01. January 2006

Saturday, January 07, 2006

My Dearest Friends & Family,

Thanks for Keeping in touch. Please forgive me for not writing sooner. But My life is pretty much the same. Except for some interesting twists in my life, All seem to be running smooth and I am happy. All In all - I am ok.

Please Update me soon as I enjoy reading e-mails and learning new developments with friends and family & your life. I will appreciate each one. Thanks.

Enjoy these pictures & Stories of what happened to me for this January.

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About the picture: Today I have been here in Canada for 14 months and 10 days. Went for a walk with Ron this morning and we

passed by this tourist shop by the Platzl in Kimberley. I tried on a squirrel hat. It costs $46.00 (Never mind) I have better use of my money. I kinda liked it though.

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Walking is definitely what I need these days. This is what a part of the walk path looked like.


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Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Panda (A chinese Restaurant in Kimberley) Had smorgs that night and we all decided to have dinner together. (From Left)

Frank (Ron's dad), Ron, (Myself), Marivic, Joann & Eric.


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Sunday, January 08, 2006

This was taken by Idlewild Park. That morning, Ron and I went for a walk (yes, we like to walk). I had the chance to try riding a Toboggan once. But I ended up in a puddle and my thin gloves got all wet. So I decided to try tobogganing some other time. It was fun though.


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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Tuesday morning, Debbie came to work & I found myself unexpectedly having a day-off. So I took off and was heading for Fairmont Hot Spring (90 Minutes away). On my way there, I decided to check out this road which I have never been on called the White Swan Road where a supposed hot spring was to be found. 5 minutes of driving & no lake was in sight, I decided to head back to main road and continue on my way to Fairmont. The Road was too slushy. My car Crashed


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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The road was too slippery. My car became a giant toboggan, sliding on top of ice. I tried to maneuver back into the road but I just had no control. Next thing I know, my car was in the ditch. I had to call for a tow truck to get my car out of there. I thought that after they pull the car out that I will be able to drive to fairmont as planned. But.... the unexpected...


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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

After they got my car out of the ditch, We noticed that my Radiator had hit a rock during the accident and it was really damaged. Then we found that the right rear wheel was disaligned. We had a mechnic assess the cost of the damages. It was about $5,000. I knew I just lost my car. There's no way I am paying that much money for repairs (I bought the car for $1,000 last year) . I'd rather buy another second hand car.


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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I tried to stay positive and focused. Although my car has given me a lot of empowerment and freedom - it doesn't mean that I am stripped of those opporunities. I still have them, but It's form has changed. Besides, losing my car would force me to exercise and perhaps allow me to get back in shape. I have nothing to worry about. Just because I don't have a car and don't have money does it mean I do not have a choice. I have everything I need. I have my brain and I have the character for success. So I say goodbye to my car one last time and thank the couple (The owners of the towing service) for being so kind to me. Ron ofcourse was there to my rescue. He took this photo for me. Thank you Ron!!


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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ron, Rossini, Joann and Myself. I told them about the accident. We were all glad that I am ok. Surviving an accident that could have been fatal makes me think how temporary life is in this world. Next thing you know - everything is gone.I am glad to be alive still - to have the opportunity to grow and continue to Live in Love, Peace and harmony and still have the opportunity to contribute good things to other lives around me and to the rest of the world.Life itself is the treasure. I heard someone say on Oprah Winfrey Show "We are not human beings going through a spiritual experience, We are spiritual beings going through a human experience."I agree. I totally agree.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Bowling the Next Day

I took an extra day off the next day and decided to have a great time and celebrate life with friends Joann and Helen and Ron. It was a good day off.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Chicken Wings Night after Bowling! Picture: Joann & Rossini After having fun bowling, we all met up for Chicken Wing Night at the Heritage Inn restaurant - this time With Rossini, Marivic , Wilfred (Joann, Helen, Myself, Ron). We all had fun and stuffed ourselves with different chicken wing flavors. Yummy!


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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

From Left: Me, Joann, Rossini, Helen & Ron


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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

From Left: Helen & Marivic


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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

9:30PM Off to Karaoke!! across the Street! I've never been to a Karaoke bar in Canada before! This is a First Time!


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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Inside the Karaoke Bar: They are looking at lists of available songs they can request for Karaoke. Marivic, Wilfred & Myself sang songs on stage and it was fun! People would normally expect someone who had gone through loss (like my car for example) to go feeling sorry for himself. But that's not me. I see the good side in things. I see that I am alive & Because I am, I choose to be happy! I have no reason to be sad!


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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Next Day: Back to work. Another new day. What a wonderful life! Picture: Ron driving me back to work from Elko. Now that I don't have my own car, I would have to rely on Borrowing rides, or Car pooling with friends, maybe even take the bus. The good thing is that I don't have to pay for Monthly auto insurance ($94/month) & Gas ($250). Plus theres many more good things from not having a car. hehehe.


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Saturday, January 14, 2006

This is all that can be seen from my snow man now. We had so much snow that It just buried poor little snow man. Those are his gloves. I swear when I look at him buried there, I could almost Imagine him calling "Help Me!!!!! Get me out of here!!!!" LOL


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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Winter's Night. This is where I live. My room is in the Basement.


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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Beef Fajita! Put the Ingrediets in a wrap and there you have it - Fajita!!! Yummy!


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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

On My Day Off, Wednesday Night : Went to watch a movie at a small theatre in Fernie. Ron, Frank & Myself went to watch The Johnny Cash Story " I walk The Line".


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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Movie House: This is the area where people line up to get Popcorn & Tickets before they go in the theatre to watch a movie. Everyone is inside when I took this shot.


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Friday, January 20, 2006

Marivic & Joann Came over friday night and brought donuts and coffee and Beer and snacks. Together with Ron, We all had such a great time chit chatting the night away!! Full of laughter and Jokes! It was fun! But the girls had to drive back home as it was getting a bit late! Plus They also have work next day. I'm glad I could have visitors now.


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Friday, January 20, 2006

Marivic, Joann, Ron & Me. I'm so happy I have company!!


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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Today Luke Went Skiing. He was very Good! I took this photo of snow boarders by the hill. I am thinking. Maybe I should ski too! Afterall, I am in Canada. What's $68 dollars for rental and lessons anyway right? I should experience it while I am alive.


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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Saturday: We've been having lots of snow. That means more snow shovelling, Snow Blowing and winter work. Also means it's a good time to ski! I still get a bit anxious driving under snowy weather since the accident. But I am confident I will not end up in the ditch ever again.


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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Dandruff! Snow Flakes on my hair!


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Saturday, January 28, 2006

A Filipino-Canadian Party. Ron & Myself attended a party in Cranbrook Introducing a Filipina and her New Husband to the community. It was wonderfl. I got to chit chat with so many people & Many Filipinos from the Area.


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Saturday, January 28, 2006

A different angle of the same party. This was where I was seated. In front of me were Dorothy and Her Husband Bob. Nice people


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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Yes, I finally Decided to go Skiing. When this picture was taken it was actually the second time for Joann and Myself and the First time for Wilfred.Skiing is Expensive but we found out that it was fun! It is a bit challenging & Scary sliding in the snow, but despite the fact that we are just beginners, it is incredibly fun! I would like to do this again! Next Monday The three of us will go back and ski some more!


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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Here I am posing with my ski's on. Joann, Wilfred & Myself were laughing because It actually felt as if we were on an expensive vacation - Skiing & Eating in the resort's fine restaurant. The ski resort is most for "rich" people (as far as we're concerned). So for a moment, we felt we had some money too. hahaha.Well we all have the right to dream don't we? But don't worry, my mind is still pretty much in tune with reality. LOL.E-mail me soon please! I Hope you enjoyed my Photo E-mail for you this month! Would sure love to hear updates from you! Take Care!!!

Big Hugs and Much Love,

2 comments:

  1. lorenzo,
    my gulay! what happen? i think your mind in
    somewhere else kaya
    naaksidente ka. but thanks God youre alive. naku it
    reminds me of my car
    last october, a new honda v-tec black, itinakas ng
    bunsong kapatid ko,
    alam mo bang inihulog nya sa bangin, total wreck sya
    kaya ayun same as
    you, di na namin ipinagawa, ibinenta na namin sa
    scrap na lang. ganun
    ang nangyari. hay di bale at least buhay ka naman,
    anong nangyari nga
    pala sa iyo, sugat? pasa?
    the next time around just be careful especially if
    its snowy. anong sabi ni boyfriend sa nangyari?
    kwento ka ng details dali
    normandy

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  2. wow! awesome! a car accident! glad you weren't hurt. so, uncle(i guess), did you like skiing? i'm sure it's much fun.
    a relative of yours,
    Claisyl Boteng Casiwan

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