Soulful Thoughts of Rachel

This is my life. It is my one time to be me. I want to experience every good thing. ~ Maya Angelou

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Year of the Fire Rooster

Happy Year of the Fire Rooster! Let us welcome this year with a positive mind and grateful heart.  May 2017 be a wonderful and exciting year. God bless everyone.

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Best in Halloween Costume

We love dressing up for Halloween. This year, we decided to dress up as Pokemon characters. We had fun making our costumes. Jules was Ash Ketchum (Pokemon Trainer), Yohan was Charizard, and I was Pikachu. We had a blast! We even won Best in Costume twice. We won Best Family in Costume in our village […]

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May Festivals

It’s the start of May and there are many wonderful activities to look forward to. May is the season of the Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan. Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May) is a flower festival in honor of the Virgin Mary. Santacruzan is another religious tradition that commemorates the finding of the Holy Cross […]

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Varekai’s Amazing Feats

I watched Varekai Cirque du Soleil with my husband and son last Friday.  The yellow and blue striped tent that greeted us when we arrived at Quirino Grandstand in Luneta was a huge standout.  The rain poured just seconds after we entered the tent.  Good thing we made it just in time.  I bought a […]

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Party Organizer Website

Organizing kiddie parties is a fun experience. I have a friend who organized kiddie parties as a hobby. She enjoyed volunteering to arrange the parties of our friends’ kids. After organizing four successful parties she realized that she could transform her hobby into a worthwhile business. The first thing she did was set up a […]

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Finger inked

My husband and I went to our assigned polling station after lunch.  I think most of the people voted in the morning so we didn’t have to wait long for our turn to vote.  I’m thankful that yesterday’s Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in our area was peaceful. Sadly, I heard of some violent […]

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15th President of the Philippines

Yesterday was a historical day as President Elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III was inaugurated as the 15th President of the Philippines. He had a remarkable speech. Here’s part of it: “Today marks the end of a regime indifferent to the appeals of the people. It is not Noynoy who found a way. You are the […]

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Peaceful Inauguration

The whole country was focused on yesterday’s presidential inauguration. President Noynoy Aquino took his oath as the 15th President of the country and promised to help the nation rise from its problems. The inauguration was blessed with good weather.  Weather reports predicted a rainy Wednesday but thankfully the weather cooperated that morning.  Thousands of people […]

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Manila Ocean Park Experience

We had a great time at Manila Ocean Park yesterday. Yohan and his cousins enjoyed exploring the Oceanarium and the Jellies. This photo was taken inside the Jellies section. They call these jelly fish the dancing fairies. They are lovely and enchanting to watch. We also had a chance to watch the Aquatica light and […]

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I Exercised My Right to Vote

Yesterday I casted my voted along with the rest of the nation. I was in line for about an hour before getting inside the polling room. It was a hot afternoon but people waited in line patiently. I’m glad there was no sign of violence in our area.  Everything went smoothly. It felt great when […]

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