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A REAL HILLSONG WORSHIP SERVICE. First thing to do on a Sunday in Melbourne: attend worship service. & where else than in Hillsong, which amazingly had a service a few blocks from my hotel! & yes, it was awesome (my boss standing beside me didn’t hinder me from dancing, singing & shouting praises!)!

Imagine: a smaller version of their worldwide concert but with the same energy of believers worshiping the same big God!

Bucketlist #017: attend a worship service in Hillsong Australia (check!)

#hillsongmelbourne #hillsongaustralia #noothername

A REAL HILLSONG WORSHIP SERVICE. First thing to do on a Sunday in Melbourne: attend worship service. & where else than in Hillsong, which amazingly had a service a few blocks from my hotel! & yes, it was awesome (my boss standing beside me didn’t hinder me from dancing, singing & shouting praises!)!

Imagine: a smaller version of their worldwide concert but with the same energy of believers worshiping the same big God!

Bucketlist #017: attend a worship service in Hillsong Australia (check!)

#hillsongmelbourne #hillsongaustralia #noothername

VISITING OZ, MATE! This has to be one of my humblest experiences so far. Immediately after I disobeyed God, my boss called and said, “You’re going to Australia.” I was so overhelmed that after I hung up, I had to stop what I was doing, closed my eyes and took a few minutes to thank God & say sorry. 

I’m still amazed (though I know I shouldn’t be) by how much He blesses me, even if I don’t deserve it & constantly fail Him. But His blessings are not based on what I do or who I am but it’s just in my Father’s nature. I have a generous God who withholds no good thing from me (mayaman si Papa!) Of course, this doesn’t mean I can just ask for a Maserati or a gazillion dollars but He definitely gives me more than I ask for or need (have you ever heard me complain that I’m dying of hunger?!)

Whether I have much or little, I am blessed.

Thank you Lord for this new, learning experience (& that my visa application only took 4 days, multiple entry). It wouldn’t be possible if not for You.

Psalm 84:11

#amazingGod

VISITING OZ, MATE! This has to be one of my humblest experiences so far. Immediately after I disobeyed God, my boss called and said, “You’re going to Australia.” I was so overhelmed that after I hung up, I had to stop what I was doing, closed my eyes and took a few minutes to thank God & say sorry.

I’m still amazed (though I know I shouldn’t be) by how much He blesses me, even if I don’t deserve it & constantly fail Him. But His blessings are not based on what I do or who I am but it’s just in my Father’s nature. I have a generous God who withholds no good thing from me (mayaman si Papa!) Of course, this doesn’t mean I can just ask for a Maserati or a gazillion dollars but He definitely gives me more than I ask for or need (have you ever heard me complain that I’m dying of hunger?!)

Whether I have much or little, I am blessed.

Thank you Lord for this new, learning experience (& that my visa application only took 4 days, multiple entry). It wouldn’t be possible if not for You.

Psalm 84:11

#amazingGod

Best news

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I COULD EVER SHARE TO ANYONE.

That Christ paid for our sins through the cross so we could live holy, fruitful & victorious lives! Accepting Him as my personal Saviour & Lord was the best decision I have ever made!

I can’t boast of my love for Him but I can boast of His unending, perfect love for me (& for you too!)

All we have to do is ask Him to come into our lives, & He…

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Hillsong Manila 2014

WITH RAISED VOICES AND HANDS. Sang & danced in the “pit” for two glorious hours of celebration with thousands of other humans, bounded by a Being not of this world. #hillsongmanila2014 #hillsongunitedmanila

Hillsong Manila 2014

WITH RAISED VOICES AND HANDS. Sang & danced in the “pit” for two glorious hours of celebration with thousands of other humans, bounded by a Being not of this world. #hillsongmanila2014 #hillsongunitedmanila

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I COULD EVER SHARE TO ANYONE. That Christ paid for our sins through the cross so we could live holy, fruitful & victorious lives! Accepting Him as my personal Saviour & Lord was the best decision I have ever made!

I can’t boast of my love for Him but I can boast of His unending, perfect love for me (& for you too!) 

All we have to do is ask Him to come into our lives, & He will. He’ll change your life forever.

#bestnews

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I COULD EVER SHARE TO ANYONE. That Christ paid for our sins through the cross so we could live holy, fruitful & victorious lives! Accepting Him as my personal Saviour & Lord was the best decision I have ever made!

I can’t boast of my love for Him but I can boast of His unending, perfect love for me (& for you too!)

All we have to do is ask Him to come into our lives, & He will. He’ll change your life forever.

#bestnews

The Manor’s Mocha Coffee

The Manor’s Mocha Coffee

During a weekend in Baguio, we stayed at The Manor. Buffet breakfast was good, the gardens were lovely and the place has a cabin feel to it that makes you want to sleep all day. But what I truly enjoyed was their Mocha Coffee. On a particularly rainy day, I had the urge to just be alone with my thoughts and with my God. So I went to the hotel’s restaurant, sat on a table overlooking the pine…

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Amare la cucina

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My sister insisted we eat at Amare la cucina located in Baguio because she swears by it. She was right. Food was absolutely fantastic. Pizzas are baked in a brick oven, servings are huge and ingredients are fresh. Pizza and pasta were perfectly cooked and tasted great – just the right amount of savor. We had their ham and cheese pizza and red pasta with bacons. I can’t remember their names…

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Maple in Alabang

One Saturday morning, I met up with my sis to have breakfast at one of her favorite café restos – Maple. Aside from their Alabang branch, they also have one in Shangrila Mall. My sister discovered it by accident and since then has loved the quaint and homey resto. Only a handful of people can fit in their resto which makes it even more attractive. We arrived early morning, around 7am I think so…

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Donate your hair

OFF WITH HER HAIR. Then donate it for a cause. Basically, you cut your hair according to their guidelines then ship it to them. I was actually concerned they wouldn’t accept my permed and colored hair but they said it was ok!

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If you don’t want to shell out on shipping fees, you can give your hair to any Papemelroti branch. I gave mine to their Megamall branch. Just place your secured, tied hair…

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Vacationista: Nagoya, Japan (Day 6: Going home)

Vacationista: Nagoya, Japan (Day 6: Going home)

Since this day is basically our travel-back-home day, we didn’t want to go far from our route, even though we had a 9pm flight. We took our time checking out from the hotel, left our luggage at the hotel concierge then had lunch at the sushi bar I wanted to try, conveniently located at the Nagoya station. The famous rotating sushi bar is a must-try in Japan! I love, love, love their sushi! So…

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