Showing posts from August, 2011

Ang Liwanag (The Light)

Ito ay dalawang bagay na nag bigay liwanag sa amin tuwing sasapit ang gabi. 
                                            Ito ay ang aming pantalya/lampara. (This is our lampshade)                                                    

                                      Ito ang nag bigay nang liwanag sa aming bakuran
                                                 (This gives light to our backyard)


Zip-line, Misamis Occidental,Philippines

Last night I saw my brother upload the photos on his Facebook account. I was excited to see the photos of him and my nieces and nephew. They went to the first Zip-line in Misamis Occidental, located in Hoyohoy, Tangub City.

But what is a Zip-line? zip-line (also known as a flying foxfoefie slidezip wireaerial runwayaerial ropeslidedeath slide or tyrolean crossing)[citation needed] consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable, usually made of stainless steel, by holding on or attaching to the freely moving pulley. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child's play and found on some playgrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforestcanopy. Zip-line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outd…

Jet Skiing

This is me and my sister in law jet skiing at
                                                                   LBJ lake,Texas


St. Gabriel The Archangel

The day before the great feast of the Annunciation, the Church celebrates the feast of the Archangel who brought to earth the glad tidings that Mary was chosen to be the Mother of the Incarnate God. This angelic Messenger appears several times in the history of God’s chosen people. He came to Daniel the prophet after he had a vision of the future Persian and Greek empires, to explain the vision to him, as Daniel narrates in the eighth chapter of his book. So great was the Archangel’s majesty that the prophet fell on his face trembling. The Angel of the Incarnation again appeared to the prophet to answer his prayer at the end of the exile, and advise him of the exact date of the future Redemption by the long-awaited Messiah. When the fullness of time had come, Gabriel was sent several times as the harbinger of the Incarnation of the Most High God. First, to the Temple of Jerusalem, while Zachary stood at the altar of incense, to tell him that his wife Elizabeth would bring forth a son to …

Shades Of Yellow

Some of my flowers that has a shade of yellow.
                                                       Top: Black eyes Susan, Cosmos
                                                 Below: Mums (not sure), Blanket Flower


My box from Aerosend

For  10 months of waiting and waiting at last the package that I sent to the Philippines last October 2010 arrived at our doorstep (Philippines). It takes a lot of calls and heartache and pissing off just for this box arrived to its destination. I paid $65 to send  the box but then something going on happened last 2010. The shipping company Aerosend was not able to pay for its dues in the Philippines (see more of this here AEROSEND) and so the delayed begins. Until last month when I found out that a certain name and company is trying to distribute it in the Philippines but they need an additional payment of $25 cash on delivery. Since people are waiting for the boxes that is long over due, I was willing to pay for it and most of my friends are willing to pay for it too. Two days ago m box arrived and as what my brother told me you can shake it. I told my brother that basing of the photos that I saw many things are taken from the box. But I could not remember since it is almost a year …

A New Bedding

It is almost the end of summer.  And again it is time for fall cleaning for winter time, and for me it is also checking time for good and dependable comforters. As we all knew we people here in the north will experience snow storm in the month of January or February. And this is the hardest part for everybody if you do not have enough stuff that could keep you warm. Everybody should be prepared in this kind of weather because it is rough.
The other day I was cleaning our closet and sorting the bedding that I am going to use for winter. I discovered that some are not good anymore. If before they are thick now it feels thin and it will not definitely give warm. So I decided to check online if there are many bedding, bedding sets or comforters that are on sale. I found one website Brylane Home that has everything you need.  I was browsing the site and try to figure out what I am going to buy and my eyes caught this beautiful blue comforter. This for me is the right color for winter. It i…

Mirror Reflection

I've been experimenting taking photos at night. And this is a reflection from the mirror.

                                      You are looking the reflection from the mirror here.

  Weekend Reflection

Sky Watch Friday

Every time you wake up and ask yourself, What good things am I going to do today?, remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it. Proverb

Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon. Like a magician extended his golden wand o'er the landscape; Twinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest, Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

                                       See more sky watchers photos here at SKY WATCH FRIDAY

Signs, signs

You can see Signs all over the world come and join us!!


ABC Wednesday - F

The evolution of the FACE my FACE ^_^

                                                    My FABRICS waiting for me to be sewn

                                                           They are FEARLESS

                                         To see more of letter F visit ABC Wednesday

Broken address signs

Fall is fast approaching here in Michigan our temperature for the whole week is below 70F. Some people here find it very comfortable but for some it is chilly already. Woke up this morning a little bit early I like to see the sunrise but I like more to see the foggy field though I did not take a picture. I was walking around the house checking my flowers I noticed our address signs is broken. I did not noticed it yesterday but today half of it was on the ground. I think the wind and rain last Saturday was the culprit of why it was broken ^_^. I told hubby that we have to find a good house address plaques the one that won't be broken so easily and we need two of them. He told me before he wanted to put it on the side of our house and one at the mail box but I like to put one address plaque that I could attach to a huge rock right next to the driveway. Aside from that I like it to be clear and the one that illuminates at night specially in Winter when snow is too high and sometimes y…

Why I use Carbonite

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carbonite for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I had experienced crashes with my laptop few years ago. I was devastated because all my photos were there and my hubby’s important files were there too. I did not backup my photos and my hubby’s documents because I thought it would not happen to me. However, I was very wrong. When my laptop crashes I was in panic and I do not know what to do. Hubby and I went to a repair person and he told us that he could not retrieve the files or the photos it was a blow from me. I so love those photos and all of it were gone. That experienced opened my eyes to find an online backup . When I got my new laptop, I forgot to find a computer backup thankfully, hubby reminded me about what happened and since then I looked for an affordable one. A friend introduces me to Carbonite . She has been using this since 2007 and she and her husband were happy about it they never have a problem retrieving cer…

Farmers Market visit

Last Saturday I went to the farmers market an I enjoyed it. Taking pictures of the fresh vegetables early in the morning is like a therapy. ^_^ More so, I found many perennial flowers sold for only $1/pot I was in heaven. See all the yellows that I took that day.

                                                              Above: cone flowers and plums
                                                              Below: Tomatoes and Sunflowers


A life insurance

Do you have a life insurance? Or any kind of insurance for yourself? I don't! Because I don't understand it and nobody did tried to explain it to me. I have known many people to have more than a million or half a million dollar insurances and some are just meager. I remember one time somebody came to talk to me about insurances but I have more questions than answers. Yesterday, I was with my friend and  we shared about life insurances and they had a lot. She told me to visit  and read the things that is written in the website. She found out that this website used words that are easy to understand and not to too technical that only them who can understand it. So when I get home last night I looked at it immediately and yes it is very common words and I also found out that you can ask an online qoute. I always heard this words  insurance premiums but I really don't know what is that but when I looked at the website I kind of understand it. I was thi…

My dainty flowers

Before Spring when you happened to visit drugs stores you see boxes of seeds sold for $1. I bought 3 boxes and I planted it after frost. I love the flowers that grows from that box. It has poppies and other little flowers that I don't know the name here are some of them.

  Macro Flower Saturday

Today's Flowers

Sky Watch Friday

This post is dedicated to the memory of Klaus Peter.

                                             REST IN PEACE

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.

It is almost impossible to watch sunset and not dream. Matthew Arnold                                      

I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not
                         looking at it.  Albert Einstein

                                                     My SKY WATCH FRIDAY

Is it tough to decide?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I remember the first time cell phone comes out from the market, it is bulky and it is only for calling. Then they introduced texting but it is only two liners. However, those days you are bound to one or two companies that is excessively expensive.  In fact, those times not all people have cell phones because they thought they already have home phones why add another bill to pay which is right. These days we have plenty of options. But here is a fact,  like us we are bound to 2 year contract and we only have 350 minutes a month and if hubby use all his minutes he is going to pay almost 50 cents every minute he consume. How absurd is that? Only this year that I know Straight Talk. My stepdaughter told me she love it from the beginning she had it. I was a bit jealous because Straight Talk does not have a contract, no surprise bills, you can call a friend anywhere you go, and ev…

A week old load

I was watching Mother Angelica on EWTN and  she said something "Don't carry a load more than a week old." What does this mean for you? For me it means if you get hurt by someone don't let it an hour or days, weeks, months, years passed by mend it right away for we don't know that tomorrow we are gone in this world.  Easy to say but hard to do right? Yup it is because we people when we get hurt we want to baby the hurt that people inflicted on us. It is very hard to let it go and forgive the people who done it for you. In our lifetime we are hurt different ways. Some had very deep wound that we think it would never get healed but if we look at the bible God said let me carry for you but if we don't know God then who and where we gonna go? So to carry a load that far and that much is not worth a trip. ^_^

ABC Wednesday - E

I know many women here like to cook ^_^ and I think they are familiar with Pampered chef. I look at online and geez this stuff is not cheap! I love stoneware/ EARTHENWARE and when my SIL  gave her loaf pans to mine I have to get it ^_^. I looked at it in the internet if it is still available couldn't find it anymore I think this is really pretty old, huh? And I think it needs a little bit of tlc and find how to clean it up but no soap required.

                                          This reminds me to make it today hubby love this food.



   This is the kind of eggplant that we Filipinos like to use for cooking. My favorite way of cooking this is to grill or broil, then peel off the skin, mash the eggplant with fork, dip it with egg then fry. I call it "Tortang Talong". ^_^