Sep 20, 2011

Leaving Abby

I wish I have $3K laying around so I can take my Abby with me to Philippines. She has all the vaccines, certificates, and import permit that are needed but the problem is the airlines has weight limit policy of 70lbs or less  with the kennel. Unfortunately, Abby is 79lbs without the kennel and to have her fly with the pet transport services it will cost from $3K- $5K and that's only from Seattle. To fly her from Alaska to Seattle, it will cost us another $600+ I don't wish to be rich, but right now, I wish I am.
Abby is 11 years old. We have her since she was one year old. We found her from the free add in the newspaper and fall in love with her since the first time we saw her. She's been with us since then and been all over Alaska, Washington State, Oregon, and Canada. She loves swimming and running but she's an indoor dog.
As for my other dog, Farcom, we had to change all our flights and paid the whopping few hundred dollars of fees just so we can take him with us (he's under the weight limit). Asiana airlines won't take pets from Korea to Philippines, but they will if we are coming from LA and not Seattle. It will cost more if we go to LA and it will add another day to our flights, therefore, we've change to Korean Air.
Leaving her is the most difficult decision to make. She has been a big part of my life. Joel and I are flying out on Sunday night, and we still haven't found a home for Abby yet. I guess I'm just not looking hard enough because I still can't accept the fact that we can't take her with us. I'm worried that she'll get abuse or abandon if they won't like her.
I'm still praying that God will make a way to whatever is best for Abby and for us.
Abby needs new home

At Bellingham Bay, Bellingham, Washington
British Columbia, Canada

Starting point of Yukon River, Yukon Territory
Grayland Beach, Washington
She loves swimming
Swimming with friend in Fairbanks
Cape Lookout Campground, Oregon
Sledding with Abby

She's so sweet
Ride to Eagle Summit for the midnight sun trip

Playing with Josh

Seat belt not required?

Dog's life

I need your love!

Jun 19, 2011

Midnight Sun Run 2011

I had such a great time last night running the 10K Midnight Sun Run. I did the race for 59 minutes and some seconds. There were at least 3500 registered runners and walkers and I've seen a lot of people that I have not seen for a long time but most of them are just cheering on the side of the road and having a good time. It was a great and fun night and the weather was awesome too.

 Warm-up before the race

The Finish Line

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Midnight Sun Run 2011

Jun 18, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

I'm so proud of you Father
for you have a heart like no other
always gave a lending hand
even for the people who did you harm
You were so loving and forgiving
so quite and didn't say a thing
but you were counting my wrong doing
one two three if I keep making them I get the whipping

I tried to get my way 
for I know you love me and I'm the youngest baby
but you were tough on me
for you only wanted me to better someday

You were a preacher, adviser, singer, and a cook
I may not have inherit any of those
but I'm glad you were an adventurer
for you have open my eyes and not afraid to explore what's out there

You were a father not only for your children
but for every one who needs a home and a loving care
for I have remember
even an older had respected you like their own father

 I am sad for I won't see you any longer
but I know you are with God the Father
"Well done my son, job well done"
 for I'm sure that's what he greeted you when you arrived there
I admire your love and passion for Christ
for so many lives you've care and touched
Your legacy will live on forever
I'm so proud for you are my Father

Jun 16, 2011

7 Tunnels Through Fraiser Canyon, British Columbia, Canada

These Tunnels are part of the Trans-Canada highway project and were constructed from 1957 until 1963.

Yale Tunnel - about 938 feet or 286 meters long. It is the first tunnel going north.

Saddle Rock Tunnel - about 480 feet or 147 meters long

Sailor Bar Tunnel - about 950 feet or 292 meters long

Alexandra Tunnel - about 951 feet or 290 meters long

Hell's Gate Tunnel - about 328 feet or 100 meters long. The only tunnel that does not have lights

Ferrabee Tunnel - is the same distance long with Hell's Gate Tunnel

China Bar Tunnel - about 2,300 feet or 700 meters long. It is the longest and last tunnel going north.

Jun 14, 2011

Wondering in Bellingham with Prof. Stephen Cysewski

It was an awesome experience and a pleasure to wonder around Bellingham, Washington with my Photography Professor, from Fairbanks Alaska, Stephen Cysewski. If any of you are interested to know and learn about Steve and his wonderful work in photography here's the link Stephen Cysewski.

Here are some of the pictures I've taken using my Sony dslr A100.

 Bellingham's Original City Hall

From left to right: Steve,  his daughter, and Joel