MANILA -- The significance of the trip wasn't lost on Hayden Kho.
On Monday, Kho posted on Instagram of family photo with wife Vicki Belo and daughter Scarlet Snow taken after they had just arrived in Tokyo, Japan.
The last time Kho was in Tokyo was 10 years ago. That trip turned out to be an unforgettable one since the day he got back to Manila signalled the start of what he called his "dark period."
"2008 was the start of your crushing trials and afflictions; and the marker for day 1 of that dark period was your arrival in Manila from that last Japan trip," Kho wrote in the caption.
In 2008, Kho was already in a relationship with Belo. But by the end of that year, they broke up.
But that was just the start. The following year, Kho figured in a sex tape scandal such that his medical license was revoked. (It was eventually reinstated in 2014.)
Since then, Kho has come clean and has even made testimonials about the lessons he learned after committing what he described as "sins of the flesh."
He and Belo also eventually reconciled and were married last year.
"And now, 10 years later, you’re here - happy, content, and surrounded by a family who loves you and believes in you. Our Savior has been good and merciful to you, Hayden. Give thanks and give Him all the glory," Kho said.