Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winner!!!

World No.1 Roger Federer has won the 2010 Australian Open after defeating Scotsman Andy Murray in straight sets.

Federer took the match 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (13-11)

The match was decided after a see-saw tiebreaker where Federer and Murray held multiple championship and set points respectively.

Murray made a nervous start, dropping his opening service game to go 2-0 behind in the first set after Federer held his first serve then sealed the break with a stunning forehand winner down the line.

In photos: Men's singles final

The Scotsman immediately broke back after chasing down a drop shot from Federer then whipping a forehand past the world number one.

The next four games all went with serve as the pair captivated the Rod Laver Arena crowd with some absorbing rallies, before Federer broke again for a 5-3 lead with another forehand winner.

The top seed then served out the first set to claim the early advantage after 43 minutes.

For the second set Murray swapped his blue shirt for a traditional white one but the colour change did not help his luck as Federer started to dominate.

The set was decided by a single break, in the third game, as the Swiss broke Murray's serve to love with errors starting to creep into the Scotsman's game.

Under pressure to hold his serve, Murray bravely held his remaining games but so did Federer.

He set up three set points with a booming ace, his seventh of the match, then wrapped it up in 46 minutes with a volley.

Murray then held a 5-2 lead and served for the set before Federer broke him and took the match to it's climactic nail-biting tiebreaker.


Source Yahoo7


Yup , just finished watching it on our new LCD HDTV and gosh it was exciting !!!!!!! Congrats to Roger Federer!!! He deserves it!!!

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

What to do

The 2010 school year started last Thursday here in Australia and my boy is back to school and now in Year 1 ,, he was so excited to go back to school and eager to see his teachers and friends...


My youngest daughter will start Kindergarten on Monday and she is also excited to go to school ,, she's attended the orientation and the assessment and she is ready to go to school .. For sure there will be no drama on Monday because I know how much she is looking forward to be in school with her big brother...

Friends are asking me what am I going to do now that my youngest will be off to school... Im child free for 6 hours every weekdays.. Yippee!!!!!

Hmm first of all I have to do some serious clean up ,, home office clean up ,, I have heaps of papers piled up to compiled and needs an immediate attention,,, then have our tax done!!! its been long overdue and I might get fined for it.. get a quotation term life insurance , pay bills, update our information because we moved to a new place,, have my daughters Mac Book repaired,, too much stuff to be done and they need to be done ASAP!!!
So I guess I have to go and start working ....

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day out!!!


Ahhhh,, A decent Italian Pasta at Criniti my hubby's fave Italian Restaurant,, we love to go to Criniti at Parramatta but this time we opted to go toy Darling Harbour and try their restaurant there... we are longing for Pasta,,, since hubby is Italian and we didnt eat a proper Italian food when we were on holiday in Pinas,, yeahhh,, Jolllibbe Spag,,, no way for him... the spaghetti is too sweet,,, A visit to the city and a nice lunch will do for us a week after coming back ....





Its at Harbourside Mall upstairs ,, Nice decor ,, bigger than the one at Parramatta,, Nice water view,,,,



but oopppsss ewww.... a lipstick stain on my wine glass,,, take it away pls!!!!!!!!




The service person was accomodating and we are looked after, the kids meal came with our entree and it was really nice...

My meal is Spgahetti Calabrese small plate my Hubby ordered a Spag Bolognese large plate and whoooaaa,, it can feed a whole family
and a Nutella Pizza,,, If you love Nutella heaps of it ,, You will like this one!!!!!!!! . WEll,, I must say I need a weight gain supplement ,,, too much Yummy food here...


.... We did not finish the meal and just asked the guy to place in a take away container,,, it was almost a 3 kilo pasta !!! Heavy for us to walk around ,, hahaha so left it in the car first ,,, then we walked around the darling Harbour ,, the weather was a bit gloomy,,, no sunshine... but a nice day to walk around , we went to the IMAX theatre to check the time for AVATAR 3D but it was fully booked even the 2 more sessions.... BUSY!!!!

So walked around and tried to burn those calories.......

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Im Back ....

Been to the shops for the last week now,, still school holiday for us and I often take the kids to the shop to walk around and watch a Movie,,, we already watched 2 movies this week,, Princess and the Frog and The Tooth Fairy ...


The 1st day when I was at the shops,, I knew I am back in Oz,,, since it is Summer here,, the girls wearing short shorts,, the blonde girls with sunskisssed tan,, the maxi dress everywhere,,, the buffed guys with southern cross tattoos , the Yummy mummies pushing prams,, the voluptuous and the big boned girls walking around ,, what I like being home is the feeling of being laid back ,, no worries about a wearing a designer bag; people here are just happy wearing slip on or thongs as we call here , board shorts,, singlet and hair tied up ,, LAID back as they call Australians,, and that is good,, no pretensions , no hang ups....

Some may worry about diet supplements , some are happy eating McDonald.... Just enjoying the summer sun and heat,, I love Summer .. although sometimes the weather get really hot up to 43C , that is when I have to stay indoors,, but some that is the time to go on the beach,, get tan and just feel the cool water,,,hmmm,, not for me though,,, 1st I burn easily and the freckles or sun spot on my face will scatter all over,, so better stay indoors or have sun protection...
Anyway,, I know I m back and loving the atmosphere back home.......

Is it related

I went through a topic about Eczema ,, my boy suffered from Eczema when he was a toddler ,, it was hard seeing my boy suffered with dry scaly skin during that time we tried everything and researched for best treatments for eczema , but true enough when hey said that he might outgrow the condition and when he turned 4 his skin just cleared up,, but sadly he is now suffering from Asthma which they said is co related with Eczema,, this week he is on Salbutamol every 4 hours because of his wheezing and difficulty of breathing,,

So I looked around and finding how the 2 conditions are related...

Eczema has been linked with many other allergic conditions including asthma and hay fever. Most families that have eczema also have hay fever and/or asthma somewhere in their families. This suggests that eczema is a deficiency in how the body views allergens, it overreacts to many of them.

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a reoccurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition. It affects up to 10% of children and 5% of the population and is usually associated with a family history of atopy, asthma and hayfever. Eczema may occur at any age, however most often eczema begins in infancy and childhood. Eczema typically manifests in infants aged 1-6 months.

Eczema is common in babies and young children. Typically, they get a very dry, itchy, pinkish-red, scaly rash on their face, scalp, behind the ears, limbs and body trunk. The rash can get lumpy, weepy and crusty and sometimes crack which causes much discomfort to the sufferer.

In older children and adolescents, eczema tends to clear from the face and appear more commonly on the hands and wrist, elbows, behind the knees and ankles. If the child scratches the affected area, which they often do because it's so itchy, the skin may become infected.

Eczema is more common in children who have other allergies, such as asthma and hay fever. It tends to run in families i.e. if both parents have eczema, there is an 80% chance that there children will too. The symptoms of eczema can be triggered by house dust mites, animal dander, grass pollens, moulds, soaps, shampoos and washing powders, cosmetics and toiletries. Stress or exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke, chemicals, weather (hot and humid or cold and dry) and air conditioning or overheating can also aggravate the symptoms of eczema. Certain foods e.g. dairy and wheat products, eggs, nuts, seafood, chemical food additives, preservatives and colourings may cause the worsening of eczema symptoms.

Although most children grow out of the condition a small percentage will continue to experience eczema symptoms into adulthood.

Eczema can't be cured, but it can be managed. Children with eczema have unusually dry, itchy and sensitive skin. They can be helped with:

bathing in warm (not hot) water
avoiding soap (it dries the skin)
using sorbolene cream or some other moisturiser
wearing soft clothes made of cotton or cotton/polyester mix (not wool or acrylics, which are prickly)
keeping the child cool, avoiding hot rooms and over-dressing.
The rashes can be helped with a corticosteroid cream or ointment. Antihistamines may control the itching and help the child sleep at night. If the skin becomes infected antibiotics may be needed.
SOURCE ASTMA FOUNDATION NSW

Lovely place to stay

Is there such a thing as natural fat burner ??? because I badly needed it ,, with all the food that I ate and the alcoholic beverage that O consumed I will surely need to detoxify and loose weight,, I know I know I kept on saying about how much I ate ,,, but hey HOLIDAY ,,,

Ok,, I'll just share the place that we stayed ,,


Its at Sofitel ,, a beautiful place to stay in to watch a sunset and enjoy and have a drink...

there is a small playground where kids can have fun and there are ladies there to look after them ,,, my lil princess enjoyed it so much and befriended the ladies there,, they are very fond of my lil girl that my hubby and I were just lazing around the pool area...


The best position to see the beautiful sunset is right here where the inflatable beds are... just lie down and admire the sunset at the bay,, drink on one hand and camera phone on the other ,,, what a holiday!!!!!

Update

I've got a terrible pimples on my forehead today,, it is so annoying, a concealer cannot even do the trick !! !!! My hubby was teasing me that it is as big as my nose!!!!!! waaa,, don't want them to be infected and turn out to be an acne,,,, its hard to have an acne,,,, like my teenage daughter who suffered form juvenile acne,, it was terrible ,, we had to find the best acne treatment for it! Good thing her face cleared up...

Well my teenage daughter was devastated with having acne,, you know how teenagers feel when it comes to their appearance... with all the hang ups they have,, clothes to wear, shoes to buy, school work,, friends,, social activities,,,, too much going on....

Talking about my daughter which still on holiday,, she will be back home this Thursday and the house wont be quiet anymore ,, she is only 15 years old and loves to argue yupp.... although she is clever at school and very athletic,, I have a consolation with that,, hopefully , common sense will sunk in and everything will be fine,,, teenagers ,,,,, yeah....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy Times

One of the most memorable event of my holiday was when I caught up with old mates,, old classmates from Primary, High school and College.. I had been away for a long time and seeing them and getting updated were the fulfilling for me...

All the laughter and stories that we shared were not enough .... too bad I miss their compnay and I will surely long for more.... Thank goodness for facebook,,, yeah,, we have a communication already and we can share more stories.....


Eating out and drinking are the most awaited part of the holiday,,, sharing laughter with a glass of beer or cocktail ,, the jokes are out flying!!!!!! the memories are dugged out and the companionship rekindled!!!!!

here is one of the Funny moments I shared with friends Cet , Jennie,, friend Cet is cracking out a joke trying to hide her adult acne !!!! is there such a thing?????? hahaha

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A celebration


When we were away for our holiday my best mates daughter had her first communion ,, although I want able to attend it ,, I just gave her a little nice gift for her to keep and remember for the said occasion. before the aid event I was helping my friend organize everything,, we found a site that make a personalized communion invitation with her picture on it,, it came out good and priced well, booked the reception , bought the dress and they did all the seminar and preparation ...


Here it is advisable to do all the sacraments for the church if you are intending to send your child in a Catholic school, that is my friend as a Catholic gladly followed and went through all the things ; I've seen the the pics and my friend was glad that everything turned out really well..
Soon her daughter will start High school and I wish her all the best !!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Update

My boy who is suffering from Asthma is unbelievably feeling better here in the Philippines,,, before we traveled overseas ,, my hubby and I were quite worried about him coping with the weather and the pollution in Hk and in the Philippines,, but its good that he is feeling better,,, no asthma!!!! but yesterday he was feeling itchy ,, he is allergic to cats and certain furry animals,,, so when we rode a horse carriage , he was sitting in front,, he started getting itchy,,, we thought that it must have been the horse's hair,, or the smoke coming out from the jeepney ,, we went on a ride around Intramuros , although it was exciting it was nerve wrecking to see some itchy spots appeared on my boy's cheek,,, went back to the hotel straight away and he had a cool shower , afterwards he was feeling better,,, whooo,,,, good thing he was OK ,,, no need for air filter ,, nebulizer or even meds for him at this time.....

Riding.....

Its been 9 years since I last went back here in Pinas ,, there are heaps of improvement and changes around our area,, One thing that I noticed was the widening of the road,, it was a good improvement making the travel a bit easy for commuters ,, Traffic is still here but hey!!!! its Manila we're talking about...
I also noticed some new cars,, traveling the area,,, with Toyota , Nissan, Honda cars roaming around,,, Pinas is not so late ,,, I wonder how much is the car insurance around here???? anyway, when you travel around Makati there, you can see some nice cars , rich area ehhhh...
But I never tried riding the MRT yet!!!!! I wonder how accurate and on time is their service,, been to HK and my oh my,,, it was a reliable MTR in HK,,,,, well,, I guess I have no more time to ride here,, we usually take the Taxi ,, FX and jeepney , and my kids love to ride the Tricycle ,,, their fave ride!!!!!

Here I am

I'm partially back from our place here in Taytay,, we spent 4 days at Sofitel Phil Plaza for a small break,, although we are on holiday , we are staying at my Mums place and we needed a break from the noise of the jeepney and tricycle,,, the hustle and bustle of the town is driving us nuts ,,, the loud roar of motorcycles and cars which my hubby thinks needed to change their exhaust,, maybe they also need a roadside assistance !!!!! Well,, staying in a hotel is an expensive option,, but with he pampering and 5 star service it was worth it!!!!!
Love the place and highly recommended..
So now we are back in Taytay and I'm hearing all the noises again..... but back with my family for a short time because soon we are flying back in Oz..... For sure I will miss them all!!!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

On Holiday

Here we are in the Philippines having a grand vacation,, its been 9 years since the last time I went back here so I am making the most of it... We are on our 2nd week of holiday and so far so good...
My kids are also enjoying their stay here ,, although its a big difference from Oz ,, they are already settling with the weather and the noise ,, I am proud to say that my kids are very good especially during our travel,, they are well behaved and very good , unlike some kids who are having difficulty staying still ,, kids who have adhd symptoms , thank goodness.... and I hope that they keep it up ..
Going around the malls and to other places are some of our activities here while on holiday,, Shopping galore and enjoying every bit... see you then...

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