Oct 26

All Of Me…, and the voice that captivates

All Of Me (Jane Zhang) 
Her voice is a like a spring that captures each breathing moment; like a gentle wind that embraces every living essence; and like the sound of a serene river that hushes all the birds, the bees and the butterflies. 
Who would not fall in love with her while she sings?

Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang and her spellbinding delivery of ‘All Of Me.’

 

 

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Oct 24

How To Recover From Failure

How To Recover From Failure
by Ron R. Lacson

 

You woke up this morning feeling so frustrated. You feel the whole world is on your shoulder. Last night you were even awake for like 3 hours. You can’t even have a decent sleep. You seem to encounter failures after failures after failures. You can’t remember that last time you felt good about yourself. Life seems to be beating you; and it sucks. What can you do?

 
Yes, we all know it; failure is paralyzing and discouraging. Sometimes they leave deep wounds that often incapacitate us to look for whatever bright side life has to offer. So what shall you do?

 

Here are 5 essential things you can do to slowly (but with higher certainty) recover from defeat.

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Oct 03

AlDub / Kalye Serye and Why We Are In It

AlDub / Kalye Serye and Why We Are In It
by Ron R. Lacson

 

Unless you live in another planet (Mars, for example) or are in a deep meditation stashing yourself somewhere in the mountains (the Andes or the Rockies will do), you should be familiar with ALDub, or at least have heard about it.

There are already a number of articles written about this phenomenal love team; so why write another one? Well, what’s wrong with one more?

12043207_1034945183219680_6662150983683681377_n  Alden and Maine at Broadway

 

As I write this (Saturday / Oct 3, 2015), the players of the segment ‘Kalye Serye # Kilig Pa More’ have just visited the Broadway Studio marking the first time that TVJ meets Yaya Dub. Last Saturday (Sep 26, 2015), the twitter number for AlDub has reached a shrieking 25.6 million. From whichever angle you look at it, that’s an extraordinary feat for a noontime TV program; – the 36-year-old Eat Bulaga.

 

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Sep 18

Why are you still poor?

Why are you still poor?
by Ron R. Lacson

 

When Magdalena left the house this morning, she had a few things in mind on what she would do today. This is her day off, she has money she wants to spend. Perhaps she’ll watch a movie. Or maybe buy a new dress. Or she could eat in that fancy restaurant her friend told her about. After all, she worked hard for her money. It came from her salary, although not that big, but she earned every cent of it.

 

She has already sent her remittance to her family. So what is left of her salary should be something she could now spend for herself. She has to enjoy her life. She needs to be happy, and she could spend her money. After all, that’s the purpose of life isn’t it? It’s just money anyway. And she still has the next salary to look forward to. That’s what Magdalena does every month. Enjoy. Have fun. Live and let die.

 

And so, she went out and spent her money.

 

At night, when she got home and was feeling very tired; she asked herself – “Why Am I Still Poor?”

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Aug 21

What I Have In Mind

What I Have In Mind
by Ron R. Lacson

 

There are times when there are a few things in my mind, and still I could not write a single sensible sentence. Like now; yes, right now. There are things in my mind but I have nothing to write. At least nothing sensible. You probably notice now that you are almost at the end of this paragraph and you have yet to get anything that makes sense, at all. Nothing worthy to read.

 

But wait, why don’t I just write anything that comes to my mind (ok, I will spare you the indecent part, or else, this would be my last article in this magazine, I will be banned forever… forever… forever… forever… see, I told you there is a forever… nasagot na ang tanong na “ May forever nga ba? “). Ok, I notice that I still don’t make sense, so I better start writing the things I have in mind.

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Jul 16

A Dog Story

A Dog Story
by Ron R. Lacson


When I was in high school, my classmate Clarita had a beloved 3-year old dog named Kheko. We (my classmates and I) would sometimes go to Clarita’s house to visit and see her (she was pretty  😉   ), and there we would meet and play with Kheko. Clarita was living in a small apartment with her mother…, and of course with Kheko.

 

Kheko was a peculiar dog. He was a one-eyed and one-eared dog. His handicaps were very obvious the moment you glance at him. According to Clarita, he lost his eye and ear in an accident when he was still a puppy. We all treated Kheko like he had nothing missing and gave him as much esteem as he deserved.

 

one eyed one eared dog

Ralph is a one-eyed-one-eared dog (very similar to Kheko) from Romania Picture: Courtesy of Cascade News

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Jun 12

Fruits

Fruits
by Ron R. Lacson

 

If you like fruits, then you should read this article. Fruits are great sources of vitamins and minerals which we need every day to keep us all strong, healthy, smart and happy.

 

Ok, wait a minute. Did I write happy? Yes, I did. So, that really includes being happy and joyful. Why do you think the orangutans always smile (and are happy)? They eat banana (a fruit) every single day, don’t they?

 

Alright, before our subject goes to Cheetah and Tarzan (ahhhhhhhhhhh ahhahhhh), let me just point out clearly that fruits are generally for everyone, and they benefit us all. Besides, we won’t be talking about just Bananas anyway. We will be excitingly discussing some fruits we should be eating on a regular basis, but sadly we don’t. We seldom eat them for reasons like being unaware that they exist or that we can’t find them easily. But they are always available if you wish to find them… in the PHILIPPINES of course.

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Jun 05

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts
by Ron R. Lacson

 

I was a kid in sitting on a long brown-painted wooden bench placed inside our small school room. The roads and the pavements outside were wet, murky and turbid. The rain had just stopped, but small drops of rainwater were still trickling from the leaves of the Papaya tree planted near the school flag pole. My schoolmates were sitting with me, and our mud-spattered shoes were clearly visible to anyone who would care to look at us.

 

I was 10 years old, Grade 4, wanting nothing but to be a Boy Scout. It was my dream since I’ve watched a re-run of the movie ‘Follow Me, Boys ‘(a movie about Scouts) on our neighbor’s black & white TV. I wanted to do what Boy Scouts do. My schoolmates and I were observing the school gate which was made of standing crooked bamboos tied together by copper wires. We were anticipating to see someone to arrive; actually we were so eager to see any student who would enter the gate.

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May 14

The Enemies of Success

The Enemies of Success
by Ron R. Lacso

 

Success means different things to different people. For quite a few, it means ‘Financial Freedom’, or never having to worry where to get money to support their lifestyles; whether they’re simple or affluent. For some, it means reaching the goals they have been longing to achieve. And for others, it has to do with maintaining a peaceful, organized and healthy living with families and friends.

 

There are obviously a number of other categories and types of successes and we can’t write them all here. However,  I think we can all arrive on a consensus, that in an uncomplicated phrase, success is about accomplishing something that has a relevant impact and purpose to either or both the successful persons and the people around them.

 

If we all are delighted to wish to be successful one day, then it is imperative that we learn and understand the enemies of success. And what benefits do we get from knowing the adversaries of success? Well…, so we will know how to fight them, or how to get away from them, or how to get rid of them.

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May 08

Betong Pilay and the river

Betong Pilay and the river
by Ron R. Lacson

 

The river was always nice to behold. No, it wasn’t just nice; it was always beautiful. My good friend used to call it the river of life whose water is where the clouds pattern their formations. His name was Betong. He was infected with Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD) or what is commonly known as Short Leg Syndrome. In other words, he has a shorter left leg; he was born with it and it was the reason why he was called by many as ‘Betong Pilay.’

 
But Betong wasn’t always my good friend. In fact, there was a time when I considered him weird or unusual. A strange chap I used to poke fun at. A person I did not like to be with. The river was instrumental in making him my good friend; and me as his good pal.

 

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