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Friday, November 30, 2012

Madonna High's Football Field

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Remembering Dave

Hubby and I were talking about  his late brother the other night, it's been a year since he passed and  my husband is still in the grieving process.  He misses him especially when he has to ask someone about cars and other mechanical stuff.  One of his  favorite past time is to go fishing while smoking his cigar.  We  misses my BIL so much, he was a very loving and  happy individual.  Too bad, the deadly cancer took him early.  When I see this discount davidoff cigars online, it reminds me of him.   In fact, we kept one of his cigars  in a memory box  as a remembrance of one of his visits here at our home.  We miss you Dave!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Missile Landmark

A quick snap I took during our last few travels in South Korea.  I wasn't sure if this is in Masan but I always want to take a photo of this one.  It's hard to get a good shot though when you are traveling in a car.  Taken using a point and shoot Sony cybershot.  Our travels in South Korea left a huge impact in our lives.  Thanks to  my husband's last tour in the Navy, we got to enjoy it before he retired.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Batteries

I used to buy  pack and and packs of batteries when I still have my very first digital camera.  Then hubby bought me some rechargeable batteries  but  it did not last very long because  I let my camera retire.  My husband bought me a new camera with a different kind of battery so I don't buy anymore, I mean I still have my batteries but I only used on remotes and stuff.  Speaking of which, you can find the best selection of powerex online.  The good thing about buying stuff online is that you can really find good deals as you can compare prices.

Seorak San in South Korea

These photos were taken three years ago when my husband and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary at Mt. Seorak in South Korea.  Korean called it Seorak San so I am guessing that  San is the term for mountain.
With some of the Koreans we met at the place.
We rode a cable car in going to the top of the mountain.  We learned our lesson when we first climbed the Mt. Jiri  with kids in tow, we did not  finish the hike.
We had a blast out there.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Crazy Trolley

According to Kennywood website,  the park was originally started as a trolley park.   Crazy Trolley is a ride that would give you an  opportunity to take a ride on a genuine trolley replica from days gone by. This trolley takes you off the ground and lowers you back down in a circular pattern. The good this is that parents can ride with their children. 
I  am not fond of heights  so I was contented just to watch them have fun and take  photos of them.  Was also glad that the queue to this one was not long.
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Business Hotels in Connecticut

Frequent  business travelers has their own favorite hotel to stay when they do business from other places.  Some  wants a luxurious  space  and others just want to stay in a comfortable place where they can crash after  the transactions are done.  Stamford Plaza Hotel CT is one of the popular business hotels that you can find in Connecticut.  The said hotel is not ionly suited for business travelers but to vacationers and family travels as well.  Stanford Plaza Hotel has 448 luxurious guest rooms, a swimming pool, a gym, a full service health  club, a  gazebo lounge, full-pledged conferences, and a terrace restaurant.  Those amenities  are not always  available in some hotels, so if you want a relaxing stay.  Check them out.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Reminiscing Jeju Island

These are some photos of our last vacation in South Korea. We went for an island hopping in Jejudo or Jeju Island.
I can't download photos at my hubby's PC so I am using the old photos that is stored in his hard drive.
It's fun to reminisce the happy memories we had when we were living in the Land of the Morning Calm, the Republic of Korea.

Cities you never thought to visit in the UK


Whether you live in the UK and are planning on a holiday close to home, or you’re a visitor looking for an unconventional holiday destination, here are a few suggestions that might not have crossed your mind.

A city that’s currently enjoying a rise in popularity is the capital of Wales, Cardiff. Visitor numbers over the past decade or so have increased by more than 50% and it’s easy to see why, with a host of fantastic tourist hotspots. The Millennium Centre is a great venue for arts and theatre, offering a great bill of shows for all the family, from well-loved musicals to stand-up comedy. The nearby Cardiff Castle started life as a Roman garrison, and was later transformed into a luxurious Victorian home in the 19th century, making it a must-see attraction for history lovers.


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If you do like to be beside the seaside, then Brighton is a fantastic choice for a short break. The tide never fully comes in on the sprawling pebble beach, allowing for a great range of pubs, clubs, coffee shops and art galleries to sit tucked under the sea wall. Inland, there are the winding streets and alleys of the North Laines, where you’ll find intriguing boutiques, bespoke jewelers and unique flea markets to wander about. And of course, there’s always the famous Brighton Pier for fairground rides and attractions.


The entire city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which gives you some indication of its historical value. Home to some of the country’s finest 18th century architecture and wonderfully preserved ancient baths and a pump room, Bath is a city where you can take a look backwards through time. It’s a small place, but you’ll find more than enough restaurants and sights of interest for any length of stay.



The historic maritime port of Bristol is just a quick meander from the natural splendour of the Cotswolds, which are also worth a visit – but with so much to do in town you might need to tear yourself away. Tour the fresh food stalls in the medieval city, go shopping at Cabot circus or see over 450 species of wildlife at the zoo gardens.



Wherever you go in the UK this year, an American Express credit card makes the ideal travel companion. With exclusive membership rewards and great features like cash back and Refund Protection, a credit card from American Express can help to make your money go further.



Disclaimer:  This is a guest post, opinions expressed are not mine.

Monday, November 12, 2012

House Hunters


We are not planning to move real soon but  we keep looking  on houses for sale in the area that fits our needs.  We saw this house online and it is located in Colliers so we went for a drive to look at it.  The scenery on the way to the house was gorgeous!
 Here is the house, it  is beautiful but it was way out in the sticks lol.  The land that comes with the house was  pretty  big but the location is not  good especially for the kids.
I don't like the quality of the photos I took  with my point and shoot camera but hey, for a drive-by shots, I think it's okay.

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Clawfoot Tub

Hubby and I tried to install the new toilet bowl yesterday but  something went wrong and we  had a leak so we removed it again.  We will try to do it again tonight  if time permits.  Our bathroom renovation is  harder than we thought but  we have no regrets of doing it  by ourselves as it is cheaper than hiring someone to do it.  We already made a mistake of hiring someone to  do the bathtub and we don't want to commit that mistake again.  Besides, you leaned  things when  you do a DIY project.  If I would  be given a choice, a clawfoot tub is a what I would prefer to have.  That's one reason why I love the house that we looked at last month but my daughter is so attached to our  house that she doesn't want to move.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Steel City Choppers

 If your little ones love to ride on motorcycles,  they can be  little dare devils in the  miniature motorcycles at Steel City Choppers attraction at Kennywood Park.  The motorcycles  go around  the circle  few times and they will get to to experience being a  motorist.
Our Burritos love  all of the rides that they tried  at the said park.   We are planning to go back there next year.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Become an Online Tutor

I was very fortunate to meet a student who became a friend til now.  I  tutored a Korean lady when we  were still living in Korea.  I had fun   teaching her  for few months until we have to leave and came back here.  Now, we still communicate with each other through social networks and  through snail mail.  During the time that I was teaching her, we would do it online  whenever she can't come to our house, kind of like what online tutors does.  We were sad when we left Korea because she became  the family's close friend back there.

If tutoring is what you love to do, check out how you can become an official online tutor at Online Tutor.  They have online tutoring jobs available that you can apply for.  You can work from a convenient place of  your choice which would be a great part time job especially if you are a working at home  Mom.  Being an online tutor would save you time and money because you don't have to  commute back and forth to a workplace  plus you will be able to  pick the  time that is most convenient to you.  So check out the jobs available at OK Tutor website.

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