Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Alysha's 4th birthday

Alysha at 4 years old.
Alysha is turning out to be a precious, curious, sweet, mischievous normal child who just turned 4 years old. She likes to play dress up, play in the sand, make believe, pretend cooking, play dress up and taking things apart! Just like her dad, that is, the taking things apart part!

It's not easy raising a toddler at 65 years old. She has parents in their mid 50's to early 60's and grandparents late 80's and early 90's. Senior citizens one an all!
Dave with Alysha

I feel bad for her that I don't have the energy that I should have for her, to do more physical things with her. On the other hand, she's being given tools to help her in life early on. Since between Dave and I have a combined set of complementary skills, hopefully she will be well equipped to face life's challenges in creating a livelihood for herself, plus some basic sustainable life skills to help along the way.

Alysha wanted to be a cat for Halloween,
so I painted her face like one.
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At least at this junction in my life, I am settled and comfortable with myself and with a husband who is also a helpmate, great friend and companion. We have stability and since we work at home, she has our constant presence, love and support 24/7.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Alysha Eco Center Electric Vehicle Poster girl

Dave taking 6 month old Alysha on his
electriic trike around the rain forests of
Subic Freeport.

Our little girl Alysha, was raised from infancy riding an electric motorbike. Dave Dewbre, my hubby has always had a traditional gas motorcycle. He transistioned to electric motorbikes when we moved into the pristine Kalayaan Housing in Subic Freeport, Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines.  We literally lived in the rain forest canopy and the views from our vast, tall windows gave us an on obstructed view of 7 rolling, forested hills.

Not wanting to disturb the silence or pollute the air in our quiet neighborhood hills with a gas bike, Dave bought a 1000 watt electric trike from a chap in Manila. He's been hooked ever since and now is developing the etrikes for the Ciy of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philipppines, where we have since moved. (PPC)

These days, since she was 2 years old, I take Alysha all about town on errands with me in my electric trike. She's been riding electric motorbikes since she was an infant, she's now 3 years old. She's the only toddler in the Philippines who's daily ride is an electric vehicle.

We own and operate Green Tech Eco Center, which is the first and so far, only dedicated all electric vehicle service center and showroom. Alysha's mind set for the etrikes is quite amazing. She knows how to turn them on and plug in ny iPod so she can hear music on the road.

We are also developing the electric trikes for the City Of Puerto Princesa. We bring Alysha to work with us when we can. She has her own "office" where she has a toy laptop and other toys.  We have been teaching her about why electric vehicles are better than gas guzzlers.

Since we are the service center for the City's electric vehicles, she's had the unique opportunity learn about the mechanical differences of each one! Dave and his crew have had to take them all apart with her watching and listening to his instructions to the crew. She's always picking up screw drivers and knows how to unscrew the cowling on my etrike.

Alysha with the first etrike conversion
in the Philippines, the Trikebayan.
We store and maintain the very first electric Trike conversion in the Philippines, the Trikebayan. It was the brainchild of Mayor Edward Hagedorn and his friend Rolly Conception. Unfortunately, Mr. Conception passed away before the project was completed. We have taken over where he left off. Alysha is the lucky benefactor of Mayor Hagedorn's vision of protecting the clean air in PPC.

We hope she will be a role model and teach other children about why we need clean air and how sound pollution affects our daily health,

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Alysha with one of Puerto Princesa City's E-busses that we maintain
and service at GT Eco Center.

Alysha in my ET3 Etrike with toy canera.
Christmas day 2010, she got her very own electric car! Dave is giving her a lesson in forward and reverse and brakes, while she attentively listens and watches.
After a few hits and misses she gets the hang of it! She's just 3 years old!

Mother and daughter electric vehicle team! What a kid!

Here's another video of Alysha over a year and a half ago when she would ride with Dave on his 3000 watt electric motorbike.

Alysha is the first chid in the Philippines that we know of, that has been driven around in an electric vehicle since infancy. Hopefully she will come to understand the importance of the work her mama and papa have done for her future.
Alysha learned how to steer by driving this toddler pedi trike.
When she got her electric car she followed me around in
perfect circles as shown in the youtube video above.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Alysha turned 3

Alysha turned 3 years old today. She got up to presents from her aunty in the States and was so excited about the Learning Village and Learning book. She really loves books and knows what  most of the objects or animals are in the books she already has.

Woooooooooooooooooo she said!

Papa Dave showing her the book her tita Lorna sent from the States.
At lunch at Asturias Hotel, Alysha slurps down sphagetti!

Blowing out her three candles. She was so excited to blow out the candles.

Left to right, Dave Dewbre, Alysha Ariela, my mom Helen (in front) Diana and my 91 year old dad, Ramon Limjoco

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Alysha's Life in Puerto Princesa

aWow it's been so long since I've updated Alysha's site. So much has happened since the last entry. We moved to Puerto Princesa, Palawan, with my parents. Alysha's life consists of going to see them everyday, visiting a nearby beach and cooling down in the blow up pool Dave bought for her in Subic.

She often goes to our EcoCenter showroom on the National highway to be driven around in the electric tricycles we are building and testing.
Alysha love playing in the sand. She can amuse herself for hours this way.

Alysha spends most mornings with my parents, Ramon and Helen Limjoco at the home they bought just a few blocks away from where we live. She does as much good for them as they do for her. My mom will be 85 this year and dad will be 91!! They are still very active and mom still drives herself from her house to ours!!