Connect with us


‘You are enough, you were created from His image’: IG post ni LJ nagdala ng inspirasyon sa social media



LJ Reyes

Hindi lingid sa kaalaman ng marami ang pinagdaanan ng aktres na si LJ Reyes matapos ang hiwalayan nila ng dating partner na si Paolo Contis, kaya naman marami ang nakakuha ng inspirasyon sa isa sa kanyang mga recent post sa Instagram na nagpapaalala sa bawat isa na karapat-dapat sila sa magagandang bagay sa mundo.

lj reyes

Kasabay ng pagbabahagi ng ilang litrato, kabilang na ang larawan niya na masayang-masaya, binitawan ni LJ ang mga katagang maghahatid ng inspirasyon sa mga taong may pinagdadaanan at kinukuwestiyon na ang self-worth.

“You are enough,” paalala niya. “Yes! To all of you reading this, I want to remind you that YOU are ENOUGH. Why? Because YOU are God’s best creation. You were created from His image. You are His masterpiece!”

lj reyes

Kasama rin sa mga litratong ibinahagi niya ang isang T-shirt na may nakaimprenta na “you are enough” at magandang parke.

“I couldn’t get this image out of my head,” wika ng actress. “This area in Central Park that just really had me in awe of God’s creation! God created a beautiful world—a world that is an expression of His love for us. So if sceneries such as this take our breath away, how much more should you feel confident that YOU…are…beautiful! YOU…are…ENOUGH! Stay WONDERful!”

LJ Reyes

Sa comments section ng post, may mga nag-iwan ng mensahe ng pagmamahal, suporta, at pasasalamat para sa aktres.

Wika ng social media user na si @beeralin, “Continue to allow the Lord to use you as His voice to the women you influence. May purpose si Lord sa lahat. From our pain and triumphs, may He be glorified in our lives. Praise God for your life. God bless you more and more!”

“I love reading your inspiring words of wisdom,” kumento ni @Sanala1016. “God bless you and your lovely kids with his love”


Caridad Sanchez’s daughter Cathy shares ‘do’s and don’ts’ on writing a eulogy




The daughter of veteran actress Caridad Sanchez shared on social media some reminders for those who want to honor or give a eulogy to a dearly departed person.

Cathy Sanchez Babao enumerated some ‘do’s and donts’ on giving a eulogy; this after she listened to some eulogies. as disclosed on her Facebook post.

“Listening to some eulogies this afternoon, and taking notes about what was done correctly and not, ” she began her FB post on Mayo 23.

She made no mention of names pertaining to the eulogies she listened to, nor did she give any detail on whoever it was who went ‘out of range’ in honoring someone who had moved on to the next life.

“Here are some thoughts on writing a eulogy,” she continued; enumerating helpful reminders to those preparing a speech or a piece of writing for someone who had passed away.

“1. A eulogy must NEVER be about yourself. Insert yourself only in the context of sharing a story or something said to you by the deceased loved one.”

“2. Eulogize the person who died, NOT their late spouse, their parent, their dog, or their best friend.”

“3. Share happy stories. It’s a chance to remember and share stories of their life with friends and family members.”

“4. NEVER imply anything negative about the deceased. That includes implying that she or he told you secrets that no one else knew about. It’s disrespectful and in bad taste.”

“5. Keep your eulogy to a reasonable length. There is no specific time limit on a eulogy, but keep in mind that this is just one part of the service or gathering. Shorter is usually better for everyone. Personally, a maximum of 10 minutes would be sufficient.”

“6. Most important, mean what you say. If you can’t be sincere, don’t go up there for the heck of it or just because you want to be included para sabihin close kayo. In today’s world, may resibo ngayon ang lahat ng eulogies — it’s out there for the world to see and check just how sincere you are.”

“7. End your eulogy with a fond memory and a positive outlook. The end of a eulogy is not the time to make pangaral or to gloat. The ending is a great time to either repeat a favorite memory you’ve already shared, or to add one final memory to leave your audience with. It is also comforting for the family and the audience to hear some words of encouragement or inspiration you may have gleaned from the life of your loved one.”

The Broadway Diva Lea Salonga expressed her gratitude for this piece and gave her two cents, too.

“Thanks for this. It’s in such poor taste when someone hijacks the opportunity to speak in order to make it about themselves and only themselves,”  Lea commented on Cathy’s post.

A known personality, Bibeth Orteza, also remarked on the said post, “How very well said.”

Others also shared their thoughts on Cathy’s list; grateful for the guidelines she has provided.

“Yes. Short, sweet, happy wholesome memories. Everyone leaves with warm thoughts and feelings after listening to the eulogy. Many thanks for pointing these out.”

“I want a copy of your post spread, printed, and posted in every chapel that holds a memorial service.”

“#1 Applies also to birthday tributes or video testimonials. Sometimes the person being given the tribute is reduced to an incidental character in the life and perception of the speaker 🙂 (“I met her in a party and several times in my career (specify his career climb and how he met common friends), and her work inspired me to become this person…”

“These are good guidelines Cathy, thank you for summarizing.”

Prior to her posting of the reminders, Cathy shared her own farewell visit to the Queen of Philippine Movies.

“A burst of white phaelanopsis, dendrobiums, and anthuriums. Simplicity and elegance for a well loved queen. Farewell, Tita Susan.”

Cathy Sanchez-Babao, the only daughter of Caridad Sanchez (86),  is a Mental Health Advocate. Grief Coach, Certified Grief Recovery Method©️ Specialist, Award Winning Author and Communications Professional, as per Linked In.

She has a YouTube channel “Conversations with Cathy” where she shares ‘Positive Pivots’ with special guests.

Continue Reading


Kiray Celis surprises mom with P57k on her birthday




Actress Kiray Celis once again surprised her mom with cash during her birthday celebration.

In an Instagram post, Kiray shared that she pranked her mother Meriam; saying that she has no gift for her this year.

“May binigay na kasi siya sa akin,” Kiray’s mother explained.

But when she pulled the decoration on top of her cake, she was surprised to see P57k in cash.

“Last year, 56 ka so 56k. Ngayon, 57 ka, 57 thousand pesos na. Ma, every year na ba to? Kasi sa July 63 naman si papa. So paano na ako? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Happy happy birthday mama!” Kiray said in an Instagram post.

In a separate post, Kiray said she wants her mom to feel that every day is her birthday.

“Gusto ko araw araw mong maramdaman na birthday mo. Gusto ko lagi kang masaya. Gusto kong ibigay lahat ng gusto mo. Gusto kong gawin lahat ng sasabihin mo. Mahal na mahal kita mama. Salamat sa lahat. Okay tama na. Habang tinatype ko to, super iyak na akis!” she said.

Last year, Kiray also gifted her mother with cash; saying that the pandemic made her realize how important it is to make her parents feel loved.

“Minsan na rin akong naging pasaway na anak.. pero dahil na rin sa pandemyang ito. Ang dami kong narealized na kailangan ko palang bumawi sa mga magulang ko. At dahil gusto ko, masaya ka sa kaarawan mo.. eto ang ang para sayo mama. Dahil 56 years old ka na, 6k sa lumilipad na lobo from @balloonsatwork_ph At 50k sa money lechon pulling from @chaistastylechon,” Kiray said.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Kiray Celis (@kiraycelis)

Continue Reading


Catriona Gray hindi naitago ang kilig nang makasama si Sam Milby sa Canada show




Hindi naitago ni Catriona Gray ang kanyang kilig nang magtanghal siya sa stage kasama ang kanyang beau na si Sam Milby.

Ibinahagi ng Miss Universe 2018 ang “expectation vs. reality” photos niya sa kanyang Instagram kasama ang kanyang nobyo habang naghahanda silang magtanghal nang magkasama sa Canada.

“Expectations vs reality. Kilig to be sharing the stage for the first time with panda @samuelmilby for our #OneMagicalNightTour,” aniya sa kanyang caption post.

Kamakailan ay lumipad patungong Canada si Catriona kasama sina Sam, Rayver Cruz, at Marcelito Pomoy para sa “One Magical Night.” Matapos tapusin ang kanilang palabas sa Calgary papunta na sila ngayon sa kanilang susunod na destinasyon.

“Calgary your energy was something else! Tomorrow… off to Edmonton!” dagdag pa niya.

Kinanta ng couple ang “Shallow” ni Bradley Cooper at Lady Gaga at “My Girl” ng The Temptations sa harap ng audience sa Calgary, na makikita sa Instagram page ng talent management company na Cornerstone Entertainment.

Nitong Mayo 23 ay binati nina Catriona si Sam sa kanyang kaarawan. Sa Instagram ay ibinahagi ng Cornerstone Entertainment ang isang video kung saan si Sam ay tumatanggap ng birthday song mula kay Catriona at sa audience sa kanilang “One Magical Night 2022 Canada Tour” na palabas sa ibang bansa.

Aniya, “That’s a WRAP on the #OneMagicalNightTour Canada 🇨🇦 Such a blast performing with these amazing guys @marcelitopomoy8 @rayvercruz @samuelmilby  thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with us! We love you guys and can’t wait to be back!”

Kilala sina Catriona at Sam sa kanilang lowkey relationship sa social media presence.

Kinumpirma nina Sam at Catriona ang kanilang relasyon noong kaarawan ng aktor Mayo 2020. Bagama’t ipinaalam na nila sa publiko ang kanilang relasyon, nananatiling low-key ang couple pagdating sa kanilang buhay pag-ibig.

“Worth every second of the wait. Most special birthday yet,” aniya noong 2020 post.


Continue Reading