Friday, February 14, 2014
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!
Monday, December 23, 2013
Let me go back to the main topic here. After taking our breakfast this morning, I immediately got myself ready to go grocery shopping. Before that, we went first to an electronic shop to buy something. Good Santa heard my prayers and wish this holiday season. He finally bought me a new laptop. If I am a musician, I would probably order an ultrasound amps at Musicians Friend. This site is perfect for those who want to buy musical instruments. I have a great love about music but sad to say, I cannot really play a musical gadget.
After visiting the electronic shop, we proceeded to a grocery store nearby to shop all the items we need for Christmas Eve celebration. This time will be a simple but wonderful celebration of Christmas. I am thankful for all the blessings big and small for this year 2013.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Friday, November 1, 2013
When I arrived home after our shopping escapade in an Asian store and in the mall, I immediately got ready for the Halloween night to party with the ladies. I was acting like the mad professor 1 that night singing the karaoke. My friends were also very good singers. There were chit-chatting, kidding, conversation and simply fun with the girls again. Sumptuous dinner was also served.
It was indeed a wonderful Halloween celebration with friends. Quite a busy but fun day with friends but I love it! I hope you had a great one as well!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In every party that I host or attend with, there are always entertainment. For us, singing with the karaoke or videoke is always present. Depending on the song played, we also dance with it especially if it is a disco music and the like. I wish I order this good Allen & Heath Pro Audio at musician's friend so that it will add fun to our party. Having good sound systems and music instruments also add fun and success to a celebration.
I will see what will happen to my birthday party this coming weekend. I am quite excited about it. And yes, sumptuous and yummy foods will surely be prepared! Good luck to us and cheers for my big day!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Here are some of the carnival photos I took from last year's carnival parade.
|A float during the Faschingszug or carnival parade in Hemau, Germany. © http://gemstarlightexpress.blogspot.com|
|The group of the Liberty statue in Hemau's Carnival parade. © http://gemstarlightexpress.blogspot.com|
|The vampire group of dracula. Are there really vampires?. © http://gemstarlightexpress.blogspot.com|
Monday, December 31, 2012
There are a lot of things to be thankful for in 2012. I am just giving you a quick overview of the many great things that happened this year. Here they are;
I am thankful for the chances and opportunities to visit many beautiful cities and countries this year. I was in USA for the second time and visited many states including California, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona.. The dream to visit Canada came into reality. I also landed in the Baltic region and visited Lithuania and Latvia. I have been to the many towns and cities in Germany. My adventure in Spain and its many historical places were truly amazing. I visited back Switzerland and France.
I am thankful to all the wonderful friends I have and had met along my journeys.
I am thankful for the many accomplishments I had back home. Home improvements are getting better and I hope that it will be continued next year. Our home here in Europe is getting more improved. I am happy to live in a small but mortgage free home.
I am thankful for the many blessings that was given to me and my family.
I am thankful for my cameras, computer and internet which help me in sharing my personal experiences especially in my travels.
There are just a lot of things that I am thankful of..Most of all, I am thankful to God for the miracle of waking me up everyday and for the beauty of nature that I witness in my surroundings. Thank you Lord for the gift of life!
Friday, December 7, 2012
I just want to make it ready for my big day next year.
|Not so good photo during the party from last Friday. This is good because I don't really post photos without the permission of the people included in it.|
I guess it is time for me to pack-up. We will be attending a Christmas party tomorrow in Bamberg. Another party again and I am not so sure if there will be karaoke or magic mic singing tomorrow. Enjoy your day!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest celebrations and holidays for our American friends. It has been an annual tradition since 1863. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on Thursday. Now it is celebrated every fourth Thursday of the months of November.
I had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving day with friends yesterday. At lunch time, one of my friends invited me to go with them in the US Base near our area. In their Dining Facility or DiFac, a lot of foods were served to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
I also attended two parties of my friends last night. I am grateful for meeting wonderful people around. Thank you for your friendship and for letting me partake in your Thanksgiving banquet.
|Deserts served at the Dining Facility at the US Base near our area.|
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I can have the chance to get together with friends again. For sure singing with the karaoke is also present. I have some good friends who can sing so good. I even have some friends who can play guitars and keyboard as well. They are band member anyway, the reason why the can really play good music. I would like to recommend Alesis at musicians friend if they are searching for musical gadgets and instruments. I wish they are here in my birthday aftershock.
I can't wait this coming weekend. I will surely hear the voices or I would say the "song birds" again. Party time is karaoke time! Cheers!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The sumptuous foods prepared during that party were very delicious. Thanks to my dear friends who made that celebration successful. Thanks also to the visitors that despite of their busy schedule, they made it to my birthday party.I don't have much time to
|My birthday cake last year. Thanks Nadette for this.|
Sunday, May 13, 2012
It is not only a memorable weekend because of the two parties I attended but also a celebration to the greatest heroes of all times, that is a celebration honoring our beloved Mothers. Truly a wonderful weekend!
Last night, we attended a birthday party of a friend's daughter who just turned 7. The celebration was a blast and I believed everyone truly enjoyed it. Foods were great and delicious. Most of the foods being served were Filipino dishes. Thanks to the hard work of Pouyan's mother who did most of the preparations. You did a great job Elsa! Keep it up!
Thanks Joanna for the invitation. I had a great time and lots of fun with the other ladies.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Everything was almost perfect...
my life, my family and all the people I met along the way...
the priceless and unforgettable experiences I've been through..
and all the wonderful things that happened this year.
Before 2012 comes
I would like to thank my family, friends, relatives
and anyone I met along the way..
and most of all, I would like to thank the Lord for everything
that He had given me this year.
Most especially thank you Lord for the gift of life,
the gift of nature, my faculties and abilities, all the opportunities...
There are just a lot of things to be thankful of.
I WISH EVERYONE
A HAPPY AND MORE PROSPEROUS
NEW YEAR 2012!!
Good health always, love, peace and happiness
are all my wishes to all!
GOD BLESS US!
Esther Baldwin York
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart
to God in honor and praise for His goodness."
Robert Casper Lintner.
Have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving to everyone
especially to all my American friends around the world!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I hope to see this again in my next visit to the Philippines. Here are some snapshots I took last year.
the festival has been promoted as a tourist attraction, with a contest featuring contingents from various parts of the country.
The festival commemorates the Cebuano people's pagan origin, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Everyone had fun during the said gathering especially the games that were played. A lot of food were also prepared by friends. The opening of the presents for the incoming baby was the highlight of the program. It was truly a wonderful and enjoyable celebration. Thanks to good friends for making it happened.
Wishing Ge a safe and sound delivery soon. God bless you!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished.
Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself.
Your heart is rent.
Happy Mother's Day!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Actually, the event is called Pinoy Dance Night. Of course dancing all night will take place. There will also be a raffle draw and the first winner will receive a free plane ticket to the Philippines. The best part I think, will be the dinner wherein lechon and other Filipino dishes will be served. Don't forget to bring 20.00 Euros for your entrance fee. I guess this is not too bad for your pocket. More infos to come soon!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Here are some images taken during our visit last January 2010.
Since 1521, devotion to the Santo Niño has grown and has taken root in Philippine popular piety, particularly in the Visayas; pilgrims from different parts of Cebu and the rest of the Philippines make their yearly journey to the church to take part in the procession and festival. Starting in 1980, the Cebu City government organized the Sinulog Mardi Gras and eventually gave incentives to tribal dance groups. The first Sinulog parade was held in 1980, organized by Dávid Odilao, then Regional Director of the Ministry of Sports, and Youth Development. The parade was composed of students dressed in Moro costumes, dancing the Sinulog to the beating of drums.
The idea caught and thus, under the direction of the Cebu City Mayor Florentino Solon with the help of several influential Cebuanos, Odilao turned over the Sinulog project to the Cebu City Historical Committee under Kagawad Jesus Garcia. It was the task of the Committee to conceptualize the Sinulog festival and make it into a yearly event from then on.
In 1981 the following year, the concept of the Sinulog Parade was actualized, involving practically every sector in the Cebuano community. Marking its difference from another popular festival, the Ati-Atihan in Aklan, the Sinulog focuses not on the ritual itself but on the historical aspects of the dance, which, as it has been said, represents the link the country's embrace of Christian faith.
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