Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oh, do you know the muffin man?

Or rather the muffin boy. :) Daddy decided to drive us to the outskirt of Budapest to see a hobby rabbit breeder that he contacted in the morning.

BZ initially wanted a Holland dwarf. However, I suggested a Holland flop eared as they are calmer type - which suits me better as I am a bit afraid of skittish, jumpy animals.  So out of two flop eared we saw, we agreed unanimously to get the 6 weeks old, caramel coloured one who we now call "muffin".

He is so adorable! ! :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Life update

It's Saturday, and yet I had to work at least 3 hours this morning. It was okay. When you do things with the kids, you don't really feel time is passing by. :) Later I will be going off to babysit for 3-4 hours. They don't call me often so when they do, I usually said I'd do it. Not that I have to do anything much babysitting in the evening, just get them to bed and I could do anything I want - read, watch tv etc.

We've agreed to get BZ a bunny. After hours reading about how to care for a bunny and the types that she would like to have, and also write out a contract. :)

The contract mainly says that she would take care of the pet - clean the cage, wash it, cut the nails, play with it 1-2 hours a day and pay 15% of the Vet cost. If she missed 2 weeks, we are allowed to give the bunny away. I am to laminate the contract and will paste it up the wall in her room where she can see it every day.

I am not trying to be mean, but just wanted to instill the sense of responsibility. If she has to work and pay for it, she may feel the need to care for it more. Not that it would cost like a roland integra-7, so she can afford to pay from her pocket money. :)

Chugga choo choo

We went to the 'Children railway' for the first time even though I've been wanting to do so for years. :) Why is it a children's railway? It's small, and the conductors and greeters are children. About 12 or 13 I suppose.

I thought it was just for kids, but you can go on it anytime you want to go from one destination to another as you would with any public transportation.

Just a one coach train, but it has 2 compartments (if that is what they call it). It's small but I think one compartment would be able to fit more that 30 people. The ride from the first station to the last took about 30 minutes. It was 30 minutes of beautiful forest view.

The stations are not crowded this time of the year even though it is the perfect time to go on a train ride and looking at the autumn scenery. :) No pictures from the scenery though. Since the train was wobbling too much, I couldn't get a clear picture with my phone's camera....darn it. :)

Young learners

I finally finished my 4 weeks course for teaching and managing a class for the young learners. I gained a lot of experience running my own class more that I would be able to learn from a few weeks course, but I've got a lot of ideas from it. Not only that, I've learnt what I am lacking at as well by interacting with qualified teachers and those who have had years of experience teaching students of various age groups.

Besides courses that kept me busy all these while, there is of course the babysitting in the evenings and also an English club that I am doing every Saturday mornings.

From the different things I do with the children, I am just happy to see results and good results so far. :) I love my job.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Loving it.

We've survived the first week of school and so far it has been rather good. I couldn't have asked for a better way for the school year to start. :) We even had our first field trip on Friday.

I'm doing a part time course for a month - something to do with kids. :) Super excited!! My guitar practice is doing good so far. I haven't really learnt new song lately, but my strumming and chord transitions are better. I'm slow but I still play the guitar at least 15 - 25 minutes a day - that much of time I can spare for that a the moment. I thought of playing guitar in front of the kids, but am still not confident enough. At the moment I'm just using the 'guitar for dummies' as a guide but I am wondering whether I should go with my cousin's advice to get a guitar tab software or something like that ( he was a guitar self-learner too) - see GC. Talking about music, BZ has started piano lessons. Once a week and the teacher comes over to the house. She is happy so far to be practicing everyday.

I am loving life at the moment. Busy but grateful. :)

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

What I need...

I need 48 hours a day and the ability to only need 1 hour of sleep. When I look at my schedule for the next 6 months or more starting from the week after, it's crazy.

Most probably I will be out of the house from 8 am to 9 pm almost every weekdays. Plus, to cut the need to do school related work at home  perhaps may even need to do them in between classes. I even offered to perhaps work a few hours on Saturdays.  Seriously, what happened?? :s Have I turned myself into a workaholic? :p

Goodbye kdrama... manga. :( if only I just need 1 hour sleep a day plus 48 hours a day. I can work, family and do other things I like.

Well life's like that. I'm grateful to be occupied than to be idle. :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Life during the break

I feel like it was yesterday when we went of on our vacation. :( Sure went by rather quick. 2 more days, and it is back to work. Preparing for the children this September. Another school year... what would it bring? :) I always hope and expect good things. :)

So what have I been doing these past few weeks? We went off to Balaton again for the weekend, and I spent a few days with BZ. We went to the movies - ended up being only the two of us only in the room, we went to an indoor park and spent a few hours there, and we went babysitting together too since some people asked for a last minute appointment or plan.

BZ enjoyed her break too I suppose. We've called up a piano teacher - Finally!! - and set up and appointment to meet and see if she likes the teacher and we will proceed from there. Well she's been going to singing and music theory classes and been practicing - the basics - on the piano by herself. I hope once she really starts, it will turn out to be a great hobby for her to do during her free time.

 I've yet to upload some pictures from our visit to the Family park in Austria and a few places during our outings. A bit busy too right now to be honest, need to prepare for lesson plans.

That is it for now. :) Till next time... toodles!!

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