On children becoming bilinguals


Posted on : 22-07-2009 | By : dutdot | In : All about my baby, Online News, Parenting

The title of the article, “how children become bilingual easily”, caught my attention. For one thing, I have a new baby, three-month old and counting, who is NOW talking. Well, she can speak a few English words, one Ar@bic, one Filipino, and maybe one word from my dialect. Whoa. Call her multilingual at her age! PB! Another thing, I am trying to learn a third language – Ar@bic. I wonder why I haven’t learned much during the past two years; must be because majority of our waking hours is spent with people who speak English. Now that our Indonesian maid is back with us (sometime last first week of this month), I am forced to “study” Ar@bic, the second language she fluently speaks. What we do is that she studies English with me, and I study Ar@bic with her. What a good trade of language skills! Read the rest of this entry »

Mind your own


Posted on : 21-07-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Beauty Care & Fitness

Payatot. Thin. Daif.

How mean can people be!

She saw us. He saw us. They both saw our baby for the first time. We both have daughters of almost the same age, OK, just a month apart. She gave birth to a very big baby girl at 8 pounds, while I gave birth to my baby at 5.6 pounds. Just imagine the difference. At four months, their baby weighs 7.8 kilos. Well, my baby is quite petite, but, hey, her weight and height are both on the average for a three month old. Read the rest of this entry »

Paper beads jewelry


Posted on : 02-07-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Business, Financial Freedom, Hobby, Life's Musings, Photos

I got a new hobby – that is, making of paper beads jewelry. The process is enjoyable and economical. I have lots of colored magazines at home so instead of throwing them away, why not make use of them first. (In fact, I haven’t read all of the mags here at home.)

My friend and I went to the City the other night to buy some beads and strings to accessorize the paper stuffs I made; but, heavens, they were so costly! I will buy beads in the Phils. during our vacation six months from now.

Here are the stuffs I made out of paper and (some commercial beads to accessorize):

Bookmark: not made of paper, but of string and one wooden bead

Bookmark: not made of paper, but of string and one wooden bead