The Philippines isn’t exactly a land of good news at the moment. There isn’t much to be desired from the people running it. But we can always look for that sparkle of hope, right? Special thanks to Mr. Ehd Villarta for allowing me to use this photo, his artistic interpretation of the Philippine… Read More Sparkling Hope for the Philippines
One of the places for English-speaking family with kids around Seoul is the Eric Carle Art Studio in Apgujeong. Here I’m giving you a glimpse of what’s inside: It isn’t a cheap place to go to, though. Betchay of Buhay sa Korea got us a discounted ticket for 17,000-KRW per kid for an original price of 22,000-KRW. Two… Read More Eric Carle Art Studio in Seoul
The purpose of this post is to help out foreigners like me who cannot browse through Korean internet sites for English pre-schools in Seoul, particularly in the Mapo area where I live. I am grateful to a friend (Ann) who really took the time to browse the net for me and to even go with… Read More English Pre-schools in Mapo
I am now even more impressed with the pro-activeness of the Seoul Metropolitan government. Through Hi Seoul, Seoul of Asia, it is currently taking a survey on the attractiveness of Seoul. You see, CNN came out with its “50 Reasons why Seoul is the Greatest City” article and I re-posted it here. As a reaction… Read More Attractiveness of Seoul Survey
I like Mad for Garlic. The restaurant is very classy and the food is yummy. When a friend offered her Mad for Garlic free pizza coupon, I immediately got it and mentally scheduled a lunch date. The lunch date was set. There we were – American, Korean and Filipino mommies – with our respective strollers walking towards the… Read More The Best Mussel In Town
As a mother, one of the things I appreciate living in Seoul is the presence of playgrounds and parks everywhere. Open spaces are good for children to run around in… to make their legs stronger… to explore… to appreciate. Clean and safe parks and playgrounds are facilities that we don’t have the luxury here in… Read More Family Bonding through Malling?
Today is a rainy day here in Seoul. Our family had our brunch in a nearby Popeye’s and our Little Dynamo was geared up for the rain. He insisted on holding my umbrella. So there he was, struggling with the weight. LOL. Tomorrow would be a sunny day.
My toddler loves dinosaurs. Any toddler who doesn’t? Seeing my toddler with his dinosaurs and knowing how he adores them, my Korean friend arranged for our visit to the Seodaemun Museum of Natural History today. After her own toddler’s nursery class, she passed by my place to pick up Little Dynamo and me and off we… Read More Fascination with Dinosaurs Brought Us To Seodaemun Museum of Natural History
If there’s one thing most likeable and noticeable about Koreans, young and old, it is their genuine fascination for babies and toddlers. Indeed, if you are a mother with a baby or toddler in tow, you are almost always given special treatment. Babies and toddlers receive a lot of attention. Needless to say, foreigner babies… Read More Fascination for Babies and Toddlers = Convenience
Seoul is covered with snow. Drowsily waking up from lack of sleep, my husband and I were met with snow-covered buildings around us. It’s snowing! Since we only came back last January 6, this is our first snow for the year. Yesterday, I was talking to my Little Dynamo and I was telling him that… Read More All-White