is she Much-Afraid?

Since its been raining lately, I feel like sharing a song by the water in water-language.
Oh yea, Hind's feet on High Places is a very good allegory that I really love because it felt like
Hannah Hurnard's (the author) story was my own.
Until now, I still remember the water song whenever it starts to rain.


Come, oh come Let us away --
lower, lower everyday
From the heights we leap and flow
To the valleys down below
Always answering the call,
to the lowest place of all.

Oh what joy it is to race
Down to find the lowest place.
This is the dearest law we know --
"It is happy to go low."
Sweetest urge and sweetest will,
"Let us go down lower still."
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain,
and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.
(eherm, I am the spider :D )


munch, munch, munching my snack

Philippians 2 (New Living Translation)

Philippians 2

1 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

6 Though he was God,a]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[a]
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privilegesb]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[b];
he took the humble position of a slavec]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[c]
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,d]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[d]
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

12 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. 13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.


Philippians 3 (New Living Translation)

1 Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters,a]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[a] rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith.

2 Watch out for those dogs, those people who do evil, those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved. 3 For we who worship by the Spirit of Godb]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[b] are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort, 4 though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could. Indeed, if others have reason for confidence in their own efforts, I have even more!

5 I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a pure-blooded citizen of Israel and a member of the tribe of Benjamin—a real Hebrew if there ever was one! I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law. 6I was so zealous that I harshly persecuted the church. And as for righteousness, I obeyed the law without fault.

7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. 8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ.c]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[c] For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. 10 I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11 so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!

Pressing toward the Goal
12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,d]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[d] but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

15 Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things. If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you. 16But we must hold on to the progress we have already made.

17 Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example. 18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth. 20 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. 21 He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.


1 John 4:7-21 (New International Version)

7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Sonb]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[b] into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice forc]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[c] our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 16And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 17In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

19We love because he first loved us. 20If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.


1 Corinthians 13 (New Living Translation)

1 Corinthians 13

Love Is the Greatest
1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;a]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[a] but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languagesb]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[b] and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9 Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10 But when full understanding comes, these partial things will become useless.

11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.c]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[c] All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 14:1 (New Living Translation)

1 Let love be your highest goal

Enough said.

cokefloat and cab

I found myself singing this song through out the day..

If everything comes down to love
Then just what I am afraid of?
When I call out Your name
Something inside awakes in my soul
How quickly I forget I’m Yours

I’m not my own
I’ve been carried by You
All my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

When my life is like a storm
Rising waters all I want is the shore
You say I’ll be okay and
Make it through the rain
You are my shelter from the storm

I’m not my own
I’ve been carried by You
All my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free
You’ve become my hearts desire
I will sing Your praises higher
Cause Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free



Lord I don't know what I'm struggling for
There's go to be more
Than this life I know
But still I'm here fighting to never give up
I find strength in Your love
And You will see me through

I love G1c, particularly this song.
awesome music.

trivia: it made me smile to see that the lady with the powerful voice had the same shirt as mine. :)

and here's proof
(I do define the word petite)


in randomness and richness.


...and the greatest of this is..


I wanna do this all day long.
Its a bonus if I meet Squishy.
Im thinking, is there any beach of any sort in Heaven?


I hate feeling like a dirtbag


out of circulation? part 1

with Chanel
I miss our 4am h and h.
Pasta, h1n1 scare, sleeping on the same bed, dreams and visions, bible studies and praying together,
I miss your laughter and your tears.
I miss your embrace.
See you soon, my dear chanel.

(l-r)Ate Gren, Joji, Joy,Ishi, Charity, Chanel, Ate Amy, Mama Dina

I miss you all.

With Ate Sam aka Mary- Kate

See? This picture was taken when you still had Foxy, where have I been to?
I miss hearing you laugh.
I miss seeing you practice your guitar skills tirelessly.
I miss you.

with Ate Ali aka Ashley

I am so thin, stick thin. GRABE! I miss dropping by your house and going to Mcdonalds to buy fries.
I miss you calling me in the middle of the day just to say that you can't sleep so you ask me to go to your house
in like 5mins when my house is an hour away.
I miss you.

with Carol and some one's hand

I've been missing you since you started working. BAKIT KASI GRAVEYARD SHIFT?
When was the last we 'talked'?
I miss you.

with the PUP CCC interns 2009

I missed...the pool.
Kidding aside, I missed you all.
I remember last year, same month when I cried because of some misunderstanding among us.
It was our first 'fight' since we became interns.
I miss us eating together, praying together, doing MPD together and goofing around.
I missed you all.
Is a reunion in order here?

PUP CCC MCT3(entire team)

I miss each and everyone of you.
I miss working with you guys.
I miss eating breakfast with you while we study the Word and pray together.
I miss our accountability.
I miss the love.
I miss you all.

with Tonet and Ate Ey

Ohhhh my gummiii bearssss!
This was taken after the Ondoy relief operations we had.
How I miss you both.
I miss how you sit so close to me.
I miss hearing your struggles and how you trust me to disciple you in small and big ways.
I miss how transparent you are to me.
Ate Ey.
I miss our breakfast dates at Mcdo.
I miss how you listen to me intently whenever I update about my life.
I miss hearing you say that you are always reminded by God to pray for me.
I miss you.

(clockwise) LA, Kenet, Jamie[Moinx], Reggie, Bryan, Andrew[Daddy], JL, Steve[Sanchez]
with my college friends
(missing in action:Joe, Mark, Majo, Kei)

Oh how I miss you all.
I miss studying with you guys.
I miss eating lunch in 5mins so that we can play computer games longer.
I miss playing ball every night after class till the school closes.
I miss how we make fun of each other(though mostly you make fun of either me or reggie)
I miss you all.

with Ate Jiggy

I miss you so much.
I miss how we 'fight' whenever we talk.
I miss how you raise your eyebrows when you disagree with what I say.
I miss you asking me kamusta and how we date each other at random coffee shops and restos.
I miss you calling me often just to ask if Im doing ok and to tell me of little things.
I miss you.

with High School Buddies/Bandmates

I miss you all guys.
drums, bass, rhythm, lead, vocals + spectators
I miss practicing with you.
Making music.
I miss you all.

Simply Captivating(my cellgroup sisters)
Eating out.
I miss every beauty.



In Christ alone.


Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried;
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate . . .
And the Master so gently said, "Wait."

"Wait? you say wait?" my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I'm claiming your Word.

"My future and all to which I relate
Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to wait?
I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign,
Or even a 'no' to which I can resign.

"You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe,
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord I've been asking, and this is my cry:
I'm weary of asking! I need a reply."

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate,
As my Master replied again, "Wait."
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut,
And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting for what?"

He seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine . . .
and He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.

"I could give all you seek and pleased you would be.
You'd have what you want, but you wouldn't know Me.
You'd not know the depth of my love for each saint.
You'd not know the power that I give to the faint.

"You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there.
You'd not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence are all you can see.

"You'd never experience the fullness of love
When the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
But you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

"The glow of my comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight.
The depth that's beyond getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last.

"You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,
But, oh, the loss, if you missed what I'm doing in you.

"So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to truly know me.
And though oft My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still . . . Wait."

by Russell Kelfer

In Christ alone
I place my trust
And find my glory
In the power of the cross
In every victory
Let it be said of me
My source of strength
My source of hope
Is Christ alone

life of faith

“This life of faith is to be lived one day at a time, at it has to be lived – not always looking forward to, as though the ‘real’ living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.”
-Elisabeth Elliot,"Let me be a woman"


was lonely, still hopeful, is assured

When the world threatens to tear you down,
When you feel as though the entire weight of the world is on your shoulder,
when loneliness creeps in and attempts to throw you off balance,
when you feel inadequate and inferior,
when your distraught and in pain
when your broken beyond recognition,

Everybody needs inspiration
Everybody needs a song
Beautiful melody, when the nights so long

Cause there is no guarantee
That this life is easy (Yeah)
When my world is falling apart,
when there is no light to break up the dark
That's when I (I, I) look at you
When the waves are flooding the shore and I
can't find my way home anymore
That's when I (I, I) look at you

When I look at you
I see forgiveness, I see the truth
You love me for who I am like the stars
hold the moon
Right there where they belong and I know
I'm not alone (Yeah)

When my world is falling apart,
when there is no light to break up the dark
That's when I (I, I) look at you
When the waves are flooding the shore and I
can't find my way home anymore
That's when I (I, I) look at you

When the waves are flooding the shore and I
can't find my way home anymore
That's when I (I, I) look at you

You appear just like a dream to me
Just like kaleidoscope colors that cover me
All I need every breath that I breathe
Don't you know you're beautiful (Yeah, Yeah)

When the waves are flooding the shore and I
can't find my way home anymore
That's when I (I) look at you

You appear just like a dream to me.
When You Look Me In The Eyes lyrics
Songwriters: Bianco, Pj; Boyd, Raymond A; Jonas Ii, Paul Kevin; Jonas Sr., Kevin; Jonas, Joseph; Jonas, Nicholas;

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

If the heart is always searching
Can you ever find a home?
I've been looking for that someone
I never make it on my own

Dreams can't take
The place of loving you
There's gotta be a million reasons
Why it's true

When you look me in the eyes
And tell me that you love me
Everything's alright
When you're right here by my side

When you look me in the eyes
I catch a glimpse of heaven
I find my paradise
When you look me in the eyes

How long will I be waiting
To be with you again?
I'm gonna tell you that I love you
In the best way that I can

I can't take a day without you here
You're the light that make my darkness disappear

When you look me in the eyes
And tell me that you love me
Everything's alright
When you're right here by my side

When you look me in the eyes
I catch a glimpse of heaven
I find my paradise
When you look me in the eyes

Movin' on, I start to realize
I can reach my tomorrow
I can hold my head up high
And it's all because you're by my side

When you look me in the eyes
And tell me that you love me
Everything's alright
When you're right here by my side

When I hold you in my arms
I know that it's forever
I just got to let you know
I never wanna let you go

'Cause when you look me in the eyes
And tell me that you love me
Everything's alright
When you're right here by my side

When you look me in the eyes
I catch a glimpse of heaven
Oh, I find my paradise
When you look me in the eyes, oh, yeah, ah


John 14:27,33 (New International Version)

27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid...

33"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Hebrews 12:1-13 (New International Version)

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

4In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:
"My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.

7Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.11No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

12Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13"Make level paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.


umbilically corded

I was tickled pink when a youth from church greeted me a Happy Mother's Day yesterday. I remember him telling me that I am his 'nanay' sa church sometime ago. I asked him how and why? He told me that his vivid memory of me mothering him was when I helped him fold his long sleeves one time, and he added that he wants me to do it again for him some other time. Awwww.
As large as the role is that our mothers play, the word mother is more powerful when used as a verb than as a noun.
To mother is to nurture, to train, to educate, to rear.
As daughters of Eve, all women are uniquely gifted to help others in their lives
become more of who they truly are --- to encourage, nurture and mother them
toward their true selves. In doing this, women partner with Christ in the vital
mission of bringing forth life.
-John and Stasi Eldredge, "Captivating"

Genesis 3:20 (New International Version)

20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

Proverbs 22:6 (New International Version)

6 Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.

She's Captivating and He's Wild at heart

I wrote this for my prettiest friend
Who while trying not to prove that I care
Trying not to make all my moves in one motion and scare her away
Well she can't see she's making me crazy now
I don't believe she knows she's amazing how
She has me holding my breathe
So I'd never guess that I'm a none such unsuitable, suitable for her
But if you ask me
The feeling that I'm feeling is complimentary
And oh it goes to show
The moral of the story is boy loves girl
And so on the way that it unfolds is yet to be told
I know that I should be brave
Even pretty can be seen by the blind
I know that I cannot wait
Until the day we finally learn how to find each other
Redefining open minds
And if you ask me
The feeling that I'm feeling is overjoyed
And it's golden, it goes to show then

You've got the best of both worlds
You're the kind of girl who can take down a man,
And lift him back up again
You are strong but you're needy,
Humble but you're greedy
And based on your body language,
And shoddy cursive I've been reading
Your style is quite selective,
Though your mind is rather reckless
Well I guess it just suggests
That this is just what happiness is
Although you were biased I love your advice
Your comebacks they're quick
And probably have to do with your insecurities
There's no shame in being crazy,
Depending on how you take these
Words I'm paraphrasing this relationship we're staging
What a beautiful mess this is
It's like taking a guess when the only answer is yes

Through timeless words, and priceless pictures
We'll fly like birds, out of this earth
And times they turn, and hearts disfigure
But that's no concern when we're wounded together
And we tore our dresses, and stained our shirts
But it's nice today, oh the wait was so worth it.

oh if this little light of mine combined with yours today
how many watts could illuminate
how many villages could we save
well my umbrella's tired of the weather wearing me down
well look at me now

Well you sure look as good as your outlook
would you mind if i took some time
to soak up your life, your beautiful light, you got a paradise inside
somehow the sun keeps shining upon you while i'm kindly standing by
if there's light in everybody, send out your ray of sunshine

you're undeniably warm, cerulean
you're perfect in desire
Would you hang around

so the sun can shine on me
and the clouds can all roll away
and the sky can become our possibility
cause there's a light in everybody, send out your ray of sunshine

I've been watching your world from afar
I've been trying to be where you are
And I've been secretly falling apart
To me, you're strange and you're beautiful
You'd be so perfect with me
But you just can't see
You turn every head but you don't see me

I'll put a spell on you
You'll fall asleep
When I put a spell on you
And when I wake you I'll be the first thing you see
And you'll realize that you love me
Sometimes the last thing you want comes in first
Sometimes the first thing you want never comes
But I know that waiting is all you can do

I'll put a spell on you
You'll fall asleep
When I put a spell on you
And when I wake you I'll be the first thing you see
And you'll realise that you love me


wild at heart

What does it mean when a man falls in love with a radiant face across the room?

It may mean that he has some soul work to do.

His soul is the issue.

Instead of pursuing the woman and trying to get her alone . . .

he needs to go alone himself, perhaps to a mountain cabin,

for three months,

write poetry, canoe down a river, and dream.

That would save some women a lot of trouble.

--Robert Bly

Store bought and wrapped? Na ah. I like mine homegrown and potted.

Shining Yellow Daisy (Euryops) by Luigi FDV.
Euryops, yellow bush daisy, or African Yellow Daisy
is a marvelous addition to any garden that has a well-drained, full sun situation. This is a plant that provides sunny, yellow daisy-like flower color against a mat of appealing finely cut green or grey-green foliage all season long to some degree (it does not flower as much in very hot conditions, but there will still be a few blooms). It is a tough plant that survives all but the most extreme warm weather conditions including moderate drought. Sadly, this plant is not winter hardy except in the most temperate regions.

End of summer / Fin del verano by Claudio.Ar (not too much online).
Skyscraper Sunflower

Teddy Bear Sunflower by frilledlizard07.
Teddy Bear Sunflower
of course, the Dwarf Sunspot Sunflower

Sunflowers in the bud stage exhibit heliotropism. At sunrise, the faces of most sunflowers are turned towards the east. Over the course of the day they follow the sun from east to west, while at night they return to an eastward orientation. This motion is performed by motor cells in the pulvinus, a flexible segment of the stem just below the bud. As the bud stage ends, the stem stiffens and the blooming stage is reached.

Chrysanthemum coronarium

Curly Yellow Locks by Pandorea....

Curly by Kalle Anka.

Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC.An ancient Chinese city (Xiaolan Town of ZhongshanCity) was named Ju-Xian, meaning "chrysanthemum city". The plant is particularly significant during theDouble Ninth Festival. The flower was introduced intoJapan probably in the 8th century AD, and theEmperor adopted the flower as his official seal. There is a "Festival of Happiness" in Japan that celebrates the flower.

The flower was brought to Europe in the 17th century. Linnaeus named it from the Greek word χρυσόςchrysous, "golden" (the colour of the original flowers), and ἄνθεμον -anthemon, meaning flower.


“That young lady is like a lotus flower that can make mud clear. Hold her dearly (in high esteem). She’s a lotus who can make a family for you.”

-Boys over flowers


The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.