This month's theme was Robots' Antics & Frolics.
31 July 2009
This month's theme was Robots' Antics & Frolics.
30 July 2009
29 July 2009
This tag is very timely. Thanks Mommy Jac of Mom’s Special Diary! I am now occupied with this book called Secrets of Reflexology. In connection with my recent post Stress Relief , this book serves as my guide on giving the perfect stress buster for my husband.
1. Collect the book that you have most handy
2. Turn to page 161
3. Find the 5th complete sentence
4. Cite the sentence on your blog
5. Pass it on to 5 other bloggers
The 5th sentence states: "In the winter, many people experience a form of depression caused by a lack of light".
I haven't experienced winter yet. We get same results with a gloomy, cloudy, rainy day. To continue---Therepies such as reflexology aid to the relaxation and improve well-being of a person.
I want to tag:
Shy of Simple Happy Life
Chris of The Mommy Journey
Mommy Seiko of Seikos Diary
Recel of Rare Ordinary Thoughts
Mommy Tetcha of Pensive Thoughts
Willa of A Life That Is Less Ordinary
Kikamz of Just About Anything
28 July 2009
I CAN CREATE INNER PEACE
Over the weekend, we arranged a spa-like area in our home. We bought meditation music, scented candles and oils. We went on Youtube to watch some techniques on massaging. Its even better than the real spa, because we can go over more than an hour. :D
Try it! -photo-
I will do anything to make things easy for my husband. As a SAHM, a spa treatment is all I could ever give to make his system feel relaxed.
There are benefits behind this stressful story. My husband still wanted me to stay at home. We want to invest on a good business soon. We haven't thought of what kind, but definitely, we will be considering. Personally, I would prefer handling a business, than working. Our conversation helped tone down stress a bit for my husband.
CHALLENGES BRING OPPORTUNITIES
24 July 2009
One of the hassles carrying a big camera is bringing a big bag. If not, an extra bag just for it. Really, I didn't mind at first. Evetually, it became hard for my shoulders. I am talking about the smallest DSLR Canon had ever released. I can't imagine the more complex models (which are larger) and consider a tripod present. Apart from this dilemma, I also can't just leave my camera at home. This gadget has already found its spot on every outing we made. And to keep it light, I sorted out my personal bag, removed all unnecessary things in order to make room for my camera. The scenario--- I ended up carrying my camera around my shoulder and a small bag which I share with my son. I have an exposed camera with me... It could just bump into anything unnoticed, breaking the lense.
On our last visit at the Mall Of Asia, I saw a man carrying his DSLR covered with this camera protector (above). The material is "kinda" made out of foam, a very sturdy foam. It covered his camera and he carried his gadget swinging around his shoulders like he is not carrying anything at all. I thought, this could be the answer to my small situation.
A camera bag is essential when you're going to travel, change lenses or if it will take you the whole day out taking pictures. As for me, a basic, fully- charged cam and this protector will do.
In a few months, my family and I are off to the beach again. This is an underwater protector for any Canon DSLR from Rebel XTi, XS, XSi, 500D. I am an underwater enthusiast. Last time we went to the beach, I went home frustrated. The underwater cam I brought had an expired date on it.
On Ebay $120
Also perfect for capturing the lovely site of life from the world under...
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22 July 2009
With the partial eclipse, it turned a bit cloudy and cooler. The wind started to blow a bit too. Saw gray clouds surrounding the partially covered sun.
The next event from this series will be on August 2, 2027.
The Uplifting Blogger Award
I will be passing The Elite Artist Award to these creative bloggers :
Make or Break - for being so thoughtful on uniting bloggers.
The Mommy Journey - thank you for giving us Mommy Moments.
All About Elizabeth - Beth's site was also included on my Top 10 Emerging Influential Bloggers... Its a good thing that she was able to read my story about her. A Mother carrying the true meaning of what a "supermom" is.
Azumi Kawaii Princess’ Story- For the wonderful stories of being a first time mom. Thank you for refreshing our minds on our own sweet experiences.
My Little Angels - Artscow! I found out about Artscow through this blogger.
Inspirational Insights - Thanks again Chris for giving us a chance to share the things that inspires us.
21 July 2009
Public Transport: Fairview bus or jeepney that goes all the way to Litex. Go down at East Fairview Subdivision gate. Ride the tricycle to the ecopark.
20 July 2009
But beyond that, if I adore Nikon... I surely LOVE my CANON!
16 July 2009
Finally it was up in the air.
And I didn't know that my mom (his lola) is an expert on Kite Flying. Even better than his Lolo.
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15 July 2009
Another interest that I will now officially introduce to you guys. I'ved been in this hobby for 5 years. My brother-in-law taught me the secrets behind this fishy thing. Having an aquarium at home is very therapeutic.
"We are hypnotized by their peaceful and serene nature, creating a calming effect for a few moments in our hectic lives"-source-
For the past few weeks, I kinda changed my approach on blogging. Less drops and blog hops, limited posts... I decided to bring back the other things that used to brighten me up.
Just over the weekend I was able to accomplish 2! A set of Portraits and a newly overhauled 100 gallon aquarium.
Last sunday, my dad was very happy to give me a Flowerhorn. Yes, another hobby that we both love :D He has been growing flowerhorns for years now. There's this saying that Flowerhorns are also considered to be as lucky fishes. Those symbols on their body has meaning. And it will even bring more luck if you share it. Like, giving out the baby fishes, or just giving a fish to a friend. If not, they will absorb the bad luck that was meant for you.
*All these are based on stories from friends and some books. So far, the family's been doing ok. I mean, Alright!
This fish is only 5-6 inches long. The challenge to give it a big head and to make it red is still there, yahoo! I used to own Flowerhorns and other fresh water fishes. But within the past 2 years, we have been trasferring from one apartment to another. That activity became stressful for the fishes. Anyway, with some of the old fishes (a catfish, a parrot-heart and a frontosa), a new one joined in. During my free time, I seat in front of the aquarium. I can stare at it the whole day. My son was also happy seeing our aquarium up and running again. He grew up with these fishes around. As a matter of fact, one of the first words he uttered was "fish".
13 July 2009
I posted her album on my multiply. One thing I didn't share over there is the photoshoot set up we had.
The whole time we were on the floor! Soqui seated on the black backdrop. Table lamp as our lighting source, basic cam kit and on MF. I love taking dramatic shots... I find it artistic. The model gets to emote and at the same time it will not require make-up. The facial expression gives life to the photo.
I haven't met her, haven't heard from her yet that time. But it gave a good feeling that this Mom Blogger is a friend for everyone. And knowing her through her sweet messages and stories, she is indeed a great person.
The Awesome Sites first feature on the list is the Weekend Snapshot.
My very first meme since I joined Blogger. Weekends are always spent freely. We choose to do whatever we want. And I found the idea of posting a weekend snapshot a perfect way of sharing an experience at the same time photos for shutter- bugs.
10 July 2009
Here is my list of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Bloggers for 2009. I divided my list into categories based on how these bloggers inspired me.
Family, Life, As a Blogger, Being a Foodie and My Love for taking Pictures.
3. Mom's Special Diary- First time I visited Mommy Jac's site, I felt warmness.I haven't met her, haven't heard from her yet that time. But it gave a good feeling that this Mom Blogger is a friend for everyone. And knowing her through her sweet messages and stories, she is indeed a great person.
5. Just About Anything- It is really Just About Anything! The free-flow of Life and Family. The Author and her family travelled most of the time. The stories from her travel experiences opened my mind to a different meaning of what an extraordinary life is all about..
6. Yummy As Can Be- My influence to post recipes and some thoughts on food. Liza owns several sites that featured recipes of different kinds. Cooking tips I've never known before. I was thinking of posting her other sites, but then, she already created a Cooking and Dining site. We actually created our food blogs both at the same time. And congratulated each other for this new blogging milestone.
7. A Great Pleasure - If I'm going to choose a site that says it all, it is going to be Jean's. It is one of the sweetest sites I discovered in this blogging journey of mine. I quote from a recent post: " The comments that her readers leave, signified a relationship not only between bloggers but as friends. "
9. Sassy Mom’s Corner - Short, but I have a very important reason why... I truly admire her photos! I'm even too shy to ask what camera she's using...
10. Musings Of A Vicks Inhaling Man- A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words. Every photo in this site has a story to tell.
My husband was one of the sweetest thing that ever happened to me. From the first time we met, I knew that he is such a sweet person. My journey with him has become a nesting place with a lot of sweet nothingness. It's one of my inspirations why my site is called Sweet Nothings.
And I love it eveytime he surprise me with simple gestures. Like last night, when he got home, he asked our son to give me these 3 pink roses. He knows how I adore flowers.
The flowers are now the centerpiece of our dining table. When I woke up this morning, there was this "fresh" feeling seeing the flowers. It started our day pretty good.
These 3 pieces of roses is like a dozen for me. It brought nature back to my home. And having fresh flowers, helps bring good vibes to our little shack.
Have wonderful weekend!
09 July 2009
It met my expectations. Hardbound, the paper used was nice, the pictures are all clear. It's exactly the same with the soft copy from Artscow.
It feels like I'm actually reading a book with pictures, and the captions as the story. Just like a fairytale book.
08 July 2009
06 July 2009
First Blog I Really Admired... Jean's
A Great Pleasure was one of the sites I often visited. I only have my Multiply back then. She was very warm. Crossing from Multiply to Blogger wasn't easy. Some bloggers snubbed me. I found it very rude. Blogging will always be blogging regardless of what domain you're using.
In order to break the sad feeling from that unpleasant experience, I created my own Blogspot and worked my way to connect with other bloggers. This time, I searched for people with humility. One of them was Jean.. She welcomed me to the Blogger world with open-arms.
A Great Pleasure is a site composed of her stories featuring her artistic side, inspirational thoughts on life and especially her love for food. Through her site, I met friends (like Janice of This Is A Miracle) and I got introduced to various tags and memes such as the Weekend Snapshot. Not only that, she made me feel even more special when she created a Multiply account just to be able to comment on my blogs.
Isn't she the sweetest! Jean is a very thoughtful person. I haven't met her yet, but I know she's that very same being, or even better when I see her. Jean's site reminded me of friendship. The comments that her readers leave, signified a relationship not only between bloggers but as friends. By the way, Jean does Blog Makeovers too!