Archive for November, 2006

Summer Heat

Posted in Aussie Life, Home Front, TV and Film on 27 November 2006 by Leah

With November drawing to a close soon, we are starting to definitely feel the heat here in Oz. Summertime is no doubt here already!

I never imagined I’d ever really get a chance to wear my tank tops and shorts again. These days, I’ve shelved in my PJs and long-sleeved tees in the closet.

The heat here is nothing like back home. In the Philippines, it can get very hot but at the same time humid. Over here, the heat is so dry that you don’t break a sweat even if it’s in the mid-30’s. It’s like being placed in an oven. And the sun really hurts your skin. You’d really need to wear sunblock to protect yourself.

Oh and one more thing, the flies!!! Yes, it’s fly season here and they’re really terrible because they stick on you like crazy and go for the moist parts of your face. They come in ‘bangaw’ sizes as well! What a nuisance! I guess there goes any plans for having any picnics outdoors.

ADSL Update:
We’re finally back online! Yehey! J came home early today after donating his blood at Red Cross and called up our ISP to follow up on our ADSL connection. A little adjustment in their system here and there, and we now have faster (and better!) access to the net. At least, that’s all settled now. Back to surfing… 

Idol Update:
And the winner is…

It must have been a close fight between Jessica and Damien last night but I think it was Damien’s maturity and versatility that saw him through the end.

The Secret Language of Babies

Posted in Baby Talk, TV and Film on 15 November 2006 by Leah

I haven’t been following Oprah recently but fellow PBOZ group member Trina brought to our attention this episode on The Secret Language of Babies. Australian mom, Priscilla Dunstan, says she’s unlocked this secret which have baffled moms for centuries. This only applies though to babies aged 0 to 3 months.

swiped from oprah.com

I saw the short video and do agree that there may be some truth to it. I’ve taken care of some newborn babies before and they all do make those same sounds. This is something I’m willing to try out with our little bub soon. It won’t hurt to try anyway and who knows, it might help me tons in satisfying all our baby’s needs. That would definitely make things easier for all of us!