A Glorious Moment with her at the Holy Rosary Garden of Christ the King Cathedral

A church is one of my favorite photography subjects. When were invited to do a pilgrimage in time of the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, at the New Christ the King Cathedral in Tagum City in late November, it is when I see this jaw-dropping Holy Rosary Garden for the first time.

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The garden that features a giant rosary and a beautifully sculptured Divine Mercy is situated at the back of the church, fronting the cathedral’s chapel. It is said to be one of the city’s attractions. Anyone who will visit the church for the first time, like us, would make way to the garden, stop for a while and savor the glorious experience.

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Within the vicinity of the Cathedral, the place draws us back to our faith and reminds us of our devotion to the Blessed Mother. It is not just a mere attraction but a reminder of our catholic faith. It is also a reminder of how many times we failed in life and the many times we try to bounce back in faith. The giant rosary is a work of art, as well as the garden’s landscape. The grounds are well kept. The flowers and the greens around are very refreshing and inviting. I wouldn’t leave Tagum City without visiting this place.

The best guitar from guitar center in san jose would make an excellent companion should anyone decides to go here solo.

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Saturdate with my Co-Teachers

Last Saturday was fun-packed. Before setting an eye to this country’s tallest Christmas tree this year, I was out with my fellow Senior High School teachers for an Outreach Program. The event lasted for the whole morning and the remaining hours of the day was spent by us dining and shopping together. Sounds fun, huh?!

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Times like this doesn’t come so often for educators like us. At work we may be able to see each other but then each of us has the responsibilities to do on a daily basis making our work place just a common ground for us to perform our duties most of the time. The only time we get to set aside work and be together is when we have activities outside school such as the above mentioned. Only then we get to loosen up a bit and be ourselves. Teachers do also love hanging out in public places like malls. (I’d love to be in a musical store)We also like to watch movies… 😀 though we opt not to this time.

Before we know it, Christmas will be here so I opted to shop last weekend. This year, I’ll still be playing the same  “Santa” like I used to to my nieces and nephews so I have to keep that in mind every time I shop.

My team also had their shopping. I guess we shared the same thoughts that time.

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An Encounter with this Year’s Tallest Christmas Tree in the Philippines

Located at the Capitol ground of Tagum City, this 172.5 feet tall tree that flashes hundreds of lights at each stroke of six was set open to public early this month. The city’s Capitol ground became an instant public holiday park where local folks and people from nearby places can hang out to while having a gaze at the spectacular gigantic tree. Local vendors selling finger food, trinkets, character balloons and flashing toys are also present at the place.

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I had a glance at it for the first time yesterday. Thanks to the people who invited me. It wasn’t in my itinerary. I didn’t even have the idea it was there. If not for them, I wouldn’t have had this keepsake – a photo of me with the giant tree at the background.

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What so special about it is that it gives a good venue for families and friends to bond together while enjoying the view.  Truly, Christmas is undeniably getting so near. This experience reminds me of putting on the same tree but absolutely not as huge as this. 😀

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