Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cardinal Tagle on BEC 2015: God sent me a “teacher”.

I would like to share this story from our beloved Cardinal because it has inspired us. This may be a simple and ordinary story to some, but hubby and I think that its meaning is overwhelming. 

When we were listening to Cardinal Tagle during his talk at the 3rd CBCP BEC National Assembly held on Nov. 13 at the Paco Catholic School Auditorium, we felt so blessed and happy. And we believe that most BEC delegates, observers and guests experienced the same blessing, bliss and fulfillment.

Just a few words of wisdom from him... read on and be inspired!

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle inspires the BEC participants during his talk. (Photo: Rainier Policarpio)
His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle also shared a story of his ‘humbling encounter’ with a little girl in a slum area. He said that the child recognized him as someone who looked like the one in a poster placed on their ‘chapel’. He then decided to play along with the kid, saying it was not him. But the young girl insisted as she was sure that he was the man on the poster. He still denied, which made her ask, “Eh sino ka?”

He was moved by this experience, claiming that God has sent him a teacher, the precious little girl. He realized that the little girl goes to the ‘chapel’ often to pray, making herself familiar with the man in the poster. Despite their life’s condition, it is really amazing that she finds peace and comfort through prayers. 

He called upon everyone to be like the little girl and consider praying as your personal sanctuary, where you can find serenity even in your darkest hours.

He ended his talk by reiterating the call for everyone: “Let us be the living reality in our neighborhood, in our BECs.”

Myraine Carluen Policarpio/CBCP News

Cardinal Tagle on BEC National Assembly 2015: Unity doesn’t eliminate diversity.

His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle encourages all Christians to 
respond to the call of communal discipleship. (Photo: Rainier Policarpio)
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle emphasized the essence of unity and diversity in his talk during the 3rd CBCP BEC National Assembly held on Nov. 13 at the Paco Catholic School Auditorium. 

Unity is what Christians have in common but they must remember that their personal responses to God’s call nurture their communion in sacrament, service, and mission.

Since there must be shared responsibility in the life and mission of the Church, it is hoped that BECs will strengthen such participation of the lay people – making them respond both individually and as a community. 

“Every Christian grows in faith within a community,” he said. “And we are all equal in Christian dignity.”

With the theme, BEC in the Philippines: Responding as a Community of Missionary Disciples to the Challenge of Pope Francis to be a Poor Church for the Poor, his talk focused on the relevance of participating in the life and spirit of the Church and committing oneself in becoming a follower of Christ.

He also discussed about the perspectives of addressing the reality, the culture and the economy of exclusion as a direct threat to communion. 

“We should say no to the economy of exclusion and inequality,” he continued, encouraging everyone to practice such as also reminded by Pope Francis.

“BECs should say no to exclusion of communions,” he added. “I hope that all BECs will be examples of including the excluded, outcast ones.” 

Every Christian community shall do its share in enriching personal and communal encounters. ###

Myraine Carluen Policarpio/CBCP News

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WATCH: A Second Chance - Popoy and Basha - Teaser and New Clips

November 25, 2015 on cinemas nationwide... Everyone's excited... so do I.  

This is John Lloyd and Bea's gift to their fans. 


Popoy and Basha's love story is just like anybody else's - loaded with joy, sadness, triumphs and struggles. 

UPDATE: Here's a new clip from Star Cinema.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Box Office: Spectre 2015 Movie Reviews [Watch Trailer Videos]

Screengrab/Twitter: James Bond
Everyone's excited about Spectre... another spy movie to watch out for!

The Verge: 

Spectre is a film that is utterly devoid of surprise, rotating through a series of rote beats with almost no sense of invention.

Dares you to not to laugh on the film's more romantic scenes...

Every 007 movie ends with that title card: "James Bond will return." 

Before they start work on the next installment, I hope the producers just ask themselves one question: "Why?"

See The Verge's full movie review of Spectre here.

INQUISITR -- Rotten Tomatoes is a great place to search out the truth about the good and bad of movies. With the newest of the James Bond films, Spectre, making its debut in time for the start of holiday movie-going season, Tomatoes is offering up “The James Bond Movie Countdown” as part of their “Holiday Guide 2015.” 

The Tomatoes’ critics’ consensus for Spectre states, “Spectre nudges Daniel Craig’s rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it’s admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.”

Watch Spectre's official trailer video here:

Another one to excite you more...


Spectre opens in the U.S. on November 6, 2015. 

Get ready for the action, suspense and romance!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Everyone is Excited about the "#ALDubEBTamangPanahon"

"#ALDubEBTamangPanahon" rocks everybody's world.

What the Netizens and ALDUB Nation have in mind:

ALDUB's biological parents are in FULL support.  

The #ALDUBNation has really taken this noble initiative and great move by storm. WOW!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

This is How You Should AGE Gracefully -- Listen and learn from them!

A must-watch video worth sharing to loved ones and friends!

WireTap: How to Age Gracefully
CBC Radio's WireTap is saying farewell. In this special video message, people of all ages offer words of wisdom to their younger counterparts.
Posted by CBC Radio on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

And I agree that the last man sums up the wisdom for all ages! 

Every age is a blessing so we've got to make the most out of it -- enjoy, explore and have a bliss. Remember ... life is what we make it!

Learning from the wit and wisdom of our parents and grannies has always been the best!

Another most loved post on this is HERE


Mommy Mai

Saturday, October 17, 2015

ALDUBTheBigSurprise VIP Tickets: Sold Out in Less Than an Hour

Please help. Let's do our share. #ALDUBNationUnites

Watch the #ALDUBTheBigSurprise Concert at the Philippine Arena. Grab your tickets now!

Photo Credit: Twitter  
Eat Bulaga never fails to amaze its audience especially on its advocacy -- one of the many reasons why it has lasted for almost four decades, created 'history', and made records in social media. 

Kudos to EB! Cheers to Kalyeserye!

It only goes to show that it goes more than the usual 'kilig' and 'tawa' factor.

As Allan K said, “Don’t underestimate the power of #AldubNation!"

ALDUB The Big Surprise VIP Tickets are sold out!

"Sharing is caring," truly inspiring!

The 'Aldub Tamang Panahon' TICKET

What happened to Ticket World site, fellas?
OMG! It's really contagious. 

How does one feel when he/she could NOT buy Aldub Concert tickets?

This is an AHA. Wow!


Mommy Mai

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Warning: This is More Than Just a CCTV Commercial. Watch the VIDEO to Find Out Why

I encourage everyone to spend a few minutes for this post and video. This man abused the homeless guy every time he saw him sleeping in front of his shop or sitting nearby. He didn't bother or care at all -- all he wanted was to get rid of him and perhaps, never see him again.

The turning point was this:

Watch this video to know what really happened to the homeless guy and why did this commercial tear me up into pieces. And oh by the way, get yourself ready when the owner of the shop finally found out the truth through his Vizer CCTV camera. It was really heartbreaking!


Mommy Mai

Disclaimer: Not a paid post. Not in any way connected with Vizer. 

Just wanna share some good vibes... please do the same, fellas! Thanks!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

This Video Will Literally Bring You Into Tears -- Her Love for Her Adopted Brother is So Real and Sincere

She is so lovely. And I've come to love her more when I've realized how big and great her heart is. Listen to her as she speaks and expresses her love for her adopted brother -- treating him as her real bro. 

Nothing compares to the joy that these kids bring to the family -- such a happy home.

Daughter Ace jumped the first time she met Archie and knew they'd take him home. She has never stopped jumping and loving her dear brother. True love rocks. They're so adorable.

Salute to the parents. Cheers!

Watch this video and get ready to be into pieces. Tissue, anyone?!



Mommy Mai

Thursday, October 8, 2015

What The Guy Did Will Touch Your Heart and Will Make You Fall in Love

Fall in love with this video... Really Light, nice and sweet. In love, little acts of thoughtfulness and some ounces of loyalty, trust and respect can really do great things!

The Story of Sarah & Juan
When you fall in love with a commercial :) Video courtesy of Extra Gum
Posted by Love What Matters on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thank God I've found mine and so grateful for the gifts of marriage and parenthood. As I always say, home is always the best place to be... and my two boys are my knights in shining armors.

Share and spread LOVE. Let's make this viral.


Mommy Mai