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!
In line with the celebration of the Women’s Month/International Women’s Day, which is usually held in March, this blog shall specifically delve on Japan’s innovative set of policies called “Womenomics” which was formulated primarily to complement “Abenomics” and to revitalize Japan’s long-moribund economy. Under the said revitalization program, Japan’s Government is set to implement pro-women economic measures which empower Japanese women to play a vital role in the workplace. Despite its prosperity and being one of the G7 industrialized nations, Japan is still faced with mounting challenges. While the global economy inched up in terms of economic growth, Japan’s economy … Continue reading “Womenomics” Boosts Japan’s Super Moms To Rock The Boardrooms!
So, why do people pull up stakes in their respective homelands, move their families out and rebuild their lives in another country foreign to them, and with no guarantees of any sort? There are so many reasons behind this, but one thing is sure, everyone who goes out would like to bring home the “bacon”! The following brief discussion on the subject explains for itself. Let’s backtrack a little bit. The United Sates of America (U.S.A) has the most immigrants (both documented and undocumented) throughout the world, hence its label as the “nation of immigrants”. Based on U.S. history, America’s … Continue reading The New Wave of U.S. Immigrants
The Philippines is the last leg of President Barack Obama’s 4-nation, 8-day Asian Tour for 2014. Few days ago, the President has had successful bilateral talks with heads of Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. It”s the President’s first time to visit the said countries. So far, he is the 8th U.S. President to visit the Phlippines. Apart from trade, development and certain common issues (diplomatic, economic and security) for the said countries, reports indicated that the agenda could zero in on strengthening and protection of U.S. interests and influence in the said Asia-Pacific regions, a strategic move, a symbolism of … Continue reading Obama’s 4-Asian Visit: A Strategic Move For The U.S.
In developed metro cities like New York and Tokyo, commuters would opt to take the city’s public transportation facilities such as metro buses and the subway trains in going to schools and workplaces because of its accessibility and convenience. This is understandable as the mass transport facilities of the said places are by far excellent, responding to the needs of the public riders. This is definitely not the case in certain developing countries in Asia and Africa as public transportation is either inadequate or unsafe. In Metro Manila for instance, there are various modes of public transportation touring the metropolis, … Continue reading A Safe, Convenient and Efficient Public Transport: A Wishful Thinking?
The parade of nations at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics on July 27, 2012 revealed a surrealistic painting of the disparity between the delegation of developed and industrial nations and those of the developing and least developed economies. If you happen to be one of the billions of spectators of the said parade (either via live or digital means), you will agree with me that apart from the gap in the number and magnitude of representations between the two groups of nations, what was more ostensible and visible was the athletes sports uniforms. The developed nations appeared … Continue reading High Global Fashion In 2012 London Olympics
Lent is a time for praying, a time for sharing, a time for helping, a time of sacrificing, a time of asking God's mercy and pardon, a time of forgiving people, and most of all, a time to prepare for Easter. Grabbing an idea from the school's lenten calendar, I asked the kids one day if they happen to know someone going through a hard time and if so, to make a card or scribble a note for them to cheer them up and to let them know that they are in their prayers. Here are some of the kids works and … Continue reading Lenten Works of Small Hands – Cool Tips and Thoughts
Who would have ever thought that Japan, located in the Far East and tagged as the land of the rising Sun could be facing the opposite direction, the west side horizon, where the Sun normally sets? Who would have ever imagined that an industrialized and developed nation like Japan would experience a catastrophic incident which could have impact on its economy or even the global economy for that matter? As mentioned, Japan is one of the wealthiest and the most technologically advanced nations in the world. It has all the high profile and state-of-the-art technology as far as electronics, hard … Continue reading The Land Of The Rising Sun: Now In Crisis Due To “Triple Threats”- Tips and Thoughts*
Engaged in an online conversation in the wee hours of the morning when I learned about the 8.9 magnitude earthquake which hit Sendai, the epicenter located in the northeastern coast of Japan. I was directed to view the CNN video which at that time was simultaneously being played while the tsunami was reaching the waters under a certain city bridge and which quickly rose to a higher level, and where owners of cars and trucks passing thru the bridge were rushing to and fro to take their refuge. It was horrific to see various videos and photos of how people … Continue reading Killer Earthquakes:The “First Quarter” Massive Destruction – A Moment of Prayer
Let’s face it, majority of us women start to be mindful of our physical looks, regardless of our status in life , as we reach the age of 30’s or even earlier.Not only that, the adolescent girls of today in fact are much even image obsessed and stressed to hell, if they don’t approve of what they see of themselves in the mirror. My take on this is that this outlook may be normal and could be attributed to our human nature – that preferably we would want as much as possible to look good , stay young and live … Continue reading Practical Useful Tips To Stay Young, Live Longer, and Age Happily!