Let Me take you there…

 “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” – unknown The topic for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is transportation. What better country to featured today than the Philippines. The Philippines is a very small country consists of 7,107 island, so it is not surprising that there are so many modes of transportation. Here are just a…

A Window with a View

“Throw open your window and let the scenery of clouds and sky enter your room! – Yosa Buson I travel every few years, like what they say, Work Save Travel Repeat. Now I am in my hiatus stage and this blog is helping me get through with my wanderlust feeling. I still keep on posting about…

Of Paint and Cobwebs

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus These are garden decorations, which to an ordinary person will just be taken for granted… left unnoticed cobwebs and all. But here I am making it the…

One year

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” – John C. Maxwell It has been a year since I started this blog (but the concept of it started when I was recuperating from my stroke some 2 years ago). I started it primarily to serve as a memoir for my family and…

Little Red Door

“There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.” – Mother Teresa Norm’s Thursday Doors is back for 2020 so I just want to greet everyone a Happy New Year. For the Christmas break, my husband and I decided to go to Daylesford. We have been here several times before but every time…

Streetart Portal

“I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all to see.” – Carla H. Krueger Streetart is a modern art form of expression that is usually painted on walls. It is done…

Country Side Daylesford

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr Seuss This is my first post, after taking a bit of a break during Christmas and New Year. Took this photo on our short trip to Daylesford, the spa capital of Victoria. This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – Orange Flowers in…

12 photos for 12 months

“The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.” – unknown It is nearly the end of 2019 and oh how time flies. I will be having a short break for this busy time of the year but before that I want…

Red Roses – Macro Shots

“Happiness is a choice. SHORT STORY.” – Happy Pills #29 A red rose stands for passion, desire, romance and true love. The red rose is the classic “I Love You” rose. These are roses for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – The I Love You Rose and for Cee’s FOTD Challenge- The I Love You Rose

Gingerbread Village at St Collins Lane

“Hello there. Life can be tough, but so are you.” – Happy Pills #28 These are welcoming doors to a Christmas display of the Gingerbread Village by Deniz Karaka, the executive pastry chef at Epicure Catering. Karaca and his team of 12 chefs spent more than 2,000 hours making an elaborate construction of famous Melbourne…

One Baby then Another and Another …

“You can’t have rainbows 🌈 without a little rain ☔️.” – Happy Pill #27 Babies are welcome addition to the family and these two came about a month apart. They are my grandkids from two of my nieces and nephews in law. Henryk is half Filipino and half Polish, while Mila is pure Filipino. Aren’t…

One Misty Day in Budapest

“Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.” – LL Lee – Happy Pill #26 During the Autumn and Winter season, fog is a common weather phenomenon in Hungary. See how we coped with misty Budapest in November of 2018. This is for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge- Misty

Macro Marzipan

“Happiness grows by being shared.” – Happy Pills #25 Last Saturday, I and my husband visited the Gingerbread exhibit in Melbourne. I will be posting more later on this week. But for now, here are some macro shots of these cute marzipan figures. For Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Macro Marzipan

The Old Charm Revisited

“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” – Happy Pill #24 Casually walking through the Block Arcade in Collins Street Melbourne, I spotted this amazing window display of Hopetoun Tea Rooms. You can’t miss it, as at any given time this window would be lined with food lovers staring at their display of…

Take a Break … Have a Seat!

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Happy Pills #23 It was a great day, so my husband and I decided to walk around the Wilson Botanical Park Berwick. It was so relaxing to hear the birds chirping, to see the water flowing, the ducks swimming and to sit on some of the…

Festive Windows and Doors in Melbourne

“A good life is a collection of happy moments.” Happy Pills #22 Last weekend was the start of Christmas festivities in Melbourne CBD … not as extravagant as in the Philippines (and I really miss these celebrations) … not as grand as in the USA (hope I could experience that one day) … not as…

Nature’s Glow

“Look on the bright side.” – Happy Pills #21 Nature says goodbye to us in many different ways. These sunsets left me in awe and in gratitude. Here are some sunsets’ glow over a few months while doing my afternoon walk. For Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge- Glow – Nature’s Glow

Yellow Roses Macro Shots

“Love is the beauty of the soul.” – Saint Augustine – Happy Pills #20 It is well known that a yellow rose symbolized jealousy, but we can also say that it represents friendship and joy. These sunshiny blossoms conveys warmth and gladness. These are different species of yellow roses and this is for Sunshine’s Macro…

Round Tables and Chairs

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Happy Pills #19 This is a shopping centre in Melbourne called The Emporium Melbourne. It is an 8 level contemporary shopping mall in the heart of the CBD with upscale shops and restaurants. When in need of a rest these are some comfy chairs and what…

Whites Around the World

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it only empties today of its strength. Let go and you will shine.” – Happy Pill #17 I love the colour white. Although it is not as happy as yellow or as bright as red… it gives me a soothing, calm, fresh, pure and clean feeling. Here…

A Walk In the Botanical Gardens

“No three words have greater meaning than I Love You.” Happy Pill #16 The botanical garden is a great place to have some macro shots. Love walking here…so peaceful! For Cee’s FOTD – Botanical Garden and for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Macro Botanical Gardens

Caledonian Road Bench

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right.” – Eleanor Roosevelt – Happy Pill #15 It has been already a year ago when I went to London for my son’s wedding (where did the time go?) We stayed near Caledonian Road in the Borough of Islington. That was where I saw this beautiful…

Street Art Doors

“99% of socks are single and you don’t see them crying about it.” – Happy Pill #14 Can never have enough of Street Arts. But this time around I am posting streetarts but with a bit of a twist. Here are some Street Art Doors around Melbourne. I hope you like them. This is for…

Some Reds Around the World

“From the withered tree, a flower blooms.” – Happy Pill #13 I am sharing some of the photos I took from all over the place… from different years, from different months, from different countries… This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Red Amazing view by Lake Lugano in Switzerland By the side…

The “Callejon” of Toledo

“In the end, we only regret the things we haven’t done. Just do it.” – Happy Pill #12 Callejón is a Spanish term for alley, alleyway, passage, passageway or backstreet Toledo in Spain has lots of narrow cobblestone streets, narrow stairs, winding streets, restaurants in narrow lane ways. The streets are such a photographer’s delight, capturing…

Windows and Street Murals

“Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein – Happy Pill #11 This is a challenge that is on every Monday. This is for Sami’s Monday Murals – Street Murals and for Ludwig Keck’s new challenge (discovered this on Cee’s post) – Monday…

Happy Little Daisy

“When life shuts a door … open it again. It’s a door and that’s how it works.” – Happy Pill #10 Following up on my previous photos of yellow being a happy colour… here is a yellow daisy which always takes me to a happy place. This is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Happy Little…

Outdoor Seats

“When it’s dark, look for the stars.” – Happy Pill #9 Such pretty outdoor seats, stools and chairs on this side of the shopping centre. For Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge- Pretty Outdoor Seats

Can you tell me how to get to the DOORS of Sesame Street?

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” – Jim Henson 50 Years and Counting Hands up if you and your children and your children’s children have been raised on Sesame Street. The series premiered on November 10, 1969 and has now reached its 50th season. Since 2006 Sesame Street has…

Yellow Makes me Smile

“Create your own sunshine.” – culturetrip.com Here are some yellows that I have collected in my album through the years. It is a fun colour don’t you think? Yellow makes me smile. It is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Yellow and for Terri’s Sunday Stills: Yellow Makes Me Smile Yellow autumn leaves…

Water, Water in the Wetlands

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Happy Pill #8 I try to walk everyday, mostly when it’s not raining. This is what I get to see and I love it. The sound of the birds, the ripple of the water, the colour of the sky… so much to be…