TURNING POINT: JULY 2014 IMG CONVENTION OF CHAMPIONS
May this event serve as a turning point not only for us who attended but also for all the people we are helping and will be helping in days to come. This has been a great motivation for keeping the mission of spreading financial education alive.
Thank you Lord for this meaningful day….
Dinner with my cousin…it’s been a while. :)
CCBBS Goes Hollywood @ 2
(Last two photos c/o R. Buiser)
NOTE: A few months after we wrapped shooting, Lolong, the largest crocodile in captivity, was captured in the very same waters we shot in. Blame it on stars …
It’s July again and the Cinemalaya film Sana Dati which I watched last year comes to mind. Since watching that film directed by Jerrold Tarog, I’ve become a fan of his works. This afternoon, after viewing the trailer again on YouTube, I stumbled upon this documentary. Being interested in films/documentaries and adventures, I watched it, not minding if it’s 47 minutes long. As if it wasn’t enough that I was fascinated by the documentary itself, I encountered a little surprise. Ms. Ana Maria Gunay, a friend I met just this year, turned out to be a part of this. It just felt good. Somehow, though I haven’t been into this place yet, I felt connected…. :)
Whenever I encounter trying situations in Metro Manila, I remember what a friend told me. This place would test my personality. That’s why something as simple as being able to go home safely after a heavy rain is already a big blessing for me. I’m thankful for seeing a lady get out of a taxi just in time (it seems that near-sighted people tend to see more clearly in times like this) and for encountering a kind driver. Even the traffic at that time I was in a cab was bearable.
Prior to that, I was in a long line of passengers waiting for jeepneys to brave the floods. It seemed that no driver wanted to risk it. A girl beside me was already crying hard while on the phone. But it was my firm resolve to get home tonight. Something told me to leave that long line.
I pray that the situation improves and those stranded will reach their destinations.
Something refreshing to end the day.
Given this July 1, 2nd CCBBS Anniversary. :)
Staring at this screen, I realized that we’re already halfway through 2014. Thank God for the colorful first half. :)
This morning, the homily was about the body and blood of Christ; about how blessed we are that we receive them in the Holy Eucharist. As a final message, the priest reminded us to share Christ with others.
On my way back home, a woman suddenly stopped and said she wanted to share her umbrella since she was walking in the same direction. Though the sun was up, the heat was not scorching but I gladly joined her and thanked her for her kind deed. I realized that even before I had the chance to share Christ with others, I received Him once again through a woman with a smile as colorful as her umbrella.
Took some time off a busy schedule to watch a movie.
We were just in time to catch the movie and our breath, too.
The movie showed the value of time well spent.
A trio of simple treats for our father who loves coffee:
*Choco Muffins with Coffee Cream
*Banana Donuts with Coffee Cream