October 19, 2019

Neil Valenton at 50

I wouldn't miss this special Golden Birthday Celebration of my friend kasi sa dami ng kaibigan ko sya lang ang nakaalalang pumunta sa bahay namin nung 18th birthday ko. Wala kasing handa noon kasi my Mama was battling kidney problems.

I'm proud and joyful for Neil for achieving all that success that he has now - a great wife and children, a prolific business, and  yet he remain as a humble person.

Happy 50th Birthday, Neil!

“A real friend is one who walks in 
when the rest of the world walks out.”
– Walter Winchell

October 18, 2019

Earl of Sandwich

Monday is my favorite day and I'm happy to be invited to have a taste of Earl of Sandwich. Ms. Marissa Florete-Gorriceta, EVP - Marketing and Merchandising, F and C Group of Companies and Alex Garland - Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Asia, welcomed media and bloggers.

As legend has it in 1762, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, invented the meal that changed dining forever. It is said he was playing cards and did not want to leave the gaming table to eat. He asked for a serving of roast beef to be placed between two slices of bread so he could eat with his hands

What can I say? Since after this event, I've been eating there for 4 days because of the bread's perfect crunch on the outside yet still chewy inside. I like the tomato soup a lot! It goes well with any sandwich!

Among the menu that we had - Earl's Cobb Salad, Tomato Soup, The Earl's Club, The Full Montagu, The Original 1762, Spaghetti Carbonara, Spicy Shrimp Pasta, Hand-Crafted Wraps, Buffalo Chicken and Spicy Tuna. My personal favorites are Earl's Cobb Salad, Tomato Soup, The Earl's Club and Spicy Shrimp Pasta.

Fourth Floor, Bridgeway, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm

October 17, 2019

Keep a Clear Conscience

Today's reading is from  Rick Warren "Keep a Clear Conscience"

Feeling guilty or ashamed can cause us to lose our happiness. You’ve got to get rid of guilt and maintain a clear conscience if you want to be happy, because you cannot feel guilty and be happy at the same time.

You might say, “I’d like to be happy, but how do I keep my conscience clear when it’s not clear right now?” Do what Psalm 32:1-2 says: “What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What joys when sins are covered over! What relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record” (TLB).

Happiness, joy, and relief are three things everybody’s looking for in life. We all want to be happy. We all want to enjoy life. We all want relief from our pain. The Bible says it all comes from purity, and purity comes from forgiveness through God’s grace.

How do you keep a clear conscience?
At the beginning and at the end of every day, do a spiritual inventory. Talk to God about anything that is standing between you and him, and then deal with the junk from your day. You practice what’s called spiritual breathing—you breathe out your sins in confession and you breathe in God’s power and cleansing: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NIV).

Lord, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on my heart. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Lord. I lay these at your feet and pray your forgiveness on me.Thank you Lord for your unending love for me! Help me start fresh right now to make choices that honor you. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

October 16, 2019

Sr. Maria Martina Morales First Profession of Vows

It is our joy and honor to have been invited to Sr. Maria Martina Morales First Profession of Vows held in Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate in Talisay, Batangas.

Those who attended the event include the family of sister Martina (mother, 2 sisters and 2 nieces, uncles and aunts), Secular Franciscans and friends.

The celebration ended with at the dining hall for a fellowship lunch.