Thursday, November 15, 2012

Garden Venues in Marikina

Marikina residents need not go out of the city to look for garden-inspired venues for their wedding.  These five venues are perfect for Marikina couples who not not want the hassle of travelling far from their homes and whose relatives, friends and other guests are mostly from the same city.  Check out these venues I have listed below and see if there is at least one that fits your criteria.
1. World of Butterflies - The World of Butterflies is located at the corner of Champagnat and Gen. Ordonez Streets, Barangay Marikina Heights and right beside Marikina Heights National High School. 
Telephone numbers: 941-3747 or 430-9737.
Garden capacity is up to 200 pax.  Click here to check out some pictures.
2. Lai-Lyn's Garden - This is located at #8 E. Rodriguez Ave., Sto Nino, Marikina City. Click here to see the map.
Telephone numbers: 933-09-78 / 997-7672
Telefax: 998-87-97
Email address:

Contact Person: Eliza Lyn Labos
Click here to see some pictures and here for the wedding packages.
3. La Veranda Marikina and Garden Spa - This is located at The Marikina Orchidarium Compound, #70 General Ordonez St. Marikina Heights, Marikina City, Philippines. Click here to see the map.

Telephone number: (632) 940-4811 
Fax Number: (632) 941- 5035
Click here to see some pictures.
4. Villa Ronar Garden Resort and Hotel - This is located at 112 Dao St. corner Champaca St., Marikina Heights, Marikina City.

Telephone Numbers: 475-4093 / 998-8448 / 502-9184
Mobile number: 0917-8151029
5. Water Nymph Resort - This is located at Pio del Pilar cor. Tecson Sts., Concepcion Dos, Marikina City. Click here to check the map.
Telephone number : (632) 948 2293
Telefax: 948-2293
Mobile number: (632) 927 354 2212

Email Addresses:


Thursday, November 8, 2012

God of My Tomorrows

Here's a poem I wrote years ago when I had no idea what would happen next in my life.  I wrote it at a time when I had so many uncertainties.  I chose to embrace the grace of God instead of letting my uncertainties sow seeds of doubt in my heart.
I'm sharing it today in my blog today because I'm at a point in my life now when there are many new opportunities coming my way.  They are all good but as with many new things, they bring with them many uncertainties as well. Today, I choose to surrender once more my future, my endeavors, plans and dreams to God.
This poem was inspired by my meditations on Jeremiah 29:11-14 and Judith 9:5-6.   I wrote it on December 29, 2004 and was eventually published in my book When My Bridegroom Comes in 2005.  I find comfort in these words every time I'm confronted with uncertainty about my future.   I hope it would inspire others who are in the same boat.

God of My Tomorrows
I woke up one morning
Not knowing where to run
Stumbling in the darkness
Groping for the sun
God, where is tomorrow?
I asked, "What lies ahead?"
My heart filled with sorrow
These questions in my head
Then you came with answers
I've waited for so long
You brought light and meaning
Now I can sing this song
Your hand guided all that happened
Everything was part of your plan
Past, present, what is yet to come...
Who am I to challenge your wisdom?
Who am I to question your plan?
Your Word, once spoken, is as good as done
Now all my tomorrows
Are in your mighty hands
You who hold the future
Now also hold my hand