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    Dear Kababayans, I hope your February has been a great month! Now that we  are in the month of March and that days are getting longer along with the time change, I hope you guys take the time to enjoy the season! Warmer temperatures are right ahead and we are all thankful for it! Last month David [...]

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Dear Lola Concha

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Ano na ba ang nangyayari sa mundo natin?  Una, ang pagputok ng bulkang TAAL sa Batangas.  Naalala ko pa na nagpunta kami ng Nasugbu isang araw bago pumutok ang bulkan.  Inaya pa ako ng isang kaibigan kong maki-piyesta sa Lemery dahil taga-doon sila at don nakatira ang nanay nya isang lingo bago nangyari ang pagputok [...]


Erwinism: When the Shot Clock Expires

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By Erwin D. Maramat
“I know we can’t all stay here forever so I want to write my words on the face of today and they’ll paint it.” ―Shannon Hoon, ‘Change’, Blind Melon
We were barely at the door when my wife blurted out, “Oh my God, Kobe is gone!” With a Cheshire grin, I glared at [...]


Erwinism: Happy New You

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“You need clarity. It’s an amazing thing.”
“I do.”
“No s#*t, I do! I mean who doesn’t? I am in desperate need of clarity—a 2020 vision and 2020 is now here.”
What a remarkable suggestion from my optometrist. After conducting a number of eye exams and treating me as if I were in preschool by instructing me to [...]


Dear Lola Concha

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Masaganang bagong taon sa inyong lahat!  Bagong taon, bagong yugto ng ating mga buhay.  May mga bagay na ayaw na nating maulit pa mula sa nakaraang taon at meron din namang mga pangyayari na nais nating manatili sa ating mga alaala.  Ganyan ang buhay, hindi ito hihinto pag nagtapos ang isang taon.  Bagong hamon naman [...]


Ano nga ba ang alaala ng Pasko nung ako’y bata pa?

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- naniwala akong may Santa Claus kasi tuwing Pasko may regalo sa ilalim ng Christmas tree at tuwing tatanungin ko ang tatay ko palagi nyang sagot ay galing Kay Santa Claus.  Ngunit dumating Ang Isang bisperas ng Pasko at ako’y nagising ng hatinggabi.  Lumabas Ako ng kuwarto dahil nauhaw ako at iinom ng tubig.  Nang [...]


ERWINISM: Light of the Season

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By Erwin D. Maramat
If an asteroid the size of Australia were to hit the earth, David wouldn’t even flinch. He will be at his desk amd in his computer chair while his eyes are permanently glued on the screen leering at strangers on his Facebook account and sending them friend requests.
I first met him while [...]


CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

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IN THIS CORNER:
From Tigs Tidalgo
TO THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY OF CALGARY:
May we always be blessed with abundance in love and gift of wisdom. We are bound together with affection to be  good and humble. All that was and days to come through understanding and respect make us all deserving.
Our community may grow in purpose and meaning, [...]


Bato-bato sa Langit

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ni Lola Concha
Totoo nga bang ang tao ay madaling makalimot?
- Tumpak, dahil sa karamihan ng kabutihan ng nagawa mo sa kapwa ito ay mabilis na nakakalimutan sa isang pagkakamali mo. At dahil sa isang pagkakamali ay huhusgahan ka na at kukutyain.  Bakit kaya di ka muna manalamin at suriin mo ang iyong sarili para alam [...]


Though The Fig Tree May Not Blossom

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Here is a poetic expression of one of God’s servants in the olden past crying out over the hardship and trial brought upon them, and yet the Divine Creator seemed silent in the midst of their suffering.  By way of using a metaphor language comparing a fig tree or a vineyard that bears no fruit [...]


Erwinism: Wake Up Inside

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By Erwin D. Maramat

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”
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