Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cattleyas for My Blessed Mother

I have a mini grotto that is located before the main entrance of my abode in Cotabato. I adorn the grotto with flowers from my garden. In my life, I have prayed constantly for my Blessed Mother to help me and interceed for me, to protect my home and be always with me and my family. For where ever she is, the Lord is also always present; and where ever the Lord is, she is also there......


Monday, August 17, 2015

Season of Fruits and Flowers

Bananas and mangoes
Watermelon, rambutan and mangosteen
Cattleyas and others 



Santan bushes 
Mini Bougainvillas
Periwinkles and others....

Pink cattleya, violet baby's breaths and yellow mums for mine mini Our Lady of Lourdes grotto.

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Forever Young" Celebrating Friendship in Boracay

My husband and I and our Cotabato friends (Saturday dance group) went to Boracay last July 21 to July 24, 2015:
Arriving Boracay Airport, Caticlan via Philippine Airlines. Private transfer from Caticlan to Fairways and Blue Water's private pier.
Private boat transfer
Arriving Boracay shores with my limping friend Siolan Yap. Hahaha!

Stepping on the fine sand and clear water of Station  II.
With Lucas at Fairways and Blue Water's
Dinner at the private beach.
With Remy, our group organizer.

The forever young dancing group! Hahaha!
Swimming at the private beach.
At Puka Beach, with the only thorn among the roses. Haha!
With Lucas at Puka Beach. The water here is colder and cleaner and the shore deeper.
Displaying our shawls and scarves and wraps. Haha!
The brave ones to the banana boat ride.

Ivy, Ledian, Remy and I on the banana boat. Hahaha! Young brave souls! Haha!
Bye bye Boracay! Such a fun and a wonderful friendship trip!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tagaytay Family Excursion in July

My sister Helen invited us to a family Tagaytay excursion at MH family resort. It was on the occasion of the homecoming of her daughter-in-law Aileen and her granddaughter Summer who came home from Bahrain to the Philippines for a vacation. I had been to the MH family resort twice on the invitation of the Chua's (my sister-in-law Diane) host family. It is a very relaxing family oriented eventful place. This time my sister Helen asked permission to use the place. I went there full force with Lucas and my son Emil and her girl friend Sue and my daughter Martha and our house help Karen. We had an enjoyable long weekend stay.
MH Chua's family estate in Tagaytay
Front porch
Swimming pool
Dining area - Sue, Aileen, Summer, my brother Ollie, and sister Helen on the phone.
Sue, Martha, Emil with Carlo and his black dog
On our way home, passed by a vista view of Taal Volcano. 
Martha, Sue, myself and Karen

Extended Birthday Celebration

Lucas had an extended birthday celebration at Senju ( thousand lives ) Japanese restaurant in Manila.

75th Birthday

My husband celebrated his birthday with LCT employees in grateful thanksgiving of their loyalty:

With the manianita group- the early morning serenade and birthday greeters.
Happy birthday and many more to come!!!
Giving red packets to the kids.
Let the dinner begin.....
Guests taking pictures while waiting for their turn.
With friends and relatives
Karaoke and company teasing....
Singing liven up......
Dancing.......Everybody had fun!