some of my photos of Manila – Ermita

Philippines map

Philippines map

Manila map

Manila map

Here are a few of my photos that I took while staying in the Ermita section of Manila in 2012.

The photos were taken from my 4th floor hotel window

Manila -Ermita

Manila -Ermita

Manila - Ermita

Manila – Ermita

Manila - Ermita

Manila – Ermita

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Hibiscus flowers from today Sunday 6/15/2014

beautiful Hibiscus clip art

beautiful Hibiscus clip art

Here are a few of my Hibiscus photos from today Sunday June 15th

These were all taken in my yard here in Harlingen, TEXAS

large single dark pink Hibiscus flower

large single dark pink Hibiscus flower

single yellow Hibiscus flowerwith a dark red center

single yellow Hibiscus flowerwith a dark red center

 

single yellow Hibiscus flower

single yellow Hibiscus flower

average monthly temperatures in Harlingen, Texas

average monthly temperatures in Harlingen, Texas

I am here in Harlingen, Texas

I am here in Harlingen, Texas

parrot in palm trees clip art

parrot in palm trees clip art

flip flops with Hibiscus flowers

flip flops with Hibiscus flowers

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correct pronounciation for selected California cities and streets

The pronunciations listed here are used by the mass media as well as in everyday conversation.  It is not meant to MOCK the Spanish language…or in any way belittle people who can speak Spanish with the correct pronunciations. In my case, having grown up on the Central California Coast I learned how to pronounce the Spanish words the way that I heard them spoken on radio and TV, and by my friends at school. I did not learn how to speak Spanish words with the correct pronunciation until I moved to TEXAS many years later.

 

teaching a lesson

teaching a lesson

Here is the correct California pronunciation for cities and streets on the Central California coast.

California central coast

California central coast

We will look at the following locations:

Isla Vista

Welcome to Isla Vista

Welcome to Isla Vista

pronounced by the LOCALS:  eye-la vihs-ta

 

 

San Luis Obispo

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pronounced San Luihs Obihs-po by the LOCALS

Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo, California

Higuera Street - San Luis Obispo, California

Higuera Street – San Luis Obispo, California

pronounced High-gehr-a street

 

Avila Beach

Avila Beach

Avila Beach

Pronounced by the locals A-vih-la Beach

Paso Robles

Paso Robles

Paso Robles

pronounced by the locals Paso Robels…this is NO JOKE

businesswoman in the Speak No Evil pose.

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Next time we will learn to speak these names in proper Spanish

learning to Speak Spanish

learning to Speak Spanish

remembering those weekend outings with my family

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family outing in the station wagon.

family outing in the station wagon.

was just remembering those weekend outing when I was a kid and we would load the whole family into the station wagon and head off to Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara.

small gas grill at the beach

small gas grill at the beach

If we went to Pismo Beach, my dad would bring a little gas grill and we would heat up some hot dogs.

downtown San Luis Obispo

downtown San Luis Obispo

 

If we went to San Luis Obispo we might stop downtown or go to the mall and do some shopping.

downtown Santa Barbara

downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barabara took about an hour to get there, so we would usually go to the mall and spend the day there.

just the kids at the beach

just the kids at the beach

Ahh, remembering the good old days!

exploring Palawan Island

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The first thing that I want to do next year when I set foot on Palawan Island is to do some island exploration.

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Beautiful beaches on Palawan ISland

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lots of big seashells on Palawan ISland

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A virtual PARADISE

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a little bit of Heaven – Palawan Island

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a little bit of Heaven – Palawan Island

I have definitely decided than this is where I am going to go when I retire!

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Puerto Princesa which is on Palawan Island, MIMOSA, Philippines

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I looks like it truly is… a little bit of heaven!

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

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The city of Puerto Princesa is located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines

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If there is heaven on earth,  this may be as close as it gets!

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I hope to be able to visit there next year and perhaps retire there someday!

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