Loving the pleasant years.

"If they obey and serve Him,
They shall spend their days in prosperity,
And their years in pleasures."

- Job 36:11


© Joanne Marie dela Rama

Reflection Moment

Bogor, Indonesia


© Cecilia Belda

Cherry Picking with Family

South Island, New Zealand


© Cecilia Belda, 2014

East Asia Summit Plan of Action

Drafting with 18 Nations at ASEAN


© Cecilia Belda, 2014

Women's Group: Fun and Get-together

Tagaytay, Philippines


Fashion with a Mission (Runway modelling for the nations and other joy-filled walk in life)

September 5, 2017

[caption id="attachment_948" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Post-fashion show with the designer, choreographer, and all 12 models.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_950" align="aligncenter" width="200"] ASEAN Day Fashion Show held on 11 August 2017 at the ASEAN Hall in Jakarta.[/caption] I knew I'd get back to the stage again. I had an early exposure to public performance since I was a child and loved to sing or dance for...

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New York City

February 15, 2017

When I went through the "valley of the shadow" seven years ago, I wrote and prayed about my call and election and New York City. It was a tough time to dream again when everything was taken away from you. I became an empty vessel. Years passed, and slowly and steadfastly my cup was filled again. I held on to...

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Purpose and Passion

September 24, 2016

It's been a long time since I posted an article here. I had four work trips to Lao PDR in May, July, August, and September; another work trip to Seoul and Pyeongchang, South Korea in June; and 2 trips to Manila for family visit and health break in May and June. Working on building my team and maximizing growth nowadays. I...

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Organic Living

April 7, 2016

Isn't it an oxymoron when progress becomes detrimental to healthy living? The technology and information age has given us a lot of advantages for an easier and comfortable life. Everything is now available at our fingertips. We can now order food, buy stuff, hold classes, and conduct business online. We can do all these without standing up or leaving home. While I'm all for...

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Proper Nutrition

April 5, 2016

Good health gives you freedom to live life to the fullest. Here are some of my favorite organic, gluten-free, and vegan meals that could help achieve health goals. A bonus, these are easy to prepare. At first try, it may take you 45 minutes to 1 hour to prepare and cook any of these meals, but as you become more experienced, it...

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