i happened to know personally the bass player of this band. we were neighbors in our hometown. i salute these guys' rock power.
31 August 2010
29 August 2010
This is an overload of pictures regarding our sunday junket. so, if you get bored of our faces: me, my brother & my daughter, just click the red X in the upper left-hand corner.
you didn't find the X on the left? good for you... keep on watching our fotos! =)
1st stop: Palazzo Reale
2nd stop: San Siro Stadium
this stadium is one of the biggest in europe. its capacity is 85,000 seats
zendra might be thinking: who cares Ma?
3rd stop: Ippodromi di San Siro
the baby park is still closed. we're too early.
4th stop: brother's home
my brother found a new gardener!
28 August 2010
27 August 2010
i was browsing at my friendster page one night and found this short journal which i wrote last year. i didn't even remember i posted it.
i'm hooked on facebook now. for my personal record, i'm posting it here. it's written in tagalog though (my native language). i will also try to remember what happened this year, as comparison.
feb. 9, 2010
Martes. isang ordinaryong araw na naman. isang taon na at isang buwan ang baby girl ko. ambilis na nyang lumakad. me pasok ang baby boy ko. sobrang lamig.
feb. 10, 2010
Miyerkoles. Malamig pa rin dahil winter season. Birthday nga pala ni kumpareng bullets. Nag message ako sa kanya sa facebook para mag greet.
feb. 11, 2010
Huwebes. Merong meeting ang baby boy ko sa school, 5pm. Grade 3 na sya. alas singko ang meeting, ayon sa calendar book ko. Katulad ng teacher-parents' meeting na naranasan ko. Kanya-kanyang opinion ang mga magulang. Nakikinig lang ako. Umaayon sa magandang idea. No comment pag merong medyo nagtatalo na sa opinyon. Bigayan din ng card para sa 1st grading. Proud pa rin ako sa anak ko. wala syang grade na 6. halos 7-8-9 sa mga subjects nya.
feb. 12, 2010
Biyernes. Maaga kong inihatid ang baby boy ko sa school nya. Halos 5 minutes lang naman ang lakad mula sa bahay hanggang sa school nya. dito lang sa me kanto. Iniwan ko na lang baby girl ko sa bahay. malamig kasi. meron namang tao sa bahay. pinsan ng asawa ko, nakisuyo lang na bantayan habang tulog. 10am, iginayak ko na baby girl ko. meron akong trabaho tuwing biyernes, 1-4pm. sayang din ang kita. ihahabilin ko ang anak ko muna sa nanay ko, tutal sya naman ang half day lang. Ganun lang ang buhay ng may mga anak sa abroad. Either ihabilin mo sa mga kamag-anak, o ibayad mo ng taga-alaga. magastos ang babysitter. Kaya madalas pag walang choice ang magulang, ipinadadala ang mga anak sa 'Pinas. Pinanindigan ko nang dito lumaki ang mga bata sa piling ko. Mahirap pero kinakaya naman. Lahat ng problema, me solusyon.
ang bawa't oras, karanasan, ginawa o nangyari pala sa ating buhay, pag pwede mong balikan, madali lang. kung masipag ka lang isulat, kahit sa isang salita, pangungusap o maikling kwento, pwede mong maalala, balikan at ngitian.
26 August 2010
finally installed the video intercon!
we already paid the first rate of 150euro two months ago, and i guess the 2nd rate bill will arrive soon. at least our friends can buzz us (and wave @ the cam) now. it was not easy going down to open the two gates everytime someone arrives when the door bell's not working.
23 August 2010
Hub and i have no ahead plans of going to the zoo this weekend. Since we have nowhere to go, i suggested, i mean urged, that we bring the kids to the zoo. It's super hot in Milan, so i guess we need a touch of nature. "let's go to parco Cornelle, i haven't been there, as well as the kids!", i esclaimed. "Me budget ba?", he asked me. "Meron naman. Invite natin sina Tita Beth (my hub's aunt), ilibre natin sila, para makikiride tayo sa car na lang going to Cornelle", i replied. The farm cannot be reached with a normal public bus. Since we have no car, from Milan, we only took a bus, going to Bergamo. "oh, sige, call them. bihis na." hub answered me back.
Hub had good points of not buying a car here in Italy.
1) there are lot of means of transport: bus, tram, subway trains, local trains. all can reach our work destination.
2) traffic/honk-stress free
3) parking problems and vandalisms
4) expensive gasoline, vehicle tax and insurance
5) freedom from accidents or carjacks/robbery
Cornelle is somewhere high up in the mountains near Bergamo, so car is a must. We always knew people with good cars and hearts =)
One of the nice features of the farm is the petting zoo, where kids/adults can feed and touch the domestic and tame animals. Cool! Some ducks, birds and peacocks are "normally" roaming around. my daughter Zendra had fun running with or catching them. =)
These are not just leaves behind us. it's actually a restaurant. Nature na nature ang dating!
i bet if they allow petting on bears, the zoo could have been closed from Day 1. hahaha. RRaaawr!
I love Zebras..they're so Dolce and Gabbana! Fashionable! =)
"Bilis ang click..baka sipain ako ng elephant", i told the one who captured the foto.
Caption: Turtle is 150 years?!!! What? Yes, it's true!
I can never be a horseback rider. I'm a bit scared of horses. At least i touched one.
I'm just too tired (or lazy) to write folks. i could have written thousand words here to describe our trip. Bear with me. I'm totally Zooed. Picture floods can pay for it right?