Friday, 16 February 2018

Don & Phine 10th Year Wedding Anniversary Thanksgiving Celebration

Today, February 16, 2018, Mr. Don and Mrs. Phine Welch celebrated their ten beautiful years of marriage.  Time has passed so quickly, and yet I can think back and see how full these ten years have been for both of them. They have walked through so much together. They've been blessed to travel to many countries together, along with many different experiences in all their destinations. They've had both GROWN, by the grace of God, and so has their love.

TEN years always seemed like the first “big” anniversary for me. An entire decade, that they have made it. Congratulations Don and Phine.

Don and Phine
10th Year Wedding Anniversary Renewal of Matrimonial Vows
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church, Tagaytay City
Officiating Priests
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Menguito, SVD
Rev. Fr. Ben Limsuan, SVD

Decades to Generation
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The family that performs together, stays happy and loving forever.

In The Navy "The Original"
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Sunday, 28 January 2018

2018 Tokyo Japan "Twilight"

My first trip to Tokyo Japan was very memorable because of the snow. They said snow is not always in Tokyo, but we're so lucky to experience the coldest season in Tokyo with warmth and full of happiness tour I've ever experienced with my closest childhood friends.

It was a warm surprise for me to see my "kababata" who welcomes us on our 1st day in Tokyo. After 35 years of not seeing each other, the heart remains for each other and we're really excited to catch up every year we've missed. My twilight tour here in Tokyo Japan was so amazing with these awesome childhood friends. One thing I am sure in each inspiring stories of the past is that we made us cherish the present. Dinner is warmth while we're having a tete a tete with the group. God is so kind to make this moment for us to renew our friendship, what a wonderful chance.

I love Japan, and Tokyo is my favorite city. I've always known that Tokyo was modeled after New York City, so I was ready for the subways and all the people, but it's a little overwhelming at times, and I'm more motivated than ever. I always had a sense that I would fall in love with Tokyo. In retrospect, I guess it's not that surprising. I was of the generation that had grown up in the '80s when Japan was ascendant and have lots of Samurai and swords like Katana.

The beauty of Odaiba at night.

Replica Statue of Liberty in Odaiba, with the Rainbow Bridge behind it.

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who
are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. 

Wherever I go becomes a part of me.

The Odaiba illumination "Yakei" display lights up brilliantly against the view of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge at night. "Odaiba Illumination 'YAKEI'" consists of 40 trees running a length of 200m and a height of 20m, plus a participatory outdoor 360°projection system.

The night view of Tokyo Bay includes Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, and the Rainbow Bridge, all together behind the 220,000 lights of the illumination display that garnishes the Odaiba night throughout the year.

Odaiba (お台場) is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area. Odaiba, along with Minato Mirai 21 in Yokohama, is among a few manmade seashores in Tokyo Bay where the waterfront is accessible, and not blocked by industry and harbor areas. For artificial sand beaches in the bay, Sea Park in Kanazawa-ku is suitable for swimming, Odaiba has one, and there are two in Kasai Rinkai Park area looking over to the Tokyo Disneyland.

Odaiba Illumination 

Daikanransha, literally meaning “big wheel” When it opened in 1999,
it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel

Tokyo Dome City referred to as Big Egg City an amusement park
known as Tokyo Dome City Attractions the urban entertainment zone
with a wide variety of eating and drinking establishments.

Tokyo Midtown’s “Midtown Christmas” is one of most popular winter illumination events in Tokyo.

The famous “Starlight Garden”.

“Starlight Garden”

Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 meters, it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. 

Tokyo Tower in Roponggi

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー Tōkyō Sukaitsurī) is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 meters (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft). Wikipedia 

The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kantō region, the older Tokyo Tower no longer gives complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage because it is surrounded by high-rise buildings. Skytree was completed on 29 February 2012, with the tower opening to the public on 22 May 2012. The tower is the centerpiece of a large commercial development funded by Tobu Railway and a group of six terrestrial broadcasters headed by NHK. Trains stop at the adjacent Tokyo Skytree Station and nearby Oshiage Station. The complex is 7 km (4.3 mi) north-east of Tokyo Station.

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree and it's peaceful surrounding.

Roppongi Hills is a development project in Tokyo
and one of Japan's largest integrated property developments,
located in the Roppongi district of Minato, Tokyo. 

Stop over at Burger Food Chain in Roppongi.

"A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is
that they can grow separately without growing apart.

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. At the end of the night, it looked like we had always belonged to each other.

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