Few days before my “sizzy” (our newly coined term for sister-like friend) was stricken by Coronavirus19 (Covid19), she posted on her social media page expressing on how desolate their neighborhood looked like. As she described it, the once busy place (with the Macy’s Department Store, Marshalls, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc. adjacent to their place) became “ghastly” and was emptied out with no people braving the streets. At that time, mid-March, the Queens area was the epicenter of Covid19 in NYC from where majority of infected patients emanated. Many Filipino-Americans in Queens have already been afflicted with the disease, majority … Continue reading She Beats Covid-19 Virus: How?
Last year, myusefultips.com featured NYC's annual feast day celebrations in honor of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Manaog. Two days ago, the image of Our Lady of Manaoag was formally enshrined at St. Lucy's Church in Manhattan, just in time for its annual feast day celebration. The said event was highlighted by a concelebrated mass, the May flower offering and the enshrinement itself. Rev. Msgr. Oscar A. Aquino, JCD was the main celebrant with Rev. Fr. Roland Mactal, O.P ., and Rev. Fr. Lito Cabatuan as co-celebrants. Fr. Mactal is currently the chaplain of … Continue reading Our Lady Of Manaoag Is Now In The Big Apple: The Enshrinement
It’s mid-January and I am still in the process of reconciling my thoughts on which topic to blog first. Let me see. My first days of 2011 were actually a continuation of our tour and hotel escapades with my Fil-Aussie friend. Before we transferred to another hotel in the city, I had a green tea and a Chinese biscuit (hopia) for my New Year's breakfast. Since I was not feeling well due to the chilly and cold weather outside on New Year’s Eve, I had to take a natural Vitamin C in strip and a paracetamol which quickly replenished … Continue reading Welcome 2011! – A Penny For Your Thoughts and A Way To Enjoy It!
There are compelling reasons why I would like to write about St. Patrick’s Day as exception to the rule and a slight deviation from the primary objective of my blog site, particularly for the month of March . Nevertheless, for those who have been following my site, you will still find more or less useful tips for women in this article as you read along the way. Here are the rationale: 1.In recognition of and with due respect to St. Patrick whom I do admire for his courage and endurance. At a very young adolescent age he already faced such … Continue reading First Week of Spring – Tip For Big Apple’s Visitors (St. Patrick’s Day)