Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Online virtual games

Do you agree that our kids should be steered away from Facebook or Myspace?At my elder daughter age, I wouldn't even want her to have her own email account.Actually the Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids.They can use it to research school reports, look up words using the online Dictionary.Kids who are old enough to type a few letters on the keyboard can literally access the world.Belinda(my younger daughter) is one them.

It was kinda surprise to me when I got the newsletter from the school today.My elder daughter's school are encouraging the students and teachers in grade 3-6 to participate in a virtual online word travel adventure game and wants them to be physically active playing the game.

What is Wemuv?Wemuv is a new virtual world and social network for children that provides an educational online gaming experience.It is developed in partneship with physical and health education canada and the WEMUV inc .The most unique about the Wemuv school challenge program involves the interface between the website( the specially encrypted pedometer that tracks a child's physical activity steps.The activity will be recorded by the pedometer as steps will act the currency for the world travel.The game content is designed to educate the children on general topics including world geography,culture,earth science and social studies.Isn't this cool?

There are some really great sites for kids under twelve.Here are my favourite sites which my daughters is playing

Club Penguin - A virtual town,play games or chat with others. Games and chatting are free, but if you want to own a pet,buy clothing or decorate your igloo,then you'll need to buy a membership.

Buildaville-A free to play virtual town.You can buy plush toys and animals in Build-A-Bear Workshop play games and adventures to earn Bear Bills to decorate the bear house,buy clothing and many more.

Poptropica- A multiplayer online game and virtual world in which children can travel, play games, compete competition,and complete "island missions".

They are many more online virtual games that are suitable for young kids.It's also important to be aware of what your kids play on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online.Just like any safety issue,it's wise to keep a close eye on their activities.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Can't live without internet

Oh!! It's an awful day for me for the past few days!I'm sorry for the lack of updates and for not able to reply back to comments left on my blog.I had a problem with Internet connection since a few days ago.I don't understand why the technician took so long to come and fix the problem.I felt frustrated because I kept bugging the customer service to send the technician over to active my connection back.As you know I was really freak out whenever I am unable to access my computer.Not even that,I also unable to watch TV as well.

The technician told me that someone use my main cable to connect to their house cable.Yes,It's my neighbour!I really don't understand why!If I got a chance to see her I will definitely ask her whether she did ask someone to fix her house cable.The technician told me that only the qualify technician can go inside the cable room to touch the cable.Hmm!really weird!I don't seem to have problem with her and I also wonder whether she could watch the TV program using my cable.

Since I can't access the Internet and watch TV these few days,my kids and I felt like the end of the world. If you want me to choose between TV and Internet,I will choose Internet.Why?because without Internet I can't pay bills,listen to music,play games and watch live TV movie(it's free OK!)Yes it was boring and I don't know what I am doing if it was lasted for more days I am sure I will crying for being bored.Anyhow,I am glad they finally fixed it yesterday.

Oh!tomorrow is earth day.I wonder what people what people going to do on Earth Day?I don't really do anything extraordinary on Earth Day. But,my kids has to wear green colour clothes to school tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Proud to be a mom

An award from a wonderful wife Nisha
RULES: please

1. Link with the person who tagged you.

2. Copy above images.

3. Post this on any or all of your Blog/s.

4. Answer the two-part questionnaire following these Rules. (Feel free to elaborate your answers. For questions 8 - 14, post only the one (1) which you believe best describes your choice.)

5. Share this with at least seven (7) friends on your Blog Roll.

6. Come back to Living A’ La Mode (DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK PLEASE.) and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List.Master List:

7. Have Fun!

~ Parenting Style ~

1. Do you exercise full or minimal control over your child’s / children’s behavior?
A. Full control I guess because they are big kid now.

2. Do you expect your child / children to obey 100% or let her / him / them do what pleases her / him / them?
A. I do expect my kids to obey me 100% it's our culture.Sometimes I do respect their decision and pleases them.

3. Do you welcome discussion or you simply set rules?
A. I welcome discussion and set rules at the same time.

4. Do you reprimand?
A.Of course sometimes I reprimand as a jerk reaction to my child's misbehavior.

5. Do you use spanking for punishment?
A. No!What can I do?It's against the law in canada to spank a child.If the neighbour saw what I do they will call the cops.Can't even yell at them loudly in public.

6. Do you use some kind of a reward System for motivation?
A. Sometimes but not always.

7. Do you enjoy being a Parent?
A. Sometimes I enjoy and sometimes I am not ..well depends on my mood because I am an impatient person.

8. Are you a hands-on Parent or do you have a full-time Nanny?
A. Hands on man!

9. At what age would you let your child make simple decisions for himself / herself?
A. No age limit.They even knows how to make decision when they were born.

10.Do you and your Husband have the same Parenting Style?
A. Nope.there are so many things I do differently than my husband.My husband has patience than me and never discipline the kids.

~ Wife Style ~

7.How long have you been married?
A. 9 years same as Nisha

8.How do you feel about being a Wife?
A. Great!Like what nisha said on top of the world and my husband always on my side no matter what had happen.

9.What has been your typical sleeping attire since you got married?
A. Hahaha!house clothes too.I don't wear any typical sleep wear.

10.How do you show how appreciative you are of your Husband?
A. I don' t know because I never show :)

11.What do you do when your Husband annoys you?
A. what away and don't talk to him even he try to talks to me.

12.You are buying or planning to buy your first house as Husband and Wife.
A.Buying!I mean I already own.

13.How does your house look like at the end of the day when Hubby gets home?
A. Messy!the dishes piling up and the floor full of toys and books.

14.How do you feel about running a household?
A. I don't like household.I feel so tired.

15.What is the sweetest gift you have given your Husband so far?
A. Support and love from me.And of course take good care of him.

Now I am tagging some mommies!

sting suesue

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Take a bite out of granville island farmer market

Granville Island is a fresh market district in a small island of vancouver.The last time I went to this place was 2 year ago. I love the place so much.I remember for the first time in a while we spent the day focused on the outdoor only because it was a public holiday.We didn't have a chance to get into the market to explore.So we decided to go there again.We went there with our friends.The first thing captured my eyes are the desserts.It is the best place for snacks and desserts.

If you want fresh salmon 12 months a year come here and get some home.

Great spots for cheese lover!

Fruit stall is a top attraction and a favorite of tourist.I love the way the fruits are displayed.

Throwing Bagels

I guess this is the most interesting part in the market.I love this location inside Granville Island Market. They have a variety of bagels for you to pick from,I would recommend their Blueberry Bagels.

I love their pastries, I wish I could know their names so that I could share with you.Don't you think it's great to have a freshly baked bagel to eat in the morning with a cup of coffee?Oh no!I bought so much tasty food in the market.Need to diet for a week :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Have You Had A Root Canal

I got an infected tooth probably since two weeks ago.First I thought it was only a minor infection or just had significant decay but I was wrong.The infection was getting worst.The nerve on my gum So yesterday I went to a new dentist for an emergency root canal therapy.I was absolutely terrified to get my second root canal because I had a terrible pain experience 3 years ago!I had a high tolerance for pain.

Anyhow,I had about 3 injections I would say, and I only felt the first one.The procedure was pain free.I can't even feel any pain at all.I thought my dentist was going to drill my tooth all the way to the bone and I would hear that awful sound of the drill, but the drill they use is soo quiet.The procedure was only one hour.But the worst pain of a root canal is the pain leading up to it.At night then I felt the pain and pressure on my tooth and the gum as well.My dentist told me that this is a normal reaction and it will gone after several days.I couldn't sleep that night because of the pain so I took advil.

Root canals are nothing to be afraid of, if anyone can't handle pain like me!If you can find a good dentist you probably won't feel any pain.Trust me!!I am going to make another appoinment for another root canal two weeks later.Just relax and have a positive attitude, just think all of your pain will go away after this boring procedure.Oh ya,I am getting my first crown maybe end of the year.I wonder it is pain free too.LOL

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wash clothes by hand

Today was my bad day ever.My washing machine broke down.We did called up the technician to fix it but they only come next week.What the heck!!!To be honest,I am not very echo friendly when it comes to this stuff.It's been ages I didn't wash my clothes by hand.I remember when I was 10 years old,I used to help my mom to wash family clothes every single piece and three times a week.At that time,I hate to wash clothes by using hands,but I have no choice because my dad can't afford a washing machine.Our clothesline can accomodate two large loads at a time.I hate to wash heavy linen such bed sheets and blankets because it was too heavy to rinse it.

After married,I have maid who wash our clothes three times a week.After landed here,then I started to use a washing machine.Everything else goes in the washer and dryer after they are clean.Oh boy,I wouldn't want to live without my laundry machine now.It's really hard to get clothes clean if you wash them by hand.You have to bend your body and use lots of energy to work.Even if I washed them by my hand I probably wouldn't do it right.The machine is so much easier and such a time saver.

Now I need to soaked it in the bath tub for at least overnight so that it would be easy to wash.I felt horrible now.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Through the Eyes of Life

It's been along time I didn't write something here.A few months ago, I decided to write a few words to encourage myself to keep my blog active but my body utility control me not to process any update.I'm currently having problem deleting all the sadness and problems.Insomnia was back.It all started since two weeks ago.I force myself to sleep but nothing seem work.I know worrying about tomorrow during the night is not a good idea and it could only makes the problem worse but I really can't stop worrying.Imagine the frustration of being awake in the night till morning.So last night,I prayed and kept on mumble to god.I wasn't expecting him to do anything about it.God bless!Last night is one of the night that I could sleep well.

I always thought I had been through the worst but apparently my cousin sickness takes more complicated process than what I had.One of the most painful moments for me was when I chatting with my cousin who was very, very close to me ever since we were a kid.She told me that she has stones near her liver.I don't know how serious is it but according to her doctor she needs to remove the stone and at the mean time she also needs to take medication to control her sickness.She has had high fever on and off.Her body became thin and weak since last year. She told me she wants to give up in life and keep on thinking negative in her fight.I hope through my comfort and positive encouragement she could think positively.

I can't stop my anger and fearful because of the things she had to go through.I tried to control those feelings and focus on the positive.What I can do now is to pray for her battling sickness and hope she gets her life on track soon cause I miss her so much.I know she is under alot of stress right now and hopefully her life can calm down and she can get well again.

This moments that make me realize how incredibly blessed I am.I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the influence of family members and friends.They are my dearest friends.Year 2009 is here.I hope everything could be going smooth and all the bad luck could be washed away like the melting snow.I wish everyone all the best for the New Years. and keep on living with the greatest in life.

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