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Mmm Mmm! How I do love Smoothies!!
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This is going to be my shortest blog entry to date..I think..
This is what happens when no one is around to hang out with!  
I sit at home and I take pictures of my food in my Pj’s! Hahaha!!!

My beloved.

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for awhile,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said “This is eternity,
And all I’ve promised you.”
Today for life on earth is past,
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day’s the same day
There’s no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Thought there were times you did some things,
You knew you shouldn’t do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you’re free.
So won’t you take my hand
And share my life with me?

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here, in your heart.
(Author Unknown)
– Today I’ve had a steady stream soaking my face, I feel like such a loser.  It was a blah-zay kinda day, ironically equipped with gloomy weather outside, very fitting for my mood.  Today is no exception to the way I tend to feel, that I am angry and I’m lonely wishing that she never left me here .  Her picture brings me comfort, she is as beautiful as a rose.  Pictures like this one make me wish she was here with that warm smile of hers, so that “I” may capture it with my camera to keep forever.  I guess I’m just being jealous that my dad is the only one who got to use such a perfect model.  Here’s hoping my memory will suffice for as long as possible! 
(yea sorry no rhyming for mee!!! :P)

Man vs. BBQ

Today is the first day of Spring!  I heard on the radio this morning an overcast high of 6 degrees.. Ha-ha! Bring it on!  The funny thing is that I had no idea that today was the first day of spring yet today ironically I had chosen it as my big house cleaning day and now it will be dubbed “Spring cleaning” Boo!  
I have a large extended family and when we get together especially during the warmer months we Bar-B-Q and have huge pot luck lunch/dinners.  That being said now that Spring is officially here I can’t wait for it to start!
I snapped this picture of my Uncle A manning the BBQ last year during a gathering we had when my Uncle from San Francisco was in town.  I for some reason “really” like this picture lol.  Both their heads are chopped off and by my Uncles stance and tongs in hand he means business and those chickens are gonna get cooked!!  
As always the food was delicious and was washed down nicely with a refreshing glass of wine! 🙂

BEER

I don’t even drink beer.. for those of you who know me well, know that I get the “Asain glow” from even smelling alcohol! Ha-ha  For those of you who didn’t know…that’s your Midas tip of the day! 😉
I pretty much take one of my many cameras almost everywhere I  go, so on this occasion because I had my DSLR in tow, I decided to get artistic in the Steam Whistle brewery beside the Rogers Center.  Neat lil place, I didn’t do the tour because I have seen the Labatt and Guiness brewery already, (Yes, the Guiness brewery in Ireland…suckas! lol) plus didn’t want to pay the coin to go inside.  I really dig the old buildings Toronto has and will probably take the time this year to explore them a bit more.  As for Steam Whistle they give you free little glasses, and when I say “glasses” I mean one. Ha-ha!  But yea that’s incentive enough to go in and chill 🙂

Duck duck duck..GOOSE!

Ahh, Spring! Love is in the air and babies of all kinds appear! LOL… I shot these cuties at Chingcousay Park.  There were tons of little ones and about 3 adults.  I got pretty close to them..until I ran out of bread.. Yes, I bribed them!  It was adorable as one would run the whole clan would mash together and run the way a team of little kids go after a soccer ball when they don’t hold their positions.  It was dusk and the sun was leaving the sky quickly, lots of the pictures were a little dark but I got some really cool ones.  Definitely an adventure I would like to undertake again when the spring comes again!

Forks of the credit

I would like to take this opportunity to exploit my best friend by posting her modeling debut pictures and saying how she did a wonderful job at being my model for a day last year!  I had a project to do for class and called her up and told her “hey guess what, I’m giving you red rubber rain boots and you’re going to jump in puddles while I do shutter speed pictures for an assignment!” Ha-ha Puddles and suspenders she happily obliged.  I picked her up and off we went to Chinguacousy park, to find that all the rain we had in the morning had already dried up leaving this one tiny puddle in the parking lot! Ha-ha!  Lisa jumped several times til she was no longer jumping in a clear puddle of water but a yucky mud puddle.  Seeing as we had exhausted the park after strolling thru the mini farm we drove up to the forks of the credit to take some more fun pics.  I made her roll around in a field of dandelions til her allergies kicked in.  Oooh the things we do to get the shot! 😉

School Project

I am currently enrolled in Wedding level 1 photography in night school; for those of you who don’t know, those of you who do and I guess the rest of you who don’t care but have nothing better to do than read my blog 🙂 Ha!  I am finally doing something in school where I want to be doing it and there is some kind of structure to get where I am going ‘and’ they are not just random classes here and there.  I also get a certificate at the end of it all.. w0000weeee!! hehe! My last project that I handed in (besides this blog; maybe I should write some nice things about my teacher here..hrmm.. lol.. good idea!  Rewind! “My great, funny, sometimes on baby brain (yes, she is pregnant) but none the less extremely entertaining” teacher! lol) gave us a Wedding Packages assignment where we had to create a price list of different wedding packages to offer to clients.  I really liked the way mine turned out so I decided to take a picture and share it with the world.  Mind you this is an assignment and not for real! 🙂
Cheers!
*Please note photo creds. to my friends blog “the glass slipper” for letting me use some wedding pictures to make my assignment really pop!

Dashkitchen

Map Directions

 My Uncle, Owner and Chef, hauling watermelons during “Taste of the Danforth”

“If you’re not Dutch, you’re not much” 😛 as my Opa would say.  I felt compelled to throw on the Holland jersey to represent!
Dashkitchen, located on the Danforth is a cozy restaurant serving fabulous gourmet food designed for the on-the-go lifestyle.  My Uncle Andre owns and operates this ridiculously yummy hot spot to which I help out whenever I have free time.  I took some pictures for his website and decided to post some here for your viewing pleasure.  Every year Dashkitchen par-takes in the annual “Taste of the Danforth”, and last year was my first year helping out.  There were droves of people and it was a ton of fun!  The watermelons were surprising the top seller as it was a very hot weekend.  I highly recommend eating there one day and not on a biased opinion!  What I can say is it truly has a delicious selection of food items that you will be missing out on!
Cheers,
Lemming

Speed of Light

Not thee coolest picture ever..But.. it is still special to me!  This is the first time I tried to slow shutter speed to let the light trails stream across the Highway.  I would save different types of photo styles I would like to try in a folder whenever I would come across something I would like; streaming tail lights was one of them.  It was freezing cold out side on a February night with not many cars until this shot. I set up my tripod with my friend on a bridge that crossed over the 407 and 401.  Because I didn’t know what the heck I was doing it took forever!  The first shot I had was with 1-3 cars and I thought that was cool! Ha-ha  (but it really wasn’t just the concept of it all)
After a few tries this was my end result! Yay!

Ginger

It would only be a matter of time before something would be posted about my cat.  Since she occupies A LOT of my time I tend to take many random pictures following her around the house Ha-ha.  No, I am not a crazy cat lady *fingers crossed*…I hope..yet..eek!  Her name is Ginger, as she was very orange when my family first rescued her from an empty lot that was slotted to be turned into a fire station behind the local pet value.  There was a newspaper article on how an older man would go everyday after work to the pet value and buy tins of food and go out back and feed the 50 some odd stray cats and kittens that lived back there. It was mentioned that if anyone wanted any of the cats to meet the old man to catch them as they were going to be captured and euthanized or if a kitten brought to the pound.  My mom picked her out she was the tiniest one and a quick little bugger.  Love her! My feisty lil furball <3