The new norm makes the home a school. Ariela who’s been home schooled ever since, shared her fresh insights about it. Her family’s experience on helping food banks is a beautiful story of caring and sharing during this pandemic.
Category Archives: Life and Love
There’s always a time to refresh, a time to rest after a long flight and a time to fly again. When I count all my reasons to stay well and healthy, I always think of my family and life’s beauty. Nature is happiness.
During this uncertain time, it’s always best to hold true to these values – camaraderie, brotherhood and equality. Boodle Fight, a Filipino tradition of eating using bare hands (kamayan) is a symbol of them, reminding us to always fight for what is good for everyone.
No Retreat, No Surrender
Life is sometimes harsh for some people. But there are those who carry and bear their burdens well, that in the end, they come out victorious from all the struggles they went through.
Looking at the photo, against the backdrop of the majestic perfect cone, Mayon Volcano, and all the hardships life has brought forth, Tatay Samuel shy smile encourages us to move forward positively into the future.
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My Real-Life Mona Lisa
I believe, I’ve seen a real-life Mona Lisa. And her smile is so contagious that I keep on smiling even under pressure. I see an inspiring artist, a kindhearted, beautiful woman. Her smile beams like rays of sunlight, shedding hope and love.
Expanding my circle of friends, not just from work, home or school, but even here at Word press, means so much to me. I always believe that true friends, who’d wish the best things happen for you, come in different colors, shapes and sizes.
Pinoys’ Pandemic Comedy
While battling against COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of programs implemented by the government which caught trending in the social media. It’s only in the Philippines, we say! 🙂
The Underdog Fruit
Of all the fruits, Cotton Fruit or popularly known as Santol in the Philippines is the so-called the Underdog. Even among fruits, there’s a ‘bullying’ that exists. 🙂 Kidding aside, Pinoys would not agree to that. Sinantol or Santol Stew in Coconut Milk is a mouthwatering dish, that will give you a flavorful balance – a little sour, spicy and creamy – favorite in Pinoy’s cuisine.
An Ultimate Vegan Dish
It can be an ultimate vegan dish, without the shrimp paste. It’s a favorite dish in Bicol, a daily staple in most households being a very much affordable dish. Try our spicy and creamy Laing – dried shredded taro leaves in coconut milk!
All-Time Favorite Dessert
Back then as a child we would always see a lot of Kundol or Winter Melon in our barrio especially near our Fiesta or Feast for our Saint in May. Our neighbors would prepare Sweetened Winter Melon (Kundol) with Pili Nuts and we always look forward to having this perfectly paired dessert.
My Pandemic Resolution
So, just when I thought I could use these old coins that Father is keeping as one coin costs as high as $500-$1,000 now because of the pandemic, I decided to keep it and write a Pandemic Resolution instead. These coins are from the 18th to ealy 19th century. I hope no one won’t break the ‘piggy bank’ yet and be able to get by in this seemingly uncertain times.