Friday, January 20, 2017

Esher's Designs

I started using this editing app called Canva and i had fun with it, i made designs for other things and it's like PicMonkey except everything is free, most things are free, this is one of my designs.

Here's another one of my designs, i like doing and writing quotes, to me it's fun and i like it.
This is the water festival on 2017 November 2nd 3rd and 4th.

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Lion A Tiger and A Cobra (unedited written by a 7 year-old girl)

[Animals]Funny StoryAbout A Lion A Tiger And A Cobra
By: Esher Eirene Garcia Fernandez

One Day A Tiger Was Roaming In The Forest & Suddenly He Saw A Cobra
&A Lion Having A Picnic He Wanted To Join So He Asked The Lion If He Could Join In The Picnic Then The Cobra Said ''Yesss!''  The Tiger Was Very Happy ~Coz he was hungry~ They Had A Great Picnic, Until... It Became Dark ,The Lion Went To His Den, The Tiger Went To It's Den But The Cobra Asked The Tiger ''Can I Sleep With You'' & The Tiger Said ''NO With A ROAR!'' But Then The Cobra Said In It's Mind *How Rude!* So He Asked The Lion If He Could Sleep In The Den & The Lion Said ''Yes, Certainly'' And They Slep ~In The Morning~  The Tiger Woke Up and Said ''I Need To Do My Morning Exercise'' Then The Cobra Woke Up In The Lion's Den And Said ''Good Morning Ssunshine'' When The Cobra Said That, The Lion Woke Up In His Pajamas Walking To The Fridge To get Some Food When He Opened It He Said ''Where Is My Food?'' The Cobra Said ''I Don't Know'' So The 2 Friends  Walked  To The Tiger's Den,  The Lion Said ''Do You Have Any Food'' Then The Cobra Thought Of A Brilliant Idea And Said ''We Can Eat Here For Breakfasst'' & The Tiger Said ''That Is A Magnificent Idea Let's Do That'' So, The Tiger Looked In His Fridge, Suddenly The Cobra And The Lion Said ''Glory Food, Delicious'' So They Ate On The Table, The Tiger Said After We Eat Lets Go To The Forest National Park To Run And Play'' The Cobra Said ''That Ssounds Great'' So 3 Of Them Went, *1 Hour Later* The Lion  Said ''Im Tired Let's Go  Back Home And Meet Our Other Friends'' But Then The Cobra And The Tiger Said ''They Went On Vacation To The Beach And Sleeping In A Hotel!'' The Lion Said ''Too Bad So Sad'' So They Drove Home On They Bikes But The Cobra Just Slithered Home, But Then The Tiger Felt Bad Saying No To The Cobra And Said ''Hey Cobra Wanna Sleep With Me Tonight'' The Cobra Said ''Why Certainly'' The Three Slept Again *In The Morning* Now The Tiger Said ''Time For Me To Do My Morning Art'' ~What Why Would A Tiger Do That~ & Now The Lion Said ''I Need To Look At My Calendar *Scary Music* No Not School Day I Need To Get Ready, Probably
Tiger And Cobra Is Done Preparing'' At The Tiger's Den ''We Are So Late For School'' But They Weren't Late So Off They Went To School.......*2 Hours Later*
The 2 Said ''Finally School's Over!'' But The Cobra Said ''But We Sstill Have Homework To Do'' The Lion Said ''How Could We Forget'' *30 Minutes Later* The Tiger Said ''Can This Get Any Worse Were Still Doing Homework Ugh'' But Then The Cobra Said ''Just Deal With It!'' And The Lion Said ''Im Done!'' The 2 Said ''Wha H-How Did You Do That'' The Lion Said I Wasn't Fighting Like You 2 I Was Focusing On My Work''  The 2 Said ''Well Ovi! We Should Of Not Fought, Instead We Should Of Thought'' Then The Lion Said ''I Can Help You Two Ya Know'' The 2 Said Excitedly ''Yess, Pleasse!!! Help Uss'' So The Lion Did Help Them *30 More Minutes Later* The 2 Said ''Thankss For Helping Uss'' Then The Tiger Thoght Of a Brilliant Idea And Said ''You Guys Can Have A Wait  For It Wait For It Sleepover At My Den!!!'' The Other 2 Said ''That Iss Brilliant''
And So They  Slept Happily... Until The Morning Once Again The Cobra Said  Louder ''GOOD MORNING SSUNSHINE!'' The 2 Woke Up And Said ''Ah Im Up'' The Cobra Said ''Oh Good Perfect'' ~Btw It Was Sunday! Oh Yeah~ The 3 Were Very Excited Coz It Was There Favorite Day Ever <<>>Woohoo They Said Very Happily ~At Church~ The 3 Of Them Said ''I Love Church It's Jusst Amazingly Awessome!'' *After Church* They said ''Ah That WassSso Amazing'' And Now They Went To Go To The National Mall To Eat Lunch And To Get Money At The <> They Ate French Fries And Chicken Nuggets, The Drinks They Drank Were, Cobra Drank Fanta, Lion Drank Coke And Tiger Drank Sprite, ~1 Hour Later~ Suddenly It Became Dark So They All Went To There Homes, The Cobra Found A Home In A Rock *Finally He Found A Home* So All Of Them Slept And Slept But Then The Cobra Woke Up To Find Safire And Rubies Down Under Under The Rock  He Mined And Said ''Im Tired'' So Then He Went Back Up To Sleep ~In The Morning~ The Tiger Said ''Im Going To Search For Some Food To Eat'' So Off He Went, Searching For Food  And The Lion Woke Up To Find Some Vines To Decorate His Den And Now The Cobra Went Back Down Under Under The Rock And Continued Searching For Safire And Rubies And They All Had An Adventure
….The End……

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Aleeyah's Bike Journey

Aleeyah has been riding her bike to school since the last week of August. She enjoyed doing so but to get to this point was quite a journey for her. 

Our landlady own an adult bike that looks like this photo below. We occasionally see it parked in front of our house. One week before she goes back to school, I (mom) purposely took a 1 week leave to specifically spend time with her. We were then planning for a 3-day family get away. One morning, I saw her trying to ride this adult bike. It is obviously big for her. Every time she gets on it, she tips over, then she gets on it again and tips over. As I watch her do this, i could see how she felt crying but she remained quiet and would try over and over again. Then she sighed and sat down just looking at the bike.
I was so moved. Then I said, "Aleeyah, do you really want to ride a bike?" "Yes", she softly answered. "You know, we could buy you your own bike if you agree to have our family get away for one day only," I suggested. With excitement, she jumped and screamed, "Yes, God answered my prayer!" "Huh, you were praying for it?" I asked. "Yes, dad and I were praying for it."
So we went to a resort outskirts of Phnom Penh for one day one night only. Though I wished it could have been longer since I myself was really needing a rest :)
On our way back to Phnom Penh the next day, we picked up her own bike, then the training began.
First week of training was very tough.  Mom and Dad would alternately wake up 5am to train her. This way, the street is still empty. Take note, neither mom nor dad knew how to ride a bike :) well.... just a little. there were frustrations, irritations and the like.
By the second week, she's already back to school but still can't drive her bike. She still wakes up early morning, training with dad and would still train after school. I was then back to work so I couldn't help her much anymore. There were very little improvement everyday. She wasn't very brave to try it by herself and yet when we help, she complains. We didn't say anything but we purposely left her alone, we made excuses, saying we're busy. She then tried to do it by herself. One evening, as soon as i got home from work, she was excited to show me she can now drive going round and round at our front yard. But she said, she could not drive on a straight path yet. So she continued to train.  
Finally, the last days of August, she drove her bike to school. She was very happy.
We were of course very proud of her!

She had some bruises and scrapes during the three weeks training but she didn't mind. She knew she wanted to be able to ride her bike to school.

Well... unfortunetaly, last Friday night, October 18, I came home to a grieving, crying and angry Aleeyah. Her precious bike got stolen, parked right at our front yard, while she was busy doing the dishes and while dad was busy making dinner. As parents, though it is also painful to us because this bike has so much meaning to us, we could only hug and  encourage her to experience the grace of forgiveness and the lesson on not putting her heart into her possessions. The next day, she woke up feeling okay. She hasn't said any word about it till now. I don't know what she might say tomorrow as she goes back to school.