Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Filipino Christmas Spirit in Sweden

We, Filipinos are known for celebrating the longest Christmas in the world.
Christmas in the Philippines, one of two predominantly Catholic countries in Asia (the other one being East Timor), is one of the biggest holidays in the archipelago. The country has earned the distinction of celebrating the world's longest Christmas season, with Christmas carols heard as early as September and lasting until Epiphany, the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9 or the Feast of the Santo Niño de Cebú on the third Sunday of January. The official observance is from 16 December with the beginning of the Simbang Gabi to Epiphany. (source WIKIPEDIA)

Living in Sweden where LAGOM (just enough or just right) is very important but nobody says that I have to behave collectively as long as I am not breaking any law, I will practice some of my culture or things that I love like decorating our home & garden according to my terms! Btw, how do you celebrate Christmas in your adopted country?

Christmas love to all/Dredd

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Social Networking

Hello folks sorry for blog drought but I am doing well and believe it or not, even if I am working from home I still find myself busy on a lot of small stuff. Anyway, I'd like to share some of my social networking activities,  you can also find me here :

Have a wonderful weekend!/Dredd

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Meet my siblings

(from L to R )
Thess, Marthy, Allan, Alfredo & me :)

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Trip down to memory lane

Looking at old photographs is always fun & brings a lot of emotion & memories
Me at 1 year old
I don't have so much memory of this photo except that I hated the feeling of wearing the long and itchy gown.

yep, I was a girl scout ;))

Since I went to a catholic school from Kindergarten up to High School, all church activities are compulsory.

Thess 40th Birthday Celebration

Just want to share their wedding photo, January 2009.

There she is now after 3 years the lovely birthday celebrant, me & the hubz (he left early due to previous appointment)

my sister and some of her friends

Thess with a friend and her son

Her husband singing a tagalog love song for her (FYI, he's really damn good singer)

My brother and our nephew sporting their 70's look

My 2 brothers and youngest sister on their interpretation of 70's fashion.

Autumn coziness

My best decorating tricks are fresh flowers, scented candles and plants.
roses from our garden

the small laundry room

my flower centerpiece

homebaked french macarons by my eldest daughter


I spiffed up an old Ikea bathroom furniture for extra storage

another spiffed up wall mirror

welcomes you ;)

my budget glass jars from Ikea

Lechuza planter with self-watering system ;))

I'm not really an alcohol consumer but I always see to it that I have a good bottle of champagne coz you never know when there's something worth to toast for!

they're like candies in my eyes on a dreary weather

my favorite indoor flowers
Dianne's homebaked french macarons