Back in France

Time always begin with hello and always end up with goodbye …

Time has come to an end, here we are back in France.

Spent 4 years in south China was an amazing experienced. I am happy to finally reunited with our family , dog and house. I have been so busy tiding and emptying the house , removing all stuff that I don’t really need.

I need a long rest, I am so busy and living my life which means not getting connected to anybody or things. Buying new stuff and changing old gadgets, I am always victimized with all these stuff that in reality I literally don’t need much.

I am so grateful with everything, old and new and more than excited for the things that are coming.

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Rice cake

Ingredients :

4 cups (640ml) glutinous rice

3 cups (480ml) water for cooking rice

2 cans (500ml) coconut milk

2 cups (500ml) brown sugar

cook the rice first

when rice is cooked

add the coconut milk and brown sugar mixed well

place in a pan and bake 45 min 180 degrees

Latik : 2 cans of 11 ounce cans coconut milk

simmer till latik separate from’the oil

top on the bake rice

Nasi Goreng

Hello everyone, yesterday meal after 1 hour of abs and butt workouts… Indonesian nasi Goreng and I intentionally cooked without meat and shrimp/prawns this time. But still tasted so good.

Apple Pie

There is not a month that gone by that I never made apple tarte at home …and because it’s weekend, I would always love to just stay in the kitchen and I would always end up making something. And if you are lucky to pass by you’ll be treated like a king 👑….

here is my traditional french apple pie.

Tarte :

250 g flour

100 g butter

125 sugar

1 lemon zest

1 egg

10 apples

crumbles :

250 flour

100 g sugar

100 g butter

1 egg

Caramel Tarte

Excellente caramel tarte made by the one I love. Recipe from Stéphan Glacier the Best french artisan pâtissier in France. My husband has given his best to make and made this cake by himself and I am so proud of him.

Chicken Rice

1 whole chicken ~ or any part that you desires. (whole or sliced)

1 and half liter water

4 thumbs fresh ginger or more

8 crushed gloves garlic

green papaya & bochay – optional

4 spoon vegetable oil

seasonings: salt, fish sauce, chicken cubes, black pepper powder.

Garnish : onion leaves, chillis, cilantro.

direction :

Heat the sauce pan with the vegetables oil

Saute the ginger + garlic

add the chicken and make it golden

seasoned with salt and peppercorns

bring to boil until tender

add the remaining seasonings

when cooked add the papaya and simmer for 10 minutes and just place the bochay on top and off the fire and let it stand 7 minutes.

Serve in a large bowl and garnish with cilantro and onion leaves.

accompanied with rice.

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sauces :

  1. grind ginger & garlic + chicken broth

  2. soy sauce and sesame oil + pinch salt and peppercorns

  3. sweet soy sauce

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Rice :

In a rice pot

heat 2 spoon of vegetables oil

saute ginger and garlic

add the uncook rice

stir and lightly roast

add the chicken stock

low fire and wait until cooked.

Lemon Crinkles

Lemon crinkles

1 egg

1 egg yolk

120 g caster sugar

1 teaspoon of baking soda (or chemical yeast again if you do not have one but the baking soda is top with all that is acidic)

100 g melted butter

1 big lemon

260 g flour

1 pinch of salt

1 cup icing sugar

Start by whipping together the egg, egg yolk and sugar. The set must double in size.

Add the melted butter without stop whipping.

Add zests to the preparation. Take a maximum of zest,

In another container, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add to the preparation.

Finish by squeezing the lemon and adding its juice to the dough.

Place the dough in the refrigerator for 2 hours to harden.

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.

Form balls the size of a walnut 23g each and roll them in icing sugar.

Place the balls of dough on a baking sheet covered with baking paper or a silpat.

sprinkled some more icing sugar so that the crackle is better afterwards.

Bake for 11 minutes at 180 ° C

Stewed pork

1 kilo pork belly

bunch of bochay

2 cutted potatoes

2 corns (cut into 4)

300 grams green beans

1000 ml of water or more

1/4 cut red onions

seasoned with : salt, black pepper powder , fish sauce.

Boiled the meat with onion until tender , add the seasonings , add the corns , potatoes for 5 minutes , afterwards add the vegetable and served Hot !

dipping sauce ; fish sauce & crushed chillis.

Laab~Larb, Thai Beef Salad

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Let the night begin with Laab also known Laab. It’s a thai beef salad and it’s one of our favourite thai dish. 
300g Medium cooked minced beef
mint leaves
1/8 cup of roasted powder rice
cilantro
Sauce:
2 tablespoons of lime juice
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
red chillies
1 teaspoon of stock granules sugar
When meat is done pour the sauce and mix it up with cilantro & mint leaves … serve with hot japanese rice or sticky round rice.
bon appétit !

Mango Salsa

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Sharing is caring … last night, I prepared mango salsa with half-cooked fried salmon.

Here’ s my secret recipe :

500- 600 grams ripe mangoes

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1/4 cup finely chopped red bellpepper

1/4 cup finely chopped yellow bellpepper

1/4 cup onion leaves ( toppings )  

sauce :

2 whole lime juice

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1 spoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 spoon sesame oil

1 spoon sesame seeds

Combined the chopped mangoes and sauce , let it cool inside the fridge 1-2 hours and serve it cold. Add the salmon on top.

Optional : half-cooked Fried Salmon cut into small cubes.

there you have it !

 

Mango Tarts

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A635A0C0-D0F1-4055-BE8B-8895D61E4495.jpegBaking is heaven inside my home. The baker is usually my loving husband but today is exceptional Today I made some mini mango tarts. It is also called Mango pie. I assume that the best mangoes that you could ever eat are in the Philippines. Mangoes are smoothest and sweetest that are incomparable to any mangoes that you’ll ever found in this planet. 

Let me share you my mango tart recipe. 

Biscuit :  

250 g Flour

125 g sugar

1 egg

100 g butter

1 whole zest of lemon

Direction : Combined all the ingredients and Fridge it for 15 minutes then formed into balls and flatten each balls , place them into greased molds and sting each biscuit with pork.  Add 1 spoon of mango jam and baked 200 degrees for 15 minutes ! 

Mango Jam : 

600 grams pilled & chopped mangoes 

400 grams sugar 

direction: simmer till cooked. 

Voila ! hope that you will like my Mango tarts. 

 

 

 

Negros Oriental, Philippines

Hello Readers , It’s been a while , I was occupied living in the present and I think I am in a cheerful mood to write about my previous trip and Today I will bring you in Negros Oriental a province in central Visayas and it’s also include Apo Island.

We stayed in Atmosphere resort situated in Dauin 20 min drive from Dumaguete the capital city of Negros oriental. We were fetched at the Dumaguete airport by the hotel’s shuttle and when we arrived in the hotel we were given complimentary drinks (sugarcane I guess) personnel were kind and amenable. They brought us to our bungalow, the bungalow contains terrace with a sofa,  pillows and table, enorm comfortable bed , spacious bungalow and comtemporary interior design and includes huge bathroom outside, Be ready to say HI to mosquitoes, especially when the natures comes calling you.. The resort has a beautiful garden, healthy bermuda grass that well kept and resort owns two pools. Family pool and the another pool boast a Bar and it is use when there are diving course which is everyday occupied. They have Spa Sanctuary, Yoga zone , simple and basking beach front. The Hotel has its finest Restaurant which means excellence cuisine, Western , filipino cuisine, as well healthy nutritious menus. Moving on , Excursions were awesome, inspite of half day tour, there are severals Tours which you will be able to select what which and where you want to go and see. It’s all up to your favour . Each night they would put sweet treats surprises inside the room. Authentic delicacy tarts. We were given complimentary bag made from coconut leaves and and each of us were given thermos Bottle additionally which is good for our environment. The hotel is promoting not to use plastic They are environmentally friendly.  Regardless of being a luxurious hotel they do not offer slippers & shower cup. 

moving ahead – excursions.

First activity and first choice , Oslob~swim with the whale sharks located in the south part of Cebu , yet we were asked to get up at 5 am and it took us 40 minutes drive to Santabar port and 25 min ferryboat and drive another 20 min when we reached Oslob. It’s worth a visit and a remarkable experienced for us. By that time there were plenty of boats lining up and however it is stupendous experience. There are Fishermen feeding those giants whales and it was perfect organization, You are allowed to swim, watch them but it’s probihited to touch them and there is a distance to respect. The feeding terminates at 11 am , plan and go there early morning.

Dumaguete is known for world class marine life , divers or non-divers will surely enjoy the water , land, surface the water and under the water. Dumaguete City, also known as the City of Gentle People and divers destination.

 

 

Third day , Discover scuba diving for Children. My kids had their first scuba diving experience which they did at the resort. The resort is known for their high reputation in diving course.

Fourth day , We took our breakfast in Manjuyob Sandbar, How would you imagine that ? A heaven in the ocean … We planned to do Dolphin watching… But we were not able to go and pass the ocean because of an unfavored winds as safety without exceptions comes first. Any options ? of course, we decided then to go in Twin lake , Balinsasayao and Danao. We had our barbecue and buffets at the deck, there is a restaurant where they accommodate visitors , visitors would eat and drinks there. I loved their bananacue (wrapped banana and deep fried cooked with sugarcane ) After lunch , we then continued walking down the hills and we rent a boat. There are some activities boating, kayaking and birds watching. The lake has a spontaneous views and it is truly a peaceful place. Coconut trees are everywhere, there are many different varieties of trees , plants, birds , butterflies , it’s a greeny uninhabited territory and it’s a protected natural park In negros Oriental.

Fifth Day ~ Apo Island ~ snorkeling and swim with the turtles. Snorkeling here is Still good for non-swimmer, I stayed on my lifevest and floated with the help of the guide and he stayed with me. The boat stopped 50 meters away from the shore of the island where the sea turtles can be seen immediately. Honestly I was not comfortable because I can tire easily but Thankfully our guide lured us to follow him when he looked for sea turtles there were plenty small & big I wanted to give them a hug but touching any sea creatures is strictly prohibited We were all exhausted All I could think of is to eat after snorkeling… then thinking of, the boat men had given us complimentary drinks, fruits & mini burgers. Dumaguete do not have a proper fancy beaches with sun beds but it’s heaven for divers , swimmers, snorkelers, and even for hikers if you want to go to mt. Talinis & Kanlaon Volcano. There is a little regret in me here, I was disappointed because we had done the group tour Organized by the hotel which I really regret , because we were not informed about this excursions. I would rather choose a private tour because we were not allowed to go and hike at the view point, which usually you will go in the Island and would have a small promenade around 15-20 minutes going up the Top of the hills , we did not even go at the shore , I felt trapped, it was an excursion trapped. We just snorkeled and that’s it !!!! it’s just half day ( what a pity ) I don’t even know what ???? we were just in the middle of the sea far from the crowd. Make sure to communicate with the hotel information before deciding which tour would you want to pick. Too bad we were not informed about it and as well combination Tour … lack of information in terms of giving the top & a must things to do and they did not explained well about the combination Tour which we literally had lost half day each day of our stayed. It’s pitiful that we learned it when we departed the hotel.

Sixth Day ~ Spent the rest of the morning at the hotel , enjoyed the pool and Restaurant and Dumaguete City tour , Dumaguete main attractions : Belfry tower , the church Iglesia De Santa Catalina De Alejandria dating back 1754 , I did not go inside the church because of my beliefs. Siliman University founded in 1901 & we visited the Siliman anthropology museum as well , then Rizal Boulevard named after the great Philippines national hero, Noah’s cultural heritage they sell and exports quality stonecrafts – prepare your credit card when going there, unexpectedly we purchased Authentic extravagant frames made from variety gems, We did not leave the store with empty hands … Noah’s heritage arts is one of Dumaguete’s prides. Afterwards we went to the city market composed 10 buildings and we went to taste the controversial budbud kabog Tanjay. It was divine , it’s made from millet and wrapped with banana leaves , they served it with melt chocolate or sprinkles with sugar , Then next we took our lunch at Lab-as restaurant, I made sure to order the right menus and I wasn’t disappointed what a Feast ! We missed going in Sans Rival famous bakery because we runned out of time , Philippines common transportation are tricycle, jeepneys & easycab.

    And Of course habitually , Time would always come to an end …. each and every Hello there’s perpetual goodbye  ! … overall We will definitely come back !!!!!

Siargao, Philippines

Welcome to Siargao the Isla de las Palmas literally means Palm Island.

Skyjet got canceled but Thanks cebu pacific we were able to go in Siargao ! Spent 6 nights and 6 days in Siargao. We settled in Sandy feet Hotel located in Malinao General Luna which the main center of Siargao. Siargao airport has a tiny airport that resembles more a bus station to me and clouds were gray when we debarked into the Island , and the Island is surrounded by uncountable coconut trees everywhere and anywhere. It took us 2 hours and half by plane from Manila. First week of February when we gone in Siargao. Our first and second day the weather was not really that friendly and the rest we really had a wonderful perfect sunny blue Skies and had the best excursions around Surigao ,Sorocco , Siargao.

We arrived at 2 pm and There’s a van waiting for us that we booked from our hotel. It took us 45 minutes from the airport, upon reaching the hotel they given us coconut juice as a welcome drinks . First impression of the hotel is just wow 😮 a paradise in my eyes.

Sandy feet Hotel

after drinking and resting , we went straight to Cloud 9 and rode a tricycle ( local transport it has a 4 seater ). Cloud 9 or Siargao is known for surfers , but I assured you Siargao is definitely not only for surfers. We watched the surfers but most of them are learners So just went there for the waves , impressive huge waves , sea water is clear like a pool … after taking pictures and all , rode a tricycle and we regaled at the popular Bravo Restaurant. Their employees were friendly and sumptuous food and drinks . Everybody had a great time on our first day.

Cloud 9

Children were playing basketball, on the way to Cloud 9

The next day ~ land tour to magpupungko rock pool and Along the road we stopped and took some pictures at the viewpoint for the uncountable coconut trees. We spent our half day in magpupungko and used our drone and took aerial photos and videos. I bought 2 Tshirt, there are some stalls that sells souvenirs and other stuff like tshirt, swimwear, and many more. There is an admission fee 50 pesos and free entrance for children 10 years old below. 11 o’clock am when low tide and you can walk along the beach and there are some guide and will help you go till you reached the rock pool … waves in magpupungko are also marvelous. The rock pool has a crystal clear water and it’s just amazing just like other places and it’s common in Philippines to see those crystals water That’s why I keep on coming back and exploring more places and Islands and when I am back in Europe I would definitely miss Philippines my homeland.

Fisherman catching shells
My son under the tree beachfront in Magpupungko

Maasin Enchanted river ~ fortunately opened to the public last December 2018. We were so lucky that we passed into this enchanting place. It’s a paradise … The Village is so clean that you could drink the water straight in your mouth. Oh I love and I have no words how would I describe the place it’s just wow !   Maasin river has a tiny passage and there are several boats where the guides will row the boat for you, at the end of the river there is a tiny clear water hole and people would take pictures one by one when crowd comes.  So make it sure you go there earlier cause the place is really getting popular and how could you not share such a beautiful place. We were so hungry so we took our lunch there after the boat rides. There is a small sari-sari store and they offer meal as well , felt like a local ?  no problem ! we enjoyed every little things. I couldn’t remember how much the admission fee because We were so thrilled. We only spent 500 pesos for our lunch including our drinks and coffee. People were so kind and hospitable. We came back at the hotel with our heart not empty but full.

Maasin River

Happiest person knows how to smile with strangers

Magnificent view of Maasin River

3rd day ~ since the sugba lagoon in del Carmen is closed for rehabilitation. We decided to do the mangrove tour in Del Carmen , the largest mangrove all over the Philippines. The place is well kept and protected by the locals and the river is spotless that there are zero garbage around. I felt so happy to know that people here are environmentally-friendly. Then we went to the Pamomoan beach and Kawhagan beach. Oh yeah The place is all ours …. huh ! just like a celebrity star all alone at the private beach ……

Del Carmen

Lunch at Pamomoan Beach
Kawhagan beach

Del Carmen Mangrove

4th day ~ Sohoton tour ~ We reserved a Galatea boat the lifestyle boat in Siargao. Sohoton ~ what can I say , a small El Nido in Bucas Grande ….(that’s my honest opinion). but cleaner, greener and not crowded unlike El Nido. Sohoton is getting popular …. the activities are snorkeling in some permitted area and moving on they will bring you to the small lagoon where you’ll able to touch the jelly fish , dive at the cliff , pass through the caves and boat around. I haven’t seen people kayaking knorr paddle board don’t know why maybe for some protection and hiring local boats would really help the local people for their everyday living.

Entrance In Bucas Grande
The small lagoon where you touch jellyfish

5th day ~ 3 Island Tour with Galatea boat ~ maybe we were so exaggerated hiring these boat just for 4 pax Oh I just love it cuz it’s so homely, convenient, restful and it has its own toilet …. 3 Islands Tour ~ Maybe you had heard these 3 Island ~ or maybe you’ve been there , the Guyam , Daku and Naked Island. It’s my Favorite tour that we did in Siargao …. My kids and I love the Daku Island the most. We had our lunch in Daku and eaten the boodlefight – were food served on the top of the banana leaf and eat with your hand. The 3 Island have their own beauty and The whole area is surrounded by the pristine water and fine sand …… these 3 Island are just 5 minutes away from each other with Galatea boat. We dine at Kalinaw Restaurant ~ the finest restaurant in Siargao. Food is beyond Excellent.

aerial photo , as I go down the boat
Naked Island
Daku Island

Boodlefight were food served on a banana leaf
Bianca’s Galatea Boat
Guyam Island

General Luna Port

My Photos aren’t edited at all , I captured those images and they are original by the time I captured them, I don’t have to say a lot but pictures speak to themselves.

6th day ~ time has come and it was the last day , we spent our time and enjoyed the beauty of the hotel and took a lot of pictures … Life in Siargao is so peaceful , hassle-free and it was hard to leave but as usual you gotta pack all your luggages and leave. This amazing voyage means a lot to me , I am so grateful to live and just enjoy whatever life, places, people may offer without expectation.

General Luna

Sandy Feet Beachfront in the Morning

departure ~ through skyjet going back to Manila it took us 1 hour and half but as usual , traffic as expected we landed smoothly and waited the plane to park. We were starving ……… and all I could think of is to EAT.

Manila Sunset

Breathtaking sunset in Manila, I had taken these pictures at the roofdeck in Microtel situated at the seaside view boulevard nearby the Mall of asia.

This is the best and famous sunset all over the world. Don’t miss sunset in Manila when going there. Cheers !

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Seoul, Korea

Seoul, Korea the 6th tourist destinations in Asia. It has been a fascinating journeys , Seoul has a unique charms that allure . Seoul’s has different perceptions we were amazed by the culture and history, the food, people, as well the weather had been pretty friendly with us. Autome is the best season when visiting Korea. We had seen and completed several top sight and eaten their famous dishes , I would say that I eaten the best kimchi nonetheless the authentic one which I think exact recipe that I well kept and been doing since 2012. We went in Insadong-gil is a home to such many places, eating out, chatting, drinking, meeting out, shops, restaurants given its traditional past . One famous restaurant ⭐️Cha Iyagi ⭐️ literally means ‘tea story’. As usual, we followed the rhythms of Seoul, just being cool, relax and we really enjoyed each every moment of the day without stressing ourselves A real scape from reality.

Normal day

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Come along with me as I show you what I did for our lunch, I really haven’t done anything that much this Month. It’s just a normal day and It’s been exactly 1 month now since we came back here in China after 20 Speedy days in France. Yes Everything went well so fast. So Today I decided to blog and just wanna share my food for today , I made mashed pototoes with alligot cheese all the way from the center of France which I just discovered and it is actually given by a friend. I am thankful because another additional recipe in my cook book. Second, Green salad and yellow mangoes with lemon dressing ~ one my favourite salads which I do really like accompanied with charcuterie (saucissons and chorizo). Third, Quiche lorraine – it is a classic french dish it is actually our left food from last night and Before I forget about our drinks, coke for my children and chardonay for me and my hubby. I think it’s not bad to indulge ourselves sometimes when we can …. A cheat day for me I guess … because I commited myself for not drinking any kind of alcohol but sometimes drinking alcohol moderately is not that really Bad. So here I am wishing everyone would have a lovely day like mine. (burp!) 

Philippians 4 : 6, 7

6Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God;7and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 14 : 15, 16

15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

There’s a man like a bird and you are the tree. The bird will rest on your branches, covered himself underneath the leaves and tap into the fruits Then fly away and will only return and                                                                 repeat all of the above. 

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Hybernating

I have been hybernating this past few weeks and still wondering when will I be able to get up and hoping to get back and be myself again. But I don’t want to force myself. I just love being in silence and my atmosphere loves me so much that I can’t have any rooms for distractions.

I am in rush and I am already there 2019 … Why am I hurry like this ? Oh 2019 stop calling me …….

 

 

El Nido, Palawan Philippines

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Sandbar
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Cathedral cave
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Matinloc Resort
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Beachfront view Matinloc Resort

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Travel with the one you love
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secret beach

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Yoga pose
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Cudugnon cave
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Traditional basketball court at the cudugnon cave

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Sandbar

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Pinagbuyatan Beach

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Seven Commando beach

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magnificent view of Matinloc resort

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Short trekking in Canopy

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Nacpan beach which has a long beach
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Nacpan beach
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Lio beach …
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kayaking in Small lagoon
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Big Lagoon

 

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Spectacular Big lagoon
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Lio Aiport El Nido

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Hidden beach
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Chicken Barbaque for lunch

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secret lagoon
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Entalula beach

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Sandbar in Snake Island
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Enjoying the crystal water & the sun at The Snake Island

I can’t describe how spontaneous El Nido is, seeing the coast from the air (airswift ) is so speechless. Sunset, beaches, mountains, El Nido have it all …. we just want to enjoy ! We have chosen to stay in Matinloc Resort …. matinloc name which came from the word Mantilo ~ which means beautiful …. Mantiloc island is an ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing holiday in a private and tranquil island, It has a magnificent beachfront view. Matinloc is really tranquil , This place is for those seeking serenity , Tranquil , peaceful place … a small Paradise, upon arrival personnel fetched us in Lio airport. From El Nido to Matinloc resort it took us 20 minutes by the speedboat. When we arrived at the hotel they offered us a welcome drinks and shells necklace. A very warming approach for our checked-in. Stuff were so helpful and kind to us. 

El Nido, Palawan is for those seeking a relaxing, tranquil , private Island. But accept the fact that El Nido is a tourist destination and it’s the most visited place in the Philippines and we must accept that we are in the present and El Nido is just too beautiful place that you have to share with a lot more people. Always choose the best season when going there and If you want a quiet vacation you can hired a private boat all by yourself.

Cave tour 

~ Cudugnon cave 

~ cathedral cave 

~ Sandbar 

~ Pinasil Island 

~ Pinagbuyatan Island 

Cadlao Tour 

~ seven commando beach 

~ Cadlao lagoon 

~ Bukal Island 

~ dilumacad Island 

Matinloc tour 

~ Hidden beach 

~ Matinloc shrine 

~ Secret Beach 

~ star beach 

Lagoon tour 

~ Small lagoon 

~ secret lagoon

~ Big lagoon

~ snake Island 

~ Entalula Island 

El Nido Town : 

~ canopy peak 

~ Nacpan beach 

~ Lio beach 

Oh Philippines I can not get tired of you. 

Friendly tips: To Avoid crowding in, make sure to hop Early morning and hired private boat. 

 

When you read someone stories, books, when you heard someone advice, voice , you heard their voice, read another’s mind , hold their books , which literally not yours …….

Lamb Curry

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Today’s lunch at home. I am so happy to be able to cooked mutton curry , it is one of my favourite Indian dish. I am always grateful to have Indians friends, In Malaysia, Oman and India , meaningful friendship that I made and built along the way and thanks Internet We are still able to communicate despite distance. Indians friends who helped me grows and inspires me. Friendship that just kind of happen, the very good thing is that nothing change when you get to see them.

Mutton curry is one my favourite , I bought leg lamb and sliced them into small square. Curry powder is the main spice. 

here’s my own version : 

 • 500 grams Lamb meat ( cut into small pieces ) 

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 gloves minced garlic 
  • 1 onion ( minced) 
  • 2 spoon ginger (minced)
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 2 star anis  
  • 2 teaspoon cumin powder 
  • 2 teaspoon turmeric powder 
  • 2 tablespoon of concentrate tomato 
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • salt to taste 
  • coriandre leaves 

Instructions : 

  • in a frying pan medium heat the olive oil
  • saute the 1 cinnamon, and star anis 
  • add the ginger, garlic, onion 
  • add the meat and let it turned to golden brown 
  • add the spices, curry, turmeric , cumin 
  • add 500liter of water and cover & let it boil 
  • low the heat and simmer for 20 minutes 
  • add the concentrate tomato 
  • add the cream 
  • low the heat and cook for 1 hour , cover it well. 
  • serve in a serving plate or bowl and top the coriander leaves 
  • accompanied with rice or naan bread 

Side yougurt 

  • 1 cup of plain yougurt 
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt and black pepper powder to taste 
  • coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin  
  • 1/2 minced red onion
  • combined and mix well 
  • serve with cocomber or carrots 

Spanish Bread

So Today I made Spanish bread. One of favorite bread when I was a little girl and until now So I am happy to share my own recipe.

Ingredients :

3 cups bread flour
1-1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup melted butter
3 egg yolks
3/4 cup milk
extra flour for kneading

~ bread crumbs for coating

Filling :
1/3 cup softened butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
~ combine filling ingredients together.

Instructions :
• Dissolve the yeast and let stand until bubbly
• In a large bowl combine the milk, sugar, butter, egg yolk and salt
• blend well and add the yeast
• add flour to make a moderate dough , knead the until smooth and elastic
• greased a large bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl
• cover with a damp cloth and let it rise 1 hr
• transfer the dough into a big surface and devided into 4 equal parts
• roll and form into a log and cut each log into equal pieces
• flatten the pieces with the rolling pin and spread some filling and roll up
• and roll each pieces with bread crumbs
• Place on a tray
• Preheat the oven 170 degrees
• Cover the bread with damp cloth and wait another 30 minutes
• Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until golden
• Serve hot
• Enjoy

Remember you can fill anything , Chocolates, dried raisins , peanut butter, anything that you desires …. I also love the sweet red beans paste for the fillings …….

 

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Luke 21:34-36

34“But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you35as a snare. For it will come upon all those dwelling on the face of the whole earth.36Keep awake, then, all the time making supplication that you may succeed in escaping all these things that must occur and in standing before the Son of man.”

 

34“ Mais faites attention à vous-​mêmes, de peur que vos cœurs ne s’alourdissent dans les excès de table et les excès de boisson et les inquiétudes de la vie, et que soudain ce jour-​là ne soit sur vous à l’instant même,35comme un piège. Car il viendra sur tous ceux qui habitent sur la face de toute la terre.36Tenez-​vous donc éveillés, suppliant en tout temps, pour que vous parveniez à échapper à toutes ces choses qui doivent arriver, et à vous tenir debout devant le Fils de l’homme. ”

Cambodia

Hi there, Here are some pictures That I had taken during our 3 days tour in Ancient Angkor Cambodia.

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Angkor Heart Bongalows – This place is perfect for families , upon arrival they offered us a welcome drinks and viennoiserie to put something in our empty tummies. The hotel is located just 15 minutes drive from the airport.
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I couldn’t remember the name of this restaurant, Their food is just so amazing that I didn’t even had the time to take some pictures.
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Two little boys with their dried leaves hat
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tuktuk service
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The Bayon – the complex of the face-towers. Narrative bas-relief of daily life and khmer history. State temple of Jayavarman VII symbolic centre of the universe and empire. Dated late 12th to late 13th centuries.
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You’ll see plenty of monkeys nearby the Angkor wat Temple.
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Angkor wat – the world’s largest religious monument. A completely realised microcosm of the Hindu universe, culminating in the five peaks of mount meru. Architectural masterpiece in fine proportions and rich in detail: the apogee of classical khmer construction. Some 600m of narrative bas-relief and nearly 2,000 apsaras.

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Bakong- first khmer temple mountain. State temple of the capital of Hariharalaya under Indravarman. date: late 9th century.

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A boy selling and making wood art

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Neak Pean – Unique Island temple. Hydraulic engineering in the service of Buddist symbolism. Sculpture of the horse Balaha. Sculpted fountainheads.

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Ta Prohm – Romantic atmosphere with opportunities to explore many hidden corners. Strangler figs and silk cotton trees enteined among ruins.

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Typhical cambodian tuktuk

Thailand

After 17 years , I have never thought of going back in Thailand. It’s really a wonderful enjoyment going back in a country where I guess I left my heart way back, Innocent and chaotic life.

My husband and I decided a trip in Bangkok & Chiangmai and this time with our kids.

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Two little girls in What Phra That Doi Suthep

We intentionally visited our dear friends in Lampang, We got the chanced and visited the oldiest pottery, at Dhanabadee art ceramic we learned that they are the largest pottery producers and exporter in Thailand. They shown us a short demonstration on how pots were being made, moreover we headed to the elephants conversation center and watched the elephants show. Kids were so cheerful and thrilled. The next day, we headed to Chiangmai and Chiangmai is even better with our dear friends.

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A traditional Thai dirty kitchen
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98 years old elephant

It was unpropitious for me because during that time I got a cold, in spite of having a cold that really didn’t stopped me for being dynamic as I don’t want to miss anything.

Our Trip plan just went top and well spent , we really had a wonderful time, real pleasure and we had seen so much beautiful faces & places and of course delicious food. Thai food is really beyond excellent ~ one of my favorite food in south east Asia!

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parhaps my old time favourite laab-moo and uniquelly rolled with paper rice.

Thailand we’ll never forget you.

The 7th days we flew to Angkor, Siem riep Cambodia ! and then, there it goes another adventures begun …

Woshoku

6AFE7D63-29A2-48AF-AB94-F163286A4F98Lemme take you to Japan ~ Konnichiwa!  Traditional Japanese food is collectively known as washoku. (literally, “food of Japan”) 和 (wa), which means Japan or Japanese, and it also represents harmony, and the second character 食 (shoku) means food or to eat.

so what we had for lunch,  I prepared sushis  , sashimi’s, cabbage salad with japanese dressing , and yakisoba stir fried noodles, yakisoba is pretty much the Japanese version of Chinese chao mian which means fried noodles , and of course miso soup ….accompanied by hot matcha tea- matcha simply means powdered tea.

 

Gossip and Lies

I would like to share these verses from the Bible concerning gossip and lies, All my life I had applied and still applying to never join any gossip and lies activities , Bringing people down won’t make us a better person. You can STOP it before it START. When I am hurt or outraged by someone I would always make sure to let them know face to face than posting and broadcasting the problem in social-media, streets or circle of friends.  And If  I hurt someone unknowingly I just let them and I never controlled their feelings, I just let it pass and wait till the right time and wounds healed. ( in each situation , I would try to put myself in their shoes ). I am imperfect and have the ability to accept whatever life may thrown me.

please take time to read these verses and I promise that it may help you grow , happy, contented, and live happy ever after with everyone around you … Let us maintain a healthy relationship with everyone around us.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Proverbs 6:16-19
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plains, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
Proverbs 16:28
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
Proverbs 21:23
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
James 1:26
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.
Proverbs 20:19
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.
Matthew 12:36
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,
Psalm 101:5
Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.
Psalm 34:13
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
Titus 3:2
To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
Proverbs 18:8
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Proverbs 26:20
For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.
James 4:11
Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
Proverbs 11:13
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
Proverbs 17:4
An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
Exodus 23:1
“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
Leviticus 19:16
You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.
Romans 1:29
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
Proverbs 10:18
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.
1 Timothy 5:13
Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.
2 Timothy 2:16
But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,
Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.
Proverbs 17:9
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
Exodus 20:16
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Psalm 64:2-4
Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers, who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows, shooting from ambush at the blameless, shooting at him suddenly and without fear.
James 3:8
But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.
Ephesians 4:31
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …
Proverbs 10:19
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
Proverbs 26:22
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Psalm 91:1-16
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, …
Ephesians 4:15-16
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
1 Peter 4:15
But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.
Psalm 50:19-23
“You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son. These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you. “Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver! The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”
Matthew 7:1-29
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. …
Psalm 1:1-6
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; …
John 8:4-10
They said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. …
Isaiah 1:1-31
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. …
Proverbs 19:9
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.
Psalm 23:1-6
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
Romans 8:1-39
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. …
Titus 2:2-3
Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,
Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Proverbs 12:22
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
1 Timothy 4:2
Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,
Jeremiah 9:1-11
Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! Oh that I had in the desert a travelers’ lodging place, that I might leave my people and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, a company of treacherous men. They bend their tongue like a bow; falsehood and not truth has grown strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, declares the Lord. Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer. Everyone deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity. …
Psalm 31:18
Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.
Genesis 3:13
Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
John 8:44
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Matthew 7:1
“Judge not, that you be not judged.
Proverbs 25:23
The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.
Proverbs 11:9
With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
Hebrews 11:1-40
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. …
John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Proverbs 14:5
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.
Psalm 101:7
No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.
Psalm 58:3
The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
Psalm 15:1-5
A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
Proverbs 26:17
Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.
Deuteronomy 13:14
Then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently. And behold, if it be true and certain that such an abomination has been done among you,
Colossians 4:6
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Ephesians 4:25
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
Nahum 3:1
Woe to the bloody city, all full of lies and plunder— no end to the prey!
Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Psalm 24:1-10
A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. …
Hebrews 6:18
So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
Romans 1:29-32
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
Zephaniah 3:13
Those who are left in Israel; they shall do no injustice and speak no lies, nor shall there be found in their mouth a deceitful tongue. For they shall graze and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.”
Psalm 119:163
I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.
Leviticus 19:11
“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.
1 Peter 3:16
Having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
Colossians 3:9
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices
Matthew 5:1-48
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. …
Proverbs 26:28
A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.
Proverbs 26:20-22
For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases. As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife. The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Proverbs 13:3
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Psalm 141:3
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
Matthew 25:40
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Revelation 21:8
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Revelation 2:2
“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.
1 Peter 2:1
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
James 3:5
So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!
Matthew 18:1-35
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, …
Hosea 10:13
You have plowed iniquity; you have reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your warriors,
Proverbs 30:8
Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me,
Proverbs 12:5
The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
Colossians 3:8
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
John 16:10-16
Concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. …
Matthew 18:17
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Hosea 7:3
By their evil they make the king glad, and the princes by their treachery.
1 Timothy 5:19
Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses.
Ephesians 5:11
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
Romans 1:29-30
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Romans 1:28-32
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
Matthew 7:12
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Ezekiel 36:3
Therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord God: Precisely because they made you desolate and crushed you from all sides, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, and you became the talk and evil gossip of the people,
Proverbs 29:12
If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.

I hope you enjoyed reading … don’t forget to make the world a better place.

The fact that The BiBle is the BEST GIFT I had ever recieved from GOD. I am grateful with everything , and overly blessed that GOD has given me more than I deserved.

God’s words is always the BEST.

Il n’y a rien de mal de se soucient de quelqu’un, ce qui est mal quand vous vous attendez à ce qu’ils fassent la même chose…

Ne dispute jamais avec des idiots …

Be the person that everyone crave your presence. But I don’t wanna be that person anymore. I kept & buried myself in a safe place where only LOVE exist.

yours truly,

~Nekkieslife~

let’s eat in Xi’an, China

Well not that I guess what happened in Xi’an won’t stay in Xi’an… and this time I would like to share about the food we had eaten … People proposed us to at least try to eat their most known noodles and hot pot. There are plenty of restaurant, + a brief demonstration on how noodles are pulled (hand-pulled noodles). We were stucked in the city We did a lot of walk and ended up in muslim district for lunch. As we were walking along the busy street, street foods are everywhere and annoying motor riders are appearing unexpectedly. Bbq’s, noodles, bread, candies and etc .. staring on those bbq’s have totally given us mouth watering and without hesitation we had chosen and picked 8 sticks of Mutton bbq, one bread and two plate of rice with chicken and the most awaiting lunch been served and then voila we then had a feast. Over above we found the authentic roasted duck just in our hotel.

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This is the local noodles in Xi’an
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A man demonstrating on how noodles are pulled.

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Impressive man with his passion pulling noodles.
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Hot-pot, tomato and green chili soup accompanied with tofu, green salad, chinese cabbage, fish, beef, cilantro and hot-pot sauces.
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bon appétit kids !
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A glimpse of me and my daugther
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Bread
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BBQ lamb

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Walking along the street.
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Authenthic Roasted duck
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Local noodles

 

❤️ LOVE knows no limits to its endurance , no ends to its trust , no fading of its hope , no true love that fades , it can outlast anything , It is the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.❤️

The Terra Cotta Warriors and horses

Hey Readers,
I just want to share some photos that I had taken during our break , and this time we went to visit the The terra cotta warriors and horses located on the east side of the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang. The first emperor in Chinese history. 1974 when local farmers were drilling a series of wells in search of water they discovered some pottery fragments and ancient weapons. The head of the village then reported the news to the local goverment and with the goverment approval, explorers began their explorations and excavations. 1979 when the Terra cotta museum was opened to the public. There are 3 Pit, pit 1 the biggest an area of 2,000 meter. Pit 2 & 3 was discovered 1976 and Pit 3 the smallest Pits Today the Terra cotta description «  8 wonder of the world >>. DC5994B0-681A-4167-B539-566B07E5F7A76C09E180-B094-4D4A-B931-4749DD217690902E98E5-D458-4F51-B743-F4E3C5BC1AADF12D87EA-682B-4066-8209-D20425C1FD8B219B590A-000D-4808-A893-C83C27AB9509C402EF9A-7356-4884-8E57-66436D8361FADEBEEF25-D28B-49BD-A1A9-2A13B0DEFAE8FD6A2090-0977-4336-9E86-ED7986D647281533331F-C1A3-4B98-A51F-C5228D86DF35916BCB3B-D2B8-43B0-807C-A6E9D84506910D2EB121-9C55-4947-8A29-71F6D89F82006AEDDBE0-9CD9-434C-91EA-B84D1E55934A3C5FB1AE-51EF-4110-BDDA-C8BC0D97D93E56C161C9-71F6-469A-885F-5E77B949A61A64D70A38-0D17-4B5B-A163-0609B2AB6756EBF65C18-7005-4E98-9B0D-BADBA1465C255F3088EC-E070-4A46-A7D5-F50C8D1007E491EBE615-B906-40CE-AAE1-E4C597974956199D53CC-8FAB-4BD7-AC4C-22273A11089B10206B6A-F738-4806-9934-B9AE2CF9E133

Shanghai, China

Welcome to Shanghai , we flew From Guangzhou – Shanghai had a 2 hours and half in the air and when we landed to the Airport we took our luggage and went straight to find a taxi and woahhhh I haven’t seen any crowd like that ever before, It remind me when we went in India 11 years ago at first I thought there’s only 500 meter long queue to get a taxi but then while we were moving, there are another 6 aisle queue … but I was more than happy because only 7 minutes of waiting we got a taxi… We stayed in Sofitel hotel just in Nanjing Road the center of everything …
I think Shanghai is different from the rest of China. Shanghai has its fascinating skyscrapers and people does their job well , and everything moving fast, in the restaurant you’ll get your meal like a bat out of hell than you expect. The hotel has a friendly service and we were more than satisfied. In Shanghai crowd might be a battle for some. There are too many tourist, and Chinese vacationist. The metro and pedestrians crossing is a real sardines.

Here are some list places we have visited :

Shanghai oriental pearl tower
Former french concession
Shanghai fuzhou road cultural street
The Bund city sculpture
Nanjing lu road
Yu garden
Ocean Aquarium.

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The sky is blue and posters have color pink background , it matches well which regular people can’t see.
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The finance centre
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Nanjing road
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Finance centre
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Two adorable chinese toddlers in their troller
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way to ocean aquarium and orient pearl tower
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The orient pearl
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Bicycles

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French concession

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My focus is starving here, I couldn’t make perfect shot.

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Old town

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Just capturing images without thinking.

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Chinese traditional clothes

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Old town

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View from our Hotel
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Walking around with the crowd. Enjoying the cool weather.
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Tourist train in Nangjing lu road
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Myself and my daugther

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what it’s like to cross in Shanghai pedestrian crossing.

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pedestrian

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Pedestrian crossing
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The orient pearl tower at night.
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The bund.

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The Bund at night
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Spectacular lights view at night

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The Bund

The most beautiful people you’ll ever meet aren’t always the ones who catch your eyes first. The most beautiful are the ones that can never be figured out. The one you could talk with for many hours and still have a million things to ask. The people who have beautiful mind, lovely and special, you can’t help but LOVE them.

 

Meringue

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9FF9D902-E32D-4670-AE81-52D86E6801DEI have been cooking and eating more lately. Thanks God it’s weekend and I can now indulge myself going in hair salon and have physical theraphy. I recently joined yoga session and I will continue doing it. I did loved it and the yoga teacher was really awesome. It is tough for me to live to not go for cardio because each time I have terrible headache. I feel petrified because I am not getting any younger anymore. When I feel bored I always end up in the kitchen , I think I love my kitchen than my friends (kidding aside) this time I made Meringue. I would really love to share my meringue recipe.

Ingredients :

6 egg whites
200 grams confectioner sugar
2 drops lemon
1 pinch salt
2 drops liquid food coloring

Fridge the egg whites for 15 minutes

Preheat the oven 120 degree

Pour the egg whites in a metal bowl mixer

Whipped the egg whites using hand mixer and set in a rapid beat. Whisk 2 drops of lemon and pinch salt.

mix well till it turned foam.

devide the confectioner into 3 and add gradually with the swifter.

continuously mix until consistent is right.

Transfer the mixture to a large pastry bag. Pipe the meringue out onto the prepared baking sheet using a large tip or star tip. Or use tablespoon.

Place inside the oven for 1 hour , remember to open the oven from time to time to let the heat out and let the air comes in, a very good method to have perfect authentic french meringue.

When it’s done let it cool completely before storing.

so, here’s my perfect authentic french meringue.

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Pandesal

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Pandesal is a Filipino bread most known for all of time. The name Pan de sal comes from the spanish literally means bread of salt. Pandesal has a slight sweet taste. My family loves to eat pandesal all through out the day. In the Philippines you can simply dip in a hot coffee or hot chocolate or fill anything that you desire, jams , peanut butter , nutella, margarine, cheese and even sardines … anything that you want, I myself love pandesal with foie gras sounds odd but I love it ! ( French would hate seeing me eating foie gras with slight sweet bread ).

Thanks to my kitchen-aid Kenwood, baking is a lot easier and quicker.

Ingredients :

• 3 cups bread flour
• 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
• 1/2 cups white sugar
• 1 pouch yeast
• 3 egg yolks
• 3/4 cup milk
• 1/2 cup melted butter
• 1/2 cup water
• extra flour for kneading

Directions how to bake pandesal with mixer/kneader :

• Dissolve yeast and 1 tsp sugar stir to dissolves and let stand for 10 minutes.
• Place all the dried ingredients including yeast into a bowl and mix until all ingredients are well combined. Continue mixing until it formed dough.
• Remove the dough and transfer to oiled bowl and cover with damp cloth and let it rise for 1 hour.
• Devide the dough and rolled and cut each log into equal oval pieces.
• Lightly greased each bread and coat with bread crumbs.
• Place each bread flat side down in a baking tray
• preheat the oven 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
• Bake for 20 minutes
• Serve hot or cold and Bon àppetit !

If you plan to keep the pandesal longer. You can freeze all them up and take it out whenever you want and simply toast them in a toaster or heat them up inside the oven.

Chocolate cake

522DB91A-8AFC-459C-A8DC-51842AE52546I got a call from my dear friend, and she asked me for some help to bake a cake  … without hesitation , I accepted her request with all my heart… It is always a good feeling to make someone happy.

My chocolate cake recipe :

Ingredients :

• 200 grams [ Nestle or Barry ] black chocolate bar
• 200 grams butter
• 1 teaspoon coffee powder
• 1 pinch salt
• 1 tablespoon water
• 6 eggs
• 200 grams sugar
• 100 grams flour

Toppings :

• 200 grams [ Nestle or Barry ] black chocolate bar
• Almonds
• artificial arome sugar

Directions :

• Preheat the oven 200 degrees

• In a pan melt the butter and chocolate add the coffee and 1 tablespoon water, set aside.

• Prepare two bowl , seperate the egg whites from the yolks.

• Whip the egg whites until it turned foam and add pinch of salt. Put aside.

• Stir sugar and egg yolks till it get white and add the flour with swifter and blend it well, add the melted chocolate and butter gently mix and add the egg foam and gently stir all together.

• Prepare the cake mold and butter all through.

• Pour the batter into the mold and and bake for 1 hour.

• Let it cool and remove the cake from the mold and transfer in a cake plate.

• Prepare the toppings , Melt the chocolate and spread it all over the baked cake and whisk the almonds on top.

• serve and enjoy!

 

Take me to church

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Hozier

I was inside the plane when I came across to see and watched the documentary about ”Sergei Polunin “ I am a frustrated classic listener, the older I get the more I love classical music and royal ballet dance. I remember at my young age I used to watched Ukrainian Royal ballet dance on TV. It’s been a long time I have not watched ballet dance or even going in theaters or Opera to attend and see classical concert. The last concert I had attented was in Arsenal Metz in France. It was the most beautiful concert I have ever seen in my whole entire life, and my VIP tickets was given free from a very good friend of mine. That was year 2010.
I couldn’t remember when was the exact year when Sergei Polunin made a video titled « take me to church » sang by Hozier and first time I heard and seen through facebook year 2013. First time I heard the song I already love it even before I understood what it meant.
I would really love to share the lyrics and I want to understand, that there is something profound about the song.
Take me to church – sang by Hozier. Hozier is an Irish musician, singer and a song writer. He was known in his best piece titled -take me to church-. I think Hozier is a brilliant person.

The lyrics goes like this :

Take me to church by Hozier

My lover’s got humour
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshipped her sooner
If the heavens ever did speak
She’s the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday’s getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week
“We were born sick”
You heard them say it
My church offers no absolutes
She tells me, “Worship in the bedroom”
The only heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you
I was born sick, but I love it
Command me to be well
A-amen, amen, amen

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins, so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins, so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

If I’m a pagan of the good times
My lover’s the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side
She demands a sacrifice
Drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That’s a fine-looking high horse
What you got in the stable?
We’ve a lot of starving faithful
That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins, so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins, so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

No masters or kings when the ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin
In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean
Oh, oh, amen, amen, amen

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins, and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins, and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

So there is it …. I admit that I am not really good in expressing my thoughts and feelings. It just that , The lyrics makes me think…. it’s amazingly written.

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Sergei Polunin

 

Hailing Island, China

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Along the bumpy highway, we had horrific experienced and I prefer not to share it, I’d rather keep it for myself. ( oh It is hell ).

We stayed 5 days in Hailing Island Crowne Plaza. The Hotel and resort is pretty nice far away from the hassle and busy cities. The hotel is tranquil and new. I think it was constructed 4 years ago. Going there was a real escaped for us.

Upon arrival, Our room ( seaside view ) wasn’t prepared and the reception kindly inquired us to wait and proposed to take our lunch. And so we did, we devoured our lunch at the chinese restaurant , The food is excellent , finely cooked and well presented but quiet expensive.

The hotel has a private beach. It is unusual for me to see tones of life vest , People swim with the life vest which I found really strange and shocked. I have never been in any beach here in China. Wearing life vest is a must when swimming at the beach. The waves are quiet strong and windy, rough sand and gray water. Inside my head, I would rather go in the Philippines next time.

We mostly spent our time at the pool… they do not have towels, so better get them at the gym or bring your own towels which most of the guest do. There is a bar in front of the beach you can have and order your drinks. You will also see some people appreciating water activities like parachute , kites, and many more.

Breakfast and buffet diner happens at the Aqua restaurant and be happy they have a la carte for people like us, who stick to eat less food. I feel pity to the chef he got lot of works.

One night, we tried to eat barbecues at the hot pot restaurant nearby the beach besides the pool area. We liked the food, barbecues and hot pot, meats and sea foods, vegetables, noodles , dessert , fruits , drinks oh it was paradise for all the eaters and with perfect service.

At the lobby, there is a lounge, cozy coffee bar, you can sit or lay on the couch , read or have a drink of coffee or tea as well eat a slice of cake up to your choice. They also have a game Area for small children. During the night there are two musician they start to play music at 8 pm till midnight. We really had so much fun, eating, drinking and listening to their music.

4th day the weather wasn’t friendly, thankfully they have indoors swimming area and I fancied the Spa and longing to have some massage but I am tigthing my belt, the price is out of my budget ( ouch ! ) I want to save for something valuable matter. In some such way I still know how to limit my expenses. I deteste burning cards.

All we did was just eating, swimming, gained some kilos. Seeing my children growing …….! Oh time flies … We really had a wonderful stayed.

5th day, all luggages are packed and locked… around 4 pm we bid goodbye to the place and vacation is over and we were back to life.

I don’t 🤔think of going back in Yangjiang or Hailing Island.

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Two years has gone,
and still feels like yesterday.

Wound that never healed,
Blood that keeps flowing.

Living imperfectly,
Wondering what future may bring.

Coffee without sugar,
all my doubts won’t leave me.

Each of my days have nights,
Each yesterday have tomorrow.

and If tomorrow never comes,
I won’t know it.

I hope you realise

3890445C-44DA-405F-832D-AF997F7F240C.jpegMaybe, just maybe, While you have been thinking about yourself and your own feelings, instead of negatively judging me Because you didn’t get what you want from me… I hope you realise I do not walk on this planet to please everybody. I hope you realise that we are all humans and there is no perfection in this World only GOD.

Mon temps seul

Regle # 1 :  N’attendez jamais à rien à personne.

Regle # 2 : Acceptez le fait que vous ne pouvez pas plaire à tout le monde.

Regle # 3 : Vivre ta vie de la façons tu veux.

Règle # 4 : ne dites pas de mal sur les gens.

Regle # 5 : Ignorez des situations immature.

Je n’ai pas vraiment croisé beaucoup de personne qui me comprennent, je ne crois pas en fabrication d’amis pour la commodité. J’ai la capacité par des intentions des gens et des motifs. Je n’aime pas tout le monde et Je n’ai pas besoin tout le monde pour m’aimer.  Je suis un penseur qui réfléchit à mon but. Je suis une vieille âme essayant d’envisager la signification de chaque action et le but sous-jacent de ma vie. Je passe beaucoup de temps dans ma propre entreprise. Je préfère travailler seul et garder quelques amis. Je travaille seul – à la distraction exempte. J’ai beaucoup de connaissances mais je préférerais restent consacré à un groupe d’amis fidèles. Dans quelques situations Nous avons le droit d’être fâchés mais nous devrions toujours nous garder en échec. Les gens pourraient nous blesser mais ce n’est pas assez de raison d’aussi couler à leur niveau…. Je dois toujours me rajeunir en dépensant quelque temps solitaire de temps en temps. J’aime ignorer des situations immature et Je m’en veux parce que je peux facilement pardonner.