When God Used A VALOR Chocolate Square Towards Marriage Building (That S Word, Submit)

The distributor of VALOR chocolates provided ample samples of Sugarfree and No Sugar Added Chocolates.  I’ve taken the opportunity to share these chocolates with guests as we skip Halloween by riding the Thanksgiving celebrations of Canada (October 12) and US Thanksgiving (November 26) with our new theme, “Daily Thanksgiving is good for the heart.” We’ve been giving them away…

How Do You Guard Your Walk While Pursuing excellence? Part 1

“Miss Universe ba ‘to?” I point to the black hole on the one lollo rossa lettuce leaf that was supposed to go into one of the one hundred ten sandwiches going to a corporate account’s order.  I’m referring to the quality standard of excellence we need… The clock says we have forty minutes more to…

A Heart to Heart Talk with Coney Reyes

Coney Reyes is an award-winning film and television actress, host, and producer spanning a showbiz career of over forty years and counting.  She says she will not “touch” her face [medically]! She will only accept roles which are suitable for her age!  But  when you look at her, she looks so fresh and young, no need to even…

A Day in The Life of a Little Shop

God has used the shop to be a blessing to guests, my team, our suppliers, and me.  I got this message from Facebook today: I have no delusions that it’s because of anything I do or what people say is charming. I know all the factors that work together to allow people to be blessed is…

Gift of a Wonderful Song from our guest, Ana

Several nights ago, a wonderful mother and daughter pair came over to the shop and we enjoyed chatting about sewing machines and decor, clothes and whatever… I discovered that Ana is fond of singing and when I asked her to sing without the benefit of a dry run, she was so gracious to share her lovely,…

Jaya: (KUHL Event concert Oct 2015, CCF)

From the medical booth where I sat, I saw my kumpare, Maneouvres manager, Jon Supan  walk through the hallway.  He was seeing to the Maneouvres for their upcoming dance number with Gary V.  He recognized me and I asked him if he knows if there are any Kuhl Event guests who are done with their portion,…

Fernando Carrillo (KUHL Event concert Oct 2015, CCF)

Sharing with you this interview with Venezuelan actor (who appeared in telenovelas popular in the Philippines), Fernando Carrillo: BUTTERFLYINTHESPRING (BITS): Hi Fernando… FERNANDO CARRILLO (FC): Okay… BITS: Would you like to share a faith encouragement message for those who are wondering if they should follow the Lord or not? FC: Well, I think  the Lord…

Stephen Baldwin / Calling All Skaters October 17, 2015

If you or anyone you know is a skater enthusiast, come to CCF Tiendesitas at 2-6pm today! There’s a skating event with champs from all over the world with demos, tricks, live bands! Poster at the bottom of this article. Meanwhile, I’d like to share with you below some inspiring words from last night’s interview…

The Gift of Access

By 7:15 tonight I was still cooking clam chowder for April Macadangdang and her friends. Afterwards when my kitchen team was all set to bring out all the rest of the food orders and I bade goodbye to guests, I headed for the KUHL Concert of Kuh Ledesma thinking maybe I could get one faith…

Notes on Francis Kong’s “Seasons of Life”

Was able to catch snippets of Francis Kong’s “Seasons of Life” talk at CCF B1G Event last Wednesday night, October 14. Sharing with you here: Prosperity and success can destroy a person if  character is not right. “Show me a person who wants to be comfortable all the time and I will show you makings…

When the Carabao Died

Don’t know where it came from but when I get startled, the words “Namatay ang kalabaw (The carabao died)” sometimes slip out of my mouth.  Last month I noticed that on separate occasions, two of my cooks also said those words when they got startled. I got reminded that my words and actions influence the…