Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fun at Manila Ocean Park

Last October 24,  I took the kids to Manila Ocean Park together with my mom and my in-laws for a post celebration of Carl's 4th birthday. I planned the visit a month before his birthday and have chosen the oceanarium attraction so the kids will see live sea animals. On our way to the place, we have driven to a fast food chain so we can order meals we would eat at the parking area. When we were there at the attraction, the kids were so happy to see live fishes swimming in the aquarium. The first we saw was a giant arwana about 10 feet long and 5 feet wide. The kids were ecstatic! then we went to another set of aquariums filled with different kinds of fishes like angel fish, milk fish, sea horses, sharks and many more. They were so happy and mesmerized by the beauty and wonder of the sea creatures. It is important that we take our kids to educational places like this so they will have a knowledge what are the other sea creatures look like aside from what they usually see on TV. They should know that the sea is a home to millions of sea creatures like corals, planktons, sea urchins, jelly fishes, and other species of fishes and that they could help in taking care of the sea by not throwing garbage to the sea. Also, it is also important that we educate them about the possible effects of water pollution to sea creatures.

My Carl waving to a diver. :)

My Daniel and Stephen awed by the wonders of sea creatures.

A view of Manila Bay 

Saturday, October 29, 2011


My son Carl turned four years old last October 22. Weeks Prior to his birthday, i went to a local school to inquire about their Special Education. I was hopeful that they will admit my son to he will learn communication techniques like sign language and lip reading. Unfortunately, the school wont accept him because he's still so young and may not be able to cope up with his peers in school. The administration said that they will admit the kid when he's five years old. So now, i'm trying my best to teach him how to count, write, and read the alphabet. I've searched the internet for ways on how to teach a deaf kid. I hope that Our government will also prioritize kids with special needs. They should have education programs for special children that is affordable and wont drain our pockets. Tuition fees in private schools which cater special education costs fifty to one hundred thousand per school year.

                                            Happy birthday Carl! mama and papa loves you! :)