Make Merry, One and All

Merry Christmas everyone! May this holiday season fill your hearts and homes with all the good feelings that make life worth living.

I won't take up much of your time because I know you're quite busy today, but let me just point you to our chosen stories this week: 

In "The Holy Child Was Born, Now Let's Eat," Dr. Penelope V. Flores waxes nostalgic with her memories of Noche Buena in her hometown of Calapan in Mindoro. 

In "Lulu's Fifty-Peso Christmas Gift," Elizabeth Ann Quirino tugs at our hearts with her poignant story of her mother's spontaneous act of kindness one Christmas Eve shortly after WWII, which gave nine little children a memorable Pasko (one of the kids became famous and immortalized the story). 

In "Loving My Religions," Lotis Key gives us pause as she reveals the two clashing belief systems that make her the introspective person that she has become.

And for some levity, Filipino-Canadian Internet star Mikey Bustos returns with "12 Days of Filipino Christmas."

My blog lists the 10 Reasons Why I Miss a Philippine Christmas.

 The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) presented  Positively Filipino  "Best Interactive Media (Website)" Award during its 2014 Migration Advocacy and Media Awards, last December 18, 2014 at SSS Magsaysay Hall in Quezon City, Philippines.

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) presented Positively Filipino "Best Interactive Media (Website)" Award during its 2014 Migration Advocacy and Media Awards, last December 18, 2014 at SSS Magsaysay Hall in Quezon City, Philippines.

 Contributing writer Aurora Almendral (right) accepts the award on behalf of Positively Filipino during the 2014 Migration Advocacy and Media Awards last December 18, 2014 at SSS Magsaysay Hall in Quezon City, Philippines.

Contributing writer Aurora Almendral (right) accepts the award on behalf of Positively Filipino during the 2014 Migration Advocacy and Media Awards last December 18, 2014 at SSS Magsaysay Hall in Quezon City, Philippines.

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino