Thursday, December 6, 2012

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, including videos and images. It’s a one-stop portal that will transport readers deep into the hidden world of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” like never before.
2. Ripley fans will be thrilled to see that this newest title in the best-selling series has all the qualities that Ripley’s is known for. Download the Weird is jam-packed with an incredible array of crazy facts, stories, lists and interviews.
• Meet the world’s oddest couple: he swallows swords, hedge trimmers and umbrella handles while she hangs upside down and lifts lead weights by her hair!
• Learn why a California man has experienced more than 950 violent car crashes.
• See tourists risk life and limb to get their picture taken with an 18-foot-long crocodile!

3. A special pullout section provides readers with weird Titanic facts; another features the incredible real-life story of the Elephant Man. A dramatic gatefold pullout features panoramic photos of the home of “Weird Steve,” where every room is crammed with thousands of strange curiosities—it’s impossible to look at just once! And this is just a small preview of the strange and unbelievable stories and photos within the book.

Thinking of a perfect gift for those loved ones whose curiosity and sense of exhilaration for everything odd is insatiable this Christmas season? Hurray, the search is over but you better act quickly because this book will surely jump off the shelf fast not just because of its brilliant contrasting colored cover with eye-catching holographic foil and lenticular but because… believe it or not – it is indeed the coolest book ever!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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.


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Friday, October 26, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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 "awareness" purposes. Or maybe for my own awareness since almost 35,000 plus photography enthusiasts allover the world knew about it but me. And even if I did a photowalk today, I had no clue that such photowalk was happening until my brother Japol told me about it.

Next year, I will surely joined the thousand photowalkers and be more prepared for it. Iwill make it sure too that I will sign up for it too. Wink***

Note: To find out more about Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk 2012... click HERE. And for Lebanon's Belgian Meadows Farm... click HERE.


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Friday, October 12, 2012

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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Sunday, October 7, 2012

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***
For more information about Maine Marathon, click here.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

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 the bathroom flooring and it didn't take us long to fix it. Now I am ready to go for a run. wink*

Friday, October 5, 2012

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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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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 year when I decided to go organic that I started to get involved in my Sweetest’s gardening. We grew our vegetable garden in black bags this year which I think is cool. So I think this is a very portable garden that we can bring inside our house and put them in the cellar so I can have my organic salad anytime come wintertime. Of course, everything will not be possible without the aid of Miracle-Gro®. And with the discovery of the Gardenieres, I will have more reasons to continue gardening this fall… even in winter!

Here are the reasons why Miracle-Gro® products are the best gardening product on the market right now and why my Sweetest is a big fan.
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Feeds plants through leaves and roots
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Great for roses too!
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That is why for our portable garden in black bags… Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix and Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed® are our gardening BFFs.
Gardening used to be too intimidating to me before but it is not now. Whether you got the green thumb or not, you can grow your own garden at any season with Miracle-Gro. And here’s the thing, 'like' Miracle-Gro Facebook page so you can talk with fellow gardeners, share stories or simply get inspired.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

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.

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