What I learned about serving God

It’s been 19 years since I started serving in our parish. I almost gave up a lot of times because of unanswered prayers, frustrations, heartaches, and failures, but whenever God gives me unexpected and overwhelming blessings, I felt ashamed that I even entertained that thought. Sundays are sacred  When I was younger, my mom wouldContinue reading “What I learned about serving God”

‘Hope in a Bottle’ maker wins the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards 2017

GenerationHope, Inc., the social enterprise behind “Hope in a Bottle” purified bottled water, is the Grand Winner of this year’s Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (DSE Awards) presented by Isla Lipana & Co., the Philippine member firm of the PwC global network (PwC Philippines), and CSR thought leader Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCY Foundation). OtherContinue reading “‘Hope in a Bottle’ maker wins the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards 2017”

Couple trouble?

Follow these tips from married people on how they handle stress in their relationships and keep the fire burning We all know that work stress can take a toll in anyone’s life, especially in married lives. Gone are the days when life was so simple. wives just stayed at home, took care of the kids;Continue reading “Couple trouble?”

Blue skies

My fascination with skydiving started when I worked at the Headquarters Philippine Army in 2003. Why not? You don’t get to see these people jumping off the helicopter every day and those skydivers only grace very special military ceremonies as the grand finale. After every exhibition, I would often find myself in awe as IContinue reading “Blue skies”

How to maintain a healthy state of mind

Mental health expert and psychiatrist Dr. Paul Lee of Manila Doctors Hospital and Philippine Children’s Medical Center offers practical strategies to maintain a healthy emotional and mental health to prevent depression from setting in. Prompt recognition and treatment of this mental state is also essential to prevent more serious complications. Major depression is the number fourContinue reading “How to maintain a healthy state of mind”

4 tips to get your body summer-ready

Don’t wait for summer to start some crazy diet. One of the biggest keys to getting in shape for summer is starting before it hits!  Get your body ready for the summer with these simple tips from Electrolux:  Hit the stairs. Instead of taking the elevator, you can burn calories by taking the stairs upContinue reading “4 tips to get your body summer-ready”

The color of love

There’s something about interracial marriages or couples that fascinates us. The first few questions always go like: “How did the two of you meet? Where?” and “What’s it like to have a foreigner husband/wife?” According to history, thousands of interracial marriages between Americans and Filipinos have taken place since after the Spanish-American War. Although suchContinue reading “The color of love”

I have a confession to make

I know we’ve been friends for a long time now. Of all the stories I have told you, of all the things I wanted to say, this one’s the most difficult thing to say. Remember the first time you asked me if you courted me before if you stood a chance? I said NO. BecauseContinue reading “I have a confession to make”

A tribute to all my teachers

How do I thank my teachers for seeing the potential in me when I was little kid? For always choosing me to represent our class during school plays and events, for giving me good grades, for praising me for a correct answer, for encouraging me to answer or argue with them even when I’m hesitant,Continue reading “A tribute to all my teachers”

The American dream

After decades of waiting, an amendment to the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act to exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans “from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas and for other purposes” or simply allow them to “immigrate immediately, irrespective of priority dates” has been approved by the United States Senate Judiciary CommitteeContinue reading “The American dream”