Monthly Archives: June 2015

Dads are a work of art

Sharing this cute video to all Dads out there including our very own DAD on Father’s Day. 🙂


My husband is like the animated Dad in the video and more. Thanks for the devotion and love, hon. You are truly an amazing DAD and husband. We love you!

A priest’s take on blood donation

blood donor

For nearly two decades, Father Bobby Olaguer regularly donates blood to government and private hospitals at least twice a year. It has been his commitment since his younger brother died of leukemia more than 20 years ago.

The 60-something chaplain of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and the parish priest of Ina ng Awa Parish in Muntinlupa City said donating blood has become his way of life.

“My first blood recipient was my brother who was then confined in a hospital due to leukemia. He passed away in 1984. Since then I really go out of my way to donate blood whenever a relative or friend needs them,” he told Life Lessons.

Fr. Bob, who only takes a carbonated drink after every blood extraction and drives home after an hour of rest, said he’d probably donated three to four gallons of blood.

“Naka-center ang mass sa Eucharist, which is blood…and blood donation extends life,” he said.

Fr. Bob intends to donate blood for as long as he is capable of helping other people.

“This is the greatest act performed by Jesus Christ figuratively, literally and sacramentally,” he said.

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day.

Old woman’s woes

Hubby was waiting for me at the waiting shed in front of the school ground this morning while I’m meeting with my kids’ teachers and get their report card. He decided to wait outside thinking that it won’t take me long. I had some concerns to discuss with the teachers about my kids’ performance in class besides there are other mothers who were there before me, so I have to wait for a while. Hubby was looking after our motorcycle parked nearby when he saw an old and frail-looking woman sitting, resting just beside him on the bench. He said she was slowly counting her money in 20 peso bills and coins apparently she earned from selling a few pieces of foams (for dish washing). Beside her was a sack-load of wares. He said the old woman kept her money in a small wallet and hid it safely in her pant’s pocket. Considering her age the old woman should be staying at home but from the looks of it hubby said she could be the one supporting her family. The small amount of money will help them get by for a day. In hubby’s mind he was thinking life isn’t fair for the old woman and the others like her who have barely enough to spend when in reality there are people who are spending so much money to Find square tablecloth, dine in lavish restaurants, and travel in exquisite places.