Alice in Wonderland

The child in me insisted that I needed to see the movie, Alice in Wonderland in the big screen. It’s a good thing that it was still shown in Cinemas while we were in Davao City early this month. Time was limited so I had to give up my massage and spa session just to see this movie.

I have to admit, I hated Alice in Wonderland when I was small. I find it difficult to understand the story, unlike Cinderella’s or Snow White’s. It was too complex for my little brain. But this interpretation, I am totally digging! I admire Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. His acting (and dance moves!) were spectacular! The costumes, plot, the characters are wonderful and highly commendable! It was definitely worth it!

Alice in Wonderland

Free Coloring Pages

If you are looking for a great and fun way to keep your kids busy, checkout these printable coloring pages which you can freely download from the Internet:

Free Coloring PagesAside from being free, the choices are endless! And they are categorized according to characters and occasions so picking your choice is a breeze. Interested? Click HERE.

Of Cakes and Identical Shirts

This photo was shoot during my daughter’s surprise birthday celebration this month. It was with some close friends and relatives. Do you notice? We were sporting similar shirts. We also wore similar shirts during her classroom party two days prior to her actual birthday. Thanks to Tita Glo who ordered them from Old Navy. I like ON because their shirt designs aside from being affordable, they are also unique and fab. Our shirts are for kids and the XXL size fits me, that is why we were able to order identical ones.

And going back to the birthday parties. I know I still have to post some of the photos taken but I am just plain too lazy to do that now. I will just tell you about this oh-so-yummy chocolate mousse cake by Goldilocks. It was a gift given by one of her adopted godfathers. It was delectable and I can’t wait to have a reason to buy a layer and feast on it again!

Plants vs. Zombies

I have been doing some spring cleaning on my hard disks and I chanced upon a folder named GAMES. I checked to see and discover a portable version Plants vs. Zombies!

Plants vs. Zombies It was one game that kept my husband and I up for many nights. He even took over my game when I was beginning to lose but I had to reclaim it during the final battle which I, modesty aside, finished with victory. Haha! Our other siblings caught up with the Plants vs. Zombies fever but we eventually got bored and stopped playing when we finished the final battle. We also tried Bookworm, an exciting word game. It was indeed a season of being crazy over computer games and it was good while it lasted.

Children’s Responsibilities

Art. 4. Responsibilities of the Child. – Every child, regardless of the circumstances of his birth, sex, religion, social status, political antecedents and other factors shall:

(1) Strive to lead an upright and virtuous life in accordance with the tenets of his religion, the teachings of his elders and mentors, and the biddings of a clean conscience;

 

(2) Love, respect and obey his parents, and cooperate with them in the strengthening of the family;

(3) Extend to his brothers and sisters his love, thoughtfulness, and helpfulness, and endeavor with them to keep the family harmonious and united;

(4) Exert his utmost to develop his potentialities for service, particularly by undergoing a formal education suited to his abilities, in order that he may become an asset to himself and to society;

 

(5) Respect not only his elders but also the customs and traditions of our people, the memory of our heroes, the duly constituted authorities, the laws of our country, and the principles and institutions of democracy;

 

(6) Participate actively in civic affairs and in the promotion of the general welfare, always bearing in mind that it is the youth who will eventually be called upon to discharge the responsibility of leadership in shaping the nation’s future; and

(7) Help in the observance of individual human rights, the strengthening of freedom everywhere, the fostering of cooperation among nations in the pursuit of their common aspirations for programs and prosperity, and the furtherance of world peace.

Source: THE CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE CODE

(Presidential Decree No. 603)

 

Children’s Rights

Art. 3. Rights of the Child. – All children shall be entitled to the rights herein set forth without distinction as to legitimacy or illegitimacy, sex, social status, religion, political antecedents, and other factors.

 

 

 

(1) Every child is endowed with the dignity and worth of a human being from the moment of his conception, as generally accepted in medical parlance, and has, therefore, the right to be born well.

 

(2) Every child has the right to a wholesome family life that will provide him with love, care and understanding, guidance and counseling, and moral and material security.

The dependent or abandoned child shall be provided with the nearest substitute for a home.

(3) Every child has the right to a well-rounded development of his personality to the end that he may become a happy, useful and active member of society.

The gifted child shall be given opportunity and encouragement to develop his special talents.

The emotionally disturbed or socially maladjusted child shall be treated with sympathy and understanding, and shall be entitled to treatment and competent care.

The physically or mentally handicapped child shall be given the treatment, education and care required by his particular condition.

 

(4) Every child has the right to a balanced diet, adequate clothing, sufficient shelter, proper medical attention, and all the basic physical requirements of a healthy and vigorous life.

(5) Every child has the right to be brought up in an atmosphere of morality and rectitude for the enrichment and the strengthening of his character.

(6) Every child has the right to an education commensurate with his abilities and to the development of his skills for the improvement of his capacity for service to himself and to his fellowmen.

 

(7) Every child has the right to full opportunities for safe and wholesome recreation and activities, individual as well as social, for the wholesome use of his leisure hours.

 

(8) Every child has the right to protection against exploitation, improper influences, hazards, and other conditions or circumstances prejudicial to his physical, mental, emotional, social and moral development.

 

(9) Every child has the right to live in a community and a society that can offer him an environment free from pernicious influences and conducive to the promotion of his health and the cultivation of his desirable traits and attributes.

 

(10) Every child has the right to the care, assistance, and protection of the State, particularly when his parents or guardians fail or are unable to provide him with his fundamental needs for growth, development, and improvement.

 

(11) Every child has the right to an efficient and honest government that will deepen his faith in democracy and inspire him with the morality of the constituted authorities both in their public and private lives.

(12) Every child has the right to grow up as a free individual, in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, tolerance, and universal brotherhood, and with the determination to contribute his share in the building of a better world.

Source: THE CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE CODE

(Presidential Decree No. 603)