Saturday, February 27, 2010

Camera Critters: Rooster

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What does a rooster sound make? Tiktilaok? Toktogaok?!

- In English it does: cock-a-doodle-doo
- In French it goes: cocorico
- In Dutch it's: kukeleku
- In German it's: kikeriki

Do you know any translation?
This one of my dad's roosters.....:)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Song From A Mom's Heart

This week's Mommy Moments theme is "Song From A Mom's Heart". So here's my entry for this week.

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When Akesha was little, the song that I love to sing is....wait, I don't know the! It goes this way..

Tulog na baby...tulog na baby...
tulog na baby ko...mahal ko....

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Amish People

How would you like to go to Indiana and visit the Amish Acres? Have you ever heard of Amish people? The first time I heard about them is when I arrived here in the US from the Philippines. I am very fascinated with their culture and tradition. Actually, I don't mind visiting them someday.

Where Did the Amish Come From?
The Amish originated with a group of Protestant Christians commonly referred to as the Anabaptists, or "re-baptizers." Baptism is the Christian rite whereby the initiate is symbolically cleansed of sin and is "re-born" into the faith. Infant baptism has become widespread in part because infant mortality has historically been high. The Anabaptists believe that infant baptism is invalid because an infant is incapable of understanding the meaning of the rite. The Anabaptists do not perform baptism until the candidate is old enough to make an informed decision and to accept personal responsibility.

The Amish came into being in 1693 when a group of Swiss Mennonites led by Jacob Amman broke from the main body of Mennonites over differences related to the celebration of Communion (a remembrance of Christ's last earthly meal) -- Amman wished to celebrate Communion twice per year, while the Mennonites celebrated it once per year; the Biblical command to remain separate from non-believers -- Amman wished to adhere to this separatism, while the Mennonites intermingled with non-believers; and the washing of feet (a display of humility) -- Amman wished to practice this ritual, while the Mennonites did not include it in their ceremonies.

Facing persecution from both Catholic and Protestant Christians, Amish in large numbers eagerly took up William Penn's offer of religious freedom in the American colony of Pennsylvania. Immigration to Pennsylvania began in 1727 and continued in earnest through 1770, settlement being concentrated in the Lancaster County area.

The Amish do not have church buildings. Perhaps because of early persecution, the tradition arose of worshiping in the homes. The home that will hold services is selected on a rotating basis, so all homes are equipped for conducting worship services. You can identify these homes today by the large number of buggies present on a Sunday morning.

The Amish settled into farming because this rural lifestyle made it easier for them to keep their distance from non-believers, referred to simply as "The English." Cities and towns have more of a tendency to become melting pots. As their numbers grew, Amish settlements were established in Ohio, Indiana and many other states, as well as in Canada. The establishment of new communities is ongoing.

The Amish speak a Low German, similar to Pennsylvania Dutch, among themselves. High German is used for church services, and English is spoken with outsiders.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet My Brothers

What's up folks!? It's manic Monday once again! My entry for Blue Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday this week is the photo above. I hope you can spot the blue and yellow colors....:)

Meet my 2 brothers. They are the sweetest and caring brothers in the whole wide world. I love you guys! Do I look like the youngest?!! I wish I have the same height with them....I still look dwarf even if I wore a 3-inch!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Mommy Moments: Valentine's Day!

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It's been a long time since I joined Mommy Moments meme and I've missed a lot of entries already. Anyhow, this week's theme is "Valentine's Day".

Our Pre-Valentine Celebration (more photos here)

Our celebration went pretty fine. We exchanged gifts, had a simple dinner and had some!. (More photos here)

Post- Valentine Celebration (Story/Photos here)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Role Models

Role Models

By Joanna Fuchs

You two are role models
for everyone who believes in eternal love,
for those who trust that there really is
a "one and only."
You are role models
for the benefits of a happy marriage
through unconditional love for one person
for fifty years.
You are role models,
showing that two are better than one,
that it is better to be a team
in facing life's challenges.
You are role models
for commitment, for caring,
for unselfish devotion.
May your love continue to be
a golden beacon for the rest of us.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Here's Akesha enjoying her moment while waiting in the hotel lobby. Photo was taken at Microtel Inn, Cebu Philippines.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Heart's Day & Kung Hei Fat Choi to All!

I would like to thank sis Rose and TeCes for sharing this Valentine tag...thanks a lot ladies!
Here are some simple mechanics:
1. Post this tag in your blog (multiple blogs allowed) with these mechanics.
2. Don’t forget to use the widget above linking to the
3. Post a photo of anything that has the color red.
4. Include also a saying or quote related to LOVE or the LOVE MONTH.
5. Tag as many as you can and instruct them to get back to
Arlene's site to leave their url if they have joined.

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I got this Valentine present from hubby a couple of years ago. I can't find the one last! I am tagging everybody! Come and grab it folks!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Camera Critters: Sparrows

The most common birds in the Philippines....sparrows! They're everywhere and is part of everyday life. I like them because they are so ordinary.
Photo taken: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines (January, 2010)

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

While On A Plane....

How's your Tuesday everyone! My Tuesday morning was a busy one. I have tons of clothes to fold...gosh! anyone who are willing to help...feel free to! Another Ruby Tuesday once again. My entry for this week are the photos below.
Traveling on a plane with a baby can be a frustrating, exhausting experience, especially when the baby stays awake for the entire flight. Glad Akesha is not a baby! Akesha is a good traveler. She always find ways to entertain herself.
Akesha and hubby built this one...looks pretty neat!
Despite of the 10 hour flight to Korea, Akesha had a great time and met a Korean girl. It looks like they enjoy each other's company. For more entries or would like to join us, just click the button above!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010


When we were in the Philippines, Akesha was able to spend some time with my little cousins. They can't get enough of Akesha. She was treated like a princess. It is funny to think of it because she never have that treatment from her cousins here in the US.
Anyhow, my aunt invited us to have a lunch and ice cream at their house. The kids came with us too. My aunt did not told us that they had a couple of ostrich. Gosh, these birds are huge. They run so a!