TICKLE ME PINK: Moving forward PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:04

BY BETTY ELAGO

 

2014 is the past, so let’s not wallow in all the bad occurrences that happened into our lives. We all have to move forward and make the best that God will possibly grant upon us. Our luck will individually be with us the way we want it to be. People become successful in their lives because they worked hard for it. Let’s not be Juan Tamad ( Lazy Juan),  a Filipino folklore, who just waits for the guava to fall from the tree, without moving his body muscles to get or climb to the top of the tree to get the fruit.

There’s also another belief about plants with thorns that also connote “bad luck”.  It’s a pity for these kinds of plants to be thrown away because of this belief. This really happened, because one day, I saw  lots of Euphobia plants along the roadside, left to be picked up by the garbage truck. My, my, what a pity! I personally believe that luck will depend on the persons themselves. Variety of the cacti family is also pinpointed to be bad luck in our homes. Poor plants! “Am sorry for those who believe in it, but I don’t!

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By the way, I was surprised to see an online conversion drive of the Islam religion,  through my Globe cell phone that just blinked and……starting with……you like to be a Muslim, just contact us…. And since I am a Roman Catholic, I ignored it. I mentioned this because others could have seen it too.

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I’m so amazed to see the thousands of people celebrating the Feast of the Black Nazarene. The faith of these devotees is so strong that sometimes it’s being mistaken as fanaticism. A sociologist said that the devotion to the Black Nazarene is a phenomenon, a symbol of faith. I can remember when I was a little girl in Manila, my late mom had a  small Black Nazarene encased in a glass cover. When we left Manila, she gave this to my aunt, but unluckily, her house was razed in a fire and that was the end of our Black Nazarene.