Saturday, December 31, 2011

Atsugi Catholic Church

on a regular day

Christmas setting

Sunday English masses in Atsugi Catholic Church are every first and third Sundays of the month at 3:00pm.

On the second and fourth Sundays, we usually attend the 9:30am Japanese mass, which we participate in with the help of this:
Atsugi Catholic Church also has anticipated Sunday mass (in Japanese) every Saturday evening at 7:00.

Friday, December 23, 2011

holiday greetings

(My husband made this.) Merry Christmas, everyone! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas is in the air!

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These were Mela's oyster mushrooms earlier today.

Harvest time!

after harvest

Then we had Manang L add the mushrooms to the menudo she was cooking for dinner.
parang naging extender lang yung mushrooms, they didn't affect the taste of the menudo :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

talinum leaves

Whenever I visit my mother-in-law, I always leave her place bringing a take-home package. Momma is into farming and she has a lot of farmer friends who grow all sorts of plants. The last time I dropped by Momma gave me a jar of wild honey and a bunch of talinum leaves which she bought from one of her organic farmer friends.

new taqueria in town

(Apologies for the orange-y photos with with the annoying vertical and horizontal lines.)

Hermanos Taco Shop is located along Granada St. (Gilmore St.?) in Quezon City in the Petron compound right beside those famous stalls selling capiz shell parols. I tried this place last month when Tita O (an aunt based in New Jersey) was in town; it's just a few steps from the condominium building we were staying in.

Friday, December 9, 2011

My loving husband recently purchased for me  and so this has been home (sort of) for the past few days already. I've started fixing the look of the site... Did you notice that my blog is not all gray anymore?... and have been playing around with layouts and templates and a bit of HTML coding.

For now, forwards to and I still use the Blogger platform. :) We've encountered a few glitches since 'moving' (i.e. working but not); the site isn't really final yet, but it's getting there. :) Please let me know if you encounter any problems with Thanks!

RSS feed subscribers, please continue following my blogspot as the RSS feed for still doesn't work. Will keep you updated on developments! :)

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Monday, December 5, 2011

plant update!

Fern, 2 weeks ago:
(November 20)
with his friends Coke Zero bottle and small Coke bottle

(November 22)
after his first "haircut" 

11 May 2011
before I left for Japan

03 November 2011
My (former) officemates trimmed its leaves.
Pineapple also has a new potmate, a sili plant. :)

My sister is growing oyster mushrooms in our kitchen! These were taken 2 weeks ago (November 22); we have already harvested the mushrooms and are waiting for new ones to grow again. :D

Sunday, December 4, 2011

fireworks set

Fireworks to cap off the week-long school fair.

We were blessed with clear skies. The fireworks were lovely! And the best part was that I had Ronjie at snuggle distance that evening. :D

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school fair

Some weeks ago, when I was still in Japan, I visited Ronjie's school which was having its annual week-long fair. There were booths with students selling various food and non-food products, programs and presentations of all sorts, and even a bingo game. And on the last day (the day I visited), fireworks capped the evening. :) Some photos:

takoyaki cooks

free candy which came with the takoyaki

soft taco

umbrella in a tree

Fireworks photos in the next entry. I took so many.