After my interpretation work in Children Hospital last Monday afternoon..... i phoned and picked up my friend Liza to have coffee and we ended up driving in Rengenji Park in Fujieda City. We did not expect for sakura anymore ... but we were still lucky to enjoy the remaining sakura in full bloom!
Another thing wonderful was the new build Starbucks near the park. The shop is like those Starbucks in Philippines. Big and spaceous. Maybe the biggest one i had been around Shizuoka Prefecture.
i enjoyed the matcha instead of coffee!
We will surely go back here ... hopefully on wisteria season 😉
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Our HANAMI Fellowship was blessed yesterday ... It was a beautiful and bright day !
Sakura are still in full bloom around Toshinden Park ... and it was not crowded :)
Thanks be to God for the wonderful outdoor Sunday service ... our spirits and minds received another eternal wisdom thru preaching ... our games were all fun ... our tummy were also full from the graces which everyone shared ... what more we could ask???
The 9th anniversary celebration of JCOB Shizuoka Outreach was held last Sunday in Mochimune Community Hall. Praise be to God for the continous guidance and support to our outreach ... praying that our outreach will continue to grow and bear more fruits that will last !
"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last--and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you" - John 15:16
The wonderful preaching of our beloved Rev. Abner!
It's an honor to received a Certification of Appreciation for the support we are doing in JCOB Shizuoka Outreach. ... heartful thanks to God!
Praise and Worship Team
Thanks to all especially to our Almighty for making our 9th anniversary a successful one!
Finally ... Philippine NAKAMA accepted the invitation to join the Shizuoka Festival Historical Parade. This yearly event is from April 1 to 3 this year. We only took the Saturday schedule of the parade. It was an awesome experience even everyone of us were too busy to work and other activities this weekend ;-)
Huge thanks to all my NAKAMA family who participated the parade today. Thanks also to our Japanese in-charge--- Ogawa san who took care of us from the beginning up to the last of the parade.
It's too early for HANAMI KAI or cherry blossoms viewing but it can't be helped coz most of the officers of NAKAMA are busy next week for JCOB Shizuoka's anniversary including me ... so we have no choice ... we had the picnic today in SUNPUJO Park under the trees of cherry bloosoms buds!
Early birds! As usual ...for about 15 years na yata, kami pa rin ang balaguong sa pag-save ng place :P
But bonding with the whole family is the best as always ;-)
I visited Shinjuku Gyoen today and walked for about 4 hours... it's really a huge park!
I enjoyed the early bloom of sakura today ... the birds and different amazing trees and lovely flowers ... the international people around ... I felt i was in other country too. Seems that there were too many foreigner than Japanese :P
I will definitely come back here again in other season :)
There are always some wonderful reasons to be happy xx