Friday, September 30, 2011

Maui County Fair Parade 2011

My favorite candid shots

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Going Convertible, Philippine Style

I took this picture just over a year ago in our last trip to the Philippines. I'm getting homesick again just looking at it. We have a trip planned for March 2012 but I missed the discount fares. They sold out very quickly.
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Monday, September 26, 2011


Mr. Toad was waiting at our kitchen sink this morning to welcome back and remind Evelyn she is back in the islands from her 2 week trip in Vancouver/Vegas. This toad must have hopped in at one of the indoor potted plants that I took out during the house termite tenting last week. Either that or Mr. Toad could in fact be an enchanted "Prince" waiting for a kiss? Bwahahahaha 

Mr. Toad

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Going Macro Photography

My very first Macro Photo-Shoot w/ my Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro Di SP. I need to practice, practice, and practice. I had to shoot more than 100 shots to come out with this one keeper. Just discovered that in Macro photography you really need lots of patience!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Heaven Is For Real

I'm always skeptical about books describing Heaven specially if they do not match the Bible's perspective. However, when Lynnette, my daughter in law, posted in Facebook about this book and recommended it with Don, I immediately ordered it.

Still with a probing approach, I was always looking for holes to poke at as I began reading the first few chapters. Later I found myself crying uncontrollably as I eagerly read the rest of the entire book. I finished it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down.

I post this because I think it is a divine inspiration for anyone that has doubts about Jesus, Heaven, and about dying. While reading the book, I can picture my Mom and Dad, my brother and sister, my favorite-motherly Auntie Dinang, and specially Marybeth, my daughter in law who endured a long and painful battle with cancer, all eager to welcome anyone in our family when Jesus calls us home. I know in my heart that they're all in Heaven having eternal glory with the Lord.

I'm going to order a few of this book to give away to my bible study group and my prison ministry, and to people in mourning.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nuking TheTermites And Bugs!

Yes termites are also part of paradise and they've been gnawing at the door frame of one of the side entry doors and have also hollowed out one siding already. The only way to get rid of them is to tent the whole house and do a full fumigation!


It's a two day process so I needed to stay at a hotel for one night even though a couple of my friends offered their home. Of course I was too cheap to pay $135 for a hotel room (and that's at the bargain-priced Maui Beach Hotel). I discovered this 4-unit Hotel just ahead of the Happy Valley neighborhood owned by a Filipino Travel Agency (Noble Travel) and they only charge $75. It's actually not bad - very clean, w/ AC,  and free wi-fi! I would really recommend this place for anyone on a budget, I really do.

On a side note the girl at the Travel Agency that checked me in recognized me from Christ The King church and her first question was "did your wife kick you out of the house?" hahaha

Lighted window is my hotel room


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Auntie Maring

Old video of three of my Aunties that were very much a part of my childhood days

Lobster, Anyone?

Lobster season in Hawaii started September 1st and I happen to know a Filipino lobster fisherman that spared me a couple off his full catch that he usually sells to the Grand Wailea Hotel. If it's a repeat of last two years, maybe I will have a few of these 3-pounders during the next few months.