Apr 10, 2011

Manong with Gadgets

      One Saturday morning, I went to the market. I need to walk through a sky walk. I noticed a man with plenty of plastic packs around his body. I gaze to this strange looking man ahead of me. I was curious why he has all the plastics in his arms. I continue to follow him and to my amazement.
              A walking handyman store.  He is selling. He seems to be jolly talking and walking. He continues to chant some words to convince the possible costumer. He will try to stop by every group of people and small stores along the road.  He has a decent and fascinating job. He is a walking handy man. He sells from moth balls, tooth brush, hangers, clips, thread and needles and different sizes of cleaning materials in the house. This kind of business is profit oriented. His goods are none perishable. It can last forever.  It doesn’t need any space to rent on. He can move from one place to another.
              I continue to observe him and this are the things I noticed.
   He sits in a small sitting area.   He has big smile. He always have welcoming note to elude buyers. He has a bubbling personality. Right there and then he e sold already some moth balls and some cleaning materials just in one area.  As he continues to walk and walk until the sun sets off. And wakes up in the morning with assurance someone will buy for their needs today.
             I just love to see people making money with their own ways. They continue to face the hardship in the positive way. They love what they are doing rather than being a parasite. They face every day with grin in their face. You will never know they will be of help to you too.

Banana Que

      The trend now a days are fast and junk foods. We can never encourage our kids to eat this kind of food. But let us make it a habit.
            When I was in high school we do not have those famous burgers and fries. For sure I cannot afford also to buy those things. I can remember this banana cue. We called this “ snacks ng bayan “. We really rushed in and fall in just to be entertained. It seems too attached with fun memories with my friends. We shared jokes and stories just to consume it. We chip in so that everybody can eat. We can say that it is most like during my time. I remember joining one reunion. And guessed what they served for snacks. Yes the famous banana cue.  We see eye to eye and burst with laughter. We can never tell why? The fun memories we shared together.
            One time we were lying down and thinking of what to eat for snacks. So I decided to cook some of it. I wanted my kids to enjoy eating it. Sure it didn’t make a hit. My husband and I enjoyed it. We were talking about our memories attached with banana cue. We close the stories as we finished eating it. I thought for a while I am only into eating banana cue when I was young. My husband also has shared memories.

Apr 8, 2011


           Every expectant mothers wanted the best for their kid. Their choices my vary. Even colours really matters. Consider also the decorations.It is a big factor.
             Pink for girls with strawberry short cakes designs. Or just little baby angels with dominated pink ribbons on the side. Who can miss Barbie the most loved doll. Pretty pink flowers or butterflies. Dora the explorer will be fitted for a jungle set.
            Blue for boys maybe some baseball corners. The Cars for a cartoon another would be woody or Buzz. Blue skies or blue oceans.
            Yellow for dainty and cute Winnie Pooh characters.  Tweety the cute little bird. Sunflower to lighten up the area.
            White for purity and clean set up. Hello Kitty for boarders.
            Rainbow combination is also a hippy choice.
Others will be red, black and white good combinations. Some research said that it will enhance the thinking of the kids.

  Bold and neon colours will gives you a retro effect. But for parents who are nature lover. Some green trees and grasses prints will be fine too. Consider also the different kinds of flowers. The mountains so high. The deep blue sea.
           Mothers also consider if it is smooth and toxic free with all the colouring and stuff. Other countries have the attachments like making quilted crib linens or hand me downs. Putting the significant patches to make a handmade blanket for their baby. They will also be very creative and resourceful.
          Fathers will take a look at the expenses and how their wives glow. The fantastic time and right choice for the perfect crib linen for their baby. Both will be very excited as they continue to wait for their baby to arrive.
           Don’t forget the first time grandparents snooping around. They have also their opinions and choices. In other words very demanding of what they wanted their grandchild to have. Mind you the sisters in laws and their company may continue to contribute also their thoughts and ideas.
           As for me, I would like some crib linen that would sooth the budget and need of my little angel.