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Wonderful, Just Wonderful…

…seeing two people proclaiming their love and commitment to each other in front of their Creator and the people who are close to their heart.

The Boy and The Girl tied the knot last Saturday and I flew to Cebu for their wedding. I tried to blend in with the crowd to take pictures of them, incognito 🙂 Well, that WAS the plan haha! They didn’t know I was among those who were taking pictures.

Congratulations, Dan and Kikit! At my corner, naiyak ako talaga during your wedding because I was suuuuuper happy for you! 🙂

Posted 6 years, 6 months ago at 7:23 pm.



Hello everyone! Thanks for the sweet and thoughtful messages you’ve left here and sent as pm to my Facebook. I missed you, too! I missed visiting your blogs. I hope you all had fun this weekend as much as I had. It was an I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E weekend for me and it had something to do with the picture above and the Queen City of the South 🙂

Will visit your blogs and will post here again S-O-O-N.

Posted 6 years, 6 months ago at 9:43 am.



Perhaps we can meet again under the shade someday and recognize the soulful exchange we had somewhere along the way.

Posted 6 years, 6 months ago at 10:51 am.


And the Journey Begins #14

Not all that glitters is gold. Well, take it literally from this photo 🙂

Roof of the Esplanade Mall, Singapore, converted into sepia.

Posted 6 years, 7 months ago at 5:26 pm.


Pens of Hope Distribution on a Rainy Day

On my way to the post office in the town of Catarman, after visiting a friend in Bgy. Dalakit, I saw a small structure, a very humble one, much like the house I used to live in when I was young. But what really caught my attention was the sign outside its door: SEA-K Day Care Center. It was the most humble, so far, among the schools I have visited in my province.

So I got curious about the day care center’s story and found out that the humble structure houses 27 children. Their teacher, whom we will just call Teacher Malou, put up the structure on her own so the children won’t have to travel to the other day care center and save the PhP10.00 fare daily. Otherwise, most of the children would probably not attend school. The parents also clamored for a nearer school. So Teacher Malou teaches the 27 children, aside from attending to the children in the other day care center. And she only receives a meager income as a day care worker.

Each child pays Php75.00 a month. So with 27 enrolees, the total tuition fee amounts to Php2,025 a month. This amount is used for the expenses in the center. Imagine operating a school with only Php2,025 a month! That’s only about $42 or $43. So, to make the children and Teacher Malou smile, Pens of Hope decided to give out some pencils, toys, and books so the children will have something to read during summer.

However, I couldn’t personally attend to the distribution because of some unforeseen circumstances so I asked some people to help me. and they were kind enough to prepare some balloons to decorate the center…

… and to cleanup the place which is just about 3×2 meters lang yata.

It was a rainy day, and amidst a leaking roof, the distribution pushed through.

The children also had a great time playing some games…

…and listening to stories.

And even if I was away, I was filled with happiness with every text message I received describing how the distribution was going 🙂 On behalf of the children of SEA-K Day Care Center, damo gud nga salamat! (Thank you so much!) We are also sending special shout outs to Ms. Vicky Carbonell, Ms. Emma, and to Patience. May God always bless you always for your generous heart.

Posted 6 years, 7 months ago at 7:07 pm.