Tuesday, May 24

The Academies

There are students that I noticed on the train that got-off at the same station as me. I was curious to know what school do they go to because I can't really see any school nearby. I have been going and from work in the same location for more than 2 years and I just find the time to look up that school yesterday. It's the Queensland Academies - Science, Maths and Technology campus, which is a far walk from the train station. Some students get off at the station before ours and I heard that they catch a bus - I suppose, that's better than walking.

Anyway, about the school - it's the state school for highly capable year 10 t0 12 students. It's the maximise the potential of bright students and prepare them for university. This school is not for free - parents pay about 1800 bucks a year. But each student is getting their own equipment to aid in their learning.

See these days there are many ways on how to get a degree. There are online universities and local unis are branching out to accessible locations. The degrees offered are not just limited to online degree on films. For those undecided, they are spoilt for choice. The government is also doing their bit. They offered loan, assistance, scholarship and many others that will aid students in their take-off for a bright future. Curious? Head to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ to check on how apply for student aid.


Sunday, May 22

I Simply Love Books

You Are Modern

You are optimistic and forward looking. You love living in this world.
You have a good memory for facts. You always are an ace at trivia.
The world excites you. There are so many places you want to go and things you want to learn.
You are interested in a plethora of things. You love to learn.

And love to learn new things everyday. I realise that for at least three years (the span of time that I can remember), I have read anything everyday - may it be a magazine, a book, the Tatapilla's book, etc. I'm all the time curious of new things, words that I that heard. And the more I read, the more I fathom that there are more things that I don't know yet. And, the more that I crave for learning. It's like hunger than fenphedrine can't tame. I reckon, I will die still learning many things.

Julie and Romeo

The Cacciamanis and the Rosemans (rival florists) hate each other. Everyone knows that the bitter feud has been going on for generations. They badmouth each other's flowers, steal each other's accounts, and agree only that any personal contact, from neighborly tolerance to allowing their children to elope, is out of the question. Then it happens. Romeo Cacciamani's beloved wife dies of cancer, and he no longer has the energy to hate. Julie Roseman Roth's husband dumps her, and she finds all her venom is reserved for her ex. Later, when Romeo and Julie (the current heads of their respective families) meet at a small business owners' conference, love blossoms; and suddenly neither one can understand why their families won't stop the silly feud. But, if there is one thing the Cacciamani and Roseman families can agree on, it's that these 60-year-old lovers must be kept apart. Thereby hangs the tale of Julie and Romeo — a story written with charm, wit, and wisdom and a remarkable first novel.

As far as I can remember, this is the first book that I've read where the lead characters are over 50s. And once again.. I am reminded that age doesnt matter in love. Love is as good as it gets regardless of the ages of the persons involved. It is still like drowning in a pool (without handicap pool lifts) when emotions run wild. This book is a feel good one with mature people are involved. Lovely.

Sunday, May 15

My Family

We gave into the fads, if you may call it that. It's posting stickers at the back of the car for the members of the family not just the roadside assistance plan. It's what we always watch out for when following somebody on the road - if they have stickers. We bought ours from the market last Good Friday. The people who sell them are from around the Sunshine Coast. There are also available at the news agent. Ours are bigger compared to those from the news agent. Mcj was teasing me to get the pole dancer mum to which I was really annoyed but in retrospect, I'd love to have it just for fun. We put it in my car as we seldom use Mcj's for family outings anyway.

Sunday, May 8

Happy Mother's Day

This is what I got from the Tatapilla. How sweet is that. Given a little bit early this week.

I read last week that some women dont put too much importance on Mother's Day until they become one. Mcj's comment was because they were jealous before that the attention was not on them. Lol. But they said, it takes one to know one. One can empathise more if they are wearing the shoes.

So from my home speakers, I'm greeting every HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. To Nanay, especially this time of the year.. I wish we're together. Palangga ta gid ka.