July 2008 - Sunshine




July 6, 2008 - Sunday - Taken from the Calgary Tower




July 6, 2008 - Sunday. The Calgary Tower's glass floor










July 6, 2008 - Sunday - A view of what's happening below - "The Calgary Stampede"











July 6, 2008 - Sunday: Here is the glass floor.














July 7, 2008 - Monday: This is the "Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump" view. Long ago first nations people. Would hunt buffalos by creating a stampede that would result in buffalos falling off these same cliffs. Hundreds of years ago these cliffs would have been twice as high.













July 7, 2008 - Monday: These are one of the exhibits inside the Historic Gallery.













July 7, 2008 - Monday: Do you read tea leaves? What would this say? [I have no Idea]
















July 7, 2008 - Monday: I know, you are tilting your head to the right. I can't fix it eaither. I tried rotating it before uploading it but it just wouldn't budge. So There - just tilt your head a bit. It's good stretching for your neck. ha ha ha.












July 7, 2008 - Monday: In front of Paul's apartment. Paul thanks so much for the breakfast! We love you!









July 7, 2008 - Monday: The apartment

















July 7, 2008 - Monday: These are Kanola Fields.





















July 7, 2008 - Monday




















July 8, 2008 - Tuesday: Fort Steele



















July 8, 2008 - Tuesday. Hmmmm A bath house... He he he




























July 8, 2008 - Tuesday: Fort Steele, BC



















July 9, 2008 - Wednesday. The Glass House. This is a picture of a house made of embalming fluid bottles. Goosebumps....






















July 9, 2008 - Wednesday - The Ferry.









July 9, 2008 - Wednesday: Arrived in Nelson, BC



















July 10, 2008 - Thursday: UBET






















July 9, 2008 - Wednesday: The Hume Hotel, Nelson, BC



















July 10, 2008 - Thursday . This was taken at the park in Nelson, BC






















July 10, 2008 - Thursday: A sun dial. Precise time.










July 10, 2008 - Thursday. I sensed they were all looking at me.































July 11, 2008 - Friday. Banff, Alberta, Canada



















July 12, 2008 - Saturday. The Artist at work



















July 12, 2008 - Saturday. My own art from behind a car windshield. This was taken at a gas station somewhere in Calgary, Alberta




























July 12, 2008 - Saturday: Paul - Another artist at work.
























July 13, 2008 - Sunday. Express your hair!










July 20, 2008 - Sunday: Fruitvale, BC "The Summer Camp-out" Party! Thanks for the awesome Party Henry!













July 21, 2008 - Monday. It was already 9:30 in the evening when this was taken. I love summer. The days are so much longer.






































July 22, 2008 - Tuesday: In all these, I still have schooling as the main goal. Patience. That's the word.


























July 23, 2008 - Wednesday. I bought one. What was I thinking? I have no money! I have to kick myself in the head now. *ouch!*


























July 24, 2008 - Thursday. Got to play pool in Fernie with Kathy and Maybelle. They knew what they were doing, I didn't. But thanks so much! That was fun! Especially that moment when I thought I aimed and it actually worked a few times (until my luck ran out) hahaha!





















July 23, 2008 - Today I received an e-mail telling me I was one of 11 secondary prize winners for the BC 150 photo contest. I am so happy! Thanks so much for all the people who voted for my photo! Love you all.












Auntie Getty




Dear Friends and Family, This month , my family has lost another precious member. That's my Auntie Getty. She had lived a good life and she will be truly missed. The loss of auntie Getty had brought on a lot of sadness. Losing someone we love forces us to focus on the beauty of life (If we only allow our eyes to see). To be thankful for the blessing of life. To remember the goodness in everyone and to be in the moment as much as we can. We never know when it's our time to go too. I will remember you auntie Getty. Always. I will keep you in my heart.







Photo added : August 21, 2008






Photo added : August 21, 2008







Photo added : August 21, 2008

June 2008 - Summer Is Here!


I find that I watch more TV now. I never seem to stop and watch any show from start to finish. I always find myself watching something else. When someone asks me what I watched. I don;t even remember which ones because I just flick through the remote constantly. In the end, I haven't really watched anything.






Can anyone tell me what this means? I have this design on my shirt but I do not know what It means at all. I had this shirt at least 2 years now. I bought it from WALMART for 5 bucks (Ha ha ha!)





View from the side mirror. I was waiting for Ron and Frank.






Humming birds are out again. If you plan to take photos of humming birds, and if your camera has multiple exposure settings, Try using that. Because the humming birds are just too fast to capture, you won't even know if they wre actually in the photos as they are tiny!




Watching a Movie in Fernie, BC. I was told that this movie house has been there for a long long time.






Ron and Frank inside the movie house. Ron looks excited. Frank looks bored . hahahah! (The movie hasn't even started yet!)






This is the class I attend at the College of the Rockies . That particular afternoon, one of the students was graduating - so there was FREE Lunch! Yipee! We had some Chinese food from Cedar Garden.





Dandelions. It's that time of the year for mowing the grass. But hey, I would rather mowe the grass than shovel snow! Ha ha !






Ron in Fernie, BC




Edgar Lorenzo F. Nievera - That's me.






Dinner in Cranbrook -





Friends





Father's day 2008 - Happy Father's Day Frank!






Decided to go out walking today.. .... alone.... with my thoughts...









Some lonely back road toward Galloway. Wonderful just contemplating on things that really matter this way. I actually got to voice out my prayers to God and in my own language too. Very therapeutic..





Beautiful flowers huh? -





I walked 11 Kms. (plus a few more , because I got lost) From Elko to Jaffray today. It was wonderful, but my knees were a bit weak after more than 4 hours of walking.






Me and Frank, inside the car. Hmmm I can now use my sunglasses for something else!






Ron coming out from the store. Happy with his purchases it seems!






Fernie, BC - This is a quiet little town. I think this is what a normal "after hours" looks like. Hardly anyone there but 3 kids in their bikes.





Fernie, BC - Real estate prices are ridiculously high here (just like everywhere else).






College of the Rockies, Fernie Hallway.





New haircut. Not quite the haircut I wanted, but It will do. I haven't really found any barber or hairstylist that had much talent in this area. In Calgary I had found an oriental lady (born and raised in Canada) who knew how to cut fine, limp Asian hair like mine. But I can't go to Calgary just for a hairstyle. I am stuck with keeping my hair short because, It seems that's the only hairstyle the haircutting people can do in this area.






Kathy in Coleman.










Crowsnest Mountain, Alberta










Crownest, Alberta










The Famous Fernie Ghost Rider Shadow - According to Fernie.com : Lying in the shadows, a legend waits for the afternoon sun. On a summer evening, out of Mt. Hosmer’s face, comes the Ghostrider – the shadow of a distinctive horse and rider, the ghost some say of an angry Indian Chief and his jilted daughter pursuing William Fernie.

As legend tells it, William Fernie was courting an Indian Princess to learn the source of her sacred black stone necklace. It is said that after learning the secret location of the Morrissey Coal Seams, Fernie stopped seeing the Princess and the tribe’s medicine woman placed a curse on the Elk Valley.

Residents of Fernie feared the curse was real after several tragedies struck the town. Fire reduced the town to smoldering rubble in 1904 and again in 1908. In 1916, the Elk River flooded and in 1917 there was a mining disaster. A public ceremony in 1964 officially lifted the curse. Members of the Kootenay Tribes assembled in Fernie and Chief Red Eagle (Ambrose Gravelle) and Fernie Mayor James White smoked a pipe of peace.











Although the curse was lifted over 35 years ago, on summer evenings, the ghost of an angry Indian chief and his jilted daughter still rides above Fernie and their legend lives on in the shadows of the mountain.












Elko, BC












Elko, BC






Weekend Beer at home

Auntie Getty in my thoughts and prayers.






Ron and I went to have dinner at the lake only 11 minutes away from home.








Man on the lake.








Ron looking at the activities around the lake.










Wonderful evening. I love the warmth of summer




It's getting dark




Today it was 29 degrees Celcius. Truly loved it. But then it rained that same afternoon.

Well, that's all folks! until next mail!