Wishing you and your family the best of the new year
with renewed faith, hope, love and peace!
Hello BlogWorld!!! Wishing you all the very best of this Holiday Season!
Christmas is all about love
Christmas is thus about God and Love
Love is the key to peace among all mankind
Love is the key to peace and happiness within all creation
Love needs to be practiced - love needs to flow - love needs to make happy.
Love starts with your partner, children and family and expands to all world
God bless all mankind!
Cheers to the coming New Year!
Before I got addicted to Facebook, there's my blog. I used to have 4 blogs, and they are now down to 2.
And since I got addicted to Facebook and found my fellow bloggers there, it took my time away from their blogs. They just update their Facebook regularly, that I don't see the need to visit their blogs anymore. And I guess the same goes for me and my blog.
This picture was taken during one of my early morning walk along the beach of Boracay...
Winter is here and I suddenly missed the morning walk along the beach and sunny weather back home!
I was stuck at home this whole week due to snow and deep freeze... I just dropped the kids off at their bus stop and came straight home.
Sun is finally out today and it stopped snowing. But we are still expecting more snow next week...
I am so sorry if I were not able to visit your blog lately... I have been very, very busy. And actually am too overwhelmed with my schedule and tasks on hand.
From taking an online course to a classroom course... my part time work... house chores and kids and home works... and overseeing our basement project... making myself go to the gym regularly... I am just way too overload.
If you did stop by, please do leave me a message so I can return the visit. Hope to hear from someone soon...
Believe it or not, we've been in this city for 4 years already and this is the very first time that I was able to walk around downtown. I mean I go there quite a few times already, but I was always just driving by or attend some business.
This day though, despite the cold weather, I decided it's high time I walk around the block and take some photos...
My son is excited to get his learner's permit on his upcoming 14th birthday. He is busy studying the driver’s manual now. He said that most of his classmates are going to try to get their learner's permit on their birthday. He and my daughter has been fighting over who will get their dad's car already! Hahaha...
Soon, he may want to look for jobs during the summer. Oh boy, stop growing up too fast...
From Facebook. Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.
Just needed to post this on 10-10-10...
Happy thanksgiving to all Canadians!
Sometimes I still couldn't believe that I have a teenager already. He is starting to mature, little by little. He is becoming conscious of his weight too. And his interest has moved on from gameboy games to more mature, more violent games. He had been dropping hint here and there that for his 14th birthday he wanted a PS3. He claims all his friends play PS3 only, none of them play Wii or DS anymore.
My answer to that, he should save his allowance as much as he could, and if he can come up with 70% of the price, then I will be happy to pay for the other 30%.
It's our 15th wedding anniversary today!!!
Happy Anniversary to my beloved husband!
I am finally a member of a fitness gym club! I was really hesitant to sign a two year contract, but overall, it is cheaper in the long run, and if ever I do need to cancel, it will still be cheaper than finishing a one year contract. Go figure.
Anyway, I'm really enjoying my time at the gym. In the 40 years of my existence, this is my first time to try out the gym. I usually attend the group exercise, it's more fun to have a small group of people to work out with. I especially liked Zumba [latin dance!]
I'm hoping that this would help me lose some weights. Doctor wanted me to lose 15 pounds by December. If not, then it might be time for me to click here and do more research.
I just read a few articles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul, Count your Blessings edition. And it made me realized that we should try to write down one or two items that we are blessed with every single day. I started my kids on that...
And here is our second cake...
My daughter and I attended a Cake Decorating Class for beginners, and this is our final assignment. She did most of the decorating, while I made the cake and prepare the icing. Her favorite is making the leaves!
I'm currently taking 3 courses... two of them are tax related courses, 1 classroom, 1 online course... the other is Photoshop. I don't know why I did this to myself. Am too overwhelmed right now!
I just spent the whole afternoon on my online course. After 5 hours, Chapter 1 is done. Tomorrow, I need to finished Chapter 2.
I'm also trying out the gym tomorrow and Thursday [for free]. I hope my body will like the workout. I've never been in a gym ever in my whole life. And in desperation, I just have to give it a try. I really need to lose weight! I don't want my doctor to put me on medication and as long as I lose 15 pounds by December, she said I should be fine. That means no more partying and eating out.
On the brighter side, one of my dream may be a reality soon, very soon... I may have to forego some of the luxury and pampering, and possible trip in December, but this is worth the wait. Hope everything goes well.
Good luck to me!
Saw this October 2005 meme and thought I'd answer it again this time... this is also your chance to view some of my old entries that you might have missed.
A is for Anniversary number 15! It's this October 8.
B is for blogging. I may have lost a lot of readers, but the $$$ opportunities are still coming...
C is for the many conversations I have with my children. If you are having the worst day, your child can brighten it up by saying "Mommy you are so pretty and I love you."
D is for Diamonds. Finally own a 1-karat diamond ring. Not a solitaire though but still a diamond ring.
E is for energy. My son is like the Energizer battery, he just keeps on going and going and going...
F is for Facebook. I am so addicted to it!
G is for eyeGlasses. I'm so glad we got enough coverage to pay for my new bifocal lenses. Yes, sad to say, I need reading glasses now.
H is for hubby. Because he loves me.
GOD works in mysterious ways.
A college friend of mine was working for a company at one of the twin towers. That faithful day, she was supposed to work at 7am till noon and then leave for her appointment with the consulate regarding their green card. That day, she decided to sleep in late, and didn't realized what had happened until around noon time. Families have been frantic trying to get in touch with her, but all phone lines where already cut off at that time. It was really hard to contact anyone in New York. She's a workaholic. And if she hadn't slept in, we don't know what would have happened to her.
Can't believe that "ber" months is here already... and soon it will be Christmas. Time to get my Christmas list ready.
After our trip to Panorama Mountain Village, that same weekend, we made another trip to West Edmonton Mall and Jasper National Park.
Today is the first day of school for my kids and they had the perfect summer despite the un-cooperating weather. And it's peace and quiet time for again at home until 4pm.
These photos could have been a perfect reflection if not for the cloudy sky.
We've been here for 4 years and last July was the first time we've been to the Stampede Parade. Because this parade is mostly about horses, the smell of the horses' poops are just all over the place. That's the only thing I hate about the Stampede. Other than that, we had a blast.
This was part of the parade. Perfect for this week's theme, right?
I don't know who Arnel Pineda is until he came for a concert and my husband insisted that we watched his concert. Since I don't know him, I bought the cheapest tickets and brought my son's binocular so we could get a better view. But we didn't really need it, since we were able to move from the upper balcony to the stage area and even got close enough to have my picture taken with Arnel. I enjoyed the concert very much since he sang a lot of my 80s favorite songs! You rock Arnel and good luck to your foundation.
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Saw this cute little boy at the go-kart... with his twin brother. Aren't they just cute?
A 15-minute, once in a lifetime parasailing experience for my kids... Another first for my kids and they did it together! They both loved it very much!
I attended my first beach wedding last June. The reason why we made an unplanned trip to the Philippines.
The wedding was awesome! The weather and the sunset was perfect!
The only thing that I didn't like is the people in the background in all my pictures. Because the setting is by the beach front, there will always be strangers roaming around and trying to take a peek at the wedding. And no matter where you turn, you can never get rid of them.
I don't even know if the official photographer is going to Photoshop his photos to get rid of those unwanted people in the background. If he did, it's going to take a lot of hours! I know I don't have the patience for it.
Just though I'd share this...
My son got the chance to try a lot of new stuff while we were on vacation last June. He had the chance to swim with the dolphins, went parasailing in Boracay [pictures to follow], tried snorkling, drove a buggy [pictures to follow again], and in the picture below, he tried feeding the birds. Truly a memorable year for him.
Going back to where it all began... @ Heritage Park...
I was exposed to the sun a lot the past 2 months! I am sunburned already. I try to remember to put sunblock on, but there were times that I just forget. Now, it is going to take a long, long time for my skin to go back to it's natural color.
I bought season pass to Calaway Park and we've been going there almost every week. And then there's our weekly picnic at the park. My schedule is fully booked till end of August. We got 2 overnight trips coming up...
Gusto kong masubukan ang mag sailing... hindi ko na inasam na magkaroon ng sarili kong bangka, matikman ko lang sana, masaya na ako.
I really want to try sailing someday. I don't need to own one, just to try it would be enough to make me happy.
My Favorite PHOTO Blogs
A Little Piece of Me by Kerri
Garden Walk, Garden Talk by Donna
Postcards from Manila by Bobby
Through My Eyes by Daryl