Saturday, July 28, 2012

Edge Trimmer

My father-in-law has this manual yard edge trimmer.  My husband  showed the Burritos how to use it  when we visited Dad a couple of days ago.
Children's curiosity is a great way to introduce them to  things like this one.
I like this kind of trimmer because  you do not need to charge it or  put string  in it to cut grass.  The next day after my husband showed   our kids  how to use the trimmer, we saw Dad's neighbor using their   manual  lawn mower which I found to be very neat and practical to use. I'd love to own  manual  lawn mower and trimmer because it is  convenient and cheaper to use.  You don't need  gas  to operate them and it's not  as noisy as the electric ones.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012


There's always  a first time for everything right?  With my 7 years of living here in the States,  the very first time  I saw a rainbow was  last month when we were driving home from Kennywood.  My husband saw it in the rear view mirror so the only  way I could take a picture of it is through the back window of our car.  
"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray."
-Lord Byron-
Not a perfect shot but at least I got to capture it and I got to see  a rainbow for the first time in 7 years lol.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Relaxing Sunday

The photos below were taken last Sunday after we got out from church. We decided to take the kids to the park at Marland Heights before we visit Dad.
Ms. Burrito wasn't feeling really well that day, we figured that if she  gets  enough fresh air that she will be okay, and she did!  A relaxing Sunday  spent in nature  and family, just perfect!
Let me tell you  some Q-things  about me.  I am a quiet type, I am not good  with quarrels, I used to be quick-tempered but I think that I am getting better at it now.  
It is so nice to  spend quality time with  family especially your kids.  They grow up so fast and soon they will leave  your care and have their own  lives.  Hubby and I wants to  enjoy the  moment  that we have now with them.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


We didn't go to the movie theater till recently.  Before Ms. Burrito's 7th birthday, we decided to watch the Brave movie at a local theater here in our area.
It was  my kids first time to go to  a movie house and mine as well.
Hubby and I were concerned that the little boy won't sit still but he did and we're glad!
The movie house  was old so we  removed our clothes and throw it in a washer right away because we did not want to take a chance of dragging any  bed bugs inside our home.  

Movies always ends up in good ending right?  when we go back to reality, it's the other way around.  With the  recent shooting in Colorado for the premiere showing of the the movie "Batman", I don't think we will go to the movie house again real soon.  It's very  scary.

Being brave is great but how do you do that when you do not know the person you are dealing with?  For the past week, a private and unknown number keeps calling our home phone, the phone would rung even at 2 in the morning.  When my husband answers it, he won't talk.  Well, yesterday, I answered it  and this is what the pervert caller have said.

Pervert: "Hey, what are you doing?"
Me:  (Puzzled) Who is this please?
Pervert: Do you know what this huge c@%*k can do for you this afternoon?
Me:  (Shaking this time and lost my cool)..  Get lost! (hang up)

I am terrified because I think about the safety of  my kids.  How did  this  insane caller got our phone number?   We pay  an additional fee  every month  so that our number won't show in  phone books.  Only few people knows our number, just family and close friends.

My husband called the phone company to see what  they can do and  how to catch this predator.  The phone company then gave us instruction how to block this kind of caller.  They also gave us other option on how this caller's number would appear in our  caller ID.   I am hoping for the best that we would be able to catch this perve.

After the incident, I feel like  someone is watching us, just waiting  for the opportunity to do bad thing to  us.  Oh Lord, please protect us!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


This is one of the gifts that my sister-in-law Chris has given Ms. Burrito for her birthday.  This game is called twister, it's a game that ties you  up  in knots.  A good exercise for my Burritos.  It is also a great alternative that keeps them busy when we  can't go to the park or when it's raining outside and we can't play.  
This game is full of twist and  turn, kind of like life in general hehehe.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Korean Musical Instrument

These photos were taken when we were still in Korea.  We  used to go to the park near  the ocean and one fine afternoon, there were  displays  for some  kind of  a presentation out there.  

We enjoyed the photo exhibits.

Their traditional music instruments.

I don't know what they call those instruments but there is a kind of music instrument  called zither that I read online.  According to, ZITHER is a musical instrument with string stretch over a flat sounding box, it is laid flat and played  with a plectrum and with fingers.  Below is an image I borrowed from of a Korean lady  playing Zither.
Photo is not mine

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Originally posted on July 4, 2008- South Korea

This is a great day for us to thank all the men who gave their own lives in order to liberate us. Thanks to those people who are in service, for their continuous courage to fight for freedom. Thank you for all the people who are supporting the men and women in uniform, through you our troops stays brave and confident. I am specially dedicating this day to my father in law who fought during WW2, he lost a brother for this battle. And to my husband who is very dedicated and proud being in the Navy. We love and so proud of you guys!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nature Lovers

Originally posted on July 5, 2008 - S. Korea

My daughter love everything that she sees around the environment. Animals, flowers, grass, trees, birds and even insects. After we joined the parade for the 4th of July celebration, she saw these toadstools in our neighbors yard and she got so interested that she fired me a lot of questions about it. So when we went home I searched online and explained it to her.  

Both hubby and I love nature and I am gad that both of our kids are nature lovers as well.  The photo below was taken during our last trip in Osan, South Korea.  I miss being in the Land of the Morning Calm.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Our Garden and Pets

Having pets is wonderful but sometimes they can be a pain especially when they're still pups.  Bolt and  Maximus has been busy  laying down on the veggie and flower garden.  Si I was forced to put some board to block them from getting into the veggie garden.
I can tolerate this  flower beds to get ruined because they already  bloomed but the veggies, I had to do something.  These irises are on the other side of our yard.
On the other side, the kids planted some corn, beans, and  tomatoes.  I told my kids a story about  planting corn  when I was growing up and they really want to experience that too.  So I bought a pack of corn seeds and let them plant it.  They are now big.  The photos were taken a couple of weeks ago.
Having a decent size yard is nice especially if you have kids and pets.  Not to mention that you can grow your own vegetables during  warm days.
The grass in our yard is looking brown because of the heatwaves that we have been getting. I feel bad for those WVnians at the bottom of the Northern Panhandle who got hit by the storm. I hope that they would get their electric back and goes back to normal again.