by OMEGA GARIBAY
It is Floriade!
Time to watch the beautiful flowers
Cascading the man made meadows surrounding a lake.
It is a collaboration of man’s hand and intellect
With nature’s beauty and capability that enhances Gods creation.
And perhaps God would say,
“Ah, yes! This is why I made man, for they are my co-creators of heaven in earth!”
I wish I can seat again on those bench and smell the freshness of its air,
And fill my vision with vibrant coloured flowers arranged in beds of reds, of whites and lavender.
By Chinette Tutaan
One of the realities of life is more often taken for granted. And that is, we and our love ones will ultimately or suddenly depart this world to move on to another. The impact of such event to each member of the loving family left behind is mostly mixed and indescribable. There is that utter disbelief that the person we so loved has gone... forever.
However, the soonest we accept the realities of such an event, the more we will be able to understand that there are things that we can do to reduce panic and disarray when the inevitable happens. How prepared we are for such a hard-to-face event will be a story on its own.
The more realistic a family is however, the more positive outlook they have on the situation. Most often, they prepare for it with all their members, young and old, long before the event happens, both emotionally and financially. They know the event will bring the unwanted emotional havoc to everyone. And true enough, those who accept more how things are can handle it enormously better. Why? Other than themselves, they know, and are sure to take advantage of professional help where available. And that makes a huge difference!
One such helpful, very enterprising, young, creative company is Raptism based in Sydney, Australia. Their specialty is varied, down-to-earth and creative. They deal in specially-designed items that acknowledge and celebrate life such as memorial cards, parting gifts and other important related items. Their “flagship” however, is the well-accepted “Remembrance and Mourning Pins” for members of the bereaved family, their relatives and friends. They are so treasured and worn not only in wakes and ceremonies but also in the family’s, relatives’ and friends’ usual activities, just like religious or professional pins. For most, they are a symbol of lasting affection for someone who had touched their lives; a loving, caring person who once lived a wonderful life among us.
Should you need further information, just call 0411 593 338 or visit Raptism at www.facebook.com/Raptism.
ni REY BUCAO
Ang larawang ito ay mula sa Facebook Profile photo ni Dr. Belen Manhuyod Haywood.
Nang maka panayam ko si Dr. Haywood, sinabi niya na isa siya sa mga nominado sa “Mrs. Australia” Quest
(MAC) ng Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) Sinabi niya na ang quest ay isang “Fund-raiser” ng OCA in
order to support Ovarian Cancer Awareneness sa ating kumunidad.
Ayon kay Dr. Haywood ang unang fund raising program ay gaganapin sa ika-5 ng Nobiembre 2012
(Melbourne Cup Day) sa Cardiff RSL 45 Macquarie Rd. NSW at kabibilangan ito ng isang Buffet Lunch
with free glass bubbly, fashion parade, prizes for best dressed/hat at Photo booth raffle. Ang entertainment
ay ang kilalang Talk of the Town na kasama ang komedianting si Super Herbert.
Ang National Finals ay gaganapin sa Newcastle sa ika-6 ng Marso 2013.
by Lady Fele Mann, LGCDMR
I honestly believe that the talent and passion to write inspirational life stories of good/great
men and women of substance was my gift from our Almighty GOD. The desire to write their stories
keeps bubbling within me as if I’m prompted and creatively inspired by a Superior Intelligence too hard
to resist. It puts me in to a position where I felt I am in the presence of a great omnipotent GOD wanting
to use me for a divine purpose: for the glory of His name. With this precious gift that I was blessed to
possess, it became imperative for me to use my talent to write heart-warming success life stories for the
inspiration of our “Kababayans” and all readers of Timpuyog Journal Magazine and the Philippine
Community Herald Newspaper. The purpose is to channel their interest to things that are above - those
which really matter and not the vanities in this world that don’t last.
For a start, simple ordinary people like Orlando Ricardo Vargas, OAM, popularly known to many
as Orly, can truly achieve a more successful and satisfying life than those gifted with high knowledge
but did not use their wisdom. There is a big difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge
is one that is acquired through books and institutions while wisdom is the application of knowledge
based on GOD’s ways. Many people have luckily gained their knowledge by finishing their careers
in prestigious colleges and universities which put them on a pedestal of honor but used it sadly as Orly Vargas, international
an avenue to amass wealth for their advantage. With their titles - Doctors, Attorneys, Honourables, multi award winner
Generals, Presidents, PHD, etc, many adore them, follow their examples and even idolize them. But how
many among these successful people became honorable in the real sense of the word? Their lives showed
lack of wisdom by showing lack of gratitude to GOD for the blessings they received from Him. Many even
went beyond by thinking it’s their talent and therefore have credited themselves instead of giving all the credits
by REY PADERNILLA
FACPI Fiesta 2012 Perth A Success! As the chairman for this year’s Filipino Fiesta, I would like to thank everyone for the effort and vibrancy that they brought to this year’s fiesta event. To Rev. Father Armando Carandang for the mass celebration for Filipino Saint. San Lorenzo Ruiz and for all the FACPI working committees, PEPSCI Aussports Club Sportsfest team and all participating Filipino Organizations, volunteers, friends, family, food sellers, entertainers, choir members, dignitaries, sponsors, basketball and volleyball team from Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Maddington, Gingin, Bunbury, Mandurah, without you, the Filipino Fiesta would not have been possible. It was a true and sincere endeavor to affirm our Filipino values and cultures – Mabuhay! The awardee Dante Maribbay with Dante Maribbay Sr, FILCCA - (Filipino Australia Achiever of the Year Award WA 2012). 12th National Conference Western Australia
wife Elsa and children Dante Jr. and Jopet Maribbay
FACPI Fiesta 2012 Perth A Success!
As the chairman for this year’s Filipino Fiesta, I would like to thank everyone for the effort and vibrancy that they brought to this year’s fiesta event.
To Rev. Father Armando Carandang for the mass celebration for Filipino Saint. San Lorenzo Ruiz and for all the FACPI working committees, PEPSCI Aussports Club Sportsfest team and all participating Filipino Organizations, volunteers, friends, family, food sellers, entertainers, choir members, dignitaries, sponsors, basketball and volleyball team from Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Maddington, Gingin, Bunbury, Mandurah, without you, the Filipino Fiesta would not have been possible.
It was a true and sincere endeavor to affirm our Filipino values and cultures – Mabuhay!
The awardee Dante Maribbay with
Dante Maribbay Sr, FILCCA - (Filipino Australia Achiever of the Year Award WA 2012). 12th National Conference Western Australia
by TERESITA CHIVELL
HAPPY 5th SACERDOTAL ANNIVERSARY FATHER FRANCIS!
Blessed with a perfect spring weather, Father Francis Montero of the Diocese of Port Pirie celebrated his 5th Sacerdotal Anniversary at the home of Alice Greig in Port Pirie on Saturday, 15th of September 2012 with guests from Port Pirie and the Copper Coast.
A buffet potluck lunch was shared by fifty guests who enjoyed the variety of main dishes, “sinful” desserts and the Pinoy’s favourite - halo-halo (mix-mix) prepared by Alice Greig, Ruby & Justine Sacramento, Robey Nacor and Thirdy Ladra.