The month of March is referred to as the month of St. Joseph (although St. Patrick’s Day is also being celebrated in March especially in US and Ireland) because of his feast day which falls on March 19th. St. Joseph is the foster father of Jesus Christ and the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Because of his pure love, fidelity, fortitude, and obedience, St. Joseph has earned many wonderful titles. He is considered as the Patron of the Catholic Church, Families, Workers, Virgins, Exiles, and is likewise being invoked for a happy and holy death. But most importantly, St. … Continue reading The Go-To Saint For Mr. Right
Pantone Color Institute (Pantone), the company officially recognized to select the Color of the Year specifically for fashion, has chosen “Marsala” as the 2015 Color of the Year. According to Pantone, “Marsala” is a “naturally robust and earthy wine red”, a subtly seductive, hearty and stylish shade which would be universally appealing not only to the fashion industry but also to industrial designs, home furnishings and interiors. In contrast with Pantone’s color for 2015, feng shui experts suggested certain colors believed to bring “luck” and “success”. These lucky colors vary depending on one’s birthday and birth time using so-called Yin-Yang … Continue reading Feng Shui Lucky Colors For 2015: How It Differs From Pantone’s?
For many, Thanksgiving Day is the most important holiday in the U.S. where Americans would take the holiday off and spend time with family and friends, catching up and enjoying their Thanksgiving turkey. I know right, Thanksgiving Day is not meant to give thanks to and hail immigrants, it is not Immigration Day! Hello??? However, millions of undocumented immigrants would have more reasons to celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving Day in view of President Obama’s unilateral decision pursuant to an executive order issued last week providing relief from deportation to about 5 million of undocumented immigrants (of which approximately 600,000 to … Continue reading A Happy Thanksgiving Meal to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants!
I recall it was fall season when I decided to pursue my dreams of being able to contribute some itty-bitty good things in life via the blogosphere. Yes, even in small things, in everyday experiences, we can found true inspiration and greatness in them! It is fall season once again in the U.S and in some other parts of the globe and leaves of trees have started to gleam different kinds of fall colors, while others are fading and getting fragile as if it is like a sequel of a mysterious fairytale! The same is true with blogging. As mentioned … Continue reading Aaah, Such A Beautiful Fall Foliage!
A year has passed after powerful Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda”) severely hit certain islands in the Philippiness (specifically Leyte and Samar) on that fateful early morning of November 8, 2013. Based on accounts, Yolanda was the strongest typhoon recorded in recent history. It left approximately 8,000 people dead, about 1 and a half million (1.47million) families affected (less than a million displaced) and about 1.17 million houses damaged. Most of the victims and survivors have still vivid harrowing memories of what happened on how the 315kph winds and 380kph gusts lashed the said places, leaving behind a trail of death and … Continue reading Reminiscing Unfriendly Haiyan (“Yolanda”): A Yea After
I recall in our younger years, my mother who is a Marian devotee would call everyone in the family to join her in praying the Holy Rosary particularly during the month of October which is traditionally devoted to the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. She would always include “World Peace” as one of her prayer intentions. (Oh, if only there were digital cameras for taking “selfie” or “groupfie” (group selfie) during those times, it would be a “sight to behold” for the ten of us in the family kneeling down and reciting the Holy Rosary!) How about these days? … Continue reading The Battle For World Peace!
Did you know that there are now almost a billion hungry people across the globe? The report provided by the World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Administration (FAO) and other similar organizations contains certain dismaying as well as bullish statistics on World Hunger and Malnutrition. Some of these hunger facts are as follows: 1. That 842 million people in the world do not have enough food to eat, which means that 1 in every 8 people goes to bed hungry each night; 2. That 1 child dies every 10 seconds from hunger; That most of the world’s hungry people … Continue reading Feeding The Hungry: Is It Difficult?
If you’re thinking about having plastic surgery, you are not alone. According to a survey reported by the Huffington Post, more than 70% of females polled by a woman’s magazine in 2011 wanted to undergo these procedures, while nearly 50% intended to have cosmetic surgery in the future. In the years following this report, and the economic recession, the popularity of these procedures has not waned. In fact, one source recently estimated that more than 50,000 plastic surgery operations took place in the UK during one year alone. These operations have become extremely popular during the last few decades, with … Continue reading Should I Have Plastic Surgery?
When I opened the Bible (which I seldom do as most of the time my research activities are done on the Web) to check on Gospel readings for July, it surprisingly opened to where Chapter 13 of St. Matthew is inscribed, the Parable of the Sower! While this Parable may be one of the well known Bible stories, I am just not so keen about it. I don’t know why it happened that the said page was the first to open up but I felt there was a purpose, probably it was a challenge posed to me by God on … Continue reading Be Good “Soils”: The Challenge of the “Sower”
Angelina strove hard to mend her broken heart. In fact, she was able to compose another poem with a dozen stanzas on how she did it. She must have been truly inspired with the way her life is going at the moment. The poem briefly explains why. Her faith in God is the reason for her happiness. Hereunder is the poem, entitled: “Fixing the Bruised Heart of A Broken Angel” When those you love deeply reject you, leave you, or die, your heart will be broken and there is nothing you can do but cry. Mending a broken heart is … Continue reading How To Mend the Heart of A Broken Angel