Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Did Pope Francis Perform an Exorcism?

Did Pope Francis Perform an Exorcism? News have been spreading that Pope Francis performed an exorcism to a young man on Saint Peter Square after a mass last Sunday, May 19. Based on the video provided by TV2000, a Catholic television channel, believers claim that he indeed perform deliverance to a wheelchair-bound young man who is deemed to be possessed by the devil. 

It was reported that the Pope gave the young man a broad smile as he shook his (the young man) hand. But the pontiff’s facial expression changed when a priest came closer to him and spoke a few words. The Pope went more serious and immediately placed both of his hands on the young man’s head for about 15 seconds. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Earth Hour 2013... More Than Turning the Lights Off

Earth Hour 2013 More Than Turning the Lights Off
Last March 23, Saturday, the world celebrated the Earth Hour 2013. It was "lights out" for all homes and businesses when the clock stroke 8:30 in the evening on their time zone. Participants turned off their lights and appliances for the Earth Hour 2013. 

For the past two years since my kids were able to understand what the Earth Hour campaign is, we have been joining this significant environmental campaign of saving the planet. As a matter of fact, they were the ones who reminded me of the Earth Hour for this year. And they were excited about it! They even thought of various activities that will keep them busy during the hour when all lights and appliances are off. My eldest son suggested that we watch the moon and the stars while my second son thought of going to the rooftop and watch the last performance of Pyromusical Competition being held at MOA. Yes, we can see the fireworks from our rooftop. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! Welcome 2013!

Let us start the year right. This blog has been inactive for a couple of months now and I promise to update it as often as I can... and I am starting it now! Let's get 2013 going!

May this year be more prosperous and abundant for all of us. God bless us all!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Filipino Bloggers Hub: A Simple Acquaintance Party

In the cyber world, bloggers are constantly moving in. Thus, blogging has become more challenging because of the various trends that are born from time to time, in every click and tick of the finger. As bloggers pursue their passion, they tend to produce more influential articles and press releases based on their own experiences, observations and opinions. 

Today, blogging has become a good portal of information dissemination, advertisement and online promotion. Blogs provide huge impact and easy access to information as bloggers click the Publish button. From one single click, everything goes to life as readers start to share and like the article as soon as it is uploaded to the internet. 

It is already given that bloggers exist every minute and every second in each social networking site as well as in different blogging platforms while providing their readers the latest news and trends as well as entertainment in their web sites or blog sites. But wait a minute, did all bloggers who read other blog sites personally know the author, or at least have met the author? I don't think so! 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chef Hasset Go Bloggers Night: The Il Mercanti Experience

Attention all interested bloggers! 

Photo by Dessert Strip. Poster by Gian Pisuena.

Chef Hasset Go Bloggers Night: The Il Mercanti Experience is to be held at Il Mercanti Food Bazaar (Metrowalk) on May 5, 2012 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.

This event is strictly for bloggers only who are committed to submit a post-event article about the event on or before May 12, 2012.

To sign up, please visit this link.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Celebrate Modern Motherhood at EXPO MOM 2012

Celebrate the best of modern motherhood at EXPO MOM 2012 on May 5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 8PM at the Rockwell Tent! 

Upon hearing the phrase "modern motherhood", one may ask, "What is modern motherhood?" or more interestingly, "What is a modern mom?" 

Other questions like "What defines a modern mom?", "What does she value?", and "How does a modern mom differ from mothers that came before her?" also arise when we talk about modern motherhood and modern moms. 

Modern moms are active and empowered parents. Below is a list of modern mom personas as we try to encapsulate in simplified terms what a modern mom is. Do you see yourself in any of these modern mom personas? Or are you a combination of different modern mom personas? Read further to know what kind of modern mom you are. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pork Adobo: The House of JCJEE Version

Saturday is our Market Day. And when we went to market last Saturday, I bought 50 pieces of quail eggs. It was not included on the list of things we will buy but I felt the craving for quail eggs. Moreover, I also realized that it has been a couple of months ago since we last served a dish with quail eggs on the table. We are supposed to have the regular pork adobo when an idea suddenly popped out of my mind and suggested my husband to add hard-boiled quail eggs to our usual Pork Adobo to give the dish a twist. 

Adobo is a famous Filipino dish. Ask a foreigner who has gone to the Philippines and was served adobo, they will say that it is really tasty and flavorful. Because of the Filipinos' creativity and ingenuity, Adobo now has different versions. The most popular versions of the Filipino Adobo are Pork Adobo, Chicken Adobo, or the combination of both Chicken-Pork Adobo. Some vegetables, such as kangkong (water spinach) and sitaw (string beans), as well as seafood like squid and mussels can also cooked and prepared the same way.