Friday, July 27, 2007

Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows, originally uploaded by chazzvid.

Coming back from the city some weekends ago, we saw a sight we don't often see: a full rainbow over Adelaide. So, instead of going straight home, we drove around trying to find a good spot to take a photo.

Yes, we spent the afternoon chasing a rainbow.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Blogging Break

We've been taking a break from blogging a bit. Seems that real life has caught up and we've both been busy at work and with the kids. The wife and kids are about to finish school holidays and come Monday, it's back to the daily grind for all of us. In the meantime, works been hectic and I've been too busy to put some of the family's goings on in the blog. Anyway, enough with the excuses, on to other things...

As I was strolling around the city on my lunch break a couple of weeks ago, guess who I bumped into. A rock demi-god, Alice Cooper! I sort of recognised him partly from his voice. I don't often here American accents around the city and I was having lunch I heard some snatches of American accented conversation from someone with a very familiar voice. When I turned around, there he was, an unassuming man in black having a little lunch next to me. Turns out he had a gig in Adelaide and he was just walking around the city too. I even got to shake his hand and grabbed a little photo.

Alice Cooper, we're not worthy!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Time to Brag Again

Recently, my daughter got an award at school! I know, I know .... here I go again, tooting my proud parent horn, hahahaha. So if you're all getting tired of this, look away now!

But here's the deal, she was asked early this week to emcee the school assembly to be held on Friday morning. And when her teacher gave us the script to practice that Monday morning, we started practicing it every night as a family. The little boy even participated by holding the toy microphone for her as she practiced her script, standing in the middle of the living room. Although she was asked to speak in front of the whole school before, this was the first time she had more than a dozen speaking parts. And she did it with so much confidence, it really was amazing to watch! The teachers were so impressed with her public speaking skills, she also got an award for it at the end of the assembly.

When I picked her up from school at the end of the day, she mentioned that when she got back into the classroom after the assembly, the whole class gave her an applause. And that made her really happy. And so to reward her for this great achievement, I gave her a choice .... a snack to buy and eat at home, a kids' video to rent, or a snack to have in the cafe. She chose to have a snack at the cafe, finishing it off with gelati .... so unusual on a cold, rainy, winter day! But hey, who am I to complain .... she did a great thing and did not ask much in return. Am I glad she's not one of those kids who will always ask "what's in it for me?" with every thing we ask them to do. I hope she keeps up this kind of attitude for a long, long time.