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…

Gift of Fragrance

This beautiful gift of Talesfromtheheart‘s Jane Go from Korea is so chic: a Granhand Marine Vacth Fabric Spray with my name inscribed at the bottom of the label. My name inscribed on the linen label made it so special because it expressed the deliberate intention of my friend to give this gift just for me. The…

Fashion Talk with Nika Diwa

It occurred to me that Nika Diwa’s name was derived from manika (“Doll” in Tagalog) because she looks just like one.  Actually, her parents named her Dominique. It has been such a joy to be around her these last few days and get inspired with her stories — funny, authentic, raw, vulnerable, intelligent, inspiring.  She herself…

Nika Diwa: 3 Tips for Bloggers

One day, when Nika Diwa  (of http://www.diwadollhouse.com) was eating at Chili’s, an agent spotted her and wanted to recruit her as a Disney Princess for the Disney World parade to portray either Jasmine, Mulan, or Pocahontas.  (But her mom didn’t allow her because she was just a teenager then). This day when Nika came in…

Godspell

Today I stumbled upon my recently purchased Godspell vinyl record.  I got it for just CAD3.00 (approximately P111.00) at the vintage section of a record store two months ago on my trip to Canada. When my balikbayan box came the other week, I had been shuffling about with coming back from a trip, house repairs, and a…

MOVIE: The Case for Christ

For our small group activity yesterday, we watched the movie, The Case for Christ, based on Lee Stroebel’s eponymous bestselling novel based on true events. Lee, an atheist legal editor for the Chicago Tribune, was upset when his wife, Leslie, declared that she went to church and wanted Jesus in her life following a jolting…

More Water, More Fruit

There were three orange trees lined up in the backyard. The sprinkler system had gone haywire and the two trees on the left didn’t get water while the one on the right got a turbo watering boost. The result was that the two trees on the left were barren while the one on the right…