Friday, October 18, 2013

Seoul: Teddy Bear Museum, Seoul Tower and Wax Museum

Here is the second installment of my tour last 2011 in Seoul.

Our second day in Seoul was quite busy and very touristy. We went to Namsan Tower where Teddy Bear Museum is also located. Then went to 63 Building for the wax museum. In the evening, we had an all-you-can-eat dinner of samgyeopsal.

view from the cable car

lover's lock

Teddy Bear Museum would tell you the history of Korea in a very cute way.

Kpop teddies...super cute!!!

View from the seoul tower. You could see the whole cite in there.

with the politicians

with the artist

with my Savior ^_^

with the superheroes and teddy bear.. felt like a kid again :-)

And our yummy dinner!! Does it make you hungry by looking on the photos? haha..

N Seoul Tower

63 Wax Museum

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Seoul: Lotte World

It was a long time ago since my last blog. And I really really miss blogging but due to my upcoming wedding, I became so busy preparing for it. But now, I sneak some time off to write some blogs. ;-)

Since I am going back to Seoul next week(**super excited**), I'll be doing a series of post regarding my first trip on that city. It was November 21-26, 2011, early winter but sadly, no snow yet.

On our first day in Seoul, we arrived around 6am. And decided to spent the day in Lotte World. An indoor-outdoor theme park in the heart of Seoul. If you watched Stairway to Heaven, the carousel part scene was shoot in that theme park.

Indoor at day...

Just like the one in Japan, but Blue Fall is much higher. 

...Indoor at night

Here's the carousel I'm talking about ^_^
Jodi lang ang peg.. hahaha

We haven't tried every ride in the theme park because there were so many people. At around 8pm we call it a day and headed to Myeongdong for dinner.

this was my dinner, forgot what it is...

I already forgot the names of the food we ordered. But I assure you we enjoyed it. :D

Did you notice that the boots I am wearing have heels? I've learned it the hard way that you must not wear heels when touring Seoul. When we finished our dinner, I really don't want to walk anymore because my feet really really hurt. So blessed we were at Myeodong, I was able to buy a flat boots for only 10,000KRW, roughly 400PHP, and it was a really good shoes, perfect for winter. ;-)

And that's how our first day in Korea ended, me buying a new shoes.. hahahaha...

Lotte World

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Proverbs 31 Woman

photos from google
I just want to share a chapter in Proverbs that we had talked about during a bridal shower I'd attended last December, 2012. 

It was not my first time hearing it. I actually read it many times already, but not really meditated on its meaning. 

A Proverbs 31 Woman is the standard of God. It is what our Heavenly Father wants us to be. It was way different from the standard that our world have. 

To be a Woman of Noble Character will be very difficult for us but  not impossible to achieve especially if we ask God to mould us to be like it.

The message was from one of our 'ate' in our church. Her name is Faith Tamayo. I see in her how it is possible to be a Proverbs 31 wife and mother.

Happy reading! 

Proverbs 31:10-31 ~ This chapter in the bible shows GOD's ideal wife and a mother.. and being able to share this on AM's bridal shower was a great opportunity and honor for me to be GOD's servant..

At first I was thinking to share 1 Corinthians 13, since this chapter is very much special for our soon to be bride (those who are close, and knows the story of Tom's proposal to her, will understand why.. lols!!), and then I prayed for GOD's guidance and wisdom, after 3 days before the bridal shower itself.. I had Proverbs 31 as my devotion, and as I read each verse, I felt GOD speaking to me, and molding me, and reminding me the importance of my role as a wife and as a mother, and then I realized why not share this one, and so I finally have a topic.. besides, who knows better of what will satisfy us, but GOD alone, the creator of everything.. and Proverbs 31 is the best role model of becoming the Ideal woman GOD wants every wife and mother to be.. ",)

Now what is an Ideal woman for you?? would that be a woman with a Pretty face?? Smart?? Talented?? with vital statistics of 36-24-36 or Coca-Cola body as they say??

As I read Proverbs 31:10-12 ~ 10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

This shows that a GOD's ideal wife is "Valuable" - This shows that to be submissive and supportive is very important.. and its not just on your first 2 yrs of marriage, GOD says "all the days of your life" ( I just added this now) what an example to follow.. and so wo
rking together with our husband to reach the goal and not against him, is very important..
>> Having twin boys is not easy as it looks.. (I know they look cute, my husband said, that's because they both look like him..lols!!) especially for a 1st time mom like me.. and when the time come, that my ML is soon to end.. my husband and I need to discuss things.. and that means me submitting to my husband, and giving up my career (I was a hotelier during that time), and for a woman like me who is used to be independent, I could have said all the excuses I could think of, and justifications like "Oh, I don't want to be a burden to you" "oh what will others say" "oh this is my dream, I just can't let it go like that" "I don't want to live a boring life, I want to be productive" and I thank the LORD for giving me wisdom and the right words to answer my husband, and that is simply saying "Okay.. I understand.. I am with you"

truly praying before you talk really helps.. its like having JESUS as your center.. and from that day, until today, I have no regret of choosing to be an intentional, hands on wife and a mom to my kids.. for I never felt so productive, and joyful, as I am today.. plus my life verse "Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." that GOD keeps on reminding and guiding me, in every decision I make.. (let me add also, that is very important than when you marry someone, you know that you can submit to him, and that you are definitely ready to give up yourself and with GOD's help, yes we can be a Proverbs 31 wife)

and then I continue reading verse 15 to 27.. This shows that GOD's ideal wife is "Hard working"
>> each verse shows that she works hard at home.. and then I remember reading this, however the one who wrote it was not mentioned:

"Do you know what the most demanding job in the world is?? being a mother and a wife.. Think about it, a mother has to be a nurse, teacher, psychologist, dietician, housekeeper and chef.. etc" - Anonymous

which I agree.. for truly it takes hard work to build and maintain a family.. (so ladies.. don't get lazy when it comes to you own husband and kids.. for serving them, is serving yourself) ",)

as I continue reading verse 28-31- as a woman this part is what we like most, the feeling of being appreciated.. and GOD's ideal wife is "praised"..

Proverbs 31:28 -31 ~ 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

>> if you are good and faithful wife and a mother, you don't have to say it to your kids and husband.. your husband and kids will be the one saying it to you, and will even be proud of saying it to others.. "My wife has a good heart, she takes good care of me" "Oh I can't wait to be home and see my wife" "My mom is a good mom" "I just want to be like my mom"

oh what a joy to hear it right?? besides, who knows you better, but your husband and kids.. and of course when others are inspired by your life, praises will follow you, as it said by GOD himself.. ",)

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character
10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tokyo DisneyLand

Here's the continuation of my Disney Resort tour last 2008. Next day after I went to Disney Sea, my cousin and I went to Disney Land. It was a super "gala" weekend for me(hehe).

This time, I went on my own to Disney Land and meet my cousin in the entrance.

Map of Tokyo Disney Land

Entrance fee on Disney Land was the same with Disney Sea (click here for the fee). Once again, this trip was free!! It was my cousin who treated me. So blessed!

Train Station of Disney Resort

With my cousin :-)

Cinderella's Castle

with Chip or with Dale.. ??? don't remember which ..

Fantasy Land: It's a small world

with Daisy Duck

Toon Town

At Minnie Mouse's living room

Cinderella's Castle at night

The rides in disneyland were not that scary, compared with disneysea. We rode some of the rides and watched some of the shows. The parade in the night was the best I've seen. It was called Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlight.