Friday, October 22, 2010

Enjoying the Märchengarten with Mommy's New Friends

Last October 6, Mommy let me come along with her on their class excursion to Ludwigsburg Palace in Ludwigsburg. There I met my Mommy's friends from her Intensive German Language Course class and I can say that I liked and enjoyed the attention that I received from them. They thought I was adorable, sweet, pretty and nice and I was flattered. Really. And I was at my best behavior the entire duration of the activity. I did not cry or insist on eating and drinking while we did the tour inside the palace. Eating and drinking is not allowed inside the palace because of the many old and antique things that date back to the 1700's. Although I was hungry, I waited patiently for the tour to end and it lasted for almost three hours! Could you imagine?


After the tour, we went to see the Märchengarten and the Pumpkin Exhibit. The Pumpkin Exhibit is also a very interesting thing to see because you can see various shapes, colors and sizes of pumpkins being formed into different creatures. This year, the theme was seawater creatures and I saw mermaids, whales, turtle, octopus and waves, and there was an owl and other bird species too.

The best part of the tour was our visit to the Märchengarten where we got to see many of Germany's folk stories and fairy tales being played. I saw Hansel and Gretel, Rumplestiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, 1001 Arabian Nights and many others. It was a very interesting place and I would definitely love to come back because I haven't seen Rapunzel or Cinderella or Snow White that day. Maybe next time, when the weather is good, we can go back as a family and enjoy the Märchengarten.

Learning Numbers and Doing Math

Mathematics is a subject that every child will have to go through during his or her school days. No one is exempted from it so that I know that I too will soon have to face solving Math questions. I don't worry too much about it though because I have engineers for parents. I can always ask them for help if I have Algebra equations to solve.

Right now, I don't have to concern myself with all these stuff just yet. I could take things one thing at a time and learn the basics first before I learn all the complicated ones. I guess that is how it always works: from simple to complicated. I could learn basic arithmetic after I have learned how to count properly. My parents could give me drills in arithmetic and teach me how to divide, add, multiply and subtract. Then they could help me have a better appreciation of Mathematics by showing me the beauty of prime numbers: that they are very unique numbers because they are only divisible by one and itself. They could even introduce me to Pre Algebra or get a competent tutor to show me how it works.

I know that I have to do things right the first time. And I know that with things going online these days, I can readily find helpful information on the internet or get online tutoring services, which I can do at any time of the day. When I am stuck with linear equations or don't know how to arrive at the standard form of the equation, I know where to ask.

This Little Girl Is Back!

Hello everyone! I can't believe it has been a while since I updated this blog. I am sorry for the very long absence. You must all be getting bored after finding that the entries are all the same for almost a month now. I really thank you all for your visits, albeit quick and short ones.

So what's new with me? I am still the bubbly old me, magnified a 100 times. Hihi! I have been very busy at the Kindergarten, playing with my friends, singing songs, doing crafts that I almost forgot that I have a blog to update every once in a while. I do have a valid reason for not updating for quite some time: we moved houses and we don't have any internet connection at home so that I am unable to update you guys. But I am here now and I am happy to be blabbing things here.

Mommy says that I am now very talkative and know now how to whine in public so that I can get what I want. I know this is not a good thing and my Mommy and Daddy are working together so that I don't end up being a spoiled brat. My parents also know that I am a good girl and I guess they must also know that I miss them a lot because whenever they are around, I won't leave their side.

That's what I've been to these days. I will post shortly my adventure with my Mommy's classmates during our visit to the Märchengarten in Schloss Ludwigsburg. Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tick Tock Tick Tock Says the Clock

I have always been fascinated by cuckoo clocks and grandfather clocks. I would instantly say tick tock tick tock whenever I see one. It doesn't matter if it's big or small, I know a howard miller grandfather clock when I see one.

There was one very old grandfather clock at our friend's house. Too bad it is not in its proper working condition. Madi's big brother Mark would gladly make it chime for me. I am one very easy person to entertain and amuse and Kuya Mark has always been around whenever Madi and her other girl friends go playing in their rooms.

There was this one time when we drove through the Black Forest in Germany and stopped for a rest. I saw these cuckoo clocks in various sizes and designs that I wanted to take one home. Mommy was quick to say no though, saying that it is too noisy. But noisy or not, these stuff are just great. I wish Mommy will me one, when I am already able to tell the time. The cuckoo sounds aren't that bad. And the tick-tock-tick-tock too. They are music to my ears.

Out With The Girlfriends

My parents enjoy attending Filipino community gatherings. It is their way of relaxing and catching up with friends. I enjoy it too because that means I can play longer with my girl friends. Some of my girl friends I have already featured here in my blog but there's more to tell.

Carmina, Diana and me.

Last July 30 was the Summer Party hosted by the Sto. Nino Group of Stuttgart-Rottenburg. It was a great day for us kids because it was a very fine day, and the means that we can play at the spielplatz just outside the event hall. 

Up and down we went... it was just the four of us. Who's missing? 

And so it was that me and my three other girl friends, (or should I call them my three big sisters?) namely Madelein, Carmina and Diana, enjoyed an afternoon playing at the swing, climbing and eating muffins. 

Enjoying our muffins after playing for some time... With Diana and Madelein.

Too bad Franciska, Diana's younger sister, wasn't there to play with us. She had fever due to the vaccination that she received that day and had to stay indoors with her Mom. It would have been more fun with her around.

To Be Old and Independent

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We have lots of friends here, who through the years are nursing and caring for sick and old people. And because we are of small built, I have seen how backbreaking work it could to take care of old patients. How they managed to do it, I still could not fathom, knowing that these friends too are now in their early 60's. Unbelievable isn't it? But true. Caregiving is tough work but with the assistance of associations like NMEDA, things can really get easier.

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Heidelberg and Me

We went to Heidelberg last September 4th for some sightseeing. It was a very fine day and although the air was a bit cold, it didn't bother us so much. Our first stop: the place where our national hero wrote the last chapters of his novel Noli Me Tangere. It was quite a long from Heidelberg city center, but it didn't matter because we drove all the way there. We were directed by our navigation to a residential area. There was nothing special though except for the fact that a street name was named after our national hero. And that is something that any Filipino would be proud of. 

After our brief visit, we went back to Heidelberg city center and visited the Heidelberg Castle. We got up though the Bergbahn (mountain train). History tells us that the castle was burned down three times and that plans to restore everything to its original grandeur were never carried out. There are a few areas of the castle though that have been restored and used as museums, shops and restaurant. 

From the castle, one can get a breathtaking view of the Altstadt below, with the Alte Brücke and the other old structures that make Heidelberg a very romantic and charming city.

I immensely enjoyed Heidelberg castle especially the bergbahn ride and the grounds. There was so much space to run around at the gardens and grounds without fearing of breaking anything.The giant wine barrel was also an interesting piece.

There was also a fireworks display that evening and we waited for night to come. We sat on the bank of the River Neckar and while waiting, enjoyed some of the picnic food that we brought with us. It was a very dramatic and awesome fireworks display. Before the actual fireworks, there was a re-enactment of the burning down of the castle and one would think that it was really on fire.

I wish we could visit Heidelberg this Autumn for the fall foliage. We saw lots of greenery when we visited and it would be interesting to see them in various shades of reds, orangers and yellows.

Formula Milk

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One Cold Day

I have been going to the Kindergarten for almost a month now and I can proudly say that I have made quite an achievement. I have learned how to place my name clip all by myself whenever we arrive at the Kindergarten. I now know the routine: After placing my name clip on the card, I would get off my jacket and outdoor shoes and wear my house shoes. And then the fun begins! 

But wait, there's more! I don't cry anymore when Mommy leaves me with my teachers and the other kids. I can now say goodbye to her, give her a hug and a wet kiss without any signs of crying. And Mommy is very happy about it because it means that she doesn't have to go home worried or sad. Ain't I such a good girl?

But what's with the get-up? Hihi! It is still of course September here but the days are always unusually cold so that Mommy would dress me up with warm clothes. The hat and the gloves were my own doing though. It was just a spur of the moment decision and Mommy found me so cute and irresistible that she took this photo!

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