9 Hours in Osaka

Arashiyama! Immediately, it was on top of my wish list as soon as I found out I was going to tag along in Osaka. ¬†Yay! ūüôā I had missed it on prior trips so I got excited to do something new. But as this particular trip unfolded, the beloved expressed more than three times that…

How to Be A Happy Travel Companion

 Many years ago, I bought this book called  1,000 Places to See Before You Die A Traveler’s Life List. I planned to cherry pick places to put on my bucket list as “worth seeing” so that I could say that I’ve lived. Given a choice, because of my excitement to learn, I prefer to travel to…

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Did you see the Solar Eclipse yesterday in the news? It was a spectacularly glorious display across the sky leaving millions of fortunate Americans who watched it firsthand in awe! I only get to see it on Youtube. Does the solar eclipse have any meaning for Christians? ¬†I looked for articles online and found this…

Home Decorating with Mejore

The problem with beautifying the home is that changing one thing sometimes causes a ripple, or even a ripping, effect on the wallet.¬† If the authority in your home wants a certain level of house beauty, you will realize that investing in the spaces they spend most of their time in ministers to them after…

Blogger Tips and Food Blogger Life at The Café, HYATT City of Dreams

Jane Go and Rica de Jesus¬†are women I highly admire not just for their stature as popular long-running bloggers and multi-tasking talented women but for the beautiful persons they are and the good they stand for. Jane is an Earth Momma figure, so generous, caring, loving, encouraging who loves on people yet so enjoyably authentic,…

A Week in Provence: French Cooking with Chef Rene Berard

British author, Peter Mayle, wrote a memoir about him and his wife, Jennie, moving from Devon, UK to Provence. The new life in the new scenery came with surprising¬†new problems as well… unexpected harsh weather, frozen pipes in their newly purchased 200-year old farmhouse, less than scrupulous truffle dealers and construction workers, and transitioning from…

Casas de Taal Tour

Praise God for friends around the world who are like my sisters even if we don’t get to see each other often. ¬†I am thankful that many of them are near to share the adventure (together with the highs and lows) of trying to follow Jesus. Of course none of us are perfect but we…

36 Hours in B.C. (Batangas City)

In recent years, with Biblical Classes on B.C. (Being grateful ¬†and Christ- focused), ¬†I have come to be grateful for many things that would otherwise have been an issue to the me Before Christ was the Boss in Charge of me. So instead of moping, grumbling, and complaining, I am learning the joy of praising…

Great Fosters Afternoon Tea

Sometimes when I have recurring prayer requests on matters that haven’t been answered, the counsel ¬†I receive is to leave the things that I can not control in God’s hands; wait for His perfect timing, perfect way, perfect will. Certain difficulties need to happen for the benefit of what God is trying to do in…