Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

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I’ve been very busy that I didn’t even notice the last photo challenge I did was outdated and not from last Friday’s. So I was pleasantly surprised to see this week’s delayed photo challenge: Mine.

There are a lot of things I’d like to call mine but this collection is the largest I have and one of my favorites. The ultimate goal is to be able to try cooking all of the recipes in these Yummy books. This is my Yummy cookbook collection, ready for all my experiments. 🙂

My Yummy Cookbook Collection

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

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September was a very busy month for me at work and I missed my blog so much. One of the things that I missed most is joining the weekly photo challenge. This time I’m back and excited to join this week’s challenge: Solitary

Last year we went on a vacation and while others were frolicking outside in the sun, we found the little one alone in the room. Alone and just staring at the phone.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

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I’ve been travelling to Cebu for work for more than 2 years now and I always look forward to my trips. Apart from being able to visit different beach resorts such as in Camotes and Sumilon, I find the work environment more laid back compared to Manila. Despite business and I.T. parks booming within the city, there’s still this rural feel. For this week’s photo challenge, they described Urban photography as something about documenting urban living space and how people adapt their environment to certain needs and vice versa.

I initially thought of featuring our home, it being at the heart of Quezon City’s entertainment district, but decided to feature the city that I is close to my heart.

As I said, I still feel that I’m in the province whenever I visit Cebu even if there are a lot of malls, restaurants and business districts that  closely resembles it to Metro Manila. It is one of the factors that still draws me every time. This shot was taken while we were on a “city tour” with my team mates. The rural feel to this is apparent to the old buildings and trucks and jeepneys on the road. There’s no fancy SUVs. No high rise buildings.

To Mandaue City

One of our offices is located at the Cebu Business Park and the buildings blend gracefully with the grass and trees. Walking from the hotel to the office is such as breeze when you have a view like this.

Pioneer House

Cebu is really urbanized that even our company is still growing its presence in the area. Definitely a mark of how people and cities adapt to changes and demand of the businesses.

Be Greater Than

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

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This week’s photo challenge: Wrong, brings a lot of different perspective and approach from bloggers. I remembered this photo that I took from a memo plastered in elevators around the condo. It was sort of a facepalm moment for me as soon as I saw this.



Our condo administrators are notorious for posting memos with wrong grammar but this is just…WRONG. I’m not sure who erased that word in the memo but I hope it’s not the admin people. I mean, if you knew there’s something wrong with your memo, wouldn’t you reprint this and avoid embarrassment? Well, it can also be that they didn’t see anything off with this and just posted away.

Until now, I’m not sure if there is a Sunday mass, as there’s no further notice. Maybe, we’ll just be surprised. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

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This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Growth. The first thing that came in my mind was Yui’s developmental growth. Out of all her milestones, I’m proudest of how she grew from a shy toddler into a babbling and inquisitive little girl. There are a lot of factors for this of course but I think one of the biggest is when she joined the Home Room playgroup.

March 2011

Moving up 2011

Moving Up Program 2011: A shy girl just standing on the side of the stage

March 2012

Moving up 2012

Moving Up Program 2012: Yui surprised everyone as she performed in front with the group

We wanted her to improve on her social skills and she joined the playgroup at 1 yr and 8 months as a shy, quiet girl. After 3 months, she was at the Moving Up program but was just standing on the side and with either mommy or daddy beside to guide her. In that Moving Up 2011, she got a “Most Observant” award. That was her personality then – just on the side, observing everybody and then tell all the stories from the playgroup when she gets home.

One year later, she surprised everyone when she performed all the songs in their Moving Up 2012 program. When they sang “Tomorrow”, she was in front at the middle and was singing wholeheartedly with all the actions. I couldn’t help but get teary eyed. Seeing how my little one has grown to be a confident child. This year, she got a “Most Inquisitive” award. It just shows how much she’s grown from the observant, quiet toddler into the inquisitive child that she is now.

Surely, the growth of our child/ren will always make any parent proud. And I am the proudest mom there is. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

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I came across the Daily Post blog just recently and spent the whole week thinking if I should join the Weekly Photo Challenge. I wanted my first time to be special so I kept thinking of what to post for that week’s challenge. I ended up thinking too long that the theme changed. Ha!

Then I saw this week’s photo challenge which is PURPLE. You see, purple is not really my favorite color but as the little one grows up, the color just stuck with our family. Yui has a lot of purple things and clothes because I think sometimes pink is just too much and too girly. Purple is just right. It’s cute but not too flashy. Eventually, when Yui started expressing her likes and dislikes, she just decided that her favorite color is PURPLE.

I wanted my first post in the weekly challenge to be special and what best way to join than posting a photo of my little girl in her favorite color, purple. 🙂

My little purple girl

The Little One