Monday, May 30, 2011

Premium Pass Coupon

This is a premium gift certificate that was given by my cousin when she arrived for a vacation last week. I felt so happy and blessed of her generosity. The coupon is exclusively for the mall who issued such certificate. It can be used for purchases of clothing, office supplies, men and women's essentials and even groceries. I still have to think of what to buy for the coupon who has the validity until the end of this year. Whatever will I buy out of this then I will make a post later on.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Brown Shoes

It is always important to wear good and comfortable shoes in any daily activity and so part of my get up when I report for work is this pair of brown shoes. It is made of quality leather and other materials that are very light and durable to wear most especially in days that need lots of walking. I wear socks before wearing this shoes and very thankful for the great comfort that it gives to my feet. This is very helpful especially that rainy season is coming up. I can pair it with boot cut jeans and casual tops of any color and shades. This would replaced my getting worn out shoes that is slowly deteriorating after years of being in service to my feet.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Family Get Together

Weekend was just fun at home because my relatives arrived and spent time here in the city for a short get together. It was also a schedule of arrival of my cousin from Manila who will be spending her vacation with her parents. It's been a year that we haven't met together. It was a blessing for the family to have time once again for a fellowship and keeping in touch with each other's lives. I enjoyed chatting with the latest updates from them. Also with the good food and some little gift surprises. Hoping that the family will always be blessed with good health, career and more good opportunities to be able to have another chance for another reunion soon.

Monday, May 23, 2011

RAV4 Accident

It was a troubled day for the family last weekend when the RAV4  that my cousin was driving got an accident. They were travelling back home last Sunday afternoon from our get together here in the city. While driving for about an hour from the city proper the pick up ahead of them suddenly stopped in the middle of the road. A full break was immediately applied in the RAV4 which did not reached the bump of the pick up. All of a sudden a rushing public utility van behind did not control and it collided the back part of the RAV4. There were many damages on the  vehicle - cracked back lights, broken door and bumper, folded plate etc. It was a terrible moment for everyone on board but thankful though because they were all safe and nothing happened to them. Now the Toyota RAV4 is schedule for repair and the insurance coverage for the damages is on process. I was thinking that driving requires lots of responsibilities and everyone should always  drive carefully and safely so that accidents like this can be avoided.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Home Cleaning

I did some general cleaning at home particularly in the kitchen last Sunday afternoon. I was able to really found time in doing some household clean up after many days of scheduling. At first I did not know where to start  because almost everything in the kitchen needed some thorough arrangement, wipes etc. The upper part of the sink was first wiped then arranged the necessary items in it. I threw away those unused items to de-cluttered the area. Then the sink and tiles were brushed with detergent, water and chlorine. Kitchen utensils were thoroughly washed. Refrigerator were cleaned up and the cover, clothing and hand wipes were replaced with new ones. Also the windows were cleaned brushed and changed the curtains. My accomplishments for that day was almost ninety percent and I had few more left and hopefully will be finished the next weekend. It was very tiring but I was happy to use the kitchen in clean and orderly set-up.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Village Fiesta

The village where I am presently living is celebrating its patronal fiesta. This is a yearly celebration every second Saturday of the month of May. An early  music band wake up the people today and the main streets are decorated with colorful banderitas. I can smell the salivating aroma of grilled tuna and pork from the neighborhood and some are  busy roaming around in different blocks to look for free lunch treats. I suppose to have an early afternoon sleep  because I am feeling tired from early home errands this morning. The music noise from a program in the plaza is disturbing so I just fix myself and go downtown for some posts update and other personal activities.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Pacquiao - Mosley Fight

It was another victory for the country's boxing hero Manny Pacquiao. He won in a twelve round decision last Saturday night (Sunday here in the Philippines) retaining his welter weight title. I watched the fight in television and I was thinking that it was a knocked out already in the third round because Mosley was down. For me it was not Pacquiao's best boxing performance but still he brought another pride for the country once again.Congratulations!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Thoughts on Mother's Day

By memories, you are far away...

In my thoughts, you are close...

In my heart, you are always with me...

My gratitude to my mother...

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Orchid in bloom

My dancing lady orchid surprised me one morning with its beautiful flowers. I planted the orchid in a pruned trunk of a mango tree and those leaves aid as a shield from direct sunlight  The orchid would not live long when exposed in the sun. I am happy that it was in the flowering mood again. This orchid just made my day bright and happy as well.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Get Happy Week

One of the nice feeling to have is HAPPINESS.
 It unloads the soul and heart from all the miseries and stresses of life.
 Choose HAPPINESS and spread it to others.


Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Rainy Wednesday

The rain starts to fall early this morning and the thunderstorms wake me up at dawn. I thought it will stop in the day but the rain still continues to fall until seven o'clock. I decide to go anyway because I still have to report for work. It take me a while to ride going downtown because most of the jeepneys are occupied of passengers. There are many stranded commuters on the streets and most of the highways are in flood waters. I arrive in the office at ten o'clock already and the rain just stops before noon time.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Backyard bushes

I had fun taking this shot of the bushes at home. It was noon time of Saturday and the sun shone bright on these varieties of shrubs. They grow with multiple stems and that regular maintenance of cleaning and pruning are often needed. Bushes are naturally beneficial as they aid to the freshness of the  environment at home. I hope the weather will be balance with rain and the sun for the healthy growth of these shrubs.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Labor Day

A special day to honor and recognize the people who endlessly toil to earn for a living. Men and women laborers are considered assets as they contribute valuable services in so many ways for the society. May your hard work and dedication be given a fair amount of compensation this time. Happy Labor Day!