Archive for the Family Category

I’ve lost a loved one and I don’t know what to do. My best friend’s brother passed away and I felt the full breadth of pain, sorrow and grief. Everyone has his own way of grieving — emotions run high, with mixes of grief, sorrow, anger and rage filling the hearts of those left behind. (more…)

A seminar on understanding the End-of-Life Care was held on April 24, 2016 at the Blacktown Library Function Centre, under the auspices of the Timek Iti La Union Association. The speaker was Remedios Alvarez-Solarte, MSN, RN, NP, Professor Emeritus of Nursing from Michigan, USA. She is a multi-awarded Filipino-American, who is a Founding Member of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) and an inducted member of the Far Eastern University Institute of Nursing, Hall of Fame. (more…)

One of the fondest memories I have of my youth is watching my parents wedding video on VHS tape. It was a simple yet beautiful and traditional church wedding laced with white trimmings, with a pair of white doves. It celebrates all the special moments of my parent’s love. To this day, it holds a special place in my heart. (more…)

FebruarConsuelo Mangona 2y 10, 2016 — Doña Consuelo Mangona celebrates her 95th Birthday; she looks forward to her 100th. She can walk without help and can recognize people, mentioning accurately their names. It’s a classic case of Mens sana in corpore sano, Latin phrase for “A healthy mind in a healthy body.” At her ripe age, she shows no sign of dementia. (more…)

It is 12:00 midnight. Noise becomes deafening; church bells ring; city skies explode in gold, pink, green and blue as kids and families gape in awe. The animated banging and clanging of pots and pans increase; the karaoke stops for the one full minute — vehicle horns fill the air. (more…)