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Believe it or not - it is the coolest book ever!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ripley's Believe It or Not! for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!” books. Who doesn’t? It’s fun to read and to learn about unbelievable stories and strange things from around the world.

Ripley Publishing recently came out with its latest annual Ripley's Believe It or Not! Download the Weird book.  And… are you ready for this? This all-new collection has a new twist – you can actually download the weird! How? Well, there’s an “App” for that! Yup, there is an App that allows hidden content in the book to Come Alive! And yes – it’s free! Just go to and you can download the free App on iTunes and Android as a complementary accessory when you buy the new book from Amazon. How cool is that?

Wondering how does it work? Here’s how:

1. Simply point a smart phone or advanced iPod at the special oddSCAN™ logos in the book and see that story come to life with exclusive bonus content,…

I Voted Today

I voted today.

Today, I voted for the very first time - as a citizen of the United States of America.
Today... I made a difference as a NEW citizen of my adoptive country.

And today... I exercise my constitutional right as a citizen of my America.


This is a SPECIAL POST for MAINE Attraction... a regular blog that features everything and anything about my home - Maine.


Changes are part of life.It is inevitable. It is constant.
- Ruthi Orona-Gregoire

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A Photo Walk at the Pumpkin Patch

It was a nice day today despite the freezing temp. It was a cloudless blue sky and I was in the mood for a drive and ended up in a farm in Lebanon, Maine.
Unaware of what is going on all over the world - it's the Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk 2012, I decided to do a Photo Walk at Belgian Meadows Farm. It was such a wonderful experience.
The sprawling lush farm. These are just some of the hundreds of photos I took today that I want to share for Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk 2012. Too bad they don't qualify as contest entries since I did a photowalk all by myself. One of the carriages scattered all over the farm. It was too late when I found out that there was indeed an organized photowalk in Portland Head Light this morning to capture the lighthouse during sunrise. But still even if I knew, I still can't do it because it is my race day today. Pumpkins on the wagon. Pumpkins all over the ground.  The biggest of them all. So this post is just for "awar…

In Motion

Move your feet to the direction of the wind. Move your mind to the direction of the spirit. Move your feet to the direction of your emotion. For life is all about going in a certain direction.

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One Soggy Day

One of the things I love about my life in Maine is the races. I have never been an athlete. I wasn't an active kid when I was young. But when I moved to Maine, I became interested in races. I have been running races for more than a year now and I love it. I run outdoors for my training regardless of the season.

Last Sunday I left the house very early to go to Portland. I volunteered for the Maine Marathon and was assigned at the Food Tent. It was a soggy Sunday morning.

This is my second time to volunteer in a running event. I volunteered because I can't run any of the races because they were Relay, Full and Half Marathon races. I am only a 5K runner.
That day I sliced hundred of oranges...
and helped set up the food on the tables. I worked for 3 hours from 6AM to 9AM. It was such a wonderful event despite the rain.
I'm planning to do it again next year... if I am not running. WINK***
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Weekend Fixes

The weekend is a busy day for working wives like me. We only had 3 and half school days because Thursday was an early released day at the school where I work. And the following day was "the in-service training day" for the teachers. However, I still had to work because I have a second job. So no long weekend vacation for me. hayyy!

I thought I will be lucky to take the Friday off but with 55 kids signed up for the full-day care at Sanford, I had to drive 30 miles to go to work. Hayyy. I was hoping to have the Friday off so I will be able to do my regular chores and take Saturday as a special day to do the bathroom floor tiles. Well, help Hubby to fix the bathroom floor tiles, rather. wink**

Heavy traffic during rush hours to use the most popular spot in the house is starting to take a toll on the bathroom floor tiles. If it is any consolation to me, it's knowing where to get quality and reasonable ceramic tiles and yes, having a carpenter hubby to boot. So today, we did …

In the Mood

Love is never having to say - you are tired. Everyday lovers should be in the mood for love no matter what the consequences are.

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My Garden BFFs

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It officially “fall” and it means the sceneries are changing again. It means that the ground is starting to freeze and my vegetables will be dying soon. It means that my gardening days are over. Or is it? In this modern time and with modern technology, anything is possible. Even the changing season is no longer a hindrance to achieve anything especially when it comes to gardening.

I was browsing online the other day and came across with a cool website on gardening - Gardenieres. I was inspired right away because the website showcases real-life gardening enthusiasts and green thumbs led by William Moss, the master gardener who share their personal experiences on growing anything and everything.  Though I am not that surprised because they all use Miracle-Gro which is what we use for our garden too.

Well, I’m not really into gardening to be honest with you. It was just only this …

The Photo-walk at the Lighthouse

Photography is one of my kind of relaxations. A good addictive relaxation. But when "work" gets in the way, it's the first thing that take a backseat too.

Three weeks ago, I got a rare chance to go for a photo-walk. I heard from the radio that September 15th is the Open Lighthouse Day in Maine so I made a plan right a way. I spent the entire day at Fort Williams Park and just enjoyed the day.

And here are what I came up with.

The Lighthouse Tower
The Goddara Mansion Walk way going to the Lighhouse The top of the hill in the park where you can look down at the Light Keeper House.
The view deck on top of the hill over-looking the Portland Head Light.
The Portland Head Light
And though I ended up with a twisted foot for not paying attention on where I was stepping on, I was still happy walking around limping and with a smile on my face. It was such a wonderful day at the park... in my Maine.