Share Your World 2013 – Week 43

Pile of gorgeous gifts

Pile of gorgeous gifts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you prefer to receive gifts or give them?

I love to give gifts and I would love to receive them as well.  However, if I really have to choose between the two then I would rather be the one to give than to receive gifts. I feel good when I give gifts. It’s not that I am being proud but the joy of seeing the happy faces of my family and friends or anyone whom I gave the gifts is priceless and satisfying.

If you could be given any gift what would it be?

Like Cee, I would want lots of money too 🙂 I want lots of money or just enough money to start my own business so that I can help my hubby earn and save money for our kids future. Then I can also help my family and in-laws later on.

If you had a shelf for your three most special possessions (not including photos, people or animals) what would you put on it?

  1. cellphone
  2. laptop
  3. mementos from friends/family

Would you spend the weekend in an abandoned house in the forest?

No, I don’t think so unless my family is with me and we don’t have a choice but to stay there at that time.

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Rolling Over

Dear Addy,

Hello baby!


While you were lying down on the bed yesterday morning, I noticed that you managed to turn to your side. I told you ‘very good Addy!’ like I always say whenever you do something good. I also thought, ‘Wow, my darling daughter is strong! For sure, she will roll over soon.’ I didn’t think though that it will happen on the same day.

Yes, to my surprise you rolled over yesterday afternoon and you are only 3 months and ten days!


I didn’t expect it so soon because your sister did it when she was more than 5 months old. Though I know that all babies do not develop at the same time, I still didn’t expect it.

Of course, I was so happy and proud of you. When I told your daddy about it and even showed him, he was also delighted.

After your first roll over, you were unstoppable. You kept doing it. When you get tired, you cry and that’s a signal for me to help you lie down on your back again.

Stay strong baby. Keep surprising me and daddy and grow up soon so that you can play with your sister who loves to shower you with kisses everyday. We all love you very much baby.



Dear Addy #3

Dear Addy,

Hello baby! You know at this moment while I’m writing this letter to you, you are sleeping nicely while you’re sister is playing next to me.

I wanted to write you at least once a month but I was too busy taking care of you and your sister (and our home too) that’s why I keep putting it off but today I told myself that I must write to you.

Days are flying by so fast and you are growing so fast too but I notice everything.

I noticed that your voice is becoming louder every day.

I noticed that you started communicating before you turn two months old (which was last month), you would smile, stick your tongue out, and try to talk whenever I am talking to you. I wonder what you were trying to say?

I noticed that 3 days ago, you started to lift your head while I was applying oil and massaging your back.

I noticed that you are well-behaved and not ‘crysome’. You usually soothe yourself by sucking your fingers and only cry when you want to be changed or when you are hungry.

And I am aware that in two days, you will be 3 months old. So I want to greet you now, advance happy 3 months baby! Mommy is so proud of you. I love you very much. Stay healthy and strong.

I have to stop now because your sister won’t let me continue. Grow up soon so you two can play together. I hope to write you again next month. Bye for now.

Love and kisses,


Weekly Photo Challenge – From Lines to Patterns


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Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Your Favorite Things to Photograph

My favorite thing to photograph is nature .

trees at the park

trees at the park


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Share Your World – 2013 Week 22

Here are the questions and my answers for this week’s SYW:

1. What was the last URL that you bookmarked?  

2. For relaxation, would you rather meditate, swim, walk, listen to music, write, read, yoga, qigong, or other?  I usually lie down and read something while playing instrumental or mellow music (that is of course if Abby is sleeping). If Abby is awake, then I just usually listen to music or play with her. Her laughs and giggles are contagious and it relaxes me.

3. You’re given $500,000 dollars, what do you spend it on? I will give the 10 percent to church then save half of the remaining in the bank for my kids’ education and invest the other half into something.

4. Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?  Yes, and yes.


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Daily Prompt : Tables Turned

Are you as comfortable in front of a camera as behind one? Being written about, as well as writing?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us DISCOMFORT.

English: Olympus E-420 DSLR, with the 25 mm 2....

English: Olympus E-420 DSLR, with the 25 mm 2.8 “pancake” lens which was released together with the camera. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, I am comfortable in front of a camera as behind one although I am not that photogenic.  When I visit a nice place, I want someone to take a photo of me while the beauty of that place can be seen behind me so that someday I can show my kids what I’ve seen and where I’ve been.

I like to be in front of the camera but I love to be behind the camera because then I get to choose what, which, and whom to capture. If the results are not good then I have no one to blame but myself. I’m not a pro but I just love to take photos of my family and capture those unforgettable, funny and great moments  of their lives. Of course I also love to take photos of other people, nice places, nature, and whatever I find interesting.


Writing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am not so sure if I want to be written about. I guess it’s okay if the writer is someone close to me either my  husband or my kids because they are the ones who really know me.

I love writing not because I am good at it but because I can express myself better in writing. I am not a very vocal person (though my hubby thinks otherwise) and not at all confrontational. I used to write and vent out my anger and frustration in my diary but then as I matured, I realized I don’t want to remember those ugly moments. So one day, I tore my diary into pieces and decided to write only positive words. I still get angry and frustrated at times but I don’t write about it anymore and if I do write about it, I make sure not to save it. Life is too short to be angry and frustrated besides it’s not good for my heart so I just let it go.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Pattern

Pattern – a repeated decorative design

pattern.jpgPatterned pathway behind my little darling…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Orange

I thought I can’t participate this week but fortunately I found these photos from my archives. Both photos were shot in India when I went there last year. These plants were from my mother in-laws garden.

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Sunday Post – Toys

Abby and her toys

Abby thinks that anything and everything her little hands can grab is her toy. One good thing about it is that she usually grabs it and shows it to me as if saying ‘look what I’ve got mommy!” Then I have the chance to remove it from her hand and replace it with her real toy.

Abby and her wooden horse toy

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