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It’s been a while and so many small and big blessings came that they were so many I had a hard time to choose which ones to post. So I decided, I pause for a while and just meditate on those blessings and post them later. To start again…one of the those many blessings is the union of my brother and his behalf.  It was the first time for our family to attend a Christian  wedding and the event has touched the hearts of the family and the guests as well.  Tears of joy overflowed and filled our hearts with smiles.

The wedding tells us that only two words is the most important words to be heard at that time, but those two words will create too many blessings for everyone around. Blessings of joy, of fun, of bonding, of peace, of happiness and assurance that all is well…and that blessed moment is lifted up to Him.  Oh,  what a multiple blessings!

Here’s to your blessed dreams!
and Congratulations to JepNie!


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Terra Manna has been such a wonderful blessings to everyone! It has a lot of beautiful Zen spots each one of us can have when we go there. I’ve found my Zen spot there, but the most wonderful spot is in my heart…a timeless blessing that Terra Manna has also given to many people.

Recently, it has been a space in the creation of a timeless film, The Passion of Christ. It created imprints on the hearts and mind of the casts of the film, and will leave a legacy for everyone to remember the sufferings and the love of our Greatest Provider, our God. Almost everyone knows what the film is all about, but it will help us remember and feel once again that ” in the midst of sufferings, love prevails and changes everything”.

I feel blessed to have been part of that film.(~_~)….

Here’s to your timeless blessings!

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I still enjoy coffee, especially when I’m having it with my dear one.  But i don’t drink coffee when it’s too hot , I always wanted to enjoy its warmth as I slowly sip and take pleasure from its flavor and aroma.

As I was delightfully having a coffee bonding moment with my husband ( again at  Cafe 78 Lipa … I like this cozy, cool place)….and as I was taking a full bite of my tacos while waiting for my coffee to cool a bit, like a child we got amazed with the formed foam of cream on top of my cup of coffee….it was like a flower!……we first thought the shop did it in purpose, as their way of making their place a unique one in the midst of the rising coffee shops and restaurant in the Philippines, but they did not, yet it was served with a blossoming smile.  Then I noticed…. my husband and I were just both enjoying the present moment…and I believe it was a blissful one. No stress…but just seeing what is nice in a moment of “now“.  Too shallow some would say, but this makes bonding time healthier.

Take pleasure of what the moment of “now” can give you……Stop for a while and joyfully nourish the present moment.

…and live a blessed life! (~_~)

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Every year i always remember a great wisdom i learned from a friend ( He was my big boss at work  and a good friend outside work)  ” He said “Everytime we celebrate our birthday, no matter how many years old we are on that special day, we should be more than thankful because it means one big thing—that God has added one great healthy year to our life, so never be ashamed of your age, instead, be proud of it”

Again to give justice to my friend’s wisdom,  I celebrated my birthday the other day, and in a different way…I feed a huge number of Koi!

Koi in Solenad, Nuvali

Of course the title is just an exaggeration ,  the number represents something  (~_~) …but fact of the matter is ,i don’t know how many thousands, or million Koi were there trying to get the food everyone will throw at them.

Gracious Heaven! it was my first time to see that much number of Koi!…and it feels good feeding  them.

My kids, my son especially enjoyed it very much too.

and their food only costs 15Pesos for a handful, two packs is really good enough to enjoy the act of  giving to one of God’s gift to us.

After fish feeding, it’s great and fun having the boat ride with family.

Sunset boat ride….one of the best!

Thank God for another blessed day !

Thank God for another birthday! (~_~)

To see more info about Nuvali : http://nuvali.ph/

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Narra tree at The Farm,Philippines



Do you still remember the last time you take notice of and be thankful to the tree that gave you a cool shade from the headache-triggering heat of summer?   

It is such a grateful day to see this narra tree blossoming with flowers on a hot summer day !       

I was born and grew up in Manila…i never remembered myself seeing a narra tree adorned with its beautiful flowers and comforting shade of its leaves. I am thankful that i saw this tree when it was still so small and witnessed how it grows. Now it is giving me enough shade from the heat of the sun everytime i pass this way.    

Once in a while, let’s stop, listen and observe. The nature is trying to get our attention, so that we know  it’s a wonderful place we live in.     

Blessings again from the beauty of the Earth!       

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Holistic has been a stereotype word used nowadays, however I can’t help myself  but use this in describing the place I’ve been last Easter Sunday.            

Borne of intense desire and a genuine sense of gratitude, as fulfilled couple, we’d love to take every remaining opportunity that life can  offer to give back the abundance we have enjoyed.”—-as what the owners say.            

Holistic means a harmony between the mind, body and soul. and this is what you would feel when you’re at the Terra Manna -Camping and Resort http://www.terramannaresort.ph/. The scenery invites anyone to have a peaceful mind, the nature itself  revitalizes the body and the owner’s spirit of love and passion to share is enough to enlighten the soul.            

the landscape            

The owner herself participated in the design and cultivation of the organic soil in this beautiful landscape with wild and rare flowers from various part of the country.            

mini-Great Wall            

This side is a representation of Asia, as you stroll around the steps created and inspired in the likeness of the famous Great Wall of China…it’s a mini resemblance.            


The Mandala Wishing Well– Its story goes like this: wishing well            

Something on this part was difficult to demolish, so the owner decided to just make this one …… a wishing well, in the midst of a beautiful green landscape. When I was here, I picked up a petal of flower and made it a contribution to the many petals placed together in this beautifully handicraft floral mandala. As i do it, I made my wish. It’s there, with nature, and bound to happen.            

proposal bench with the heartshape stone

The proposal bench with the heart-shaped stone


This is a case of serendipity. The owner was walking along the grassfield until she suddenly noticed this heart-shaped stone….and she said, it’s a nice proposal area, so she put a bench in front of it.            


Some flight of steps like this was named after the person who devoted time and effort building the staircase, with two separate ends, allowing you to choose the path whichever way you want to go.            

couple of tree


A very beautiful view when you’re standing at the owner’s favorite spot. For me this view reflects a couple , or a companionship, with a friend, family, and with God.             

“Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. whatever challenges right now we’re facing, God is always faithful to help us.”


A sunset view sunset in Badianthat reminds us, at the end of the day, God is always worth praising for all the great things He has done for us.            

It’s always a blessed day!      

For more details, check out  Terra Manna Lambug Camping and Resort: (+63)09398352965 or 032-2723682. rhoda_rasmussen@hotmail.com

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” I pray and declare God’s protection, guidance and direction as you face the challenge of the day , and let His peace and joy be upon you. Rejoice for God is with you.”

I received this text from a friend as i was contemplating on the picture of my daughter wherein her position in the photo created a mirror image on the wall , and coincidentally the image that was formed was like a Virgin Mary ( actually, it’s a light reflection from the mirror to the wall).  It was Easter Sunday then, and she was about to render a song  “Note to God ” for the opening of what i would say a holistic paradise.  Im not being superstitious nor i would like to sound irrational, but i personally believe, in every moment of our lives, God is there. He talks to us in many different ways and sends message in a way we least expect it.  I personally perceived the coincidence as a Divine message such as the meaning of that text message.

What a Divine day ( Easter Sunday), with a Divine song (Note to God), and a Divine coincidence!

Let there be more blessings every second of the day!

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