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Yolanda Typhoon Charity Event in Thessaloniki

You must have heard it already. The sad event that happened in the country where I came from, the Philippines, was recently due to the super typhoon “Haiyan”. In my country it is well-known as “Yolanda.” The island that was hit hard, was where I was born and grew half of my life on it. Thankfully, my relatives are fine. As you might have seen in the news for more than 2 weeks, this natural disaster is one of the worst  in mankind history. I was dumbfounded – up to this moment, I still am. The videos and images roaming around the international news channel makes one who is far from her homeland,  in excruciating pain. My co-Filipinos have suffered so much and they need everyone’s support in anyway/every way they can. Filipinos abroad, do not forget to give a helping hand though thousand of miles distance apart from our homeland. Here in Northern Greece (State of Macedonia), the Filipino Organization of Northern Greece held a charity event last Sunday in Thessaloniki City. Even though it rained, the Filipinos still continued their road concert in Plateia Aristotelous (Aristolelous Plaza.) Nothing could stop them!
There will be a second charity event this coming Sunday and it is also the start of December.

I do not exactly know how to help, but I decided to spread the word through the “blogosphere.”  I also contacted friends  in Thessaloniki to go there. I made my own invitation card for those who reside in Northern Greece. I hope you could share something, too, to help my fellow Filipinos who are victims of the catastrophe. Kindly spread the word to your family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances if they have anything they don’t need that is listed on the card below. I am thanking all of you, in advance. I do believe the little things we can do to help, matters to the lives of the individuals who were affected by typhoon Yolanda.

The Donation List:

MONEY: Cash only, no checks.
SUMMER CLOTHES: Philippines may have heavy rain, but it’s not as cold as Greece. It is relatively a very tropical country so if you have summer clothes you do not need, please do not throw them but donate it to Philippines.
HYGIENIC SOAP & OTHER TOILETRIES: Hand soap, beauty soap, shampoo, toilet paper, facial paper, towels, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.
CANNED FOODS: Anything that can be stored for longer time: Preserved Foods in Can, Pasta, Noodle packs, etc.

For those who want to go there with me, send me an e-mail on shadelassy@yahoo.com. You can also leave to me your donations beforehand in case you cannot go there on Sunday. All donations will be taken care of by a Philippine organization. They will be handed directly to the victims.
Peace to All Men and hope to see you on Sunday!



Coffee Talk: People After Church Service

This post is not against religion. This is against people’s nasty behavior. I find it funny that they just came out of church and the next thing they want to do is create gossip.

Sunday is a Filipino Day. Mr. Hubby and I call it this way because we meet with most of my compatriots on this day. As much as I like many of them, there are strange behaviors that I have observed. Especially after a church service. As you can see, most Filipinos are quite religious. We grew up in a strict Christian way and we pray wherever we are. We utter great words of Jesus Christ to anyone, to everyone, and proud of it. I have nothing against this. Christians are supposed to be one at heart – one also in deeds.

But I have an anecdote to share from last Sunday (Sept. 1) Continue reading

Mothers and Children

During my birthday, I have visitors that brought their children. I love pictures of family. Especially with children. They are inspiration to continue life and make it best as you can. Here are 2 photos that I took quickly of that busy afternoon. Happy mothers & children and their visit in Filyro.


“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
by Napoleon Hill 

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”
by Aristotle 



“Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.” 
by Oscar Wilde

Birthday Guests

I’ve been busy and having colds again, so I was off from writing an entry on WP for 2 days. Also,  I couldn’t finish editing the photos from my Birthday Party, but I thought I should share one of them that I really like.

These are my guests last Saturday. We had BBQ in the garden. It was still chilly, yet very sunny. I really love our faces here, although that of hubby’s was in hiding. I am very thankful of the people who came. They filled my feeling of “missing a family”. I still miss my mom and siblings, and having my guests make me understand how important a family is. Cheers to us all! Or use that “Peace sign”, an Asian signature! ^___^Y