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.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
World No.1 Roger Federer has won the 2010 Australian Open after defeating Scotsman Andy Murray in straight sets.
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Saturday, January 30, 2010
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...
Monday, January 25, 2010
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 ....
.... 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
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 ...
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,,
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.
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...
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...
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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...
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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 ...
Monday, January 18, 2010
Woke up really late this morning,, Our first morning back from our holiday,,, we still have a jet lag,, but thongs have to be done,, luggage to be unpacked, house to be dusted and clothes to be washed!!!! yeah,,, back to work people!!!!!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
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.....
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!!!!!
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
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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