Tag 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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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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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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The Christmas Season is Now

Originally posted on Writing Under The Shades of Blue:
Image from quotesgram.com Christmas: a season to renew hope With the new Advent season rushing in, I can now feel this is the Christmas season. In my country, when September kicks in every year, it is Christmas, and many Filipinos feel the jolly season in advance…

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How Yolanda Made A Day I Cannot Forget

24 days after the Oct. 15 earthquake or the Eid al-Adha earthquake, Visayas went through another natural calamity – caught in another storm to be specific. Hell hath no fury like a scorned Mother Earth who unleashed super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), one of the strongest storms ever recorded. Two days before the rage of Yolanda …

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Notes On The Oct. 15 Earthquake

In just a month, two natural calamities struck the Visayas group of islands: An earthquake last Oct. 15. The nearby province of Bohol is greatly affected, with its historic churches ruined, its famed Chocolate Hills chipped and thousands of people displaced. In the province where I reside now, damaged structures include the controversial Cebu International …

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