Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Andrei had really dry skin on his cheeks and no baby cream seemed to helped - in fact, whenever we used any lotion it made it worse. I tried a dozen lotions...In the summer of 2008 when he was 7 months we visited Romania and our Pediatrician neighbor recommended Avene - Great Success! It worked like a charm after only using the lotion few times.

Well Sofia had the same thing...except, you can't get Avene in Thailand ... So, I decide to give ONE try before bothering someone. I grabbed the most expensive cream in the house - my Garnier Firming Age Lift day cream and tried it on the poor thing. I wouldn't have been this brave with Andrei, but with the second one you kinda feel more relaxed...SUPERB results! As my in laws put it, Sofia has now the skin of a true Chinese beauty.:)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hi Guys,

It's been a decent "winter" in Bangkok so far - that is, temps roughly around 30 or less.

Went to the zoo this morning and left with Andrei kicking and screaming - it's pretty much a routine now - we take him to the park or wherever it's fun and refuses to leave even if he's so tired that he literally can't stand on his feet.

We're all pretty much immune to tantrums now! :)

Mom's baking a cake now, dad's brushing up on his Xmas outfit = Santa's hat, a red shirt from mom, red pants and a home made beard/moustache (cotton balls glued on a piece of fabric)..can't wait to see in Andrei's gonna recognize him.

A wonderful Christmas to all!

Sofia, Andrei, Carmen and Ake :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Not that I have much time these days, but once in while I get to watch someone like this...I know some of this linguistic work, but this was such a great addition.

Check out the modified links...thanks for letting me know Ralu!
Noam Chomsky on HardTalk - Part 1
Noam Chomsky on HardTalk - Part 2
Noam Chomsky on HardTalk - Part 3