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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I shall be seeing you guys in a couple of weeks time. For now, school is over and we'll be going out of town to show the place to my mother in-law and keep Ysabelle entertained.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What's in my bag?

These and a pen and my lunch box and lemme see...ohhh, and a comb - a necessity in keeping up appearances...lol!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

" Rosarium" in Sangerhausen

Sangerhausen, Sachsen - Anhalt - just bit more than 100 km away from Wolfenbüttel, we went to visit the World's biggest collections of roses. We walked around the garden for 3 hours or more, so many beautiful roses and other flowers arrangements, landscape and different kinds of arts about flowers and gardens.

The "Rosarium" - over 100 years old, this "Europa - Rosariums" in Sangerhausen is a pilgrimage to all rose lovers. Thanks to Peter Lambert, Albert Hoffmann and Ewald Gnau for creating the association or group of people who loves roses, Peter Lambert was the firt to create the group in 1897, then he met Albert Hoffmann together they started to organized the "Rosarium" in Sangerhausen in 1903. In the heart of the garden, they built monuments for the founders of the "Rosarium".

we don't know anything about roses but we really enjoyed the beauty of the flowers, there are about thousand of different kind of roses, and i must admit i had rose fatigue or i was "over rosed" ;) but it worht it, and because it was warm we had ice cream for lunch ;) i had Dänisches ice cream and Michael had rose ice cream, he said it's good.

after visiting Sangerhausen we drove to Stolberg, i'll post about our trip there next....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Watery Wednesday @ The Beach

Like Eng, I am very happy that my hubby is having fun with photography. Speaking of the unsung heroes of The Salitype Society (our husbands), don't be surprised to see more of their works here every now and then. We still have Doods (Tesya's bestfriend) and Khai (Betchai's hiking partner) to showcase their outstanding photos soon. Hey, sisters! Post your partners' works too! ;)

See more watery shots @ Watery Wednesday

Sunday, July 18, 2010


as a child i used to spend so many hours wondering about so many things...

the man on the moon....

fairies flying overhead

mermaids and crystal balls

...a trip to neverland

now that i am all grown up

i still marvel about myriad things but

i've found the answer to them all

because each time i stare at God's creation

i know it in my heart

that He has perfectly made

what a human heart desires

one only has to gaze

with child-like eyes....

"and i thank God for friends at salitype and all of you who make this travel through life...light and bright"


Friday, July 16, 2010


Flowers in any color looks as beautiful as ever. I love the freshness of green against the calmness of the blue.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

we'll keep on "pedalling"

" life is like riding a bike... if you stop pedalling... you'll never reach your journey or dreams..." i read this somewhere from someone, i find these words so true...

our life after my husband Michael was out in the hospital had some changes, but still we do some light and simple things that we really enjoy doing together like biking around Wolfenbüttel and Braunschweig, since it's summer now we do biking, picking strawberries, just enjoying each day...

today he goes back to work and just like before it seems nothing happened to him, smiling and kiss me as he came home.... and then i thought oh, God is really good... I thank God for everyday i see my husband getting better and stronger each day... and he's talking about travelling again, he said we'll travel in Tunesia or Turkey between September and October.

Life is full of challenges, but we have faith in God and to each other.... so life goes on.... and we'll keep on "pedalling...." :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010


along life's greatest highways
i find myself lost on my way
which road shall i tread on
to lead me back on track again

choosing isn't always easy
and decisions are most likely tough
sometimes i run around in circles
only to find i was back where i start

i'd been to a road, wide and straight
and so is narrow and long
some i'd been is too steep
others just treacherous to pace

but, there's always a lesson
i learned somewhere here and there...
do not let the road ahead scares you
to find what lies beyond the bend


Strange, i don't think it needs any alteration at all. It doesn't happen very often that i do not have to edit nor re-edit a poem. I made this one after the hubby showed me this picture of myself. I looked like i'm lost in the middle of nowhere...lol!

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The bridge

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Special thanks to Dave Q for gracing us with his wonderful photos.

Our entry for Skywatch Friday

Friday, July 9, 2010

Explore Branson Missouri

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One of the perks of being a teacher is having breaks -spring, thanksgiving, winter, summer, and more. We teachers look forward to it big time. It's a time to unwind, relax and, be off to visit places.  One spring break, Doods and I, and several of our co-teachers set off to visit Branson Missouri. My co-teacher, Excem, invited us to join them at Branson. Excem and her husband, Scott, were in Branson a week ahead of everyone. The couple left early to meet some relatives at Branson. They stayed at Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. They were impressed by the service. The employees were friendly and courteous. They were delighted by the ambiance and the clean surroundings. It also has flexible good deals for big and small groups, and has a number of amenities to choose from.

A whole week was not enough to explore Branson. There were so many places to see and experience. This photo of Doods and me was taken in front of the Ride the Duck headquarters. If you're looking for a quack-taceous experience aboard an amphibious vehicle, then this is the ride for you. This ride combines music with historical accounts. Ride around the town and take a plunge in the lake aboard the WWII replica of the DUCW. We really had fun with Ride the Duck. the captain was kind enough to let us sit beside him in front, how cool is that!

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Snail at night

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I was having second thoughts of having this one posted but the wifey likes it. Who wouldn't want to please the wife, eh!

Dave Q

Our entry to Camera Critters

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Man's Big Toys

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Special thanks to Dave Q for lending us some of his work.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Journey

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Since Betchai is on holiday this week i was asked by Eng if i can stand in for her. I always wanted to contribute something to Salitype and i'm glad to be of help.

Friday, July 2, 2010

touched by an angel

why did you leave in a sudden

without proper valediction

i've longed for you to come

and lessen my heart's burden

it's been a lonesome decade

i have not seen your happy face

i missed you so bad

your surprise visit made me glad

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