Thursday, July 31, 2008

An Afternoon Trek at the Park

This picture was taken a few years back. My sister in law visited us for a vacation and we brought them to the La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City.

Day Out

It was a wonderful break. We got to spend time with family and at same time unwind from the daily pressures of work.

We all need a break in order for our systems to revitalize. Its a natural law of life. One day in a week was the recommendation, as God did after the six days of creation. Yet somehow we tend to ignore it's importance because of our busy schedules.

I myself am guilty of it.

Probably it was meant to be that I have unearthed this picture. Not only do I get a nice material to post... I also got the chance to redeem the precious time.

What a blessing for you and me. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Life Quest receives an Award


Tony from Blind Faith and Jena Isle from Clamor of Kalinga awarded me the Arte Y Pico.

Its a great honor to receive this award. Thanks Tony & Jena Isle!

The Arte y Pico award was created and to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity and their talents, also for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium. When you receive this award it is considered a "special honor". Once you have received this award, you are to pass it on to 5 others.

The rules for passing this honor on:

1) Pick 5 blogs that you would like to award this honor to.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. http://arteypico.blogspot.com.

Here is my list of recipients:
1. KML from PhotographybyKML
2. Mharia from Wanderings
3. Lizza from Life's Impression - the paper vision
4. Petra from Blooms & Blossoms
5. A. from A Changing Life

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Souvenir Stop Over

Whenever we go to a new place or a tourist spot, its always part of the itinerary to drop by a souvenir shop. Just like this one in Baguio City. There were a wide array of items up for sale. My friends went out to buy stuffs while I just enjoyed looking at the colorful clutter.
baguio goodies..For me, this photo is souvenir enough.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Is it a Good Time to Fly?

Heavy clouds covered the sky. Rain poured heavily that afternoon. I wondered how closely the Air Traffic Controllers were monitoring their radars and weather indicators.

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Times like this is like when market situations are difficult in business. This is when we give a sharper look on indicators. Especially now that all inputs are sky rocketting while markets are dwindling, the bottom line is forever challenged. But as long as the data is acurate, a good forecast can be made. The course can be plotted on how the business can soar.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Glimpse of the Horizon

During one of my trips to Cagayan de Oro City from Manila, the pilot struggled to pass a cloud layer. We experienced jolts of air pockets and turbulence, but when we breached through, the flight was again stable. Upon reaching the designated altitude, a beautiful view of the horizon was visible.

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Its a wonderful view being sandwiched between the clouds. It gives another perpective. Such is the transformation we get when we experience life situations, after all the trouble and the struggles, we tend to grow and see things in a different plane.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Focus

As part of our team building activity, our group went to ZOObic Safari after taking the survival trek at Subic Bay's JEST Camp. One of the main attractions was called the "Tiger Safari" where you'll visit an enclosed area on a jeep where tigers are free roaming in their natural habitat. We bought some chickens to draw the tiger's attention.
Focus

Did you know that Tigers consume about 10kg (22lbs.) of chicken in a day. Such fierce creatures. Just look at those eyes. 100% focussed and they are so relentless until they get what they want...
Tiger

...And so can we if we go for our goals with such intensity.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tilted Reflections

This shot is not my original composition. Maiylah did it first with her S3IS (She was too kind to lend me her 450D. lol!) Anyway, what caught my attention from this angle was how the clouds' reflection tilted from the view of the car window.

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Sometimes, the same situation happens when we do reflect on things. Especially when our thoughts are taunted by a stimulating idea. Afterwards, we tend to see things in a different light and viola...a new paradigm is created.

Reflection helps us refocus our energy. Learning from the paths that we have traveled and preparing ourselves for the continuation of the journeys that we have chosen.

Magic Lamp of Luck

Got tagged today by Maiylah; she’s passing on to me the Magic Lamp of Luck!

Here’s what she posted …

Alakazam!

The mighty Genie King and the beautiful Genie Princess from the magical Land of Faraway are back! Upon escaping the clutches of their Evil Master after being held captive for 1000 years, the magical genies have been busy flying on their Magical Flying Carpet, granting wishes and spreading love throughout the blogosphere.

And now, the genies are back with a special gift for everyone! Behold the sacred, Magic Lamp of Luck! With this magic lamp, your blog will enjoy much good luck and fortune, warding off all things evil lurking around in the blogosphere. We would like to share this magic lamp with you so please pass on the Magic Lamp of Luck to those in need of some good luck. Remember, do not be greedy or unkind, evil or vengeful and good luck & fortune will always be with you! Join us on another exciting magical adventure as we spread goodwill and good luck to one and all!

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1. Add your site(s) to the list once you have received the Magic Lamp of Luck.

2. Pass on the Magic Lamp of Luck to as many people as you like. After all, everyone needs some good luck!

3. Leave a comment HERE once you’ve passed on the Magic Lamp of Luck. Once the Genie King and Genie Princess have visited your site to make sure your links are complete and proper, you will then be added to the Master List.

4. To ensure everyone receives equal link benefit, please UPDATE your list regularly!

1-Mariuca 2-First Time Dad 3-Mariuca's Perfume Gallery 4-Emila's Illustrated Blog 5-The Other Side of Emila 6-My Sweet Escape 7-Bay Head Blog 8-Roxiticus Desperate Housewives 9-LadyJava's Lounge 10-Petty Ramblings of a Petty Queen 11-The Real Deal 12-Pinay Mommy Online 13-Perpustakaan 14-LadyJava Life's Pages 15-Make Money Online 16-Cat Tales 17-LadyJava's Food Paradise 18-Being Woman 19-Spicybug 20-Biz-N-Honey 21-Aeirin's Collections 22-Sasha Says 23-Project Heavy Traffic 24-Picture Clusters 25-My Wanderings 26-Maiylah's Snippets 27-Moments of Colours 28-Life Quest 29-BigMoneyList 30-The Best Parts 31-Morphed 32-Buhay Pinoy 33-Galatayo 34-Blogging Tips 35-Apples Of The Eyes 36-My Own Utopia 37-Sasha's Corner 38-Under One Roof 39-Say Cheese 40-A Great Pleasure 41-A Life in Bloom 42-Because Life is a Blessing 43-Digiscraptology 44-Xixi 45-Ode to Adrienne 46-CrankyDave 47-Simple Life 48-Dew Drops 49-The Journey 50-Mastering Your PC 51-Day Break 52-A Little Girl Talk 53-Mom Knows Everything 54-Day to Day 55-1 of a Kind Wis 56-It's a woman's world! 57-Breather 58-Photo Hook 59-Letterbox 60-Asian Mutt International 61-Dream Doe Philosophy 62-MommyAlehs Up-Close And Personal 63-Livin' the Life! 64-Restnrileks 65-English Corner 66-English Grammar 67-Bodybuilding & Fitness 68-Everything you need 69-One Stop Games 70-Blockbluster Movie Trailers 71-Bodybuilding & Human Growth Hormone 72-World of Tennis 73-Men's Health & Tips 74-Internet Marketing Strategy & Tips 75-Latest Technology 76-Tentang Binaraga 77-Berita Seputar Selebriti 78-Panduan Kesehatan 79-Insurance For You 80-Crissy's Zone 81-Crissy's Library 82-Crissy's Haven 83-sHeNzEe's wOrLd 84-Voice Of The Spirit 85-Best Cuisine Recipes 86-Stand My Ground 87-SeeNRead 88-This Is A Miracle 89-I AM KCAT 90-Traipsey Turvey 91-GBeX & DOm 92-Spun By A Seanachie 93-ISL Family 94-D' Cooking Mudra 95-'Story' the Great 96-UmmiRosma 97-Munirah Abd 98-Atie 99-Hit-or-Miss 100-Twisted Sister 101-Laketrees Artist 102-Blessed Sanctuary 103-Comedy Plus 104-Blogging By Sandee 105-Living Life to the Fullest 106-Speech-Less 107-Happy Life 108-My Discoveries 109-Strangely Out Of Place 110-Rooms of My Heart 111-The Paper Vision 112-Luxurious Retreats 113-Reef 114-Weekend Snapshot 115-Blessie's Finds 116-Confessions of An Army Wife 117-My Pooch Life 118-Five Martini Lunch 119-TIPS FROM THE TRAILER 120-PoeARTica 121-STAY AT HOME MOM 122-Rantings of a Woman 123-Sjtl's Weblog 124-Turn-u-Off 125-My World in My Own Word 126-Shawie 127-A New Saga 128-Janeth Vicy's Life Journey 129-Simple Reveries 130-Berry Blog 131-Touts4u 132-My So Called Life 133-La Vida es Hermosa 134-Speedcat Hollydale Page 135-mangosteenskin 136-Choc Mint Girl 137-Of Colors And Styles 138-Pinaymama's Diary 139-My Life's Rollercoaster Ride 140-My Life...My Journey! 141-Bonoriau 142-Jenny and Belle 143-Read My Mind 144-A Sweet Taste Of Life 145-Shopping Blog 146-Precious Moments 147-Feydakin 148-Hot Shit Form Here 149-A Mother's Simple Thoughts 150-Daily Ramblings Rendezvous 151-Miss Moneypenny's Comical Posts Undercover 152-My Precious Niche 153-Fun|Fierce|Fabulous 154-Colorful World of Shiela 155-Me,myself+2 156-Ozzy's Mom 157-Let's talk about MJ 158-Great people make us feel we can become great 159-A Family Man 160-Just the way it is... 161-In Depth 162-Attitude, the ULTIMATE POWER 163-Are You Grateful? 164-Complain Complain Complain 165-My Little Black Pot 166-Notes By Marvic 167-Aku Pelukis 168-Jiwasintetik 169-Foster Me Up 170-Life: Thoughts & Inspirations 171-The Callalily Space 172-Mommyhood and Me 173-Bits and Pieces 174-La Place de Cherie 175-Through The Rain 176-Blogfixes 177-New England Lighthouse Treasures 178-Chez Francine 179-Tsinay 180-Hailey's Domain 181-Hailey's Beats and Bits 182-My So-Called Life 183-PinayWAHM 184-Rusin Roundup 185-Sweet Temptation 186-Lynn's Chic Spot 187-Kai Kriye 188-LiLo n StiTcH 189-Lights and Shade 190-Easycrafts 191-Ideasmoney 192-My creations 193-Sukanya-hobbiesandcrafts 194-My Kraft 195-Adam: @geNda | iNsPiRaSi 196-The Working Mom 197-My Touch Of Heaven 198-Her Name is N.O.Y. 199-Fida Abbott 200-Hesitant Wife's Blog 201-Blogging For Fun 202-Paint Your Life 203-Spicybugz World 204-Colin From Life 205-Ramblings of The Phat 206-AngelBaby from Your Caring Angels 207-Creative Saga 208-Indian Khana 209-Me and My Kitchen 210-Mom's Recipies 211-Mom's Cooking 212-Cooking Station 213-Simple Indian Food 214-Rekha's Kitchen 215-SuperNova & SweetPain 216-My Sweet Haven 217-scrapbook newbie 218-Miyyah@Kertas 219-funfliffy 220-AyangLina 221-A Room of Crazy Scrapper 222-srikars kitchen 223-Purva's Daawat 224-Recipe Center 225-Veg Inspirations 226-Little Mermaid 227-Meendum Santhipoom 228-Ranji's kitchen corner 229-En Vittu Virundhu 230-What's on the menu? 231-Dancing in Midlife Tune 232-Meme Me 233-Tasty treats 234-Mummy Diaries 235-notyet100hub 236-Jujubs Creative Corner 237-Crafts and Cooking 238-As Long As I Can Dream 239-A Walk To Remember 240-Empty Streets 241-The time has come 242-Momhood Moments 243-Life is too short to be ordinary 244-Mistress of Spices 245-From the Kitchen 246-Bhawana 247-Easy Cooking 248-Vegetarian Medley 249-Homecooked 250- The Painted Veil 251-Natural Remedies at Home 252-Vaidehi 253-Send Chocolate 254-From Cribs to Car Keys 255-Essence of Andhra 256-Tongue Ticklers 257-Mints 258-YOU Next!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lets Share a Little Prayer once Again

I am putting up the Praying Hands back on post. This time its for Makoy.

He was fortunate enough to go to Singapore for employment. However, during his recent pre-employment medical exam, the Doctors saw something odd from his chest X-ray. He fears that if he is found positive for Tuberculosis (TB), he would be endagering the people he is living with in Singapore, not to mention missing the opportunity to land a job. We hope and pray that it is not TB.


Praying Hands


Makoy has been a regular Entrecard dropper for most of our sites. He needs our prayers right now...

...and every little prayer that we share counts.

P.S. Please also drop a message of comfort for Makoy. I appreciate your help & thank you so much.


(Picture of the "Praying Hands" courtesy of
www.graceofholland.org/gsprayer/)

Blog Experiment

Some fun blogging questions ... a tag from My Wanderings.

Begin HERE.

Participants: 1. Me and Mine 2.Creative In Me 3.Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6. The Salad Caper 7. All Kinds of Me Stuff 8. Aggie Scraps. 9. Winding Creek Circle 10. Mommy Talks. 11. Fun | Fierce | Fabulous 12. Me, Myself + 2 13. Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe 14. My Online World! 15. My Life in this Wonderful World! 16. My Precious Nice 17. Just Me.. Eds 18. Eds Mommy Life 19. Thea is BloggerHappy 20. Thea is BerryScrappy too 21. Swept Away 22. A Slice of Life. 23. Jenny Said So 24. This and That 254. Simply Jen 26. Dancing With Butterflies 27. Blessed Chic 28. Just Let Go 29. Twisted Angel 30. Pieces of Me 31.buhaymisis 32. kathycot.com 33. Krississippi 34. My Colorful World 35. My Wonderful Life 36. Sweet Temptation 37. My so-called Life 38. Lynn’s Chic Spot 39. In Seventh Heaven 40. Lindsay Talks 41. Fun Without Frills 42. MindBubbles 43. VanityKit 44. SomethingPurple 45. Stripe&Yellow 46. Em’s Detour 47. Jean’s Live it Up… 48. BLOGSILOG 49. Cherry’s Comfort Zone 50. DigiScrapz: Captured Memories 51. Thinking Out Loud 52. Buzzy Me 53. Wishing and Hoping 54. PRC Board Exam Results 55. Filipino Jobs Abroad 56. Jobs for Davao 57. We are Family 58. Momma Stuff 59. Pinay WAHM 60. Teacher’s Corner 61.My Simple Joys 62. Gagiers Striking Zone 63. Gagiers Amazing World 64. Caroland’s Breathtaking Adventure 65. My Life, My Fashion, My World 66. Kusina ni Gagiers 67. WilStop 68. Dare to Blog 69. Lets Travel Philippines 70. Life Realities 71. WebGeek Journal… 72. WebGeek Journal 73. Webline Help Desk 74. BlogHop 75. Simply Me 76. A Mothers Horizon 77. Crissy’s Zone 78. Crissy’s Haven 79. Sunny Side Up Foodie & Lifestyle 80. Almanac Queen 81. Alamak OiOi 82. Lost in Love 83. The Pit of Gadgetry! 84. My daily life Experience 85. My life is Peachy 86. My Simple Joys 87. Glamour-Vanity 88. Angelic-Mist 89. M.Glamour-Vanity 90. Just Blogging It 91. Text Messages 92. Nierva Dot Com 93. Thoughts and Beyond 94. Photos 95. Davao Life 96. Davao Food Trip 97. Journey in Life 98. Tere’s World 99. Blessings in Life 100. Julai’s Corner 101. It’s Leisure Time 102. Tidbits and more 103. Strong and Healthy Living 104. Bucks from Home 105. whenmomspeaks 106. Bloghop 107. My Daily Discourse 108. My Point Of View 109. coicoi’s World 110. Dave Lucas’ Notes
111.
A Life in Bloom 112. Digiscraptology 113. Because Life is a Blessing 114. Deranged Insanity 115. Traipsey Turvey 116. PierrEzrah 117.Picture Clusters 118. Maiylah’s Snippets 119. My Wanderings … 120. Femikey Thoughts 121. A Handful of Surprises 122. My Paper Scraps 123. Digitally Diane 124. Somewhere Over the Rainbow 125. When Silence Speaks 126. Kitty’s haven 127. Life Quest 128. Your BLOG



RULES:
1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okey if you only post this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. Get back to Me {YEN} and I’ll add your blogs to the master’s list here!
3. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tag in order to join.

QUESTIONS:

1. I posted this experiment at URL: http://strider-lifequest.blogspot.com/
2. I posted this on date (day, month, year): Friday July 2008
3. I posted this at time (24 hour time): 21:20
4. My posting location is (city, state, country): Cebu City, Philippines
5. My blog is hosted by: Blogspot
7. My gender is: Male
8. My occupation is: Veterinarian
9. I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: FeedBurner
10. I use the blog format to post to my blog: Blogger
11. I have been blogging since (day, month, year): sometime April 2008
12. My web browser is: Firefox
13. My operating system is: Windows Vista

Wordless Wednesday: Adolescence

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This entry is for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Lonely Fern

The world has witnessed another davastating loss of lives and properties from the wrath of typhoon Frank (international codename:Fensheng). It ravaged the several provinces in the Philippines causing massive floods and mud slides particularly in the island of Panay. An estimatated damage to infrastructure and agriculture was about PhP 5.5 billion (US$ 122.5MM).
Yesterday, I travelled to Iloilo City, one of the major cities in Panay island. It has been a week since the storm. Traces of the typhoon's damage were still evident.
But life has slowly started to move on.

Like the fern that grows on a broken branch...

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...No matter how difficult the living condition can be, as long as there is a single root that attaches to the tree, there is hope for the lonely fern. It will survive...
...and so shall we.