Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookCheck Our Feed
POPEINTACLOBAN

“Blown Away”: A Reflection on Pope Francis’ Wonderful Journey To The Philippines!

Many of us have probably seen , either in person or on television, some funny and happy moments of the Holy Father from the time the Sri Lankan Airways touched the Philippines’ soil. One was when he peeked through the window plane with his signature “Papal smile” just like a little boy excited to see what’s  going on the ground! Another one was when he stepped out of the aircraft and was greeted not only by ecstatic young well-wishers but also by the gust tropical wind which blew away his white skull cap and his white zucchetto which flew off … more »

claudscover

Mother Nature Is Amazing: The Clouds Above Me!

Lately, I have been getting the privilege of watching beautiful images of the sky and its environment from my current vantage point which tethered me to and re-sparked my interest in photography. Mother nature has been lavished in sharing me its charming beauty of the mountains, the sun, the moon, clouds and stars. As I looked up the sky,  various landscapes, scenery and shapes of animals are being formed. I am referring to the clouds, decorating the atmosphere with vibrant hues and silky strokes.   It is just incredible to see how their heads and tails sway up in the … more »

YEARPOORGLOBAL

2015: The Year of Consecrated Life and the Poor!

Few days from now, Pope Francis will be in the Philippines for a five-day (January 15-19, 2014) state and apostolic visit primarily to comfort and inspire Filipinos particularly the typhoon and earthquake victims in the Visayas.  According to reports, the Holy Father specifically wishes to share his time and to be with the suffering people, urging everyone to strengthen their christian faith especially in trying times. This is the reason why the central theme for the Holy Father’s visit to the Philippines is “mercy and compassion” or “Awa at Malasakit” in our native tongue. Indeed, all of us can be … more »

prayercorner

A Happy New Year and A New Faith To All!

When I was young, I have learned in my catechism classes that there are three basic tenets in our Christian life so as to gain everlasting happiness with God in Heaven: to know, to love, and to serve God. I have observed that as one grows older, the said “childlike” tag line had seemed to be a mere precept sourced from an “old catechism school”, a remnant of our grandparents’ age, so to speak, which have already been forgotten and unheeded by many of us including the children and the children’s children. Various factors could have contributed to the said … more »

ailahbiristatueE

Christmas And The Holy Souls In Purgatory!

Here we are again, Christmas is just just a few days away! For now,   I won’t delve on Christmas being the most exciting time of the year,  the time for merriment and gift giving but from another perspective. One time prior to Halloween eve, my former CCD kids were surprised when I asked them to write down on a ¼ art paper the names of their loved ones who have passed away and to drop them in a tin can placed at the center of our makeshift altar. Thereafter, we formed a circle  holding hands and praying together for … more »

canadawaste

Canada’s Christmas Gift To The Philippines!

The issue on Canadian’s waste being dumped in the Philippines really bothered me from the time it flared up early this year. Now, it’s Christmas time and the said waste still sit and linger in the Philippines’  soil and air. Does Philippines deserve this kind of “unwanted gift” from a country who has reputation for magnificent scenery, cleanliness and plentiful eco-friendly flora and fauna? The appalling sight of 50 (not just 1) container vans filled with hazardous wastes (household trash, old newspapers, plastic bags, adult diapers and other foul smelling materials weighing a total of 891.200.6 kilograms, equivalent to US$222,800.15 … more »

thanksgivingunclesam

A Happy Thanksgiving Meal to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants!

For many, Thanksgiving Day is the most important holiday in the U.S. where Americans would take the holiday off and spend time with family and friends, catching up and  enjoying their Thanksgiving turkey. I know right, Thanksgiving Day is not meant to give thanks to and hail immigrants, it is not Immigration Day! Hello??? However, millions of undocumented immigrants would have more reasons to celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving Day in view of President Obama’s unilateral decision pursuant to an  executive order issued last week providing relief from deportation to about 5 million of undocumented immigrants (of which approximately  600,000 to … more »

fallfoliagehemp

Aaah, Such A Beautiful Fall Foliage!

I recall it was fall season when I decided to pursue my dreams of being able to contribute some itty-bitty good things in life via the blogosphere. Yes, even in small things, in everyday experiences, we can found true inspiration and greatness in them! It is fall season once again in the U.S and in some other parts of the globe and leaves of trees have started to gleam different kinds of fall colors, while others are fading and getting fragile as if it is like a sequel of a mysterious fairytale! The same is true with blogging.  As mentioned … more »

beachbridge2

Reminiscing Unfriendly Haiyan (“Yolanda”): A Yea After

A year has passed after powerful Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda”) severely hit certain islands in the Philippiness (specifically Leyte and Samar) on that fateful early morning of November 8, 2013. Based on accounts, Yolanda was the strongest typhoon recorded in recent history. It left approximately 8,000 people dead, about 1 and a half million (1.47million) families affected (less than a million displaced) and about 1.17 million houses damaged. Most of the victims and survivors have still vivid harrowing memories of what happened on how the 315kph winds and 380kph gusts lashed the said places, leaving behind a trail of death and … more »

oscarcreate

Oscar de la Renta: The King of Suave!

I just mentioned Oscar de la Renta as one of the fashion giants in my previous blog (Elegance Never Goes Out of Style) and suddenly 6 days later news about his death (due to cancer after 82 years of staying on  earth) were flashed on TV. The fashion world mourned for the demise of one of its legendary fashion icons who was famous for his lavish haute couture creations worn by a diverse group of distinguished women (from Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton to Michelle Obama) and Hollywood celebrities. Frankly, I don’t own a dress designed by Mr. de la Renta … more »