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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Silver Lining and Gold Content My Watery Wordfilled, Skywatch, Sepia Scene Memes

Praise God heavy rain had stopped! Light has appeared. The changes from being cloudy to clear blue sky looks like silver lining up in the sky.


   When you look below the sky the water runs swiftly with golden tears rushing through the sea.



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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hardest Days of our Marriage

Rodliz’s Nest

    Every marriages has gone through lots of storm. Ours is not exempted, we also had great intensities of tremor in our journey as a couple. And these situation proved that our's have surpassed the 11 years of turmoils and we "SURVIVED'.
    It is not because we are good enough but it was God who caused it in our lives.

   We got married last December 1998. We were working by then. My hubby as a "x-ray technician" in a private Medical laboratory while I was teaching on a private school. But March of 1999 there was stream lining in their company and he was one of those who was laid -off. After that month the school where I taught was notified for closure because they have not seek to renew the contract in the Dep-Ed.We felt the world fallen on our shoulders but those situation was used by God so we can see His hand working. Lesson learned -"Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding."

   February 2001- a month after this I will give birth to Juwella but an infection near my anus had occurred. It brought me pain and fever. We were worried because the infection might harm our baby. The infection was worst that from Camiguin I have to be transferred to Cagayan de Oro which means I will be crossing sea and travel by land for an hour with mys situation. Hubby was worried about me and our baby. But he looked at God for mercy. I underwent a minor operation so the doctor could remove the infected tissue and pus. God was gracious. I am still alive and after a month gave birth to a lovely baby through ceasarian operation. Lesson learned God knows every situation in our lives He allowed it for a purpose.

  January 2002- My hubby was bitten by a mad dog. It happened when we were financially drained. He has to be given an anti-rabies dose. It it will cost as much plus the anti- tetanus all in all we need more or less 20,000php for that. We were in trouble we do not know where to go but the Lord had provided. He uses a friend to refer us in a Health Center where we can avail 80% discount. Lesson learned God is our provider he will provide according to His riches and glory!

  There were many more hard stories of our lives and these experiences allowed us to grow and learn more of who God is in our family and even as the Lord of our wife-husband relationship.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Philippines and it's Bounty

    It is no longer summer here in the Philippines but still flowers all around is still in full bloom! This is one of Nature's bounty. The climate here is suitable for plants and flower bearing plants.
   I got pictures of them to show you! These are ordinary flowers but they add color and life to our surroundings.I'll try to give their English names using the Glossary of flowers.

Of Daisy and Chrysanthemum Family:





of Gerbera Family




Bird's Nest

Friday, September 24, 2010

1st Go Green Friday Nature Escapade

Close to Nature away from pollution! My family's Nature Escapade!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday, Sky watch Friday, Watery Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday,


Watching this the pool are tall coconut which grow 20 meters away from it
The water is so inviting. Absolutely clear.

My shadow in the water!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Mellow Yellow Monday "-Patola flower"

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Close up picture of Loofah flower.

Scientific classification: Loofahs belong to the genus Luffa in the family Cucurbitacea. 
A day from now, this fruit isready fr harvest!

            In our backyard my hubby planted loofah "patola".Loofah or Luffa, common name for a climbing plant of the cucumber family and for the vegetable sponge derived from the plant. There are six species of loofah plant, all of which are native to the Tropics and subtropics of Asia and Africa. The common name loofah and the scientific name Luffa are derived from the Arabic common name for this plant, lûfa. The most commonly used species, Luffa aegyptiaca, is an annual, monoecious vine (where male and female flowers appear on different parts of the plant), with deep yellow flowers. The female flowers are borne singly and the male flowers are in clusters.
These natural spongy wonders of the vegetable world have many uses. They’ll make your skin squeaky clean or shine up your dirty dishes. The luffa flowers and fruits are soft and edible when young and can be cooked and eaten like squash or okra. Loofah has been an important food source in Asian cultures. When mature, the fruits become a tough mass of fiber that makes a great scrubbing sponge. The leaves and vines should not be eaten. When crushed, they produce a bitter compound and smell that seems to repel insects and animals. Some luffa varieties may produce fruits that are too bitter to eat. Peeling the skin off removes some of the bitterness. If it tastes bad, don’t eat it. Edible luffa can be found sometimes in markets with Asian style vegetables.
Luffa are most excellent in the bath or shower. The exfoliating action leaves your skin feeling the cleanest and tightest it could possibly be. Home soap makers can include slices of luffa in their creations to add an extra cleaning boost to their soaps. Shredded or powdered luffa can be added to soaps. A sponge on a handle or rope makes a great back scratcher. They can be cut into many shapes for scrubbing pads, bath mats, and other craft items. Cut the sponges lengthwise and remove the core to make sheets of sponge material.
Luffa sponges are great for washing items like plastic wares. You can use them for cleaning almost everything, including cars, boats, plastic buckets, and anything that needs scrubbed but can’t withstand steel wool. Non stick cookware is one example.
Powdered luffa has also been used in Chinese herbal medicine.
Care and Maintenance of Loofah Sponge
Luffa sponges will last a surprisingly long time if they are allowed to dry between uses, usually a few months. When they stay wet all the time they tend to deteriorate more.
Most commercial sponges are a light color from being bleached. Natural mature sponges can be any shade of brown to white in color. If you want to lighten sponges, then soak them in a weak chlorine bleach solution for about an hour or so. Commercial growers often use a hydrogen peroxide solution. Bleaching them for too long can significantly weaken the fibers. Bleached sponges look better for commerce. They are also cleaner and less likely to contain insects or other organic matter. Slightly green and/or stained ones can benefit from bleaching. Most sponges are fine in their natural state, without bleaching. Exposure to sunlight can also lighten the color some but not as dramatically as bleach. Leaving them in the sun for extended periods gives the loofa a rougher scratchier feel.

Menu Recipe that we can use this!
Misua con Patola, Fish with patola soup (good in lowering down high blood pressure), patola con carne and others.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wednesday Meme- Watery. Wordless, Word-Filled,


It was almost 100 years when one of  the volcanoes in Camiguin erupted. It was powerful that many landforms were destroyed even the cemetery. It was said that this cemetery located 10 meters away from the sea, but when that quake occurred it made this cemetery sink, that is why it is called "Sunken Cemetery" one of the most visited sight in Camiguin.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bouquet of Flowers

They say that "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach"! How about to woman's heart? Woman is emotional so her heart should be tickled with love and concern. A bouquet of flower can melt her heart!

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Amazing "Guyabano " Soursop

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This well known to us as "Abana or Rabana" . It grows abundantly in the Philippines. It is an ordinary or common fruit that many just don't regard it. They prefer to eat other fruit and let  "Guyabano" rot and be eaten by bats and other birds on the tree. Many just simply don't like the taste they did not know what Nutritional Value they can get from this humble fruit. 
     Guyabano offers lot of uses,benefits and nutritional value. In this hard time, everyone should be resourceful. A young fruit of it can be fried with egg "Tortang guyabano"  It's leaves could be boiled to be a natural tree that many claimed to  have cure urinary problem. It's ripe fruit tastes juicy with sweet-sour flavor.My kids would love it blended with milk and ice " Guyabano Shake"
    Not only these, this fruit is also believed to  cure cancer. They believed it is a miraculous natural cancer killer, 10,000 stronger than Chemotherapy. We heard of many testimonies about the healing they had by eating and drinking any part of this fruit.

    This must be an amazing fact about this ordinary fruit. But let us not set aside this truth that it is God who numbered our days. If we are healed from a terminal disease because we eat this fruit. He just used the fruit to show His miracle. All credits must be given to Him and not to anything or anybody else. He is the one who create this Amazing "Guyabano" to preserve the lives of those who are healed by eating it, and their lives is not yet over so they will know that God is glorious who made all wonderful things including this GUYABANO.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hubby Learned This! How to Make Bonsai

Make A Bonsai

Creating your first bonsai is not as hard as you may think. In this section we will take you through four stages.

  • Selecting suitable stock to work with.

  • Selecting a suitable style for your tree and creating it.

  • Potting soils and wiring your tree.

  • Care and maintenance of your new bonsai.

  • If you follow these steps in progressive order you should end up with a passable tree that will only improve with age. Don’t be upset if it is not up to show standard on your first attempt, you will learn all the basic techniques in this exercise and the more you look at trees the more expert you will become.

    I still have the first tree I made although it has been through several incarnations and restyles and if I was doing it from start it would probably be quite different, but it still holds sentimental value.

    So start at stage one and return to this page until you have completed stage four.

    Then send me a photo I would love to put it on this site to inspire others to take up this absorbing hobby.
    I have picked up a Juniper procumbens from our local plant store to give you a photo demonstration of each step as well as having the written instructions 


    This is a quick slide show of what we will cover.

    Please follow the links below for more detailed instructions.

    1. Selecting Stock

    Stage One Start Here - Selecting Stock 

    2. Styling Your Tree

    Stage Two Styling your tree 

    3. Potting & Wiring

    Stage Three Potting & Wiring 

    4. Care & Maintenance

    Stage four Care and Maintenance

    Follow these so you can achieve these:



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    This is one of my husband bonsai, this 2 years in the making... He is waiting to achieve like those on the top!