Category: Home And Living

Annoying Dangerous Fire Ants

Fire ants in our garden are not only annoying but can also be dangerous most specially if we have small children. Fire ants have stingers on their abdomen that releases a poison which burns on the skin. If you have problems with fireant, a guide on how to kill this annoying pests could be very helpful for you.

If You Are An Eagle, Don't Hang With Chicken

Lelet a non-blogger, newly met friend (internet) of mine left this as comment on my other site. I thought of publishing this here on Lukaret because I find her message really encouraging. And I also would like to share this to some friends in real life na ‘medyo’ nagulat or puzzled sa aking pagbabago.

Hello Beng,
I’m Glad to met you here..the other side of you. parang abot kamay ko lang ang Germany thru reading your site though parang nasa Butuan din ako…hihihi…Though I don’t know you much but for sure buotan ka day thru what i read in this pages. What more can I say…ayu-ayo din ha!

May this encourage you:

If there are people in your life that continually disappoint you, break promises, and stomp on your dreams, too judgmental, have different values and don’t have your back during difficult times…that is not a friend. Sometimes in life as you grow, your friends will either grow or go.

Remember what your elders used to say, “Birds of the same feather flock together.” If you’re an eagle, don’t hang around with chickens: Chickens Can’t Fly!

Take care always

Now let me relate a bit…

Sometimes in life as you grow, your friends will either grow or go.

There is truth in every word you have in here. I can relate dahil nadaanan ko ito. I grow and changed for the better and some friends are left behind dahil naging magkaiba na ang values namin sa buhay. To me values are those things that really matter to each of us … the ideas and beliefs we hold as special. Caring for others, for example, is a value; so is the freedom to express our opinions.

Speaking of “Freedom to express our opinions.” I would like to share some words of wisdom to some friends (again) who have trouble with accepting critic or opinion. I believe, that a constructive critic is made in order to help a person to become himself or herself into a better person, or, say, to become his or her work into a better one. And I know that criticism, however constructive, can be hard to take. Nonetheless, it’s imperative that you take it well, and even with grace and style. It’s about how you can improve on something, make some thing better. You must understand and accept this if you are to listen to what others have to say with an open mind and heart.

So here we go…
Honesty is a prerequisite to a friendship. There must be a willingness to speak the truth, and a willingness to hear the truth. Friends who do not care enough to confront may save themselves a little awkwardness in the present but will end up losing their friendships in the future.

And as the saying goes…
Remember what your elders used to say, “Birds of the same feather flock together.”

Individuals of like character, taste, or background (tend to stay together). Or People of the same (usually, unscrupulous) character associate with one another, as do birds of the same species. The birds will resort unto their like, so will truth return unto them that practise in her.

I love this part very much!
If you’re an eagle, don’t hang around with chickens. Chickens Can’t Fly!
Hehehe, ganun ba yon? Though, chicken can fly din di ba? Hindi nga lang ganun kataas sa lipad ng agila.

This part actually belongs to the quote Lelet left on my comment box, hindi niya lang ito idinagdag. I found it somewhere else.
Over the years my phone book has changed because I changed for the better. At first you think you’re going to be alone, but after a while new people show up in your life that make your life so much sweeter and easier to endure.


Villa De Mercedes, Here I Come

Villa de Mercedes entrance (left side).

Entrance (right side)

Guarded Gate

Here I am…

Pose ulit, sorry ginanahan lang. Ngehehe bakit, kayo lang ba ang marunong?

Overlooking Davao Gulf

The club house which is still under construction. Behind the building is Mt. Apo, there’s unfortunately nothing much to see of the majestic slope because it was covered with clouds.

Beyond nature. The country club lifestyle.
Swimming Pool (still under construction), one of the club house facilities.

A myriad of sports and leisure activities will be offered including:

At Villa de Mercedes, the beauty of nature more than just sits as a distant view from your home. It is nature at your very doorstep and the world unfolding before your eyes. The natural terrain of slopes amidst grassy meadows and local flora and fauna, greet you each morning.

The majesty of Mt. Apo bidding you good day as you leave home in the morning, is rivaled only by the calming welcome of Davao Gulf as you drive home at the end of the day.

Combining the best that life has to offer, Villa de Mercedes is situated within Toril at 535 feet above sea level, yet only 30 minutes away from the city. It is a breathtaking residential development nestled atop the hills of Catigan.

How true, how true! We went there this afternoon para matingnan ang site (my first visit since we bought our lot year 2005) at talaga naman pong ako ay nabighani sa kagandahan ng buong paligid. Talo po kamo ang Tagaytay noh? Buti nalang hindi ako nagpadala sa mga paninira ng ibang real estate agents sa Villa de Mercedes, orelse, naibenta ko na ito.

Speaking of real estate agents, super dami nila dito. You can see them in the malls and even in some beaches. Kararating mo palang sasalubungin ka nila ng mga brochures and by the time you stop, you bet they will nail you with all their blahs. Anyways, madalas ko naman silang nalulusutan by telling them na meron na kaming nabili. Pero may mga pagkakataon ding may mga agents akong nakaharap na super kulit at malakas ang loob na siraan ang ibang land developer. Like in my case, some said that Villa de Mercedes is so far away from the city, that the area – (depends on the weather) is stinky due to Nenita Farms at anek-anek pang paninira.

Okay, granted it is a bit far. But what is 30 minutes drive? I’d rather live in a place away from the city, where I can enjoy serenity, fresh air and above all…the beauty of the nature. Sabagay, iba-iba naman ang gusto ng mga tao. Some people love the urban life, hubby and I prefers solitude. Where we still have the freedom to play Tarzan and Jane (hehehe).

O ano, housing lot amidst the nature anyone?