Simbang Gabi: Will it really grant our wishes?

Two church servers share their 9-day dawn mass’ journey It’s that time of year when Filipino Catholics are gearing up to start the nine-day dawn masses, believing, hoping, and praying that God will grant their wish. But will completing the nine-day dawn or anticipated masses really grant our wishes? Two church servers share their SimbangContinue reading “Simbang Gabi: Will it really grant our wishes?”

Are you ready to travel?

Check out Malaysia’s “Langkawi”, an eco-adventure, island hopping, wildlife sighting, shopping – the historical and cultural experience you surely wouldn’t want to miss When was the last time you traveled abroad? What was your favorite destination? For some of us, it’s been nearly two years since we traveled outside the country or even locally dueContinue reading “Are you ready to travel?”

4 valuable things I learned in PMA

Thanks to military school, I learned these things that I am now applying in my life. It’s been 21 years since I left the military school and people still ask me why I left. I left because I felt that early on, military life was not for me. I entered in the first place toContinue reading “4 valuable things I learned in PMA”

DJ Terence Khan talks about career challenges, valuable learnings, and more

“Be confident, always put your feet on the ground, and practice, practice, practice!” Terence Khan, or “DJ Sting” to his fans, was only 12 years old when he started having an interest in doing voice acting. He got it while watching plugs and commercials on television, specifically on channel 9. “There was a voice-over atContinue reading “DJ Terence Khan talks about career challenges, valuable learnings, and more”

‘Plant lola’ shares how gardening brought her joy upon retirement

With gardening, Leonida has something to look forward to every day! Last year, many Filipinos turned to plants to cope with the new coronavirus. Even now, more and more people are still picking up the hobby. And why not? Plants not only beautified our homes and purify our air, but they also helped in maintainingContinue reading “‘Plant lola’ shares how gardening brought her joy upon retirement”

Herminia Mendoza shares what its like losing her parents

It’s been more than 10 years, but the pain never goes away. She misses them more These days, it can be quite common in social media to see news of sickness or death of someone we know — friends, relatives, co-workers, acquaintances, or even a famous personality. The pain of loss can be overwhelming, especiallyContinue reading “Herminia Mendoza shares what its like losing her parents”

Six lessons I learned at 41

One thing’s for sure, it is only through positive thinking that I was able to see good in everything Today, I am celebrating my 41st birthday. Like everyone else, this is my second birthday on ECQ/GCQ, but I couldn’t complain. I am blessed beyond blessed today because I’m living, breathing, and surviving despite this pandemic.Continue reading “Six lessons I learned at 41”

Ramil Sumangil beats all odds with ‘Books for a Cause’

For 10 years, Ramil has been working with companies and NGOs in bringing books to children in far-flung corners of the country It all started with an invitation to speak during the commencement exercises of his alma mater in Baloy Elementary School, Nueva Ecija on April 1, 2011. Ramil Sumangil didn’t want to go empty-handedContinue reading “Ramil Sumangil beats all odds with ‘Books for a Cause’”

A year into quarantine: 6 Filipinos share their best realizations

As we officially mark a year of being in quarantine, we asked six Filipinos about their key learnings from the pandemic. It has been a year now since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. Thinking it was only a simple virus, many people fell victim to the illness that changed the ways we relate toContinue reading “A year into quarantine: 6 Filipinos share their best realizations”

Some days I’m okay, some days I’m not

But I don’t feel guilty, it’s okay not to be okay sometimes When a good friend and former colleague suggested that I enter this contest, I was hesitant. Up until the last hours before the deadline, I couldn’t write anything. What could I possibly tell my readers about moving on and surviving when I’m stillContinue reading “Some days I’m okay, some days I’m not”