L o v e…

LOVE feels so strongest for the one that you never had …

Thoughts

01.01.2021

Tahan Na….

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Sapagka’t may makikinig ba,

Sa iyong pinaglalaban,

Sumigaw ka man ay lubhang kulang,

Sa tengang bingi at matang nagbubulag-bulagan.

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Dinaya ka man ay tanggapin na lang,

Ipaglaban ay lubhang kulang,

Katwiran ay hwag nang ipagpilitan,

Hustisya’y para lang sa ilan.

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Luha mo’y mauubos lamang,

Kung hindi mo kayang pigilan,

Ilabas ang hikbi sa kadiliman,

Kakampi mo ang panyo’t unan.

Tahan Na,Aking anak,

Akong iyong ina’y nakikiusap na,

Paano ba kita mapapatahan,

Upang ang iyong panaghoy,

Ay maikubli mula sa makapangyarihan,

Na ayaw sa kaingayan.

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Damhin mo ang yakap ko,

Sa gitna ng kaguluhan,

Handa kang ipaglaban,

Sa iba’y wala akong pakialam.

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Narito ako ang iyong ina,

Ang takot mo’y papawiin,

Kumapit ka lamang sakin,

Kamatayan ay handang harapin,

Hindi kita lilisanin.

Written By:

Jenny Lind M.

December 22, 2020 | Cavite

Dedicated to the Gregorio Family who were brutally murdered, captured in video, may you receive Justice.

My father is a policeman
Credits to sketch owner

C H O I C E

We are all given a choice. To go with the flow, and be controlled by the flow, the call of social media, of daily woes, and needs. Or Make our Own Choice and be controlled by God, Baruch Hashem, Blessed be He, Who have provided us with manual, our Torah (Bible), on the manner that we should live.

Compared to living 100 years ago, when

people do not have too many choices.

Our current generation, were faced with

numerous choices on how they will spent

their time, specially these “quarantine

days.” Choices that as broad as what

Youtube Channel to watch, which Netflix

movies to watch. We are provided with

TONS of information to read and watch

with just a click of a finger. Hundreds of

websites showing information on

different interests, history, how to’s and a

lot more!

How about you? How will you make a choice?

Our Hanukkah 2020

Though times are difficult, things were different, we are happy to greet

HAPPY HANUKKAH 2020!
🕎🕎🕎🕎🕎🕎🕎🕎

Hanukkah or Chanuka is the Festival of Lights, others call it Festival of Dedication, it is an 8-day Jewish celebration. Starting December 10-18.Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire, 2000 years ago. It was also to celebrate the miracle of light, where the last oil found in the 2nd Temple, which was supposed to be just enough for 1 day lasted for 8 days!

This is our 1st time to celebrate Hanukkah. We lighted our candles at 5:30pm. Say the blessings for Hanukkah lighting. Lighting the Hanukkah starts with right to left, lighting one candle on the 1st day, then light the newest candle plus the last on the 2nd day and so forth. We do not yet have a menorah (candle sticks with usually 7 branches). We were expecting a package from US but it didn’t make through before Hanukkah as shipments were much slower these days due to the pandemic. So since I already bought candle holders, I just put the candles in a row on top of the kitchen cabinet. I know ours is not yet perfect, there’s always a first time as they said.

The idea of food for Hanukkah are anything oily, plus sufganiyot (it is like a donut). So I got fried chicken nuggets, fried chicken steak, fried chicken marinated in honey, garlic, bay leaf, then flour, baking powder & paprika for breading. I also have Sufganiyot (not in photo), bagels and phrena. I topped the bagels with white cheese. I also made baked eggplant, from the BIG *really big eggplant which I bought at the synagogue (JAP). The eggplant costs a whooping P102 wow!

Then, we played dreidel which Conan truly enjoyed! Colored some paper activities, sing songs and watched Hanukkah videos. Too bad we enjoyed the game that we didn’t bother to take photos or videos.

We sing songs and say our prayers using an online siddur. Conan (my son), loves Mi Chamocha, acoustic version.

So that was it, we survived Day 1! We have 7 more days to go for Hanukkah!

#hanukkah2020 #happyhanukkah #chanukah #chanukah #ourjewishjourney #1sthanukkah #hanukkahday1

Places to visit in Tagaytay and nearby areas – New Normal Travel Escapes – The Transport Queen

March 15, 2020 – Lockdown began in the Philippines particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR) and related provinces including our province Cavite. Since May, we started to enhance our new livelihood – online selling and deliveries of Fresh-Freeze beef and seafoods, and all other items from Cavite, like Cafe Amadeo, Dried Fish, Fruits and Vegetables. Thus, Happy Antz Online Store and Delivery was born. We went in and out of Tagaytay but just for the purpose of buying essential needs, and we went as far as Batangas to buy plants and tilapia. Going in and out for essential needs, those activities I do not consider as “leisure travel” or “pamamasyal.” Oftentimes, we just drive past thru closed restaurants, we cannot even stop at an overlooking spot for fear of getting exposed to Covid-19 and/or getting caught for “leisurely” going out.But since MGCQ began, around September, restaurants were open once more and tourist spots in Tagaytay were now open to public (following IATF age guidelines).So here is my 2020 list of Tagaytay Places to visit in this new normal. (I’ll be updating the list as I get to visit other places).

Feeling burn out? Looking for some place to breathe? Here’s my list:

1. CROSSWINDS

Location: Brgy. Iruhin, Central Calamba Road, Crosswinds Resorts, Tagaytay City

What  I love here?

  • Over 20,000 pine trees surround the property, thus you’ll take a momentary relief and breathe of fresh air. We love going here because of these lush greens and natural scopes where one can freely run around.
  • The rustic vibe of Cafe Voila
  • The windmill landmark of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
  • I would love to try to book an overnight stay 😁
  • Check out more photos here

2. PRAYING HANDS

Location: Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City

What  I love here?

  • Free
  • Open space
  • A chance to be reminded to Pray

3. TWINLAKES

Location: Nasugbu Hi-Way, Laurel, Batangas

What  I love here?

  • Overlooking Tagaytay Volcano
  • Starbucks
  • Bag and Beans Coffee
  • Sight-seeing
  • More photos here

Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes Condominiums/Hotel

4. MAHOGANY MARKET

Location: Mahogany Market, Mahogany Ave., Tagaytay City

What I love here?  Mahogany Market is my source of extra income since 2017,  it sustained our livelihood during the lockdown. We get our supplies here from our suki! Who could have known that during the Covid-19 lockdown, our once “sideline,” would become our main source of income. You may order online from us at Happy Antz Online Store.

What I love here?

  • Agricultural products for my Happy Antz Online Store (Beef, Fruits, Vegetables and Dried Fish)
  • The people whom I’ve met and known for a long time
  • Fresh Fruits and vegetables at a cheaper price
  • Of course the weather!

5. Talisay-Tagaytay Road

Location: Talisay-Tagaytay Road

What I love here? Just look at the photos 🙂 

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and our favorite the long and winding road

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6. Ilog Maria Honey Bee Farm

Location: Ilog Maria Honey Bee Farm, Km. 47, Aguinaldo Hi-way, Lalaan, Silang, Cavite

What I love here? Another source of health and beauty products for my online store – Happy Antz Online Store

  • Beauty of nature
  • No crowd, a hidden gem in Silang
  • Of course, their soaps!

Ilog Maria Honey Bee

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7. Taal Maranan Farmville

Location: Brgy. Iba East, Taal, Batangas

What I love here?

  • Food! Yes, I love their fresh food, the ingredients were picked from their own farm!
  • The pool is relaxing, its size was just enough if you have a small kid with you
  • Mulberries 🙂
  • the view

8. Yoki’s Farm

Location: 003 Tabluan Road, Palocpoc 1, Mendez, Cavite

What I love here?

  • Everything! The animals, the vegetables, the orchids, and their yummy, fresh food!
  • Read this before going to Yoki’s Farm!

9. Kaybiang Tunnel, Ternate, Cavite 

Location:  Kaybiang Tunnel, Ternate-Nasugbu Road, Ternate Cavite

What I love here?  Kaybiang Tunnel is the longest road tunnel in the Philippines. It bores through Mt. Palay-Palay and connects Ternate to Nasugbu, Batangas. I love here the road which is now home to monkeys, they seem to grow in number as human activities was limited due to lockdown. We saw a group of monkeys when we passed by just after the GCQ was lifted. This is my go to place, when I just want to see the quiet ocean but don’t actually want to swim. There are now 2 view decks here (but I  prefer the old viewing site here, the one with no structure it feels so close to nature), the view of sunset as it resides on the quiet ocean plus you can buy fresh seafood along the way!

10. Patungan Island Cove

Location: Patungan Island Cove, Maragodon,  Cavite (you have to ride a small boat from Ternate to get there)

What I love here?  I love the island hopping + the historical background + and the fish that looks like a milkfish that is uniquely harvested there. If you go for an island hopping tour, you can get to see the Carabao Island and the Fort Drum (which is actually already Bataan.

patungan-cove

Have you visited these places recently? Share your stories below in the comment section.

If you know of a place that must be on my list, comment it here too!

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MODEH ANI – the Jewish Morning Blessing, Learn it here

The Rooster crows, birds are chipping, trees are waving, they all say Modeh Ani! Each morning when you wake up, say a little prayer, a blessing. Just like every creature greets the sun as daylight approaches, so we do thank our Creator.

In Hebrew Transliteration,

Modeh/Modah Ani Lefanecha

Melech chai vekayom

Shehechezarta Bi Nishmati

Bechemla

Raba Emunatecha

Filipino/Tagalog

Pasasalamat ang alay ko sa’yo,

Buhay at Walang Hanggang Hari,

Sapagka’t ipinapanauli mo ang aking

kaluluwa.

Dakila ang iyong katapatan.

English

I offer thanks to you,

Living and eternal King,

for You have mercifully restored my soul

within me.

*Modeh for boys

*Modah for girls

More resources here Modeh Ani, what is it?

Learn how to sing it here 👇

T I M E

“When you do Something,

Do it Right the first time!

Do it Right the first time!

Time is Valuable,

Time is Essential,

Time is Gold,

We cannot buy Time,

So Decide, Act, and DO!

M O R N I N G

Every morning is a New beginning. Every morning is a new breath. As we gasp for air, we thank God for restoring our soul.

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How to make Israeli Salad

Once I’m watching a documentary on the life in Israel particularly in Jerusalem, I saw this salad and the Israeli told the journalist its ingredients and voila, I said I have to try it. So here it is!

Israeli Salad, how to make:

Ingredients:

📌1 pack parsley
📌1 piece cucumber 🥒
📌2 pcs tomatoes 🍅🍅
📌salt
📌squirt of lemon 🍋
📌olive oil

✔Chop parsley, cucumber and tomatoes
✔Mix altogether
✔sprinkle pepper to taste

The dominant taste is the freshly squeezed lemon you’ll forgot your eating the parsley. Yummy! No cooking needed 🥒

Very simple and easy to do!

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Own a piece of Megaworld’s first Botanical Themed Township!

Take a peek into the high-end village inside Megaworld’s first Botanical Themed Township!

Arden Botanical Estate is rising soon in Trece Martires and Tanza, Cavite!

ARDEN BOTANICAL GARDEN

Township Development:
▪️Residential Village, Offices, Town Center, Shopping Mall, Commercial Hubs, School, Hospital, Church, Wellness Center, Botanical Garden, Water Features, Township Tram, and Parks

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Village Amenities:
▪️Clubhouse with Natural Swimming Pool, Lake and Recreational Ponds with Interactive Water Features, Landscaped Yoga & Tai Chi Space, Meditation Grounds, Community and Social Grounds

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Available Lots:
▪️280 sqm – 609 sqm

Flexible Payment Options:
▪️ No spot downpayment promo at 0% interest payable in 4 years

 

Enjoy your space at Arden Botanical Homes!

For Inquiries:
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#TanzaTreceCavite #PropertyInvestment
#ResidentialLotsinCavite #MakingNaturesBeautyLiveable
#YourDreamHomeinCavite #ArdenBotanicalEstate

LOAN PROGRAMS for MSMEs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – Philippines

The recent lockdown due to the community outbreak of COVID-19 has hit it really bad for small business owners, or the MSMEs (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises). MSME’s are the backbone of the Philippine economy. These comprises of 1.42M registered businesses.

Who are the MSMES?

  • Micro enterprises – Asset size of not more than 3 Million pesos
  • Small enterprises – Asset size of not more than 10 Million pesos
  • Medium enterprises – Asset size of not more than 100 Million pesos

LOAN PROGRAMS THAT YOU CAN AVAIL

1. P3-ERF (Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso) 

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The P3-ERF facility of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is part of the economic relief program of the Duterte administration for small businesses. DTI’s financing arm, Small Business Corporation, will grant access to the loan fund to micro and small enterprises continuously operating for at least one year prior to March 2020 whose businesses suffered “drastic reduction in sales.”

Loan Purpose and Qualifications:

        1. Loan updating or Anti-Foreclosure Support
        2. Working Capital Replacement for Restarting the Business (for smaller scale)
        3. Inventory Replacement

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      Maximum Loanable Amount  :

              • Micro Enterprises:  P10,000.00 up to P200,000.00
              • Small Enterprises:  up to P500,000.00

      Good news for TNVS and other Transport Operators who are worried with their monthly amortization, they are included in the program and can apply for loan.

      For Small Transport Operators:
              • Proof of LTFRB franchise (for school bus operators) and/or Certificate of Public Convenience (for TNVS such as grab)
              • Copy of OR/CR of vehicle
              • In case of loan updating – Statement of Account or Billing Statement or any proof of unpaid amortization from the creditor

      For more information, please contact 8651-3333 or send an email at p3@sbgfc.org.ph

      2. RESPONSE (Rehabilitation Support Program on Severe Events)

      DBP

      Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) offers RESPONSE which provides rehabilitation financing support to DBP and non-DBP borrowers, both public and private institutions adversely affected by calamities, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. – DBP

              • Longer Payment terms of  up to 15 years inclusive of a three-year grace period, as well as concessional rates.

      Eligible Borrowers

      Public and/or private institutions located and/or operating in areas declared in a state of calamity by competent authority.

      Eligible Projects

      Projects located in areas affected by calamities and or force majeure events as determined by the appropriate authorities (i.e. President of the Philippines, NDRRMC, concerned LGUs)

      Pre-Qualification Criteria

      1. Declaration of state of calamity or existence of a calamity of an area.
      2. Lending Center/Department Head certification that the project was adversely affected by calamity or event arising from the occurrence of such calamity
      3. For new borrowers:

                • At least 1 year in operation prior to the calamity
                • No adverse findings from banks and major suppliers

      Loan Amount

      Based on project requirement*

      Visit DBP RESPONSE   for more information.

      3. I-RESCUE (Interim Rehabilitation Support to Cushion Unfavorably-affected Enterprises by COVID 19)

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      Landbank in support of Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, LANDBANK, through the I-RESCUE Lending Program, shall provide interim measures for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Cooperatives (Coops) and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs).

              • SMEs, MFIs, and cooperatives may borrow up to 85 percent of their actual need for working capital;
              • Interest rate of 5 percent per annum, payable up to a maximum of five years;
              • The program also offers restructuring of existing loans via additional loans, extended repayment period, or through other means (or combination of means);
              • The loan may be extended up to a maximum of 10 years, with up to three years grace period on the principal and up to one-year grace period on interest, depending on cash flow.

      Visit Landbank I-RESCUE or download this file I RESCUE LENDING PROGRAM BROCHURE for more information.

      These loan programs are part of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act or Republic Act 11465, an act declaring the existence of a National Emergency arising from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

      In demand now!

NOVUHAIR® BOOSTS OPTIMISM VIA FREE WORKOUT

NOVUHAIR®, the leading natural hair loss treatment in the Philippines, partnered with The Fit Filipino (FITFIL) Movement lead by Jim & Toni Saret, the brand’s VIP Fitness Coaches, to a FREE 20-day Facebook Live workout aimed at improving your wellness quotient goals through a “Bulletproof Immune System Activity Booster”.

This workout program is designed to help beginners and complement the workout of those with active exercise routines. You can still join the program from May 18 until May 29, 2020. Happening everyday from Monday to Friday at 4pm live on Facebook fitfilmovement

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3fT3zEm

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Optimism Adds Resilience

Optimism is a crucial factor on how we choose to navigate our journey to success. Businesses, institutions and various groups have a significant role to play in fostering this especially in times of crisis.

From the start of this pandemic, profuse optimism, coupled with genuine concern among key stakeholders in weathering the storm, is evident in the support and proactive measures of Pascual Total Health Incorporated, the holding company of Bionutra Innovations Inc., the company subsidiary marketing the leading natural hair loss treatment in the Philippines, NOVUHAIR® – nature’s answer to hair loss.

Novuhair Frontliner Relief

Discover more at Novuhair Website

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