One of my childhood memory was when we were asked by Nanay and Papa (we used to call them that way) to go out and roam round and feel Christmas Season. We eagerly agreed as we’re anticipating for this much awaited season. Before leaving, we were asked what our wish is and we did tell it excitedly. I think my sister asked for something but Nanay answered better to have umbrella instead which my sister gladly agreed. Then we were asked to hang our socks at the door so that Santa may place the gifts/wish we want to have. After all is set and done, I thought why Papa wouldn’t come. I wonder! Hmmmm.
Anyway, we head on at the tinampu (Bikol term which means road) and enjoyed the ambiance of Christmas. After an hour or two, we went back home and much to our surprise; we saw our socks filled with stuff. All wish have been granted and yes my sister got an umbrella! Everyone is so happy even our parents.
I can’t recall my age at that time but I have this idea who may have done it. Not really Santa I thought, it’s Papa! Hehehehe.
I’m sure you’re also for this season. But as I grew older I came to a conclusion that the idea or practices I was taught of about Christmas is way wrong.
Commitment To Love! To Courage Zone! – Why marriage should not be prolonged?
Marriage is a delicate subject and there’s a lot of factors to consider. The purpose of this message is not to contradict but to encourage readers to weigh and consider. Seeking guidance through constant meaningful prayer is still the best.
Whenever I had a chance to speak with old couples (especially while serving my full time mission) I usually ask them how they’ve met and the process in which both fell in love. Did he serenade? Send bouquet of flowers with bars of chocolates, (you know all those stuff). How wonderful it is to listen with their different love stories. Such full of love, faith, patience, understanding and courage. And then I would ask “How well do you know your partner right now?” A resounding answer is “It’s a life time process to fully know your companion, a never ending getting to know each other.” I’m not sure if you guys have asked this, too, but generally, the answer is the same.
I thought, if that is the case then there’s not much of a need to keep on preparing and preparing (especially knowing your future companion) since it’s an endless process to know them. The world says “You don’t know him/her yet”, “Take your time”, “Give a try and do live-in” “You’re too young to marry” “Single is freedom” “Enjoy while single” and many other forms. Most are for the sole purpose of buying enough time to know the other person or not knowing at all.
Have you noticed that more often those who are retired are the ones traveling? You see them in real life around the world most especially in movies. It’s part of their retirement plans which is a good thing. And that’s part of our plan too. With one big difference “We don’t intend to hit 60 before experiencing nature’s beauty.”
Over the past years though, I think there has been an increase with the level of travelers’ specifically young ones roaming around in the country. It’s not a survey thing per se, but I think you and I will agree the noticeable jump of them booking different tour packages with two thumbs up saying “It’s more fun in the Philippines!”
Must Join SubicFitFest Free Fitness Weekends Here In Manila
Want to experience fitness activities that will bring benefits to your own body? If you do and I’d say you must. Then this would be the perfect day to decide. Because Subic Fitness Festival reaches out to bloggers here in Metro Manila to 24 fitness disciplines that helps revitalize your mental, physical and spiritual aspect.
Said to be the biggest fitness event of the year, Subic Fitness Festival, is happening on November 15, 16, and 17, 2013 at Subic Free Port Zone – Harbor Point, Camayan Beach and Ocean Adventure – starts its journey to Subic with free fitness sessions in Manila, all weekends of September and October.
I’m glad that I’ve been part of the Kick off at the FTX gym along Tordesillas St., Makati, yesterday together with fellow bloggers.
When we were yet kids, we think beyond the impossible. I remember one time when I was a little boy playing my friend. I took a scrap of blanket, placed it at my back then knotted it over my neck. Look! Up in the sky. It’s Ssssuuuppppeeeerrrrmmmmaaaannnn! Yes, in an instant I became “The Man of Steal” and I’m the man. Some girls including my sister took their brooms, ride on it and start flying. They must have sung Hogwarts School song had Harry Potter existed in our early childhood. Oh I miss being a child don’t you.
Whenever you speak with kids and ask what their dreams are or want they want to become, they will resolutely answer you, some may be shy but they’ll still end up telling you. And I admire them for such. Pure, delicate, without fear nor boundaries. These are the truths about them, the reality about our young ones and about us when we we’re little ones.
When you see them, it seems they have no problems or issues at all. Full of dreams, vigor, knows no hindrances nor limits. Their smiles are everywhere because of optimism. “NO” is not included in their vocabulary for persistence is abundant in their thoughts.
Question is, do we still have that mindset, now that we are adults? Are we able to bring with us that vision when we were kids? Do we still take time to remember our dreams and aspirations? Or has eaten a lot of time thinking more of problems? Ironically, it is the opposite for most of the people. How come these things had happened for many, if not all? Continue reading When we’re little ones→
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