Philippines is Climate Change Victim

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The recent Philippine disasters were a great testament of how much our climate is changing and will continue to change if we don’t start doing something about it.

Philippines is climate change victim — President Gloria Arroyo

This post is in support of Blog Action Day 2009.

Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web.

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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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Frank Gehry’s work here in 1986–the Standing Glass Fish has become a beloved icon in the Minneapolis’ cultural life. The figure of the fish—-a fond remembrance of the giant carp his Jewish grandmother would leave swimming in the bathtub each week to use for her Friday-night gefilte fish—has been a recurring motif in Gehry’s work. He has used it for his whimsical lamps, in the design for a conference room, and as a notational element in his architectural drawings.  Source

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Spoonbridge and Cherry, 1985-1988

Created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, the complex fabrication of the 5,800 pound spoon and 1,200 pound cherry was carried out at two shipbuilding yards in New England. The sculpture has become a beloved icon in the Garden, whether glaceed with snow in the Minnesota winters or gleaming in the warmer months, with water flowing over the surface of the cherry and a fine mist rising from its stem.  Source

Gorge Creek Trail

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Here are some of the photos from the gorge creek trail at riding mountain. The experiences we had from the trail was unforgettable. Above is a photo of a mama bear paw. It was really big and there were little ones beside it which we assumed to be baby black bears. It was really a fresh trail when we saw it, we were both amazed and frightened at the same time. Below are some of my macro shots. Please enjoy, comment and rate. Thanks 😀

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Legoland

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It was my nephew’s day. He was so excited to go to legoland and pick up a lego of his choice. Jake definitely had a lot of fun that day but I think his uncle had a lot of fun too. I can even go as far as his uncle was jealous because he didn’t buy his own lego. hahahah! His uncle took a lot of pictures so I guess he left legoland with a smile on his face even though he didn’t leave with any lego.

Lego was my brother’s collection back in the Philippines. I think that explains why after buying one lego box, we had to go back and buy 3 more for his son Jake. His wife was mad for spoiling his son. hahaha! For a second there it seemed that he was really buying the lego for himself. hahaha!!! Never the less we all had a lot of fun. Enjoy my macro lego moments.

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Clear Lake

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Location: Clear Lake Riding Mountain, Manitoba Canada

Pinewood Museum – Riding Mountain

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If you are cold, tea will warm you.  If you are too heated, it will cool you.  If you are depressed, it will cheer you.  If you are excited, it will calm you.  ~Gladstone, 1865

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Location: Pinewood Museum Riding Mountain

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I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours.  But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places.  Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.  ~H.A. Overstreet