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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sunrise

Photography became my passion since I started living here. Besides the boys, I love to capture nature such as flowers and sunrise. I received a couple of compliments about my sunrise photos. Thank you so much for appreciating my photography. I am just an amateur photographer who really likes to capture nature. I use a DSLR Nikon D3300 with a Tamron lens 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3

This photo was taken October 26, 2016 at 7:50 am CET, when there was a prediction that the sun would be coming through, I took my bike to my favorite place. I almost didn't go because the weather was really cold. I took more than 30 photos that day and this one of them.

Sunrise
Camera: DSLR Nikon D3300
Lens: Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100

Even if you have great equipment, it is does not make you  an excelent photographer automatically. A great photographer needs to has some talent as well besides modern equipment.  I was introduced to a new camera technology from Light. The Light L16  is a compact camera that you can easilly bring with you wherever you go and it makes DSLR quality images. Now, I wish I had this kind of camera too, so... I would not have to miss anything out there. 

If you like my photography, feel free to follow me on my Flickr or Instagram account. 

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Thankful lists: Random days in December

1. Finally I finished to edit and upload our last Summer vacation photos. Oh boy...It took me almost 6 months to finish it.

Belgium52 

2. I have blessed sales this year. Thank you for all your supports. I have been working hard this year and still looking forward to work harder next year. Life isn't easy but I enjoy it.

3. We booked a room for our next year vacation. The boys are excited to go for vacation, especially Matthew.

4. Last month, Matthew asked me to teach him how to make a heart. I asked why? He said because I want to make one for you & because I love you.
Matthew made this

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Baskets For The Season

The holiday season is a time of giving. There are friends and family who are often easy to shop for, and then there are those who are a little more difficult to shop for, such as employers or acquaintances. An idea if you are unsure what to get is one of the many corporate Christmas gift baskets that you can make yourself. You can make a basket with a theme, or you can combine a few items together that the employer will enjoy during the day or throughout the entire winter season. 

For the person who likes to cook, consider a sweet and savory basket that is full of everything from cornbread mix to a small skillet. You can add an orange or two along with a jar or marmalade or honey that can be used on top of the cornbread after it's made. Biscuit mix is another option with this basket. You could also create a grilling basket for the person who enjoys being outdoors. The basket should be one that has a bit of a rustic appearance or even a picnic basket that has a tablecloth inside that could be used on a picnic table. Add items like tools that are used for grilling as well as seasonings that the person could put on meats and other foods that are on the grill. 

There's nothing like watching a good movie during the holiday season. A fun corporate basket is one that includes items for enjoying movies with the family or alone. You could get a popcorn tub for the basket, filling it with yellow paper to blend with the color of the popcorn. Add popcorn that is popped and not popped so that the person has a choice of what kind to make. You could also include a few movies or tickets to go see a movie at a theater. A baking basket made with a bundt pan as the base is ideal for someone who likes to bake. Add items like a whisk, measuring cups and packets of cake mixes or brownie mixes for the person to enjoy.

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Keep Your Passion for Playing Sports Alive

Regardless of whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, there was most likely one reason you got into playing sports in the first place: fun. For most people, this started at a very young age. Others may have been a bit older when the sports bug first bit. If you are like many, once you began to be accustomed to the game at hand, you may have had dreams of one day playing before thousands of fans at the sport’s highest level. 

Let’s face the facts, however. In reality, a very small percentage of people ever make it to the point where they can play professionally. Does this mean that everyone else must give up playing sports in an organized fashion once they finish school? Fortunately, there are adult sports leagues Boston Ma. Such as the New England Senior Hockey League that provides an avenue for sports enthusiasts to be able to continue to play. 

Just because we reach adulthood does not mean that the desire to compete while having fun is gone. If anything, the desire increases as the importance of things like proper exercise and healthy lifestyles begin to come to the forefront. 

In addition to staying in shape, playing sports can be a good way to reduce stress. Reaching adulthood means stress levels increase. The responsibilities of holding down a job and establishing a career add to the stress levels on a daily basis, as do the responsibilities of raising a family. This is but one more reason adults need an outlet like the opportunity to continue to play sports. 

Another advantage of playing sports into adulthood is the teamwork that is associated with it. Teamwork develops into friendship, which is another valuable method for dealing with stress. Having someone to talk to when times get a bit tough can make a big difference in the ability to cope. 

If you have finished school and no longer have the option of playing on a school sponsored team, you might make some inquiries around your community about ways you can continue to be involved. If there is no league in your town, perhaps you could be adventurous and start one.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thankful lists: Random days in November

1. I took lots Autumn and sunrise these month and I am thankful for that. They were gorgeous and I enjoyed editing some of them. I hope I could make more.
sunset

2. Matthew went to PietenGym for the first time. He had fun. These are some photos that I took that day. I am sure he will go again next year.
PietenGym
3. I have a wonderful husband, who always support me 

4. Thanks to my oldest son who let me work at his desk because I don't have my own work desk although I am working from home. It's my dream to have my own work space. So...during the day when he is at school, I am working at his desk and this is the view from his room.
New view

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My name is Juliana RW. I am WAHM with two boys. I live in the Netherlands since September 2004. I use Nikon D3300 (start Dec 20, 2014)
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