12 months in 12 photos

Happy New Year 28 days late! You probably noticed my slight hiatus on the blog. But I’ve been rather active on Instagram (follow me @touringkitty!) so you might have known the reason/s. One word: BUSY! But very happy. 2015 was definitely a great year. If there is a word to describe it, it would be “miracle,” just… Continue reading 12 months in 12 photos

Christmas for our Lolo Pari

Our beloved priests. They can be happy, kind, calm, strict, or masungit, especially when it comes to decorum inside the church. But, as they say, it’s all in a day’s work. But what if old age hits them? For the past 13 years, Msgr. Bobby C. Canlas, Rector of the Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth,… Continue reading Christmas for our Lolo Pari

The SOJCC turns nine!

Nine years. Wow. I am super happy to have served at the Shrine of Jesus all these nine years, along with these super kids! We still have three pioneer members who started in 2006. Many have come and gone, but the group remained steadfast in our duty as church servants. We thank everyone who have… Continue reading The SOJCC turns nine!

Touringkittyps: Five ways for a meaningful #MerrySMChristmas

Christmas is just around the corner, literally. Eight more days and we once again feast, celebrate, gather family and friends, and feel God’s abundant blessings. Are you fond of making Christmas lists? If you haven’t yet, maybe you could include these five things that I hope would make Christmas more meaningful to you. A meaningful Christmas is: 1.… Continue reading Touringkittyps: Five ways for a meaningful #MerrySMChristmas

Caritas et amor in the noblest way

I have been wanting to write about this for weeks now, but I was not able to create the best title for this, until I found this: Caritas et amor (Gregorian chorale) by Z. Randall Stroope (*1955) Sung by the Philippine Madrigal Singers Church of St. Matthias, Munich-Fürstenried, Germany, 2010. Video credits: isispartners And that’s what… Continue reading Caritas et amor in the noblest way

15 and 1

Yesterday, after a full day of work (faculty meeting in the morning then choir rehearsal in the afternoon), I headed off to two important celebrations: the Shrine of Jesus’ 15th Anniversary of its consecration and dedication, and OA’s first death anniversary. These two events coincided on the same time, so I had to fix my… Continue reading 15 and 1

Madz @ 50: The Baby is now 30!

The “golden harvest” is now 30 years old! The Madz et al, the first and largest network of Filipino choral groups, celebrated 30 years of singing together through a weeklong festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines last April 1-6. Composed of over 50 choirs, the Madz et al network gathers in an annual… Continue reading Madz @ 50: The Baby is now 30!