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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wednesday Windows #1 | Gornergrat Observatories - Switzerland

I was blog hopping for the BC Bloggers' commenting challenge when I found this Wednesday Windows of Vienna and Beyond which featured Schönbrunn Palace. Series of photos shared on that site were all great images and I almost felt like getting lost in the beauty of them all. Visit Vienna and Beyond to see for yourselves.

You have One (1) day left to share your own photo of a window or door.

Now on to my photos. At the time all these photos were taken, we were living in Geneva, Switzerland. Every weekend, we went for out of town trips and this trip to Gornergrat was certainly one of our favorites.

I didn't have a dslr yet back then. All I had was point and shoot, Canon Powershot(ed.), which I guess, wasn't too bad.

The three photos below are different shots of the Gornergrat Observatory, Switzerland. This observatory is at 3150m above sea level which then provides great conditions for successful research in astronomy and astrophysics.

North and South Gornergrat Astronomical Observatories

We got there via train.

It was summer so there wasn't much snow then. As you can see, sky was clear and sun was shining immensely but, look! We were all covered up from head to toe! Yes, it was at freezing temperature despite the fact that it was summer in Europe.

See my photo below with my little boy EJ?

If it wasn't that much cold then I would've taken off my gloves while taking photos. Mind you, I can't feel my toes that time!

EJ kept on slipping so I stopped taking photos to help him up off the snow!

We were there not to view the windows of Gornergrat Observatories but to witness the beauty of Matterhorn (German name) mountain (Monte Cervino in Italian or Mont Cervin in French).

Matterhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. This mountain is considered to be one of the highest peaks in the Alps.

Here's the proud Matterhorn:


Sun is setting. Time to go home!

I hope you enjoyed your quick trip to Switzerland!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Blogger #Meme 1: Things That Make Me Happy

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; 
for I have also learned from experience 
that the greater part of our happiness 
or misery depends upon our dispositions, 
and not upon our circumstances.

-Martha Washington

BC Bloggers  recently came up with a  weekly  Meme and first Meme is the "Things That Make You Happy".   This topic was submitted by Sanna of http://womanscribbles.netso she is hosting this week's meme.

If you wish to join us BC Bloggers, please visit this LINK.

If you want happiness for an hour? Take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day? Go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year? Inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime? Help someone else.

-Chinese Proverb

Here's a few of Things That Truly Make Me Happy (in random order)

  • My son's laughter.
  • Taking photos of random people.
  • Eating green mango.
  • Napping :)
  • Watching reruns of 'Friends'.
  • Reading a book by Nicholas Sparks.
  • Walking.
  • Goodnight kiss from my son.
  • Dressing up for a night out.
  • Browsing at bookstores.
  • Watching 'The Notebook' on dvd.
  • Editing photos.
  • Cooking for family and friends.
  • Singing out loud!
  • A hug from my son.
  • Drinking coffee in the morning.
  • Cycling.
  • Strolling at a mall.
  • Watching 'Dog Whisperer'.
  • Seeing my friends.
  • Reading and sharing 'happiness quotes'.
  • Butterflies!
  • Frolicking on the beach :D
  • Lunch/Dinner with EJ and Seamus.
  • Sketching.
  • Reading Harry Potter books... again and again!
  • Trying out clothes at fitting rooms of dress shops.
  • Running for 'Pasig River'.
  • Night out with girl friends.
  • Visiting my sisters.
  • Doing butterfly or breast strokes at the pool.
  • Creating my own beaded bracelets and necklaces.
  • Cross-stitching.
  • Volunteering for a good cause.
  • Coloring!

I know you're getting bored now so I'll stop right there. My top three are: my son's laughter, reruns of 'Friends' and frolicking on the beach!

It's your turn. What are some of the things that make you happy?

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#Energizer and #Nuffnang Presents: The Amazing Spider-Man

An outcast high schooler, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) was abandoned by his own parents to be raised by his Aunt May (Sally Field) and Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen). As Peter struggles his way through high school, he tries to figure out who he is and how to convey his affection for his crush Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).
All through that life difficulty Peter is going through, he finds a clue as to why he was left behind by his parents. Then his quest about it begins which led him to Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) and subsequently, collided with the doctor's alter-ego The Lizard.
Consequently, Peter will make life-altering choices which eventually turn him into a hero. 

Makers of the World's Longest Lasting Batteries

Energizer and Nuffnang power my life through Energizer's Power Seal Technology and Nuffnang's power to push bloggers to be creative in writing.

Through the years, Energizer has brought us more than enough energy and has never let us down at any circumstances. Whenever there is a need for a battery-operated toys, gadgets, or radio, we can always depend upon the Power Seal Technology of Energizer to power it up and it can keep going, and going, and going, and going!

Even during emergency like when electric power is cut-off, either for maintenance or because of typhoon, Energizer is there to provide us long-lasting power for our flashlights and radio.

Energizer has lived up to our expectations!

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