First page on a blank slate

Valerie's Painting Family and self, looking inside and grateful to God for the good things and the challenges that made me a better person. I may not have those I wished for but I got better options in the long run. I am learning more and expanding my choices in leading a life of purpose. Touching base with myself and other people’s lives-my first page for 2016 with Valerie’s painting.

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Unprotected Heritage

In 1996 I visited Vigan and saw how the brick buildings were being repaired by cementing them which made me felt so sad that there was little effort to preserve them. Vigan became a UNESCO heritage site and I am hoping the cultural preservation would continue. 

Similarly the churches in the Bicol region retained their grandeur with the colorful hue of bricks and this sight depressed me.

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Saint Nicolas Church in San Nicolas, Laoag 

 

 

 

 

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My Angel’s Yin and Yang

I posted my Angel’s angel believing it was the good one and then she made this drawing.

The good Angel

The good Angel

After this drawing she posted her version of ying and yang, the one holding the black ball is the evil and the good one is holding the white ball but looks can really be deceiving.

Ying and Yang version of Valerie

Ying and Yang version of Valerie

just merged the two… now i feel really weird with this… thing… > .>”

Amazing Masbate!

Masbate is one of the provinces in the region 5 or the Bicol region. Unlike Catanduanes where sea travel is bumpy all the way, the boat ride is not rough since there are islands around on the way. The sunset is spectacular and the rock formations are truly amazing.

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View from my room at MG Hotel and Resort

View from my room at MG Hotel and Resort

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Our Lady of the Gate/Nuestra Señora de la Porteria, Daraga, Albay

Our Lady of the Gate church,  Nuestra Señora de la Porteria parish was built in 1773 atop Sta. Maria Hill in Barangay San Roque with the view of Mayon volcano. It is one of the most visited churches,  known for its baroque architecture.

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The steps to the church and the people whiling away time.

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Image carved in stone can be seen outside the church edifice.

Images carved in stone can be seen outside the church edifice.

 

Forest Green

An oil painting by my daughter Valerie and as a proud mother, I will post this for my friends to see.

Oil Painting of ValerieIt was made while I was getting from stuff at Butuan City and this is not finished yet, a work in progress.

 

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