Pilgrimage to Padre Pio — part 2.

“Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from Him.” ~ Psalms 127:3

Because I’m not on Facebook currently — don’t ask, just read this post — every single picture I take is being uploaded here, so please

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Pilgrimage to Padre Pio — part 1.

The day before my sister’s birthday we went on a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Here are some pictures I took, because I have nowhere else to post them on! ?


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National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio and Max’s with the fam.

I finished Day 8 of the first of my 2 current novenas early in the morning — before preparing for going out today with Mudrakels, my sister’s fam, my 2 older kids, and a cousin’s kid. Free merienda as

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Pancit Crisis in the Extreme Summer Heat: Trip to Lucban, Quezon


On my mother’s birthday two years ago, we promised her a visit to the Kamay ni Hesus (Hand of Jesus) Shrine in Lucban, Quezon. But Hayley, my Belgian malinois, required my assistance in whelping 8 puppies the day before, aborting

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Of Survivals and Talampunays

I was resolved to tread an expedition to revisit the old river from my childhood and take pictures of its poisonous dwellers: the datura metel plants or angel’s (devil’s?) trumpets, locally known as talampunay. I finally did it one scorching … Read More