vendredi, juin 18, 2010

He can walk while the other is starting to kick hard

At a few days short to 14 months old, Baby A is walking by himself. It had been weeks since he cruised from furnitures to furnitures. He could have walk by himself but due to lack of confidence, he would hold on to our finger to walk.

This week, he walked all by himself at his grandparents'. He spent a week there and I guess the big terrace and space in the house made him wanted to explore by himself. We had him back at home today and it was amazing seeing him walking all by himself. Now, we had to remember to close all doors especially the kitchen's.

And baby A's little brother was starting to give strong kicks. He weighed around 650 grams a week ago. It is always a special sensation to feel baby kicking in me. Just a few more months to see the little one in real life.

lundi, juin 14, 2010

Volkswagen Touran

We changed car. I chose the color of our Nissan Note and this time, it was Seb's turn to choose the color for the new car. Finally, he got the chance to own a black car.

With technology advancement, this car offers more gadgets than our previous one. I was skeptical when told about the Park assist function. Well, we had our new car a few days ago and Seb tried it out twice. And it works!
Check out this demostration video.
It is amazing. Definitely an essential feature for me, who can't park parallel.

mardi, juin 08, 2010

Saint Renan saturday market

When Tim and Carmen came visiting, we spent a few days at the summer house in Brittany. The last time Seb and I were there, it was during the week of 15 August, 2008. At that time, I was not aware that baby A was 10 days old in me.

Each time we come here, we make it a point to visit the Saturday market at Saint Renan. The market is full of local products and has a lively ambience.
Our visitors enjoyed the market. We bought strawberries, honey, bread, seafood, artichokes, crêpes etc.

For dinner, we had a spider crab and a normal crab. To cook them, just boil a big pot of water then put the crabs in for 20 minutes. The four of us (Seb and baby A not included) had an enjoyable time eating them.

jeudi, juin 03, 2010

Is global warming really bad?

Recently, I finished reading Michael Crichton's State of Fear. This book changed the way I think about global warming and islands disappearing and glaciers melting. It comes with facts that some glaciers are actually growing, islands would not disappear and not every cities are getting warmer.

I read this news onLow-lying Pacific islands 'growing not sinking' in BBC
The islands of Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia are among those which have grown, because of coral debris and sediment.

The study, published in the magazine the New Scientist, predicts that the islands will still be there in 100 years' time.

I would still make an effort to be environment friendly. But on news about global warming, I would take it with a pinch of salt.

Maybe this one article will give you a further insight.

All of this matters because the IPCC has been advertised as the last and definitive word on climate science. Its reports are the basis on which Al Gore, President Obama and others have claimed that climate ruin is inevitable unless the world reorganizes its economies with huge new taxes on carbon. Now we are discovering the U.N. reports are sloppy political documents intended to drive the climate lobby's regulatory agenda.

The lesson of climategate and now the IPCC's shoddy sourcing is that the claims of the global warming lobby need far more rigorous scrutiny.