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Archive for the month “March, 2015”

Oregon Skies-

another late upload-

I had the privilege of enjoying the Oregon skies today-

Not only am I chained to my desk and work as a legal assistant but I also make trips to the local hearings office, as many times as I have to- so here are some shots I’ve taken during my trips to the hearings office 🙂

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Here’s a nice break- clear blue and patches of white clouds. Dominated above by an ominous dark gray clouds, ready to pour down some angry spells of rain-

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A building standing tall and gray.. as the clouds behind it-

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In the midst of things, that gray cloud is devouring anything that come its way-

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And this here is Downtown Portland.

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I will one of these days bring my Canon with me and hopefully enjoy each opportunity snapping these photos-

As for now, “That’s All Folks”-

Thank you for visiting 🙂

© Katz- 2015

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Unfinished Projects~

Have you ever started a project and haven’t finished or completed it? Well, I have a few of them sitting in a box or simply on the table, in the room filled with stuff (hehe)-

Today, I will show you some of them-

Here are some photos to show my unfinished projects.

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Unfinished Waffle Pattern– this one is a fun pattern to crochet. It does make me hungry at times just by looking at it-

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I thought I was going to complete this project in a couple of weeks.. wrong!

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Here is a Greek key pattern afghan– again, I thought this will only take a couple of weeks since the pattern is so simple. Well until I ran out of yarn. I ran to my local store for the rest of materials I need to complete this project, I found out, the store ran out of them as well- just my luck-

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Until I ran out of yarn- I was getting excited thinking that this will be done so soon.

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Here are some of Granny Squares, my soon to be next project- Again, I couldn’t find the time to even sew them together-

I know one fine day will come. Perhaps spring break will be so kind to me and will definitely provide me some help-

I will keep you posted with some completed projects-

Thank you everyone for stopping by 🙂

© Katz- 2015

Secret of the Old Bridge

The Secret of the Old Bridge

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There’s something about the word “SECRET” that makes anyone or everyone inquire further about its detail of information. In this blog, I would like to share something that caught my curiosity.

You may check this link here- about Philippine’s “Secret of the Old Bridge” 

I was born in the Philippines and grew up partly there- however, I have never seen any of the many beautiful ‘old bridges’ of the past-

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Puente de Malagonlong Bridge found online-

The bridge is known as one of the oldest bridges as well as the longest bridge made during the Spanish era. You may read its History here-

http://tayabasweb.philippinegovernment.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75:historical-places&catid=54:1&Itemid=87

Thank you everyone for checking this out-

© Katz- 2015

Lovely supper a’ la May~

It’s Tuesday and my mum is home all day. She’s tramped the market and bought groceries. She’s mentioned last night “I want to make pork chops for dinner, it’s going to be delicious”. As usual, when mum is in one of her moods of cooking, it’s a treat for me-

So I came home tonight and had completely forgotten what she was making for supper tonight. I walked in the door and was greeted with such aroma of jasmine rice, clam chowder and, yes!!! Pork chops!!! How could I have forgotten?

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Its the best pork chops I’ve had in a long time- the broth, the consistency and the flavour. I couldn’t stop eating. It was so good!!! My husband did agree. Now mum cook hers differently, with flour-

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OH yes!!! I could’ve died happy eating this delicious PRAWNS and vegetables. Just done right, even my son was in heaven-

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The appetizer- clam chowder a’ la May

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It was indeed the best supper we had all week. Even my sister and her boy-friend came to have supper with us. It was the loudest and longest night of the week for me.

I can’t wait for next months supper surprise. I know mum will be cooking again. She spoils me this way 🙂

(Sorry for the late upload)

Thank you for stopping by everyone!!!

© Katz- 2015

Here – There – Everywhere Field Trip

(sorry for the late upload)

I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SPEND A WEEK DRIVING EVERYWHERE WITH MY FAMILY- MY HUSBAND, 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, 6 YEAR OLD, MY MUM AND YOURS TRULY (MOI)-

SO THIS WAS A SURPRISE TO MY FAMILY FROM ME-

OUR DAY WENT LIKE THIS-

ME: So everyone, I am taking you guys to a field trip. It also requires that you pack up some of your junk so wherever we go, everyone look and smells clean.

EVERYONE: Where are we going? And for how long are we gone? (screaming with delight)

ME: Just enough clothes for three days- (hmmm, wondering just how/what will they do when they find out where I’m taking them)-

TO MAKE THE STORY SHORT, EVERYONE WENT TO BED EARLY THAT NIGHT-

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DAY ONE

MY HUSBAND AND I LOADED THAT RENTAL SUV THE NIGHT BEFORE. WHEN THE KIDS AND MUM CAME OUTSIDE THEY ALL THOUGHT WE WERE TAKING MY RIDE-

ME: OK EVERYONE WE ARE WALKING TO OUR DESTINATION. (smiling at their shocked faces)

EVERYONE: WHAT? WHY ARE WE WALKING?

ME: (I just couldn’t help it) OK, SINCE YOU’RE ALL GOOD. I GUESS YOU CAN RIDE WITH ME. LET’S ALL HOP INTO THIS NEW AND RENTED SUV- LET’S GO!!!

EVERYONE: (screaming with excitement) THIS IS SUPER COOL-

WE’RE ALL LOADED AND READY TO GO-

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HOURS HAS PASSED AND FOUR DVDS WERE WATCHED. KIDS ARE NOW TIRED OF SITTING AND COOPED INSIDE THE ROOMY SUV- MUM ENJOYING HER TUNES AND DROWNING OUT THE KIDS COMPLAINTS. LIFE IS GOOD-

FINALLY, AT LONG LAST. AFTER ALL THE DEAD CARCASSES WE’VE PASSED BY, FUMES FROM INDUSTRIAL AREAS AND FARMLANDS… WE FINALLY MADE IT HERE-

VEGAS NEVADA, CIRCUS CIRCUS!!!

IT IS THREE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING AND THE KIDS WERE ASLEEP. MUM WAS SNORING AND MY HUSBAND IS EXHAUSTED. AT LONG LAST, WE MADE IT HERE. JUST THEN, I COULD FEEL MY BODY COMPLAINING AS WELL-

TOMORROW WILL BE ANOTHER DAY AND DEFINITELY WE WILL HAVE ALL THE FUN IN THE WORLD-

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DAY TWO

WE ALL WOKE UP LATER IN THE MORNING. WE ALL HAD BRUNCH AND WENT OUT TO EXPLORE WHAT THIS BUILDING HAS TO OFFER- OUTSIDE IS TOO HOT, OH MY!

KIDS AND MUM DECIDED TO STAY INDOORS OF THE CASINO. WHILE HUBBY AND ME SELF GALLIVANTED ALONG THE STRIP. WELL, WE ENDED UP AT THIS REPTILE STORE. SO I ENDED UP BUYING HIM ONE OF THE SNAKE HE WANTED THERE-

THAT NIGHT, WE STROLLED THE STRIP AND TOOK PHOTOS. WE LASTED ABOUT AN HOUR AND CALLED THE NIGHT IN- THE STRIP IS BEAUTIFULLY LIT. WE WERE JUST EXHAUSTED FROM THE TRIP OUR BODIES NEEDED MORE REST.

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DAY THREE

IT WAS TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO VEGAS- WE ARE HEADED TO SUNNY CALIFORNIA-

ALONG THE WAY, WE STOPPED HERE. AND BOY DID WE ENJOY IT-

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ALIEN FRESH JERKY – AREA 51

WHO KNEW THIS PLACE EXIST! SO WE DROVE ABOUT AN HOUR AND KEPT SEEING THIS BILLBOARD ABOUT A HUGE PLACE FOR JERKY. IT JUST HAPPENS EVERYONE IN THE SUV LOVES JERKY. SO, EXPLORING THIS AREA 51 WAS THE ULTIMATE DECISION.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND THERE-

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WELL A SIMPLE NAME PLATE-

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THE ARRAY OF JERKY WE ALL DECIDED TO PURCHASE

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ONE OF THE BEST TASTING ROASTED NUTS IN THIS MARKET-

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MY KIDS AND I ENJOYED THEIR COLLECTION OF ALIENS AND ROBOTICS-

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THIS ONE’S SUPER COOL, UNFORTUNATELY WE COULDN’T RIDE IN THE BACK WITH THESE COOL LOOKING ALIENS-

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PER MUMS REQUEST.. TAKE PICS OF THEM PLEASE-

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HERE’S ANOTHER COLLECTION-

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SON’T FORGET THE BRAIN DRINKS-

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THIS PLACE ISN’T THAT BAD AT ALL-

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IT WASN’T A BAD FIELD TRIP AFTERALL. WE MADE IT BACK HOME THE NEXT DAY. WE STAYED IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE NIGHT. WE DROVE HOME SLOW AND STILL GOT A SPEEDING TICKET. HOWEVER, IT STILL WAS A FUN AND LONG TRIP ALTOGETHER-

HOW ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU HAD A FIELD TRIP WITH FAMILY LATELY?

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY-

© KATZ 2015

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