Old and New

To live in another country, you can either embrace it or regret it.

As for me, I’m totally embracing it! Hehe…

It’s been almost 2 weeks and I must say I’m so grateful with the old and new friends I’m meeting.

This weekend has been a blast – people, food, laughter. It’s a time to take my mind off from my job hunting thoughts.

Last Friday, I jogged with friends at Central Park just here in Burnaby. Finally, we were able to do it after postponing it for many times. Well of course, after we jogged, we ate. Haha!photo 1 (2)

Saturday was fun day and fooood day! Hehe… My former colleague here in Accenture who has been my coach and mentor at work treat me for a fully loaded lunch in a Chinese restaurant. The food was really great. Too bad I wasn’t able to take pictures. But, really good lunch!

After that, I attended a birthday picnic party still at Central Park. Best part of the day. So many kids!

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the birthday celebrant (left cute kid) with his family

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some of the party goers

Sunday was church day and movie time after. My jogging buddies and I watched a Tagalog movie, not that we are fans of the actors but we just really wanted a good laugh. We got what we paid for. Haha! ย And of course, bubble tea to close the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was a full weekend. ย Though I had to hit the gym when I got home yesterday. I had to burn calories. Haha!

I’m really an extrovert. I get so energized with people around. Hehe!

I thank God for relationships. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Valentine’s Project

My discipleship group ladies suggested to make chocolates with messages to give away to our colleagues on Valentine’s Day.

Just like any special day, these are times that we can share the love of God to others. So we grabbed this opportunity to spread out God’s love through our time and effort in making goodies.

It was a long week of chocolate making and baking. We started on the Sunday before Feb. 14. The girls had so much fun as their creativity were challenged especially in designing some of the round chocolates.

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We made chocolate hearts in lollipop sticks and smaller chocolate hearts. We used three colors – white, red and dark chocolate for variety. It was very easy to make as we just had to melt the bars and then put them into molders and let it hardened inside the refrigerator.

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melting the chocolates

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chocolate bars

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We printed out Bible verses to be attached to the chocolates after they were packed. These are the final products of our project.

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We didn’t finish everything in one day and so I had to continue making more for the rest of the week. It was a very fun experience and we really hoped that the people who received those goodies felt they were much loved by us and by God.

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Another

…long weekend over.

I just love this month! We had two consecutive long weekends and I am so grateful to be able to spend those with people who are dear to me.

Just this recent long weekend, my brother was here for a specific reason which turned out to be disappointing. But then, I don’t want us to dwell on it and instead just made the most out of it. It’s seldom I get family to visit me here in Manila. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a well-spent weekend with my brother and friends.

Saturday = Bourne Legacy + California Pizza Kitchen + Mary Grace Cafe

Sunday = CCF Anniv + Intramuros + Rizal Park

Monday = Videoke + ย R&J Bulalohan

I just love long weekends even if cab drivers hate it (coz they don’t earn much…awww)!

I wish we have 3 days of weekend. Haha!

Thank you Lord for still making the weekend turn out memorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekend

 

 

I had a very fun filled long weekend. Just so many things happened over the weekend that I don’t have much energy to write all about them. hehehe…

All I can say is I really had a great time spending it with people who are close to my heart.

Now that August will soon be over, it’s gonna be a new journey – difficult but still looking forward.

Thank You dear God for a great, happy weekend!

-xoxoxoxo-

me, my bestfriend and Dindin (who made most of our weekend entertaining) at Resorts World, Manila