Sunset Over Manila Bay

Hello, everyone

I hope your week is off to a great start. Sunday April and I got to do two pretty cool things. Sunday morning we journeyed to Manila’s China Town district to visit the Seng Guan Buddhist Temple. It was beautiful and I am going to create a video sharing some of the images we captured there.

Sunday afternoon we finally got to go to the SM Mall of Asia, the world’s third largest mall. The mall sits about a mile down the road from the U.S. Embassy and right across the street from Manila Bay. After an afternoon of shopping (video slideshow also coming), we ended the day with dinner on the restaurant terrace overlooking Manila Bay. We had visited the the boardwalk area, that you will see in this video, about a month ago. We waited on the sea wall, along with thousands of people for sunset, but clouds denied us on that night.

Sunday was a beautiful sunset and we captured photos of it. I have condensed them into this video slideshow. I hope you enjoy!

Believe it or not, I come home three weeks from yesterday. April will follow three and a half weeks after that for her first visit to the States since leaving in March.

Be well and have a great week! Click the image to launch the video.




Our World in Miracles I – The Affirmation Spot for Monday August 3, 2009

Ray’s Daily Affirmation:

“My world is conceived in miracles and today I remember to see them.”
(Choose from 100s mp3 affirmations at The Affirmation Spot)

Today is the first in a series of posts where I plan to highlight some of the amazing miracles around us. It’s easy to take things for granted, but our world and our Universe is a pretty amazing place.

While our goals and dreams and lives are very important, they are not the only thing going on. It’s always refreshing to step back and watch the miracles in action.

Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean at Ocean Park, Maine (to Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major)

Sunset into the Pacific Ocean off southern California

The Earth rising over the moon as videotaped by the Japanese Lunar orbiter Kaguya in 2007.

Sunrise in orbit taken over eastern Australia by Space Shuttle Discovery in 2006

See the miracles in your world today.

Stay inspired!


2009 Affirmation

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”