Friday, November 28, 2008
My family is very fun loving in going to beaches, last summer vacation starting the last weekend of March until May we are spending our spare time going to the beach. I prefer beach than going to swimming pool, according to my gynecologist advice swimming pools especially in resorts are prone to acquire infections particularly to women. This weekend we are planning to go again to Babusanta, but we have to re-route our plan to Glan, Sarangani Province for some important matters and we are excited, for this is our first time to visit that place. The reason we are going again and again to Babusanta is that the place is so natural, peaceful and quite. From Davao City Sta. Ana Pier, we ride a motor boat for an hour at 50php per person. Upon entering to the beach we pay 10php an entrance fee and the overnight cottage is only 400php without limit to the number of person and no corkage at all. Natural in a way that there is no electricity, the cottages are wide open, we can build a tent if we want to and the caretaker is very accommodating. He assists us if we need something and check us every time. It is so wondrous to sleep at an open cottage and looking at the moon and stars above. I feel that I am in the outer space like an astronaut (LOL), at least my dream came true even in my wild imagination.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Four years ago my brother gave us a "Flower Horn" fish and an aquarium too. We named it "Looh" according to my daughter's favorite cartoon character Winnie the Pooh and the name "Looh" rhymes with the name Pooh. Last year our fish died maybe because of the food that we feed it, I have to cut down my monthly expenses and the fish food is quite an expensive one so I changed it to other kind of fish food. Without knowing that flower horns are very sensitive especially to foods they eat. Usually this kind of fish bit your finger when you touch them, but ours not. "Looh" is so cool and amusing fish and this fish know who are the members of the family in our house. The time "Looh" passed away I felt so guilty for why I have to give up the food rather I can omit my other monthly expenses without sacrificing it. Even though it is only a fish, but for us "Looh" is part of the family and this fish give us happiness in our lonely moments.
Early this year my brother gave us again his flower horn, but this time it is not the small one. We can't play it anymore with our bare hands, we are afraid maybe the fish bit us (LOL). Now we feed it with the right fish food and started to search through internet on how to take care a flower horn. We named it "Eloh" after my daughter's name "Elah". As you look at the picture you can see the Chinese character in "Eloh's" body.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thanks to Shengy for the Award! i appreciated and honored that I’m the one you choose The Marie Antoinette Award, a real person…
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Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
"Sometimes people come into your life and know right away that they were meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be; your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend, a lover or even a complete stranger who, when you look eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you and at the time they may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, will power or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothy paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet who affect your life and the successes and downfalls you experience, they are the ones who create who you are. Even the bad experiences can be learned from..... those lessons are the hardest and probably the most important ones.
If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open your heart to.
If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.
Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.
Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen, let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either. You can make of your life anything you wish."
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Miss Karla Paula Henry represented the Philippines in last night Miss Earth 2008 pageant, crowned as Miss Earth 2008. She also received a special award Miss Photogenic. A 20 year old from Cebu City excelled from eighty-five delegates from other countries. A big hand for Karla Henry who contributed her time and talent in order to win the pageantry. Congrats girl for being the first Filipina who won Miss Earth.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
It really caught my attention while watching television last night. The episode was gold in the sea, they are referring a color yellow fish when it is still fresh. I was late for that episode since I just finished my blog review. The main part which is really touches me is that the life there is very simple, mostly the source of their daily needs is from fishing. They don't even have the money to pay their debts. Every time a fisherman catches up with some fish he will pay the debt through the fish itself. There is a lesser money involve in that community, the barter system is presently practiced. As I go over to the episode I was really scared with regard to the safety of the fishermen for, they encountered the big waves. Since Batanes is facing the Pacific Ocean and it is an open sea normally they experienced big waves when fishing. The families of the fishermen are hardly prayed and worried of course of what will happen to their loved ones every time they go on fishing.
For me this story is an eye opener, don't use enough the resources that we have right now. Think twice before spending whether it is a need or a want. It reminds me of the blog of my friend stating the current economy nowadays. I should be aware of. Therefore, I must spend wisely.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Others call it "Himala Fruit" but after seeing in one of the magazines, my husband knew it as Huge Calabash. My mother started planted it 3 years ago, my auntie told her it was a herbal plant. The fruit and the dried leaves will make a juice. Numerous illnesses might be cured according to the testimony of the people who already drink it. One afternoon while waiting for my daughter in school, I went to the mall. I saw one store selling different kinds of plants and one of them is the huge calabash fruit. I asked the owner how to process the fruit in order to make a juice and the leaves to make a tea. After knowing it I started to make the tea and tastes like green tea. Last July of this year my husband went to Manila to visit his mother who is very ill at that time, he brings two huge calabash fruits. After taking it my mother-in-law feel better from her illness, now she can take a walk and no more using of wheelchair. Though it was only a supplementary but it's a big help in her health.