Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #8

Pardon with my playfulness on the photo. I’m practicing how to do collage. Anyway, I’m sure you have heard about this Basilica of the Sacré Cœur in Montmartre as one of the landmarks in Paris.

Happy WW to all!

This Gargoyle with frozen water on his mouth is a part of the church; where the water from the gutter normally flows out from its mouth, but froze came.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Heat is on at Sat.

Last Saturday, we were so blessed with sun’s heat. Everyone was wearing their Christmas smile, as we went along doing our normal morning course of buying our provision for the week. Crossing with people with a beaming smile with a joyous greeting just make you thinks its holiday.

Weather really plays a great deal with people in this part. At 20°C and not much wind again, just stir up this merriment feeling to every soul. This lighter feeling went down to wearing a lighter clothes just makes you feel more carefree.

As we set aside the weekend cleaning & decided to go to the beach. We were a bit disappointed for every one seem going to the same direction, can’t fault them, because Trébeurden’s beach is facing south. Its better heated beach we have around here.

As we go Mary-go-round to a parking lot to find a space for us. Guess what? We didn’t find one. But I was feasting on all the vintage cars being showcased at this time. Yes, when summer hits, these beauties are parading on the street. Who can blame them? They are really a collector’s dream.

I’m not normally into car but those types, they’re just eye catching. Unfortunately, I forget to take some photos of it. Next time, they will be having a car show again. I’ll be geared to take snap shots. As they often does it near our house.

Anyway, we abandoned the idea to be a beach bum for a day. Then, we drove along the coastline and to the little villages nearby revisited the stone hedges and old chapels. It was worth seeing again as always, though D’man was not that much enthusiastic to do it, but nice enough to drive me around as I navigate our trip.

So to all who have visited my blog. Sorry that I wasn’t able to revisit you on that day. But we really needed this weather so much to uplift us from our long gloomy days. As you can see, I’m babbling again, it shows how happy I was. I know that it may sound lime to you having this excuse. We were not as blessed with sun as much as most of you have. Am I forgiven, now?

Friday, April 25, 2008

almost like SUMMER...

I’m on my third day spending some time outside. Even with my weary eyes due to lack of sleep, I still can’t stop wandering and feeling good on having a lazy walk and stare at each flower gracing my little garden. I was removing some bad grass in my plots & checking if my plants have survive with the drastic change of climate and to see the little beauties sprouts just assured me that it would be a beautiful this coming summer. This priceless notion is overwhelming.

Today, It’s 15°c with less wind & some blue sky are something to be grateful I still could just sit in the mid of it & stared back at what I was able to do there. I’ve mowed it last week, it was a battle coz the grass reach almost or more than 2 feet. And according to the weatherman last week, we’ll have a couple of good sunny days within a week. He was so right this time. Reason, I was whining the last time about the gray sky & rain, I felt like a child being deprive of a toy.

So, on first day, waited to have it a bit dry and the next day, I mowed it. It was really pain taking to do it with a little mower. I was swearing through breathe and reminded myself that it’s a good reason to change it to a bigger one. And I started forming my arguments to D’man while I continue on mowing. At the end, I was grateful to see it cut and looking spacious now. It’s not that clean cut, but better than before. Though, my arms screamed for some muscle pain reliever.

Yesterday, I’ve mown again. It was easier as expected. Now, the trimming of borders and plants need to be done. Not to forget, I need to tend on my strawberry patch, they are promising me something to harvest. My fruit trees are having their flowers too; not expecting to get some fruit but the idea that they are still alive is enough for now. My herbs also are in shape… gliding my hands to them give me this aromatic smell that says … Heaven.

Sorry, if I sound like I'm walking in the moon. But having this pleasure to tend some plants gives me this feeling that I can’t get from any shops. I’m not a pro gardener though, I’m learning little by little. And the best of it, I’m enjoying every step. I should also be grateful that I’m granted with a green thumb as the people here were saying.

Now got to go, & get my hands dirty… hope you are doing the things that you love to do. I would love to hear them, too. Have a great weekend to all of you.

The Time Capsule

Tagged by LIZA of 'Moms..... Check nyo'. One of my favorite blogger.Thank you!

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“ I’m going to put on a capsule is a photo. Showing that no matter how little hands they have, when they work together, there will be always a greatest outcome. ”

Tagging you: Apple Of The Eyes [Farah] , Exploring Asia [Pinay_Jade] , Exploring Asia [Pinay_Jade] , Lareine , Ana à Dijon , Rainbow of life [Azillah] , Rojoy , AMOR & My World in My Own Word [Shiela] .

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #7

Guimiliau church, one of the celtic churches here in Bretagne.
Love the structure & symbols on it.
I've visited it 5 times.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Red ROSE for Ladies

From the bottom of my heart
I wanna say thank you

for this beautiful red rose award.

You made my day!

Red rose

has number of thorns in it

when it pint your finger it hurts

Everyday in my life is just like red roses.


life is not always bed of roses.

But life is great

with God.


it's my turn to share this red rose.

I am awarding

the following


Creative Thoughts [Irish]
My World in My Own Word [Shiela]
The Moment of Past [Azillah]
Life & Me [Pinay JADE]
Rojoy's Kitchen [Rojoy]
Thank you my dear friends.

You are awarded with great appreciation.

See you around here as often

God Bless You!

Month of birth tag

Being tagged by Azillah of RAINBOW OF LIFE, i know her through blogging, & so grateful seeing learning more about this person, she has a rainbow of humor. "Thank you,Azillah."

Here are the rules:

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.

2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).

3. Pick your month of birth

.4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.

5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.

6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality ( Ehem) Sexy (Ehem) Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others.Revengeful - Mmm,Nah! Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners.Nah! Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody. BINGO!!! Most of these traits are true for me .

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical

Me: Thinks far with vision>>you tell me? Easily influenced by kindness>> my weakest point, on reparation. Polite and soft-spoken>>if talking to oldies. Having ideas>> wilds? Sensitive>> not much as onions. Active mind>> not saying. Hesitating>> only on jumping, tends to delay>>at times but not all my fault. Choosy and always wants the best>>on my terms. Temperamental>> like a storm. Funny and humorous >>you'll have gas. Loves to joke>> depends. Good debating skills>>depend on the subject. Talkative>> this need to be cured. Daydreamer>> for pass time. Friendly>>you’ll know. Knows how to make friends>> they say so. Able to show character>>if situation commands. Easily hurt>>I still pretend that I’m not. Prone to getting colds>> 100%. Loves to dress up>>in some occasion. Easily bored>> afraid so. Fussy>>depends on what. Seldom shows emotions>> to some people. Takes time to recover when hurt>> is a week long? Brand conscious>>nope, quality conscious. Executive>>never, doesn't fit me. Stubborn>> yeap! -Now, is it me?
Now tagging you:A Simple Life [Liza] , Apple Of The Eyes [Farah], Angel Roche , Lalaine's World [Lalaine] , My World in My Own Word [Shiela] , Rojoy's Kitchen [Rojoy] , Crazy Delicious Foods [ Deliciosa ] &

Monday, April 21, 2008

Weekend @ Vitré

We passed our weekend with our friends at Vitré near Rennes in Bretagne (Brittany). Seeing the new haven of Yann and Ludivine was really great and more to it, Morvan and Hélène was there, too. - These two couples always do visit us, when they visit their parents as they further took their way to go to our place. We been always reminded to visit their place and have some feasting with them. Our reason was our old trolley but now that we have a new one. These past dues need to be paid back. As they knew, we are having three little monsters in towed. They have set a day out for them, too.

When we arrived the fête were rolling… from bonjour to handing apéros (Drink before meal) & kids recounting their history of preparation to go there & what they brought to mess-up the place, to how much they were so excited to play there was enough to warm the place. These couples, they’ve been so great to have patience hearing the endless recounts of Sophia and Gabriel. Then as Yann have been so wise showing them (kids) the games they have. Everyone was so much attentive to every word Yann told them, to have their hands on the games.

We three couple started chatting along with our apéro while we’re waiting our dinner. Everything went so smoothly and the meal was as always great, "Ludi you’ve done it again." Then after we settled the little ones, as we have planned to go out and check the bars as they live in the center of Vitré. We were having our time to discover & its night life. We were impressed how much they have in there, in comparison to ours. As we drink out night away… I can’t help admiring the city walking back to their apartment.

The old Ville just so great to see it in paved stone alley & old houses with exposed timbers panels in it façade, with some baroque painting, it called maison à colombage here. I’ve always get fascinated with this type of structural design. I never get enough of it… love staring at every detail, even some are on the way of getting ruined. They are so beautiful.

The boys have stayed sometime doing their thing, playing wii & guitar while we (girls) dozed in our designated rooms. Then, morning comes after our breakfast we took off to the park for the kids. Then see the castle there & passed to the cathedral and so on.

But what this weekend so really great, we do it altogether. The two couples have been wonderful as always. Unconsciously, they were playing to be parents to our kids. And as I’ve told them at the end, they passed with flying colors. We are surely blessed to have good friends here. "On a passé un bon weekend, grâce à vous. Encore, merci beaucoup à vous (YANN, LUDIVINE, MORVAN & HELENE). À la prochaine."

Stagnated by choice or not?

“Stagnated we are, but why? We always wait for the tide to come and carry us away, when we could have walked away. >>> Because we made our choice, here we stay or times, we disembark and go.”

Today the weather is in normal state, meaning rain, wind & gray= coldness. Perhaps, you find me sounding redundant. But it’s the fact here. As much as, we love our paysages (sceneries) we have to accept the bad side of living near the coast, specially this coastline. Sometimes, we couldn’t help hating the wetness & grayish aura that we often have to accommodate daily in our lives. The climate change really had done us all. The normal suffering has been prolonged. Not cool at all.

Now, it supposed to be Spring, we should have been outside doing our garden & walking around the coast before the tourist comes. Or I should be starting to remodel the rooms before my paint dries. But no, we are locked up inside the house and lost the motivation of revamping the rooms. And more, I’m tied to do some little indoor activities for the kids to avoid getting bored on their spring vacation.

The long weekend plan to go to England seems getting slimmer due to the weather and we’re lacking of time to book our travels. More on, D’man wants to take the road trip going there. So, long weekend won’t be sufficient to have the visiting we planned. So, I decided to stop looking for ferry’s fare. This needs rescheduling.

What left us is to pray to have decent weather to bring the kids to another region here. Discovering with them would surely be the best way to see more of France. So, where to? We have Loads of pending “I owe you a visit” to our friends.

Even last weekend we did start repaying visit. It was really great. We were blessed with good companies and beautiful sunny Sunday-Our medicine, to sustain what we have now.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Feed Me Up Tag & Love Circle of Friends award

Tagged by Lareine (Tertium Quid). Thanks in a million. She's my friend know that for sure.

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Tagging you: My World in My Own Word [Shiela] , Moms....check nyo [Liza] , Rainbow of life [Azillah] , Awards & Taggies [Farah] & Mon BRic a Brac [Francine] .

This award was long overdue from FRANCINE of Mon Bric à Brac. "Girl,Thank you so much & so sorry that it took me long to publish it."

So, from above that i've tag on.. please take this award,too. & to Angel Roche , Lareine & Ana à Dijon .

Worldwide Link Love

Tagged by Rainbow of life [Azillah] & Life & Me [Pinay JADE] . Two new friends, I’m fortunate to know through blogging. Thank you so much.

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2. Catherine (Malaysia)
3. shimumsy(u.s.a)
4. Mitch (Philippines)
5. Hailey (Philippines)
6. Sexymom (USA)
7.Liza (Philippines)
8. Sasha (Philippines)
9. Tere (Philippines)
10. Simply The Best
11. The World Wide Web Addict
12. My Daily Nourishment
13. My Euro Travel and Adventure
14. Euroangel Graffiti (Germany)
15. Life and Me by Pinay Jade (Singapore)
16. Exploring Asia by Pinay Jade (Singapore)
17.Azillah (USA)
18.Maya (France)

Now passing this on to:Lalaine's World [Lalaine] , Live Each Moment [Audry] , My Safe Haven [Gracey] , Unleash The Power Within [Ed] , Candide [Ann] , Daystar Shine on Me [Ric] , My Daily Ramblings Rendezvous [Princezz] , Apple Of The Eyes [Farah] & Lareine .

Tag: 20 questions

Tagged by Sheila of My World in my Own WORD. Thank you so much for tagging me. Wish to know you better.

Here are the rules:Remove one (1) question from below and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag eight (8) people in your list.List them out at the end of this post.

1. At what age did you marry? – At 30.

2. What color do you like most? – Almost all earth tone…like musky green, shade of brown to bronze and mustard but I’m trying to put a little of lively ones aside from neon.

3. Have you ever shoplifted? – I’ve tried but I was sweating so much & turning blue it was a dare and the loser will have to pay for everyone meal. So, I’ve been ripped off with my allowance.

4. Where is the place that you want to go the most? – Philippines like you, Sheila.

5. Which part of you that you hate the most? – Being disorganized and too trusty.

6. My question: Embarrassing moment you recently have?- Last spring in one of the airport in England, I was pick due to my color & made me turned like a top, I’m not presuming my reason, I was just stating the fact. We were coming back to France that time. I was boiling to the top never felt so humiliated.

7. What are you afraid to lose the most? - My family and friends.

8. If you win $1 million, what would you do? – put aside for my kids’ future then pay fully our house. & help some people I care who are with financial prob.

9. What do you loved the most last year (2007)? – Understanding that I can’t fully enjoy a vacation without my fam with me. Even I was needed it badly to do something for myself.

10. List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you: First her humor, then her being open and last, she giving me a chance to know her.

11. How do you cope with boredom? – Cooking, replanting and walking along the coast if given a good weather and shopping for collectable stuffs- pottery & copper pans and junks.

12. Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most? – Haven’t finished my schooling.

13. Which type of person do you hate the most? – Pretentious, presumptuous and user.

14. What is your ambition? – To pass all the hurdles in my life and learn from it.

15. If you had one wish what would you wish for? – Find someone a brother that I know exist but haven’t seen.

16. How did you celebrate New Year? – With our friends & their families, we rented a gîte (rental home) in Broceliande for 4 days. On New Year’s Eve, we have worn costume of medieval time. It was fun & all our kids were having great time.

17. It is already 2008; do you have a new year’s resolution? – Better me.

18. What do you look forward to in 2008? – Have a job.

19. If your life is a song, what title best fit it? I don’t know.

20. What "special power" would you like to have – I like that I can fly.

Now i'm tagging you:Life & Me [Pinay JADE] , Live Love Life [ Jojo] , Mon BRic a Brac [Francine] , Mommy's Little Corner [Liza] , The Moment of Past [Azillah] , Rojoy's Kitchen [Rojoy] , From Asia and Beyond [Lalaine] , Everything is simply amazing [Ricka] & Awards & Taggies [Farah] .
Please do inform me when you publish this and for taking the time to do it. I wish to you more.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #6

Château de Costaéres , this Castle is in an islet. When low tide you can actually walk going there.When you walk through the coastline of Ploumanc'h to Trégastel you'll see it. This photo taken from Tourony beach at Trégastel.

My last entry was the lighthouse of Ploumanc’h, if you look at the other side of it the castle you’ll see. One reason that this is a touristic spots here in Bretagne due to the pink granite coastline and the castle just the icing of it.

I can’t be bore having this view. The tides & temperamental climates give it ethereal illustration. We always have been proud to show off this place to every friend who visits us.

Monday, April 14, 2008

An ado( adolescent), he is...

I been reviewing his video that he took last Feb. They have an excursion in Paris for their history class. I think it was four day including travel time. We, d’man & I were so excited for him to do the visitings there, seeing the land marks & more… I told him to bring our video cam but he wanted only to have a small numerical cam, I have. He doesn’t want bulky one to walk around.

Then, he arrived at home from the trip; he was buzzing us up with his stories. Everyone was paying every detail to what he was saying and we waited for him to give us how he finds the historical spots there. It only comes like a preposition to his phrases. But how could we be mad or disappointed on seeing him so happy saying the little details they did there with his friends.

The mumbling is so normal Julian to us, sharing every tiny bit of his escapade. That makes us so happy because he still confides to us. This is one of the moments that we often have a pleasure to know what our kids feel & think, they gave it to us freely by themselves. Secret seems doesn’t exist to them.

D’man was amazed how our kids could not be so unguarded and they have no personalizing things or being private, everything is for sharing. According to him, it’s not their way here. This is one of the reason, other parents here adored our children because of their unusual traits as they put it.

Anyway, going back to Julian’s videos. We couldn’t help but laugh… and understand that he is really a young man now; his discovering Paris was the way when we were our teens, and perhaps I’m speaking for me & D’man. How he (Julian) does his video & choice of songs just exhibited to us that soon this young person would be away from us.

D’man was saying, we have to travel again all together and most of all, to cherish those moments. Before he goes to university, coz we only have 3 more years to have him always with us. Who could argue on that? He is actually enjoying on playing with him on his baby-foot & electronic gadgets. Yes, got 2 adolescents in the house sometimes. I felt like I’m the only adult in the house, granted that I’m the eldest one here. That doesn’t need to be rubbing on me either.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


When I was young, I was crazy enough to let my future be guide by a fire tree. How is that? You may ask. Let me tell you how insane I was before and perhaps I still am inside now.

Let us go 18 years ago. I was in my teen that my surrogate mom con aunt and I, been into this decreeing things- it’s a way to affirm what you want in life by vocalizing it and then we break our wine glass to shield it.
One of our drinking nights, we were having our wine & some crazy thoughts passed. I was facing our new landscaped garden with a fire tree that we had cut from its upper mid-trunk. We were both admiring the garden to how we were able to transform it into a jungle. Then, she was soliciting my opinion about the fire tree because it looks like it's already died at that time. I’ve told her that best to let it like that, it would be great to have erected driftwood looking in our trellis.

Then the decreeing started, I’ve decreed that when that tree will have a twig, to whomever I’m going out with. I’ll take him more seriously than usual. I was a bit playful when I was young. Timid is not what you can be attach to my name. Therefore, by decreeing on that, it has more meaning to her (aunt) and me. We did have more decrees but I don’t need to tell you.

A year have passed, the fire tree gave me that twig as my sign. I was going out with someone at that time; he was the out of norms that I used to go out with, he’s almost like a nomad artist. As I am, I stick to what I declared.

My relationship to that person didn’t really go well, our trekking together have been hard. It was neither all bad nor good. But it did end eventually. Nevertheless, granted to have two beautiful boys as blessing more than enough. They makes me more a person, I am now.

The first fruit of my Fire tree have now turns to its maturing age. He was the really first breathe of my life. How crazy it may sound my ways to others. Or on hearing the circumstances to have my treasures. I have no shame for I have learnt a lot from my experiences. My boys are my life, for they are my cane to reach my path now and they keep me on the track.

I knew I had a choice to break my decreed for it was just a game but I did not. Not saying it was a wise move nor bad one. I’ve made my choice and passed its course. What it gave me is more to be proud of that’s my boys. If I were given a chance to change my course, I would take the same path because I won’t miss having them (my boys) in my life.

Happy Birthday, Julian!!!

"You 're my true guru, my first breathe of birth, my first real best friend and so proud of you how you become now. I love you with all my kabaliwan (craziness) you know that, And for taking care of me.

As i keep on telling you, you 're the one who made me nice person. Thank you so much."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ocean Eleven

Liza of "A Simple Life " had passed me this Tag.

You were right, doing it without cheating make it more fun. Thank you so much for tagging me & allowing me to do it late. Perhaps, that’s one reason that I never able to tag you with properly coz you already have them. Or simply you’re so known & loved in eworld that people tags you so much.

Name 11 people you can think of right off the top of your head. Don’t read the questions underneath until you write the names of all 11 people. This is a lot funnier if you actually randomly list the names first.. No cheating.
1. Julian
2. Gabriel
3. Sophia
4. Lariene
5. Farah
6. Liza
7. Gracey
8. Azillah
9. Rojoy
10. D’man
11. Ambrosiality

Tagging you:
Jan April, Mon BRic a Brac [Francine], My Daily Ramblings Rendezvous [Princezz]
Sexymom and Fil-Am Journey
Hope you enjoy doing it as i do. Do take your time and do inform me when you publish it.

1.HOW DID YOU MEET #4? We’ve met through a friend. She & her hubby visited us last summer. We became more than friend now, right?
2.WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITHOUT # 6? I’ll go havoc…. I just met her by blogging, for what I been reading in her blog. I ought to have an EB with her when I go back home. Or perhaps ask her to visit me here. It’s an open invitation.
3.WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF #2 AND # 6 WERE GOING OUT? I don’t mind as long as #6 buy my son some food. He’s gourmand. And if #6 would love to play parental to #2.
4.WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF #5 CONFESSED HE/SHE LOVES YOU ? Then, I’ll love her more. I’m really loving this woman. Read her blog you’ll see why.
5.WHO’S #10′S BEST FRIEND? ME and the rest of his groupies!
7.DO YOU MISS #2? Yes, when he is out of my sight & sleep over to his friends.
8.WHO IS #11 DATING? Should I say, huh?
9.WHAT DO YOU THINK OF #3? She’s my angel.
10.WHAT DO YOU THINK OF #9? We haven’t met in person yet, but I have a feeling that she’s really a person that I have to know better.
11.WHAT WOULD U DO IF #4 AND #7 were dating? If its friendly date, I would say that they would click, one sweetie & one funky. But both open minded.
12.WOULD YOU MARRY #8? No, I haven’t change my sexual preference yet & I’m already married. However, she has some galore to which her man finds her refreshing, Right, #8?
13.DO YOU LOVE #10? I think so that‘s why I’m still here with him.

Picture Tag

Tagged by Joy of "Rojoy's Daily Update" She 's always showering me with tags . I'm lucky that she often let me do it late. Thank you so much.

"Joy, the more I read your posts, I'm glad that I have crossed path with you in blogging world."

To get your own graphics please do the following:
1.Go to
2.Type in your answer to the question in the “search” box.
3.Use only the first page.
4.Insert the picture into your Blog.

1. What is your relationship Status?


2. What is you current mood?

Wishful Thinking

3. Who is your favorite band/artist?

tracy chapman

4. What is your favorite movie?

blue crush

5. What kind of pet do you have?

Furry balloon dog

6. Where Do you live?


7. Where do you work?


8. What Do you look like?

grace nono gig

9. What do you drive?


10. What did you do last night?

Bedtime Story

11. What is your favorite TV show?


12. Described yourself?


13. What are you doing today?


14. What is your name?

15. What is your favorite Candy?


Now, would you play pictionary with me:
Gracey's Journal [Gracey] ,
Rainbow of life Azillah,
to know you more?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My little chef turns 6

Time does pass so fast. I can’t help being nostalgic seeing my babies growing. Month of April, two of my kids are having their birthday, my two ends (eldest & youngest). I have so much to be thankful having them in my life. Seeing them grow like they are now makes me so proud & happy.

Today, it’s my little chef birthday. As much as I would like to share you her traits, I seems can’t put them into words. Perhaps some tidbits would do.

She’s the one who would asked you to close your eyes for her surprises… like doing her own room, cleaning the cupboards without asking her, to share her goodies she recieved, handing you some wild flowers or her drawings as her gift to you.

She’s the one who could make all of us crack in bargaining… the one who doesn’t accept "No" for an answer, it’s not acceptable to her, a long term will do. However, she doesn’t asked too much and most of her asking are not extravagant stuff, too.Sometimes, she ask something expensive you couldn't buy,tell her your reason then she would just say "ok, next time perhaps,if we can" on it. No whinings will fall.

Cuddling she loves though all of them loves it. It never had been an issue to this household to show emotion. It is a big no- no to them giving pains especially through words or physical one. Because of this, sometimes, she becomes an outcast to her friends’ games she doesn’t like playing that hurts others.

To her age, you can sense that she gives big importance to family. Sharing and giving are normal to her. Her comfort is us as we all to her.

And as much as she appreciates compliments she shy away when she felt being given too much. She understood that her beauty lays on her attitude, not on her physical appearance.

She is our little cook, our nurse, our little mama and our baby in one.

Happy birthday, Pia!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tell me!

Tell me, what i'm feeling now?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Burn out

I’ve been lure by the sun outside but I can’t do anything about it. Thinking of mowing, but knowing that it’s still wet and our toy mower would not be able to cut the grass properly. And more, I have pressing thing to do, like slicing meat for kikiam. I’m trying to avoid getting frustrated and finish all the requested dishes that I need to do for a friend’s birthday party.

Yes, they like kikiam (chinese dish). It’s a click to everyone, who has tasted it here. To a point that they keep on complimenting me that really makes me so uncomfy, would makes me wish to be invisible at that moment. One time, I even went under the table to hide. I’m so bad on receiving them (compliments). Though, I’m truly happy that they appreciate it, to a point on requesting to have it in every occasion.

Now, I’m starting to get bored on doing it. I feel so bad, can’t seems cut a meat. Hope by writing it down it would help me want to do it. I only got a day. However, I have done the other request already. There are 2 more to go. Sorry to bore you people.

Weekend wrapped

As much as, we want to be more organized with our weekend rooster, we can’t. There is always something popping up, up to the last minute. Our weekend seems been booked from 3 weeks before up to the last five minutes from the current time when our visitor/s’ arrival; some invitations and to top it off with, our ritual of buying our provisions for the week but looks like for weeks and of course, minor cleaning in our house.

And not to forget, we are family of five plus my little Sally (dog), it is normal something coming up, like kids’ activities and their invitees. Most important of all, our movie time- we all love-watching films together, looking like some sardines in a sofa. Then, teasing each other as if we were all in the same age. This is one of our moments as family time, which we have promised that we will never let go.

With these, we are always trying to have extra stuffs in our pantry. So, it won’t be a hassle to think about what to serve to keep the moment rolling. And when we have our visitors at home. It’s better not to worry about what to put on the table. Because there’s always a need of catching up with updates or simply enjoy the night with them.Or to bring some picka food when we are invited.

Now, I’m thinking, I haven’t had a solemn weekend for a long time, not that I’m complaining. But …but…but… I don’t know, how to cope up with my agenda now, feeling that I can’t command my days any longer. “I’m wrapped up!” This is a tired me talking. Gonna be ok soon, a self-consolation. “Yeah, right. Dream on!”

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #5

This is one of the reasons, why I can't leave Bretagne (Britanny). This coastline of pink granite is a walking distance from our house.