Friday, September 28, 2007

Relax na relax ako !

My friend ask me to check his blog and I did. I guess, I should also post this as a response. ACCEPTED without a bit of hesitation. Others may say that I am being sensitive but I am not, I just needed fair assessment and because I give so much VALUE for blog perse!

NO CENSORING, the truth is this is what they're hiding behind those carboards !

Thursday, September 27, 2007

never imagine I am capable

This is a typical street in Marseille. This narrow street is a two-way and I am always confronted with the plight of everyday driving. I am becoming more and more confident in driving. This is the way going to school !

This is a one-way and narrow street. Driver should be very careful when passing because of pedestrian traversing this way should be 30km/hr.

Another one-way street where the school is located. Parents and or guardians stay inside these steel barriers when picking up the kids.

I found a great site for your
virtual visit ! Do check this out !

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Beauty continues.....

Now, back to my normal post.....all comments on my previous post are greatly appreciated, thank you!

After all the reparations, cleaning and maintenance the house is ready to receive friends to our humble place. I am talking of French-Filipina and French-German couples, yes we are going International in the
village. A Filipina who arrived in France barely two years ago and who's also adapting to the French way of life. Her outlook on adjusting to her new environment had impressed me. I would say, she easily surpasses all the sentiments and differences between the two countries . Nonetheless, every foreigners need to undergo changes but it's depends on how we will be able to overcome them.

To start with, we welcomed our Franco-Filipino couple friends who supposed to arrive earlier but since there was a technical problem during the trip they arrived later at night than expected. Arriving at the Port of Bastia it was annoying that car rental shop was close because they needed to pick up the rented car to sojourn on the Corsica for three weeks. Fortunately, there was this nice guy who worked late at the shop let them took the car so the plan of staying at the hotel was completely disregard. Finally, they arrived at the village, had a simple dinner while narrating the exhausting yet exciting trip they had. Lights off and everyone went to bed.

Next morning, beheld the sight of the sunrise from a distance burned their hearts ceaselessly. Captured by the mountainous and greenest sights just in front of the house that cannot be seen in huge noisy cities . The majestic beauty of an island is just something extraordinary. Even whispers could be heard brought by the quieteness of the environment which is so relaxing ! We did the tour by car to the neighboring villages which are just accessible. Of course taking pictures of the sceneries was also a major part of the promenade while Honey was narrating a little bit about the place. Appreciating the Shepherd's animals that were completely out in liberty munching herbs and enjoying their freedom .
It was almost one in the afternoon that our stomach growled for hunger. While strolling, good enough we saw a typical Corsican restaurant situated in the village of Sermano. To begin with we have ordered fresh drinks for appetizer. The two frenchies asked for a typical Corsican beer, I have ordered a bottle of fresh Perrier and Coca cola for the kids. To simplify things, we have ordered the menu of the day ! We devoured our first plate, a homemaid Corsican Salad with their famous Brocciu Cheese accompanied by leek fritters (beignets de poireaux) main menu was a giant breaded pork and filled with frenchfries on the side. Finally, the owner came out with one of the specialties of Corsica a delicious dessert called Gâteau à la chataigne (cake made of chestnut flour). It was really delicious co'z almost everything were homemaid products. While all these were served Claude was taking a video of the owner asking to explain how Brocciu cheese and chestnut cake are being prepared and me asking for the recipe of leek fritters ! An additional knowledge as unexperienced cook.
We spent the whole day promenading and took advantage of the great weather we had in Corsica.

The next day we went picnicking at Tavignanu River just a minute away from the village. Traversing more than 58 km, Tavignanu is the second largest river of Corsica. The river continues going to Lake Nino, passing by the valley of Restonica, and very close to Aleria on the Eastern coast. The average water temperature in September is not above 25°celsius because the water comes fresh from the mountain, we went on the month of July so water was around 19° to 20° celsius. Before we found a great place for our picnic we needed to walk a little bit, the place started to be crowded. Finally, we found a place where we can scout just near a crystal clear water of a deep basin (pond). Sorry I didn't have the camera with me and I didn't have a picture of the basin. Children had fun, so you see my daughter she smiles very rare on the photos, so when I say fun, she really did enjoy ! We Pinays were not able to take even a little swim but just dipping our feet were enough as it was really cold ! We are still used to have warm water as 30° to 35° celsius. I just couldn't !

If you you need to know more about the place you could visit this site Corsica Attractions ! We will never know, you could include Corsica on your travel lists.

This is too long, I know :) ! Will continue the rest of my travel(telling) on Corsica vacation. For the moment, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Sunday !

Monday, September 17, 2007

not even a sweet revenge !

I made a tagalog poem to thank my family, friends and those who are close to me in remembering me on the day of my birthday. In common perception, Tagalog is an easy language for us Filipinos because we speak it everyday. But I can tell you that it's the contrary. I took an effort thinking of all the vocabulary words I learned from high school. The perfect words that rhyme but most especially it is what I honeslty feel about them.

I love blogging, blogger friends and the strangers who visit my blog. I blog because I want to make friends, to learn from their experiences, to have their point of view, to have a subject of conversation and everything that concerns blogging which are profitable. Mainly, I am open to constructive criticism and most of all I don't like to have enemies ! This morning I had a visitor and he surprised me with his comment on my previous post (which I already erased). His exact comment was "Parang suicide note...." ("Seems to be a suicide note"). I was thankful that a stranger visited my blog but his message was very offending ! For your information, it was a thank you message for all the people who are dear to me, if in case you do not understand profound vocabularies , apparently you are a Filipino like me. The comment was signed not by his real name and without his blogging details (URL). I saw some of his comments which are also in my links with his URL so I said to myself he's a COWARD with bad intentions because he did not put his identity. Sorry, I was able to track you !

Even if it's a joke, I don't think that it is the right thing to say to a person especially if you do not know him/her. I was asking myself, do I deserve this kind of comment ? I myself do not have the courage to aggress people by comments such as this ! I've been sincere with all the comments I make in every blog I visit ! If I disagree to a certain post I will write what I think in a nice way or if the post is somewhat revolting I tell it frankly without hurting someone's feelings ! Sometimes, I don't understand that there are people who are capable of bitching.

This is not a kind of revenge but to remind YOU to please be nice ! I don't know you and I didn't do anything against you !

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Paglipas ng panahon

Tatlongpu't limang taong nagdaan hanggang ngayon
Ako’y nagpapasalamat ng walang hanggan.
Mula sa aking pagkabata isip ay namulat
Magandang pag uugali, maayos na pakikisama sa lahat .

Mga magulang na umaantabay
Aking mga gawain sila'y tanging gabay.
Sa kanilang mga mata kasiyahay nasisilayan
Tuwing ako'y nagtatagumpay.

Kasiyahan, kalungkutan, tagumpay man o kabiguan
Nandiyan pa rin silang ako'y parangalan.
Lingid sa mga nagawang pagkakamali
Hatid nila'y walang sawang pagsusulsi.

Sa aking mga kapatid na umaagapay
Kasagutan ko ay malaking pagpupugay.
Mga pagsubok sa buhay, hirap man o ginhawa
Kaakiba't ko pa rin silang nagtitiyaga.

Para sa aking kabiyak sa buhay
Ako'y minamahal ng walang kapantay.
Iba man ang ating pinagmulan
Respeto at pagmamahal ang ating timbulan.

Mga anak kong nagbibigay ng ligaya
Sa bawat mahigpit na yakap at halik
Pagod ay mabilis na nawawaglit
Nabibigay lakas sa bawat paghihinagpis.

Maari ko bang kalimutan mga kaibigang walang sawâ
Bawat pagdurugo ng puso ko'y kasamang magbatâ
Sa bawat kalokohan aming maisipan
Matatag na samahan at walang iwanan

Andiyan ako ay humagalpak sa tuwa
Ngunit luklukan din ang pagluhà't pagluluksâ
Ganoon pa man ang buhay na taglay
Patuloy ang aking pakikibaka ng walang humpay.

Para sa lahat kayo'y tatak sa aking buhay
Hindi kumukupas at walang katumbas
Maraming salamat sa nasa ITAAS
Hulog kayong nagsisigasig mula sa langit.
Lumipas man ang panahon
Pukpukin man ako ng pagsubok ng sansinukob
Nariyan pa rin akong matatag na tagapaglingkod.

Thank you for those who sent me emails, ecards, IM''s, friendster messages, text and even voice messages. I am glad you are a part of my life ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US MAKIS !

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Les 3 Mousquetaires

Family day at Park Borely. I am proud of how I took this photo co'z I am not really good when it comes to picture taking ! Any suggestions on how to take pictures ? I mean good one even if I don't have professional camera equipment. I am just using a simple digital cam.