Sunday, March 30, 2008

Manayunk - PA

Weather was beautiful yesterday so Carlos and I decided to go to Manayunk (pronounced at ManEyak) in PA. Is about 45 minutes driving from our house. Manayunk is a neighborhood in the northwestern section of the city of Philadelphia, and is located on the banks of the Schuylkill River, it contains the first canal begun in the United States (although not the first completed due to budget problems). The name Manayunk came from the language of the Lenape Indians and they referred to the Schuylkill River as "Manaiung". Manaiung is the Lenape word for river which literally translates as "place to drink". You can read about the history of Manayunk here.

We just walk around, looking at some of the stores, having coffee and lunch there and also trying to find a new sofa set for our family room. Here are some of the pictures I took when we were there.

The famous Schuylkill River

Some of the old buildings there

Mural on the wall

Manayunk Brewing Company over look the river

Some of the beautiful tiles we saw from the tiles store

It was just too bad we can't find the sofa we like but nevertheless we had a wonderful time walking around, enjoying the food and people and most of all being together.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Reading Terminal Market in PA

Carlos had a day of for Good Friday and we went down to Philly to check on Diana's mail and we also stop by at Reading Terminal Market in PA.

The Reading Terminal Market, established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market.

At you can enjoy eating virtually every type of cuisine, from sublime soul food and exquisite Asian and Middle Eastern dishes to authentic Philly Cheesesteaks and traditional Pennsylvania Dutch fare — all available from largely family-run stands.

You can browse everything from hand made imported crafts and American quilts to fresh produce, dairy products, exotic meats and seafood, freshly cut flowers, cookbooks and expertly prepared foods ranging from cannolis and soft pretzels to gourmet South Asian and organic vegetarian cuisine.

Here are some of the pictures I took at the Market.

Lots of Handicraft

There's even a seafood store with my last name on it :)

Look at the size of the giant crab legs

The Amish selling their fresh produce
All kind of Cheeses Fresh produce

Rows and rows of honey

Monday, March 17, 2008

Cute Handicraft

A friend of mine forwards me this really cute handicraft. I've been looking around the craft store and online hoping to find some kind of books on learning how to make these but can't find any. Anyone of you have any idea where I can find books or magazines on this?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Hallelujah by K.D Lang

I used to love this song in the 80's and completely forgotten about it until I heard Jason Castro sang this on American Idol and I think he sang it really well. There are a few version of it and one of them is by the late Jeff Buckley but I think KD Lang is the one that really has the most beautiful voice. I was moved to tears each time I listen to her sing this.

Hallelujah by K.D Lang
Album: Hymns of the 49th Parallel [Nonesuch] (2004)

I heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
You don't really care for music, do ya?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight over threw ya
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I've been here before,
I've seen this room and I've walked those floor,
I used to live alone before I knew ya
But I've seen your flag on the marble arch,
Our love is not a victory march,
It's a cold and its a broken hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above,
But all I've ever learnt from love,
Is how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya,
It's not a cry that u hear at night,
It's not someone who sees the light,
It's a cold and broken hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Love and Hate Meme

I was tagged by Beachlover to do this meme : 10 things about me.

1. I love to : bake and cook

2. I hate to : do any form of housework.

3. I love to : go for holidays and spend time with my family back home.

4. I hate to : go to the dentist and doctor visits.

5. I love to : feel the gentle breeze of spring and fall season.

6. I hate to : see cruelty of any form.

7. I love to : hear when hubby said 'I Love You' to me.

8. I hate to : be late for anything.

9. I love to : hear the patter of rain against my bedroom window and roof when I sleep.

10.I hate to : get static shock. I got Zap so often especially when I get out of the car, turn on the lights , touching Carlos and even when I pull down my pants :)

I am not tagging anyone.