Our American Life

Our American Life

The PhilFest is a Filipino event held every year in Tampa, with a bahay kubo surrounded by vendor booths, masarap native foods, and a stage where dancers and singers appear in native Filipino costumes. There is also a museum with art, clothing, and artifacts, from the islands. It's a lot of fun ~ like spending a day in the Philippines at festival time!

The PhilFest is a Filipino event held every year in Tampa, with a bahay kubo surrounded by vendor booths, masarap native foods, and a stage where dancers and singers appear in native Filipino costumes. There is also a museum with art, clothing, and artifacts, from the islands. It's a lot of fun ~ like spending a day in the Philippines at festival time!

Early in the morning, Leilani and I go for a walk around Baywalk Park to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. I ponder our upcoming move, and the issues of home-buying. Join us!

Tindahang Pinoy is our local Filipino market in Pinellas Park FL, complete with restaurant at the back. We get our Filipino food supplies here (such as siao pao and various seasonings for Pinoy dishes), and I can attest their meals are masarap sobra talaga!

After the picnic, glass-bottom boat ride, walkabout the park, and stroll on the boardwalk - there are The Remains Of The Day.

On Day 3 at Silver Springs State Park, we enjoyed a relaxing stroll over a scenic boardwalk, going around a small island found there, admiring the crystal clear river and old cypress tree forest. Nice!

After a fun ride on a glass-bottom boat, we went for a walkabout the Silver Springs park.....

This shows our ride around Silver Springs on a glass-bottom boat. We saw many fish, birds, turtles, and a couple of little alligators (no monkeys this trip). It was a lot of fun!

Our family went on a 3 day vacation to Silver Springs FL. The first day, we had a barbecue in the park, the second day we went for a ride on a glass-bottom boat, and the third day we went for a scenic walk on a boardwalk over a crystal-clear river and through the cypress forest. Come along and join us!

This video was made for Leilani's YouTube channel "Our Leilani's Life", but I include it here because it is really interesting and different - we hope you enjoy it! Leilani's VPK class went on a field trip to Dinosaur World FL - and Dada got to go too! I have to admit, it was a lot more fun than I was expecting, and of course Leilani and her friends had a blast!

Sunday at the Bayfront Park -- we had a relaxing day, saw some cool ships at sea, plus some kind of new (to me) sea gulls, the usual squirrels, trees, and family fun. Join us!

Mmm.....good! Masarap sobra talaga! Hazel shows you how she makes inasal baboy (barbecue pork) at our family picnic in Philippe Park. Come and join us for an informational but fun time in the park!

WHY do they do this?! Chemtrails are referred to as the "Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Program" and "Cloud Seeding Program" and "Specialized Aerial Spray Mission" by the US Government. Their chemical analysis shows they are made of barium, nano aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF], radioactive thorium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, desiccated blood, mold spores, yellow fungal mycotoxins, ethylene dibromide, and polymer fibers. Barium can be compared to the toxicity of arsenic. Barium is known to adversely affect the heart. Aluminum has a history of damaging brain function. Independent researchers and labs continue to show off-the-scale levels of these poisons. A few “anonymous” officials have acknowledged this on-going aerosol spraying, but generally the government spokespeople just deny it - hoping you'll just go away and shut up about it. This has been done heavily for years in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the EU.

At the back of Fort DeSoto Park, there is a place relatively untouched by the bureaucrats of Pinellas County. Here, we had a relaxing view of the water, adjacent island, under some remaining shade trees. It was nice.

We were saddened to return to Fort DeSoto Park only to find that the beautiful Australian Pines had been cut down, and the grass lawn razed and replaced with sand. Most of the barbecue grills were gone, as was a little river that ran parallel to the beach, and a wooden foot bridge that connected the park to the beach. Not surprisingly, there were very few people in the park that used to be packed with families. We will not be back.

At over 89 years old (he's 91 now), Dad's memory of WWII on Samar Island is fading, but he still remembers what it was like for a young man to be 10,000 miles from home while the Japanese were attacking. We hope you enjoy his recollections of the war, being in the US Navy Seabees, and building the airport at Guiuan, Samar.

We take you to the 13th Floor of the Grand Plaza Hotel Beachfront Resort & Conference Center, where SPINNERS Restaurant rotates you around 360° for an hour or so, revealing a panoramic view of the St. Pete Beach, the Gulf of Mexico, Treasure Island, and the surrounding area. Steak is for dinner, and the sun is setting on the water. Enjoy!

ABS-CBN here we come! LOL We were so proud of our little 4 year old Leilani!
(2016)

The Remains Of The Day - Accidental Omissions
Hazel's LG5 videos that should have been included in Part 3 (oops).

The last event of the day was the ice show at the Moroccan Palace! It was a beautiful performance! The perfect ending to a wonderful day at Christmas Town - Busch Gardens Tampa!

Walking through a winter wonderland....the beautiful lights of Christmas Town, Busch Gardens Tampa!

The sun goes down, and the Christmas lights come on! Leilani goes on rides and has a ball ~ let's go!

We explore "Ancient Egypt" and then go searching for Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. Come with us as we enjoy the beautiful Busch Gardens!

Leilani finds Santa's House and meets elves, Mrs. Claus, and Santa! (and they were baking cookies!)

Flying after the Red Baron, elephants on parade, carousel ride ~ let's go!

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Hello! Welcome to Our American Life! This channel is a video diary of Our American Family ~ Todd (born in the USA), Hazel, (born in the Philippine Islands), and Leilani (born in the USA, but now a Dual Citizen, like Hazel). We live in Bay Pines, Florida (between Madeira Beach, Seminole, and St. Petersburg), and travel around town, around the state, and occasionally around the country. You are invited to come along for the ride!