Monday, June 23, 2008

Traffic, typhoon and crochet...

Almost three weeks since my last post and what have I been up to? Not much, really.
However, school officially started here last June 10, and with it comes a lot of other chores to do - mostly driving. And I mean driving in bumper to bumper traffic, or watch out for motorcycles, tricycles, pedestrians, trucks, buses, jeeps, unruly and arrogant drivers kind of driving. Though my younger son is old enough to learn to drive, he's still psyching himself up for it...

The picture shows the main street in front of the University campus - looks very pleasant. But just before and after school hours - bumper to bumper traffic, and drivers becoming villains :p

Regarding the typhoon you've probably seen on the news, we're safe here in Quezon City. It badly hit the provinces though. Some experienced flooding like never before - and some, the tragic loss of lives at the sea...

Now on with some crochet WIP report. I think I will have to do this on the next post. I'm working on a purse pattern that I will have available for sale soon, and another pattern for free.
I did finish a bolero, one of my new designs, though I have yet to make some improvements on it. Here's a sneak peek:


  1. Anonymous24 June, 2008

    ThankGod it didnot hit your place hard mimi, I feel sad when I see the devastation.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Pearlin.

    Its even sadder to know that our country remains poor and unprepared for such calamities, whereas every year strong typhoons are expected...

  3. The motif on that bolero looks great! Can't wait to see it in its entirety. Traffic is a stinker isn't it.

  4. Sounds like traffic here, too.

    Your pattern on your new bolero is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished, too.

    I have read about two boats that went under from the typhoons there. So sad! But I'm glad you are all right.

  5. Anonymous25 June, 2008

    Glad to hear you weren't touched by the typhoon. My thoughts and prayers go out to the poor people dealing with it.

    Beautiful stitch pattern! :-)

  6. Anonymous26 June, 2008

    Hi Mimi. I'm so happy to hear you and your family are fine. Heard about the typhoon on the news and was worried about you.
    Looking forward to see your new bolero.

  7. Boy, when i don't blog for 3 weeks I lose all my readers!!!! Sounds like you've been busy though!

  8. Thank you ladies!
    I can't wait to finish and show you all the motif bolero.

    After the typhoon, it feels like summer again - its usually hot here. But many poor people have been devastated...

  9. The sneak peek look very promising :)

  10. Anonymous29 June, 2008

    So is that Katipunan in front of Ateneo? As is gate 2 in front of Loyola Stadium (if it's still called that! lol)? I guess 20 years have brought some changes!

    wow...I would have never guessed. I need to get bck home very soon....

    take care, mimi! :)


  11. Oh yes, I watched the news about your country and that typhoon! I¨m happy you were far away from that.


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