Mt. Apo at a glance

A late afternoon shot of the Mt.Apo, the tallest peak in the Philippines. I had been waiting to capture this majestic view of the mountain. When I visited last week the crocodile park open field, that was then I had a chance to shot this sky scene and worth sharing for today’s Friday. Happy Skywatching to all!

Crocodile Park Adventure

My weekend was great because I got a chance to visit the famous Davao Crocodile Park with my brother Raymund. We enjoyed seeing crocodiles, snakes and some endangered species that are taken cared of for preservation purposes. Here are some of the photo moments to share .

Dare to ride on crocs’ back..:D:D

Glimpse of South Korea

Scenic Sunday

I would like to share for scenic Sunday some shots taken by my brother during his stay in South Korea. A skyscraper overlooking the Han River beautifully photographed while riding a subway train going to Seoul’s central district. These captured shots were worth remembering because of great experiences while living and working in the country.

Mother’s Special Day

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one Mother the wide world over.

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends – but only one Mother in the whole world.

Nanay, you painted my world with rich colors of love,caring,happiness and much more about life. I am a person that I become now because of You. Your memories will always remain forever….

Happy Mothers Day!

Burden of Rate Increase

I just received this week my billing for the month of April on the light bill of the Davao Light & Co. It was a surprise to see the monthly due that almost doubled compared with my previous monthly billings. There is a note in the bill that states that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) granted to the National Power Corporation a provisional increase on the per kilowatt hour of usage. The increase took effect on last month’s billing and is due this month. Conservation of energy is always a practice at home but in spite of being cautious and frugal on the expenses i am still one of the consumers who carries the burden of payment to make up the loss of the energy providers. This rate increase is another difficult concern to consumers who use electricity as a basic necessity of living.

Labor Day

May 1 is a celebration of the social and economic achievements of workers here in Philippines. A salute to all who are working hard for life and living. May your continued struggles earn great rewards.

Happy Labor Day!!

Tax Due

I visited today the city treasurer’s office in the downtown city hall and got the real property tax assessment value form for this year 2009.
This is an annual obligation with the local city government on the real properties that include the residential building and residential land. I had been paying this for eleven (11) years now. Quite long time already but this is a lifetime duty and liability. The deadline of payment will be the end of this first quarter and i will try to pay this week to avail of the discount. The deduction from the principal amount due is given to those who can make payment within the allowable period. It could be of big savings and completely practical these tough economic times.

Lunch Cravings

I missed eating noodle meals and I think my last cooking was a month ago. I feel great to cook for lunch today this Seafood Sotanghon Guisado (stir fried seafood in mung bean noodles ). I go meatless this time and made squid and shrimps as the main ingredients.

Cooking this meal takes less than 30 minutes and it is important to prepare beforehand the carrots,chicharo,onions,garlic,celery,bell pepper, squid and shrimps.This way the cooking procedure would be much easier. I always love to cook pasta noodles and looking forward for more cooking posts of this delicious dish.

Friendly Cake


Sweet,creamy Chocolate Cake topped with mallows and choco bits just perfect for an evening dessert. I was happy to received this from a grateful friend. The cake is one of the sweet selections from Goldilocks. Savoring every slice makes you crave for more. What a sweet temptation!

Contentment and Happiness

Everybody wants to be happy and contented. Happiness is not difficult to attain. However, some people tend to think otherwise. Happiness means different things to different people. So what is happiness and how can we achieve it?

People seek happiness in a lot of different ways. For most it’s in the pursuit of riches. Others just want to find that special someone. To someone else, good health is all the need to be happy.

In other cases, for one person to be happy it means depriving someone else of their happiness. This may give the impression that one’s happiness is dependent on someone else, but this is not the case.

It does not necessarily take just one thing to make a person happy. It may take a variety of things to bring about happiness for someone. One of the things that can bring about happiness is contentment. If you are not contented with what you have or who you are, you’ll never be happy. Happiness and contentment go together.

What is contentment? Satisfaction. If you are not satisfied, you are not happy. If you are not happy, then you are not satisfied. People who are greedy will never be happy because they are never satisfied.

The bible tells us in Luke 12:15: “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Always give thanks for what you have. Focus on your blessings and not on what you don’t have. Appreciate the little things in life – For waking up each morning, for food on your table, for family and friends. Pray everyday that you will remain blessed.