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Thursday, September 27, 2012


"The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. "
-Bill Gates-

The little village I found in a shadow.
A Photo a Day # 282
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Kwik King

Kwik  King has some great tasting chicken and jojo potatoes.  We order  those   foods  in that place  during parties, the price is affordable and their food is delicious!
A Photo a Day # 282
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Financial Crises

"Financial crises are like fireworks: they illuminate the sky even as they go pop."
-James Buchan-

A Photo a Day # 281
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Big Layaway Giveaway

Have you heard about the big layaway giveaway that KMart is hosting for their customers? Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway starts on September 9 and will end on November 17. Each KMart store will choose one lucky winner to win a great prize which will give you an extra cushion to get your holiday gifts this season. There are three ways to enter the said sweepstakes. You can enter via Layaway Purchase in store, Layaway Purchase online, and a free layaway which requirement is for you to send in a piece of paer with your name, address, and telephone number. You can get the address by visiting any of the links provided above. 

If there is one thing that I would put in a layaway is this console table that I have been wanting to buy. I don't have savings for it but it would be nice if I could win this big layaway sweepstakes. I personally think that layaway program is  brilliant that KMart has because you can still buy the product that you want at a later date by putting it in a layaway. This gives customers like me a chance to save up and buy the things that I want.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Just Capture It

Just some of the  things that captured my  attention during our  walk in the woods.  When you see beautiful things in the nature, just capture them.
A Photo a Day # 277-279
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Digital Life

I got a pretty god offer for photo prints so I ordered a bunch of them. I have tons of photos to be printed but I just choose some of them. I also got some free photo album from a network where I am an active member for almost a year now. I still need a couple of albums for the remaining of the photos but I am glad that I got some of it for free.  I am thinking of   turning these photos to cd so I could send it to my  family back home.  It's been years since we last visited  and it still uncertain to when we could visit them again.  It would be nice if my Mom and siblings could see how my kids have grown already.  

I found a website where you can scan your photos digitally.  Scan Digital offers this kind of services which makes it easier for a  photo fanatic like me to find a solution that would  give me  an easy choice on how I could update my family about us.  Aside from photo scanning, they also provide services like  converting your film to DVD and video to DVD.  I am wondering if they could recover a  DVD that has been damaged?  I want to salvage our wedding video that has been damaged when I brought it from the Philippines to here. It would be nice if I could have it like it is new.  I have to find  out about this one.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In the Window

My daughter and I did a little  decorating at our kitchen window.  Most of this are just small projects that we did at home.  Pardon for the not-so-clear window, it was raining when I took the photos.  I admire people that has ingenuity in them because they can invent things  and make it work but since I don't have that trait, all I could do is improvise and use things that I have.
Dried rose that Mr. Burrito picked from the garden and was given to me.  He also found this  little bottle in the woods so I filled it with colorful sand.
The  flowers that me and Ms. Burrito made out of  candy  wrappers. 
I bought this one in Korea.  They have a 1,000 won store, the korean version of a dollar store. 
To complete the  look, we  hanged the pot holders that she made  especially for me.
A Photo a Day # 276
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Wild Berries

 These wild berries that were hanging at my sister-in-law's   fence  grabbed my attention.  I love their  pink vine and it is just so beautiful to look at against the luscious green  and  black color of the fruits.

 A Photo a Day # 264-269
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sharpening the Axe

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. "
-Abraham Lincoln-

A Photo a Day # 263
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In the Navy

My husband's old time buddy from the navy has contacted him recently. hey have been emailing each other constantly and updating each other with what is going on with families since retirement. His friend said that he retired in the Philippines but is now planning to go back here in the States. I think that both of them misses being in the service.

I can still remember when my husband was in his last years in the Navy, he couldn't wait to retire.    But I know that  he misses being in the Navy because he talks about it all the time.  It was a bit stressful   when he  just retired because he got used to  a very busy schedule when he was in but  when he retired, it was a big adjustment.  Now that he is working again as a civilian, he's adjusting quite well.  

White and Red Hibscus

My white and red hibiscus are now in full bloom.  I have different colors of hibiscus actually but this one is my favorite.
The lavender I planted is growing so slow.  I wonder when is this going to bloom.  The cosmos and sun flower seem to grow so healthy this year.

A Photo a Day # 261-262
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Stylish Ziploc

One of our neighbor love having the kids for a movie nieght. She has two daughters and whenever they are off from school, they always invite the kids for a movie night at their house where they play, watch movies, and do some crafts.  During their recent movie night, the girls introduced Ms. Burrito in making plain ziploc  to stylish one.  Thanks to the Howells' family for always making my kids part of their family.

A Photo a Day # 191-193
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crepe Myrtle

Our neighbor dug out their pine tree beside their house because it was causing a leak inside the house every time it rains.
That's one main reason why  hubby and I decided to  removed all the bushes  that were planted beside   our house when we bought it.
Hubby helped them  in removing it.
This crepe myrtle is just so love.
It's been raining here for the past three days but it's a good opportunity to photograph the plant like this hosta.

A Photo a Day # 255-260
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Football Season.. Family Tradition

I can't believe that  August is almost over, time  flies.  Football season is here again and time for the   family to gather around and have some fun.  We always  go to Dad's house and make foods that we can eat while watching  football.  It is usually the  men that watches the game and the  ladies  prepares  snacks.  Now if there is  Bufallo Wild Wings in the area, it would be nice because the whole family can go there, enjoy watching and at the same time enjoy the food without  worrying about the preparation.   You can  really Protect the football. Get to B-Dubs and just enjoy the game.  

How about you  guys, how do you  celebrate the football season?  Do  you gather with your friends or family for the big game?  If you live in a place where there is  a Buffalo Wild Wings establishment, would you just go there with friends and family to enjoy the game?  Football season becomes one of the family tradition that is being celebrated every year.  It's like a holiday that that is being  marked in the calendar.  It's amazing how football affects the  emotions of  sports fanatics.  When  the  team that they are cheering on wins, it's like their own wins too and vice versa.  

I wonder what my family would do this year?  They're a big football fans  and  they make sure to set a date for that day for the whole family.  That would be something to look forward to.  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blue Sky at Madonna High

I took this shot a couple of weeks ago when we were teaching our kids to ride their bikes without the training wheels. I love the blue sky  by Madonna High.
A Photo a Day # 254
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Friendship and Flowers

Here are some flowers in my garden.
"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes-
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."
-Gerard De Nerval-
"Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?"
-Helen Hunt Jackson-
"A Cockscomb is a plant (Celosia cristata), of many varieties, cultivated for its broad, fantastic spikes of brilliant flowers; -- sometimes called garden cockscomb. Also the Pedicularis, or lousewort, the Rhinanthus Crista-galli, and the Onobrychis Crista-galli." .. source of info -
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This post is dedicated to a dear friend  of  mine, Dhemz of Life's Perception & Inspiration
Happy birthday dear sis!
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...  It has no survival value;
rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
-C. S. Lewis-

A Photo a Day # 233-236
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