Saturday, April 16, 2011

photo hunt: ROAD

I got this picture in one of those rarest occasion when i hit the
road off with my friends rather than going to the beach.
                 We were enjoying the view and serenity of the mountain
for a change

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins # 2 we go! 

1. For me, it was hilariously funny .

2. I always buy fresh fruits at my local supermarket.

3. Behind the sound of the wind in the trees, I heard the chirping of the birds too.

4. Aside from swimming, travelling is something I always wanted to do. 

5. When it was over, I cried a river then pulled myself together and started the dragging process of moving on.

6. I had tried living in solitude but I never felt alone.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to have a great time with friends, tomorrow my plans include talking to the love of my life and Sunday, I want to go to church and afterwards will pig out to my friend's birthday bash!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

shoot me! 2 of 52

It's shoot me time :) and today I'm showing off a picture of me with my boyfriend together with this scary but friendly (when full ;) ) creature name 'PRONY' she is known to be the world's largest python in captivity. It was captured in Bohol, Philippines on Oct.21,'96 which measured 5 feet and weighed 5 kilos. As of 2005, it grew as heavy as 200 kilos with a body measurement of 30 inches and 23 feet long. Can you imagine how big it must be this days? The care taker told us that Prony is being fed with a pig monthly so we must help in giving donations which we happily did since it's not everyday that we got the chance to see and even touch a python. :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

watery wednesday no.1

It’s my first time to join in Watery Wednesday and I’m looking forward to share more photos in the future coz I love water and I’ve got quite a bunch of treasured pictures which are ready to be shared ;) To start with,here are some of the takes during my  introduction to scuba diving program at PADI's

all smile with my dive master dominic :)
my oh my!I wonder myself how I managed to have pose for the
cam despite the amount of water I!

these are few of the wonderful creatures i saw underwater..the turtle amazed me esp.coz I've seen how fast he is in water which is amazing as he is very slow in land..guess i don't know that much about turtles :-D

happy Wednesday :)


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Post-It-Note-Tuesday no.1

Only Parent Chronicles


Flirting is not rocket science. It is simply a common sense method of letting people know you’re available without being tacky or obnoxious. AND… if done properly, it is your best chance at snagging your future partner! So, get ready to demystify the art of flirting with these five fabulous flirting tips. Practice your new moves on the object of your desire 'today' ;)

If you’re going to flirt, you need to be real about it. Anyone can spot a fake a mile away. If you’re feeling insecure about your flirting skills, don’t start with your secret crush since the 10th grade. Begin in a situation you are most comfortable with. If you’re going to pay compliments to someone, be sincere about them. Really mean what you are saying and your results will be well worth the effort.

A smile is the simplest form of flattery. It shows that you are genuinely interested in the other person, and for that one single moment they are the only thing on your mind. Never underestimate the power of a smile.

Touch is an obvious sign of interest. Used correctly it can be a subtle way of getting a person’s undivided attention. Rest a hand on their arm or on their knee when you are talking. Engage in activities that promote touch, such as dancing. Just be careful not to appear too flirtatious. The last thing you want to do is send the wrong signals.

How do you make the object of your affection weak in the knees? Hold that meaningful gaze for just a few seconds longer than normal. Show them you’re not one to turn away from something great!

Want to know if they are worthy of your undivided attention? Find out more by asking them open-ended questions about themselves. Show off your flirting skills by showing them you are actually listening to what they are saying.

Don’t forget to show your appreciation for the person spending time with you. Always thank the person you are with, and let them know if you had a good time with them. A little politeness goes a long way to making you the next catch of the day.

Monday, April 11, 2011

blue and yellow monday

his one and only shot for that  'jollibee day' wherein he's facing the wouldn't believe how energetic he is..nobody in the family can keep up with him 
that devilish grin again coz his papa never got the chance of holding him
coz he's running around like a mad mam..LOL!

gotcha jhyrus vincent :)  time to behave and face the cam  ;)

This adorable young man is my favorite nephew (so far) ;) I hope u noticed that he's wearing both his first Hongkong t-shirts :) Since he also became instantly my boyfriend's paborito this little rascal here :D ended up with so many pasalubong when we went to Hongkong. He seemed to like the t-shirts the most coz he would point out to his nanny (that's because he still can't talk) what he's going to wear and his choices would either be the yellow or blue shirt.

these are my first share for yellow and blue monday

Smiling Sally

Sunday, April 10, 2011

one of the bests! :)

I'm feeling nostalgic today. I guess it has something to do with the weather. It had been raining cats and dogs for hours now. I hope this would stop because
I really want to go to the beach after I'll attend the Sunday mass. Yes, I've been longing to go to a specific beach today. It's called the COCO GROVE BEACH RESORT..My bf and I never fail to visit the place when he's in the Philippines for vacation. The place is very dear to us because it is where we decided to take our friendship to the next level :) The said beach resort is located in Siquijor which is known to be a mystique island.Who knows if baby had bewitched me in there ;) It's nearly 3 years and I still am in love with the place and the guy of course :)

This picture was taken during our special day. I wish to share more pictures but I'm  keeping the others exclusively for baby and me..I'm not being selfish just sentimental?! 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

photo hunt: trees


This is my first entry for photo hunt..The pictures above were taken at my friend's farm when we helped her in harvesting their fruit trees called lanzones.

The Coin Diver

happy weekend co bloggers :)
I want to share with you an article written by my former high school teacher Mr. Catalino Hisula. I got this from the page of 100% Katolikong Pinoy in Facebook
The story moved me so I decided to share it with you guys
enjoy reading

It was Sunday morning and the sun slipped from the horizon to float freely in the sky. Only one old, diesel smelling, slow, passenger boat that crosses to another city in Mindanao was moored on the pier. The other boat that shuttles between the city and another smaller nearby island had left earlier. Only the two cranes with its gantries raised to the sky working on the pier expansion made the pier busy.

Down beside the aft of the old boat was a Badjao couple in their canoe and their daughter less than three years in estimate but too little for her age, was inaudibly sobbing from hunger. Hunger is enough reason to cry but she was too weak for the effort to really cry. They were displaced by greed fishing into a civilization they can neither associate or assimilate -- except by this trade.

The wife grabbed the baby to coddle her in her arms resting its buttocks on her lap then put her left nipple on the baby's mouth to pacify her not really to feed her. The baby was naked and her genital wrinkling from inadequate nutrition was a tolerable sight because she was a baby. The romblon hat that the mother wore shadowed the baby's face from the glare of the morning sun as the youngster suckled the unhealthy, milkless breast.

Coins were thrown to the water for her husband to dive. Each time the coins were long in coming, she asked the passengers to throw some more using the Badjao language the passengers do not understand but nevertheless knew she is asking for money. She never raised her hands with an open palm the way beggars do. She extends her hand as though she is reaching another hand for a handshake like she doesn't consider this trade begging. Her husband provides a diving show to the boat passengers by allowing a few seconds before he follows the sinking coin underwater.

The family knew there was not enough time anymore for the day's business. The boat leaves in a few minutes and the next ship from a Malaysian city arrives at dusk and so coin diving is impossible.

The boat sounded its giant horn twice to signal departure and the funnel sent black smoke in the air to get ready. The couple knew what it meant so the wife added a little amount of loudness to her voice now.

"Sige na" she shouted in their language.

The mooring ropes were removed from the bollards and were dropped to the water and almost instantly the ship carried by the current drifted a few inches from the log fenders. The winches hummed as it rolled to gather the ropes into the giant spool. The engine rumbled and the water ruffled with the heavy movement. The couple followed the boat while the wife called for more coins. From crystal clear the water turned deep blue-green and the dune-like bottom sand and some debris and some garbages of the city began to get obscured. Some passengers remained leaning on the rails watching the couple waiting for some diving exhibition. One passenger who was lying on his cot unpleased by the entertainment stood up and approached the rails.

"Why these people don't find work," he said to himself as he walked to the rails.

He dipped his hand in his jeans pocket and the wife saw it. She directed her hand to where the man stood.

"Sige na! sige na!" she called. Her voice carries the tone of begging now.

When the man got his hand out from his pocket, his palm had three pieces of yellow coins. The husband's face had the willingness to give the man entertainment if entertainment was what the man was looking for 
in exchange for this last minute generosity. He grabbed his daughter from his wife and put her on his back and the baby dutifully clung to his father's neck as though she knew this is her exclusive role and an early practice in the trade. The passenger threw one of the coins and father and daughter instantly leaped into the water. They landed a few meters away from where the coin rippled. Some few seconds later, two gleaming heads bleached brown by iodine and sunshine were back on the surface. Father shook head thrice in quick succession to free his eyes from the stinging saltwater that drips on his forehead; daughter wiped face with one hand for the same purpose while her other hand remained clinging to her father's neck. They swam towards the canoe as the wife rowed towards them to meet them. His finger and thumb touched his mouth where the coin was clipped between his teeth and then extended his hand to the side of the hull to drop the coin there.

A few seconds after father and daughter climbed back to the canoe, the second coin was thrown. It was torture. Oxygen had just gathered back into their lungs. He put his hand on his forehead like a visor and lowered his face almost touching the water to locate the coin. The child on his back was a censored thing now. Her legs parted as her toes dug the side of her father's stomach to avoid somersaulting ahead into the water. The watching passengers were divided between laughter and pity. Once the sinking coin sent a whirling gleam to the eyes of the coin diver, they slipped into the water.

Up in the big boat the passengers were held in suspense, but not the wife. She knows her worry can't do any help; she knows the diving skills of their men even before greed fishing destroyed with dynamites their fishing grounds as they steal their fishes.

The coin whirled too far. It was sinking in a zigzag motion in obedience to buoyancy and defiance to gravity. Two times the coin slipped his palm. The bottom sand was just a few kicks below before he finally caught the coin in his palm.

Father and daughter resurfaced nearly half a minute later and far from where everybody's eyes expected them to emerge. Once more the wife rowed towards them to meet them.

Slowly, the old boat turned south to set her on course. Once the prow found its destination in the horizon, the tail boiled. The last of the three coins was still in the fist of the passenger. He threw it but a bit too close to the bubbles of the propeller. The husband handed the baby to his wife and for a few moments thought of diving for it. He changed his mind. Instead, he dangled his right foot on the water to help his wife counteract with the paddle the current created by the vessel. He wished he could do something but he could only give the man a blaming look. The coin means so much to them. His eyes uselessly locked on the man's face.

But the boat sped up now and the distance it gained had freed the passenger from the eyes of the coin diver.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins we go! 

1. In the near darkness, comes my creepy thoughts. 

2. The letter from my friend instructed me that I could continue staying in her place til further notice.

3. But this is so far the best conversation we have,so please, would you mind staying a bit longer?

4. It was Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton who sang the song but it was the Bee Gees who wrote Islands in the stream. 

5. It's always nice to reminisce the past especially when you have a bunch of wonderful memories that comes with it.

6. The things that i look forward to when I'm with friends are great food, wonderful music, and pleasant company.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleep early since our suppose night out was cancelled, tomorrow my plans include meeting up with friends to make up for tonight's disappointment and Sunday, I want to go to the beach alone after attending mass.

thank God it's Friday ;)

i was busy orienting myself into blogging with the help of my dear friend chie wilks of chuchieshideaway  ( thanks a bunch gwapa nga amiga..mwah! ) when suddenly my phone beeped..i got a message from  one of my closest friends asking me to go out with her, together with our other friends.i was hesitant at first coz i am starting to really like blogging especially now that chie told me that i could finally start earning ;) i am very elated coz even if we aren't talking about big bucks here at least, i will be earning AGAIN :) i was thinking of saying 'no' to my friend but somehow the memory of our last hang out stopped was so much fun that i could really say that we partied like a rockstar.hehehe..i'm looking forward for another fun night that's why i'm out in here for now ;) 

below is one of the very few pictures where i'm still sober :D  ( baby,i know u would be reading this but i assure you that i'm no drunkard!ha!ha!ha! )

ain't i having a great time? ;) 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

shoot me! 1 of 52

hola everyone :)
this is my first time to join this meme and I apologize in advance for my entry if others find this too daring. I chose this especially coz I feel good about myself lately. I had put on some weight according to my close friends and this really mean a lot to me since most of them used to tell me that I was pretty skinny..other people try so hard to shake that excess fat off while I eat my heart out just to gain weight..mind you,it's excessive eating and it is frustrating as dieting without seeing any result..the irony of life!anyway,this picture was taken last week during our family outing by my baby sis :)

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Forever In Blue Jeans

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Perfect two-baby me and you :)

to my other half,this is my latest LSS ;) i hope by now u know how much i'm into you
i love you most baby ko.

You can be the peanut butter to my jelly
You can be the butterflies I feel in my belly
You can be the captain
And I can be your first mate
You can be the chills that I feel on our first date
You can be the hero
And I can be your sidekick
You can be the tear That I cry if we ever split
You can be the rain from the cloud when it's stormin'
Or u can be the sun when it shines in the mornin'

Don't know if I could ever be Without you
'Cause boy you complete me
And in time I know that we'll both see That we're all we need
Cause you're the apple to my pie
You're the straw to my berry
You're the smoke to my high
And you're the one I wanna marry

Cause you're the one for me
And I'm the one for you
You take the both of us
And we're the perfect two
Baby me and you

You can be the prince and I can be your princess
You can be the sweet tooth I can be the dentist
You can be the shoes and I can be the laces
You can be the heart that I spill on the pages
You can be the vodka and I can be the chaser
You can be the pencil and I can be the paper
You can be as cold as the winter weather
But I don't care as long as were together

You know that I'll never doubt ya
And you know that I think about ya
And you know I can't live without ya
I love the way that you smile
And maybe in just a while
I can see me walk down the aisle

Baby me and you
We're the perfect two

so in love with the idea of falling in love ;)

Let me share this article I read from Mr. Francis Kong's web page. I was so touched with the answers that i really cried when I've read them..I had learned from someone that if something you consider worth sharing, you won't hesitate doing it so here it goes co bloggers..I hope you'll have a good read as i surely had :)

What does Love Mean?
A group of professionals posed the question "What does love mean?" To a group of 4 - 8 year-olds and the answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. Think about their remarks:

1. "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.”

2. "Love is when someone hurts you and you get so mad but you don't yell at them because you know it would hurt their feelings."

3. "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

4. "Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss."

5. "When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you're scared they won't love you anymore. But then you get surprised because not only do they still love you, they love you even more."

6. "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."

7. "My Mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."

8. "Love is when Mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken."

9. "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."

10. "I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."

11. "I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister because I love her."

12. "Love cards like Valentine's cards say stuff on them that we'd like to say ourselves, but we wouldn't be caught dead saying.

13. "You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.

So what is love then? it's this simple:
Love is when you wish the best, do the best and offer to serve your best for the object of your love without any trace of intention to consume.

You don’t use the word “love” if your sole intention is to consume.
You cannot actually say, “I love my chocolate cake” because you do not desire the best for your cake, you actually want to eat it. And so love here is your desire to consume for your own pleasure and delight.

he learned,i've learned,and i hope u will learn too ;)

They're written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with very few words.

be inspired :)

I've learned... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.

I've learned... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I've learned... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

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