Casa Santa at Jardin de Miramar

Would you like to see Santa on Summer time?

Me: I wish!

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Well, there’s a place in Antipolo City, Philippines called CASA SANTA – a museum of ¬†3,700 Santa’s collected around the world and it is open all year round. There’s a minimum of 5 persons to open the place and each has to pay 180 Php or if you are willing to pay 900 Php even your group is less than five, they will still open it for you. And if you opted just to hang around the place, its free! Garden de Miramar is a three hectare garden event venue.

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I took advantage of the “mom’s day” no one was able to say no ūüôā

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hey santa ! the door is open ūüôā

You can find the smallest to biggest Santa in this place, impressive! You can also see his bedroom, dining room and even his bathroom ¬†ūüôā Though I must say that the place is dusty and creepy, it should be more festive. Maybe on Christmas, it is a different scenario.(hope so! )

Ladies…ho..ho..ho..ho..seven months to go..

Location: 276 San Jose Ext. Bgy. San Isidro Antipolo City
Telephone No.: 584-3199

Cheers,

jamilamimi@beautybeyondfifty

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

While visiting Pike Public Market in Seattle, I saw an old lady teaching her daughter how to paint, I can’t help but take a snap shot of them. A fleeting beautiful moments of togetherness.

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actual painting
Art is long…Time is fleeting
Life is fleeting…It is to be enjoyed
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the proud recipient of that fleeting moment

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Coffee Art ” Petra” it has to be seen to be believed

Samples of my paintings..all in Coffee medium ,inspired by my trip in Petra, Jordan.

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The siq
the end of the siq
the end of the siq
Petra (rocks)
Petra (rocks)
the gate
the gate
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The ruins
en route
en route
passage
passage
mystery
mystery
to see is to believe
to see is to believe
awesome
awesome
the chair
the chair
beauty is everywhere
beauty is everywhere
alone
alone
it is not the cloth that oppresses women, it is the illiterate mind
it is not the cloth that oppresses women, it is the illiterate mind

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Coffee ART anyone?

Have you found yourself at times, alone? drinking coffee? reading while drinking coffee, chatting while drinking coffee? have you ever wondered, your day will passed by doing nothing? oh well, i¬†am a person who will always look for something to do, learn and try new things, so here’s one of my favorite pastime – painting using coffee inspired by my trip in Petra-Jordan.

lined the border with a paper tape
my paraphernalia
watercolor brushes
my coffee table

Here’s some of my finished painting using my favorite coffee.

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camel look
camel look

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Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

blog is like a desert – an endless body of thoughts

My discoveries are endless…I will continue to learn… to share… to dream…and to inspire!

i got my inspiration from my sons passion in photography

It is hard being¬†alone in a foreign land where a woman’s voice is as rare as the rain pours. I was inspired¬†to write my thoughts, what is happening around, the places I have been, the people I have met. I was inspired by other women who continues to fight, to dream and live happily¬†in-spite¬†of their difficulties.

bonding with friends, laughter and places are inspiration

Yes, out of boredom, i was inspired to start blogging but not to out pour my negativity but instead to inspire other women, to motivate them that there is beauty beyond fifty. I was inspired to learn how to take pictures from my sons who are both artistic on their own merit. I was inspired by the feedback i got from the readers.

self timer is on! at 53 I can still run and jump

I started my blog February 7, 2011, three months to go and ¬†a year will pass, I will continue to blog, a memories of my days, places,friends and my families and to my would be¬†grandchildren¬†and their¬†children,to them…my ¬†memories,my thoughts, my life beyond fifty will always be¬†remembered.

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cheers!

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