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Showing posts from March, 2011

Spring is Here... and I'm going Outdoors!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Yey! Spring is finally here. There are lots of reasons to celebrate. The weather is getting warmer and it means that I can spend more time outdoors. The flowers are  blooming and I can start working in my garden. And the day is longer and I can entertain friends and family outdoors again.
So, spring is here and it’s time for my outdoor furniture to claim its rightful spot in the backyard. But since some of them are already no good it’s time to go to Pier 1 and check out their new outdoor furniture “must haves” that just arrived in time for spring.
Oh, I just love Pier 1 because I can update my patio with new "outdoor swingasan chair" or our inside living space with new "colorful milk glass vases and lamps" without hurting my budget because I can always get a great deal on their products. And it is always fun to decorate and redecorate with Pier 1 pieces because t…


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A Walk to Remember... Mary

It was a little warm [41 degrees - that's warm here in Maine] and a cloudy morning. I left the house a little past 8 and reached Saco [an 18 miles drive from where I live] at around 9. I saw the sign "Mary's Walk Parking" and turned right to find an empty parking lot. "Am I lost? or just too early?"... I asked myself. I was early. Good thing. I had time to take photos. What's the occasion? It's the 13th Annual Mary's Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5k, a fundraising event for Maine based cancer research. And yes, I joined it. I was actually planning to join the 5k Run but I chickened out.
I thought I wasn't ready so I opted for the "walk" just to experience it and have the feel of it. Eventually, when people stated coming and seeing those runners, I started to get jealous. Well... there is always a next time, right? And so I walked with the rest of the hundred supporters and had fun walking.  It was only a 2.5 miles walk along Saco Main St. I jo…

Californication Day 4: The TSS Mini Reunion in SD and New Year's Eve in LA

The feeling is universal! The TSS Sistahs finally met in person. And we were transported to San Diego right away where we had our Italian Dinner and mini-reunion with another Filipina Blogger and her Family.
The travel time from Universal Studio to San Diego was awesome. It was awesome because it felt so much home. Two hours of getting stuck in a traffic wasn't fun but it certainly flooded me with good memories of home. As soon as we reached Betchai's abode we just freshened up and went straight to an Italian Restaurant in Coronado Island where we met Rose and her family. It was a delicious reunion of sort.

After dinner we headed home and the TSS Sistahs finally bonded. We chatted and laughed till 5 in the morning over Chay's chocolate cake [especially made for the TSS Reunion] and endless cups of tea. We went to bed only to get up after an hour to get ready to go to La Jolla and Torey Pines.
My 4th day in California started with Binagooang Baboy for breakfast. From there …


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