Love is forever

Romans 8:38-39

I love you forever. Thank God for being my earth

I think I am just the type who makes the most of what I have, to make the most of the time and exhaust everything I can for something I want or love the best way I know how. But with what I have went through recently, I sometimes think what could have I done more? Then, I am reminded of how I should be thankful instead for having a family I have always been proud of eversince.. for the trips we prefer to take as a whole family instead of going solo (even if it means having not enough savings with no regrets at all), of the lists we ticked together, of the stories we constantly update each other regardless of the distance and day, and the precious time we are blessed to have up to the recent. How can I complain? At the very least this comforts me now. I guess Iโ€™ll take it from here, cause I can say I am glad we did.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™โœจ๐Ÿ’š #word #randomthoughts #quotestagram #instablog

For Dad๐Ÿ’™

Always grateful for the gift of family and the time given to me..I wish I knew how to be with you longer, I love you forever. Thank God for being my earth Dad..๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

While I am working on rebuilding my inspirational, happy blog, how do I share something I lack? I have been probably through the toughest recently. I would not know how to continue. Everything good youve shown a person will etch in the person’s heart touched by it. Faith and hope are very much my friends. I have to hold on to them so I would still be able to move. It is hard to move on..hard to be in touch with reality.. But given the quality time we recently spent makes me grateful I could hold on to them. Knowing how family is always my priority at least comforts me. Regardless if I lost savings or trivial things or theres debts to pay..I dont care. Money can always be earned. I am willing to do my researches everyday exhausting all the information I can just for you to feel better and recover.. and go through the recent times I am with you even if it drains physically, emotionally, and financially.. because you are with me, with usz Cause Dad, you only deserve the best cause we got the best!

Through this, I have learned so much.. That love is forever and life is short. It is fleeting you gotta make the most of it. There are so much more like knowing who is really with you and who cares for you when you hit the rock bottom. Not only for me but especially for my Papa and my family. I appreciate those who understands and help us cope when theres so much to bear.

If I am going to choose my Dad in several lifetimes, it will still be you Papa. ๐Ÿ’™

How do I continue and strive if I know every waking day is no longer the same

No idea how to end the tears

if these are the days I have feared

Feel sorry if what I did was not enough to help and fight prolong what we have

Ill now have one person ill skip

in sharing some stories to which now I shall just whisper or for myself to keep

Ive always been resilient to overome hurdles in life, but how do I move forward from the pain of this kind

Letting you know and showing you how much my love will last is now whats giving me comfort and solace

Why I Got Hooked with Why Secretary Kim?

So I thought Im not gonna like any Korean Series apart from Go Back Couple. I was supposed to delete my Viu app when I decided to try watching another one to see if I can understand why a lot of people I know gets hooked with Korean Series.

After having a few options, I decided to go with Whats wrong with Secretary Kim?

or Why Secretary Kim?

At first I thought it was a typical rich guy common girl story. I must say the location aesthetic of the production kept me glued. I found Kim Mi So (the main female lead) cute and endearing. So I stayed for the firt episode even if I have not felt anything special about the series yet. But before the Episode 1 ended I felt the need to watch the Episode 2! Lol! And Lee Young Joon whom I have not really liked at first is so good that as his character is being built in the story it becomes more loveable and made me feel teenage type of kilig feels (giddy feels) haha! Park Min Young and Park Seo Joon are sooo good. I want them to end up together! Lol! If women admires Mr Grey of 50 Shades of Grey so much, I wouldnt understand why they wouldnt feel the same towards Vice Chairman Lee! Hahahaha!

And the supporting cast! All of the characters are worth watching. And I say all.of.them. The cute side stories made me hooked as well towards the end. The middle part of the series gave me laughter, excitement, sentimental-drama all in one when I watch it at night haha.

Because of this series, I now have official favorite actors lol.

Photo by : (promotional poster)

5 Reasons Why I Love Go Back Couple

So Go Back Couple was my first attempt to the Korean Series World. Lol. I got fascinated by the story as mentioned in the advertisement of a local PH channel. I watched a few episodes and got hooked. I learned from an officemate that I can download Viu on my phone and watch the series there. So I did and loved it! Hereโ€™s why:photo by

1. Unique Story and time travel. The unique story of beginning the story from marriage and not marriage as the ultimate ending was something that caught my attention. Being married myself, I know love and relationships is different from the puppy love and highschool college type of love. So I got curious at how the story would flow while knowing there will be time travel to the past. I am fond of time travel elements somehow.

2. The feel good vibe. The feel good vibe of going back to college days. I love that the supporting characters fit the role and really gave that free spirited feel of the college days. It was also a throwback to the 90s probably my favorite era! Lol!

3. Giving importance to family. The values and relationships shown surrounding the family was highlighted in the series. The scenes related to these draw emotions that will make you love your family more.

4. Kilig. I think feeling giddy is the nearest English direct translation for Filipino word โ€˜kiligโ€™. Going back to the college days and former flames, the scenes showed the feeling of good vibes and to be honest made me feel kilig for the married couple as jealousy silently exudes the characters while going back to the time they had their former flames. Even the kilig story of the friends who are supporting cast also gives the fun and giddy feel. Hihi

5. Real and relateable. While it is a bit of a fantasy for the show having an element of time travel, the plot shows how the relationships are real, especially that of the main characters. Sometimes small things blow up and affects the relationships especially for married couples. But it showed how it is oneโ€™s choice to stay in love and stay committed despite being past the teenage love phase overcoming the challenges of life.

Portland Day Tour

Portland is not a huge city like other cities in the US. But, it’s neighborhood, artsy, and unique feel made us fall in love with the place. Our trip was not planned. We were spending a night at Seattle when we just suddenly decide to go to the not-so-nearby Portland since it is just a few hours away via I-5.
Our last visit was last November and it was still Autumn. I love how the colors of the season seem to partner well with the city’s vibe. Walking along Chapman Square with all the fall colors is just one of the beautiful things we did. One woman we met said that we arrived at a gorgeous day ๐Ÿ™‚ There are a lot of parks around so we experienced Oregon autumn at its finest.  

People are friendly. They readily give suggestions where to eat and voluntarily taking us picture around downtown upon learning we are tourists.
Foodtrucks! Food trucks are famous in Portland with almost every corner accessible to one around town. From Middleeastet to American food.. there are a lot of choices available.
We had lunch at Jake’s Grill. Almost everyone suggested to head for lunch here. There are two Jake’s Grill – one famouse for seafood and one for steaks (the newer one) . Since we are just near the latter when we got hungry, we decided to dine there. Food was good, I can say.

There are a lot of cafe’s, ice cream shops, and artsy corners around. Who can miss the Portland streetcar? This is also known as a common means of transportation here.

Grouse Mountain

Our family went to Grouse Mountain for a short trip. It’s still fall at the mountain. No snow in sight. But, we were still amazed with the view! The overlooking Vancity view is just breathtaking. What else could better? Well, I can say having lunch with the view is! We requested to be seated near the window so it is superb! The Altitude restaurant have reasonable serving sizes of delicious food to share. We personally loved the Nachos. ๐Ÿ˜Š

We just basically roam around the place and just purchased the Alpine experience for CAD 44 per adult which includes the Alpine experience or the Skygondola ride and Plateau activities. One of the activities is the Grizzly Lookout. Meet Coola and Grinder, your favorite Grouse Mountain Bears. 

For more information, check Grouse Mountain website :

Melo’s Steakhouse

During our last wedding anniversary, we were supposed to go out of town and I took a leave. But, due to our moving into our new place my husband decided to treat me for a bit poshier impromptu lunch outside. He decided to have lunch at Meloโ€™s in Burgos Circle, BGC. I think the last time I tried Meloโ€™s was ages ago. So I thought it was a good time to try their food again. We ordered the, Gambas, Rich Pumpkin Soup, and  Wagyu and Prawns (Surf and Turf). Plus, I ordered an additional mashed potato haha!


Overall, I can say that Meloโ€™s still has it. Although I find it pricey being kuripot that I am, the taste and is just magical for your mouth and tastebuds. The moist and softness of the food goes down until the pieces of carrots and potatoes as sidings! I was super full that I was not able to finish my mashed potato. Or it must be the free appetizer soft rolls they serve prior to our main meal hehe. I had a โ€œfewโ€ of their soft rolls ๐Ÿ˜› We got a free VIP card too so we can dine at a discounted rate next time.



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