In the Philippines, November 1 is considered All Saints Day or Undas and November 2 is All Souls Day but both days are considered an occasion to pay respect to our departed loved ones.
This is a solemn occasion but just like most parts of the world celebrating Halloween, it is still celebrated with as much fervor as fun, Philippine fiestas. There are many rituals and activities involved in this annual observance as this is also an occasion for families to get together.
Education is one of the important things that parents strive to be able to provide for their children. In school, children are rewarded with praise and awards when they get high grades in their subjects and they are envied for their intelligence. Even as adults, intelligence is highly valued in job applications.
You are special. You have gifts and talents that are uniquely yours. All you need to do is to believe in yourself. Know that you are enough and that you have what it takes to be successful. Just let go of your fears and self-doubt. Be confident.
You just bought a new red car over the weekend. On your way to work on Monday morning, you have noticed that suddenly there are so many red cars exactly the same as yours on the road. They were not there before! What happened? Just like you, did they decide to buy the exact same car as yours over the weekend? That’s unlikely. What happened is that your Reticular Activating System (RAS) has been activated. The cars have always been around you. It is just that you did not notice it before.Read More »
How many athletes, movie stars, heirs and lottery winners do you know who have gone from filthy rich to flat broke? Although it is hard to create massive wealth, it is even harder to maintain wealth over a long period of time. Whether it is creating or maintaining wealth, the secret behind it is having the correct mentality. The truth is that rich people think differently than the average person. So, if you want to be wealthy, you got to have the correct mindset.
According to Chinese folk legend, the seventh lunar month is the ghost month. During this time, the gates of hell are supposed to be open so bad spirits roam the world of the living. For 2018, the ghost month starts on August 11 and ends on September 9.
Generally, believers are not supposed to put themselves at risk during the ghost month. Major decisions such as getting married, buying a house, changing jobs, signing contracts, traveling, having a major operation or starting a business should not be done during this period.
Minor things such as not staying at home at night are also practiced. It is believed that spirits will follow you back if you roam around at night. Taking photos at night is also a no, no. You might capture images that you don’t want to see if you take photos at night.
The Marshmallow Test was part of an experiment in the 1960s conducted by Stanford professor Walter Mischel. The experiment was part of a series of psychological studies which followed the lives of selected individuals from childhood to adulthood.
Would you rather get one marshmallow now or wait for a bit and get 2 marshmallows later?
The result of the experiment was to be uncovered years later when the children had all grown up and become adults. It showed the power of choice and the benefits of choosing to delay gratification.Read More »