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Feng Shui good-luck charms for the home
by Rufino Rios - February 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The Chinese influence on Filipino ways cannot be denied.
The “Smoking” Problem
by Rufino Rios - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Smoking is such a widespread problem, prompting the government to prohibit it in all public places throughout the country.
Appreciating a Work of Art
by Rufino Rios - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
It looks like the average person does not have an eye for art. Not that he or she does not like art; in fact he or she probably takes art appreciation as a necessary personal challenge. In a practical sense, it is...
Holding a Family Picnic
by Rufino Rios - May 4, 2018 - 6:42pm
Summer offers various possibilities for the family. It’s a time for growing kids to learn some new skills – and for everyone to have fun. At home, the family may spare some time together to get closer,...
Better Holiday Gift-Giving
by Rufino Rios - December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Spending money on other people makes us feel better than buying things for ourselves, according to studies in the burgeoning field of money and happiness.
Cemetery Art
by Rufino Rios - November 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Everyone perhaps has the inner urge to know one’s ancestors and the kind of lives they lived. The interest would oftentimes entail visits to cemeteries. And if one is a keen observer, the cemetery is a whole...
All Set for “Kalag-Kalag”
by Rufino Rios - October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
As everyone must already be ready for the upcoming “kalag-kalag” by now, the Department of Health (DOH) has once again advised the public to observe necessary precautions.
The Spending Habits of Millennials
by Rufino Rios - October 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Okay, in any economically hard-up country, like the Philippines, the average citizen is just short of money. The cliché is no longer “More money at the end of the month” but the other way around,...
Why People Smoke
by Rufino Rios - October 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Smoking is such a widespread problem, prompting the government to prohibit it in all public places throughout the country.
Relocating to a new place
by Rufino Rios - September 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
There may come a time when relocating is necessary. It may be a sudden job transfer. Or the person may just want to get away from the familiar surroundings.
An Eye for Art
by Rufino Rios - September 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
It looks like the average person does not have an eye for art. Not that he or she does not like art; in fact he or she probably takes art appreciation as a necessary personal challenge. It makes good image if one...
The new fad: Fidget spinner
by Rufino Rios - June 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s the toy that’s presently gripping young people’s attention – Fidget Spinners. Some parents find it a good antidote to their children’s internet addiction; others see the threat...
How to encourage children to go to school
by Rufino Rios - June 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s been days since school has opened. Every year at this time, it’s a common scene at grade school gates to see little kids desperately clinging on to their parents, scared to be left alone at sch...
Thank God for Fathers
by Rufino Rios - June 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Everyone understands the great role a father plays in his child’s life. Both parents actually play crucial roles in raising the child. But a father’s and a mother’s parental roles are not quite...
Technologies to Revolutionize Education
by Rufino Rios - May 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
It is amazing how modern technology has captured the attention of young people. At one extreme, the fascination even approaches the point of addiction. While too much attachment to technology can present some problems,...
Balancing between family and job
by Rufino Rios - May 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Today’s parents are very busy people; there’s no question about it. The economic hurdles often force both parents to find employment. It is difficult to find one parent at home during the kids’...
Online Banking Security
by Rufino Rios - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
The news about foreigners having succeeded in doing ATM theft in the city still rings in the public mind. The use of ATMs has become too commonplace that anyone is a potential victim. It’s really a big shock...
Ways to Spend the Holy Week
by Rufino Rios - April 12, 2017 - 12:00am
It’s the Holy Week – traditionally a time taken for slowing down, for checking one’s life direction. Some people choose to do their soul-searching at home, others go someplace else peaceful. There...
Bonding with Grandparents
by Rufino Rios - April 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Nowadays it seems very difficult to imagine grandparents and grandchildren getting along well. That’s generally speaking, of course. But, really, the culture of most grandparents appears to be an ocean apart...
Keeping Pets
by Rufino Rios - February 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Among many city residents, renting a place to live is the norm. Norman is one of them. Coming to the city some four decades ago to study college, he has since found work and established residence here. And, yes,...
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