Preparing for a Rock n Roll Concert

When I found out three weeks ago that I would get to sing two songs with the authentic rock star, Arnel Pineda, for his upcoming Rock n Roll concert for our village, here were the things I did: PRAYER Pray to see God’s perspective on why He opened this door. SONGS Find out what the…

Arnel Pineda: Voice for the Hopeless

To Filipinos all over the world, Arnel Pineda needs no introduction. His well-known story  has been watched online by millions. [Just in case you missed Oprah’s feature, HERE‘s the link].  Oprah said,” Arnel gives all the credit to his mother) who believed in him long before he believed in himself.” Her prolonged hospitalisation prior to her…

Tiong Bahru Bakery Singapore

A fourth generation baker, French pastry chef, Gontran Cherrier, behind Tiong Bahru Bakery, wanted to “create a real, authentic experience”  with his baked goods and desserts using “traditional French techniques infused with international flavours.” His first bakery was in Montmarte, Paris established in 2010. After two years, he set up his first bakery abroad in…

Word for Moms: Nancy Koe

Moms go through seasons of expectation, exhilaration, exhaustion, empty-nest, evolving. Today is for encouragement. You may be one of the lucky ones with unconditionally-loving-and-forgiving, always-grateful-of-your-sacrifices children. Wow praise God!! But in case not, please read on. You may not get formal notice of promotion from CEO to Consultant (on an “as needed” basis) but if…

Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore Afternoon Tea

I heard that Prince Charles was just here the week before.  Not that I would have changed my reservation one way or the other but it’s interesting to note that this hotel meets royal standards. There is much to feast your eyes on before getting to your Landing Point. The Clifford Pier was closed for…

Les Amis Singapore

Diner’s Choice 2017 has this 2-star Michelin restaurant on the list. It’s in the same building as Isetan Orchard but you have to go to the back of the building (parallel to Orchard). It has a low-key entrance with the impressive awards just outside the door to keep you busy while waiting for opening time….

St. Regis Singapore Afternoon Tea

More Palate Education on this trip trying out afternoon tea while on travel. What I Liked About This Afternoon Tea: Elegant Lobby 2. Clean, beautiful restroom so you can feel good while prepping yourself for holding your tea sandwiches.. …and it has an easy chair on which to change your Singapore-streetwalking shoes to dining shoes….

Singapore Botanic Gardens for Php50.57

159 years and they haven’t turned this open space into a mall! Don’t you just love that? Established in 1822 by the naturalist founder of modern Singapore— Sir Stamford Raffles— the Singapore Botanic Gardens strengthened the country’s agricultural growth as it was the center where useful plants were collected, grown, experimented on, and distributed. Para…

An Ounce of Faith: Monique Lopez Ong

“God gave us a second chance. From all the very painful trials we went through and overcame, my husband and I agreed that we need to be a channel of blessing to give hope to others who go through trials,” Monique said on the birth of their blog, An Ounce of Faith on an interview by ABS-CBN Bandila’s…

Signs of Christmas: John Mateos Ong

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go. Outwardly that is… if we limit the representation of Christ’s birth to pretty Christmas decor.  From another perspective, there are also less overt but no less powerful marks of Christ’s coming  when we see proof like a captive freed, a blind man see, a life transformed. All…