Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fresh from Florida Parade

As promised, here are the pictures that I took today during the parade.This is my favorite float and I admire the flower design, so artistic and beautiful.Was disappointed to see no oranges here...Hubby and I went to Downtown Orlando early because when there is a big activity in Orlando, the streets are terrible with traffic. Actually, an hour early is not bad because we were able to find a good parking lot for $5 and it's along Central Avenue. We found a good spot right along the Summerlin Street near the Lake Eola Park. It was shaded and not so crowded.
Click here if you want to see more pictures of the floats in the parade----> Orlando Citrus Parade 2011. Happy New Year to everyone. See you next year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Economic Crisis is Everywhere

If you think there is hunger in your country, the US is no exemption. The US economy is in crisis and it is a common knowledge that right here, there are people who need help too. There are people who are applying for food stamps and when big companies are giving out free turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas, you will be amazed of the long lines of people happy to have the free stuffs. These people lost their jobs and struggling to make ends meet. There are families who lost their homes and all they have are each other living in a compact car. It is a wakeup call that since they rely on food stamps, of course they cannot afford to have a medical plan.

I heard about Ameriplan which is a discount medical and dental plan and an alternative to insurance. If you do not have a family insurance, check it out and maybe you and your family can avail a discount dental plan at reasonable price. There was news a while ago that a dental clinic for the needy was jam packed with people who cannot afford to visit a doctor. It was a blessing in disguise and they are doing what they can to assist everyone. They lack volunteers though because serving the people for free is hard work and needs patience and perseverance. Do not despair because economic crisis is not only in your country. It is all over the world and all we need is extend a helping hand to make this world a better place to live. Start with your neighbor.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Really Lonely

Author: Joseph Sandoval

When I moved here I was really lonely at first. I spent so much time working and when I wasn’t I was too tired to get out and make friends, much less go on any dates. I had a good time watching my directv missouri at first but even that got old after a while – there aren’t any real people coming through my TV screen! The best thing I did after a few months of being bored here was sign up for an adult kickball league – I’ve met SO many people through this sport! It’s actually so much fun…we go out on the field, drink “sports drinks” all night and get to just play around. There’s nothing like a no pressure situation to help your guard get lower and for me it was all a matter of feeling comfortable in my own skin. Moving here was the most independent thing I’ve ever done and it’s been hard being away from my family – no more safety net for me! Life is tough enough without going through it alone.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Disney's Yacht Club

We went to Disney World at Epcot to unwind and since we have an all-year pass to all four parks, we can visit these parks anytime during weekdays. We went to Disney's Yacht Club Resort first to have lunch and we proceed to Epcot. This is the ferry ride that we took and I enjoyed it because the view from the lake is awesome.I took this picture from the Ferry Boat dock of Disney's Yacht Club Resort. This area is gorgeous and they have their own spectacular amenities bringing world class accommodation to tourist all over the world. The picture below is the view at the lakeside.This resort offersroom service, fitness center and spa, beauty salon, shopping area, baby sitting and child services, and more. So, if parents wants an hour or two for a romantic time, they can leave their children in the baby sitting services.The standard room in this resort for this season ranges from $360-$2150. The more beautiful the view is, the more it is expensive and you can only reserve it for a minimum of 4 days to 6 days. Pretty expensive huh?For 360 degrees, the view is amazing and you will not regret to stay in this resort. Your time to visit the theme parks at Disney World will be used wisely because you are near to everything. The ferry boat is just right there at the lakeside area of the resort.Visit disney during the winter season because the weather is cool. If you want the heat of the summer, do so but, it's really hot like 110 degrees. I do not recommend that you will visit Disney during Hurricane season because it's rainy and it will only ruin your vacation. I saw tourist who feel miserable soaking wet and trying to find their way to the hotels. Just a tip. But, if you have no other time, maybe you will find your luck and will have a good time.
I love Disney World and I hope you can visit Orlando soon with your family. It is a nice place for a family vacation.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Prescription Eyeglasses

Happy Holidays everyone! Are you done shopping for Christmas yet? Of course, I am not done shopping in fact yesterday; I was at the mall crashing with the crowds who did the same thing. It is always good to do the role of Santa every Christmas. I have a long list but, I do not want to break the bank for Christmas presents. I was checking for affordable gift ideas online and I found products which we often times overlook to buy as gifts. Simple, fashionable and most of all, affordable eyeglasses are available for free shipping at Zenni Optical. These cheap eyeglasses are priced for less than $10 and though these products are cheap, the quality is not compromise at all. Zenni Optical manufactured their own products and directly sold to the customers therefore; their prescription eyeglasses have no overhead charges. From $6 to $46, you can buy prescription glasses for your family and friends as a gift for Christmas. I have known this Website for two years now and they continued to amaze me. My friend introduced Zenni Optical to my cousin when she wanted to buy an extra pair of eyeglasses. Since then, Zenni Optical prescription eyeglasses are affordable yet, durable and fashionable as well.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Have a Merry Christmas Everyone

Even though I stayed for three months in CDO last year, I was not able to see the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during Christmas. The project at home made me so busy. One night when my friends wanted to hang out, I got the chance to see the beautiful decorations of our village. Armed with just my low batt cellphone, I wasted no time and took these blurry pictures. I wonder how it looks like this year. The gate of our village always maintain a beautiful decoration for Christmas. Inside the village, houses have amazing decorations too. We did not stay for very long because three of our friends will have to go home towards the downtown and the other village. I miss my place every Christmas because it is always nice to be HOME for Christmas.
I love to attend the Simbang Gabi or Midnight Mass. In the village, the mass starts at 4 AM and it is just good to become part of the tradition.
Christmas in the Philippines is meaningful and celebrated with a joyful heart. "Wala nga talagang tatalo sa PASKO sa PINAS." (",). Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom

I took these pictures during Halloween in Disney World's Magic Kingdom. We went to the Haunted Mansion to know what's the new scary stuffs that they added to this attraction. This lady below is not new at all. In fact, I was waiting for her to roll her eyes.I don't see this when we went last year so; this is newly added. When you touch this, you will hear a sound and water will come out from the stones.This is fun for the kids and kids at heart. While waiting for the line to move towards the door, you can touch this stone and it will make a sound. If you touch the harp, saxophone, trumphet, xylophone and more, it will create a beautiful sound of the musical instrument.This piano will play by itself and if you look at closely, something is moving here.This is the line towards the mansion but, as we move towards it, we enjoyed touching the tombstones and other interesting wall decors. There are so many tricks in here and I bet, children will have fun manipulating these things. It's fun and not at all scary.Click HERE for more pictures.

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