Monthly Archives: December, 2014

The Paradox of Tough Times by Andrew Sercombe

Tough times for tough people (Striving Writer’s note: I am currently facing a tough time, and so you do. You and I are losing hope in a season, which is supposed to be filled with joy and laughter. But we are forced in this situation, thanks to circumstances beyond our control and maneuvers of people around us. It’s not our fault, but what can we do?  We lost our jobs and our homes. Our loved ones have tricked and abandoned us. Friends have forgotten us, and certain people cheated us of our hard-earned money. We …

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You Know It’s Not Your Christmas When…

No fun Xmas for the gloomy one You got laid off or terminated from work days before your company’s Christmas party. A significant percentage of your separation/severance pay goes to taxes, which is used to support the (luxurious) lifestyle of (incompetent, power-hungry, attention-seeking) (Filipino) politicians and civil servants. You start job-hunting while your acquaintances and …

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A Penny For Your Thoughts by Helen Ann Peters

I found this meaningful article, written by a Kuala Lumpur-based writer, in an old magazine. Because it’s the Christmas season, sharing this article is my gift to you. Affluent Asia needs to remember that Christmas is about a birth in Bethlehem. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. We remember well this yuletide rhyme from our childhood, but it seems that in these days of mercantile …

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