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Wild flowers growing in the mountains of Tanay.  Finding simple joy in seeing the best of nature!

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Some songs just makes you feel happy, some songs just make you feel grateful that everything is good in your world, some songs just make you feel  nostalgic.  I felt the  urge to listen to Dan Fogelberg today and I am sharing one of his songs with you.

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Finally found time to take a few shots of our  half-breed Rottweiler pup and Soo Kee, our old dog.  It’s always a joy to play with them – romping in the garden, resting in the hammock  and just following you around wherever you go.  And this quote best describe how a dog loves us:

I talk to him when I’m lonesome like; and I’m sure he understands.  When he looks at me attentively, and gently licks my hands;

then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat.

For the good Lord knows i can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that…W. Dayton Wedgefarth

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I decided to change my theme again and have gone back to Misty look by Sadish, only this  time I changed the header and uploaded a picture I took of  Pundaquit beach in San Antonio, Zambales.  I called this shot Infinity, more fitting I think to the title of my blog.

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It’s the last two days of September  and October is fast approaching!  I love the somewhat cooler days of October more so because it’s my birth  month.  For  almost a month  now, I’ve been the admin of the Apostles Filipino Catholic Community at Facebook.  Fr. Louie, who is the creator and moderator of the site asked me to help.  As I’ve said before, it’s an eye-opener for me and I am just glad that even in my own small way, I am touching lives of other people who are mostly OFWs from all parts of the globe.  I post my own prayers and reflections sometimes aside from the regular  Gospel readings and inspirational quotes.  I would just like to summarize  everything here so I won’t forget – it is easy to share when you are inspired  by their comments.  I will just have to post them by dates I guess since I started last September 4, 2010.

Sept. 06, 2010

Traveling the road of life may not be as smooth as we want it to be, the path may be treacherous and thorny but what matters is we get there and experience the thrill of a new dawn.

Sept. 09, 2010

Let’s all learn to dance in the rain, there is always something positive about turning problems into opportunities – to grow, to appreciate life and to be closer to God.

Sept. 14, 2010

THANK YOU Lord for a bright new day, thank you for the gift of new friends, thank you for the gift of family, thank you for everyday blessings!

Sept. 15, 2010

LORD, please give us the courage to face the day with joy in our hearts and lightness in our steps.  In You O Lord, we find our strength.

Lord, let me be worthy to follow You!

Sept. 16, 2010

Just keep hoping and believing, it’s in the ordinariness of things that sometimes we discover hidden treasures.  In moments of pain, it’s only faith that can comfort and sustain.

Sept. 20, 2010

LORD, grant me the gift of understanding others without being judgmental.  Grant me the capacity to understand all Your plans for me.  And may today be a gift for other people too, that I may also touch their lives in my simple way.

Sept. 21, 2010

BELIEVE…you are loved and you are important in God’s eyes.

Sept. 26, 2010

Good morning everyone, it’s a nice Sunday morning.  May God’s light and love shine upon you and may you feel the warmth of His embrace.

Sept. 27, 2010

Sometimes, God allows us to experience storms so we could learn to appreciate the sunshines.

Sept. 28, 2010

THANK YOU Lord for the sheer joy of seeing another sunny morning.  Thank you for a peaceful night of sleep.  Thank you for all the blessings and most of all, thank you for the small miracles you bestow on us everyday.

Sept. 29, 2010

LORD, thank you for the gift of seeing things like this everyday – Your grand design and an affirmation of Your love.

Took this shot a few weeks ago and experimented with putting some quotes in it.  and here are more quotes I made and posted at my wall on Facebook.

-Giving up is never an option.  when you had the chance to face your own mortality, you learn to appreciate more what life has in store, and you are just grateful that you are alive and kicking.

-Criticisms are welcome, but when they are delivered in a hateful manner, the essence of subtlety and the purpose for which they are given are lost, and they become just an extension of one’s disgruntled self.

-Finding  faults in other people without first looking into your own faults is one way of showing that you think you are perfect  but nobody is perfect in this world – if it comes to that, what a dull existence you have.

-How wonderful to begin your day in prayer and end it with a song.  How wonderful to know that  Someone keeps His ever-watchful eyes on you, guiding your way with His ever-loving hands.

Gosh, I can’t believe I posted all these just at Facebook.

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It was a touching scene and I could never forget the moment I was face to face with the image of Mama Mary.  I was invited by Lovell, a close friend, to pray the rosary with them ( the Dominican community) last Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at Sto. Domingo Church  when Our Lady was  transferred  from her pedestal to a  special room in preparation for her enthronement this coming September 30 and in celebration of her Feast Day  on October 10, 2010.  Last year, hubby and I were supposed to go there but the wrath of typhoon Ondoy  and the heavy rains prevented us from attending.  Up close,  she is truly awesome.


I found this special prayer that I wish to share with all of you.

Prayer
La Naval de Manila, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines, Mirror of Justice, help us to pray for the greatest victory, the victory of  Your  Son’s Peace in the Philippines and the entire world.  We ask you  to help us remember that one of your most blessed titles is Queen of Peace.

The main altar where she will be enthroned.

The green and relaxing garden of Sto. Domingo Church

I wish I could have focused my camera right in front of the church…

St. Domingo Church is the National Shrine of Our Lady of The Holy Rosary.

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I’m serious!  I’ve got lots of materials that I can use but I don’t know how to string them together to make a video.  Anyway,  I am having fun  with my Canon Ixus….

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