I have been told ------well scolded--- that I hadn't blogged in a couple days and I'm sure they weren't so fond of my last "posts" - ok ok it wasn't Phillipino sorry!!
Forgot this blog is about the Phillipines and not me! (just kidding!!) (we all know it's all about me--or is it all about the paper??
Wes blog "touched" me today ---- I have to say I can only hope that when my girls get married ( you know in 20++ years) that they marry a guy like their dad - they will be super super lucky!!
So today I have some pics that didn't interest me last week but now create a "stir" within. So I thought I would share.
So First picture....carabou grazing on the land....not sure why this one strikes me but it does...so there are you go!!
These different signs were all over the place at the villa --- I really liked these two....
I didn't feel like you all got the full effect of the waterfall dinner place so decided what the heck - I'll post this pic!.
Flowers! two of may fave pics! see you don't *need* a Canon Rebel...
(but if a newspaper pics me up cause I'm such a great journalist - it's definetly a requirement.)
Being a MOM I'm a sucker for kids. I love to see kids playing and having fun....just bouncing a ball along.
So this pic was taken on our way back from the Villa and when I got to the hotel it didn't appear that it was that good of a pic - but then today when I saw it I remember the "feelings" it envoked and said --- Hey they've got to see this.
So this little boy is playing basket ball ---look at the ground around -- I remember being a kid and not wanting to play in the gravel (basketball taht is) cause the ball didn't bounce "right" --this guy has dirt all around - other crap in his way and he's having a "ball" (no pun intended)
And you know the commerical on tv "Our Heritage" where the guys are playing "basket" ball with a basket and each time a score is made the guy has to climb up and get the ball out etc. and then they cut the hole out -----Well this little guy shoots a basket....the ball "catches in the hoop - it CAUGHT in the hoop - the ball wouldn't go through - so he grabs a stick and bounces the ball out...and keeps on going.....
We are so so lucky in Canada to have the things we do - we really really need to cherish those things (even if they are a bit excessive by times - hehehe). I have to say that of all of the people that I know of that read this blog - not one of them - can either not afford or rather "would not afford" for their kid to have a decent basketball hoop -- or even the ability for their neighborhood to have one - - or their child to at least have access to a decent one ----at a playground etc......... I will be honest and say that I have not been grateful for what I have in the past - this trip has really been an eye opener - especially looking at our Canadian (and American) culture - sometimes it's a bit embarrassing -- don't get me wrong - I'm proud to be a Canadian (actually I feel really bad that I don't have a t-shirt - hat (yeah like I'd wear a hat) or something that says I'M CANADIAN!! --Not because they "love" Canadians - (now they LOVE Americans - Mel would be proud) but because I am so proud to call Canada my home and so feel so lucky that my kids get to grow up Canadian - with all of the luxuries that that affords!
Ok that's enough rambling from me today - Not even sure that all of that makes sense....anyhow - i'll talk to you all again soon!!