These were taken when we were at my grandparent's place. They have durian and marang trees. They actually sell it to the fruit sellers, but my uncles sell it per tree. We were just so lucky that when we visited them, there were still ripe marang. There were only few durian trees have fruits at that time because some were already harvested.
When the weather is so warm, drinking fresh coconut water is refreshing. This is what we did when my friend, and I went to my family in the mountain. Anyway, there are lots of things you can do with the young coconut or commonly known as buko. You can make buko salad on this young coconut. Just add milk either condensed or evaporated milk, crackers, soda orange, and sugar according to taste. If you are creative in the kitchen, you can make a dish out of this, and it is really good. You can also make a sweet coconut candy. We called it "bukayo". And it is really good too.
Anyhow, the man on the photo was my uncle. He was the one who asked his son to get some young coconut because it is very seldom that I climb to the mountain. I am living here in the city, and if I go there, I need to go in the morning, so I can go down before the sun set.
God we are blind,
but you open our eyes,
To see your glory revealed
through your son Jesus Christ,
Who died and rose again,
to lead us into life.
God we are deaf,
but you unstop our ears,
To hear the power,
of your resurrection story,
Once we were dead,
but now in Christ we are alive.
God we are dumb,
but you release our tongues,
To rejoice and sing,
with all the hosts of heaven,
Holy, holy, holy is the one,
who redeems and renews,
all who respond.
Holy, holy, holy is the one,
through whose power,
all creation is being made new.
Holy, holy, holy is the one
who transfigures our world
with the Spirit of life.
A few weeks ago, I and my friend visited my mom's family. My uncle has a fighting cock farm, and my friend from Europe wanted to see the farm. So, early in the morning, we traveled going to the mountain. We took a motorcycle when we went up there. We arrived early noon, and my uncles were there waiting for us for they knew that we will come because I sent them sms or texted them the day before we climbed. So, here are some of the photos I took when we were there.
Below are my uncle and cousin trying to give a little rehearsal. Sometimes, fighting cocks won't fight when you put them close together. But most of the times, they got mad if there is another cock near to them, and so they fight.
My uncle was trying to annoy the other cock here. lol
And so the wings started to spread, and they fight.
When they landed, you can see the neck feathers were standing which means, they are mad and wanted to fight.
Here, my 2 uncles were putting the cock glove. I asked why the need to put a glove. My uncle said, it protects the cock eyes when they fight. However, for the real fight, I mean, if they fight for money, this glove
will be replaced with a hook. So, there must be a winner. The winner
will take home the dead body of the other cock.
My other uncle and me while watching the fighting cocks.
Yesterday was my mom’s birthday, but we didn’t celebrate her birthday because it was also the burial of my mom’s brother-in-law. We’re just neighbors, so all the family and relatives were at my aunt’s home because my uncle’s wake was at their home. At 12:00 o’clock, my late uncle was sent to his final resting place. It was really the saddest day of my aunt and cousins.
My late uncle was diagnosed with a liver cancer, and it complicated with his kidney sometime in August and September, last year. He supposed to undergo a surgery, but the doctor told my aunt that even if my uncle undergoes a surgery, he cannot survive the surgery because he is old already, and his body is weak.
So, the family, even my uncle wanted to go home and will wait until he dies. So, he was bedridden for two months, and then he bid goodbye to his family. Fortunately, he was able to see his siblings before he dies. According to my cousin, he smiled when he saw his siblings because they were living in another city. Anyhow, to my uncle, may you rest in peace. You will be remembered forever.
I am home now, and I am so tired. I left home at 9:30 in the morning, and at the moment it is almost 4:00 in the afternoon. I went to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) this morning just to renew my passport. I thought I would be on the front line because the office usually opens at 10:00 in the morning, but to my surprise, there were lots of people waiting at the entrance of the mall.
The DFA office has been transferred at SM Mall only last year. For the applicants, it is more convenient and more comfortable because it is a mall. Since I already have all the required documents for renewing a passport, I headed to a line where you could get your priority number. Unfortunately, I was one of those who are scheduled to come back on April 21, 2014 because they only cater 500 people per day. And every day, they have around 200 to 300 applicants who were already in their lists. So, they only need 100 to 200 applicants to fill the 500 applicants per day.
Anyhow, after signing the log book for my schedule, I headed to my Internet Service Provider, which is also located in this mall, and I pay my subscription fee for April. There was no long line at this office, so after doing my business with them, I left the mall and headed to the lawyer’s office for I also have an appointment with a lawyer. He sent an SMS message yesterday, and I was asked to come to his office. I was tired when I got home. The heat of the sun made me feel so tired. Well, that was my day today. Even though I came home like a dead vegetable, I am still happy for I have done all the things that I should have to do before the weekend.
Hahaha. I was a victim again this morning. I thought my pregnant friend was really having triplets in her tummy because of the edited photo of an ultra sound. I forgot that today is April Fool’s Day. Lol
Anyhow, endless fun pranks are exactly why April Fools' Day is so much fun. I don't know about you, but amongst my friends, it's always a race to see who can be the first to prank each other.
If you want to get ahead in the race, then quickly send a funny Happy April Fools' Day card. And if someone managed to prank you, instead of letting them get away with it, quickly get back at them with a smart reply card!
There's also another great reason to fool around this week, and this time it's fooling around with the one you love for Great Lover's Day on April 2!
Make your sweetheart feel special on Great Lovers Day with a Love card.
So gear up to pull someone's leg and get cozy for a whole lot of April fooling!