Blessed New Year to All!!

May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.

May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist and your plumber.

May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them. May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your virtues.

May New Year's Eve find you seated around the table, together with your beloved family and cherished friends. May you find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure much more fulfilling than anything else you might ordinarily do that night.

May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner, may the commercials on TV not be louder than the program you have been watching, and may your check book and your budget balance - and include generous amounts for charity.

May you remember to say "I love you" at least once a day to your spouse, your child, your parent, your siblings; but not to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your hairdresser or your tennis instructor.

Happy New Year to ONE & ALL!

Noche Buena 2011

This is our yummy Christmas Eve dinner with 3 other families! Good friends. Good foods. Perfect Christmas get together! How's your Christmas?

Embutido [meatloaf], Christmas Ham and Baked Mushrooms with shrimps

Beef Lengua with mushroom sauce, Pancit Palabok with pork rind and Chicken Relleno [Stuffed chicken]

Chocolates, Almonds with lychees and Sansrival

Truffles and Fruit platters



May you and you family have a
wonderful and blessed Christmas! Cheers!

Long and winding road to Elbow Falls

Are you editing your photos?

You know, I follow a lot of memes - like Wordless Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, SkyWatch and all those on my sidebar. I am always fascinated at how beautiful their photos are. Like they were all taken by pros. Little did I know that most of them do a lot of photo editing before publishing their photos.

Well, in this blog, what you see is how I took it. I do some cropping to remove unwanted extras in my photos, but that's it.

I took some classes on photography, and I just never had the time to really learn the manual mode of my SLR. I also took Photoshop course, and am fascinated at how much a photo can improve with Photoshop. But I just don't have the time to do any editing. And I think I have forgotten how to use Photoshop.

Do you do any photo editing???

Fashionable maternity clothings

My pregnant friend is getting prettier by the day. She won the best dress in our Christmas party two Fridays ago. And it was a unanimous vote. I remember years back when I was pregnant, it was so hard for me to look for a decent maternity dress. These days though maternity clothes are very fashionable. From jeans to tops to dresses to skirts, one can never look bad.

Daytona International Speedway in Legoland

Legoland Florida, October 15, 2011

Other related posts:
Miami Beach
Ford Explorer
Little Havana
San Francisco and Hollywood
Key West
Washington DC

Miami Beach in Legoland

My Legoland adventure continues... I am truly amazed at how real these looks.

Legoland Florida, October 15, 2011

Ford Explorer in Legoland

It was so hard to take a photo of this without people... It was just swamp with people all day long.

It took more than 380,000 brightly colored plastic Lego blocks to make a full-size version of the Explorer, part of a promotion between Ford and a new Legoland theme park in Florida. Twenty-two designers worked on the project, and it ended up weighing as much as a car: 2,654 pounds with a 768-pound interior aluminum base.

Check this video out... it shows the time-lapse view of how they build the Ford Explorer.

Ford even have driving school for kids under 12. These kids get to drive a motorized Lego car with traffic lights and signs. And if they follow all the rules they can get a license after.

My daughter got hers! She's very proud of it too!

Legoland Florida, October 2011

Little Havana in Legoland

Miami consists of 68% Spanish speaking people....

A vibrant Hispanic culture permeates everything in Little Havana, Miami — colorful murals, monuments to heroes past and present, elderly men playing dominoes as they discuss politics, and cigar rollers deeply at work amidst Little Havana’s ever-present aroma of Cuban coffee. These scenes of daily Little Havana, Miami life play out amidst a backdrop of Little Havana's pulsating music, vibrant storefronts, unique art galleries and quaint restaurants.

Legoland Florida, October 15, 2011

Next post will be really cool... it's all about a Ford Explorer made of Lego and weighs as heavy as a real one.

San Francisco and Hollywood in Legoland

Golden Gate Bridge, Crooked Road and Victorian Houses in San Francisco

Hollywood Bowl and Chinese Theater in Los Angeles

T13: Food trip @ South Beach Miami

What I love about going on a vacation?
I don't have to cook!
No washing the dishes.
No laundry or ironing of clothes.
No vacuuming or sweeping the floors.
No house chores. Period.

Fine Dining @ Scarpetta, FontaineBlue Miami Beach
Cod fish and Lobster
I am so glad our dinner was FREE! I couldn't afford to pay for our orders.

P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro
Lettuce Wrap - the best!!!

Shinju Japanese Buffet

Five Napkins Burger

Sazon Cuban Cuisine [My most favorite of all! We even went there twice.]

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