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Thursday, March 31, 2016

My hands can do this ---Coffee Can Birdhouse

You can’t see different kinds of birds flying around in front of your house unless, you  have a birdhouse, feeder, and bath.  We only have the bird feeder and bath at first, but we don’t have a birdhouse yet.   

Thanks to the Great Gardener.  Because of his many empty Folgers coffee cans,  I came up with this great project that will really benefit many small birds flying around in our country living.

I was inspired to make a birdhouse because of them. The Mama Bird had no place to lay her eggs, except in my flower basket. It's just so wonderful to see many kinds of beautiful birds of different colors. I was really very lucky  for being able to capture this amazing picture of the Hungry Birds. I already featured a video on Mrs. Jelly Beans' sticky notes about these birds. You can watch it again at the end of this tutorial.  This picture was also featured in our daily newspaper as "Reader Photo of the Day."

Reader Photo of the Day (a)

The Hungry Birds
Reader Photo of the Day (b)


(2) empty Folgers’ coffee container 27.8 oz (big)
(1) piece plastic placemat
      many 7-inch dried, straight sticks
      few  2 ½- inch dried, straight sticks (attached above opening
      and below the perch) 
      few 3- inch dried, straight sticks (attached below opening)
      many brown mulch
      glue gun and many glue sticks
      silicon sealer
      JB weld
      small knife
      manual saw
      portable drill with 1/16,  5/16, and 1 ¼  drill bits
      pipe (7 feet)
      round-shaped wood (size of coffee can)

Level of Difficulty Intermediate


  Cleaning the Coffee Container
Wash the container with soap and  rinse thoroughly with warm water.  Fill up the container with water.  Put 4 tablespoons of baking soda into the container to remove the smell of the coffee.  Let it stand overnight.  Wash again with soap and rinse thoroughly with warm water.  Check if there is still the smell of coffee.  If there is, follow the same procedure again as previously mentioned. 

Choosing and Cutting the Sticks
Choose dried, straight sticks from the falling limbs of a tree.  Cut them 7 inches long with a manual saw.  If the sticks are big, you can cut them into half.  In this project, I used all the small sticks, so I don’t need to cut them into half anymore.

 Making an Opening
The area showing “FOLGERS”  embedded on the container is where you are going to make an opening for the birdhouse.  Save the whole square plastic as you run the knife along the indented lines.  Write “Home Sweet Home” on the square plastic and then set aside.

Hole Drilling
Drill 3 small holes on the sides of container and 5 holes on the bottom using 1/16 drill bit.    Drill 3 holes on the center of the cap  and 1 hole on the center of the opening using 5/16 drill bit.  These holes will provide good air circulation to keep moisture from building up inside the birdhouse.

Inserting a Perch

Inserting Sticks on the Cap
Insert one 7-inch stick into the hole as a perch.  It will be glued later after all the dried sticks are glued on the sides around the container.  Insert one 7-inch stick on each hole on the  cap.

Attaching the Dried Sticks
Tie the 3 sticks on the cap with chicken wire to hold them. With a warm glue gun on hand, glue the 3 sticks on the cap and fill up the gaps, too.  Attach one  7-inch stick at a time on the side of the container.  Attach other sticks around the container until you reach the opening.  Attach the 2 ½ -inch sticks above the opening until you fill up the whole area.  Attach one 2 ½- inch stick also below the perch.  Attach the 3-inch sticks below the opening until you fill up the whole area.  Attach one  quarter of an inch stick on top of the perch to cover the space.  Apply glue on gaps or between sticks that need to be filled up. Apply also glue around the cap to strengthen the hold of the dried sticks to the cap. 

Making of a Roof
To use a compass, set the pointer at 5 ½ measurement to draw 11 x 11 inch round-shaped  roof on a plastic placemat. Find the radius of the circle with the use of a ruler. Draw a line and cut through the line up to the center only.  Bring both ends together to close the cut, punch a hole, and tie it with a yarn to hold the plastic roof.

Applying Glue on the Roof
Apply Super Glue on  the inside and outside areas of both cut sides of the plastic roof.  With warm glue gun on hand, apply glue again on the same areas to strengthen the hold of the shape of the roof.  Apply more glue on top of the 3 dried sticks on the cap and then quickly attach the roof on top. Hold for a while to let the glue stick to the roof. Put the plastic roof upside down on another empty coffee container for support.  Put the container upside down on top of the plastic roof.  With warm glue gun again, apply glue around the plastic roof attaching itself to the container.

Choosing and Applying the Mulch
Spread out some mulch on top of the newspaper on the table.  Choose almost the same size of every mulch that can be glued on the plastic roof, if possible.  Start attaching the mulch around the lower end of the plastic roof.   Glue each much as closely as possible to cover the plastic roof around until you reach the top level.  Glue the signboard, “Home Sweet Home,” below the perch.

Making a Birdhouse Stand
I need to ask my husband to do this for me.  Cut a pipe measuring 7 feet  and stick it on the ground.  Make a round-shape wood and drill a hole in the center using 1 ¼ wood drill bit. Insert the center of the wood into the pipe and glue it with JB weld. Arrange the birdhouse on top of the wood and apply silicon sealer around it. Insert some hay inside.  

Coffee Can Birdhouse (b)

Open House
Now, I'm proud to present to you, my Coffee Can Birdhouse. Today is an open house.  All small birds only are welcome (-.-) Sorry big birds (^_^) the coffee can is just small.  It’s ready for occupancy, 24/7, free board, lodging, and bath - ha ha ha ha.


Birds Taking a Bath
It takes some time to take a video of live animals.  The serenity of the environment and sound produced by these birds is a music to anyone's ears.  I was just standing near our glass door and took an opportunity to take a video of these different kinds of birds while taking a bath in our birdbath and feeding, as well. 

*This project was featured as Cheep Coffee Can Birdhouse on Favecrafts. As a craft designer, I was featured as #2 in their What's Hot list.  Please note this ranking is not permanent. Thank you to all viewers (-.-)

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

My heart says ... A Reflection on Lenten Season

Motherhood is the noblest job a woman can have, in which an internationally accepted recognition in our society, Mother’s Day, is celebrated every year. It takes a lot of sacrifice to take care of one’s own child from infancy to adolescence. It’s a continuous obligation where the responsibility of a parent doesn’t stop even when one becomes an adult or gets married.  It’s a long struggle that we, as a parent, need to endure and make sacrifices regardless of our social status in life. 
I happened to talk to one of my close friends whom I just recently visited last week.  I was surprised to see her sad because of her family problem. She has three grown-up daughters and two of them are already married. She has 2 grandsons – one who is 8 years old and another who is 5 years old.  She has been separated from her ex-husband for 10 years already. She told me that her youngest daughter, who is an OFW,  arrived to visit them and brought some goodies for the family. Since her youngest daughter had only  a week to stay, she decided to set a get-together dinner in her house the following day after her arrival. Her two eldest daughters came to know about it, but a problem causing frustration and sadness to her came up.  Her eldest daughter didn’t want to attend the dinner, but her elder daughter was willing to attend.  After getting both sides of the story from her two daughters, my close friend narrated to me the reason behind the problem.

One weekend before the arrival of her youngest daughter, both the families of her two eldest daughters decided to go to her ex-husband’s house to have a dinner in the early  evening.  There are 2  big dogs just roaming around the yard, but her ex-husband didn’t bother to put them in a cage or put a leash on them. One of her grandsons, the eldest one, is an active boy and he is the son of her eldest daughter. He was warned not to go near the dogs or even play with them.  While both her two daughters, together with their respective husbands, were resting inside the house after the dinner, her oldest grandson went around the yard to explore the surroundings, while her youngest grandson also followed him. Suddenly the dogs became intimidated by their presence and  growled at them. Upon seeing the blazing eyes of the dogs with their big fangs showing, her eldest grandson run as fast as he could yelling, while her little grandson was left behind scared and crying. They all went out of the house immediately when they heard the yelling and crying of the children. After shooing the dogs away, the next thing happened was-- her elder daughter got mad, looked intensely at her nephew, and with a loud voice, she told her nephew, “Stop, stop, stop,” as he was telling something about the incident to his mother.  This irritated her eldest daughter and decided to go home at once. The supposed-to-be happy moments of family togetherness during that night was shortened. 

The get-together dinner at my friend’s house never happened till her youngest daughter flew back to her place of work.  Each family of her two eldest daughters made their own respective schedules  to spend time with her youngest daughter during her stay.  The eldest daughter told her that she wanted to shield her son from further psychological and emotional damage caused by his aunt’s anger.  She said that it wasn’t the first time that her son felt his aunt’s anger. On the other side, her elder daughter was willing to disregard her feelings for the sake of family’s unity.  She was also apologetic about what she did to her nephew, but she said that she acted only that way at the moment when her own son was almost got bitten by a dog because he was  the one behind while running. She said her own son also suffered psychological and emotional trauma because of the incident.

Out of frustration and sadness, my close friend said that, if she can only have the wisdom of King Solomon, then she can also give a better judgment as to who is right or wrong between her two daughters’ claims. Instead of wealth and power, King Solomon asked God for gift of wisdom on how to rule his people with justice and fairness. He was really a wise ruler and to cite an instance -- there was an incident between the two women each claiming to be the real mother of a child.  King Solomon was able to determine who the real mother was. It was a difficult one to solve at that time.  There was no DNA or maternity test invented yet to prove that during his time. He asked God to help him solve the problem. Likewise, having disputes among children is a difficult one to solve, too.  Parents should not play favorites to one child at the expense of the other child. When a parent turns blind to his or her favorite child’s mistakes, this is a disheartening one to other children.      

To analyze the situation, I gave my close friend few thoughts to ponder: 
First, being a mother is really a hard task.  Loving one’s own child is a great asset to have, but a liability to other mothers when they neglect their own children.  To cite this --many reports on the newspapers and television tell stories about many children being neglected and left alone in the  streets mainly for the number one reason – poverty. Others drive their own small children to work instead of them trying to work to provide for their children’s needs. We can see small children begging in the streets or highways.  The most horrible stories we can hear are about child prostitution. I really salute those mothers who are so protective of their own children aside from being so responsible to provide their basic needs.

Second, life is full of struggles because it’s not perfect.  No one is exempted from not getting hurt whether physically and emotionally, but it can be avoided or prevented, if we take action to prevent it. For example, we need to wear our seatbelts when riding in our car. But because of stubbornness and negligence, we don’t take action to use it.  When accident happens, we blame others for our own shortcomings.  Another thing to reflect about is – when we have this kind of negative thinking. The power of negativity in our mind can only beget negativity and more likely, can cause more harm than good to others. Taking responsibility for a negative outcome is not being a responsible person.  In other words, we don’t need to wait for something to happen negatively to us or someone else before we realized that it was wrong or a big mistake at the beginning. 

Third, unity in the family is our weapon against life’s imperfections. When one is being selfish and uncooperative, the harder it gets to solve a problem. For example, if the wife is the only one doing the hard work in the family, while the husband doesn’t mind anything at all or feeling insensitive to the needs of the family, how can this family survive? If respect and unity are no longer maintained in the family, where does love go?

Fourth, emotional outburst is part of our human nature, but controlling our anger is a big problem that is so hard to manage.  Sudden emotional outburst can lead to a devastating effect to anyone, especially if one becomes physically and verbally abusive. We feel sorry at the end for getting angry at someone, but the damage has been done already.  They say time heals the wound you inflict on somebody.  A scar forms in our hearts after the healing period, but who can say that one can’t remember anymore what happened after those emotional outbursts?  

Fifth, empathy is a valuable gift of grace that we can ask God to give us. It’s a way of removing the selfishness in us. Putting ourselves in the shoes of another person is very important to help you relate to his or her feelings in times of trial or problem where moral support is much needed. For example, when one member of the family got an accident, it is a normal reaction of the whole family to feel sad about it.  Sudden emotional outburst follows and can be diverted to anyone involved in the situation. At the end, when everything is calmed down, an important lesson should be learned and realized by everyone – “what would you feel if your loved one was hurt?”

Sixth,  to forgive is easy to say, but it’s hard to do. In this area, we need to seek also for God’s grace to help us to be forgiving to someone who hurts us. On the part of the offender, accepting one’s fault is also of equal importance to consider and should ask forgiveness from the person whom he or she hurts. An area where we find so hard to forgive is when our trust in a relationship has been damaged. It takes time to heal, but rarely heals to perfection. We need to take precautions to protect ourselves from a persistent offender, especially if we are in an abusive relationship. To forgive is a matter of choice or decision to make. As humans, we are unlike our Lord, Jesus Christ. When He was crucified on the cross, He even asked our God the Father to forgive us, sinners, who sinned against Him.  Mary, our blessed mother, whose heart was bleeding to death while looking up at her own son,  was helpless to protect her own son from dying on the cross.  How she was able to forgive those who put her son to death is really a remarkable one.  She was given such amazing grace in order to fulfill  God’s will.  Being a mother herself, she made a great sacrifice for the sake of all humanity -- a great task she handled fully well.    

I empathize with my close friend’s feelings. Being a mother myself, is not always perfect.  I have flaws and shortcomings, too.   What matters most is the intention of trying to be a good mother to our children rather not trying at all.  Acceptance of such shortcomings and flaws and sense of appreciation play an important part in bringing unity, happiness, peace, and love into the family. I’m still very proud of my own children regardless of their own flaws and shortcomings, too.  They are my precious jewels in my life. I feel fulfilled as a mother when they are having peace and harmony in their own respective family life and among themselves as  siblings.  I will feel sad and frustrated, too, if my children are not in harmony with each other.

What is more consoling to do for my close friend is to seek God’s mercy. I asked her to do our spiritual traditional practice every year called “Visita Iglesia”, just in time for this Lenten season. She felt relieved emotionally and spiritually after the rosary prayer, novena, and the mass we attended.  I felt the same way, too. 

I always marvel at the  beautiful churches built magnificently by our fellow countrymen who excel in this craftsmanship of church building.  We visited the following churches and look at each adorable main altar as shown below:

Blessed John Paul II Parish Church

The Nativity of the Lord Parish Church

Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy

St. Andrew Parish Church

St. Claire Parish Church

San Juan de Dios Parish Church

Poster of Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
The moment I stepped down from the vehicle, I saw this miraculous, big poster of my Lord, Jesus Christ.   I was really happy to see it because I have a prayer leaflet with the same picture as shown below.  Seeing this poster was no accidental to me.  God works miraculously in many ways.  He knew what I was feeling about at that time.  He used my close friend to invite me and my sister-in-law to come and visit this place.  We attended the mass and I asked my sister-in-law to take picture of me and my Lord.   The small table in the background was the nun’s little area selling religious items.  

Prayer Leaflet of Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
Actually, my mother owns this prayer leaflet.   She had a fall and became bedridden. While in bed, my mother and I always pray together the Holy Rosary while I hold this prayer leaflet in my hand. The story of why I got it from my mother and the miracle it brought to my mother was this:  I asked the nun managing the little area selling religious items in that church if she has a prayer leaflet of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ that I could buy, but she said she didn’t have one.  That’s why I got the prayer leaflet of my mother, so I can pray for her always while looking at it, even I’m away from home.  When I returned to USA, I continuously prayed for her through this prayer leaflet and she was miraculously healed and able to walk again after two months.   

Image of Jesus Christ on the Mountain
This place is really beautiful, filled with God’s nature and spirit of love, joy, healing, and serenity for all people who come and visit this place.  Many groups of people whether they are sick or healthy come to this serene place like going on a pilgrimage.  The church is located on the top of the mountain.  It took us several hours before we reached this place.  We attended the mass and had an opportunity to touch the relic of the crucifix of Jesus Christ placed in a golden box under the main altar afterwards.  The officiating priest mentioned the history of the church and how the relic was recovered and given under the care of this church as shown below.

Monasteryo de Tarlac

Relic of the Crucifix of Jesus Christ

This Lenten Season, let us commemorate the passion and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who died for the eternal salvation of all human mankind. Infinite love He gives us; reconciliation is to love Him in return.

Happy Easter to  all !!!


“Whatever your heart feels and says,  it is the essence of who you are, what you are, and how you are.  Your heart is the engine of your body.  Maintain a good, healthy heart and be glad you did.”  

Friday, March 18, 2016

My Travel --- Happy, Happy Me (Part 4) - Japan

Everyone was excited to go to our next itinerary that we didn’t get enough sleep the night before the scheduled date. We had a long train ride going to Yokohama, transferring from one station to another station several times, until we landed on the last train station.  

Yokohama Line

As soon as we landed on the street, we took the chance of taking pictures in front of several tall buildings, like the Queen’s Square as shown below, even though we didn’t go inside the building (-.-) ha ha ha --just having fun of taking pictures click, click, click. My granddaughter was really full of energy to take a long walk and not even complained about it.  I like walking, that is a good exercise.

Queen’s Square, Yokohama

Pacifico Yokohama
In Pacifico Yokohama directory signboard where my granddaughter and elder daughter were standing, it shows the different directions leading to National Convention Hall, Conference Center, Exhibition Hall, Annex Hall, Harbor Lounge, Intercontinental Yokohama Grand,  Sightseeing Ship Terminal (sorry, the name was covered by my daughter), and Rinko Park.  

I’m sorry, if I couldn’t name some of the places, as I wasn’t able to take picture of the signage. Their language is very difficult to study as told by my youngest daughter when she took time studying Nippongo, especially the Kanji, the Chinese characters used in their writing system.

Yokohama’s Skyscrapers

Yokohama Cosmo Ferris Wheel

This place with the big ferris wheel is like the one in Sky Ranch, in Tagaytay City in my country.  It’s more beautiful to see this during the night when different lights are turned on. This place is just almost in front of the Cupnoodles Museum that is across the street only.  We didn’t ride in this majestic ferris wheel because it was still closed.  Yokohama Cosmoworld is an amusement park with different rides for everybody.  

Cupnoodles Museum Park Street Sign

Yokohama Cupnoodles Museum

When we saw the signage above, we felt a sigh of relief (-._) Wow, at last, we reached our destination – Nissin Cupnoodles Museum.  We came here just for fun to have my granddaughter see how the noodles are being manufactured and know its history.  I took pictures of what I could to show what’s inside the museum.

Nissin Cupnoodles Museum (1)

Icon of Nissin Cupnoodles
The picture (1) is at the entrance before we  proceeded to the main floor where a room-sized cupnoodles factory was set up for viewing.  I love stuff toys and this chick stuff toy is the icon of the company.  Visitors like to take picture in front of this cupnoodle as we did also. 

My Cupnoodles Factory 

This is the Cupnoodles Factory set up for the visitors to view.  There were lots of people who went here patiently falling in line.  My granddaughter and I enjoyed the fun of designing the side of the cup by drawing whatever we could think of.  It helped the children developed creativity in them and provided educational experience.  Next, we went to line up for our cup noodle to be filled up and see how it was being made and packed.  We chose first the ingredients we like to have and they filled our cups with it.  They showed us how it was being packed with a small machine only.  Probably, if it is a bigger production, they have a bigger machine for packaging.  Lastly, we were told to encase it in an air-filled plastic bag with long thread intended for hanging or easy carrying like a small bag. (Note:  Sorry for the inconsistency in the size of the first 3 pictures above.  They were taken by my daughter in a horizontal angle using her iphone that made these pictures different from the rest.)

Nissin Cupnoodles Museum (2)

These are the different kinds of Nissin Cup Noodles with different flavors exhibited and were invented by Momofuku Ando. Imagine, probably there are several hundreds or thousands of them!!! This picture was taken on one side of the room only.  The room was  really filled up with different Nissin Cup Noodles on three sides of the room, from top to bottom.

Nissin Cupnoodles Museum (3)

This area is just like magic (-.-) to the eyes of the children.  I became curious, too, why their hands and eyes were glued to it.  My granddaughter and I took the chance to touch the grey pictures.  Wow! it showed up its true colors (-.-)

Momofuku’s Cooking Area (a)

After we had an animated film viewing of the history of Nissin Instant Cup Noodles (we’re not allowed to take pictures inside the viewing room),  a door was opened leading to Momofuku’s small wooden, garden shed where he worked on all his experiments about what is now a well-known food all over the world – Nissin Cup Noodles.

Momofuku’s Cooking Area (b)

This area inside the inventor’s place contains his all equipments and big cooking pot (not seen in the picture) he used trying to invent what is now well known as the World’s First Cup Noodles as shown in the picture below.  

The Birth of World’s First Cup Noodles

September 18, 1971

The Birth of World’s First Space Ramen
July 27, 2005

His perseverance and determination to reach his goal of inventing the kind of food that can last longer  when stored, with minimal amount of hot water to add on, and enjoy the meal by all people in the world.  He was really genius and never stopped working till he invented also the World’s First Space Ramen as shown in the picture above. 

Momofuku among the Greatest

Momofuku Ando (the one standing near the cupnoodle) can really be a good role model to look up to in helping us achieve our goals in life.  In this picture, it depicts that he is considered as one of the greatest among inventors and well-known personalities in the world.  I wish and pray that my granddaughter will become one, too, as she stood among them (-.-)

Sightseeing Ship Terminal

From the deck view of the building, I took picture of this beautiful scenery of huge Yokohama’s Shipping Terminal.  

ShinYokohama Raumen Museum

The next place we went to was in ShinYokohama Raumen Museum. At the entrance, my granddaughter got surprised why the noodles was moving up and down as shown in the video below.  It wasn’t really a big place to be amazed at things displayed inside. For me, it looks like an ordinary small convenience store  where people buy.  They charged us an entrance fee and I don’t know why, till we went down the very underground of the building that I think it was, 3 to 4 levels below from the main floor at the entrance.  There was no elevator and the stairs are not even wide for two persons to go down.  Here’s what we saw in the underground level of the building as shown in this video also.


ShinYokohama Raumen Museum

Kimmidoll – Masayo

After eating our ramen noodle in one of those restaurants in the underground level of the building, my youngest daughter bought me a kimmidoll named Masayo as a souvenir only.  Yeheyy, I will have this be displayed in my future, new house (-.-) It is just so small that I can just hold it in my palm.  It’s beautiful and cute and there is a write up about life's true value being expressed through the meaning of her name as shown in the picture below.  

Masayo – “True”
 My spirit is authentic and pure.
To live true to yourself every
day in every way, is to honour
the purity of my spirit.
May you always be known
and cherished for everything
that is uniquely you, so you may

live a truly authentic live.


Skiing in Nagano
We rode in a big bus for 4 hours going to Nagano in the morning. It’s the  ice-covered playground for those taking advantage of what the nature provides during winter season to have time for fun and adventurous activities, like skiing. There are also cable cars to bring those skiers up the hill for more exciting skiing. The hill view of this area is beautiful and temperature was so cold.  Lots of people come here every year and even foreigners do come,  they said. 

Making a Snowman
I also took video of my granddaughter while skiing on her sledge.  She also made snowman when she got tired of skiing in her sledge as shown in the picture below.  

Ready to Ski?

My children rented their skiing board and boots, but I was given a skiing boots only.  I didn’t want to take the chance of encountering falls or bumps.  I just watched them on the window side of the camp restaurant while they practiced.  It’s hard if one is just starting to learn how to ski.  There was no professional coach to teach them.  My elder daughter suffered a head bump after one fall.  She just stopped after several trials of skiing.  But I was very glad that nothing serious injury caused her head after undergoing a medical examination in our country when she returned.

Pulling the Sledge
After several hours,  it was time to go and take our hot bath in the hotel.  My granddaughter didn’t want to go yet.  She was lazy to stand up and walk. That’s why my youngest daughter pulled her sledge while going to the hotel.  I considered this the best shot of them while my daughter was teasing her niece.

The hot bath area has each private area for men and women.  We took our bath naked in a public bath before dipping into the hot pool. I didn’t dip into pool because I couldn’t stand the hot temperature of the water, but my elder daughter and her daughter did. That’s the way it is and nobody cares if you are fat or slim or have stretched marks or none (-.-) Taking pictures is prohibited in this area. 

Even for a one-day trip,  experience like this is a moment of time that we can cherish in our life.  We don’t know if there will still be another time to experience this moment because we don’t know what will happen tomorrow.  Actually before we travelled to Japan,  I read in the news online that there was a bus accident going to Nagano that killed the passengers.  It was during the evening that the accident happened.  That’s why I told my youngest daughter to reschedule our trip in the morning rather than in the evening.  Though it was a hurting moment for the family of those who died in the accident, it was a realization for us that this accident was brought to my attention by my Lord to make the necessary precaution.  I always thank Him for His guidance and protection. 
Related Personal Travels:

Happy, Happy Me Travels:
   Introduction - Happy, Happy Me                
      Part Two                                                 
  Part Three                                                              
  Part Four                                                     
  Part Five                                                     
  Part One – Japan (2014)                            
  Part Three – Japan (2016)    
Wonderful One-day Trips: 
   Part 1 
   Part 2
   Part 3

    Celebration in Baguio City
    Sky Ranch, Tagaytay City

Happy viewing to all (-.-)