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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bonding over Bubbles

Can you make bubbles as big as this?
The trick of catching a floating bubble!
Here Yaman makes two bubbles from one blow.
 it was a tip from Tinkerbell magazine.  the making of home-made bubbles. i knew immediately what Yaman was thinking when she woke up around 8am today. i promised to make it last night so without further prodding, she gave me the magazine and step-by-step we mixed the ingredients (soap flakes - Tide will do; hot water and sugar --- to make it sticky?). i am an adult really now.  after dipping the straw with cut ends on the mixture, i immediately got disappointed and blurted, 'no bubbles man baga'. but Yaman was already very happy with soap suds coming from the end of the straw, yun lang happy na sila. as if the effort was more worth it than the end product. the key here is 'gently'. gently blow through the straw after dipping it in the soap-sugar mix. then lo! i made out one small bubble, then another and another. Yaman upped the ante by learning instantly how to blow so gently one can make out long and bulbous bubbles. after a while, she was doing tricks already like catching one big bubble with the straw and holding it until it bursts, naturally. here are the pics of this one unforgettable today. when mommy and Yaman bonded in the prismatic crystal world of bubbles.

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