Transylvania 2


Family time is very important to the spouse and I and we try and spend the weekends with our kids as much as possible despite our very busy schedule.  And because the youngest is too young to watch the more mature type of movies, we have to watch movies that are appropriate for her.  So all of us would kinda settle for movies like Hotel Transylvania 2 like today.   Most importantly, everyone get to spend time together even though I slept halfway through the movie.

 Hotel Transylvania 2 wasn’t as good as the first one but it was definitely a movie that young and old can watch and overall, we liked it and it was a happy ending.   Movie must be pretty popular because it gross  $167.2M in the US box office.  So yes, bring your entire family to watch it.

Now that Dracula (Adam Sandler) has opened the Hotel Transylvania’s doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac’s cantankerous, old-school dad (Mel Brooks) pays an unexpected visit.

Anyhow,  watching the movie is an act of love for our children and I know that the spouse does it because he wants to be with the children and make them happy too.   I am sure if he didn’t love our children this much , he would have rather watched something else or do something else.   Do you try and spend quality time with your kids and family?  What about your spouse?   What your spouse does for your kids , shows just how much he loves you and the family.  So how much do you know your spouse?

Christmas Party Preparation


I’ve started planning for our yearly Christmas party and even though the spouse thinks that it’s way too early, I don’t think so at all.  The first week of November is already gone and if I don’t start my planning now , I know I will get quite overwhelmed once it draws nearer.  First I need to prepare the guest list before I can decide on how much food and drinks I need to order or prepare for the party.  Of course, I also need to get my  customized shot glasses by Glass with a Twist  for all my guests to bring home as a token of my appreciation for all the gifts they are going to bring for my family and I.

I want my Christmas party to be a success and I want my guests to leave all happy and fed well on this special occasion as the spouse will invite all his friends and co-workers for this event.  My children will also have some of their friends over but they will go home with other kind of thank you gifts as shot glasses may not be appropriate.

And if I order all my party supplies now, I don’t have to worry about forgetting something and trying to find them in the city.  I need some Christmas photo booth props as well, that would be fun for both the kids and the other guests.  I also need new “Merry Christmas” garland for the fireplace and decoration purpose.  And of course, the food needs to be carefully planned and catered for.  Christmas is the only big celebration we have in our home, so starting the preparation now, is never too early.


Birthday Gift

Hubs birthday is coming soon and I don’t usually get him anything too expensive.  But this year, I know exactly what to get him because I’ve seen him eyeing on the  bolt 2   strap for his guitar.   It’s a Gibson too and it will match his guitar and it’s not expensive at all.  I think I might just get 2 of it for him just in case he destroys one and I can’t get a replacement for him.

Music Gifts


Since it’s hard to buy for the spouse as he travels more than I, I decided to get him some  music gifts  but it has to be unique.   The spouse never did ask for anything in particular but I could probably order the above coffee table for him as my gift for his next birthday, for what do you buy someone who has everything and more internet savvy than I .  But I can’t go wrong with music gifts for he loves his music tremendously.  I guess, if we ever go broke, he can busk for money.

Protecting The Bass Guitar


My kids are all very good at taking care of whatever belongs to them.  They never once misused or mis-treat their toys or musical instruments.  I really lucked in on that part because I didn’t need to stress how important it is to take care of whatever we’ve paid for them.  So when I saw this  bass humidifier  in the music room, I knew immediately that it was my son who had bought it for this bass guitar.

I’ve seen my friends’ kids destroying their toys and not taking care of even very expensive musical instruments , therefore, when I see my kids going the extra mile and looking after our investment, I’m one happy mama here.

A Blue Guitar


As soon as the spouse saw this in his buddy’s apartment, he came home and said he wants one too !  Yup ! like a child, he went online looking for a  jtv ,  if you don’t know what it is by now.    The original price was like USD $1999 and now on sale for only USD $999, so I told him to go ahead and get it if he really wants it.  I too like the color and if what he said about the JTV is as good as it sounds , then I think it would definitely be a great buy.  This new collection would definitely complete our collection of the many great guitars we’ve purchased throughout the years.

Music Stands


So my kid calls me from school and said to me to get some stands for music  for her school music band and I said sure.  Afterall, how much can a couple of stands cost right?  I figured I would be doing my part as a parent for the school, so out I went to get some music stands for them but of course, I didn’t get the right color *slap forehead*.   I figured the colorful ones would be rather outstanding but all they wanted were regular colors ones, meaning black.  So I had to bring the music stands back and found some regulra colors ones and brought them back to the school.  Mannnn!  these kids are so hard to please these days.

Halloween Is Over ! YAY!


Hallelujah!  it’s finally over !  don’t get me wrong, love halloween and all but when you have kids, they are so excited , they can drive you nuts !  The youngest had been driving me nuts about what she wants to be for Halloween and going back and forth about her costume, so you understand why I’m so happy now that it is over.  Another year, I’m free of making and buying costumes !  the older ones are just fine, they get their own costumes and I have no worries about it.  It’s just the youngest that drives us nuts !

Shopping For My Teenagers


When I travel for work, the first thing I do when I get some free time is to go shopping for my kids.  They always have a list of things for me to pick up for them and like any mums out there, we head straight to the store to pick up their stuff first before even thinking of ourselves.  This trip to New York, I was asked to pick up some  Clayton Guitar Picks  for them because they can’t find any locally.  I’m glad they have it at the first music store I went into but I guess they are a lot more popular in the States than over here in Canada.  The picks are also cheaper than the ones that I’ve been buying for them locally too, so I picked up like a dozen for them and their friends.  Yes, I’m that kind of mom, who is very generous to all my kids’ friends, that’s why they loved me most.  And you can be sure , I will know what my kids are up to from their friends – my way of bribing them – hahaha!


Autumn Nights


Preparing for my trip to Italy , and this is what I will be wearing for my autumn night.  It had to be a little business like and of course, since it is cocktails and dinner, one have to dress up abit and autumn is usually cold in the evening, so this girl is bringing my coat too.  My kids just complained that I’m obsessed with dressing up for the occasion but you can’t blame me for it because people would judge you for what you wear and how you represent your company and yourself.