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A Cupful

I fill my cup with gratitude as I know it’s overflowing

Deliciously served hot, it is quite calming

I fill my cup with joy, of realness and true beauty

It helps me start my day right, I feel the goodness fill me

I fill my cup with love, so many have I received

And that is why I too, have a lot to give

If there are times you feel like you’ve been owed,

I hope you fill your cup with all the blessings you’ve been bestowed

© Maria Michaela

To those who celebrate it, I’d like to say, happy Easter! He is risen!

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Truck Loads

I’m carrying truck loads of love

Delivering them door to door

Here’s one for you, and you over there

I’ve got loads to give and I’m giving them for free

Make sure to share these to others as well

So we can spread them around further to more people

© Maria Michaela

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Kids playing with the kids at heart

A joy to witness

My heart is filled to the brim

I thank the Lord for this opportunity

to be with the family

© Maria Michaela

No work for today but was on full aunt mode. Went to my brother’s place with my parents and spent time with the kiddos. Taught them to play Snakes and Ladders. It’s become a hit game. I’m running on 10% energy now but it was all worth it. 🙂

How’s your weekend?

Posted in friendship, happiness, life, original, travel


Went off to a far off place

For adventure I wanted to chase

Hopped on two planes and a boat

Found beauty that was something to take note

Took photos for memories to share

And to remember scenes beyond compare

While reviewing the pictures, a scene familiar came

Looked up the photos shared then I exclaimed!

For before me was proof of a coincidence

© Maria Michaela

A few years ago, I went to Batanes, the top most part of the Philippines. It’s not easy to get there as there are few flights and it’s a bit on the expensive side. It’s expensive for a local travel. The place had been on my bucket list and to make sure I’d get there, I told my family and friends that I need to get there before I turn 30 (set a deadline). That achievement has been unlocked.

I took lots of photos when my two girl friends and I went there. One photo was of particular interest and it is the first one below.

The upper photo was a photo I grabbed from Google which served as inspiration for me to go to Batanes. The bottom one was the one I took while behind the tour van. When I snapped the photo, I just thought that the scene was great. I never thought I’d take the same photo of the same view from my inspiration photo.
Some scenes in Batanes. It’s like the Philippine version of New Zealand
Fundacion Pacita is the one on top. It’s an expensive hotel in Batanes. The one below was a sunset taken on top a hill at Vayang Rolling Hills
This was in Sabtang, one of the islands in Batanes. The top one is a view of the place we were going for some photoshoot. The one at the bottom is the view to go back to the road where the tour van was parked.
Other places in Batanes is like straight out of Middle Earth.
Some photos of me, my girl friends and our tour group. The last photo where we’re all jumping took time. We got tired jumping but the last one proved to be gold.
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Keep On Laughing

Image credit; Jed Villigo @ Unsplash

I can’t even remember the joke or why we even started laughing

Our day didn’t start out so well and we ended up going around, just walking

We talked about things and something funny was said, I just can’t remember what but we somehow just kept on laughing

© Maria Michaela

In response to Sadje’s What Do You See #119


For the visually challenged reader, this image above shows three young men standing by the roadside and laughing at a shared joke.

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My Escape

Sometimes, reality can be too crazy
So I escape
And go on an adventure
By simply opening a book
© Maria Michaela

I’m really happy today as the books I ordered finally arrived. I pre-ordered one and got the other for a lesser price. The delivery got delayed due to the typhoon that hit us last December. In fact, it was returned to sender so the bookstore I ordered it from had to reship it.

I can’t wait to read these. Looking forward to next weekend 😊

Adding these to my Mitch Albom book collection.