13 August 2013

Foto #73: Test of Time

Colonne di San Lorenzo, Milan, Italy

The Colonne di San Lorenzo is the best-known Roman ruin in Milan. It is located in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. It is a square with a row of columns on either side, which were taken from a temple or public bath house dating from the 2nd century. The columns were moved to their current location sometime in the 4th century. South of the columns, one of the medieval gates of the city is still in place, with Roman marbles in it.
Up until 1935, the space between the church and columns was entirely occupied by old houses abutting onto the façade of the church itself. Indeed, the church complex was fully surrounded by old houses. Despite the plans to conserve this ancient urban fabric, the renovations led to the demolition of the old houses and the isolation of the monument on the front side. Following bombing during World War II, the church complex became isolated also on the rear side, where the fenced Basilicas Park now stands, allowing popular views of the complex and of another church nearby.

Source: Wikipedia

12 August 2013

Foto #72: Walk With Love

The deeply injured knee of mine

The show must go on.
I need to enjoy my travel, even in pain when i walk.
This is the nth time i got deep bruises in the right knee. 
Why is it always the right one? 

11 August 2013

Foto #71: Believe in Yourself

Venice, Italy

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

10 August 2013

Foto #70: Little Things Mean a Lot

Vatican City Miniature, Bergamo (Italy)

You can always see the greatness, even in the most little things in the world.

09 August 2013

Foto #69: That Fast?

My niece, FAE (my brother's eldest daughter) @ Castello Sforzesco, Milan

When you blog about kids, you will find yourself a little older.

Kids really grew up so fast and you just don't notice it's been a more than decade since you've last seen them playing on their cribs. Fae is my first ever niece. My brother Jun (next to me) married so young. It's really cool though to grow up with your own kids. I can't immagine some parents who got married at the age of 40 and have kids at the age of 45. That's "too old" for me. My niece is just one year older to my eldest son, CJ. 20 more years from now, I guess and i hope, i will read a blog from both of them, writing about their kids too.

I know it will be just a blink of an eye.

08 August 2013

Foto #68: Everybody Dreams

Top view of Lake Como, Brunate

One way or another, our dreams will come true. Yet sometimes, we really need perseverance in order for them to really come true. Dreaming is free, so dream big, It doesn't matter if you aim high and go for it, as long as you don't hurt anybody in the process.

07 August 2013

Foto #67: History

Ruins inside Castello Sforzesco, Milan
15 years ago i have my photo of the same location.
Now it's my daughter's turn.
From high school to college, i have been hearing this phrase during our history subjects. Not all of histories are repeated though. Sometimes, once the mistakes were all learned, it should never be repeated. And the good history can be repeated as long as it acts for a better future.

06 August 2013

Foto #66: Wonders

Observatory Cave @ Montecarlo, Monaco, France

God put us into this world to enable us to share the wonders inside of us. You just have to understand yourself more and serve your real duty on earth.

05 August 2013

Foto #65: Beginning & Ending

Chiesa del Carmine, Milan

So while we are all in IT, we should enjoy the moments between the beginning and its ending.

04 August 2013

Foto #64: You Gotta Have Faith

Oldehove Leaning Tower, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

When we are really down, the first thing to do is look UP and say a prayer!
With God, all things are possible.

03 August 2013

Foto #63: Don't Loose Hope

I was digging old photos to be put on some empty picture frames yesterday and i found this one (foto on the left). Zendra was only 3 months here. If you will really looked into it, her face was so red. Nope, it's not the usual rashes that you get when you're a baby. Z's case is different. It was scattered too in her head and some in arms and legs. Don't ask me how many times i brought her to her pediatrician to be checked-up. We were always once or twice a week at the pediatrician's clinic. Tough! No one yet can't recognize what was on her skin. First they test everything: allergies from herbs, milk, fruits and other baby foods. I got so weak for Zendra having been injected on different parts of her body, including neck to get some good veins. They're all negative. But for precaution, they change her baby milk into a soya milk. Nothing changed. The soya milk changed into rice milk. It doesn't only costs too much, but nothing changed, again. The reddish things with liquid inside return. Strange. All day and night, i put gloves on Z's hands so she will not scratch. Of course, it's itchy and disturbing. she cries all night and we almost have no sleep. i'm starting to loose hope, really.

I brought her to a dermatologist and he gave Z a lot of medicines to take and some creams (again). 
I should say, some doctors here were not good enough. They kept on giving trial medicines. But to no effect. 

One day, her face become so red and looks like it's burning, i immediately brought her to the hospital for emergency. Finally, the allergologist came to her rescue. She was so nice and calm. She gave me a small cream to put on her face, and after 2 weeks, it's finally healed. She continue to see Zendra for about 2 months and the rashes continue to diminish. The "rashes" though continues to go away and come back. But no more liquids, just looking like a normal rush. I personally changed her milk, from rice milk to normal fresh milk, without consulting anymore her pediatrician. I don't hope anymore that these rashes on her face will ever leave Zendra. She has been through a lot of injections and medications. The chicken pox added pains and itches on her skin when she was 4 months. Poor Z. 

Looking at all her videos and photos from the 3rd month to her first birthday, they're not all that well, with all her face so red. But then again, i told myself, "mawawala din 'yan nang kanya."
I just stop the creams and medicines. I got tired of buying...it's costly and useless. I just don't put anything on Z's face. No talc, no soap, no nothing. I just use Oilatum bagno, to wash her face and body. 
Hope, hope and hope. 
A month after her first birthday, i wake up with a happier face, Zendra's red face is not red anymore. It seems like nothing has happened. Thank God!

With all her sufferings when she was a baby, i guess Zendra got her "sweet revenge"...
That is, being a kid-model now! 

02 August 2013

Foto #62: Simplicity

@ Madonna di Cornabusa, Bergamo

I just love this phrase.
Need to say more?

01 August 2013

Foto #61: 20 Days to Go

Welcoming August!
If you have been following my photo blog, you will notice i'm changing frames/borders.
That's what i want. Each month has its own look.
So anyway, today is the first day of August.
20 days from now will mark our 12th wedding anniversary.
I mean 12!!! Really?

@ Ristorante Love, Milan

countdown with me....