Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's October

and yes, the last entry I did was June...

i may not be writing as much as i want to, the thing is, i'm always here...

reading, contemplating and admiring those friends out there for sharing their thoughts. they got such inspiring and enlightening blogs.

i wish i could do more..

maybe soon.

after our next move..

yup, we're moving again.. ;)

to our new home.

i mean, to our veryyyy own home.

finally.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday


Consider this my past life.. I miss our home since we migrated here in Canada. This is what I usually do every time we visit our HOME SWEET HOME.. This outdoor photo shoot out was taken in our patio during one of my best moments with our dogs, Susie and Tsupapi..



The weather in Mississauga is generally cooler and it is such a a gift when the sun comes up and provides the Canadians with their much needed suntan.. not to us though but we surely enjoy the summer heat.. Our new life here offers us a brand new way to enjoy life as vibrant and colorful as my plants you can see in our terrace.


An outdoor shot of my daughter and hubby during our visit to a friend's house in Broomsgrove..





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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shadow Shots..



Photo shoot out with my daughter.. and this is one of best reasons why i begun to love blogging.. this gave us the chance to bond and enjoy our weekends together..





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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Why a Mediator with God?


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I seldom came to school without spending and offering my prayers to Mama Mary. Being borne Catholic and always away from my late mother because of her career, I had always find my refuge in HER grace.. I had graduated and studied in St. Joseph Parish School and I was really glad I did because this made me more closer to HER. My day would had never been complete without glorifying HER in my own special way..


Our Mama Mary

It is more perfect, because it is more humble, not to approach God for ourselves without taking a mediator. Our nature, as I have just shown, is so corrupted that if we rely on our own works, efforts and preparations in order to reach God and please Him, it is certain that our good works will be defiled or be of little weight before God in inducing Him to unite Himself to us and to hear us. It is not without reason that God has given us mediators with His Majesty. He has seen our unworthiness and our incapacity; He has had pity on us; and in order to give us access to His mercies, He has provided us with powerful intercessors with His Grandeur, so that to neglect these mediators, and to draw near to His Holiness directly, and without any recommendation, is to fail in humility. It is to fail in respect toward God, so high and so holy.

From True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort (TAN Books & Publishers, 1985)


Believe me or not, Mama Mary has been the constant companion and guide to all the 2L3B's endeavors..

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Past Time


The weather here in Mississauga is getting warmer.. Other than watching movies, shopping, food tripping and reading paperbacks during weekends, I begun to divert my attention now to gardening.


Gardening has been my hobby when we were still in our homeland. I had invested and planted various ornamental and flowering plants and surrounded our home with its scents and colors. It always warm my heart to see my plants grow. But because our career has moved us to various countries, I was not able to plant anymore...

Luckily here in Canada, families mostly spent their weekends at home and nearby parks when the weather permits. Canada initiates family-oriented lifestyle and this is why I begun to love this country now..

Our home back there sits on a sizable landscape. What I got here is a very limited space.. but this does not stop me from growing my own herbs..




..and my favorite english ivy, geraniums, ground orchids, jasmine, roses, fire crackers, and more..










Gardening now is my favorite past time and I love it.. How about you..?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

flash back

What did you do on MOTHER'S DAY??


I made sure to visit our Mama Mary to pray, praise and thank HER.. The Mother of all mothers and the whole humanity..


Night Out with the lovely moms in Red Lobster the night before Mother's Day.. Hearty meal and laughter with the best moms ever!




Shopping Spree with my daughter in Sherway Gardens.. with papa, our handsome chauffeur of the day..




Attended a seven pm Mass at our Parish Church. We took part in the mass offering and had our blessings from Rev. Father Don McPhee, our St Patrick Parish Priest.






Picked up our sons from work then headed to our ever-favourite Red Lobster for a Happy Mother's Day Family Dinner..






Then thanking the simple yet meaningful gifts from my loved-ones.. I am such a lucky Mom for having such a heart-warming family and friends who never failed to show love and affection..


Thank you MAMA MARY.... We can't never thank YOU enough..

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Push

Dakota Fanning made us bought this DVD movie.. and we never regret it.. such a cool movie to watch. Though it made me miss Hong Kong so much that I want to go back... :(



Push is an American science fiction movie about group of people born with superhuman abilities. They became part of the government's experiment in creating super soldiers using their psychic and supernatural powers. The scenes were mostly taken in various Hong Kong locations. A sci-fi thriller directed by Paul McGuigan starring our favourite child actor, Dakota Fanning.. She never failed to amaze us with her wit and stunning performances. Also in the film are Chris Evans, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Djimon Hounsou and other Hong Kong-based actors.

The movie featured the Hong Kong's famous skycrapers such as the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Building, Bank Of China Tower, the International Commerce Centre, The International Finance Centre, The Peninsula, Jardine House and the Central Plaza..

Hmmnnn, not so long ago I was there enjoying our home, my work, my Hong Kong office including my officemates, our weekly shopping spree and our life back there..

Those were the days..

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lucky..

I guess I can really consider myself lucky..

Why?

Well, what about having an office with a view..?



The view always perks me up especially now that Mississauga is really having a good weather... The sun shining, the flowers blooming.. hmmn, what more can I ask for..?



pay raise ;-)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

sick leave

the change of weather usually affects me. dry cough, colds and flu always struck me every time the weather changes..

China has four seasons which means i have to suffer four times a year when we were there..

and here i am in Canada, suffering not the same but worst cycle of congestion and pains... :(

'been away from our office since Monday. Thanks God I got a very kind boss who allowed me to stay home 'til I get better.

back to work on Thursday, i supposed?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

friends..


i'm home all alone... 3 kids went out to hang out with friends in M Studio.. hubby just had his gig in the same bar before going straight to his overnight shift..

and here i am in our bedroom... blogging while watching the oldest pilot episode of 'FRIENDS'..

whew, what a life.. :(


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Saturday, April 03, 2010

forgotten?

Nah, it hasn't been missed, actually it has been wonderfully celebrated, gracefully executed and lovingly shared with our love-ones, family members, friends and new-found friends..


It was such a magical day for me and my husband to finally met up in the altar and renew our vows after 25 years of being together as husband and wife..




Thank you Lord and Mama Mary for making our dream come true..







Officiated by Father Mardeo Reyes at the St. Catherine Of Sienna Parish Church, Mississauga, Ontario Canada, on March 21, 2010. Wonderful photo shots were a teamwork of talented husband and wife Raymond and Cristine Santos.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

lots

lots to say but no time to write.. and when i finally find the time, i got nothing to say or no longer inspired to jot it down..

life is really fun although sometimes it sucks and that's how it goes here in our new-found-land.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

finally..


Yeah, finally I'm beginning to get my grip to this new country we now call our home..

I just got back from the gym and shed 198 calories for a 30-min work-out in my favorite thread mill plus another 20 minutes in a row. I used to jog when we were in CHINA and i could reach over 3 miles jogging my trail along the neighborhood. I was not able to do it here when we first arrived. For many reasons such as getting a job, finding a home and now that everything is in place, i guess i gotta start with my old routine.. I am happy now that we are finally settled in the best home we could start with and finally having the jobs we highly hoped to have. God is so good.

Maraming Salamat Po.

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