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ebilflindas 7:07am, 30 December 2006
My Daily Photo Diary, November

Just the images, please!

ONE MONTH TO GO!!!
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friuduric 11 years ago
Hi. When it comes to rape of any kind,my thinking goes along the lines of CollardGreens (But instead of a blanket and a board, I'm thinking more along the lines of a sharp knife and and a towel to staunch the blood after the removal. Heh.)

As the parent of two girls, I thank all the parents of boys who raise their sons to respect women. So, thanks.

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
sunshinecity 11 years ago
shit that sucks for your friend. i have a friend of mien who had the same thing happen to her only a few weeks ago... a very close call but luckily she managed to avoid it. And would you believe this guy called up the next day hoping they could still be friends because "nothing happened"!!!

I am getting to love your son more and more. he just seems like the coolest little kid and I love all the facial expressions and smirks he pulls!!
Hahaha!!

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
Dragonhide Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Dragonhide (member) 11 years ago
*Kicking myself for falling behind on your diary*

It was wonderful catching up... and it ended leaving me pissy- there's not much that gets me more mad than some dickwad taking advantage of others- especially sexual advantages.

The thought I entertain towards such creatures is the thought of systematically dislocating individual joints of their bodies while I practice all the jujitsu finishing holds.....

~~~~~

Sorry man, that it happened to your friend.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Hey, thank you all for the thoughts, and welcome, friuduric to my diary!

Ted: Believe me, Batman was my first and all-time favourite superhero--I've got latent vigilante tendencies!

friuduric: I was raised by my Momma, and am now trying to raise my Son to be a strong, gentle man (I like your idea, too!).

sunshinecity: Thank you, and thanks for all the comments! Watch out, if you ever got to meet my boy, he'd have you wrapped around his strong, but gentle finger!

Tim: Yeah, sorry to lead you all down a primrose path of Summertime fun, only to drop the noose on y'all. And I like your thoughts, too. I could use a chin-na and point-striking practice dummy!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
* straps on utility belt, checks tension on batwire, switches on the beacon...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
* picks up red, flashing phone
"Yes Commissioner?"
ebilflindas 11 years ago
30 July 07

Palms Waving Like Clouds

DSC00024

A little tai chi reference for ya.
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
31 July 07

Sorry

[edit]
Actually, I guess I had taken this photo...

Moon thru blinds
ebilflindas 11 years ago
1 Aug 07

Strong like bear

Pull-up 8-1-2007 7-11-01 PM

And only getting stronger.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
what a neato picture!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
yay!
like superman!

;)


eelend's 2007
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
I like CG's idea of suitable punishment, with Tim's embellishments. Wouldn't go as far as Friuduric, though, I'm not that fond of blood.
Thanks for your visit to my "office" this morning, Ebil.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I swear I'm not fading out! Just that it's summertime, and I gotta keep the boy occupied, y'know?

I'll be conducting a major photo-dump soon, though. Sorry to be such a diary slacker!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Take care of business with the boy...we can wait !
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
No guilt allowed. We patiently look forward to your photodump.
ItinerArts 11 years ago
A strong son is a mixed blessing. I think my son is doing push-ups, sit-ups and occasional kick-boxing inside his mother!

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Tim: You meant the palms, right?
eelend: Yes, indeed!
RobW_: No blood, and no guilt!
Ted: Thanks for your patience. ;-)
ItinerArts: Maybe he's eager to get out!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I just noticed my above reply to you, my visitors, reads like an odd script!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
02 Aug 07

Splashing Mudra

Mudra Fountain 8-1-2007 3-59-42 PM
ebilflindas 11 years ago
03 Aug 07

This is how we do it...

What else do you need?

From the weekly Concerts in the Park
ebilflindas 11 years ago
04 Aug 07

What I want to be when I grow up...

DSCF9866

When I was a kid, I always wanted to play the saxophone.
Alas, my parents couldn't afford it, but rather than tell me so, they told me my hands were too small. I wound up joining the school band to play the flute. Later, I taught myself how to play the blues harp (harmonica). Now all I needs is a band.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
05 Aug 07

Ummm...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
06 Aug 07

I'm sure there's a photo here somewhere...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
07 Aug 07

Alright, what's going on here...
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
08 Aug 07

The Fifth Estate

Um...

The proliferation and ubiquity of media technology in the hands of the people means nothing goes unseen.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
09 Aug 07

Pretending to be an iPhone

6682 pretending
ebilflindas 11 years ago
10 Aug 07

Again with the Concerts in the Park Gang

CitP gang
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
11 Aug 07

Awww...

Post Picnic Play
ebilflindas 11 years ago
12 Aug 07

Tickets Home

sunshinecity 11 years ago
love the iphone imposter!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Aug 11 -- beautiful smiles! Wow
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Aug 11 is enough to make my heart melt into a puddle of goo.

:)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
Aug 11... aaaawwwwwwww

eelend's 2007
friuduric 11 years ago
So cute! There's no faking *that* happiness!

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
So much here! I love Santa Margherita -- had it for the first time in 1987 (I remember because it was after seeing Cirque du Soleil in NY) and we were at this cool restaurant in little Italy.

The back six -- I'm sure having a hard time keeping up.. glad your not "fading out" keeps me motivated to be more disciplined. staying home every day has sort of gotten old and I have missed days.

pretending to be an iphone --- haha, good one....

the little one looks like he's been having fun!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
sunshinecity Me too! And mine cost about 1/8 of a real iPhone!
Яick, Tim, Izas, friuduric All together now: AWWWW!!!
Teresa I'm keeping you motivated?! Now that's encouragement for me!
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
In the words of HSM (High School Musical) (i do have a preteen)....
We're all in this together!!! :0)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
11AUG - great smiles on both. The blur of motion adds to the joy. Good one.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Oh - love the picnics...but where is the champagne ??
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
What's going on with you Emil, i miss u....
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
Yeah Emil... get back here!

The photo of the 11th is incredibly adorable... *heart*

Erica Day by Day 2007
Dragonhide 11 years ago
yeah, really.....
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Wow, how funny that I should finally take the time to unload my camera & phonecam and finally upload 'em here, and I find y'all *sniff* looking for me!

Photos are getting uploaded right now!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
13 Aug 07

Echoes of Bella

Practicing

Of the photos I have for August 13th I chose this one because it reminded me of BG's shot of the fire-fighting 'copter (though they were taken 13 days apart).
ebilflindas 11 years ago
14 Aug 07

Sand Seaweed Sunset

Seaweed Sand Sunset
ebilflindas 11 years ago
15 Aug 07

My little Appollo

Corona

Here are the rest of the day's photos.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
16 Aug 07

Down from Bonny Doon

Game, boy.

The old housemates Ren and I visited in Bonny Doon came and stayed with us for a week. We didn't see them much, as they were busy helping to put up an art installation (which I shamefully have not seen yet). This is Tosh having a little down-time with my son's Gameboy.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
17 Aug 07

The Last Concert in the Park of the Summer...

DSCF9976

Concerts in the Park is such a great, weekly event. As much as I'm ready for Summer to be over, I will miss these Friday evening community gatherings. Here we have Carrie, the vegan trailmaster; Erin, hostess of the annual Slip 'n' Slide party; and Beryl, Maestra of the Mango Salsa!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
18 Aug 07

Salvage

DSCF9996

Well, my camera, as well as it's served me for the last year and a half, is really showing the wear and tear I've put it through. The flash no longer works, nor do half the buttons on the back--no more chimping for me! It still takes good shots when there's light, but when the lights are low, I have to work the images in post just to get something interesting out of 'em. Like this image of my old friend John, taken at his surprise birthday party.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
19 Aug 07

Just in case you were wondering:

8-19-2007 11-05-09 AM
ebilflindas 11 years ago
20 Aug 07

Well that's rather vague

8-20-2007 2-18-17 PM

While Ren and I had a great day out and about in Balboa Park and at the Zoo, this shot just makes me laugh.

I mean, c'mon, meat? Couldn't they be just a little more specific?
Dragonhide 11 years ago
holy hell.. beautiful pictures you posted!!!

especially like the beached seaweed.. and your kid in front of the sun.. stunning shots!!!!

i hope Tosh gave your kid his turn. :)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
21 Aug 07

Addicted, or just stupid?

You know you got it bad when...

It never ceases to amaze me when I see people smoking at the gas station.

I used to smoke--there was a point in my early 20s when I was well over a pack a day. I was never so hooked, though, that I couldn't wait for my tank to fill up before having another cigarette, not like this guy.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Oh crap MORE posts! LOL My dialup ass can't keep up.. OK I'll be back tomorrow! hehe
ebilflindas 11 years ago
22 Aug 07

For Sale

08222007(004)

Man, I didn't think it would be so hard to get rid of this phone--I even got it unlocked for use with other SIM cards, even overseas (it's a quad-band World phone). I took some photos of it to post with my ad, and those turned out to be the only shots I took all day.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Hey Tim! You called me out, so I'm bringin' it!
Thanks for trying to keep up on dial-up!

Funny thing about my boy and the Gameboy--I have to ask him if he wants to play with it. He likes playing video games, but he's not all crazy with 'em. I rarely have to ask him to put the thing down.
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
John looks rather ghostly.

"Meat" isn't good enough for you? You want the exact species or something??

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/7215...
jrayfarm1980 11 years ago
Sooo...why are you trying to get rid of the phone so badly? Purchasing an iPhone, perhaps?
ebilflindas 11 years ago
23 Aug 07

Grandma's new puppy...haha

8-23-2007 4-37-38 PM

I laugh because she didn't want another dog. After their last boxer, Precious had to be put down (she had a tumor the size of a kids' league soccer ball), my step-father had been pining for another dog. My mom's not so cool with it 'cuz she has to stay home with Jenna (the new dog) and can't leave her alone in the new house for too long at a time. The bitch is smart (the dog, not my mom--wait, my mom's smart, I just wasn't calling her...oh, you get it!)--they left her alone once, but didn't dead-bolt the door, thinking no one would try to get in with a boxer in the house. So they just locked the door knob and left. The got home to find Jenna at the neighbor's house--she was able to turn the door knob, which when locked, still turns from the inside.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
That's right, Barry! =D Actually, being the omninvore that I am, it doesn't really bother me. It just made me laugh. I just try to imagine all the thought that went into that...
"Well, we can't say 'Flavored with Beef' because that part of the cow isn't considered 'beef'"

"Oh, you thought those were cows?"

*cue Tim's fortune cookie joke* ;-)


Nah, no iPhone for me Jray. As cool and slick as it's interface is, it's too wide for my taste. Even the RAZRs, to me, are too wide. I actually got my hands on a different SonyEricsson--the w810i--and I'm absolutely diggin' it! I like the SE phones, but their clam-shells might be a bit more prone the White-Screen-of-Death (which I experienced with a previous phone). Plus this new phone has a much better camera and is from their Walkman line. I never thought I'd be a big fan of device Convergence, but I'm really liking that I can be listening to my podcasts and not have to pause my mp3 player and take off my headphones in order to take a call. And with the camera on board, I don't care so much that my regular camera is on it's last legs!
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
24 Aug 07

Whoops...looks like I accidentally deleted those photos! =\

[EDIT]
Oh wait! I think I found 'em! *phew*
Will post soon...

[EDIT v2]
Ok, I found my photos for today...I call this one

Claudia

Claudia

As in, Claudia, the child-vampire in Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. This shot was taken in my Mom's new house. At either end of the hallway is an atrium-like structure that lets in natural light. I find them a bit creepy, though. One of them reminds me of the original Resident Evil video game. The one pictured here, though, reminds me of the scene in which Claudia (and Madeleine) are locked in an open-roofed cell, left to perish with the rising Sun. Of course, I don't tell my Mom any of this!
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Am I too late to say Awwww! (Aug11). Like the seaweed on the beach (Aug 14), and the other quirky shots you've thrown up (glad the cookie's finally there) etc. Concerts in the Park look like nice occasions.

Cheers.
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
Good Times! Yay. Having fun catching up with you and the boy. Thanks for the nod with the copter shot. Love the Apollo shot. I used to smoke too, finally decided I couldn't cheat death forever, so now i just have one now and then when i drink. but never my old brand. Did my own test on the Iphone and i don't love it. typing text on a virtual keyboard is tricky. and slow..... and i need a keyboard for texting... the cookie sign -- what cookie is it for? oh wait, i get it -- they hand out cookies at the doubletree, i think. Jenna is sweet. :-) nice to see u :-)
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
Still laughing at the Meat flavored sauce... *shakes head*

Erica Day by Day 2007
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
Oh, I rather like the portrait of your friend although your camera isn't perfect, it's nice work.

Erica Day by Day 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey Emil - it has been ages since I posted here - apologies. Cigarettes and gas vapors...I propose to replace the cigarette with a blow torch - faster and more effective ! I was in Saudi a year or so ago and the driver of our car drove off with the fill hose from the gas pump still in the car - pulled the damn pump right off the stand...sparks and screeches and people running like hell to get some distance...nothing happened and we got fined heavily - driver got spanked with a hose...really !

Good stuff here - hope you are well...CollardGreens: Oops!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Thanks for continuing to visit my thread, Rob! Never too late!

Jenna is extremely sweet, Teresa. She's only two, but super mellow. their last dog, Precious, didn't settle down until she was about 10 and saddled with a big ol' tumor.

*laughs w/ Erica* yes, meat flavoured sauce to go with what, pasta flavoured, uh, noodles?

Don't try to turn my diary into some randy smut thread, Ted! Really now, chauffeurs getting spanked with hoses? ;-)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
25 Aug 07

The Grapevine, again

Grapevine 8-25-2007 4-27-28 PM

A much better cameraphone shot (compared to the last time) of the way South from Grandma's.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
26 Aug 07

Can you [see] me now?

8-26-2007 12-09-26 AM

My son got to "meet" some relatives in the Philippines via webcam.
Amazing; when I was his age, we went to the P.I. Now we can visit 'virtually'.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
27 Aug 07

Silly Boy

8-27-2007 6-22-39 PM
ebilflindas 11 years ago
28 Aug 07

Sleeping Sweetly

8-28-2007 12-17-27 AM

He doesn't mind the camera in his face when he's asleep!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
29 Aug 07

Testing

8-29-2007 11-13-09 AM

Testing the Macro mode on the new cameraphone.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
30 Aug 07

Back to School Night

Our New School!!!

Everyone is sooo excited to start the new school year at our new site (this photo only shows a third of the school). I swear, I feel like I'm the one coming back from Summer break! It's so exciting--the smallest classroom at this new site is twice as big as the classrooms at the previous location. And it's actually a school--for the last 5 years, the school has leased space in a multi-use Medical building, which meant all sorts of people wandering the halls (not to mention the "pro-life" whackos [not that their opinions make them whacko, just their methods] who'd set up their disgusting posters right at the entrance of the school). Now, we won't have to cautiously escort 20-40 children across a four-lane thoroughfare so they can get some grass time. The staff and faculty of SDCCS have done so well with so little for so long, with this new facility, it's just going to be amazing x100!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Cameraphone works great ! I always liked it when the kids went back to school - meant the home office was quiet for a few hours !

Oh - driver of the gas pump pulling car was not polite enough to the police and they wacked him ! The Saudi police use a sort of a flexible hard rubber baton for thumping impolite persons...it works to keep the rest in line ...for example - I was ULTRA polite when questioned !!

Good stuff here -
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Really great stuff in here Emil. Thanks for sharing!
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
love the 28th...so sweet
ebilflindas 11 years ago
That is exactly what I'm looking forward to, Ted!
Thank you, ParScuSa, for the visit here and to my stream!
His angelic slumber rejuvenates us both, Teresa!

Today we are off to Placentia, to visit with an old friend for his birthday, then over to Fullerton, for another family reunion/birthday celebration. The celebrants at the reunion are 78 and 92!!! The 78 y.o. lives in Barstow, so I know he can take the heat; I just hope everyone else handles it ok!

And then school starts on Tuesday!!! So I may be absent for a few, again. But with the boy back in school, I'll have worlds more time to post.
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Wow, what a burst of posting. I think you even squeezed two or three pictures in while I was commenting yesterday, including that oh-so-cute doggy shot. Some more lovely pics of your boy, and I liked the open road picture. See ya.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Yeah, Rob, I tend to be time-management challenged, so it's hard for me to just do one posting a day, and I wind up having to catch up, so I put on the burst-mode to atone!

31 Aug 07

It's like a heatwave

guayabera 8-31-2007 9-07-39 PM

It's so hot, even my Guayabera is too much to handle...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
01 Sep 07

Swim at your own risk

Dirty

This is a familiar sign at the Southwestern-most beach in the continental US.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
02 Sep 07

Cousins

cousins 9-2-2007 10-15-41 PM

Today we attended another family reunion/birthday celebration. With surnames like "Brown", "Strong", and "Niebert", it's always fascinating to hear the older folks speaking in their native Filipino dialects, reminiscing about life on the islands; when I was my son's age, it confounded me that these "white" folks talked funny, like when my parents talked on the phone. I talked to the brother of the girls in the picture about this, and he confided, "Yeah, people never believe me when I tell the I'm part Filipino." Yeah, kinda like when people find it funny that my last name is Brown.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
03 Sep 07

À la Marc

frame 9-3-2007 6-46-28 PM

This was inspired by some of Marc's shots a few months ago...(and while looking up those links on his stream, I discover that I am using the same cameraphone he is!)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
04 Sep 07

First Day of School!!

from bldg 9-4-2007 7-26-39 AMfrom yard 9-4-2007 7-17-32 AM

The view of Ren's area of the new school, from two perspectives. (if you look closely in the upper image, you might see how he managed to be in each frame of the panorama!)

Hey, I've been pretty good about the rules here (except for missing a few days), indulge me this one transgression!
I wish that cookie was here.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
now i can't wait for you to get to page 10 so your margins are readable again.... LBT's gonna come over here and kick your butt!!!

LOL
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Nah, LBT's cool, besides, she doesn't want to damage those dainty shoes on Emil's butt. You've got the Marc-ish shots down nicely, and that is a nice-looking school.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Oh I'll never forget how I couldn't stop laughing when I saw that brand of tomato sauce from the 20th...
I Really find it so amusing how foreigners will take and old Italian word and use it to their pleasing...
Do you know that Prego means "you're welcome"?
Yeah... it's the You're welcome tomato sauce... laugh it up people!

In the UK they have a lingerie store called La Senza - which translatres as "The Without"... wtf right?
I'm guessing they were trying to go for L'Essenza, which means The essence, but somehow they F*ucked up...
Hahaha
Hilarious!

Your sleeping boy from the 28th is just adorable!
Li'l heart breaker in the making, for sure!
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Cute kids on the 2nd! I know what you mean-- I expect all kinds of confusion about my half-Taiwanese son in Europe.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/7215...
friuduric 11 years ago
Boy, you two have been busy! The beginning of school is always fun (and a little scary, too). SDCCS has lots of pics of smiling kids -- always a good sign.

I guess I hadn't gone deep enough in your stream before, I didn't know you are from the Philippines. I spent the summer of 1987 there. Very cool place! (Of course, our return plans were changed because of the August mini-coup, but still.)

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Hey Sunni: I think La Senza is quiete a good name - after all, the nicest thing about lingerie from a man's point of view (after admiring it) is to remove it!

In South Africa, we have something called a Prego Roll, which we imported from our Portugues neighbours in Moçambique - essentially a soft Portuguese roll with a piece of steak slathered with spicy Prego sauce - pub food standard. So, maybe Emil's sauce is really Portuguese, not Italian. Maybe Loca-Bandoca can help us out here?
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
Well, Gypsy, if you make your way over my my friends' place on Smith Grade, they make a mean peanut butter cookie from scratch!

You know what they say, Teresa, bad behaviour is just a cry for attention ;-) (really, though, are my panorama-ding-dongs spanning the width of your screen? Cuz in Firefox, my margins are fine...hmmm).

Thanks, Rob. You'll likely see much more of school (remember the first shot of it? It was that super-flexi-boy from their talent show) over the next few months.

Totally, Alex, I always think it's funny when companies from other countries use english poorly, and forget how ridiculous it is when Uhmerkin companies try to get ethnic with it. Yeah, I knew it meant you're welcome, but for some reason, I kept reading those big bold letters (Prego) as the Uhmerkin abbreviation for pregnant! Puts a whole new spin on the exclamation Flavored with Meat! doesn't it? lol

Ooh, you guys be moving to Europe, Barry? He'll prolly knock 'em dead there!

I'll tell you what, Marc, ever since those photos of yours, I've kept this secret desire to really take it up with the cameraphone, but the ones I had were >1 mp. Fire away with any questions about the phone--I've actually been playing around with FAR manager and PhoneXS for flashing and debranding--so far, I haven't bricked it! *knocks on wood!* And thanks for droppin' some love over on my stream!

Ack! You went in the Summer, Imperatrix??? ;-) Where, precisely, were you? In Manila, or did you venture out into the provinces? It's been 10 years since my last visit...I'd love to bring my son (my father moved back there about 15 years ago--he still hasn't met his grandson), but my dad lives on the island that's at the center of the Christian/Muslim conflict. When it was just me, I didn't care--and actually found it thrilling--but with the boy, I'd be too afraid of some (very real) pirates discovering that this little boy is the grandson of a city councilman (and great-grandson of the former mayor); he might be found more irresistible than he already is! ;-)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Hey Rob! Not busy at the Freddie's yet, eh? ;-)

Actually, here in Uhmerka, Prego is, indeed, marketed as a pasta sauce. As I remember, it was introduced as competition for Ragú spaghetti sauce (which I don't see around anymore), which, if I recall correctly, employed the slogan, "Now THAT's Italian!"--whereas Prego, intentionally or not, used to use the slogan, "It's in there." lol
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Hey look at all the extra room in this thread. Kinda makes you want to put yer feet up and read. Nice panorama eb!

PS: I'm meat-flavored too.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I read all this with a big smile... cool & funny stuff... Your son is awesome! :)
friuduric 11 years ago
I had two college friends who had family in Quezon City, so they invited me along for a 2-month visit. We spent most of the time around Manila. I did whatever the family was doing: I went to the movies and "watched" a movie in Tagalog (Balweg: Rebel Priest), rode in jeepneys, we went clubbing (lots of clubbing!), ate bean ice cream, Balut (eeek!), but I passed on the Dinuguan (a girl's got limits, after all!).

We also visited Baguio. Oh it was so gorgeous in the mountains!

But no -- we didn't go south at all. I can see your concerns in bringing your son there. Was that the relatives he chatted with over webcam?

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Hey Яick! Please do--kick back and stay awhile. My outhouse isn't as pretty as your's, but it does its...er...duty. ;-) Wait, are you Prego?

Sorry Marc, I haven't (yet) come across any such apps. I have, however, flashed one of my spare phones (yeah, another w810i--I got two of 'em for a steal, so I have one to use and one to hack) with someone else's Camera Driver--check out the link, it might pique your interest. Thanks, too, for your faves and comments. I can't take all the cred for the panos--the cam does most of the work!

Thanks, Tim! Say, I forwarded a link to your stream to a family friend--she's gotten to ASL 6 (heavy on the Deaf culture studies), and we got to talking...I was talking about you and your photos, and she was interested in seeing them--so if you get some random comments from zipnlovebug, she's with me!

So you tried the balut, but passed on the dinuguan (kudos for your spelling!)? You're funny! At least there are different variations of the "chocolate meat"--some better than others--but with balut, the only difference is in how many days developed you want the little duckie. =p Yes, it is gorgeous in the mountains and cool--a great escape from the oppressive heat in the sprawling city. You can't even imagine how effin' huge Manila is now--it makes me think of Coruscant, the city-planet. And yes, those were some relatives Ren got to chat with--one of my aunties and a couple of his cousins.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
05 Sep 07

Look! Up in the sky!

bearclaw ballmitt

It's a Bearclaw! It's a Baseball Mitt! There's a municipal airfield not too far from Ren's school. Maybe someone was practicing their sky-writing. We couldn't figure out what they were trying to say, though.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
They forgot The Finger.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
how Effin Cool!!!

Love the baseball mitt!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Haha, Marc! I am sooo kicking myself for not getting that one when I first saw this!

I was totally waiting for the finger to materialize, Rob! They had another go about an hour later, but still, no finger.

Hi Alex! I'm not much of a baseball fan, but I love bearclaws! Yum!
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