BASKETBALL HOOP TOY

This picture bellow is the basketball hoop toys of Vince. He saw this toy in SM Toy Kingdom. I bought one for him it is very affordable it cost 100 pesos only. It is made of plastic materials with a combination of attractive colors. I think this basketball hoop is good for Vince for the reason that when he feels alone, he played ball without playmate. He was very happy when I bought this basketball hoop. My hubby fixed in our house when we got home so Vince can play right away.

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FUN RUN, takbo para sa libro….

This is my first time to join a fun run, although jogging and aerobics are one of my sport. The one reason why I join the fun run because my hubby invites me to join this, because of his company is compulsory to join this fun run. The registration fee is cost P450-16k, P350-10k, P250-5k and P200 for 3k.  It started in SM City Lucena at 4:45am assembly time. The topic is Takbo Para sa Libro, run for the future…..give them a chance. This fun run helps and supports the students.

 Fun run is the one good running exercise that gives benefits to the body like it strengthens the heart, it lowers blood pressure, it increases lung capacity, it conditions muscles, it regulates the bowel; for the mind benefits it reduces stress, it diminishes depression,  it encourages focus, and it develops confidence. 

Anyway some of the sponsors like the silver swan give a kit to all the participants. And the pocari sweat is a mineral water that drunk everyone after the fun runs. 

THANKS FOR THE BLESSING

Blogging is very familiar to me, I am excited to have a blog though but I don’t have enough knowledge on how blogging works. I heard  there is money in blogging so I am giving it a try. My SIL who owns living the beauty of life  inspires me to make my own. Anyway; my first blog will share about everything. I will continue to write everything like my day to day activities including foods, places, me as a wife and alike.  I really enjoyable to make my own blog and to visit other blogs. I’m beginning to love the world of blogging unlike before I have no time, idea, and I’m not interested. My SIL is the one who always teaching me on how to join the contest and give me more ideas on how to promote and get traffic.

Anyway, I will continue to join any contests. I once won in a contest online. I remember, I opened my email account I am greatly honored and joyful to get an opportunity to win $160, thanks for the blessing. This contest gave me an inspiration to search for more online contest. At the same time works and continue to my blogging career :-). Thanks for my SIL because that time I don’t know what to do, and I need to have a sideline income. For now I really enjoy blogging and I will  continue my blogging career as long as I am happy.

BANANA CUE

Banana cue is a kind of Filipino snack that are deep-fried bananas and coated in caramelized brown sugar. There are different kinds of banana and the one used in banana cue is saba. I took a picture of these banana cue’s while the vendor is selling at home, it cost Php 8 pesos. This is  perfect for snacks because banana have many vitamins like Vit. A, C, E, B, and potassium, and it’s best for a healthy diet. Banana fruits widely  sell in the market at affordable price. 

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VINCE IS TURNING 2

Vince is turning 2 this coming June 18, he is a bright kid. Last time I bought color wheel and ABC chart for Vince. I will be starting to teach him on counting from 1 to 10 by using his finger. I will teach him to recognize the  different colors,  study the ABC chart so he will be able to familiar alphabet at the same time learns different words associated with each letter.

Vince is always watching youtube; her favorite to watch are about Jollibee, and any cartoons movie. I felt that he is addicted already, before he could watch  I need to see it first or else it might give negative effect to him. Anyway, he started to count using his fingers :-), he speak stammer but I understand what he said. I really enjoy teaching him because at his age he memorizes what I am teaching to him everyday.

 Everyday Vince is always eager to learn new things but sometimes it is difficult to get his attention but I am not pushing him because he might get tantrums. Teaching at his age is really fun and we just considered it as a kind of playing. 

VINCE WITH HIS SPONGE BOB BALLOON

Yesterday my hubby, Vince and I, went to Pasayahan festival in Lucena City. In the sidewalk of Lucena there are many vendors and entrepreneurs selling different items and foods.  Vince saw the balloonman so I got one for him, he chooses the sponge bob balloon. He is really happy when handed this balloon. This is perfect for Mellow Yellow Monday so I am linking this post to them.

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MAINIT HOT SPRING RESORT, TAYABAS, QUEZON

This summer, many people are busy to find the beautiful places in everywhere for summer vacation. They have many tourist spot somewhere in the Philippines. One of the most attractive place or resort in Quezon, Province is Mainit Hot Spring Resort it is undeniable because it is natural warm water, came from called bukal. Mainit Hotspring in Tayabas, Quezon it’s a wonderful place to relax and enjoy  for summer vacation, some of the pools there, have a  roofs and all the water pools have a natural warm water’s came from bukal.  This resort located at Brgy.  Silangang Palale, Tayabas, Quezon, along the road going to Mauban, Quezon.

Our family members decided and choose this resort and enjoy feeling the warm water. Anyway about the entrance fee, it’s cost Php 90.00 or $2, for adult, children, and babies. Yes baby have an entrance fee:-). The opening time starts at 7am in the morning until 4pm only, no overnight, no hotel, unlike the other resort.     The natural’s warm water came from bukal is the best for acne, or any skin disease.

I really amazed the steam bath house, the falling water is warm came from the bukal. Before you entering, you need to drink 2 glass of water to prevent the dehydration of your body, you’re not hungry, and you stay not more than 30 minutes. After that, you feel was really good and were lost the cold of the body. This is the one good attraction of this resort.

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HAGISAN NG SUMAN IN TAYABAS, QUEZON

Every month of May have many places celebrates the festival. A small town of Tayabas, Quezon they celebrate the number one tradition in Mayohan sa Tayabas or it is famous hagisan ng suman every 15th of May at 3:00 in the afternoon. The hagisan ng suman and other pabitin as their sweet celebrating as yearly panata or sacrificial devotion to San Isidro, Labrador, was a Spanish day laborer known for his goodness toward the poor and animals. He is the Catholic patron saint of farmers and of Madrid and of La Ceiba, Honduras.

Anyway about the hagisan ng suman parade is one opportunity to share the prosperity of people.  They have bundles of suman pabitin or display in front of house. As the image of San Isidro Labrador passes by pabitin should implied of its colorful display of abundance, which further suman, includes banana, buko, pineapple and other summer fruits. Hagisan ng suman is full of joy for both the giver and the receiver.

 This picture below when my family make a suman or sticky rice.

ST. ANNE MOTHER OF MARY IN SILANGANG MALICBOY, QUEZON

Saint Anne also Ann or Anna, from Hebrew Hannah, meaning “favor” or “grace” of David’s house and line, was the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ according to Christian and Islamic tradition, base on my research on wikipedia. My hubby and I attending the Novena in this church who answers our prayers and St. Anne give the miracle to all the devotees and people who faith and trust for her. The Novenas are held every Tuesday and there is a particular dedication or blessings. My hubby and I attending every 5:00 pm in the afternoon which is Pagsisiyam Kay Santa Ana.

This candle in this photo have a meaning based on their color, you can put pink color for the couple wish to have a baby or para sa mag asawang gustong magkaanak. The blue candle is for the sickness o sa  mga may sakit. Violet is for the soul or sa mga kaluluwa. The green color is for the other wish.

Here is the way to go there:  From Pagbilao, just follow the National Highwaygoing to Atimonan. Go past the Y-junction at Binahaan by taking the left branch. After KM post 148, notice that the road goes straight for a long stretch. Go past LocohinBridge(BinahaanBridge). In the vicinity of where KM post 149 used to be is a right turning curve. Along this curve is MalicboyBridge. After the bridge, the road goes straight again for as far as you can see. Then the road comes with a a left turning curve.

Along this curve, find St. Anne Shrine on the left side. Also in the same vicinity is the Barangay Hall of Silangang Malicboy which you would find to your right. You must exercise extra caution when driving to the parking area or walking across the road, since this part of the highway is a “compound curve”, meaning after the left turning curve, a right turning curve immediately follows. It other words, be cautious of incoming vehicles and the ubiquitous motorcycles.

 

The image of St. Anne Church and the candle garden. (St.Anne Parish and Diocesan Shrine)

LUCBAN QUEZON PAHIYAS 2012

The town of Lucban Quezon is known as the famous pansit lucban, langgonisang lucban, and Pahiyas Festival.  The Pahiyas Festival is celebrated in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. Every 15th month of May this is the one of the Philippine’s most colorful festival and tourist attraction. They change the route of Pahiyas Festival every year, for the reason that to give other houses to decorate. They have a Pahiyas Festival Decorations contest,  the grand prize is cost P 100,000.00, the first price is cost Php 80,000.00, second is cost Php 60,000.00 and the third is cost Php 15,000.00 and they have more consolation prices which is cost Php 5,000.00. The most familiar to all is the colorful kipping decoration it is made of rice with a leaf-shaped wafer design. Most of the houses have a colorful kipping decoration. It is the one decoration that gives the shining and fantastic Pahiyas Festival.  I know that the best time to watch the Pahiyas is early in the morning because you can see the procession of the image of San Isidro that will pass along this route, as if blessing the families and for plentiful harvest during the coming planting season.

My hubby and I went to Lucban, Quezon at 6:30 pm it’s almost 30 minutes from our town of Pagbilao, Quezon.  The houses of Lucban are decorated with fruits, vegetables, kipings, carabao which is symbolized the farmers, the different decorations when you see the lifestyle in the farm.   They have much beautiful attraction; I want to take a photo of  full view  houses decorations but they have many people to captured and walk.

Here are some photos taken.

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GRAND PRIZE
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1st price
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2nd price
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3rd price
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Consolation price
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Other decoration

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