Weekly Photo Challenge : One >>> The Stare


One Dog

Every good photograph needs a focal point. It’s the thing that draws the viewer’s eye and tells the story.

Meet Kira, with her look of unconditional love.  Nothing beats that.


For more of this week’s Photography Challenge, go HERE


Celebrating A Blog’s Anniversary



Hi, Ground!

I was surprised to see an anniversary greeting from WP, saying that it has been two years since we started this blog. On the other hand, I’ve noticed that you have been away for so long now. No word from you, literally.

To celebrate the occasion, I decided to post a picture of the sunrise at Batangas, where I went a couple of weeks back.  I have not written for a number of days using the Daily Prompt (must be the topics … nah, I’ve been busy, really) so I just join the Weekly Photo Challenge, which I am enjoying tremendously. Sunrises signify tomorrows … more years with WordPress!

Salamat to our 60+ followers, so far.

Keep on visiting.

You keep me inspired … and happy.


PS:  Tags to follow. Mwah!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside a Dolls’ Nest


Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside a Dolls' Nest

Inside?  Matryoshka nesting dolls are my inspiration for this Weekly Challenge (I am excited — I just might have more than one post again!)

“The first Russian nested doll set was carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin.” The art of making these Russian souvenir dolls has been around for over a century. They are hand-painted in such wonderful colors … that I have decided to also include it as a post for the multi-colored travel photo challenge.

My set was given to me by my friend Sylvia from one of her trips to Russia. My “girls” sit with me at my new home. Love you, girls!

More “inside” stories and pics to delight you here at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/photo-challenge-inside/.

The #birthdayclub : After Four Months


More than four months.  That is the time, more or less, that passed since #theCOMPLETEbirthdayclub’s last meeting.

That last meeting, if I recall (sa sobrang tagal so recall talaga, hahaha!) was held in in the same area – right next to this August 2013 meeting place.  (Please take note, the year is indicated.  That was intentional)

This get together is to celebrate Little Boy’s birthday.  The snub.  Yes, him.  Nah, this is really just an endearment.  I do love him.  We love him.  We did not even attempt to discuss “the snub”.  I guess we all really missed each other that we did not want to spend the whole evening making someone feel guilty (but that is our past time!)

But we did have a good time, as always.  Dinner with interesting conversation is always a good time.  It was a bit of a challenge though since we were seated in a long table.  It is hard to keep one decent conversation that way.  So the topics were all over the place – depending on where you wish to train your ears on.  Some boys were doing the logo quiz (hah!), there was talk about asthma and some other interesting stuff, I am sure. 

My trivia for the night was c/o Mr Home.  He says that you put six people together, you can have one conversation.  But add just one more, and you are sure to have at least two conversations going.  We were seven.  And yes, there were several conversations going on at the same time.  It wasn’t the long table?

I thought of introducing the characters of the #birthdayclub starting off with the birthday boy.  But that may be too long for this entry.  Maybe, another time. One #birthdayclub member at a time. Solo.  That would be interesting.

So for now, this is a log of a members-complete #birthdayclub meeting.  After four months or so from the last one. 

Missed everyone.  Yes, even the snub Little one, who I love and who everyone loves.  Belated Happy Birthday!

Apartment 1b. One Rockwell.  14 August 2013.


(Enjoying internet connection tonight, yay!)