Day 334/335 Christmas Spirit
As the years passed the trees were loaded with many more things to eat in addition to apples. Gilded nuts and gingerbread cookies were hidden in the tree while marzipan candies, shaped like fruits and vegetables, were hung from the boughs. Brightly decorated eggshells, cut in half and filled with tiny candies, were set in the tree like birdnests. So many sweets were hung from the tree that some people called it “the sugar tree”. On the Twelfth Night of Christmas, January 6, when it was believed that the Magi arrived in Bethlehem bearing gifts, the tree was shaken and the children finally were allowed to eat the sweets that fell from the tree. The wafers once hung on the Paradise tree were replaced with cookies in the form of hearts, bells, angels and stars. With time, perhaps because so many decorations were eaten before the tree was taken down, the cookies were replaced with decorations made out of thin, painted metal. When families in colder climates combined the decorations on the Paradiesbaum with the candles on a conifer tree, they created the Christmas tree that is still found in homes today.
Day 331/365: Making Your Baby Smile and Laugh
November 28, 2011 The most joyful moment each parents will always remember was their babies first smile and laughter. It is really a challenge to make babies giggle and laugh, but that was a moment when you will surely feel that same excitement and happiness like a child. That magnetic babies smile will surely […]
Day 330/365: Tao-Tao (Scarecrow)
November 27, 2011 Green fields. A very nice fields of crops that is very pleasant to our eyes. But what are those weird human looking stuff standing in the middle of those fields? A tree plant? A post? What?…It’s a scarecrow! What about scarecrow? and why it is standing in the middle of the fields? […]
Day 329/365: Spartire part 2! Star Shooter Goal
Spartire 2 performance is a dream come true for these talented individuals; Chester Espanola, Camille Merza, Jhune Bennet Santos, Jesi Cruz, Ambrey Carniyan, and Jose Esmael Obedoza. The event was hosted by Mark De Guzman and Mikko Hizon. Also, there are song number contribution by Ryan Florendo and Alyssa Pamintuan. A real fun indeed being with the PSI Family!
Day 328/365: Selfless Love of Lola Ising.
November 25, 2011 Today, I remember Lola Ising. She is one of those grandmother who truly care for me and watch me over my growing years when I used to live in Malabon. A woman who never had her own child but cares for her husband and his children which she consider as her own […]
Food&Drinks Project 365
Day 327/365: Wok-Inn’s Famous Sipa
Have you ever heard this food called Sipa? No, its not the famous Filipino sport game sipa or the tagalog word meaning for “to Kick”. But it’s a fried dimsum who looks like the “Sipa”, A thing being used to play the famous Pinoy sport game.
I have tried this Sipa decades ago in Malate, Manila and to date I am glad that Wok-in’s Sipa still do exist. It’s probably their unique sauce or the meat inside? but the recipe is really simple. It’s like a Fried Wonton, with longer wanton wraps.
Day 326/365: Fisher Price Baby Toys
Founded in 1930 by Herman Fisher, Irving Price, Price’s illustrator-artist wife Margaret Evans Price, and Helen Schelle, the name Fisher-Price was established by combining two of the three names. Fisher worked previously in manufacturing, selling and advertising games for a company in Churchville, New York. Price had retired from a major variety chain store, and Helen Schelle previously operated Penny Walker Toy Shop in Binghamton, New York. Fisher-Price’s fundamental toy-making principles centered on intrinsic play value, ingenuity, strong construction, good value for the money, and action. Early toys were made of heavy steel parts and ponderosa pine, which resisted splintering and held up well to heavy use. The details and charm were added with colorful lithographic labels.Mrs. Price was the first Art Director and designed push-pull toys for the opening line, based on characters from her children’s books.