Thursday, January 01, 2009

Welcome 2009!

I had planned this morning to wake up early and take a picture of the first sunrise of the year. I, however, overslept...as usual. I'm practicing my motto of: Late to bed, late to rise. LOL Well, as I said before, I'm not a morning person.

When I got out of bed, the sun was no longer peeking behind the hills and the trees. It was way up high already, glaring at me. I had breakfast at a little before 9:00 AM.


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My first meal of the new year was a little bit heavy. I had an egg which was a little bit overdone; 2 mini bagels; 3 pieces of turkey bacon and a small chunk of gouda cheese; and coffee with cream.

I turned on the TV. The Rose Parade was already well underway. I watched some of it, and got some clips. Bear with the quality of the pictures, I am not a professional photographer. (Kuha lang ito sa tv habang nagpaparada sila...)

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Everything on the floats were made of flowers, seeds, leaves, stalks and other parts of plants. Nothing was man-made except the float platforms, gadgetry and mechanisms.

The Rose Parade is held each year on the New Year's day. Read more and see more photos here.


Yawn...I'm off to bed...again.


21 comments:

Gillian McMurray said...

Happy New Year to you too. I am not a morning person either so I quite understand about not being able to photograph the sunrise - LOL.

REDLAN said...

inaabangan mo ang first sunrise of the year? ako rin! kaso hindi maganda ang sunrise ngayong year kasi medyo masama ang panahon dito sa pinas. kala ko nai-zoom mo yung pagkuha ng pic pero kapag i-enlarge mo siya maganda. penge naman ng turkey bacon. hehehe.

happy new year!

Nance said...

Darn! I missed it again! This is the 2nd yr in a row that I missed to watch the parade. I was busy taking down my Christmas decorations and tree. I'm glad you took pictures, mari, i now at least have an idea how it went. It looks bigger and better! and oh...all those beautiful flowers, do you know what they will do with them after the parade? Thanks for sharing.

Reena said...

Sarap naman ng breakfast, parang nasa hotel. =) I juust saw the last floats in the rose parade on tv...Hey, you're an architect? I am one too practicing in Pinas. tc!

Mari said...

Gillian McMurray,
I'm not alone then. Is there a club I can join? LOL

Happy New Year!!!

Mari said...

REDLAN,
Oo, inaabangan ko. Maaga lang masyado ang pagsikat ng araw, saka malamig pa. LOL Yung mga pic kinuha ko yun ng camera ko sa TV. He he he Okey naman ang labas nila. Kung di lang magalaw sila malinaw sana. I-email ko bacon sa iyo.

Mari said...

Nance,
I didn't get to see all of them. They have repeats of the parade the whole day...but got to do some chores. After the parade the floats are parked on a field to be viewed by the public, up close. They stay there for about 2 days and then they are dismantled. The flowers probably have wilted by the time the viewing has ended.

Mari said...

Reena,
Once in a while I make egg for breakfast; cereal or plain bread gets boring. LOL YEAH! I am, too, an architect. How about that? LOL

;-)

ev said...

As i saw your first meal for the year, i tried to think back what was mine..haha!yay!this entry is contagious.:D

ang ganda nung parade..haven't seen such in my entire life.

Happy New Year Mari!Godspeed!

Dennis Villegas said...

Beautiful Rose Parade! Happy New Year, Mari!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I used to watch this Rose Parade every year, but I miss it this year. :(
Thanks for the pictures,
Mari.
Have a prosperous, blessed and happy new year.

Mari said...

ev,
I don't have that kind of breakfast everyday. Too much work to make it. LOL There are times, though, I like to have sinangag, an egg, bacon or dilis...sarap.

The parade is really nice. I haven't gone to see it, though, it's only about 18 miles from my place. I can't stand the crowd, and I've to be there really early to get a good spot. I've gone once to see the floats after the parade.

Happy New Year to you, too...and thanks for the visit...again.

Mari said...

Dennis,
Happy New Year to you, too. And thanks for the visit.


Grace,
Ah, so, you're a regular!...except this year. LOL I like the DOO DAH (spelling?) parade. It's very informal...kinda like anything goes.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Sexy Mom said...

happy new year Mari! i am awake from 12mn to 8 am -- because of this virtual assistance office i am managing (all staff are home based), so sometimes i see the sunrise if i am not busy at work)

here's wishing you a bountiful new year! esp good health and more grace

Photo Cache said...

happy 2009.

niar said...

hey Mari, I think you have to learn to wake up early...lol
anyway It is really good parede. We have to preserves something like this, which show the beauty and the richness of our universe.
Welcome 2009 Mari, do a greates revolution and resolution

dodong flores said...

Happy New Year!

It's difficult to be getting up very early to catch sunrise when you already sleep late at night. This is a common experience not only for you and me but to most people who are planning to take sunrise photos.
I would usually retire to bed early when I plan to take sunrise photos.

Anyhow, you've got different set of photos here. I like the last two photos...

Mari said...

Oh, my gosh, Sexy Mom, you work graveyard shift. LOL

Happy New Year to you and your family.


photo cache, may you have a prosperous, healthy, and happy New Year!


yes, niar, mother, I will try to learn to wake up early. LOL No, no more resolutions for me. I tend to break them...all of them.

Happy New Year to you!

Mari said...

Dodong,
Yeah, you're right, I have to get to bed early. It's just that I'm not a disciplined person.

I took all parade pictures on my TV that's why the quality were not good...except for the last 2.

Thanks for the visit.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ano yon margarine mo, click ko....promise....cardiologist?
tama ba ako?.....bakit ganito ang name nya...curious lang si ako....lol

the rose parade, meron ganito, sa holland....begin sa spring or summer ba yon....May na month, ang ganda.....lahat made of flowers.

holland is the best dito ng mga bulaklak....

thsnk for sharing ang ganda....

cgi, bye

Mari said...

vicki,
Promise ang pangalan ng margarine/butter at recommended daw ng mga cardiologist. Nuon ko lang nasubukan yan...marami kasing brand dito.

Thanks for the visit.