I Got An Award!

>> Friday, October 31, 2008

This came as a surprise and I am so sorry to Sarah of Steadfast Steps for doing this just now! This is long overdue and I do apologize!

Thanks Sarah for bestowing me this award. I am humbled by this recognition.

Here are the rules to follow: When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog’. Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).

Giving this award on to the following wonderful people:

Tara of Tara's View of the World
Yenny of Me and Mine
Kikamz of Just About Anything
Salsaberries of Salsaberries
Karen and Gerard of Karen and Gerard Zemek
Hopeful Spirit of On The Horizon
Brad of Sound of a Soft Breath

You all are great and brilliant bloggers so I hope you continue to inspire the world with your creative and brilliant writings!

God bless everyone!


Happy Halloween!

Today, the world celebrates Halloween. But there is no trick or treating for us this time of the year because the baby is sick. And as Catholics, we celebrate these Holy days on the 1st and 2nd of November, the 1st being All Saints' Day and the 2nd, All Souls' Day.

Back in the Philippines, we hold novenas or nine days of praying for our departed loved ones souls prior to Nov. 2nd. We pray that their souls rest in peace and that they are now in the Glory of the Kingdom of God. Then on Nov. 1st, we pray and pay honor to our saints who have made our world a better place to live in. On Nov. 2nd, we remember our dead and visit their tombs in the cemetery to clean, pray and gather together. Some offer food and drink for the souls since it is believed that on that day, the souls have a feast too. It is also usually a time for family gatherings since it is officially a non-working holiday and many go back to their provinces to pay respect to their dead.

And since we are here in Japan, we will only light up candles at home for the souls of our dear departed and give a mass for their souls on Sunday, November 2nd. The good thing is that there are churches here that hold Sunday masses in English and just like in any Catholic church anywhere, a special mass for the souls will be celebrated.

Here is hoping that everyone has a safe and happy halloween. Take care everyone and God bless!

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