Halloween is actually celebrated on the eve of October 31, a prelude to Christians back-to-back feasts of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day. Halloween origin is associated with Celtics pagan ritual involving “demonic” and “evil” sacrifices during the season of darkness and cold, as opposed to Christian perspective on Halloween which basically calls for prayers and intentions for departed loved ones. However, in this day and age of commercialization, young and old alike opt to participate and enjoy the fun of Halloween despite its negative significance. Ready-made costumes, decors, and special candies all became widely available in malls. The kids … Continue reading Halloween: It’s Nothing But Just Fun!
I was surprised to hear reports from tri-media particularly broadcast media, aggressively promoting Halloween related activities in the Philippines. Even in my social media pages, with mostly “Filipinos” in the friends list were like having fun with their Halloween parties and trick-or-treating during the Halloween eve. Likewise, in the residential area where my temp place stands at the moment, resident families with kids in tow have observed the said festivity, decorating their houses with spooky characters, wearing their chosen costumes, and knocking on door-to-door asking for treats. It was actually fun to see them excited to win the best Halloween … Continue reading Halloween Fete Now Becoming A Norm in the Philippines!
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 … Continue reading Christmas And The Holy Souls In Purgatory!
Fall and Winter seasons of the year are entirely separate and distinct from each other. Fall is sort of a prelude to winter. It provides everyone living in temperate climates an opportunity to prepare for the coldest time of the year. In the U.S. for instance, people would start changing their wardrobes, storing their summer clothes and dusting off their boxes of old and relatively new but unused winter clothing. Some older people who can afford to move to warmer places would opt to spend winter time in the said places, whereas those who have no choice for lack … Continue reading A Winter In Fall – An Amazing Experience!
“Irene's” alarming sojourn's to the East Coast this week provided me at least a brief respite from the daily norms, specifically giving me adequate time to sit down in front of a television closely monitoring on the whereabouts of the slow-moving hurricane. I felt I was like Governor Christie of New Jersey and NYC Mayor Bloomberg who were ever visible on camera and ready to give updates, advices or even stern warnings to their respective constituents, particularly those to be potentially hit and affected by the so-called hurricane, which surprisingly have been downgraded by several notches when it hit … Continue reading A First Look At The “Ber” Months: 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?