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I came from the family of poets, public speakers, musicians and ESL teachers so writing is not new to me.

My mom had mild stroke last Christmas which was her first
Posted:Jan 11, 2017 2:47 pm
Last Updated:Jan 11, 2017 3:15 pm
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A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. This deprives your brain of oxygen and nutrients, which can cause your brain cells to die. A stroke may be caused by a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or the leaking or bursting of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke).

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mini (mild)stroke, occurs when part of the brain experiences a temporary lack of blood flow. It is a brief interruption of blood flow to part of the brain that causes temporary stroke-like symptoms.Unlike a stroke, a TIA doesn’t kill brain tissue or cause permanent disabilities. Since symptoms of a TIA and a stroke are nearly identical, you should seek immediate emergency attention if you experience any symptoms like vision changes, trouble speaking, confusion, balance issues, numbness, weakness, tingling, muscular weakness generally on one side of the body, an altered level of consciousness, dizziness, passing out, an abnormal sense of taste, an abnormal sense of smell.

People with TIA may temporarily find themselves unable to speak. After a TIA, people may tell their doctor that they had difficulty recalling words during the event. Other speech problems may include trouble saying a word or understanding words. This condition is called dysphasia. In fact, dysphasia is sometimes the only symptom of a TIA. Trouble speaking indicates that the blockage or blood clot that caused the TIA occurred in the dominant brain hemisphere. Sometimes, it manifests as a particular visual disturbance known as transient monocular blindness.
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| Be Brave During Tough Times |
Posted:Jan 11, 2017 2:35 pm
Last Updated:Jan 11, 2017 2:59 pm
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Courage is being defined as the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous. While the definition is true, it lacks the substance of emotional and physical struggles that are necessary to truly embody the word bravery. In order to overcome tough times, one must build courage that is bigger than their fears. It's not easy to acknowledge and revisiting tragedy can be overwhelming, but admitting what causes you to be afraid of is the first step to succeed in dealing with those obstacles.

You have to recognize that revealing your true emotions is part of the healing process. It is also important to believe in yourself and what you stand for. If you believe that you're bigger than the problem, then you will build the strength necessary to face your fears. Being willing to take risks and confront what threatens you is a huge step that you have to do so never allow your bad days to define who you are or what you're capable of doing.
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| How to Cope When Life Gets You Down |
Posted:Jan 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Last Updated:Jul 5, 2017 5:30 pm
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Life's daily hassles can really blow our mind. No one said the road is easy. Once we can accept that we can't control everything around us, it will be better down the road. When we take tough times to heart, it will make it harder to bounce back. Use this as motivation to tackle the situation from another angle. Our potential actually increases when we are disappointed or hurt. Sometimes life is a soul crusher if we are truly honest with ourselves and with others. There is little sunshine when we are hit with multiple dilemmas. It makes sense that we might be feeling pretty down but we can shine a spotlight on any inner gloom or tragedy by pressing on and digging both heels into the hope that this bad time will also pass.

Our potential actually increases when we are disappointed or hurt. Sometimes life is a soul crusher if we are truly honest with ourselves and with others. There is little sunshine when we are hit with multiple dilemmas. It makes sense that we might be feeling pretty down but we can shine a spotlight on any inner gloom or tragedy by pressing on and digging both heels into the hope that this bad time will also pass.

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Inside the mind of a mentally fragile person
Posted:Oct 27, 2016 4:13 pm
Last Updated:Oct 27, 2016 4:15 pm
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Being down in the dumps is no easy. It can take over a person completely by distorting their thoughts, feelings, and overall well-being.

They always say, "I don’t want to go anywhere or do anything." "I don’t want to get out of bed." "I can’t motivate myself to go to work." "Nothing sounds appealing anymore. Not even my favorite things…" "Let me spare you the trouble, I’ll be out of your way soon."
"I ignore the phone, emails, and the door." "I don’t want to leave the house." "I feel fragile, weak, and tired." "My anxiety is through the roof." "My head hurts terribly."
"I find myself drowning in this darkness trampled by constant, troublesome thoughts. Feelings of loneliness and abandonment, I feel no one even cares."

When the depression hits, it is mean and nasty. It is crippling. During a major depressive episode, the world can literally seem like a dark place. The depressed person may believe loved ones are better off without them. Nothing seems comforting, pleasurable, or worth living for.

What was challenging feels overwhelming; what was sad feels unbearable; what felt joyful feels emotional agony.

If we’re being totally honest, the people who fight depression and its symptoms sounds like the opposite of weak. That kind of fight takes major strength.

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Temporary Presence in the U.S.
Posted:Oct 27, 2016 3:40 pm
Last Updated:Oct 27, 2016 3:45 pm
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Goodbye for now, Toronto...




And hello, New York City...



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Do you feel the pain behind the saddest music?
Posted:Oct 27, 2016 3:21 pm
Last Updated:Oct 27, 2016 3:44 pm
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Randy VanWarmer who was born on March 30, 1955 reached the peak of his short lived career with a lovely ballad he wrote in 1979, "Just When I Needed You Most." It reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1979 after peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart earlier that year. He was inspired to write "Just When I Needed You Most" by a devastating breakup with a girlfriend, he wrote the song six months after. VanWarmer attributed his single's success to empathy for its heartbreak scenario: "It's happened to everyone. That emotion is universal...I always hoped the record wasn't wallowing in self-pity..."
Randy VanWarmer died of Leukemia on January 12, 2004 at the age of 48.

JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST

You packed in the morning, I stared out the window
And I struggled for something to say
You left in the rain without closing the door
I didn't stand in your way.

But I miss you more than I missed you before
And now where I'll find comfort, God knows
'Cause you left me just when I needed you most
Left me just when I needed you most.

Now most every morning, I stare out the window
And I think about where you might be
I've written you letters that I'd like to send
If you would just send one to me.

'Cause I need you more than I needed before
And now where I'll find comfort, God knows
'Cause you left me just when I needed you most
Left me just when I needed you most.

You packed in the morning, I stared out the window
And I struggled for something to say
You left in the rain without closing the door
I didn't stand in your way.

Now I love you more than I loved you before
And now where I'll find comfort, God knows
'Cause you left me just when I needed you most
Oh yeah, you left me just when I needed you most
You left me just when I needed you most.





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MANILA TASTE
Posted:Aug 20, 2016 1:49 am
Last Updated:Aug 20, 2016 1:56 am
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Taste of Manila brings the culture of one of Toronto’s biggest immigrant communities to the rest of the city. The Philippine Cultural Community Center and the Philippine Consulate General host a street festival highlighting Filipino culture and cuisine. The event is slated to close down Bathurst St. from Laurelcrest Av. to Wilson Av. from 12 a.m. on Saturday (August 20) to 12 a.m. on Monday, with dancing, live music, street food and the “world’s largest boodle fight.”
From 60 vendors in the 2014 inaugural festival to 170 vendors in 2015, Taste of Manila has proven to be the Filipino choice event to showcase food, crafts and merchandise. A whopping estimated 180,000 to 200,000 people attended last year and it will surpass these data today and tomorrow.
The biggest Filipino fiesta in the largest city which is Toronto is in n cooperation with the City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission and the Toronto Police Services. Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Ontario Premier will attend this Saturday.
Both the 160 Bathurst North and the 7/310 TTC bus will divert west at Wilson, north on Wilson Heights Boulevard and east of Sheppard Avenue West before continuing north on Bathurst.














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Complete trust with deep emotion and open communication
Posted:Aug 20, 2016 1:34 am
Last Updated:Aug 20, 2016 1:57 am
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Discernibly, these are the things needed for any long distance affair else it will not survive. I know everything about my beloved Issa and vice versa, no wonder we clicked and our love for one another grows stronger more and more each passing day.


This is my promise, sweetheart ...you will always be the apple of my eyes, the light in this world, the love of my life, my everything.

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THE LATEST AVAILABLE DATA
Posted:May 15, 2016 1:48 am
Last Updated:May 15, 2016 2:30 am
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By mere definition, a political system in which government power and responsibility is divided between a federal legislature and a number of state or provincial legislatures is called Federalism.


Canada has this form of government and has jurisdiction over the entire nation. Each provincial government has rule over particular portions of the population. Unification was desired, particularly by commercial interests as a means of facilitating economic growth, territorial expansion, and military defence.


Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, was not enthusiastic about federalism and would have preferred a unitary state in which provinces get their authority from the central government and are subordinate. The central or national government have access to a predominant share of revenue from taxation, and that it is entitled to make conditional grants to provincial governments even in relation to matters not strictly within its dominion. Macdonald was also a lawyer and a businessman. He passed away in 1891.

As per the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982, Canada is a constitutional monarchy, wherein the role of the reigning sovereign is both legal and practical, but not political, that its executive authority is vested formally in the Queen.




Every act of government is carried out in the name of the Crown, but the power for those acts flows from the Canadian people. The Crown is thus the foundation of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of my government.

Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, was not enthusiastic about federalism and would have preferred a unitary state in which provinces get their authority from the central government and are subordinate. The central or national government have access to a predominant share of revenue from taxation and that it is entitled to make conditional grants to provincial governments even in relation to matters not strictly within its dominion. Macdonald was also a lawyer and a businessman. He passed away in 1891.



The most visible and recognized part of the Canadian Constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, guarantees the rights of individuals by enshrining those rights, and certain limits on them, in the highest law of the land. We have protections namely freedom of religion, of thought, of expression, of the press and of peaceful assembly; the right to participate in political activities and the right to a democratic government; the freedom to move around, seek work and live within Canada, and to leave Canada. We also have equality, language and legal rights such as the right to life, liberty and security.

Our current provinces (10 of them) and three territories which make up as the world's second-largest country by area are:

Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland and Labrador | NORTHWEST TERRITORIES | Nova Scotia | NUNAVUT | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Québec | Saskatchewan | YUKON. Capitalized name is for territory.



My place of birth which is Toronto is the biggest city in Canada with 6,055,724 pople and with 1,025.4 inh./km² population density. This is the latest available data as of January 26th, 2016. Population density is measured in inhabitants per kilometre squared.


Toronto Mayor is John Tory while Premier of Ontario is Kathleen Wynne. Justin Trudeau is the newest Canadian Prime Minister.
Some of the countries under Federalism are as follows:
Austria, India and Germany - federal parliamentary republic; Brazil, Mexico and USA - federal presidential republic; Malaysia - federal constitutional monarchy; Switzerland - federal republic.
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Top Ten Litter Causes
Posted:Feb 25, 2016 2:17 am
Last Updated:May 14, 2016 11:04 pm
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Sources of unwanted trash are the pedestrians who deliberately drop mess in the streets and gutters, motorists who throw garbage out of moving vehicles, truck haulers who litters public streets by unsecured loads, households which are non-secure trashcans invaded by scavengers or wind, commercial owners who fail to maintain dumpsters, human elements who litter at the parks or mall, entertainment events with large amounts of waste which are hard to control or collect, illegal litter whether by the public or the commercial community, habitual or intentional littering, construction sites with large amounts of ignored garbage.

Our environmentalists say, trash thrown everywhere harm our storm water systems, oceans, rivers and streams along with our wildlife.

SOLUTIONS:

Recycle bottles, paper, can, boxes and plastics.
Buy containers that are returnable such as glass.
Buy items that use little or no packaging. Select packaging that is biodegradable if possible.
Ask your school, business or church to start a litter pick-up group.
Purchase items that come in or are made from recycled containers.
Write to your local newspaper or school principal and talk about litter concerns.
Place ample trash containers in conspicuous places.
Report construction sites, businesses or homeowners who have litter problems.
Hold free seminars at your community center to help the public understand how litter is harming our environment.
Start a website in your area and advertise your website in the local paper or radio.
Remember, "ang basurang itinapon mo ay babalik din sa iyo." Yes, it boomerangs.

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