a promise of a brand new day

I took these photos of the sky about early September. The colors of sunset are a sight to behold. It is a mixture of bright reds to orange to yellow colors that slowly fade as the sun hides in the horizon. It is …

and wonderful

Living far away from the ocean, a sky view like these are truly rare.

Sunset is that time when everything has toned down. It gives me that certain dreamy feeling as i watch the vibrant colors gradually faint and disappear. For me it represents a kind of closure as the day ends with the hope of a peaceful night and the most beautiful dreams. More than anything else, it signifies A PROMISE OF A BRAND NEW DAY.

What does sunsets mean to you?

my e-journal: leftovers, my little blackbook and a lovely sunset

Do you have the habit of keeping leftovers in the fridge? Sometimes i do. When i checked the fridge yesterday, i had some fried chicken, some tenderloin tapas and adobo and leftover rice.

How to turn these leftovers into a delicious meal? So easy.  Slice some chorizo as it gives a very wonderful flavor and also slice or dice all leftover meat, don’t forget to debone the fried chicken, put them all together in a pan with a little bit of oil, then add some garlic and onions, add the leftover rice, sprinkle some parsley, a dash of pepper, mix them all together and voila… a delicious fried rice. What is exciting about this dish is that the possibilities are endless because you may add any veggies of your choice like sliced red or yellow bellpeppers for color, spinach, peas, diced zucchini and others. Adding salt to taste is optional since the leftover meat is already flavored.

To serve, i topped it with slices of scrambled eggs and a sprinkle of parsley flakes and here it is, a delicious breakfast or brunch.

fried rice

This dish is a favorite with my kids and always disappears in an instant.

I edited some photos on my laptop while doing the laundry so i could entertain myself. These journals and my little black book are at hand too. The LBB or the little black book contains all my passwords that i use when i go online. If only i could make all my passwords the same to make everything easy but i guess it is really not a good idea. That’s why i love my LBB.

my journals and the little black book

From my terrace i watched the sun sets. If only i could watch it sans the cable wires and the electric wires that are blocking my view. But i’m glad i captured the moment.


It’s Monday once again and i am having this Monday’s blues. Well not because i feel lonely or what but it’s because i need to wake up early, prepare my kids’ lunchbox and drive my daughter to school, blah, blah, rant, rant. Oh the life being a mom.

How about you? How’s your Monday?

weekly travel theme: the four elements

This photo is my tribute to the four elements: earth, air, water and fire.

Do you know that the earth‘s atmosphere and the position of the sun from the horizon determines the colors of sunset? I’ve read that when the sun is closer to the horizon, the sun’s light passes through more air. This scatters away the shorter waves like blue and the colors that shine through are red, orange and yellow which makes the sunset appears to be fiery orange and/or red in color. The colors become even more dramatic as they are reflected on water.



Visit Ailsa’s blog to know more about the weekly travel theme.

a word a week photo challenge: orange

Would you like to experience the most beautiful sunset while in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Well, i would love to share with you some of the most dramatic photos of sunset. These photos were taken by hubby while onboard his vessel departing Canada enroute to Japan.















For more Orange photos, visit Sue’s blog.

a word a week photo challenge: light

During sunset, only a soft light is visible on the Fernbrook Gardens, but it was an amazing scene and i love the colors of sunset.

during sunset

After waiting for some moments, the sun finally sets and it was dark. Looking like a glass castle full of lights, the view magically transformed and i could almost feel its radiance from afar.

at night time

Here’s how the Fernbrook Gardens look like up close.

fernbrook gardens

… and here’s what’s going to greet you as soon as you enter the lobby, the golden fountain lined with mermaids and yes, it really glows as it is illuminated by lights from every corner.

fountain at the lobby of fernbrook gardens

Want to know more about the A Word A Week Photo Challenge? Well, just visit suellewellyn’s blog and be inspired.