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I live by ‘Go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That’s what I live by. That’s how I like Read More →


Lighting our candles and remembering our children’s smiles, Is the perfect combination of our children’s lights and lives. For their lights still shine brightly and help us to see the way, The 17th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting of The Compassionate Friends will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Kiosk area, Church of Read More →

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Seven days after Typhoon Yolanda, and relief is slowly getting through. I will not talk anymore of the devastation but the many emotions that face us today and probably for the next few months. Denial , anger and shock are the initial reactions from this massive devastation caught on photos and videos. I was appalled Read More →

Prayers-Let us send this to the families of the Tausugs. Some of them are reading our posts. (via Yolanda O. Stern) In Tausug version Kainaan, duwa-ahe niyo in mga kaanakan amun nagluwas lungsad hasupaya kamu sumannang. Bang siya makauwih ha wayna kawul pag sarahakan na siya pa Nagpapanjari., Mga Kaanakan, anak takamu. Gulgula niyo ako Read More →

To all my visitors, may you have a Blessed Christmas. May the warmth and love of family and friends that make the holiday season so memorable. May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through. Merry Christmas everyone. Peace and Joy to all. From the Dado Family To those who have Read More →

“To children, stuffed animals like teddy bears are more than toys. They’re imaginary friends who are effective comfort givers in times of extreme stress and fear, helping them heal from trauma and tragedy” – A Thousand Bearhugs Project My friend, Cathy Babao is once again spearheading the Bear Hug project which she started for the Read More →

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas. -W. C. Jones ““I have not put up any Christmas ornaments for the past 19 years. Never! What for when my family is not here. I Read More →

16th Worldwide Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting  Where: Kiosk area of the Church of the Risen Lord,  Laurel Avenue, UP Campus, QC  Map : Check this google map:  When Date: Sunday , December 9, 2012 Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM Holidays are a season of cheer and happiness for many of us. For others it Read More →

““Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi Amanda Todd shares her heart-breaking story in a YouTube video of cyberbullying that led her to deep bouts of depression and death by suicide. This is Amanda’s story of the bullying , the cyberbullying and her death by suicide. (via Vancouver Sun_ “In Read More →

I noticed something strange in my blog referrals. There is an upsurge of suicide image searches in my blog which points to the Suicide Prevention page. Thank you Google. That has been the trend for many months now but in the past two days, there is just way too much reference to it. I recall Read More →

“There is sadness in parting, but it should fill us with new hope.” – Fr. Ambrose Fr. Kulandairaj Ambrose of Missionaries of the Poor delivered a beautiful homily for Secretary Robredo. I like this quote the most “Sec. Jesse passed away doing what he loved the most, going home.” Here are some snippets which I Read More →

““They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” ~ William Penn I know it was bound to happen. Nobody wanted to lose hope until the wreckage was found. When I tuned in to ANC news, the face of Sec Mar Roxas told it all. At 7:45 Read More →

What a beautiful tribute to the man she loved and who loved her as well. Zsa Zsa Padilla sang THROUGH THE YEARS during the Necrological Service for Dolphy – Comedy King at the Dolphy Theater of ABS-CBN yesterday. I recall in 1989 when Dolphy dropped Alma Moreno because of his love for Zsa Zsa Padilla. Read More →

Filipinos are mourning the loss of the Comedy King, the artist that made them laugh and lightened the day. My friend Samira says it so well ” Comedy brings us together. For an hour or so, we are transported into a make-believe zone where our everyday life is made fun about. We can actually laugh Read More →

““They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” ~ William Penn I grew up with the Puruntong-Jones family in my teens, laughing my head off during the darkest years of Martial Law. A few minutes of laughter can really lift one’s mood. Though just a teen, Read More →

“I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.” Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. (6:55 p.m. ET) Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. It is such devastating news to her fans. Indeed she Read More →

A mother who lost a child often cry out over insensitive remarks. I have heard it countless of times. Consider this conversation from a mother who though a well meaning friends was insensitive. Don’t they know? Of course these wonderful, concerned, well-meaning friends don’t know. They can only guess how I feel. They haven’t personally Read More →

Think of one bear as one smile, one hug – one young life given joy and love this Christmas. Two thousand years ago, a child was (and is) the reason why we celebrate the most important holiday of the year.” Cathy Babao How can one even begin to comprehend the loss of lives now reaching Read More →

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