Category Archives: Events

Valentine’s Day feature: Single’s Day: more than a day, a journey

February 14 – Valentine’s Day – is for the lovers as well as for the sorrowful who cannot handle being without a romance (or sex) part on such a day. The rest of the year belongs to people who appreciate their singleness. Singleness: Every day like no other Out of the 365 ¼ days of …

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Trump-Kim Summit

The meeting that will change the world Like everyone else who keeps watch of the upcoming June 12 historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and American President Donald Trump – between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States of America (USA) – we cannot help but wonder what …

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Merry Christmas From Me to You

To all readers and followers of this blog, Merry Christmas from me to you and to your loved ones. Thank you very much for reading my my blog and above all, for sharing them on your social media and to your friends. I hope you and your friends have benefited from my articles and advice. …

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St Boniface and The Christmas Tree (an article by Steve Weidenkopf)

(Note: While looking for a Christmas topic to write about, I stumbled upon this article by Steve Weidenkopf on the Internet. Since I never knew about the origins of the Christmas Tree (holiday tree is another term) plus I always love to read stories about the origins of things, I read it. I am impressed …

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A deep regret: Unable to celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2016

As a comic book fan, I carry with great sorrow and deep regret my inability to celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2016 today. I had prepared for this day since I first heard about it last year. I was ready to celebrate weeks ago, ready to splurge money on back issues, graphic novels, and manga. However, …

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Philippine general election 2016 and the Vote Good Manifesto

Philippine election is troubled times I would like to share to you a manifesto from a civil society group that was active during the 2010 general elections in the Philippines. It was the election that put the current president, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino, in power. To his critics, Noy-noy or Pnoy, as he is called, …

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Let’s Welcome 2016 with Enthusiasm and New Hope

New year, new hope as always To the person reading this, HAPPY NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE TO YOU! CHEERS TO YOU AND TO YOUR LOVED ONES! This will be my seventh New Year’s Day in the city, and this is the most anticipated New Year’s for me ( as always, every day before New Year). …

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A Few Things About Christmas

The state of the modern Christmas The Christmas air is now polluted, not to mention commercialized. Christmas is the most anticipated celebration of the year. Churches are busy to remind people about Christ’s nativity. Businesses are ready to shell out billions worth of merchandise for the shopping public. Some in the anti-Christmas society will not …

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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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