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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rebonded or Curled?: Hair Matters

I have let my hair grow for the past months. I last had it rebonded for a straight no frizzle look more than a year ago and it has started to become unruly. 

I love how it naturally curls on some days though and that I could tie it and twirl it or just let it down freely when I feel like it.

I still would want it rebonded though because I won't need to spend more time figuring out how to fix it when hurrying for work. I must admit the way we look has a lot of impact on people we deal with everyday so we must always look our best.

I believe though that a beautiful caring heart shines forever and that whether we have curly or straight hair does not matter.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

From Manual Printing to Online Printing, On Change and The Choice To Make A Difference

The photo above is a smartphone shot of a page of our school paper around twenty years ago. So much has changed when it comes to printing! Back then our campus magazine was printed using black ink on very coarse brownish paper. These days there are easily accessible online print solutions to choose from! Change is indeed good when properly used. Below I am sharing with you what I wrote as the "cover story" of our June-August 1994 school paper issue on CHANGE....

Change is inevitable at the same time vital.The crooked must be made straight, the vile must be turned into good. The world badly needs change but the transformation can not transpire in a matter of seconds. It might take years or even centuries for the ultimate transition to occur because the obstacles are myriad. The first challenge is set on ourselves. Albeit the steps to take are arduous, we must move on! UP THE LADDERS OF CHANGE!...the clock is ticking... (Kulasa, from twenty years ago)

Looking back I think there is still so much that needs to be done to make this world a better place....and the fact that EVERYTHING STARTS WITHIN OURSELVES, remains...

Have a great weekend one and all! Thank you always for helping us keep kiddo's dreams alive...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Of Silence

If Silence has a face, 
It should bear tranquility 
If it has another name... 
It should be called 
P E A C E.

~ by kurdapya/ Carmen ~

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Our Ruthilicious Turns 29! Nine Things I Love About Her

1. Her gorgeous smile.

2. Her generous heart.

3. Her inspiring relationship with her siblings.

4. Her creativity.

5. Her contagious laughter!

6. Her voracious appetite that makes me so thankful to be alive.

7. Her love for her two homes. Her pride for her hometown Liliw and the "Maine" attractions she shares.

8. Her zest for life and positivity.

9. Her genuine FRIENDSHIP!

Happy Birthmonth Ruthisistah!!!
We all love you oh so much!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Holiday Stayed in Our Garden

The Christmas season may have been gone for quite sometime and Lent is drawing near. Yet around our yard, the Holiday cheer is still blooming! Why? because of our blooming Poinsettias!

We have two varieties!

One that has specks of white splashed over its petals giving it a printed lovely look...

and another one with the classic "ruby-red" gaiety!

I wonder how long they'll last and keep the Holiday Season fever in our garden. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, I go to sleep and plan for more blooms to add to our home sweet home!

Have a lovely week one and all!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

My Siblings, My Friends

I have 2 brothers. Japol and Gary.
 For me they are enough. I don't need anymore.
 I get enough doses of their love and craziness. LOL
 When it comes to conspiracy, we are a team.
 We are partners-in-crime.
 And we are one.
And more importantly... we are not just siblings... we are friends forever!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Want To Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef Without The Hassle? Try These Cairns Reef Tours

You can't go to Cairns without exploring the pristine natural beauty of the famous Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef isn't just the world's largest coral reef system (spanning 2,600 kilometres over an area larger than the Philippines) it's also one of the most diverse. The Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO heritage site and one of CNN’s seven wonders of the world. But taking it all in can be an overwhelming feat. Where to start? What to see? Many marine biologists have dedicated their entire lives to exploring and studying the reef. As a tourist, it can be difficult to find and access the best spots, let alone get the gear and training necessary to see them at their finest. Don't despair: there's a huge range of accredited eco tourism companies that have a terrific reputation for helping tourists explore it safely, easily and conveniently – all while preserving the integrity of the local ecosystem. Let's look at just a few of the many tour options that will have you exploring the Great Barrier Reef in no time.

Poseidon Port Douglas Snorkelling Cruises Get You Up Close to Nature

For years, Poseidon has been taking visitors to three jaw-dropping sites along the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs, which are located in the Outer Barrier Reef. Those new to snorkelling will benefit from the introductory pre-tour courses, which go over equipment use and basic snorkelling techniques. The reel fun starts when participants plunge into the crystal-clear waters off the back of the Poseidon tour boat to explore the reef system with a dedicated marine biologist and snorkel crew. Poseidon is known for keeping tour groups small and intimate for the best safety, instruction, independence and unparalleled views of beautiful coral pinnacles and other stunning marine life.

Catch a Catamaran to Michaelmas Cay with Ocean Spirit Cruises

Want something a little different? The Ocean Spirit I with Ocean Spirit Cruises is a huge, beautiful sailing catamaran that takes visitors to the otherworldly bird-nesting rookery of Michaelmas Cay. The delicate ecosystem is considered the largest rookery in the southern hemisphere. From there, you have up to four hours to explore the surrounding reef via dedicated snorkelling tours and guided tours in smaller semi-submersible vessels. The tour includes a presentation by a marine biologist, snorkelling demonstration and tuition, a seafood banquet lunch prepared by on-board chefs, and special flotation vests for kids and beginners. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can also choose to take an introductory dive during the same expedition.

Divulge in Luxurious Exploration with Ocean Freedom Upolu Cay Tours

The full five hours of relaxed snorkelling exploration around the Upolu Reef and Cay - famous for a rare combination of hard and soft corals, sea turtles, a diverse array of reef fish, fans and giant clams - is the pinnacle of this extravagant tour. The sandy Cay is a great place to relax in between excursions below the surface of the bright turquoise waters. On the way to the Upolu Cay and back via the classy Ocean Freedom vessel, you'll be offered morning tea and coffee with Danish pastries, a self-serve buffet lunch including fresh salads, chicken and smoked salmon, tropical fruit salads and cake platters. You'll also get to experience the famous Ocean Freedom Glass Bottom boat tour upon arrival, for a different perspective of the incredible ecosystem below.
The spectacular reefs outside of Cairns are surprisingly accessible once you realize how many experienced, reputable tour services are available. What's more, you don't need to be a pro diver to see the reefs; even casual swimmers can plan snorkelling trips around the reef. The only hard part is deciding which of the many Cairns reef tours to do first!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Our Garden Blooms

Thanks to my loving mom in law who spends more time at home than I do and lovingly takes care of our little flower garden we got several petals gracing the yard....

Hibiscus, Poinsettia and Roses are her favorites. She bought gardening soil the other day and started her mini-roses nursery. She recycled sardines cans to grow those stems which she said must remain stable so the forming roots won't shatter. 

Our Roses collection 

I am sure in time we'll have more of these around the house.  Mom in law is working in the garden again while I am still in bed blogging LOL...

She's sweet and caring like my biologolical mom and I love them both to pieces.  Lucky to be having the best moms....and sharing the gardening inspiration with you all as I kick my own butt to help plant roses and make this world a cheerful place to live in.

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