This is how the moon looks like in this part of the earth at exactly 5:39PM, a day before Christmas 2012. Nothing special really but letting us experience a beautiful weather on Christmas Eve because on Christmas Day, rain has started falling because the last typhoon to hit our country has arrived.
We're thankful that typhoon Quinta was not deadly compared to the previous one (Pablo) who had devastated the Compostela Valley here in Mindanao.
I hope and pray that Pablo will be the last typhoon to hit our country badly.
Love fills up the world today because it's few more hours before the celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.
I got a Christmas surprise recently after winning one of the online Giveaways, I got lot of goodies for my little boy, you can find it here. And one of them is this very cute baby blue t-shirt with prints written "LOVE IS ON ME".
Isn't it just perfect for the holidays?
And it did perfectly fit my little boy Xye.
And Love On You, Love is On Me and Love is On Everyone!
Aside from Filipino homes, the hotels, malls, plazas, streets, offices are some of the places that are gorgeously decorated on Christmas Season.
Just like this local hotel, that we usually at during seminars and trainings. In fact our Christmas party last week was also held here. Take a look at their grand decorations although I wasn't able to photograph the rest because I only have with me my mobile phone but still I was able to give justice to some.
These are the gorgeous Christmas Trees at the lobby of N-Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.
A closer look of the Christmas ornaments at the resto.
And these cute elves at the pool side.
I sure do want to spend our Christmas or New Year in the hotel, unfortunately we don't have budget for that. And besides Christmas spent at home with family is always the best Christmas ever!
Mimosa Pudica locally known as "makahiya plant" in the Philippines is a pantropical weed. It has a slender prickly woody-stems that grows up to 1 to 1.5 meter long. Makahiya plants are indeed sensitive because it close or fold its leaves inward when touched. Hence, it is also called sensitive plant or the touch-me-not plant.
Ipomoea Aquatica, water spinach in English and known as "kangkong" in the Philippines is a semiaquatic tropical plant that usually grows in water or moist soil. Grown and known also as leaf vegetable and it has a trumpet-shaped flower usually of light lavender or white just like in the photos below.
I spotted this flowering kangkong at Bukidnon, during our vacation last month, although it's near to withering stage but still it look great to point my lens at.
The eye of Typhoon Pablo with international name Bopha had hit Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines at approximately 12 noon yesterday and stayed for at least 1 hour moving west towards Dumaguete City with strong winds of 101-185kph.
As of this writing Typhoon Pablo is located near Puerto Princesa Palawan, Philippines.
courtesy of DOST PAGASA
With slight rain and heavy winds this is how the direction of the winds before the eye of the Typhoon had hit our City yesterday around 11:23AM taken outside our home.
At 12:48PM with the eye of the typhoon in the vicinity strong to intense winds were changing directions.
After the the passing by of the eye of the Typhoon, heavy rains had started pouring at past 1PM.
People in Cagayan de Oro City are still traumatized because of Typhoon Sendong that hit the City on December 16 last year that killed more than 2000. This time the people are all aware and alert.
And We thank you LORD for keeping us all safe this time.
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Finally our Lego Ferrari Miniature Cars from Shell are here. Except for the minifigs, we're able to complete the 6 iconic Ferrari vehicles by purchasing each at P180.00 with every single or accumulated purchase diesel fuel.
These toys are cheaper by P40.00 if you gas up with Shell's V-Power. Unfortunately we're not using V-Power Fuel.
Let's take a closer look of each model. Cars descriptions taken from en.wikipedia.org.
250 GT BERLINETTA SWB
"One of the most important GT racers of its time. The 1959 250 GT Berlinetta SWB only has 179 units ever built."
" The Ferrari FXX is a high performance race car, evolved from the Ferrari Enzo. Only 29 FXX cars had been made in 2005-2007 + 1 special edition (the 30th car) which was presented to Ferrari's F1 World Champion driver, Michael Schumacher, when he retired from Formula One racing at the end of 2006"
"The 456 Italia was described as the successor to the F430 but arising from an entirely new design. This car was officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September 2009"
I just read about the December Photo a Day Challenge this afternoon, and it's already December 1, 2012 here in the Philippines. That means I already missed the 8'oclock in the morning snap but nevertheless I still have another 8'oclock and that was this evening.
The challenge is to take a photo at whatever you’re doing at 8am or 8pm.
At 8pm tonight I have prepared my son's milk formula.
My 2 year old son had to sleep early at 8pm because he wasn't able to nap in the afternoon.