Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy heart's day to all!

I can smell love and romance in the air...

Happy Valentine's Day to all ...

For me ... this is the day to show and express extra love, appreciation and friendship to everyone especially to all my love ones.  

Thank you all for the love and caring ... 

Whoever lives in love...lives in God and God in him.
In this way... love is made complete among us .
(1 John 4:16)


God is the greatest love of all ... 
 Happy heart's day everyone



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Let it snow!

It's holiday here in Japan today... 'went out driving to IKawa  ... 
we drove there for about 3 hours and we ended up in a snowy mountain ... 
Probably my first encounter to snow this year ;-) 

We were not able to reach the Minami Alps ... coz the road was closed due to heavy snow ... so we decided to roam around the Ikawa and Kawane part ... sometimes it's nice to drive without any plan and you'll discover many things like we have visited --- museum, tea shops, camp sites, dam, suspension bridges and of course spa!

Yes! I love nature ...  thanks be to God for the beautiful day xx





Thursday, February 09, 2017

An early Valentine gift

Valentine's day is coming soon ...
Here in Japan ... the tradition is that women gives choco to men!  Men who receives choco on Valentine's day return that favor on March 14 which they called White Day.    
Since I have many friends from other countries who believes Valentine's day is for everyone we love ... we traditionally give gifts to all we care about ;-)
Today, after my daughter-like Abs dated me for dinner and coffee ... she handed me something on the way home ... here it is ...
an early Valentine gift from her xx 
What made it more special is that it's her homemade choco ...
'love it!  So sweet like her xx

May everyone have a sweet Valentine's day!!! 

Friday, February 03, 2017

Oni wa soto ... fuku wa uchi!

Did you throw some beans today?
Feb 3 is Setsubun day here in Japan. It's an annual Japanese tradition. 
As explained in www.cute-calendar.com ... 
Setsubun, also called Bean-Throwing Festival or Bean-Throwing Ceremony, is the day before the beginning of Spring in Japan. The name literally means "seasonal division", but usually the term refers to the Spring Setsubun, properly called Risshun celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of the Spring Festival. In its association with the Lunar New Year, Spring Setsubun can be and was previously thought of as a sort of New Year's Eve, and so was accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come.

They yell "Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!" (Demon out! Happiness in!) as they throw beans at the devil.

Our Makizushi for this year ... what a lavish tuna!!!  

It's also a tradition to eat uncut maki sushi on setsubun. Participants eat the entire role in one sitting in complete silence. It's important to face a particular "eho" or lucky direction as you do this. The direction changes each year according to a 5 year cycle... this 2017, the lucky direction is north-north-west.



Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Hello February!


It's start of February today ...  i had an appointment to make in the afternoon so i decided to use my bike coz i really need to stretch out and work out ... even it's cold outside!


On the way home ... i passed to Sumpujo Park ... and here's what i found out ... cherry blossoms in winter!!!  

Cherry blossoms 

I was actually confused if it's really cherry blossoms coz it usualy bloom on springs.  I thought it could be plum blossoms which usually bloom at this season.  

Plum blossom

However, i learned from my Japanese students that cherry blossoms have split at the end of each petals whereas plum blossoms don't have ... so i convinced myself that it's really cherry blossoms because the petals have splits. 

 white plum blossoms

Oh well...  time really flies sooo fast ... imagine it's February already!!!
i hope this February will be another good month for all of us xxx


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Philippine New Year 2017 Vacation

Summary of my 3 weeks New Year vacation in the Philippines.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mannequin Challenge ... game over!

Just for family fun ... without any rehearsals ...  impromptu, just told everyone to do this mannequin challenge which was viral last year autumn...  and everyone present in the family that night cooperate... 
... and when i started to turn on the camera ... here they are ... "take 1" shot only! lol
Not that good but funny :D 

The kids were amazing ... every time i fan the camera to them ...they have different poses :D
Oh well, we'll try to do this better next time ... and yes with Sachan already  ;-) 




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Adventures in Batanes!

This time ... I explored the beauty of the northernmost province of the Philippines ... Batanes
🐚Dios Mamajes, Batanes! It was a remarkable adventure!

Preview of my trip to Batanes with my sis Malou
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More photos and vid in my FB account ;-)


Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy 2017!

A happy and blessed New Year to all !!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ΅
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 Greetings from my family to yours!!! 
 Get together gathering in Batangas, Philippines 



Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas!

May you have a blessed Christmas from our family to yours xxx 

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When boredom strikes with mom and daughter ! lol :P

A busy Christmas holidays ... 
busy with new year gatherings too ... 
and busy for many deadline works ... 
but soon after this ... i will fly away again ... 
yay! can't wait !!! 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bruno Mars Carpool Karaoke



Can't resist to share this here... 

Fabulous! One of my fav carpool karaoke <3



'love Bruno Mars and James Corden ... 
everytime i watch this ... they're making my day ^_^

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Counting on you!


The world is filled with awesome people ... if you can't find one ... be one! 


sweet nothing! 


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sudden change

Someone wants me to have a longer hair ... 
so i decided to cut it shorter :P 
  Totally refreshing now!

Walang basagan ng trip ;-) 

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Reflection

Be a reflection of what you’d like to receive. 
If you want love, give love. 
If you want truth, be truthful. 
If you want respect, give respect. 
What you give out will return to you. 
(Wisdom quote)


Winter illumination in Tokiwa Park 


Have a lovely evening everyone ❤



Saturday, December 03, 2016

Every Time ♪

Last month of the year ... December! 
How time flies so fast ... it's the last month of 2016 ... 
looking forward on what lies ahead in the coming year 2017.  

All i can say is I am grateful to my life ...
I am grateful to our Lord's love ...
I am grateful to all beautiful people around me. 

Every Time by Hillsong 
VERSE 1:
Jesus, I love You, I need You, my Savior
Jesus, Your love it has healed me opened my heart

VERSE 2:
Jesus, I thank You for all that You've given
Jesus, I stand here amazed at forgiveness

CHORUS:
Every time I close my eyes,
Im filled with awe at all you've done
Every time I think on You,
I'm grateful for Your Love

VERSE 2:
Jesus, I thank You for all that You've given
Jesus, I stand here amazed at forgiveness

CHORUS:
Every time I close my eyes,
Im filled with awe at all you've done
Every time I think on You,
I'm grateful for Your Love

BRIDGE:
Oh Lord, here I am, raise my hands
I surrender
Oh Lord, here I am at your Throne,
Sweet abandon (4xs)

CHORUS:
Every time I close my eyes,
Im filled with awe at all you've done
Every time I think on You,
I'm grateful for Your Love

CHORUS:
Every time I close my eyes,
Im filled with awe at all you've done
Every time I think on You,
I'm grateful for Your Love



May our Almighty Lord continue to bless me and my love ones always.  
I hope December will be a another good month for love, happiness and peace.  

Thank you always Lord for all the wonderful adventures! 
One of my fav place in New Zealand ... Lake Takepo 


Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy birthday with love ❤

I thank our dear God for another gift of life He gave you ... 
I am truly blessed for having a precious daughter with a heart full of love. 


May God continue to bless you unconditionallyπŸ’‹
❤ I love you always Sachan 



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Walking Around Tokyo in Autumn Season


Tokyo, the busy capital city of Japan is well known as ultramodern city. However, traditional and historical places still exist in this city like excellent museums, historical shrines and temples, as well as gorgeous gardens. 

Lately, whenever i have chance to visit Tokyo ... I explore different green spaces of this popular metropolis. 
Here are some of the historical garden i visited this autumn. 



Rikugien Garden Tokyo.












Kyu Furukawa Garden










 My precious :)





Toyosu Garden

Ume flower blooing on autumn season??!


 with one of my BFF Lolit