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My beautiful Philippines!

The weather here in Winnipeg, Canada is starting to get to me. Spring has officially started last March, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. We’re still having cold temperatures and snow till yesterday! We’ve been looking forward to getting the garden ready, but with the cold and white stuff on the ground, I’m starting to wonder if we’ll even have Spring or just jump straight into Summer.

Then I see these videos to add to my already frazzled emotional state. Made me realize what I am missing.

These are just glimpses of how beautiful MY Philippines is. And I miss everything about it and all that it represents in my life. Yes, even the crowded malls, the traffic, and the pollution. it’s what makes it home 🙂

The beautiful skylines, the grand malls and the busy streets of the country’s capital.

Beautiful Palawan and the rich culture and history surrounding Manila, the Region’s capital.

I need a happy pill…


Do you ever encounter moments in your life when everything seem so overwhelming you keep looking for that big refresh button so you can start over? Before the mistakes, before the regrets… a do-over!

This very long winter is starting to get to me… I need Spring, sunshine, chirping birds, green luscious plants and bright coloured flowers…

It’s coming, eventually… but so is Christmas!

A Maze in Corn… and Zip lining!

Had an amazing team building activity last Saturday with the “office peeps”. We went zip lining at A Maze in Corn, which is something that I, personally, haven’t done before. I don’t think I have any fear of heights, and the idea of jumping off platforms 70 feet high (harnessed, of course) was really exciting for me. I’ve always wanted to fly like Superman! But it was a knee shaking thought to some of our co-workers, and Mamoy G! Still they came and flew right alongside us, which was very admirable of them.

I’d gladly do that with these guys again. Part of the fun was having the right people to do those fun things with.

Here’s a cool video that Mamoy G made of the photos and videos we took during the event.

My face on the magazine…

Sorry for the short absence. We have been having such beautiful sunny days this past week that I just can’t resist spending them in the garden.

Anyway, I know I’ve mentioned in some of my earlier posts that I’m working for a gardening magazine here in Winnipeg. I guess seeing all those beautiful gardens and breathtaking flowers in the pages of our magazines and reading about some fascinating facts about certain plants and how they grow just fueled my already love of nature and turned me into a full pledged gardener. And that is just some of the perks from work.

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Fungi in the garden!

It’s not exactly like athlete’s foot, but found these in the lawn when we got home yesterday. It freaked me out just a little bit so I got the spade and took them out. Then went to my friend Google and tried to find out all about this mushroom.

I think it’s called an Inky Cap mushroom which is commonly seen growing from early spring to fall in North America. It is also edible! As long as you don’t drink any alcohol within 2 days of consuming the mushroom because that’s when it becomes poisonous.

Also, mushrooms, in general, thrive in a shady, damp and organic waste rich environment (which is probably the result of the puppies’ “organic waste”). They may be unsightly,  but they are actually beneficial as it helps break down that organic waste that’s good for the plants.

Now that I know all these, i won’t freak out anymore when I see another cluster growing in the garden, I won’t let them take over the lawn though, but these are cool facts to know about mushrooms.

For 10 Neat Things about Fungus (By Dorothy Dobbie), Click here.

Alcohol Inky Caps (i think)