Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!


The Daily Post challenge is about this- 

THIS WEEK, SHOW US A PHOTO THAT SAYS “GOOD MORNING!”

It could be a shot taken during your morning walk, the morning vista out your kitchen window, your cat doing a pre-breakfast stretch, or a textured close-up of your oatmeal bubbling away at the stove.

For more info’s please visit this link Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

The following photos are my different ways of how I go my morning specially if I am in a vacation. I mostly not a breakfast eater! A cup of cappuccino, cereal, or a glass of fruits smoothie is good to go for me, and that last from 9am to 2pm.

I Love IHOP food in States! So every time I go visit to States, I make sure at least I could visit IHOP restaurant too. My problem with IHOP to me,  is there serving as it is huge for me, specially that I am a small eater at a time.

IHOP Pancake CA Branch!

IHOP Pancake CA Branch!

IHOP Omelettes CA Branch!

IHOP Omelette CA Branch!

IHOP Coffee CA Branch!  Opppsss ahhh ohhh the lipstick mark...

IHOP Coffee CA Branch!
Opppsss ahhh ohhh the lipstick mark…

Brrrppp! This half went to Guy. I'm surely does can't dig it all.:)

Burrrpppp! The rest went to Guy, I can’t dig it all.:)

If your in London and familliar with this picture I'm sure you'll be able to name it.  I forgot the name of this pretty cute cute one coffee shop! All I know is that I  Love their Porridge so much yummmyumm.:)

If you’re from London and familiar with this picture, I’m sure you’ll be able to name it.
I forgot the name of this pretty cute one coffee shop! All I know is that, I Love their Porridge so much yummmyumm.:)

If your happen to be in Prague. Please don't step off the city without visiting  http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bohemiabagel.cz%2Fhome.php&ei=gfZSUviwFOei4gT3i4H4CQ&usg=AFQjCNGnqTuZSbSvB-cGVN4ZrCGRqZiPPw&sig2=Vz4WWz8a7T_ljPlk7Tryug

For those Americans whose longing for American coffee and could be able to get a chance to visit Prague! Please don’t step out of the city without visiting the restaurant “Bohemia Bagel” walking distance to Charles Bridge. For the address here’s the website  http://www.bohemiabagel.cz/home.php

The coffee is unbelievable -My husband said! “Bottomless” Yes, and it’s your Traditional American coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker but my husband does! After living almost 4 years now here in Czech republic, my husband finely settled in about his coffee here in Europe!

Bohemia Bagel reall American Coffee in Prague.:)

@ Bohemia Bagel in Prague. The real American Coffee.:)

Special Thanks to our Parish Priest. Father William, who introduced and invited us to have a morning breakfast with him one fine sunny late winter before the arrival of Spring. And the rest became my Husband favorite spots every weekend morning at Bohemia Bagel.:)

I soo Loved the taste of this

I soo Loved the taste of this Caramel Macchiato! My weekend morning is very crucial, helping the homeless on Saturday, and now I just started as a Teachers Assistance for the Religious  class for about 6-8years old kids every Sunday in the church. So before I get to my weekend commitments I surely be in Starbucks for my Caramel Macchiato, to boost up my energy. Specially now because Halloween is just nearby, I got my other favorite too- the “Pumpkin Spice latte” They are soo awesome tasteful to me, and I just make sure no CREAM on top of them.:)

My husband hates Starbucks coffee aside for- it is expensive for a cup of coffee and the worse thing for him is that the coffee Americano in Starbucks is not the real traditional coffee he remembered in States. But he goes to Starbucks, because of me! Yes, as he always says– I only go to Starbucks because of you cuz “I Love You” ahhhh soo sweet BooBoo, Thank You my Love.:)

Have a sweet-hot-good morning you all,

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Writing Challenge: Map It Out

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The Daily PostWriting Challenge: Map It Out is about writing a story to Map our life from place to place. This is an Interesting challenge that appreciate us how internet surfing became  a big help especially for those travelers out there. Unfamiliar places or country is just a simple click away from your computer like going to google.com  maps and the information and  direction of our interest will be ours.

The following google maps photos are the story of my traveling around this globe. Started from Asia, to the Middle East, to Europe, to the United States, and now I’m back currently living in Europe.

So guys have fun and I’m wishing everyone’s a happy, happy google maps life.:)

I know a lot of you know where the Philippines is, and in this google map photo is where I started my feet.

CDO Philippines. My Hometown where I born and raised.:)

CDO Philippines. My Hometown where I born and raised.:)

http://walkandeat.blogspot.cz/2012/10/the-night-market-at-plaza-divisoria.html This Photo is the daily basis scenario in the City of Cagayan De Oro. From Vendors to Vendors. This Photo is not mine this is a blog courtesy from this link http://walkandeat.blogspot.cz/2012/10/the-night-market-at-plaza-divisoria.html

After my Weeding the day my Husband and I flow to Hong Kong. It was my first International trip, or shall I say my first scenario outside the land of the Philippines.:)

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Hong Kong is my 1st International trip outside the land of Philippines, during my Weeding Honeymoon June of 2006.:)

© Photos from my Weeding Honeymoon at HK.:)

© Photos from my Weeding Honeymoon at HK.:) June of 2008 my husband and I came back here in HK with my Mom, and my Sister.:)

My second International trip Macau June 2006.:)

My second International trip Macau June 2006.:) After roaming the nearby City of Hong Kong we rode the boat heading to Macau. I thought HK and Macau is on the same Immigration country but I’m wrong. Because when we inter Macau the Immigration officer checked my Philippine passport and I was given only a 9days Visa  to stay in Macau, while in HK I got 29days Visa. My Husband as American citizen was allowed to stay till 6months in HK, and 3months in Macau. What serious?

KIngdom of Saudi Arabia Middle East. August 2006-November 2009.

KIngdom of Saudi Arabia Middle East.
August 2006-November 2009.

August of 2006 2 months after my weeding I joined my Husband journey for his job to KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia city of Jeddah. I stayed there till November of 2009.

Sunset at the Jeddah RED SEA, Giant fish, Dessert soil of Jeddah, and the Riyadh shot KSA.

Sunset at the Jeddah RED SEA, Statue of the Giant fish , Dessert soil of Jeddah, and the Riyadh pose KSA.

This is an "ABAYA BLACK DRESS" that woman must wear when in the Land of KINGDOM of SAUDI ARABIA.

This is an “ABAYA BLACK DRESS” that woman must wear when in the Land of the territory KINGDOM of SAUDI ARABIA. MUST FOLLOW THE RULES or else the JAIL will be your next bed!In February of 2007 my Husband surprised me to a European Birthday trip of mine. Our First trip was in Paris, followed by Switzerland, Germany, and the last trip was in Italy.:)

France Paris the 4th country that I visited 2007. Erupean Birthday Trip.

France Paris the 4th country that I visited 2007. European Birthday Trip.

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Paris Photos European Birthday trip 2007.:)

Geneva Switzerland 2007.:)

Geneva Switzerland 2007.:) The fifth country that I Visited.:)

Munich, Germany 2007:)

Munich, Germany 2007:) The Six country that I Visited:)

Italy Rome 2007. A GOAL of mine was ACCOMPLISHED. )

Italy Rome 2007. A GOAL of mine was ACCOMPLISHED.:) The 7th Country that I Visited.:)Italy Rome 2007. My GOAL ACCOMPLISHED at this moment.:)

2nd Weeding Anniversary June 2008. Singapore.:)

2nd Weeding Anniversary June 2008. Singapore.:) The 8th country that I visited in Asia.

2nd year weeding Anniversary SIngapore 2008.:)

2nd year weeding Anniversary Singapore 2008.:) The 8th country that I visited in Asia.

   October of 2008 I intered the country of United States of America.

United States of America 2008. The 8th Contry that

Finely the 9th Country that I Visited was the Country of my Husband the United States of America 2008.

In this USA 2008 trip I also flow and visited this following States.

  1. State of New York
New York 2008:)

New York 2008:)

Statue of Liberty in the busy New York City USA 2008:)

Statue of Liberty in the busy New York City USA 2008:)

2. State of Connecticut

Hartford Connecticut 2008:)

Hartford Connecticut 2008, where I met the beautiful people who welcomed me with warmed Love, my second Family:)

I saw the beautiful Sate of CT that full of Love, awesome Sceneries, and my  Lovely family that become my Loving one.:)

I saw the beautiful Sate of CT that full of Love, awesome scenarios, and my Lovely family that become my Loving one.:) Yes I finely rode that Hot Air Balloon, The Sleeping Giant Castle, the view of New Heaven, and the first light house I ever seen at  Mystic Seaport.:)

3. State Lasvigas

Lasvigas Nevada 2008:)

Lasvigas Nevada 2008:) 

The Dancing Fountain at Lasvigas 2008.:)

The Dancing Fountain at Lasvigas 2008.:)

 4. State of Arizona

Grand Canyon Arizona 2008

Grand Canyon Arizona 2008

Grand canyo Adventure 2008. The spectacular views blows me a lot. This country is really Blessed.:)

Grand canyon Adventure 2008. The spectacular views blows me a lot. This country is really Blessed.:)

5. State of Wyoming

Wyoming, United States 2008:)

Wyoming, United States 2008:)

Wyoming 2008 where the kingdom of the WILD ANIMALS EXIST.:)

Wyoming 2008 where the kingdom of the WILD ANIMALS EXIST.:)

Massachusetts 2011

Massachusetts 2011

New Hampshire and Vermo

States of New Hampshire and Vermont 2011.

March of 2012 I visited Washington, DC the Capital city of United States for my US Citizenship.

March of 2012 I visited Washington, DC the Capital city of United States.

State of Fairfax, Virginia

City of Fairfax, Virginia March 2012 trip for my Oath Citizenship

The last trip I took last year 2012 of October was spending 1month at California.

The last trip I took last year 2012 of October was spending 1 month vacation at California.

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada 2011.:)

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada 2011.:) 

June of 2009 my husband and I flow to Bangkok Thailand for our 3rd Weeding Anniversary.:)

Bangkok Thailand 2009

Bangkok Thailand 2009. The 10th Country that I visited in Asia.

Bangkok Thailand 2009:)

Bangkok Thailand 2009:)

Tbilisi, Georgia Febuary 2012.

Tbilisi, Georgia Febuary 2012. The 13th Country that I visited.

And now I’m here back in Europe currently living in the Country of Czech Republic since November of 2009.

Czech Republic Europe 2009-2013

Czech Republic Europe 2009-2013 The 12th Country that I visited and now currently living here.:)

Czech Republic "Prague Castle":)

Czech Republic “Prague Castle”:)

Thank you guys for following this Map of my life, my Travel photos from Asia where I started the Philippines which is my ancestors from, to Middle East, To Europe, and to United States where is my new Country now, and here I am currently living back in Europe.:)

Keep up our Map moving, your Map! And of course have fun the different cultures and traditions of this globe.:)

Yen-Yen

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Writing Challenge: Starting Over ~~Copping with miscarriage #2 :(:(:(


The Daily Post posted a theme today titled Writing Challenge: Starting Over and I opted I to post this story I made last year during the 2nd Horror accidents to me last year, not just once  but a year before of 2012  the 1st agony started to test my faith.I called this my horror that I’m having trouble to escape because Moving on, is sometimes hard to do and it takes time. But my husband and I are heading the directions where is Up is, because it is the right way to continue our story by following whats up ahead. But there’s a moments that we can’t deny we felt  Down because of what happen, thinking that if they survive we should be playing with them now. Sometimes we go either Sideways of feelings and emotions, because we’re just human.

The bellow wordings  and paragraphs that you’ll about to read was my original writing story. Hopefully you’ll going to read it from the start till it end.

Writing Challenge: Starting Over

Hello guys,

Been a while since I haven’t hand you the update about me! Actually I opted to reveal my joyful news to you last week, but it turned out an agony again between my husband and me.

After a year, finely we got 2 lines on the stick means we are pregnant!

My husband and I conceived again for the second time. We got 2 red lines on the stick. It was the happiest day of ours. I emailed my clinic that we got positive and I want a blood test to find out my hCG level (Human chorionic gonadotropin.) On the afternoon my clinic emailed me the results, and their happy to announce that I was confirmed pregnant and my hCG level are very good. But the other good news is that my numbers are quite high and possible for twin! And I should be resting until our first ultrasound comes.

Those hCG result made us so happy and thrilled about our blessings from God, and plus the possible twins those were awesome. We finely conceived again after our first miscarriage last year those hand us of so much pain and heartbreak. I was recovered those first agony, but sometimes it reminded me that if those baby of ours made it through! We should have now a  1year old and 6 months peanut walking around our house! But the Hematoma killed our baby.

The July news gave us the hope that overwhelmed us. We started to plan things around, my husband been reading his book about “Daddy’s to be” and his been so thrilled and excited doing the stuffs and trying to follow what’s in the book says! I felt like I was more than a queen the way my husband treating me.

Before he heads to work he fixed my bed first, my food, my bathrobe, my vitamins, and everything. He makes sure that my mobile is fully charged and reachable so when he called me, I can answer him right away. He does all the house choirs, groceries, laundry, and Ironing even though his not good on it but his trying hard, and don’t want me to do the house choirs even washing dishes.

I fondled like I was the most luxurious and the luckiest wife in whole wide world. But aside for the lucrative emotion all of a sudden the agony assaults again. Few days before the miscarriage the woman instinct of me is different I felt like I’m loosing all the pregnancy symptoms. I called my husband that afternoon from his work to get a pregnancy test for me after his office hours. He asked me why? And I said just follow what I said! When he gets home with the PT pregnancy test I pee on a cup and my husband doing the Deeping on it! The result was (- negative) I started to panic that night and my husband convinced me that he pulled it out to soon as he only counts 10seconds, and he wants to test it again. I said no need!

That night I emailed my clinic and told my crisis feelings. The next day early morning my husband and I went to our clinic to undergo the blood test again. The result will be the afternoon. My husband took the sick leave as he still has 18days of sick leave left for this year! Before heading back to the house we bought a PT again. We tested it again and this time my husband use his timer for 20seconds Deeping. After 5minutes it says I’m pregnant. We embrace each other and happy to see I was pregnant still. I fondled and kind of relax for those scenarios. But inside of me saying, I will be completely fine if the result of my blood test would be doubled or higher from the first blood test.

I keep on eyeing my mobile or my emails, as we’re anxious for the result. Finely I got the email from my clinic, I haven’t read it all the way as the one I saw right away was the sentence “sorry your hCG counts goes down to 6.7 from 403.4” all of the sudden I stumbled and the fear is managing my body. My tears started to fall down, followed with the pain and started to felt like somebody is stubbing my heart slowly and slowly. My husband who seats next to me continued to read the email, then he hug me, we both started to ask why?  We haven’t or I did not do anything wrong to make our possible twins died! All I did was resting and resting! Again we experienced the most agony of our marriage. We we’re longing this baby dust for few years now, and why it seems like its difficult to be possible!

The next day I asked my husband that I need some walking, because I’m thinking maybe it cause me to bleed. As on my mind I need to bleed now or else it be dangerous for me as my Doctor said. But on the side part of my body, my heart is whispering my ear that maybe it will grow and develop, and maybe God will provide us his miracle again, maybe the baby still developing and growing, that maybe the clinic was just wrong counting my hCG test results!

I’ll have to put you away, goodbye babies! I’m putting you away for me to move on, and trying to forget the pain that your gone. But I wont forget the time that for the second time I saw you and carried you inside my womb. This will be my last to mention about you, but surely in my heart your always be, I love you and see you soon as I believe I’m gonna see you somehow soon or later in the future.:)

My mind wins, we end-up walking. I felt exhausted those every single steps after few minutes of walking. My husband said we should ride to get home quick but I insisted that I want to walk that I felt fine so no worries! But inside of me I was really drained out, I felt dizzy and fainted all of a sudden. Until we reached the house, I lay down the bed and I felt all of my body parts are shaking from head to toe! I went to the bathroom after I felt ok to get up, and found out I was starting to bleed, called my husband and again we end up of embracing each other. The pain in me is more worst than what I think, knowing that it is really the end of my pregnancy.

The next day I wipe and saw a very thick blood and started crying, my heart saying goodbye to you my possible twins. My husband saw it as he always follows me when I use the bathroom since I got pregnant, and he just hug me tight and said will conceive again soon. All you have to do now is to recover your body, go back to the gym to exercise and this time I’ll go to the gym with you. It’s not just your responsibility to be physically fit but mine to, I need to be physically fit too for you, and for our coming baby.

I was totally drained out and exhausted, I was broken-hearted again. I felt like God punished me. Why this happen again not once but twice? Why we have to experience this misery again? I was looking for someone or something to blame! I admit I even blame and I got mad to God. Knowing that nobody’s fault! I don’t know!

Last week I went to a counselor Doctor and this afternoon. First I don’t really need to talk this with anyone. Even to my mother, to a family, or to friends. I just want to be alone. I don’t want them to ask me why what happen? I don’t want to talk about it and I opted to be quite for this. But my husband is worried, and our Doctor to. So last week we end up to a counseling Doctor. She let me talk and talk all about the sorrows. And crying is out of me in front of people but it never stop me as my tears just flood right away. She asked about my life before, my relationship with my family back in Philippines, and my relationship with my family back in States, how do I deal with friendship here in Czech Republic, if I felt homesick at all? I said to myself how these stuffs related with my miscarriage?

After all she articulate that I’m a very strong woman! Which is good on the other part, but being strong doesn’t mean that it is good for my health too. And I don’t understand those! Maybe I’ll have a good understanding on our next talk, as she wanted to see me again this week. And this afternoon was my second session of talking with my counselor, she explained me everything. She told me start all over again, have fun, and forget them all if I need to have a baby soon then I should end the pain as I’m the only one can do it. I’m not really in favor of talking her but I think it helps me for the fact that there are some certain worries that I keep for long time with me and she cleared it out during our meting.

For now I’m willing to move on again, to be back on shape physically to mentally. I’ll just eye the future that one day my husband and I become parents. I have no reason to stop, as this battle makes me stronger even more. But if you ask me how am I now? I don’t know how to answer you! Should I say, “I’m fine” or “I’m Okay”? I don’t know yet!

But one thing I was sure about that I’m working my faith back to God, and longing for his forgiveness. Because I questioned his plans, his power to me I maybe don’t have the answer yet, but I hope one day I’ll find it out why he took my babies away from me and my husband. I fully understand that what we have in life is just a temporary, the ultimate owner is our creature God. And having a child is temporary too, but hopefully one day God allow me to barrow that child for long period of time like some parents do.:)

Thank you for reading and hanging on my drama here, I know not just me facing this kind of agony but everyone has their own stories, and for me this my story that made my heart-broken into pieces.:(

Yen2x

P.S if you want to hear about more my drama? here’s my 1st blog about my first loss last year     http://www.dobry-topic-yen.blogspot.com