Festival Dolls and Precious Moments Collection at Sampaguita Gardens Resort

Festival Dolls and Precious Moments collections at Sampaguita Gardens Resort in New Washington, a fishing town on the eastern side of the province of Aklan, Philippines.


In many engagements, I met Mr. Samuel J. Butcher in his resort in New Washington. For one, I was present at the inauguration of the chapel he personally supervised to be constructed. But in grand events like this, you would notice the simplicity of a man adored by his followers around the world.

Sam, the man behind the Precious Moments Collection now on display at Jojo’s Christmas Cottage, is “blessed with an active mind, drawing inspiration for his artwork from scripture, everyday experience, songs, or sayings. He is continually alert of life’s situations, never knowing which will spark an idea!” (www.preciousmoments.com)


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IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.



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