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    Hello dear readers, Belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! What is the importance of Thanksgiving? As a liturgical festival, Thanksgiving corresponds to the English and continental European harvest festival, with churches decorated with cornucopias, pumpkins, corn, wheat sheaves, and other harvest bounty. English and European harvest hymns are sung on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. Since Thanksgiving holiday is [...]

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
I believe Age doesn’t define maturity.  Wise men say the true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you, you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back. “Maturity comes when you stop making excuses and start making changes.”
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No matter how lovely, leave not flowers on a dead man’s face. As justice, so writers are; blind as freaking bats and a rueful instance of cliché.
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By Erwin D. Maramat
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Are you actually smarter than you thought…?
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