Publisher's Note

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    by C.K. Now that winter is over and spring had finally sprung, it’s time to spend more outdoors than indoor activities.  I’m  sure that even the pets we have wants to wonder around in this wonderful weather.  I just got a glimpse of the crocuses on our rock garden and a few perennials  coming back from [...]

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Publisher’s Note

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by CK

This morning when I woke up, I noticed that some leaves in our tree in the backyard are starting to turn yellow and I told myself, what an early sign.  For sure we have our nice days numbered as Fall is soon approaching.  I love the color of Fall because it feels so refreshing to see the trees with the golden yellow leaves.  Although afterwards we have to clean up all the dry leaves that will fall from the trees.  But I’d rather do that than shovel the snow.

It’s been barely five months that has passed and I still hope that one day, Hank, my departed husband,  will be back again.  But that is false hope since we know that when someone is physically gone in this earth, no one can  bring him back to life.  All I can do is to relive the good memories we had together and afterwards, put a smile on my face and say, “What would have been my life if I did not meet him to begin with when I came to Canada?” Nowadays, what makes me happy and at peace is when I water the yard and look at his rock garden in the front of our house  and all the flowers that he had planted on just the same with what he did in the backyard. I love to see all his perennials are back especially his favorite, the shasta daisies.  It is also amazing to see all the different varieties of lilies that he had planted in the backyard.   The apple tree he planted 3 years ago in the front yard are now full of apples.  It was last year I remember when he has been waiting for the apples but we only got a few.  Now, all of a sudden there must be about 50 apples on the tree.  I wonder if he has been  keeping an eye on all of what he has in his garden that  they are all back to life.   I still feel the sadness from time to time but I know that Hank would want me to get back on my feet and go on with my life.   But to be honest, it’s a pain and it sucks to lose the person you loved the most.  The grieving will never end, but time will heal the pain and when that happens,  life will be wonderful again.

Back to reality, August is a very busy month.  We have the Globalfest happening from August 15 – 26, 2017 at the Elliston Park in the SE.  You can  check out the ad that we have in our inside pages.  Then we have our very first EXPO FIILIPINO ALBERTA 2017.  This is a 3-day event and everyone is invited to come and have fun celebrating our culture and heritage  and  in cooperation with the Philippine Languages and Cultural Society of Alberta, we will also celebrate our LINGGO NG WIKA at the EXPO IN THE PARK on August 26, 2017.    So mark it down on your calendar and make sure you are at the Murdoch Park Bridgeland to join the celebration and fun.  There will be food vendors and exhibitors especially the “NUTART” straight from the Philippines.

Don’t waste your precious time, do what you can do now.  Enjoy the outdoors while the weather is good. Make sure that your summer was short but sweet.

Until next issue, God  bless us all!


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