APAD 227: Full-moon Valentine’s

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, milestones, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in this lovely, wooden traditional Khmer house. It is stilted, as most Khmer houses in the countryside are, but the ground floor was walled in. It is old and basic but has a lot of character that my husband and I feel is a nice home.

Valentine's Day Full Moon

Attempting to capture the beauty of the full moon on Valentine’s night.

We just moved in last month and we are really loving the place. It has a nice yard teeming with fruit trees – mangoes in various varieties that are now bearing fruits this season, bananas, jackfruits, longgan and a slew of fragrant Cambodian herbs. The yard also provides a nice playground for our two dogs.

At night, when the moon is full like last Friday, the front wall of the house provided a backdrop for a shadow play of sorts. There was a light breeze and the moonlight was lovely. As the gentle breeze blew, the branches of the trees swayed gracefully and, as you can see, they cast a lace-like pattern on the wall. And look, there’s our Joe sitting contentedly, watching me take this picture.

When you only have a point-and-shoot camera, it is quite challenging to capture night shots. However, I’m happy about this one.

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APAD 148: My red Chucks and Me

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Blog Stuffs, Cambodia, Cambodia life, milestones, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

Together, we are…

… the Intermittent Travelers.

Coming out soon.

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>Wordless Wednesday #53: World’s Most Scared Kid

Posted by on Sep 24, 2008 in faces, family, funny, milestones, people, Wordless Wednesday | 0 comments


Finally, I am breaking my silence.

A lot has transpired since my last post, and it’s because I have been doing things the past weeks that I didn’t have enough energy to keep my blog updated. I know, laziness is not an excuse, as my good friend pointed out to me.

So here I am… attempting to blog.

I was having my afternoon snack earlier when I downloaded this picture sent by my sister – and my jaw dropped when I saw this picture. I choked and bits of my snack shot out of my nostrils. Ok, that’s an exaggeration.

The look on my niece Beebop’s face was enough to convince me to snap out of this blogging funk and post this photo for this week’s Wordless Wednesday!

oh my, mama!

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>Wordless Wednesday #47: Aunty’s little superstar

Posted by on Jul 30, 2008 in faces, family, milestones, Wordless Wednesday | 0 comments



I know this is not wordless again but I just had to share. This just came in this morning, with a note that says:

Dear Tita Darling,

When I grow up I want to be a superstar.


When I visited them last summer, I watched her with great fascination as she danced and pranced around the house with her imaginary friends. She entertained me with her quick wit. She’s only two years old, and next time, she would probably ask her father to send me another photo of her dressed in a different character with another “when I grow up…” note. This definitely brightened my day!

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>Litratong Pinoy #7: Kanluran (West)

Posted by on Jul 24, 2008 in Around the World, Litratong Pinoy, milestones, Rob's Cycling Trip, sights, travel | 0 comments


Ang mga sumusunod na litrato ay kuha ng aking asawa habang tinatahak niya ang daan ng Camino de Santiago, mula sa kanyang bayan sa Inglatera patungong Pransiya, Espanya, at Portugal – mga bansang nasa kanlurang bahagi ng Europa. Sa pahintulot niya, ito ang aking ibabahagi ngayong linggo dito sa Litratong Pinoy:

The following pictures were taken by my husband when he did the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage on bicycle. He started from his hometown in England crossing the English Channel to France, Spain and Portugal – countries that comprise Western Europe. With his permission, I am sharing these pictures for this week’s Litratong Pinoy:

Lescun, Southern France

Cenfranc, just over the Pyreenes and into Spain

The Camino de Santiago de Compostelle, here alongside the N120 near Astorga, Northern Spain

Salvatierra de Minho, Spanish and Portuguese border

Fatima, Portugal


Sa susunod na taon ay inaasahan naming gawin muli ito subalit imbes na bisikleta ay maglalakad kami.
Next year, we are hoping to do the Camino pilgrimage together, this time, on foot.
You can visit my husband’s blog chronicling his cycling tour of western Europe.

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>Wordless W ednesday #42: Why I Miss Home Part2

Posted by on Jun 18, 2008 in faces, family, milestones, people, Wordless Wednesday | 0 comments


Because of them:

My nephew, Joshua, 3 years old
Loves Superman and reading books. He says he doesn’t want to go to school, but will borrow books from school to read at home.

chappi big eyes
My niece, Chappi, 7months old
Raises her hands and squeals in delight whenever she hears Viva. She has the same big eyes of her big sister Beebop. We fondly call her Fidela, after former President Fidel Ramos. Why? Just look at her ear 🙂

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