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Friday, November 27, 2009

Red, White, & Blue Hat

I miss those chubby cheeks, cute little toes, and the arms reaching  out for you  to be held.

Our daughter Rylie when she was four months old.

Wish they could stay that cute...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Trees on the side of the road and the fish parade

Watching the Kois in the pond is one of the fondest memories of our kids  during our  stay in South Korea.



The shots of these two photos were not very clear as it was taken while the car is running. My wife is addicted to taking photos hehehe and I am glad because I can post some of them.

A little bit blurry here.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Anchor of a Sailor



This big anchor was one of the displays inside the   Navy base in Chinhae Korea.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shadowy Smiles

I took this photo of my darlings one Sunday after we attended a mass at the chapel inside the base.
Enjoy chasing shadows everyone and have a blessed Sunday!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

29 years ago..

Oh boy, the days are passing by so quick now. We only have 18 days left and we will be flying back to the mainland. It would be a long and arduous flight of approximately 16 hours. But anyhow, this photo was taken when I was a 5th grader. Can you tell which one is me? I think it is obvious hehehe.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

How to become tall

My wife's height is only 4'11" and she wants to be taller, so she got creative by taking a photo of her shadow.


Happy shadow hunting everyone and have a blessed Sunday!

In our blood

Serving the nation is in our blood because my father served the military and so was one of his brothers who died in Germany. And now I am about to retire from 20 years of service in the navy.

Below are some photos of my father and his friends during his military life.


My father left home at an early age to serve in the three C's (Civilian Conservation Corps) in which he traveled throughout West Virginia and other states providing plant and wildlife conservation efforts as well as assisting in the national efforts towards economic recovery. He was drafted into the U.S. Army as he ended his duty with the three C's and headed off to WWII. He was assigned to the Pacific Theatre under the command of General Douglas MacArthur in which he fought against the Japanese throughout many islands of the pacific such as Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. He returned from the war and started a family and a new career with Weirton Steel Corp.

I'm very proud of my father because he is a true survivor in life. He was born in the Roaring Twenties, lived through the Great Depression, contributed to the liberation of the Philippines as well as victory in WWII, and he managed to make it back to his home state and raise a family. He has a strong moral character and if he believes in something, he always sticks to his guns. I still recall, during my teenage years while on a hunting expedition, he was able to out-climb and out-run me up the hills of West Virginia and he was already in his 60s.

In my lifetime, I would be happy to say that I accomplished at least half of what my father has during his. He is a Great American Hero in my eyes and I love him dearly.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Smoke gets in your Eyes

The song "Smokes gets in your Eyes" reminds me of my dear mother. She used to smoke like a train, which eventually led to lung cancer. It wasn't until I got older that I figured out why I always had sinus infections and colds when I was growing up. I always seemed to be sick more often than my friends but never knew why. Yep, it was the second-hand smoke. After I moved away from home, I seldom ever got sick and to this day, I seldom ever get sick. I avoid people that smoke, especially when my kids are with me. I don't want to expose them to this unnecessary evil.
Aside from her chain smoking, she was a great mother to all of us kids. She would wake up every morning really early and make breakfast and send us all off to school. She never missed a day, even when she was sick. She was really awesome and I miss the long talks we'd have and the time spent together.
Should I title this Smoke gets in your lungs?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Shaolin Hair

My entry for this week's Wordless Wednesday is my wife's creativity on my daughter's hair while she was taking giving her a bath at my dad's sink. Rylie was only 7 months old in this photo, I think..

Monday, November 2, 2009

In the Library

When we first arrived here in Korea, the cable connection was free but after a couple of months, they wanted us to pay for it. My wife and I decided to just cut it because we seldom watch Tv anyways. Besides there are movies and TV shows that we can rent for free in the library for us to watch. So we go to the library three to four times a week to borrow books and movies.
Here's our daughter and son enjoying their time at the library.

Happy Mellow Yellow everyone. Welcome to my first entry!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Shadow inside the Busan Airport

My wife took this photo of my daughter at Busan airport when we we're going to our island hopping in Jeju Korea last May. Can you see my daughter standing there? 



Have a good start of the month everyone! Thanks to all the ones who have casted their votes on the smile contest. She won!

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Victorious Smile!

She won an international smile contest for the month of October 2009. This contest was sponsored by Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada.

God bless y'all!