Woburn Part 2: Sunrise and The Gardens

Please click the title for Part 1: Woburn Abbey: Where Afternoon Tea Ritual Started At dawn, I drove up a mile or so to catch the sunrise. Later, Monique and I headed off to Bletchley Park about twenty minutes away.  We should not have planned anything after Bletchley Park so we could explore it more. But due…

Woburn Abbey: Where Afternoon Tea Ritual Started

As my deer, errr, as my dear friend, Monique and I entered the grounds of the Woburn Abbey, I couldn’t help but break out into whisper-singing this song: As the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longeth after Thee You alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship Thee You alone…

When Godly Parenting Looks Fruitless -Dr. Russell “Butch” Diwa

I could be president of Nika Diwa’s Fan Club.  Well, okay maybe with all the things I have to juggle, at least an avid member! I love what she’s doing and how she’s empowering women through fashion. Her mention of a time of rebellion and this post below caught my attention: I thought it would…

Boogi Business Blessing

A few days ago, I received an email about the sale of this product from BOOGI: and that’s how I remembered that it has been a year since Felichi Buizon invited me to the blessing of the BOOGI Showroom in LRI.  It was a well-attended beautiful event with a special mini-concert from one of the…

Becca Sy: Saved Radio, Savings, and Salvation

Rebecca “Becca” Sy is a driven, smart, able, accomplished woman who has a humble, gentle heart committed to the Lord.   After graduating with an Accounting degree at George Washington University, she worked as a Financial Controller managing twenty-four branches of a company in Maryland, USA. In 1980, she was asked to come home to manage Accounting and Finance for the businesses of her family of origin, SYSU…

Francis Kong: 5 Fatherhood Lessons to Share

International Speaker, Francis Kong, is one of the most in-demand speakers in the Philippines. He is an entrepreneur, author, columnist, broadcaster, speaker, and trainer. Would like to quote my previous introduction of him in a previous post… Couldn’t keep up with the flashing words on the screen. “Magna Cum Laude.  MA degree in Trinity College. Continuing…

When You’re Plucked From Your Comfort Zone

Lux and Kryptonite, my son’s adopted cats, love hanging out with us whatever we’re doing. When we’re gone, they also follow our Manang’s around the house like little apprentices who never take over the job. But when we did recent repairs, repainting, and refreshing, the works came with a lot of cat hazards—sharp tools and…

Glenn Yu: 5 Fatherhood ABC’s

Glenn Yu, President and CEO of SEAOIL Philippines, Inc. (the leading and largest independent, proudly-Filipino fuel company in the Philippines), was featured in Butterflyinthespring’s previous posts: Impact of An Inspiring Businessman  about how a businessman’s impact motivated him to be the businessman/person he became until he in turn mentored younger businessmen himself. Losing the Long-Awaited Child, the story…

11 Benefits of Adopting Cats

June is Adopt-a-Cat Month. From being fearful of cats and pets in general, here I am sharing some benefits of adopting cats based on my experience: Low maintenance: Physical preparation. They just need a bowl of food, a bowl of water, a litter box (with litter sand). Low maintenance: Time. If I have time, they are…

3 Tips for Fathers Who Started on the Wrong Foot

June being the month for Father’s Day, I’ve asked some dads to give some encouragement for other fathers. Ptr. Albit Rodriguez went to La Salle Greenhills, Vancouver College, and University of San Francisco. He is the President of Strongtower Energy Services Corp as well as the Pastor of Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati (at A-Venue). Butterflyinthespring featured Pastor…

Transforming a Dead Space

My mom has been telling me that she wants to come visit soon. Every time I passed by this space next to the guest room, the thoughts that came to mind wre “heat, sweat, claustrophobic, small, toilet” (because of the two windows from the bathrooms on either side).  Nothing nice came to mind. If my…