Quick Glimpse of LA Central Market

I arrived LA on a Monday morning.  After my friend picked me up from the airport, we proceeded to Holywood hills for that Hollywood sign “signature shot.”  Imagine, all the way from the airport.  I was still on my leggings and long-sleeved blouse.  The sun was surprisingly up there and giving us his heat in full glory.  I thought it was just alright but when I saw other tourists in their pp shorts and then they removed t-shirt for a selfie post, to show their friends that it was really hot in there, then I felt so out of place. lol!

From there, we proceeded to town.  My friend and sis have some business to do near the Central Market, so I was just a happy tag along.  I took some photos from my camera but it was not yet transferred to my laptop, so allow me to share what my sis took. While going around, I also noticed some jewelries for sale which I think looked similiar like the ones I saw at http://www.joyjewelers.com. I then thought that since I just arrived, it was not yet so interesting.

Here’s a me while we were about looking for lunch —

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On our way back, we passed by this apartment with a grand facade —

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More photos from my camera. All these photos were taken by my sister. Including this “more of me” with Errol :)

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Tada for now!

September 19th, 2014 by admin  | No Comments


Once we were both students in uniform

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We haven’t done this again in many years. This is a photo of us when she was still in the 2nd grade and I was enrolled in the Nursing course. Presently, we are both students but only herself in uniform since Graduate school students are not required to wear AUP’s uniform in off campus classes. Her uniform now is like the one I am wearing in this photo.

This photo reminds me that soon we should do this again. Dimple in her uniform while I’ll be wearing my office uniform. :) This post serves as one of my Throwback Thursday this week.

September 10th, 2014 by admin  | No Comments


Some Joys in Friendship

Thanks to the donors!

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Sa uulitin. (till next time) :)

The ice cream bar was sweet and both the donors are also sweet. What a sweet life.

September 5th, 2014 by admin  | No Comments


Wanted Music Room

My daughter is almost halfway through the school year and one thing I am bit bothered about is herself not being enrolled in a music class.  She told me at the start of the year that she wanted to enroll. But I haven’t found any teacher.  The other night, we were talking about it and I asked if she can still remember reading notes.  And she replied, “of course!” How I wish that there is a musician’sfriend.com outlet here in town. There are shops like them that adjacent to their building is a convenient music center where interested individuals can learn to play music instruments.

Anyway, it’s Sabbath and I am inspired to listen to this praise song – Shout to the Lord!

September 5th, 2014 by admin  | No Comments


A Birthday Trip/Treat

For the past two years, I’ve been wishing that I will spend my birthday somewhere – far from home.  It was just a wish because in 2012 & 2013, the Management Review was scheduled right on my birth date.  It feels just like any other day of the week because I’m at work, in fact very busy at work. Though there is one thing I love about it – the food at lunch.  It feels like I am celebrating it because of the food serve – a buffet lunch. Last year, I promised that I am going out on my 2014th birthday.  But a few months after mom’s death in January, I just knew I cannot travel for financial reasons.  Mom pitch in the expenses for home stuff and also my blogging has gone down the drain. .

Good thing this year, the TUV-SUD re-cert audit was scheduled on the first week of July so I was sure that there would be no Management Review on my birthday.  :) Few weeks before my birthday, my friends were planning to go somewhere.  I did not know or maybe I just failed to read more details that my friend Ching (I met here during the WAT3) is inviting friends to join her in a trip to Siquijor.  I really wanted to get away even for few days so deep in my heart I was praying that God may grant me my birthday wish — a travel and money to finance my trip.  So when Alex invited me to go along with him, I said yes.  When I explained to him about my financial situation, he said “no problem”, and he will help with the fare.  I said yes again even though I have not filed a leave yet.  God answered my prayers through Alex.  He helped me make the trip but  I know I owe him big time. lol! So here are some of my “me” photos during the trip:

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Excited to reach Dumaguete!

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At the St. Isidore de Labrador Church in Lazi
now knows as San Isidro Labrador Parish Church

(photo taken by Ching)


At Cambugahay Falls in Lazi

Huge thanks and lots of <3 <3 <3 to:

Alex for asking me to come along and made this trip possible for me
Ching for the company, the sweets & the deluxe accommodation at Hotel Essencia in Dumaguete
Regine for the new friendship

I wish us more travels together in the future. Where’s that? Apo Island na!

I will be sharing more posts in the days to come.  Here or at my travel blog – Pinay Travels

July 30th, 2014 by admin  | No Comments


Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy 72nd  Birthday, Mama!

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Today is fondly remembered by all of us at home.  We could just imagine what you would be saying or what you would be doing if you are still with us here.

I had a tiring day even if you are not here and even if I have not cooked anything special.  I can then imagine that you would be a helping hand to me in spite your frail heart condition because you do not want me to be so tired with home chores because you often see me come home from work tired.  Di bale tired ko Ma as long as naa ra unta ka diri.  But that is not the case now, so I am still learning that you are not here anymore that we cannot discuss life anymore…and so many more.:)

I still cry Ma and I do not know when will I get used to the fact that you are not here anymore.

I miss you tons…

Hugs tight.


July 20th, 2014 by admin  | No Comments


I love Cupcakes and the Song/Singing is Just so cute too!

Video is not mine
I just love to share this because it is just too cute not to be able to share it here in my blog :)


July 17th, 2014 by admin  | No Comments


I Commit this Day

By:  Max Lucado

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

To these I commit my day.
If I succeed, I will give thanks.
If I fail, I will seek His grace.
And then, when this day is done,
I will place my head on my pillow and rest.
- Max Lucado

My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. II Corinthians 12:9


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Thank you Day Spring Devotions for sharing such inspiring thoughts.

July 14th, 2014 by admin  | No Comments