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Rizal Day 2012 and One Christmastime at Rizal Park (Luneta Park)

Today December 30, 2012, the Philippines is celebrating the 116th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal.  Flags and tarpaulins has been visible in the major areas in Metro Manila since the beginning of December.  There are also other significant activities but the highlight of course is happening today at the Rizal Monument at Rizal Park Manila (Luneta Park).  You may refer to this link for the activity details . Coming from our morning run today while seeing the Rizal Day tarpaulins in the avenue where we passed by, I suddenly remember one Christmastime with my good old friends.  It was two years back then when we were planning our Christmas get together and we can’t decide the venue. I am the usual host for such celebration but I beg off to host that particular year because I was working from home then.  I want to give give myself a breather.  Also, we have been friends for decades and we’re celebrating annually that we are almost running out of ideas. We want something di

Happy Christmas Everyone! (Maligayang Pasko sa Lahat!)

I’d Miilad said oua sana saida (Arabic) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan (Chinese Mandarin) Sretan Bozic (Croatian) Glaedelig Jul (Danish) Vrolijk Kersfeest (Dutch) Maligayang Pasko (Filipino) Hyvaa joulua (Finnish) Joyeux Noël (French) Fröhliche Weihnachten (German) Kala Christouyenna! (Greek) Selamat Hari Natal (Indonesia) Nollaig Shona Dhuit (Irish) Buon Natale! (Italian) Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto (Japanese) Sung Tan Chuk (Korean) Natale hilare et Annum Faustum! (Latin) IL-Milied It-tajjeb (Maltese) Feliz Natal! (Portuguese) Pozdravlyenie s Rozjdyestvom I s Novym Godom! (Russian) God Jul (Swedish) La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou (Samoan) Feliz Navidad (Spanish) Naya Saal Mubarak Ho (Urdu) Chuc Mung Giang Sinh (Vietnamese) Nadolig Llawen (Welsh) God Jul or Gledelig Jul (Norwegian) Wherever you are regardless of religion and belief, our sincerest wish for a HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Traditional Filipino Christ

Sunday Quote and Photograph: The Way, The Truth and The Life–Dawn Mass (Simbang Gabi 2012)

God sent a star to light the night for the The Way, the Truth  and the Life – His Son. He sent the Light of Life to prove His heart so we would invite His son into our own. God has given us all the light we’ll ever need to find peace on earth, goodwill to men. Pamela F. Dowd Photo taken using my mobile phone while I’m approaching “The Shrine of Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life” parish located at the Mall of Asia Complex , during my second day observance of Simbang Gabi (Dawn Mass) for this year. I used to do church hopping each novena day from my previous years of Simbang Gabi observance but I can’t do it this year due to work and  other concerns.  Sadly, I also missed the first day of this year’s dawn mass but it did not stop me from celebrating the remaining eight days. In an hour, I’m off to go to celebrate the 8th Day and then Run for Rescue !  Life is tough but really wonderful especially during Christmas.

All I Want for Christmas? Naah!

I’m quite hesitant to make this post because I never did make Christmas wish list for quite a long time.  Well not unless it’s necessary like for company exchange gift purposes.  But still, I don’t write it as Christmas wish list but I write it as “What I want to have even if it’s not Christmas.”   Probably by now some of you know the reason why I don’t write Christmas wishes.  As corny as it may sound but I really just have one wish after that Christmas.  Not that I’m still wishing for it. I don’t know but… I never outgrew that… It just stay that way… Don’t get me wrong though.  It’s not that I do not enjoy the Christmas season.  I’m one passionate person when it comes to Christmas.  I do decorations, I send out personalized Christmas greetings, I shop for gifts, I go to parties… and of course I do answer to Christmas post tags from my awesome blogger friends like Joanne and Juicy Jay who tagged me in the Christmas meme called “All I want for Christmas”.  And even I’m not the kin

Sunday Memory and Photograph: A Mother for Christmas

It was the 9th of December, A Thursday night, 15 Days before Christmas, The Christmas lights were off Lanterns and decors remain unhanged Angels came and took the woman from the young girl’s arm, And the young girl had never wish for anything, But a MOTHER for Christmas.