Boracay Island, Philippines

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Today's Flower. The Philippine Exotic Flower

Philippine Waling-Waling

The exotic and rare Philippine orchid.

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour
. ”

William Blake

Taken at a friend's house, March 2009

Their lovely garden

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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That's My World. Philippine Home

A few days ago. After doing some outreaches for the kids. I was blessed to visit this beautiful house. About an hour drive from Manila.

We had merienda (afternoon snack) here in full view of their garden..

Philippine Orchids

Mango fruit from their garden. The mango tree is a the back.

Enjoy glimpse of our Philippine home. Sharing my world.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday. SunShiney Day

For a warm and a happy sunshiney day to all..

Mellow Yellow Monday

Monochrome. Reflections (Focus)

Today this blog is on it's sixtieth days..

To be honest I don't know how to write.I want to try but I don't know how to start..

Just some thoughts reflect on what matter most..
Family..Our God and Others..Career..Undertaking..Social life..?

Favorite Candelabra

Sometimes it's hard to focus which one would be our priorities..
It must be God and home.. on top of the list..

Philippine Product, Narra Furniture

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Friday, March 27, 2009

On A Clear Day

"A Lighthouse From A Distance"

"Early in the morning
You wake me up..

to renew my strength..
to see the beauty of the world..
to see the lighthouse from a distance..
and hear You say
I Am watching nearby.."

©Regina Laurel (Copyright)

Manila bay, On a clear day

On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you'll see who you are.
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being outshines every star

You'll feel part of every mountain sea and shore
You can hear, from far and near
A world you've never heard before
And on a clear day
On that clear day
You can see forever and ever more

(Excerpt from the song On A Clear Day)
Composer Burton Lane 1912-1997,

Manila Yacht Club
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

J is for Johann Sebastian Bach

On Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Sharing my favorite composition (By Johann S. Bach) for:

“Music takes us out of the actual and
whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder
as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Watery Wednesday. Joy Overflowing

To be thankful for all the goodness He has given.
For the joy of His creation.

Pagsanjan Falls, Laguna, Philippines

"You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water;You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.You water its furrows abundantly, You settle its ridges,You soften it with showers, You bless its growth.
You have crowned the year with Your bounty,
and Your paths drip with fatness.The pastures of the wilderness drip,and the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.the meadows are clothed with flocks. And the valleys are covered with grain;
They shout for joy, yes, they sing."

Psalm 65:9-13

Pagsanjan Falls, Laguna, Philippines
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ruby Tuesday. Finding Balance

Philippine Flower

I'm finding balance and colors for my photographs...

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Monochrome. Seeds Of Life

Let us plant a good seed..
for us to reap a bountiful harvest..

Philippine Flower/Plant

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Take A Break©

"Take a Break. Look around.
You can find joy in simple things.
You can find it by taking a walk.
Feel the wind.
The warmth of the sun.
The breeze.
The colors of nature.
Looking up. Listening to music.
People smile. People in need."

© Copyright Regina Laurel

Summertime on this side of the world..

Manila Bay, March 2009

The harbor is one of my favorite view..

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Scenic Sunday
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Friday, March 20, 2009

SkyWatch Friday. A View Above

Looking Up...

On the way home taken at noontime..

My neighborhood..

Copyright ©Regina, February 2009

Taken in the mid morning..

A view from my window..

A Lovely Weekend!

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Simple Things To Enjoy

Simple things to enjoy can be found within your reach..

“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of the rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motions of the stars,
and they pass by themselves
without wondering. “

Simple things like views from a window..




Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo Da Vinci

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Hurried Life

The traffic. The noise. The smog perhaps drain your energy. Living in the city is quite a challenge. You wake in the morning with a fresh new start.

Then as soon as you step outside. You think life is not that perfect at all...

Have you look up while driving and stopping on your way to work. How about in a gas station? Or in a traffic jam?

Copyright © Regina

Look up and you will find delight.

All are taken in Manila. March 2009. Copyright © Regina

Life is sometimes a matter of dealing with all the possibilities. No matter what. We must keep going. This is what I believe.. "The earth is filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters covers the sea"

Hold on to it. Life must go on in this hurried life.

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