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Saturday, September 11, 2004

Homes Along The Railway

Here are some more photos of one of the depressed areas of our parish. Many of the more active youth groups do some work here doing catechism and offering free health care. The parishioners who call the area "home" complain only about one thing: water. When we visited, the women were busy either... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, September 9, 2004

Photos From Our Parish

This afternoon I was able to visit the most depressed area of our parish. I went there with our handyman, Albert, and Ernie (whom I have featured in one of my blogs). If you want to have an idea of how great is the diversity within our parish, compare the two houses below. We went to that area which... Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004

A Popular Christmas Song

Himig Ng Pasko (The Melody of Christmas) is probably the most popular of Filipino Christmas songs. It was one of the first Christmas songs I heard through the radio after "Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Klaus". Sign in to see full entry.

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Saturday, September 4, 2004

Dawn Masses

Filipinos always look forward to the dawn masses as an essential part of their celebration of Christmas. It is a series of nine masses celebrated beginning on December 16 usually at 4:00 AM in the morning. The practise started with the Spanish friars who introduced the masses so as to give farmers... Sign in to see full entry.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Christmas-crazy In September!

This morning, I heard this year's first Christmas song over the radio (told you so!). I'd like to share the exhilaration I felt, but I know not all will appreciate it. However, I have a few links below that will bring you to some Filipino Christmas pages. Some of these even let you listen to music.... Sign in to see full entry.

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