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Say NO to Bullying!

A few months ago, I read a news article about a kid who committed suicide because he was being bullied at school. And it is just plain wrong that we dragged the issue on bullying this long without doing something about it. Let us  help others make their stand against bullies. Let us make our voices be their voice. By helping those who are being bullied, we are also helping bullies at such a young age realize the threats they are posing in the lives of others, and reiterate to them the values that should have been inculcated to them at home and at school.

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Summer in the Philippines!

It’s the season of ultimate fun. As a Filipina, I take pride on the Filipino culture of celebrating fiestas with family. Eating lechon, bangus, mangga and other Filipino delicacies together on a table-sized banana leaf and scooping a handful  bring out the simplest and invaluable joy of being with relatives and friends, a celebration divested of pretensions and stress.

Neighbors get together and share whatever food they have prepared for their household. Children frolic under the scorching heat of the sun, and when are thirsty and hungry, would run to the nearest store to buy some Halo-Halo; they would find an immediate repose while munching some crushed ice mixed with ube, sago, buko, beans, leche flan.

Summer in the Philippines delights too on Filipino talents showcased in a sundry of fashionable and vivacious designs on festivals like Pinagbenga,  Pahiyas, Paraw, and Flores de Mayo.

There is more to Philippines than just the mere subject of having fun and this summer station ID of ABS-CBN (TFC in North America, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore), would attest to that 🙂 I wonder if it would make you want to join the Ati-Atihan dance too!

The ‘AWESOME’ Little Things

A colleague shared with me this article just when my other ‘manic’ blogsite — before, my blogsite was named itsaManic Addendum — was then going through some major and tough tweaking. Nah, I was thinking of quitting blogging. Then, I read this article and it inspired me to continue what I have already started.

Mr Neil Pasricha started blogging about the little awesome things in his daily grind and it has transformed (or perhaps even inspired many) to see beyond incidents, coincidences, problems, blessings no matter how irrelevant they may all seem to be as a great source of optimism. Let me share with you his blogsite http://1000awesomethings.com/ and this article written by Mr Bong Osorio, ABS-CBN Vice President for Corporate Communications:

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=774665&publicationSubCategoryId=82

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