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a year after

Posted in Everyday Life, Random Thoughts with tags , on April 15, 2010 by kaleidoscopelife

To mark my one year hiatus from this blog I decided to make a post. LOL. I can’t believe it has been a year since my last post, where did time go? I won’t bore you with the reasons why I haven’t blogged but to give you an idea, I was occupied with the running/managing of Décor Haven, a shop in Dipolog that my MIL opened May of last year. See the logo below, I made that! (digi scraps do come in handy)

this is the photoshop file

nothing beats the feeling of seeing the end result…

facade of the shop

We also moved to a new apartment that same month. So I had to pack and unpack our 7 years worth of stuff. Not a task for the faint hearted I tell yah. 🙂

June was a FUN and busy month with my sister and her family and also my brother coming home from the US and SG respectively. So much to do, so little time.  But it was FUN, FUN, FUN. I was sad when they went home but that is the reality for us.

wacky family (including the one behind the camera)

July came and went…

August, my little guy turned 2! We had a simple “salo-salo” to celebrate his second year.

Ondoy happened late September! It took us a few months to recover from the catastrophe.

outside our apartment… and yes that’s the roof of our van

our main door

our floating ref and washing machine

Oh well, December is always a busy month for everybody, so there! Plus no househelp for the whole month kidda gets your mind off blogging and scrapping.

Christmas Eve

Meralco Compound

sorting the goods  from our relatives in the US for the Ondoy victims

January, the whole family went to Dipolog to attend a relative’s wedding. Zach was the ring bearer, his first!

the one who got away…

father and son

I’ve been scrapping on and off since late last year but never got the chance to share. Will do in the next few weeks.  (hopefully)

So there you go my whole year in a nutshell. This is not baaaad… one post to sum up my whole year. LOL. Okay I’m kidding but really it’s not a bad idea! 🙂

I did say I won’t bore you with my blah…blah…blah, so bye for now.

The day Zach brought home a CAT

Posted in Random Thoughts on December 20, 2008 by kaleidoscopelife

We went to the mall yesterday to buy a gift for Jasper’s godson. While I was busy looking around, Jasper and Zach went to the toy section which I was glad because I don’t want them hanging around while I shopped. It took me awhile to pick the item I want but when I did they still haven’t showed up which made me wonder what they were up to. After awhile, I saw them and a salesman was following them with a big box. Jasper told me to look at Zach’s reaction. When the salesman opened the box and out came a big yellow truck, Zach got down on the floor and started playing with it, a first for him because usually he is just contented to look around. Since this was the first time it happened we ended up buying it and it is now wrapped up and placed under the tree! The next time we go to the mall, I better watch out for this duo or will end up with more toys and no space. J

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Another thing that caught Zach’s attention was the escalator. This was the first time he rode it without his stroller and I can see the amazement on his face. Every time we stepped out of one he would turn around with the intention of riding again.

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Zach had a great time exploring the mall and I can see that this is a start of something new for him. My little boy is growing up sooo fast and I’m not sure I’m ready for this new stage!

That’s it for now.

Have a good one!

Rebel…

Posted in Random Thoughts, Snapshots on December 11, 2008 by kaleidoscopelife

…I’m not but my new toy is!

For the longest time, I’ve been dreaming of owning something like this and finally it’s here. Thanks to my dear sister who made it possible. She bought it 7 months ago and decided to upgrade to a newer version. She asked me if I want it… heck yeah! I’d be crazy not to grab this chance.

What I’m talking about is this…



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… a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi. It’s a great camera… even with my limited skills handling DSLR I managed to take a few decent shots. Supeeer! I know I still have a lot to learn and I’m so excited to explore and play with this baby.

And by the way, this came with an extra battery and a 4.0GB CF card, how sweet is that?

Before I end this post, I just wanna say thank you again to Ate and Kuya for deciding to upgrade. LOL! I know you won’t miss this one coz’ you have your new Canon 50D with a 24-70mm macro lens. WOW! Just tell me if you wanna upgrade again! LOL! And of coarse to my honey for allowing me to get this. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.

That’s it for now… coz’ I still have a date with the REBEL.

Have a good one!


Welcome to my space!

Posted in Random Thoughts on December 10, 2008 by kaleidoscopelife

Finally, I have my personal space in the cyber world!

Now what? I’m not quite sure where to begin. This is a new thing for me. I’m not use to writing down my thoughts for everyone to read but I think it’s about time I step out of my comfort zone and share my life or at least the creative part of it.

I decided to start blogging so that I can document my growing interest in scrapbooking and photography. I like the idea of having a space where I can record bits and pieces of my daily life and at the same time share my creative work to other people who have the same interest.

Since this is a new thing for me, I’m not going to pressure myself to update it regularly. But I will try until I get in the groove of things and maybe only maybe I will have something new to share everyday!

So I guess that’s it for now. Until the next post!

Have a good one!