Category Archives: Family

Christmas Blizzard Aftermath and Its Images – Tips and Thoughts

  While I was excited on the first snow fall, especially at Christmas time, the blizzard warning for the East Coast was something to be worried about. I was correct as the projected 11 to 16 inches of snow was actually much heavier ranging from  17 to 31 inches within the tri-state area ( New Jersey, New York and Connecticut) and affected thousands of people. According to tri-media reports, yesterday's blizzard left thousands of families with no power and electricity, operation of major airports and railways were shut down stranding so many passengers and official and business establishments have been closed, crippling the economy … Continue reading Christmas Blizzard Aftermath and Its Images – Tips and Thoughts

The Bare Essence of Life – Tips and Thoughts

During our childhood days, some of us may have been taught by our first teachers about the virtue of Faith. We’ve learned then that there are three basic tenets why human beings are created, i.e., to know, to love and to serve God. As years passed, the more we’ve learned more things and gained experiences, the more the said tenets are taken for granted and kept back to experiment and cherish on “material” things (e.g. love of money, career, achievements, prestige, honor, self acclaim, etc.) which act as decoys of the evil spirits to drive us away from  focusing on making … Continue reading The Bare Essence of Life – Tips and Thoughts

A Simple Gratitude List on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday! – Tips and Thoughts

Unlike in other countries, Thanksgiving Day (T-Day for short or Turkey Day as others candidly call it) is a grand holiday in the U.S. where members of the family, relatives and friends get the chance to gather together to celebrate the said day. It is a non-working holiday primarily to commemorate the early American settlers celebration and give thanks to the Almighty God for the blessings such as abundant harvest, religious freedom, and better life, among others. This is one of the holidays which I particularly like, not to mention the yummy meal (the famous roast turkey with the sumptuous … Continue reading A Simple Gratitude List on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday! – Tips and Thoughts

Sex Education in Elementary and High Schools – Useful Tips and Thoughts

While discussions on any related sex education issues can be quite complex and challenging to some ordinary people like me, I just couldn’t sit down and keep mum about it especially when it’s being widely debated by various sectors of society in third world and developing economies. Originating from a developing country and as part of my responsibility in the blogosphere, I felt I should share my thoughts on the subject with the end view of providing practical tips on how matured individuals, parents in particular,  can discuss and educate the young ones about the “s” (short term for sex) … Continue reading Sex Education in Elementary and High Schools – Useful Tips and Thoughts

Easter Fun Kids Day – Useful Tips

On a lighter note, people from all over the world celebrated Easter Sunday according to their respective traditions. We see various popular icons symbolizing Easter such as Easter eggs,  Easter bunny, Easter lily, Easter basket, Easter flower pots, Easter chocolate and cookies , Easter bell and yes! there is also Easter fish and many more. The most prominent and observed is the egg hunting activity during Easter day, especially for the children, regardless of whether or not you’re doing it for 5 or a hundred children, it doesn’t matter. I did this before and have witnessed that this activity could … Continue reading Easter Fun Kids Day – Useful Tips