Food Truck Windows in Akoona Market

I am such a fan of markets. Christmas markets, winter markets, art markets…. vintage, treasures, books and super-fresh organic produce. I went to the local Akoona market a few weeks ago and this time hubby and I focused on the food. I had so much fun seeing the colourful Food trucks and what awesome. variety…

My Melbourne weekend

Saturday, I and hubby decided to go to the city just because… We started off at about 4 pm and saw this magnificent autumn colours and the weekend sky. Inspired by Hammad’s Weekend Sky Challenge I wanted to go and see the Temple of Boom at the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria). We got there…

Random Public Art in the Philippines

It has been two months since I have returned from my holiday in the Philippines and I still have a lot of leftover photos that I haven’t posted. So here are more public art for Natalie’s challenge. Photographing Public Art Challenge – PPAC The Trees is a modern sculpture symbolising the Circle of Life by…

Boardwalk Benches

This was in Frankston when I had my moody walk a few weeks back. Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

The Green Doors of the Good Shepherd Chapel

This is a continuation of my series about the Abbotsford Convent. The Good Shepherd Chapel is located at St Heliers Street, next to the Abbotsford Convent. Built in 1871 by the Good Shepherd Sisters. In 1863, four sisters set sail to Melbourne from France to provide a safe house for women and girls experiencing hardship….

Windows in my memory

This is the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House in Cebu which is one of the oldest houses in the Philippines. I took this photo in 2012 and I am posting it today because I just remembered that I had a photo taken here on this window with my two sisters. This is in remembrance of my…

An afternoon in Tooradin

We strolled along the jetty and watched the sky as the sun sets. This was in Tooradin, a quaint fishing village in the bayside township, southeast of Melbourne. Inspired by Jo’s Monday Walk But first, I had an ice cream cone to quench my cravings. Sometimes there’s a scenic cruise operating here in the area….

Cloudscapes and Skyscapes

“Clouds in the sky very much resembles the thoughts in our minds! Both changes perpetually from one second to another.” – Mehmet Murat ildan I am a fluffy cloud kind of person. they’re so pretty and so I basically take a photo of it every time I see it. Here are clouds taken from nearby…

Is it raining … or not?

The sky in my backyard And at the same time, the sky in my front yard. Will have to wait a few more minutes to see what’s going on. Haha Inspired by Hammad Rais’ Weekend Sky

Another look at the Convent and its Doors

This is a continuation of my walk last Sunday at the Abbotsford Convent. Aside from windows and public art, I also found so many doors. Founded by The Sisters of the Good Shepherd in 1863, there are 11 buildings in this site. Built in 1887, this building was primarily used as a ‘finishing school’ for…

Candid shots in the Philippines

I am usually shy in taking photos of people unaware… but here am I taking the chance. Inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Catching People Unaware

A walk in Abbotsford Convent

After having a hearty lunch for Mother’s Day, fam and I went to the Abbotsford Convent to spend the rest of the day walking and talking about what has gone by during the past weeks that we didn’t see each other. With lush gardens, the Abbotsford Convent is a slice of the country, an art…

Blue Skies for Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s day to all the hardworking, persevering, caring, loving, funny Mothers out there from all parts of the world! Hope your day was/is great! This is my blue skies for Hammad Rais’ Weekend Sky Challenge. Opposite the cafe where we had lunch! Lunch at a pretty pink cafe called Feekah. Thanks to my kids…

Dream… Create

It may be McDonald’s for you, but it is called Maccas here in Australia and McDo in the Philippines. This is how McDo looks like in one of the branches that we passed on our roadtrip last February 2023. Inspired by Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge.

Caleruega Chapel

This is the Caleruega Chapel of Transfiguration located in Nasugbu, Batangas in the Philippines. It is a beautiful church known as the most popular wedding chapel around Tagaytay. It is perched on top of the highest hill surrounded by panoramic views. Unfortunately the grounds were closed because there was a retreat going on that day….

Monday Windows in Batangas

Well, I am still in my reminiscing mode so here are windows from my latest trip back home. Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila. It is where you can find the well-known Taal Volcano. Here are windows inspired by Ludwig’s Monday Window. This accommodation was built high up which…

A Moody Walk

When I first saw the theme of the challenge for this week, I was confused as to what direction I was going to take. There were so many different ways of tackling the subject. But it was a Sunday and my hubby and I decided to go for a weekend walk to relax. So there…

Weekend Sunday Sky

After a few wet days … my Sunday turned out to be a pleasant sunny day. Have a great day everyone. Inspired by Hammad Rais’ Weekend Sky

Doors with no walls…

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell Art installation at the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens. At the Orlinda Museum in Tagaytay, Philippines. Inspired by Dan’s Thursday Door Challenge

Windows in Manila

I am now back to reminiscing my trip to the Philippines. While driving around Manila, I saw these windows of apartments. Inspired by Ludwig’s Monday Window

Autumn in Emerald Lake

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”-ALBERT CAMUS Autumn … how lovely it is to sit under its lovely coloured foliage … from yellow to orange to red to maroon to amber and brown. I am sharing with you some lovely scenes of autumn in my part of the world. For…

Saturday morning

Pampas Grass with the wonderful blue weekend sky as background. Inspired by Hammad Rais’ Weekend Sky and Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenges

Pampering and Tuesday Streetart – 4

This was on a Tuesday, the 11th of April, when I took the train to the city to catch up with Pat since she took a few days off to celebrate her birthday. We met up at the Parliament Station to catch the tram going to Collingwood. First we had a light breakfast at a…

My Weekend Sky in 7 Hours

“The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what’s happening up there.” – K. D. Lang Morning changes to my Weekend Sky. From 9 am dark, grey skies to a stunning 4 pm bright blue sky.

Cruden Farm

Cruden Farm is one of Australia’s most loved iconic gardens and natural spaces. this is located in Langwarrin, VIC. For Dan’s Thursday Door Challenge This is Cruden Farm, a property bought by Keith Murdoch in 1928 for his wife, Elizabeth. She lived here for many decades until her death in 2012. For over 40 years,…

I am a city girl

Most of you know that I come from the Philippines, but a lot of you may not know that in the Philippines I lived in Makati, the financial hub … the Skyscrapers capital … the shopping destination … and I love it. I worked there for 10 years with my office on the top floor….

Pat’s Tiny House solo Getaway

A mother always worries about her child no matter how old they may be… so when Pat told me that she booked a tiny home to stay all by herself in a place far, far away from the rest of civilisation… I was worried! For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Tiny House I…

In my garden…

I am waiting for the rain to stop so that I can go to the bank. So this is what I did to pass the time. Here is the Bougainvillea on my backyard. Have a great Monday all! Inspired by Cee’s Flower of the Day – FOTD And Bren’s In the Garden Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is…

My sky yesterday

I don’t want to share my weekend sky for today because it is plain dark, gloomy and wet. But this was my yesterday sky… isn’t it wonderful? Inspired by Hammad Rais’ Weekend Sky

Seats in Cafe Giya

This is Cafe Giya in Angono, Rizal where the view is to die for. Went there for a brief stop over during our roadtrip in the Philippines and found some assorted seats. Inspired by Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Village Doors (part 4)

This is the last of the series of the doors that I found in the Philippines. I hope you enjoyed it. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge Stayed for three days at my brother in law’s place and here are some of the doors to houses on our way to church. This is the childhood village…

Tuesday Streetart – 2

My son took this during his few days of work/holiday in New York City. As usual, it was so nice of him to think of his mumma through all this. For now here are some NYC murals. You can join me, if you like, with some of your Street Art photos. You can tag me…

Glowing Moments in Budapest

When I saw the prompt, my trip to Budapest immediately came to mind. I have posted this before on my other blog…but hey, no harm in posting this again. On 2018, hubby and I went to Budapest and there we went on a night cruise. The architectural and historical buildings sparkle on the banks of…

Monday Windows in Makati

My windows post last week was on a greater scale. But this week’s entry is something for my memories. Took this photo through the car window during my holiday in the Philippines. For Ludwig’s Monday Window

A lovely Easter day

Happy Easter from our family to yours… For my family, Easter is extra special because we have so many additional little ones that were so excited for the Easter Egg hunting! Wacky shot please! With my grandkids from my nieces from left to right…Remy, who’s the youngest and still don’t understand any if it. Alex…

Good Friday Sky

Tradition is, my family goes to this Fish & Chips shop in San Remo near Phillip Island in Victoria for Good Friday. But this time around Jack and I decided to go even just the two of us. On the road … I see some cows … But first… Lunch from the San Remo Fisherman’s…

Doors in the Outskirts of Manila (part 3)

Here are some roadside doors which I took photos of from the province of Batangas. It is located in the southern part of Luzon, Philippines. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge


Today’s Challenge from Cee is to post anything that is “Found in Nature”. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC The next two photos were taken in the local wetlands… These are herbs taken in the rooftop of my sister’s place where we stayed in the Philippines. These are Jackfruits from my friend’s place also in…

A tiny Orange Flower

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope” – Lady Bird Johnson I saw this tiny flower on the hills overlooking Cafe Gia in Rizal, Philippines. Cee’s Flower of the Day – FOTD