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Showing posts from June, 2020

Sir Wil Media Challenge: Creating fun and hope amid the ongoing crisis

If there is one thing we can be thankful about the lockdown,  it was the opportunity to stay at home and become one real family. We only had each other and there were no distractions such as office meetings and late night deadlines. For  three months, we listened to our stories, helped clean the house and do other chores together, watch TV eat, laugh, sing, dance, paint, exercise and pray together. Indeed, we were in the best place we could be -- at home. There's no place like home The Enhanced Communiry Quarantine has also definitely  given us time to transform our house into a wonderful place to stay during the hot summer months, and appreciate it as a safe haven during the pandemic. And while at home, we all learned the "new normal" together -- basically distancing ourselves to the rest of the world and becoming healthy, fit and hygienic -- by eating nutritious home-made meals, hydrating, getting the right sleep and having some exercise routine, keeping ourselv

Father's Day turns 110 this year: Celebration should go back to the basics

At the first Father's Day celebration, young women handed out red roses to their fathers during a church service, and large baskets full of roses were passed around, with attendees encouraged to pin on a rose in honor of their fathers – red for the living and white in memory of the deceased. Sonora Smart Dodd, the woman who started the celebration,  brought her infant son along on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city, bringing roses and gifts to home-bound fathers. That was the scenario 110 years ago as documented by the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau. Thanks to Dodd's desire to honor her own dad, and her campaign to designate a day for the man of the house, Father's Day has steadily gained popularity and is celebrated with the same importance as that of Mother's day through the years. Our 2019 family's dining experience tells it all: Practically all restaurants at the newly opened SM North Park Inn bridgeway was filled more than