Blog Awards

Now I saw these awards in my draft envelope. I got these way back 2008 or 2009. How busy was the blogging life that I really failed to publish this post.

Sharing of blog awards are the loving way of giving out blog love during those early years of blogging. Actually, it was through blogging that I met so many wonderful people online. We met online, yet friendship lasted with time because all those blogging buddies became my friends for real.

Thank you so much blogger friends. I still have many friends who are still active in blogging. I’ve been on hiatus mode since 2-3 years back. Several blogs were already expired. Fortunately, I was able to renew this blog this year, and hopefully I can still do it next year.

I am still busy but I will try my best to update this as much as I can.

Manila Sunset

Manila sunset is one of the famous view in the Philippines anyone could capture in a camera or video.  That’s my opinion and I am sure many would agree with me.

In the many times I’ve been in Manila including the almost one year stay in Pasay, I never had the chance to go to Roxas Boulevard to take a photo of that beautiful sunset. There are many shots of it across the world wide web so it is my long time wish that one day, I will have the chance to capture it.

The chance came – February 2, 2014.

It was not included in the list of things to do during our Postcrossing – Philippines meet-up, but when walked out of The Hub to the statue of Rizal, the sun rays was ablaze. It was so near us – it promises a wonderful view of sunset, so we decided to go to the bayside  to watch sun go down over Manila Bay. So, allow me to share some shots =)

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This was my first shot. I then knew that my phone cannot capture the beauty that my eyes have behold. But then anyways, I only have my phone to take pictures.

Enjoy more shots:

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Here I am trying to get a zoom photo. I can’t zoom more because the result would be a pixelated one.

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I have more in my file but let me just share these four.

I am glad we decided to watch the sun go down. Thanks to my companions: Sis Willa, Raine, and Joelle (new friend) — friends who just not love sunset but also postcards, stamps, and stickers. lol! Rence and Philip were with us in the meet-up but they got an appointment somewhere in Cubao so they missed the sunset that day.

Now I decided that my phone – Samsung Galaxy Win is just a fine phone. lol! I thought it is equivalent to a 3310 when it comes to modern era Samsung phones. ^&^

Dashing Bride

One of the weddings that I cannot forget simply because I took pictures of them is the wedding of Byrne and Anne.  Byrne is a high school classmate of mine and one of the closest to us especially to my sister.

Few of us classmates in high school attended his wedding and we were just so lucky to be around to witness such special occassion.

Anne is just one of the dashing brides I know during her wedding day, and this photo will prove it:

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I feel proud in sharing this one pic of her with them. I told Ann that she was so beautiful during her wedding day.  She is beautiful every day but she was more during the day she got married to our classmate.

The look of one who is so in love and so happy to be married…

Birthday Greetings

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Last month was my friend, Maricar’s birthday. I really thought I could make it there because we did not have class that weekend. But since I caught the flu bug, I just refrain from seeing her because I might be able to share my bad bugs and will make her and her princess, sick.

So I just made this simple greetings and posted in her Facebook wall. If we are just living near each other, surely I will have it printed at a local banner printing shop. But since we are living far from each other, I just do digital. 🙂

It is so common now to announce to the community that someone is celebrating a special day because it is so easy to print greetings in a tarp now.  Just yesterday, a friend of mine asked me if there’s a shop nearby that can print a birthday greetings.  So I gave him Zammi’s and I think the ordering was successful.  He went to pick up the tarp made at 4 pm.  Today is his father’s eightieth birthday.

Meeting of Great Minds

The president called up for a meeting last Friday – the meeting of great minds.  As usual I was late – more late because I took the longer route to reach the venue.  It took me an hour kasi to look for the receipts.  I had them hidden away pala up in the locker to avoid flood waters.  hahaha And then I forgot which bag I placed it, so I have to look over my bedroom. When all the nooks were checked, I then decided that the receipts were in one of the luggage on top of my locker. Indeed it was there!

I thought it would be a meet and greet with new members, but then it is more of meeting new faces and they are not yet officially members of the society.  I am hoping and praying that those new faces will become active in the upcoming activities.

Here are some of the docs that will prove the event happened: hahaha

— most of the members of the core group

–and the new faces arrived just minutes after each other

–courtesy of Lai Mirasol, our web content manager and the owner of pinaytravelista

–the awarding is done.

Eid Mubarak Greetings & Spiritual Quotes

Peace, joy, and happiness greetings
to all our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world
as they celebrate the end of a month-long
of prayer and fasting.


Let me also share with you some spiritual quotes that arrivedin my mailbox today –

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
– St. Francis of Assisi

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
– Meister Eckhart

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation.
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mt. Apo Climb on November

A group of workers here in the hospital are planning a Mt. Apo climb during the November 1 and 2 holidays (All Saints and All Souls days).  Why those days? Because we have no work.  One of them is trying to convince me to go, but I am skeptic of me going because I know I am not fit.  I don’t like to be a problem to the group.  Although the terrain is gradual, there is more to terrain that is to be hurdled during the climb and one of that is the weather.

Some of them have started their endurance training so I might join one of these days.  One of the couples who are planning to go does not have a tent yet.  So I will tell her tomorrow that  nemo tents are on sale and shipping to any location around the world is free as long as they order more than $75.  If you don’t have a tent, too, check out their catalog because they are doing a clearance sale right now.

Happiness is…#01


Sent from Bacolod City with love. What i so love about this is the Ruby stone keychain. It’s for me and that blue one, Sagittarius is for my daughter. It’s not really the material thing that matters much but the act of thoughtfulness of the sender.  Bebbz and I are best of friends way back my Bacolod friends but happenings in life brought us apart and with all the responsibilities of motherhood and adulthood, we lost touch at times. Thanks to Facebook, we reconnect.  I look forward to visit Bacolod City soon to spend time with her and her kids.

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