I don’t mind saying the same salient features about my mother over and over again. I thank God for making mothers like mine! For me, she was the greatest! Even if she’s no longer visibly around, she remains a guide, protector and a friend. There were times that she appeared to me in my dreams together with my Dad, who left years ahead of her, making me feel that they are still looking after their children, appreciating of our accomplishments and comforting us in our trials and tribulations. When it comes to my parents, I tend to be emotionally fragile, … Continue reading The Mother Who Rocked The Cradle!
Active imagination occur in my most pensive and solitary moments, providing me enough artistic freedom and critical thinking on many things. However, I am a little bit introvert which hampers my ability to expand my comfort zones making my mind go weary and confused on whether or not to say and write what I truly feel. But as fellow blogger Elizabeth Spovoba quips, the introvert reaps secret joy from the solitary life. Despite my tiny shy blood, I strive to thrive and be a lot more happy to cope up with the rigors of daily life. At this very moment, … Continue reading Love is an Art….
Paaalang Pinoy, the cultural ministry of the Filipino Diocesan Apostolate (Diocese of Brooklyn) organized a talent show entitled, “Basta Pinoy Kasali Ka” on April 28, 2012 at Our Lady of Snows Church, Floral Park, New York. It was a night of amazing talents overflowing the stage with interested Filipino-American gifted children (ages ranging 5 to 19 years old) who showcased their skills specifically in music and dance. The said talent show was the first of its kind under the administration of Fr. Patrick Longalong, the newly installed FDA coordinator, and likewise the first musical competition ever held out of the … Continue reading Great Show For A Great Cause!
(Feature Article) Many of us rarely get to spend quality time with our loved ones and friends due to fact that we are so preoccupied with either the more important or non-essential things in life. This is also true in certain organizations where members come from different places, seldom see each other, and with respective professions to attend to. However, there are various ways on how to get people out of their shells, apart from the regular monthly or quarterly meetings, simply to unwind, make them happy and enjoy life. For some groups, one way of getting together is to … Continue reading FDA GET-together: TIPS AND THOUGHTS ON PARTIES AND GATHERINGS!
Just like music, dance or dancing is also a form of universal language. It's one way of socializing with other people of every race, nationality, religion or other ethnic groups throughout the world. In dancing, there is a natural expression of joyful feeling that is being drawn out from our inner selves! I'm not sure if you've experienced this but in my case dancing exudes a certain aura of peace, happiness and confidence and it also encourages other people to join in the merry making. It's simply contagious! Dancing makes us fit and happy, and that's the reason why … Continue reading The Love For Dancing – Tips and Thoughts
In the U.S., block or street parties are normally held either during spring or fall seasons of the year. Block parties are undertaken primarily to give the community of a particular neighborhood a chance to be together and get acquainted of their respective culture and tradition. In NYC, it is observed that in a specific neighborhood for instance, people from all walks of life get together in a non-political event setting and socialize among themselves, an opportunity to gain new friends and raise public's awareness of how diverse the community is. Our parish community held a block party for its … Continue reading A Block Party on Judgment Day! – Fun Tips and Thoughts
Each of us is endowed with unique capabilities, gifts and talents. The difference would be on how we unleash and use the said talents. Normally, these talents are innate in us, it comes naturally and since it is a gift that is bestowed on us by God, regardless of our beliefs, we're supposed to hone and give it back to glorify Him and eventually share the same with others through various ways. Having a good singing voice is one of the many natural attributes given us. By singing, you get to learn to speak to people, be it in small or … Continue reading Utilizing Talents The Right Way – Tips And Thoughts
The first day of class after the Christmas break was something to look forward to. Just like me, the kids probably had a happy excited feeling about their post Christmas and New Year pageant, particularly those who were the main cast of the presentation. Before the play date, I was quite jittery, entertaining negative thoughts about classes being cancelled due to impending snow storms, and that the play may no longer be pursued making us all frustrated. Anyway, I shunned the said negative tendencies and prepared myself for any eventualities. Come the big day, 9th of January, thank you God … Continue reading Managing Post-Christmas and New Year’s Presentation – Tips and Thoughts
Hello, folks, I’m here again to blog about the subject. Please bear with me, if I may sound like so excited to give you updates on how our choir is doing. It is just so amazing how God answers prayers – indeed, sometimes in really strange unexpected ways, right? As in some choir groups, our newly formed choir is made up of busy volunteers from our parish who view their membership as a stewardship of their 3T’s, time, treasure and talent? Rather than being with their respective families during weekends, the members find time to be with the group for … Continue reading Organizing A Choir – 3rd Series of Tips and Thoughts
Last February, I received a communication from the Apostolate requesting me to guide and lead the singing during the mass. Wow, what an effortless request! But little did I know that it was a form of spiritual leadership accompanied by a critical responsibility brought upon on my shoulder. What could I say? How could I say no to the call for help for God’s glory? I simply responded in affirmative, and everything started there! I thought that was one way of touching me to be of help to others in the humblest way I can, which incidentally is one of … Continue reading Organizing A Choir – First Series of Useful Tips And Thoughts