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Upon his blue lion to worship the lotus

Buddhism comes from the word ‘budhi’ which means ‘to wake up’. Janet and I wake with the offerings. We start our mornings with a walk, it’s early- 5am. Symbols of the entire universe begin to dress the streets. Flowers, rice, fire, colorful paint, bells, smoke, idols- a symbolic connection with the spiritual realm, takes place…

"I bow to the God within you",-Namaste

Welcome to Nepal Our first day in Nepal was marked by wonder and amazement. As our plane flew into Kathmandu the wonder of the Himalayas came into view with scale of land showing us how far and grand our journey will be taking us. Amazement followed; chaotic, colorful, poor, eerie and enchanting, frightening in someways-…

The good about goodbyes

We have been in Manila for a week and it has been crazy busy for the last few days trying to meet and beat deadlines, doing last minute errands and finding solutions for some unfavorable and unforeseen circumstances. After being in Coron for quite some time now, the fast paced life in the city was…

Can, will and does

To tell you a little about Janet and public speaking. I met Janet in Little India, at the Countryside cafe in Singapore. Immediately I was captured by her strength, grace and beauty-she carries herself well- and I did not hesitate to stop her before she passed by. But that’s another story. The truth is: Janet’s…

Janet calls from the road.

“Greetings folks, this is Janet Belarmino from Makati in the Philippines, today is march 21st. It been an exciting and action packed few days. I am here with my husband Todd and our daughter Amihan getting ready for another public appearance. Yesterday and today we took in the pleasantries of the Fairmont hotel part of…

Climbing High Mountains-To Tempt the Tempter

"Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous."- Reinhold Messner. Why climb mountain at all if it’s so dangerous? When I was younger I had my first flirtation with climbing, not long after it turned into a full blown love affair. It took direction early in a zealous pursuit of activities laced with…

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