Parol

Misa de Aguinaldo: what do you wish for?


Tomorrow, December 16, starts the official observance of Christmas season, which will last until the Epiphany, or during the commemoration of the Magi’s visit to the Child Jesus. In the Philippines, the celebration commences with Misa de Aguinaldo or Simbang Gabi, a reverential nine-dawn Masses practiced by both the Roman Catholics and Aglipayans in deference to…

coco oil

Coconut oil: effective prevention of hair fall


Coconut oil is, perhaps, the most useful product Nature has ever produced.  From dessert toppings, to floor wax, to natural healer, and even to beauty treatment: name it, and this mighty coconut oil has probably something to contribute. In my previous post, What Lies Beneath Hair Loss?, I mentioned some possible causes of hair fall…

Hair fall

What lies beneath hair loss?


People tend to panic when they experience hair loss.  After all, hair is a reflection of our identity. It is even, almost always, associated with self-esteem.  For women, it’s also a symbol of femininity.   I once heard a breast cancer survivor who said that the chemotherapy sessions she had did not scare her much…

What’s next?


Originally posted on Practicing Resurrection:
There’s a wrap-around advertisement from Monsanto on the cover of the October edition of Successful Farming magazine.  The text of it reads: What’s next in weed control technology?  Roundup Ready 2  XTend Soybeans.  An advanced soybean product with tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate.  Xtend your control. (in small print at…

slander

Impact of slander: what is your responsibility?


It is unfortunate how we could be so tactless at times, unleashing words that can hurt – or worse, destroy – other people. Religious, political, cultural, and social bigotry are often the issues why we tend to be biased against other groups that don’t belong to our own.  The tragedy that happened in Bohol and Cebu…

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After Yolanda: it’s time to rebuild


After the storm has gone, it’s time to get back up again.  Life must go on.  The Filipino spirit of resiliency must work. November 8, 2013 is the day of horror for many Filipinos as super typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Haiyan) ravaged through the Visayas region in central Philippines, leaving behind thousands dead, numerous wounded,…