Tuesday, September 20, 2016


September 18, 2016

You have just turned 20 and you are at such a ripe age for you to decide for yourself what dreams and goals you wish to pursue for yourself! We hope that you do so with the spirit, high energy and enthusiasm of youth, with the wisdom and responsibility that we hope you have learned from your elders, and never to forget the prayers which will guide you and lead you to the right path!
You are indeed so blessed to have so many people who love you and care for you and we do hope you would really value the friendship and love shared to you! Again, we would like to thank all our family and friends those who have touched your life and in one way or another helped you grow to the young man you are now.
There is still a long road ahead... sometimes smooth, sometimes bumpy and with some crossroads along the way. We hope you can go through this journey with diligence, persistence, humility and a good heart. Never give up on your dreams and remember, when things may become difficult, we are just here to do what we can to help you in whatever way you need us!!
Focus, be responsible, be enlightened and learn how to enjoy life while pursuing these dreams. We love you. HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Our Whirls in Ho Chi Minh City 2016

September 2016

We had a super fun experience going round and round along the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (previously known as Saigon) at night!

Saigon was a whole new experience for us with the "millions" of motorbikes speeding by... and with drivers not particularly giving priority to pedestrians. It seemed like they just went ahead acting like we were never around. So, we had to steer away from them, so as not to be hit! I think crossing the streets of Saigon is a great talent in itself!!!

Initially, we said, "We can easily cross the street. We come from Zamboanga City... it couldn't be too different!"

But it was! And that added to the fun in Saigon! 

Here we are... in the middle of a small island in the 6-lane intersection near Alagon Central... in the corner of Saigon Center... in the island as we crossed to Ben Thanh Market... and in the Night Market... as we whirled around to get our video selfies (or groufies!)

Such an exciting adventure for us, just like a superfast merry-go-round! We were laughing and screaming and of course, getting dizzy as we spun around faster and faster!

To top it all, we persuaded the nice lady at the night market, Trang to join in our fun!

Aren't you tempted to do the same!!!