Chika Less, Pray More

Chika Less, Pray More

By Yay Padua-Olmedo What do women engage in most when they gather? Make chika (small talk), naturally.  Some productive talkers probably even max their daily quota of 50,000 words per pax.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we gather more to study His Word and to pray? So rather than endless chikahan, let’s pray, worship, praise and thank God.  If we […]

Cracked

Cracked

By Yay Padua-Olmedo Hack, a verb: to “chop,” “whack,” “mangle,” per Webster’s Thesaurus. “You’ve been hacked!” This message, expressed in varying degrees of concern, filled my FB and email inboxes one day, after friends and relations received a supposed message from me—that I was in London, trapped in some sort of predicament and needed money desperately, so could they please […]

BOOK REVIEW: Game Over

BOOK REVIEW: Game Over

By Havenlynne Garcia, Contributing Writer Dota, League of Legends, Grand Theft Auto, World of War Craft, Devil May Cry, Defense of the Ancients; Farmville, Pet Society, Candy Crush Saga and Flappy Bird, these are just some of the video games that have hooked people’s interests and attention. It is pretty convincing that among these people, many have experienced playing these […]

Respecter of Heart

Respecter of Heart

By Yay Padua-Olmedo Are you a classifier?  I bet you, you are. We all are!  That’s what makes you and I unique versus all of creation. Man can think orderly thoughts, label them a certain way and somehow stash them in “boxes” in a forever-expanding warehouse of memories―with thought retrieval accomplished in a flash. We classify day from night, rain […]

Good Burp

Good Burp

by Yay Padua-Olmedo N and J treated our bible study group to a buffet dinner recently, to thank God for His faithfulness. For six long years, we’ve prayed with them for  breakthrough on one of their prayer concerns; and recently, God answered. It pays to seek God and be relentless with our prayers. Because God does listen! His answer could […]

Safeguard

Safeguard

By Yay Padua-Olmedo Did you roll it on after you showered this morning? Honestly, without my Safeguard deodorant/anti-perspirant, I’d be so afraid to face the world—because, what if…? If you had tuyo and longganisang Lucban for breakfast this morning, you’d surely brush your teeth longer, then gargle, just to eradicate vinegary, garlicky breath. And for added assurance, floss da teeth! […]

MBA: Master at Being Alive

MBA: Master at Being Alive

by Yay Padua-Olmedo I take my hat off to them: Those who never tire of  studying or going to school. In the university where I teach, when someone says, “Doctor,” almost everyone in the faculty room would turn to acknowledge the call. Except me and a few others. Of course, “me and a few others” always kidded that in case […]

LOL: Love KO ‘To

LOL: Love KO ‘To

By Yay Olmedo When was the last time you really laughed?  I mean a grand laugh out loud (or LOL for short, for the benefit of readers not accustomed to social media lingo) moment when you didn’t care if someone’s thought bubble across the room read, “İs she crazy or what?” Old people, mostly, must rediscover laughter! (OK, count me […]

Review: Maleficent

Review: Maleficent

By Hannah Goodwyn, Senior Producer, cbn.com CBN.com - Forget the Sleeping Beauty story you remember from childhood. Maleficent, Disney’s new reimagined version, starring Angelina Jolie in the title role, doesn’t not play out like the cartooned feature film originally released in 1959. This take on the beloved fairytale comes from the perspective of the story’s villain, and Jolie is scary good as the winged […]

Bragful Bagful

Bragful Bagful

By Yay Padua-Olmedo Ever wonder what a bagful of dust can do? Give it form and it becomes one bragful handful. That’s precisely what we are—dust in all its glory. Remember? God formed man from dust, breathed life into it, and behold, Adam! We were “it” before we became “he” or “she.” I initially struggled with this thought; but God’s […]

Employee Management Tips by Artaxerxes Part 2

Employee Management Tips by Artaxerxes Part 2

By Edwin Arceo, CBN Asia’s Manager for Corporate Communications In part 1 of this series, I talked about having the ability to notice the people you manage. In this instalment, we will discuss how a manager should be a considerate person, able to agree on matters that are dear to his people’s heart. Let us study Nehemiah 2:6 where it says, […]

Faithful With Nano

Faithful With Nano

By Yay Padua-Olmedo They look so teensy-weensy. Would they be of any benefit at all? I’m referring to ants. King Solomon, always referred to as the wisest man who ever lived, was supposed to have said: “Go to the ant, you, sluggard, consider its ways and be wise. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its […]

Love Multiplication

Love Multiplication

By Yay Padua-Olmedo I could have made it big, but my numbers sense hardly made it to “Pass,” so my destined-for-greatness dream fizzled. You see, when I was growing up and 1-2-3 marched to thousands, I developed a hate affair with numbers. Grade 3 Math felt like helplessly surrendering to my executioner in a torture chamber. When “Ms Z” glared […]

Employee Management Tips by Artaxerxes Part 1

Employee Management Tips by Artaxerxes Part 1

By Edwin D. Arceo, Manager for Corporate Communications, CBN Asia, Inc. King Artaxerxes must’ve managed his kingdom well, one reason why at the start of the book of Nehemiah, he was already in the twentieth year of his reign. Either he was a good king or a dictator, but in those days, tyrants won’t live long. They’ re usually assassinated. […]

The Face

The Face

By Yay Padua-Olmedo “Argh!” was all I could mutter under my breath as I bit my lips to stifle a scream: “Stop it!” Tooth extraction? No. Migraine headache? Neither. Guess what, I went for a face treat in one of those popular derma salons and got an ache trip instead. The facial proved to be total agony; the eye brow […]