Food for thoughts, Photography

“Peace” is a priceless feeling . I thought of this:

P = Patience. For only time can reveal the results of decisions made.

E = Empathy. What would it be like to feel how others feel?

A = Admitting to oneself that life is too short not to be happy

C = Compassion.

E = Envy and greed for more will only lead to unhappiness. The ego is satisfied but not the spirit.

Camelia Japonica blooming in Autumn.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyful Sunday!

Maayong Domingo ninyo tanan!


Food for thoughts, Photography

A day = 24 hours

A day = 1440 minutes

A day = 86400 seconds

If I spend 44 hours/week at work this would mean:

44 hours = 2640 minutes

44 hours = 158400 seconds

I have 168 hours a week so:

168 hours – 44 (work) = 124 hours

124 hours – 49 (sleep) = 75 hours

75 hours – 65 (family and friends) = 10 hours

10 hours … Physical activity + Read a book + Meditation

Thinking about the value of every day, every minute and every second of my life in a week helps me to understand that if I organize my time I could really do a lot of things. Life is a journey and time is a precious and vital component to make it worthwhile.

13 fruits

Food for thoughts, Photography

Hello everyone!!! Since we are still waiting here in Italy to say goodbye to the year 2017, I just wanted to share with you my thoughts about events of this year who brought me 3 very special gifts:

One is the gift of family – to be able to see the bond in spite of distance and being unique individuals

Second is the gift of being able to share joy – I realize that instead of drinking alone a bottle of wine, I can share it with others and make them feel that they matter. But this is not only for wine but for any other thing that I have, I did find a special joy knowing that I am not the only one who is happy. I cannot change the world but better changing something than nothing!

Third is the gift wisdom – I mean, being more patient, more understanding and more loving. Oh, I did realize that the art of loving is not that easy and not impossible to learn.

Wishing everyone a joyful and prosperous Year 2018!!!

Year 2017 brought me very special gifts.. Every year I prepare a fruit basket with 13 fruits as a family tradition to wish the family good luck for the coming year. This year’s fruit basket is like this:

Pineapple, mango, papaya,Lychees, apples, kiwi, Cantaloupe, passion fruit, avocado, grapes, pomegranates, mandarin, pears ☺️

New Basil plants out of ….

Food for thoughts, Hobbies, Photography

I thought it was easier to buy Basil plants rather than reproducing new plants out of a mother plant…





A mother Basil plant – I cut the top part (10 cm) – put them in a transparent glass jar for a week and….Voila! New Basil plants!

I was able to reproduce new plants + saved money and I was able to share/give Basil plants to my friends