Mar 21, 2019

March 21, 2019 at 09:28PM


032119 Soar high, Kyle! He may be the most timid among our three sons, but he is definitely the most creative. He draws, paints and plays the guitar.

He is more comfortable with analyzing numbers than reading prose. That he can easily wiggle himself out of any situation puzzles me, given that he is a man of few (Tagalog) words. Hehe.

Our middle son Kyle just got regularized at his first job in Manila. And in a few days, he is bound for Singapore to attend training courses together with his workmates. I couldn’t be more proud... and grateful.

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March 21, 2019 at 08:28PM


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LACMA



Sharing an unedited behind-the-scene clip from two years ago... It was a breezy noon, but the sweltering heat from the sun was quite unbearable. We only took a few seconds of footage, to the relief of my companions I guess.

I love that the sons (behind the cam) and the hubby all accede to my vain bidding. Pagbigyan na. Ang arte kasi ng kasama nila. LOL.

Not all will feel the same way, but I get that satisfaction each time I put together a nice printed photobook or a travel video I could watch repeatedly.

Remembrance of our family adventures...
#lacma#losangeles#throwbackthursday#tbt#rapestravels#travelsnippets

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Mar 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 at 08:28PM


031819 Us right before lunch… Youngest son is now on summer break so it’s going to be happy chaos around the house from here on. His assigned chore is to sweep the floors daily, and be my gopher for other errands. As added activity, his Pa and I gave him the go to attend soccer practice too. Hehe… anything to wean him from gadgets… https://ift.tt/2Cs5vl0 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2W72hef

March 18, 2019 at 07:28PM


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March 18, 2019 at 10:28AM


031819 “They are the beat of my heart, the pulse in my veins, and the energy of my soul”. They are my sons. This was in 2016 at Fushimi Inari, in Kyoto. Incredible how much they’ve matured in three years. Today, one could hardly tell who is the eldest, the middle and the youngest if one meets them for the first time. https://ift.tt/2TKRyti via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2CmKyYQ

March 18, 2019 at 12:28AM


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Mar 15, 2019

Good health and more travels



031519 Good health and more travels.

The sky lanterns at Shifen Old Street are of particular note. Once used as a signaling system for those living and working in the railroad industry, visitors today paint their wishes with calligraphy before releasing the lanterns into the sky. We think Shifen Old Street is one of the best stops on the Pingxi Line, but if you have time, jump back on the train to visit some of the other stations, offering gentle mountainside strolls, sky lanterns and an up-close look at the early days of train travel and coal mining in Taiwan. Releasing a sky lantern costs TWD100~150 each. - rtaiwanr.com.

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Mar 14, 2019

March 14, 2019 at 07:28PM


031419 Happy? 🤔😌 https://ift.tt/2XVnWHU via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2HkIuVq

March 14, 2019 at 01:28PM



031419 Five hundred years before the Philippines was discovered, a Roman Catholic church was built in Budapest. It is not the oldest in Christendom, but it is historically significant as this was the site of several royal coronations and weddings since the middle ages.

The Mongols destroyed it. The Turks occupied it. And the 2nd World War badly damaged it. To actually see it standing to this day after an extensive restoration, is actually mind-blowing.

Wikipedia states: Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Budapest, Hungary, in front of the Fisherman's Bastion at the heart of Buda's Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015, although no archaeological remains exist.

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Mar 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 at 09:28AM


031319 A fitting reminder to always choose to be good and to have a grateful heart. https://ift.tt/2O0GvpR via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2Hqxjtz