Sunday, March 27, 2011

Alban Eilir on the Earth Hour

Due to my day job, I wasn't able to celebrate the equinox on March 21, but the Universe gave me another good option.

What better way to celebrate an earth sabbat than during the Earth Hour?

My Pagan altar shall be a place of birth and life, as I monitor and tend to these fast growing sprouts for the months to come.

Soil, seed, ash and water. A little earth magic on the earth hour.

Nice to know that the rest of the world are celebrating with me in their own little ways.

A week after planting, the mung bean sprouts are growing out of control. Hopefully they flower just in time for Beltane.

Basbasan Nawa!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ostara by the Falls

Much has been said about the fearsomeness of Mother Nature lately since the devastating Earthquake that hit Japan over a week ago, so we sought out to see her other side, which is awe-inspiring, nurturing and beautiful.

Dampalit Falls in Laguna

A large boulder in the middle of a tropical forest.

Flowers at the foot of the mountain.

As Ostara is about renewal, we prayed for healing and recovery of those who were affected by the catastrophe, as well as of ourselves, so that we may be better equipped spiritually and emotionally in these uncertain times.

Basbasan Nawa!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Craving Crêpe

I just went on a quest to find the most delicious crêpe  (popular Paris street food) I could ever find in the city. I think I found it - and it's just a few minutes walk away from the office. Vive la France!

Just the right amount of sweetness and the right amount of rhum. Yum.

Salcedo market is busy on weekends.

Monsieur Gigi prepares the crepe flambee.

More mouth-watering French food at the market.

A meaty variant at Cafe Breton. The street-food crepe still wins.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Memories of Bali (Hai)

Sate Ayam. More than just barbecued chicken.

I was going to categorize this under Spirituality, but I realized we actually did more eating than "spiritualitizing", ergo the Food category.

It's Nyepi, or Balinese New Year. In Bali, it is actually celebrated with fasting and silence. But we at Medicine for Gaia would have it otherwise. After about an hour of our monthly meeting and homa session, we headed straight to our newly-found grounding spot: Bali Hai in Quezon City.

The laing, sate ayam and ginseng tea are all good and heavenly, but when I tasted the nasi goreng, I reached nirvana.

Having fun with the decor.

Ginseng Tea. Warm on top, and ice cold on the bottom. Nice use of physics.

A candle-lit dinner outdoors, with a light drizzle to cool us off.


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