Category Archives: leisure

Viewfinder: The Sky and the Cows in NZ

During our trip last year to New Zealand, my cousin and his family drove us to Hanmer Springs for our wedding anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚ It was an unexpected surprise ๐Ÿ™‚

On our way there we passed by the quiet and green countryside. Every now and then the green carpet of grass would be dotted with cows, sheep and even deer.

Seeing the cows grazing in the field reminded me of the quiet moments of my childhood in Bohol when I would walk into a clearing just behind thick bamboo grasses. These bamboo grasses were just across our house. From the outside, you would think there’s nothing behind them but just more bamboos. But there is actually a large clearing behind them. I would go there some afternoons and sit on the trunk of a gnarled coconut tree. Some of our tenant neighbors actually bring their cows there to munch and enjoy the grass. But each time I go there, I don’t see a soul around. It’s just quiet nature, the cows, the clouds and me. What refreshing times they were.

Check outย Skywatch Fridayย for more sky and nature shots. My past entries are here and here.

When Christmas Begins in September

The month of September is here!

As soon as the “ber” months come in, ushered by the month of September, we in the Philippines begin to celebrate Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ ย So as early as now, Christmas music is now being played on the radio and also sang or performed in TV shows. Some families have even gone ahead and decorated their homes with Christmas decorations.

Christmas is somehow incomplete without the music ๐Ÿ™‚ So to help all of us to prepare and celebrate the season, I’m sharing here a wonderful Christmas instrumental playlist from YouTube as performed and shared by DappyTKeys.

Enjoy and don’t forget “the Reason” for the season!


By the way, Filipinos also love the Christmas music of Jose Mari Chan. Check out a playlist of his songs here.