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Lucky and unlucky in the Year of Metal Rat

Lucky and unlucky in the Year of Metal Rat

BY ROBERT R. REQUINTINA —- IF you were born under the animal signs Dragon, Monkey, and Ox, then the Year of Metal Rat for 2020 could be a good year for you based on feng shui, a traditional practice originating from China. “The Year of Rat is compatible with the animal signs Dragon, Monkey, and […]

Ano’ng sign mo?

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Ano’ng sign mo?

        HOW do you start the New Year right? Is it by collecting all things round and bright, and presenting them on your dining table? Is it by wearing clothes that have polka dots on them? Is it by serving sticky food to mark close bonds or associations? The science of astrology […]

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200-year old carol

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200-year old carol

        THE rice cake makers of Calasiao, Pangasinan made it to the Guinness World Records (GWR) creating “the largest rice cake photo mosaic.’’ The 208-sqm puto mosaic, presented on Dec. 8, 2017, is made of 300,000 different puto cakes, in various hues, prepared by 100 puto makers from the town. The mosaic […]

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Bakit Noel?

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Bakit Noel?

    ALAM nyo bang ang Christian group na Puritans ang siyang nag-ban ng selebrasyon ng Christmas sa Boston mula 1659 to 1681? According to conversationstarter­sworld, even though the ban on Christmas was lifted in 1681, Christmas didn’t become popular in Boston until the mid-19th century. Puritans also suppressed Christmas in England as well, during […]

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Why roses are red

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Why roses are red

    I REMEMBER a particular episode on our Matanglawin TV, “Pumapag-ibig” (Sundays at 9:45 a.m. on ABS-CBN). We talked about the origin of Red Roses, which are popular in Greek and Roman mythology. In Greek mythology, the red symbolizes the blood of Adonis. In Roman mythology, red symbolizes the tears of Venus, the goddess […]

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Beat is on

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Beat is on

Bassist creates beautiful handcrafted drums

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