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Souvenirs of grace

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Why dont you get a basket, Wilson?” He was a towering Christmas tree in April! He had Rosaries, scapulars and other religious articles hanging on both arms. His left hand tried to grasp on two miniature-sized Colosseum, two of St. Peter’s Square, and another of Trevi Fountain. “You know what, I could easily get a […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

New version you

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People strongly gravitate and get attached to anything new! This is especially true of gadgets, cars and fashion. The attraction is more pronounced with electronic tools and other technological accessories because technology progresses in giant steps that rapidly deliver more advanced features. What was number one of some must-have list a few months ago humbly […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Spot the diparents

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Clyde and his dad were bonding over a “Spot the Difference” puzzle book. Some twenty minutes had passed and the two had managed to spy only three different things. “Hey guys, wuzzup?” His mother suddenly came out of the kitchen. “We’re trying to finish at least two sets this evening,” her husband said, greeting her […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Boy shadow blue

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You mean you don’t remember, Steven?” Krishelle frowned with disbelief. “I can’t really say, Kris. Maybe the tests and medications in the facility made me forget,” Steven squinted, trying to force himself to remember what Krishelle was trying to remind him about. “’Sides, what can a three-year-old remember, Kris?” “I don’t know why I remember […]

Posted: March 28th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Boy shadow blue

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I am going to be eighteen tomorrow?” the teenager’s unbelieving voice trembled with anxiety. “Yes,” a man wearing a laboratory gown sighed deeply with unquestionable regret. “Still, all our investigations have been inconclusive!” “What will turning eighteen be like?” The boy seemed not to share the man’s disappointment. “I can’t tell,” the doctor shrugged. “More […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Summary executions

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The method of summarizing aims to make a complicated story, a hard lesson or a multi-layered event simpler and more understandable. Summarizing helps us to extract main ideas and integrate concepts to package for sharing with others. As a method, summarizing is useful for resolving problems related to things, but it cannot be applied to […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Findentity’

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Many of our youth may find themselves falling into a world of mixed emotions and experiences that are both astounding and confusing. Since they have not yet acquired a solid and mature skill set, they often don’t know how to negotiate and express what they are going through. Sadly, these experiences could trigger deep-seated and […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

LENT

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Father, when will Lent end?” The student took a big bite off his sandwich. “Why do you ask?” “’Coz I don’t want to celebrate my birthday during Lent!” he said, swallowing quickly and trying not to talk with his mouth full. “What’s bad about that?” I asked. “’Coz meat and chicken aren’t allowed during Lent, […]

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Prayparation

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Among the interesting similarities between prayer and coffee is how they both stimulate the person. Coffee is often enjoyed for its exotic flavors that keep one going. Prayer, on the other hand, awakens the soul to God’s graces and inspirations. A common and important thing to have quality coffee and prayer is preparation. Without sufficient […]

Posted: February 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Hooked to clickbait

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If the internet could be described as a sea of information, then this sea would also be full of fish and naturally fishermen catching fish. A very important component of fishing is the bait. No matter what bait is used, it is meant for one only thing: fool the fish to bite the hook. Fish […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »