Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
What would men do without sports? I honestly have NO idea. My husband, Doods, is in all types of sports. Am pretty sure he is not the only one (hehe) Actually, I myself love basketball and tennis, but football is a favorite, but er, it's not because of those sweaty men in tight cycling shorts, slapping each others tush! Touche! Oops, did I just say that out loud?! Ok, I like football because of the grilled sausages that go with every game! Yum! For real! *rolls eyes and looks at the ceiling*
Oh well, NBA season is not yet here, but at least football has started. While waiting for the NBA season, Doods and his friends sometimes hang out in our house and play NBA Live via
I remember when Xbox 360 first came out. There were only limited number of consoles being sold. Game-enthusiasts even camped out the day before it became available to the market. I have no idea what is it about being the first few to own something. We all know eventually it will be available to everyone.
Some of our friends joined the bandwagon and camped out -and that was during winter (brr). But, not us, I did not have the stamina. Besides,we're not in a hurry. There is wisdom in waiting. Instead, we bought ours online. The advantage of getting stuff online is that you are not limited to one store. You get to canvas while you are in your PJs sipping warm chocolate. Some internet shopping search engines do crawling. What does crawling mean? it means, it pulls product listings directly from online stores. The buyer gets to compare the prices. And besides, more products from more stores mean better deals. We were able to get a good deal because we had a chance to shop around and compare.
Doods and Chard and their wireless controller.
Monday, September 28, 2009
For my second Mosaic Monday, I did something different from the first one. The first one was of our Thailand Trip. That mosaic was vibrant and colorful, hectic and loud just as our adventure was. This second mosaic has photos taken last Friday from our late afternoon walk in the park. When we got home from work, we grabbed our cameras and hit the park for a leisurely snap. I wasn't planning to put it together as my second mosaic, but I was captivated by the calmness of the park and the beauty of the man strolling along the quiet path. I stood back and snapped and what I saw, I liked. . .
Hon, this one is for you. May we have more quiet walks together. . .
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. ~ Hal Borland
One flower makes no garland. ~ Proverb from Romania
I think that I shall never see a tree as lovely as a man. . .
My gratitude to Mary for sharing a lovely site, and posting the know-how, about mosaic making. Thank you, Mary.
Check out other lovely mosaics at the Little Red House.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I discovered Scenic Sunday from Jan's blog. I have some scenic photos that I would love to share, and am equally eager to see other scenic photos from other photo-enthusiasts like me.
This was taken from our local park. I saw those low branches and loved it. Reminded me of my younger days when we use to climb trees and scrape our knees. . . I distressed this photo using photoshop cs (antique)
This is a bridge near the area where I live, I love the lampposts and snapped away. When I was editing it, I tried the same photoshop cs (antique) and love what came out of it. It looks very romantic!
Happy Scenic Sunday, everyone!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The cool part is, I painted those on cheap corrugated boards which I initially quick-spray with white. Looking at the other props, I think our school had one of the cheapest backdrops (hehe) Innovation is part of the game! :) Left over money from our budget has been used for getting treats for the kids (participants) Yey!
At the Petting Zoo
My students with their huge story book, almost as big as them!
At the Farm (ever been to the Farm Town at facebook?)
This backdrop is also good for Old McDonald (animal sounds)
Friday, September 25, 2009
It is Fun Friday again at our blogging group, Blogging for Fun. Today's theme is "old photos." Here are some of mine when I was pounds lighter and life was so much simpler (teehee)
four years old (taken at Rizal Park, Philippines)
In my dotted swimsuit, with my sisters and my dad.
with mom and sisters
with Goofy and my big sister (Ana)
Fifth grade. With my sister, Ima -those are not real eye glasses. We made those out of electric wires (copper cables)
High school days - with my best friend, Minette.
High school days - with my sister (Ima) and friend, Minette.
College classmates and a professor (taken at the Education building of the University of Santo Tomas) Easy to identify me, I'm the shortest.
With my first principal, Sister Ignatius and a co-teacher, Anne (17 years ago)
"A photograph is like a gateway to memory land."
"A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change through out the years but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them just as you remember them. That is why I think a photograph can be kind." ~Albert Einstein
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I went to our garden looking for bugs to photograph, instead my eyes were caught by our oleander -profusion of tiny pale-pink flowers. I realized I have photographed and featured exotic blooms from other places, but have not done so with our oleander, who, for years have delighted us with generous blooms. It has been in the garden for a long time now -some 4 years already.
Today, am featuring our very own oleander -simple but generous in giving us delight. May these blooms bring you glad tidings as you begin your day and bring you peace as you end it.
Have a good day, friends!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thanks to Ebie's blog, The Main Ingredient, I discovered a cool site called Mosaic Monday. Ebie, that was an artistic take on your mosaic! Lovely!
I have been meaning to put photos together, and a mosaic is another cool way to do it. Last night, I eagerly worked on my very first one. Tadaah! *grins*
Here is a mosaic of our Thailand vacation (July 2009). I hope the pieces in this mosaic bring a portion of Thailand to you.
I am grateful to Mary of Little Red House for sharing the know-how of mosaic making. Thank you so much, Mary! I am excited to create more mosaics. Looking forward to more Mosaic Mondays!
Come friends, join me as we delight ourselves with more beautifully done mosaics.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
"Any kind of shot concerning food...Your favorite maybe? Vegetables...Desserts...Complete Meals...Making dinner with the kids....Grilling...Baking...Get it? But it HAS to be edible...Hahahaa....well...you get the point!"
Here's what I came up with. These are a few of the foodie-trip shots I did when my husband and I visited Thailand last July 2009.
Nuts, to be mixed with the main dish
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
~James A. Michener
Now, join me as I go around and check what the others have to share!
Friday, September 18, 2009
A – Available : Taken, but available to blogging!
B - Best Friend : Doods
C – Crush : Alejandro (Boyce Avenue)
D - Dad’s Name : Jorge
E - Easiest Person To Talk To : Sister, Ima
F - Favorite Band : Boyce Avenue (lately, cause it changes a lot)
G - Gummy Bears Or Worms : both
H – Hometown : Parañaque, Philippines (Bricktown Gal!)
I - Instrument : Piano and Guitar
J – Job : Kindergarten Teacher
K – Kids : The 21 five-year olds in my class (limited to eight hours a day, five times a week)
L - Longest Car Ride : 30 hours –Houston, Texas to Los Angeles, California (breaks in between)
M - Milk Flavor : Strawberry
N - Number Of Siblings : Four
O - One Wish : I wish education would reach everyone, everywhere! Education IS freedom!
P - Phobias : high places
Q - Favorite Quote : A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams
R - Reason To Smile : Family and friends… and blog comments –hahaha!
S - Song You Last Heard : Latika’s Theme –(from Slumdog Millionaire)
T - Time You Woke Up : 5:30 AM
U - Unknown Fact About Me : I snore (oops! talk about unknown!)
V - Vegetable : Lettuce, spinach, zucchini
W - Worst Habits : Procrastination
X - X-Rays You’ve Had : Chest, pelvis, abdomen…lots!
Y - Your Favorite Food : Pasta
Z - Zodiac Sign : Aquarius