Yesterday, while browsing my FaceBook wall, I came across a photograph that my cousin shared from All About 1960 Facebook Page. A closer look of the post, A red Volks Patrol Car cruising Dewey Blvd. by JC,” I realized that it was my Dad on the Vespa with 4 of my siblings.(Not yet born yet) Unbeknownst to my cousin, he did not realize it was his Uncle on the picture. Back in the sixties, he had several Lambretta’s and Vespa’s. After work, he would take the kids for a ride. Back then, Dewey Blvd. now Roxas Blvd., had no traffic and no strict enforcement on tandem rides with children. What a coincidence, ironic shot though as the police didn’t even stop my dad with his kids on the Vespa. According to JC who posted the picture, it was Captain Hutchkins, an American Veteran, who gave him the well preserved picture to post. My sister-in-law emailed JC asking if Captain Hutchkins is still alive….so we are still waiting for an answer. Cannot wait to track him down and say our thank you’s. What a beautiful memory of my father!
RIP Papa! Love you always…
My dad, his kids and the Vespa (1960s)
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Lets shimmy ourselves to a Prosperous New Year!
I picked Alli Kushnir for your entertainment, a renowned Ukrainian Belly Dancer. Known for her very explosive moves who has been finalist of Ukraine TV-show “Ukraine Got Talent”, LBC Belly Dance World Championship “Hezzi Ya Nawaim” and many time in diverse world championships of belly dance.
Well, I want something different and entertaining – not the usual New Years video greeting. Am a big fan of Middle Eastern dance you know.
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
– Edith Lovejoy Pierce,
American Poet & Pacifist
I cannot believe we have one more week to go and it is Christmas time. Time flies indeed. This will be my first time after so many years that I will be spending my Christmas with family and also, this will be my first Christmas with Jenny’s Serendipity blog as well so this post is dedicated to my family, friends and to all my visitors and followers who have stopped by, commented, liked and followed my blog.
I wish everybody a “Merry Blessed Christmas!”
Wrote this special Christmas poem from me to you and a funny Christmas video for your entertainment.
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Christmas is filled with special joys
Time spent with love ones and to those closes to us
Gifts for the young and the old
Food so merry
Talks of the past merriment’s
Contemplating our blessings from up above
Memories so dear we hold through our hearts
Joys of a family Christmas gathering
TGIF Friday Humor – LOL
Have a happy weekend everyone!
Perseverance, hard work and knowing how to use your creativity will bring you wonders. Knowing how to sell yourself virtually and in real life is one big plus as
You are the product!
Me with Don Ramon of Bignay Wine (Gainza Trade Fair)
OMG its my 41st birthday!
Time flies indeed.
I wish I could be partying with you guys in blogosphere
so sending you a funny Happy Birthday video courtesy of Meryartist .
Its been a wonderful and surprising year for me.
Thank you for all the visits, the likes, the very sweet comments and most of all, your following!
“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”
Happy birthday to me!
Happy Birthday Card: Fun Munch
“I always give 100% at work:
Source Quote: Think Exist
If you surround yourself with what you are passionate about, your competitors won’t stand a chance. Look for something you would do for free and then find a way to make money by doing what you love the most.
Source Quote: Thomas A Capone
Growing up and living abroad, I got used to the boundaries of having personal space. I find that it is different in my culture. In the Philippine culture, there is no such thing as personal space. While in the Western culture, it is way different. Westerners assume that a certain zone around our bodies is our personal space. It depends though in any social situations and social standing.
Currently, residing in the Philippines, I find it hard and difficult to make people understand on wanting to live alone. I have been living in the country for less than two years now but even voicing out you wanting to be on your own is fraught upon by relatives and friends. Why? Here in the Philippines, you often see relatives living in one house all scooped up together. I love my family and enjoy hanging out with them but when it comes the time to unwind…all I want is my personal space.
When my mother was alive, all she wants and dream off that all of us children will live in one house. Even my older sister and most of the family is the same way but I am different. When I was a kid, all I wanted was to be independent and to be on my own. I only lived with my brother for a year; then, managed to be on my own from then on. Since I came back, I have been living with relatives but am itching to be on my own.
It is difficult in this country to have that valued space but if you really want it, you really have to create it yourself. So that is what I am planning to do next, find a place I call my own sanctuary.
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