Photo Hunt: Bright
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bright day in the metro
one bright day
bright lights at the Fully Booked bookstore
bright light used for a tv shoot in our home
bright kid....ha ha ha
Saturday, June 28
Tuesday, June 24
Here's first few paragraphs of the article. Check the rest of the story here.
Most of the villagers stayed indoors. But after dawn one man stole outside. He drove to the army headquarters in Jolo, the island's main town, where he alerted military officers to the terrorists' route and their likely destination. The next day a Philippine marine reconnaissance platoon ambushed Janjalani in his jungle hideout, killing the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist and delivering what authorities believe was a crushing blow to Abu Sayyaf's morale.
That operation took place nearly 22 months ago. News photos at the time showed the informant, code-named Chief, with his face blotted out, posing beside the $5 million cash reward. Most people assumed he was headed for a new life overseas, where the terrorists could not find him. But today Chief, wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap as his only disguise, is sipping a soda at the home of a Filipino general on Jolo Island, not far from his village where he still lives. For the authorities, Chief's decision to stay is one of many signs that Abu Sayyaf is on the run. "They suspect me, definitely," he says of the Islamist group's dwindling membership. "They have tried to kill me. But I never thought of leaving Jolo. I know the armed forces will protect me. And if I leave, the terrorists will suspect me more. They will come after my family." Chief says he doesn't regret what he did. "I didn't do it because of the money. I felt it was my duty to protect myself and other people. My motivation is peace."
Saturday, June 21
Photo Hunt: Water
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view of the Manila Bay water
water's too cold, kids retreating to the shore (Pagudpud Beach, Ilocos)
water from the Niagara Falls
water on the pool
the water shower at Serendra
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Wednesday, June 18
I also attended another business opportunity conference with Reliv Company (dealing with health products) at the Hotel Intercon last weekend with my kids and my sisters. Will post about it next time.
So I would be juggling my time with 3 kids in school, home schooling, our business and house chores. I hope I'll still have time for blogging.
Here are some random pics I took, planning to use them for Photo-Hunt or Weekend Snapshot but never got the time to post in time.
Pio getting ready for the flag ceremony
Pio's 1st day in school, the youngest in Grade 1, he's only 5 yrs. old
Nicole on her last day of ice skating lessons at MOA
Gabbie with idol, Hannah Montana at SM
Architect Rachy Cuna's floral art work at the hotel lobby
Gabbie's Mickey on a hanger
the long queue at National Bookstore
Bea the Mannequin
my sisters Chic and Yae with Hotel Intercon's trusted guard-dog
Monday, June 9
For WS, see the random pics I've taken last weekend.
the goose and the ducks...our farm pets
our ducks have grown so fast...who wants one?
see how the mother hen protects her chicks...
rainbow on the sky
3rd day- full bloom
Saturday, June 7
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the pet on his bad hair day
Friday, June 6
500g/ 2 cups white sugar
250ml/ 1 cup vegetable oil
5ml/ 1 tsp vanilla extract
900g/4 cups all purpose flour
5ml/ 1 tsp baking soda
500ml/ 2 cups sour cream
2 cups blueberries
Wednesday, June 4
I would write down in my small notebook topics that I should write about aside from my daily activities or memorable experiences in the past and of course my kids' milestone on their growing up years. Now that I have my online journal, I am overwhelmed with so many benefits I get from blogging. I get to meet new friends, see wonderful places online, learn new things and make money so easily. Yes, blogging also meant extra moolah for bloggers like me. That's when I discovered Bloggerwave, one of Europe's biggest advertising media. It gives bloggers opportunities to earn while enjoying the thing they so love to do which is writing or simply put, blogging. Signing up is as easy as setting up a blog. Check it out.
Sunday, June 1
wanna go wall-climbing?
the boating lagoon...
the view, who would think it's in the city...
come on mommies, you can all make it to the top....
boy in yellow going downstairs is my son who went up again for the 2nd time
see, that's Cookie with her kid Gaby....and the view from upstairs
(Shell Flower Terraces)
resting and posing after climbing 130 steps....
kids on the log....
mommies with kids, all smiles (busog na eh, burp...)