I recall my first Simbang Gabi (or Mass at Dawn) in NYC, I braved the winter chills and the snowy weather just to complete the 9-day novena mass. That was quite a sacrifice for me as I have to travel for an hour after a busy day just to make it there on time. As a matter of fact I was constrained to write something about it as a memento as it was my very first in a foreign land and after a long respite from attending the celebration. Fortunately, the said write-up was published in one of the newsletters of one of … Continue reading A Sneak Preview of the 2010 Simbang Gabi in the Big Apple – 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
The Cast Arl – The Excellent Host Celebrant; Geo – The Mexican “Bolero”; Giorg – The Cutie Devil Host’s Assistant; Phil – The Navy Captain; Arl’n – The Purple Barbie; Myles – The Cutie-Naughty Wolverine; TLin – The Gorgeous Korean Lady; KBob – The Revolutionist a-la Pancho Villa; Cyn – The Friendly Funny Witchy Witch; Boboy – The Scary Gentle Mask; TPaz – The Dracula’s Beauty Mom; Solpre – The Blonde Hannah Bride of Dracula; Wilm – The Curly Blonde Psycho Gaga with her cutie super kid ;TTess – The Chinita Charming Witch; Joys – The Fashionista Daring Witch; Tess2 – The Sequined Masked … Continue reading Unleashing The Inner Tween In Us – “The Play”
Unlike in developing economies wherein majority of the people are struggling to make ends meet, Halloween fun is considered big deal for most of the kids and teens in developed countries like the United States. Lots of halloween hullabaloos (e.g. events, parties, products) about the holiday are being advertised via the tri-media prior to the Halloween night, held in the evening of October 31st , mainly to entice customers into buying or patronizing related products. Some people would then either buy Halloween stuffs, from decors to food, for their homes or trick-or-treating for kids or throw Halloween parties for family and … Continue reading A Trick or Treat?