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Rainbow of Happiness

Rainbow of Happiness

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   “Wow!!! That’s the most beautiful rainbow I’ve ever seen in my life,” Daniel exclaimed as he stepped out of the tent after the rain stopped. “Really? How so?” Charlie asked. “As a photographer, this is my first time to see it,” Daniel pulled his camera from his knapsack. “So how […]

D.I.Y.

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   In our fast-paced and changing world, Do It Yourself resources are almost indispensable. They fill up bookstores and the Internet abounds with “self-help” and “do-it-yourself” kits, manuals, and video tutorials. The range of topics these DIY sources cover is the universe of man’s basic needs: personal, social, economic and material […]

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“Sorryful”

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   “MOMMY, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry…,” Craig cried out. “Eeeasy, young man! I haven’t even said something and you’re already saying ‘sorry’,” his mom removed her kitchen apron and dried her hands with it. “I’m sorry, coz I was playing Pokémon again,” Craig confessed. “So what’s wrong with playing […]

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“The Road to Porndiction” (Part 1 of 3)

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   Drugs! Death! Damnation! Our society, now more than before, is experiencing the toll of these words as we become helpless and fearful spectators of the vicious cycle of extra-judicial executions. There is no doubt that taking illegal drugs is always health and life threatening. Either the drugs themselves will kill […]

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Spiritual grammar

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   A mother came to me saying that she was amused how her son asked her if he could ‘do sorry’ for something wrong he had done. “I immediately corrected his wrong grammar, Father,” she explained. “Oh, did you? And what did he say?” I asked. “But Father told me it!” […]

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No Photos! No Videos! Silence!

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   Upon entering the majestic and awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel in Rome, one’s celestial reverie is abruptly interrupted by a nearby security officer whose static voice crackles through a megaphone: No Photos! No Videos! Silence! And to further emphasize this admonition, he hushes the entire chapel with a profound and prolonged “SHHHHHHHHHH!!!” […]

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‘Couching Tiger’

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   More and more people are no longer smoking because they are more aware of its hazardous consequences on one’s health. Today, however, many are unaware of a new health threat that could be as dangerous as smoking: prolonged sitting down. Many of us may not know, but our biological framework […]

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No Photos! No Videos! Silence!

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   Upon entering the majestic and awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel in Rome, one’s celestial reverie is abruptly interrupted by a nearby security officer whose static voice crackles through a megaphone: No Photos! No Videos! Silence! And to further emphasize this admonition, he hushes the entire chapel with a profound and prolonged “SHHHHHHHHHH!!!” […]

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Synching

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   SYNCHING is now a very important procedure for millions of Netizens who depend on the Internet for storing crucial information like phone contacts, emails, office documents and even for saving their progress and scores in games like Crossy Road, Plant vs. Zombies or Subway Surfers, etc. In one click the […]

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‘Past Tension’

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   “CLYDE, how are you? How do you feel after the board exams?” “Am now in past tense mode, Father,” he sighed deeply with relief. “Past tense mode?” I was a little confused by his reply. “I mean my tension is now in the past, Father,” Clyde sniggered with a typical […]

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Reversed Psychology

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Time, Space and Love

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Eucharistic ABCs

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The WOEs and WOWs of Life Part 2 of 2

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Summer MIBs

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WOEs and WOWs of Life – Part 1 of 2

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