I thought that my colleagues and I will be stranded in NAIA
Terminal 3 because of the very bad weather that loitered in Misamis Oriental
the previous day, as always God is good all the time he answered my prayer, because the weather by midday
on October 16, 2014 was already very bright and beautiful.
I love music, I love to hear and sing-along with it.
Unfortunately, even though how much I tried learning the guitar, I seemed not
to get the basic at all.That is why I
envy those musicians on stage who are so skilled and talented with the
I thought that guitar alone is enough to produce different
and exhilarating sounds, but I was wrong because looking at them, they have
these other associated equipment that they use to modify the sound, tone and
pitch of guitars. Such equipments can be amplifiers, effect pedals like voodoo
lab sparkle drive, simulation software, etc. These gadgets are important in some
music genre, because the effects created from them can change the original
music into a more interesting one.
I thought I’ll be spending the remaining hours I had in
Shanghai down and sick. Fortunately, after 2 hours of rest and sleep in the van
my back to my old self and at the same time hungry, because I wasn’t able to
eat my lunch.
When Mr. Chen aka Logan came back from where he dropped off
the rest of the group, I asked him if he can take me to the nearest fast food
particularly KFC. That time I needed something to eat that is not Chinese
cuisine.Logan took me to KFC near the
Old Temple of Shanghai, which surprisingly just walking distance from where we
had our lunch. I thank him for taking me there and that he can leave me alone,
since I already know where the meeting place will be. But Logan insisted to
take me to KFC and that he’ll be the one to order for me, I gave in, after all
it will be easier for me because I can talk in English then he will translate
it to the crew. After, that I told him he can go back to the van, and I’ll take
care of the rest.
The burger + soft drink satisfied my hunger, and I’m now
ready to explore the area. The wind was chilling and I wasn’t able to grab a
much thicker coat. I went to the Old Temple of Shanghai, peeking through the
open spaces from outside, then decided to pay the ¥10 entrance fee and see for
myself what’s inside a Chinese Temple.
I already have the ticket in my hand, and ready to explore the Temple for the first time.
I spotted this green Caterpillar on one of the Vinca plant in the front yard. He continuously eats the leaf, never once bothered with the camera pointing in his direction.
This is the second stage of the life cycle of a butterfly
called The Larva. The egg (1st stage) hatches on a leaf, and formed into a
larvae or the caterpillar. The caterpillar job is to eat and eat, eating the
leaf he was born onto.
One of the many things I love in the City of Waterfalls, is
the feast of St. Michael the Archangel. The streets and highways of Iligan City
are well decorated with colorful streamers and bantings, making the city a very
festive one in the whole month of September.
Because we were in a hurry to meet with the dentist for
hubby’s dental check-up and adjustment of my braces, then later to have my eye/eyeglasses
checked, it was too late for me to realize that I needed to take some photos of
the streets. Huh!
Anyway, even though I don’t have photos of the streets, I do
have the photos of the food we had for dinner in celebration of a dear friend’s
birthday which I’ll be sharing on my next post. Having to see our friends a.k.a
aspiring musicians friends every time we are in the city is truly enjoyable,
the chit chats, the food trips, the dramas and everything is truly an
unforgettable experience. So I hope you can come back and check out my next
Are you getting better sleep? Nah…none lately for me. Maybe because I was too
stressed out during the day and when I reached home, instead of hitting the bed
with the kids, I had to do some family responsibilities first.
Work + family responsibilities + unexpected events are some
of the factors that interfere good night sleeps, though I cannot avoid them,
I’m pretty much convinced that I’ll do better with sleep with these 4 tips I’ve
read online. Here they are;