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    It’s been 22 years ago, when I finally took the risk of a big CHANGE in my life.  From being an executive secretary in a German company, I didn’t know what will happen to my career when I decided to immigrate to Canada.  No one knows our future except our maker up above, but it [...]

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Wow, what a blast 2011 was and it looks like 2012 will be even better! This past year had numerous events and through Facebook we were able to share those experiences. Several trips including our spur of the moment vacation in the Osoyoos area of B.C. were fun. So many parties and celebrations too numerous to list! My personal favorite was the 2011 KASAYAHAN performance, the best yet! Ernie and the gang continue to entertain us and showcase the impressive Filipino talent we have here in Calgary. We look forward in anticipation of their 15th Annual show in 2012.

One interesting episode for 2012 will no doubt be the highlight for my wife Ludy and I. After 7 years of waiting and many ups and downs, I think the Philippine Government has run out of reasons for keeping our daughter Stephanie in the Philippines. Ludy is there right now taking care of the last few unreasonable demands they have made and soon our daughter, and us, can get on with an exciting chapter of our lives! Shame on the Philippine Government for messing with a child’s life! It is obvious that they do not share the citizen’s caring and loving attitude. It’s too bad that there are never any good choices at election time there.

Speaking of caring – even though Calgary is located on the other side of the world from the Philippines, many Filipinos share the hardship, suffering and despair of their family and friends back home. As disaster after disaster strikes the Philippines, there are enough concerned people here that care enough to do something beyond Praying. Two groups have interrupted their busy lives to put together events to give us all a chance to help those in need back home, and I hope you can give your support to one, or God Bless you, both of them!

On Sunday January 22, 2012, our very own Pinoy Times and Pinoy Radio, led by Connie and Tata, present an afternoon of entertainment, fun and prizes. This is the SAGIP CDO Benefit Show sponsored by Pinoy Times in cooperation with Pinoy Radio. Look for further details in this issue of Pinoy Times and join the many Calgary Filipinos who can make a difference in the lives of those suffering due to Typhoon Sendong. This is also a chance for us to check out the posh, new Genesis Centre in the N.E.

Just 2 weeks later, on February 4th, 2012, we get the chance to travel to the S.W. and again while being entertained, we can share our love and help out. A well known Calgary entertainer, Beauty Queen and much more, Mariedelle, and her many friends have put together an event called “Hawak Kamay”. Plan your Saturday evening around this special event through a local charity – Harmony for Kids and Elderly – and help out those affected by Typhoon Sendong. How comforting it is to know that our young people care enough to make such an effort. Congratulations Mariedelle! Details are in this issue of Pinoy Times.

Just a short side note on these two special events and that is – even if you are unable to make it to the parties, I encourage you to contact either of the Organizers and purchase a ticket or two to show your support. Every little bit helps and may you be Blessed for your kindness!

In closing, may 2012 be a year that your dreams come true and that we all can continue to improve our lives while helping and supporting those around us. May you enjoy your life here in Canada in comfort and safety!

Happy New Year!

Steve









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