Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sports Day 2009

The kids' school had their annual Sports Day last week and as usual it was a good deal of fun. It was the boy's second Sports Day and the girl's third. It used to be that they played the same events during but this time the girl moved on up to the senior primary events such as tug-o-war and the high and long jumps. The wife and I had to divide our times between the two kids now that they had separate games to play.

It was a good thing that the weather cleared up and it turned out to be a great afternoon for the Sports Day.

Here's the boy in action!

And the girl!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Belated Birthday Celebration

The boy's birthday was last week but we had already decided to celebrate this weekend. Our good friends, who just moved into their new house, kindly offered their home to have the little get-together. Birthday celebrations for us tend to be small affairs unlike the huge parties we would have when we were growing up in Dumaguete. It's far different these days but no less enjoyable.

I made palabok and pork barbecue for dinner and the wife baked a cake and made leche flan for dessert which is already a full party in our books. We had a couple of families over, our closest friends here in Adelaide and we had a fun time catching up over dinner and the kids played on the Wii until almost midnight.

I already made the barbecue a couple of times before. As for the pansit palabok, I just used the palabok mixes that you get in the Asian/Pinoy store. The sauce itself is easy to make what really makes the palabokis the toppings. Just add prawns, fried tofu, crushed pork crackling ( chicharon ), sliced spring onions and some squid balls and you get yourselff a little taste of home.

Don't ask me how the cake and leche flan are made, it's my wife who does the sweets in our family! :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

6 Years Old Today

You'd think he would be excited to wake up this morning. But, we still ended waking him up and bribing him with his birthday presents so he could get out of bed!

The kids still had school so instead of celebrating today, we will have to do it on the weekend. He brought some lollies to give out to his class today and we just had home made spaghetti for dinner. He just loves the noodles!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Where Are The Blog Posts?

I have been totally remiss in my blogging duties lately. What with work and other real life duties conspiring to sap me of my writing strength. I have been "posting" mostly on Facebook for the better part of the last month and have yet to find time to actually sit down and write longer posts on this blog.

At any rate, just a quick summary of what's going on so far:

I've been on a health kick. I know, I know. I've said that before but this time I'm actually seeing some results. I shouldn't say anything lest I jinx it so suffice to say that diet and exercise actually works.

The past week had the wife and I finish painting the interior walls to our kitchen and dining room. It was a quick weekend job and it being the long weekend last week, it was as good a time as any to finally finish it. After moving the fridge and other furniture around it didn't take too long to clean and paint the walls and now we've got a nice beach type feel going on with the browns and blues coming together.

Of course, you have to imagine the above scenes without the mess.

As for the kids, the boy just got an award today during their weekly school assembly for "Showing friendliness to others, supporting his peers and giving his best work in class". He's been enjoying his new class immensely and seems to be thriving very well there with quite a few praises for his reading and mathematics skills.

The girl has also been getting top marks in her weekly tests. She's doing weekly tests this term because there will be, as part of the Aussie curriculum, standardised tests given to all South Australian pupils at her year level to mark their progress and she's been really working hard on it.

With that, I don't think I have much more to report on but I hope I don't wait for one more month before I post again.