Friday, July 06, 2018

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church

I visited today Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church at Tagaytay City.  This is the first time I went to this place of healing and pilgrimage which is also a popular church in Tagaytay frequented by devotees, churchgoers, and tourists as well.  It is located along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu highway.  After I offered my prayers, I was able to take very good pictures because there few people visiting the place that time (I arrived at the church at 10:30 am), and you can feel the peaceful and serene mood of the place. You will be astounded when you enter the place because there are lots of trees and plants on each side of the patios, and a plaza like garden front yard, a water fountain at the entrance of the church.  There is also a Candle Chapel, a garden dedicated to Saint Padre Pio with pine trees around the area, and the beautiful altar of the church.  The place is very well maintained because you will not see a single garbage on the floor and surroundings in and out the church except the fallen dried leaves of the trees.  It was such a rewarding experienced again for me to visit another historical church.  Next time I will try to attend a mass and explore again this beautiful and peaceful place.

The facade of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church and the water fountain 

 The beautiful altar of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church

Statue of Saint Padre Pio inside the church 

Saint Padre Pio's memorabilia

The Candle Chapel 

Selfie inside the Candle Chapel

Altar inside the Candle Chapel

Statue of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz at the entrance of the church

 The water fountain at the center of the church plaza

 Jardin de Padre Pio (Garden of Padre Pio)

 Inside the Garden of Saint Padre Pio

 Pine trees inside the Garden of Saint Padre Pio

Staircase going to Garden of Saint Padre Pio 

Flower arrangement along the aisle of the church

Entrance marker of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church

 Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

Tagaytay-Nasugbu HIghway in another angle shot

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Pink Sisters Convent and Chapel at Tagaytay City

Pink Sisters Convent and Chapel is one of the most visited places in Tagaytay City.  It is a place of peace and serenity that's why many people from the city of Manila visited this place to escape the daily hustle of the concrete jungle. I visited the place last week after I had finished my night shift work and went straight to Pink Sisters Convent (run and managed by the Sisters-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration) to offer prayers of thanks and seek forgiveness. Actually this is the first time I visited the place and it seems I had been here before. The place is really peaceful and going inside the chapel is much more serene where you can see a nun wearing pink praying your petitions at the front of the altar. I believe every one hour, an alternate nun will replace another nun to continue praying. What is more ideal for everyone to visit this place is the beautiful gardens, the tall pine trees (which reminds me of Baguio City), the well maintained patios, and the statue of the crucified Jesus Christ. If you are seeking a place of solitude and peace of mind, wherein you can pray and meditate, this is an ideal destination.

 Pink Sisters Convent and Chapel

 Entrance of Pink Sisters Chapel

Inside Pink Sisters Chapel
(Nun Wearing Pink Praying in front of the Altar)

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Rainy Season

Finally the rainy season had began. Thanks to typhoon Domeng which according to PAG-ASA will unlikely to make landfall but would enhance the monsoon rain, and for dumping rains all over Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, and Quezon and most western part of the country. I have been praying all along since last May that rainy season will come soon because of the sweltering and hot summer, to ease our burden from the unbearable heat of  the sun.  Thank God, my prayers are answered. Since last night, the rain continues to pour and I was able to sleep well with the windows of my room opened. Now, I would be able to save my electricity bill without using the AC at night. Thank you rainy season, although there are some disadvantages going outside our house because we will encounter floodings on some streets and being wet with our clothes and shoes. At least, rain will give us comfort for having a cold weather.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Heat is On

There is no stopping the summer heat. Everyday, temperature in Metro Manila and its nearby provinces is getting higher to its level.  Here in our place at Imus City in Cavite the temperature is soaring everyday and the hot weather is really a bothersome and unbearable to all people. I had noticed that summer this year is really very hot compared to last years temperature. Is this the effect of climate change and global warming? To stay hydrated I make it a habit to drink eight glasses of water everyday. Instead of taking my shower once a day, I decided to take a bath twice a day to make myself relieve and refresh my body from the heat and hot weather. Every week, I make sure to buy 2 gallons of Selecta ice cream so we can at least enjoy the cold and freezing state of the ice cream. I wish and hope that the rainy season will come sooner so we can finally enjoy the cold weather and listen to the relaxing sound of the raindrops.

The clouds are very clear this Sunday morning and there are no signs the rain
will wash the dry rice fields along the highway. The summer heat is unbearable
and everyday the temperature is rising.

The sky is very clear outside the church of Mother of Perpetual Help
(Baclaran Church), and you can feel the scorching heat of the sun. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Summer Fun at Nagcarlan (Green Nature Resort and Leisure Park)

The summer heat is really becoming unbearable.  I would rather stay at home than going out because of the scorching heat of the sun. But last week, my friends decided to have an outdoor swimming so we can relieve the hot weather and went to Green Nature Resort and Leisure Park at Nagcarlan, Laguna. The resort is absolutely beautiful and clean. There is a wavepool which we enjoyed so much together with other visitors of the resort. The swimming pools for adults and children are very clean and properly maintained. The entrance fee is reasonable and there is an ample parking space for your vehicles at the entrance of the resort. There are various amenities of the resort which the visitors can avail.  The room that we rented is very clean including the comfort room and shower room, AC is running well. Generally, we enjoyed so much our one day outdoor swimming. I recommend this resort who is looking for a clean and eco-friendly resort outside the concrete jungle of Metro Manila. 

Kiddie pool with colorful slides

Giant pool slide for adults

Main pool of the resort

 The lazy pool, where you can just relax while submerging yourself to the cold water

Wave pool of the resort

Me and my friends enjoying the cold water at the main pool

Mini waterfalls at the lazy pool

My beautiful friends enjoying the lazy pool

5PM cleaning time of the pool

Cleaning time at the main pool 

Souvenir photo with the group at the entrance of the resort

Entrance of Green Nature Resort and Leisure Park