Manila Bay’s picturesque sunset

After watching Ballet Philippine’s SWAN LAKE at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, I chose to eat dinner at a restaurant near the Manila Bay.

Lo and behold, the sun was playful and showed its glory in bright orange hues! I was simply in awe! This is God’s majestic creation and I’m so blessed that I was able to capture this special moment. ❤

“Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your  (God) wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, You inspire shouts of joy.”

PSALM 65:8

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Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully. 

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Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!

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When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the Creator. 

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Genesis 1:14-15 New International Version (NIV)

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful sunset!

Have a blessed day everyone! 🙂

Summer time!

Too hot? Craving for something cold this summer? When I heard that “riiiiiiiiiiing!!! Riiiingggg!!”, I quicky got a tray and zoomed out of the house. Hahaha. And shouted: “Manong!! Wait!!! Bibili ako!” (Mister!! Wait!!! I will buy some ice cream)

I am refering to the oh-so-yummy “dirty ice cream” as Filipinos called it.

Manong got strawberry, cheese and mango flavors for today! I would want some chocolate and cookies and cream next time! 😊

I ordered six P10 ice cream in a cup plus one P15 ice cream in a bread!

Too yummy for words! 😄

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The heavens declare Your greatness!

I really love sunsets. It never fails to amaze me. 😄 This is one of God’s wonderful creation! Glory be to him!

The heavens declare Your greatness, the oceans cry out to You. The mountains, they bow down before You. So I’ll join with the earth and I’ll lift my praise to You! 🎶

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Shine on me

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on me. Check out my beautiful view from PBTS Baguio City, Philippines! 🙂

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Woke up early to exercise and have my daily dose of sunshine! Hello vitamin D! ☀️

Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

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How is everyone doing?
One of the strongest typhoon in the world has made its landfall in the Visayas region (Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, Samar, Mindoro etc) and also have been felt in different parts of Luzon and Mindanao. Signal number #4 (which is unlikely to happen) was raised in the different provinces and cities in Visayas. The past few days, government mayors and other leaders were quick to inform the people about the super typhoon and asked those living near the soon-to-be affected areas  to evacuate and stay in assigned evacuation centers. Luckily, people obediently followed the instructions and were safe in the evacuation centers.

Tonight, the local tv news reported that Visayas region are experiencing problems with cellphone signals which is according to the big telecommunication companies – Suncellular, Smart and Globe and most regions have no electric powers. A lot of domestic flights have been cancelled and stranded passengers have no choice but to stay and wait.

It’s been raining hard in Metro Manila right now, and thankfully, I’m safe here at home. Hopefully, no floods will occur and this nightmare will stop soon.

May we continue to pray for Philippines. Let’s pray for the safety of each and eveyone of us.  God hears our prayers. Have faith. Trust in Him.
*During times like these, we are given the opportunity to think and reflect on how we used the natural resources God has given us, did we use it wisely or kept on throwing trash everywhere, cutting trees and not planting new ones? We cannot always blame nature for these catastrophes..humans need to take appropriate actions too. Let’s be good stewards of God’s creation. *

Be safe everyone!

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♥SarahMay♥

Buwan ng Wika

Hello everyone!

Today we celebrated the “Buwan ng Wika” in our school. It is the time where we remember and appreciate our Filipino heritage, language and culture. National anthem, national animal, food, flower, sport.. etc.

We were dressed in Baro’t saya and had a small program with the kids. 🙂 Me and my co-teacher sang and danced to the song “Ang Pitpit”.  Children were asked to bring different kinds of Filipino foods too! They brought puto, kutsinta, palabok, biko, kakanin, etc.

Here’s some of our lovely photos!

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Finding comfort food at Romulo Cafe

Enjoying lunch with my family and relatives is always the best! We chose to eat at Romulo Cafe located at 148 Jupiter Street (corner Comet, a block from Reposo) Bel-Air Village, Makati City. 

A little introduction taken from romulocafe.com:

The late Carlos P. Romulo was an important figure in international diplomacy. His career as a public servant included seventeen years as secretary of foreign affairs and ten years as the Philippines’ ambassador to the United States. In World War II he was aide-de-camp to General Douglas MacArthur. As a journalist he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1942. Referred to by his colleagues as “Mr. United Nations,” he was elected president of the United Nations General Assembly in 1949. By the time he died in 1985, “The General,” as he was widely known, had received well over a hundred awards and decorations as well as more than sixty honorary degrees from universities all over the world. www.carlospromulo.org

The people behind this restaurant were the grandchildren. Written on their website www.romulocafe.com : Their goal is simple—to honor our grandparents, and to serve delicious food people really eat: the food we call comfort food.

Comfort food indeed!!! Check out what we ordered! Spell S-A-T-I-S-F-I-E-D! ❤

gCrispy Squid deep-fried crispy squid with a chili-honey-garlic glaze   P200
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Tinapa Roll shredded tinapa with red eggs and tomatoes in a lumpia wrapper   P145

eHalaan Soup clam soup   P160dTito Greg’s Kare-Kare oxtail and tripe stew in a peanut-based sauce, served with steamed vegetables and our house bagoong   P450cLola Felisa’s Crispy All-Vegetable Canton crispy canton topped with sautéed vegetables   P180b

Garlic Rice  P55
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Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno (half chicken) roasted chicken stuffed with ground pork, raisins, chorizo, and peas   P615

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Ginataang Sigarillas with Tinapa winged beans cooked in coconut milk and topped with smoked tinapa   P180

oxtongue

 Lengua ox tongue stewed in red wine sauce   P275

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Boneless Crispy Pata Binagoongan deboned crispy pata served with eggplant-and-tomato bagoong sauce   P650

Photography by: Sarah May Tanhuanco 

The University of Santo Tomas in LOMO

The moment I step my foot on the University of Santo Tomas ground ( P. Noval gate), memories came rushing back. I was experiencing mixed emotions and feelings! I’ve been walking on this ground for 4 years of my college life! *kiss ground* LOL. The last time I was here was like 2 years ago, when I requested for my transcript needed for graduate school. Oh, UST! I miss you so much!!! Thanks for the good memories! 🙂 

Anyway, my graduate school needed my college transcript again, so I went to the Main building to request for another transcript. Visitors needed to sign on the logbook and leave their I.D’s. After signing on the logbook, Manong guard looked at me, and said, “Alumni ka ba? Cge pasok ka na.” (You’re an alumni right? Go right in.) I felt like a VIP right then and there. HAHA. 😀 The process was kind of fast, they looked for my file and told me to return next week to claim it. I don’t need to pay anything because this was my second time already.

Took some photos of the main building. Will be back next week, hoping to visit my professors too 🙂

The UST Open Field. Saw the HUGE Christmas Tree being decorated, they’re getting ready for the yearly much awaited PASKUHAN! *excited*

See you all fellow THOMASIANS! 🙂 

All photos taken by YOURS TRULY.

Using Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. (not bad, 3MP. HAHA)

The Cerchio Experience

Remember my Korea travel posts? Sorry I don’t know how to link properly. LOL.#fail

https://itravelwithmyheart.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/the-romantic-side-of-nami-island/

https://itravelwithmyheart.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/the-beautiful-nami-island-south-korea/

https://itravelwithmyheart.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/sungsan-sunrise-peak-%EC%84%B1%EC%82%B0%EC%9D%BC%EC%B6%9C%EB%B4%89/

https://itravelwithmyheart.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/everland-resort-flower-garden-and-safari-world/

Our Korean tour guide visited the Philippines for a short business trip. Since I’ve been communicating with him for months now, we scheduled a very small reunion with some of our tour mates slash friends.

Uncle told him to drink.. so he said “yes”. Posing with his glass of beer. hihihi.

I was looking for a restaurant along Tomas Morato and came across Cerchio Grill and Lounge. I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant because of its good reviews – yummy food, nice ambiance and homey feeling. Knowing that the place will be jam-packed because it’s a FRIDAY- yes, weekend, I quickly called Cerchio for a reservation. What I also liked about Cerchio is they have valet parking just in case. 😀

Cerchio, in Italian means “Circle”, and the interiors of the entire place explains it all. I wasn’t able to take photos of the restaurant (but check out the last 3 posts it might help. Haha) because I was busy entertaining our guest and of course, ordering food! HAHA.

Our Korean tour guide wanted to try fusion (Cerchio’s  offers Asian-Mediterranean Fusion cuisines–PERFECT!) and some Filipino food, so here’s what we ordered that night.

Cerchio’s Pork Sisig with Quail’s egg on top

French Onion Soup Filipino style with Bulalo.

Kare Kare

KangKong or Water Spinach with lots of garlic

Grilled Chicken Pork Adobo

Crispy Tilapia

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Salmon something. Sorry forgot the name.

Pasta

Pumpkin Soup

Mango Cream Cake

Toffee Sansrival

I ordered one dessert for the 3 of us. The dessert turns out to be oh-so-yummy! WE wanted to order more! YUM!

We all had fun that night and as first timers, we like Cerchio!!! Will be back soon 🙂

Cerchio Grill and Lounge

# 76 Scout Limbaga Tomas Morato Quezon City

Instagram Web Profiles!

At long last! Great News! Instagram has created web profiles for all Instagram users. I’m so happy about this. I can already view photos anytime, anywhere~!

Thank you for this!!!

You got Instagram? Visit my profile! http://instagram.com/itravelwithmyheart 🙂