Fiesta in San Juan Aroyao

Fiesta in San Juan, Aroyao Grande/ Feast of St John the Evangelist in Catanduanes Philippines is a big event in this small town.  The preparation takes almost a month.  Today May 27th, is the feast day.  Everybody is busy in their houses preparing for visitors to come. 

The celebration isn’t only today, it started in the first week of May.  The barangay captain has already agreed that there will an inter-barangay basketball league competition.  So the barrios of San Miguel were advised and the teams from each barrio had started preparing.  The other committee had meetings for other activities on the day itself.

It is full of fun because it is also a rime for most family to have reunions.  There are usually a lot of family members from Manila that only visits the barrio during fiesta.  So this time there a lot of people.  Same in our family.  We also got to meet older family members that don’t often visit us.  We mingle, play and sing with them.  We prepare lots of food for our family to share with.

I have a link below of the dates of the fiestas around the Philippines.  Please check it out.

Sharing Life’s Thoughts

The photo above was taken in an apple farm two years ago.  I edited it to make it look more beautiful and used it for my blog.  These days I had been busy sharing my thoughts in another blog that I have created two years ago.   My thoughts there were about the poems I wrote and other feelings that I have.

Do visit the web address to know more about the thoughts and other stories that I have shared.


Jughead’s Double Digest

Can you believe this? I found this comic book of Jughead (Jughead’s Double Digest #145) in our living room.  I was so happy when I saw it in our living room because it is one of my favorite book in my life.  Archie’s other comic books too.  Last October 2009, Manila was hit ny typhoon Ondoy and our place was damaged too.  All our things, books and clothes were soaked in water overnight.  My mom said she was able to save only a few things including appliances, photo albums and several books.  I never expected she was able to save this comic book. 

I so happy that after seeing it, I read it from cover to cover.  Hehehe &(^._.^)&

Jughead’s Double Digest is an American comic book.” (

In the issue of Jughead’s Double Digest #145 comic book I have here has “Little Jughead”.   It has 28 different short stories and several advertisements.  Among the many stories, I enjoyed “Little Jughead / Little Archie and Little Jughead / Little Archie and Friends”.  They are so cute and funny.

Cuspid and First Bicuspid

I love my teeth so much.  I like it clean and sparkling white. If my friends had noticed I rarely have a photo that I don’t show my teeth. &(^….^)& 

Well, this afternoon I’ve finally decided to have my upper left cuspid and first bicuspid teeth be extracted.  My dentist was good. He talked me over the precautions and other possible ways we can do to avoid extraction.  At the end, they will be pulled.

The dentist advised me to eat amoxicillin to prevent infection and mefenamic acid if there is pain.  And also, he told me eat soft food only and those that are not hot.  So for dinner I waited for my food to cool.

Below are the other food I plan to eat this day. Hahaha! Don’t say a word! I know! I know! I know they are all fattening. &(^._.*)&

Hehehe The picture looks so yummy.  I have Curly Tops milk chocolate, Pinipig polvoron from Goldilocks, Cream White Chocolate by Goya, mango juice by Del Monte and Nestle’s fruit selection yogurt straberry flavor.  WoW!


Heliconia Rostrata Ikebana

Heliconia Rostrata Ikebana.  Is it pretty? I made it today.

Heliconia, derived from the Greek word helikonios, is a genus of about 100 to 200 species of flowering plants native to the Americas and the Pacific Ocean islands west to Indonesia. Common names for the genus includes lobster-claws, wild-plantains, or false-bird-of-paradise. The last term refer to their close simililarity to the bird of paradise flowers (Strelitzia), collectively these plants are also simply referred to as heliconias.” (from )

I was tired from my work yesterday so I stayed home the whole day.  It’s better so I’ll have enough rest before I go back to work. &(^._.*)&  This flower arrangement made me a little busy.

There are several heliconias in the home garden, but I choose the rostrata.

Pink Hiyas is finally here!

My itchy feet didn’t go anywhere today but I was so busy because my itchy hands did a lot of hand made jewelries.  I made a new blog also to feature all the hand made jewelries I made. The link to that site is:  WordPress is great.  It has a perfect color and space for this kind of blog.  Thanks! Please do visit and give comments. By the way if you’d like to buy or own one of my crafts please email me: 


The Post Office

          After I went to the ASIATIC Medical Laboratories, Inc., I directly took a jeep to the post office.  There is a post office in near to my place.  It is called Post Office Sta Mesa.  I sent two special mail to my friend sin China.  The clerk said one mail which is weigh more or less 20 mg costs forty-five pesos and it will reach her home in seven days.  If I would send a mail just around Manila, it will only cost twenty pesos and will arrive after three working days.    If its outside Manila, the mail would cost twenty-five pesos and it will also take three days to deliver.  I had fun gathering this information.  Before I just go there, give the envelop to the clerk and give her money on the charge.   This experience has cleared some details on sending mails.  I still believe and practice sending greeting cards.  For me electronic cards will just pass but the hallmark cards will always be there.  &(^._.^)&


ASIATIC Medical Laboratories, Inc.

I did a lot today though in the morning I just stayed at home.  In the afternoon I went to ASIATIC Medical Laboratories, Inc. Its address is #71 Aurora Blvd., (Jade Bldg) Quezon City. 

ASIATIC Medical Laboratories, Inc has several branches.  I went to the place near to my house.  This laboratory is good.  The receptionist and other technicians are very friendly and approachable.  If you want to know more about the servoces of ASIATIC you can go to this link: .   


Just hanging around . . .

Today is Sunday. And Sunday is a family day.  My relatives came over and we spend some time telling stories, laughing and eating together.  Even for a short time in our busy lives we got to get together and share something.  It was fun and there were a lot of teasing in my part about my romantic life.  &(^._.*)&

I hanged most of the time with the two children, a niece and a nephew.  They are the children of my cousins.   Around the house there are several plants that my niece,  and cousins took pictures with.  Having flowering plants around the house is a good relaxation and play area for family members.  Very pretty in pictures too.

This little girl’s name is Anna Laiza. She is my niece. She is pretty if she smiles, but in this picture I found out that she doesn’t know how to smile beautifully. hahaha

My cousin Michael and our nephew Khael.  He is 4 months old.  A happy and lovely boy.


The Orient Square Bldg

This afternoon I went to ‘The Orient Square Building” in Ortigas Center Pasig. It is a tall building with two entances, one in F. Ortigas Jr Road and Ruby Road. I was not able to notice how tall it is, but I went to the 26th floor.  The building looks small but tall.  The two entances have two guards each for checking your belongings and the other one is for listing down our destination.  There is kinda new to me.  When we have our names listed and deposited our IDs, the man gave us two pices of paper.  In this paper, we have to give it back to him by the time we leave the building.  Before, we just deposit our IDs then we pass by them after the visit to the specific office.   Since I’d been away there were a lot of good changes.  This change is good to really make sure that all people going in there has a real purpose.  

Inside the buidling I saw that the hallways are clean and the restroom too.   This building is well maintained.   Whoever the owner is doing a great job.  The companies renting or occupaying this building are lucky.   Thumbs up!