fpf #20 Family Reunion

This photo was taken during the wedding of my daughter, Beam held in Balulang (we were not yet residing in this place, it was only our rest house). Because we are a very big clan so we decided to hold the wedding in a big place and besides it was the first wedding in my family.So that it was like a barrio fiesta at that time. Almost all of the relatives were present. This is part of my closest relatives in the picture, my sisters, nieces and nephews.

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wfw #24 Jesus is the reason for this season


Matthew 1:21 "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

Christmas is a time to ponder and marvel at a God who become like us in order to show men the path back to Him. Have a Blessed Christmas to all!.

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Reinyel's Birthday

Last December 12, was the birthday of my eldest granddaughter, Reinyel. Actually she is my second granddaughter. She is the daughter of Beam, my second child. And last Saturday, Reinyel just turned 9 years old.

Only Z boy ( her cousin) was able to attend her simple birthday celebration in which we had pizza at Yellow Cab. Reinyal missed Tricia and Lyle on that occasion since their family just left for Malaysia on the 10th of December. It should be more fun if they were around. Her tita Mai and Tito manny also missed the celebration because of other important matters to attend to.

Anyways, they already enjoyed swimming at Country Village Hotel that Sunday of that week with the whole clan. In this photo Reinyel's grandma (mother of my son in law) was with us. She just arrived a few days before that occasion from the big City, Manila.

I Praise God for the life of Reinyal, I pray that she will grow with the fear of God, and she will grow as God wants her to be. Thank you Lord!

fpf #19 - Our Visit

This picture was taken 2003 in Hatyai, Thailand when we visited Love's family. With me in this photo are my 3 daughters (Love with daughter Tricia, Beam and Mayette) and Ptr. Raul the hubby of Beam. We dined in this Chinese Restaurant which was one of the best restaurant in that city.

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wfw #23 - Making God Happy


2 CORINTHIANS 5:21 "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

Yes! Jesus Christ paid the price of our sin, but it is up to us to acknowledge our failure, confess it and receive the pardon He offers.

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Young Looking


The other day, I was with Bogie, (Bogie's Wonderland) my great niece to accompany me with my transaction in the banks. As usual, whenever I had transaction in the banks I just call her up to go with me. She is not too busy these days so she can accompany me always.

One of the transactions in the bank was to pay my credit card bills and internet connection. I have my favorite bank to pay all of this things because this bank give priorities to senior citizens. But Lo! the teller asked for my Identification Card as Senior Citizen when it was already my turn. Yes, when I told Bogie about it she was amused and told me that is because I still looked young for my age and don't look like a senior citizen. lol! She even told me her mother in law also told her about it.

Well, Glory to God!

Yummy Sunday 16: My Sister's Birthday Cake


This is the Birthday cake of my sister Marcela in celebration of her 83rd birthday. (I have mentioned this on my previous post). This cake was lovingly and creatively made by her daughter. Her daughter loves to bake and she's really good at it. It was a yummy cake because it was really made especially for golden girls like me that don't like foods that are too sweet. This cake is just perfect for me.

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FPF # 18 - Birthday celebration

This picture was taken on March 8, 2005 at Coconut Bay Resort during the birthday celebration of my best friend, Clem. With me in the picture are my daughters Beam with hubby, Raul and Mayette with hubby, Manny and Tonypet, the hubby of Bogie who was not in the photo as she was the emcee during that time.

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wfw#22 - Where Do We Find God


JOHN 14:6 "I am the way and the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me."

So where do you find God? Anyone who comes to the foot of Jesus' cross will fine his search of God is over. It is the intersection of time and eternity, of mortal man and invisible God, of our sins and God's forgiveness. It is through what Jesus did that we find God and make peace with Him.

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ys # 15 Buko Halo


yummy! yummy! it's Buko Halo- (young shredded coconut, buko water, gelatin, kaong, nata de coco, corn flaskes and ice cream.)

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fpf # With my son


With my only eldest son, Jinggoy. This was taken sometimes in July 2005 at Oro Gardens when we visited the grave of my late husband. His family arrived from Vietnam for a visit here in the Philippines during that time.

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wfw #21 A Mandate from Heaven

ISAIAH 6:8 "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

Let your neighborhood, your office, your home, your city know the Good News-- that God cares for us, that He sent His son to take us to heaven, that there is forgiveness for our sins and failures, and that there is help for our despair and hopelessness. Don't wait until you hear the voice of an angel before you think about the message God wants you to deliver. You're His spokesperson.

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My Belated Birthday Gifts

The camera you are looking at the picture is my belated birthday gift from my son in law, Manny, the husband of Mayette. Now with new camera, I can always take pictures unlike before when I would just borrow my daugthers' cameras.

This blouse is my belated birthday gift from my daughter, Love. She and her family just arrived from Malaysia and they gave me this beautiful Bossini blouse.

This beautiful sleeping gown was given to me by my niece, Grace (Amazing Grace). Actually, she just knew my birthday through my blog that is why she bought the gift late. She told me she will continue the legacy of her mother, Purie (my sister) to always remember my birthday. Please read my post, My dear Sister.

These are all my belated birthday gifts, though they're late but worth it.

fpf #16 - Lapulapu City


This was taken on January 2005 when we sent off my daughter, Love and her daughter,Tricia for Singapore. Their departure flight to Singapore was from Cebu so we spent some days in Cebu for sightseeing before their departure. In this picture is Mayette, Love and Tricia in front of the monument of Lapulapu where the place is named after. After Love and Tricia boarded their flight for Singapore, Mayette, Manny and I sailed a boat for Cagayan de Oro on the same night. This was the time when there were no cheap flights from Cagayan de Oro to Cebu yet, so the passengers had to take a boat going to and fro the places.

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My Sister's Birthday


Last October 31, 2009 was my sister's (Marcela) birthday. Her children gave a party for the occasion. She is already 83 years old and still strong for her age. She is blessed because her children are successful in their businesses and have high position in their works. One of her daughters is renting our commercial building in Tinao, a 15 minutes ride from the city proper for a Car Wash business.

It was a joyful celebration because all of her children, niece, nephews and other relatives was there to greet her. My other sisters was there too to gave her warm greetings.

My prayer for my sister is that, may God to continue to bless her with good health and more years to celebrate her natal day. She told me that she is ready to meet the Lord in heaven after her favorite grandchild becomes a registered nurse. Her grandchild, Checky is now busy in her review classes for her nursing board this coming end of November this year. May God continue to grant the desires of her heart. God bless my sister!

Yummy Sunday: Pork Chop


My children went to Bigby's Cafe yesterday. I wasn't able to go with them because I was not feeling well. The dish above is the one ordered by my daughter. They told me that their pork chop tastes so delicious.

fpf# 15 - A Wedding


My apologies for a delayed entry, I was not feeling very well the past two days so I was not able to post my Friday Photo Flashback on time.

Here is my FPF entry for today:

I could not recall when this picture was taken but I am sure this was at a wedding of one of the friend's children in which me and my late husband were one of the wedding sponsors.

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wfw # 20 Act of Worship


Romans 12:1 "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God__ this is your spiritual act of worship."

Paul wrote to believers in Rome and told them that their bodies should be living sacrifice given to God as the altar of commitment. Giving yourself in commitment to Jesus Christ and His cause isn"t something that you do in a passionate act of surrender. It's something you have to do every day as you say, "Lord, I"m Yours! Whatever you order today I will obey."

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My Visitors

My House

A week ago, 8 pastors from Manila stayed in our house for 3 days. They attended a seminar about People Management at Semilya Training Center located at Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon a 45 minutes ride from Cagayan de Oro City. The 'stay-in' seminar lasted for 5 days and after the seminar they stayed in our house.
The following day they went for water rafting. They planned to go to Camiguin Island earlier but had to cancel it for some reasons. My son in law who's also our pastor toured them around the city the next day after their water rafting. Then on Sunday each of the Pastor was invited to preach in different Christian churches in the city.

They told me they truly enjoyed their stay and they are also looking forward to be back here with their families next time and they will not miss to go to Camiguin Island.

When they left on Monday morning back to Manila, they prayed for me and thanked me for giving them the priviledge to stay in our place.

After this event, I remembered that many years ago when we were still staying at Nazareth Subdivision, we had a visitor in the church who prophesied that my house will welcome pastors and missionaries from different places. And indeed that prophecy has been fulfilled as now that we are in Balulang since we have already welcomed a number of some missionaries and pastors to stay in our place.

YS # 13: Fish Tinola


My entry for this week is "Fish Tinola". Now that I am 69 years old, I am now more conscious about the foods that I ate. Though I can eat everything but it's always good to eat foods which are low in cholesterol just like this one. It's also very healthy when you mixed it with green leafy vegetables.

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FPF# 14 - Baguio City

This picture was taken during the late 80's at Baguio City when we attended a conference of our organization which we were active before. The conference was held in Manila and then we proceeded to Baguio City for sightseeing. This trip was truly unforgettable for me because a few days after we left Baguio there was a great earthquake and the 5-star hotel ( I already forgot the name) which we stayed came to rubble and many had died. That was such a horrible event but we Praise God because He spared our lives.

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wfw # 19 Restoration

Matthew 5:24 "Leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift."

Restoration is coming home ....... to your spouse, to your brother, to your GOD. It is the end of the journey that God wants you to take.

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All Souls Day


Every 2nd of November every year, is All Souls Day in the Philippines. It is a holiday in our country so almost everybody goes to the different cemeteries to visit their loved ones who already passed away.

My children and I went to Oro Gardens where my late husband's body was buried. We had our lunch there and in the afternoon my sisters, nephew and nieces came bringing along some delicious food for our snack. We had a great fellowship while all the kids and grandchildren enjoyed playing with their kites and running around the spacious ground. The burial grounds are not yet congested because it is quite a new memorial park.

I am thankful of this tradition because aside from Christmas holiday, this is also a time for family bonding.(with two my sisters)