November 14, 2011

Give me a Break

Starbucks represents something beyond a cup of coffee
Howard Schultz
To some Starbucks equates expensive coffee but for some, this is stress reliever. Beyond the price you paid for is the chance to give yourself a break and catch up with the world. 

Above is my favorite from Starbucks - "Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino". Want my stickers anyone? This is a treat we allow ourselves to indulge after a stressful day at work. Not bad right?

November 6, 2011

Where the sky meets the sea

I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.
-John Burroughs
The picture was taken  from the top of Capones Lighthouse when we went to Anawangin. We had a great time though I was really afraid of the height. This is the part when I really appreciated nature and it's a wonder how the sky seems to meet the sea and the mountains.

October 31, 2011

New Life

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child and the similar faces.
Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential 
and fight for your dreams."
-Ashley Smith
I've been watching this new bud which blossoms from an almost rotten tree trunk. I was amazed that even something that is soon to fade away was capable of sustaining a life. An indication that life even hard, is worth a try. A brand new life will blossom from your lowest point.

October 24, 2011

Loving the Candid

The human spirit needs places where nature 
has not been rearranged by the hand of man

Photo Credit to Lawrence at Capones Island on our way to the lighthouse
I love this photo. It's so candid. Lawrence walked ahead of us and he hid himself behind a big rock. He took endless shots from his then newly acquired baby cannon camera. We couldn't pay any attention when we discovered because we had to watched our steps. The rocks were not slippery but combined with sands, they were. Not to mention the pointed surface our feet endured. Big man also reminded us to take only pictures and leave only I was in Good Shepherd uhhh?

October 21, 2011

Sweet Strawberries

A healthy outside starts from the inside
Robert Urich
 It's just so sad we're not able to make it to the strawberry farm on our Baguio trip due to the weather condition. If we did make it, we can pick them ourselves, but unfortunately we didn't so we we ended up buying in the market.  Don't worry though, they're still fresh and sweet and smell so great!

October 13, 2011

Reminiscing the Past

If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored.
One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.
-Henry Miller
It's such a bliss to go back to places close to our hearts. It's been a dream for me to visit Baguio again. The last time I step foot on the summer capital was when I was 5 years old. Going back to Mines View Park reminded me of my days in Baguio as a child and how afraid I am of the towering heights below the deck. But now I felt happiness and gratitude instead of fear of heights.

September 29, 2011

Memory of the Past

It's not good because it's old
it's old because it's good

The photo was taken at Fort Santiago in Intramuros during the birthday celebration of my friend. I felt a different kind of bliss because it's in this stage of my life that I come to appreciate the beauty of the place and of my heritage.

August 23, 2011

A Quiet Place

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
(Marcel Proust)

August 20, 2011

Sunrise in Borawan

There are more to life than EXTERNAL BEAUTY.
What is more important in life is the SWEET FRAGRANCE OF CHARACTER
this photo was taken from the shore of "Borawan Island" during our trip to Padre Burgos, Quezon

May 6, 2011

Coconuts and the Sand

"Adapt the pace of nature: her secret is patience"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are looking for an accessible place near Manila where you can rest and pamper yourself with salt water, you can try Munting Buhangin in Batangas. This is the resort where we had our company outing and team building.

April 29, 2011

For the Love of Nature

"Joy in looking and comprehending 
is nature's most beautiful gift"
--Albert Einstein
For God had given us the eyes to appreciate things
So common to the naked eyes,
but behold thy hearts precious desire.
For these rocks reminded me how hard life is
but the wild flower can add a beauty to the aching lady.

April 23, 2011

Bonding in Anawangin

This photo was taken during our trip to "Anawangin Cove". It is a very popular tourist destination for adventurers who are fond of beaches, hiking, camping. Yes, you can do three adventures all in one place.

April 4, 2011

Why a Son Needs a Dad #1

A Child Needs a Dad
who will protect him when he is not strong enough to protect himself
Gregory E. Lang

March 16, 2011

Eat Well and Live Well

Worthless people live only to eat and drink
People of worth, eat and drink only to live

March 15, 2011

Father's Protection

I cannot think of any need in childhood 
as strong as the need for a father's protection
Sigmund Freud

It is easier for a father to have children, than
for children to have a REAL FATHER
Pope John XXIII

March 11, 2011

Coffee Breaks

Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.
Stephanie Piro

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