stories and photos of a simple Filipina who found her second home, Wolfenbüttel, DE

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

as part of the show a stilltwalker

When you hear the words new year definitely the first thing will come out to your mind is fireworks. When i think about fireworks i always remember our trip to Hannover with Mutti. It was our birthday gift to her on her last years birthday. That was on the 30th of August 2008 in Hannover, we watch the 18th International Fireworks Contest.

Philippines won the third place, Denmark got the second place and France won the first place. Philippines is just few points ahead against Canada, Portugal is also one of the participants in the said contest.

Happy New Year everyone!!! :)
got to go guys, it's time to watch "Dinner for One"! *winks* :)
the count down is on! i'll see you all next year! :) mwah!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Oh Tannenbaum! Oh Tannenbaum!

"oh, Tannenbaum... oh Tannenbaum... Der Weihnachtsmann geht Äpfel klauen.."

in English: " oh, Christmas tree... oh Christmas tree... Santa goes to steal apples"

Ok, Das ist nur Quatsch"! ( nonsense ) my husband use to sing this traditional Christmas song, and i thought that's the right lyrics ;) but then i just learned lately that he changed the lyrics of the song! oh, that's one of his 99% shit in the head! ;)

So, how we celebrated Christmas? Michael, me and Mutti (my mother in law) had a nice dinner together, my brother in law are in Norway with their friends, Mutti is bit sad but she said she understand them, because Michael and me are also not here on Christmas for the past few years. Michael baked goose (not whole, only breast) with fresh vegies and fruits i bought in the market a day before. It was excellent! never eat goose before, Mutti likes it also. "Danke mein Schatz für das wunderschöne Weihnachtsessen"! ;)

Like last year, Mutti read to us a verse from the Bible which tells how or why there's christmas, and then like last year, she asked me or requested that i sing a Christmas song. Ok, i can sing... i am a member of a church choir before long time ago. And yes... Mutti likes my song and it brings tears in her eyes everytime i sing, or maybe it's the spirit of Christmas.
Our Tannenbaum maybe is not so grandiuos or not so tall like the others, but it brings joy and peacefulness everytime we sit on our sofa and just staring at it (except when there's fußball). The decos are not all natural but the apples are real fresh from the market. We wanted to put real candles but because of security, we just put electric lights.

This Christmas tree will be standing here in our living room until my birthday ;) when? i won't tell you Lol! :) ok here's a clue, after three kings one day more then it's my birthday :)

From Wolfenbüttel with Love, we wish you all enjoy the rest of the holiday season and may you all have a Blessed and a Joyous New Year! :)

ok, got to go guys i have to watch out that Santa won't steal apples on our Christmas tree ;)

Monday, December 21, 2009

hope, peace, love and joy

may you find all these in this time of the year.... happy 4th advents day!

Friday, December 18, 2009


" the real man smiles in trouble, gathers strenght from distress, and grow brave by reflection"...

by: Thomas Paine

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

no white Christmas this time

I know i am complaining sometimes about the cold weather here but still, when it's Christmas people are also dreaming including me, (not all ) of a white Christmas. News said there'll be snow coming this week but for sure it will be only in the higher part of Northern Germany like in Bad Harzburg.

Marienteichbaude- Harz National Park. It was the first time we went there when there's more than one meter high of snow. It was so hard to find a parking because of so many tourists and people from here are there to ski or just walking around the national park.

These photos are taken there this year, around January. With or without snow i know we will have a joyous Christmas :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Weihnachtsmarkt, Wolfenbüttel

I won't take you guys this time anywhere ;) let's stay here in Wolfenbüttel where there's a lot of actions happening! Lol! Yesterday evening hubby and me went to "Weihnachtsmarkt" it's my second time to see this Christmas tradition here, because most of the time Michael and me are out of the country travelling somewhere. My mother in law is so happy that we stay again this year with her, because like i said we are always not here in this time of the year.

What makes the city special when it's Christmas is the lights of course the decos and it makes those beautiful Fachwerkshäuser more enchanting. Just look at the photos and tell me that i'm not telling the truth ;)

Happy 3rd Advents Day everyone!

Friday, December 11, 2009

bamboo train trip

Are you ready for this!? ;) have you heard or experienced to ride in a "bamboo train"? i did in Battambang Cambodia. So guys eat your heart out! and let's go for a ride! Lol! ;)

Yes, i had been to Cambodia two times and it always been a good trip, the country has a lot to offer not just the Angkor Wat also there are beautiful beaches like Sihanoukville and more. I love this country it leaves wonderful experiences in my mind and heart.

There are people we met before that we met again in the resort where we stayed for a week, and we are so happy to see each other again :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Phi Phi Island

It's cold now here and i am dreaming.... dreaming that i am on the beach swimming, snorkeling, rolling my body in the white crystal sand of the ocean hayyy... :( so let me dream guys just for this day. I dream also that i was with Leonardo de Carpio enjoying the water in "The Beach"! Lol! hehehe ;)

me with Leonardo este! with hubby hehe ;) *winks*

ok, no more dreams! Two years ago hubby and me was in Thailand in Phi Phi Island and that time i don't know how to swim yet. We made a whole day trip to Maya Bay, including on what we paid are drinks, food, and etc. We also saw some caves, and monkey island, and then straight we go to Maya Bay. So, while the girls and everybody was enjoying swimming and snorkeling i was left alone on the boat just staring at them :( but i can swim now! teehee ;) after we came back from Thailand that year, i learn swimming and then maybe i can say i am not that good but important is i know now how to swim ;) my first experience swimming after learning was in The Red Sea in Egypt ;) now that's another story.