The Good Shepherd, The Hen & My Mom

Dear friend, Praised be Jesus and Mary! Last Sunday, the Gospel reading (John 10:1-5,9-10) talks Jesus as the Good Shepherd. In the Filipino culture, many of us cannot easily relate to the idea of sheep and shepherds. In my whole life living here in the Philippines, I have not seen a sheep, not even in zoo.Thus…

Lee Min Ho

Dear Reader, Praised be Jesus and Mary! Lee Min Ho is in Manila!!!!! …yea, but I’m in Bulacan. Booo.. I was watching a news video about Lee Min Ho’s visit here in Philippines. When he smiled, I went… Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆ …in my head. Haha!! Oops. Did I lose my poise there just now.…

Fighting Against Oneself

Dear Reader, Praised be Jesus and Mary! Amazed at my siblings’ concentration, I snapped a photo of my sister while watching Lee Min Ho in Faith, a Korean drama. I had three thoughts while looking at the photo: 1) Joy and Norman, my siblings, approve of my taste in movies and TV shows. After watching…

The 7th Beatitude

“Blessed are the peacemakers: they shall be recognized as children of God.” – Mt. 5:9 Dear Reader, Peace be with you! Peace comes when we reject sin and follow God. My friend, Christine, said, “If we want to be peacemakers, we need to have peace within oneself (inner peace) first. Pray and ask God to…

Pinatisan

Dear Reader, My mom’s home-cooked Pinatisan is the best! I reheated this for dinner and, as expected, it gets better and better each time it’s reheated! This is not just an authentic Filipino flavor. This is THE FLAVOR OF MOM’S TENDER LOVING CARE. Ma! You are number one! Love, Kristine G. Veneracion

Kite String

“Do you know what the kite’s joy is? The reason the kite flies happily in the sky is not because it’s free. It’s because there’s a string that will eventually tug it close. Even if it could fly freely… no matter how high it flies… even if it could reach the outer space, it wouldn’t…