One of the longest and most popular traditions especially among Filipinos is the Simbang Gabi or the Misa de Gallo. It is a nine-day novena to the Blessed Mother. The novena begins on December 16 as early as 4:00 o’clock in the morning and ends on Christmas Eve which is to welcome the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is a significant moment because it strengthens relationships among family members most importantly it will intensify our faith to God. It doesn’t matter if you complete the nine mornings novena or not but what is important is the disposition of the person who receives the blessing of the Lord. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to All.
A tomato slice could help prevent a heart attack, stroke and even cancer. The yellow, jelly-like material surrounding the seeds helps make the blood less sticky which inhibit the formation of dangerous blood clots that trigger heart attacks and strokes. Heart and stroke patients should benefit from eating 2-4 raw tomatoes a day according to some health experts. So, eat your tomatoes now to slow down or prevent strokes and heart attacks.
December 8 is the Feast of the Blessed Virgin’s Immaculate Conception. It is considered the most solemn celebration of which the church celebrates during Advent season. It is celebrated by Roman Catholic Church and other closely related Christian churches.
As part of the Christian community let us honor and give thanks to Mary for being the Mother of Jesus.
Our eyes is one of the most important parts of our body. It works with the brain to provide us vision. It is the window of the soul. Nothing can make us aware the wonders of the surroundings and the opportunities to appreciate the beauty of God's creation without our eyes. But sometimes we tend to take for granted our eyes through unhealthy practices. We rub them and expose to the sun. We do not eat vitamins for the eye. We sleep late and too much exposure to computers etc.
For those who are working with computers, we can avoid eye strain by doing the simple tips.
* Adjust the distance of the monitor by at least 18-24 inches away from you and 16 inches below your eye level.
* Increase font size by at least 14 while working on it.
* If possible use large monitor.
* Set your monitor to high contrast and medium brightness.
* As much as possible, go for a natural lightning from the light of the sun because too much light from the bulb can create glare on the screen.
* If natural light is impossible, use glare screen to reduce glareness.
Christmas is the most awaited celebration of the year. Some people even started celebrating in the month of September (with and ending sound of “ber”). Why we celebrate Christmas? How do we celebrate Christmas?Christmas is a holiday generally observed and celebrated every December 25. This is to commemorate the birth of Jesus. The date is not known to be the actual birthday of Jesus, but it may have been initially chosen to correspond either the day exactly after nine months whom Jesus was conceived. Christmas is not only celebrated by Christians but is widely celebrated by non-Christians. We can see different Christmas decorations hanging in every home and establishments to symbolize celebrations and happiness of the holiday season. Of course when it’s Christmas everybody is in a rush in going to the malls to buy new things for themselves and for others. People do not mind if there is economic crisis as long as they can celebrate this special day even in a simple way. Since it is a celebration for Jesus, we should not forget to attend mass and offer our thanksgiving for a good year He gave. Merry Christmas to all and I hope that each of us will have a prosperous year to come.