Tuesday Photo Challenge – Alley

This week Frank’s theme is “Alley” inspired by the architecture in Tuscany, Itlay

 I’m also impressed by the architecture of the allies we saw in Spain. Perhaps this architecture style is common in Europe.  In this post, I include two photos from Toledo and a couple more from Granada. The allies in Granada is the tourist shopping paradise. We have to follow the tour guide closely, so I didn’t have time to get anything at this stop. I did get some souvenir from another shopping stop.

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Toledo Spain – The alley is wide enough for one person going in each way. The people living in those building seem to be able to talk across the alley.
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Toledo Spain – This alley reminds me of one of the scenes from Harry Potter
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Granada Spain – the alley is tourist’ shopping paradise
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Granada Spain – The tour guide is waiting. No time for shopping

Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Alley

 

 

 

Fullerton City Tour

We have been living in La Habra, California for twenty-five years. City of Fullerton is behind the retaining wall in our backyard. We do a lot of thing in Fullerton such as go for walks in Laguna Lake, biking on trails, eat at the restaurants, have my hair done, or go to the hospital. We drive through downtown Fullerton hundreds of times, but have never taken a leisure walk in that area.

This morning we went on an Fullerton downtown tour organized by a lady from our church group. We walked 45,000 steps in two hours according to several peoples’ apps.

“Fullerton was founded in 1887. It secured the land on behalf of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Historically it was a ,center of agriculture, notably groves of Valencia oranges and other citrus crops.

In 1886, the city began negotiations with George H. Fullerton, president of the Pacific Land and Improvement Company, also a Santa Fe subsidiary. They offered free right-of-way and half interest in the land to the railroad and name the city after him. On July 5, 1887, the negotiation came through and the railroad station is now the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerton,_California

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Daily Prompt: Organize

SoCS August 12, 2017 – Guess

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “guess.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy! – Lind G Hill

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Guess! Is my daughter going to have a boy or a girl? I don’t know. They don’t know either. They didn’t want to know. They want to do it the old fashion way.

Back in the days when my older sister started having babies. Her first one was a boy, so was the second one. She wanted to have a girl, so she went on to have the third child. The third child was a boy also. She finally stopped and stayed on contraception. Ten years had gone by, and that year she couldn’t afford to pay for the contraceptive drug. She got pregnant. It was a beautiful girl. What a delightful surprise.

With technology, we can make a prediction of many phenomena, experiment outcomes, or business developments. In personal life, many situations are unpredictable.

We cannot guess with an accuracy of what tomorrow will bring. We face them as they come with acceptance and positive attitude and handle them the best way we can.

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SoCS August 11, 2017 – Guess

Cee’s Share Your World – August 7, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – this week’s questions and my answers:
  1. What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved?

 I signed up to take the Intermediate Customization course from Blogging University, WordPress. I didn’t learn anything that I’m not doing. But for inserting images, they recommend https://unsplash.com. That was the last URL I bookmarked. There are a lot of nice photos on this site. Here is an example:

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Photo by Grahm Holtshausen
  1. Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation?

I believe there is life after life. When I leave behind the gate of this world, I enter the gate that leads me to a better world where there is no more tear from my eyes, no more death, no mourning, no crying or pain. I will meet my loved ones who have gone before me.

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  1. If you were or are a writer, do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?

I write many things. In the storage of my brain, there are short stories, poems, and novels. Currently, on this blog, I have been writing mostly short stories and poems.

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  1. What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I was in a doctor’s office waiting for my appointment. The magazine on top of the pile was WebMD. I picked it up, and started flipping and came across a short paragraph. Basically, it says that positive people are happier, healthier and live longer. Negative people are sad, have more aches and pain, and probably live a shorter life.

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Cee’s Share Your World – August 7, 2017

100 Word Wednesday: Week 30 – Baby Shower

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Photo by Jennifer Pallian

The Baby Shower is coming up. The coordinator sent out a Planning spreadsheet. The team will prepare the bite size sandwiches, appetizers, rainbow fruit skewers, hot and cold drinks, party favorites, wall and table decorations. I’ll prepare cold drinks. One drink is pink grapefruit punch, garnished with real fruit and rosemary. Making rainbow fruit skewers is another task of mine. A photo corner with Décor and photo props will be for family and friends to have photos taken with the mother-to-be. I can visualize it will be such a beautiful party. I’m excited for Mercy and Will, the new parents.

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Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday: Week 30

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Three

“… Three…As usual, there are many ways to capture an image for this week’s theme, so open up your creative minds and go have fun with this one!!” – Frank

When I saw Frank’s theme for the week is “three,” the first thought came to me was “trio.”

I sang in many weddings. When the wedding of my daughter and son-in-law was at hand, I wanted to bless them with the song “The Lord’s Prayer.” An invitation was sent to two of my sisters to sing a “trio” with me. I copied the accompaniment sound track and the lyrics, mailed one set to a sister in Hong Kong, and one set to a sister in Los Angles. On one side of the tape was only the sound track, but the other side had voice singing. We learned by listening and practicing separately. One hour before the wedding was the only rehearsal we had together before singing for real. Being sisters, we could have sung well together without rehearsal. It turned out to be a meditative prayer to the bride and groom!

To play along with Frank’s theme, I only picked out the photos with three people in them.

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Mercy, the bride, Maid of Honor (left) and Bridesmaid (right)
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Will, the Groom, Best Man (right) and Groomsman (left)
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Will’s Mom Kathy, Will and Mercy
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Lynton, Mercy and me
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Pastor officiated the exchange of vows and rings
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The three sisters, Queenie, me and Yolanda singing “The Lord’s Prayer”
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Mercy and Will, after taking communion, lit two candles into one. Meditated on “The Lord’s Prayer” with Divine’s presence
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Divine moment, Pastor pronounced them “husband and wife”

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Three

 

 

 

Cee’s Share Your World – July 31, 2017

Cee’s SYW questions and my answers.
  1. If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected?

My vision has been changing slowly. I had tried contact lenses, but since I have been wearing glasses for many years. I prefer the look of wearing glasses.

After having a vision test at the ophthalmologist’s office, the result showed that I had a large blind spot in the pupil area of my right eye. In fact, I almost had an accident because I didn’t see a car coming from my right when I made a left turn. As a result of the vision test, I had both eyelids lifted as a medical procedure.

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The pair in the front is my current glasses
  1. Are you more of a dog person or a cat person?

I am neither a dog person nor a cat person. We had a dog and a cat for our daughter. The cat got old and lost a lot of weight toward the end because she didn’t eat for many days. One day, a dog from across the street darting over at her and got her scared. Later, we found her passed away in the backyard. She might have had a heart attack. We also had a black puddle. My daughter had fun with him. One morning, we got up and looked out at our backyard, and found Pierre had been bitten and killed by a coyote. We let our daughter see it before she went to school.

Our daughter waited for a while before she got another cat.

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  1. If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top three items on your wish list?

We bought a new house twenty-eight years ago. The house had the three things I liked. Half of the house had the second floor. The second level had the master bedroom on one end, the kids’ bedrooms on the other end, and was connected by a “bridge.” The house had a large living room with high ceiling. We could stand on the “bridge” to look down to the living room. It also had floor to ceiling windows on one side of the living room with lots of light coming into the house.

It took two and a half hours each way for me to drive work. For practical reason, we moved to our current home which had reduced the driving time by half.

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  1. What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Last week, I learned to say, “This is all I can do for today. I’ll continue tomorrow.” I’m retired so I could afford to say that.

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