An Evening Shot

I enjoy the beauty of Christmas lights.  So i feel so fascinated to see that there was a Christmas decor up in the hilltop.  It’s 2009 and way back my time 1990-1994, i’ve never seen a Christmas decor as grand as what i saw that Saturday evening. I wish am able to capture the whole of it but my camera is so small and old that it was not possible.

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After taking some shots of what i saw outside, i went inside the auditorium to take pictures of the kids having fun in the socials.  The lighting fixtures were not that great so the result of my photos were not clear. Poor lighting plus low mpeg camera = poor evening indoor shots.

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See?  I said so.

10 New Year’s Resolution

I am not really a maker of resolutions because i failed to stick to them. Maybe i was just too serious in my past resolutions. I don’t have plans to make one this 2010 but listening to a TV program this morning – i promise to make a manageable resolution this year.

And the ten here will just be a start.

1. I will eat malunggay at least 3-4 times a week.

2. Lessen on fats in my cooking.

3. Eat rice once a day except on special occasions.

4. Exercise at least 4 times a week.

5. Eat more fruits with the vegetables.

6. I should not miss breakfast.

7. Smile more

8. Be thankful daily for all the blessings.

9. Lessen unnecessary worrying if i  fail to buy copper kitchen sinks this year.  I love to have one of these cool sinks but it’s not in my priority list for the coming year.  Once settled, for sure i will purchase my dream kitchen sink.

10. Live a healthy lifestyle

The Final Week of 2009 Meme

Yay good thing am not altogether missing this meme! Yahoo here i come with my answers.

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Nik Dirga at the blog Spatula Forum. Nik is an American journalist who now lives in New Zealand with his kiwi wife and son. He does not say where he found the meme. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Final Week of 2009 Meme

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?  i failed to post holiday cards to my friends. 🙁 (really a sad thing)

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don’t make one.

3. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve? Probably just in the comforts of my home. i hate firecrackers on the streets.  But will for sure come out of the house at midnight to watch fireworks.

4. Did anyone close to you die?  This year? Hmmm i think none.

5. What countries did you visit?  None this year.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?  Enough money to make me do things i want to do.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?  July 23, 2009.  It’s all about my daughter. 😀

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?  They are personal achievements and they are many to mention.

9. What was your biggest failure?  Still haven’t seen a lawyer regarding this marriage thing.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?  Nope not yet.

11. What was the best thing you bought?   I think the pill box for my mom.  She really loved it.

12. Where did most of your money go?  House rent and school fees for daughter.

13. What song will always remind you of 2009?  Hoola Hoop of the Alvin and the Chipmunks.

14. What do you wish you’d done more of?  Losing weight

15. What do you wish you’d done less of?  Thinking of my problems.

16. What was your favourite TV program?  None really

17. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?  Nope.

18. What was the best book you read?  I forgot

19. What was your greatest musical discovery?

20. What was your favorite film of this year?  Alvin and the Chipmunks

21. What did you do on your birthday?  I went to work and my officemate made a salad for me. Had lunch together with the office staff and my bosses.

22. What kept you sane?  My hopes and dreams.

23. Who did you miss?  Him.

24. Who was the best new person you met?  Mommy Ebie (in the blogging world)

25. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:  I survived a very tough year and because of that i know i would make it to another year with a stronger faith in the power of God.

Brrrryyy Cold!

One thing i love about MVC is the weather.  Spring weather all year round except on evenings and early mornings when the temperature really drops so low that you just would like to snuggle in bed and miss breakfast and morning classes.  I guess am a warm-blooded person that i love cold weather.  I think i won’t even mind staying up in the North Pole with Santa Clause.

I had the chance to visit MVC last weekend and Saturday morning was so cold.  We have to be up at 6 to join the sunrise worship at one of the Barangays.  It was really really cold that i felt my face puffy.  I was so comfy in bed because of my woolen blanket.  Good thing i remembered to bring it with me.

In China, during winter, when the temperature drops to negative high double digit numbers i use my electric blanket when sleeping. It warms me to sleep and when i woke around early morning i have to turn it off because the warmers can warm me enough.  I still have that electric blanket in my luggage I left in my friend’s house in Zhangjiakou, China.  I dunno when i could use that again but i have in mind to visit China during the winter time.

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Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Stacy at the blog All Stacy, All the Time. She states that she stole it at Lola’s blog Lola’s Diner. Lola wrote this herself! We had searched for a holiday meme, but only found two that had already been played by a zillion players. We were thrilled to find not only an original meme, but one much better than the other two. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: Lola’s Holiday Meme

1. What is your favorite holiday show/animated show? Home Alone

2. What holiday character do you think you’re most like?  One of the chipmunks.

3. What holiday character does your spouse think you’re most like?  N/A

4. Favorite Christmas/holiday song? I have many favorite holiday songs but i’d like to mention JOY TO THE WORLD, HARK THE HERALD, WINTER WONDER LAND, I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

5. Most hated Christmas/holiday song?  I can’t think of one.

6. If you have an all holiday music radio station when do you start listening to it?  The moment i wake up in the morning.

7. If you have an all holiday music radio station do you love it or hate it?  i think so id love it.

8. Have you ever wrapped yourself as a Christmas present?  Nope

9. Who is Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer’s father?  For sure a reindeer.

10. Do you drive your neighborhood or one near you at night to look at other people’s holiday decorations?  Yes  i walk around and take pictures

11. When you see a heavily decorated house do you think, ‘oh that’s lovely’? Or do you think, ‘oh criminy, that looks like Christmas threw up all over their lawn’?  I love lights and all decorations are lovely.

12. Are you counting the days to Christmas with excited anticipation or dread?  Just normal though i look forward to Christmas day because we are going to the beach.

13. When was the last time you had your photo taken with Santa? Did you sit on his lap?  Never happened yet.

14. Do you make a Christmas list for your spouse or significant other or do you rely on them to pick your gift(s) without a clue from you?  I make list for holiday cards but not for gifts.

15. When do you put up your tree?  I did not put up the tree this year because we have a wee baby at home who is just starting to crawl and hold on to anything and eat them.  Maybe if we have no baby, have put them up November yet.

16. Real or fake?  In this part of the woods, we use fake ones.

17. When do you take your tree down?  Usually around middle of January.

18. Do you shop the day after Christmas sales? What do you shop for?  I don’t shop for Christmas sales ever but i do grocery for the new year’s eve.

19. Is your work/office having a holiday party this year? Will you attend?  Yeah we had one last December 13 and i attended.

20. Do you have your New Year’s Eve Plans set yet?  No not yet but probably i will just be home and watch movies.  I heard Alvin and the Chipmunks’ sequel is already out! yahooo!

Feeling Good!

It’s been a couple of weeks since the last time i went to the gym. So today morning, i decided to go there. The best fitness equipment for my weight problem is the treadmill. As of now the one they have are all non-electric ones that i long for the powered one we all love to use last year. The in-charge said it got broken because many like to use that instead of the non-powered one. I would like to suggest that they should upgrade their equipments by checking out Global Fitness. I checked out my weight before going out and i there is not much weight lost.  I guess my running shoes are too heavy.

Am going back tomorrow morning.

10 Great Things About the Holidays

1. Relatives and families visiting each other.

2. Friends get together (reunion of school batches)

3. gift giving (exchanging of gifts) especially for the kids

4. Beautiful decorations (Christmas)

5. Cool to cold weather

6. Holiday break from work

7. Break from school for the kids

8. New toys/clothes for the kids

9. Christmas music

10. Snow