Another great thing Filipinos do better: Parties! Heart thumping drums and trumpets, breath taking parades, bright an colourful costumes and massive heat : welcome to Sinulog, the most awaited Cebuano grand street parade ! A bit of history (thanks Wikipedia): On April 15, 1521, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived and planted the cross on the shores of Cebu, claiming the territory for Spain. He presented the image … Continue reading Pit Senior ! Welcome to Sinulog!
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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean. If a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty” Mahatma Gandhi http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/humanity/ In 2007, Liberia was still bearing the wounds of its long civil war. But just like snow drops, the those kids’ contagious laughs echoed a new era of love and… Continue reading Humanity is brotherly love
« They confiscated my cell phone. Some weeks, I have to wake up at 3:30AM to prepare the breakfast of the 90 students of this building. I hardly go out anymore and I haven’t seen my family for weeks. Still, I have never been so happy and so proud of what I am doing!” Contradictory? Not when you are a student with Passerelles Numeriques (Digital Bridges … Continue reading And you thought Pinoy were lay back?..
Ms Attila proudly introduces her best friend, Tiger. So far, diamonds mean nothing to her. Her Tiger is so much more precious! (Carpe Diem 😛 ) My Princess, I want you to know for sure that if you want the moon, let alone a diamond, you are smart and capable enough to get it by yourself (yes, Tiger can give you a leg up!) Believe in yourself Ms … Continue reading Tigers are (my) girl’s best friends
And much more on how cartoonists all over the world are showing their solidarity with Charlie Hebdo victims: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/150107/cartoonists Continue reading Je suis Charlie, I am Charlie, Ich bin Charlie
This week’s challenge: share with us your photos of twinkling light. Already paid a tribute to Christmas and Hanukkah, so for the sake a diversity, here is my little one to Tibetan buddhism, right from Sikkhim. The more blessings the merrier, no? Continue reading Twinkles
“Good things come to those who wait“. This sentence used to make me smile. Yeah, sure. I have always been more into believing “quien espera desespera” (litteraly: the one who waits will dispair). Doesn’t it sound like a quote for losers to you? It’s ok to wait, things happen for a reason, keep calm and dream on.. In all my appraisals, one word would always … Continue reading Good things come to those who wait, but better things…
Are you Catholic (Filipinos favorite question to foreigners) or even a Christian ? should be easy for you to find your way home. May you ride a taxi, a jeepney or a bus, you should feel safe and protected: Lost in the crowd? free inspirational words right in front of you: Need a bit more ? you ll get so many chances to attend masses, without even … Continue reading Feeling lost in the Philippines? all you need is a little faith!