Thursday, December 18, 2008


Most Filipinos love to serve native food this Christmas and these are usually paired with hot cacao drink (sikwate) instead of hot coffee or tea. For those who are looking for pure tablea you may order it from us

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Monday, December 15, 2008


I went home to our hometown last Friday to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I was excited and hoped many good things to happen. I was honestly expecting a simple, smooth and organized festivity. However, I was shocked to see a lot of people who came to our house, people who were strangers to us. Mothers bringing three to five small kids from different barangays and sitios. Morefully, I was shocked to see that I can't almost get inside our house since the floor area was occupied by many kids with thier parents who were squating down and eating with their plates placed on the floor. I have to walk with my toes up to avoid stepping on rice particles scattered around. I also saw people opening the refregerator getting stuffs like soft drinks or desserts without having to wait for the servers to do that for them, drunkards asking for hard liquor even if wine was not included in our preparation, distant relatives knocking very late at night bringing along family members even if they had been in the house since breakfast till dinner and even if they were given bring home food and those people who elbows others just to be the first to get the food.

Fifteen years ago the feast celebration at home wasn't that way worst. It was smooth , systematic and non-chaotic. Only invited guests and relatives come to our house and join the celebration. Shall i label those people who came to our party and showed indescent demeanor as "greedy" , "gluttons" or "beast". Or are people now adays experiencing too much hunger that expecting them to eat like they have not eaten a month is normal?. I really do not know the answer. How i wish i did not go home last friday and just had attended holy mass here in the city in honor of Mama Mary because I feel that I was committing a sin trying to criticize the situation and the people involved. Fiesta is not really about eating its about honoring the saint through participating the celebration in the spirit of love, respect and deep faith. It is very difficult to say that those actions were normal for non professional people because there were oridnary people who behave decently and who have good manners during that party.

Feed the hungry but feed those who are really human beings. I just hope that I am not the stingy host who complains without valid justifications. Despite such I am opening my heart for more understanding and more answers as I know I might have misunderstood the situation and could not emphatize with them. Perhaps I was just tested on the virture of generosity. They say that real generosity is when you already experienced pain upon giving but the pain I experienced wasn't really about the food that the people consumed but rather on thier attitude they showed that i could hardly take.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


" There are many things beyond your control that can be perfectly legitimate reasons for anger. Yet the amount of time you maintain that anger is completely up to you. "

Last night i facilitated a class of third year psychology students. When i entered the room i saw a note on the table with the above quote. I tried reflecting on the note and remembered many people. I remembered those who hurt me, those who persecuted, victimized and pinned me down. I remembered my sufferings that agonized me for long long years. I also remembered a colleauge who was so troubled last week that made her very angry at those people who hurt her.

I remember most of the people who hurt me but I cannot anymore feel the pain and burden it has cause me. I had myself free from the weight of the agony I was carrying in the past. I say yes to forgiveness and peace. I am not anymore angry.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Are you familiar with this expression "Merry Christmas Gift"? I guess you are.This expression is usually used by someone trying to convey a reminder message to another person whom she/he wants to receive a gift. I often use that expression at present and although its just a form of joke or humor I did not realize that few conservative people do not find it good to hear. I remember a former colleague replying to me "It's better to give than to receive". Ouch.... that hurts! was insulted heheheheheh
There are really people who only longs to receive but do not love to give. However, asking for a Christmas gift could mean asking for a very specific one. But that thing could not merely mean material things. I will not anymore touch the topic on the benefits of giving. Let me shift to the benefits of asking and receiving.
Have we thought of those people who had hurt, victimized, deceived or persecuted us? They might at one point in our lives connect to us and genuinely ask for forgiveness. The question is, are we ready to forgive them? Are we ready to give the gift of forgiveness this Christmas? Maybe some of us do not know the answer, or some may say yes but if it does happen it would be very difficult to give, or some will say straight "NO". If our hearts are still aching remembering the worst things people did to us, it is best to just lift them up to God and let Him instead forgive those who hurt us.
This Christmas we are reminded that its not only about giving but also asking. May we humble ourselves and ask the gift and grace of forgiveness especially to those people we hurt. The moment we realize our faults it is also also the beginning of the search for inner peace,joy and love. In order to succeed we have to act. Peace, joy, love and healthy life are the benefits of having to receive the grace of forgiveness and by doing so we have to ask for it, if we do not receive them from people we hurt we are still assured that we will receive it from God.