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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Riddle

Let's see if you can figure out this riddle. More children can answer this correctly than college graduates. Please tell me what this thing is.....

What's more powerful than God and more evil than the devil? The poor have it and the rich want it? By the way, if you eat this, you will die. Try to figure it out in 5 minutes or less. If you get it right, I will feature you in my blog. Good luck.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bay Walk

We went for a walk the other day at the seaside near here. A Filipino co-worker suggested us that place, he said that whenever he and his wife goes there, it reminds them of Luneta in Manila. I never been to Luneta Park but I can say it must have been good if my friend compared it to this place we went to. I don't really know the name of the place but its peaceful and family friendly. Here are some of the pictures we've snapped.
Isn't it relaxing to walk around in this kind of quiet place? The building by the way is a place where you can lay a mat and have a picnic. I find it very neat!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Top of the World Part 1

We took the easy way of exploring the beauty of Seorak San or Mt. Seorak by riding a cable car. The mountain is so high that it would be impossible for us to hike with two little kids. It's also great because we had a chance to see everything even the places we didn't reach like the Falls and Ulsan Bawi rock.

It was 3 hours to wait to catch our cable car ride but it's worth the wait. I mean its a smart thing to do instead of trying to hike with kids in our back right? Here's my kids, playing around while waiting for the cable car




There's a river at the back of the cable car station so while waiting I took my kids there. Here are some photos:

Here's us falling in line to ride the CC..


Here's how crowded the place was:



I know that you're anxious to see the beauty of the mountain so here it goes, they're a little bit blurry because we took them from inside the cable car:






Here's us on top of the mountain where the cable car took us. We felt chills while we're there, it makes you feel like you wanted to cry because of the joy from seeing the wonders of God's creation.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Here comes the ROOSTER!

I really enjoy Chinese Astrology. I find that it is far more accurate than European Astrology. In fact, we used the Chinese birth chart to determine when to conceive to have a boy or a girl. This chart has been in use for approximately 900 years and is very accurate.

My daughter and I are both roosters but with different elements. We have so much in common with the rooster but our elements give us subtle differences. You can scroll to the bottom of this post and check out my sign with element.

My perfect match is with the Water Ox. Just so happens that my wife is a Water Ox. The Ox/buffalo is the hard working, serious loner of the family whose essence is "endurance." The opinionated Ox is determined, strong, and conservative, with a notable gift for manual dexterity and working with their hands. Family and duty are of the utmost importance to the home-spun Ox.

Our son was born in the year of the Dog, his strength is in loyalty towards family and friends but ferocity against enemies. The dog is the watchful warrior of the zodiac.

On Shelly Wu's website, you can get your personal reading, love match and even info on dealing with people that you may find difficult. I've used this info in the past to try and understand a boss that I couldn't get along with regardless of what I did. I determined his animal and how they operate, I changed the way I approached that type of animal and just like that, we were on the same page and working together like good friends. It was amazing. Check it out! Below is what my Chinese astrology have to say!

You were born in a Year of the Earth Rooster!

The Rooster is the military strategist and appearance conscious soul of the zodiac. Finely dressed with a taste for pageantry, the Rooster enjoys a lively, outgoing manner, and is most candid in speech. These efficient and methodical souls, work hard today, applying themselves, planning ahead for rewards tomorrow. Confident, resilient, and industrious, those souls born into Rooster years apply themselves to practical projects. Enthusiastic about details others may have overlooked, RoosterÂ’s refuse to be bossed and are best suited to work over which they have control. Swanky RoosterÂ’s may tend to boast a bit, but this 10th sign of the zodiac is a reliable and excellent friend. Roosters love to socialize and adore adornment and finery. The assertive Rooster needs a strong and self-assured partner whom they can respect. Rejuvenating time of day for Roosters is during their own sunset hours of 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Earth is the humid afternoon element, the symbol of the protected, padded nest, of peace and serenity; of slow and deep changes. Those born under the Earth element are more concerned with functional and practical aspects of life. They have exceptional practical powers and like solid and reliable objectives. The Earth endows each sign with more foresight and capacity for organization, and Earth element people are effective masterminds and creative executives. Stability, practicality, and reliability characterize those influenced by the Earth element. Earth allows each sign to use optimum resources and make wise and sensible in financial decisions. Those under this influence are serious and methodical in manner, building solid foundations in all that they do. Earth souls tend to be conservative by nature, and rarely exaggerate findings, calculations and expectations. The Earth element shoulders responsibilities admirably and demonstrates huge amounts of patience, whether it be with a hyperactive two year old, or a difficult spouse. Earth's' physical organs are the Spleen and the Stomach; it's flavor is Sweet. Earth's color is Yellow and corresponds to the end of Summer and humidity.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Homeworks

I only have two subjects for my online class, but man I tell they're giving me so much tasks/homeworks to do. I'm trying to do all of it before we go to our hiking trip so I won't be stressed while we're there.. Whew... So hard to balance class and work. Wifey has work tonight.... Holy Molly! Not a good thing, i still have two more assingments to finish... sigh....

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wedding Anniversary

Me and Rose got married twice in her homeland Philippines. Our first wedding was a simple one, it was a civil wedding on August 11 of 2003 from her hometown Donsol, a place where you can find the Butandings or popularly known as Whale Sharks. After a year, we decided to solemnized our vows in the church in October the 12th. The church is called Our Lady of the Gate Parish in Daraga Albay, where she lived before she finally went with me in the States.

Our wedding anniversary celebration this year will be at Mt. Seorak. YES! We are going for a hiking trip for the second time around this year, we'll be leaving this Saturday October 11 until the 13th. Me and wifey love mountain trekking so much that even if it's a bit difficult for us to hike with two kids, we still want to do it. You might have read her post about our first mountain hike adventure in Mt. Jiri four months ago. yeah, we had a great time out there.

Happy Anniversary again Honey!

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