but has thorns on the stems...?"
"You mean a rose?"
"Yeah, that's it...(shouting toward house) Hey, Rose, what was the memory course instructor's name?"
There was a little mouse in his little hole in the wall. One day the mouse really wanted to take a walk. A huge cat was right at his door. The little mouse was really upset that he couldn't leave.
While he was trying to figure out a solution, the mouse heard a dog barking. That's when he had a great thought. He said to himself, "Where there is a dog there is no cat and where there's no cat I can go for my walk."
So he strutted on out of his mouse hole. All of a sudden the cat grabbed the mouse, chewed him up, and ate him. Then the cat said, "Wow, it's great to be bilingual!"
At 1.30 pm we left Victory Monument . It was comforting for me inside the van after we're exhausted to extreme heat outside waiting for this ride.
I took the chance to sleep. I couldn't really explain how weary I was after those travels to Ratchaburi and now we're to be back to our place. After an hour , we stopped by a petrol station. Every passengers comforted themselves then the driver checked his list of the passengers as well as their exact destination. He noted it well for the passengers' comfort but along the way , I couldn't sleep since he had a lot of callers . He hang up but another line came in. Oh, if I couldn't control my mouth I'd tell him to concentrate driving instead of chatting and munching his junk food with his cup iced coffee. I didn't know if some passengers felt secured with this kind of driver. Sometimes he caught my eyes at his mirror side but couldn't sense what I was blazing at.
Good for some passengers they reached their destination already. I looked at the window, Yeehey!, in ten minutes more we'll be at TESCO,too. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Oooops! Stop! Stop. Huhu the van driver forgot about us. I got mad and I tapped at his his shoulder to stop. It was late we passed by TESCO for about 200 meters. I complained because he wasn't attentive enough. YADAH YADAH!
Koko slided the door and we got down without closing the door due to my anger. Let him go down the from his throne and closed the door by himself.
Mother: How was your first day at school?
Son: It was all right except for some man called "Teacher" who kept spoiling all our fun! Mother: Does your teacher like you?
Son: Like me, shelovesme. Look at all those X's on my test paper! _____________________________ What did you learn in school today?
Not enough, I have to go back tomorrow! ________________________________ Teacher: You aren't paying attention to me. Are you having trouble hearing?
Pupil: No, teacher I'm having trouble listening! __________________________________ Teacher: Class, we will have only half a day of school this morning.
Teacher: We will have the other half this afternoon! ______________________________________ Teacher: Why can't you ever answer any of my questions?
Pupil: Well if I could there wouldn't be much point in me being here! __________________________________________________ Father: How do you like going to school?
Son: The going bit is fine, as is the coming home bit too, but I'm not too keen on the time in-between! _________________________________________ What are you going to be when you get out of school?
An old man!
My droopy eyes weren‘t cooperative this time. Koko was gentleman enough to carry my bag and he kept a firm hold on my arm like a grandpa and a grand daughter crossing the road.
We stopped at a food shop for a quick late lunch. Our hungry parasites couldn’t complain anymore. After a decent meal, we headed directly to the van station bound for Aranya Prathet (near Cambodia border). Koko made the arrangement at the ticketing counter while I sat down on a long bench and cuddled my bag for more sleep.
What’s taking Koko so long? I opened my right eye and I could vision him plus four men at the counter(same group of drivers). My hubby’s face was as red as a tomato. I knew right away they were looking for our passports again.
I felt secured when Koko came to join me and I really couldn’t win over these droopy eyes. After a short nap I felt a slight touch on my shoulder and I could see a tall man with big muscles standing in front of me. He asked me if we weren’t Thais and I said yes. I dug out our passports and I showed him mine explaining everything in detail and before he left I told him in my unhappy tone. “Why, don’t you remember us? We were your frequent riders for more than 6 years. We worked at Suppawit school .” The other guy at the counter asked me back why my husband bought a ticket not bound to our place of work. I smiled at him and told him we were dropping by Aranya Prathet because we would buy some groceries and personal needs. The 2 other guys couldn’t control themselves and sneered at their red-faced fellow. Lol!
I know they really didn’t care about it but I just like them (all 4 men) to bear in their minds that we were now unhappy with their service and shall change ride if they do the same act again and again. This was the second time that they checked on us and besides they were not policemen or immigration officers . How about if we didn’t bring our passports along with us? Then we couldn’t go back home? We were really not pleased this time because we’re their loyal costumers for more than 6 years. I was unhappy and I really liked to report this to their boss. They didn’t know I have their boss contact number.
One morning, the husband returns the boat to their lakeside cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up, and begins to read her book.
The peace and solitude are magnificent.
Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?'
'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'isn't that obvious?')
'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.
'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading.'
'Yes, but I see you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.'
'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says the woman.
'But I haven't even touched you,' says the Game Warden.
'That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.'