Sep 28, 2011

Write or Wrong?

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I love reading and I would like to think that it follows that I would also love to write. But am I write or am I wrong? I actually didn't like writing at first but I wanted to develop the skill and that is why I decided to put up my own blogs. I also wanted to share some things that I have read or experienced and writing them on this blog is a great way to do that. I am not sure that I am good writer, nor do I make the greatest of reviews here but I do my best. I just hope that there are readers out there who find inspiration in my struggle to become a better writer and that some of my posts are actually able to help them! But I find true that when you have read a lot, you know a lot. So read and write my friends, and hope to get better at both someday ;-p

Sep 19, 2011

Writing an Essay

My son is now in second year high school and while I love reading, it is not one of his many passions. He love music, computer games, board games and basketball but you won't see him with books in his hands! And since writing essays are one of the many projects that they do in school, he is finding it hard to write them. He would always ask me what to write and how to do it. He can't seem to love reading the book and is just doing it to comply with school requirements so I see that he cant relate very well to what he is reading. He would just choose a slim book with big type set and read them for a while before he would start asking me questions! This weekend, I think I finally made him understand that to be able to write a proper essay or reaction paper, he must understand the book first. He must choose a book with a story that he can relate to or at leas find one character that he can admire. And choose one view point from which he can write his reaction. While there are lots of free research paper and essays or book report on the internet that he can find, he still has to learn how to do it on his own. Short cuts can only come later once he has mastered the basics, I always say. And I think their teacher has given them a reading hour at school and then they write their essays at the same time to ensure that they have all read the book with their full attention.

Sep 7, 2011

How Was Your August?

I read about this monthly round up from Mich Magbag's blog and decided to make one for myself! So here is my August:

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
-How To Make an American Quilt
-The Hunger Games
-Always by Judith McNaught
-Now and Forever by Judith McNaught

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
-Everybody's Fine
-Parent Trap

What special days did I celebrate and how?
-Vangie and Rio's wedding in Kalibo
-The Cebu family trip

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
-Bouquet of flowers and a letter after a huge fight

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
-Me, just the usual allergies and headaches while hubby was admitted for Cardiac AF last Aug 31
-Hubby's motor accident

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
-An overnight stay in Boracay, disco at an alumni homecoming, and Perya in San Roque!
-The Cebu family trip

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
-A Korean restaurant in Robinsons Galleria but I forgot the name. They had the best chicken evah!
- Larsian in Cebu, CNT and Zubuchon

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
-None! no budget, ha ha

What were this month's disappointments?
-Plenty of heartaches and tears

What were my accomplishments this month?
-Cant think of any, hu hu.

I hope to have a better September but this past week did not show any promise. Oh well.

Sep 2, 2011

Make that Christmas List Already!

Today i s the second day of September and that begins the count down to Christmas. And its now only 54 days before the biggest occasion of all! And what better way to enjoy a stress free Christmas than to plan your list t in advances? And the list must be checked and re-checked to make sure that everybody is in it. As a mom, my list usually includes my kid's teachers and other school personnel like the school guard and librarian because they make life pleasant and safe for my kids at school. But since there are restrictions on what you can give them because it may be labeled as solicitation, useful little tokens are always easier to give. Writing materials like pens and notepads area big hit with teachers. I wonder where I can find a local supplier of Amsterdam printing cheap promotional pens that I receive from a bank last year They are cheap when bought in bulk and I can even have them personalized. I think my kids would love to give them away to their friends too if I can find a supplier. There are also gift ideas like fans, umbrellas, mugs and cups that can be bought in bulk and personalized as early as now when its cheaper so I guess I better start making that list and checking it twice! Oh, and i f you ask me what I want to receive this Christmas, would it be too obvious if I ask for books? Ha ha, yes I think I will!