Monette Adeva Maglaya

Monette Adeva Maglaya If you want to read more articles on aspects of immigrant living, go to, search using my name and two entries will pop up, with the titles, “The Complete Success Guide for the Immigrant Life: How to Survive, How to Thrive, How to be Fully Alive,” and the portable, handy, “The Immigrant’s Little Quote Book for Success.”

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Children just like you

(1 of 2 parts)  “The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tradegy.” – Alfred North Whitehead (STORIES can teach, heal, entertain, remind and bring home a message with laser-like accuracy and oftentimes, with latent comment. They … Continue reading

July 19, 2017

Calling a spade a spade

“Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.”  – Slovenian Proverb A FRIEND emailed me the prayer below. I had to do some fact-checking with some websites that do the digging about the veracity of email content that does the rounds in … Continue reading

June 28, 2017

Kindness as the antidote for the darkness in the human heart darkness in the human heart

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”  – Albert Schweitzer THERE’S a common thread in murder suicides— one man driven by rage, jealousy, paranoia, desperation, depression over economic … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

Of scams, suckers and the wheels of justice

“There is a sucker born every minute.” – A quote mistakenly ascribed to P.T. Barnum but actually said by an unknown competitor BE on guard. The electronic age has brought us wonders and unbelievable convenience defying space/time constraints and accomplishing things we … Continue reading

June 14, 2017

Counting on other people’s kindness

“Fish and visitors smell in three days.” - Benjamin Franklin I HAVE long predicted that the explosive issue of immigration will come to a head. The time has come. People are awake and  have become fully aware of the seriously negative … Continue reading

June 07, 2017

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