A year ender blessing, I barely have 20 posts for this blog and it ranked 1 already. Imagine i'm grinning from ear to ear!



I hope this is not late yet. I was just struck by the flag that comes along with this starry tree. I took this at Rizal Park.

TO BE HAPPY | Instagramming Davao

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - 
it's all that matters. 
- Audrey Hepburn
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This is San Antonio de Padua Parish Church in Agdao, Davao City, this is where I attend mass.

THANK YOU FOR WEARING DECENT ATTIRE FOR THE LORD! – No shorts, no spaghetti straps, no halter, no midrib (so boring, nyahaha! Joke Only)

On the east side of the church is Holy Cross of Agdao High School.

LIVE LIKE IT'S HEAVEN ON EARTH | Instagramming Davao

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, 
Love like you'll never be hurt, 
Sing like there's nobody listening, 
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
 ― William W. Purkey
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HAIKU | Instagramming Davao

Pains and joys 
Life and death 
Live and let live
 - verns, 2009

EMPTY SNAIL MAIL BOXES | Instagramming Davao

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, 
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. 
- George Bernard Shaw


Mana-Davao along JP Laurel Avenue here in Davao City sells a wide-range of artworks, pots, jars, paintings and anything arts and crafts with a Davao touch, but they go more than just selling these stuff, they decked their front yard with fabulous Christmas lights and that it’s our third Christmas to visit here.

MAKING YOUR OWN STAR | Instagramming Davao

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. 
- Soren Kierkegaard
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THIS LIFE | Instagramming Davao

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. - William Shakespeare


These are Frangipanis (local name kalachuchi) lined at Davao International Airport parking, I took this a week ago when we took the children to the airport for airplane watching.


This is a close shot of Ann Pamintuan’s ‘Tapestry of Diversity’ mounted at the entrance of Davao Museum. I’ve written a personal analysis of this piece here.

DAVAO CITY SKY TODAY | Instagramming Davao

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. 
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. 
Let reality be reality. 
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. 
- Lao Tzu

YUHICO GARDEN | Instagramming Davao

Life is a song - sing it. 
Life is a game - play it. 
Life is a challenge - meet it. 
Life is a dream - realize it. 
Life is a sacrifice - offer it. 
Life is love - enjoy it. 
-Sai Baba
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WALK OF PEACE | Instagramming Davao

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- Buddha

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LIVE LONG ENOUGH | Instagramming Davao

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes.
But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person.
It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you.
The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
- William J. Clinton

SUNSET WONDERS | Instagramming Davao

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad.
Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
- Will Smith

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SONG OF INDIA | Instagramming Davao

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry,
show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. - Unknown 

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OLD BICYCLE | Instagramming Davao

Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
~ Charles M. Schulz

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