Showing posts with label Personal blog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Personal blog. Show all posts

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Wonderful Start of the Harvest Month

 Goodbye lovely July and hello beautiful August! Finally my most favorite month of harvest is here. I  am always thankful to July and the other past month of 2015. There were just a lot of wonderful things that did happened this year. What else can I say but to express my gratefulness for everything.

Thanks God for the wonderful first two days of my fave month of August. I was able to spent time with lovely people, friends and talked to my family back home. Life is too short to complain and think of problems. Be grateful everyday especially for the blessings of waking up every morning. Others don't have the chance to experience the world anymore.

Thanks God especially for the greatest gift you had given us, the gift of life to experience the beauty of this planet. To each and everyone especially to my family, relatives and friends  near and far, I wish you all a great and blessed month of August! Good health, love and happiness to one and all! God bless and live life to the fullest!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Finally Did Some Organizing at Home

Hello November! I know I am very  late with my greetings but as the saying goes, "Better late than never",  that is why I am still  expressing  my greetings to all of you.  I know most of you,  or I would many of us are getting very busy at the moment. The holiday season is fast approaching and this is for sure one of the reasons why everyone has so many things to do and prepare with.

In fact, I have a lot of things to do both online and offline. Sad to say, my time is quite  limited now.
The days are getting busier so here I am trying to do some things when time allows me to do so. I am happy that today, I  started to organize some things at home again.   I started doing  some organizing starting in my work room or I would say my computer room. It is like my little office and at the same time, also my little library. Some things are still scattering around but it is very better compared to yesterday and the past 3 months.

I am planning to buy a shelf especially for my books so that I can save space. I will see  if I can visit the  nearest furniture store next week.

I also organized  some things in  the guest room. It looked very better now compared to its previous  situation. yay! I  will try my best to organize more stuffs inside  our home this week. Before Christmas comes, I hope I am already done with it!

Cheers and have a lovely week to all of you!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Grateful for Another Year in my Life

Hello August! Hello everyone!  Oopps.., it seems that I am already too late to greet the greatest month for me.  But anyway, I am  very grateful that I was given another year in my life. Indeed the past years were great. It was not perfect at all but so far, I am thankful that so many wonderful things did happened to my and my family.

Thanks God for everything you had given me. Thanks God for  my family, friends, relatives, former classmates and schoolmates, acquaintances, neighbors, blogger friends, online friends and  former colleagues who remembered my special day.   Thanks for all the blessings especially for the gift of life and nature.  Indeed, there are myriads of things to be thankful of!

I did not actually celebrated my birthday with party like what I did the past years. I just went for a trip in Poland. This time, I want it differently. Not so many stress with the preparations and just  nothing to worry about. Besides, I am still on the process of recovering from my recent trip in Asia.
At  the main market square in Krakow, Poland. I love this city! One of the places I visited during my birthday trip.

The trip to Poland was a memorable one. I finally visited some of the cities I  wanted to see in this country especially Krakow or Cracow and Wroclaw.

I guess this year, there will be not much travel for me. I need to go to work again to save some money for future  travel plans and projects. Last year was  great year. I visited 22 countries plus one. Sad to say, I can no longer do it this year due to low resources.  Having been to 6 countries this year, I believed I am quite contented with it.

My wishes for my birthday; good  health always for me and my family and friends, more travels in the future, some projects to be materialized soon, peace of mind, hope to win millions of  Euros in lottery (lolz) and most of all peace in this planet earth.

I guess, that is all for now. Cheers everyone and have a great week to you!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Must-Things to Do Before I Take Off!

Hello everyone! I hope you had great day  today. I had quite a relaxing one although I need to finish  some things that are very important. Days and nights are finally counted now. I am about to take off and I still need to finish these tasks below;

Finish Packing my Luggage
Oooppps, I already started this  a month  ago but still I am not fully done with it. Some more days from now and I will be leaving for my great travel this year.  It means  I  must  finish it tomorrow. This is also the reason why I need to go to sleep tonight so I  can wake-up early tomorrow.

Need to Go to the Doctor
This is also important. I need a  medicine that needs a doctor's prescription so I must do this on Tuesday.

Appointment to a Gynecology
Before leaving for this 6-week vacation, I must call my gynecology for an appointment and hope to have it  when I come back.

Grocery Shopping
Another very important thins to do. I need to stock some food for DH or else  he will be starving. lolz!

Need to Plant  some  Flowers
Now is spring and I bought  again some flowers to be planted. I must also do it tomorrow.

Finish the Laundry
This is not a big deal anymore. I only  have one more load to do tomorrow and I will be good.

Housekeeping
Oh yeah, I need to clean a bit my working room or computer room. I also need to do a little cleaning at home.

Fully Charge  all  my  Cameras and Cellphones
This is very important too! I need to charge all my cameras before I will pack them especially the chargers in my luggage.

I guess that is all for now. I believed I can finish  these all on Tuesday. More on that, I am  praying for  safe travels to  Asia which will commence so soon! Bless us Lord and cover us with your  Mantle of Protection! God bless everyone and have a wonderful week ahead!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hello April! Goodbye March!

It is inevitable now! The first day of April is finally here! I am happily saying goodbye to March and gladly welcoming one of my favorite months of the year. Spring has sprung  as well! In fact, spring just started last March 20 in our area. This is according to the calendar in front of me.  I just took a look at the calendar once again a few moments ago,  and also found out that March 30 is already the beginning of summer season. Awesome season indeed!

I can feel the breeze of spring time.  Our garden is also  beginning to smile. Some flowers like violas, hyacinths, tulips, narcissus and other spring blooms are already flowering  now. This beauty of  nature simply amazes me.  Spring  is indeed  the season of  rebirth, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. This is the season to start another life again and maybe a good and better one. I am trying my best!

Yesterday, I already started to pack my luggage for the great travel that will start to happen  this month. Of course, I am quite  excited about it. It has been a long time since I did not visit  Asia especially my homeland Philippines. I will finally be seeing my family again.  I am very excited. I am  praying to God for safe travels again. I will be  visiting more places  during this 6-week of travel in Asia. So help me my Lord!

To everyone! I  am wishing you all a blessed and fruitful month of  April..Good health and happiness  as well! God bless us all!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Busy with Many Things

What a nice weather we had the whole day today. After going to the next town to buy something in the hardware store, I immediately changed my clothing to  working clothes.  I was able to do some things in the garden and also clean my car. 

There are a lot of things to do before I travel again and I hope I can finish some. I know for sure I cannot do everything because garden work made me busy these  days. Winter is so mild that the first spring flowers are slowly growing and blooming. I am glad that DH is helping me especially in cutting the weeds and gathering and throwing all the dried leaves.

I also need to do some home chores before I travel again. I am thankful for all these busy days in my life! Cheers and take care everyone!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Who tell the Crocus to Come back on Spring Time

The weather was just lovely today!  It was not so cold and the sun was shining.  I  woke-up quite late this morning. For some reasons, I don't want to  come out from my warm bed.  I was actually awake at around 7:00 in the morning but decided to go back to sleep again.

After taking my brunch, I decided to go out and went to our garden.  I was so happy seeing the first spring flowers.
Such a lovely and amazing beauty of nature..Crocuses or croci are blossoming now in our garden. Look a crocus visited by a bumble bee. I felt  good when  I was looking at this priceless creatures this noon time.

 You might be wondering who is always telling the crocus or croci to blossom every spring time?  This is indeed a miracle done by up  above! I always admire the beauty of nature when seeing things like these.  They are like balsam to my soul and spirit. This is also the reason why I love garden works.

I also found out that  other plants such as tulips are slowly growing.  The leaves of the roses, hyacinth, spring roses and other flowers are  also slowly sprouting.  I can't wait to see everything blossoming in our garden.

Here is a brief description of crocus;

The cup-shaped, solitary, salverform flower tapers off into a narrow tube. Their colors vary enormously, although lilac, mauve, yellow, and white are predominant. The grass-like, ensiform leaf  shows generally a white central stripe along the leaf axis. The leaf margin is entire. Crocuses typically have three stamens.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Planning for Home Improvement This Year

Living in a little cozy home simply and happily, what else can you ask for? It might not be the dream home of everybody but we are glad that we have a home that we can call our home. The greatest things is, we are no longer paying for home mortgage and we are really grateful for it. It is our dream to be debt-free when we retire in the future.

This is quite an old home,  where we are currently living. This is the reason why we are trying to renovate and improve it from time to time, especially when finances are available.  During the past years, we already did some renovations and improvements and like what I mentioned, that is when money is available.

This year, we are planning to do a finishing outside of the house. After that, we will also paint it all around.  Since it will be a DIY or  "Do It Yourself"  project, I believed this will help us save some money especially for the labor cost.  We are already scouting for the color of the paint and hopefully,  we will finally decide for it soon.

We are planning to start this project this coming summer season, when the weather gets  better and friendlier.Good luck to us!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Hello March, Goodbye February!

We are having a perfect winter weather at the moment. For some, it might not be perfect due to lack of snow. I don't need snow anymore and besides when it is not snowing, it is less work. We don't need to clean our pathway and garage. It is not so cold which also means less heating bills. yeey!  Indeed, we are having mild winter months this year.

Blue sky on a winter day in Germany. I love this weather with sunshine!
February will be ending so soon! In some hours, central European time, I will already bid goodbye to this so-called "Love month". I hope you find your true love if ever you were looking for it. lolz! For those who celebrated it with their love ones or sweethearts, I hope you had a memorable one. I also hope that you got what present you wish for last Valentine's Day.

I thought February was not really a good one for me but thanks God, the past days were better. I am thankful for all the blessings.

I am slowly and gladly welcoming the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars which is March. Honestly, I am getting more excited now. Another great travel is about to come. I even have sleepless nights sometimes thinking of this travel.

I just wish that each and everyday is a blissful one for me, my family and friends and for everyone. I am still hoping that my wishes will continue to come true. I am always praying for good health especially for my family and myself. For me, this is the most important treasure we can have.

Lastly, a wonderful and great month of March to come for us all! Take care everyone and God bless!

I  just can't wait for spring to come!  Cheers!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Listening to Music While Driving

I should be driving my car to the car repair shop last Monday. I told the owner of the shop that I still need it for grocery shopping and to run some errands to the next town.

The door at the passenger's side at the back of the driver's side was damaged and it needs immediate repair. A woman hit my car when she was backing up. That time, I parked my car in front of our town hall. When I was inside, a lady went up and was looking for somebody. I even greeted her "good morning". She went to one of the office rooms  inside the town hall and asked who the owner of the car is. One employee asked me if that was my car. Yes, it is and so does the story goes. I am glad that she was honest enough to  find me and told me about   the incident and the damage she  did in m car.

Wherever I drive, I always turn-on the FM radio or the CD player to hear some music. I don't install a ddj sx n in my car besides I just need a CD player to listen to my favorite songs. I love listening to any songs while enjoying the scenery around our area.

When I drove home that day after the incident, I was just smiling   and so thankful that there are still good people around who are willing to shoulder their responsibility.  I am also thankful that I always arrived home safely after driving anywhere.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Aspiring Singer and Performer

I am trying to think of my most favorite singers. Well, I am not really "in" to these kind of songs by Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and some other young singers and artist. I also don't like the way they are acting. As young people in the entertainment industry, they should be models for young people instead of showing bad influences. I guess, you know what I mean by this if you are reading the news about them.

I am an aspiring singer and performer as well. I am already happy when I can perform during family affairs and celebrations like birthdays, singing the karaoke..haha! I can also sing very good when I am cooking or in the bathroom taking a bath. lolz! 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Emergency Visit to the Eye Doctor

When emergency arises,  the best thing to do is to consult the professional or experts immediately.  This needs to be done as soon as possible especially if your health is at risk.

I don't exactly know what happened  the other day. I just had a walk for around two  hours in our area, went home and at night,  I already had a problem with my left  eye. It started to get  itchy after our walk last Sunday. At  night, I was already rubbing it and I guess it  was  irritated.  I thought it was only a pimple that grew in my eyelid but yesterday  it became bigger.

I applied a cream last night  for infection hoping it will get better  when I woke up this morning but  it is still swollen.  After taking my breakfast today, I decided to go to the eye doctor immediately to ask for medication.  He  gave me a prescription. This eyedrop is an  antibiotic and I  need to apply it four times a day.  I hope  my swollen eye will get better soon.

I actually asked the doctor what it was but he said my eye has a sort of infection. He cannot really explain exactly what it is. While searching online,  I can probably say, this is called a stye.


According to wikipedia,   "a stye is an infection of the sebaceous glands of Zeis at the base of the eyelashes, or an infection of the apocrine sweat glands of Moll. External styes form on the outside of the lids and can be seen as small red bumps. Styes are most commonly caused by the blocking of an oil gland at the base of the eyelash. Although they are particularly common in teenagers, styes are experienced by people of all ages. Styes can be triggered by poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, lack of hygiene, lack of water, and rubbing of the eyes".

I guess that is all for now.   I  am trying  my best to go to bed  earlier now to practice a better and healthier life. I can probably avoid having a stye by  going to bed earlier. Cheers and stay happy and healthy all the time.

Friday, February 14, 2014

My Valentine Wishlist

I guess it is not really bad to wish for some presents  this Valentine's Day.  It is normal for women to be happy when they receive some presents during this special occasion.  I  may  have a lot of Valentine wishlist but most of them are not material ones. How about you?

Praying for Good Health Always for the Whole  Family

Foe me, this is  the first thing in my wishlist. Health is wealth and we can never buy it. You might be able to  afford medicine and to pay for hospital bills but still  you can never buy health. This is the reason why I am always praying for good health always for my family, friends and relatives. Of course, we also need to take care of our body by not taking vices like drinking and smoking.

Love and Harmony in Our Home

I never  had a big discussion, misunderstanding  or quarrel with my DH. We always talk about things. We respect each other and  respect is  always the foundation of love. If there is respect, there is love and when there is love, harmony always prevails. We may not have all the luxuries in life but we have  the basic things a man needs to survive in this planet...Food, shelter and clothing are the most important ones.

Chances and Opportunities  to Travel  More

It has always been my dream to see the beauty of this world.  I am thankful that I had  already seen a part of it. Having been to over 30 countries, I still want  to experience more. This planet has simply a lot of  amazing places to explore. Even one life is not enough to see everything. This is the reason  why I want to travel when when finances, time and health are still present.

MOST OF ALL, I PRAY FOR PEACE TO ALL MANKIND.

Enjoy your Valentine's  Day but be safe! God bless everyone!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Busy Sunday Doing Home Chores

Hello February! The love month is finally here! I just hope that you did had a wonderful month of January. So far, everything went great for me and I believed for my whole family as well. I am quite happy and contented with what I had accomplished last month. I might be little things only but for me those were already great ones. Besides, I learned to be contented with small things. We sometimes disregards little things but these are the things that are really important and make us truly happy. Well probably because, I only have shallow happiness.

Today is Sunday, the second day of February. Nature woke me up at 8:00 in the morning. I usually wake up at around 9 especially during weekends. Since I need to do some personal necessity this morning, I was forced to wake up to go to the bathroom. I did not went back to bed anymore and decided to take my tea time. While eating two toasted bread with butter and marmalade on it, I was also listening to the radio. There were  good songs played  that morning especially from Adele and Bastille.

After taking my light breakfast, I did the laundry. Now, it is done but still need to be folded. I was also dusting my ceramic and porcelain collections from Italy and Poland. The vitrine or glass cabinet was also cleaned. I can't imagined the dirt and dust with all of these stuffs. I am glad that I already started the ones in the dining room.

After that, I started cooking for lunch. I only cooked scrambled eggs with onion and tomato. I also had some bacon and German sausages. Since there were rice left-over, I did fried it and had a delicious fried rice with Paela powder.

This afternoon, I already started my online tasks including  blog hopping and updating some blogs as well. It is almost dinner time now. I need to prepare for dinner before DH comes.

Probably, this evening I will be watching  my favorite TV channel, the Welt Spiegel or World Mirror. It is actually a news reportage from around the world.

I guess that is all for now. I have to sign-off for awhile and prepare  our dinner. I wish everyone a great month of February, full of love, contentment, happiness and blessings!

Take care everyone!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DIY With Our Clogged Sink

After
This week seems to be a very busy week. There are a lot of offline chores that I need to do including organizing many stuffs at home.  Top on the list  is to organize my computer or working room. I also need to pack the box that I will be sending home next week. I already started packing it and hopefully I can finish it before weekend. This coming Monday the logistic company will pick it up.

Before
Tonight, there was one thing that made me proud of myself. After eating our dinner, I always wash our dirty dishes because I want it all to be cleaned the next day. While letting the water  drain in the sink, I noticed that it is not  draining.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Corporate Meetings and Events

How was your first days of 2014? I hope everything went great and you are already starting the right path. Some might get a new job. Some might be in the process for promotion and others might be shifting for a new career. No matter what you are doing now, I just hope that you are on the right position to start for a better life.

I was mentioning last holiday season to DH that if I did not resigned being a banker, I might probably be on good position at the bank. I know, I am quite ambitious but I know I can do the job. I believed in my capacity and ability and the many positions I held at the bank before, I was already on the process. Sad to say, I did an early retirement to join my other half in other country, which I did not regretted.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hello Autumn!

I gladly  say goodbye summer because I can already breath the fresh autumn  air! It is finally here! Our calendar  tells me   that today is  officially the beginning of autumn season. Our American and Canadian friends call it  "fall".

This is one of my favorite time of the year because the surrounding gets  very attractive and colourful. The leaves of the trees turn  to yellow, orange, brown, red, pinkish, gold and other lovely colors you can imagine! I simply love the coloured autumn foliage!

Colorful leaves of a cherry tree during autumn in Germany.

During fall season, the temperature gets slowly cold especially during the night. The days are shorter and the nights get slowly longer. This is also the time when we need to slowly get ready for cold winter.

No matter what season it is we are having at the moment, we should learn to enjoy the beauty that nature has given us!  Enjoy this beautiful autumn season! I will surely do!
A forest near our area.
"The word autumn comes from the Old French word autompne (automne in modern French), and was later normalised to the original Latin word autumnus. There are rare examples of its use as early as the 12th century, but it became common by the 16th century."

Sunday, September 15, 2013

So Many Things to Learn

Wow, here we are in the second week of the first BER month. When I say BER months, I mean September, October, November and December.  I hope you are having a wonderful start of September! I believed I am,  and hoping for the rest of the year  and all the years to come to be a great one.

So as  the title of my post here which says that there are so many things to learn in life. I agree that everyday is a process of learning and I am always happy to learn  new  things.

More on that, I wish I cam learn more about computer and things in the internet. I want to learn more the many facets in  blogging, like web hosting and related topics to it. I am always thankful to some good friends who are always helping me. Truly appreciate it.

There are just a lot of things to  learn in this life.   Sometimes, we also commit mistakes and I am always trying my best to learn from it.

I just wish that I can  learn more about blogging and its many facets. I simply love to blog and share my experiences of various kinds.

I wish you all a happy Sunday and enjoy the rest of the month!

Peace in this world!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday Etcetera!

Time truly flies so fast now! I hope the clock runs  a bit slower so that I don't  get old so fast too! Just kidding folks!  The past  days has been quite busy. I was doing some clean-up after  my thanksgiving birthday celebration.  It was so far the biggest party I held compared to the ones I hosted  the past years. I am glad that it went all good and I  believed all of the guests and visitors were happy.

Today, I  did some clean-up and organizing at home. I guess,  this is one of the home chores that will never end. I was cleaning the messy guest room. My stuffs were scattered in that room including  travel books and flyers, shoes, clothes, bedding  and  a lot more. I am still not done because at the same time, I was checking some important things online.

I am glad that I already started the organization today. I know  this is always a repetitive tasks but it is better that doing  nothing  at home.  This is one of the things that gets  rid  of my boredom. With  the many offline  and online tasks that are waiting for me,  I am thankful that  they always  keep me busy all the time!

Since August is almost ending, I would like to extend my wishes to everyone, a wonderful and more blessed month of September! Cheers!

Happy weekend too and goodnight!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Tuesday!

It seems that a day is not enough  for me. Imagine, I am jobless but always have tasks and jobs all the time. I do most of the household chores from cooking to laundry, gardening, folding clothes, partly cleaning, grocery shopping, running errands, etcetera! I have to accept this  fact and I am happy about it.

Some people might say that they always get bored but not me. I always find things to do especially when I am at home. Today, I did some grocery shopping and ran errands too. I need to drive arounds 15 minutes to go to the next town to do grocery  shopping. This is the advantage of having a driver's license, if not I can't really do it.  My driver's license  cost  a lot of money but it is all paid up now. I am thankful that I got one.

After going to the bank to pay some bills and printed the bank account statement, I also have some paper and documents  xerox copied. I needed  it to submit to our health insurance company. I went to two grocery shops to buy all the things we needed  for the week. Sometimes, I go to the next town  twice a week to go grocery shopping and other stuffs  I forgot to buy.
It was around 1:00 PM when my stomach complained and asked to be feed. I landed in Mc Donald because it is located near the grocery store. I am trying to going to  fastfood chains like Mcdonald but sometimes, when it is needed, I go there. I only order most of the time a snack wrap and apple pie. When I am about to get another cup of coke light, I spotted a bag on one of the table. I always take a look on it, waiting for the owner. After some minutes, I saw a woman running inside the McDonald building and I can see in her face that she was so happy after seeing her bag. I believed she is the right owner and I am happy for her to have her bag again.

I also checked my lottery numbers but sad to say, it did not made it to the winners...sigh! At least I am trying my luck once in a while.

After all the errands and tasks I did today, I am quite happy and contented about it. I always makes me feel good when I accomplished some things during the day and night. Goodnight for now and have a nice week!

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