Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Looking Forward

So I am now on my second week at the Kindergarten. I did not do so well yesterday because I did not let go of my Mommy's hand when it was time for her to leave. Perhaps it was because I felt it was my first day again with the two days break I had from going to the Kindergarten. It was after all the weekend last Saturday and Sunday. So Mommy stayed with me until 11:00 AM when Yvonne called it a day and asked Mommy that we try again today at the same time. Today was better though because Mommy managed to leave without me whining and looking for her when I realized that she has already left. I still did not eat lunch with the other kids though. And did not drink anything at all.

The days here are getting colder but the other kids are yet to arrive from their summer vacations. Soon, the Kindergarten will be packed with kids and I just hope that I will have already adjusted by then because I know Yvonne won't be able to give me her 100% attention.

I am looking forward to the activities that the Kindergarten has set for us though. I know that most kindergartens have what they call the Fasching Festival, a carnival that takes place the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, where both children and adults can wear a costume of their choice. I know that I will be seeing lots of different costumes, from fairy tales to horrifying scenes to superheros. Some would even wear Special Effects Contacts for that impressively real look. Then of course there is Easter, where we will be making easter eggs and do egg hunting, Halloween where we go trick-or-treating and wear all sorts of costumes too, and the Christmas season where Christmas markets come to life. There's also the small field trips too where we will be visiting zoos, parks, small forests and children's museums.

Oh yes, I just know that lots of exciting things are going to happen now that I am attending Kindergarten.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Kindergarten Tales

I am now officially in Kindergarten. I have been since Monday and I can say that I truly enjoyed it! I am glad Mommy and Daddy finally found a place for me to interact with other kids. My teacher (they are called Bezugserzieherin here in Germany), Yvonne, is a very kind woman and she made sure that I am able to adapt well in my new environment during my one week Eingewohnung or adjustment period. 

 This is me with Yvonne, my teacher. See, we are very close already! Hihi!

Mommy was with her on the first day to be with me as I went around the Kindergarten and got myself familiar with the rooms, stuffs to do and the other kids. Then on the second day, Mommy just gave me to Yvonne (we are staying on the second floor of the building) and she went downstairs to wait at the parent's corner just in case I will look for her. Even my grandparents were there too! Wednesday came and I was doing fantastic! Yvonne told my Mom that I can stay for lunch the next day and that she can leave and come back for me at 1 o' clock. Thursday came and everything turned out well. Except of course, I didn't eat lunch as Yvonne hoped because we don't eat typical German food. When my Mom fetched me after lunch time, Yvonne told her that I come earlier so that I can also see and join the other kids for breakfast. 

Let's just see what happens today. But so far, I think I am doing great. Except from the fact that I cannot speak well yet and that I don't eat, everything else is great. I am adjusting well and I didn't even cry!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Little Koreana

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I updated my blog and my apologies if I haven't blogged much lately. There is just so much to do for this two and a half year old little girl this summer: traveling & sightseeing, playing, dancing and singing, visiting friends, and preparing to go to school that at the end of the day, I am already too exhausted.

In the mood for photo shoots with my Mommy.

I have gathered so many photos and videos lately that I have been wanting to share. Promise to post them in my future posts but for now, let me share with you some of my girly shots.

Waiting for the elevator doors to open.

It was a fine Sunday and so Mommy had me wear this Barbie dress. It's a very comfy dress and had an open back so that it felt cool when worn. Mommy also had me wear a pony tail, but instead of tying it at the center, she tied it on the left side. I think it's the trend these days because I have seen other teenagers wear their hair like this one. To complete my girl look, I brought with me my pink Disney Princess purse and wore my pink arm band.

All in a day's work. Me, opening the garage door back in our apartment.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

As Tall As The Cathedral

I still haven't seen the movie, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", the movie that popularized the great cathedral in Paris but I have already seen the real thing, the Notre Dame de Paris. It was one of the must-see sights that was listed on our itinerary when we visited there last month.

 Here's a little history of the Notre Dame of Paris and why it is so popular the world over:

The Notre Dame Cathedral is arguably the most stunning gothic cathedral in the world-- and is undoubtedly the most famous. Conceived in the 12th century and completed in the 14th, Notre Dame Cathedral was the very heartbeat of medieval Paris. After a period of neglect, it recaptured the popular imagination when 19th-century writer Victor Hugo immortalized it in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". 

The gargoyles of Notre Dame.

And what of the flying buttresses? It has a story too!

View of the Notre Dame from the south.

The flying buttresses are external arched supports and the Notre Dame is one of the first buildings in the world to use this style. The building was not originally designed to include the flying buttresses around the choir and nave. After the construction began and the thinner walls (popularized in the Gothic style) grew ever higher, stress fractures began to occur as the walls pushed outward. In response, the cathedral's architects built supports around the outside walls, and later additions continued the pattern.

A view of the Notre Dame Cathedral from the Seine River.

And this is me with the cathedral, standing tall and proud. I was standing on one of the concrete stands that's why I look as tall as the cathedral. Hihi!

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