Am back to the Reality...

TIDBITS FROM FAR & BEYOND...

Time goes too fast, when you are enjoying, right? It's exactly a month since I left Stockholm. Posted once when I was in Beijing and nothing much from The Philippines. 

This quick visit was, to be honest was that my dear old Mama is not feeling well. It was a heartbreaking to see a dear one melting away. My heart stopped seeing her. The last time I met her was 2 yrs ago and she changed a lot from a cute old lady to a skeleton §:-( and the area I came from was the most dangerous area in Mindanao. I grew up in a warzone and I used running away from the bullets. However, this time? I can't imagine running in middle of the night? I was too nervous--- specially when we heard gunshots. It is still a big issue "war between the Islamic rebels vs. the Military". Pls. keep praying for The Philippines peace.

ANYWAYS... here are some shots to share...
Waiting for our flight bound to Manila.. 
Watching the largest plane, a double decker... (see the windows)
MOTH was a bit restless... running back & forth (he don't like flying)
Empty & quiet!
After 4 hrs from Beijing to Manila, a hotel transfer met us...TY Kuya Jerry for a good ride.
A good driver and a tourist guide. He updated my knowleged about what's going on in The Philippines. In my days, I was the one who relate to the tourists as I graduated as a Bachelor of Tourism Management. Days & life change. We stayed 2 nights in Manila b4 heading to Davao City where my house is...
OMG! This was the view that met us outside... flooding all over Metro Manila.
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Arrived at Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City
View from our veranda...
 Never ending food...
Filipino smile. Stephen, our young chef enjoyed MOTH's company. Thanks, young man?
We stayed a couple days in Waterfront Insular HOtel, just to unwind. Jetlag & I just want to get ready what to tackle when visiting the warzone & the hard life. This place is a great place to relax and we both worth it.
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Then... we moved to our place... meeting  with my siblings---
Imagine? The first thing we saw was this tricycle? §:-) Funny!
Big brother & his wife with his son & wife. Bro Lean is a columnist/cartoonist as well as my nephew. My bro is based in Canada. We met this time to visit our Mama
MOTH had a hot chat (OMG) with my son, a seaman... 
Making fun with our grand daughter Kwyncy...
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Then, we went for a ride to check around & about...
Ha! Dare to ride? A local transportation... in my days, this kind doesn't exist---
Another OMG --- a normal sight of our locals. This truck is heading to a goldmine area...
Sightseeing around and suddenly, I saw this... do you know what is this?
Well, if not? This is an oven to make a native rice cake called "Bibingka" a famous delicacy
This is the bibingka (rice cake)... Christine at Christine's Home & Travel surely drool too §.-)
Ah!!! MOTH absolutely drools. With his bell? He loved it...
No MIKASA where I originally came from. However, we survived with a wrecker plate cover ed with banana leaf. Smells good and very exotic, don't you think?
Native BBQ... who can resist?

Well, dear Ladies, I guess, this is for today. A quick look of my adventure.
Till next issue... Keep reading to see the difference of my life in Europe & Philippines.
An exciting experience of a "Girl from Nowhere"...

HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY
GOD bless & SEE YOU again...

I am joining META-MONDAY...
You tell me if this is qualified post. A good life in EU
switched to a middle class life in the city to a hard life
in a little town with so much trouble.
Thank you Susan for hosting...

Strolling and Learning In Beijing

I am in Beijing... For a short stopped and it's was an exciting time. 

Bits & Pieces...
I am in the air...
Real China ceramic vases from Old China days...
 The Tea House...



Tea Adventure...


I asked for the Oolong tea but the shop owner said, Oolong teas is not a long lasting tea. Do you know about that? As an Asian, I supposed to know this, right? So, she recommended me to try the PUR ER Tea. According to her, the PUR ER Teas is like a red wine. The longer you keep, the longer tea becomes,"but"--- she continues... "you must keep the tea in a clean no smell container. Tea leaves absorb smell, so you must not leave in the kitchen for e.g. where there is strong smell when you cook."

When you brew tea, the first round of tea after you add water, you must throw it away. Then you have to add boiled water again. This time after 2-3 minutes, you pour out the tea to drink. She added: "you MUST NOT leave the tea leaves, to soak in the water. If you soak the tea leaves too long and drank the tea? you will get a gastric pains." She mentioned too: that is a misconception of million tea drinkers.

 I am loving the Pagaodas...
Greetings from Beijing... LOVELIES---

 Well, this is my short share today, Ladies & hope to see you in The Philippines, soon.

GOD BLESS YÁLL...Who join BNOP for her Tablescaping meme---
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