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A Garden REborn amidst pandemic thorns

A Garden REborn amidst pandemic thorns

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air—Georges Bernanos Gardens, regardless of size & variety of plants always bring so much delight to both the gardener and the...

Jason-our beloved Firstborn—in BLOOM

Jason-our beloved Firstborn—in BLOOM

“Children are a Heritage from the Lord, the FRUIT of the womb a REWARD” You are a Gift from above, entrusted to find your path & fulfill your PURPOSE & MISSION on Planet Earth. We never realized the priceless JOY of having a kid until we decided to have one,...

My 3rd Son-Josiah: Adorably Sweet&Lovable

My 3rd Son-Josiah: Adorably Sweet&Lovable

I knew his name- yes, I was so sure of his name-Josiah- my 3rd son is coming! That was two years before conceiving him. So the moment I learned of my conception in 1991, I exclaimed that am gonna have Josiah!-a name after the Youngest King in the Book of books. Josh...

Honoring my two Beloved Brothers on their Birthday

Honoring my two Beloved Brothers on their Birthday

It’s pleasantly remarkable to note that my two younger brothers were born on two succeeding days… on different years. Yes, our two brothers Jonathan & Jerome are celebrating their respective birthdays today, June 20 & tomorrow, June 21. Such a privilege to...

Magnificent Sister Joerna: A Tribute for her great Life

Magnificent Sister Joerna: A Tribute for her great Life

The first girl, the second in the family, a doting mom of three daughters and three grandchildren and a friend to many. Yes, I’m referring to our older sister Joerna, fondly called Jheng/Jing. Aside from being our big sister, she has turned to be a “mom” to us-her...

The Gift of TODAY

The Gift of TODAY

“Yesterday is historyTomorrow is a MysteryTODAY is a Gift that’s why it’s called PRESENT” How many times do I wonderWith all those moments I ponderWhen things go yonderI treasure you---Today In my breathsIn my sighsIn my “Oh my! (s)”I treasure you---Today As I raise...

GreaTime in Naturally-HEAVENly Bali

GreaTime in Naturally-HEAVENly Bali

“Mom, you will go with us to Bali…by June!” That came as a surprise message from my youngest son last February 2019 as I was in our hotel room in Vietnam-during our Grade 10 Educational Field Trip. Another trip to look forward to…this time with my Joseph, Lyza &...

A Global adversity (Covid-19) can give us our CROWNinglory

A Global adversity (Covid-19) can give us our CROWNinglory

MAGICal & Insightful Times are HERE-NOW Things like coins always have TWO sides. Things can be taken in two or more perspectives & nothing is wrong with any seen or known perspective. Adversities create casualties causing deaths and other painful effects &...

My SALUTE to a great BEING of ESSENCE-Melanie

My SALUTE to a great BEING of ESSENCE-Melanie

<3 <3 A Birthday Tribute <3 <3 Long live a dear Being of Love & Light Melanie Gastar Gatchalian who has entered her golden years with blissful ease & grace. Let me honor you this way with the little yet valuable memories I have in my memory bank. I...

Spring is HERE: Behold…our G4

Spring is HERE: Behold…our G4

SPRING gladdens our hearts as we behold the blooming of flowers here, there & everywhere. Japan, Korea & many other countries that have four seasons are savoring the beauty of Sakura and other flowers in spring. The Philippines has more than enough varieties...