Friday, January 31, 2014

5 Fun Things to do in Brisbane on a Rainy Day

Most people visit Brisbane—the capital of Australia’s ‘sunshine state’—expecting non-stop sun and outdoor fun, but if you happen to find yourself in Brisbane on a rainy day, never fear, there’s plenty to keep you entertained indoors.

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

Overlooking the Brisbane River at South Bank, the Gallery of Modern Art, or ‘GOMA’ as it’s known, is a great place to spend a rainy day. Since its opening in 2006, GOMA has attracted world-class exhibitions of artists including Andy Warhol, Valentino, Picasso, Matisse, as well as the Asia Pacific Triennial, and Surrealism exhibit.

GOMA’s Friday night ‘up late’ events are a great way to enjoy the art, a glass of wine, and live music by the best local, national and international musicians and bands.

Balmoral and Hawthorne cinemas

If it’s really hot, or wet, Brisbane folk love going to the cinema. So if you’re thinking of checking out a film on a rainy day, avoid the megaplexes and head over to the beautifully quaint, retro cinemas in Balmoral and Hawthorne.

The Hawthorne cinema first opened in the 1940s, and the Bulimba cinema started out as an open-air movie theatre way back in 1912. Both these boutique cinemas have an old-world charm, the warmth of a family-run business, and movie prices that seem to be decades old!

Brisbane Powerhouse
The Brisbane Powerhouse is a striking landmark on the New Farm riverfront. This former power station lay dormant for decades as an abandoned, derelict building, before being reincarnated in 2000 as a cutting edge multi-arts venue.

On a rainy day, why not kick back with a selection of theatre, music, comedy, film and visual arts? While the majority of events at the Powerhouse are ticketed, there’s art hanging from almost every wall (in fact even the walls themselves are works of art), and on weekends there’s often free music and comedy on the Turbine Platform stage.

For travellers keen to learn more about the history of the building, you can book a site tour for next to nothing.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium


If you travel to Brisbane and find yourself caught in the rain, escape to another world—even another universe—at the Brisbane Planetarium. Open Tuesday–Sunday, the planetarium has a variety of daily shows suitable to all ages.

The main attraction of the planetarium is its giant Cosmic Skydome that brings the wonder and magic of the universe into sharp focus. It also features an observatory, gift shop, and educational displays on the history of space travel and our solar system. Shows include the popular ‘Saturday Night Live’ guided tour of the universe, as well as:



  • Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown
  • Cosmic Collisions
  • Stars of the Pharaohs
  • The Search for Life
  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (kids show)

  • West End

    When it’s cold and wet outside and all you want is a warm coffee, hot chocolate or chai tea, there’s no better place than Brisbane’s hippest bohemian suburb: West End. This vibrant, multicultural area of Brisbane is popular amongst artists, students, and tourists alike. It’s packed with cute cafés, an array of international cuisine, hip bars, and a few little nooks and crannies to hide away in.

    The Three Monkey’s Coffee and Teahouse is famous for its selection of fresh cakes, giant chai tea ‘bowls’, and its unique layout that create a sense of privacy and romance, even when the place is packed. Other West End highlights include:


  • Archive Beer Boutique
  • Rumpus Room
  • Vinyl
  • Lock ‘n’ Load
  • Sling Lounge


  • If you need more tips on things to do in Brisbane, check out Flight Centre’s travel guide on Brisbane for more information.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Valentine's Treat


    Since we are into cake business now and baking has been a part of my life since I resigned from work, I am always on a look out for new recipes and cake designs that would bring delight to my family and friends.  I found this cake recipe online and I think it's pretty cool and would be a perfect Valentine's day treat for your love ones.  You can click on the link to bring you where the recipe is. I am tempted to make one for our table comes Valentine's Day.  I am craving for cakes and I would like to try few more new flavors soon.

    Good Luck to me! :) 


    Love Month

    Time flies so fast.  We just had celebrated the Christmas season and next month would already be what I normally refer to as the 'love month".  For married couples like us with grown up kids , it might not be too special as more often we would prefer to celebrate it at home over a special dinner.  I wouldn't like to squeeze myself wit teenagers and young sweethearts who would always go out for a romantic dinner.

    What I would like to do though given the chance is to be able to watch a dinner concert performed by a local artist.  I think that would be very sweet.  I am not the type of person who would go to noisy and crowded places.  it's a nuisance to me.  I love a peaceful and quiet place with a garden setting. That would be perfect!  For some couples, they may prefer to go for loud music like going to discos and dance the night away.  They are probably pleased with those loud and happy music in a discotheque equipped with line 6 amplifier.  Well, it's a matter of preference and we have to do what pleases us anyway.

    Anyway, this year would be better for me compared to previous years as I am here at home with my family and just being with them no matter what occasion it is really excites me. :)


    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Love and Music

    I am not so sure why love and music has always been associated with each other.  Maybe because people in love became hopelessly romantic and feelings are best conveyed through songs.  Well, that's just my own interpretation. But really, I always see people in love to be clinging to music a lot.  They get more inspired when listening to music.  Last time, my friend said that every time she hears a song, she would think of herself and her other half  to be the ones being referred to in the song.  I guess, it's so cute, right? I think I would agree that music is really relaxing and entertaining.  Listening to music while being stuck in a traffic jam revives our spirit and takes the annoyance away from our minds.  What more, others consider music as a therapy to a tired soul.  I remembered having a friend who was married to a  man who has a deep passion for music and she would always buy gifts associated with music like CD's of his favorite artists, musical instruments, a song book or lyrics of his favorite song written in a canvas.  During that time, online stores are not that popular yet and she would always go to malls searching for the perfect gift for her better half.  She could had been advised to save on ovation bass guitar at musicians friend if this was an option long time ago.  

    The power of music is really unquestionable as I've been a witness to how many relationships had come to life because of music.  I guess love and music is really inseparable.  :)




    Friday, January 24, 2014

    Lifesaving Tips While Searching The Rental Market In Derby

    So, you are trying to rent a property in Derby? You are not alone. Renting a private property is often one of the best options present in front of many. Besides, many people consider renting either because of their personal preference or because of their lifestyle requirements such as a transferable job. However, the basic rule of the property searching game remains the same almost everywhere. You need to do it fast and efficiently. While many other things on your list can wait, getting a safe roof above your head cannot. In order to save you time and energy we have compiled a list of tips and tricks that will help you find your next property rental in no time at all.
    Are you of the right legal age?

    Before you enter your new rented property you will have to sign paper works. In Britain, you need to be at least 18 years of age in order to enter any form of contract. In case you have not 18 yet, you may be granted a contact of necessity, depending upon your situation. If you have a guarantor, the person can hold a common law tenancy in his or her name and have you as a permitted occupier. Make sure to discuss this option with your landlord and find out if they are willing to go this route. This will save you more time and in case this does not work out in your favour with one landlord, you can direct your energy to searching other property rentals in Derby.

    It is very important to know what is available in the market before you hit it. This will help you in setting your expectations and narrow down your search. A good place to begin is to choose a locality that you would prefer and then gather as much information as possible about the residential properties that are available for rent.

    There are several ways in which you can search for a property to rent in Derby. There are the newspaper ads, the posters on shops, and the references from friends and colleagues. You can grab a free copy of the newspaper from your local library and search for properties in Derby that match your criteria.

    However, these methods are pretty old school, and although they do work, they involve a lot of time and effort on your part. A smarter way to go about your search is to consult the professionals who are in this very business. They generally have a lot of properties listed on their database and can make your life a lot easier.

    If you are considering this last option, also consider checking out the website of NetMovers. The best thing is, they have a consolidated list of rental properties in Derby from agents, vendors, and landlords, which means you would be able to search thrice as much in three times less the time. To use all these benefits, check out NetMovers

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Some Realizations for 2014

    I was talking to my son few days ago and one of our topics is about career building and prioritizing.  We had exchange of ideas and views and he was asking for some tips and advices on how do I prioritize things, how do I lay down my goals in life, my philosophies in life and a helluva of things.  My son thinks maturely and at his age, I would say that he acts and thinks intelligently.  I told him not to take things too seriously as he is still very young.  I told him that as we grow older, we encounter different things in life.  Many factors affect our beliefs, our thinking, our plans, our goals and even our way of life.  I told him to accept things as they are and try to welcome changes as he travels through the journey of life for nothing in this world is permanent.  As we age, our priorities in life changes, too.  I think this process is normal and all of us will be undergoing the same thing too at one point in our lives.  These realizations made me consider the following lessons to unlearn this 2014:

    • True happiness solely depends on the amount of money that you have in your pocket. It’s not always the case.  True happiness can also be found in simple things like sipping a cup of your favorite coffee or tea, eating your favorite cake or “kakanin”, watching your favorite TV programs, movie marathon with your family or simply playing with your pet and attending to your garden while you watch your plants and flowers bloom into perfection.
    • Having an ample amount of friends is always the best.  The quantity of friends that you have does not define how friendly or popular you are.  Remember, some friendships can be acquired even without a genuine intention. Friends may come and go and those who stay will be your friends forever.
    • You’re on top of your career when you are occupying a prominent position in a prestigious company.  I’ve been through a lot when it comes to my profession.  I’ve earned quite well working for so many years, finding ways and means to stay on the top.  But I’ve come to realize that being successful doesn’t mean that you should always be on top.  We always have to go back to the basics.  Why do we want to have a good paying job? To earn a lot of money and buy all the things that could give us comfort and assure us of a bright future.  But do you really have to be on top to earn enough? 
    • Good foods are always expensive!  Nope. I’ve learned that if you cook well and you’re reading enough, you will discover that there are lots of good and delicious foods that’s very cheap and affordable, and nutritious too. J
    •  Even a simple business requires a big capital. I’ve learned that you don’t have to have a large amount of money to start a profitable business.  Discipline, determination, talent and creativity plus a small amount of money to start with is all what it takes to build a simple business that you will truly enjoy!

    I hope that with these lessons unlearned, it would be a lot easier for me to stay happy, successful and contented.



    The Very Best Tips For Good Oral Hygine


    Just like other areas of life, your teeth should be worried about too. Once you head down the wrong path, your smile will suffer from a variety of problems like gingivitis, cavities and gum disease. You may have to shop around if you're hoping to locate an affordable dentist.If you don't have insurance, you can try going to a dental school to get affordable dental service. Do not neglect regular dental hygiene and visit your dentist at least twice each year.



    You should schedule a dentist every 6 months. Regular dentist visits can spot problems with your teeth from many serious problems. Going frequently will help you to avoid plaque buildup, prevent gum disease, and you might also be able to keep gum disease at bay. Try out a dental cleaner that works on your teeth to keep them healthy. A couple examples include the Sulcabrush and Reach's Stim-U-Dent. Make an annual dentist at least once yearly. Regular dental visits help to protect your mouth healthy. It is far less costly to prevent dental problems when they first arise. You can prevent small problems from developing into major issues. You can guard your wallet and have healthier teeth through quick treatments.

    Your teeth are able to show others how old you look old. If your moth has teeth that are crooked, missing teeth, or missing, look for a dentist who practices restorative dentistry. You will look older than you are if your smile is ugly. So reduce the age you look and visit a dentist immediately.

    There are many great toothpastes made especially for sensitive teeth. If you experience pain or discomfort when you eat hot or cold foods and drinks, then you probably have teeth that are sensitive. Follow the directions on the product before brushing. Plaque build-up will show as a bright blue or pink. Only use these types of products if you've got the time to get rid of them. This is definitely something that you want to use when you are in a rush.


    Flossing daily is a very important step in proper dental hygiene routine. Flossing can really help the difference in an oral health routine. Carefully ease the length of floss down near the gums between your teeth. Gently pull the floss to and back. Avoid flossing under your gums; focus on the gum line. Brush two times a day instead of only once in order to improve your teeth. Brush first thing in the morning to help remove any bacteria that accumulates overnight. Be sure that you're brushing your tongue is brushed.Many people neglect to brush their tongue, but this is actually quite important. There are a lot of different types of bacteria that are on your tongue.

    Brush your teeth for about two minutes at a minimum. Don't brush with too much force; you run the risk damage.You might need to get a brush with softer toothbrush if your gums hurt.

    As noted above, having good dental hygiene is essential to good health. Healthy teeth for a lifetime depends on your good care. Use this advice to have healthy teeth for years to come and to avoid any dental regrets.

    Be Positive!


    We're about to end the week now, so many things happened to me this week and some are unexpected events. It looks like I will be having difficulty now running the household as our house helper had just left.  Well, it was her choice.  I didn't ask her to go.  She was scolded because of a wrongdoing and as usual, the never ending drama is, "I'll just leave!"

    If you're in that kind of situation, what would you do/  i need her around in the house to do some household chores that I can't really do as I am busy both online and offline but this won't make me stop her to leave.  I have a strong feeling that she was thinking that I needed her badly so she could make a declaration of leaving the house that soon. Maybe she was expecting that I would plead and ask her to stay but No!  I won't do that  She has done something wrong and if leaving us will make her feel important, so be it.  But as I said, I did not stop her.  I'm sure that sooner or later, she would realize the consequences of her decision as she badly needed a job, but that was her choice and I want her to learn her lesson.

    I welcome this move with positive thoughts and feelings.  I told myself that I will try to attend to house works all by myself and would do my best to manage my time well.  I can manage, I know I can.  Instead of being problematic, I chose to be happy and think that everything is a coincidence.  I looked at the positive side of it and as a result, I was able to attract happy circumstances.  It was a blessing in disguise and I am inclined to believe that my happy thoughts bring me to positive circumstances.

    I am not certain yet on what will happen with my schedule next week but I always believe in positive thinking!  

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    The Pros and Cons of the HCG Diet

    People in this country are obsessed with losing weight, and losing it fast. That’s probably with good reason, since obesity causes all kinds of other illnesses and conditions, complete with their own lists of serious health risks. If you need to lose weight due to being obese, then the HCG diet in Canada may be something for you to consider. There are several pros and cons to the use of this method of weight loss that you should know about before you jump in.

    What Is It?

    Basically, HCG stands for human chorionic gonadoptopin. It is a hormone that is found in the urine of pregnant women. This can be administered by syringe, tablet, or drops. It accelerates rapid weight loss by suppressing the feeling of hunger. Patients are supposed to eat 500 calories per day in order to see results. Your body is forced to use the fat stored in your body for energy rather than the carbohydrates you might normally be consuming.

    The Pros

    As previously mentioned, this diet has gained popularity because it gives fast results. People become encouraged when they see the weight come off so quickly. The diet plan is pretty straightforward and easy if they aren’t feeling hunger pangs. The meals have to include protein, one vegetable, one piece of fruit, and bread. With the meat, you are limited to chicken, beef, veal, white fish, lobster, crab, and shrimp. Most other types of fish aren’t allowed. Vegetable options are many. Fruit includes an apple, orange, strawberries, or grapefruit. Bread can be a breadstick or melba toast. The directness and accessibility of this diet are pros.

    The Cons

    Many people who have done this diet have seen that though the pounds went away quickly, they returned quickly as well. What happens is that with such a low-calorie intake, your body believes it has been starving. So once you return to eating normal amounts of food, your body wants to store everything you consume, causing you to pack the pounds back on. If you are extra active and mindful of your intake, you may be able to maintain your weight. It has other known risks like mood swings, fatigue, and headaches. If you do the HCG diet in Canada, there’s also a risk of arterial blood clots and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.




    Thursday, January 9, 2014

    Make The Most Out Of Your Time Caring For Your Teeth With These Great Tips

    Family Dentist in Houston TX
    There are various states which do not give appropriate dental hygiene to occupiers unlike the U.S. There certainly are lots of tools available which you may get to great use. Here are some things that you should buy in the event you want to maintain your smile appearing wonderful.


    Specific foods may be more harmful to your own teeth than many others. Avoid foods which are sugary and sweet. You must prevent beverages which are excessively hot or extremely cold. If you're seeking to maintain your teeth white, prevent drinking java. Drinking by means of a straw minimizes connection with the teeth.

    Bear in mind that you're that which you consume, and thus are your teeth. In case you smoke a great deal and drink red-wine regularly, your teeth do get discolored. If you'd like whiter teeth, alter everything you take in. If it's shadowy going on the mouth area, your teeth will get dim from this.

    A glass of plain water a day keeps the dentist away. Actually, make that eight glasses of plain water, or 6-4 ounces. When you consume enough water, you're less prone to drink items that hurt your teeth. When you skimp on-water, you fill through to soda pop, kool aid, as well as other sugary beverages.

    It's vital that you simply visit the dentist to get your teeth cleaned every six months. Having a specialist cleaning helps you to remove tarter build up and improves your teeth in order that they look their finest. It could likewise help spot cavities which may be concealing where you could not see them.

    Often brush your teeth. Do it at least two times, rather post-meal. Brush for three total minutes and be certain to brush each tooth. Make use of a toothpaste which has lured and steer clear of brushing too difficult. Floss, also!

    Stephens Gatewood & Associates Dentistry

    One of the worst emotions is to have a really good seed or another foreign thing caught between your teeth. Do not attempt to pressure it out using a fork or another difficult thing. Get a tiny length of floss and lightly attempt to remove it. If it doesn't come out, pay a visit to your dental practitioner, plus they will help eliminate it.
    Restorative Dentistry in Houston TX
    If glowing white teeth from a toothpaste seems too great to be authentic, that's since it is. While nonprescription whitening pastes and rinses might remove mild spots on top of teeth, they won't generate perfect results. Simply your dentist can assist you to reach these results, typically with bleach.

    Should you ever run from the usual brand of toothpaste and require a quick-fix, specialists say it's ok to combine baking soda as well as water to carry you over. The bubbly concoction is clearly as great as most main brands of industrial toothpaste. Just wet your brush and dab the bristles in the nahco3 and voila, your teeth are clear!

    Once you have totally brushed your teeth, brush your tongue also. All kinds of built up gunk could form in your tongue, which can trigger everything from halitosis to gum disorder. A clear mouth indicates every area, therefore brush your teeth and tongue then floss to discover the best hygiene.

    In case you hate the flavor or feel of toothpaste, consider as an alternative with a paste of baking soda and also water. It is an important formula for scrub the teeth softly while also making a healthful feeling to the mouth. Baking soda is all natural, so that it doesn't cause any issues when you apply it.

    Having a fantastic smile is something which many folks would say is an excellent attribute. The singular solution to sustain a superb one would take appropriate care of your own teeth. You must have learned many measures you can apply to be sure your smile is glowing and healthy.


    When you are looking for a family dentist in Houston, you want to make sure that you trust professionals that are invested in your care. Contact Stephens Gatewood & Associates to learn more about our family dental services for Houston.


    Money Quote To Ponder

    “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man 
    will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” 
    - Henry Ford


    My attention was caught by this inspirational quote about money.  I strongly agree with this. Money alone cannot give you total independence.  Money could easily come and go.  To have a reservoir of knowledge, skills, experience and abilities will keep you moving and bring you wherever you want.  As long as you have the knowledge and the ability, that coupled with years of experience, you will never lose on opportunities.  In life, I've learned that opportunities are always available but these will not come to you.  You need to find them.  I often find people complaining about life's difficulties and I couldn't blame them.  Life is really tough and the only way to bring ourselves to where we wanted is to carefully plan our future, work hard and strive to succeed. 

    Success is not an overnight goal, you need to work hard for it.  It doesn't take days or months...it takes years to bring yourselves to wherever you want.  But believe me, it will give you a happy and contented feeling!  This is so because you were able to achieve your goals through hard work and this can really give you true happiness and a great sense of fulfillment.  


    Helpful Information For Those Looking For Great Dental Care


    Braces for Adults in Woodbridge

    Dental care is a thing that we all must excel so that you can not have poor teeth, but unfortunately many individuals aren't educated on appropriate dental hygiene. That's where great posts like this one are here to describe everything for you. Keep studying for to get excellent dental hygiene advice.

    Manage your toothbrush. As soon as you complete cleaning your teeth, be sure to clean your toothbrush, also. Just wash it off with water and stick it in a toothbrush holder such that it's standing up. Placing your toothbrush in an incident is just not advisable, because germs are more inclined to grow like that.

    Analyze your toothbrush many times monthly. Look for signals which you may need to purchase a brand-new one. The bristles are usually the primary sign. In the event you understand that they're becoming frayed, venture out and buy something else. Generally speaking, you shouldn't go longer than four months without obtaining another brush.

    Possible wear lip rouge to create your teeth appear white. Corals and crimsons make your teeth seem to be whiter-than they are. Lighter colours might have an opposite outcome. Even white-teeth can seem yellowish.

    In case you want to whiten your teeth, you must boost your oral hygiene and strive whitening strips. Carefully obey the directions and not make them on more than urged. Your teeth could be broken by over-using whitening strips.

    In the event you truly suffer from a dry mouth, use toothpaste and mouthwash specially-designed to assist alleviate dry mouth. A number of the current leading toothpaste manufacturers include ingredients that can dry out the mouth area. Thus, in case you truly suffer from dry mouth, seek out dry mouth reduction toothpastes and mouth washes.

    You brush your own hair along with your teeth, but did you understand that brushing your tongue is equally as significant? Lots of people overlook the tongue; yet, it's extremely significant that it remains clean. Several kinds of bacteria require home on and below your tongue. When you make the bacterial there, it may return on your own teeth or lead to halitosis.

    Using mouthwash every day is an excellent approach to keep a healthier mouth. Mouthwash may help alleviate problems with periodontitis. It kills germs in your mouth and enhances your general mouth wellness. Another advantage to utilizing mouthwash is the fact that it'll hold your breath clean. Even when you own a lovely grin, having halitosis will lower your grins' favorable impact.

    It is essential which you brush correctly. Brush when you get-up and before heading to sleep. Your spittle dries up during slumber which aids keep cavity-causing bacteria away. You should be brushing for two minutes or more, and you should brush at 45-degree angles.

    Some vitamin deficiencies could cause gingiva issues and dental caries. In case your mouth is not too healthy, try fostering the number of vitamin B, calcium, along with other vital nutrients for your dental health. Dairyman and fruit are 2 such sources of those, along with your teeth will enjoy the ingestion of those.

    Braces for Children in Woodbridge
    Finding out if a dental practitioner has Saturday hours could help make a choice in regards to who you'll go noticed on your dental treatments. Many people simply cannot get away through the week and must deal with appointments in the week ends. Think about your own personal needs and continue from that point.

    Orthodontics in Woodbridge

    In the event your dental practitioner urges orthodontics, you ought to seriously contemplate it. Having your teeth straightened is regularly greater when compared to a cosmetic problem; wrong alignment of tooth or jaw bone can result in serious oral health issues later on. Although youngsters usually wear braces, grownups may take advantage of orthodontic treatment also.

    Lacking understanding of dental treatment can produce your teeth go south really quickly, but it doesn't need to be this way when you observe tricks such as those in the above mentioned post. You'll have an excellent clean mouth in case you practice excellent dental hygiene habits every day. Use this advice to your edge, and shortly you'll see how clear your mouth could be!

    A beautiful smile is a sign of a healthy smile! Keep your teeth properly aligned with services from Dr. Hukmani at Glow Orthodontics. We offer complimentary consultations. Contact us today for more details. A straighter smile awaits you!


    Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    Cheesy Butter Parmesan Noodles


    I love pasta and I'm always on a look out for new recipes that's quick and simple.  Got a chance to see this simple and easy to recipe for pasta and I am tempted to share the recipe here.  

    It is very important that we keep few quick meal recipes for emergencies.  As a matter of fact, as early as now, I am already beginning to collect quick meals recipe that could be prepared especially on rainy season. You see, I am the type who is usually lazy to go out of the house when it's raining and going to the wet market when it's raining really hard is such a struggle for me.  It is for this reason that I am trying to collect recipes for healthy meals that I could prepare and cook easily during this period. 

    This Cheesy Butter Parmesan noodles is so easy to prepare and will enable you to have your dinner ready in no time.

    I will surely try this this weekend! :)


    Monday, January 6, 2014

    Mika's Birthday

    We just have celebrated Mika's birthday last January 4 and it was a dinner BBQ party, as usual.  I remembered to have hosted the same type of gathering few years ago and it was such a hit!  We prepared all kinds of grilled foods and everybody was very pleased with the set up.  They love the idea of grilling their meats right before their eyes and it was surely fun for everyone.  Different kinds of ensaladas to go with the grilled foods plus some servings of noodles and sweets complete the set up.  I bake some chocolate cup cakes, too.

     Everything was a rush so I wasn't able to bring out a decent table cloth for the buffet table.  Only me and my house helper prepared everything so it's really exhausting.  I'm actually thinking to buy crinkle taffeta  but it was too late for me to shop.  That's the disadvantage of having parties one after the other.  You get lost sometimes. :)

    Anyway, the party was well attended by friends and Mika's classmates and our entire garage was full of visitors.  Thanks to the ever reliable huge spotlight that hubby bought last year.  It surely illuminate the yard just fine.  I'm glad that we were able to celebrate my unica hija's birthday even it's just me who handles everything.  That's what Moms are for, right?

    Once again, Happy Birthday my dear Mika!  

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