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How to be Grateful: Looking for the Silver Lining

How to be Grateful: Looking for the Silver Lining

Last week, I felt really disappointed with God. I questioned Him a lot because my life seems pointless. Bakit walang nangyayari sa buhay ko? (Why does my life remain stagnant?) Bakit kailangan ko pa pagdaanan ang depression, na humadlang sa akin para umasenso? (Why do I need to go through depression, which forced me to leave my job and prevented me to have a good career?) To borrow the words of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, I suddenly felt my…

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6 Reasons Why Christmas is Not About Us

6 Reasons Why Christmas is Not About Us

This year, I started feeling that Christmas will be another ordinary day. As someone who experiences feelings of depression at certain times, I usually wonder why I’m losing excitement over parties, gift-giving, and other traditional gatherings. In one of my reflections, I realized that I grew tired in keeping all these practices. I might sound like a killjoy, but these things don’t appeal that much to me anymore and led me to think that Christmas is not about us. Reasons…

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Christmas Test

Christmas Test

Ngayon siguro, inaantay mo na ang Noche Buena ninyo. Excited ka nang buksan ang mga regalo mamayang 12. Pero ako, hindi ko alam kung matatawag bang Pasko ang araw ko. Para magkasakit ka ng dalawang beses ngayong December, at ngayon ay nagpapagaling pa din ako, ang dami kong na-miss out na activities. Sasabihin ninyo sigurong malungkot, pero may mga na-realize ako na hindi ko mare-realize kung hindi ko ito naranasan. Pwede naman palang mag-Pasko ng walang regalong binabalot at tinatanggap….

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Christmas for All Seasons

Christmas for All Seasons

August 31 signals that each year is about to end, even if there are four more remaining months. As Filipinos, we always anticipate the start of Christmas during -ber months, namely, September, October, November, and December. We get excited as we decor our homes with Christmas decors, change our playlists to Christmas songs, and make a list of our wishes and gifts to give. It is the time to give, but we find it difficult to extend help to people…

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