02. February 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Dear Mama, Friends and Family,

I am making sure I would get these pictures out before the turn of the month.

Thanks for the e-mails and the text messages. I really appreciate them. Special thanks to Ms. Rachel Pascual for all the forwarded jokes this month. They were great! (Just to let you know you sent more than half of all the text messages I got since the start of the year. ) They were great comfort and makes me feel closer to home. Thanks for that.

Also to Erille for being such an understanding friend (I love you too!). Thanks too to Qryz, Marvin, Joyvette, Olan, Rosie, Roberto, Ethel.

Sorry I couldn't text back. Wala kasi ako load. hehehe. But I will reload soon or else I will lose my Philippine Celphone Number.

I really appreciate the communication and the messages you make. It makes me feel I am still connected. Everyone else too ofcorse for being there for me especially Ma.

February has gone. Time flies fast. Lives move on. We are all in it together.




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Here is a picture to show you how much snow there was on the 1st day of February in Kimberley, BC, Canada

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02_8
Ms. Moose Comes for a Visit
Saturday, February 04, 2006

Ms. Moose. The phone rang. It was the neigbor telling me there was something strange right in front of the house. I looked and saw this huge moose. It was the first time I have ever seen one. It was taller than a horse and was feeding on the branches. I realised that there were 2 of them in Luke's property. They hung out there half the day.


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A Party for Tita Juanita
Saturday, February 04, 2006

Auntie Pet's Place - Ron & I got invited to a party for tita Juanita at Auntie Pet's in Cranbrook.


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All Smiles
Saturday, February 04, 2006

Ron, Auntie Pet & Tan. Everyone was having fun. Great food, chit-chatting & Karaoke.


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Say Cheese!
Saturday, February 04, 2006

Pam, Ron & Auntie Pet. What a nice party!


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06_8
From Outside, Looking In
Saturday, February 04, 2006

Auntie Pet's Place . This is where the party was. I took this when Ron and I were heading home.


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07_8
It's Time to Go Home
Saturday, February 04, 2006

That's Ron's Car over there!

Just to let you see what it's like outside. Not snowy tonight. Just -15 Celcius. Brrrr.


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08_9

Lunch Time After Skiing
Monday, February 06, 2006

Up at the Ski Hill Restaurant

Kelsey's Restaurant. Here's Wilfred, Joanne & Myself having lunch after we've been skiing the whole morning. It's also my day off today.

After we had our lunch, we headed back to ski some more. It was Fun!!!!


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09_9

The Ski & His Friend
Monday, February 06, 2006

Hours Later: Time to return the Ski's. We've been skiing from 10:00AM to 4:30PM. Time flies when you have fun. Here's Wil cleaning his ski's before we return them back to the rental shop.


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Enjoying a Break After an Active Day
Monday, February 06, 2006

Joanne had a great day as well. Learning and getting better each time.


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The T-Lift
Monday, February 06, 2006

I made it all the way from the the top today. Smooth & Confident.

Here is the ski hill for the neophytes. I graduated from the bunny hill after 2 sessions. I'm glad I could ski higher now. I love this sport!

Glad i took skiing this year!


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12_9

Luke's Portrait
Thursday, February 09, 2006

Luke doesn't like the camera. Took this while we were having lunch in Cranbrook. Snacking on nachos filled with fattening cheese. EEECH!


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Metal Stairway & Me Heading Down
Friday, February 10, 2006

Went walking and found the top of this stairway a great place to take pictures of downtown Kimberley.


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The Local Business District
Friday, February 10, 2006

Kimberley, BC. This mining city's been here a long long time. Though mining has stopped, the community has stayed.


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Ozone Pub
Friday, February 10, 2006

Local bar. I remember going in there and having a beer by myself last year because I didn't know anyone then. It sure was lonely drinking

alone. But now I got friends. I don't even have the need to drink beer anymore.


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The Platzl Entrance
Friday, February 10, 2006

This is where the stores are found in the small community. By the corner (near the tree trunk) is where people go to to have their hair done.


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Empty Winter
Friday, February 10, 2006

I thought this looked interesting. The shadow and the color from the baby swing against the white snow.


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Kimberley, BC 1920's
Friday, February 10, 2006

Went tot he Museum for the 1st time today. Saw this picture of Kimberley back in the 1920's. I think it looks so nostalgic.


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Me & My Brown & Round Asian Eyes
Sunday, February 12, 2006

My eyes are clear and strong. More than 3 months after the lasik surgery, my eyes are still 20/20. Goodbye glasses and contacts. I hope my eyes stay crystal clear forever!


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20_6

A Valentines Dinner
Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentines Day Dinner at Joann's. I think Joanne & Brett (He is the one wearing the cap) make a great couple.


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21_7

Fernie Crossing
Thursday, February 16, 2006

Day off today. I needed to get away from work. I was getting tired. So today was the 1st of 4 days off from work. I took this picture from Ron's car when we went to Fernie.


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USA Away
Thursday, February 16, 2006 - The Canadian-USA border. This is the Border between BC & Washington


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Border
Thursday, February 16, 2006

Looking towards the US to cross to Washington State. This border is only less than an hour and a half from Kimberley, and 25 minutes from Elko where Ron lives.



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24_7

Mountains & A River
Saturday, February 18, 2006

Went driving today and saw this wonderful view.


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Road Side View
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - Ron & I went driving. Took some pictures along the way.


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26_5

A Canadian Highway

Saturday, February 18, 2006 - The Highway to Wasa Lake



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27_5

The Train
Saturday, February 18, 2006

The Conductor actually blew the whistle when he saw Ron & I were taking pictures & Waving. Friendly Eh?


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28_5

Freezing Air, Nice & Warm Water
Saturday, February 18, 2006

Fairmont Hot Springs. The air was freezing today. The Hot spring was such a relaxing treat. Soaked in for 3 hours.


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29_5

From The Dashboard
Sunday, February 19, 2006

Here's Ron and Myself driving to another Party. This time it's Marivic and Helen's Birthday party. Great timing for my day off.


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The Birthday Table
Sunday, February 19, 2006

At Marivic's Home. Friends having a great time. It sure is wonderful to have friends.


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Waiting for a Slice
Sunday, February 19, 2006

Helen & Marivic's Cake. Food was great! The cake was excellent.


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Happy Girls
Sunday, February 19, 2006

From left Lani, ate Pam, Elvie & Helen.


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Me Watching
Sunday, February 19, 2006

Friends Chit-chatting, Laughing, Exchanging Jokes ...


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Modern Entertainment

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Karaoke Queen

Marivic - the Birthday Girl Singing her heart out! That's me with my silly head band.


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Party Fun
Sunday, February 19, 2006

Me and Lany. Big Smiles. (Notice my chin. Triple chin? not double chin! Har har har! ..Bleah!! Geeez. I am so overweight)


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Chit-Chatting
Sunday, February 19, 2006

Joann & Ron Say Cheeze!


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Red Wine
Sunday, February 19, 2006

Drinking Wine like water. Marivic posing as an alcoholic. He he he


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A Group Shot Before Heading Home
Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Party Concludes & The ones who were left behind posed for a group shot. Ron took this picture for us. So Happy!!!

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After the party, I had to go back to work right away. It was a great "vacation". 4 days just went by sooo fast.

Now that I have updated you with what's happening with my life here, I hope you update me with what's happening with your's as well.

I would sure love to hear news about you. So please Keep in touch! Send pictures too if you can ok?

Oh by the way, My old celphone number has been de-activated. So please update your phonebook with my new phone number: 1 (250) 417 1606.

Thanks.

& By the way Best wishes to My Mom and Jerry. You have my support. I wish you all the happiness and love in the world. You deserve to live in

happiness and love. Also to Almira My cousin who got married this February.

To everyone. I love you!! Keep in touch!

Big Hugs,