Birthstones

The photo above are not the loose diamonds you might be looking for. (How I wish I have those many big diamond stones in my shoes! ha ha) Those are fake stones, err, not actually stones but crystal-like ornaments to adorn the pair of shoes.

It is interesting to learn that loose diamonds have different shapes – round, square, heart, etc, when looking at its outline from above. The most common shape is round and the other diamond shapes (like pear or oval) are called fancy-cut. They are also classified according to color and the less color, the rare the diamond is. The other Cs that classify a diamond is clarity (the fewer inclusions and blemishes, the more valuable a diamond is), carat (the unit of weight of the diamond and the greater the cut, the more expensive a diamond is), cut (the quality of the diamond’s dimensions, finish and light performance) and certification (a document that describes the diamond prepared by expert gemologists.

But hey, in Hubpages, somebody wrote about each month’s gemstones. And since my birthday falls on May, my birthstone is emerald. Here is what’s written about it:

The best quality emeralds are more expensive than diamonds.

By the way, those born in April has diamond as birthstone.

Photohunt: Surprise


As I have told everyone who visits this blog, Lee-ann is a favorite photography subject. The first photo was when she was younger and was surprised by my camera’s flash. The second photo was when she was almost two and was surprised when she noticed I was aiming the camera to her. She giggled a lot that time.

She had grown older now but not really that tall because her parents were not tall people he he And she is not related to me or to my husband though I love her. Her father is a friend. Her looks are a combination of her father and her mother’s features. The color was from her father and the eyes was from the mother.

I always get a kiss from her. She talks a lot, too, though some I cannot fully understand. I am so fond of her because she is a happy child that loves to play a lot.

Photohunt’s theme is surprise. Find out the many surprises the other hunters prepared for you!

Photohunt: Surprise


As I have told everyone who visits this blog, Lee-ann is a favorite photography subject. The first photo was when she was younger and was surprised by my camera’s flash. The second photo was when she was almost two and was surprised when she noticed I was aiming the camera to her. She giggled a lot that time.

She had grown older now but not really that tall because her parents were not tall people he he And she is not related to me or to my husband though I love her. Her father is a friend. Her looks are a combination of her father and her mother’s features. The color was from her father and the eyes was from the mother.

I always get a kiss from her. She talks a lot, too, though some I cannot fully understand. I am so fond of her because she is a happy child that loves to play a lot.

Photohunt’s theme is surprise. Find out the many surprises the other hunters prepared for you!

Photohunt: Surprise


As I have told everyone who visits this blog, Lee-ann is a favorite photography subject. The first photo was when she was younger and was surprised by my camera’s flash. The second photo was when she was almost two and was surprised when she noticed I was aiming the camera to her. She giggled a lot that time.

She had grown older now but not really that tall because her parents were not tall people he he And she is not related to me or to my husband though I love her. Her father is a friend. Her looks are a combination of her father and her mother’s features. The color was from her father and the eyes was from the mother.

I always get a kiss from her. She talks a lot, too, though some I cannot fully understand. I am so fond of her because she is a happy child that loves to play a lot.

Photohunt’s theme is surprise. Find out the many surprises the other hunters prepared for you!

Makes Me Want to Go to Bahamas

It’s a toxic week. So much work to do. Workload is too much. Predicaments are escalating. And the situation has the likeness to mountain climbing. As I had written a few days ago:

You can face your problem just like how you climb a mountain. In climbing the mountain, you will encounter rocks that protrude and that makes the climb hard. Just like life, there are obstacles that will make it hard for you to face the problems. But as you climb the mountain and focus yourself ahead, you also focus your attention to what situation you are in now. All your hard work will be focused on the step ahead, and then on the next, and so forth, little by little. – Do You Have Problems?

It makes me want to scan those travel deals if they have an appealing bargain for the Bahamas. I saw the place where the 2009 Miss Universe pageant was held. It was gorgeous!

But I forgot, I don’t have enough money… 😦


Makes Me Want to Go to Bahamas

It’s a toxic week. So much work to do. Workload is too much. Predicaments are escalating. And the situation has the likeness to mountain climbing. As I had written a few days ago:

You can face your problem just like how you climb a mountain. In climbing the mountain, you will encounter rocks that protrude and that makes the climb hard. Just like life, there are obstacles that will make it hard for you to face the problems. But as you climb the mountain and focus yourself ahead, you also focus your attention to what situation you are in now. All your hard work will be focused on the step ahead, and then on the next, and so forth, little by little. – Do You Have Problems?

It makes me want to scan those travel deals if they have an appealing bargain for the Bahamas. I saw the place where the 2009 Miss Universe pageant was held. It was gorgeous!

But I forgot, I don’t have enough money… 😦


Makes Me Want to Go to Bahamas

It’s a toxic week. So much work to do. Workload is too much. Predicaments are escalating. And the situation has the likeness to mountain climbing. As I had written a few days ago:

You can face your problem just like how you climb a mountain. In climbing the mountain, you will encounter rocks that protrude and that makes the climb hard. Just like life, there are obstacles that will make it hard for you to face the problems. But as you climb the mountain and focus yourself ahead, you also focus your attention to what situation you are in now. All your hard work will be focused on the step ahead, and then on the next, and so forth, little by little. – Do You Have Problems?

It makes me want to scan those travel deals if they have an appealing bargain for the Bahamas. I saw the place where the 2009 Miss Universe pageant was held. It was gorgeous!

But I forgot, I don’t have enough money… 😦


Photohunt: Ripples

a shot with son Daryl in a wave pool last year 2008

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word ripple (s) is water. I find it amazing to discover how a word can have a meaning that seems almost different:

From Thesaurus.com, another meaning, in the verb form, is fret, rub hard, or erode.

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Photohunt: Ripples

a shot with son Daryl in a wave pool last year 2008

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word ripple (s) is water. I find it amazing to discover how a word can have a meaning that seems almost different:

From Thesaurus.com, another meaning, in the verb form, is fret, rub hard, or erode.

Visit Photohunt to join.

Photohunt: Ripples

a shot with son Daryl in a wave pool last year 2008

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word ripple (s) is water. I find it amazing to discover how a word can have a meaning that seems almost different:

From Thesaurus.com, another meaning, in the verb form, is fret, rub hard, or erode.

Visit Photohunt to join.

"Sometimes waiting is what works best…"

Damson

I tend to agree with her. There are things we just cannot have at an instant. We have to wait. As the saying goes, there are three answers to a prayer – Yes, No, and Wait.

There are occurrences in life like a wearing away of the spirit, a breaking of resolve, but we have to wait. We ask why someone until now was not able to realize the wrong that was done and to at least ask forgiveness. We pray for enlightenment of the heart. Though the other does not seem to be humble enough, we wait. Or maybe the answer is no. Who can tell?

We ask why there seems to be no solution for the turmoil, the threats to democracy, the unending corruption, the ceaseless trespassing of the supposed-to-be leaders, the social malignancy that has been spreading widely. We wait. How long? And for what? For some miracle maybe. For some hope maybe. For some hope that maybe the threat of the rumored September Morn is not true or will not persist. We have had enough of her.

We speculate about not getting the job or the position we wanted the most. That will at least provide us a life insurance no medical, if you know what I mean. Or the material things we crave for. Maybe the Maker has his reasons. Maybe He has plans. We wait. Why does it seem sometimes that His plans are completely different and the reverse of our hearts’ desires? We wait for the good signs that these will work for the best. Or else we end up all torn up, heavyhearted.

Sometimes waiting is what works best. Sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes it is like waiting in vain.

"Sometimes waiting is what works best…"

Damson

I tend to agree with her. There are things we just cannot have at an instant. We have to wait. As the saying goes, there are three answers to a prayer – Yes, No, and Wait.

There are occurrences in life like a wearing away of the spirit, a breaking of resolve, but we have to wait. We ask why someone until now was not able to realize the wrong that was done and to at least ask forgiveness. We pray for enlightenment of the heart. Though the other does not seem to be humble enough, we wait. Or maybe the answer is no. Who can tell?

We ask why there seems to be no solution for the turmoil, the threats to democracy, the unending corruption, the ceaseless trespassing of the supposed-to-be leaders, the social malignancy that has been spreading widely. We wait. How long? And for what? For some miracle maybe. For some hope maybe. For some hope that maybe the threat of the rumored September Morn is not true or will not persist. We have had enough of her.

We speculate about not getting the job or the position we wanted the most. That will at least provide us a life insurance no medical, if you know what I mean. Or the material things we crave for. Maybe the Maker has his reasons. Maybe He has plans. We wait. Why does it seem sometimes that His plans are completely different and the reverse of our hearts’ desires? We wait for the good signs that these will work for the best. Or else we end up all torn up, heavyhearted.

Sometimes waiting is what works best. Sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes it is like waiting in vain.

Partylist Groups: In Layman’s Terms

Yesterday, July 17, 2009, partylist groups race for the 2010 polls registration. The list had grown up to 231 partylist groups at 6 pm.

Partylist groups represent the marginalized parties in the country. Marginalized is quite a fuzzy term. A layman does not understand what ‘marginalized’ means. In Ted Failon’s radio show, he shared what a common tao thinks about the term ‘marginalized’. The person, according to Ted, explained that it must have come from the word ‘margin’. Remember the elementary days where the teachers instructed the students to put margins on each page of the notebook? According to the person Ted talked to, the ‘marginalized’ sector are those within the small portions of the margin, the bigger central area represents the powerful and the dominant groups of people in the Philippines – the wealthy politicians, capitalists, tycoons, and the like.

Marginalized groups in the political system in the Philippines are those who have little importance, influence or power. Their social standing are lower than the rest and they represent the little groups or the minority. They may also be considered as insignificant.

The question why the interest to scramble for registration of these many ‘little’ groups is not a question actually. It is borne of the fact that legislators and lawmakers and authorities in power failed to address what the ‘little’ people of this country wanted to be heard. Pampering themselves with what the people’s money can give, legislators failed to do what was expected and that is to create and enact laws for the good of the common tao.

Partylist Groups: In Layman’s Terms

Yesterday, July 17, 2009, partylist groups race for the 2010 polls registration. The list had grown up to 231 partylist groups at 6 pm.

Partylist groups represent the marginalized parties in the country. Marginalized is quite a fuzzy term. A layman does not understand what ‘marginalized’ means. In Ted Failon’s radio show, he shared what a common tao thinks about the term ‘marginalized’. The person, according to Ted, explained that it must have come from the word ‘margin’. Remember the elementary days where the teachers instructed the students to put margins on each page of the notebook? According to the person Ted talked to, the ‘marginalized’ sector are those within the small portions of the margin, the bigger central area represents the powerful and the dominant groups of people in the Philippines – the wealthy politicians, capitalists, tycoons, and the like.

Marginalized groups in the political system in the Philippines are those who have little importance, influence or power. Their social standing are lower than the rest and they represent the little groups or the minority. They may also be considered as insignificant.

The question why the interest to scramble for registration of these many ‘little’ groups is not a question actually. It is borne of the fact that legislators and lawmakers and authorities in power failed to address what the ‘little’ people of this country wanted to be heard. Pampering themselves with what the people’s money can give, legislators failed to do what was expected and that is to create and enact laws for the good of the common tao.

Partylist Groups: In Layman’s Terms

Yesterday, July 17, 2009, partylist groups race for the 2010 polls registration. The list had grown up to 231 partylist groups at 6 pm.

Partylist groups represent the marginalized parties in the country. Marginalized is quite a fuzzy term. A layman does not understand what ‘marginalized’ means. In Ted Failon’s radio show, he shared what a common tao thinks about the term ‘marginalized’. The person, according to Ted, explained that it must have come from the word ‘margin’. Remember the elementary days where the teachers instructed the students to put margins on each page of the notebook? According to the person Ted talked to, the ‘marginalized’ sector are those within the small portions of the margin, the bigger central area represents the powerful and the dominant groups of people in the Philippines – the wealthy politicians, capitalists, tycoons, and the like.

Marginalized groups in the political system in the Philippines are those who have little importance, influence or power. Their social standing are lower than the rest and they represent the little groups or the minority. They may also be considered as insignificant.

The question why the interest to scramble for registration of these many ‘little’ groups is not a question actually. It is borne of the fact that legislators and lawmakers and authorities in power failed to address what the ‘little’ people of this country wanted to be heard. Pampering themselves with what the people’s money can give, legislators failed to do what was expected and that is to create and enact laws for the good of the common tao.