(The Philippine Star) - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. – Genesis 14:18 Poet Samuel Foss wrote, “Let me live by the side of the road and be a friend to man” (“The House by the Side of the Road”). That’s what I want to be — a friend of people. I want to stand by the way, waiting for weary travelers. To look for those who have been battered and wronged by others, who carry the burden of a wounded and disillusioned heart. To nourish and refresh them with an encouraging word and send them on their way. I may not be able to “fix” them or their problems, but I can leave them with a blessing. Melchizedek, both the king of Salem and a priest, blessed Abram when he was returning weary from battle (Gen. 14). A “blessing” is more than a polite response to a sneeze. We bless others when we bring them to the One who is the source of … [Read more...] about Being a true friend
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MANILA, Philippines — Topping the 2018 Bar exam has always been Sean James Borja’s dream. The 27-year-old underbar associate of the Ortigas, Pasig City-based Gulapa & Quicho Law or GulapaLaw said yesterday hopes were pinned on him by the Ateneo de Manila community as well as family and friends to top the Bar. Borja was overwhelmed with happiness that he has delivered, he said. In an impromptu media briefing at the GulapaLaw offices yesterday afternoon, Borja said he had also set the goal of topping the Bar when he started his law studies. “Actually going into my first year of law school, it has been my dream to top the Bar,” he said. “I’m just really thankful that it happened. “I hoped, I prayed. But I did not really expect it,” Borja told media. “In terms of expectations, definitely not, it was a very difficult exam, especially Taxation,” Borja, who wants to be a good example to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender … [Read more...] about Dream comes true for Ateneo law grad
David Endriga & Catherine Huang Define True Love & Their Dream Wedding He is a brilliant doctor who rocks. She is a business scion who is simply down to earth. When David Endriga and Catherine Tantoco Huang walk down the aisle this month, all eyes will be on a brilliant couple seen as “a match made in heaven.” David is an orthopedic spine surgeon whose training in the US and Japan puts him among the best at the Philippine Orthopedic Center and St. Luke’s Global City. Catherine is an IT specialist who took her MBA at Manchester Business School before assuming her post as general manager of Marks & Spencer Philippines. Their marriage unites two highly respected families in business, education, food and retail. Both families are at the vanguard of Philippine art and culture, and the promotion of patriotic values. Catherine with dad Anthony Huang, president of Commonwealth Foods. David is a nationalist who could have worked … [Read more...] about David Endriga & Catherine Huang Define True Love & Their Dream Wedding
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?
A few years ago, an entrepreneur named Wade Eyerly dreamed up an airline that would allow California commuters to fly over heavy traffic. After putting down US$1 million (S$1.36 million) in non-refundable deposits on a fleet of air planes for his start-up, SurfAir, he was struggling to raise enough money to follow through on the purchase.Eyerly had been warned that the airline industry was cutthroat and his background prepared him to be especially wary of his adversaries – he was a former spy who had deployed to Iraq as part of the Department of Defence. But his back was against the wall. In an act of desperation, he cold-called a board member at a rival company, JetSuite.We all have rivals in our work lives. They’re our closest competitors; the individuals or groups we’re highly motivated to defeat. Although we often see them as enemies, our rivals can be our greatest allies.You can see this at the extreme in sports. A 2018 study of NCAA basketball teams found that … [Read more...] about Redefining ‘friendly competition: Your top rival can be your biggest ally