On Thanksgiving

~ counting my blessings ~ ©Thesunsetgirl.Com

~ counting my blessings ~ ©Thesunsetgirl.Com

What a Thanksgiving season we have here!

No, you didn’t read it wrongly. Our Thanksgiving is not celebrated on just one day. How is that? My hometown, Manado, is located inside one of the regencies in North Sulawesi province called Minahasa where people are mostly farmers. Rice farmers, to be precise.

That is why, the majority of people here are Minahasa people even though we have people from other parts of the province in town. As rice farmers, people wait for the rice harvest before celebrating Thanksgiving and it can happen more than one times in a year.

 

That is how we celebrate Thanksgiving more than once.
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From a Distance

~ from a distance ~ ©Thesunsetgirl.Com

~ from a distance ~ ©Thesunsetgirl.Com

“Don’t go anywhere near it!” said my mom.

“I won’t!” I replied.

I later told myself that near or far, I had to see it!! So off I went visiting two small cities near my hometown – Tomohon and Tondano. I wanted to see a nearby active volcano, Mount Lokon, that ‘coughed’ few days before. The journey went well and no more activities could be seen from afar which make it less dangerous to get even closer. That fact as well as the beautiful scenery I saw on top of a resort near the city of Tomohon made me sigh in relief.

 

Until two days later when fear poked his ugly face right in front of me.
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Photo Blog: Happy Easter!

~ an Easter flower ~ ©Thesunsetgirl.Com

~ an Easter flower ~ ©Thesunsetgirl.Com

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