Photo Hunt: Framed

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?

Stampede Parade, July 2010

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Arnel Pineda

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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My son, the driver

Just posing for the picture... Unfortunately, they are still too young to drive the ATVs.

[Left photo] Trial run with the guide... [Right photo] Just posing again...

My son though was able to drive the buggy, with me as his passenger and guide. And he loved it! Another first for him...

June 2010 - Boracay, Philippines

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Photo Hunt: Orange

Saw this cute little boy at the go-kart... with his twin brother. Aren't they just cute?

Shakers Fun Center, July 2010

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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!

Picture tells a thousand words... their smiley faces are truly priceless!

June 2010
Boracay, Aklan, Philippines

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Beach Wedding

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.

Congratulations to the newly weds!

I cropped this picture to get rid of the unwanted people on the left side,
but couldn't do it on the right side without cutting off the bouquet.

The grooms' family

Still got unwanted people in the background :-(

June 2010, Boracay, Philippines

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Love gives me hope

Just though I'd share this...

  • Today, I was feeling really down about myself. I told my boyfriend how I hated my flat chest and felt ugly. He pulled me into his arms and said, "Well I like it. Because then nothing gets in the way when I hold you." His love gives me hope.
  • A girl on campus left a suicide note. Another girl found it and got dozens of people together to make countless paper hearts saying "You are LOVED!" They placed them all over the ground, sidewalks, lamp posts, cafe tables -- everywhere. The love everyone on campus had for someone they didn't know gives me hope.
  • My little sister has Sturge Weber and has to get laser surgeries on her face that leave her with polkadot-like burns. After her last surgery, my uncle planned a "Polka Dot Party" and drew polka dots on every member of my family. They went out to dinner like that so she wouldn't feel alone. Love that holds together families gives me hope.

Wordless Wednesday: Feeding the birds

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.

Zoobic Safari, Subic Bay, Philippines, June 2010

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Black and White

Going back to where it all began... @ Heritage Park...

I loved this picture. I have been too busy to play around with my Nikon lately. I promise to take more black and white pictures! It is more dramatic and had a nostalgic effect, right? So expect to see more black and white photos here.

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Summer activities

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...