Archive for September, 2010
256/365 Isn’t this a cute Bird House?
257/365 This decorative ornament caught my eye….
258/365 Drop your mail here…
259/365 Fresh fruit tart – Ain’t this lovely? It’s too perfect that I didn’t want to eat. But I just can’t help it — Yummy!
260/365 Park your stroller here.
261/365 Are you talking to me?
262/365 My daughter’s booboo..
263/365 Family of Gourds. Taken using my Nokia E63.
264/365 My kid’s iPad.
265/365 Red Ribbon’s Choco Fudge Cake
266/365 Adenium, a tropical flower
267/365 Squash, Tomato and Basil Soup. A new recipe I have learned from Dona Elena Cusinera Club, the recipe is here.
268/365 Roses for your table centerpiece
270/365 Affogato-style coffee from Gelatissimo
I was fortunate to get an invite from Elro Corporation to attend the “Sandalias Festival 2010″. Together with other bloggers, we had fun as we graced this event. It is the culminating activity of a 2-day event.
Anyone can get an event pass for every purchase of Ipanema, Ipanema Gisele Bündchen, Grendha and Rider starting from September 1 until 12nn of September 26 (till 12 noon). The event was held at the Trinoma Activity Center where event pass holder can enjoy different activities such as Body Tattoo…
Or take the challenge in wall climbing …
There were also other activities such as the Ride ‘N Surf challenge and for those aching soles, you can also avail of the free foot massage. We were also entertained by the Steps Dancers as they highlight the different footwear distributed by ELRO Corporation.
Of course, the highlight of the event was the chance to participate in Sandalias Festival’s most unique attraction – the Giant Piñata. It’s a giant Ipanema flip-flops filled with freebies including gift certificates from Ipanema, Ipanema Gisele Bündchen, Grendha, Rider and products from other sponsors – Lay Bare, Planet Sports, Dermclinic, Nivea Sun Immediate Protection Lotion, Orly Nail Lacquers , L’Oreal Paris for Men White Activ Moisturizer, Summit Media Magazines; as well as an air ticket to Boracay from Cebu Pacific air and a 3D/2N accommodation at Discovery Shores, Patio Pacific or Fairways and Bluewater.
Look at how the audience eagerly awaits the shower of prizes.
As for me, I didn’t get a lot from that shower of freebies but I am happy with my loot — An Ipanema Gisele Bündchen gift certificate. This is actually my favorite flip-flops.
I hope you enjoyed the weekend like I did. I’ll be glad to hear about how it turned out, just leave your link below.
Last Saturday was my daughter’s Confirmation Rites. This sacrament is one of the sacrament of initiation and just like the Baptism it requires a sponsor. In my daughter’s case, it was my sister who stoop up as her sponsor.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is basically a renewal of the promises one has made during baptism, only this time, the person is fully aware of making these promises. And in order to do that, this sacrament is usually administered to baptized Catholics aged 12-16 or during adolescence. A very timely age to give this Sacrament as it grants the person the supernatural grace to resist temptation given the raging hormones and the need to fit in with one’s peers, the gift of the Holy Spirit helps the confirmed person to stay on the right track.
The anointing with chrism highlights the ceremony of this sacrament. Wherein the confirmand or the baptized person receives the indelible character, the seal of the Lord together with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The chrism is blessed and administered by a bishop.
In the Philippines, it is required for Catholic couples to be confirmed before they receive the Sacrament of Matrimony.
This is another significant moment in my daughter’s Christian life. That’s why even his little brother joined me as we witness this momentous day.
Of course, we all got hungry after and headed out to Yellow Cab for a quick meal.
I hope you all had a relaxing and fun weekend…
We spent our last night in LA having dinner with friends at Thai Patio along Hollywood Boulevard. I know for a fact that Hubs really felt good having to be reunited with his cousins and friends. I also had the time of my life enjoying their company.
Photo opp before we head out to the airport. I had the grandest time during our short visit to the US. Thanks to the generosity and hospitality of all our families and friends. These people are the real treasures in life and nothing can beat that. Hope to be back soon!
I hope you all had the grandest weekend.
These photos were taken during our trip in San Francisco, California.
246/365 Parking Meter
247/365 Fire Truck
248/365 Boats at Fisherman’s Wharf
249/365 A view from the top of Lombard Street
250/365 The crookedest street located at Lombard Street, San Francisco California
251/365 The Painted Ladies at Steiner Street – These beautiful Victorian Houses is truly a must see in San Francisco.
252/365 Cable car
253/365 The Clock Tower at San Francisco Ferry Building
254/365 Ghirardelli Square
255/365 Green Cable Car
241/365 The Lobby of the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas is one of the newest Hotel – Casinos south end of the Las Vegas strip
242/365 The Gondola at the Venetian, Las Vegas awaiting passengers.
243/365 Inside the Venetian
244/365 Train at the Americana Mall in Glendale, California.
236/365 Egyptian Statue – lovely decor
237/365 Mickey Mouse balloons – I’m sure every kid would love to have one of those.
238/365 Yellow Mums
239/365 Fresh Cherries – I love to munch these. Not only is it yummy, it’s healthy too!
240/365 The Excalibur at Las Vegas – nothing fancy with the building since I took the shot of the building from the side, definitely not the building’s most flattering angle. I actually fell in love with the clouds. Not much editing done on this photo except a little cropping.
I am sorry for not posting on time. My body clock has not fully adjusted with the time difference.
Our weekend was spent in Fabulous Las Vegas. It was a lovely city with all the night life. Here are some photos.
Hard Rock Cafe
See you again next week. Don’t worry even if I do not comment on your posts, I have visited them