August 2008 - Part 2

Dear Friends and Family, The time flies fast indeed. August 2008 has now come to an end. Summer has been filled with so much going on. I love summer. I wish we could all be together having wonderful times. Love you all. Hope you enjoy this month's photos from my side of the globe.













August 17, 2007 - Sunday at the Surveyors Lake. I took so many photos at the lake today but I thought to upload only two photos. This is one of those two.








August 17, 2007 - Sunday at the Surveyors Lake. A man just enjoying a book while his family was having a blast at the lake. I enjoy moments like this myself.











August 19, 2008 - Tuesday. A very good reminder from my fortune cookie.







Taken at Overwaitea. Ron and I were shopping that afternoon. I seem to not have that much interest when It comes to doing groceries - but oh well...








Ping-Ping and Dwayne Goodine got married today August 23, 2008. I took their wedding photos. It was a very private and quiet wedding. It was an honor to be Invited. Congrats to the couple and all the best wishes!








Mr and Mrs. Goodine






Just what I thought - My photo taken last August 27 on a lovely afternoon walk in Cranbrook.









This was that walk. That's Ron and his Friend.





August 27, 2008 - Wednesday. This morning we left Elko at around 8:00. The plan was to Drive to Calgary - rent a van and drive to Whitecourt Alberta to pick up Lori and Carmen. Next day, drive to Fort Saint John, BC to attend the wedding or Ron's niece Tammy and Larry. My music and memories kept my mind busy throughout the very long trip up north.





This was taken in one of the Denny's Restaurant chain in Calgary, Alberta. It took more than 9 minutes for the coffee to come and more than 23 minutes for the food to come. I think maybe that's why I enjoyed the food. By the time it got there, I was starving. hehehe. (kidding)




August 27, 2008 - Wednesday. On the road again. I took this on our way to Whitecourt, Alberta.





August 28, 2008 - Thursday. I took this photo from the room where we checked-in at the Green Gables Motel in Whitecourt. That morning, as we were all preparing to pack our suitcases and get ready for another day's trip, I saw Frank in a very interesting moment. It's always good to have my Camera handy.




August 28, 2008 - Thursday. This was one of the major stories of the day. Throughout Canada, Maple Leaf was recalling all of their products because of contamination. Here is Carmen's expression as I read the news to them.






August 28, 2008 - Thursday. Alone with my thoughts and a piece of paper, sitting at the back of the rent-a-van. I just needed to express some of my thoughts. My mind was a bit "noisy" that day. It's good to get rid of useless toxic thoughts. I do not need any of that thanks! 5 minutes of writing honesty and I am again good as can be. The toxins thrown away.






I had a Rum and Coke (not my favorite) and a Long Island Iced Tea during a break. Ron was doing all the driving, so I could afford to drink. It was very nice indeed.





August 28, 2008 - Thursday - Another Frank Moment





August 28, 2008 - Thursday. After our short break and on our way to Fort Saint John, BC. Here I am with Frank, Carmen and Lori.




On the Road again - herds of them.








August 28, 2008 - Taken in Dawson Creek, BC. I thought the Hotel looked Interesting.





August 28, 2008 - Thursday - Finally arrived at Tammy and Larry's place in Fort Saint John, BC. We had a nice bonfire and I met some Interesting people in their neighborhood.




August 29, 2008 - Friday - Downtown Fort Saint John, BC





August 30, 2008 - Saturday . Frank having his breakfast with a handsome dad and his little baby were in the background. Frank liked the little baby - in fact that's why he had a great smile when I took this photo.








I wasn't at her face when I took this photo. I noticed she was looking my way, so I used my zoom lens to see if she was and she did!







August 30, 2008 - Saturday. Today is Tammy and Larry's wedding day. I put on some better looking clothes (I wish I had better clothes hahah). I want to buy new clothes but all has it's proper time. Patience. Patience for now.





Brothers. From left - Ron, Randolph and Eric





The Garden Wedding




The Garden Wedding





Kendra. Such a beautiful little girl!











The Garden Wedding





Frank - looking at his Grand Daughter getting married




Reception at the Bride and Groom's Residence.






A Dance Floor, Bonfire, Lots of people, lots of drinks and Music. Everybody is happy!






Colored Flames courtesy of Olga.






August 31, 2008 - Next Day - Sunday




The last time I did this was in Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Philippines . I was 7 or 9 years old back then. I remember my mom watching me as I jumped up and down with so much glee!




It's still fun, but I find my bones and my muscles are not as good as when I was a child. Oh! It would be wonderful to be youthful all the time, but reality does exist. Here is my reality. I am not complaining. hahaha. I am 32 years old!!! I asked Ron to take these photos from his camera as the multi frame shots aren't available on my camera. Thanks for the photo Ron!






August 31, 2008 - Sunday night's dinner.







Late evening (around 1:00 AM) - This was taken at the Best Western Hotel. They were doing some renos on the entrance of the Hotel.







Very Rude Front Desk Clerk. His name is Jay Martin. At 1:00 AM on September 1, 2008, I was walking from the parking lot on my way to to go in the Best Western motel. The front desk Clerk was out smoking. The Front Desk Man (I later learned his name is Jay Martin), was smoking at the entrance of the motel. I said "good evening, enjoying your smoke break?" He said "yup. I got to keep my eyes open at the front desk". I said "well enjoy your smokes!" and as I was walking to open the door he said "Faggot!"

There were only two of us there. So I asked him " What did you just say?" and he said "oh , I meant thanks" I was opening the door that time and he walked right in.

That bothered me. So when I got back to my room I called front desk and he answered. I told him " I heard exactly what you said. You called me faggot. That was rude" He said "I'm sorry sir, It will never happen again."

That was a very very unpleasant experience for me. How could Best Western hire that guy for a front desk? Before Check out time, a day later, I made sure the manager knew about this. She said she would talk to the guy. I don't recommend this place.









September 1, 2008 - This was my lunch that day. The Before and After photos. hahaha. I was soooo stuffed! "oink! oink!" I got to stop eating.








September 3, 2008 - Wednesday afternoon. On our way back to Elko,I decided to take a photo break. haha






September 3, 2008 - Wednesday. Finally arrived safely home to Elko. This is the Elko Gas station which is just 3 minutes away from home.





August in Elko

Dear Friends and Family,

The temperature has been really high here for a while and It's like Philippine weather. Everybody is enjoying the summer heat with trips to visit friends and family and going to the lakes. I don't mind the heat of summer. I am hoping everybody is doing well. I am sending my love to all of you.



With Kathy. She is one of our friends from Fernie. Ron, Kathy and I went out walking one afternoon under the heat of the sun! oh my! quite a change - It makes walking harder.








One of the mountains from our short walk that afternoon.




Ron, Fox and Kathy by the bridge.








Frankie and Debbie came to visit one day. Here they are with Ron on one of our afternoon walk around Elko.








The neighbor's gate.



Some teenagers enjoying the summer by hanging out close to the river.










Little Girl running with her dog.








Frankie and Debbie's Visit.








It's good to recycle. With all the popcans and beer cans and plastic bottles we have accumulated in the shed, We had gotten $55.85 back! Isn't that great!









This is the Bottle depot. It was quite busy when i was there. But I find that after having done several trips there for the past months, I have somehow developed a very efficient way of sorting recyclables.









I wonder what "HELL" this little cart went through to get in such poor shape? I saw this at auntie Pepitas backyard. I think she rescued the poor thing from the streets. hehe.









Ribs - Filipino style. It has a bit of sweetness to it. Very very good.









Tita Juanita's birthday party. Happy Birthday Tita!









Behind the fence.








Marichu and Alfonse Portrait... oops!










I eventually got a more decent shot other than this, but I like the candidness of this photo.









I returned my iPod nano and added a little bit more money so I could get this iPod - iTouch - It does so many things. Videos, You Tube, Browsing the web, Address book, e-mails, It even had maps, Plays music, Podcasts, Calculator, Photos in a tiny but very expensive budget. It you get an e-mail from me and it is so short, chances are i wrote it from my iTouch. I am amazed at how far technology has gone with these tiny devices.









DQ - One hot afternoon, it was their airconditioning that attracted me, not the food. Where I got to read the paper and relax a bit.









A photo from the newspaper I was reading at that time.








A few weeks ago, Headline News was so horrifying that I had nightmares. This is the photo of the man who wad identified as having stabbed, beheaded and Eaten another man who was sleeping at the back of a Greyhound Bus, one night in Saskatchewan. The details of it were so unbelievable - Like a horror movie. The night after I had read it, I woke up screaming! I had taken the Greyhound bus several times in the past 4 years and I remember having sat and slept at the back of the many times.










I took this while I was driving home.









This is how I take photos when I am driving. My eyes are still focused on the road ahead. My photos will all be just "guesses and approximates" sometimes they turn out OK.










Summer Basket








The Burger stand - Ron enjoying his onion rings and hotdog!








On our way to the lake today, we had stopped by the gas station and I had the chance to see what the tabloids have to say. Charles has a GAY Secret? hmmmm. If he did, he might as well spare everyone from the drama and admit to it. So shallow!!! Who cares if he had a gay secret anyway?









An old store in Jaffray. This store is about 100 years old now. Thus the design. hehe. It was wonderful!









Happy mother and her kids in Surveyors lake, which is only 11 minutes away from home.








Edgar Lorenzo F. Nievera , It is me who you are reading.










Ron and Mike walking around Surveyors Lake.









Little Girl on the Tarzan swing!








I missed the splashing moment!









Me again.









Fish in the Lake. So lovely seeing these creatures in their natural habitat.









This was so beautiful! 2 little turtles just swimming about in the quiet blue lake!











Yup we walked the trail.










Somewhere is Ron and Mike











Edgar Lorenzo F. Nievera .










The pupils are rectangular! -











Here is Fox giving a model pose! hahahah!








The Neighbor's House and Tim's Flowers!








Flowers at home! All so colorful! Tim has the green thumb!





A windy night. It was quite a relief because it was really warm.









The cat caught it. We had to shoo the cat before he ruins the poor thing








Very warm summer night. Love it!









Our instant "Bonfire" effect by the deck.