Wednesday, March 20, 2013

When life is a bit shaky, say these words...

PSALMS 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, a help always near in times of great trouble. That's why we won't be afraid when the world falls apart, when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea, when its waters roar and rage, when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Selah.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

We have a new Pope!

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We have one happy new pope here!

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is our new pope and he will be called Pope Francis. He is the first Latin American pope and the first from the Jesuit order to be elected on the highest seat in Catholic Church.

Here are some facts about Pope Francis...

1. Rather than living in archbishop's palace, he chose to live in an apartment and ride a bus instead of a limousine to go to work.

2. He cooks his own meals.

3. He advocates social justice. He strongly opposes same-sex marriage, abortion and euthanasia.

4. He lives with only one lung. His other lung was removed when he was still young due to infection.

5. He doesn't have a Vatican experience.

6. He was one of the runners-up of Pope Benedict XVI during the 2005 conclave.

7. He was accused of kidnapping two priests in Argentina in the 1970s. No case was filed.

8. He speaks Italian and German aside from his native tongue Spanish.

God bless!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Find strength in the Lord

PSALMS 94:18
Whenever I feel my foot slipping, your faithful love steadies me, Lord.

I was searching last night of a Bible passage about love using a Bible app in my iPad. I guess more than a hundred passages matched with the word love but of all that I was able to read, it is this passage that made an impact on me.

I hope this passage will inspire you today and for always.

Random Clicks: Marines Beach Resort, Ternate, Cavite

Who would have thought that hidden behind the tall camp fence and heavily guarded perimeter is a beach?! Not just a beach, but an actual resort wherein you and your family and friends can enjoy the crystal blue water and white sand. The Marines Beach Resort or Boracay de Cavite is located at Ternate, Cavite, 2 to 2 1/2 hours away from Manila. At 100 pesos entrance fee and 350 pesos cottage fee, you get to experience the beach at its best. The resort is open everyday except during Balikatan Exercises of the US and Philippine Marines.

Here is how you get there...

Click after the jump to see more photos...

Random Clicks: Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort

Are you planning to have one last summer escapade before the season officially ends? Well, I have discovered a place where you can relax and be a VIP even for a day--Oasis Hotel and Resort in Capipisa, Tanza, Cavite .

The hotel's facade.

Shot of the entrance from the lobby.

The lounge area near the reception overlooking the pool and beach.

The souvenir shop at the first floor near the reception area.

The stairs leading to the hotel rooms.

Another lounge area in front of the conference halls. The right leads to the bar while the left leads to the restaurant and the pool area.

Lounge area in front of the conference halls.

Shot from the inside of the hotel going to the pool area.

Path leading to the restaurant.

The nipa hut at the pool.

Giant tortoise guarding the pool.

Those are monkeys. Don't worry, they are not real.

The mokeys up close guarding the bridge.

Panoramic view of the pool area. Click on the image to enlarge.

I was not able to take photos of the beach because it rained. I will go there again, definitely. And next time I will bring my camera. I only used my cellphone to get photos of the hotel while my officemate talks to the manager.

To know more about the place and make reservations or inquire about rates, click on the links.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Does Sabah really belong to the Philippines?

Does Sabah really belong to the Philippines?

The Sabah sandoff is a worldwide buzz and while everyone else is giving their commentaries about it without the full knowledge of the facts, let us take time to review our history.

In the end, let us all pray that this struggle will end in the most peaceful and diplomatic way possible, anyway, Malays and Filipinos are borne out of the same race.


Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former variably endangers the morals of the entire country. - Karl Kraus

Our country is corrupt. Which country is not? Corruption is everywhere. It is a plague. It has a cure. 

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. - Abdul Kalam

 There are laws, moral and legal, and only a few favors righteousness over corruption.

The duty of the youth is to challenge corruption. - Kurt Cobain

We can still do something. We must be the change we want to happen in the world.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


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