Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla: Touched by Inspiring Persons of the World Part 3

For a few seconds, I forgot I was with Lillian.  That was when our orders at Le Petit Souffle arrived.  Though we only ordered the Corn Potage,  Squid Ink Rice, Crispy Mixed Mushroom Kinoko Fritters with Tonkotso Dip, and the Dark Chocolate Souffle, they were so prettily laid out like a huge feast amidst this…

KUHL Concert: Guests’ Testimonies

This was taken last October 2015 at the Kuhl Concert. Kuh Ledesma shared and she asked her guests, Christopher de Leon, Fernando Carillo, Gary Valenciano, Jaya, Isabella Gonzalez, Kuh Ledesma, Perkins Twins, Regine Velasquez, and Tirso Cruz III their answer to “Why did you fall in love with Jesus and how?” Individual Interviews during the concert: Fernando Carillo…

Aggie Sarthou: How Do You Guard Your Walk While Pursuing Excellence? Part 8

Agnes “Aggie “Sarthou is one of my dear spiritual mentors.  She also teaches practical lesssons at the CCF Women of Worth Sessions at Tiendesitas and Makati sharing her expertise as an Organisational Development and Corporate Training Consultant for multi-national companies. Would like to share with you her wonderful answer to the above question: God has only one (1)…

The World Falling Apart Means Word Falling Into Place?

Even as ISIS continues to terrorize to pursue its goal of seizing land and take over the entire Earth, as France retaliates to ISIS Paris attacks saying, “We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless,” on the other side of the world, my husband’s favorite goose might be harder to find. Hong Kong’s famous Yung…

When Truth Has Consequence

“What are you, Shaman King?” my son asked me. [I was in the middle of something when a golden teachable moment came. My son mentioned to me a situation wherein telling the truth would mean that there would be a setback for him. We encounter those sometimes… Like when we went on a campus tour…

Not-to-be-missed Joy Tanchi Mendoza Live Testimony

I’ve heard the story from her mom and dad.  I’ve watched the 700 club feature. I’ve read the book, When A Good God Allows Rape.  But it was different watching her speak live at the Ikaw Na Ang Maganda event at CCF Marikina yesterday. Joy walked in wearing a short, elegant, floral duchess satin dress that…

Ikaw Na Ang Maganda

Malu Tiongson-Ortiz invited me to guest with her at CCF Marikina yesterday for the IKAW NA ANG MAGANDA Event, the name coming from Malu’s OMF#1 bestsellingbook of the same title. Thanks to Waze, my friend Ann Dy and I made it to the venue quickly! Joy Tanchi shared her testimony.  I just read her book, When…

When A Child Lives On After Passing On: Lauren’s Legacy

Last Sunday, I had the privilege to once again partake of the legacy of a child I have never met.  Her name is Lauren Santos, the firstborn of my friend and fellow parent, Dedet “The Lechon Diva” dela Fuente.  Lauren was born with cerebral palsy.  She lived a too-short span of thirteen years but her…

Work Rewards

There are so many blessings to count.  My staff members’ talents are put to use and I see them develop in their jobs. Creativity is called forth in the day to day. Even though I’m an unschooled ordinary girl in the culinary world, the Lord has allowed me to see what His grace can enable…

Dessert Sometimes Comes Through Our Guests: JP and Roochie Masakayan

JP and Roochie Masakayan came for lunch one day. They have been among my spiritual parents, teaching me in my walk with God.  JP was one of the people I intermittently consulted through the time my business had slipped from my hand in 2011. Then, he reminded me of God’s unchanging faithful character, the unchanging…

Mommy Exchange and JJ Crafternoons

It was a mommy lunch among two empty nesters and two young moms when my designer, Joi Cutter, came with Candy Tanchi McComb and Jennifer Tanchi yesterday! The laughter, food, and chika brought me back childhood memories of tea parties specially when we shared some strawberry juice in itty bitty mason jars 🙂 The last…

The Greatest Hindrance To Living the Abundant Life Jesus Died For You To Have (Kyle Winkler)

“The devil is your greatest opponent and his goal is to make sure you miss yours (your goal). The greatest hindrance to being used by God… is to simply believe that God can’t use you. If the devil can get you to believe that [lie], he can basically… hold you back from that life that Jesus died…