Mrs. Peace Sign
Mr. Peace Sign
Tomorrow morning at 7:30 we will be leaving for Virginia. We are going to celebrate our Christmas there with my Parents in law together with my Brother in law's family.
Today were very busy preparing things and putting our suit case and gifts in the car.I even bring 1 big Tupperware of rice..hehehe...My Mother in law already called this morning telling me that it snowed today..I wish it will snow by the time we were there.My hubby said that we will travel to Canada just to see the snow..hehehe.
I'll be in Va with my family for 6 days..My in law's have pc there but I don't know if I can use it.I will just give update as soon as i arrive from Va..This is all for now, I have to sleep early coz we have to leave early.
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to one and All!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Eight days more to go and it's already Christmas, but I am not yet ready! I am still waiting for the items I ordered online,the gifts for my hubby.I am not good when it comes to giving gifts,I really had a hard time thinking what to give for my hubby.If i already have something on my mind it's hard because I cannot go out alone and pick up the item.Every time i go out,he's always with me.I had no chance to choose something for him, he's like a puppy always following me, peaking on me and telling me he is like a little boy at Christmas can't wait to know what his gifts are.I don't like online shopping because the items looks nicer in the computer but not in person,but this time I have no choice! I go with the flow..I do hope the items will arrive before we will leave for Virginia.If not, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....I will kick my own butt.
Monday, December 15, 2008
A week from today we will be heading to Fancy Gap Virginia! We are going to spend Christmas in my Parents in law. We will be staying there for 1 week! WOW!! I can't wait..! I was still in the Philippines my hubby already planned this vacation.He got 2weeks leave from work,so he can spend more time with us. Today I will start packing our clothes..sounds like I'm am not excited ha! LOL..!!
I'm looking forward to see the snow and make snowman in it.My hubby told me that if there would be no snow in my in-law's place we will travel somewhere just to find a snow,wew! his so sweet!!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Today we watched a Christmas parade.Every year the City of Inverness will hold a Christmas Parade,It was our first time experiencing that kind of event. I really enjoyed it.It was a 2 hours parade,a long one!but it was a very nice parade. We got plenty of give aways given by the participants..candies,beeds and we got 2 stuff toys for my baby, a bunny and a big teddy bear.
Here some photos :
high school band
the tsu-tsu train..hehehe
pink pedal pushers
the 2 clowns
my Kiray and Kulas..very serious watching the parade..
My bolanon friend Gagiers shared me this tag...I took 2 pictures because the fist picture that I took is the dark one,you can't see me!!hehehe..only the screen of my pc, It is so dark because I already turn off the lights as my hubby and my baby are already sleeping. So i went to the bathroom and took another pic.. To Gagiers..Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed it!
Here are the rules:
1. Take a picture of yourself right NOW!.
2. DON'T change your clothes, DON'T fix your hair... Just take a picture.
3. Post that picture with NO editing.
4. Post these instruction with your picture.
5. Tag 10 people to do this.
Now it is my time to share this tag to : Biz Jenny,
Biz Flor, Grace, Jenny, Marly, Sunshine, Ruby, Tanners, Vicy, and Bob,
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I got this cute Blogger Christmas card from Mae, this is the prize I earn from visiting others blog.
I want to pass this cute blogger card to all bloggers who will visit my blog page.
Created by ronin at 11:38 AM
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I MISS YOU MEMENG!!!!
I feel sorry for my pet because I returned him to the animal shelter today. My hubby was allergy to him. He didn't tell me that he is allergic to cat! Since the cat was here he got sick! He didn't want memeng to be return back to the animal shelter right away co'z he thinks he will be used to it,so he sacrifice his self being sick. Last Thursday night, we almost go to the emergency room because he was out of breath.After what happened he decided to let go Memeng..I just hope that someone will adopt Memeng as he is a very nice cat,the animal shelter is not the right home for him.
To Memeng..Were really Sorry!
It's been a while I don't have any update with my blog. I was busy with my life in the past days, busy preparing for Christmas, decorating, did online shopping for gifts, which I don't like. Today we roam around, get few more gifts for family and friends and thank God it's all done.
I also send today Christmas cards and few stuff things for my family in the Philippines.I just hope they will receive it before Christmas. I still have to write Christmas cards for my family and friends here..grrrr...it sucks! I love to write but I don't like seeing my penmanship!! it's so eww!! plus I can't straight without a line!! My gracious!!!
For those who can receive Christmas cards from me! pls. don't mind the penmanship..it's the thought that counts.
This all for now, I still have to wrap the gifts that we bought.
Happy Weekend Everyone!!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I just arrived from Memeng's Vet.,supposed today he had to be neuter, but he have cold.The Vet. told me that they cannot neuter Memeng because he is sick.He have cold,runny nose and he is sneezing so badly.They just check up Memeng and gave him antibiotics for the cold. I will bring Memeng back for neuter after two weeks,if he had no more colds.
This all for now..I have to give Memeng his medicine.I want him to get well soon.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I was very excited when I heard about this Jackson Hole Adventures. Me and my hubby were talking about trying exciting adventure like rafting, but we didn't know where to find the nice place to do it. Now that I already know where to find it, I can't wait for summer to come.
I've been surfing the net looking information where to find a beautiful river to splash for.Then I find Jhwhitewater it is a forum site for people who wants to get information and share experiences on their Jackson Hole adventures.On this site you can get all the information and things needed for the selected adventure you choose of.At Jackson Hole you can find all the exciting adventures your looking for.From Fishing, Camping , Rafting and a lot more.So, what are you waiting for? Register and join the forum now.
Me and my Filipina friend Ate Myla,went to Williston yesterday.We visited Jen,another Filipina friend of ours who live there.Before we reached our destination We get lost first,hehehe.. Were busy talking, we missed the direction giving by the GPS as Ate Myla is a new driver.We ended up in a private property land!! LOL!! When we reached Jen's house she was outside waiting for us,we just all laughed!
We had a great time with Jen, we ate our lunch there,have some ice cream,pictorials,singing with the WOW videoke and sharing our happenings and sentiments in life..LOL!!ohh! and the yummy TORTA that Jen prepared for us.
It's really nice being around with other Filipinas, It was my first time going out with a Filipina friend. Most of the time I went out with my hubby and my Sister in law.
To Ate Myla and Jen..Thank you so much!! I really had a great time.
Me and Ate Myla With Jen's seven footer x-mas tree
Jen, Ate Myla, Me with my little noiser Kiray
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Today is our 4Th wedding monthsary and 19Th monthsary of being with each other.I gave him a monthsary card I made last night while waiting for him as he came home very late because he worked overtime.Glad he liked it! I am not really an artistic person but when ur in love you can do things that you never try doing before.
To my Hubby, my partner, my best friend,
I LOVE YOU MAHAL! FOR LIFE!! 5254. ..
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
After my trip to the health department yesterday, We went to the Animal shelter.Me and my hubby were planning of having a pet.I really wanted to have a pet dog but we already have one so we decided of having a pet cat or kitten.When we get inside the office of the Animal Shelter,I saw a big cat weights 20 pounds..as heavy as Kiray.I told my hubby I wanted to have a cat like that.He laughs at me because he doesn't want to have a pet that big!When we start looking at the cats and kittens I saw this regular size of cat which really look like my cat in the Phils.,the personnel told me that he is a friendly land laid back cat, I keep on looking and I can't decide which because I wanted to have that 20 pounds cat I saw in the office.My hubby like the little kitten, When i look at it..ahhh! she looks unhappy.The personnel told me if I really like to have that big cat,she can show me another one but not that one in the office because the one in the office is the official mascot of the Animal Shelter.So the personnel get the big cat..OMG!! whatta cat,I don't like him because he is not as cute as the one inside the office.I had a hard time choosing..but in the end I decided to choose the regular size cat that I saw first.Glad my hubby like it too as he is also looking for a laid back cat and a friendly one.
Doing the paper work for adopting a pet, sucks!! It took 2 hours!! I thought after choosing the cat we can take him home right away. I also thought that we will just pay a small amount for the cat, but I was wrong...It cost 70 bucks for the cat i adopted.
Now we have a new companion here at home.But I noticed one thing about my new cat, I did not heard him saying Meow!!! His name is Puff in the animal shelter but i called him Memeng, the Filipino way in calling a cat.
Puff "Memeng" Nichols
Me and my new pet Puff/Memeng
George, the animal shelter mascot
I had my td shot yesterday at Lecanto Health Department.It cost 60 bucks!Kinda expensive but the nurse told us that the shot is good for a lifetime.I just hate needles, so glad the nurse who gave me the shot was very nice but still it was painful..and until now it hurts a little.
Friday, November 14, 2008
I grew up as a music lover. I had a few collections of CD's and DVD's of my favorite artist. But in the past few months I was not able to get new CD's and DVD's as I am just here at home. I can only go out for groceries with limited time as my hubby doesn't like to go shopping because I will consume a whole day buying a few items.
Then I discovered SHOP.COM. On this site you can buy the latest and the hottest music in town right from the comfort of your home. They even let you play the entire track through their FREE Music shop player before you decide on getting one. This is really good timing for me because My Christmas wish is to have an ipod and a CD of George Strait, my favorite country singer. It's been a while I've been searching for his CD and now I finally found it only here at SHOP.COM. They also offers the latest technology of Electronics, Computers, Movies, Video games and anything you could think of u can find it at SHOP.COM
Hey gagiers! Thank you so much for this gift of friendship that u gave me.It means a lot.I still don't know how to pass this on,so for the mean time,I will just keep it here..Lol!!
And lovely are the blossomsThat are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishlyTo make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,Friendship's flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.
And, if the seed of friendshipIs planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,Friendship's flower will bloom for you
Created by ronin at 8:16 AM
Sunday, November 9, 2008
It was my first time attending a wedding here in the U.S. and it happens to be a Filipina.Me and my Hubby went to Bartow last Saturday,November 8, We attended a wedding of a Filipina friend I meet in WOF.Her name is Jemma and she is from Cebu.It took 2 hours to drive to Bartow,but despite of the long distance drive we still make it.It was a simple but very nice wedding.Me and my hubby had a great time.Now we have more Filipina/American couple friends plus we also meet another Filipina/American couples who happens to be Jemma's friend.The food was all American foods but i manage to ate it.
Here some Photo's:
Me and the Bride
New found Friend, Mariecil
The newly weds..Mr. & Mrs. Martin Duncan
Friday, October 31, 2008
On my wedding day, I carried my wife in my arms. The bridal car
stopped in front of our one-room flat. My buddies insisted that I carry her out
of the car in my arms. So I carried her into our home. She was then plump
and shy. I was a strong and happy bridegroom.
This was the scene ten years ago.
The following days were as simple as a cup of pure water: we had a
kid; I went into business and tried to make more money. When the assets were steadily increasing, the affection between us seemed to ebb. She was a civil servant. Every morning we left home together and got home almost at the same time. Our kid was studying in a boarding school.
Our marriage life seemed to be enviably happy. But the calm life was
more likely to be affected by unpredictable changes.
Dew came into my life.
It was a sunny day. I stood on a spacious balcony. Dew hugged me from
behind. My heart once again was immersed in her stream of love. This
was the apartment I bought for her.
Dew said, you are the kind of man who best draws girls' eyeballs. Her
words suddenly reminded me of my wife. When we were just married, my wife
said, Men like you, once successful, will be very attractive to girls.
Thinking of this, I became somewhat hesitant. I knew I had betrayed
my wife. But I couldn't help doing so.
I moved Dew's hands aside and said you go to select some furniture,
O.K.? I've got something to do in the company. Obviously she was unhappy,
because I had promised to do it together with her. At the moment, the idea of
divorce became clearer in my mind although it used to be something impossible to me.
However, I found it rather difficult to tell my wife about it. No
matter how mildly I mentioned it to her, she would be deeply hurt.
Honestly, she was a good wife. Every evening she was busy preparing
dinner. I was sitting in front of the TV. The dinner was ready soon. Then we
watched TV together. Or, I was lounging before the computer,
visualizing Dew's body. This was the means of my entertainment.
One day I said to her in a slightly joking way, suppose we divorce,
what will you do? She stared at me for a few seconds without a word.
Apparently she believed that divorce was something too far away from her. I
couldn't imagine how she would react once she got to know I was serious.
When my wife went to my office, Dew had just stepped out. Almost all
the staff looked at my wife with a sympathetic eye and tried to hide
something while talking to her. She seemed to have got some hint. She gently
smiled at my subordinates. But I read some hurt in her eyes. Once again, Dew said to me, He Ning, divorce her, O.K.? Then we live together. I nodded. I knew I could not hesitate any more.
When my wife served the last dish, I held her hand. I've got
something to tell you, I said. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the
hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had
to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the serious
She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me
softly, why? I'm serious. I avoided her question. This so-called answer made
her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a
That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she
wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly
give her a satisfactory answer, because my heart had gone to Dew.
With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which
stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She
glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. I felt a pain in my heart. The
woman who had been living ten years with me would become a stranger one
day. But I could not take back what I had said.
Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had
expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of
divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and
Late that night, I came back home after entertaining my clients. I
saw her writing something at the table. I fall asleep fast. When I woke up, I
found she was still there. I turned over and was asleep again.
She brought up her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from
me, but I was supposed to give her one month s time before divorce, and
in the month's time we must live as normal a life as possible. Her reason
was simple: our son would finish his summer vacation a month later and
she didn't want him to see our marriage was broken.
She passed me the agreement she drafted, and then asked me, He Ning,
do you still remember how I entered our bridal room on the wedding day? This
question suddenly brought back all those wonderful memories to me. I
nodded and said, I remember. You carried me in your arms, she continued, so,
I have a requirement, that is, you carry me out in your arms on the day
when we divorce. From now to the end of this month, you must carry me out
from the bedroom to the door every morning.
I accepted with a smile. I knew she missed those sweet days and
wished to end her marriage romantically.
I told Dew about my wife s divorce conditions. She laughed loudly and
thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she does, she has to
face the result of divorce, she said scornfully. Her words more or less made
me feel uncomfortable.
My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention
was explicitly expressed. We even treated each other as a stranger. So
when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son
clapped behind us, daddy is holding mummy in his arms. His words brought me a
sense of pain. >From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I
walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said
softly, Let us start from today, don't tell our son. I nodded, feeling
somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for a bus, I
drove to the office.
On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on
my chest. We were so close that I could smell the fragrance of her
blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this intimate woman carefully for a
long time. I found she was not young any more. There were some fine
wrinkles on her face.
On the third day, she whispered to me, the outside garden is being
demolished. Be careful when you pass there.
On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I seemed to feel that we
were still an intimate couple and I was holding my sweetheart in my arms.
The visualization of Dew became vague.
On the fifth and sixth day, she kept reminding me something, such as,
where she put the ironed shirts, I should be careful while cooking, etc. I
nodded. The sense of intimacy was even stronger. I didn't tell Dew
I felt it was easier to carry her. Perhaps the everyday workout made
me stronger. I said to her, It seems not difficult to carry you now. She
was picking her dresses. I was waiting to carry her out. She tried quite
a few but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses
have grown bigger. I smiled. But I suddenly realized that it was because
she was thinner that I could carry her more easily, not because I was
stronger. I knew she had buried all the bitterness in her heart. Again, I felt a
Our son came in at the moment. Dad, it's time to carry mum out. He
said. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had been an essential
part of his life. She gestured our son to come closer and hugged him
tightly. I turned my face because I was afraid I would change my mind at the
last minute. I held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the
sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and
naturally. I held her body tightly, as if we came back to our wedding
day. But her much lighter weight made me sad.
On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a
step. Our son had gone to school. She said, actually I hope you will hold me in
your arms until we are old.
I held her tightly and said, both you and I didn't notice that our
life lacked intimacy.
I jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was
afraid any delay would make me change my decision. I walked upstairs. Dew opened
the door. I said to her, Sorry, Dew, I won't divorce. I'm serious.
She looked at me, astonished. The she touched my forehead. You got no
fever. She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Dew, I said, I
can only say sorry to you, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring
probably because she and I didn't value the details of life, not
because we didn't love each other any more. Now I understand that since I
carried her into the home, she gave birth to our child, I am supposed to hold her
I am old. So I have to say sorry to you.
Dew seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then
slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove to the
When I passed the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet for my
wife which was her favorite. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the
card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until we are old.
This is my 1st Halloween here in the U.S.,tonight we will go for Trick or Treat.I can't wait to go out and experience it for the first time.Can't wait to wear my costume too!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
YULEE SUGAR MILL RUINS STATE HISTORIC SITE
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins were once part of a thriving sugar plantation owned by David Levy Yulee. Yulee was a member of the Territorial Legislative Council, and served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate after Florida statehood.
The 5,100-acre sugar plantation was operated by approximately 1,000 slaves. Crops grown included, sugar cane, citrus, cotton, and produce, just to name a few. Most of the plantation was deeded to Yulee by Spain during the Spanish occupation.
The most imposing feature of the plantation, was the sugar mill, located near the Homosassa River. The mill operated for 13 years, producing sugar, syrup and molasses. (Molasses was used to make rum.) The mill was abandoned during the Civil War and Yulee's plantation home, located down the river, was burned. The plantation and mill never recovered from the war.
During my visit to this small park you will see the ruins of this once prosperous mill. Still standing are the steam boiler, crushing machinery, and large cooking kettles (all shipped from Florida from New York) used to process the sugar cane. Also remaining are the stonework chimney, well and foundation all quarried and constructed by the slaves. A small oval pathway leads visitors around the ruins to interpretive plaques that explain how the system worked.
Across the street from the ruins is the park's picnic area. A six table pavillon is available to groups on a first-come-first-serve basis. Grills and picnic tables are also scattered throughout the picnic area. Restrooms are available. There are no fees charged to visit the park.
Good morning every one! Weekdays is almost over! Two more days and it's Halloween time!My hubby just left for work.I don't feel like going back to bed so I decided to turn on the PC.I woke up in the right side of the bed this morning,even though I was freezing to death..LOL!!I don't have winter clothes yet,So what my hubby did,he let me wear his long sleeve shirt,bathrobe and shoe.We will have our winter clothes shopping this weekend..yeah!! can't wait!!
Last night I was chatting with my best friend "my MOM" for 3 hours,I went to bed at 12 midnight. I really had a lot of fun talking to her and seeing her,I enjoyed hearing her jokes and her laughter.My brother and my niece was there also.She was admitted in the hospital 2 times coz of food poison,So glad she's doing well now.She enjoyed watching Kiray on cam.I don't want to say goodbye to them but I have no choice! How I wish she's here with me now.I'm looking forward of her being here with me.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We're ready for Halloween! We already have our pumpkin curb.Last Saturday we bought Halloween costume for our little princess.I was surprised because my hubby told me to choose costume too,I was confused if I have to choose or not because I am not sure if i will wear the costume as I am too shy about wearing them.This will be my first experience celebrating trick or treat , and my hubby want it to be a memorable one.I can't wait for Friday!
I just hope that my hubby can come home early so we can go for the trick or treat.
With our Pumpkins
Kiray with her pail..she can't wait too!
my pumpkin! I worked hard for it..!!
my Halloween costume
I'm freezing to death now,the temperature today is 40 degree,last night it was 37 degree,I feel like I'm inside the refrigerator.When I arrived here Florida last June, I can't wait for the winter as it was so HOT! now the excitement is gone.It is still fall but it is very cold already!How much more in the winter!!My hubby told me that tonight the temperature will be below 0 degree,OMG!!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Just got home from grocery shopping and we bought Pumpkin! 2 for 5 dollars.I was like a kid telling my hubby to choose for the big one and with a nice shape,but he did not listen..he just told me they're the same!We took pictures of the pumpkins and our little Kiray was terrified with the pumpkins,We let her touch the pumpkins but she cried..Poor Kiray! Tomorrow we will curb the Pumpkins and I'm sure she will be more terrified with it.this is all for now,tomorrow will be go to the flea market..Good night every one!! Happy weekend!!
Kiray is terrified with the pumpkins
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We went to the city last Saturday to see the museum,but it was close.Someone gave us a wrong info that the museum is open during Saturday.So we just took some pictures outside of the museum which is an old court house build in 1905.We saw a yard sale across the street sponsored by cancer survivors.I never been to a yard sale, so my hubby take me there.It was very happy,i find it very interesting,it's just like the okay-okay in the Philippines,but the difference is you don't have to okay as the items were displayed nicely.
I wanted to buy some items but my hubby told me that we have no cash...OMG!!! He only have 10 bucks for his hair cut.We continue looking around and there this one man,He looked at Kiray and he said to us,what a cute baby we have.He handed us a bear,he gave it to us for free! Then we continue looking,a woman looked at Kiray again and she was so amazed how cute Kiray is,she gave us a small chair for baby...WOW!! We were so flattered and happy.even though we have no cash we still have items that we bring home and we did not spend money for it..just our asset,our Little Kiray.
My hubby is showing the bear,it's cute,Kiray likes it!!
at the yard sale,im holding the free chair..hehehe
Me with my Kulas and Kiray
my hubby with our little girl
the old court house now a museum
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Friday, October 10, 2008
My hubby have some collections of stuff like cougar cars, star strek spaceship,old coins and this "ALIEN" stuff.At first I find it weird! He told me that before he put the big alien stuff in the car as his companion.Now this big alien stuff occupy our rocking chair.If we have some visitors the first thing they will see is this ugly looking alien setting on the chair,some likes it but most just freak out when they saw it.My daughter is scared of the mask,so every time she will not behave I will just wear the mask and she will cried to death.
Some of his cougar cars collection
two of his star strek spaceship,the others are hang in the shed.
Created by ronin at 7:11 AM