Life via Instagram: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

in at May 1, 2016

Grace was everywhere.

Going to Kota Kinabalu with my incredible friend, Hannah, is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. Yes, it meant having unnecessary anxiety attacks days before our flight, having a sore body for an entire week, and draining my savings after months of preparation but it was an adventure I would write about again and again.

We experienced rain for the first time while traversing through a river in search for endangered animals and witnessed the most captivating sunset. We found ourselves reveling in the presence of fireflies at eight in the evening. We filled our spirits with joy while up in the mountains – deep in prayer, abounding in gratitude – with endless pastures as our view.

Love is moving. I can only stand in awe of how good He is.

Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. (Matthew 25:21)

Elisa Aquino

Elisa Aquino is a portrait photographer, life(style) writer, passion blogger, and beauty rookie from Manila, Philippines. This platform exists to document her daily musings and to showcase the life-changing power of grace to transform women from ashes to beauty.