[driving with mama mary]

praying the rosary while driving can now be easy.

i chanced upon this audio cd by the aquino sisters' "PRAY THE MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY" while i was in SM taytay.  i thought this would help me in praying while in transit. you see, much as i want to pray the rosary while inside the car, i cannot do it properly. the music coming from the radio (when i'm with my hubby) or little distractions, like thinking of my to-do list while driving, somehow get in the way.  so, i end up not finishing it at all. kaya, when i saw this cd, i thought it was "heaven-sent" and immediately bought it.

the pack contains 2 cd's with 2 mysteries/cd. the mysteries are recited by the aquino sisters themselves:  joyful mysteries (by viel aquino-dee), sorrowful mysteries (by ballsy aquino-cruz), glorious mysteries (by pinky aquino-abelleda) & luminous mysteries (by kris aquino-yap). each mystery is even accompanied by a theme song that helps in your reflection. plus if you buy it, part of the proceeds goes to the SAN  CARLOS SEMINARY.  retail price is PHP 250.00 & available at record bars.



last sunday, after hearing mass at megamall & before having lunch, we passed by photoline at the 5/f.  my hubby was eyeing some DSLR cams. since i've been sweet-talking him for some time now to buy me one, he finally decided on getting one for me. the purchase? a NIKON D3000 18-55 VR kit! binilhan nya ako but not without saying na sya ang birthday celebrant na nagbibigay ng gift... ;)

my college buddies, RAL & LAMBERT & another family friend, MIMI are into photography. i never fail to browse thru their fotos posted on FB kse ang gaganda ng shots! talk about innate talent... =) so yung "inggit" ko ang nag-push sa akin to try photography. thanks to my loving hubby, i might venture soon  into a whole new career!

for the moment, i'm still tinkering with the cam. but definitely, i will post pics!


[blogging again]

i had a previous blog in my friendster account. but since fb came to be & grew in huge proportions, i never got to update it. what made me do it again? reading "the family girl" by no less than my bestfriend, fleur! we  have always been similar in some ways but the common thing about us is our gift of gab (& ranting, whenever we're "inis" about someone or something!). i guess, blogging is one way of releasing feelings & at the same time, channelling our creative thoughts into paper, a more positive medium of expression.

anyways, this blog will touch more on subjects regarding architecture, green architecture, interior design & photography (a new thing for me, actually) interspersed with anecdotes from a stay-at-home slash architect mom on raising a tweener & a teener, living with a civil engineer husband & "what-have-you's" on family life.

hopefully, for the days ahead, this blog will become a regular reading fare for people who hold similar interests with me. ciao! =)