Saturday, August 02, 2014

war and PEACE







"You can bomb the world to pieces... but you can't bomb it into peace."



 

Enjoying the fruits... er, candy of their labor



How fascinating it is to watch these cacao farmers in Africa learning about chocolate -- and getting a taste of it for the first time! It sure prompts me to remember that I'm given many things that I fail to appreciate.

To get a more detailed account of the processes involved in turning cacao into chocolate candy, here's a video you can watch. Enjoy!






Sunday, May 18, 2014

Twins, tennis & truly amazing shots!






A lot of women the world over give birth, and while the transmission of life is a marvelous phenomenon to contemplate from time to time, it happens quite often that it has somewhat been taken for granted.

A couple of weeks ago, however, had me -- and countless others -- overjoyed over a piece of news about the birth of twins, primarily because their dad was tennis great Roger Federer, and also since these were the younger siblings of twin sisters. How amazing is that? I was amused by a comment below one of the articles I read -- imagine if all four kids grew up to be legendary tennis players as well, and all you'd see in the Grand Slams are "Federer vs. Federer" or "Federer/Federer vs. so and so" (a doubles team is not unlikely), said the commenter. Then of course on the sidelines would be, who else? Dad and Mom Federer!

Well, I'm just heartened by the Swiss Mister's sense of priorities, as shown in the story.

Meanwhile, below are some videos that reveal more about the World's current number 4. Enjoy!












* Photo of the Madrid Open Final 2012 from RogerFedererFans.com


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Saturday, April 05, 2014

'Painting' on the silence



Music is the universal language of mankind. 

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow













Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. 
You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body. 

~Oliver Wendell Holmes



Monday, March 31, 2014

The spirit of a boy or the wisdom of a man






You can watch a better-quality version of the video right on the website of the Foundation for A Better Life, which produced it and other great materials. Plus, the lyrics of the accompanying song are included in that version.

Another video -- titled Dishes -- that points out something easily taken for granted in relationships is here


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Let's get 'graphic'






















And some "women's advocates" in my country are stubbornly pushing for a law that ignores all these.

I sure hope my faith -- and that of many others -- in the Supreme Court of the Philippines to do the right thing and uphold the Constitution will be justified. April 8 -- the crucial date.


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