Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Back at 2011

There are just about four hours left to 2011 and looking back, this has been a wonderful year. It has been a year filled with blessings that actually began in 2010. God’s protection and faithfulness continues to be manifested even through the difficult moments – one of which was when our son contracted Dengue fever during my birthday last September. I remember spending my birthday at the hospital instead of spending it in Boracay. We were forced to cancel our trip but it was alright for as long as our son was safe. This was also the year I got hospitalized for the first time and even underwent a minor surgery.

Taken at Marikina Valley Medical Center last February

This is what was left from the fire in Guadalupe where four families from our church in Makati were affected

The tragedies like the fire in Lateral Compund in Guadalupe, Makati City and the flash floods Cagayan De Oro and Iligan City were also something we had to face together with some people we know.

Every year has always been a mixture of positive and negative experiences but the past two years (the best two years of my life so far) has been filled with more good stuff than bad ones. 2011 was a year to remember new people we met in church, a new outreach location, moments with blogger friends, personalized keepsakes received, reunions with high school friends, time spent traveling to places I’ve never been to (Hongkong), new hobbies to get engaged in (wake boarding and City Kart Racing) and special people whom we started investing in.

Hongkong Disneyland

City Kart Racing for the first time

Just recently, my son learned how to kart race as well

Our outreach at Gen. Pio Del Pilar National High School began in January 2011

I look forward to 2012 with hope that God’s blessings would continue so that we could also continue to be a blessing to people around us. As the new year unfolds, I claim the passage in Lamentations 3:22-23 where it says, “Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning (year); great is Your faithfulness.”

Friday, December 9, 2011

Oakley or Ray-Ban?

This past year, my wife and I bought our own pair of sunglasses. I got a Fives Squared Oakley and she got herself an Aviator RayBan. I have tried both and I like the aviator better. It fits me well and I think it looks good on me or anyone who wears it. Here is a photo of me wearing the RayBan Aviator sunglasses.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Anniversary Celebration in Hong Kong!

I'm here ate the Multi-function room of West Hotel in Hong Kong and am very fortunate that I was able to go online. My wife and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary here and this is our first time to visit this lovely place.

So far we have already visited the Hong Kong Science Museum, Disneyland and walked on the Avenue of Stars while watching the Symphony of Lights across Victoria Harbour. The four-day vacation is perfect except that there is no WiFi in our hotel. I couldn't believe it!

West Hotel in Hong Kong seems to be a nice place to stay in and it is not among the cheap hotels that's why I was surprised that they have no free WiFi access for guests and I do not think they can't afford wireless routers. But I am just glad that they have free internet access here in this room right now so I took the time to blog away.

Tomorrow is our last night here and then we'll spend one more night at Clark, Pamapanga for our anniversary night and after logging out, we plan to go to the Temple Night Market along Temple Street which is just five blocks away from the street where our hotel is. I also plan to get a body massage because the two days that we have been going around the city with my back pack and tripods has been tiring. Good night, folks!