My Old Pet Fish

My pet fish has lived with us for over a year now. He is still a beautiful fishy. My poor fish has also developed a white blister on his back. I don’t think he has long to live. I would say he could survive one more year. I hope he lives way longer than just one year.

My October Painting

I painted my watercolor pumpkin on October the 26th. I think I did really well on it. I put the grass first, then the pumpkin. Next, I put the sun and then the wind with the leaves. Then I painted it. It now looks way better with watercolor paint on it.

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My Imaginary Cellphone

Mommy made it clear to me that I am not allowed to be on Facebook at my age or sooner. She also does not have a plan of getting me a cellphone just like some kids in school. I don’t take it bad because I know what she is doing is for my own good.

Although I really want to have my own cellphone so I can chat and talk to Auntie Alex in the Philippines and be in contact with my friends in Fort Worth, there is nothing I can do about mommy’s decision. Anyhow, here is what I made one night and I pretended it was a real thing and played a pretend video game on it.

It garnered quite a lot of praises when mommy posted this on Facebook. They say, it is detailed and very nice drawing. Even mommy keep saying that it is really cute.

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Ferberization: Helping Your Infant Sleep Better

Some infants are born natural heavy sleepers while others are born light sleepers with a tendency to be irritable when tired. And for some light sleeper babies, their restless sleep patterns may extend from newborn age to toddler age, which can be quite tasking on parents who would lose hours of sleep to ensure their baby is well rested.

Dr Richard Ferber invented and propagated “Ferberization” as a means of helping parents avoid sleep deprivation issues by teaching their babies how to soothe themselves to sleep after a crying bout. Take note that most parents are wary of the Ferber Method, probably because they have to consciously ignore the natural parental instinct to cuddle their babies when they are being irritable and just allow their babies cry for a period of time before going to soothe them.  

Restless nights are exhausting for both parents and the infant, and that’s why Ferberization is such a hit with experienced parents. Even pediatricians recommend this training for light sleeper babies who constantly require external comfort to sleep.

A lot of fuss and tantrums are to be expected seeing as babies are not born with the ability to adjust automatically to situations. Do not be perturbed by the crying sessions but ensure your baby’s cries are not due to any danger by keeping the environment safe and checking for danger signs during each visit. It will take some time, practice and would require loss of sleep time but perseverance does pay as your infant would get used to the routine and fall asleep better and for longer periods of time.

For details of Ferberization, check out the infographic below from www.babyinastroller.com.

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Awesome and Affordable Gift Ideas for People With Pets

We all know an individual who is perfectly inseparable from their pet. Regardless of where they go their faithful animal is likely in the car with them. They spend numerous hours tending to their needs and playing with them in their homes.

These individuals can be hard to shop for. You may find yourself wanting to pull out your own hair and scream “How can I find the perfect gift for them without breaking the bank”. Fret no more! Thankfully this helpful guide will give you some excellent advice for finding the perfect gift for them.

Follow these tips and tricks the next time you go shopping for great savings and reduced stress.

Greenies are a great gift for anyone who owns a dog with bad breath.

If you are shopping for a gift for someone who owns a dog you may consider getting them a couple of bags of greenies to improve their breath. Greenies are an all natural dog food additive that reduce the foul bacteria in a dogs mouth and stomach and make their breath smell less foul.

They are usually around five dollars a bag and can be purchased at your nearest Petco.

Consider this excellent gift idea the next time you go shopping for the dog owner on your list.

A gift certificate to the groomers is a great gift for a pet owner

If the pet owner you are shopping for is the owner of a particularly hirsute animal you may consider getting them a certificate for a grooming. The groomer will pamper the pet by bathing it, trimming its nails, and then giving it a haircut.

Pets don’t always love to be groomed so if their animal is less than comfortable around people this may not be the greatest idea for that pet. If the pet is social it is a fantastic idea. Both the pet and their owner will be ecstatic to have a nice clean animal running around the house.

Consider this idea the next time you go shopping for the pet owner in your family. They are sure to think it is a fantastic and thoughtful gift.

My Sketch on My Tablet

I have this awesome application on tablet that allows me to do art and sketching. Mommy and dada believes I am a good visual artist, to me nahhh it’s just okay but mommy finds my artwork unbelievable. Even my art teacher said that I am way advance beyond my years and that I am a very quiet girl and when she looked at my drawing, it amazed her.

Here is one of the many things I do on my tablet. Mommy found it to be so beautiful that she had to take a picture on it and share to her friends on Facebook. I just draw/sketch whatever comes to my mind. No one can dictate me what I should draw, if I don’t feel like it.. I don’t do it. However, if I am in the mood to draw something, guess what? Something would come out beautiful if I do.

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My Bluegreen Snake Clay Art

Here is one the things we did in school, my bluegreen snake pot made with clay. I molded the body with my own hands to form the pot, this becomes the body of a snake. I chose a snake to show how much I adore reptiles, snakes specifically. I just think they are adorable.

Once the snake pot is done, the school heated it a little bit and I colored it with paint. Once done, they heated it some more. Since I chose to have a snake pot, I curled up the clay and kind of flatten it to make the base but then when it was done, it leaks. It does not hold the water. Have I know that, I would have sealed it real good for it hold some water.

I brought it home a day before our school has ended. Mommy and dada thought it was very pretty that I made a good job creating it. Mommy loves it very much. I am a bit disappointed for its leak but mommy encouraged me to just put my little valuables on it because it will still look nice like my purple mineral rock. I thought it was a brilliant idea!

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Achieved Another Spiritual Milestone

Yesterday was a special and big day for me spiritual-wise. Thanks to my mommy who never give up sending me to Sunday school and tirelessly bringing me to all church activities in relation with my First Communion activities. Took me two years total in order for me to be qualified to achieve this greatest milestone that happened yesterday.

Mommy congratulated me after receiving my First Holy Communion at St. Batholomew Catholic church on May 20,2017. Thanks to her because if it wasn’t for her perseverance and encouragement , I would have not completed this. Now that I am done with this, we can take it easy and relax. Hopefully, when we move out in the country we can find a Catholic church to go to so I can continue to receive my communion.

Anyway, here’s me receiving the Eucharist from the priest, it was fulfilling and this Eucharist will serve as food for my soul.

Second picture is a group picture of the first batch of communicants, another batch followed right after us! Congratulations to all these kids too!


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Beautiful Nails and Hands

Look what I did to my nails! Aren’t they beautiful? Mommy find my nails gorgeous, these are just fake plastic nails that’s been sitting in my drawer for so long. I was bored last weekend and thought it would be nice to try on these nails. They are pink in color, not my kind of color but it sure was fun putting them on. Don’t worry, people, these are fake nails I glued on to my real nails.

I found them awkward to wear so after just an hour I took them off pretty easy and fast. In fairness, mommy could not stop admiring my nails and my hands after taking photos of them. She thought I have long candle-like fingers that look like that of rich people that don’t have callouses in their hands. I hope mine will stay like that when I grow up and doing some hard labor using my hands.

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A Music Store in Des Moines

I have been to Iowa once in my life during my early years here in America. Visited a friend whom I met in Manila during my interview in US Embassy. She was nice enough to invite me over to their place and saw what it looked like over there where she lives. It is nice, it’s in the countryside in Knoxville but I also visited Des Moines briefly. It is not as big as where I live but at least there is a guitar center des moines where musicians can go buy their stuff in Guitar Center physical store.