Adventure, Adventure, Adventure!

My wife and I loves to travel most specially when we travel for free! It’s such a blessing from God to have this opportunity and a privilege of being a blogger. 🙂 We’ve always dream of working in National Geographic’s popular TV show, the Lonely Planet and Word Travels. Even though we’re not able to be part of that TV show, still, with God’s blessing, we’re able live that dream.

Biri Rock Formation in Northern Samar

Calicoan Island in Eastern Samar

Ulot River Torpedo boat ride

Calangaman Island, Palompon, Leyte

The Famous San Juanico Bridge

Visayas State University

Speed boat ride going to Calangaman Island

Agas- Agas Bridge in Leyte

Zipline in Agas- Agas Bridge

The Surf camp in Calicoan

There are so much to discover in Philippines! Looking forward to our next adventure…

Our Struggles, God’s Blessings

Married life, as we said, it’s crazy and it’s beautiful. Our happy yet challenging married life was orchestrated by God, blessed by God and bonded by God. As we continue to rejoice with our struggles, our faith in Him continuously  grow and as we go along in the deepest challenge God gave us, we know he is preparing us for something that will glorify his name through our works and testimonies in life.

As we nearly go to our 1 year celebration of our marriage, we are joyful enough because the of the blessings that God had given us. This year, we were able to travel to different places here in our country, and the good thing about it, most of it, it’s for free.

Computer Free Sunday!

Mike and I spend a lot of our time in front of the PC. It maybe for work, uploading patients, finishing reports and even for leisure and watching movies.. If not surfing the net, we play games with our computer. So now it was a LOVE triangle: me, mike and our computer.

Our so called “quality time” is even in front of the pc. Tama ba yon? hmm..

So we decided, (actually, i suggested) to have a day without the pc on. And he agreed! So it ended up a Sunday Computer Free Day! I’m starting to like it. I guess mike also. For starters, we had time to walk boonchi, played longboard with bu. Had time to nap in the afternoon and just relaxed the whole day.

Thank You Lord for A Computer Free Day! 🙂

surfer wife

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My wife was not with me on my first surfing experience so I made a promise to her that I will let her experience the rush of surfing. We were fortunate to be invited to go on surfing  by our friend Bu Buenazedacruz in our celebration of our third month as a married couple last October 17, 2010. Eventhough there was a super typhoon approaching, God gave us a gift of Good weather and beautiful waves. I’m so happy to see my wife’s eagerness to learn how to ride the waves. her sheer determination made her easily balance herself in the surf board with a good poise. 🙂

Good food, happy friends, good weather equals quality bonding time. Enjoying God’s creation is one of the most priceless gift for us.

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15)

You shall not pollute the land in which you live…. You shall not defile the land in which you live, in which I also dwell; for I the LORD dwell among the Israelites.” (Numbers 35:33-34)

Bringing Glory to God through praise and worship

Me and my wife are not fond of watching concerts. We only go to concerts either it’s free or we really love the artist/band that is playing. We were blessed by our friend in church, Mark Cajiles by letting us have a VIP ticket for the concert of Citipointe Live, one of our favorite Christian band. He even let us pay for the ticket in an installment basis. We true enjoyed the concert, burned a lot of calories jumping, praising and worshiping God to the highest level. What an unforgetable moment for us newly wed couple.

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Our world greatest moms

My mom, Marissa Whitmore (on the left) and Pam's mom Elizabeth Hechanova (on the right), played the most important role in our lives by molding us to become a better person.

A life in the womb of my mother, carried for nine months and on September 16, 1985 she brought me in this world and was loved and cared every single moment of my life.  For our moms, honor you and we thank you for bringing us here in this world.

Our wedding was filled with the presence of God. We were so happy because both of our moms were there. My mom left the Philippines when I was 1 year old to find a better life so that she can support me. I thank her for being their in the most memorable day of my life. Pam’s mom, I call her mama Babeth, she’s a woman full of love and courage. She’s also working abroad to support Pam and her elder brother all through out.

We joyously honor you… We love you!

Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. ~I Corinthians 13:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.

Don’t’ worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving; let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:4-7

Keep your love for one another at full strength, because love covers a multitude of sins. ~I Peter 4:8

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise – that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life. ~Ephesians 6:1-3

Who can find a virtuous woman? She is far more precious than jewels…
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle.
Her sons rise up and call her blessed.
Her husband also praises her:
Many women are capable, but you surpass them all!
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

~Proverbs 31:10, 25-30

Happily married :)

It was our 1 month together as a couple yesterday, August 17, and I realized that time flies so fast. I just realized that it was 17after I asked my patient about the date. I laugh and said to my patient, ” 1 month na pala akong kasal”, and all of them said congratulations to me. Happy, I’m so happy and thankful because I’m married to a beautiful, gorgeous wife whom I always tease because of her cute and funny reaction, it always makes us smile.hehehehe! 🙂

We ate out and chat around all night. It was a stress relieving time for us. I’m a proud husband, because she always find time to cuddle with me. Now, She’s serving God by sharing the word of God to a friend of ours, active in church and loving God more than me.

Hand’s on preparation

One week before the wedding, our friendly friends helped us in decorating our garden inspired, stained glass wedding venue. Pam was so excited and so OC about the decorations and stuffs. We ate our lunch together, Pritong Galunggong with Kamatis! yum yum! We were so thankful to our friends, Mhae Dizon and Blu, Mark Cahiles, and Bestfriend Djen!

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six years in the making

July 17, 2010,  After six years, Finally we ended up in the altar in front of our guests and in the presence of God saying “I do” to one another. Such a great feeling to marry the girl that you love and the fulfillment of God’s plan in our lives…

A slide show of our Childhood days up to the moment I proposed to Pam in the summit of Mt. Pico De Loro…

Six years in the making… and I’m falling in love with her again and again…

rejoice because God is testing us!

James 1:2-3

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

Last minute changes, a stressful yet enjoying moment in our lives. For the past few weeks, Pam and I decided to cancel our wedding venue at Sierra Madre, Tanay Rizal because of unavoidable circumstances and financial matters. It came to a point that we argue about this things but I told my fiance Pam to rejoice because God is testing us. The support of our spiritual family in our church is overwhelming. My victory group prayed for us, Pastor Tito Almadin gave us advice, pastor Larry Uy, Pastor Jason Lo and Pastor Dennis Sy  prayed for us. God really is preparing a much better venue for us.

Now, God answered our prayers. God gave us a much better venue for our wedding, affordable and in lined with our nature wedding theme. Thank you Lord Jesus for such a wonderful test that you gave us. God test before He invest!

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.