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BLOG: Designer goes global with his dazzling Filipiniana creations

  I had a pleasant chat with a local designer from  my home province  Laguna whose  ingenuity and  craftsmanship has stun  the world’s centrestage in embroidery  fashion.  Andrew Badiola   has dressed  many people from all walks of life– from the beaming debutante to the

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BLOG: Going natural with my home colds remedy

  You know one sign  you’re getting old?  When you suddenly learn to appreciate the drink that your dad or grandpa used to drink when you were younger.   Known to us Filipinos as “salabat”.    I have learned to

Posted in Annoucer Blogs, Donna Natividad-Arenas

BLOG: Stress Free Zone

  “Our body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. “- Buddha  

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BLOG: Pet Love

  Today is  National Love your Pet  Day  –a special day dedicated  to celebrating  the pure  love that pets bring to our lives. It is also a day to raise awareness to the need for care of  pets. There are places in

Posted in All Stories, Donna Natividad-Arenas

BLOG: “Nothing warms the heart like an old friend.”

  She hasn’t heard about selfies.  She doesn’t know about Facebook. She doesn’t care about smart phones.    But  this woman  is  more well-skilled  and more  intelligent  than anyone else  we know. She is able to  survive a  life  all  by  herself  which started when  she

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BLOG: Jollibee in Winnipeg: Is the hype over?

  A  month  since  Philippine fastfood  giant  opened its first store in Canada,   enthusiastic  customers  still   line up to have a taste of their much loved childhood meals.  But this time,   waiting  is  a lot shorter.  On the average,  actual time  from   lining

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Blog: My gadget-savvy guy

  In this age of modern technology that even your mother or (your grandmother) are on  facebook  (or tweeter), you will be left behind if you don’t get your self up-to-date.   Our smart phones have evolved from just its use

Posted in Annoucer Blogs, Donna Natividad-Arenas

COMMUNITY: Parol – the star of Filipino Christmas

      This is the  “parol”    (lantern)   that won the hearts of many in the recently   concluded  Filipino Christmas (“Paskong Pinoy”)  event in Winnipeg.   “Parol”  or   farol in Spanish,  is the star-shaped   ornament

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BLOG: A Spooktacular Halloween

    My brother Guise and his friends observe  All Saints Day in the Philippines with the twist of Western influence.   They never missed  holding a costume  party every 31st of October —- the night before the day the  memories of the

Posted in All Stories, Donna Natividad-Arenas

BLOG: Ellaine, our love for “Brazo” and where to find it in Winnipeg

  My  friend Ellaine and I  share the same cravings for almost the same food–     pasta,  quinoa, cakes, etc.   We spend a great time talking about recipes,  desserts  and  dishes.  Our favorite hang out is sitting down with a cup of tea

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BLOG: Sweet tooth

  It is  a little hard to live a healthy lifestyle  and cut down calories,  if  you have some  sweet cravings. Yes I am that kind of person who always needs something  sweet. Call it sweet tooth.   I don’t care about

Posted in Annoucer Blogs, Donna Natividad-Arenas

BLOG: Donna meets Donna

  I have been tying up my hair in a pony tail for almost a year.  There were those days when I simply  don’t have time  to blowdry  during  very early morning rush.  Thought I needed a  hair cut. Who wouldn’t want a lighter and

Posted in Annoucer Blogs, Donna Natividad-Arenas

COMMUNITY: Donna and Ron tie the knot in true style

  Three months after their big White Out wedding socials, Ron Cantiveros, publisher of Filipino Journal married our good friend and former CKJS part time announcer  Donna Medina on September 3rd, 2016 in a solemn ceremony at St Ignatius Church as

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COMMUNITY: A Tale of Love and Devotion: Mom holds fundraiser in Memory of Son

  Winnipeger mother  ALDA RUIZ   shares her  beautiful  story of  courage and  faith as she stood beside her late  son MICHAEL  who was born with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome,  a medical condition that occurs when a newborn inhales fecal in his/her

Posted in Annoucer Blogs, Donna Natividad-Arenas

BLOG: Election and Martial Law

(PHOTO CAPTION: In the “Hall of Orphans,” a child holding a picture of a missing loved one in the Journey Toward Light museum in Manila, Philippines  on life under Martial Law. Photo by Eloisa Lopez)   While the success of Rodrigo Duterte

Posted in Annoucer Blogs, Bhupinder Toor, Donna Natividad-Arenas
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