Glenn L. Yu: Impact of an Inspiring Businessman

He has a kind, unassuming manner and I was sure that he would have godly wisdom and encouragement for aspiring businessmen and businesswomen.  I didn’t realize that he is The CEO and President of one of the country’s leading independent fuel company which employs at least five hundred in its head office alone.  The humility in his…

Blessings from Guests

Annabelle has been coming to the shop regularly (praise God for her contribution to our rent money heeehee). Last week, she described to me a Crispizza flavor she wanted and so this Smoked Fish Crispizza was born with home-pickled cucumbers, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, whispers of red onion, smoked milkfish fillet, green onions, cream cheese, and…

Thankful for Faith Family

Last week, one of the special occasions at the shop was for this lovely group of ladies:  I know them as the Tuesday Ladies because they met on Tuesdays while I was with the group that met on Wednesdays with the same  bible teacher, Beth Sanders, who was a missionary in the Philippines for many…

Placemat Sharing

The other night, I was chatting with the last two customers and they started appreciating the food and the details of the shop. I asked them if they saw the verses on their placemats. This was the gentleman’s placemat with Karla Dornacher’s artwork:     asked him if the words made sense to him. He answered,…

 A Word from Deonna Regarding Divorce

Earlier this month, a dear friend I haven’t seen for a while came to the shop because she was invited to an event there. Before she joined her party, she pulled me aside and asked me about divorce. I asked her to read with me verses from 1 Corinthians 7 about marriage.  I then remembered that…

Encouraging Entrepreneurship Part 1 : 702 DZAS Guesting

Yesterday, I called my friend Malu Ortiz to ask her to pray for me because I was scheduled to guest at the entrepreneurial inspiration/  encouragement show of Far East Broadcasting Corp.  She agreed to pray for me and asked, “You want me to accompany you?” I said, “Sure!” She is regularly interviewed on the different…

Touched by Inspiring Persons of the World Part 2

When I used to have the luxury of time to have frequent lunches out (a.k.a. before the Kapitolyo shop opened), one of my restaurants of choice was Shangrila Mall’s Duck and Buvette, the baby of Chef Jackie Tan which I enjoyed with dear friends and family.        I love the food and service. I know…

Touched by Inspiring Persons of the World Part 1

Yesterday, my dear designer, Joi Cutter came by with a chef I highly respect and whose food I crave a lot— Chef Jackie Tan of Duck and Buvette. I love her Romaine Salad with creamy garlic dressing and her Salted Caramel Ice Cream and everything in between.  Over their lunch at the shop, I just appreciated being…

Message from Manila

Originally posted on The Infinite Fountain:
In August, we sold our 100 year-old Detroit Jewel gas cooking stove. My dad bought it at a swap meet in 1972 and not quite knowing what to do with it, gave it to me. When I got it, it was little more than a rusted out hulk and a…

Put Your Hope In Christ (Not Christians)

Many years ago, I took up pottery.  I got my wheel, clay, and whatever tools were required to join the class.  We made different projects.  However, even after some time and many projects, my works were still nothing like my teacher’s. My output as a potter was not a reflection of how great a potter my…

An Article on the National Daily

Since 2004 when an Asian Institute of Management panel (for the thesis defense of the Business student, Marian Balcos, who studied to improve my business) declared that the only remaining agenda my business needs is “yabang (slang for ‘marketing’)” but I didn’t have a budget for it, I surrendered this to the Lord and He…

Restoring a House

Two years ago, I was so frustrated with myself.  I knew what God wanted me to do but I kept failing to stick to God’s program whenever my self wanted to get back on the throne of my life.  God impressed upon me a vision of a rotted house in need of rebuilding.  It necessitates…