A New Year is but a couple of hours away, I would like to wish myself and the rest of the world to further develop a pretty good amount of emotional and intellectual common sense. And may the exclamation points that we will encounter in the coming year be all physically and psychologically enriching. And lastly, may bliss and beauty be all over the planet!
Call it silly, call it insane. But it has been my personal belief and tradition to have a haircut on the last day of the year. I don’t know, but it brings me luck.
Like the Chinese, I believe that having a haircut on the first week of the New Year also cuts off your good luck that you’re supposed to receive throughout the year. That is also why I have a haircut on the last day of the year. But since I am thankfully not Chinese, I observe this belief every December 31.
While having my haircut, the TV set is turned on inside the salon. News about the statistics of stray bullets hitting innocent kids all over the Philippines is rising according to the news flash.
The tradition of igniting firecrackers to welcome the New Year is supposed to be for fun and supposed to drive away the evil spirits according to some baseless belief.
But a pretty good amount of moronic people would rather fire their guns indiscriminately so as to create a loud sound without knowing the deadly consequence it may result to innocent people who would be hit by the stray bullet. This thoughtless act is what is silly and what is insane!
While having my haircut, I then thought of the idea that these dim-witted people should instead aim their guns to their very own faces. This would definitely reduce the number of evil spirits of this planet.
Have a safe and lucky New Year’s Eve celebration everyone!
Itutuk mo sa mukha mo para mabawasan na ang ibil ispirit. Hahaha!
Spending Christmas Eve at Nengkoy’s place has always been festive, cheery and hilarious. My general feeling every Christmas Eve at Nengkoy’s is like that of sailing into the supermoon with my family or it’s the feeling of being the biggest doll among all dolls in the babushka doll. Everyone’s positive energy resonates which gives light to what a happy Christmas should be.
Celebrating the holidays has made my family even closer together. And I will never exchange for anything the time I would get to spend Christmas Eve at Nengkoy’s place.
Being an archipelago, most of the parts of my country is surrounded by water. It is however dismaying to know that considerable portions of these waters are now dirty and polluted. An immediate solution to this pressing problem needs to be addressed.
Aside from developing a heart for the environment and massive change in discipline, the invention by Australian surfers Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski is exactly what my country needs to keep its sea, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water clean.
It’s called ‘seabin’, a trash bin that floats in the water. A water pump maintains constant water flow into the bin, bringing with it floating garbage and debris. These refuse items are then caught in a strainer-like net bag. The water is then sucked through the bottom of the bin, into a water pump and then pumped back into the sea.
It is a simple yet brilliant ocean cleaning system that could easily be implemented in seaports and harbors around the country. The inventors have Indiegogo Campaign site that has been set up to collect funding so that they can carry out large scale production and commence with cleaning bodies of water.
Christmas 2015 in my country, the Philippines, is merrier than the usual Christmases in the past. Aside from festive, there is an overwhelming feelings of pride. This is because, five days prior to the actual Christmas Day, me and my fellow Filipinos received a very special and awe inspiring gift. It is the gift of being so proud to be a Filipino.
Thanks to the beautiful, witty and very regal Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the Philippine candidate who won the 64th Miss Universe pageant! Her winning the coveted crown which the whole country has been wishing, praying and craving for in more than 4 decades has made all Filipinos feel so proud, happy and jubilant.
It’s so awesome to be Pinoy this Christmas. Thank you Pia for this awesome feeling!
The Holiday Season is the chance to remember what matters most. And for the many families around the world, the Holidays are the joyous time, a time to reunite.
But for families who are apart because their loved ones need to attend to work and serve other people (nurses, hotel staff, restaurant crews, police force, security guards, etc.), this time of the year is especially hard. Christmas time also serves as a reminder that affected families too of these hardworking people have to sacrifice. To all the men and women who needs to work and be on duty on this joyous time, thank you.
Please know that you have my highest respect and gratitude for sacrificing and be away from your families this Holiday Season. To you and your families, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. May we all experience metric tons of peace and happiness this Christmas!
Can you just imagine if there would be no Miss Universe pageant in the world? That world I guess must be simply turning quietly around the sun trying to live a normal planet life.
But can you just imagine if there would be no Miss Philippines candidate in the Miss Universe pageant? That would be like watching the Super Bowl without the Halftime Show. Or it would be like watching a Floyd Mayweather boxing match. Or perhaps, it would be like watching hit sitcom Friends without Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) in it.
Though Philippines has never won this pageant in the past 43 years, Miss Universe pageant remains to be the pageant of all pageants in this spot of the planet. I no longer remember who the past winners were, but I certainly remember these funny reactions by my fellow Pinoys out from viewing their beloved pageant.
No other mega-popular sports event or reality-based contest TV viewers , I guess, have had reactions like these!
Come December 20, all Filipinos around the world will again be glued unto their TV sets with rapidly beating heartbeats hoping that their country’s candidate be finally crowned as the most beautiful woman in the universe.