We’ve been to Nueva Ecija three times this summer. First, during our summer outing last April 6. We went back on the following week for another round of joy ride. Then we attended a wedding last May 1 wherein my daughter was one of the flower girls.
My kids had the opportunity to experience summer far away from the busy streets and crowded malls in the Metro. My little princess became familiar about what a bonsai plant looks like because her Uncle have lots of them in their backyard. On the other hand, playing on the rock garden kept my curious boy busy while the grown-ups are busy practicing their best jump shots.
Papa and Thea and the bonsai Makopa.
Bonsai – a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers.
Makopa (Syzygium malaccense) – Malay Apple, Tersana Rose Apple. Makopa is a tree reaching a height of 10 meters. Leaves are pinkish when young. Older leaves are large, drooping, elliptic-oblong to broadly oblong-lanceolate, 15 to 30 centimeters long, 7 to 15 centimeters wide, narrowed and pointed at both ends. Flowers are large, showy, crimson, 5 to 6 centimeters in diameter, borne on the branches below the leaves, clustered on short, few-flowered racemes, 6 centimeters long or less. Fruit is shiny, oblong or pear-shaped, 5 to 7.5 centimeters long, either white splashed, striped with pink, or wholly crimson to purplish, and slightly shiny, seedless or one-seeded. Flesh is white, pithy, juicy. Although rather tasteless, some varieties have a pleasant flavor. (Source)
Yohan happily playing at the rock garden
A rock garden is a type of garden that uses a wide variety of rocks or stones, along with plants native to rocky or alpine environments.
This is my entry to GREEN MONDAY! Thanks Ria for reminding me.
I was at the Holiday Inn in Mimosa Leisure Estates in Clark, Pampanga during the long weekend of August. I went there along with my colleagues to facilitate a planning workshop for the youth leaders of Makati City. I was a rainy weekend. Good thing Mr. Sun show up on the last day of our seminar and we’re able to witness the view outside of the hotel.
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I was organizing the photos stored in my laptop recently and I found this cute photo of my daughter. That was taken two years ago. In that pictures, she is proudly showing her school project in her Nursery – A doll house made up of recycled materials such as card boards, Popsicle sticks, old toys, among others. My sister and I collaborated in “building” that house that amused the little one and her teacher.
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I lived a happy childhood in my hometown. During my elementary and high school days, summer is usually spent in the our house near the river and rice fields. Having kids of my own now, I want them to experience life in the countryside,too. My eldest always spend her summer vacation there since she was 1 year old. That’s 5 summers already.
These photos were taken last April 2010.
That’s my daughter Yasmin wearing her grandma’s hat :), infront of my brother’s house.
with her cousins
lying in Lola’s antique sofa. 🙂
My daughter Yasmin experienced walking in the rain for the first time.
Last Saturday, I tagged her along to the meeting I attend in Quezon City. It was a rainy weekend here in the Metro but despite the gloomy weather we had mother and daughter bonding. Instead of taking a cab, we had a short walk from the building where our meeting was held to McDonalds-Quezon Avenue. It was also her first time to pass be the green elevated walkway constructed constructed by MMDA. I thought she’ll refuse climbing up the high overpass but boy I was wrong, she was even singing in the rain while walking hahaha.
She really enjoyed that one of a kind experience that is, I think, related to Melandria’s
entry for this week about reducing our carbon footprint. We walked instead to taking a cab that emits pollutants such as carbon dioxide. I also saved electricity because by tagging her along, Yasmin had a three-hour break from watching TV, lolz!
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Presenting my new layout for my travel blog, About Makati City
I can’t think of an appropriate entry for this week Green Living Monday meme, so that’s what can I share for now, my blog’s new look lolz. I just love it’s tangerine, brown and light teal combination.
My high school Alma Mater had a colorful Alumni Homecoming last May 6-13, 2011. One of the highlights of the celebration is the Best Booth Competition, and here is our batch’s entry:
As you can see, the our “house” is made up of indigenous materials such as bamboo, anahaw (Footstoolpalm), and coconut lumber. Too bad, I was not able to help in building this booth. I really hope I’ll be able to join the next reunion.
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Ms. Lorelie Hagos of GNHS Batch 1994
That’ me and Thea during of our of out-of-town summer trips in Cabanatuan City last April 7, 2008
Oh, boy, she really loves to dip in the pool
future swimming champ 😀
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I took a photo of drum and lyre in yello uniform during the Araw ng Makati Grand Parade. A line-up of green palm trees at the Ayala Avenue center island served as a nice background.
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