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Saturday, July 28, 2012

When A Vacation Really Feels Like A Vacation

When does a vacation really feels like a vacation to me? Let me count the ways. 
First, when the scenery in our adventures are different from home!

Sweepstakes, Contests and Freebies and that great thing called FOOD

      "Let's Eat!" Anywhere in the world that sentence makes every normal person forget everything else. I must admit I am one of those who look forward to mealtime from the moment my senses are awakened   in the morning. I always remind myself to eat healthily though sometimes the glutton in me threatens to take over. Those times I remind myself of many others in the world who are starving to death and only dreaming of a good meal to eat. That thought brings out the good person in me who eats a well balanced meal. Come, let's eat!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

From Fun in the Sand to AstroBright Fun

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
We are now approaching the end of July. Soon, for students and teachers in summer break, their fun in the sand and sun would be shortened. Not necessarily over, since they could still enjoy the sand and sun after school or on weekdays.
Kids Having Fun in the Sand Under the Sun (both pictures were taken by cell phone)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Group Hug

These puppies I saw somewhere in the neighborhood  reminded me that...
Any place is wonderful as long as we are with the ones whose hearts beat as one with us
Because the greatest comfort is found in the arms of those who love us most
and no matter what happens, may there be storms and famine and plagues
the strongest home is that one built with LOVE 

Monday, July 23, 2012


In my belly ...
That's how I felt
The day
I met you.
The day
Our eyes met.
The day
We first smiled.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Anniversary Salitype

"Not so long ago, I met these cool, angelic friends from all over the world who made me love life in a totally unique way. "- that phrase I have been repeating for the past four years and the words keep having a deeper meaning each year. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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     Watching the sky change colors early in the morning brings out the best in me. The breath-taking scenario of the clouds giving way to splashes of colors seems to be touching my soul that I am always left in awe. Watching the sky in other parts of the world through the internet likewise brings me joy.

Trip to Legoland Florida and thoughts on Atlantic Luggage

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      Raising two boys I have to admit is quite a challenge. Our home has always been filled with laughter of the loudest possible human volume haha, and yes, the petty arguments on toys and even turns on privileges are of the same tone. But of course, like all the other moms in the world I do not think I could ever live without that lovable, melodious sound of the kiddo's voices. The photo to the left is their latest shot before heading for school at our garden. Teasing each other is their favorite day starter and my most cherished moment of the day that is why I always keep my  camera near to capture memories such as these.

     ...now that lego is one of their all-time favorite toy. They would turn those blocks, twirl them, swish them until they ultimately come up with an unbeatable structure. I could never come up with a nice figure. This on the other hand is my latest toy which I am still figuring out how to assemble. Wish me luck, lots of luck haha.

      I learned from browsing the net about a free trip to Legoland Florida by joining the Atlantic Luggage and Legoland Sweepstakes. How cool is that?!


The Legoland Sweepstakes is being ran by Atlantic luggage which engineers the most durable yet light-weight not to mention colorful and beautifully designed briefcases, garment bags, totes, duffles, carry-ons; name it, they have it.

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"Because life's a trip," as they wonderfully say, they are giving everyone the chance to win a two day vacation for two adults and two children to Legoland Florida with a hotel room for four and car voucher. One could even win awesome Atlantic luggage which could be used when travelling to meet a legoland master model builder and enjoying the water park at Legoland Florida with its wave pool, tube slides and body slides. Building a unique lego vessel and setting it afloat the 1,000 ft river is exciting these nerves of mine! Now what do I wear? haha, dreaming of winning here when I haven't even joined yet. In the meantime I feel content with the joy of having two boys who always test my patience and in the process always bring out the best in me. Cheers to all moms and mommy figures in the world.




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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Holidays to Egypt

Planning for holidays to egypt? Let us share with you pictures and experiences from Maricar's travel to Egypt, which hopefully will inspire you further to say, "OKAY! AM GOING NOW!" :)

Maricar with the Gigantic hypostyle halls and columns @ Luxor Temple

...Finally I Belong...

At first...it was nice that he stretched his hand out unto her... He felt helpless and unhappy... Somehow he had that urge to belong... She smiled and said, " Hey don't be sad because you're not alone..." Unfortunately...now she's the one who feels so stressed...and wanting to hold on unto that outstretched arm... He's now smiling...for now he feels he belong... He looked back...shrugged a little...moved forward and let things be... She smiled and thought, " Well I suppose I'm happy that somehow now YOU BELONG..." Sometimes the best way to deal with the pain is to simply think that somehow he has that smile that he always wanted... For now she's sure of one thing...and that is to move on to the next chapter of her life and find a place where she could say, "FINALLY I BELONG!" "

Travel Feature: Ibiza

Do you have some travel plans to Spain? If so, you may want to check out Ibiza.
Ibiza Bay, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ibiza_Bay_2005.jpg
picture source: By User Andre30c on de.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

How To Make Money Online? We Dwell in Friendship With No Expectations

Let me start this post by this quote,
" The best things in life are unexpected, because there were no expectations."- Eli Khamarov

Just like when we started this blog, we had no expectations, we were just happy to work together, to celebrate friendship, and if in the process we will be rewarded to live our dreams of making a positive difference in some kids lives through our blog's earnings, that would be our sisterhood bonus. We had no idea then how to make money through blogging, but through the years, with your support we are so thankful for the blessing of allowing us to send kids to school. The Salitype Society will turn 4 this July 18, and we continue to live the dream of making a difference in a child's life. From one adopted scholar, we had grown to two scholars, and we can't thank you enough for supporting our site through your visits.

The beauty of having no expectations....let me share with you a similar experience I got last Tuesday.

I certainly was not planning to shoot these pictures at all, but nature always has its way of calling out to me. I was enjoying the Residents Free Tuesday at the Museums in Balboa Park,  when hunger struck me. I was at the San Diego History Museum which is adjacent to the Butterfly Garden. The cafeteria at the Museum was full, so I decided to spend my quick lunch break at The Butterfly Garden.
Green Beetle and The Bee

Friday, July 13, 2012

Inyo County Series, Part 2: @ Manzanar National Historic Site

Cemetery @ Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic Site preserves the painful mistake of the past, which was the internment of nearly 120,000 Japanese Amaricans during World War II. This site was established to remind us and our future generations of how fragile are our civil liberties.

Open Field @ Manzanar National Historic Site Looking Towards Alabama Hills, Lone Pine

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bloom where God has planted you...

Bloom where God has planted you ... today He has a plan for you, you have His favor, YOU ARE SPECIAL !

Ringtones for iPhone

The first time I heard the music I thought it was coming from the radio, I looked around and saw my daughter’s celphone vibrating and playing this music. She likes Beyonce’ and didn’t know she had her ringtone song “Single Ladies” put a ring on it setup to play when someone is calling her.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Yesterday right after a phone conversation with a dear friend who adores the color peach I was surprised to see the sky turning peach...but that wasn't what caught my attention first...there was a rainbow in the sky buried in the peach clouds...I hastily ran for my cam but didn't get a good shot at the rainbow but was so surprised to see my mini peach roses blooming...I wanted to send her a message about all of it, but where is the thrill in that?
...so here I am posting the peach photos to show her how much her friendship means and what a colorless life this is without her sweet presence and that of the rest of our Salitype sisters' from across the miles...

Payday Loan Prweb

We heard this story, happens to a lot of families. My girlfriend Murline came up to me with tears in her eyes saying, "I don't know what else to do, I feel helpless". With two kids in college, mortgage due in a couple of weeks , bills to pay, and to make the matters worse her husband just lost his job. Murline and I were best friends in college and she knew I will never let her down, but I was also in the same situation she was in, maybe a little better cause my husband and I was able to save our jobs by accepting a voluntary paycut and reduced hours.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Nature Wandering in Harz

moin moin! :) hello everyone! so sorry for my long silence, just a quick post to say hello! that i still exist ;) it's summer once again, and i just thought of sharing you all our wandering adventure in Harz yesterday, Harz is just 35 kilometers away from Wolfenb├╝ttel, this time we went to Ilsenburg. We walked along the small stream for hours, ( more than 3

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Shores Restaurant, La Jolla Shores, CA

 The Shores Restaurant, located in La Jolla Shores, typifies California lifestyle of beach-style dining. The servers are very friendly, though the service is a little bit slow because maybe they want you to enjoy the view outside and the meal. We do not go here when we are really hungry. Whenever we really have a need to eat right away, we walk just a few blocks away from beach side dining to the line of restaurants in Avenida de la Playa.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Plug-in Hybrid

The first time I saw a PT cruiser on the freeway, I fell in love with it. It was cute and the size is just right for someone short like me. The seat was high enough for me to see over the hood and to reach the gas and brake pedal. We went to the dealership; test drove the car and took it home the same day. I have spent a great ten years driving my red little cruiser we fondly called “The Bonsai Cruiser”.
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