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I was planning to bake Pumpkin Pie because I remembered just how delicious it was during my visit in Missouri a few years ago. My daughter said “we’re not Americans, mom so why should we celebrate Thanksgiving Day”. (But did you know that, for several decades, Thanksgiving had also been celebrated in the Philippines?) I Read More →

quit

By: Joseph Romana as originally posted at Philippine Online Chronicles “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi “Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul.” – General Douglas MacArthur “Pain is temporary.  Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong These and many other similar-minded quotes have brainwashed our generation, and probably the next Read More →

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by Amihan Euza Mabalay, originally posted at Counting happiness in 100 days , Philippine Online Chronicles With our fast-paced multi-tasking life, we often get drowned in seemingly never-ending workload, household and parent duties to fulfill. Sometimes we forget to pause and find delight in the moment. Oftentimes, we neglect little things that value the most. In Read More →

butterfly in compassionate friends

Don’t you think this is a lovely butterfly? Whenever a butterfly flutters about in the garden, I smile with the thought that Luijoe is in another life with greater beauty and freedom. But I believe the butterfly’s life cycle – metamorphosis – represents my new life after the death of my precious son. THE EGG: Read More →