September 15, 2015

The Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)

"When you're doing exactly what you want to do, it's not tiring.
You've been planting these seeds, and finally, you have a full garden in bloom; you're like,
'Oh, I just want to smell the flowers and play among the flowers all day.' 
That's what I'm doing. I'm playing among the flowers."
- Colman Domingo

The Pitaya (Dragon Fruit Flower)

"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong.
Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"
- Nhat Hanh

The Pitaya (Dragon Fruit Flower)

"It is so important to allow children to bloom and to be driven by their curiosity."
- May-Britt Moser

The Pitaya (Dragon Fruit Flower)
After two years of waiting and hoping for the my Dragon Fruit to bear fruits, finally, the first flower has bloomed.

I am looking forward to take a bite on its fruit. You can view my documentation on the development of its flower on Our Family Blogs About.

September 11, 2015

The Nativity

"And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to registered with Mary, his berthothed, who was with child.
And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for then in the inn."
Luke 2:4-7

The Nativity

The "ber" months has already started which marks the start of Holiday Season. We know the Philippines is the one with the longest celebration of Christmas compared to other countries which begins on September first and ends on January 6th after the celebration of Three Kings.

But did you know what is the official symbol of the Philippines for Christmas?

Most of us thought it was the parol or lantern since we are known to be one of the best parol makers in the world. But the correct answer is Belen or Nativity.

Do you have Belen in your home?