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Feast Of Saint Pio Of Pietrelcina

Today is the feast of Saint Pio Of Pietrelcina.

Father Pio was born May 25, 1887 and died September 23, 1968 at the age of 81. He was a Capuchin priest from Italy who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. He was born at Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pio when he joined the Capuchins. He was popularly known as Padre Pio after his ordination to the priesthood. He became famous for his stigmata. On June 16, 2002, he was canonized by Pope John Paul II.
(Source: Wikipedia)

I am a catholic and I do believe in God, Jesus, Mama Mary, apostles and all but personally doesn't believe in some Catholic Church teachings. This is a sensitive topic, but to each his own right?

I actually believe in miracles, reading from some excerpts in the Holy Bible, they have a lot those days. But in our era or even before that, I really can't say. A lot have been claiming they did this and that, miracles and all, but can't just believe it right away, since there are a lot of false prophets now making money out of other people's faith.

Then I heard of Saint Pio thru some good friends. Then started reading some texts about his miracles, stigmata etc.

Couple of weeks ago, Ana showed me a video clip of a show here in the Philippines talking about Saint Pio, watching it, it was like being moved by his holiness. We have a Saint Pio Centre here located at Libis, Quezon City. After my curiosity, I told Ana that we should visit this church soon.

Here is the video clip courtesy of the Babao Family. Juluis Babao is a famous newscaster here and he is the one who made this report, him and his wife, Cristine Bersola-Babao had experienced the miracle of Saint Pio.  This clip is in Filipino, just watch if you can't understand it.


After that, we visited the Saint Pio Centre and have been a believer and devotee since then.

Today is the Feast for Saint Pio, we heard it from the announcement after we visited last Wednesday. Still don't know if we will go there later, thinking of how jam packed the centre would be.


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Miss Philippines Made It To The Top 5

5Currently watching Miss Universe 2011, and glad that Miss Philippines made it to the Top 16.

Miss Philippines scored 7.0 on swimsuit but Miss Venezuela got about 9.1 meaning she is on the 2nd spot for swimsuit. No offense but Miss Venezuela is really sexy and beautiful. But sad, she didn't make it to the top 10.

Top 10

Miss Australia
Miss Costa Rica
Miss France
Miis Ukraine
Miss Portugal
Miss Panama
Miss Philippines
Miss Angola
Miss China
Miss Brazil

It is now the long gown segment, as we are writing this part. Miss Philippines got 6.7 and is wearing a white see thru gown.

Top 5

Miss Ukraine
Miss Philippines
Miss China
Miss Brazil
Miss Angola

On the question and answer segment, it is noted that only Miss Philippines does not require an interpreter. All other four candidates have their translator, giving them some more time to answer while the translator speaks, not really a biased opinion but still the other four are a bit anxious compared to Shamsey.

4th Runner Up - Miss China
3rd Runner Up - Miss Philippines
2nd Runner Up - Miss Brazil
1st Runner Up - Miss Ukraine

Miss Universe - Miss Angola

So Bored..

I have been blogging for couple of weeks about food and I cannot think of what to eat tonight due to boredom. I am half done with blogwalking for tonight and can't push myself to do more. I have to eat.

Craving for something I really cannot figure out what,  I ended up calling Jollibee and was 5 minutes late for delivery, and chosed 8-Mcdo as second option.

Boring day and night for me, and at times like this, it is a right time to fill my boredom with some food, snacks or anything.

You, what do you do when you are bored?

Free Tall Size Drink

Hazelnut Mocha Frappe

Couple of weeks ago, Ana and I and some good friends had a coffee night out at Starbucks, Trinoma. After ordering the usual White Mocha Frappe that I used to get, the cashier got a bit excited. Why? I just won a free tall size of any flavor on our next visit. It was like at random, and will just be printed on the receipt that you have won something, I think it was the first time for the branch to have one after a long time. Anyway, the cashier gave me the receipt and some code wherein you have to key it in on the Starbucks website and answer some survey.

About some weeks after that, Ana and I had a chance to claim our free drink on our way home from Tagaytay. We stopped by at Starbucks SLEX and had Hazelnut Mocha Frappe. Ana didn't like it since whe was a bit sleepy, well, it was our first time tasting it and didn't really know how  good or bad it is. But for me, it is quite good.