04. April 2006

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01. Death of a Snowman
Monday - April 16, 2006

Someday all the things that we worry about today won't even matter. . . . . . and the things we hold on to so dearly will be gone. . . . . (That's what this once snowman reminded me of)

Hello! Wishing you a great month of May! As usual, here I am again with my monthly greeeting card of photos to answer everyone's common

question "Kamusta ka na?" (How are you?).

Overall, I am fine. Thanks for asking (for those who bothered to ask that is - hehehe). Please keep the e-mails coming. Everyone seems to be fading away from me. This month, I only got 7 e-mails. The rest of it were forwarded messages, with no personal effort put in them (I consider them junk e-mails). One thing is for sure. Only time will tell who my true friends are. (My Drama - Boo Hoo).

(a note: 2/27/2007 - I have since grown up from this. I just realised what I was saying (that I didn't know I was actually saying then) "If my friends do not e-mail me, that I am no longer worthy of their friendship. That they are not true friends of mine" That's crap. My self worth is not going to be based on how often others think of me or email me but what I think of myself as worthy regardless of. Otherwise it should be called otherworth)

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02. Baker Street, Cranbrook
My employer on one of those good days, walking about and enjoying the fine weather.

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03. Cigarette Break
They could have been twins

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04. Frozen lake
Jim Smiths Lake. Frozen. Took this while taking a break from Helen's Driving Lessons. Taken in the early evening.

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05. Wilfred's Bday
Sunday - April 9, 2006
He turned 23 (actually it's 32).

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06. Joanne's Place
Saturday - April 15, 2006
Helen , Wilfred & Joanne

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07. First Bloom
Weds - April 19, 2006

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08. Bonfire with Joanne

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09. My Favorite Retreat
Weds - April 19, 2006 (My Day Off)

This is where I hang out (by myself usually) when the weather allows. I sit there and watch the town of Marysville just below. This is my special place, where I read, or go deep in thought & Recharge. Joanne wanted to see where it was and so I took her there and we built a bonfire to keep ourselves warm.

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10. My Retreat
Friday - April 21, 2006 (taking a break)

I have no care what I look like anymore. I've settled into what is most comfortable. I look at this picture and see how I try so hard to make the most out of everything.

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11. Jim Smiths Lake
Sat - Apr 22, 2006 (Afternoon) No longer frozen.

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12. Reflections

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13. Scenes From My Life (April 2005)
Apr 23, 2006 (A year later)

Exactly a year ago, I went driving to Nelson all alone. Back then, I thought, had I someone special to share this trip with, It would be so much better. On this trip, I have Ron. Wish granted. I Inserted pictures of that trip last year as you can see. How time flies. How things have changed. How I've grown.

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14. Kootenay Lake

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15.Gray Creek, BC, Canada

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16. On a Souveneir Shop
Gray Creek, BC, Canada

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17. Waiting for the Ferry
Crawford Bay, BC

This is the longest FREE ferry in North America

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18. Mr. Chipmunk

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19. Osprey 2000 (that's the name of the oncoming ferry)
camera clicker on my left hand

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20. Ready to Unload

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21. Crossing the Lake

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22. View from the Ferry

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23. Welcome to Nelson City

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24. Look up!

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25. I AM THANKFUL

For the wife
who says it's hot dogs tonight,
because she is home with me,
and not out with someone else.

for the husband
who is on the sofa
being a couch potato,
because he is home with me
and not out at the bars.

For the teenager
who is complaining about doing dishes
because it means he is at home,
not on the streets.

For the taxes i pay
because it means
i am employed.

For the mess to clean after a party
because it means i have
been surrounded by friends.

For the clothes that fit a little too snug
because it means
i have enough to eat.

For my shadow that watches me work
because it means
i am out in the sunshine

For a lawn that needs mowing,
windows that need cleaning,
and gutters that need fixing
because it means i have a home.

For all the complaining
i hear about the government
because it means
we have freedom of speech.

For the parking spot
i find at the far end of the parking lot
because it means i am capable of walking
and i have been blessed with transportation.

For my huge heating bill
because it means
i am warm.

For the lady behind me in church
who sings off key !
Because it means
i can hear.

For the pile of laundry and ironing
because it means
i have clothes to wear.

For weariness and aching muscles
at the end of the day
because it means i have been
capable of working hard.

For the alarm that goes off
in the early morning hours
because it means i am alive.

Note: a forwarded message received this march from marie salvador. Thanks

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26. Tall Ron

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27. Downtown Nelson

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28. Downtown Nelson

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29. Myself as A Filipino Tourist

Taken the next day, after we arrived in Nelson. Last night Ron and I partied and got ourselves drunk. It was a great get away from work. This city felt like Baguio City. That's why i love Nelson! I could imagine myself living here.

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30. A Leather Shop Billboard

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31. The Side Walk Bench
My feet are tired from walking around. That bench gave me a break.

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32. Nelson City Hall

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33. Yellow Truck

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34. Outdoor Cafe

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35. Ron

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36. Ron & Edgar on a sidewalk cafe

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37. Blue & Green

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38. Green on Blue

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39. Fortune Cookie Caps

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40. Edgar & His Camera
Subject: Edgar taking a picture of the flower
Photo by: Ron Fisher

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41. "The" Flower
Photo by: Edgar Nievera

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42. I Love You
In Filipino, that is what it means. One of the things Ron learned to say to me.

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43_3
43. Ferry Ride Back To Mundane Living
Mon - Apr 24, 2006

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44. I am Happy
Photo by: Ron

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45. Vacation Get-away Over?
Monday - Apr 24, 2006

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46. The Captain & Our Reflection

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47_2
47. The Deep & Cold World

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48. Enjoying the Ride - Photo by: Ron

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49. Wyndell, BC

When will you e-mail me? I get fewer and fewer e-mails each month. As time moves on, it feels as if everyone is just fading away. I try & keep in touch but everyone is just so busy with their own lives.

Big Hugs,