January 2012

Working Hard

We happen to pass by this place in IRRI Los Banos, Laguna when I requested for a copy of my transcript of records and my certificate from UPOU. Yay! Soon, I’ll receive my certificate after more than 3 years of waiting. 
 
The scene reminds us of hard work. Planting rice is no joke. Being exposed to sun the whole day, your feet soaked in muddy water and your back breaking posture while planting, it’s definitely hard work. An ordinary farmer who plants rice is paid lower than the prevailing minimum wage. (That’s what I know). So sad to think that one can’t even buy a sunblock with that wage. But what can a farmer do? 
 
    “All hard work brings a profit, 

   but mere talk leads only to poverty.” – Proverbs 14:23

 
May the Lord bless our land and our farmers. 

 
 

Fascinated by Airplanes

My son is obsessed with airplanes. He’s been busy doing this paper model for the past few days or weeks already. Many times I would see him getting out of the house just to watch the airplanes flying above our area.

One day, while waiting for my kids who were swimming, I happen to watch and observe planes that are passing by every 5-10 minutes. This one caught my camera and my son said, “that’s the one I am making.”

Adrian is still consistent on what he wants to become, a pilot. I hope he’s going to fly commercial planes and not fighter jets.
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Digging some old photos, I came across this one.
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I’m Back!

After hibernating for about two years, our blog site has now resurrected! I will be inviting my kids & husband to contribute from time to time. It has always been my goal to update this site but I don’t know what happened. I will just backtrack from the time I stopped just like in the movies.

So to start anew and since it’s the love month, I’d like to touch on one of the 5 love languages – Quality Time. As a family, we love going out and spending time with or without plans. Spending quality time is really a must for our family. We make sure that even if our weekdays are full with individual schedules, our weekends definitely are always busy (I figured out now why I have tons of chores every Monday).

Last week was one of those outdoor fun activities we had. We went to Ogden to see their Winterfest Activities. We’ve learned that they brought tons of snow (460 large dump trucks) from different areas such as Hinckley Airport and paved them up along the 25th street for the event. This was their 2nd year hosting the event and about 12,000 spectators went in the two-day event.

We spent more than 4 hours and we had so much fun. There were too many activities that we don’t know which one to go to. We spent more time with the sled and ski and was distracted by the food booth that’s why we missed the skijoring competition. Skijoring is a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse.

We started off with watching the Toboggan (Sled) Parade mostly by sponsors. One of them is Coca Cola, thus we have this photo of the Coca Cola Polar Bear.

Then, sledding. Notice how high was the starting point. It’s as high as the traffic light.

We took the opportunity to try cross country skiing with skis, poles and shoes provided by Weber State University.

There were many activities happening simultaneously like snowmobile racing, polar bear swim event, flag football competition. Other activities include junior jazz basketball, 5K run, ski-bike race, live music, dog show, human dog sled race. Plus the many booths that served yummy food. We tried Hawaiian chicken barbecue, pulled pork sandwich, the very popular ribbon fries with cheese and a big buffalo burger.

After the event we went home exhausted but happy. We’re glad we went to Ogden that day.