• Travels

    Tokyo (part one)

    I just came back from Japan to celebrate our one year anniversary! It has been 365 days of wedded bliss and I am more than grateful to God for allowing us to breeze through our first year.  Yay! Do not get me wrong, it has not been perfect, but the Lord in His mercy and grace has spared us from any life-changing drama that would have altered the course of our future together. We have had a simple but happy family, but that is how I have always wanted it to be.  Our journey started with landing in Haneda at 2:30 in the afternoon.Before pulling our luggages with us out…

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    Being Off the Grid

    As Filipinos (need I say citizens of the world), we value our voice in society, even if the scope of the people we influence are limited to our families and a few friends. We need to be heard, seen and witnessed live on social media. But this small, piece of tropical land eliminates all that – in a good way at the very least. It is after all a good excuse to bid your responsibilities good bye for a few days. *wink* U-Busuan-Gani-ng-pera gyud! I call this my cannot-be-reached experience haha. Cannot be reached again because it will take a long time before André and I can save up and…

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    Japan

    JAPAN! (a throwback)  My parents-in-law and sister-in-law are in Japan for leisure and church ministry and this will be the third time my husband was left behind because of work. I really felt bad for him since I know he longed for this place and never had the chance to see it. The thing is, I’ve been there with my dad two years ago and I just saw the photos again while cleaning my files. André is still waiting for the right time to go (we pray this year will be it!) I had a handful of emotions for this country. For one, I have been dying to go here…