warm and inviting

Every Wednesday afternoon, I have to attend a meeting in the Legaspi Village area of Makati. It’s a place that is very familiar to me; I must’ve visited it hundreds of times. Just yesterday, I actually opened my eyes and saw my surroundings. What a blessing to live in the moment, be fully aware of sights, sounds, and sensations that we usually take for granted.

First I dropped by Union Church of Manila for the Wednesday noon communion service. It’s a quiet time of prayer that will bring you closer to God. Worship services on Sunday are at 830 am (Contemporary), 1030am (Traditional), and 1230pm (Blended).

Very close by on the corner is a Starbucks. After the service, I dropped by there for a Grande Raspberry Mocha, non-fat no-whip. The place is warm and inviting.

A new batch of merchandise has come in; all the Valentine stuff has been taken away. Now it’s the “Spring” theme. I look forward to what the “bearista” bears will be wearing. Right now they are dressed up as sweetie butterflies with padded wings. The blue one’s wings are stripily cute! Both have pretty embroidered motifs on their chests.

Bearflies

The glass cases are full of baked goodies, sandwiches, juices, and bottled water.

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I like the way trees line the streets in Legaspi Village. This is along Rufino Street, rather quiet at lunchtime.

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Church and coffee, teddy bears and trees – we are so very blessed.

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1 Comment on warm and inviting

  1. JUSTINA
    22 November 2009 at 5:24 pm (3787 days ago)

    HI JENNY,I THOUGHT THE WHOLE ARTICLE WAS VERY WARM AND SINCERE.WE WERE MEMBERS OF UCM BUT NOW WE HAVE BEEN IN BANGALORE FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS.WE MISS UCM A LOT.THE CHURCH WAS THE ANCHOR IN OUR LIVES DURING OUR STAY IN THE PHILLIPINES.INCIDENTELLY OUR FAVOURITE MALL TOO OR RATHER STILL IS THE POWERPLANT MALL.WE LOVED STAYING IN THE PHILIPPINES AND IT IS MAINLY BECAUSE YOU ALL HAVE BEEN SO GOOD TO US.GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES.

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